Spider Silk Skirt

I am absolutely delighted to announce my newest design: The Spider Silk Skirt!

What goes better with leggings weather than a cute Halloween skirt that works up quick and features a gorgeous draping spider web design with sparkly silver yarn suspended in a pool of inky black bliss? This skirt would make a great addition to a child’s spider costume or as an everyday layering piece perfect for all things Fall and Halloween.

The signature spider web look of this full skirt was inspired by a granny stitch star. Your child will love the way it drapes and twirls!

***The printable pdf of the Spider Silk Skirt pattern will be available soon in my Love Crafts store for only $1.99. Thanks for your support!***

Let’s get started!

Materials

2 Skeins Simply Soft Black

1 Skein Simply Soft Party Yarn Silver (2 skeins for 10/12 size)

5.5 mm hook

Skill Level

Sizes

2/4  ( 6/8,  10/12 )

Yardage

636-958

The sparkly silver yarn really makes the design POP!

Finished Measurements

2/4: 22 inch waistband unstretched, 8 inch length

6/8: 25 inch waistband unstretched, 8 inch length

10/12: 29 inch waistband unstretched, 10 inch length

Abbreviations 

ch = chain

yo = yarn over

sk = skip

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

dc = double crochet

dc inc = double crochet increase (2 double crochet in the same stitch)

Gauge

Row 1: Ch 16, dc in the 3rd ch from the hook and each ch across, turn.

Rows 2-8: Ch 2, dc in the next st and each st across, the last dc should be in the top of the turning chain from the previous row. 

Your swatch should roughly measure 4 inches by 4 inches. If not, adjust hook size up or down accordingly.

This skirt is so flouncy and fun! I love the silhouette it makes. It’s absolutely perfect for the transition into Halloween and all things Fall!

Notes

The waistband is worked in rows and then stitched together to form a circle. The length of the skirt is worked in rounds with evenly spaced decreases to mimic the shape of a spider’s web. (similar to a granny star)

Color Changes: When working the last dc of the current color, leave the last two loops on the hook and pull through with the new color. 

Tapestry Crochet: Always carry the color you aren’t using along with you, working your stitches around the unworked strand and the stitches you are working into. It is important to do this even on rounds when there is only one color to keep the tension and thickness consistent throughout the work.

Waist

 Row 1: Ch 5, hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and each ch across, turn.
 Rows 2 – 44 (50, 58) Ch 2, working in the blo, hdc in the same st and each st across, turn. Unstretched your waistband should measure roughly 22 in (25 in, 29 in)
Without twisting the band, sl st the two ends together. 
Ch 1, sc 81 (90, 99) evenly around. 

Skirt

Round 1: With silver, ch 1, sc in same st, sc 4, in the next st (sc, ch 3, sc), *sc 9, in the next st (sc, ch 3, sc)* repeat from * to * until there are 4 sts left, sc in the remaining 4 sts, sl st to the top of the first sc.

Round 2: With silver ch 2, dc in same st, with black dc to corner, in the corner created by the ch 3 space, work 1 black dc, 1 silver dc, 1 black dc, then *with black dc to middle , with silver 1 dc, with black dc to corner, in the corner work 1 black dc, 1 silver dc, 1 black dc* repeat from * to * until you work the last corner, with black dc to the end of the round, switch to silver to complete the last dc and sl st to the beginning of the round.

Round 3: With silver ch 2, dc in same st, with black dc to corner, inc, with silver 1 dc, *with black dc inc, dc to middle, with silver 1 dc, with black dc to corner, dc inc, with silver 1 dc* repeat from * to * until you work the last corner, with black dc to the end of the round, switch to silver to complete the last dc and sl st to the beginning of the round.

Round 4: With silver, ch 1, sc in same st, *sc to corner, in the corner (sc, ch 3, sc)*, repeat from * to * until you work the last corner, sc to the end of the round, sl st to the beginning of the round.

Rounds 5- 16 (16, 19) Repeat rounds 2-4

Round 17 (17, 20) Repeat round 3

Round 18 (18, 21) With silver, ch 1 sc in same st, ch 3, sc in same st, sc to corner, *in the corner (sc, ch 3, sc), sc to middle, in the middle (sc, ch 3, sc), sc to corner*, repeat from * to * until you work the last corner, sc to the end of the round, sl st to the beginning of the round. Cut yarn and weave in ends. 

Please do not redistribute this pattern as your own, but feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern as long as you credit Nine Inspired as the designer.

Published by angela inspired

I'm a dreamer and a doer and I never stop learning. I love fiber arts and FOOD! I have a 6 year old daughter named Echo, a wonderful partner named Cam, and a little puppy named Finn. Together we live and explore in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. <3

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