Sunny Hug by DROPS Design

Children’s skirt with lace pattern and crochet edge, worked top down. Sizes 2 - 12 years. The piece is worked in DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

Tags: lace, skirts, top down,

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-033-bn
Yarn group B
Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes in cm: 92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
150-150-200-200-250-250 g colour 30, mustard

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn Group)" – see the link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 4 MM – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 3.5 MM for rib – or the size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.


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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.

See diagrams A.1 to A.5.

Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, on the next round, purl the yarn over twisted to prevent a hole.

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, top down.
Cast on 90-105-120-135-135-150 stitches with circular needle size 3.5 mm and Merino Extra Fine. Knit 1 round. The next round is worked as follows: * Knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, purl 2 *, work from *-* to end of round. Continue the rib in this way. When the piece measures 4-4-4-5-6-7 cm work a row of holes as follows: * Knit 2 together, 1 yarn over, purl 2, knit 2 together, 1 yarn over, purl 2, knit 2 together, 1 yarn over, purl 1, knit 2 together, 1 yarn over, purl 2 *, work from *-* to end of round. Continue with rib until the piece measures 8-9-9-11-13-15 cm. Change to circular needle size 4 mm. Insert 1 marker - THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
Now work as follows: * Purl 6, A.1 (= 9 stitches) *, work from *-* to end of round (= 6-7-8-9-9-10 repeats of A.1). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Continue the pattern as follows: Work A.1 1-1-1-1-2-2 times in height, A.2 1-1-1-1-1-1 time in height, A.3 1-1-1-2-2-2 times in height, A.4 1-1-1-1-1-1 time in height and A.5 2-2-3-3-3-4 times in height.
AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 3 cm increase 1 stitch at the beginning of every purl section (= 6-7-8-9-9-10 stitches increased). Increase in this way every 1½-1½-2-2-2-2 cm a total of 10-9-9-9-10-11 times, but increase alternately at the end and beginning of each purl section (i.e. the next time you increase, increase at the end of each purl section, then at the beginning of each purl section, etc.). When you have completed A.1 to A.5, there are 174-196-224-252-261-300 stitches on the needle. Continue with A.5 until the piece measures approx. 17-17-21-24-26-29 cm from the marker (or to desired length). Work 2 RIDGES over all stitches – see description above and cast off with knit. The whole skirt measures approx. 26-27-31-36-40-45 cm from the cast-on edge and down.

Cut 3 strands Merino Extra Fine of 3½ meters each. Twist them together until they begin to resist, fold the cord double and it will continue to twist on its own. Tie a knot in each end. Start mid front and thread the cord up and down through the row of holes. Tie a bow mid front.

Crochet an edge at the bottom of the skirt with Merino Extra Fine and hook size 3.5 mm as follows: 1 double crochet in first stitch, * 3 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in the first chain stitch worked, skip forwards approx. 1½ cm, work 1 double crochet in the next stitch *, work from *-* to end of round, finish with 1 slip stitch in the first double crochet.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 20.12.2017
One more skein in size 9/10 year:
Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
150-150-200-200-250-250 g colour 30, mustard


= knit
= purl
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over

Sara 12.05.2019 - 13:04:

Buongiorno,sono arrivata all'inizio di A2 e ho notato che nella prima riga ci sono 11 diritti. Significa che sevo aggiungere 2 punti uno all'inizio e uno alla fine del gruppo di 9 maglie? che tecnica suggerite di usare x quell'aumento? grazie mille

DROPS Design 12.05.2019 kl. 13:22:

Buongiorno Sara, i diagrammi si leggono dal basso verso l'alto, da destra verso sinistra. Le due maglie in più sono sull'ultimo giri di A.2, e infatti in quello precedente ci sono 2 gettati. Il diagramma A.2 inizia dal basso con 9 maglie. Buon lavoro!

Lydia 26.03.2019 - 16:36:

In the pattern A.2 row 6 and A.4 row 8, are we adding two new stitches at the beginning and of it? Also, do we keep increasing a purl stitch every 1 1/2 cm till we finish the entire work till A.5?

DROPS Design 27.03.2019 kl. 07:46:

Dear Lydia, in A.2 and A.4 you will increase 2 sts in each repat on row 5 (A.2) / 7 (A.4) by working 2 yarn overs without decrease - continue working the increases in the purl stitches as before until they are all done. Happy knitting!

Lydia 21.03.2019 - 18:32:

Hi, I am doing the skirt for year 3-4. After the first increase in the purl section, you would have 7 purl stitches and 9 other stitches according to A.1 pattern. So in the next row should i start by 7 purl stitches or 6 purl as per the pattern mentioned? As in, in the pattern it says purl 6 and A.1 till the end of round.

