Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pink and Black Pinstripe Skirt

First week of October with one day to spare....lol!  New personal rule.  Take the amount of time I think it is going to take me to do something and then times it by 3!  Then I might be closer to the amount of time it will really take me.  Anyways, here is the first outfit I promised.  I like the subtle pinstripe effect of this outfit.  When you are working the pieces you might think that I have made it inside out because the stripe on the other side is wider and is actually the correct side.  But I like the thinner pinstripe better for the look I was trying to achieve.  You can certainly work the pieces so that the larger stripe shows on the outside if you like that look better.  P.S.  The "shirt" on Barbie is actually just a piece of lace wrapped around her so she is not naked under her jacket.  I didn't have a black shirt for her to wear and as I don't own a car, I did not want to take the bus somewhere just to get one. 

 
 
 
NOTES:
 
 
1.  If you like the look of the thinner pinstripe better, follow the directions I have posted.  If you like the look of the thicker pinstripe better then work skirt as posted except sew back seam with what you consider the right sides together.  For the skirt ruffle, waistband and jacket always hold the piece right side towards you when working all other black rows.
 
2.  It is hard to see in picture but there are more than the 2 stripes that are showing.
 
3.  Always make sure to get the last st of a row especially when working sc rows as this pattern makes it difficult to see the last stich of the row.   
 
4.   Make sure to work all sl st rows as loosely as possible, otherwise it will make your fabric bunch up and be too tight. 

5.   Ch 2 counts as first dc throughout pattern.

6.    BL=Back Loop, FL=Front Loop

MATERIALS
 
Size 10 thread in pink
Size 10 thread in black
1 sew on snap
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook

GAUGE
 
10 sc = 1 inch, 10 sc rows = 1 inch
 
 
DIRECTIONS FOR SKIRT
 
 


Row 1:  With pink, ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.  (24 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 2, dc in BL of next st, [dc in FL of next st, dc in BL of next st] across, turn.  (24 sts)

Row 3:  Ch 1, [sc in FL of first (next) st, sc in BL of next st] across changing to black in last st, turn.  Do not fasten off pink.  (24 sts)

Row 4:  Ch 1, sl st loosely in FL of each st across.  Fasten off black.  (24 sts)

Row 5:  Now going back to end of row where pink thread is pick up thread in first pink loop showing behind row in between black thread loops, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each pink loop across, turn.  (24 sts)

Row 6:  Repeat row 2.

Rows 7-8:  Ch 1, [sc in FL of first (next) st, sc in BL of next st] across, turn.  (24 sts)

Rows 9-12:  Repeat rows 2-5.

Row 13:  Repeat row 2.

Row 14-15:  Repeat rows 7 and 8.

Row 16-19:  Repeat rows 2-5.

Row 20:  Repeat row 2.

Rows 21-22:  Repeat rows 7 and 8.

Rows 23-26:  Repeat rows 2-5.

Row 27:  Repeat row 2.

Rows 28-29:  Repeat rows 7 and 8.

Rows 30-33:  Repeat rows 2-5.

Row 34:  Repeat row 2.

Rows 35-36:  Repeat rows 7 and 8.

Rows 37-40:  Repeat rows 2-5.

Rows 41-42:  Repeat rows 2 and 3.  Do not fasten off pink. 

Waistband: 

Row 1:  Holding RS tog, sc first 20 sts tog, sl st in next 4 sts on right side of back seam only up to top of skirt, ch 1, 40 sc evenly spaced around top of skirt picking up black in last st, turn.  Do not fasten off pink.  KEEP SKIRT INSIDE OUT.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sl st loosely in FL of each st across.  Do not fasten off black.

Row 3:  Now go back to end of row where pink thread is and pick up thread in first pink loop  showing in back of row in between black loops, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in each st across picking up black in last st, turn.  Fasten off pink.

Row 5:  Ch 1, sl st loosely in FL of each st across.  Fasten off black.

RUFFLE:

Turn skirt right side out.

Row 1.  Join pink with sc in end of any row at bottom of skirt, 50 sc evenly spaced around bottom of skirt, join to beg sc, turn.  Do not fasten off pink.

Row 2:  Join black with sl st in FL of first st, sl st in FL of each st around, join to beg sl st, turn.  Fasten off black.

Row 3:  Pick up pink, ch 3, tr in same sp, 2 tr in each pink loop showing behind row in between black loops around, join to top of beg ch 3, turn.  Fasten off pink. 

Row 4:  Join black with sl st in FL of first st, sl st in FL of each st around, join.  Fasten off black. 


FINISHING:

Sew snap to back opening of skirt.


 
 
 


7 comments:

Just Ming said...

Gorgeous skirt. Thank you for the pattern.

MCEA said...

Wosh, wosh. Nice, marvelous. I am speechless!

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you to you both! :-)

Véro said...

this outfit is really beautiful
I love this pink and black / superb
thank you very much for sharing explanations
friendships

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you again Vero,
I always love your comments :-)

Dee Gonzalez said...

I <3 this set so much, I'm making it in my size. W/ alterations here & there. I <3 the versatile pinstripe effect! It's too cool! Never was great @ math in school... but, when it comes to doing the math for something crocheted- all of a sudden, I'm Einstein! Again, <3 your patt! Can't wait to finish & show it off! PS that x's 3 thingy you mentioned is sooo true! I've that problem w/ a lot of my projects.

pinkpowderpuff said...

Wow Dee,

That is great that you want to make it human sized. I would love to see how it turns out! I know, it's funny how hard it is to do something when it pertains to something you don't care for, but all of a sudden so easy and fun when it pertains to crocheting :-)