Skill level: easy
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
3.25mm crochet hook,
sport weight yarn ( 15 WPI ): white 150g, blue 150g ,
zipper, 1 button, sewing treads and needle to attach zipper six inch long and button.
Gauge : 6 dc, = inch
Finished size: medium
Waist 28 inch, hip 38 inch, 42 inch for bottom and 6 inch long.
About the pattern: there is no special stitches or pattern. Worked top to down. After rows 9, the work going round. Open work is used for attaching the zipper.
Please read the note first
Note: Worked in back loop. Each row starts with ch 3, dc in each, I did not write it down, but there have instructions about how to increase the work, adding by 2 dc in one st as you know.
Read this Row 8: 2 dc in three places (168 st) it means when you crochet dc in each, add 2 dc in three places anywhere but do not put it in the same position of every row. For example If you make 2 dc in the 13th st in row 3, in the next row (row 4) change the place and put 2 dc in any other place, not the same place, 18th st or 25th st or anywhere. It is your choice. If you do not, you will have a flared skirt after the finish. After 3 rows, change the color alternatively. You can use any color you want.
Row 1: With white, I start with ch 151 and made a dc in 4th ch from hook. dc in each of next ch 145, leave 2 dc for the belt. Turn (147 st)
Row 2: I added 2 dc in two places. Turn (149 st)
Row 3: dc each across. Turn (149 st)
Row 4: With blue, 2 dc in two places. Turn (151 st)
Row 5: 2 dc in four places. Turn (155 st)
Row 6: 2 dc in six places. Turn (161 st)
Row 7: With white, 2 dc in four places. Turn (165 st)
Row 8: 2 dc in three places. Turn (168 st)
Row 9: 2 dc in four places. Turn (172 st)
Row 10: With blue, 2 dc in four places. Turn (176 st)
Work going round from row 11. Start with ch 3. After finish each row sl st to first ch 3.
Round 11: 2 dc in three places. (179 st)
Round 12: 2 dc in five places. (184 st)
Round 13: With white, 2 dc in five places. (189 st)
Round 14: 2 dc in five places. (194 st)
Round 15: 2 dc in five places. (199 st)
Round 16: With blue, 2 dc in five places (204 st)
Round 17: 2 dc in five places (209 st)
Round 18: dc in each (209 st)
Round 19: With white, 2 dc in two places (211 st)
Round 20: dc in each (211 st)
Round 21: dc in each (211 st)
Round 22: With blue, dc in each (211 st)
Round 23: 2 dc in one place (212 st)
Round 24: dc in each (212 st)
Round 25: With white, dc in each (212 st)
Round 26: 2 dc in last st (213 st)
Round 27: dc in each (213 st)
hdc in each around
sc in each around, Fasten off.
Row 1: join the white yarn with ch 1 to first leave ch in foundation chain, sc each across. Turn (151 st)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each of next 148 st, ch 4, sc in each of next 2 st. Turn
Row 3: ch 1, sc in next st and sl st to ch 4, sc each across. Turn
Row 4: ch 1, sc each across include ch 4 space. Fasten off.
Sew zipper to open work part and attach the button to belt in the other side of the button hole