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Kristin Omdahl designs for both knit and crochet; she has published six books, developed her own workshop-style technique DVDs, and is a frequent guest on Knitting Daily TV.

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DECO Crochet Skirt

from Kristin Omdahl Designs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : DECO Crochet Skirt
DECO Crochet Skirt
DECO Crochet Skirt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • post stitches
  • increasing

Pattern Description:

The fantastic Art Deco architecture of the Chrysler Building in New York City, especially the nested shapes at the top of the building, were my inspiration for this skirt. By using post stitches and shell increases, I was able to mimic those nested shapes at the four "raglan" corners of the skirt. This skirt is made in one piece from the waist down and shaping is created by manipulating the gauge with a smaller and then larger crochet hook, as well as with the post stitch pin stripes.


16 sts x 8 rows = 4" (10 cm) in dc with
larger hook.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S (M, L, XL) fits 27 (31, 35, 39)" (68.5 [79, 89, 99] cm) waist circumference.
  • Skirt is 25 (26, 27, 28)" (63.5 [66, 68.5, 71] cm) long; 52 (56, 60, 64)" (132 [142, 152.5, 162.5] cm) circumference at hem.


  • Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine); 1350 (1500, 1650, 1800) yd (1234.5 [1371.5, 1509, 1646] m) total.
  • E/4 (3.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • D/3 (3.25 mm).

You Will Also Need:

  • Safety pin for guiding drawstring through waistband casing.