Yarn and Hook

Sea-Shell Skirt


This was written for an independent Australian yarn magazine in January 2018 called Indie road.

A great yarn lovers magazine with a luxurious feel and article’s encompassing everything Yarn related

Below you will find the free pattern

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MATERIALS
– DK 8 ply 50% cotton
50% acrylic 350g in white (7 balls)
– 70cm waist, use a 5mm (H/8) hook
– 75cm waist, use a 5.5mm (I/9) hook
– Beads
PATTERN NOTES
This is an intermediate level pattern.
The skirt has 4 corners to make the back
longer than the front. Sl st to join does
not count as a stitch.

BY JODIE BOOTH
Difficulty: Intermediate

RND 1: Fdc 132. Join with a sl st in first fdc. Do not turn (132 sts).
RND 2:Ch 5, sk 2, sc, *ch 3, sk 2, sc* 3 times.
Ch 5, sk 2, sc, *ch 3, sk 2, sc* 3 times,
{ch 5, sk 2, sc, ch 5, sk 2, sc} 1st corner, *ch 3, sk 2, sc* 3 times.
Ch 5, sk 2, sc, *ch 3, sk 2, sc* 3 times,
{ch 5, sk 2, sc, ch 5, sk 2, sc} 2nd corner, *ch 3, sk 2, sc* 3 times.
Ch 5, sk 2, sc, *ch 3, sk 2, sc* 3 times
{ch 5, sk 2, sc, ch 5, sk 2, sc} 3rd corner *ch 3, sk 2, sc* 3 times.
Ch 5, sk 2, sc, *ch 3, sk 2, sc* 3 times
{ch 5, sk 2, sc, ch 5, sk 2, sc} 4th corner *ch 3, sk 2, sc* 3 times.
Ch 5, sk 2, sc, *ch 3, sk 2, sc* 3 times.
Sl st in same st as 1st sl st to join. Do not turn. (204 sts)
Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 5 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 9 dc into same ch 5 sp, sc
into ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc into next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc into ch 3 sp.
*10 dc into ch 5 sp, sc into ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc into next ch 3 sp,
ch 3, sc into next ch 3 sp, 10 dc in each of the next 2 ch 5 sps,
sc into ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc into next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc into ch 3 sp*
4 times.
10 dc into ch 5 sp, sc into ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc into next ch 3 sp, ch
3, sc into next ch 3 sp, join with a sl st into 3rd ch. Do not turn.
(230 sts)
RND 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, sc into ch 3
sp, ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp.
*1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, sc into ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch 3
sp, 1 dc in each of the next 20 dc, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch 3
sp* 4 times.
1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp,
join with a sl st into 3rd ch. Do not turn. (190 sts)

RND 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1) *dc, ch 1* in every dc from
previous round, join with a sl st into the 3rd ch.
Do not turn. (280 sts)
RND 6: Sl st over 3 sts to the 2nd ch 1 sp, ch 3, sk 1 ch sp, sc
into next ch sp, ch 3, sk 1 ch sp, sc in next ch sp, ch 3,
sk 1 ch sp, sc in next ch sp.
*Ch 5, sk 7 sts, sc in next ch sp, [ch 3, sk 1 ch sp, sc in
next ch sp] 3 times,
{ch 5, sk 1 ch sp, sc in next ch sp, ch 5} corner.
Sk 1 ch sp, sc in next ch sp, [ch 3, sk 1 ch sp, sc in
next] 3 times,* 4 times.
Ch 5, sk 7 sts, sc in next ch sp, *ch 3, sk 1 ch sp, sc in
next ch sp* 3 times. Ch 5, join with a sl st into 1st
ch. (277 sts)
RND 7: Ch 1, turn, sl st into ch 3 sp, 10 dc in ch 5 sp, *sc in
ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 10 dc inch 5 sp,
sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 10 dc in
next 2 ch 5 sps,* 4 times, Join with a sl st into 3rd ch.
Do not turn. (346 sts)

RND 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of the next 9 dc, *sc
in 3 ch sp, ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp, dc in each of the next
10 dc, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp, dc in each of
the next 20 dc,* 4 times. Join with a sl st into 3rd ch.
Do not turn. (250 sts)

RND 9: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1) *dc, ch 1* in every dc from
previous round. Join with a sl st into the 3rd ch.
Do not turn. (360 sts)
REPEAT ROUNDS 6 – 9 UNTIL THE DESIRED
LENGTH IS REACHED. To finish off make 1 sc in
each st around and weave in ends.
WAIST BAND
Rnd 1-3: Join yarn in any stitch, ch 1, sc in
every st, join with a sl st. Do not turn. (132 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *sk 1 st, dc, ch
1* 65 times. Join with a sl st into 3rd ch.
Do not turn (132 sts, inc. ch).

Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts as hdc) hdc in every st
and ch, join with a sl st. Do not turn. (132 sts)
Finish off.
LONG TAIL CORD
With a 5mm (H/8) hook and 3 metres of yarn,
make a slip knot in the middle of the 3 metres.
Using both strands of yarn:
Step 1: Wrap tail yarn around hook from front to
back, (two loops on hook).
Step 2: With working yarn, yarn over and pull
through both loops, (one loop on hook).
Repeat until the desired length is reached.
Attach beads and thread the cord through
round 4 of band.

 

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Yarn and Hook

How to make front and back post stitches

How to do a Front post double crochet

Step 1: Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the indicated stitch on the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the next stitch

The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around.

Step 2: Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.

You now have 3 loops on the hook.

Step 3: Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.

One front post double crochet (fpdc) is complete.

How to do a Back post double crochet

Step 1: Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet in the row below, and then from front to back again between the posts of the second and third stitches.

The hook should now be positioned horizontally in front of the double crochet that you’re working around.

Step 2: Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.

You now have 3 loops on the hook.

One complete back post double crochet

Step 3: Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.

You’ve made one complete back post double crochet (BP dc).

How to do a front post treble crochet

Step 1: Yarn over twice.

Steps 2: Insert your hook front-to-back through your work, positioning the post that you want to crochet around in front of the hook.

Step 3: Yarn over again and pull through. There will be four loops on your hook

Proceed as normal with your treble crochet stitch: Yarn over and pull through the first two of the four loops on the hook.

Yarn over and pull through the next two loops on the hook.

Yarn over and pull through the final two loops on the hook.