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Fall Colors Dress is a new crocheted garment that I will wear it with pleasure.

Every time I design a new crocheted item, I’m thinking on something I would like to wear. So, sorry if we didn’t share the same taste and fill free to use the contact form for any suggestions on what you will like me to design, because I would love to make things also for you, not only for me ???

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Fall Colors Dress. Free Pattern and Tutorial

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The idea of this Fall Colors Dress, came to me while I was working on the Bat Wings Sweater.

I loved the shape and how easy is to make it. So, I was thinking that, maybe, this season we will see a lot of sweaters and I wanted something else.

About the design

The design of the Fall Colors Dress is very simple.

First we will work the top part, which is the same design and the same pattern as for the Bat Wings Sweater.

Then, after finishing the top part, we will start the skirt, working in rounds, starting at the bottom of the top part.

So basically we will do a sweater and then add the skirt.

Pretty simple, isn’t’ it?

Fall Colors Dress

Now, about the materials I used and some suggestions.

I used Scheepjes Whirlette, which is a 4 ply, fingering yarn. But, since I wanted to obtain a beautiful degrade, I worked with 2 strands of yarn.

Working with 2 strands of yarn, I obtain approximately the same weight as a DK, Worsted Yarn. That means that you will have a lot of option to make this Fall Colors Dress.

I worked with a 5 mm (H US Size) crochet hook.

You will also need 2 stitch markers, Scissors and a tapestry needle.

About the amount of yarn you will need.

You will need in total :

Size S – 1620 m / 1770 yds

M – 1760 m / 1920 yds

L – 1900 m / 2079 yds

XL – 2000 m / 2180 yds

XXL – 2130 m / 2320 yds

I calculated the yarn taking in consideration 2 strand of yarn. So basically I bought  twice more yarn than the length listed above.

To be more specific, for size S, I used 2.5 spheres of Scheepjes Whirlette Chocolate, 2 in color Banan, 1.6 in color Mango and 1 in color Mint.

Fall Colors dress

How I used the colors  

I started with 2 strands in color Chocolate, then when I finished the number of rows with this color, I cut 1 strand of chocolate and joined one strand of Mango.

Then I added Banan, working with one strand of mango, one of banan, and the last color was with one strand of Banan, one strand of Mint. So I had in total 4 colors ( obtained with 2 strands of yarn)

I divided the total number of rows by 4 ( the number of shades) and the result was the number of rows worked with each shade.

But feel free to choose your colors as you wish.

So, the pattern is available for sizes from S to XXL and is wrote in US (continental terms).

As I said we will start with the top part, which is the same pattern as for the Bat Wings Sweater.

Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • FPDc – Front post double crochet
  • BPDc – Back Post double crochet
  • St (s) – stitch (es)
  • Inc – increase ( 2 hdc in the same st)
  • Dec – decrease ( sc2tog – 2 single crochet worked together)

Gauge

15 hdc = 10 cm (4″)

11 rows = 10 cm (4″)

The Final measurement of the top part are listed in the diagram bellow. The skirt will have the circumference of the bottom of the sweater and in length is up to you, depending on how long or short you want the Fall Colors Dress to be.

bat wings sweater diagram

 

Make the foundation chain (you can also start with a foundation double crochet if you want)

  • S – 76 sts
  • M – 90
  • L – 105
  • XL – 120
  • XXL – 135

the top part of the Fall Colors Dress is oversized, so it should fit bigger hips, but if you know that you have bigger hips, measure your hips circumference, divide the length in half, add a couple of inches ( 5 cm) and this will be the starting length.

Row 1

1 Hdc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

For size S, repeat this row 4 more times (5 rows in total)

M – repeat row 1, 6 more times ( 7 rows)

L, XL, XXL – repeat row 1, 7 more times (8 rows)

Row 6 (8, 9,9,9)

1 inc in the first st (2 hdc in the first st), 1 hdc in each stitch to the last one, 1 inc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn.

Rows 7 – 44 (9 – 44, 10 – 44, 10 – 44, 10 – 44)

I worked with each color 14 rows.

Repeat row 6 (8, 9,9,9)

After 44 rows you will have:

S – 154 sts

M – 164

L – 177

XL – 192

XXL – 207

Starting with the next row we will continue working straight without increasing:

  • S – 11 rows
  • M – 13
  • L – 14
  • XL – 15
  • XXL – 16

Now it’s time to let a space for the neck. On this step you will need 2 stitch markers or 2 strand of a different color yarn.

