Exploring the Incredible Divine Long Pattern

Growing up in a quaint town with a rich textile heritage, I, Julie, was always fascinated by the myriad of patterns and fabrics that adorned the local market stalls. My grandmother, a seasoned quilter and seamstress, introduced me to the world of crafting and sewing at a young age.


It was through her patient guidance that I developed a deep appreciation for the art of quilting and garment making. This fascination laid dormant until a dream rekindled my passion and led me to embark on creating the Divine Long Ladies Skirt, a project that marries the detailed work of quilting with the flow and grace of garment design.

This project is not just about creating a garment; it’s a tribute to my past, an homage to my grandmother’s teachings, and a testament to the creative process. So, I invite you to join me on this journey as we create the Divine Long Ladies Skirt together, a piece that symbolizes the fusion of traditional quilting with the beauty of fashion.

Unraveling the Pineapple Mystique

The centerpiece of the Divine Long Ladies Skirt is undoubtedly the pineapple pattern. This motif, with its rich history and symbolism, is often associated with hospitality and warmth, making it a fitting choice for a garment meant to exude elegance and grace. The use of the pineapple pattern in this project is not merely decorative; it is a deliberate choice to create a visual narrative that speaks of welcoming and abundance.


A Symphony in Yarn: The Materials List

Embarking on the journey to create the Divine Long Ladies Skirt requires not just skill and patience but also a selection of materials that will bring the dream to life. For this project, I chose the Indian Red Rose metallic knitting cotton, a choice inspired by its subtle shimmer and exceptional drape, qualities that are essential for achieving the flowing elegance envisioned. The metallic sheen adds a layer of sophistication, ensuring that the skirt catches the light and the eye in equal measure. Here’s what you’ll need to create your own Divine Long Ladies Skirt:

  • Red Rose Metallic Knitting Cotton: Approximately 20 balls, ensuring you have enough to accommodate the skirt’s length and flare.
  • Crochet Hook: A 3 mm hook is recommended for this project, perfect for working with the chosen yarn and achieving the desired tightness of the stitches.
  • Yarn Needle: For weaving in ends, ensuring a neat finish to your work.
  • Measuring Tape: Essential for taking accurate measurements of the waist and the desired length of the skirt.
  • Scissors: For cutting the yarn as needed.
  • Stitch Markers: Helpful for marking the beginning of rounds or noting specific stitches to return to.

Divine Long

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This selection of materials is carefully chosen to ensure the skirt not only embodies the vision of elegance and flow but also is a pleasure to create. The Red Rose metallic knitting cotton, with its luxurious feel and appearance, is a pivotal component of Divine Long, ensuring the final piece is as divine as intended.

Before We Begin: Setting the Stage

Before diving into the creation of the Divine Long Ladies Skirt, it’s important to pause and consider a few preparatory steps. Firstly, familiarize yourself with the stitches used in this project, notably the foundation double crochet (fdc) for a neat and even start, and the picot stitch for delicate edging. These techniques are essential for achieving the skirt’s intricate detailing and professional finish.

Step-by-Step Instructions: Crafting the Divine Long Ladies Skirt

Embarking on the creation of the Divine Long Ladies Skirt is a journey of artistry and skill. Follow these detailed instructions, and you’ll see your vision come to life, stitch by stitch.

Starting at the Waist

  1. Foundation Row: Begin with the foundation double crochet (fdc). Based on your waist measurement, calculate the number of fdc stitches required. This pattern repeat is 37 stitches, so adjust your total count to be a multiple of 37. This creates a flexible and even waistband without the tightness that can come from starting with chains.
  2. First Few Rows: Work in rows back and forth to create a small opening at the back for ease of wear. This allows the skirt to slip on comfortably over the hips. For the first row after the fdc, introduce the “V” stitch pattern: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same stitch or chain space, creating the first flares of the skirt.

Creating the Flare

  1. Transition to Rounds: After achieving the correct hip measurement with your initial rows, seamlessly transition to working in rounds. This is where the skirt starts to take on its full shape, gradually expanding to create the cascading effect reminiscent of the pineapple pattern.
  2. Adding the Pineapple Motif: Follow the increase rounds as outlined in the pattern to introduce the pineapple motifs. These motifs are central to the design, providing the skirt with its signature cascading effect. Pay careful attention to the increase instructions to ensure your pineapples are spaced evenly and grow proportionately.
  3. Monitoring Skirt Length: As you continue to work in rounds, periodically measure the length of your skirt. This project allows for flexibility in length, so you can decide when to stop based on your preference or the desired look.

Finishing Touches

  1. Final Rounds: Once your skirt has reached the desired length, conclude with a picot edge round for a delicate finish. This not only adds to the skirt’s elegance but also provides a neat edge.
  2. Weaving in Ends: With the crochet work complete, take the time to weave in all ends securely. This step is crucial for the durability and finish of your Divine Long.
  3. Blocking: To ensure the best drape and fit, block your skirt. Wet it thoroughly, then lay it flat to air dry, gently shaping it to the correct measurements. This step enhances the skirt’s flow and ensures that the pineapple motifs are beautifully defined.

Creating the Divine Long Ladies Skirt is not just about following a pattern; it’s about weaving a story into fabric, a narrative of elegance, tradition, and personal expression. As you step back and admire your work, reflect on the journey from a simple yarn to a piece of art that dances with every step you take.

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