Sunday, July 04, 2010

Party Dress

I'm very pleased with the results of this dress. Pattern follows, but it's almost unnecessary to use it. The entire dress is worked in rows of sc or dc, with two increase rows to generate a fuller skirt just below the waistband.


Party Dress:

Materials Needed:
• J Hook (6 mm), H hook (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gage.
• 2 skeins (100 grams) Sport Weight: Lily Chin Gramercy, (color A)
• 1 skein (40 grams) Worsted Weight: Berroco Seduce (color B)

Dimensions: 10 inches total length (minus straps), 18 inches around chest

Fits 6-9 months

Body
Using color A and J hook, ch 65.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch around. Ss to first sc of row. Ch 1, do not turn.

Row 2-11: Sc in each st around. Ss to first sc of row. Ch 1, do not turn.

Fasten off color A. Using color B and H hook:
Row 12-15: Sc in each st around. Ss to first sc of row. Ch 1, do not turn.

Fasten off color B. Using color A and J hook:
Row 16: Dc in each st around. Ss to first dc of row. Ch 3, do not turn.

Row 17: *Dc in next 5 dc. Work 5 dc in next dc. Repeat from * to end. Ss to first dc of row. Ch 3, do not turn.

Row 18: Dc in each st around. Ss to first dc of row. Ch 3, do not turn.

Row 19: Repeat row 17, working 5 dc group directly below center st of previous 5 group.

Row 20-26: Dc in each st around. Ss to first dc of row. Ch 3, do not turn.

Fasten off color A. Using color B and H hook:
Row 27-35: Sc in each st around. Ss to first sc of row. Ch 1, do not turn.

Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Neckline
Using color B and H hook:
Row 1: Working in unworked loop at top of dress (original chain row), attach yarn and sc in each ch around. Ss to first sc of row. Ch 1, do not turn.

Row 2-3: Sc in each st around. Ss to first sc of row. Ch 1, do not turn.

Row 4: Sc in each st around. Ss to first sc of row. Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Straps
Using safety pins or stitch markers, mark desired placement of straps on front and back of dress. Using color B and H hook:
Row 1: Attach yarn with ss to desired location. Ch 23, ss to desired location on reverse side of the dress. Sc in next sc along edge of dress. Turn, sc in each chain of strap. SS to join to dress.

Row 2: Sc in next sc along edge of dress. Turn, sc in each st of strap. SS to join to dress.

Row 3: Sc in next sc along edge of dress. Turn, sc in each st of strap. SS to join to dress. Fasten off, weave in loose ends.


Repeat Rows 1-3 for second strap.

8 comments:

cateetee said...

This is so cute my daughter would love this!

Anna said...

nice dress! :) i've never crocheted clothes yet but maybe i'll try some time.

visit my blog if you want :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is so sweet and so gorgeous! I just came across your site via WhipUp and I'm so glad I found you! I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

andrée.lise said...

Hello,

I love this dress!! Well done :) I am currently making it.. and I'm wondering if when I start the DC if it's supposed to be baggy? I find I should be crocheting with the H hook for the colour A here? Do you have tips? or is it supposed to be this way..? It may look find when I'm done but right now it's really see-through.

Thanks!
Andree-Lise

alicia said...

Hi,
The dc should be a little baggy - looser than the sc so that it drapes and isn't too stiff. You could try using a smaller hook to make it less see-through.

andrée.lise said...

Hello again!

I finished the dress and it is perfect! I was just worried but it ended up looking great, check it out :) I made a cute little sweater to match. jecreemavie.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! I modified the color scheme. You can see my finished version on my blog: http://proverbs2412.blogspot.com/2012/04/baby-girl-dress.html

Yogi said...

Is this done in the round? If so when do you join?