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How to crochet a skirt, color change optional

I am SO excited to show you how to crochet a skirt today! This crochet skirt pattern has been the focus of my heart and soul for the last week or two.

I’ve made a crochet skirt pattern or two before, and they’re very cute, but for some reason this crochet skirt just got me feeling some kinda way.

Maybe it’s the Holst Garn Yarn again. It makes for such a light, wearable garment with incredible feel and texture. I’m sure if you’re paying attention to my channel, you’ve seen me using it on the last few projects.

I can’t say enough good things about Holst Garn yarn, I’m seriously in love with it right now. Summer garments just got a major upgrade.

I made two crochet skirts already in different color combinations. I made the original in a darker color, but you all can’t see the stitches on the how to crochet a skirt video tutorial that way, so I had to make a lighter one for the tutorial. I’m not minding the additions to my wardrobe.

…and here’s the lighter version. Which one to do prefer?

I don’t usually mix more than two colors, if any, but I’m really happy I did with these two crochet skirts. I wore them both for photos and I enjoyed the heck out of getting to wear them. It made photo time much more enjoyable.

You don’t have to add all the colors if you don’t want to, color change is OPTIONAL. That means you can use more or less colors to your liking.

This crochet skirt pattern is very easy to make as usual. It’s a simple two row repeat. It’s beginner friendly and you can easily customize the length by just making more or less rows. Simple!

I used a combination of a v stitch and a cluster stitch for this how to crochet a skirt project and the look and texture speak for themselves. You’ll have to make yourself one with this yarn to feel how mazing it is. It just speaks comfort and quality. In a silky smooth accent of course.

If you’d like to own this or any of my patterns in an ad free, printable/downloadable PDF format, you can find them on my sales channels below.

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RAVELRY

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a close up of the v stitch/cluster stitch combo

If you’re looking for other crochet skirt patterns of mine, here are a few alternate options, as well as my favorite crochet shorts pattern.

1 Crochet Velvet Skirt / 2 Crochet Wide Leg Shorts / 3 Crochet 3D Flower Skirt

If you’d like a video tutorial to follow along, be sure to scroll down to the bottom

That’s all the talking, now to learn how to crochet a skirt!

Materials

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Stitches Used & Code (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • YO = yarn over hook
  • Picot = ch 3, sl st into the back bump of the first ch that you made
  • cl = cluster stitch: *YO insert hook into the st, YO pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook* REP from *TO* 3 more times (5 loops on hook), YO pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.
  • beg cl = beginning cluster stitch: ch 3, *YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook* REP from *TO* 2 more times (4 loops on hook), YO pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.
  • v = v stitch: 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, All into same st
  • beg v = beginning v stitch: ch 4, 1 dc, All into same st
  • ” = inches

Skill: Easy

Notes:

  • This pattern uses English ( US ) Terminology 
  • This crochet skirt pattern is made as US women’s sizes XS(S, M, L, XL, XXL)
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size small

Gauge blocked:

  • Waistband: 23 hdc X 14 rows = 4″
  • Body: 11 cl or v X 10.75 rows = 4″

To make your gauge swatch for the main stitch pattern (the body part of the skirt):

Round 1: ch 75, sl st into the first ch that you made to form a circle (Make sure your ch isn’t twisted), beg v into the same ch, sk 2 ch, *v st into next ch, sk 2 ch* REP from *TO* around, sl st into the third ch.

Round 2: sl st into the ch 1 sp, beg cl into the same sp, 1 cl st into next ch 1 sp and each ch 1 sp around, sl st into the top of the beg cl.

Round 3: sl st into the ch sp in between the cl st, beg v into the same sp, 1 v into next ch sp and each ch sp in between the cl st around, sl st into the third ch.

REP Round 2 and Round 3 until you have a total of 13 rounds. Check picture below

crochet gauge swatch

Yarn needed:

  • Color A: 535(575, 615, 655, 695, 735) yards
  • Color B: 160(180, 200, 220, 240, 260) yards
  • Color C: 160(180, 200, 220, 240, 260) yards

Measurements After blocked (The waistband will stretch a few inches)

  • Waist Circumference: 27.42″(29.14″, 31.42″, 33.14″, 35.42″, 37.14″)
  • Hip Circumference: 34.90″(37.09″, 40″, 42.18″, 45.09″, 47.27″)
  • Length: 15.05″(15.05″, 15.40″, 16.89″, 17.23″, 17.23″)
How to size your skirt

The Crochet Skirt Pattern

Waistband

Notes:

  • For the waistband I’m using color A
  • For the waistband we’re going to crochet in rows and join the ends together to form the waistband.

