Daisy Crochet Skirt Pattern

Author

by Rachel Seeley Merrill

Introduction

Daisy Skirt

This lacy summer skirt was inspired by a gorgeous vintage bedspread pattern. I would never have the patience to crochet hundreds of tiny little squares out of thread to make an entire bedspread, so I designed this skirt as a way to capture the beauty of those patterns in a less painful project. Granted, this is still not a project most could do in a weekend, say, but as you complete each square you get a little thrill of accomplishment to string you along. With a slip or hand-sewn liner, you can wear this beautiful skirt anywhere, or pull it on over your bathing suit for a sexy cover up. Either way, you’ll look gorgeous on those hot summer nights.


Materials List

  • Daisy Skirt, full viewApproximately 6 (7, 8, 9) 123yds (112m) / 50g balls sport weight cotton. I used Paton’s Bumblebee 100% cotton, Apple Blossom.
  • 3.75mm (US F-5) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Pre-made slip, or ½ yd (46cm) white cotton fabric and 1 yd (91cm) elastic for lining

Finished Size

small (med, large, x-large)

Hips: 38” (40”, 42”, 44”) [96.5cm (1.02m, 1.07m, 1.12m)]

Length: top of zig zag – 19” (20”, 21”, 22”) [48.3cm (50.8cm, 53.3cm, 55.9cm)], bottom of zig zag – 24” (25”, 26”, 27”) [61.0cm (63.5cm, 66.0cm, 68.6cm)]

Ed. note: See comments at the bottom of this page for tips on how to adjust the pattern for smaller sizes.

Gauge

Daisy Square: 12 st = 4” (10cm)

Stretchy Square: 7 patterns and 12 rows = 4” (10cm)

The Pattern

Pattern overview

Crochet eight daisy squares. On four of the daisy squares, attach thread and crochet one stretchy square on top of the daisy (Fig. A). On the other four squares, attach thread and crochet one stretchy square with attached triangle on top of the daisy square (Fig. B). The waistband will be crocheted directly on after pieces are joined.

Fig. A  Fig. B
Fig. A                                                            Fig. B 

Daisy square

Round 4Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.

Round 1:  Work 12 sc into ring, sl st in first sc to join.

Round 2:  Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in same st (first sc from previous row), work 2 sc in each st around, sl st in ch-1 to join. (24 sts)

Round 3:  Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 1,* rep from * to * 6 more times, skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join.

Round 4:  Sl st into first ch-sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), work 3 dc into same ch-sp, ch 1, *skip next ch-sp, work 4 dc into next ch-sp, ch 1* rep from * to * 6 more times, sl st in top st of ch-3 to join. (8 groups of 4 dcs, which form the bases of the flower petals.)

Round 6Round 5:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), *work 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in last dc of group, ch 1, dc in first dc of next group, work 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in last dc of group, ch 2, dc in first dc of the next group,* rep from * to * 3 more times, ending last rep with ch 2, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join.  (Each of the 8 petals widen in this round, alternating between 1-ch and 2-ch spaces in between petals, which is the start of shaping from a circle into a square.)

Round 6:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of next 5 dc, *ch 1, dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 3, dc in each of next 6 dc,* rep from * to * 2 more times, ch 1, dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 3, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join. (This adds one more row to the petals, maintaining the same width, keeping the ch-1 spaces the same, increasing the ch-2 spaces to ch-3.)

Round 7:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of the next 5 dc, retaining last loop on hook after each dc (6 loops on hook) yo, draw through all loops on hook, *ch 5, tr into ch-1 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc retaining last loop of each dc on hook (7 loops on hook), yo, draw through all loops on hook, work [ch 4, tr] 4 times into ch-3 sp to form corner, ch 4, dc in each of the next 6 dc, retaining last loop of each dc on hook (7 loops on hook), yo, draw through all loops on hook,* rep from * to * 3 more times, ending last rep with ch 5, tr into ch-1 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc retaining last loop of each dc on hook (7 loops on hook), yo, draw through all loops on hook, work [ch 4, tr] 4 times into ch-3 sp to form corner, ch 2, dc in top of ch-3 to join.  (This completes the petals and defines the square shape.)

Petal stitch, step 1      Petal stitch, step 2

Round 8:  [Ch 4, sc into next ch sp] 4 times, *ch 4, tr into corner ch sp, [ch 4, sc into next ch sp] 6 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, ch 4, tr into corner ch sp, ch 4, sc into next ch sp, ch 1, dc in top of dc from previous row to join.

Round 8

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Round 9:  [Ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 5 times, *[ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 6 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, [ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, ch 3, sl st in base of beg ch-3 to join.

Round 10:  [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 6 times, *work 4 sc in top of corner dc, [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 8 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, work 4 sc in top of corner dc, [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 2 times, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off. (Square should measure 9.5” [24.1 cm] diagonally.)

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Round 9:  [Ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 5 times, *[ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 6 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, [ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, ch 1, dc in top of dc from previous row to join.

