Sunday, 7 September 2014

BEAUTIFULLY LACY DRESS

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BEAUTIFUL LACY DRESS

This is a really popular dress that’s been making it’s rounds on the free internet pages, and of course, it caught my attention too – so here’s my pattern notes on a ‘how-to-make-this-beauty’ J

This is not  my original creation, and I’ve just transcribed the photographs and charts that are with the original pattern, and the photograph below is the inspiration that got me started here.  May I request you to go through the full detailed instruction sheet before you start so you can decide what you'd like to do with this beautiful creation. Cheers.


I have made a few  changes to the original pattern – but the original charts are attached.. so choices.. choices .. choices n decisions..  for you  J


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Materials used : Stylecraft 4-ply baby  ~ 85 gms ; with a 4 mm crochet hook

For Indians  : This yarn is not specific for this proejct.  
Stylecraft 4-ply baby is somewhere in-between our (unbranded) Oswal / Wendy 3 ply and 4-ply in thickness.  I say both 3 and 4, as sometimes, our 3 ply for the solid colours is really thin and fine/lacy.

Size : Chest 16-17 ” ; L 16-18 ” for 0-6 month old
Size given only for an estimation of yarn.  You can make this to any size

Gauge : 2 “V”-sts across x 2 “V”-sts high = 1” ; (Skirt Round 2) 6 dc across = 1”
Gauge is not particularly important.  With this pattern we work with a stitch count calculation , and can make this to any size



Stitches used :
Starting slip knot : Here’s how you start with a slip knot.  https://youtu.be/lJcqsVcs8cw

Starting slip knot 1 or the Sloppy Slip knot : This is a neat new way to start your work without a slip knot.  https://youtu.be/YfC7KmGpifs

What is a chain stitch ? Here is an easy video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXx5ukBjKkY

Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://youtu.be/ISC39yOqWro

Foundation Single Crochet : fsc : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this video https://youtu.be/mcT85fwh4mA  

Double Crochet : dc : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk); [yo, draw through 2 lps] twice.  One dc made.  Check out the video at https://youtu.be/xdnjB27zpYo

Chainless start for Double Crochet : I dislike the ch-2 / ch – 3 start, and this is what I do to start my row of dc. Check out the video at https://youtu.be/wskv3iTjRx0

Small Shell-st : (dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same st or ch-sp

Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet                      ch : Chain
st : Stitch                                                                      ch-sp : Chain Space
dc : Double Crochet                                              sk : Skip



Instructions : Using US terminology
So for this pattern we make two identical parts – one each for front and back.  
We start with the yoke and then work up towards shoulders, and then go back to that first yoke line, and go down for the skirt part.  

This pattern has probably been made for a larger sized child – but I’ve decided to make it for a 0-6 month old and my calculations are per my requirement.  Hopefully, the calculations will also allow you to tweak it to your requirements.  

So as I said before, get the stitch count right, and you can make it to suit a child of any size 

Our stitch count is in multiples of 4 + 1
(This means you work as many stitches in multiples of 4 and then add 1 at the end)



PART 1 : YOKE 
(Make two - one each for front and back)

Start with 49 fsc (if you are making this for a 0-9 month old as well , else work  multiples of 4 + 1).  Turn 

Note :  I’ve used the original chart which shows ch, but I’ve started with fsc.
I always start my projects with foundation chain as it gives a neat and stretchy start.  In case you are unable to work fsc, (and I urge you to try - you'll use it everytime, trust me), then start with multiples of 4 + 2.  Work your 1st sc in the 2nd ch from hook and work an sc all the way down to the end.  Check that you have the stitch count right and then continue with Row 1.



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 Row 1 : sc in 1st fsc ; 
*ch 3, sk 3 fsc, sc in next fsc* ; 
rep from *to* till last fsc. 
Turn . 


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Row 2 : dc in 1st sc ; small shell in the 1st ch-3 sp ; 
*ch 1, small shell in next ch-3 sp* ; 
rep from *to*  till last ch-3 sp ; 

dc in last sc. Turn
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Row 3 : sc in 1st dc ; 
*ch 3, sk  1st small shell , sc in next ch (i.e between 2 small shells)* ; 
rep from *to*  till the last dc ; 
ch 3, sc in last dc. Turn
  
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Row 4 : dc in 1st sc ; small shell in the 1st ch-3 sp ; 
*ch 1, small shell in next ch-3 sp* ; 
rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 
dc in last sc. Turn 


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Row 5 : Rep Row 3

Row 6 : Rep Row 4

Row 7 : Rep Row 3


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Row 8 : dc in 1st sc ; small shell in the 1st ch-3 sp ; 
*ch 1, small sh ell in next ch-3 sp* ; 
rep from *to* till last sc ; 
dc in next sc. Turn . 

