Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Mermaid Maxi Dress

Mermaid Maxi Dress

By: Annoo Crochet DesignsVideo Link:​ click here


Skill level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Gauge:​ 18 hdc by 12 rows = 4 inches
Size:​ Choose your size by your chest Measurements, when making the Triangle top you will have the option to make 4 cup sizes, ranging from AA-H
X-Small (28-30), Small (32-34), Medium (36-38), Large (40-42), XL (44-46), 2X (48-50), 3X (52-54), 4x (56-58), 5x (60-62)
Pattern is written XS (S, M, L, XL, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)



Materials
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I chose to use smaller Balls of Wolltraum yarn in Color Madness No. 9, this allowed for the colors to change often throughout the dress, giving it that Mermaid effect. You can choose to use the Larger skeins, but note the ombre effect will differ for each size and yarn that you choose.
MC
Katia Cotton Stretch

400g (450g, 500g, 550g, 650g, 700g, 750g, 850g, 950g) Color: white
Fiber: 87% Cotton, 13% Polyester
Ball weight: 50g/1oz/186yds

CC
Wolltraum My Melody 3ply yarn (fingering weight #2)

350g (400g, 450g, 500g, 600g, 650g, 700g, 800g, 900g) Color: Madness No. 9
Fiber: 50% cotton, 50% acrylic
Ball weight: Varies

Crochet hook 2.75mm/C Tapestry needle
Scissors

Glossary:
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: Half double crochet Dc: double crochet

Vst: V Stitch (dc, ch1, dc) in same st.
Instructions:
Body of the dress is a multiple of 3, if your size doesn’t fit then you can simply adjust it by adding or removing in 3 st increments.
Choose Your Cup Size:
To Begin your Dress, first you must choose your Cup size below. There are 2 options to choose from. Make 2 for the cup size you need, then move on to the Joining Triangles and clothing size for the rest of your Dress.
First you will choose your cup size belowSmall (cup size AA, A), Medium (cup size B, C), XXL (cup size DDD-H) Size written Small (Medium, XXL)
With your hook and MC yarn make a slip knot and chain 14Row 1: in the 2nd ch from hook hdc, hdc in next 11 st, in the last ch make (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc), DO NOT TURN! Work on the other side of your base chain, hdc in each of the 12 st, turn your work. You will have 28 hdc
Row 2: ch1, hdc until you reach the ch2 sp, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in the ch2 sp, hdc until you reach the last st, Turn your work. You will have 32st.
Row 3: ch1, hdc until you reach the ch2 sp (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in the ch2sp, hdc until you reach the last st, Turn your work. You will have 36 st.Row 4-12 (4-15, 4-21): Repeat Row 3 adding an extra 2 st on either side of the ch 2.
Test to see if it covers your cup size, if you need to add more or less do so now. Fasten off at the end of the Row of your Size Triangle.

Repeat for the Second triangle but DO NOT Fasten off for the second Triangle, Continue below to Join the Triangles together and to determine your body size.
Large-XL (cup size D, DD)*note: by making a smaller ch for the Larger Cup sizes, you will be able to attain width for better coverage. If you just made the smaller cup size to get width your height would be longer than desired.
With your hook and MC yarn make a slip knot and chain 10
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Row 1: in the 2nd ch from hook hdc, hdc in next 7 st, in the last ch make (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc), DO NOT TURN! Work on the other side of your base chain, hdc in each of the 8 st, turn your work. You will have 20 hdc
Row 2: ch1, hdc until you reach the ch2 sp, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in the ch2 sp, hdc until you reach the last st, Turn your work. You will have 24st.
Row 3: ch1, hdc until you reach the ch2 sp (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in the ch2sp, hdc until you reach the last st, Turn your work. You will have 28 st.
Row 4-18: Repeat Row 3 adding an extra 2 st on either side of the ch 2.
Test to see if it covers your cup size, if you need to add more or less do so now. Fasten off at the end of

the Row of your Size Triangle.
Repeat for the Second triangle but DO NOT Fasten off for the second Triangle, Continue below to Join the Triangles together and to determine your body size.
Joining the Triangles togetherWe all come in different shapes and sizes, crochet is amazing for the fact you can manipulate it to fit your specific body type. Once you have your Triangles made you will now pick the size closest to your chest measurements, this is the measurement over the largest part of your breast and around your back.
Example if you made the larger cup but wear a small dress size you will follow the small st count.