For the neck we will mark in the middle:

  • S – 36 sts ( 59 sts left on each side)
  • M – 38 sts ( 63 sts left on each side)
  • L – 41 sts ( 68 sts left on each side)
  • XL – 44 sts (74 sts left on each side)
  • XXL – 47 sts ( 80 sts left on each side)

 

Fall colors dress

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Row 56 (56, 58, 59, 60)

1 hdc in each sts to the first stitch marker ( make 1 hdc in the stitch marked too), ch 36 (38, 41, 44, 47), 1 hdc in the second marked stitch and 1 hdc in each stitch to the end of the row.

After this row we will start to work the back side of the top part of the Fall Colors Dress.

Basically we will repeat the pattern for the front side but in mirror.

So, we will continue to work the same number of straight rows as we did for the front side, before the neck opening.

S – 11 rows

M – 13 rows

L – 14 rows

XL – 15 rows

XXL – 16 rows.

Now to obtain the same shape as for the front side we will start, beginning with the next row, decreasing with 1 st at every beginning and end of the row.

We will do the decrease by making sc2tog in the first 2 sts and in the last 2.

We will work like this:

S – 39 rows

M – 37

L – 36

XL – 36

XXL – 36

Now we have the same width as we started and of course the same number of stitches.

We will continue with straight rows, without decreasing:

S – 5 row

M – 7 rows

L – 8 rows

XL – 8 rows

XXL – 8 rows.

And the top part of the Fall Colors Dress is done. Fold it in half and sew the edges.

Skirt

Start in one side of the bottom of the top part. We will work the skirt in half double crochet, but working in rounds this time.

Round 1

Ch 1, 1 hdc in the same st. 1 hdc in each stitch of the bottom of the top part. Sl st with the first hdc.

Repeat round 1 for as many rounds as you want, until you have the desired length.

I made 12 rounds with 2 strands in Chocolate color and then 10 rounds with each of the next color.

Fall Colors Dress

After finishing you will have to make one cord for the waist. I made 1 chain off 180 sts and then 1 sl st in each st to the end. Make it as long as you need.

Fall Colors Dress

Then with a yarn needle insert the cord trough the sts in the middle of the dress.  Aa…..nd done.

Lovely dress !

Fall Colors Dress. Free Pattern & Tutorial

You can purchase the easy printable add-free pdf pattern from here

Hope you will like it.

Bellow is the video tutorial for the Bat Wings Sweater that will help you to make the top part. The Skirt is easy to make and I think the written instructions are enough.

Enjoy Crochet!

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Fall Colors Dress. Free crochet pattern & Tutorial

I just love my new Bat Wings Sweater. Is so confy and exactly my style.

Can be worn with everything, from skirts to jeans and this sounds great for me.

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Bat wings Sweater

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You have to give it a try because it’s looking so nice and can’t imagine how easy is to make.

Bat wings sweater might sound as a creapy name, but lately I made a passion in finding unusual names for my designs.

For this piece, the name Bat Wings Sweater is perfect. Even the color takes you there, so I liked it and this is how I make this sweater known ??

About the design

This sweater is so simple. Only one piece to make and done.

All you have to know is how to increase and decrease and how to make a half double crochet. And if you don’t know how, you still can try, because this pattern come with a video tutorial that might help you out.

So, we will start from the bottom of one side of the sweater. We will make an elastic band at the beginning and then we will work only in half double crochet, increasing, until we get almoast to the neck line.

Then we will stop increasing and working some rows without increasing. Let a hole for the neck and then continue working in the mirror the first side.

Fold the piece in half and sew the edges.

Bat wings sweater

 

You can purchase the easy printable add-free pdf pattern from here

Now let see what we will need to make this Bat Wings Sweater.

First, Yarn.

I uses Katia Saigon, which is a 5 ply, sport weight yarn. The recommended hook size for this yarn is 2 mm – 2.5 mm ( B – C).

I can say that I found it easier to work with a bigger hook, so for the Bat Wings Sweater I used a 5 mm (H) hook size and it worked very well.

For each size you will approximate need:

S – 300 g/ 900 m / 980 yds

M – 330 g, 970 m / 1060 yds

L – 350 g, /1040 m / 1140 yds

XL – 370 g / 1100 m / 1200 yds

XXL – 400 g / 1200 m / 1310 yds

Like you noticed, this pattern is available for sizes from S to XXL and is wrote in US terms.

Now, let’s see the final measurements for the Bat Wings Sweater. They are listed in the diagram bellow. The diagram is facing just one side of the sweater.

