Size 10 thread in orange
Size 10 thread in yellow
Size 6 (1.8mm) steel hook
1 sew on snap
10 sc = 1 inch, 10 sc rows = 1 inch
Notes: By design this skirt is worked flat from back seam to back seam and will not meet in the back by at least a half inch, but when the back seam is sewn it will be able to slip on doll.
Sc dec = Insert hook and draw up a loop in each of the next two stitches (three loops now on hook), hook yarn and draw through all three loops on the hook.
Row 1: Starting at back seam, with orange, ch 46, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (45 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, working in BACK LOOPS only, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts, turn. (44 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, working in BACK LOOPS only, sc in each st across, turn. (44 sc)
Rows 4-25: Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternately. There will be 33 sc at end of row 25.
Row 26: Ch 1, working in BACK LOOPS only, sc in each st aross to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn. (34 sc)
Row 27: Ch 1, working in BACK LOOPS only, sc in each st across, turn. (34 sc)
Rows 28-49: Repeat rows 26 and 27 alternately. There will be 45 sc at end of row 49. DO NOT TURN at end of row 49.
Working around edges of skirt, ch 1, sc in each sc down first back seam of skirt to last sc, 3 sc in last sc, continuing across bottom, work 24 sc evenly spaced up to high point in front, sc in in center st of high point, work 24 sc evenly spaced across bottom to other back seam, working up second back seam, 3 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, (total of 141 sts), turn, sl st in next 10 sts ( back opening), carefully matching up sts of back seam, sc back seam together (this will make for a sturdier seam than sewing as the skirt will be stretched to get over hips of doll). Fasten off.
Row 1: Join orange in first st at back left opening, sc 40 evenly spaced across, turn. (40 sc)
Row 2: [sc in first (next) 2 sts, sc dec over next 2 sts] across, turn. (30 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, DO NOT TURN. (30 sc)
Placket (overlap to sew snap to)
Row 1: Ch 1, work 25 sc evenly spaced around back opening, turn. (25 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, turn. (25 sc)
Row 3: Repeat row 2. Fasten off.
Ruffle: Join yellow with sl st in any st at bottom of skirt, ch 4 (counts as first tr), 2 tr in same st as joining, 3 tr in each st around, join to top of beg ch 4. Fasten off.
Sew snap to back opening.