Summer is here friends! I am a sucker for summer dresses. I love sun dresses, maxi dresses, fancy dresses, and everything in between.
Because of my love for dresses, it has always been on my “To Make List”. I decided to take the plunge this spring to design and crochet my very first dress EVER! I came up with this fun, sassy, raglan style dress 🙂
I got a couple of my friends who tested this patten to come down to my city and take some awesome photos with me! My favorite part of this dress is how customizable it is to make, and how differently you can style it when you wear it! As you can tell from the photo above, we all are wearing the same dress just in different ways! How stinking cool right 🙂
My friends/models/photographer are:
Rin from @RinKnits on Insta &
Jenna from @a_cute_design
Be sure to head to their instagrams to check out more of their work, and to see some more shots of their dresses!
Are you ready to start making your own? Maybe 1 for a friend so you can strike an epic pose like this? If so lets get started friends!!
5 mm H hook
5.5 mm I hook
Size 3 cotton (cotton blend) yarn
(Fair Isle Harbor yarn or Lion Brand Coboo Yarn)
Yardage: This will vary based on how long you make your dress, and what style skirt you choose to create.
SC Foundation Chain (Video Tutorial)
SC- Single Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
2DC- 2 Double Crochet in same st. (increase)
Gauge: *Using 5 mm H hook*
14 DC STS X 10 DC Rows = 4 X 4 inches
Sizes will be written in this order:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch
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Neckline: *Use 5 mm H hook*
Use SC Foundation Chain Method
1-SC Foundation Chain- 68 (72, 76, 88, 92, 104, 112), sl st to beginning st to create a circle.
Working in the round throughout
2- CH 1, SC in first st. *CH 5, sk 3 sts, SC in next st.* Repeat * * until last 3 sts, CH 5 sk 3, sl st to beginning SC.
Photo below showing a finished Round 2
3- CH 6, SC around middle of the first CH 5. *CH 5, SC in middle of next CH sp* Repeat * * until you SC around the last CH sp. CH 5, sl st to the 3rd CH from the beginning CH 6.
Photo below shows Round 3 completed.
4- CH 2, DC in first st. *3 DC in CH space, DC in SC sp.* Repeat until end. sl st to first DC.
72 (76, 80, 92, 96, 108, 116) DC
Photo below shows Round 4 completed.
We will now be creating increases to create the 4 corners of the yoke.
In creating 4 corners, your piece will take on a square shape. The red line indicates our starting point, which will be the middle of the BACK of your garment.
5- CH 2, DC in first st. DC in the next 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts, 2DC in next st, CH 2, 2DC in next st. * DC in the next 16 (17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 27) sts. 2DC in next st, CH 2, 2DC in next st.* Repeat * * 2 more times. DC in last 8 (9, 9, 11, 11, 13, 14) sts. sl st to first DC. 80 ( 84, 88, 100, 104, 116, 124) DC
Photo below showing a finished Round 5
6- CH 2, DC in first st, *DC in each st until you reach your CH 2 sp. (2DC, CH 2, 2DC) all in the CH 2 sp.* Repeat * * 2 more times. DC in each st until end of round. sl st to beginning DC. (You will be increasing your total DC count by 16 each round.)
Keep Repeating Round 6 until you reach Round 13 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18). Total DC count on your last increase round: 208 (228, 248, 276, 296, 324, 348) DC
Creating Arm Holes
CH 2, DC in first st. *DC in each st until your CH 2 sp. 2DC in CH sp, CH 4, sk the next 52 (57, 62, 69, 74, 81, 87) sts. You will now be at your next CH 2 sp, place 2DC in the CH sp.* (This created a circle that will be your your Arm Hole) Repeat * * 1 more time. DC in the remaining sts, sl st to beginning DC.
Photos showing your 2DC in first CH 2 sp, CH 4, and attaching to next CH 2 sp.
1- CH 2, DC in first st, *DC in each st, once you get to your CH 4, Place 4 DC around the CH. * Repeat * * around once more. DC in each remains st. Sl st to beginning DC. 120 (130, 140, 154, 164, 178, 190) DC.
1-4- Ch 2, DC in first st, DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning DC. 120 (130, 140, 154, 164, 178, 190) DC.
Increase Round: This is to increase for the bust area.
5- CH 2, 2DC in first st, *DC in next 30 (21, 17, 25, 20, 17, 19) sts. 2DC in next st.* Repeat * * around until last 30 (25, 21, 29, 24, 25, 19) sts. DC in each of the last sts, Sl St to beginning DC. 124 (136, 148, 160, 172, 188, 200) DC
6-15- CH 2, DC in first st. DC in each st around. sl st to beginning DC. 120 (128, 140, 152, 164, 180, 192) DC *Keep repeating this round until the length is right above your belly button, the skirt portion will pull down on this and make it stretch a bit as well so keep that in mind.*
1- CH 2, 2DC in each st around. sl st to beginning DC. (This will create the ruffled look)
**This Round is totally customizable! If you want subtle ruffles follow the 2DC in each st. If you just want a straight look just place 1 DC in each st. If you want extreme ruffles, you can do 3DC in each st. See photos below for examples of each**
Brianna from @SouthShoreStitches created the straight style of the skirt!
I created the 2DC option for subtle ruffles!
Jenna from @a_cute_design did 3DC option for extreme ruffles!
Switch to your 5.5 mm I hook to continue making your skirt portion.
2- CH 2, DC in first st. DC in each st around. Sl St to beginning DC.
Repeat Round 2 until you reached your desired length. There is an optional 3 Inch boarder, so keep that in mind when trying on for length. (Sample is 30 Rounds Long before adding boarder)
1- CH 1, SC in first st. *CH 5, sk 3 sts, SC in next st.* Repeat * * until last 3 sts, sk 3, Sl St to beginning SC.
2-3- CH 6, SC around the first CH 5. *CH 5, SC in middle of next CH sp* Repeat * * until you SC around the last CH sp. CH 5, Sl st to the 3rd CH from the beginning CH 6.
4- CH 2, DC in first st. *4 DC in CH space, DC in SC sp.* Repeat until end. Sl st to first DC.
5-6- CH 2, DC in first st. DC in each st around. Sl St to beginning DC.
CH 2, DC in first st. DC in each st around. Sl St to beginning DC.
Sleeve Detailing *Optional* (Use 5 mm H hook)
Attach yarn where the red dot is in the photo. You will be attaching yarn to the very last DC before your CH 4. You will then be working on the side, around the arm hole opening. You will be working in the round.
1- CH 1, SC in first st. *CH 5, sk 3 sts, SC in next st.* Repeat * * until you reach the bottom of your armhole. CH 5, skip over the area without sts (your CH 4 sp) sl st to beginning SC.
2- CH 6, SC around the first CH 5. *CH 5, SC in middle of next CH sp* Repeat * * until you SC around the last CH sp. CH 5, Sl st to the 3rd CH from the beginning CH 6.
3- CH 1, SC in first st. *3 SC in CH space, SC in SC sp.* Repeat until end. Sl st to first SC.
4-5- CH 1, SC in first st. SC in each st around. Sl St to beginning SC.
Tie off, and repeat steps 1-5 for your other sleeve.
Weave in any and all loose ends and you are finished!!
Now grab your favorite accessories and make this dress your own! Be sure to share your progress and finished photos with me on Instagram @sierrascraftycreations & use #CraftyTribe! I would love to see them all!