Round 10:  [Ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 6 times, *[ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 7 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, [ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, ch 3, sl st in base of beg ch-3 to join.

Round 11:  [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 7 times, *work 4 sc in top of corner dc, [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 9 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, work 4 sc in top of corner dc, [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 2 times, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off.  (Square should measure 10” [25.4 cm] diagonally.)

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Round 9:  [Ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 5 times, *[ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 6 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, [ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, ch 1, dc in top of dc from previous row to join.

Round 10:  [Ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 6 times, *[ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 7 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, [ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, ch 1, dc in top of dc from previous row to join.

Round 11:  [Ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 7 times, *[ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 8 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, [ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, ch 3, sl st in base of beg ch-3 to join.

Round 12:  [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 8 times, *work 4 sc in top of corner dc, [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 10 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, work 4 sc in top of corner dc, [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 2 times, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off.  (Square should measure 10.5” [26.7 cm] diagonally.)

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Round 9:  [Ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 5 times, *[ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 6 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, [ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, ch 1, dc in top of dc from previous row to join.

Round 10:  [Ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 6 times, *[ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 7 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, [ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, ch 1, dc in top of dc from previous row to join.  

Round 11:  [Ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 7 times, *[ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 8 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, [ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, ch 1, dc in top of dc from previous row to join.

Round 12:  [Ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 8 times, *[ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, [ch 3, sc into next ch sp] 9 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, [ch 4, dc in top of tr, ch 4] in corner, sc into next ch sp, ch 3, sl st in base of beg ch-3 to join.

Round 13:  [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 9 times, *work 4 sc in top of corner dc, [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 11 times,* rep from * to * 2 more times, work 4 sc in top of corner dc, [Work 4 sc into next ch-4 sp] 2 times, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off.  (Square should measure 11” [27.9 cm] diagonally.)

Stretchy square

Arch patt st:  Ch 3, insert hook into same ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next ch-3 space, draw up another 1/2-inch loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all three loops on hook. (One complete arch.)

Arch decrease:  Sl st into ch-3 space, sl st in 1st (far left) ch of ch-3,ch 3, insert hook into base of ch-3, draw up 1/2-inch loop (2 loops on hook),insert hook into next ch-3 space, draw through 1/2-inch loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook.  

Attach yarn in upper right hand corner of flower square.

Row 1:  Ch 3, insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop (2 loops on hook),skip 1 sc, insert hook into next sc, draw up another 1/2-inch loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all three loops on hook, *ch 3, insert hook into next sc, draw up a 1/2-inch loop (2 loops on hook), skip 1 sc, insert hook into next sc, draw up another 1/2-inch loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all three loops on hook, ch 3, insert hook into same sc, draw up a 1/2-inch loop (2 loops on hook), skip 1 sc, insert hook into next sc, draw up another 1/2-inch loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all three loops on hook,* rep from * to * to end of row, ending with ch 3, turn. (13 (14, 15, 16) arches with a little picot on the end.)

Rows 2-21 (23, 24, 27):  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop (2 loops on hook),insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook (picot complete), work arch patt st across row 13 (14, 15, 16)  times, working the last arch into the picot, ch 3, turn.  

(As you work the pattern, each row will end up with 13 [14, 15, 16] arches, and picot on either end.)

For square stop here. For square with attached triangle, continue directions for appropriate size.

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Rows 22-23:  Continue in pattern as for rows 2-21.

Row 24:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 12 times, ch 1, turn. (12 full arches)

Row 25:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (11 full arches)

Row 26:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 11 times, ch 1, turn. (11 full arches)

Row 27:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (10 full arches)

Row 28:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 9 times,  ch 3, turn. (9 full arches)

Row 29:   Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st to end of row. ch 3, turn. (9 full arches)

Row 30:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 8 times, ch 1, turn. (8 full arches)

Row 31:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (7 full arches)

Row 32:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st to end of row, ch 1, turn. (7 full arches)

Row 33:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row.  ch 3, turn. (6 full arches)

Row 34:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 5 times, ch 3, turn. (5 full arches)

Row 35:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (5 full arches)

Row 36:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 4 times,  ch 1, turn. (4 full arches)

Row 37:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (3 full arches)

Row 38:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 1, turn. (3 full arches)

Row 39:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (2 full arches)

Row 40:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st,  ch 3, turn. (1 full arch)

Row 41:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (1 full arch)

Row 42:  Insert hook in base of ch 3, insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn insert hook into ch 3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn.  YO, draw yarn through all loops on hook.

Break thread and fasten off.

