I know I’ve been teasing you with pictures of my BOHO Crochet Maxi Skirt as I was crocheting it, but now it is finally finished! I am so happy with how it came out. It is a one of a kind original design and I feel like a hippie princess wearing it!!
First I want to thank Rebecca aka Twinklehook for all of her encouragement, suggestions and all around awesome cheerleading as I was designing this skirt!!
Now let me tell you all about it!
From the first warm day of spring until the last leaf falls in autumn, my warm weather uniform is a tank top and maxi skirt. I love wearing skirts. I love full skirts that make me feel like I am 5 years old when I twirl around. I love full skirts because I feel like I am the sexiest woman alive when I sashay around. I love wearing skirts because they are cool and comfortable.
I love wearing THIS maxi skirt because I MADE IT!! ❤ ❤ ❤
I would like to tell you that the full pattern is below in this post. Or that there is a link to the pattern – but I can’t. I didn’t even take any notes while I was making it.
I had a design in mind when I started but it ended up with every row being decided on as I went along. There were a few rows that worked together to build a specific stitch pattern but for the most part my hook was taking the lead. Surprisingly I didn’t need to frog any part of this. And even more surprising was that every row ended up with the right amount of stitches! The crochet gods were guiding my hook for sure!!
The truth is – this skirt was very easy to make. I just used stitch patterns and a few basic techniques that we all know.
How to Crochet a Boho Style Maxi Skirt
The waistband of the skirt was done using the same method that you would use to make the band on a hat. Using back loop only half double crochet stitches I made a band that fit around my waist. I slip stitched it together and then went around the bottom in single crochet stitches to form the first round for the skirt.
The top section of the skirt is all single crochet. It was all about modesty here and I didn’t want to have to wear or sew any kind of a liner underneath the skirt. If you’ve ever made an amigurumi doll or stuffed animal you know how to do this. I crocheted continuously in the round so that there was no seam.
Once the single crochet was at the length that I wanted – about 2 or 3 inches above the knee I did 2 rounds of double crochet. Then I switched to treble crochet stitches for the rest of the skirt. I used variations of shell, fan, and cluster stitches. I placed rows of treble stitches or treble with chain space between each fan/shell/cluster section.
Here is all you need to know, remember, or keep in mind to design your own crochet skirt.
- I wanted a very full skirt so I did some increase rounds when I started the treble stitches.
- If you want a narrower skirt – don’t do the increases.
- For narrow skirts you can make a slit in the back or on the side of the skirt by switching to crocheting in rows instead of rounds when you reach the length you want your slit to be.
- Be creatively brave – the worst that will happen is you have to pull the stitches out and try a different stitch.
Another thing that I had not considered at first was the type of yarn that I used. For this skirt I used Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue. I chose this yarn because I had 6 skeins of it in my stash and I liked the color. In hindsight I wish that I had used lighter weight yarn.
I ended up using 8 full skeins of yarn on this skirt and it is pretty heavy. It is heavy in weight but surprisingly cool to wear. The open lacy stitches allow plenty of airflow through the skirt so it was not too hot to wear it. I did however need to make a drawstring to keep it from falling down. I made a kumihimo braid for the drawstring and now it sits very securely on my hips.
So my final thoughts on my skirt are – I wanted to crochet a skirt and I didn’t want to spend time or money trying to find a pattern that is someone else’s dream skirt. I wanted my own custom, one of a kind skirt. I used basic stitches anyone that knows how to crochet can do or can easily learn. You can crochet this skirt. Trust your skills. Trust your instincts. Trust your hook.
Thanks for reading!