1/19/13

Crochet Skirt Sampler

Well I finished my Crochet Skirt Sampler, I wanted to get a head start on the Skirt Crochet Along to see what the end result would be incorporating my own lil twist to Hectanooga1's crochet skirt pattern. If one is looking for a crochet booster, definitely check out her video, its the perfect pattern that allows one to jump right in and crochet a skirt or infuse your own take on it





As I mentioned, I incorporated my own lil twist to this project, used 1-1/2 skein of Red Heart Super Saver in Charcoal and a I-9/5.5m crochet hook.    Started off creating a crochet chain and determined the circumference against my waist.  From there I single crocheted for 5", and thereafter started with the shell stitch pattern. After the first shell stitched row I began the next row with a double crochet cross stitch and then single crochet.  Basically creating a three row repeat...is that such a thing.... lol.




The skirt worked up effortlessly, worked on it this week while I commuted back and forth to work over 4 days.  Talk about instant gratification, this project is it.



To ensure the waist did not grow, I used 1" black non-roll elastic, cutting it 2" shorter than the waist circumference.  At the sewing machine, I anchored the elastic by doing a straight vertical stitch and thereafter, using the zig zag stitch with the elastic against the feed dog, and slightly stretching the elastic, sewed the elastic to the waist of the skirt.


With a tipper tapper under my belt, I ended up putting the cart before the horse, I should have attached the lining to the elastic before attaching it to the skirt, but if anyone knows me... I made it work.....lol


For the lining I used a dark grey china silk fabric. Since the crochet skirt has some stretch, I had to ensure the china silk lining would have wearing ease.  To determine that, I wrapped the lining fabric around my waist, added 2" more, give or take, cut it on the fold, serged the top and bottom edges, and sewed the lone star seam...lol.  Then did a basting stitch with the stitch length set to 5.0... I was totally in mad scientist sewing mode.


With the basting stitch in, used the thread tail to gather the top edge of the skirt until it was 1" wider than the skirt waist.  Pinned the lining in place and zig zagged my way along.


With my besty by my side, flipped the serged bottom edge to the wrongside, steam-a-seamed the hem,  and final stitched.



and there you have it my crochet skirt....

Until then... have a Great Weekend.

30 comments:

Adelaide B said...

This is awesome. I had to stop crocheting because it hurt my wrist too much. I'm a bit jealous.

The Hojnackes said...

Oh, it is lovely!

Sheila said...

Thanks Ladies.

Adelaide, I was experiencing the same problem and realized I was putting a choke hold on the hook while crocheting. Now that I am back in the crochet game, I try to relax my grip while crocheting, which minimizes the discomfort and avoid crocheting for an extended period of time.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh my that is soooooo fabulous! Now I'm gonna have to find my crochet hook to see if I can make one of these too!

Sheila said...

Hi Carolyn, Thank you. Find those crochet hooks, the pattern is such a crochet booster.

Faye Lewis said...

Oh my goodness - you're finished already. Your skirt looks magnificent!

Lisa H. said...

You are so fast with the hook. You look fantastic.

Positively Necie said...

Very nice Sheila. Wish I could crochet good enough to make me one. Love the color.

Sheila said...

Hi Lisa and Thanks.

Sheila said...

Thanks Necie, you can do, it's simple.

JE said...

Wow, that skirt is the bomb! It looks great on you too! I have always been shy about crocheting myself a skirt, but that pattern is nice!

Stephanie said...

What a great skirt!!! I am very impressed, crocheting is a skill that I have not even tried before...

Rosie said...

Sheila, another great piece. You sure had your Mad Scientist mode going and made it work! Is there a skirt in the works for my girl Savannah?

Sheila said...

Thank you JE. Don't be shy... go for it.

Sheila said...

Thanks Stephanie, crocheting is easy and so forgiving when mistakes happen.

Sheila said...

Hi Ms. Rosie and Thanks. Savannah is buckwild and wouldn't know how to act like a lady in a skirt. .. lol.

SEWN said...

Wow, that skirt is gorgeous. Love the color you chose. Beautiful!

Carol said...

It's totally gorgeous and I am making one for me!

Sheila said...

Thanks Elizabeth.

Sheila said...

Hi Carol, yes you must make one, every diva must have a crochet skirt.

Sheila said...

Thank you Ms. Faye. The skirt is super easy and fast.

Victoria said...

Cute skirt! The color and texture are is great!

Sister said...

Beautiful! I was wondering about the lining - thanks for the details! When I get my MG dress done I may tackle this in a knit...

velosewer said...

Sheila, that's awesome. I love what you've done. It's a rockin' skirt.

Sheila said...

Thank you Victoria.

Sheila said...

Hi Sister.. Thanks. Staying tuned for your mardi gras dress.

Sheila said...

Thanks Maria.

Myra said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous skirt! Sorry I couldn't join in, unfortunately I'm a one challenge at a time woman and I just joined Victoria's Fearless February!

Brenda said...

AWESOME! I love this skirt and only wish I could crochet (wait that would give me reason to hoard even more) lol. Great job! Did you make the top you're wearing?

Sheila said...

Thank you for the beautiful compliments.

Myra: Looking forward to your Fearless February Creation

Brenda, The sweater is from the Loft, the Ribbon Back Dolman Sleeve Sweater, they had an awesome sale last week discounted to 34.90 with 60% off... couldn't resist getting every color.