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Row 24:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up a 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (14 full arches)

Row 25:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 1, turn. (14 full arches)

Row 26:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (13 full arches)

Row 27:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row. ch 1, turn. (13 full arches)

Row 28:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (12 full arches)

Row 29:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 11 times,  ch 3, turn. (11 full arches)

Row 30:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (11 full arches)

Row 31:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 10 times, ch 3, turn. (10 full arches)

Row 32:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (10 full arches)

Row 33:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 9 times,  ch 1, turn. (9 full arches)

Row 34:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (8 full arches)

Row 35:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row. ch 1, turn. (8 full arches)

Row 36:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (7 full arches)

Row 37:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row. ch 1, turn. (7 full arches)

Row 38:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn.  (6 full arches)

Row 39:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 5 times, ch 3, turn. (5 full arches)

Row 40:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (5 full arches)

Row 41:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 4 times, , ch 3, turn. (4 full arches)

Row 42:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (4 full arches)

Row 43:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 3 times, ch 1, turn. (3 full arches)

Row 44:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (2 full arches)

Row 45:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 1, turn. (2 full arches)

Row 46:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st, ch 3, turn. (1 full arch)

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Row 25:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (15 full arches)

Row 26:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (15 full arches)

Row 27:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 14 times, ch 3, turn. (14 full arches)

Row 28:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (14 full arches)

Row 29:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 13 times, ch 1, turn. (13 full arches)

Row 30:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (12 full arches)

Row 31:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row. ch 1, turn. (12 full arches)

Row 32:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (11 full arches)

Row 33:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 10 times, ch 3, turn. (10 full arches)

Row 34:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (10 full arches)

Row 35:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (9 full arches)

Row 36:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (9 full arches)

Row 37:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 8 times, ch 1, turn. (8 full arches)

Row 38:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (7 full arches)

Row 39:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row. ch 1, turn. (7 full arches)

Row 40:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (6 full arches)

Row 41:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 5 times, ch 3, turn. (5 full arches)

Row 42:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (5 full arches)

Row 43:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 4 times, ch 3, turn. (4 full arches)

Row 44:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (4 full arches)

Row 45:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 3 times, ch 1, turn. (3 full arches)

Row 46:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (2 full arches)

Row 47:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 1, turn. (2 full arches)

Row 48:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st, ch 3, turn. (1 full arch)

For size x-large only

Row 28:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (16 full arches)

Row 29:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 16 times, ch 1, turn. (16 full arches)

Row 30:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (15 full arches)

Row 31:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 15 times, ch 1, turn. (15 full arches)

Row 32:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (14 full arches)

Row 33:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (13 full arches)

Row 34:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 1, turn. (13 full arches)

Row 35:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (12 full arches)

Row 36:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (12 full arches)

Row 37:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 11 times, ch 1, turn. (11 full arches)

Row 38:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (10 full arches)

Row 39:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row. ch 1, turn. (10 full arches)

Row 40:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (9 full arches)

Row 41:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row. ch 1, turn. (9 full arches)

Row 42:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (8 full arches)

Row 43:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 7 times, ch 3, turn. (7 full arches)

Row 44:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (7 full arches)

Row 45:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 6 times, ch 1, turn. (6 full arches)

Row 46:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (5 full arches)

Row 47:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row. ch 1, turn. (5 full arches)

Row 48:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (4 full arches)

Row 49:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row. ch 1, turn. (4 full arches)

Row 50:  Arch decrease, then work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (3 full arches)

Row 51:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st 2 times, ch 3, turn. (2 full arches)

Row 52:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st to end of row, ch 3, turn. (2 full arches)

Row 53:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st ch 3, turn. (1 full arches)  

Row 54:  Insert hook into base of chain, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (2 loops on hook), insert hook into 1st ch-3 space, draw up 1/2-inch loop of yarn (3 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook, work arch patt st  to end of row, ch 3, turn. (1 full arch)

Finishing

You should now have eight pieces, 4 like those in Fig. A (above) and four like those in Fig. B (above). Stack them on top of one another. If there are wide variations in the squares’ dimensions, you may want to block the individual pieces before sewing them together. Whipstitch each A piece to the bottom of each B piece. You will have four panels that look like those in Fig. C. Matching up diagonal centers of the daisy squares in a straight line, whipstitch the four panels together (see Fig. D). Now fold Point A to Point B, and Point D to Point C and whipstitch the last seam. Attach thread at top to crochet the waistline.

Fig. C
Fig. C

Fig. D
Fig. D

Waistline

At this point, the waist will be very easily stretched out of shape because of the stitch and the way it’s at a diagonal. Don’t worry if it looks really wonky at this point. You are looking at the ends of the rows, and you will need to sc the end of each row plus the trough in between.

For Small, Medium, Large Only

Row 1: Work 114 (120, 126) sc evenly around waistline, following the approximate pattern of *crochet peak, crochet peak, crochet peak, crochet trough* repeat around.

Row 2:  Dc in each sc around.

Row 3:  Sc in each dc around.

For X-Large Only

Row 1: Work 132 sc evenly around waistline, following the approximate the pattern of *crochet peak, crochet peak, crochet peak, crochet peak, crochet trough* repeat around.

Row 2:  Dc in each sc around.

Row 3:  Sc in each dc around.

Drawstring

Ch 200 (212, 224, 236)

Row 1:  Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across to end.  Fasten off.

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