Cham­bray Skirt

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FIN­ISHED SIZES

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X- large and 2X- large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Hips: 36 inches (small) [40 inches (medium), 44 inches (large), 48 inches ( X- large), 52 inches (2X- large)] Length: 221/2 inches (small) [231/2 inches (medium), 241/2 inches (large), 241/2 inches ( X- large), 251/2 inches (2X- large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Kol­láge Yarns Riv­et­ing Sport fine ( sport) weight cot­ton/ other yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 350 yds/ 100g per hank): 2 [ 2, 2, 3, 3] hanks # 7905 sand denim 1 [ 1, 1, 2, 2] hank( s) each # 7903 night

denim and # 7925 orchid • Size E/ 4/ 3.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

This stylish skirt is made in fa­mil­iar

granny style half-squares, and the tips of the tri­an­gles cre­ate slim and flat­ter­ing lines.

GAUGE

[3 dc, ch 1] 8 times = 4 inches; 8 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-5 at be­gin­ning of row counts as chain-1, dou­ble cro­chet and chain-1 un­less oth­er­wise stated. With right side fac­ing, join each color in se­quence as fol­lows: night denim, sand denim, orchid, sand denim. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain- 4 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain-1 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Shell: (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in st or sp in­di­cated.

SKIRT Front

Row 1 (RS): With night denim, ch 5 (see Pat­tern Notes), (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook. Fas­ten off. (8 dc)

Row 2: With RS fac­ing, join (see Pat­tern Notes) sand denim in first dc, ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, shell (see Spe­cial Stitch) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in last dc. Fas­ten off. (14 dc) Row 3: Join orchid in first dc, ch 4, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc] twice, shell in next ch-3 sp, [ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1, dc in last dc. Fas­ten off. (20 dc)

Row 4: Join sand denim in first dc, ch 4, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, rep from * across to next ch-3 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, **ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from ** across, ch 1, dc in last dc. Fas­ten off. (26 dc)

Rows 5–17 [5–19, 5–21, 5–23, 5–25]: Join next color in se­quence (see Pat­tern Notes) in first dc, ch 4, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, rep from * across to next ch-3 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, **ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from ** across, ch 1, dc in last dc. Fas­ten off. (104 [116, 128, 140, 152] dc af­ter last row)

Back

Rep in­struc­tions for Front.

Sides

Rnd 1: With RS fac­ing, join sand denim in first dc of Front, ch 4, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, rep from * across to next ch-3 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, **ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from ** across***, ch 1, dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in last dc of Front and first dc on RS of Back, ch 1, rep from * to ***, ch 1, dc in last dc, join in first dc. Fas­ten off. (218 [242, 266, 290, 314] dc and 1 dc dec)

Rnd 2: Sk (first dc, next ch-1 sp, next 3 dc), join next color in se­quence in next ch-1 sp, ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), 2 dc in same sp, *ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across to next ch-3 sp, ch 1, shell in next ch-3 sp, rep from * un­til 4 dc rem, sk (next 2 3- dc groups)**, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from *, end­ing last rep at **, join in first dc. Fas­ten off. (216 [240, 264, 288, 312] dc) Rnd 3: Sk first 3 dc, join next color in se­quence in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across to next ch-3 sp**, ch 1, shell in next ch-3 sp, rep from * to **, sk next 6 dc***, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from *, end­ing last rep at ***, join in first dc. Fas­ten off.

Rnds 4–26 [4–26, 4–26, 4–24, 4–24]: [Rep Rnd 3] 23 [23, 23, 21, 21] times.

Hip Inset

Make 2.

Row 1: Join sand denim in ch-3 sp at top point of Front or Back, ch 4, [sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp**, ch 1] 17 [19, 21, 23, 25] times end­ing last rep at **, sk next 6 dc, ***3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, rep from *** across to next shell, dc in next ch-3 sp. Fas­ten off. (104 [116, 128, 140, 152] dc)

Row 2: Join next color in se­quence in first ch-1 sp, ch 4, *sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp**, ch 1, rep from * across to bot­tom of Inset, end­ing last rep at **, sk next 6 dc, ***3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, rep from *** across, dc in last ch-1 sp. Fas­ten off. (98 [110, 122, 134, 146] dc)

Rows 3–17 [3–19, 3–21, 3–23, 3–25]: [Rep Row 2] 15 [17, 19, 21, 23] times. (8 dc af­ter row 17 [19, 21, 23, 25])

Row 18 [20, 22, 24, 26]: Join next color in se­quence in first ch sp, ch 3, dc in last ch-1 sp. Fas­ten off. (2 dc)

Waist­band

Rnd 1: Work­ing in ends of rows, with RS fac­ing, join night denim in last row at top of Skirt, 3 sc in same row and in each row around, join in first sc, turn. (216 [240, 264, 288, 312] sc) Rnd 2: Ch 4, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch, turn. (108 [120, 132, 144, 156] dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc and each ch-1 sp around, join in first sc. Fas­ten off.

Bot­tom Edg­ing Rnd 1: Work­ing in ends of rows with RS fac­ing, join night denim at bot­tom of Skirt in any row end, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same row end and in each row end around, join in first sc. Fas­ten off. (72 [80, 88, 96, 104] sc, 144 [160, 176, 192, 208] dc)

Draw­string

Hold­ing 2 strands tog, make ch 50 [54, 58, 62, 66] inches long.

FIN­ISH­ING

Weave Draw­string through ch sps along top of Skirt.

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