Ode to Joy Skirt

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All I know about music I learned by making this skirt. It depicts the first bar of Ode to Joy in tapestry crochet. This pattern is written in American crochet notation. It requires 8ply wool and a 4mm hook. Use whatever colours you like. I chose rainbow 🙂

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To make the me-sized version


Chain 150, slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring

Rounds 1 – 12: sc in every stitch (150 stitches)

Round 13: sc in the first six stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (171 stitches)

Rounds 14 – 25: sc in every stitch (171 stitches)

Round 26: sc in the first six stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (195 stitches)

Rounds 27 – 38: sc in every stitch (195 stitches)

Round 39: sc in the first six stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (222 stitches)

Rounds 40 – 50: sc in every stitch (222 stitches)

Round 51: sc in the first six stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (253 stitches)

Rounds 52 – 53: sc in every stitch (253 stitches)

Now work off the tapestry crochet diagrams. Remember that we are working from top to bottom and the diagrams show that there are four blank rows to begin with (ie they are just white, no tapestry).

The tapestry part is 208 stitches long. The surplus stitches are blank to create a gap between the end of the bar and the start. I’ve broken the pattern down into six chunks that are 40 stitches wide each so that you can have decent detail in the photos.

Ignore the little scribble markings in the drawings. They are only there because I strike through the picture once I’ve completed a round to keep track of where I’m up to.

The photos are a little small because I have difficulty uploading large files. I’ll post bigger photos on ravelry.

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This is the first time I have ever done tapestry crochet in the round. Normally with tapestry crochet I work in rows and use a different strand of wool for each colour rather than running colours underneath the stitches of other colours. I just think that looks tidier. I decided to do the same thing here because I hate being able to see the ‘hidden’ thread. However that was a lot more work. I kept having to cut the white thread when I hit a solid block of colour and then reattach it on the other side of the block of colour. That also meant I had to weave in a lot of ends. You may prefer just to let the white run underneath the notes. Up to you what you want to do.


See what I mean? The price of perfection is weaving in a lot of loose ends.
See what I mean? The price of perfection is weaving in a lot of loose ends.
This is what the back looks like when all the ends have been nicely woven in.
This is what the back looks like when all the ends have been nicely woven in.

Fasten off, weave in end.


Cut a length of elastic to fit your waist. Sew the two ends together to form a ring. Fold the first few rows of the skirt down over the elastic and with a tapestry needle sew into place to form the waistband.

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Adapting the pattern

To adapt this pattern for your size, make a chain ring that is large enough to slide over your hips easily, then just follow the pattern (12 sc rounds, then 1 increase round, then 12 sc rounds etc).

If you start with a larger ring you’ll end up with more stitches then I had by the time the skirt reaches the length when you start the tapestry. That’s ok, there’ll just be more white space between the end of the bar and the start.

If you start with a smaller ring make sure you have at least 220 stitches when you start the tapestry part otherwise the bar won’t fit in nicely.

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