How to crochet The Diamonds Dress

I’ve crocheted this dress special to wear it with jeans (but it’s perfect to wear it with long boots too). The dress is 108 cm width and 80 cm long.

For this size I’ve used 900 g cotton and 3 mm hook.

For this project I recommend these yarns:

 Superior quality cotton in all the colors you love, made from 100% soft and natural fibers. Here you can buy this yarn, don’t forget to choose your country in order to see the prices in your currency: https://www.lovecrafts.com/de-de/p/paintbox-yarns-cotton-dk-10er-sparset?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=6ba9c14d

This is a very high quality cotton yarn. The mercerisation process gives the cotton a fantastic sheen and makes it even more durable. The color chart includes plenty of gorgeous colors, you just have to decide what color you like and get started. Here you can buy this yarn: http://www.iceyarns.com/git/350/almina-cotton-light-blue

Another gorgeous mercerisation cotton with 48 colors to choose with a high quality yarn. Here you can buy this yarn: http://www.iceyarns.com/git/350/camilla-cotton-light-blue-fnt2-53795

 

 

The Chart for the stitch:

Make multiple of 10 chains plus 3.

This is the video tutorial for the stitch, just hit “play” to see how this stitch it’s done:

The written pattern:

Row 1: 2ch, 1dc in 4th chain from the hook, *4dc, 1ch, skip 1ch, 5dc*,

repeat *-*, 1dc.

Row 2: 2ch, 1dc, *3dc, 1ch, 1dc in ch of previous row, 1ch, skip 1dc of previous row and make 4 dc*, repeat *-*, 1 dc.

Row 3: 2ch, 1dc, *2dc, 1ch, skip 1dc of previous row, 3dc (1st in ch of previous row, the 2nd in dc of previous  row and the 3rd in ch of previous row), 1ch, skip 1 dc of previous row, 3 dc*, repeat *-*, 1dc.

Row 4: 2ch, 1dc, * 1dc, 1ch, skip 1dc of previous row, 5dc (1st in ch of previous row, the next 3dc in dc of previous  row and the 5th in ch of previous row), 1ch, skip 1 dc of previous row, 2 dc*, repeat *-*, 1 dc.

Row 5: 2ch, 1dc, *1ch, 7dc, 1ch, skip 1dc of previous row, 1dc*, repeat *-*, 1dc.

Row 6: 3ch, *9dc, 1ch*, repeat *-*, 1dc.

Row 7: 2ch, 1dc, *1ch, skip 1dc of previous row, 7dc, 1ch, 1dc in ch of previous row*, repeat *-*, 1dc.

Row 8: 2ch, 1dc, *1dc in ch of previous row, skip 1dc of previous row, 5 dc, 1ch, 2dc (first in ch of previous row)*, repeat *-*, 1 dc.

Row 9: 2ch, 1dc, *2dc, 1ch, skip 1dc of previous row, 3dc, 1ch, 3dc (first in ch of previous row)*, repeat *-*, 1dc.

Row 10: 2ch, 1dc, *3dc, 1ch, skip 1dc of previous row, 1dc, 1ch, 4dc*, repeat *-*, 1dc.

Row 11: 2ch, 1dc  *4dc, 1ch, skip 1dc of previous row, 5dc*, repeat *-*, 1dc.

Repeat the pattern from row 2.

My dress has 143 ch for the front panel and 143 ch for the back, don’t forget that I’ve made mine a large size.

Crochet the pattern for 68 cm (81 rows) and make the neck line.

 

The neck line and the shoulders:

The right shoulder:

Row 82: repeat the Row 2 for 53 sts;

Row 83: repeat Row 3 for 53 sts;

Row 84: repeat the Row 4 for 53 sts;

Row 85: repeat the Row 5 for 53 sts;

Row 86: repeat the Row 6 for 53 sts;

Row 87: repeat the Row 7 for 53 sts;

Row 88: repeat the Row 8 for 53 sts;

Row 89: repeat the Row 9 for 53 sts;

Row 90: repeat the Row 10 for 53 sts.

Skip 34 sts and crochet the left shoulder like you did the right one.

I’ve crocheted the front panel identical with the back.

Sew the right and the back together leaving a open space for the sleeves (16 cm).

The sleeves:

I’ve crocheted the sleeves directly on the dress. After you sew the back and the front together crochet the sleeves directly on the arm holes.

Make sure you crochet a multiple of 10 plus 3 sts (my sleeves have 83 sts= 32cm) and crochet the pattern as long as you need. For the last 12 cm I’ve crocheted the ribbing. For the ribbing you can use a smaller hook (2.75 mm or 2.5 mm). Sew the sleeve and crochet the ribbing in rounds.

Crochet the neckband directly on the dress,  you can crochet it separately and sew it on the dress. I prefer to crochet it directly on the dress in rounds. I’ve crocheted the neckline in the same stitch like the bottom of the dress.

For the neckband follow the chart bellow:

 

Crochet the bottom of the dress in ribbing directly on the dress in rounds (14 rounds).

The ribbing:

I hope you’ll enjoy making this pattern, it’s very easy to crochet and it looks gorgeous.

I can’t wait to see your photos with your projects, you can use the hashtag #turquoisewithvanilla or #turcoazcuvanilie on Instagram.

 

 

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