Crochet Ruffle Skirt
I’ve had this ball of red heart boutique sashay ruffle yarn and I’ve been wanting to make something with it other then a scarf.
I decided to work up something similar to my crochet tutu waistband that I had made. I wanted a pattern that was adjustable so anyone could make it for any size, it’s super easy to adjust to the size you want.
Crochet Ruffle Skirt Adjustable Pattern..
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- 1 ball of Red Heart Soft Touch Yarn White – Master colour
- 1 ball of Red Heart Boutique-sashay Yarn Hip Hop (For larger sizes such as adult sizing you will need 2 or more balls)
- About 1.5-2 yards of an alternate colour of Red Heart Soft Touch. – Alternate colour (More yardage needed for larger sizing)
You will need one button & a yarn needle to sew in ends. I used some 1/4″ thick sewing elastic in the waistband.
7 sc = 2″ wide
This is an adjustable pattern, instructions are for 22″ waist.
I made this for my little girl, she’s a little petite two and a half year old. Figure out the size of waist you want to make your ruffle skirt for, for mine I’m doing 22″. Multiply your number by 3.5 and you have your starting ch.
22″ x 3.5 = 77
Now we need to add 4 more chains to create a button loop.
77 + 4 = 81
So my starting chain count is 81.
When adjusting sizing, I have marked rows with an > before the row, these are rows that can be removed for smaller sizing or can be added for larger sizing, just make sure to add/remove rows evenly between the 3 marked rows (Each row is .75″ tall).
Starting with master colour…
Ch 81, sc in 5th ch from hook (this will create a button loop), sc in each ch across. (77 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first st and each sc across. (77 sc)
Row 3: rep row 2, drawing up alternate colour on last sc, dropping white (do not fasten off)..
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next sc* across, fasten off. (77 sts)
Row 5: starting back on the other side of work, picking up master colour yarn by drawing up a loop in the first st, ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in ch 1 sp, sk next sc, ch 1* across finishing with an sc in last sc. (77 sts)
Row 6: ch 1 turn, sc in each st across. (77 sc)
Row 7: rep row 6, when working in last st of rnd, insert hook into the stitch, then insert hook into first st of row as pictured below, work the rest of the last sc. (76 sts)
**You will no longer be turning your work**
Row 8: ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc* across, after last sc, ch 1, join with sl st to beg sc. (76 sts)
Row 9: ch 4, *sk ch1 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1* across, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4. (76 sts)
>Row 10 – 12: ch 4, *sk ch1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1* across, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4. (76 sts)
Row 13: ch 4, dc in same st as beg ch4, *ch 1, sk ch1 sp, dc in next dc* across, after last dc, ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4. (78 sts)
>Row 14 – 15: ch 4, *sk ch1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1* across, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4. (78 sts)
Row 16: ch 4, sk ch1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in same st as last dc, *ch 1, sk ch1 sp, dc in next dc* across, after last dc, ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4. (80 sts)
>Row 17 – 20: ch 4, *sk ch1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1* across, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4, after last row fasten off and weave in ends. (80 sts)
**You can do more than 20 rows to add a bit more length but you will need more than 1 ball of sashay**
Sew on button.
You will need to use a US J10/6.00mm hook to add ruffles.
You will be using sashay yarn now. Below is a picture of the sashay yarn when you open it up you have this mesh design, along the bottom side is some fancy looking design and along the top you have loops, the top row of loops are your ‘working spaces’ which I’ve marked with little aqua hearts.
To start insert your hook as shown below (Inserted from bottom of the skirt towards the top) into one of the ch1 spaces created by row 8 (sc, ch1 row) , then take your sashay yarn and fold over the end about 3 working spaces long as pictured below.
Insert your hook into the first working space threw both layers as shown below then draw up a loop, insert hook into the 3rd working space of your sashay yarn.
Draw up a loop, this is your first sl st (as shown below).
Insert your hook into your next ch1 sp (as shown below), insert hook into 3rd working space and draw up a loop, this is your second sl st.
Continue working in each ch1 sp around and working in the 3rd working space of your sashay yarn.
When you’ve finished the last sl st of the rnd, insert your hook under the post of the next dc (as shown below), insert hook into 3rd working space of your sashay yarn and draw up a loop, this will create a sl st around the dc post.
Now you can work in the ch1 spaces of the next row. Continue working until you finish the length of the dress.
To finish off you will need some sewing thread and needle, weave needle along the unfinished edge of the sashay end and tie a knot attaching it into your dress, you can do this at the beginning of the sashay yarn to hide the unfinished edge.
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