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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i’d love to make this for my granddaughter, but she’s a size 12/14 …any chance you can tell me how to increase the size
I’m sorry, I don’t have that sizing worked out at this point. I may add a paid pattern with a range of sizing in the future but don’t have a timeframe.
Heidi Higginbotham says
Happy New Year! I Googled and found that average waist size for an 18 month old is 19 inches. I have just finished 38 rows for,the waistband and it only measures 14.25 inches. Clearly need to add at least 6 inches to equal waist measurement needed plus an inch or so to allow it to gather a tiny bit when drawstring is pulled.
1) does this sound right to you?
2) will it throw off the skirt instructions?
Hope to hear from you today as I am working on this right now so I’m praying you check messages often; thank tiu and thanks for,the sweet pattern too!
I’m sorry I didn’t see your note until today, but yes your process sounds about right and no, it should not throw off the skirt, just be sure to adjust the length accordingly.
Heidi Higginbotham says
Thx for responding. I’ve asked the momma to measure the waist of her now now 11 month old baby girl. I want this to fit her this coming summer and she’s a bit chunky!
I’m not sure length should be adjusted from what you have there or it would be too long. It is so,hard to do this when the baby isn’t nearby and having to,ask momma for measurements ruins the surprise!
Quick question. Do you join at the end of round 1 of skirt and then turn and start new round? It just doesn’t say to join at the end of round.
Yes! I’ve added a note to the instructions, thanks. 🙂
Thank you so much for the wonderful pattern….It is truly appreciated. I can’t wait to make this for my grand daughter.
You are welcome!
Nell brown says
I am making x stitch rainbow skirt, what does it mean to adjust beg
Chain for each size
It means add or reduce the number of stitches in the beginning chain as indicated if you want to adjust the size to anything other than the 1-3T size written.
Kristina & Millie says
so totally adorable! thanks for sharing the crochet pattern for this sweet skirt!