What do you need?
- 5 balls of yarn
- crochet needle 4
- crochet needle 5
- needle for finishing
I have size 8, USA size. This dress/pattern is also a size 8. We start to crochet at the biggest part of the breasts. We crochet from the breast to the bottom. Crochet the dress round, do not close the rows, crochet further on the next row.
Start with crochet neelde 4. Ch 102. Join with a slip stich to a cirkle.
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc.
Row 2 and 3: hdc
Row 4 and 5: Put your work on the table. Place a marker on both sides of the dress. This is the place where you are going to increase. You crochet on both sides 2 hdc in the same stitch, the rest of the dress crochet just hdc. For example: increase, 50 hdc, increase, 50 hdc).
Row 6 – 16: hdc. End only row 16 with a sc.
Continue with crochet needle 5. Start to crochet a board. Do it this way (it is in Dutch, but you can watch the way I crochet this):
Row 17: Ch 2, crochet board. Do not end with a slip stitch, but crochet further on the next row.
Row 18 – 29: Crochet board
Continue with crochet needle 4.
Row 30 – 43: Put your work on the table. Place a marker on both sides of the dress. This is the place where you are going to decrease. You crochet on both sides 2 hdc togheter, the rest of the dress crochet just hdc. For example: decrease, 50 hdc, decrease, 50 hdc).
Row 44 – 64: hdc
Row 65: Put your work on the table. Place a marker on both sides of the dress. This is the place where you are going to decrease. You crochet on both sides 2 hdc togheter, the rest of the dress crochet just hdc. For example: decrease, 50 hdc, decrease, 50 hdc).
Row 66: hdc
Row 67 and 68: Repeat row 65 and 66.
Row 69 – 74: hdc
Row 75: Ch 2, crochet a board, just like the board in the middle of the dress. Do not end with a slip stitch, but crochet further on the next row.
Row 76 – 80: Crochet board. End row 80 with a slip stitch. Finish your work.
Put a marker on the front of the dress, right between your breasts. See picture above where I placed my red marker. This is where we start to crochet lace. Connect your yarn under your armpit on the right side. Crochet the frontpart with this picture:
The stiches of row 2 (dc, ch3, dc) start above your marker. Crochet row 1 – 5 around, also at the back of your dress (crochet hdc there). From row 6 we are going to crochet only the front part. Don’t forget your armhole. To make a nice armhole, stop crocheting at row 6, 3 stiches earlier then the side of the dress. Do this also at the other side of the dress for another armhole. Increase the first 2 stiches and the last 2 stiches of row 7, to make a nice fit.
One other thing to mention: because you don’t work in rounds anymore from row 6, pay attention to your hdc. Crochet on the row back, so the inside of the dress, through the v (like you always crochet and like you did the rest of the dress), but crochet on the other side, so the outside of the dress, between the hdc, not the v on top. So you don’t get to see a relief.
Finish your work at the end.
Skip 4 stitches from the armpit (so in total you have skipped 7 stiches) and attach your yarn. Start at row 1 with crocheting. Also end 4 stitches earlier for the other armhole (so also in total you have skipped 7 stitches there). Crochet the pattern you see above. Finish your work at the end and sew the front parts to the back parts above your shoulders.
Attach your yarn in the neck. Crochet hdc around for a nice board. Try what works for you. For me, 4 hdc in a ch5 space and skip the sc, was a nice fit, but maybe this is to tight or to loose for you. Play with this. If this is starting to pull, you didn’t have enough hdc. If it’s going to wave, you have made to much hdc. End with a slip stitch. Ch 2 and crochet another round with hdc, above the other hdc. End with a slip stitch again and finish your board.
For the board in your armhole, you do the same as with the board of the neck. Attach your yarn, ch 2 and crochet hdc around. Play again with what looks nice and fits with your dress. End with a slip stitch and finish your work.
That was it. This is what your dress will look like:
And this is how I wear it:
I really love this dress. It’s a cold winter over here, so I have to wear a cardigan on it, but in a few months it’s getting warmer outside, so i can ditch the cardigan. I can’t wait.
Anyway, good luck with crocheting this dress. It’s not that hard, but the result is lovely. The pattern is designed and made by myself. The pattern is for free, for your own use. So don’t copy or share my pattern without letting me know, please. If you love this pattern you can make a donation to me. I would really appreciate that. You can choose your own amount by clicking the button below:
Thank you, have a nice day and see you soon! Bye!