Row 1: ch 17(17, 19, 19, 21, 21), 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 16(16, 18, 18, 20, 20) hdc

Row 2: Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 16(16, 18, 18, 20, 20) hdc

Row 3 – Row 96(102, 110, 116, 124, 130): REP Row 2

After you reach the end of row 96(102, 110, 116, 124, 130) we’ll connect the ends together. Turn, ch 1, sl st into each st of both ends together across forming a waistband. Turn your waistband inside out so that the bump from the join is on the inside. Do not fasten off. We’ll continue on the body of the skirt.

Body

Notes:

  • For the body we’re going to crochet in round
  • For round 1 only, we’re going to crochet into the end of each row of the waistband (sp for reference)

Round 1 (Color A): sl st into the first sp, beg cl into the same sp, 1 cl into next sp and each sp around, sl st into the top of the beg cl, cut the yarn. Total of 96(102, 110, 116, 124, 130) cl st. Check picture below

making the waist band on this crochet skirt

Round 2 (Color B): Add new yarn into any ch sp in between the cl st, beg v into the same sp, 1 v into next ch sp and each ch sp in between the cl st around, sl st into the third ch, cut the yarn. Total of 96(102, 110, 116, 124, 130) v st. Check picture below

how to crochet a skirt adding the second color change

Round 3 (Color A): Add new yarn into any ch 1 sp you prefer, beg cl into the same sp, 1 cl into next ch 1 sp and each ch 1 sp around, sl st into the top of the beg cl, cut the yarn. Total of 96(102, 110, 116, 124, 130) cl st. check picture below

adding the fringe to the waistband of the crochet skirt

Round 4 (Color C): REP Round 2

Round 5 (Color A): REP Round 3

REP Round 2 – Round 5: 7( 7, 7, 8, 8, 8 ) more times. You’ll have a to total of 33(33, 33, 37, 37, 37) rounds

*If you’d like a shorter skirt, just repeat round 2-5 less times. If you’d like a longer skirt, just keep repeating round 2-5 more times to your desired length.

Crochet around the waistband edge 

Notes:

  • For the waistband edge we’re going to crochet in round with color A
  • For the waistband edge, we’re going to crochet into the end of the row of the waistband (sp for reference)

Add new yarn into any sp you prefer, ch 1 (do not count as a st), *(1 sc, Picot, 1 sc, All into same sp), 2 sc into next sp* REP from *TO* around, sl st into the first sc, cut the yarn and weave all the ends. Check picture below

The Drawstring 

For the drawstring I used an I-cord, but if you’d prefer a different option you can make a chain about 60-70″ long and then slip stitch back across, but just make sure that it’s long enough to wrap around your waist with enough extra to tie a bow. In the picture tutorial below I used different yarn so you can see it better, because the original yarn is so thin.

Row 1: Make slip knot, then ch 3. Insert hook into second ch from hook, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next ch, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next ch, YO pull up a loop. Total of 3 loops on hook (Check picture below)

beginning the i cord waistband for the crochet skirt pattern

Row 2: Remove two loops on hook (Make sure not to lose them). With remaining loop on hook, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next loop, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next loop, YO pull up a loop. Total of 3 loops on hook (Check picture below)

Repeat row 2 until your drawstring reaches about 60-70 inches long or long enough to wrap around your waist with enough extra to tie a bow

The last row of I-Cord: With 3 loops on hook, YO pull through all the loops on hook then ch 1 to secure. Cut the yarn.

Adding the drawstring into your skirt

You can choose whichever side you want to be the front or back. Lay your skirt down with whichever side you choose facing up and find the middle of the waist band. Start threading the drawstring into the top part of waistband sp. Insert alternating in and out all the way around but leave about 2 sp in between the drawstring ends. Weave the ends and tie the drawstring ends into a knot on each end (optional), then you can tie it into a cute little bow. Check picture below

the finished crochet skirt in a light color scheme

HERE’S THE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THIS SKIRT

That’s all, you now know how to crochet a skirt that your friends and family are DEFINITELY going to ask where you bought it! Congrats!

I hope you enjoyed this one as much as I enjoyed sharing it. Till next time!

Happy crocheting,

Wan ✌💖🧶