The Lotus Skirt by Dominique Calvillo

The Lotus Skirt

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
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This pattern is available from for $14.44.

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

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)

* – 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

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.

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

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.