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Flirty Marvel Skirt

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This A-line skirt was inspired by Marvel Crosson, a pioneering aviator with a fabulous and flirty sense of style. Marvel was the first woman to receive a pilot's license in (the then Territory of) Alaska, and was a contestant in the 1929 Women's Air Derby (also known as the "Powder Puff Derby"), the first U.S. air race for women. Sadly, Marvel died young as a result of a crash on the second day of the Derby. This skirt is a great project for a crocheter who hasn't made garments before, but the join keeps things interesting for a more advanced crocheter. Start by crocheting two panels flat, join with a decorative stitch, and then finish with a covered elastic waist band crocheted in the round. (This skirt is unlined. I recommend slip shorts rather than a half slip if you prefer a liner.) This pattern is available for FREE on my blog by following the link below. The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable pdf for sale on Craftsy includes includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements. This PDF is available to US buyers only due to EU VAT MOSS. I can set up an Etsy listing for you if you live outside of the US. Thank you for your understanding. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Working in rows, working in the round, decreasing Special stitches: dc2tog, sc2tog (described in pattern) GAUGE 16 sts x 8 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pattern before blocking. For best fit, always check your gauge. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Adult Women's XS (S, M, L) - 24 (26.5, 30, 34)"/61 (67.5, 76, 86.5) cm waist; 20.75"/53 cm length. Photographed sample is size M.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Sewing needle and thread.
  • Knit Picks Galileo (50% Merino wool/50% bamboo, 1.75 oz/50 g, 131 yd/120 m) - 5 (6, 6, 7) skeins Nebula, or approximately 655 (786, 786, 917) yd/600 (720, 720, 840) m in any light weight wool/bamboo blend yarn.
  • 0.75" (2 cm) elastic for waist band - 1 yd/1 m length

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Underground Crafter
Underground Crafter
Marie Segares, Proprietress of the Underground Crafter, has been crocheting for over 25 years. She learned to crochet during summers spent with her maternal grandmother. Marie is also a knitter, quilter, embroiderer, and soapmaker. Marie is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet and Knitting Instructor (Level I) and Certified Crochet and Knitting Teacher (Level II). She specializes in teaching individual and small group crochet lessons for beginner through advanced intermediate students and knitting classes for beginner students. In addition to teaching, Marie designs her own patterns and makes handmade items for sale by commission, at New York area craft fairs, and on Etsy. Marie is an Professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and a Designer/Teacher member of The Knitting Guild Association. Marie is also a member of the New York City Crochet Guild. Copyright statement: All of Marie's patterns are for personal use only. You may use the patterns to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from the patterns. You may not copy, distribute, or sell the patterns. If you would like to teach a class based on any of Marie's patterns, please contact her to purchase a commercial use pattern.