My name is Deanne Ramsay and I live in Canberra, Australia. I am on a mission to create designs that are not only great to wear and use, but are interesting and enjoyable to create as well. After ...
My name is Deanne Ramsay and I live in Canberra, Australia. I am on a mission to create designs that are not only great to wear and use, but are interesting and enjoyable to create as well. After all, you are the one doing all the hard work!
I like to use simple stitch combinations to create interesting and beautiful fabrics as well as provide a canvas for you to make your own fabulous, colourful masterpiece. Being a busy mother, I fully embrace the idea of minimum effort for maximum effect so I try to incorporate that philosophy into my patterns. My designs are virtually, if not completely seamless, and most are easily customised for the perfect fit. I love using a variety of fibres and combining colours to create beautiful, practical and interesting pieces.
All my patterns are offered with full after-sales support. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me via email. I am always happy to be of any assistance I can and would love to hear from you.
I look forward to seeing what you create from my designs. Together, lets show the world how fabulous crochet can be!
When I was about 7 years old, a Flamenco dancer visited my school to perform. I was dazzled by her shiny black hair, dancing shoes and beautiful long flowing skirt edged with coloured ruffles. Andalucia is a crocheted skirt inspired by this memory. It is a soft billowy A-line skirt, perfect for dancing and twirling.
Constructed from the top down and completely seamless it's both easy and super-quick. Easily customised for a perfect fit with an elastic waistband, it's the ideal choice for your little flamenco dancer.
Pattern includes instructions for both DK and light worsted weight yarns.
For DK/8ply:17 sc to 4 inches/10cm on 4.5mm hook (or size required to achieve gauge)
For worsted/10ply: 15 sc to 4 inches/10cm on 5.0mm hook (or size required to achieve gauge)
A note regarding gauge: For this pattern, gauge is not critical as the elastic waistband makes a perfect fit easy. It is more important to get the feel and drape of the fabric right. If it feels too stiff and thick, go up a hook size. If it is looking too loose and see-through (it is a skirt after all!), change to a smaller hook. It is up to you. However, don't forget to take into account the difference blocking will make!