A few months ago, my best friend had a new little baby. I started developing a pattern line based on his name, Aidan, which means “little fire”. He won’t ever wear this particular item in the pattern line but as I worked on the patterns I just knew that I had to create a skirt.
As I was getting ready to release the pattern in my Ravelry store, I decided to offer the newborn size free here on the blog. The legwarmers and bonnet pictured above can be found on Ravelry and the Pixie Bonnet can be found on Cre8tion Crochet. The pattern is also available in 0-3 months through 2T/3T as a paid pattern and can be purchased for 50% off through Sunday, June 7th, with code “LFSkirt”. If you want to share my sale, please share the post not just the code.
Here is what some of my testers had to say about the Little Flame Skirt:
“The Little Flame Skirt is by far my favorite crocheted skirt I’ve made for baby girls!! The pattern lends well to endless color combinations and is easy to follow with all of the picture tutorials that are included!! In fact, I’ve already made 2!!!!!!” –Hollie Bobo, BoboCakes & Crafts
“I love the Little Flame Skirt! It’s a fun, well written pattern with endless color combinations! It’s an adorable addition to my daughter’s wardrobe.” -Michele Orr, Michele’s Divine Crochet
This pattern can be purchased as a printable pdf for $1 by going here. When checking out, please indicate which pattern you are buying and whether you want print friendly or with images. Please note that this is not an immediate download. Pattern will be emailed within 24 hours of purchase.
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Little Flame Newborn Skirt
Gauge: 12 sts x 7 rows in lcl pattern = 3 inches
Row 1: Fdc 25 (or ch 27 and dc in 3rd ch from hk and each ch across).
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc in same and next, *lcl, dc in st that last part of lcl was worked around and next 2* across. Last repeat will only have 2 dc. <6 lcl, 19 dc>
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Dc in same and each across. <25>
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Dc in same and next 3, *lcl, dc in st that last part of lcl was worked around and next 2* across to last st. Dc in last st. <5 lcl, 20 dc>
Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Dc in same and each across. <25>
Repeat rows 2-5 once then 2-4 once then finish off and measure for gauge.
Hook – H
Abbreviations and stitches required:
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
dc inc – double crochet increase
lcl – leafhopper cluster
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
BPhdc – back post half double crochet
FPhdc – front post half double crochet
sk – skip
ch(s) – chain(s)
yo – yarn over
lp – loop
hk – hk
- Beginning ch does not count as stitch.
- All joins are with a sl st to the first st unless otherwise indicated.
- For a tutorial on how to join fhdc to work in the round without a gap, visit HERE.
- double crochet increase – 2 dc in same stitch
- leafhopper cluster – *yo, insert hk from front to back around post of st below previous st and pull up a lp* twice, pull through four lps on hk (2 lps on hk), sk next st, *yo, insert hk from front to back around post of next st and pull up a lp* twice, pull through four lps on hk (3 lps on hk), pull through three remaining lps
Round 1: Fhdc 56. On last st, join to work in the round. Join.
Round 2-3: Ch 1, *FPhdc in 2 sts, BPhdc in 2 sts* around. <56>
Round 4: Ch1, sc around. <56>
Round 5: Ch 2, dc inc in same st and each around. <112>
Round 6: Ch 2, dc, *lcl, dc in st that last part of lcl was worked around and next 2* around. <28 lcl, 84 dc>
Round 7: Ch 2, dc around. <112>
Round 8: Ch 2, dc in 3 sts, lcl, *dc in st that last part of lcl was worked around and next 2, lcl* around. The last leg of the last lcl will be worked below the first st of the round. <28 lcl, 84 dc>
Round 9-12: Repeat round 5-8.
Round 13: Ch 1, hdc in same st and each around.
If desired, a ribbon or chain can be threaded through the waistband for a drawstring. For a chained drawstring, ch 75 or desired length.