Row 9 : sc in 1st dc ; 
*ch 3, sk small shell, sc in next ch (i.e between 2 shells)* ; 
rep from *to*  till end. Turn .  

Rep Rows 8 & 9 four times in case you are making it for a 0-9 month old. 
In case you are making it for an older child, continue till you reach the shoulder.
Fasten off.  Leave a small tail for joining the back and weave in ends.


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With right side facing, sk 5 small shells ; re-attach yarn and rep Rows 8 & 9 to match the other shoulder just made.


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One side of yoke made.  Please make one more similarly for the back.

Attach the shoulders and attach sides of your yoke, leaving an  armhole opening.  
We will now work the bottom ‘skirt’ part in rounds. 
We will start working on the skirt part of our dress from the other side of the fsc (of yoke).   

Whipstitch to join : Here’s a quick tutorial on how to join using the whipstitch at https://youtu.be/wZ-9LNzftMA

Invisible join : Here’s a quick tutorial on how to join using the embroidery needle and whipstitch to get an invisible join at https://youtu.be/a6XZQ6VzJFM


Single crochet to join : Here’s a quick tutorial on how to join using the single crochet at https://youtu.be/6FXoW_47_dI

In case you started with sc, you will be working under that sc Row 1 of  your yoke.

So turn your work in such a way that the shoulder portion is facing you, and you have the lower part of the yoke fsc ready to be worked on.


Re-attach your yarn at one corner (the joint of the armhole where you’ve just joined the two fsc for back & front in yoke is a good idea).


PART II :  SKIRT PORTION 
For this section, we will work in rounds.
Round 1 :  3 dc in 1st st ; 
*(sk 1 fsc, sc in next fsc ; ch 4,) ; 
rep from (to) 2 times ; 
sk next fsc, 5 dc in next fsc* ; 
rep from *to* till end ; 
2 dc in last st.  
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.


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Round 2 :  sc in next dc [3rd dc of the 1st 5 dc set] ; 
(ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp) ; 
6 dc in next ch-4 sp ; sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
ch 4, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc [3rd dc of the 1st 5 dc set] ; 
*rep from (to) ; 
6 dc in next ch-4 sp ; sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
ch 4, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc*  ; 
rep from *to* till end.  
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.


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Round 3 : 3 dc in 1st st ; 
*sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
[(dc in next dc , ch 1) ; rep from (to) 5 times] ; 
sc in next ch 4 sp ; 5 dc in next sc*; 
rep from *to* till end ; 
2 dc in last st. 
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.


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Round 4 : sc in next dc [3rd dc of the 1st 5 dc set] ; 
ch 4, sk next 2 dc, sc in ch-1 sp ;
*(ch 4, sk next dc, sk next ch-1 sp and sk next dc , sc in next ch-1 sp) ; 
rep from (to) once ; 
ch 4, sk next 3 dc, sc in next dc  ; 
ch 4,  sk next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp* ;
rep from *to* till end.  
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.

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Round 5 : 3 dc in 1st sc ; *sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
(ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp) ; 
rep from (to) 2 times ; 
5 dc in next sc*; 
rep from *to* till end ; 
2 dc in last st. 
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.

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Round 6 : sc in next dc [3rd dc of the 1st 5 dc set] ; 
*ch 4, sk next 2 dc, sc in ch-4 sp ;
*(ch 4, sc in the next ch-4 sp) ; 
rep from (to) once ; 
ch 4, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc* ; 
rep from *to* till end.  
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.

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Round 7 : 3 dc in 1st sc ; *sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
(ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp) ; 
rep from (to) 2 times ; 
5 dc in next sc* ; 
rep from *to* till end ; 
2 dc in last st. 
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.


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Round 8 : sc in next dc [3rd dc of the 1st 5 dc set] ; 
(ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp) ; 
6 dc in next ch-4 sp ; sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
ch 4, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc  ; 
*rep from (to) ; 
6 dc in next ch-4 sp ; sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
ch 4, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc*  ; 
rep from *to* till end.  
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.


