Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Easy-as-1-2-3 Toddler Pompom Skirt


Yes, yes, yes, kids (especially ours) are awesome little persons that fill your life with joy while driving you to the brink of madness every single day. But a crocheter/knitter/crafter has a secret reason to love kids: they represent endless opportunities to MAKE something. Later last week, we came to the sudden realization that Little A. had very few skirts (some dresses, but very few - 2 - skirts). In my attempt to raise a gender-neutral human being, I often forget Little A. is a girl. Well, no harm done: it's just yet another opportunity to create! In a matter of hours, the first crochet skirt was created. Hope you also like it (I know I do!).
Sim, sim, sim, as crianças (principalmente as nossas) são pessoas pequeninas fantásticas que nos enchem a vida de alegria ao mesmo tempo que nos levam à loucura todos os dias sem excepção. Mas uma crocheteira/tricoteira/artesã têm uma razão secreta para adorar crianças: representam oportunidades infindáveis para FAZER alguma coisa. No final da semana passada, apercebemo-nos de que a Little A. tinha muito poucas saias (alguns vestidos, mas muito poucas - 2 - saias). Na minha tentativa de criar um ser humano livre do preconceito do género, esqueço-me às vezes que a Little A. é uma menina. Bem, não vem mal ao mundo: é apenas outra oportunidade para criar! No espaço de algumas horas, a primeira saia em crochet estava feita. Espero que gostem (eu gosto e muito!).


Easy-as-1-2-3 Toddler Pompom Skirt

Finished measurements: 

18 in waist (unstretched)/ 8 in length.
To fit a 12-24 months old toddler.

Materials:

  • 100 gr of Aran yarn for skirt (I used Lanas Stop Top Merino)
  • Small Amount in two contrasting colours for Pompoms. 
  • 6.5mm/K hoo
  • Darning needle

Gauge:

  •  14 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches.

Instructions:

Foundation: Chain 64. Join to form a circle).
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in the next stitch*, repeat until the end of the row. Sl st to the first sc.
Row 2-4: Sl st to first ch 1 space, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in the next stitch*, repeat until the end of the row. Sl st to the first sc.
Rows 3-13: Chain 3, dc across the entire row.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc across the entire row.

For the Pompoms:

  • Using Contrasting Colour 1, make 2 pompoms (I used one of those pompom-maker thingies). Grab your hook and make a chain 25-inches long. Using darning needle, run this long chain through the second row of skirt, using the ch-1 spaces. Sow pompons unto chain (I may or may not have gone a little crazy with the size of the second orange pompom... :D).
  • Using Contrasting Colour 2, repeat steps above, but run the chain through the fourth row of skirt.
And now, run, find a cute baby and rejoice at your work! 



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1 comment:

  1. Hi. I don't understand why the rows go from 2-4 then 3-13?

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