Sunday, March 12, 2017

Violet Gown

 
Good evening beautiful people!

Wow talk about drama trying to get this pattern up! The card reader in my PC decided it would be a great time to not read cards! I had to get Mr Mamma to open it up and sort it out for me. Thankfully, so far so good. Fingers crossed we have no further issues. I guess when you use a computer daily it's bound to have some issues eventually, especially after 2 years!

So without further ado, here is the Violet gown! Lovely ripples paired with picots make this dress an absolute stunner. I love that it is soft and delicate but also packs a little more UMPH in the visuals. It's a very quick dress too with easy repetitions. Sized as it it'll fir 26-28 Weeks gestation and is fully open at the back. I hope you love making this one as much as I did!



Violet Gown

Supplies:
3.5mm hook
4ply Fingering weight yarn
Buttons for closure (2-3)

Special Stitches:
Picot: ch3, slst into the 3rd chain from hook.

Sized To Fit:
26-28 Weeks Gestation.

Start with main colour.

1: Ch36, dc in the 3rd chain from hook and each across. - 34dc

2: Ch3, turn, 2dc in the next stitch, *dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat across. -51dc

3: ch3, turn, dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, *dc in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat across. -68dc

4: Ch3, turn, dc in the next 11 stitches, skip the next 14 stitches, ch4, dc in the next 16 stitches, ch4, skip the next 14 stitches, dc in the last 12 stitches. -40dc, 8ch

Change to contrasting colour.

5: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch and chain across. -48sc

6: Ch1, turn, 2sc in the next stitch, *sc in the next stitch, 2sc in the next stitch*, repeat across. -72sc

Change to main colour.

7: Ch3, turn, dc in the next 4 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 4 stitches, *ch2, dc in the next 4 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 4 stitches*, repeat across until there are 7 stitches left, skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the last stitch.

8: Ch3, turn, dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches, *dc in the next 4 stitches, ch2, dc in the next 4 stitches, skip 2*, repeat across until there are 4 stitches left, dc in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the last stitch.

9: Ch3, turn, dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, *skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 4 stitches, ch2, dc in the next 4 stitches*, repeat across until there are 7 stitches left, skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the last 2 stitches.

10-11: Repeat rows 8-9

12: Ch3, turn, dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, *skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, ch2, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches*, repeat across until there are 6 stitches left, skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the last stitch.

13: Ch3, turn, dc in the next stitch 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, *skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 5 stitches, ch2, dc in the next 5 stitches*, repeat across until there are 7 stitches left, skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the last 2 stitches.

14: Ch3, turn, dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, *skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 5 stitches, ch2, dc in the next 5 stitches* repeat across until there are 6 stitches left, skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the last stitch.

15-18: Repeat rows 13-14 twice.

Change to contrasting colour.

19: Complete this row crocheting in the back loops only of the stitches. Ch2, turn,*hdc in the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 4 stitches, hdc in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next stitch, sc in the ch2 gap, sc in the next stitch* repeat across, sc in the last 2 stitches.

20: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across,

21: ch1, turn, sc in the next stitch, *picot, sc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat across, sc in the last stitch. End off, weave in ends.

Sleeves:
1: With main colour, join yarn to any unworked stitch on the sleeve, ch2, hdc evenly around the arm hole for 26 stitches, join to the first hdc.

2: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the first hdc.

Change to contrasting colour

3: Ch1, *sc in the next 2 stitches, picot*, repeat around, join to the first sc.

End off and weave in all tails.

Attach buttons to the back of the dress, or ties if that's what you like.





Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Milada Gown



Good morning beautiful people!
Recently on my Facebook page I popped up a post asking if anyone had any requests and one that came in was from June who suggested something with hearts for Valentines day. Such a lovely request and one that immediately sparked some ideas! This is the first that I've finished, and just in time for Valentines too!

This sweet little gown is fully front opening and features a clever little heart stitch, which is made up using clusters! I hope you love it as much as I do.



Milada Gown

Sized To Fit: 
26-28 weeks (2-2.5lbs)

You Will Need:
DK weight yarn in a main colour, and 2 small amounts of contrasting colours.
3mm hook
Desired amount of buttons.

Special Stitches:

Starting cluster: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

Cluster: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 on hook), yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (4 on hook) yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.

