Thursday, September 12, 2013

My New Skirt



Too bad summer will be over soon because I just made myself a gorgeous summer skirt! Of all the things I’ve crocheted in the past couple of years, I think this one is the most awesome. Yes, I know it’s kind of immodest to praise oneself so, but I really really love how it turned out.



I still hope to wear it at least a couple more times before fall arrives.  

The thread used for this skirt was Bernat Handicrafter, 100% acrylic. It’s about as thin as cotton crochet thread size 10, but it’s much softer, which makes it more suitable for making women garments.

I used three balls that I bought from Wal-Mart for $2.47 each, plus tax. I think it’s a fantastic deal. A skirt under $10, I can’t be more pleased.

This is a good example how crochet can save money!  



Unfortunately, I don’t have a pattern to share with you. I would love to try writing it, but I have no idea how to approach such task. The skirt has over 50 rounds, and writing out each one of them would be insane. Perhaps there is some other way, so any advice, tips, or ideas will be greatly appreciated!

The groundwork for my skirt was a pineapple stitch. I love crochet “pineapples” because with a bit of creativity and some easy math, they can be worked into any design.

I made lots of increases, adding more and more “pineapples”, and as a result I got a full skirt. It’s important that the skirt is so wide. As we all know crochet things stretch a great deal, and a tighter/straight skirt can lose its shape quickly.



I’ve always had a dream to make a crochet dress, which actually seemed impossible.  I now feel like I’m one step closer to it.  

Update: I got a request for a picture of the skirt with the waistline shown. So here it is.

I made a cord (using chains) and using a safety pin I passed it though the openings in the waist. I tie the cord to secure the skirt on my waist. The cord is not shown in the picture. 





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Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home,



37 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I wish I could crochet clothes.

    Lisa

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  2. Beautiful and you are looking awesome! :)

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  3. this is awesome and I would love to make this... But as you mentioned its insane to write down the steps to make this... It would be great if you can make a video of it and add the link here... That is more easier when compared to writing down the instructions :)

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  4. It's beautiful, well done, I love it!. :)

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  5. Ольга, юбка получилась очень красивой и оригинальной! С уважением.

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  6. the skirt is amazing- pattern, color and fashion. Everything fits together. I am slightly positive jealous about it.

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  7. I am jealous too! :) The skirt is so-so beautiful!

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  8. It is beautiful , you look great in it:)

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  9. it's stunning, and l=you look beautiful in it :-)

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  10. I love it :) You really look beautiful in it. :) Maybe I'll try it someday. Greetings :)

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  11. It's not worth 10$. It's priceless!!!! Don't just count the yarn amount. Your effort cannot be measured in terms of money :-) it's exquisite. I agree with the idea of a video maybe :-)
    Ranjitha

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  12. You look fantastic in that skirt. On hot days, a woman needs something like that. You should be proud and ain't no shame in that.

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  13. Милая юбочка получилась.....

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  14. Wow, love it! Really, really, really beautiful!!

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  15. Querida, essa saia ficou linda!
    Pena não ter receita.
    Será possível vc fotografar de perto na cintura e mandar para o meu email?
    Parabéns pelo dia Internacional do crochet.
    Abraços

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  16. Seriously this skirt is amazing. I have been looking up patterns to knit or crochet a skirt, I think it would be fun. You look amazing and the skirt looks terrific, well done.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  17. Beautiful summer skirt, you thought of everything when making this and it turned out amazing. I so would love to make something like this for my daughter and I probably wouldn't write it down either lol. A big well done, and you blow your own trumpet as loud as you like because this skirt deserves it xx

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  19. It's GORGEOUS! And it looks great on you!

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  20. Adorable, you and the skirt!!! In beautiful California I would wear that skirt well into fall. Love the color!
    Hugs...

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  21. Superbe ! Looks beautiful on you !
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  22. It is absolutely Awesome! Well Done!

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  23. you are so cute... i was thinking of you as an older lady... i dont know why....adorable skirt... i was like you, i thought i couldnt never do a dress... but i found an easy graphic, and i did a white dress... what a achievement.... all the best muriel

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    1. An older lady... well, maybe because of my love for doilies, lol.

      I would love to make a dress one day! Thank you for the encouragement.

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  24. olga, this is a beauty! I hope you can come up with a pattern. check out some other skirt patterns online and you'll see how they handle the repeats. i'm not a designer but I know I have seen patterns with similar motif repeats so I know it can be done. your work is so meticulous. we would all benefit from your learning to create the patterns as you go. hope you can!
    jd in st Louis
    http://crochet.craftgossip.com

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    1. After such encouraging comments, I have no choice but learn, learn, learn writing patterns. Thank you.
      Remember the lacy stitch? When I posted the photos of the blanket that my mom made and people started asking me about the patten, I was like "Oh my God, how can I write it", but eventually I figured it out. And about half a year later I even wrote the pattern for the entire blanket. It's the most popular/viewed item on my blog now.
      So, God willing, one day there will be a Pineapple Skirt free pattern on my blog as well.
      Thank you again for your encouragement and support.

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  25. O CROCHÊ EM ROUPAS FICAR MUITO CHIQUE,AMEI.BOM DOMINGO.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.

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  26. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on through Monday.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  27. wow gorgeous, the skirt too! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday! I would think that a dress would be a piece of cake for you, go for it!

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  28. Crochet skirt I've ever seen ....... it is beautiful!
    Ajka

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  29. Olga, this is fabulous! It is a gorgeous pattern and it is so pretty on you! I am featuring this today at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  30. This is a beautiful skirt, very flowy. I am wondering if you can make (if it is easier for you) a symbol chart ? I like folowing charts specially for this kind of project since visually you can also see where are you at. Any way thank you for sharing all your talent and so many beautiful patterns with rest of us and looking forward to pattern for this skirt. Vi ste veoma talentirani, cestitam I zaista hvala!

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    1. Hi, thank you for you kind words and compliments. Unfortunately, I don't have a special software for making crochet symbol charts, and I don't think I can draw by hand such big project. I still hope to make a written instructions pattern, but I haven't started working on it yet.

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