Are you looking for a new and stylish skirt to add to your wardrobe? Then check out this Elegant Long Bohemian Crochet Skirt!
This free pattern and video tutorial is perfect for crocheters of all skill levels and is both comfortable and versatile.
This crochet maxi skirt is made using thread yarn and features a gorgeous cable stitch pattern that creates a flattering and elegant silhouette.
It is also easily adjustable to fit any size, so you can create the perfect skirt for your body type.
Whether you are dressing it up for a special occasion or wearing it casually, this simple skirt is sure to turn heads. It is also a great skirt to wear for travel, as it is lightweight and easy to pack.
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This elegant bohemian crochet skirt was inspired by the warmer-than-usual fall weather in the Pacific Northwest. I decided I wanted to crochet a long bohemian skirt that could be worn all season long.
I wanted a versatile skirt that could be dressed up or down, and that would be comfortable for everyday wear, such as a beach day, a festival, or even just a casual lunch with friends.
With its elasticized waist, this easy skirt pattern goes well with any cute tank top, a crop top jacket, and even over a bathing suit!
There are so many different styles to pair this skirt with. I’m talking sandals, heels, and even boots! This makes for a great addition to the perfect project.
What makes this a unique look:
- Bohemian style: This flowy skirt features a carefree silhouette that is reminiscent of the boho fashion style.
- Versatility: The skirt can be dressed up or down, making it perfect for a variety of occasions.
- Inclusive sizing: The skirt comes in 9 inclusive sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit.
- Flattering design: The skirt is designed to be flattering on all body types.
- Adjustable waist: The skirt has an adjustable waist, so you can get the perfect fit.
- Easy to crochet: The skirt is crocheted using basic crochet stitches, making it a fun project for crocheters of all skill levels.
I chose to make this beautiful skirt with a side slit because I love how it creates a flowy, carefree silhouette.
I also wanted to make sure that this long crochet skirt was flattering on all body types, so I designed it to be easily adjustable such as adding or shortening the length of the skirt.
This maxi crochet skirt pattern comes in 9 various sizes, made for different sizes in mind making this the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
In addition to the above features, this gorgeous skirt is made with Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. This type of thread is lightweight and durable, making it perfect for crocheting skirts and other garments.
The fine gauge of the thread also allows for a delicate and intricate stitch pattern. When using a substitute yarn for the best results, try using a cotton fingering yarn to be able to achieve that lightweight finish.
Overall, this lovely crochet skirt has a unique style and is a versatile garment that is perfect for crocheters of all skill levels. It is sure to turn heads and become a favorite in your wardrobe.
I’m so excited to share this pattern with you! I hope you enjoy making and wearing this amazing crochet skirt.
And if you like this style, then you might also like to check out these other free crochet patterns here:
Watch The Video Tutorial Here
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This skirt is crocheted top-down using the Arrowhead Cable Stitch Pattern, which adds structure and dimension to the fabric.
I wanted to use a lightweight yarn to reduce the weight of the skirt, so I chose Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. The fine gauge of the thread requires a small crochet hook, so I used a 2.5 mm crochet hook for the entire skirt.
Before you start crocheting this skirt, be known that it is a time commitment and requires a lot of repetitive stitching. However, many people find crocheting large projects to be quite therapeutic and relaxing.
In addition to its versatility and style, this lacy skirt is also a great way to show off your crochet skills. The cable stitch pattern is both challenging and rewarding, and the finished skirt is sure to be a conversation starter.
Here are some additional tips before making this easy crochet skirt pattern:
- Be sure to gauge your swatch carefully before you start crocheting. This will help you ensure that your skirt fits perfectly.
- If you are new to crocheting cable stitches, watch the video tutorial here
- Once your skirt is finished, be sure to block it. This will help it to keep its shape and look its best.
The Arrowhead Cable stitch pattern uses a few common stitches such as the Single Crochet, Double Crochet, and Treble Crochet Stitch. I also added a touch of Picot to the edging to jazz it up a bit.
