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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sassy Ruffle Skirt - Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

This adorable ruffle skirt is crocheted using Red Heart Boutique Sassy Fabric, a soft fabric strip with evenly spaced holes you can crochet into.
One of the great things about the skirt, is that you will crochet the inner lining and the ruffles at once, working with both yarn and Sassy fabric at the same time.

Sassy Ruffle Skirt-Free Crochet Pattern



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A part of the yarn used in this project was provided by Red Heart Yarns.


The elasticized waistband makes this skirt very comfortable and practical, being easy to put on and take off in no time. I really love this ruffle skirt! I think it’s one of the cutest things I have ever designed. My little girl is so thrilled about it! She doesn't want to take if off! :)

Sassy Ruffle Skirt-Free Crochet Pattern

When I first started this project, I was afraid that one hank of Sassy fabric might not be enough to complete the skirt, but to my surprise I had quite much left over. So, even if you would like to make more ruffle rounds or maybe go up a bit on skirt size, one hank of Sassy should be enough.

Sassy Ruffle Skirt-Free Crochet Pattern


Sassy Ruffle Skirt

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SIZE: The pattern is sized for 3 year little girls, but you could easily adapt it for other sizes. (See the notes at the end of the pattern!)

Skirt measures 21 cm from top to ruffle bottom.

GAUGE: with a 4 mm crochet hook and working in dc:

17 sts x 9 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm)

SUPPLIES:

NOTES:

  1. The skirt is worked top down, starting with the waistband crocheted sideways in rows.
  2. The body of the skirt will be worked top down in joined rounds, while the fabric ruffles will be crocheted as you go working with both yarn and Sassy fabric at the same time!
    That means that you will make the crocheted “lining” and the fabric ruffles at the same time!
  3. Because the skirt is worked from the waist down and you crochet the ruffles upside down, make sure to hold the Sassy fabric with the wrong side facing you, so that the ruffles will fall on the right side over the crochet lining when the skirt is finished.
  4. To make a ruffle round you’ll need a total number of sts multiple of 5!
  5. Do not cut Sassy fabric at the end of a ruffle round! Drop it at the front of your work to be picked up later for the next ruffle.

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):
Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Hdc blo: half double crochet worked into back loops only
Dc: double crochet
Csdc: chainless starting double crochet (See this Tutorial by Moogly!)
A: yarn A, here Premier Cotton Fair Candy
B: Sassy Fabric

SPECIAL STITCH:
S-sc:single crochet with yarn and Sassy Fabric ( making ruffle at the same time): having a loop of yarn A on hook and holding B ( the Sassy fabric) with the wrong side facing you,

  1. insert hook from front to back into first hole on Sassy,
  2. insert hook from back to front into second hole on Sassy,
  3. pull the first Sassy loop on hook through the 2nd Sassy loop
  4. Having 2 loops on hook (1 loop of A and 1 loop of Sassy) insert hook into first st of previous round worked with A and pull up a loop with A
  5. pull the A loop through Sassy
  6. having 2 loops of A on hook, yo and complete a sc.

Watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL below to learn how to crochet the S-sc and how to crochet the ruffles with yarn and Sassy Fabric at the same time!

SKIRT INSTRUCTIONS:

The Waistband:

With hook size 3.5 mm ch 20. Turn

Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each ch across. ( 18 sts)

Row 2: ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout the pattern), work 1 hdc blo in same st and 1 hdc blo in each st across till last st, work 1 hdc in last st. (18 sts)

Rows 3-60 (Or number of rows needed to reach the desired width around the waist.): Repeat as row 2.

Sassy Ruffle Skirt-Free Crochet Pattern

Join short sides together with sl st along.

Sassy Ruffle Skirt-Free Crochet Pattern

Elasticizing and joining the ends of waistband together:

Take an elastic and wrap it around the waist of the child, so that it feels comfortable. Cut and sew the ends together.
Fold the crocheted waistband in half over the elastic.
Using a 4 mm crochet hook join the edges of the waistband together with sc evenly around to get 92 sts, making sure that you match the ridges on both sides; join with sl st to first sc. ( 92 sts around)

Skirt Body:

Round 1: ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with slst to top of first sc. (115 sts)

Rounds 2-4: ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join with slst to top of first sc. (115 sts)

Round 5 (First ruffle round): ch 1 with yarn A, *work 1 S-sc into first st, work 1 sc with A into each of next 4 sts; repeat from * around, join with slst to first st.
(So the multiple for the ruffle will be 5! You’ll work a S-sc into each 5th. St around.)
Watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL to learn how to crochet S-sc!
Drop Sassy and continue next 3 rounds only with A:

Rounds 6-8: start with csdc in first st, work 1 dc into each st around, join with slst to first st. (115 sts)

Round 9 (2nd. Ruffle round): ch 1 with A, pick up Sassy from where you left it and work the same way as for first ruffle round.
This is how it will look on the inside:

Sassy Ruffle Skirt-Free Crochet Pattern

Drop Sassy and continue next 3 rounds only with A:

Round 10 (inc row): You’ll increase evenly 20 dc around to get to 135 sts. (Remember you need a multiple of 5 for the next ruffle round!) You will begin the row with csdc, but to simplify the repeat part of the instructions I wrote dc instead of the csdc. *(1 dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) x 3 times, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (135 sts)

Rounds 11-12 : csdc in first st, 1 dc in each st around. (135 sts)

Round 13 (3rd. Ruffle round): ch 1 with A, pick up Sassy from where you left it and work the same way as for first ruffle round.
Drop Sassy and continue next 3 rounds only with A:

Rounds 14-16: csdc in first st, 1 dc in each st around (135 sts)

Round 17: (4th. Ruffle round): ch 1 with A, pick up Sassy from where you left it and work the same way as for first ruffle round.
Drop Sassy and continue next rounds only with A:

Rounds 18-19: csdc in first st, 1 dc in each st around (135 sts)

Rounds 20-21: ch 1, 1 sc in each st around (135 sts) Cut yarn. Fasten off.

Sassy Ruffle Skirt-Free Crochet Pattern

Note: For a longer skirt, add more repeat rounds.

Finishing:

To give a nice finished look and to close the gaps between the ruffles and crochet lining, sew with the sewing machine or by hand around the top edges of the ruffles.
Join yarn A and work a round of surface crochet sts right below the ribbed waistband.

For smaller/larger skirt sizes, follow the instructions for the waistband and crochet so many rows, until the piece fits comfortable around child’s waist. After finishing the waistband, crochet evenly around, then the next round, increase evenly around, so that at the end of the increase round you’ll have a total number of sts multiple of 5 (that is important for the ruffle rounds). Make as many ruffle rounds until you reach desired length. To give the skirt a bit of an A-shape work evely increases before next ruffle rounds.

Crochet Bow:

Using white yarn, follow the instructions from my Ridged Bow pattern. After crocheting the bow, take a piece of Sassy fabric, fold it and wrap it tight around the center of the bow. Sew it or glue it with hot glue, then sew the bow onto the skirt just under the waistband.

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Sassy Ruffle Skirt
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