Girl Twirly Skirt - Free Skirt Knitting Pattern For Girls
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Level: Easy with a little knowledge of crochet.
Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch on U.S. needle #8 (5mm).
Finished Measurements: Waist Circumference = 22” to fit 4-6 years-old child. Length = 13.5 inches.
My twins are now five years-old and they're attending kindergarten at a local public school. They have to wear uniform with white top and navy blue pants or skirt. I thought it would be fun to see them wear knitted skirts to school to be just a little bit different. So, I came up with this girl twirly skirt pattern - a 3 tiers-twirly skirt with a touch of a crochet daisy and a string of chains threading through the eyelets above the tier 2 of the skirt's body.
I love twirly skirts and I think they look great on any girls. You can choose any type of yarn you want for this project. Find the yarn that can be machine washed and one that will last for several years. Have Fun!
Materials for Girl Twirly Skirt:
1. 2 balls (total of 12 oz or 340 gm) of 4-ply worsted weigh yarn in navy blue or color of your choice
2. 16 inch-circular knitting needle US #8 (5mm)
3. 29 inch-circular knitting needle US # 8 (5mm)
4. 5mm crochet hook for chain and flower
5. ¾ inch-elastic waistband
6. Tapestry needle
7. a sewing needle and thread
Directions for Girl Twirly Skirt:
Waistband: With 16 inch-circular knitting needle Cast on 100 stitches. Form cast on row into a ring by knitting into the first cast on stitch, make sure not to twist the row. Knit 6 rows. Purl 1 row. Knit another 6 rows. Purl 1 row. This part is a skirt's waistband.
Begin skirt body tier 1: Knit 19 rows. P 1 row.
Increasing Row to form tier 2: With 29 inch-circular needle *K1, yf repeat from * to the end. P1 row. (200 stitches total)
Begin tier 2 body: Knit 22 rows.
Increasing row to form tier 3: K1p1 into every stitches until the end of row. (400 stitches total) Knit another 21 rows. Then do Garter Stitch edge (p1row, k1row) twice. Bind off all stitches. Cut off yarn if you don't want picot edge. Don't cut off the yarn if you want to have picot edge and do the following;
With a crochet hook, *chain 3, skip 1, sc into the 3 st; repeat from* to the end. Cut off yarn and secure to back of work.
Cut out 22 inches of elastic waistband and sew both ends together to form a ring. Turn the skirt so that the wrong side is show on the outside. Place the elastic band at the 7th row and fold the first 6 rows of the skirt over it. Sew along the closing edge of the band with the same yarn using tapestry needle.
Knit or crochet a long chain and thread it through the eyelet at the beginning of tier 2. Tie a little bow. Make a daisy flower (see instruction below) and attach it on top of the bow.
Instruction on how to crochet daisy.
Chain 6 and join in a ring with slip st.
Round 1: 14 sc in ring, sl st to 1st sc at beginning of round to close.
Round 2: (into front strand of each sc work 1 sc, ch 6, 1 sc) 14 times, sl st to 1st sc to close.
Round 3: (into back strand of each sc work 1 sc, ch 8, 1 sc) 14 times, sl st to 1 st sc, fasten off.
k = knit
p = purl
yf = yarn forward
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
**I recently finished knitting a school uniform vest for my daughter. The vest is designed for both boy and girl. To view the vest pattern, please go to; Boy and Girl Vest Pattern Page
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