Your Everyday Plaid Skirt: Free Crochet Skirt Pattern

Cozy, yet fun. Warm and festive, this skirt will have you wishing for the Holidays. Your Everyday Plaid Skirt free crochet skirt pattern is ready for time outside in the cool, crisp air, or a day inside cuddled on your favorite chair. This crochet skirt pattern is perfect for you or your daughter to make and use so often you’ll forget that you’re even wearing it! It works up easily for beginners and experts! Because this skirt is custom to your size, you will feel like you have a personal tailor.

Inspiration

I love wearing skirts! In fact, if I could live in skirts all year round, I would. However, skirts often aren’t warm enough for the cold months. What could be the solution for that? Crochet one! I had this design for a crochet plaid skirt that I could wear all year round, and if it was made with worsted weight wool blend yarn it could keep me nice and warm. It also needed to be able to work for any size to wear it. I know how hard it is to find a skirt that works for you, and so I wanted to make one that could be customized to your exact measurements. This crochet skirt pattern is the result of that! I think you are going to love it!

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Construction

The construction of this pattern was designed with simplicity in mind. Since the main goal of the skirt was to be able to be customized to any size, I wanted the construction of the pattern to be adjustable. The pattern is based off of your own measurements, which dictate how long you make your waistband before joining it together to work in the round. Then you crochet around the waistband, and do increase rows to make the skirt as full as you would like. In order to capture the look of plaid, while you crochet the skirt you’ll just switch every 6 rows to the contrast color you’re using. Then once the skirt is finished, you use surface slip stitches to create textured plaid stripes. It’s so simple, but produces such a beautiful garment to wear!

Coming soon, there will be a video tutorial to walk you through each step of this design!

Sizing

With this pattern, I made it one of my goals to be able to have it work for any size. Yep, any size. It was a huge undertaking to find a way to make this work for everyone, and I think I figured it out! With this pattern, you will base it all on your own measurements. You’ll start with taking your waist and hip measurements. Then you’ll create a waistband that is the same length as your waist measurement, and then join the two ends to start working in the round. Then you get to adjust the measurements for how full the skirt is, and it can truly be a skirt tailored to fit you. It works for adults and for kids!

Your Everyday Classics Collection

Everyone has that one crochet project that they use (or wear) constantly. 

It’s the perfect blend of classic, but not boring; modern, but not overly trendy. 

These favorites were our inspiration for Your Everyday Classics collection

In it, you’ll find 12 exclusive crochet patterns from Knitting With Chopsticks, E’Claire Makery, and Joy of Motion Crochet, all designed to be your new go-to piece. 

We’ve covered the gamut from sweaters, blankets, and a vest, to socks, a headband, and more! 

You’re sure to adore this collection of fun new patterns, and find some great gift ideas as well!

You can check out all of the free patterns in my round up post, or get a copy of the exclusive Your Everyday Classics Ebook with all 12 Pattern PDFs in it.

Gauge: 4” x 4” square = 13 hdc x 9 rows

Sizing:

  • This skirt can be customized to fit your exact measurements, so that you can create a skirt that fits you perfectly! The measurements listed below are ones that you can use as a baseline, and adjust to fit you. Before you begin, take your waist and hip measurements, and write them down to use while crocheting. Also, measure from your waist to the length that you want the skirt to be. That way you have a goal to work towards.
  • Women’s Measurements to work off of:
    • Waist Measurements: 24 (26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 45, 47, 50)”
    • Hip Measurements: 34 (36, 40, 44, 48, 53, 55, 57, 62)”

 

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease (Worsted Weight 4; 197yd/180m; 3oz/85g; 80% acrylic, 20% wool) in two colors:

  • Forest Green Heather (MC)
  • Fisherman (CC)

Approximate Yarn Yardage:

  • MC = 1000 (1200, 1400, 1700, 1800, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300) yds
  • CC = 400 yds

Hook: US J/6mm crochet hook

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • Ch 2 at beginning of row or round does not count as a stitch.
  • Color changes in this pattern happen at the end of the round on the last yarn over of the last stitch. You’ll know to change colors by the next row starting with the color different then the one you are using for your current row. (Such as (MC) or (CC)).

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain 
  • st (s) = stitch (es) 
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • flo = front loops only 
  • blo = back loops only 
  • rnd (s) = round (s)
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • MC = main color 
  • CC = contrast color

Your Everyday Skirt Pattern:

Waistband:

Using the Main Color, ch 8

Row 1: Starting in the 3rd ch from the hook, dc 6

Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc 6 in the blo

Row 3: ch 2, turn, dc 6 in the flo

Continue repeating rows 2-3 until your waistband reaches the ⅘ the length of your waist measurement. The waistband will stretch a lot, which is why we do it based off of your waist measurement. If you would like to, you can always do it as your hip measurement and then add the belt! That’s what I ended up doing.

Once your waistband has reached the length you would like, join both ends together by doing sl sts along the top of the rows with the right sides together. Then we’ll move onto the body of the skirt.

 

Body of Skirt

To begin the body of the skirt, switch to CC from the MC after doing the sl sts.

Rnd 1: (CC) ch 2, hdc around the waistband doing approximately 2 stitches in each row of the waistband. For my sample, which was a size small, I had 100 stitches around. I recommend doing it to a multiple of 5. On last st of the rnd switch to MC on the last yo, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of rnd.

As you continue the skirt, carry CC one st at the beginning of each rnd to bring it up to the next rnd where you need it. This will prevent you from having to rejoin the yarn each time and have fewer ends to weave in.

Rnd 2: (MC) ch 2, *hdc 4, inc, repeat from * around, if you can’t complete a full repeat at the end then just hdc to the end of the rnd, join with a sl st to the ch 2 at the beginning of the rnd

Rnd 3: (MC) ch 2, hdc around, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of rnd

Rnds 4-5: repeat rnds 2-3

After those two rnds, you can either repeat them again to make the skirt fuller or you can stop increasing. If you want to continue increasing, Repeat rnds 2-3 until you have your desired skirt width.

Rnd 6-7: (MC) ch 2, hdc around, on last st of the rnd switch to CC on the last yo, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of rnd

Rnd 8: (CC) ch 2, hdc around, on last st of the rnd switch to MC on the last yo, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of rnd

Rnds 9-14: (MC) ch 2, hdc around, join with sl st to ch 2 at beginning of rnd

Continue repeating rnds 8-14 till you have your desired length. I did a total of 7 sections of 6 rnds of the MC + 1 rnd of CC.

Once you are done with the repeats, fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Plaid Striping

To do the plaid striping for the skirt, we will be using the surface sl st technique. To start your first line, choose a stitch in the first rnd of the skirt. Pull a sl st up through that st, and then sl st over each st that lines up with the one you started with. When you get to brim, fasten off.

You’ll repeat those steps for each row of the stripes around the skirt. I did mine in groupings of 3 and then a single one. I space the 3 stripes next to each other with one st in between each row. Then for the one stripe I spaced it 6 stitches away from the group of three. See video tutorial (coming soon) for a more in depth look at the striping.

 

Belt:

If you find your skirt waistband stretches too much, you can add this belt to your skirt.

To create the belt, ch enough stitches to reach the length of your hip measurements. Then starting in the third ch from hook, hdc across all the ch sts. If you’d like it to be thicker, you can add one more row of ch sts.

 

I hope that you love your brand new crochet skirt! I can’t wait to see the beautiful skirts that you create from this pattern! If you make a skirt of your own from this pattern, I’d love to share it on social media. Just tag me on Instagram or Facebook using the tag @eclairemakery or #eclairemakery.

Happy stitching,

Claire