OK, you know that old saying – better late than never – so I admit, I am late with this pattern I promised a while ago. I honestly find that knitting and crochet is a lot more fun than writing down things and checking them twice. Or many more times. This extra easy skirt was a pleasure to knit. I love the yarn, and the colors put me in a good mood while I was knitting it. I love using sock yarn for making baby clothing. It is more durable than regular baby wool. And usually it is more washable too. If you can (or willing to try) knit and purl in the round, increase and got yarn – you can knit it. This skirt will fit a toddler from 12 months to 2 years. This pattern can be very easily up-sized to fit bigger people. I hope you will enjoy knitting this little skirt.
Toddler Summer Skirt Knitting Pattern
1 skein Ellen’s Half Pint Farm Merino/Bamboo Sock yarn, or any other fingering yarn.
1 24″ circular needle US 2 – 2.75 mm
20 Stitch markers to show the pattern repeats. One of them should be different – it will mark the beginning of the round. (I recommend small lightweight stitch markers.)
Elastic for the waistband.
Tapestry needle to weave in the ends and enclose the elastic.
12m – 2T
CO – Cast On
K – Knit
P – Purl
PM – Place Marker
MM – Move Marker
K1M1 – Knit 1 Make 1 – an increase, accomplished by knitting first into the back part of the stitch and then into the front part of the stitch.
CO 110 stitches. Connect them for knitting in the round. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.
K all stitches.
P all stitches.
K all stitches.
Place your stitch markers. K3,PM,K8, (PM,K3,PM,K8) 9 times.
(MM,K1M1,K1,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
Round 24 and all even rounds.
Knit all stitches.
(MM,K1M1,K3,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
(MM,K1M1,K5,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
(MM,K1M1,K7,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
(MM,K1M1,K9,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
(MM,K1M1,K11,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
(MM,K1M1,K13,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
(MM,K1M1,K15,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
(MM,K1M1,K17,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
(MM,K1M1,K19,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
(MM,K1M1,K21,K1M1,MM,K8) 10 times.
Knit all stitches, removing the markers (except for the one marking the beginning of the round) as you go. From this point knit all stitches for about 60 rounds.
To keep this skirt really simple I decided to do an easy garter stitch edging. Round 1 P all stitches. Round 2 K all stitches. Repeat this two rounds 2 more times. Bind off loosely.
Measure the circumference of the waist and cut a piece of elastic slightly shorter than that. Overlap the ends by 1 centimeter (about 1/2″) and sew them together, taking care not to twist the elastic. Fold over the waistband – it will easily fold on the Purl round. Sew it to the corresponding round of the skirt, keeping elastic inside. Using a tapestry needle weave in the ends.
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