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​Simple Crochet Dress

Susan
Mar 31, 2021 01:52 AM

You’ll need:

2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 3 – 3 cakes (approx. 280 – 300 – 330 – 370 – 410 – 440 – 470 g) of Sheepjes Whirls color Raspberry Rocky Roads (752);

Crochet hook 3.5 mm;

Tapestry needle;

Stitch markers;

Measuring tape.

Size: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Stitches control: 20 sts x 16 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

Instructions

Border

Row 1: 186 (200, 216, 238, 258, 278, 292) foundation hdc. Slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round (186, 200, 216, 238, 258, 278, 292).

Row 2: ch 1, *1 front post hdc in next st, 1 back post hdc in next st* repeat till end, slip stitch in first st (186, 200, 216, 238, 258, 278, 292).

Row 3-14 (12 rows): repeat row 2 (186, 200, 216, 238, 258, 278, 292).


Skirt

This is the part where you can change the length of the dress to your liking. The instructions below will tell you to repeat row 15-19 three times. Do you want the dress to be shorter? Repeat row 15-19 less times than stated. Do you want the dress to be longer? Repeat a few more times than stated below. Every time you repeat row 15-19, you add about 3cm / 1.2″.

Row 15: ch 1, 1hdc in every stitch till end, slip stitch in first stitch (186, 200, 216, 238, 258, 278, 292).

Row 16 – 18: (3 rows): repeat row 15 (186, 200, 216, 238, 258, 278, 292).

Row 19: ch 1, 1hdc in the back loop in every stitch till end, slip stitch in first stitch (186, 200, 216, 238, 258, 278, 292).

Row 20 – 34 (15 rows): repeat row 15-19 three times (186, 200, 216, 238, 258, 278, 292).

We’re going to decrease

Row 35: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 8 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (178, 192, 208, 230, 250, 270, 284)

Row 36: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 8 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (170, 184, 200, 222, 242, 262, 276)

Row 37: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 8 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (162, 176, 192, 214, 234, 254, 268)

Row 38: repeat row 15 (162, 176, 192, 214, 234, 254, 268)

Row 39: repeat row 19 (162, 176, 192, 214, 234, 254, 268)

Row 40 – 59 (20 rows): repeat row 15-19 four times (162, 176, 192, 214, 234, 254, 268)

We’re going to decrease for the waist

Row 60: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 5 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (157, 171, 187, 209, 229, 249, 263)

Row 61: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 5 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (152, 166, 182, 204, 224, 244, 258)

Row 62: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 5 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (147, 161, 177, 199, 219, 239, 253)

Row 63: repeat row 15 (147, 161, 177, 199, 219, 239, 253)

Row 64: repeat row 19 (147, 161, 177, 199, 219, 239, 253)

Row 65: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 5 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (142, 156, 172, 194, 214, 234, 248)

Row 66: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 5 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (137, 151, 167, 189, 209, 229, 243)

Row 67: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 5 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (132, 146, 162, 184, 204, 224, 238)

Row 68: repeat row 15 (132, 146, 162, 184, 204, 224, 238)

Row 69: repeat row 19 (132, 146, 162, 184, 204, 224, 238)

Row 70: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 5 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (127, 141, 157, 179, 199, 219, 233)

Row 71: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 5 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (122, 136, 152, 174, 194, 214, 228)

Row 72: repeat row 15 (122, 136, 152, 174, 194, 214, 228)

Row 73: repeat row 15 (122, 136, 152, 174, 194, 214, 228)

We’re going to start working on the top part

Row 74: repeat row 19 (122, 136, 152, 174, 194, 214, 228)

Row 75 – 89 (15 rows): repeat row 15 – 19 three times (122, 136, 152, 174, 194, 214, 228)

We’re going to increase for the chest

Row 90: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while increasing 4-4-5-5-5-5-5 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (126, 140, 157, 179, 199, 219, 233)

Row 91: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while increasing 4-4-5-5-5-5-5 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (130, 144, 162, 184, 204, 224, 238)

Row 92: repeat row 15 (130, 144, 162, 184, 204, 224, 238)

Row 93: repeat row 15 (130, 144, 162, 184, 204, 224, 238)

Row 94: repeat row 19 (130, 144, 162, 184, 204, 224, 238)

Row 95: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while increasing 4-4-5-5-5-5-6 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (134, 148, 167, 189, 209, 229, 244)

Row 96: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while increasing 4-4-5-5-5-5-6 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (138, 152, 172, 194, 214, 234, 250)

Row 97: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while increasing 4-4-5-5-5-5-6 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (142, 156, 177, 199, 219, 239, 256)

Row 98: repeat row 15 (142, 156, 177, 199, 219, 239, 256)

Row 99: repeat row 19 (142, 156, 177, 199, 219, 239, 256)

