The beach dress with open back looks rather good on slim women, therefore I have not written the stitches for many sizes. However, the same pattern can be used in a skirt – browse photos on Etsy how it might look like:
I have calculated the stitches of the bottom part of the original dress so it might be worked as a knee length SKIRT. Pattern is available here:
► written explanation of all rows of the diagrams is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts); keep the original margins of the file.
The skirt has no side seams. Instructions are given for the following sizes:
S/M with waist circumference 65-72 cm (25.5-28.5’’), hips 89-94 cm (35-37’’);
M/L with waist 73-80 cm (29-31.5’’), hips 97-102 cm (38-40’’);
L/XL with waist 80-87 cm (31.5-34’’), hips 105-110 cm (41-43’’);
XL/XXL – with waist 87-94 cm (34-37’’), hips 113-118 cm (44.5-46.5’’)
The idea of this open back dress came when I had been fiddling with the crochet triangle that was actually intended for another garment, but simply would not have the proper shape. I was almost near to put it away and then placed over my bust. Hm… Not bad… It covered my bra completely and had the necessary straight shape to underline my waist. It would not be fair to undo the stitches as I’ve spent so much time with this triangle. In a couple of days the open back dress was finished:
It fits snugly around waist, widens towards the bottom and is quite stretchy. Thin elastic band is inserted along the top of the dress to keep the proper shape and cover the bust. The dress features the diagonal pattern in the top and fits bra cup sizes A/B with bust circumference 88-95 cm (34.5-37.5’’). In the photos – bra cup B with bust all around 92 cm (36’’).
I’ve worn the dress with a silicon bra that made a nice C cupwith bust all around 95 cm (37.5”). It was still ok but I’m not sure how cup C would look with other bust circumference.