Monday, January 23, 2017

Easy Crochet Ombre Granny Pencil Skirt

Easy Crochet Ombre Granny Pencil Skirt
By: Annoo Crochet Designs







Video Tutorial Link: click here


Size: Medium


You will need:
Koigu Kersti Merino Gradient Kit or
5 Colors of any dk weight yarn of your choice total of about 50 g/114yds per skein/hank/color 

Crochet hook in sizes: 4mm, 3.75mm, 3.5mm
Scissors
Tapestry needle


Stitches Uses:
Sc: single crochet
DC: double crochet
Trc: Treble crochet
FP DC: Front post double crochet
(Video Link)
BP DC: Back post double crochet (Video link) 9:36 minute mark on video

Directions
To make this bigger you will test by wrapping the first 2 rows of grannies around the widest part of your hips and from there you can add more grannies if needed. To make smaller do the same but minus grannies. For the Medium size shown in the pattern I used 9 grannies per round and 18 per color.
With 4mm hook you will make 18 grannies for each of the 4 lighter colors of the skirt, leaving the darkest skein for assembling. Total of 72 grannies will be made.

Grannie:

Round 1: magic circle, ch3, 2dc in circle, ch1, 3dc in circle, ch1, 3 dc in circle, ch1, 3dc in circle, ch1, sl st in top of ch3. 4 3dc cluster with 4 ch1 spaces. Pull magic circle closed.
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Round 2: Ch3, 2 dc in ch1 sp of previous round, (first half of the 4th corner)*3dc in next ch1 sp, ch1 3 dc in same ch1 space from previous round completing a corner,* Repeat 2 more times, making 3 corners, work 3 dc, ch1 in the previous ch1 sp of the last round completing the 4th corner. Sl st in top of ch3.
Round 3: Ch3, 2dc in ch1 sp of previous round, skipping to the sp between the clusters make 3dc, *skip to corner ch1 sp and 3dc, ch1, 3dc, skip to the sp between the clusters and make 3dc* repeat *to* around when you get to the last corner 3dc in ch1 sp, ch1, sl st in top of ch3.
Fasten off and hide all loose tails.

Assembling the Skirt:
Use the Video at the 13:20 min mark for help with assembling.
With the 4mm hook and the darkest yarn.
You will sc your grannies together in a zig zag direction all around to each round of grannies.

Place first row of 9 grannies, corners facing down. Then place the 2nd row above. Once they are layed out for you, you will now take the first grannie from row one and row 2 placing wrong sides together, with your 4mm hook and the darkest yarn color, attach at one of the corners, ch1. You will sc along the edge matching st on each side but only crocheting through the back loop on the front grannie and the furthest loop on the back grannie. Do not crochet through both loops. Sc this way along the edge of this first set of Grannies.
Lay the grannies down and add the 2nd grannie from row 2 This time going down the edge of the grannie. You will continue to assemble the grannies like this in a zig zag motion, adding 1 from the bottom row and one from the top row until you get to the end and form a circle with your grannies.
Continue adding your grannies from lightest to darkest row. There are 2 rows of each color.
Now that you are done assembling your grannies you will add a sc border to the top and bottom edge of the skirt as follows:

Edging:
With your 4 mm hook and the darkest yarn or your assembly yarn, Sl st in the point between 2 grannies, ch1 and sc in each st around the grannies edge, when you come to the next point between 2 grannies be sure to sc in that sp and sc along the next grannie, continue to do this until you are back where you began. Sl st in the ch1 and fasten off and hide all loose tails.
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*Repeat this to the top of the skirt as well.
With your Darkest color you will now make 9 triangle grannies this will be for the waist to straighten out the edge so we can add the waistband.
4mm hook and darkest yarn make a magic circle
Row 1: Ch3, 2dc in circle, pull on the end yarn. Ch3 and turn your work
Row 2: at the base of your ch3 make 2 dc in same st, in the last dc of the previous row make 3 dc, ch3 and turn work
Row 3: at the base of your ch3 make 2 dc in same sp, in the sp between clusters make 3 dc, in the last dc make 3 more dc, ch3 and turn your work
Row 4: at the base of your ch 3 make 2 dc in the same sp, in the sp between clusters make 3dc 2 times, in the last dc of the previous row make 3 dc, ch3 and turn your work.
Row 5: at the base of your ch make 2dc in the same sp, in the sp between clusters make 3dc 3 times, in the last dc from previous row make 3dc. Fasten off leaving a 10 inch tail to be used to sew the triangle to the waist of the skirt.
Take your tapestry needle and sew the triangles in between the grannies filling the void area to straighten out the waist. Refer to the video at the 25 min mark.
Now to create the waist.
Round 1: With 4mm hook and the darkest yarn sl st in between the triangles, this is the lowest part of the edge. Ch3 counts as a treble, in the next st dc, hdc across the top of the triangle to the next point in between the triangles, You will dc in the next st, treble crochet in the middle of the 2 triangles dc in the next st and half dc across the top of the triangle, continue like this across the entire edge of the waist making a dc in the last st and sl st in the top of the ch3.
Need help go to the video and at the 26:00 min mark is where we start the waist band. Switch to the 3.75mm
Round 2: Ch3 (counts as FP DC) in the next dc from previous round FP DC, *BP DC in the next 2 dc, FP DC in the next 2* Repeat * to* around when you reach the ch3 from beginning of round sl st in the top of it.
Repeat Round 2, 4 more times.
Switch to 3.5mm hook
Repeat Round 2 for 4 more rows or until you are happy with the length.
Fasten off and hide all loose tails. That’s it you are done!!!


Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 
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