Dressing up

A few weeks ago I’d asked for suggestions on what to make for a baby girl in a hot place. This was the compromise solution I arrived at.
Aura's dress

Thread: Anchor knitting cotton (I think it is bedspread weight) in cream, about 3 full balls.

Hook: Clover double-ended hook, with 4/0 on one end and 6/0 on the other. I assume those are size numbers rather than mm. I got two of those in a CAT PAC. They’re wonderfully light. I’m all about lightness in hooks. I used the 4/0 end.

Pattern: From Crochet World June 2005. Toddler’s Spring time dress. Errors found.

Time: A while.

Size: About 14″ long and 22″ wide.

Extra: #1 There was a row count error in the back instructions. It should read Row 44 instead of Row 43 (and so on). I found the pattern stitch instructions quite confusing and it took me several attempts to get it right. In Row 1 of the skirt part, it should read “Work 66 sc … ch 6… ” instead of ch 3. There was also some problem about right and left, which I don’t recall now.

#2 I left off the sleeves and improvised on the edging. (ch3, sc around for 3 rows). I was afraid I was running out of thread and didn’t want to buy any more, since I was stash-busting.

#3 My first dress.
Close-up of stitch pattern
Aura's dress back

I agree with Sara about finishing. Mine is very, very poor.

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

11 thoughts on “Dressing up

  1. The dress is beautiful. And I don’t know what you mean about finishing…your work always looks stunning to me. Wish I was half as good.

  2. This is a beautiful dress and you are much too hard on yourself…it is all gorgeous, even the finishing. You solved many problems with this dress and compromised along the way. You wanted something for a wee one for warm weather…great little dress, you wanted to stash-bust so you come up with these cute little sleeves, very smart. And you finished the project. Now I need to get off this puter and do the same…I just so enjoy seeing and reading about others grand work…Thank you, Kathy

  3. Wow that really came out very pretty. Very beautiful heirloom for future generations if the Mom takes care of it. Love it… love it… love it! I’m sure it was a lot of hard work.

  4. This is just lovely. I’m sure it will be treasured long after it has been outgrown. Don’t say anything to mom, but the baby is a little hairy.

  5. Swapna,

    The dress is absolutely beautiful!!!!! I am sure your friend will be most taken aback at the work you put in. And of course she will LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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