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.
Tank Top Charts (scroll to bottom of page) (sizes 9 months through 18 months)
Floral Baby Skirt (this page) (sizes 9 months through 18 months)
Materials for Skirt
Yarn Suggestions: Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic Lite
- 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)
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.
Shorts are 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.
By Kim Guzman