Between brackets are the measurements for size M, L, X Large and 2X Large.

bat wings sweater diagram

Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • FPDc – Front post double crochet
  • BPDc – Back Post double crochet
  • St (s) – stitch (es)
  • Inc – increase ( 2 hdc in the same st)
  • Dec – decrease ( sc2tog – 2 single crochet worked together)

Gauge

15 hdc = 10 cm (4″)

11 rows = 10 cm (4″)

 

You might also like

 

1. Plaid Summer Sweater 

2. Coaty sweater 

3. Fancy sweater

 

Let’s start the Bat Wings Sweater

Make the foundation chain (you can also start with a foundation double crochet if you want)

  • S – 76 sts
  • M – 90
  • L – 105
  • XL – 120
  • XXL – 135

Elastic Band

Row 1

Ch 3 and starting with the 4th st, make 1 dc in each st to the end of the round. Ch 3 and turn

Row 2

[1 FPDc, 1 BPDc] repeat to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning chain.

Row 3

Repeat the row 2.

Front side of the Bat Wings Sweater

Row 1

1 Hdc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

For size M repeat this row 2 more times (3 rows)

For sizes L, XL, XXL repeat row 1, 3 more times ( 4 rows)

The row number for sizes M, L, XL, XXL are from now between brackets.

Row 2 (4, 5, 5, 5)

1 inc in the first st (2 hdc in the first st), 1 hdc in each stitch to the last one, 1 inc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn.

Rows 3 – 40 (5 – 40, 6 – 40, 6 – 40, 6 – 40)

Repeat row 2 (4, 5, 5, 5)

After 40 rows you will have:

S – 154 sts

M – 164

L – 177

XL – 192

XXL – 207

Starting with the next row we will continue working straight without increasing:

  • S – 11 rows
  • M – 13
  • L – 14
  • XL – 15
  • XXL – 16

Now it’s time to let a space for the neck. On this step you will need 2 stitch marckers or 2 strand of a different color yarn.

For the neck we will mark in the middle:

  • S – 36 sts ( 59 sts left on each side)
  • M – 38 sts ( 63 sts left on each side)
  • L – 41 sts ( 68 sts left on each side)
  • XL – 44 sts (74 sts left on each side)
  • XXL – 47 sts ( 80 sts left on each side)

bat wings sweater

Row 52 (52, 54, 55, 56)

1 hdc in each sts to the first stitch marker ( make 1 hdc in the stitch marked too), ch 36 (38, 41, 44, 47), 1 hdc in the second marked stitch and 1 hdc in each stitch to the end of the row.

After this row we will start to work the back side of the Bat wings sweater. Basically we will repeat the pattern for the front side but in mirror.

So, we will continue to work the same number of straight rows as we did for the front side, before the neck opening.

S – 11 rows

M – 13 rows

L – 14 rows

XL – 15 rows

XXL – 16 rows.

Now to obtain the same shape as for the front side we will start, beginning with the next row, decreasing with 1 st at every beginning and end of the row.

We will do the decrease by making sc2tog in the first 2 sts and in the last 2.

We will work like this:

S – 39 rows

M – 37

L – 36

XL – 36

XXL – 36

Now we have the same width as we started and of course the same number of stitches.

We will continue with straight rows, without decreasing:

S – 1 row

M – 3 rows

L – 4 rows

XL – 4 rows

XXL 4 rows.

And the back side is done. We only have to add the elastic band. To make this, just repeat the first 3 rows that we make on the elastic band at the beginning of the front side.

After finishing the elastic band all you have to do is to fold the piece in half and sew the edges.

And done. The Bat Wings Sweater is ready to be add in your wardrobe.

Bat wings Sweater

You can purchase the easy printable add-free pdf pattern from here

 

After sewing you can add an elastic band at the end of the sleeves if you want.

So, I hope you like it. Even if might look that is a lot of words to follow to make this sweater you will see that after reading the pattern once, you can make it.

Bellow you can find the video tutorial.

Enjoy Crochet! xoxoxo

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Bat Wings Sweater. Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

 

Since I needed a little break from my bigger projects, I came up with this beautiful Jar Candle Holder Pattern.

I have to be honest that I didn’t expect that will be something that I will post on the blog, but they are so beautiful and easyn that I’m sure some of you would love to try.

Jar Candle Holder

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What is amaizing is that you can use it for a lot of things: as a candle holder ( this was what I had in mind when I started doing them), as a vase for your favorite flowers, in the bathroom for make up tools and so on.

Plus, I think is a great gift, if you want to surprise someone you love.

And even more, is just a couple of hours project, so why not to try it.

Ok, now about the pattern.

I am assuming that it will be difficult for you to find a jar with the same dimensions as the ones that I used, so I will give you the pattern for the jars that I used, but also some tips on how to do this Jar Candle Holder no matter what kind of jar you use, what yarn on hook size.

