Friday, January 10, 2014

Lyra Gown - Free Crochet Pattern




Good morning lovlies,

Today's prem pattern is another little gown. I really love the delicate look of this one, the ribbon with the open fan stitching is just so pretty.
It does take a little more time then a standard gown, but I think it is totally worth it.

This gown is sized to fit around 22-26 weeks gestation, but like usual, upping the hook size and/or yarn size will increase the overall size of the gown. Just remember that if you want to make it larger, you will also need to increase the length.





STITCHES IN (BRACKETS) ARE WORKED INTO THE SAME STITCH


You will need:
3.25mm hook
DK (8ply) yarn
1 small button
Length of thin ribbon
1 small satin bow

1: ch24, dc in the 2nd st from hook, 2dc in the next st, *dc, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat across ~(33)
2: ch2, turn, *dc in the 1st 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat across ~(44) (last stitch worked in turning chain from previous)
3: ch2, turn, *dc in the first 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch* repeat ~(55)
4: ch2, turn, dc same and next 7 stitches, ch2, sk 12, dc 15, ch2, sk12, dc last 8 ~(35 including chains)
5: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across (including the ch's) ~(35hdc)
6: ch3, turn, 2dc in each of the first 17 stitches, 4dc in the next stitch, 2dc in each of the remaining 17 stitches (72dc's total)

7: ch5, turn, skip the first stitch and sc in the second one, skip the next 3 stitches, dc into the next stitch, (ch2, dc into the same stitch) 3 times, skip the next 3 stitches, sc into the next stitch, *ch5, skip 3 stitches, sc into the next stitch, skip 3 stitches, dc into the next stitch, (ch2, dc into the same stitch) 3 times, skip 3 stitches, sc into the next stitch* Repeat from *to* across until the last 2 stitches, ch2, skip one stitch, dc into the last stitch.

8: ch1, turn, sc into the first stitch, ch1, sc into the next ch2 space, dc 3 times in the next ch2 space, (ch2, 3dc into the next ch2 space) twice more, *(sc, ch3, sc) into the ch5 space, 3dc into the next ch2 space, (ch2, 3dc into the next ch2 space) twice more* Repeat across until the last ch2 space, sc in the last ch2 space, ch1, sc in the top of the turning ch from previous round.

9: ch4, turn, (dc, ch2, dc) in the first ch1 space, sc into the ch2 space, ch5, sc into the next ch2 space, *dc into the next ch3 space, (ch2, dc into the same space) 3 more times, sc into the next ch2 space, ch5, sc into the next ch2 spcae* repeat across until the last ch1 space, (dc, ch2, dc) into the last ch1 space, ch1, sc in the last sc.

10: ch3, turn, dc in the first ch1 space, ch2, 3dc into the next ch2 space, (sc, ch3, sc) into the next ch5 space, 3dc in the next ch2 space, *(ch2, 3dc into the next ch2 space) twice, (sc, ch3, sc) in the next ch5 space, 3dc ub the next ch2 space* Repeat across until the last ch1 space, dc in the last ch1 space, dc in the last stitch.

11: ch5, turn, sc in the first ch2 space, dc in the the next ch3 space, (ch2, dc in the same space) 3 times, sc in the next ch2 space, *ch5, sc in the next ch2 space, dc in the next ch3 space, (ch2, dc in the same space) 3 times, sc in the next ch2 space* repeat across until the last 2 dc's, ch2, skip one dc, sc in the last.

Repeat rows 8-11 once more
Repeat row 8 to finish. End off weave in ends.

*If making this dress larger, repeat 8-11 and 8 once more again.*

Weave the ribbon in and out of the stitches on row 6. I weave mine in and out of every second stitch, but every stitch or even every 3 stitches will also work, try them out and see which appeals to you more. Use the ribbon to help tie the gown at the back. 

Attach a small button to the top of the gown for closing.

Sew a small satin bow to the front of the dress, on row 3. 

10 comments:

  1. love this pattern am going to make larger version for my new great granddaughters that are coming soon! thank u for sharing.

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  2. Trying to make this dress but I'm kinda new & not understanding the parenthesis information. Why is it there and when it says repeat 3more times, do I just do the part in parenthesis or everything before it?

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    1. Yes repeat just in parenthesis however many times it says

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  3. Hello how do I close he dress do I need to sew it shut?

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    1. I put 3 buttons on the back of baby dresses I make.

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  4. It says to ch 24 then dc in the 2nd from the hook then (2dc, 1dc, 2dc) across for a total of 33, did you mean 3rd from the hook? Cause when I follow pattern instructions I have 1 stitch left over and my first stitch isn't tall enough to do a proper dc so it bubbles out.

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    1. Yeah that sounds right Holly, I reckon it's a typo. It's quite late here so I'll check it in the morning, but I'd go with into the 3rd :)

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    2. K I'll try it again. I'm still new at reading patterns. I'm so much better with video tutorials lol

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    3. I'm working on them :) With over 200 patterns though it's going to take a while.
      I don't know if you use Facebook, but if you do you can find me over there at Mamma That Makes as well, I'll update as videos go up.

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