How to make… A SKIRT guard

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Ma­te­ri­als

DMC Pe­tra Cro­chet Cot­ton 3, 100% cot­ton, 100g/ 280m per ball. Seven balls in dif­fer­ent colours of your choice – la­bel them A, B, C, D, E, F and G 2.5mm ( UK 12, US C/ 2) cro­chet hook Stitch mark­ers Darn­ing nee­dle Pins Tape mea­sure Spray starch Twine or string for lac­ing the skirt over the mud­guard

TEN­SION

Ten­sion is not im­por­tant for this project but it is im­por­tant to en­sure the stitches give a good fin­ish. As a guide, the granny squares mea­sure ap­prox. 5.5cm ( 2") square and the cir­cles ap­prox. 4.5cm ( 17/ 8") in di­am­e­ter.

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS ( UK)

st Stitch sl st Slip stitch sp Space ch Chain dc Dou­ble cro­chet tr Tre­ble Magic ring Make a magic ring – hold thread in your hand and wrap work­ing yarn around fore­fin­ger twice to cre­ate ring, slip ring off your fin­ger and insert hook to pick up first st, ch1, then work the nec­es­sary sts for round 1 and close the ring tightly by pulling the loose end.

MEA­SURE­MENTS

As made the skirt is ap­prox. 23cm ( 9") in ra­dius and ap­prox. 70cm ( 27 / 8") along

5 the rim ( mud­guard). How­ever, you will need to ad­just the size to fit your bike. Sug­ges­tions are pro­vided for this in Step 10 on­wards.

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