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Pretty in Purple Crochet Dress

May 8, 2017

This Pretty in Purple Crochet Dress Pattern is so easy and a great beginner pattern. Only basic crochet stitches are used: single crochet, half double and double. That’s it! … really, any level crocheter can make one of these. Plus, it’s just too adorable!

This dress fits my 5 year old, but it could be easily adjusted. You could change the size of your yarn, or change the hook size. You can also change the starting chain number. I would keep your starting chain a multiple of 5 + 2, then the increases in each round should work accordingly with your number.

I love the keyhole back closure with the pretty button. It adds some fanciness to this summery sun dress.

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download HERE in my Etsy shop.

PATTERN

Materials:
Worsted weight (4) yarn in 4 colors (I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in navy, light gray, amethyst, and orchid)
4.5 mm hook
button
thread
needle
yarn needle

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Level: beginner/easy

Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet

Note: starting chains in each row/round do not count as a stitch

Finished dress measures approximately 20 inches long and 11 inches wide underneath the armholes

DRESS

Starting in color A

Ch 6, slip stitch in first ch to make a loop (this is the button hole)

Ch 52 (you can change this to another number, just be sure it’s a multiple of 5 + 2)

Row 1: dc in 3rd chain from the hook and in the next 3, 2dc in next *dc in next 4 stitches, 2dc in next* repeat from * to * across, (60 dc) Note: make sure not to crochet in the chains for the button hole (the first chain 6)

Row 2: ch 2, turn *dc in 5 stitches, 2dc in next* repeat from * to * across (70 dc)

Change to color B

Row 3: ch 1, *hdc in 6 stitches, 2hdc in next* repeat from * to * across (80 hdc)

Change to color C

Row 4: ch 1, *hdc in 7 stitches, 2hdc in next* repeat from * to * across (90 hdc)

Change to color A

Row 5: ch 1, *sc in 8 stitches, 2sc in next* repeat from * to * across (100 sc)

Change to color C

Row 6: ch 1, *hdc in 9 stitches, 2hdc in next* repeat from * to * across (110 hdc)

Change to color B

Row 7: ch 1, *hdc in next 10 stitches, 2hdc in next* repeat from * to * across (120 hdc)

Change to color D

Note: for this row and the rest of the dress you will be working in rounds

Round 8: ch 2, dc in first 15, ch 5, skip 30 stitches, dc in next stitch (this is your first armhole), dc in next 29, ch 5, skip 30 stitches, dc in last 15 stitches, join to the top of the first dc (60 dc + 10 chains)

Round 9: ch 2, dc in each stitch and chain around, join to the top of first dc (70 dc)

Round 10 – 30: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to the top of first dc (70 dc)

Change to color B

Round 31: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to the top of first dc (70 dc)

Change to color C

Round 32 – 33: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to the top of first dc (70 dc)

Change to color A

Round 34 – 36: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to the top of first dc (70 dc)

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Sew a button to the top, opposite of the button hole created.

And you’re done! The little girl in your life now has the cutest dress for summer!

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