Check out this other free pattern I made using the Arrowhead Cable Stitch pattern as well.
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Tools And Materials:
Yarn weight: Size 10
Brand: Aunt Lydias Thread (1000 yrds)
Hook: 2.5 mm hook
Waistband Gauge: 10 Hdc Sts x 11 rows = 1.3”x 4”
Cable Stitch Gauge: 3 CB St x 10.5 rows = 4” x 4”
No. balls: XS[S/M/L/XL] [2XL/3XL/4XL/5XL] – 2.2 [2.4/ 2.7/ 3.0/ 3.4] [3.8/ 4.0/ 4.2/ 4.6] These are estimations only, based on a height of 5’2 – 5’5 (157 – 167cm) and size of 1000yrds/skein.
Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, rubber band, decorative beads
Things to Note:
§ Prepare gauge to get the right size. You may need to adjust your tension or hook size to obtain the same gauge
§ Turning chain does not count as a stitch unless mentioned otherwise
§ Check out the Video tutorial here
§ Abbreviation is available in English US format here.
Your body measurement:
§ Your hip size: XS [S/ M/ L/ XL] [2XL/ 3XL/ 4XL/ 5XL] – 34 [36/ 40/ 44/ 48] [53/ 55/ 57/ 62] inches or 86.4 [91.4/ 101.6/ 111.8/ 121.9] [134.6/ 139.7/ 144.8/ 157.5] cm (size up if you are in between sizes)
§ Hip size refers to the circumference of the widest part of your bum area as well as the actual finished garment when stretched.
§ Model is wearing size M and is 5’ 3”/ 160cm in these pictures for reference
Bohemian Crochet Skirt - Free Crochet pattern
Step-by Step Instructions
PART 1: Waist Band (Video Tutorial)
1. Foundation Row: Ch 10, + 1 to start the next row
2. Row 1: From the 2nd Ch from hook, work a Hdc and across, Ch 1 turn
3. Row 2: Hdc across through the back post (BPO) only
4. Row 3: Rep Row 2 for a total of 80 [90/ 95/ 110/ 120] [130/ 140/ 145/ 155] rows or until you have achieved your hip width while stretched ending on a 0 or 5 number.
The rows given above are for your reference only and it’s best to measure your work against your body as you go.
5. Last Row: Fold the waistband in half and Slst BPO across the front piece and through both loops on the back piece on each St of both rows together, Ch 1, turn to row side.
PART 2: Skirt Pattern (Video Tutorial)
1. Rnd 1: Work 2 Sc across each row evenly and loosely, Slst into the 1st St to join in the round.
You should have double the amount of Sts per Row ending on a 0 number.
2. Rnd 2: In the same Slst, work a *(Dc, Ch 1, Sk1) Rep (*) in the round, Slst into the 1st
St to join.
3. Rnd 3 – 4: Sc in Ch Sp, *(Work a Puff St (4Dc) in Ch Sp, Ch 2), Rep (*) in the round, Slst into the 1st St to join. Rep for 1 more row.
4. Rnd 5: In the same St, work a Dc, 2 Dc on Ch Sp, *(Dc on St, 2 Dc on Ch Sp) Rep(*) in the round. Slst into the 1st St to join.
5. Rnd 6: In the same St, work a Dc and 3 more across, Ch 1, Sk 1, *(Dc 4, Ch 1, Sk 1), Rep (*) in the round. Slst into the 1st St to join.
6. Rnd 7 (Cable Pattern): In the same St, work a Dc, *(Yo 2x, Insert hook through the 4th St on the prev row (See image 1), work 1 Tc St. Work 1 more Tc in the same St, Dc on the 3rd St (see image 2), Ch 1, Sk 1, Dc, Work 2 Tc on the same 4th St on the prev
row. Sk 2 Sts, Dc, Ch 1, Sk 1, *(Dc, work 2 Tc in the St on the prev row, Sk 2 Sts, Dc on the 3rd St, Ch 1, Sk 1, Dc, Work 2 Tc on the same prev St on the prev row, Sk 2 Sts, Dc, Ch 1, Sk 1). Rep (*) in the round. Slst into the 1st St to join.
