Herringbone Baby Skirt: Free Crochet Pattern
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The Herringbone baby skirt is the perfect way to dress up an adorable onesie. They seriously make the cutest onesies, but I also feel like a baby in just a onesie is under dressed. Some onesies come with matching pants, but then you need to take those off when changing their diapers. That is where cute little baby skirts come into play.
The Herringbone baby skirt is a quick project that you can whip up in an hour to an hour and a half. It is so easy to make and you will want to make the little girl in your life one in every color. You can see I have already made three for my little girl.
I used Red Hearts Baby Hugs yarn for this project because it is so very soft and will feel good against baby’s skin. This is the same yarn I use for my Simply Spring Baby Dress.
I kept the design for this skirt very simple so that it is great for beginning crocheters. The only challenging part of this skirt is the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch, but don’t worry. If you are not familiar with this stitch I have a photo tutorial for it here.
Crocheting for babies can be so very rewarding. It is a great way to explore the world of garment in making without tackling a huge project like a sweater. The construction is the same as an adult version but if you make a mistake you don’t have to work as hard to undo it. Now on to our baby skirt.
Herringbone Baby Skirt
For 3 Month Skirt:
142 yds Redheart Baby Hugs (Colors pictured are Happy, Sunny and Frosting)
Clover Amour Hook Size I, 5.5mm
2 – 1/2 inch Buttons
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
HBDC – Herringbone Double Crochet
Slst – Slip Stitch
FO – Fasten Off
Skst – Skip Stitch
St(s) – Stitches
R – Round or Row
5 stitches x 4 rows = 2 inches Herringbone Double Crochet
Herringbone Double Crochet – You can find a full tutorial for the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch here.
Sizing and Dimensions
This skirt is designed to sit low on the baby’s waist. I provided the measurements of the finished waist band with 1.5 inches overlap where the buttons are. You can adjust the placement of the buttons to make the skirt smaller. I based my sizes off of the Crafty Yarn Council standards, but every child is different so if you have the opportunity I would measure the baby’s waist.
Skirt waistband – 17.5 inches
Skirt length – 5.25 inches
Skirt waistband – 18.5 inches
Skirt length – 5.75 inches
Skirt waistband – 19 inches
Skirt length – 6.25 inches
Skirt waistband – 19.5 inches
Skirt length – 6.75 inches
Skirt waistband – 20 inches
Skirt length – 7.25 inches
- Watch out for the “excepts”
- I do not count turning chain as a stitch.
- The way I have written the pattern, the only difference between sizes is the starting chain and the number of final rows. I will indicate Stitch counts for the rows for different sizes.
- You will be working a flat piece for the first 4 rows, starting on the 5th row you will slst to the first st of each row to create a circle.
Ch 64 for 3 month size.
Ch 67 for 6 month size.
Ch 69 for 12 month size.
Ch 71 for 18 month size.
Ch 73 for 24 month size.
R1: Sc in each ch (63sc – 3m)(66sc – 6m)(68sc – 12m)(70sc – 18m)(72sc – 24m)
R2: Sc in each st except the last 5 sts, work the last 5 sts as follows – ch, skst, sc, sc, ch ,skst, sc in last st. Ch1 turn. (63sc – 3m)(66sc – 6m)(68sc – 12m)(70sc – 18m)(72sc – 24m)
R3: Sc across, ch2 turn. (63sc – 3m)(66sc – 6m)(68sc – 12m)(70sc – 18m)(72sc – 24m)
R4: 2HBDC in each stitch across except the last 7 sc, hdc in the next st, leave the last 6 sc unworked. Ch2, turn. (113sts – 3m)(119sts – 6m)(123sts – 12m)(127sts – 18m)(131sts – 24m)
R5 – 12: HBDC in each st, slst to the first HBDC, start working in a closed round. Ch2, turn. (113sts – 3m)(119sts – 6m)(123sts – 12m)(127sts – 18m)(131sts – 24m)
Work an additional row for each size. Size 6 months will have a total of 13 rows, size 12 months will have a total of 14 rows, size 18 months will have a total of 15 rows and size 24 months will have a total of 16 rows. You can always add additional rows if you want the skirt longer.
Fasten off at the end of your last row, weave in your ends and sew on your buttons. Your skirt is complete.
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