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Posted on April 3, 2014 There have been 0 comments

Happy Tweed Day!

Today is Tweed Day and we’re feeling the need for tweed! Not the traditional Scottish man’s jacket kind, instead the geek chic crochet skirt kind! So if you’re into crochet then here is a lovely project from the Nicki Trench book, Geek Chic Crochet, for you to enjoy.

 

tweed skirt

A great little skirt made using a smart and effective tweed stitch in three vivid colours.

MATERIALS

Rooster Almerino DK

50% baby alpaca/50% merino mix DK (light worsted) yarn

» 2:2:3:3 x 50g (13⁄4oz) balls – approx 225:225:337.5:337.5m (248:248:372:372yd) – of shade 212 Blueberry (A)

» 2:2:2:2 x 50g (13⁄4oz) balls – approx 225:225:225:225m (248:248:248:248yd) – each of shades 210 Custard (B), 213 Cherry (C)

4mm (US size G/6) crochet hook

ABBREVIATIONS

beg begin

ch chain

cont continue

dc double crochet

foll follows

htr half treble

inc increase/increasing

rep repeat/repeating

RS right side

sp space

st(s) stitch(es)

tr treble

WS wrong side

yrh yarn round hook

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

fptr (front post treble) tr worked around stalk of st from previous round from front of work

bptr (back post treble) tr worked around stalk of st from previous round from back of work

TENSION

22 sts x 21 rows over 10cm (4in) square working tweed st using 4mm (US size G/6) hook.

SKIRT FRONT & BACK

(make 2 the same)

Using A make 55:61:65:71ch.

Row 1 (RS): Miss 2 ch, 1htr in each ch to end. (54:60:64:70 sts)

Row 2: 2ch, miss first st, *fptr around stalk of next st, 1bptr around stalk of next st; rep from * to last st, 1htr in top of 2-ch.

Row 3: 2ch, miss first st, *1bptr around stalk of next st, 1fptr around stalk of next st; rep from * to last st, 1htr in top of 2-ch.

Inc row: 1ch, miss first st, working in dc inc 24 sts evenly across. (78:84:88:94 sts)

Beg working tweed st as foll:

Row 5: 1ch, 1dc in first st, *1ch, miss 1 st, 1dc in next st; rep from * to last dc, 1dc in last dc.

Do not fasten off, attach B.

Row 6: Using B, 1ch, 1dc in first st, *1ch, miss 1 st, 1dc in

next ch sp; rep from * to last dc, 1dc in last dc.

Do not fasten off, attach C.

Row 7: Using C, rep Row 6.

Cont to change colour in this sequence, rep Row 6 to form tweed st until work measures 41cm (16in).

Fasten off.

FINISHING

With WS together, sew up side seams, turn RS out.

Block and press.

 Tip

The skirt is designed to sit on the hips, rather than at the waist.

 

Geek Chic Crochet by Nicki Trench is available here.

Enjoy the rest of your week folks and happy tweed day!


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