I couldn’t find a bedskirt that I liked that would easily attach to the bed frame in my guest room.  I wanted a wraparound so I wouldn’t have to deal with it bunching up when I was trying to make the bed.  So the answer to my dilemma was to make my own.  Which is pretty much always the answer when you’re a crocheter.  It’s one of the things I love about crochet.  You can come up with a design for pretty much anything you need.

 For this bed frame, I needed the skirt to be 75” on the long side of the bed, and 38” at the foot of the bed.  I made the skirt in two separate pieces.  They don’t connect to each other – only to the bed frame.  Plus, I didn’t make a piece for the side that was up against the wall since no one would see it.

 The 75” long side needed 250 stitches for the starting chain.  I made the skirt with a 12” drop which came out to 51 rows plus the shell stitch row.

The 38” short side (the foot of the bed) needed 120 stitches for the starting chain.

 I used Peaches and Cream cotton yarn in Ecru, Aquamarine, and Rosemary with an H hook.  I tried to choose colors that matched my bedspread, and I was really pleased at how well it came out!

 Here is the color pattern:

30 rows Ecru

1 row Rosemary

1 row Ecru

1 row Aquamarine

4 rows Ecru

2 rows Aquamarine

1 row Rosemary

2 rows Aquamarine

4 rows Ecru

1 row Aquamarine

1 row Ecru

1 row Rosemary

2 rows Ecru

Last row of shell stitch in Ecru

Instructions:

Make a chain as long as you need for the length of your bed.

Row 1:  Turn, ch 1, single crochet (sc) in each stitch across (do not skip first chain)

Row 2:  Turn, ch 1, sc in each stitch across (again, do not skip first stitch)

Rows 3 – 51:  Repeat row 2 following the color pattern above.

Row 52:  Turn, ch 1, *sc in first stitch, skip 1 stitch, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat from * to * across to the end.  Bind off.

 I used command hooks to attach the bedskirt to the bed frame, and it’s worked really well.  The spread covers the hooks, and it’s easy to remove the skirt whenever I need to.  I placed a hook about every 9 inches, but you need to base the spacing on your particular bed frame.

 Here is a close up of the color pattern.

You can see in the next two photos that the beginning and end of the shell stitch are not the same on each side.  Unfortunately, this can’t always be helped when you need to make something a certain length.  I’m okay with it, but you could replace the shell stitch with a different edging if you want it to be the same.

This is the start of the shell stitch row.

This is the end of the shell stitch row.

This is how I attached the bedskirt with command hooks…

…and this is how it looks on the bed!  I love it!!