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Easy Crochet Skirt Pattern for Beginners

Create your own crochet skirt with this free crochet pencil skirt pattern which is suitable for beginners. This pattern creates a fitted crochet skirt which is shaped at the waist. 

Easy Crochet Skirt Pattern for Beginners free pattern

Free Crochet Skirt Pattern for Beginners

Making your own crochet clothes doesn’t have to be challenging – it’s all about using the stitches to create the shape you want to wear.

This free crochet skirt pattern is worked up using a textured crochet stitch that does creates a dense fabric without feeling too heavy to wear.

The Gloriosa Pencil Skirt is written for 3 different

  • Mini – 17″ long
  • Knee length – 20″ long
  • Below the Knee – 22″ long

The skirt panel is worked in rows, from side-to-side, making it a beginner friendly pattern with an easy stitch repeat that has featured throughout the Gloriosa Collection.

Alongside the pencil skirt pattern detailed here, you can also find various crochet garment patterns to add to your handmade wardrobe:

Once the skirt panel is created, you can sew in a zipper and add the waist band to complete the project.

DONT WORRY about sewing in the zipper – you’ll find a whole tutorial focusing on just that element of this pattern.

Easy Crochet Skirt Pattern for beginners

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This pattern featured on the Crochet Fashion Week Runway hosted in Atlanta in February 2023, which was styled with Gloriosa Sweater.

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How to crochet a skirt

The first thing to do before starting any crochet garment is to check your measurements – click here to find out more about how to measure yourself for the best fit.

Once you have your measurements, use the size chart below to confirm which size you would like to make.

This skirt is designed with a negative easy of -1″. This will allow for stretching while wearing.

If you want to make a larger size, check the size chart for the waist size to ensure it wont be too large around the waist =.

There are 3 different length options to choose from:

  • Mini – 17″ long
  • Knee length – 20″ long
  • Below the Knee – 22″ long

The length of the skirt is determined by the starting chain and can be easily adjusted by using a stitch multiple of 3 + 1 plus 1 for the foundation.

easy crochet skirt pattern size chart

Free Crochet Skirt Pattern


  • Worsted/Aran weight Cotton or cotton blend
  • I used Caron Cotton Angel Cakes, 60% cotton, 40% acrylic (8.8 oz/250g = 530 yds/485m) Click here to see a review of this yarn
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • 8″ zipper
  • Trouser fastener
Free Crochet skirt pattern

AbbreviationsUS terms (UK in brackets)

St(s) – Stitches

Ch – Chain

Ch Sp -Chain Space

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sc (dc) – single crochet (double crochet)

Sc2tog (dc2tog) single (double) crochet decrease)

Dc (tr) – Double crochet (treble crochet)

Wattle st – (sc, ch1, dc) into same

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

Pattern Notes

  • Get in touch if you need any help completing the pattern – [email protected]
  • This pattern is worked in rows, side to side, to create the skirt panel which is steamed below the zip, before adding the waist onto the top edge.
  • The length of the skirt can be adjusted by increasing the starting chain.
  • Ch1 at the beginning of the rows DO NOT count as a stitch.
  • Take a moment to go through the pattern and highlight the stitch counts for your size which will be written in length order. e.g Mini (knee length, below the knee) then the row counts wil be XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)


13 Wattle stitches (sc, ch 1, dc) and 13 rows = 4 inches (10cm) with a 5mm hook. Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct tension.

Special Stitches

Wattle (Wattle stitch) = (sc, ch 1, dc) in indicated

How to crochet this Skirt pattern

Row 1: Ch 93 (108, 120), sc in 2nd ch from hook, *wattle in next, skip 2 ch; repeat from * to last, sc in last, turn. 90 (105, 117) Wattle and 2 sc

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count), skip dc in previous row, wattle in next and each ch-1 sp across to end, sc in last, turn.

Row 3-94 (107, 120, 133, 146, 159, 172, 185, 198): Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off leaving tail for seaming. 

Continue to Attaching Zip

Caron Cotton Angel Cake

How to attach a Zipper to a crochet project

Click here to more information to add a zip

  • Bring 1st and last row together to create skirt panel.
  • Position zip between at top edge where 1st and last row meet with zipper tape positioned on WS of project.
  • Sew in zipper using running stitch to secure to each edge of the 1st and last row.
  • Working down from bottom of closed zipper, seam 1st and last row together, down length of skirt. 

Continue to Waistband.

Waistband | Free Crochet Skirt Pattern

Waistband – worked in turned rounds

Round 1: With RS facing, join yarn in top edge of 1st st next to zipper, ch 6, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each row end around, ch 5, turn. 99 (112, 125, 138, 151, 164, 177, 190, 203) sc and 5 ch.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same, *sc in next 5, sc2tog; repeat from * around to last 5 sts, sc in last 5 sts, turn. 89 (99, 110, 121, 132, 143, 154, 164, 175) sc

Rounds 3-5: Ch 1, sc in same and each st around, turn.

Fasten off, weave ends.

Attach Trouser Fastener in Waistband Tabs. 

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Free Crochet Skirt Pattern for Beginners

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