The Lotus Skirt by Dominique Calvillo

The Lotus Skirt

Crochet
July 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in dc
4.25 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
2 - 3 yards (2 - 3 m)
Recipe- Can fit all sizes
US
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This pattern is available from namasteandcrochet.com for $14.44.

MATERIALS:
3.75mm (US F/5), 4.25mm (approximately US G/6), and 5mm (US H/8) hook (changing hook size is optional but encouraged)
2,000 - 3,000 yards of worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle
Scissors

GAUGE SWATCH:
4” x 4” = 14 DC x 8 rows (this is the ballpark gauge but the gauge should be smaller at the top and get bigger toward the bottom)

STITCHES USED:
* – Repeat in between stars
( ) – Repeat in between parentheses
– Repeat in between brackets
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
ss – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet two together. This stitch is not used for decreasing.
pcs – popcorn stitch: 4dc, ss into first dc
st(s) – stitch(sts)
sp – space
sk – skip

DESIGN DETAILS:
This skirt is worked from the top down. A draw string is added last.
The pointed motifs are referred to as “petals”, as they are emulating the petals of a lotus flower.
In Section C, petals will be build in an alternating fashion with the lace details facing the right side of the skirt.

HELPFUL TIPS:
After each round, check to make sure your pattern is consistent and that the previous round is closed.

SIZING:
This is a recipe pattern and can be customized to have 0-3 inches of ease, depending on design desires. Feel free to play with the gauge of the skirt and use a smaller hook toward the top to create more coverage and then use a larger hook size toward the bottom to create more movement in the lace.