How could I forget to share this beauty with you!
If you follow me on Instagram you’d have seen that I actually completed this skirt about a month ago … ooops.
Muki Crafts put a request out on Instagram for pattern testers way back in April and I jumped at the chance. The skirt was super cute and I knew our niece would LOVE it.
I used two balls of Drops I Love You 7 in pink and one ball of Drops Lace in off-white. The main body of the skirt was made with a 4mm hook and for the lace section I used a 2mm hook.
The pattern is now available to purchase from Muki Crafts on her Ravelry page.
The waist band was supposed to be finished with elastic, but I had plenty of cotton left over so I chose to make a cord. Out came this gadget that I’ve had since I was a kid.
Cords are easy to make with this. Once set up, you just spin the handle and out comes the cord. I can see that I’ll be making a lot more of these for everything. I’m glad this never got thrown away in any clear out.
And isn’t the cord the perfect finishing touch?
Yep. I love it.
Last weekend was the Thorpe Bay Horticultural Society Summer Show. I entered this skirt in the crochet category, and my socks in the knitting category. When I returned to the show that afternoon I was very pleased to see that I had won prizes for both of them. My skirt came first and my socks came second! Wow. I may have had a slight disaster with the colour bleeding in my socks, but clearly they still have charm.
As I’ve said above, this tutu skirt is for our niece, but I can’t make something for one without treating her brother as well. There was a pattern in a recent Simply Crochet Magazine for a crab, and I thought he’d be perfect.
How cute is this little fella? I love the way the eyes were made and will have to try that technique again.