Last year on holiday I started making a skirt, I had spent ages and ages trying to figure out the pattern for the main body of the skirt. I wanted to copy something I had seen as it had quite a close weave so you cannot see through it which is always a bit of a problem with crochet skirts and dresses. Anyway we met a lovely family one night and the Mum, Cath, was a fellow crocheter and kindly said she would help me work out the pattern, so we agreed to meet up the following day for coffee.
We made quite a spectacle, there were three of us sat in the sunshine busy with crochet hooks and coffee, Cath on the right was joined by the cafe owners mother who also was a keen crafter and eager to see if she could help.
Cath was the star of the day as she worked out the pattern and helped me write it down, thank you so much Cath.
I have to admit that prior to this meeting I had given up trying to figure it out and had started to make my skirt using a simple cluster stitch. I started with double crochet for the waistband finished off with a self coloured tie belt.
A simple net pattern.
The net pattern again with a flower in the centre.
And lastly this one which has a bit more detailing in it.
The squares have the effect of making the bottom of the skirt flare out giving it a lovely flouncy bounce.
Lastly I finished it off with a border, number 16 from a book I have mentioned to you previously called Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman.
This has been one of those projects that has been fraught with ups and downs and I am ashamed to say has taken me ages to feel like picking it up again. But I am so glad that I did.
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