#12 Fabulous pencil skirt

#12 Fabulous pencil skirt
4 February 2019 Koen
In Patterns

CROCHET YOUR FABULOUS PENCIL SKIRT

ABOUT THE FABULOUS PENCIL SKIRT.

A Fabulous pencil skirt, made with our Fabulous yarn and presented by two Fabulous models. What else is missing? A Fabulous pattern. We will give you that in this blog post!

As already mentioned, the Fabulous skirt is made with our Fabulous yarn. This is a cotton / acrylic blend yarn that combines the best of both worlds. Cotton is durable, comfortable and breathable. Acrylic on the other hand is light, resilient and resistant.

For this project we recommend to use a 6 or 7 mm crochet hook. As always, make a tension square to see which size you’d need. You should have 14 stitches x 20 rows. The end result is machine washable at 40 degrees. After washing, dry flat.

 

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR SIZE?

The Fabulous skirt is custom made since each woman’s body is different. By taking careful measurements you can make sure your skirt is tailor-made to your figure. This is important, a self-made piece of clothing should fit perfectly.

Crocheting a skirt to your own size needs constant tailoring. Trying on the skirt while crocheting is the most important for this pattern. Also it is very convenient because you know directly how far along you are. A project on your lap can give a wrong picture.

 

1) Measure your waist (A-D)
2) Measure your hips (B-E) (the widest part of your hips)
3) Measure your thighs (C-F) (the widest part of your upper legs)
If you do not want a skirt below the knees then these measurements are sufficient and measure the total length from your waist to your thighs.
4) Measure the circumference of your knees (C+ – F+)

Use the image below to write your measurements down. It might come in handy for your next skirt 😉

Keep in mind the tension of your yarn and do not crochet too tight because the yarn will tend to stretch and you might end up with holes.

THE PATTERN.

You will crochet top down, so start at the waistline.
Work a foundation chain according to the cm you have measured. Try the chain around your waist (not too tight?) before closing it to a round with a slip stitch.

Chain 1 and work single crochets in rounds until you need to increase according to your own measurements, this will be around 10-15 cm. This will form the waistband.

Increase exactly at the side. Single crochet 2 in 1 stitch.
After the first increase, insert a stitch marker to indicate the first increase.
Increase for 10 rounds … look how the increases will fit on your hips, increase more rounds if necessary. If you have increased enough, continue to work in rounds. Try on your skirt while crocheting! Do not try it on with anything other than a legging or tights. If you have increased enough and your hip part is not too tight then continue in rounds for 10-15 cm. This will depend on the length of your legs! So… try it on!

When you have come to the middle of your upper legs then start decreasing. Decrease in the front loops of the single crochets at the sides of the previous round. This way the decrease will be almost invisible. Everyone’s thighs are different and everyone walks in a different way. Please notice that you do not decrease to many stitches. You need to be able to move comfortably in your skirt.

If you want your skirt to be above the knees then your pattern will end at C-F.

If you want your skirt to be below the knees then continue to decrease carefully. Please keep in mind that you do not decrease too many stitches, you need to be able to move. Continue the pattern until C+-F+

Enjoy your custom made pencil skirt!

ALTERNATIVE PATTERN.


This skirt can also be made in a different way. With a waistband that is made first! Afterwards, you can draw a cord or tiny belt though it. The skirt will get a different look right away!

Use the measurements of the waist you have done before.
See image.
Chain 7 – 9 or 11 stitches, depending on how high you want your waistband to be. Single crochet 1 in the 2nd chain – single crochet 6 – 8 or 10 stitches, work 1 turning chain and turn your work. Each 2nd or 3rd row skip the 2 – 4 stitches in the middle by chaining 2 – 4. This way you will create spaces to draw a cord or belt through. For this pattern we have used 4 chains.

For the waistband there are standard sizes available. Note that each waistline is different, you might need less rows than indicated below.

Size S          ca. 140 rows
Size M          ca. 148 rows
Size L          ca. 156 rows

Size XL        ca. 164 rows

Does your waistband fit.. Is it not too large? Close your work with slip stitches or fold the waistband such that there is a tiny overlap. Secure it using stitch markers and start working in rounds in the front loops of the previous row.

Cast on a new yarn at the bottom. As of here use the pattern of the previous page and the image alongside. The image will make everything clear! First work a round without increases. Then increase 10 rounds depending on your hip size. Only increase at the sides.

Is the skirt not too tight and does it fit around the hips? Then work ca. 10-15 cm without increasing. TRY it on! Because everyone’s hips and thighs are different. You might need more or less rounds. This also has to do with the length of your legs.

 

Close the waistband using slip stiches. You can choose to put the seam at the back or front.

CREDITS.

Thank you Peggy from Dutch Crochet Talent and Joëlle from Polly Pruts for assisting us with the design and photoshoot! We owe you one ;-).

 

PATTERN IN ENGLISH (UK).

Pattern Pencil Skirt

You will crochet top down, so start at the waistline.
Work a foundation chain according to the cm you have measured. Try the chain around your waist (not too tight?) before closing it to a round with a slip stitch.

Chain 1 and work double crochets in rounds until you need to increase according to your own measurements, this will be around 10-15 cm. This will form the waistband.

Increase exactly at the side. Double crochet 2 in 1 stitch.
After the first increase, insert a stitch marker to indicate the first increase.
Increase for 10 rounds … look how the increases will fit on your hips, increase more rounds if necessary. If you have increased enough, continue to work in rounds. Try on your skirt while crocheting! Do not try it on with anything other than a legging or tights. If you have increased enough and your hip part is not too tight then continue in rounds for 10-15 cm. This will depend on the length of your legs! So… try it on!

