Easy Child Ombre Moroccan Stitch Dress By: Annoo Crochet Designs
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbd45kYtswg Skill level: Intermediate Gauge: 16dc x 9 rows = 4 inches I crochet on the looser side, you may need to go up in hook size to meet the gauge. Size: Child sizes 2-3 (4-5, 6-7) You will need: You can sub any DK/Sports Weight yarn in your color choices I used: For size 2/3 5 skeins of Katia Cotton Ombre Yarn (dk/sport weight yarn #3) Color: Blues Fiber: 100% Cotton Ball weight:150g/642yd this is for all 5 skeins (each skein is about 25g) For sizes 4/5, 6/7 you will need more yardage, so you may want to use: 5 skeins of Berroco Comfort DK (dk weight yarn #3) Color: Pick 5 colors ranging from light to dark Fiber: 50% Superfine Nylon/ 50% Superfine Acrylic Ball Weight: 50g/178yds per skein Crochet hook 2.75mm /C Scissors Tapestry needle Stitch markers Measuring Tape Stitches Used: Sc: single crochet Hdc: Half double crochet Dc: double crochet Ch: chain Instructions: Top: With your hook and lightest color yarn make a slip knot and chain 80, (104, 112), sl st with the first ch, making sure not to twist your chain. Round 1: ch1, hdc in each st around, Do not Join, you will work in the round. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round and remember to bring it up as you start each new round. Round 2: Hdc in each st around. Repeat Round 2 until your top measures 2 1⁄4 (3, 3 3⁄4 ) inches, At the end of the last round you will sl st with the next st, then Fasten off. Hide all loose tails. Shoulder Straps:
With your work folded in half you will join your straps in the first round you made. You will count 5 (6, 8) sts, from the right side, and in the next st you will join your work with the same light color. Row 1: ch2, hdc in the same sp, hdc in the next 7 (7, 9) st, you will have 8 (8, 10) hdc in total Turn your work. Row 2: ch2, hdc in each of the 8 st across. 8 (8, 10) Hdc in total. Repeat Row 2 until your strap measures 4 1⁄4, (4 3⁄4, 5) inches, Do not Fasten off. Turn your work wrong side facing you, from the left side of the strap you will count 10 (12, 16) st and place your stitch marker, count 9 (9, 11) more st from the marker and place another, you will join your strap in between these 2 markers. You will either join your strap with a sl st or sew them together with a tapestry needle. I chose to do mine with a sl st. Line up your strap in between the markers and you will match stitch for stitch from the strap to the body and sl st your way along. Fasten off hide all loose tails. Turn your work back to the right side facing you and repeat the same steps for the 2nd strap. Skirt: Put your work with the straps facing down. With the same color as your top you will want to join your yarn at one of the stitches at the side of your work. This next round will be an increase round, you will have 80, (104, 112) hdc you will want to increase to 105 (129, 138) st so you will increase 25, (25, 26) stitches evenly around. Round 1: ch1, sc around making sure to increase 25,(25, 26) stitches, sl st with the first sc. You will have 105 (129, 138) sc. Round 2: ch1, sc in the same st, *ch2, sk 2 st, sc in the 3rd * repeat from *to* around ending with a ch2, sl st with the first sc you made. Round 3: Join your next darkest color (Do not fasten off the Main color you will pick up again in the next round and every other round), ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), *in the next ch2 sp make 3dc in it, ch1* repeat from *to* around sl st with the first dc you will make 2 more dc in that ch 2 sp, sl st with the top of the 3rd ch, join your Main color yarn leaving the 2 nd color in the back of your work you will pick it up in the next round.
Round 4: you will be working in the sc from Round 2
In that first sc from Round 2 you will make (dc, ch1, dc) *Find the next sc from round 2 make a V stitch (dc, ch1, dc)* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the top of the first dc. Round 5: with your main color yarn, sl st your way to the first ch1 sp of the V stitch from Round 4, pick up your 2 nd color, ch3(counts as first dc), make 2 more dc in the same sp, ch1, *in next ch1 sp of the V stitch make 3dc, ch1* repeat *to* around sl st with the first dc. Round 6: Drop the 2 nd color yarn and pick up the Main color yarn, you will now work your new stitches into the space between the V stitches of Round 4
In that space you will make a V stitch (dc, ch1, dc), you will repeat that all around making a V stitch in the space between V stitches from Round 4, sl st with the first dc. Rounds 7-10 (7-12, 7-14): You will repeat Rounds 5 and 6 At the end of Round 10, (12, 14) fasten off the 2 nd color yarn, keeping the Main color attached, you will use this throughout the dress. For the next section you will Join your 3rd color yarn and continue in pattern. Rounds 11-20 (13-24, 15-27): Repeat Rounds 5 & 6, for this section you will be switching back and forth from the Main color and the 3rd color not the 2nd color. Note: If you run out of the Main color, no worries just use the rest of the next lightest color. For the next section you will Join your 4th color yarn and continue in pattern. Rounds 21-30 (25-36, 28-41): Repeat Rounds 5 & 6, for this section you will be switching back and forth from the Main color and the 4 th color not the 2nd color. For the next section you will Join your 5th color yarn and continue in pattern. Rounds 22-40 (37-48, 42-55): Repeat Rounds 5 & 6, for this section you will be switching back and forth from the Main color and the 5 th color not the 2nd color. For all sizes repeat Round 6, fasten off and hide all loose tails. You can leave your dress as is or work a Border around the free edge of the top of the dress. Border: Choose the color you want for your border, joining at the back of the dress at the neck edge, ch1, sc in each st across until you reach the first strap, you will work a sc in each side row of the strap, sc in each st of the front of the neck and sc in each row of the second strap sc until you reach the first ch and sl st with it and fasten off your work. For the armhole opening you will join the same color yarn you used for your neck edge border and join in any of the st of the underarm, ch1, sc until you reach the strap, sc in each of the side rows, sc until you reach the first sc, sl st and fasten off. Repeat for the other armhole opening and you are done. You have created this Moroccan Style Ombre Dress!
Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves
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