Since I’ve been writing so much about crochet for summer lately, I got an email from my blogging ‘buddy’ Maria Merlino.  She has designed this lovely ‘skirt’ which really would work well as a beach cover up.  One thing I particularly like about this pattern is that it goes up to Plus Size.  That’s so hard to find – and a thoughtful option to offer from a designer.

Mario Merlino's Spider Stitch Skirt

I have discovered that I really like crocheting the spider stitch motifs.  They are as ‘addictive’ as pineapples!  The seem to work up really quickly.  This pretty skirt would be equally attractive worked up in almost any yarn – except something really fuzzy like mohair.  From thread to bulky yarn, you’d get a good result.  You can get the free pattern on Maria’s blog here .  Although the pattern may look complicated to a beginner, it’s actually not very challenging to crochet.  Try one!

By jd wolfe


3 Comments so far

  1. Deborah on May 23, 2011 9:22 pm

    Oh wow I love it – plus sizes! I will be going there right now. I don’t always post on your blog and I should – you share so much and I so enjoy reading and seeing what you found! Thanks so much for your generosity!

  2. ~Claire~ on May 24, 2011 11:01 am

    Oh, I have to agree- the spider stitch is a great way for beginners to try something that looks “fancy.” A little tricky to get started, but once you get the hang of it, it’s super fast!

  3. sally on May 25, 2011 6:54 am

    I didn’t know pineapples were addictive. Maybe that’s why I love them so much :0)

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