Crochet Sun Dress - Making this Crochet Sun Dress Pattern is much easier than you might think. It's 2 stitches & 2 sides sewn together. Grab you light weight 2 yarn and let's get started!
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Crochet Sun Dress Pattern

August 1, 2018

Making this Crochet Sun Dress Pattern is perfect for the summer heat because it is SO light weight. You won’t believe how comfortable it is for summer. Also, making this dress is easier than you might think. It’s 2 stitches & 2 sides sewn together (with a little bit of shaping). Grab you light weight 2 yarn and let’s get started!

Crochet Sun Dress - Making this Crochet Sun Dress Pattern is much easier than you might think. It's 2 stitches & 2 sides sewn together. Grab you light weight 2 yarn and let's get started!

Crochet Sun Dress - Making this Crochet Sun Dress Pattern is much easier than you might think. It's 2 stitches & 2 sides sewn together. Grab you light weight 2 yarn and let's get started!

It’s light, comfy, and a fun summer dress! Trust me when I say, you won’t get too hot in this crocheted dress. Not only is the yarn a cotton/acrylic blend, but the entire dress (size small) is just 200 g of yarn! Whattttt??

Crochet Sun Dress - Making this Crochet Sun Dress Pattern is much easier than you might think. It's 2 stitches & 2 sides sewn together. Grab you light weight 2 yarn and let's get started!

I used Lion Brand Ombre Life in Sunrise for this project (you can find this yarn HERE). I am IN LOVE with the color changes in this yarn! They are so seamless and the ombre effect is perfection. For a size small I used 2 skeins, you’ll need 3 for a M, or L. If you’re using 3 skeins or Ombre Life, I would deconstruct the last skein so that when you add it it to your dress you’re still working with the same color. This will keep up the ombre effect.

Crochet Sun Dress - Making this Crochet Sun Dress Pattern is much easier than you might think. It's 2 stitches & 2 sides sewn together. Grab you light weight 2 yarn and let's get started!

More Homemade Happiness:

1. Seashell Cowl 2. Summer Valley Top 2. Triangles & Fringe

 

Crochet Sun Dress - Making this Crochet Sun Dress Pattern is much easier than you might think. It's 2 stitches & 2 sides sewn together. Grab you light weight 2 yarn and let's get started!

 

Crochet Sun Dress Pattern

 

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Materials
Lion Brand Ombre Life in Sunrise (2 skeins for S, 3 skeins for M & L) – any category 2 lace weight yarn would work
3.5 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors

Level
intermediate

Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
dc – double crochet

Ch 3 in the beginning of each row counts as dc

Written in US terms

Dress is made with two panels sewn together. Each made from the top down.

Approximate Finished Size (blocked):
Length: S (30.5″) M (32.5″) L (34.5″)
Bust (across when laying flat): S (17.5″) M (19.5″) L (21.5″)
Waist (across when laying flat): S (16″) M (17″) L (19″)
Hips (across when laying flat): S (19″) M (19:”) L (21″)

Gauge:
17 dc = 4″
9 rows = 4″

SUN DRESS

Make 2

Ch 47 (55) [63] (leave a long end for sewing)

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from the hook and in each stitch across (45 dc, (53 dc), [61 dc])

Row 2: ch 4, turn, skip 1 stitch, dc in next, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, dc in next* repeat from * to * across (23 dc, (27 dc), [31 dc])

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across (45 dc, (53 dc), [61 dc])

Row 4: repeat row 2

Row 5: repeat row 3

Row 6: repeat row 2

The piece should reach just to the top of the bust

In the next rows you will start increasing for the bust

Row 7: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch across to the last stitch, 3 dc in last stitch (49 dc, (57 dc), [65 dc])

Row 8: repeat row 2

Row 9: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch across to the last stitch, 3 dc in last stitch (53 dc, (61 dc) [69 dc])

Row 10: repeat row 2

Row 11 – 17: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch across to the last stitch, 3 dc in last stitch (81 dc, (89 dc), [97 dc])

Row 18 – 26 (28) [30]: ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across (81 dc, (89 dc), [97 dc])

Row 27 (29) [31]: repeat row 2

Row 28 (30) [32]: repeat row 26

Row 29 (31) [33}: repeat row 2

Row 30 (32) [34]: repeat row 26

Row 31 (33) [35]: repeat row 2

Row 32 (34) [36]: repeat row 26

The piece should be at the middle of the waist at this point

Row 33 (35) [37]: repeat row 2

Row 34 (36) [38]: repeat row 26

Row 35 (37) [39]: repeat row 2

Row 36 (38) [40] – 46 (48) [50]: ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across (81 dc, (89 dc), [97 dc])

Should be at the hips

In the next rows you will start increasing for the hips

Row 47 (49) [51] – 50 (52) [54]: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch to the last stitch, 3 dc in last stitch (97 dc, (105 dc), [113 dc])

Row 51 (53) [55] – 65 (70) [75]: ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across (97 dc, (105 dc), [113 dc])

Row 66 (71) [76]: repeat row 2

Row 67 (72) [77]: repeat row 65

Row 68 (73) [78]: repeat row 2

Row 69 (74) [79]: repeat row 65

Row 70 (75) [80]: repeat row 2

Row 71 (76) [81]: repeat row 65

Row 72 (77) [82]: repeat row 2

Row 73 (78) [83]: repeat row 65

Fasten off, leave a (really) long end for sewing.

Lay both pieces on top of each other. (I lay them so I have a long end for sewing on each shoulder and each side)

Using the long starting end, sew the shoulders closed with a whip stitch across 3 stitches on each side.

Using the long ends, sew the sides closed with a whip stitch. I sewed from the bottom up to the end of the bust increases (approx. row 18)

Fasten off, weave in your ends.

And that’s it!! I hope you love this flirty summer dress!

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Crochet Sun Dress - Making this Crochet Sun Dress Pattern is much easier than you might think. It's 2 stitches & 2 sides sewn together. Grab you light weight 2 yarn and let's get started!

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  1. Here’s my question: row eight after you double crochet three in the last stitch, turn your work and do row 2 where exactly do you start the row two? In one of the three double crochet in the last stitch you just did? Or???

  2. Here’s my question:is this made from the top down? Or from the bottom up? So do you turn at each ending row? Or no you do not turn?

    1. Hi! I measured it, but I don’t think it’s going to match yours because I have a blocked piece and it has stretched since it’s been worn. Sorry!

  3. Here’s another question: do you have any pictures of row one to row 26? So I can see what it is supposed to look like? At this point, it seems my arrow side areas would wrap around past my sides? Should not we have decreased at some point?so I did check gauge. it appears x amount of rows was 4 inches and17. Double crochet were also 4 inches. So it appears I am making a medium size as I have the required 89 count across in each row.

    1. No, there are not any decreases. When you get to the eyelet section on the waist it will tighten up a little bit because of the ch stitches

      1. Should it measure that across from side to side? What should it measure from top down to row 26? I have not seen any chain stitches yet? In the pattern?

        1. Yes, the measurements are from side to side. I don’t have the measurements from when I was making it. Me dress has been blocked and stretch, so if I were to measure from the top to row 26 it would not match up to yours.

          The chs in row 2 should tighten up the waist measurements.

  4. Lol! I at this point have finished row 28. And you know your summer halter top? Well I can wrap the lower sides of row 28, all the way to the middle of my back the tips of row 28 can just touch each other! Lol!!!only made up to row 28 of first piece.

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