The day has finally come and I am sharing with you the Hobble Skirt crochet pattern. I wanted to make this type of skirt for years and I started several times one, but I didn’t finish them.

But, like always: some designs that I have in mind, just have to wait for the perfect time.

The Hobble Skirt was actually a  type of skirt worn back in 1910 and it was so tight at the knees, that it was actually “hobbling” the wearer. This hobble skirt was the inspiration for the “pencil skirt” which is worn even today.

My Hobble Skirt it’s looking something like a “pencil skirt” and while I was searching for my design inspiration I found about the “hobble skirt”. I loved the name so much and I named my design with it, even if it will not “hobbling” you at all since it’s crochet and it’s stretchy.

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I really hope you will like it, because it’s one of my favorite designs so far ( I am keep telling this with every new design, I think 😁) and finally I made something else, but sweaters.

So, in case this Hobble Skirt catch your eye just scroll down for the full pattern.

MATERIALS

  • Yarn
    • Category 4 ( worsted, aran)
  • Crochet hook
    • 8 mm
  • You will need a yarn needle for wave in ends and assembling
  • Scissors
  • stitch markers

 ABOUT DESIGN

This Hobble Skirt pattern uses techniques as herringbone single crochet, slip stitch in the back loop only

The skirt construction is perpendicular, the number of stitches is giving the length and the number of rows is giving the width.

Waist band ribbing is worked in the same rows. The

This skirt has a closer fit with a negative ease of about 4 cm around hips circumference

The length can be easily adjust by starting with more or less stitches and the width by working more or less rows.

MEASUREMENTS

The written instructions are for women sizes from Small up to 5X Large

Final measurements of the skirt are listed below.

Waist Width a: 34 cm (39, 42, 47, 50, 55, 58, 62)

Hips width b: 43 cm (49, 53, 59, 63, 69, 73, 79)

Length c: 60 cm (60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60)

Pocket length d: 17 cm (17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17)

Pocket Width e: 14 cm (14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14)

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This measurements will fit:

To Fit cm S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Hips

width

45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80

How much yarn do you need?

For the Hobble Skirt I used Concept Sweet Fleece by Katia Yarns in color Dark Grey. This yarn is 80% wool and 20% Polyamide and one ball has 50 grams and approximate 120 meters

For each size you will approximate need:

Concept Sweet Fleece S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
50 gr/120 m 7 7 8 9 10 10 11 12

STITCH PATTERN

The Hobble Skirt is worked using Herringbone Single Crochet and Slip Stitch in the back loop only for waist band ribbing

Herringbone Single Crochet

Here you can find the step by step video tutorial for this skirt and you can see how the herringbone single crochet is worked.

First row is worked into the 3rd loop of the chain.

Row 1 (right side row) 1 sc in the first st, *insert the hook into the last loop of the previous sc you just made, then insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull out a loop, Yarn over and pull the yarn through all loops on your hook. *Repeat to the end of the row.

Row 2 (wrong side row)

*all the stitches on the wrong side row, are worked from back to front.

Insert the hook into the first stitch, from back to front, yarn over and pull out a loop, yarn over and pull the yarn through all loops on your hook (first single crochet made from back to front)

*Insert the hook into the last loop of the previous single crochet (it’s on the back of your work), then insert the hook into the next stitch, from back to front, yarn over and pull out a loop, yarn over and pull it through all loops on your hook.

Repeat to the end of the row.

For this particular pullover pattern, each right side row ends up with a few stitches worked in the slip stitch in back loop only stitch pattern. Of course, the wrong side row will start with the stitches worked in slip stitches in back loop only.

Slip Stitch in back loop only

Insert the hook into the back loop of the next available stitch, yarn over pull out a loop, then pull the loop through the loop on your hook.

Repeat to the end of the row or as many times as pattern requires.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch – chain
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • Ss blo – slip stitch in the back loop only
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • YO – yarn over
  • Hsc – Herringbone Single Crochet
  • RS – right side
  • WR – wrong side
  • Dec 1 – Decrease 1 st: insert the hook into the last loop of the last made st, then into the next st, YO pull out a loop, insert the hook into the next st, YO and pull out a loop. YO and pass it through all 4 loop on your hook.
  • Dec 2 – decrease 2 sts: Make 2 Dec 1
  • R| – row
  • ** – Repeated section

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TENSION

  • 16 sts = 10 cm
  • 10 rows = 10 cm

*in the stitch pattern used

PATTERN NOTES

Ch 1 to turn your work

Ch 1 at the beginning of each row, doesn’t count as a first st.

