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Topic: Anyone know how to or where I can find a pattern to crochet this?  (Read 1284 times)
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« on: August 29, 2012 09:51:33 AM »

« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012 01:28:16 PM »

That dress is CUTE!!! If I were to make this, I would do the top from 3 granny squares with lacing at the back (but it could also be 4 squares), and the skirt looks to be 8 granny squares wide gathered onto the bodice.

I looked around for a pattern, but couldn't find one via Ravelry, so you're on your own regarding measurements. You'll just have to measure your motifs using different hook sizes until you get a square that's about a half inch smaller than one quarter of your bust measurement. Also, I'd line the dress with something stretchy, or else invest in a strapless slip.

« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012 12:15:33 PM »

Thanks! How many rounds do you think the granny squares are? And what kind of lacing is that around the top and bottom of the dress? And are these considered traditional granny squares?
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012 04:16:59 PM »

I count 8 rows of colour and one row of gold for each square, and the top and bottom trim are some sort of shell motif. And yes, that is a plain old 3-double-crochet-cluster granny square Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012 12:04:13 PM »

It's hard to tell in the photo, but the granny squares appear to be linked together at the back post of the dcs and at the ch spaces, perhaps by sc or chain stitches on the inside.  You can sort of see the gaps between front ridges of the dc, indicating that they are separate.  If you're looking for something more secure but still provides a similar look as in the photo, try the continuous join method.

Additionally, the lacy stitching at the neckline and hem look like a shell stitch.  Here are some shell stitch variations from About.com.
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012 12:38:54 PM »

Does it matter what hook I use? Yay! I'm excited to try this after I buy the yarn. Maybe I'll post a picture of the finished product after I'm done. Thanks for the advice!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012 11:55:49 AM »

I would do a test square with whatever hook the yarn recommends. If your finished 9 round square isn't slightly less than one-quarter of your bust measurement, go up a hook size if it's too small and go down a hook size if it's too big. Projects like this one are why having a hook kit is a good idea. I got mine at a thrift store, though it has fewer hooks than the picture I just linked.

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