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Hello, welcome to my corner of Craftsy! I'm Lorna, founder and crochet expert at Knits for Life. I am on a mission to bring more yarn to your life. My patterns are easy to understand and include ...

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Bicycle Skirt Guard

from Knits for Life
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Bicycle Skirt Guard
Bicycle Skirt Guard
Bicycle Skirt Guard
Bicycle Skirt Guard
Bicycle Skirt Guard
Bicycle Skirt Guard

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • make an adjustable magic ring
  • single crochet
  • double crochet
  • triple crochet

Pattern Description:

I think it's important to address comfort, style, and fun on bikes because-whether or not we admit it-some days these things truly cause us to reach for the keys instead of the helmet.

This bicycle skirt guard crochet pattern eliminates worries about cycling in our prettiest skirts and dresses. Not long ago, many bikes accommodated fashions with metal guards like these. Perhaps casual dress made them obsolete, but I say let's bring guards and skirt cycling back for good!

Installation is a breeze: snap them on the fender with a handful of binder clips, and easily snap off again to wash or swap for another color.

If you've never crocheted lace before, this is a great starter project because it uses a larger thread and hook than most lace, so it works up faster and quicker. I wrote the pattern with beginners in mind, so all you need to know is how to count and do single through triple crochet. Each size hooks up in just a few hours. Why, you'll be able to make one to match every ModCloth dress in your closet!

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Skill level

Instructions are for both 1/4 wheel with 1/3 wheel in parentheses. Fits small-large standard wheels.

Yarn & Materials
115(150) yds size 3 crochet thread per skirt guard
2.75 mm crochet hook
tapestry needle
5(7) micro binder clips per guard

Necessary skills
adjustable magic ring
skip a stitch
slip stitch
single crochet
double crochet
half double crochet
triple crochet

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25 dc x 12 rows = 4 x 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 1/4 and 1/3 wheel sizes, both fit small to large standard wheels


  • 2.75 mm hook
  • tapestry needle
  • 5-7 micro binder clips

Suggested yarn:

150 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Size 3 crochet thread

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