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Crocheted Skirt

flowermom5 | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi! I’m new to this forum. I have sewn for many years. I recently started a new project that is a take off of a crochet skirt pattern I saw in a book. In the book, the skirt was single-crocheted until the hip and then the rest was granny squares. I am just making the granny squares and then I plan to attach them to a fabric yoke. Any ideas on how best to attach the granny squares to the fabric would be welcome. ( I will be underlining the granny squares)

Thank you!

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  1. Teaf5 | | #1

    If the whole skirt will be lined, I would do a blanket stitch around the bottom (and finished) of the fabric part with the same weight/color of yarn you used for the granny squares, then slipstitch (or single crochet) the lower part of the skirt to loops created by the blanket stitching.  If you make the blanket stitches approximately the same length as a crochet stitch on the granny squares, you'll be able to match them up fairly easily.

    Before attaching the crocheted part to the fabric part, make sure the fabric is the same width or even slightly shorter than the crocheted part of the skirt, as you can always work in a little ease on the crocheted part, but having extra on the fabric layer would bunch and look funny.

    Sounds like a beautiful garment; can you post photos when you are finished?

    1. flowermom5 | | #2

      Thank you very much for your idea. It is totally different from what I was thinking, but it sounds like it would work really well. I'll let you know how it goes:)

      Thanks:)

       

  2. MaryinColorado | | #3

    Are you interlining the squares seperately or all in one piece?  I am thinking that you could add  enough of the interlining for a seam allowance to attatch to the crocheted part.

    Another idea might be very tiny buttonholes (the size of eyelets) in the fabric part.  Then you could crochet the yarn part to the openings.

    Your idea sounds neat.  Are you using knit fabric or a woven?  If you have a serger, I think it might  handle the two weights better than the sewing machine.  It might also help to use water soluble stablizer under the crochet to support it while sewing.

    Figuring these things out and then accomplishing it is so fun, enjoy the process!

    1. flowermom5 | | #4

      Thank you very much for your many suggestions. I am thrilled to finally find a place to talk to so many people about my favorite hobby:)

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