Monday, 22 September 2014

JUST A CUTE LIL LACY DRESS

Sweet Nothings Crochet free crochet pattern blog, photo of the Just a cute lil lacy dress ; free crochet baby dress pattern
JUST A CUTE LIL LACY DRESS

Yet another really cute 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’ 

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Materials used : 4-ply baby wool from Woolcraft Baby Care, ~ 110 gms , with a 4 mm (US 6 , G)  crochet hook ; embroidery needle sewing needle ; fabric glue to seal ends ; crochet stitch markers ; buttonspress buttons ; satin ribbon ; headband ; tic-tac clips ; rubber band ; hair comb or barrette  ; beads n more

For Indians You could use Anchor , Red rose , 4-ply knitting cotton , or unbranded knitting cotton or White Rose or bamboo knitting cotton , Milk cotton ; Silk yarns as well as Vardhaman acrylic yarns ; Baby soft acrylic yarn , Ganga Spectrum as well

General yarn info : The yarn used today is not specific to this pattern.
You can use any yarn with a suitable hook to make this project to any size.
     
International yarns :  Among the international yarns I have used in this thickness, I’d suggest Aunt Lydia Cotton 10, Aunt Lydia Bamboo-Viscose 10, DMC Petra, Sullivans knitting cotton (Australia), Milford Soft, Hilaza Rustica Eclat , Alize cotton yarn and Alize bamboo yarn , Lily Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn, Caron Simply Soft , Bernat Softee chunky.

Size : Chest 16-17 ” ; L 16-18 ” for a 0-3 month old
You can make this to any size.  Size only given for yarn estimation.

Gauge : 5 dc across x 2 dc rows high = 1”
You can make this project to any size using any yarn.  I have given size only for estimation of yarn requirement.  Gauge is not important.


Stitches used :  Using US terminology
Starting slip knot :  https://youtu.be/lJcqsVcs8cw 

Starting slip knot 1 or the Sloppy Slip knot :   https://youtu.be/YfC7KmGpifs

How to hold your yarn in crochet : https://youtu.be/FwOlCbGdbqY

Abbreviations used : Using US terminology
ch : Chain.         ch-sp : Chain Space
st : Stitch           sk : Skip                             
rep : Repeat
dc : Double Crochet   
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet


Pattern instructions : Using US terminology
This is not  my original creation, and I’ve just transcribed the photographs and charts that are with the original pattern.  

This pattern is worked in one piece from the neckline and in rounds. The front is open and you can add buttons at the end.
The full chart is given right at the bottom of this write up.

Foundation Single Crochet : fsc : https://youtu.be/mcT85fwh4mA  

Start with 51 fsc.

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


Round 1 : dc in the 1st fsc, 
ch 1,  sk next fsc , 2 dc in next fsc ;
*ch 1, sk next fsc , 2 dc in next fsc* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 fsc ; 
sk 2nd last fsc , ch 1 and dc in last fsc.

Note : Quick check here that you have 24 "sets" in total.
In the first round of chart, designer seems to have made one set of 2-dc and next set of 3-dc.  However, this didn’t work for me, as it gave me too large a neckline - (probably due to my yarn being slightly thicker ??) , so choices.. choices.. and decisions.. decisions for you ! 

Round 2 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-1 sp , (dc in next dc , 2 dc in next dc) ;
*ch 2, sk next ch-1 sp , rep from (to) once* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-1 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Round 3 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp , 
(dc in next dc , 2 dc in next dc , dc in next dc) ; 
*ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , rep from (to) once* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Round 4 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; (dc in next dc , 2 dc in next dc , dc in next 2 dc); 
*ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , dc in next 4 dc ; 
rep from (to) once* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Round 5 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; 
dc in the 1st 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc , dc in next 2 dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp , (dc in next dc , 2 dc in next dc , dc in next 2 dc) ; 
*ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , [dc in the next 2 dc  , 2 dc in next dc , dc in the next 2 dc] ; 
ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , rep from (to) once* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Round 6 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; dc in the 1st 6 dc ;
*ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , dc in the next 5 dc ; 
ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , dc in next 6 dc* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

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Note : The designer has divided for armholes here.  
So as you can see from her photos, you keep 3 sets (rep) for the front, then divide keeping 6 sets for armhole ; the next 6 sets for the back ; the next 6 sets will make your other armhole and finally you’re left with the last 3 sets that make the other front half.

