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Sea Shell by DROPS Design

Crocheted skirt with puff stitches and fan edge. Piece is crocheted top down in DROPS Muskat. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern r-739
Yarn group B

S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
500-550-600-700-750-800 g colour 03, mint green

18 treble crochets in width and 9 rows vertically = 10 x 10 cm.
A.X measures approx. 3 cm in width.

Hook size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger hook. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller hook.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON, loop (white), NO 523: 5 pieces for all sizes


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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
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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.



On every row with double crochets replace first double crochet with 1 chain stitch. Finish row with 1 double crochet in chain stitch from beginning of previous row.
At beginning of every row with treble crochets replace first treble crochet with 3 chain stitches. Finish row with 1 treble crochet in 3rd chain stitch from beginning of previous row.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
A.X shows puff stitches. When increases begin, increase outside A.X.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 130 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 10) = 13. In this example increase by working 2 treble crochets in every 13th double crochet.

Increase 1 treble crochet in every repetition of A.1 by working 2 treble crochets in same treble crochet, but to make the increase nice and less visible do as follows: On first increase in each repetition of A.1 increase in last treble crochet before A.X. On next increase in each repetition of A.1 increase in first treble crochet after A.X. I.e. increase alternately before and after A.X down the skirt.




Piece is worked back and forth, top down until finished measurements. Sew side seam. Finally work an edge at the top of skirt and a button hem along the opening at the top of skirt.

Work 156-173-190-212-238-264 chain stitches on hook size 4 mm with Muskat. Work first row as follows: 1 double crochet in 2nd chain stitch from hook, 1 double crochet in each of the next 4-3-2-0-2-4 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, 1 double crochet in each of the next 5 chain stitches *, work from *-* the entire row = 130-144-158-176-198-220 double crochets.
Work 1 row with treble crochets (work 1 treble crochet in every double crochet) and increase 10-10-10-20-12-18 treble crochets evenly - read INCREASE TIP-1 = 140-154-168-196-210-238 treble crochets.
Work A.1 back and forth (= 10-11-12-14-15-17 repetitions of 14 stitches). Continue pattern like this. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 3 cm, increase 1 treble crochet in every repetition - read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this alternately before and after A.X every 3 cm 4 times in total and then every 8-8-9-10-10-10 cm 2 times in total = 200-220-240-280-300-340 stitches on row and 20 stitches in every repetition (i.e. there are more treble crochets on each side of A.X when increasing).
Work until piece measures approx. 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm (or desired length, approx. 10 cm remain until finished measurements). Adjust so that next row is from right side.
Work A.2 back and forth (= 10-11-12-14-15-17 repetitions of 20 stitches). When A.2 has been worked, piece measures approx. 46-48-50-52-54-56 cm on the shortest. Fasten off.

Sew skirt together in the side - begin at the bottom and sew edge to edge in outer loop of edge stitch to get a flat seam but stop when approx. 10 cm remain at the top of skirt (work buttonhole straps and button hem here later). Cut and fasten the yarn.

Work 1 double crochet in every chain stitch where double crochets were worked in first row on skirt = 130-144-158-176-198-220 double crochet. Work 2 rows more with double crochets back and forth. Edge measures approx. 2 cm. Cut and fasten the yarn.

Along the opening on front piece work buttonhole loops as follows (begin at the bottom): 2 double crochets around a row with treble crochets, 3 chain stitches, skip 1 cm, * work 2 double crochets around next treble crochet row, 3 chain stitches, skip approx. 1 cm *, work from *-* 3 more times and finish with 1 double crochets around each of the last 2 double crochet rows at the top of skirt(= 5 straps for buttonholes). Turn and work as follows: 1 double crochet in every double crochet and 3 double crochet around every chain space. Cut and fasten the yarn.

Along the other side of opening work 5 rows with double crochets back and forth (on 1st row work 2 double crochet around every treble crochet row and 1 double crochet around every double crochet row), fasten off. Sew the buttons on to the button folding edge.


= shows row/round before working this diagram - this row/round has already been worked
= begin here
= 1 chain stitch
= 2 chain stitches
= 3 chain stitches
= 4 chain stitches
= 6 chain stitches
= double crochet around chain space
= treble crochet in treble crochet
= treble crochet around chain stitch/chain space
= 1 PUFF STITCH: * make 1 yarn over, insert hook under chain space/through stitch, make 1 yarn over and pull both yarn overs as long as you can (approx. 2 cm) *, work from *-* 1 more time, make 1 yarn over and pull yarn over through all 5 loops on hook
= work 4 treble crochets together into 1 treble crochet as follows: Work 1 treble crochet in first treble crochet but wait with last pull through (= 2 loops on hook), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 2 treble crochets the same way, then work 1 treble crochet in next treble crochet but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 5 loops on hook
= work the last chain space in repetition at the end of all repetitions, except on last repetition on row, i.e. finish row with 1 double crochet, 4 chain stitches and 1 double crochet around last chain space

Ágnes 19.05.2019 - 12:13:

Szuper ! ☺Nagyon jól használható minta és méretleirások. Gratulálok, nagyon profi. További sikeres jó munkát kívánok.

Fatma Şahin 29.04.2019 - 23:01:

It's a beautiful skirt. I will try.

Insisto Martinez Salas 24.04.2019 - 14:36:

Me gusta su página por todas las cosas hermosas que puede uno hacer y me encanta que den pratrones gratis excelente y felicidades

Elsje Fokkelman 16.12.2018 - 08:14:

Me encanta

Pilar Gonzalez 15.12.2018 - 22:16:

Muy juvenil

Anneli 14.12.2018 - 12:08:

Ilus värv ja ilus seelik.

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