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Lace crocheted dress

Sales gone, it’s time for something new, for summer>

 

lace crocheted dress

It’s a dress in pink and green, made with crochet thread (Alize) and a 1.5 mm steel crochet hook. It is a retro style I think, but fits great.

Now more pictures and the stitches I used. The upper part is made joining vertical bands (stripes) of motives.

Pictures first, than some patterns or stitches I used.

upper det dress 011 dress 018 dress 041 dress 045

For the upper part I used some circles in a square, you can choose any granny squares, with flowers maybe, from http://www.idainteriorlifestyle.com/2011/07/crochet-tutorial-sunburst-in-square.html or maybe pinterest

or google search…

or the granny from the shrug maybe:

shrug granny

I added an extra round of dc, ch 2.

For the flower stripes :

lotus flower

 

and for the back and front joining: (the orange stitch) R1: ch 3, sc in 4th  st, repeat; R2: 3dc in next ch 3 space, ch 1, and repeat.

rochie

 

dress det dress det0 dress det 0 dress det 2 dress det back

And the skirt. First join the top of  the dress (upper side). Then work in rounds: First round: chain 3, sc in 3rd st.

For first stitch I didn’t find any image, and it’s pretty easy: 5 dc, ch 2 and reapeat all around. (I made 10 rounds.)

The second one: (the 3rd one from the picture) (I made 8 rounds)

rochie fusta

 

 

 

dress skirt front det upper part

For the next stitch, let’s see if I find something:

I didn’t, obvious: it’s 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, reapeat all around ( to increase ch 2, if you need).

I wanted to use this one,  I don’t remember why I didn’t…

fusta

skirt det1 skirt det full skirt det full 0

 

I will keep all these pictures. Maybe will help.

Fourth stitch:skirt 4

And finally, the pineapple motif: first one from the bottom.

border

 

And now my WIP:

it will be a vest or a short sleeves cardi:dress 030 dress 026 dress 027 dress 028 dress 029

About this next time. I have a short holiday so I will finish it soon:D

Now hashtags:))) #crochet, #crocheted dress, #summer dress

 

Some macrame and irish crochet free resources

Lets start with my new bracelet and necklace:

bracelet 1

macrame necklace

micro-macrame with beads (all kind:))., made on crochet thread with viscose for a silk effect, some seed beads, acrylic beads and glass beads.

You can find them on my etsy shop, just follow the link (click on image or in the right of the page).

Now about irish crochet.

I found this blouse on pinterest and I followed the link:

irish crochet cca 1905

If you like it and want to learn how-to-do such things I found some free resources (e-books) and photo tutorials on pinterest with links to websites: http://www.pinterest.com/dzuza2010/irish-crochet-vintagenew/. You can find the e-books in French:

4 vols.

and in english:

You have a Read button on right side.

Or you can find more here:

http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/

And some motives I found via internet: (I think they are in French book too):

crochet motif irish roses