Floral Baby Skirt and Top Set
designed by Kim Guzman © Feb. 2014
Technique: Regular Crochet
Although the skirt can be made alone, if you would like the set as shown in the photo above, here are the links you will need. Be certain to also print your graph for the tank top, in both front and back, in the size you need. The graphs will depict the stripes for the Boricua Tank Top. When using the graphs for the Floral Baby Set, make the back in one solid color and the front using only the center stripe.
Boricua Patriotic Tank Top (sizes 9 months through 18 months)
- Red Heart Luster Sheen (335 yards per 4 ounces): 1 (2, 2) skeins (or approximately 330 (350, 370) yards
- Suggested hook sizes: G (4mm) and F (3.75mm) (or sizes needed to meet gauge)
- Tapestry needle (for weaving ends)
- 1/8″ elastic: 17 (18, 19)”
- Sewing thread: white (for sewing elastic together to make a ring)
- Sewing needle (for sewing elastic together to make a ring)
The yarn used in this project (Red Heart Luster Sheen) has been discontinued. I believe Patons Grace would be a good substitute.
Instructions are written for size 9 months (with 12 and 18 months written in parenthesis).
A swatch worked with larger hook in single crochet across 17 stitches for 22 rows equals approximately 4″ square.
Skirt is worked from side-to-side, vertically, starting with center back.
Row 1: With larger hook, ch 42 (45, 48), sc in second ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn–41 (44, 47) sc.
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 4: (RS) Ch 1, sc in each of next 27 (30, 31) sc, *ch 1, sk sc, dc in next sc, rep from * to end, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each dc, ch-1 sp and sc across, turn–41 (44, 47) sc.
Rows 6-9: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rep rows 4-9 a total of 21 (22, 23) times more, rep rows 4-7 once more, fasten off. With yarn needle, sew last row completed to the first row.
Preparation: Join ends of elastic with sewing needle and thread to form a ring. There will be some overlapping to ensure a secure joining.
Rnd 1: With smaller hook and right side of garment facing you, join yarn with sl st to back seam, ch 1, sc evenly around, working along side of each sc row, sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, holding ring of elastic up to your work, work sc in each sc around, working OVER the elastic, sl st to first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc, fasten off, weave in all ends securely.