I wanted to make for so long a maxi dress for summer and this Summer Garden Dress is just perfect. You can ware this dress on a walk on the beach, or you can take it on a nice evening dinner.
And you know what? You can follow the same pattern to make a top, or a shorter dress. All you have to do is to adjust the length, by making less rounds on the body.
It might be scary working on a maxi dress, but this one is so simple. It’s worked only in double crochet and is seamless, so the only skills required is how to make double crochet and double crochet increase and working in circular rounds.
We will start the work by making the top part first. The front side and the 2 back panels are worked separately and then we will join them together and start working in rounds until you will get to the desired length.
After working the waist length of the dress we will increase with a few stitches to make sure that the dress will nicely fit the hips.
At the end of the dress I designed a split on sides. To make this, just work for a few rows the back and front separately and done.
The border of the top part and the bottom is made in shell stitch which you will see forward in the pattern that is not difficult at all.
To tie the dress around the neck we will insert a cord.
The Summer Garden Dress is worked just in double crochet. I chose a border in shell stitch which is optional. In the PDF pattern you will find a stitch chart for the top part which is the only part of the dress where you will need to count stitches and pay more attention.
This pattern is available in 3 sizes, Small, Medium and Large and is written in US terms. In the pattern you will find a diagram with final measurement for each size. Download the pattern from here
Materials you will need for this pattern
Because I wanted to keep the colors of the Twister as they are, I used a solid color to make the top, in this way I didn’t had to take care that the colors from the twister are equally distributed on the back and front.
It’s a good thing that every Twister Solid has a correspondent color in a Twister, so it’s easy to choose any color you want for this dress.
I just love this yarn. The colors are amazing and it’s super easy to work with. The final result has a nice drape and it’s perfect for summer clothes.
- Crochet Hook
4 mm ( size G) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
I think I made you curious enough, so go on Hobbii Website and download the pattern and make this beautiful dress.