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Petalline Crochetd Dress & Poncho

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting :  Petalline Crochetd Dress & Poncho
 Petalline Crochetd Dress & Poncho
 Petalline Crochetd Dress & Poncho
 Petalline Crochetd Dress & Poncho

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • bacis crochet stitches, joining motifs as you go
  • Note: Instructions are the same for all sizes. The weight of yarn used and their corresponding gauges result in the various sizes.

Pattern Description:

Double crochet stitches gathered at the bust make up the bodice of this strappy halter, with contrasting popcorn stitches to emphasize the empire waist. Joined lace square motifs cascade downward into a trapezium skirt, its asymmetrical hemline enhanced with a light shell edging for a lovely drape. Slender straps trimmed with tiny picot stitches echo the skirt edging, and a tasseled belt is threaded into the waist for a wonderful gypsy effect. This lovely piece is available in sizes 2-4 (6-8, 10-12) years, and is made with #0 Lace (#1 Super Fine, #2 Fine) yarn. Instructions are the same for all sizes; the different yarn weights and corresponding gauges are essential in altering the size.

IMAGINE THIS: The dress can be worn as a poncho when the shoulder straps are omitted. The dress can also be worn with or without an underskirt with contrasting top, or as a beach cover.


1 motif = 11 (13, 15)" (28 [33, 38] cm) square
after blocking. 30 (25, 22) dc x 20 (16, 12)
rows = 4" (10 cm).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2-4 (6-8, 10-12) years.


  • Size 2-4: Lace weight (#0 Lace). Shown: Omega La Perla (100% mercerized cotton; 278 yd [254 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 3 skeins (2 skeins for dress and 1 skein for underskirt) of #645 green citrus (MC); 1 skein each of #644 pale turquoise (CC1) and #601 white (CC2).
  • Size 6-8: Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine). Shown: Omega Perle (100% cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 8 balls (6 balls for dress and 2 balls for underskirt) of #521 mexican pink (MC).
  • Size 10-12: Sport weight (#2 Fine). Shown: Omega Trigo (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 5 balls (4 balls for dress and 1 ball for underskirt) of #201 white (MC).
  • B/1 [2.25 mm] ( C/2 [2.75 mm], D/3 [3.25 mm]) or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.5" (9 cm) long piece of cardboard.
  • Two 0.4 (0.6, 0.6)" (10 [15, 15] mm) clear or white buttons.
  • 14 (14, 18) size 0.3" (8 mm) 100% nylon snaps (shown: Iron safe nylon snaps by Dritz #850).
  • 12 (12, 16) stitch markers.
  • Sewing needle and coordinating thread.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Preferred Brand/Yarn:



coral, lime

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I am a published knitwear and crochet designer, specializing in children’s clothing. I love coming up with designs that are new and different, and I find inspiration in everything and everyone around ...

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