The front panel is worked continuing the back panel.

INSTRUCTIONS

Numbers for sizes M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL and 5 XL are written between brackets. If not the pattern applies for all sizes.

BACK PANEL

*you can adjust the length by starting with more or fewer sts. From the total number of sts, 16 sts represent the waist band ribbing.

Start| ch 107 sts

R1| RS working in the back loop of the chain

Starting with the second chain, 1 sc in 1st st, 1 hsc in each of the next, 90 sts, 1 ss into last 16 sts.

R2| WS (see the STITCH PATTERN notes)

1 ssblo in first 16 sts, 1 hsc in each st to the end of the row.

R3| RS: 1 sc in 1st st, 1 hsc in each of the next, 90 sts, 1 ssblo into last 16 sts.

Repeat R2 and R3 until you have in total 43 (49, 53, 59, 63, 69, 73, 79) rows.

*At this point the waist band ribbing when it’s fully stretches has to be half of the hips circumference.  If you need, you can add a few more rows.

FRONT PANEL

The front panel is worked continuing the back panel having the same number of rows as the back panel. In the middle are worked 2 rows with skipping one st in the waist band to make 2 cord holes.

The front panel construction will be:

Number of rows before first row with cord hole, 1 row with cord hole, 5 rows, 1 row with cord hole, same number of rows as before first row with cord hole.

If you worked less or more rows for the back panel than written in the pattern, from the total number of rows, subtract 7 rows (which are the cord hole rows and the rows in between) and then divide the number by 2, to see how many rows you need to make before cord hole row and after.

R1 to R18 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 36) continue with the st pattern.

Next row (R19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31,33, 37) wrong side row.

1ssblo in the first 12 sts, ch 1, skip 1 (cord hole), 1 ss blo in the next 3 sts, 1 hsc in next sts to the end of the row.

Next 5 rows up to R24 (26, 28, 32, 34, 37, 39, 43) repeat R3 and R2 from the back panel or work the same stitch pattern.

R25 (27, 29, 33, 35, 38, 40, 44) repeat R19 (21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 33, 37) – row with cord hole

Next 18 (20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 36)  rows, up to 43 (49, 53, 59, 63, 69, 73, 79) rows, continue working in the same stitch pattern.

Fasten off and leave a long tail to use it for stitching the side of the skirt.

ASSEMBLING

Use the tail and sew the opened skirt side.

Next, fold the waist band ribbing and stitch it to create a doubled waist band ribbing. Keep the stitches looser so the ribbing to keep being elastic and stretchy.

BOTTOM EDGE

Start| Join yarn in the side seam stitch. Ch 1

R1| 1 ss in each stitch around, join with a ss with first ss.

R2| 1 ssblo in each stitch around, join with a ss with 1st ss.

Fasten off.

POCKETS

RIGHT POCKET

Start| ch 28

Start working the back loop of the chain

R1| RS: 1sc in the first st (second st from the ch), 1 hsc in each of the next sts.

R2 | RS: Repeat R1 (but work the sts from back to front, same as the rest of the pattern)

R3 – R6| Repeat R1  and R2

R7| 1 sc in 1st st, Dec 2 (see ABBREVIATIONS), 1 hsc to the end of the row.

R8| 1 sc in the first st (from back to front), 1 hsc in eac of the next sts, until you have  5 sts left, Dec 2, 1 hsc in the last st.

R9 – R10| Repeat R7 and R8

R11| 1 sc in 1st st, Dec 1 (see ABBREVIATIONS), 1 hsc to the end of the row.

R12| 1 sc in the first st (from back to front), 1 hsc in eac of the next sts, until you have 3 sts left, Dec 1, 1 hsc in the last st.

R13 – R14| Repeat R11 and R12

Fasten Off.

LEFT POCKET

The left pocket it’s worked as the right pocket but in mirror.

On the RS rows decrease at the end of the row and on the WS rows decrease at the beginning.

CORD

Chain 200 sts (or as many as you need), turn and ss into each of the sts.

Fasten off.

TO FINISH

Sew the pockets and using a safety pin insert the cord trough the waist band holes.

Wave in all ends and block to measurements.

Step by Step Video Tutorial here

 

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