Whether it’s summer or winter, the Reversible Crochet Skirt has got you covered! Save time and money by making this simple skirt which can be worn two ways. Make one, get two!
About the design
This reversible skirt is very simple and easy to make. This skirt will save you both time and yarn as you only have to make one skirt for two different outfits!
The two different versions of the stitch (horizontal stripes vs texture)
This pattern was created ‘by accident’. I was working on something else and I did not plan on making a skirt at all. However, when trying/fitting the project I was working on, I noticed it would look great as a skirt as well. All I had to do is finish the skirt off and add a simple, elegant border.
The stitch that I used for this skirt is easy: half double crochet stitches worked in the third loops. This will create a special rib effect. And, surprisingly, the back of this stitch looks amazing as well! The back of the stitch looks completely different than the front and is therefore perfect for a reversible crochet skirt.
About the fit
This skirt has a close bust/chest fit (zero ease). I used the woman size standards by the Crafty Yarn Council and went for the highest mentioned inch/cm for every size. So if you’re in between sizes, I would suggest choosing the smaller size. You can easily adapt the dress to your custom size by measuring your chest, waist and hips.
The pattern also explains how you can easily change the length of the skirt. My skirt is very short, but you can easily add a few more rows to make it longer to your own preference.
About the yarn
For this project I used high quality yarn called Katia Cotton Cashmere. It feels very soft (because of the silk content) and has a beautiful drape. The color options are amazing: when I saw this pastel green, I knew I had to make a summer outfit with it. The combination of a closed stitch and fine weight yarn makes the skirt warm enough for winter and cool enough for summer.
Katia is a European brand that has a special yarn line called Concept by Katia. All the Katia Concept yarns, including the yarn I used, are natural yarns which are carefully selected for the choosiest of crafters. It’s hard to get Katia yarns in the USA. You can find similar yarn here (worldwide shipping).
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Reversible Crochet Skirt
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– Katia Cotton Cashmere or any other sport weight yarn. 4 – 4 – 5 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 balls (approx. 175, 200, 225, 275, 310, 350, 385 gram).
If you do not live in Europe and cannot buy Katia Cotton Cashmere, you can find similar yarn here (cheap worldwide shipping).
– Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook, UK 8)
– Tapestry needle
– Stitch marker
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL.
For reference, model is 1.63m/5’4″ tall with a 34” bust and wearing the dress in size Small.
If you are between sizes please size down.
In the following tables you can find an overview of the measurements that are used.
17 half double crochet stitches in the third loop equal 10 cm / 4”
8 rows equal 10 cm / 4”
– ch: chain
– sl st: slip stitch
– sc: single crochet
– hdc: half double crochet
– This pattern is written in US terminology
– The skirt is worked bottom-up
– The skirt is worked in continuous rounds (vs joined rounds)
– All stitches are worked in the third loop (also referred to as back bar of the stitch)
– You can find more information about calculating the increases and decreases here
– Directions for sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, and 3X are in parentheses such as “ch 145 (155, 170, 190, 210, 228, 240)” whereas ch 145 stands for size XS, 155 for size S, 170 for size M, 190 for size L, 210 for size XL, 228 for size 2X and 240 for size 3X. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
Here you can find a video tutorial of the Reversible Crochet Skirt.
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Reversible Crochet Skirt pattern
If you have problems with the foundation half double crochet, you can replace the foundation by normal chains and half double crochet stitches.
Row 1: 145 (155, 170, 190, 210, 228, 240) foundation hdc. Slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round.
Row 2: 1 hdc worked in the third loop in every stitch till end (145, 155, 170, 190, 210, 228, 240).
Row 3 – 31 (29 rows): repeat row 2
Size S: repeat row 2 three more times
Size M: repeat row 2 six more times
Size L: repeat row 2 nine more times
Size XL: repeat row 2 twelve more times
Size XXL: repeat row 2 fifteen more times
Size XXXL: repeat row 2 eighteen more times
Repeat row 2 a few more times if you want the skirt to be longer. Every 3 rows will add 2 cm / 0.8″ to the skirt length.
We’ll decrease for the waist
Row 32: 1 hdc worked in the third loop across while decreasing 5 – 5 – 5 – 5 – 5 – 6 – 6 stitches evenly (140, 150, 165, 185, 205, 222, 234).
Row 33: repeat row 2 (140, 150, 165, 185, 205, 222, 234)
Row 34: repeat row 32 (135, 145, 160, 180, 200, 216, 228)
Row 35: repeat row 2 (135, 145, 160, 180, 200, 216, 228)
Row 36: repeat row 32 (130, 140, 155, 175, 195, 210, 222)
Row 37: repeat row 2 (130, 140, 155, 175, 195, 210, 222)
Row 38: repeat row 32 (125, 135, 150, 170, 190, 204, 216)
Row 39: repeat row 2 (125, 135, 150, 170, 190, 204, 216)
Row 40: repeat row 32 (120, 130, 145, 165, 185, 198, 210)
Row 41: repeat row 2 (120, 130, 145, 165, 185, 198, 210)
Row 42: repeat row 32 (115, 125, 140, 160, 180, 192, 204)
Row 43: repeat row 2 (115, 125, 140, 160, 180, 192, 204)
Row 44: repeat row 32 (110, 120, 135, 155, 175, 186, 198)
Row 45: repeat row 2 (110, 120, 135, 155, 175, 186, 198)
Row 46: repeat row 32 (105, 115, 130, 150, 170, 180, 192)
No more decreases!
Row 47 – 63 (21 rows): repeat row 2 (105, 115, 130, 150, 170, 180, 192)
Row 64: ch 1, skip the first stitch, *(1sc, chain 2, 1sc) in the next stitch, skip the next stitch* repeat till end.
Row 65: (1sc, chain 2, 1sc) in every ch-2 space till the end.
Row 66: repeat row 65, end with a slip stitch in the first stitch.
Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.
1sc | chain 2 | 1sc in same chain space
Make a cord of 200 chains for a tighter fit. Use your tapestry needle to weave the chain cord through the first row of the border. I Inserted the needle in every chain space from the front to the back, the next chain space from the back to the front, etc.
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