Project 54: Innocence dress
Started March 11, 2015 - Finished April 3, 2015
incorporates : Alora No. 3300 Evening Gown
incorporates: VICTORIA - Fine art lace stole
Craft : Knitting
US 2 - 2.75 mm
3 skeins = 2100.0 yards (1920.2 meters), 300 grams
Color family :White
766 yards / 100 grams
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Prelude. I saw this baby christening gown (see picture), but could not find the pattern and it is also crochet craft (which I am not expert in). Then I realized that I saw a familiar texture on “Alora “ gown. It is very simple 4 sts popcorn pattern. Extremely simple, but what a great texture it offers, just like on that baby christening gown. So I put together these two ideas and here is my dress! I also used for embellishment my favorite Victoria’s fine art lace border (Jasmine) to spice up the gown.
Skirt. Top down, circular. Casted on 192 sts on US 2 and gradually increased st count to 448 sts, when reached the desired length. Then crocheted the bottom of the skirt for 3 rows, and then crocheted Victoria’s border. Finally, crocheted the top of the skirt with single ch st for several rows (3/8” thick waist band) and inserted the elastic.
Top. Picked up 200 sts around the skirt and cont to knit in rounds until armsyes are reaches. Then started to knit flat for front and back. The front was knitted with 2 halves: right and left side (approx 60 sts each) shaping as needed. When back was knitted, the top was assembled together. Each edge on the front was crocheted in single ch. sts for several rows to create sturdy edging and one side has small button holes. Then, collar was crocheted also with single ch. sts for several rows (or 3/8”). Ruffles were added to each side. Collar was crocheted using Victoria’s border pattern. Finally, plain buttons were sewn to close the front.
Sleeves. Started to knit the cap sleeves 1” from the center of the shoulder with short rows, adding 4 sts on every row. Knitted short rows until the circle almost met together, then started to knit in popcorn sts in rounds until sleeves measured 11” (total st count in round 92 sts). The cuff was crocheted with plain sts for several rows and then simply embellished with 5 ch loops.