7. Rnd 8: Sc in the same St and in each St and Ch in the round. Slst into the 1st St to join.
8. Next Rounds: Rep Rnd 7 & 8 Arrowhead Cable Stitch Pattern for as many rows as you’d like until the length you would like to start your slit. I have worked a total of 24 rows.
9 .Next Row: *(Dc, work 2 Tc in the St on the prev row, Sk 2 Sts, Dc on the 3rd St, Ch 1, Sk 1, Dc, Work 2 Tc on the same prev St on the prev row, Sk 2 Sts, Dc, Ch 1, Sk 1). Rep (*) across until the last Dc St for the row, Ch 1 turn
10.Next Row: Sc each St across, Ch 1 turn
11.Next Rows: Rep Steps 9 and 10 until you’ve reached your preferred length minus 1”/ 2.5cm for the edging.
Your last row should end on Step 10.
For ref I am 5’3” / 160cm tall and this skirt sits on my hips and is 34.5 in/ 87.6cm long. I worked a total of 76 Rows (minus edging)
PART 3: Edging (Video Tutorial)
1. Foundation Row: From your last St, Ch 1 and turn towards the slit row. Sc each row evenly across until the 3rd last St at the beginning of the slit. Sc the 1st and 3rd St together while Sk the 2nd St. Cont to Sc each Row across evenly. Slst into the 1st St to join in the round. Ch 1 turn
2. Rnd 1: (RS) Dc each St across until the last 3rd St at the beginning of the slit.
3. Dc the next 3 Sts together. Cont to Dc across until the bottom of the slit. Work 3
Dc, Dc across in the round. On the last St, work 3Dc, Slst to join
4. Rnd 2: Work *(Dc 2, Ch 1, Sk 1), Rep (*) across until the 3rd last St at the beginning of the slit, Dc the next 3 Sts together. Cont (*) across until the bottom of the slit. Work 3 Dc, Rep (*) across in the round. On the last St, work 3Dc, Slst to join
Tip: The prev Dc3tog St should be your 2nd St in the grouped stitch
5. Rnd 3: Work Dc Sts on each St and Ch across until the 3rd last St at the beginning of the slit, Dc the next 3 Sts together. Cont to Dc across until the bottom of the slit. Work 3 Dc, Dc across in the round. On the last St, work 3Dc, Slst to join
6. Rnd 4: *(Sc 5, Ch 3, work a picot on the last St) Rep (*) across until the 3rd last St at the beginning of the slit, Dc the next 3 Sts together. Cont (*) across until the bottom of the slit. Work 3 Dc, Rep (*) across in the round. On the last St, work 3Dc, Slst to join. Bind off.
Picot Stitch: Ch 3, Slst in the last St made. Ref video tutorial here
PART 4: Adding Elastic Band (Video Tutorial)
1. (RS) insert your hook at the top of the elastic waistband, Ch 1 to secure. Place an elastic
rubber band behind the loop and bet working yarn. Sc evenly across each row working around the rubber band.
2. Cont until the last 2 in/ 5cm or last 4 rows. Pull the rubber band firmly so it becomes slightly bunched up. Tie 2 knots on the rubber band. Cont to Sc around the rubber band, Slst to join in the round. Bind off and snip off the access rubber band.
PART 5: Belt Tie (Video Tutorial)
Measure the length you want, and add/pull 5x the length to start Foundation St
1. Work a slip knot
2. *(Take the bottom yarn and wrap it around the hook from the front to back, hold on to both loops at the bottom
3. Yo with the top yarn, PT both loops).
4. Rep (*) until you’ve reached your pref length or until you’ve reached the end of
5. Bind off.
6. Using a tapestry needle, find your middle point and weave through (up and down each loop) the 1st Dc Row in the round.
7. If you would like to add decorative beads, you can do so by using a needle
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