Crochet Dress. Details.

Crochet Dress

This project was such an indulgence for me. I started it in spring. I tried different stitch combinations before coming up with the final stitch pattern. I made a swatch, put it on my night table and waited for a couple of months. I really wanted this project to work out, so I didn’t want to rush. As it sometimes happens you come up with the idea, get excited, put it in action and the result disappoints you. So, I didn’t want to take chances and decided to wait and watch the swatch for several weeks to make sure that this is exactly the way I want my dress to be.

Then my summer vacations came and I went to visit my family and places of my childhood in Russia. You can read more about my trip here and here.

I spent two blissful weeks in the countryside with my grandparents. This place is so dear to me – as a child I used to spend all my summers there. It was a perfect place and time to start crocheting my dress. It was being made outside under apple trees on my Grandpa’s hand carved bench…

Knitting blog countryside

The dress is above the knee length…

Crochet Dress

 

…with minimum shaping involved. The waist shaping was achieved by changing the hook size from 2.5 mm to 1.5 mm.

Crochet Dress

It features round neckline…

Crochet Dress

 

… which is trimmed with single crochet.

Crochet Dress

The armhole openings are also trimmed with single crochet stitch.

Crochet Dress

 It was put together by crochet slip stitch. Here you can see the shoulder seam.

Crochet Dress

 

I finished this dress here, in Mexico, but for me it still carries a smell of northern wildflowers…

Knitting blog countryside

… fresh berries…

Knitting blog countryside

… and my Granny’s pancakes…

10 Comments

  1. It’s absolutely stunning! And your photos are gorgeous! Definitely giving me ideas for a project of my own. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Such a beautiful dress with a beautiful story behind! I can smell the wildflowers and berries, too!

  3. What a beautiful dress. The stitch pattern is lovely, really drawing the eye without being fussy. And the photographs set it off perfectly. Wonderful!

  4. Very beautiful, Alina! I love projects that I take on travels as they seem to carry the memories with them.

    • Thank you, Andi! For me crochet projects are much easier to carry around, so I always take them with me. Overall this dress has traveled around 22 000 km!

  5. And that truly is the gift of hwndmade, the ability to lierally stitch in time and memory and encode every garment with stories is wondrous. This dress is brimming with stories, well done.

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