When you have come to the middle of your upper legs then start decreasing. Decrease in the front loops of the double crochets at the sides of the previous round. This way the decrease will be almost invisible. Everyone’s thighs are different and everyone walks in a different way. Please notice that you do not decrease to many stitches. You need to be able to move comfortably in your skirt.

If you want your skirt to be above the knees then your pattern will end at C-F.
If you want your skirt to be below the knees then continue to decrease carefully. Please keep in mind that you do not decrease too many stitches, you need to be able to move. Continue the pattern until C+-F+

Enjoy your custom made pencil skirt!

 

Alternative!

This skirt can also be made in a different way. With a waistband that is made first! Afterwards, you can draw a cord or tiny belt though it. The skirt will get a different look right away!

Use the measurements of the waist you have done before.
See image.
Chain 7 – 9 or 11 stitches, depending on how high you want your waistband to be. Double crochet 1 in the 2nd chain – double crochet 6 – 8 or 10 stitches, work 1 turning chain and turn your work. Each 2nd or 3rd row skip the 2 – 4 stitches in the middle by chaining 2 – 4. This way you will create spaces to draw a cord or belt through. For this pattern we have used 4 chains.

For the waistband there are standard sizes available. Note that each waistline is different, you might need less rows than indicated below.

Size S          ca. 140 rows
Size M          ca. 148 rows
Size L          ca. 156 rows

Size XL        ca. 164 rows

Does your waistband fit.. Is it not too large? Close your work with slip stitches or fold the waistband such that there is a tiny overlap. Secure it using stitch markers and start working in rounds in the front loops of the previous row.
Cast on a new yarn at the bottom. As of here use the pattern of the previous page and the image alongside. The image will make everything clear! First work a round without increases. Then increase 10 rounds depending on your hip size. Only increase at the sides.
Is the skirt not too tight and does it fit around the hips? Then work ca. 10-15 cm without increasing. TRY it on! Because everyone’s hips and thighs are different. You might need more or less rounds. This also has to do with the length of your legs.

 

Close the waistband using slip stiches. You can choose to put the seam at the back or front.

PATTERN IN DUTCH.

Patroon Kokerrok

Je begint top down te haken dus vanuit de taille.
Haak een lossen ketting aan de hand van de cm die gemeten hebt. Pas deze lossen ketting in je taille voordat je de ketting (niet te strak?) afsluit met een halve vaste.

Haak 1 losse en begin nu rond te haken in vasten tot je volgens je eigen meting moet meerderen, dat is ongeveer 10-15 cm. Dit is de taille band.

Meerder exact aan de zijkant. 2 vasten in 1 vaste.
Na de 1e meerdering zet je midden in je meerdering je steek markeerder.
Meerder 10 toeren … kijk dan hoe de meerdering over je heup valt, meerder meer toeren indien nodig. Indien je genoeg gemeerderd hebt ga je door met rondhaken. Pas tussendoor! Niet met kleding aan maar bv wanneer je een maillot legging of panty aan hebt niet over een broek! Heb je voldoende gemeerderd en zit je heup gedeelte niet te strak. Haak ong. 10-15 cm door. Dit is ook afhankelijk van je beenlengte! Dus.. passen!

Ben je aangekomen op “het midden” van je bovenbeen, ga dan minderen. Minderen doe je in de voorste lussen van de vasten aan de zijkant van de vorige toer. De mindering is dan bijna niet zichtbaar. Ieder boven been is anders. Iedereen loopt op een andere manier. Let erop dat je niet te veel mindert. Je moet je lekker in je rok kunnen bewegen.

Wil je je rok boven je knie dan stop jouw patroon bij C-F
Ga je door tot onder je knie, ga je voorzichtig door met minderen. Let op ook hier niet te veel, je moet bewegingsvrijheid hebben. Haak het patroon door tot C+-F+

Geniet van jouw custom made koker rok!

Alternatief!

Deze rok is ook op een andere manier te maken. Mèt een tailleband die je als eerste haakt! Hier kun je een touwtje of een smal riempje doorheen rijgen. De rok krijg direct een andere uitstraling!

Hiervoor gebruik je ook de taille meting die je gedaan hebt.
Zie afbeelding.
Je haakt 7 – 9 of 11 lossen, afhankelijk hoe breed jij je tailleband wilt. Haak een vaste in de 2e losse – haak 6 8 of 10 vasten, haak een keer losse en draai je werk. Iedere 2 of 3 toeren sla je in het midden 2 – 4 steken over door 2 – 4 lossen te haken.. zo onstaat de ruimte om je koord of riem doorheen te rijgen. Voor dit patron is met 4 lossen gewerkt.

Hiervoor hebben wij standaard maten voor je beschikbaar. Let op. Iedere taille is anders, je kunt ook minder toeren nodig hebben.

Maat S          ong. 140 toeren
Maat M         ong. 148 toeren
Maat L          ong. 156 toeren
Maat XL        ong. 164 toeren

Past je taille band.. is deze niet groot? Sluit je werk met halve vasten. òf vouw de tailleband zo dat er een kleine overlap ontstaat. Zet vast met steek markeerders  en begin rond te haken in de voorste lus van de vorige toer.
Hecht je draad aan aan de onderzijde. Vanaf dit punt hou je het patroon aan als op de vorige pagina. Je haakt eerst een toer zonder te meederen. Dan meerder je afhankelijk van je heupwijdte 10 toeren. Je meerdert alleen aan de zijkant.

Zit de rok niet te strak valt deze goed over je heupen? Dank haak je ong. 10-15 zonder te meerderen. PAS! want iedere beenomvang is anders Je hebt of meer of minder toeren nodig, Dit heeft ook met je beenlengte te maken.

 

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