July / August 2009

Swingy Summer Skirt

By Doris Chan

COATS Crème de la Crème, 2 ½ oz/71g balls, each approx 126yd/115m (cotton)

  • 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls #0628 Minty

• Size J/10 (6mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge


  • Yarn needle

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

Finished waist 29 (32, 36, 40, 43, 47)”/73.5 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 109, 119.5) cm, with enough stretch to pull on
Finished hip
40 (45, 50, 55, 60, 65)”/101.5 (114, 127, 139.5, 152.5, 165) cm, measured 9”/23cm below waist
Finished lower circumference
64 (72, 80, 88, 96, 104)”/162.5 (183, 203, 223.5, 244, 264)cm
Finished length 23”/58.5cm, including 1”/2.5cm waistband

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back order

I can;t get this on back order as it doesn't allow for Aussies, can anyone tell me where in Australia I may get this pattren from.




I don't see the directions for this skirt here. Where do I go to get the directions.



patterns are not available online

Should you want to buy a back issue, you'll have to call 800-865-7240 to order it. Note the issue date in the tags of the preview and inquire about its availability.

Creme de la Creme Yarn choice..

This pattern is beautiful! But I'm quite surpised at the yarn choice - Creme de la Creme to me seems like it would be a little bit heavy.

Doris, you have outdone yourself again with this pattern. It is extremely easy to read and I love your comments!


Summer swingy skirt

Hi I really like the skirt as well but I have run into a delimma when it comes to round 6, the last row says to joiin with ch 2. I have no clue what shes saying. Maybe you can help

Response to round 6 question

"Join with chain 2, dc in first sc" means this... Do 2 chains.  Stop.  Then instead of like most patterns where you then do a slip stitch into the first single crochet at the beginning to form a round, you instead do a double crochet into that first stitch.  What this does is it makes the next stitch of the next round be precisely in the middle of that "hole" formed by the 2 chains and the double crochet.

summer fling skirt

Hi thanks for the response. I figured it out. Actually the diagram showed the chain 2 then I felt silly. It turned out great and Im now on the second one. Nice for a gift.


sorry bout that...guess it's not a free pattern, just a preview. Still, it's a great skirt.

Swing Skirt

I love this skirt. Why can I not see the chart?