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Ruffled Flower Girl DIY Skirt

As if your flower girl isn't adorable enough, she's about to get even cuter. Make her an amazing crochet skirt to flaunt down the aisle as she paves the way for your big walk. This Ruffled Flower Girl DIY Skirt can be worn again and again thanks to its subtle intricacy and darling shape, so your effort is well worth it. Learn how to make a skirt that is comfortable, formal, and beautiful all at the same time. Change up the color if this pretty off-white doesn't complement your scheme. This DIY skirt with a free crochet pattern is perfect for a rustic, elegant, modern, or vintage wedding depending on what you pair it with. No doubt your flower girl will be stylin' in this scrumptiously cute skirt.

Time to Complete: Weekend project

Primary Technique: Crochet

Estimated Cost: $21-$30

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Shimmer™”: 2 [3, 3, 3, 4] skeins Ivory 1113
  • Crochet Hook: 5.50mm [US I-9]
  • 1” wide elastic
  • Sewing needle and thread

Instructions:

ABBREVIATIONS:
approx= approximately
ch= chain
dc= double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
inc= increase(s)(d)(ing)
mm= millimeters
sc= single crochet
sp(s)= space(s)
st(s)= stitch(es)
tr= treble crochet
[ ]= work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or **= repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

GAUGE: 12 sc = 4”; 16 rounds = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Directions for skirt are for size 12 month; changes for sizes 18 month, 24 month, 2T and 4T are in parentheses.
Finished Waist Measurement: 20 (20½, 21, 22, 23)” Length: 7½ (8, 9, 10, 11)”

Special Stitches:
Increase (inc) = 2 sts in same st

NOTE:
Each finished waist measurement stretches approximately 1” with elastic. Do not turn at end of rounds unless otherwise stated. Skirt body is worked first. Two rounds of ruffles are added onto unused loops of each indicated skirt body round.

WAISTBAND
Cut a length of elastic 1” longer than finished waist measurement. Overlap additional 1” on opposite end of elastic, forming a ring. With sewing needle and thread, securely stitch in place.

First Half
Round 1: Ch 58 (60, 62, 66, 70); join with slip st to form ring. Ch 1, sc in each ch; join with slip st in first sc.
Rounds 2–4: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off after last round.

Second Half
Round 1: Working down from foundation ch loops of Round 1 of first half; join yarn with sc in any loop, sc in each loop around; join with slip st in first sc.
Rounds 2–4: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc.

Fold waistband over elastic. Working first row of skirt through both Round 4 of first and second half of waistband at same time:

Skirt
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.
Rounds 2–4: Ch 1, sc in each st around evenly spacing 2 inc; join with slip st in first sc. 64 (66, 68, 72, 76) sc.
Round(s) 5 (5, 5–7, 5–9, 5–11): Ch 1, sc in each st around evenly spacing 4 inc; join with slip st in first sc. 68 (70, 80, 92, 104) sc.

SIZES 18, 24 MONTH, 2T, 4T ONLY
Round 6 (8, 10, 12): Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.

RUFFLES
Round 1 – first half of ruffle: Turn, working in back loops only of last round, slip st in first loop, ch 2, (counts as hdc), 2 hdc in same space, 3 hdc in each loop around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2, ch 1, slip st in side of
beginning-ch, slip st, ch 1.
Round 1 – second half of ruffle: Turn, working in unused loops of same round, slip st in first loop, ch 2, hdc in each loop around, join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2.
Round(s) 2 (2–3, 2–5, 2–7, 2–9): Repeat first and second half of Round 1.
Rounds 3–5 (4–6, 6–8, 8–10, 10–12) – first half: Repeat first half of Round 1.
Rounds 3–5 (4–6, 6–8, 8–10, 10–12) – second half: Repeat second half of Round 1 and evenly spacing an extra hdc 4 times within each round– 80 (82, 92, 104, 116) sc.

BOTTOM RUFFLES
Round 1–first half: Working in front loop only of last round, ch 3, (counts as dc), 2 dc in same loop, 5 dc in next loop, *3 dc in next loop, 5 dc in next loop; repeat from * around, join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3.
Round 1–second half: Ch 3, working in unused loops of same round behind first half of ruffles, slip st in first ch, ch 4, (counts as tr), 4 tr in same loop, 5 dc in each loop around, join with slip st in top of beginning ch-4, Fasten off.

RUFFLE EDGING
Round 1: Working in second half of Round 5 (5, 7, 8, 10), join yarn with slip st in any st, ch 3, *slip st in next st, ch 3; repeat from * around. Fasten off.

18, 24 MONTH, 2T, 4T ONLY
Round 2: Working in second half of Round 6 [8, 9, 11], repeat Round 1.

2T, 4T ONLY
Round 3: Working in second half of Round 9 [10], repeat Round 1.

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