Bicycle Skirt Guard by Lorna Watt

Bicycle Skirt Guard

June 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in dc
2.75 mm (C)
115 - 150 yards (105 - 137 m)
1/4 and 1/3 wheel sizes, fits small-large standard wheels
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Dare to sit pretty in your longest skirt with a pair of crochet skirt guards. Both the smaller 1/4-wheel and larger-1/3 wheel size hook up in just a few hours. Snap it on the fender with a handful of binder clips, and easily snap it off again to wash or swap for another color. Pattern includes installation instructions.

If you’ve never crocheted lace before, this is a great starter project because it uses a larger thread and hook than most lace, so it works up faster and quicker. While this is an intermediate pattern, it’s written with beginners in mind, so all you need to know is how to count and do the required stitches.

Corrections & Help
This pattern has been thoroughly checked for clarity and errors, but mistakes happen. If you have a question or find an error, please post it in this help thread. Thanks!

Rows 6-7 have been updated for clarity and should read:
ROW 6: Sl to ch sp, ch 3 then all in same ch sp make 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc (starting shell made); * in next ch sp make 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc (shell made). Repeat from * to end, turn. (7(9) shells)
ROW 7: Make ea. new shell in the ch-2 space of shell below it. Starting shell, * ch 1, shell. Repeat from * to end, turn. (7(9) shells)

ROW 27: replace “last shell” with “previous shell”.

Instructions are for 1/4 wheel with 1/3 wheel in parentheses. Fits small-large standard wheels.

Yarn & Materials
115(150) yds size 3 crochet thread per skirt guard
2.75 mm crochet hook
tapestry needle
5(7) micro binder clips per guard

Necessary skills
adjustable magic ring
skip a stitch
slip stitch
single crochet
double crochet
half double crochet
triple crochet