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Emma Skater Skirt

Crochet
February 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches in Double Crochet
4.0 mm (G)
Chd S (Chd M, Chd L, XS/S, M, L, 1x, 2x, 3/4x, 5x)
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Emma is a playful skater skirt inspired by a UK reality star, and the lovely ice skating ladies of the 2014 Olympics. This pattern features my unique less~bulky crochet waistband. There are photos to help you along and a few videos for extra explanation, though everything is completely explained in the text of the pattern. Emma also features a decorative border which can be made in another color for a bit of variety! The fun raised stripes down the skirt are made with front post treble crochet stitches, and make the increases very easy. The sizes on this pattern are listed by hip size as the skirt needs to be pulled up over the hips, and the waist is easily adjusted by the length of the elastic that runs through the waistband.

Always feel free to contact me at jessie519@gmail.com with any questions and I will get back to you ASAP. You can also visit me at my Jessie At Home Facebook page, or chat with other yarn minded folk in my knit and crochet Facebook group.

Sizes: Measure your hips and choose the size that is the closest without being smaller.
Chd S (Chd M, Chd L, XS/S, M, L, 1x, 2x, 3/4x, 5x)
Hips: 24 (28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 62)

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sc ~ single crochet
dc ~ double crochet
tr ~ triple crochet
sl st ~ slip stitch
fptc ~ front post triple crochet
yo ~ yarn over
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
sk ~ skip
sp ~ space
rep ~ repeat

Yarn:
DK weight
Bernat Softee Baby used in main pattern photos
Due to the large number of sizes available and the length options, it is hard to come up with yardage estimates. Always buy more yarn than you think you need, you can return the extra. If you need help deciding how much yarn you need, feel free to ask for assistance in my Facebook group.

Hook:
size US G/4.0mm hook recommended, but use size needed to get proper gauge.

Gauge:
17dc across by 9 rows tall in a 4” square.

Other Notions:
Needle for weaving in ends
Enough ¾” waistband elastic to go around waist