Hard to believe this is the last X Stitch challenge crochet pattern. It seems like just yesterday that I decided to do this challenge but the year has gone by so quickly. I’ve had so much fun sharing a new X Stitch crochet pattern with you each month. They have ranged from adult wearables, to kid wearables to household items as well. I hope you’ve enjoyed the challenge too and you can find all the patterns on my website in the “FREE PATTERNS” section.
This month’s design is a cute little skirt designed to fit Size 1 – 3T, and I’ve provided tips to adjust sizing so you can adjust for other sizes as well. I love rainbows and first made it in rainbow colors. I think this pattern lends itself to multi colors, but then I decided to try it in a Red Heart Sparkle and I love the sparkly result (below)! I think this would look lovely with a cute top, tights and Mary Janes for holiday wear but it’s perfect for every day wear too!
I designed this pattern using a crossed stitch but you can refer to my X stitch tutorial for the basic cocept in crossed stitches.
Sparkles & Sprinkles Skirt
Worsted Weight yarn ~ 200
Hook US I – 5.5 mm: 5 hdc x 5 rows = 2”
Hook US J – 6.0 mm
Size: Should fit 1 – 3T;
Waist 17” to 21”
Length ~ 9 ½”
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
Crossed St – skip next st, dc next 2 sts, working over stitches just made, go back and work dc in skipped stitch.
• My patterns are written in US Standard terms
• Weave ends as you work
• Stitch count is in ( ) at end of the round. Stitch count is same as previous round, unless noted.
• Work instructions in [ ] as designated
• When a number precedes a stitch, such as 3hdc, work that number of stitches in the next stitch.
- Fasten off at each yarn change
- Turn at end of every row
- Ch1 at beginning of row does NOT count as stitch
Waistband – Use 5.5 mm Hook
Row 1: With Color 1, ch12, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each remaining ch to end (skipped chs count as hdc). (11)
**Sizing Tip: Adjust beginning chain for each size.**
Row 2 (Right Side Row): Ch1, turn, working in BLO, hdc in each st to end. (11)
Rows 3 to 38: Repeat Row 2.
**Sizing Tip: Work number of rows necessary to go around waist + 1to 2” for smaller sizes and 3 to 4” for larger sizes.**
Bring two short sides together with right sides facing each other and sl st seam closed, working through Front Loop only of Row 38 and both loops of Row 1.
Skirt– Use 6.0 mm Hook
Join with sl st to first st at end of each round.
Round 1: With right side facing, turn to work along sides of waistband rows, ch1, work 75 sc evenly around to end (this works out to 1 sc on the side of the first row and 2 sc on the side of each remaining row). (75)
**Sizing Tip: For this round work 2sc in side of each row and adjust st count as necessary to make sure it is divisible by 3**
Rounds 2 to 10: Ch1, work dc in next 2 sts, working over sts just made, dc in same st as beg ch1, work Crossed Sts to end, join. (25 Crossed Sts)
**Sizing Tip: Adjust number of rounds for length as you change size**
Last Round: Ch1, sc in same st, *[sc, ch3, sc] in next st, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat between * to end, join. Fasten off.
**Design Tip: If you prefer not to have picots at the hem, simply sc in each st around to finish.**
Drawstring: Make a chain long enough to go around the waist and tie a bow. For a thicker drawstring, sl st in each st to end, fasten off.
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