Lara's Dance Skirt

This seamless lace skirt is worked in a hemp yarn and creates a swingy, flirty feminine piece.

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Hemp is an ancient fiber that behaves much like linen. It is crisp and ropelike in the hank but becomes softer and more pliable as it is worked, especially after it's washed, when it develops a noncling drape and a cool, dense hand. This skirt, crocheted seamlessly from the top down, takes advantage of the tendency of crochet rows to shift to the right when worked in the round with right side facing. The swirl pattern creates bias-like fabric that falls beautifully from the elasticized waistband to below the knee. Lace faux godet insets begin at midlength and give the hem a full, twirly bounce.

Finished Size: 30 (33, 36, 38, 41)" circumference at natural waist and 27" long; belt is 2" wide and 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" long. Skirt shown is 30". (Belt not shown.)
Yarn: Lanaknits Hemp for Knitting allhemp6 (100% long- ber hemp; 165 yd [150 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]; ): #013 foggy, 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) hanks.
Yarn weight: #2 - Fine
Gauge: 11 fsc = 4" with larger hook; 7 edc of panel = 2" in spiral st patt, 5 rows of edc = 4" with larger hook; 7 sts and 20 rows = 2" in sl st flo with smaller hook.
Hook: Sizes I/9 (5.5 mm) and H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle; waist-length plus 2" of 1" wide nonroll, washable waistband elastic; two 2" diameter metal craft rings or purchased belt hardware (optional); sturdy thread for elastic casing in color to match yarn.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet Fall 2008.

SKU: EP2728

Author/Speaker/Editor: Doris Chan

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Lara's Dance Skirt Review by Julia Blanchett

I made this skirt when it was first published in Interweave Crochet and I've had nothing but compliments every time I wear it! You should be getting more orders for the pattern.

(Posted on 10/7/11)