Modern Melissa Skirt by Marie Segares

Modern Melissa Skirt

February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in pattern, before blocking
6.5 mm (K)
1095 - 1533 yards (1001 - 1402 m)
Adult Women’s XS (S, M, L)
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A free version is also available.

This straight skirt is a simple project for a first-time garment crocheter.

The Tunisian stitch pattern is an updated version of “the Melissa stitch” found in a vintage crochet book.

The Modern Melissa Skirt has a great texture and the denser fabric of the Tunisian crochet means you can wear it unlined over tights or leggings. Start by crocheting two panels flat, join with a sturdy single crochet seam, and then finish with a covered elastic waist band crocheted in the round. If you prefer a liner, wear slip shorts rather than a half slip.

There is a video tutorial to walk you through all the special stitches used in this pattern.

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog by following the link below.

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Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet
Crocheting in rows for skirt panels, crocheting in rounds for waist bands
Decreasing (explanations provided in pattern and video tutorial)
Special stitch patterns: Decrease Return, Standard Return, Tks, Tss (explanations provided in pattern and video tutorial)

Skill Level

Finished Sizes
Adult Women’s XS (S, M, L). Photographed sample is size M.

XS: 24” (61 cm) waist, 34” (86 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.
S: 26.5” (67.5 cm) waist, 36” (91.5 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.
M: 30” (76 cm) waist, 38” (96.5 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.
L: 34” (86.5 cm) waist, 44” (111.5 cm) hips, 21” (53 cm) length.

Rowan Pure Wool Worsted (100% washable wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 219 yd/200 m) – 5 (6, 6, 7) skeins 113 Pretty Pink, or approximately 1,095 (1,314, 1,314, 1,533) yd/1,001 (1,201, 1,201, 1,402) m in any medium weight wool yarn.

US K/10.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Stitch marker.

0.75” (2 cm) elastic for waist band - 1 yd/1 m length.

Sewing needle and thread.

13 sts x 9 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern before blocking. For best fit, always check your gauge.