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DECO Crochet Skirt

Crochet
March 2010
16 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches in double crochet with larger hook
3.5 mm (E)
3.25 mm (D)
1350 - 1800 yards (1234 - 1646 m)
Size S (M, L, XL) fits 27 (31, 35, 39)” (68.5 [79, 89, 99] cm) waist circumference. Skirt is 25 (26, 27, 28)” (63.5 [66, 68.5, 71] cm) long; 52 (56, 60, 64)” (132 [142, 152.5, 162.5] cm) circumference at hem. Skirt shown is a size S.
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The fantastic Art Deco architecture of the Chrysler Building in New York City, especially the nested shapes at the top of the building, were my inspiration for this skirt. By using post stitches and shell increases, I was able to mimic those nested shapes at the four “raglan” corners of the skirt. This skirt is made in one piece from the waist down and shaping is created by manipulating the gauge with a smaller and then larger crochet hook, as well as with the post stitch pin stripes.