Row 100: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while increasing 4-4-5-5-5-5-6 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (146, 160, 182, 204, 224, 244, 262)

Row 101: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while increasing 4-4-5-5-5-5-6 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (150, 164, 187, 209, 229, 249, 268)

Row 102: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while increasing 2-4-5-5-5-5-6 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (152, 168, 192, 214, 234, 254, 274)

Row 103: repeat row 15 (152, 168, 192, 214, 234, 254, 274)

Row 104: repeat row 19 (152, 168, 192, 214, 234, 254, 274)

Row 105 – 109 (4 rows): repeat row 15 – 19 (152, 168, 192, 214, 234, 254, 274)

And we’re going to decrease a little bit again

Row 110: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 1-5-7-9-11-15-19 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (151, 163, 185, 205, 223, 239, 255)

Row 111: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 1-5-7-9-11-15-19 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (150, 158, 178, 196, 212, 224, 236)

Row 112 & 113: repeat row 15 (150, 158, 178, 196, 212, 224, 236)

Row 114: repeat row 19 (150, 158, 178, 196, 212, 224, 236)

Row 115: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 2-5-7-9-12-15-19 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (148, 153, 171, 187, 200, 209, 217)

Row 116: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 2-5-7-9-12-15-19 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (146, 148, 164, 178, 188, 194, 198)

Row 117: ch 1, work 1 row of hdc while decreasing 2-4-8-10-12-14-18 stitches evenly, slip stitch in the first stitch (144, 144, 156, 168, 176, 180, 180) (you should end with an amount of stitches dividable by 4)

Row 118: repeat row 15 (144, 144, 156, 168, 176, 180, 180)

Row 119: repeat row 19 (144, 144, 156, 168, 176, 180, 180)

Row 120, 121 & 122: repeat row 15 (144, 144, 156, 168, 176, 180, 180)

Last Part of the Top

Front Panel 1

Lay down the dress flat with the seam in the middle. Place 4 stitch markers evenly around the row (every 36, 36, 39, 42, 44, 45, 45 stitches) – place the first stitch marker at the seam.

We’re now going to work in rows, so we turn our work at the end of every row. Continue working where you ended row 122.

Row 123: ch 1, work hdc till the stitch before the marker on the front while decreasing 12-12-14-16-16-14-14 stitches, turn your work (60, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 76)

Row 124: note: make all hdc in the front loops. Ch 1, skip the first stitch, next 2 hdc together, 1 hdc in the next 26-26-28-30-32-34-34 stitches, next 2 hdc together, turn your work (28, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 36)

Row 125: ch 1, skip the first stitch, next 2 hdc together, 1 hdc in every st till the end, last 2 hdc together, turn your work (25, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 33)

Row 126: repeat row 125 (22, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 30)

Row 127: repeat row 125 (19, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 27)

Row 128: repeat row 125 (16, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 24)

Row 129: repeat row 125 in the back loops only (13, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 21)

Row 130: repeat row 125 (10, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 18)

Row 131: repeat row 125 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 132: ch 1, 1 hdc in every stitch, turn your work (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 133: repeat row 132 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 134: repeat row 132 in front loops only (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 135: repeat row 132 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 136: repeat row 132 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 137: repeat row 132 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 138: repeat row 132 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 139: repeat row 132 in back loops only (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 140: repeat row 132 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 141: repeat row 132 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 142: repeat row 132 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 143: repeat row 132 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 144 – 173: repeat row 134 – 143 three times (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Row 174 – 181: repeat row 134 – 141 (7, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 15)

Finish off and leave a long end for sewing.

Front Panel 2

We’re going to repeat panel 1 on the other side. Start in the stitch right after the stitch marker in the front center. We’re going to work towards the back.

Row 123: ch 1, work hdc till the stitch before the marker on the back while decreasing 12-12-14-16-16-14-14 stitches, turn your work (60, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 76)

Finish off and re-attach yarn at the stitch marker under the armpit. We’re going to work in rows from the armpit to the front & back.

Row 124 – 181: repeat panel 1

Border Around the Top

Continue working where you ended panel 2.

Row 1: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in every stitch around the entire top.

In corners, make 1 hdc, chain 2, 1 hdc. Make sure to crochet this part loosely. End with 2 chains and a slip stitch in the first stitch where you started, turn your work.

Row 2: 1 back post double crochet in the next 3 stitches, *3 back post triple crochet in the next stitch, 1 back post dc in the next 6 stitches* repeat around the entire top. Note: in all 4 corners (ch 2-space from previous row), make 2 dc around the ch-spaces.

Finish off and weave in the ends. Sew the straps to the back of the dress with a tapestry needle.

​Simple Crochet Dress
​Simple Crochet Dress
​Simple Crochet Dress
​Simple Crochet Dress
​Simple Crochet Dress
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