Making Stuff: Crocheted Skirt {Thrifted Afghan Refashion}

by This is Carrie on January 25, 2012

I’m always attracted to the many brightly colored afghans at my local thrift store. I finally bought this one since it’s border and decorative flower just screamed to be made into a skirt.

Basic Steps:

-Cut a rectangle from the afghan for the skirt based on how full you want the skirt. The thicker the afghan, the less full you need to make the skirt to avoid bulk at waist.

-Sew rectangle together into a tube.

-Serge cut edge of skirt to keep the loose yarn ends in place.

-Cut and sew elastic into a circle to fit child’s waist.

-Divide waistband into fourths. Divide skirt into fourths.  Pin waistband to skirt (placing wrong side of elastic to right side of skirt. click here for more details on attaching waistband elastic), matching the quarter markers and dividing the extra skirt fabric evenly between the pins.

-While stretching the elastic to fit, sew elastic to skirt.



Susan C January 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

I’m impressed! I would have never thought to make a skirt out of it. Looks great!

themissymom February 7, 2012 at 11:24 am

Very clever. I am drawn to the homemade afghans as well. I love the bold colors and mix of patterns! Then I get a little bit sad thinking about a person that poured so much energy into a project that nobody wants ;( Thanks for a fresh idea for those great finds!

Gertrude June 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

This skirt is adorable. I crochet a lot but I have never cut a crochet fabric – how do you keep it from falling apart? What kind of thread do you use and did you use a sewing machine?

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