Crochet Granny Squares – A Mosaic Skirt

SIZE: One size fits all.

MATERIALS: Bernat Sesame, 2 ozs. each orange, emerald, fuchsia, heliotrope, black.
Crochet hook size G, or size required to crochet to gauge.

GAUGE: Each motif = 4″.

COLOR NOTE: Make 8 motifs of each color combination working 1 rnd of each color:
Motif A: Orange, heliotrope, fuchsia, emerald.
Motif B: Heliotrope, fuchsia, emerald, orange.
Motif C: Emerald, fuchsia, heliotrope, orange.
Motif D: Fuchsia, emerald, orange, heliotrope.
Motif E: Orange, emerald, fuchsia, heliotrope.
Motif F: Fuchsia, heliotrope, orange, emerald.
Motif G: Emerald, orange, heliotrope, fuchsia.
Half-Motif: Heliotrope, orange, emerald, fuchsia.

MOTIFS: With first color, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3. (count ch-3 as first dc), work in center of ring, 2 dc, ch 3, * 3 dc, ch 3, repeat from * twice, join, fasten off first color.
Rnd 2: Join 2nd color in any ch-3 sp, ch 4, dc in same sp, * (sk next dc, ch 1, dc in next sp) twice, sk next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 sp (corner sp), repeat from * twice, end (sk next dc, ch 1, dc in next sp) twice, ch 1, join, fasten off 2nd color.
Rnd 3: Join 3rd color in any ch-3 corner sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp (corner sp), * sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next sp, sk 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner sp, repeat from * twice, end sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next sp, sk 2 dc, join, fasten off 3rd color.
Rnd 4: Join 4th color in any ch-2 corner sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp (corner sp), * (sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp) twice, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 corner space, repeat from * twice, end (sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp) twice, join, fasten off 4th color.

HALF MOTIF: With first color, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.
Row 1: Ch 3, 9 dc in ring—10 dc. Do not join. Fasten off first color.
Row 2: Join 2nd color in st just worked, ch 3, turn, dc in first sp between dc’s, * ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next sp, repeat from * around—10 dc. Fasten off 2nd color.
Row 3: Join 3rd color in st just worked, ch 3, turn, 3 dc in first sp, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next sp, sk next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sp (corner sp), (sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next sp) twice, dc in turning ch. Fasten off 3rd color.
Row 4: Join 4th color in st just worked, ch 3, turn, 3 dc in first sp, (sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp) twice, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 corner sp, (sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next sp) 3 times, dc in turning ch, fasten off 4th color.

FINISHING:
Edging:
With black, right side facing, join yarn in any st, ch 1, sc in sp between each st of motif,
working 3 sc in each corner sp, join, fasten off. Work same edging around each motif and each half motif.

Joining: With black and right side facing, working under 2 top lps of each st, sew motifs tog. Motifs A form lower edge, B the row above, and so on; half motif are used at top of skirt.





Waistband: With black, join yarn in any st, ch 3, * sk 1 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1. repeat from * around, join.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in first sp, * ch 1, dc in next sp, repeat from * around, join. Repeat the last rnd 3 times more, fasten off.





Ties: Make 3. With black double make a chain to measure approximately 100″.
To insert tie, run it through casing by inserting it from front to back, starting at center front; work under 1 dc and over 3 dc around top of skirt. Working in every other row, run remaining ties through casing in same manner.





Fringe: Cut strands of black 8″ long.
Knot 3 strands in every other st around lower edge of skirt. Trim ends.

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  1. Alan Carpenter February 4, 2012

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