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.
-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.