So remember to divide in the coming round per your counts (the counts given above are per designer photos).  I will continue writing the pattern as per chart.

Round 7 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; 
dc in the 1st 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc , 
dc in next 3 dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp , 
(dc in next 2 dc , 2 dc in next dc , dc in next 2 dc) ;
*ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp ,
 [dc in the next 2 dc  , 2 dc in next dc , 
dc in the next 3 dc] ; 
ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , rep from (to) once* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , 
ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Round 8 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; dc in the 1st 7 dc ;
*ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , dc in the next 6 dc ; 
ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , dc in next 7 dc* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Round 9 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; 
dc in the 1st 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc , 
dc in next 3 dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp , (dc in next 2 dc ,
 2 dc in next dc , dc in next 3 dc) ;
*ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , [dc in the next 2 dc , 
2 dc in next dc , dc in the next 3 dc] ; 
ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp ,  rep from (to) once* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Round 10 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; dc in the 1st 7 dc ;
*ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , dc in the next 8 dc ; 
ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp , dc in next 7 dc* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Continue the increases by rep Rounds 9 & 10 till you have one set of 12 dc and the other set of 11 dc’s all around. 
We’ll then meet back here for the lacy pattern bit. 

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For convenience, I’m going to re-start numbering for our lacy pattern.


Lacy pattern :

Round 1 dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; 
dc in the 1st 10 dc,  
ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp ;
*ch 3, sk 2 dc, dc in the next 7 dc ; 
ch 3, sk 2 dc, sc in next ch-2 sp ; 
ch 3, sk 2 dc, dc in the next 8 dc* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Round 2 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; 
dc in the 1st 8 dc,  
ch 4, sk next 2 dc, (sc in next ch-3 sp , sc in the next sc, 
sc in the next ch-3 sp) ;
*ch 4, sk 2 dc, dc in the next 3 dc ; 
ch 3, sk 2 dc, rep from (to) once ; 
ch 3, sk 2 dc, dc in the next 4 dc* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Round 3 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; 
dc in the 1st 8 dc,  2 dc in the ch-4 sp ; 
ch 4, (sk 1st sc , sc in the next sc, sk next sc) ; 
ch 4, 2 dc in ch-4  sp ; dc in the next 3 dc ;
*2 dc in the next ch-4 sp ; rep from (to) once ; 
ch 4, 2 dc in ch-4 sp, dc in the next 4 dc ; 2 dc in the next ch-4 sp ; 
rep from (to) once ; ch 4, 2 dc in ch-4 sp, dc in the next 3 dc* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc.

Round 4 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
ch 2,  sk next ch-2 sp ; 
dc in the 1st 10 dc,  2 dc in the ch-4 sp ; 
ch 2, sk ch-sps and sc , 2 dc in ch-4  sp ; 
dc in the next 7 dc ;
*2 dc in the next ch-4 sp ; 
ch 2, , sk ch-sps and sc , 2 dc in ch-4 sp, dc in the next 8 dc ; 
2 dc in the next ch-4 sp ;  
sk ch-sps and sc ; ch 2, 2 dc in ch-4 sp, dc in the next 7 dc* ; 
rep from *to* till last 2 sts ; 
sk last ch-2 sp , ch 2 and dc in last dc. 

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And we’re nearly done.. great job 
Quick review.. 
These four rounds from 1 - 4 are the pattern rounds, that you’ll repeat once more.  
In between you’ve got 2 rounds of just plain rows – i.e dc in each dc, and ch-2 over the ch-2 sps.
You then end with one more plain rows and you’re finally done 

Below is the full chart.
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