But first, let’s see what do you need:

  • a jar
  • Yarn
  • Appropriate hook size
  • 1 stitch marker
  • a ribbon or something to tie the crocheted cover on the top
  • other accessories if you want

Jar Candle Holder

 

Now, I made these Jar Candle Holder in 2 sizes using different yarn. The good part was, that the pattern worked for both.

I think that is important that the top of the jar to be smaller then the bottom.

The bigger jar has 30 cm (12 “) circumference and 14 cm (5.5”) high.

For this one I used a thicker mercerized cotton thread (the same one that I used for the Summer Crocheted vest) and a 2.5 mm (4/0) hook.

The smaller jar has 24 cm (9.5″) circumference and 11 cm (4.5″).

For this one I used Scheepjes Maxi Thread, which is also mercerized cotton, but much thinner, so the hook size was 1.75 mm (0).

You can use any yarn you want. I recommend to use thread or super fine weight yarn ( everything that is between 1 ply and 3 ply), but you can try with another type of yarn too.

Gauge

I don’t know if this will help since you may not have the same jar size, but after 14 rounds in single crochet my circle had almost 30 cm (12″) circumference ( worked with the thicker yarn) and 24 cm (9.5″) working with the thinner yarn.

Jar Candle Holder

 

 

 

Abbreviations used in this pattern

Ch – chain

St (s) – stitch (es)

Sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

inc – increase (2 sc in the same stitch)

Now we can start to make this beautiful Jar Candle Holder.

We will work in rounds. If you want for the bottom you can work in continuos rounds.

Round 1

Make a magic circle, ch 1 and 6 sc inside the circle. Sl st to join.

Round 2

1 inc (2 sc) in each stitch (12 sts). Sl st to join.

Round 3

[1 inc, 1 sc] repeat 6 times (18 sts) sl st to join

Round 4

[1 inc, 1 sc in the next 2 st] repeat 6 times (24 sts). Sl st to join.

Round 5

[1 inc, 1 sc in next 3 sts] repeat 6 times (30 sts). sl st to join.

And you will have to continue adding with each round 1 sc between increases until you get to the desired circumference.

To be more easy for every one, no matter what jar or yarn you use, just put the jar over the circle and when the edge of your circle is a little bigger then the jar bottom then you have the right size.

Jar Candle Holder

Don’t worry if the circle is a little bigger, at the end when you will tie the crochet cover, it will stretch out and will fit just perfect.

I made 14 rounds in total to get the size of my jar.

After getting to the right size we will stop increasing and working just in rounds.

Now, depending on your jar’s size you can adjust this pattern to have the desired look at the end.

I just measured the high of the jar, before the top starts to be smaller and I approximate the numbers of rounds that I will make. I wanted the mesh middle part to be bigger then the parts in single crochet.

So, I started with rounds in single crochet and I made 1 sc in each stitch, for 8 rounds. After stretching the work to fit the jar’s high this part measured almost 3 cm (1″)

Jar Candle Holder

After these rounds I started the mesh stitch.

Round 1

Start the round with ch 1 and 1 sc in the same st. [Ch 5, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in the next] repeat this section to the end of the round. Finish the round with ch 5 and sl st with the 1st sc.

Round 2

2 sl st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [Ch 5, 1 sc in the 3rd st of the next 5 sts chain] repeat this section to the end of the round, ending with ch 5 and sl st with the 1st sc.

Now repeat this round as meny times as you want until you have the desired length with this stitch.

Have in mind that at the end you will have to stretch the work to fit the jar, so when you are trying your work on the jar make sure tu pull and stretch it.

Jar Candle Holder

 

I made 5 rounds with this stitch and the 6th round I made it to make the top edge straight and instead of ch 5, I chained 3.

The mash part was measuring after stretching 5.5 mm (2″).

After this round I started again with sc and made 4 rounds. (1.5 cm, 1″).

Next round

Ch 4, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next] and repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round.

We made this round to have some holes to insert the ribbon and tie the crocheted cover of the Jar Candle Holder.

The final round or rounds if you want to make more then one round, we will do a shell st, just to add a beautiful edge to our piece.

Start the round with 1 sc in the 1st ch 1 space, [ in the next one make 1 shell (7 dc in the same ch 1 space),Β  skip the next space and 1 sc in the next one].

Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round.

Jar Candle Holder

Now all you have to do is to insert a ribbon trough the filet stitch round’s holes and tie. Stretch the work, pulling up until you notice that the cover fits well the jar.

And done. You now have a beautiful piece to put somwhere in your home.

I hope you love this Jar Candle Holder as I do and make one.

Jar Candle Holder

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Enjoy crochet!

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Jar Candle Holder. Free Pattern and tutorial