DROPS Design 22.03.2019 kl. 09:00:

Dear Lydia, correct, after first increase you will have 7 sts in each purl-section before A.1. On next round after increase, repeat *P7, A.1*. Then continue increasing in the P section as explained, there will be 15 purled sts between each lace pattern (A.5) when all increases are worked. Happy knitting!

Anja 21.03.2019 - 14:23:

Eine super tolle Anleitung. Ich würde diese wahnsinnig gerne nacharbeiten. Leider verstehe ich nicht, was Sie bei den Zunahmen mit Linksbereich meinen. Können Sie mir dabei kurz auf die Sprünge helfen? Vielen Lieben Dank schon im Voraus Anja

DROPS Design 21.03.2019 kl. 14:50:

Liebe Anja, am Anfang stricken Sie *6 M li, A.1* (= 9 Maschen) in der Runde. Dann nehmen Sie 1 Masche in den linken Maschen zu, dann haben Sie *7 M li, A.1* (= 10 M), und so wiederholen Sie. Damit die Zunahmen regelmäßig aussehen wird es bei der 1. Zunahmenrunde am Anfang der linken Maschen (vor der 1. linke Maschen) zugenommen, bei der 2. Zunahmenrunde wird es am Ende der linken Maschen (vor A.1) zugenommen, und so wiederholen damit die Maschenanzahl im linken Maschenbereich zunimmt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Katrien 18.02.2019 - 13:48:

Beste, kan iemand me uitleggen waarom de telpatronen A.2 en A.4 met 2 steken meer beginnen? Hoe moet dit dan gebreid worden? Ik mag pas meerderen als ik 3 cm heb en ben nog niet zo ver. Meerderen is ook alleen op het averechtse deel... Ik begrijp gewoon niet wat er met de 2 extra steken van de telpatronen moet gedaan worden. Graag uw uitleg.

DROPS Design 22.02.2019 kl. 14:56:

Dag Katrien,

De telpatronen beginnen onderaan en je leest de telpatronen naar boven toe. De laatste naald heeft dus meer steken in plaats van de eerste naald, en dit komt omdat er gemeerderd is met omslagen op de voorlaatste naald.

Rie 15.02.2019 - 10:23:

Hej jeg er næsten færdig med denne skønne nederdel, mangler kun de 4 omgange retstrik, har jeg forstået det rigtigt, retriller ( en p r en p v en p r en p v en p r og lukke af i den sidste ret omgang.

Inge Friis Ebbesen 23.10.2018 - 14:15:

Hej Jeg vil gerne vide, hvor lang nederdelen er i str 3/4 år? På forhånd tak, Inge

DROPS Design 23.10.2018 kl. 15:54:

Hej Inge, Hele nederdelen måler ca 26-27-31-36-40-45 cm fra opslåningskanten og ned. Det vil sige 27 cm i størrelse 3/4 år. God fornøjelse!

Melinda Green 23.10.2018 - 04:32:

Hello, Sorry but I still don't understand. I am to purl 6, knit the 1st row of the A:1 pattern and repeat 8 times to finish the round. The next row I would knit 6 (row prior was purl 6), and then this is where I get confused. The 2nd row of the A:1 pattern says to knit. But when I do this it looks like garter stitch. Can you please explain it in detail for me? I have undone it 4 times now !! Thank you.

DROPS Design 23.10.2018 kl. 10:01:

Dear Mrs Green, the sts in diagrams will be knitted on every round, but when working pattern you will have to work as explained, ie with P sts between diagrams - these purled stitches will be worked P on every round between diagrams (A.1 then between A.2, A.3, A.4 and A.5). Happy knitting!

Melinda Green 21.10.2018 - 00:21:

Hello, I hope I can explain my properly. Within the patterns A1 to A5 every alternate row the pattern says to knit. Should it not be purl every second row? Thank you.

DROPS Design 22.10.2018 kl. 08:34:

Dear Mrs Green, the skirt is worked in the round, so that you will knit every alternate round to get a stocking stitch pattern - but should you work the diagrams back and forth then every other row in diagrams should have to been purled. Happy knitting!

Melinda Green 26.09.2018 - 17:46:

Hello, This is going to be a challenge but I'm going for it! Knitting 7/8 size. Knitted intial (band) 5 cm with 135 stitches. After finishing the 2nd part of the band up to 11cm I only have 99 stitches. Is this correct or should I still have 135 stitches. If I am wrong can you give some advice on where I have gone wrong? Thank you

DROPS Design 27.09.2018 kl. 08:22:

Dear Mrs Green, after the lace row you should have the same number of sts = 135 sts since each decrease on this row is compensated by a yarn over, ie when piece measures 11 cm you have still 135 sts. Happy knitting!

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