Some may have a cup that is smaller and a chest measurement that is larger. It is possible that your Triangles won’t sit on your breast just right, no worries it's an easy fix. You would just need to add more to the center chain, in doing so you will need to take away 1 sc from each Triangle according to your size and add 2 extra ch to the center.
If it still doesn’t fit, keep adjusting, by removing more sc evenly from each triangle and adding them to the center ch, until you find the perfect fit. Don’t worry about the back ch, work that as written in the pattern for your size. Once you’ve found your best fit you will continue with the body of the pattern as written for your size.
EX: If you’re an A cup but your chest is a Medium. According to that size, the center ch has 5 and the triangles have 44 sc per triangle. You will take 1sc off from each triangle and add the 2 removed st to the center ch, Now you would have 43 sc per triangle and 7 ch for the center.
Attaching the Triangles and forming the front and back:

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R 1: ch1, pick up 36 (40, 44, 48, 56, 61, 66, 69, 73) sc evenly across the bottom of your triangle,
Ch4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9), grab the 2nd triangle, pick up 36 (40, 44, 48, 56, 61, 66, 69, 73) sc evenly across the bottom of your Triangle, ch74 (84, 99, 109, 114, 123, 137, 147, 157), being careful not to twist, sl st with the ch1 from the first Triangle top of this Round.
The Body:
R1:ch1,scineach36(40,44,48,56,61,66,69,73) sc,scinthe4(4,5,5,5,7,7,9,9)ch,scinnext36 (40, 44, 48, 56, 61, 66, 69, 73) st, sc in each 74 (84, 99, 109, 114, 123, 139, 147, 157) ch, sl st with the first sc.
You will have 150 (168, 192, 210, 231, 252, 276, 294, 312) sc
R2: [ch2, sk 2st, sc] all around
Take your Second color/CC and join it for the next round, don’t fasten off the first color, you will be

working both colors throughout the body.
R3: in the ch2 sp make 3dc, ch1, repeat that around, sl st with the first dc. You will have 50 (58, 64, 70, 77, 84, 92, 98, 104).
Pick up your MC,
R4: ch1, [dc, ch1, dc] in the sc from R2 (see pic below), *in next sc from R2 [dc, ch1, dc]* repeat all around, sl st with the first dc.
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Switch to the Second Color/CC again
R5: 
ch1, * in the ch1 sp of the Vst 3dc, ch1* repeat *to* around, sl st with the first dc.Switch to the MC
R6: 
make a Vst [dc, ch1, dc] in the sp between Vst from R4, Repeat that around, sl st with the first dc. Switch back to second color/CC,
Repeat R5 & R6 until R30

You will begin to increase now to give the skirt of the dress some flare.
Switch to the Second Color/CC again
R31: 
ch1, * in the ch1 sp of the Vst 4dc, ch1* repeat *to* around, sl st with the first dc.Switch to the MC
R32: 
make a Vst [dc, ch2, dc] in the sp between Vst from R4, Repeat that around, sl st with the first dc. Switch back to second color/CC,
Repeat R31 & R32 until R71
You will end with a Dc round, join your MC:
R72: 
make a Vst [dc, ch3, dc] in the sp between Vst from R4, Repeat that around, sl st with the first dc. Switch to the Second Color/CC again
R73: 
ch1, * in the ch1 sp of the Vst 5dc, ch1* repeat *to* around, sl st with the first dc.Switch back to MC
Repeat R72-73 until R88

Switch to the Second Color/CC again
R89: 
ch1, * in the ch1 sp of the Vst 5dc, ch1* repeat *to* around, sl st with the first dc.Switch to the MC
R6: 
make a Vst [dc, ch4, dc] in the sp between Vst from R4, Repeat that around, sl st with the first dc. Switch back to second color/CC,
Repeat R5 & R6 until R100 ending with a MC round.

Fasten off, if you feel your dress is too long or short, you can increase or decrease rounds by 2. Make sure to end with a MC round.
The Straps

With the CC, starting at the right Triangle top join your yarn into the bottom right corner of the triangle,
Ch1,scineachstuntilyoureachthech2sp,scinthech2sp,ch100,scin2nd chfromhook,scineach ch along back to the ch2 sp, sc in the ch2 sp, sc in each st until you reach the second triangle tops ch2 sp, sc in the ch2 sp, ch100, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch until you reach the ch2 sp again, sc in it, sc down the other side of the triangle top, sc in each of the back st, sl st with the first sc you made, fasten off.

Now you will add the back straps, with your CC color,
Lay your work flat in front of you so the back is facing you,

Count 22 (24, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 42, 46, 48) st from the right triangle top, join your yarn in the next st and *ch 100, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the same st as the ch, sc in next 2 st, sl st in the next and fasten off.* Repeat for the other side counting 22 (24, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 42, 46, 48) st from the left triangle top and join in the next st. Repeat from *to*
Hide all loose tails and You are done!
Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 



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