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Crochet dress

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Yarn 1 - Bernat Cotton-ish (color: Gun powder) / light 3 / 2.4 oz (70 g) / 282 yards (258 m) / about 3 balls needed
Yarn 2 - Bernat Cotton-ish (cotton ball) / light 3/ 2.4 oz (70 g) / 282 yards (258 m) / about 3 balls needed
Hook - E/4 – 3.50 mm, F/5 3.75 mm, and G/6 4.25mm or other crochet size hooks needed to get the desired gauge
Gauge - Two repeats (chest) are about 6 inches (15 cm)
Dress Size - S/M
Complexity - Beginner friendly stitch

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Striped dress crochet pattern

Part 1 video tutorial

Begin crocheting from the top to bottom.
Make a foundation chain of 141 chs or multiples of 7 chs plus 1 additional ch.
Join it into a ring with the slip stitch.

1st round – [ch5, sk5, sl.st.2] to end

2nd round – sl.st.3, ch3, dc2, sk2, [dc2, Vst1, dc2, sk2] to end; dc3 + hdc1 into 3rd ch

3rd round – ch3, dc1 into sm.ch, dc2 into 1ch, sk2, [dc2 into 1ch, dc1, Vst1 into Vst, dc1, dc2 into 1ch, sk2] to last 3chs; dc2 into 1ch, dc1, dc1 between dc of prev.round and chs + hdc1 into 3rd ch

4th round – ch3, dc1 into sm.ch, dc2, sk2, [dc3, Vst1 into Vst, dc3, sk2] to last 4chs; dc3, dc1 between dc of prev.round and chs + hdc1 into 3rd ch

5, 6, 7 rounds = 4th round

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Part 2 video tutorial

8th round – ch3, dc1 into sm.ch, dc1, dc2 into 1ch, sk2, [dc2 into 1ch, dc2, Vst1 into Vst, dc2, dc2 into 1ch, sk2] to last 4chs; dc2 into 1ch, dc2, dc1 between dc of prev.round and chs + hdc1 into 3rd ch
Use a larger size crochet hook to widen the garment.

9th round – ch3, dc1 into sm.ch, dc3, sk2, [dc4, Vst1 into Vst, dc4, sk2] to last 5chs; dc4, dc1 between dc of prev.round and chs + hdc1 into 3rd ch

10, 11, 12 rounds = 9th round

13th round – ch3, dc1 into sm.ch, dc2, dc2 into 1ch, sk2, [dc2 into 1ch, dc3, Vst1 into Vst, dc3, dc2 into 1ch, sk2] to last 5chs; dc2 into 1ch, dc3, dc1 between dc of prev.round and chs + hdc1 into 3rd chJoin front and back parts together
Join front and back parts together

14th round - ch3, dc1 into sm.ch, dc4, sk2, (dc5, Vst1 into Vst, dc5, sk2) x 5, dc5, Vst1 into Vst, ch10, skip 4 repeats, Vst1 into Vst, dc5, sk2, (dc5, Vst1 into Vst, dc5, sk2) x 5, dc5, Vst1 into Vst, ch10, skip 4 repeats, dc1 between dc of prev.round and chs + hdc1 into 3rd ch

15th round - ch3, dc1 into sm.ch, dc4, sk2, [dc5, Vst1 into Vst, dc5, sk2] to last 5chs; dc5, dc1 between dc of prev.round and chs + hdc1 into 3rd ch

16, 17 rounds = 15th round

Work other rounds like your 15th round using a smaller size crochet hook to about your waistline. After that, use the larger size crochet hook again for about 10 rounds. Then work just one increase round.

Increase round - ch3, dc1 into sm.ch, dc3, dc2 into 1ch, sk2, [dc2 into 1ch, dc4, Vst1 into Vst, dc4, dc2 into 1ch, sk2] to last 5chs; dc2 into 1ch, dc4, dc1 between dc of prev.round and chs + hdc1 into 3rd ch

After the last increase round, crochet rounds using the largest size crochet hook until you reach the desired length of the dress.

Sleeves
Attach the yarn underarms, sl.st.4, dc5, sk2, [dc5, Vst1 into Vst, dc5, sk2] to last 5chs; dc5, sl.sts to end

Neckline
Work sl.sts to end

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Abbreviations
[ ] - repeat
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sk - skip a chain
sl.st. - slip stitch
sm.ch - the same base chain
Vst - V stitch

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Comments

Hi Sana,

Hi Sana,
This is very pretty.
Can you give a brief instruction how to make this for busy size 38 inches please? How many foundation chains?
Thanks!

Hi redjewel,

Hi redjewel,
For the chest circumference 38", I would start the same way and adjust the gauge using larger size crochet hooks. I'd begin with 3.75 mm crochet hook, and then work with 4.00 mm crochet hook. Happy crochet!

Ok honey a couple questions

Ok honey a couple questions if you don't mind... I want to start this dress asap. Not I have 4 med. yarn and I have a 47 bust... Any ideas on that.. I am also just using one color. So will not have to switch through making..
I appreciate any ideas.. Thank you Hun...

Hi Tara,

Hi Tara,
I would add 2 additional repeats to the foundation chain. So, chain 155 chs to work 22 repeats instead of 20 repeats. While joining front and back parts use 7 repeats for each front and back part and skip 4 repeats for each shoulder part. If necessary, use a larger size crochet hook to widen the garment. Happy crochet!

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