1: Ch93, dc into the 3rd chain from hook and each across -91dc 44cm long

Change to contrasting colour 1 (for me that was pink)

2: Ch3, turn, starting cluster in the same stitch, ch3, skip 6 stitches, *(cluster, ch2, cluster) in the next stitch, ch3, skip 6 stitches*, repeat across, cluster in the last stitch.

Change to main colour

3: Ch1, turn, sc in the same stitch, ch2, * { working the stitch in front of the chains}, dc into the 3rd and 4th stitch from the group of 6 stitches you skipped over on the previous row, ch2, sc into the ch2 space between the clusters, ch2*, repeat across, your last sc will be in the ch3 from the previous round.

4: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch and chain across.

Change to contrasting colour 2 (for me that was grey)

5: Repeat row 2

Change to main colour.

6-7: Repeat rows 3-4

Change to contrasting colour 1 (pink)

8: Repeat row 2

Change to main colour.

9-10: Repeat rows 3-4 (92dc at the end of row 10)

11: Ch3, turn, dc in the next 4 stitches, dc2tg, *dc in the next 5 stitches, dc2tg*, repeat across, skip the last stitch (the ch3 from the previous row). -78dc

12: Ch3, turn, dc in the next 3 stitches, dc2tg, *dc in the next 4 stitches, dc2tg*, repeat across. -65dc

13: Ch2, turn, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc2tg, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, hdc2tg*, repeat across. -52hdc

14-16: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. -52dc

Change to contrasting colour 1.

17: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across.

Change to contrasting colour 2.

18: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across.

Change to contrasting colour 1.

19: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across. - 52dc (19cm in height by this point)

Change to main colour

20: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across.

Shaping the top

21: Ch3, turn, dc in the next 9 stitches. Leave the rest unworked. -10dc

22: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. -10dc

23: Ch2, turn, hdc2tg, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 5 stitches. - 8hdc

24: Ch1, turn, sc in the next 4 stitches, slst in the next stitch.

25: Turn without chaining, skip the slst, sc in the next 5 stitches. -5sc

26-28: Ch1, turn, sc in the next 4 stitches. -5sc

End off yarn and weave in ends.

With wrong side facing up join your yarn to the 1st unworked stitch on row 21 (see pic below)



29-36: Repeat rows 21-28

Mark off the 8th stitch in from each front side section on the 21st row (see pic below) this will be the back of your dress.



37: Join your yarn to the 8th stitch (the one you marked) on the RIGHT side and ch3, dc in each of the next 17 stitches (this will take you to the next mark) - 18dc

38: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. -18dc

39: Ch3, turn, dc in the next 5 stitches, sc in the next 6 stitches, dc in the next 6 stitches. - 18 stitches

40: Ch3, turn, dc2tg, dc in the next 3 stitches, sc in the next 6 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches, dc2tg, dc in the last stitch. - 16 stitches

41: Ch3, turn, dc in the next 4 stitches -5dc

42-43: Repeat row 41. End off and weave in tails.

44:Rejoin your yarn to the outermost unworked stitch from row 40 and ch3, dc in the next 4 stitches. -5dc.

45-46: Ch3, turn, dc in the next 4 stitches, -5dc

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End off and weave in all tails.

Fold the front of the dress closed. Line up the shoulder straps and sew them together.



With your main colour rejoin your yarn to the bottom left corner of the gown and hdc evenly up the side until you reach the first pink stripe, then sc up and around the neckline and back down until you reach the second pink stripe, then evenly hdc the rest of the way down to the corner.





The last row will depend entirely on where you want to place your buttons and what size they are. Mark off where your buttons will go (I popped stitch markers in the spaces) you will need to create loops when you are opposite to the button marker.



For the last row you can also choose to ch1, turn, and sc for the row, OR you can do a reverse sc, also known as a crab stitch. I did the crab stitch, as I wanted the edge to be more decorative. If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, you can see how it's done here: Crab Stitch Video

Evenly crab stitch or sc up the side of the gown, around the neckline and back down the other side. When your next stitch will be opposite a button marker ch4 (or however many you need to create a loop big enough for your button) and then continue on sc/crab stitching around.

When you reach the corner of your gown where we joined the main colour, do 2 hdc into the corner stitch, and then continue with either sc or crab stitch along the hem of the gown. Join to the ch1 from the start of this row to complete the edging.

Rejoin your main colour to any stitch on the armholes and either ch1 and sc evenly around the opening, joining to the ch1 to end, or crab stitch around the opening. Do both armholes. End off and weave in tails.

Attach buttons and your done!