Introducing the Kea Lani Skirt Pattern my latest FREE crochet pattern! This pattern was inspired as I had a desire to create a fun and flattering summer skirt to use as a beach cover-up. During the designing process, I realized the Kea Lani Skirt can be worn year-round. It would look great at the beach or poolside but also would look great over leggings in the Fall or Winter. I had an amazing group of women that helped me test this pattern so it’s available in Women sizes from XS – 5X. You can find the low-cost PDF paid pattern in my Shop HERE, or on Etsy HERE & Ravelry HERE.

I used cotton yarn and I realize cotton yarn can be tricky to buy online. Two of my favorite cotton yarns are from WeCrochet. I really like CotLin and Dishie Yarn as they are available in a range of sizes and don’t pill.  I also used my Furls Odyssey Hook for this project! I’m in the process of making a child pattern for the Kea Lani Skirt pattern so be on the lookout & sign up for my Newsletter to get the latest pattern releases.

I hope you love this fun and quick pattern! Please share with me on social media. You can follow me on Instagram HERE and on Facebook HERE! Tag me @pinkplumeriamaui and use #pinkplumeriamaui. If you like this project, you can check these other free patterns: Boho Vibes Bag, Lotus Dream Catcher, and Kelly Ear Warmer Tunisian Crochet Pattern.

Materials:

Yards/Ounces:

  • XS, S, M: 14 oz/400 g or  740 y/680 m 
  • L, XL: 17.5 oz/500 g or 680 y/850 m 
  • 2X, 3X, 4X:  21 oz/600 g or 1110 y/1020 m 
  • 5X: 24.5 oz/700 g or 1295 y/1190 m

Skill Level:

Easy 

Size:

XS-5X

 

Gauge:  

4″ x 4″ = 4 rounds of a pattern with H/5.0 mm hook

Abbreviations:   

ch = chain 

sl st = slip stitch   

sc = single crochet  

sc2tog = single crochet  

dc = double crochet    

tc = triple crochet 

BPdc = back post double crochet 

FPdc = front post double crochet 

BPtc = back post triple crochet 

FPtc = front post triple crochet

Dimensions:

Special Stitches:

  • Granny Stitch working in the round.  
  • Granny Stripes.

Notes:

  • The fit has 1-inch ease in the body.
  • I suggest going through and reading pattern and highlighting your size in each step of the pattern. 
  • Ch 2 does count as a stitch. 
  • Panels are worked with a granny square and then granny stitch rows on sides.  
  • Pattern written XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X).

Pattern:

(Make two) 

With H/5.0 mm hook. 

Round 1: Using a magic ring, ch 2, 2dc, ch 1, *3dc, ch 1*. Repeat * to * 2 more times. Sl st to top of ch 2. Turn. (4 clusters of 3dc) 

Round 2: Sl st into ch-1 space, (ch 2, 2dc, ch 1, 3dc, ch1) in ch-1 space. *(3dc, ch 1, 3dc, ch 1) into ch-1 space*. Repeat * to * 2 more times. Sl st to top of ch 2. Turn. (8 clusters of 3dc)

Round 3: Sl st into ch-1 space, (ch 2, 2dc, ch 1) in ch-1 space. *(3dc, ch 1, 3dc, ch 1) in ch-1 space and then (3dc, ch 1) in ch-1 space*. Repeat * to * around the square and (3dc, ch 1, 3dc, ch 1) in last ch-1 space (corner) and sl st to top of ch 2. Turn. (12 clusters of of 3dc) 

Round 4: Sl st into ch-1 space, (ch 2, 2dc, ch 1) in ch-1 space. *(3dc, ch 1, 3dc, ch 1) in ch-1 space (corner) and then (3dc, ch 1) in ch-1 space (side), (3dc, ch 1) in ch-1 space (side)*. Repeat * to * around the square and (3dc, ch 1) in last ch-1 space. Sl st to top of ch 2. Turn. (16 clusters of 3dc)  Round 5-16 (16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 19, 19): Repeat Round 4 with (3dc, ch 1) in ch-1 spaces on sides and (3 dc, ch1, 3dc, ch 1) in corners. Stop here for Fasten off for all sizes. 

Panel complete for XS.

Sides: 

Notes: After last turn you will be adding rows to the sides of the granny square. There’s no top or bottom until you choose one. Turn work to one of the sides and face it upwards to start row. Attach yarn in right corner of panel in ch-1 corner. You will add rows to 2 opposite sides of square to make a rectangle. There’s no sides for XS. 

Row 1: Ch 3, *(3dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 space*. Repeat * to * and dc in corner ch-1 space. Turn. 

Row 2: Ch 2, (2dc, ch 1) in same st, *(3dc, ch 1) in ch-1 space*. Repeat * to * and 3dc in ch-3 space. Turn.  

Panel complete for S.  

Row 3: Ch 3, *(3dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 space*. Repeat * to * and dc in ch-2 space Turn. 

Panel complete for M.  

Continue repeating Row 2 & 3 until Rows (L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X): (4, 6, 9, 10, 9, 12). Fasten off.

Repeat rows on opposite side of

Seam:

With right sides facing each other, match up cluster on sides and using a SM mark how high you want the split on side of skirt. I did a 6” slit on skirt pictured. Whipstitch sides together and turn work right side out.

Waist:

With G/4.5 mm hook, attach yarn on corner of waist in a ch-3 space. You will be working in the round.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-3 space, *sc on top of each side row, sc on top of each dc*. Repeat from * to * and sl st to 1st sc.

Round 2 (S, M, L, XL): Ch 1, *8 sc, sc2tog around* and sc in any remaining sts. Sl st to 1st sc. (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X): Ch 1, *10 sc, sc2tog around* and sc in any remaining sts. Sl st to 1st sc.

Round 3: Ch 3, *FPtc, BPtc*. Repeat from * to * around and sl st to top of ch 3.  

Round 4: Ch 2, *FPdc, BPdc*. Repeat from * to* around and sl st to top of ch 2.  

Round 5: Ch 1, sc around and sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.  

DrawString: 

With H/5.0 mm hook and holding 2 strands of yarn ch to make drawstring 42” (44”, 48”, 53”, 58”, 66”, 68”, 71”, 77”) or desired length. Leave a tail and fasten off. Pull ch tight to form a knot. Find center front of skirt and weave drawstring in and out of FPtc and BPtc all the way around back and to front of skirt. Even out your drawstring and you’re ready to go.

 

 

You can find a PDF version HERE, on Etsy HERE & on Ravelry HERE. You can also Pin it for later HERE!

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July 16, 2020

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