I made a crochet cardigan for Olivia a couple of weeks ago, which you can see here & I thought I’d have a go making a skirt to go with it. I tried a few designs, but they just didn’t look right, so I ended up making a Ra-Ra style or layered crochet skirt, with a chain threaded through the waist to pull it tight & a tassel on each end. I trimmed the tassels a little bit shorter after I took this photo.
The skirt is a mish-mash of lots of pattern, so I can say this is my own design. She loves it, although it’s a little bit heavier than I would have liked, but it didn’t look as good with only four layers, so I added an extra row on the bottom. Maybe next time I’ll make it even lacier (is that even a word?).
I chose pink & cream to match the cardigan, but in the alternative. I was playing yarn chicken with the pink for last few rows!
If you don’t know what yarn chicken is I’ll explain. It’s when you are trying to finish an item before you run out of yarn, but think you are going to run out. With this skirt I had just over two metres of yarn left which I used to make the belt chain & tassels, so it was a close call, this is also why when I made the belt for Olivia’s cardigan I had to use just cream.
Sadly I didn’t remember to write the pattern down, but I’m sure I’ll have to make one for Grace once I have got the Easter crochet is out of the way, but more about that soon. Shh it is a secret.
Have you done any crafting lately?