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Flora ~ a blooming flower skirt


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Flora was inspired by an old potholder pattern that can be found at: Flora was originally created as a part of a Flower Faerie costume for one of my daughters. Many photos where snapped during its creation. The result is a lovely written pattern accompanied by many pictures to help you along! Flora can be made to the length of your choice, just keep in mind that this skirt tends to grow, so don't make it too long. Instructions for an optional leaf and vine trim for the hem is included. At the end of this pattern you will find some line drawings you can use to help plan out colors. There are even a few hem variation ideas listed at the end of this pattern to help you make Flora fit your personality. The fun floral skirt pictured in this pattern was made with Bernat Softee Baby in various colors, but you can use any DK weight yarn of your choice. Always feel free to contact me at with any questions and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner. You can also visit me at my Jessie At Home facebook page: BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY sl st ~ Slip Stitch ch~Chain sc~Single Crochet hdc ~ half double crochet dc~Double Crochet yo ~ yarn around hook dec ~ decrease (explained) GAUGE 18 dc = 4" Make your gauge swatch at least 4 rows high to ensure it is accurate. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS CH S (CH M, XS/S, M/L, 1~2X, 3~4X, 5X) Waist 22 (26, 28, 36, 44, 48, 52) Hip 24 (30, 36, 44, 54, 58, 62)

Recommended with this pattern

  • Any DK weight
  • Hook sizes listed are just recommendations, use whatever size is needed to get the correct gauge. When checking gauge make sure to make a swatch that is at least 4 rows tall.
  • hook size E (3.5mm)

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Once upon a time I was a professional costume designer/builder. Then I met a boy. You know how that goes. Now I am a Stay At Home Mom in NJ. We have twin girls who were born in July '07. The artist in me can not stay still, and we could use more income, so here I am! I love creating knit and crochet patterns, sewing (obviously!), book making, well...creating just about anything. We also have a creative hobby. In some of our free time we are Medieval Re-creationists. You can learn more about me, and see lots of fun snaps of my children and other creations on my blog, ~or~ You can keep tabs on my creations on my facebook page, both are linked below with my other crafty pages. Thanks for stopping by! Jessie