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Round 9 : 3 dc in 1st st ; 
*sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
[(dc in next dc , ch 1) ; 
rep from (to) 5 times] ; 
sc in next ch 4 sp ; 5 dc in next sc*; 
rep from *to* till end ; 
2 dc in last st. 
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.


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Round 10 : sc in next dc [3rd dc of the 1st 5 dc set] ; 
ch 4, sk next 2 dc, sc in ch-1 sp ;
*(ch 4, sk next dc, sk next ch-1 sp and sk next dc , sc in next ch-1 sp) ; 
rep from (to) once ; 
ch 4, sk next 3 dc, sc in next dc  ; 
ch 4,  sk next 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp* ;
rep from *to* till end.  
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 11 : 3 dc in 1st sc ; 
*sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
(ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp) ; 
rep from (to) 2 times ; 
5 dc in next sc*; 
rep from *to* till end ; 
2 dc in last st. 
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 12 : sc in next dc [3rd dc of the 1st 5 dc set] ; 
*ch 4, sk next 2 dc, sc in ch-4 sp ;
*(ch 4, sc in the next ch-4 sp) ; 
rep from (to) once ; 
ch 4, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc* ; 
rep from *to* till end. 
 Join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 13 : 3 dc in 1st sc ; 
*sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
(ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp) ; 
rep from (to) 2 times ; 
5 dc in next sc*; 
rep from *to* till end ; 
2 dc in last st. 
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 14 : sc in next dc [3rd dc of the 1st 5 dc set] ; 
(ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp) ; 
6 dc in next ch-4 sp ; sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
ch 4, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc  ; 
*rep from (to) ; 
6 dc in next ch-4 sp ; sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
ch 4, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc*  ; 
rep from *to* till end.  
Join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 15 : 3 dc in 1st st ; 
*sc in next ch-4 sp ; 
[(dc in next dc , ch 1) ; rep from (to) 5 times] ; 
sc in next ch 4 sp ; 5 dc in next sc*; 
rep from *to* till end ; 
2 dc in last st. Join with sl-st to the 1st st.


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Rows 10-15 are one pattern repeat as you may have noticed.  
So depending on the size you are working on, rep Rows 10-15 till you get the length needed, ending with Round 15.

Border info :
The border is just the very last row and all we do differently is add a round of picots as we work that last round.  So once you have reached the length needed, here's how you work your picot edging.
Take a look at the chart, and work as many (or as few) picots as you wish all around the edging of your dress.


I have worked a ch 3 picot ; which is (ch 3, sl-st into the 3rd ch from hk).  

How to picot : Traditionally for a ch-3 picot, you work (ch 3, sl-st in 3rd ch from hook).  For a ch-5 picot, you will do (ch 5, sl-st in 5th ch from hook). 


In case this video doesn't come on, go to  https://youtu.be/8s3zVaBcn4s


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Finishing : I’ve worked one row of the shell as a border.  
My shells are (sc in the 1st st ; sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st).  I worked this all around the armhole opening and neck, to coincide with the shells in the dress and give it a good neat finish.  
If you are working this shell border, first run a round of sc all around and ensure that you get the stitch count in multiples of 5 


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4 comments:

  1. Do you have anything for ages 10 - 12? I would love to do something like this for my granddaughter. She is eight but very tall for her age. So size 10 but length of twelve is what would be right for her. Thank you.

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    1. Hi channage.. so this pattern can be made to any size, using any yarn with a suitable hook, making sure that you have the stitch count right. This means that you will work the stitch count for the round chest / round waist size and then continue with the pattern for the length you need. All my patterns are worked on this basis which makes them 'all sized' :) There are links given on all my free pattern blogs for body sizing charts - in case you need them. In your case, you have your model and just use one of her well-fitting dress / garment as a draft back up.

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  2. I also need a vest ( sleeveless pullover) for my eight year old grandson. He’s her twin so again size twelve. I see some vests for eight and ten year olds but I’d like him to wear it a few years rather than just one winter.

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  3. I have not made a sleeveless vest (that I have blogged or written a pattern about) as yet. However, you could check out my Pinterest boards and see if there are any patterns there that you could adapt for your son. As soon as I get an order for a young boy's vest, I'll have one up on my blog :) Cheers and have a creative day

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