Sunday, January 17

DIY Easy Knit Tulip Skirt

Welcome Back!

It's Sunday, which means it's a Momma Craft day.

You will need to know how to knit, but it is a beginner project. If you don't know how to knit, check out this website. I taught myself how to knit in a day following their video demonstrations. And I'm sure with a bit of practice, you'll be able to do this project in no time at all!

What you need:
12 inch circular needle, U.S. size 6
1 skein of yarn (I had just enough with 100g/3.5 oz)
1/4" width piece of elastic for the waistband
Large plastic needle for finishing
Ruler or measuring tape

1. First, you need to decide how large in inches you want the bottom of the skirt to be. The larger it is, the more dramatic it will be. Cast on about 8 to 10 stitches and then measure to see how many stitches are in an inch. Take the number of stitches in an inch and multiply that by how many inches you want the bottom to be, and that's how many stitches you need to cast on total. I think I started at 186 stitches and my daughter is in 18-24 month clothing.

2. Do three rows, knitting in the round, before you start to decrease. After the third row, decreasing by 5 stitches for each row - keeping them spaced out. Do this until your skirt is about 3 to 4 inches in length.

3. Decrease by 10 stitches for the next three rows.

4. Now you will have the flared part finished and you need to start making the body of the skirt. To do this, knit one, then knit two together and repeat until the body of the skirt is narrow enough to fit loosely over the hip and thigh area.

5. Continue to knit in the round (do not decrease anymore stitches) until the skirt has reached your desired length, and then knit about 4 to 5 more rounds to accommodate the waistband.

6. Take the elastic and measure the width of your child's waist and trim to size. Thread the elastic threw the large plastic needle and weave it in between stitches a half an inch from the top. You can either tie the two ends together when they meet, or sew them together.

7. Finally, sew closed the waist band using your yarn and the the plastic needle, and weave in loose ends.

There you have it! A quick and easy skirt that's cute and warm in the winter when paired with leggings. You can get creative with this and add embellishments like ribbons or flowers - anything you want.

I hope you found this helpful!
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Have a great night everyone!

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