Saturday, March 14, 2015

CowGirl Spring Dress Free Tutorial



 CowGirl Spring Dress Free Tutorial

By AnnooCrochet Designs


Yeeeehaw, this spring dress was inspired by the beautiful American Country , easy to create and fun to wear, This fun Spring dress will make your little princess feel like a real country girl.
Intermediate skills and some time for yourself is what you need to create this beauty.
Happy Crochet!!!





You will Need:
Crochet hook : 3.25mm
Tapestry Needle
 3 skeins of Sugar'n Cream Yarn "Culinary Colors"
 2 skeins of Berroco Comfort in Color 9724  (Orangina)



Stitches used
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
st: stitches
sk: skip

Gauge and measurements:


For the Sugar'n Cream yarn, and the shell st, it is 17 stitches, and 5 rows for a 4 inch square swatch
For the Berroco yarn it is 21 stitches and 7 rows for a 4 inch square swatch!!!  

Waist: 12 inches
Outside of shoulders: 10 inches 
Bottom : 38 inches





Pattern (Size is for 7-8 Little Girl)

Little Dress Top: (see Little Girl Vintage Dress Top Tutorial for more detailed instructions if needed)


Begin by making a Ch 112 st long,



Row 1: in second ch from hook, sc, sc in next st,  [ch, sk next st, and 2sc]  repeat all along, turn









to make things clear this row's pattern goes: [2sc, ch, skip a st] all along, turn





Row 2: ch3, [3dc in next ch from previous row] all along you will have 36 shells, dc in the last st, turn










Row 3: sc, [sk next st, ch, 2sc] repeat all along, turn





Row 4: ch3, [3dc in next ch from previous row] all along






Row 5: 2sc, [sk next st, ch, 2sc] repeat all along, turn
Row 6-12: [repeat row 3 and 4] ,


Row 13: Repeat row 1

Row 14: sl st 5, ch3,  you are beginning  to make the arm opening

dc in ch sp from row 13, 3dc in each of next 14 ch sp,





 dc in next ch sp and in next st, turn






Row 15: ch, [2sc, sk next st,ch] repeat14 times turn















First back shoulder
Row 16: ch3, dc in next ch sp,  [3dc in next ch from previous row] 12 times finish with dc in next ch sp and in last st , turn





Row 17: ch, [2sc, sk next st,ch] repeat 12 times turn


Row 18: ch3, [3dc in next ch from previous row] 3 times, dc in next ch sp and in next st, turn




Row 19: Ch, [sk next st, 2sc]3 times, turn
Row 20: ch3, 3dc in next 3 ch sp, turn
Row 18: ch, sc, ch sk st 2sc, sk st, ch, 2sc, sk st, ch . sc.turn



Row 21: ch3, 3dc in next 3 ch sp, turn
Row 22-25: repeat row 16 and 17

Fasten off

Second back shoulder

Row 15: sl st at other side at shoulder,
ch3, 3dc in next 3 ch sp, dc in next ch sp and in next st, turn









Row 16: Ch, sc [sk next st, 2sc]3 times, turn

Row 17: ch3, 3dc in next 3 ch sp, turn
Row 18: ch, sc, ch sk st 2sc, sk st, ch, 2sc, sk st, ch . sc.turn
Row 19: ch3, 3dc in next 3 ch sp, turn
Row 20-25: repeat row 17 and 18

First front Shoulder:I always make front shoulder longer then back


Row 13: skip 5 st from the first front shoulder,





sl st in 6th st, ch3,

dc in next st,

[3dc in next 3 ch sp, ] 14 times,


dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, turn



Row 12: ch, 2sc, [sk st, ch 2sc] 13 times, sk st, ch, sc turn
Row 13: ch3, dc in next st,  [3dc in next 3 ch sp, ] 12 times, dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, turn
Row 14:ch, 2sc, [sk st, ch 2sc] 12 times,  turn 
Row 15:  ch3, 3dc in next 3 ch sp, turn

Row 16: ch,sc, [sk next ch, 2sc], 3 times, turn

Row 17-25: repeat row 17-18-19

Fasten off

Second front shoulder:

Row 15: skip six 3 dc shells ,

sl t in next ch sp, ch3, 2dc in same sp, 3dc in next two ch spaces, dc in last st



Row 16: ch, sc, [sk next st, 2sc, ch],sc turn
Row 17: ch3, 2dc in same ch sp and 3 in next 2 ch sp, turn
Row 18: ch,sc  [sk next st, 2sc, ch],sc turn
Row 19: ch3, 2dc in same ch sp and 3 in next 2 ch sp, turn
Row 20:  ch,sc  [sk next st, 2sc, ch],sc turn
Row 25:  ch3, 2dc in same ch sp and 3 in next 2 ch sp, turn


Fasten off



Turn your work upside down, and sew the shoulders together

Sew the side seam as well
Sew in all loose tails





Body of the Dress

Take your orange yarn and with your work turn back to it's right side and upside down, sl st next to the side seam






Round 1: [sc, 2scin next st] all around







Round 2: ch3, dc,  ch, sk a st, [2dc, ch, sk s st] all around 











From Now on I will use this pattern found in the amazing  

This is the basic Pattern Chart, for the skirt part of this dress,

 it might help you...if it does not , keep following the step by step :-)
Round 3: ch, 2sc, sk 2 st, [3sc, 5ch, sk2, ] all around, end with a sl in sc from beginning of round 3






Round 4:  sc, [ch 3, sc in middle of ch5 from round 3, ch3, sc in middle of sc from 3sc from round 3, ch3] all around, end with










Round 5: [ch5, sk ch from round 4, and sc before the next sc from round 4, 2sc, ] repeat all around













 Round 6: [ch 3, sc in middle of ch5 from round 3, ch3, sc in middle of sc from 3sc from round 3, ch3] all around, end with







Round 7-40 : Repeat Round 5 and 6





Edging:

 With your dress up side down:


Round 41: [ch3, 7dc in next ch3 from previous round, ch3, sc in next sc from previous round]all around, Fasten off.




















Top Edging: with Orange Yarn, sl st at corner of collar, sc in same st, 15sc all along the front collar




 When reaching the corner,
 2sc in corner st


Continue up with 15sc up along the shoulder strap,



then continue on the other side of strap, with 21 sc




 When reaching the corner, 2sc in corner stitch

15 sc along collar


 When reaching the corner, 2sc in corner stitch






Repeat on other strap, 21sc up the strap, 15 down the other side of the strap, 2sc in corner st fasten off.
 Arm holes:

sl st with orange yarn at corner, sc in same st, 12 sc along arm hole, 21 sc up shoulder strap







 21 sc along other side of shoulder strap, sl st with first sc fasten off

Repeat on other side.








You just created this Gorgeous Cow Boy Spring Dress That is sure to make any Cowgirl Shine.
Happy Crochet to all!!!

Here are exemples of the same dress in different colors




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Happy Crochet my fellow artists!!!! 


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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for your blog. You make all seems easy to do.

    Best regards!!

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  2. I. Love. This.
    Do you think it would be best difficult to make in adult size?
    I want to try it!

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  3. Hi there,
    began making this one but I'm wondering how a child's waist can be 12 inches??? That is like super tiny ... What am I not getting?

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  4. I have been searching for crochet like yours for a longg time.
    Thank you so much. Youre a star

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