Variegated yarn – crochet dress

This project was started in December as a Variegated top, then I came across another 3 balls of Ella yarn and made this longer version. Surely 6 balls of Ella yarn (954 m or 1043 yards) would not be enough for this dress, so many different grey yarns were mixed together:

I have undone all rows of my top up to armholes and crocheted this dress with fewer increases towards the bottom. I haven’t described the process from the armholes to bottom here (was busy mixing light and dark grey colours :)), so there will be no row-by-row dress pattern. I could write some suggestions for turning the Pliability – variegated top into such a dress, but it will be more like a recipe from armholes to bottom.

Knit summer DRESS with free chart

This dress is one of my longest projects – I’ve started it somewhere in September 2013 because I wanted to make a knit dress with geometric lace pattern.

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All photos are clickable:

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Well, somehow the process was moving not very fast. Maybe because of winter, maybe because I lost interest.

I knit this dress in rounds. The part that is now between bust and waist (approx. 27 rows) was completed in 3-4 month : )). Too slow… In the meantime I crocheted lots of different garments and actually was thinking to undo all 27 rows.

My friend said – oh, it was so beautiful, leave it, maybe someday you’ll return to this knit project. After some thinking I took another chart, started knitting upwards over completed part (now it is part over bust). Since I had more yarn that the lace dress was consuming I’ve changed the original chart, added more solid-looking rows and started knitting downwards under cast chains (now it’s skirt). Great thing that I used scrap yarn for casting!

I decided to knit dress downwards until my yarn ends : )) – I had 1600 meters (1750 yards) of mixed yarn of bamboo/rayon/linen and did not want to have any left overs. Not because I didn’t love the yarn – it was fine, soft, with nice shine. I just think that the best project is the one I can use the amount of yarn I have for it : )). Without purchasing more or having lots of leftovers.

Finally I have finished knitting in January 2015! : )) Maybe it’s kind of projects “for keeping it in wardrobe far away from my eyes” because the only place I could wear it is beach resort in the evening. Or perhaps during some beach wedding : ))). It weights 350 gr (12.3 oz) so it takes almost no place in a holiday luggage (I would not be weighed down by huge bags :));

The dark slip dresses are not meant for this dress – I wore them just to show the knit pattern.

Below is the diagram I drew for the skirt (it’s clickable):

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HQ chart in PDF format can be sent to your email upon request – this chart in JPG format is a low-resolution version so I still have some upload space remaining in my blog. I kindly ask you not to copy this diagram into your blog or sell it – just give the following link for the diagram  https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/knit-summer-dress-with-free-chart/

As for the rest of the charts – I made so many remarks  in them that they look rather terrible : )). Top is just more “lighter version” of the skirt pattern.

Abbreviations:

Skirt chart abbrev.

All other stitches (squares) you work in garter stitch. This way you will have reversible, ridged fabric.

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Knit DRESS for hot summer – detailed PATTERN for Shetland lace dress

Feminine maxi dress is knitted with lovely Shetland lace motifs. It takes not much place in your travel luggage, is very light (weighs just 200 gr or 7 oz), and has a perfect & practical design for the hot summer – it leaves your shoulders free so you would not suffer from the heat too much. The floor-length design offers bohemian elegance. It’s ideal for all your summer events – whether they’re during the day of after dark (with a underlay). It looks wonderful with a bikini – you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort!

Shetland lace dress pattern. The floor-length design offers bohemian elegance. It’s ideal for all your summer events – whether they’re during the day of after dark (with a underlay). It looks wonderful with a bikini - you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort!

My friend told me that I even could get married in such a dress, especially if the ceremony was to be held in a nice resort : ))). White maxi dresses often awake such thoughts : ))). More photos (all are clickable):

Shetland lace dress pattern. The floor-length design offers bohemian elegance. It’s ideal for all your summer events – whether they’re during the day of after dark (with a underlay). It looks wonderful with a bikini - you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort! Feminine maxi dress is knitted with lovely Shetland lace motifs. It takes not much place in your travel luggage, is very light, and has a perfect & practical design for the hot summer – it leaves your shoulders free so you would not suffer from the heat too much. The floor-length design offers bohemian elegance. It’s ideal for all your summer events – whether they’re during the day of after dark (with a underlay). It looks wonderful with a bikini – you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort! Feminine maxi dress is knitted with lovely Shetland lace motifs. It takes not much place in your travel luggage, is very light, and has a perfect & practical design for the hot summer – it leaves your shoulders free so you would not suffer from the heat too much. The floor-length design offers bohemian elegance. It’s ideal for all your summer events – whether they’re during the day of after dark (with a underlay). It looks wonderful with a bikini – you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort! Feminine maxi dress is knitted with lovely Shetland lace motifs. It takes not much place in your travel luggage, is very light, and has a perfect & practical design for the hot summer – it leaves your shoulders free so you would not suffer from the heat too much. The floor-length design offers bohemian elegance. It’s ideal for all your summer events – whether they’re during the day of after dark (with a underlay). It looks wonderful with a bikini – you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort! Shetland lace dress pattern. The floor-length design offers bohemian elegance. It’s ideal for all your summer events – whether they’re during the day of after dark (with a underlay). It looks wonderful with a bikini - you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort! Feminine maxi dress is knitted with lovely Shetland lace motifs. It takes not much place in your travel luggage, is very light, and has a perfect & practical design for the hot summer – it leaves your shoulders free so you would not suffer from the heat too much. The floor-length design offers bohemian elegance. It’s ideal for all your summer events – whether they’re during the day of after dark (with a underlay). It looks wonderful with a bikini – you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort!

I have decided to make two “resort dresses” – one a halter-neck as seen below and another a strap dress above. It’s easier to find a suitable underdress for a strap dress, while the halterneck looks admirably with a swimming suit.

Well, I have to admit, on the pictures I made the other way round because I took only the strap dress to the beach :).

Feminine maxi dress is knitted with lovely Shetland lace motifs. It takes not much place in your travel luggage, is very light, and has a perfect & practical design for the hot summer – it leaves your shoulders free so you would not suffer from the heat too much. The floor-length design offers bohemian elegance. It’s ideal for all your summer events – whether they’re during the day of after dark (with a underlay). It looks wonderful with a bikini – you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort!  Shetland lace dress pattern. The floor-length design offers bohemian elegance. It’s ideal for all your summer events – whether they’re during the day of after dark (with a underlay). It looks wonderful with a bikini - you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort!

One of the dresses can be seen on my Etsy site:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/CONCEPTcreative

Detailed knit tutorial (for the dress with straps) can be downloaded from here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/154201222/beach-maxi-dress-pattern

http://conceptcreative.store/shop/knit-dress-nymph-knit-tutorial/ 

 

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