This brand new crochet design from me that I’m oh so happy with… is a dress!! 🙂 My ‘Coastal Dreams’ dress… 🙂
The pattern is now available over in my Ravelry and Etsy shops…
Here are the links…
This is my very first crocheted dress design which makes it even more exciting! 🙂
Each pattern purchase gives you PDF’s for three sizes (S/M, M/L and XL) as well as both UK and US crochet terminology! 🙂
‘Coastal Dreams’ is a simple yet beautiful dress designed to be worn over a separate slip dress or over swimwear at the beach. The open lacy stitches are crocheted using the Filet Crochet technique of ‘Bars and Lacets’… perfect for beach to bar cocktails and coastal dreams! 🙂 💙
And it was a huge family effort when we were in North Cornwall a few weeks ago! I’m so very fortunate to have such a supportive family who didn’t mind an early morning visit to beautiful Widemouth Bay beach to take these photos… It was a rather misty morning but we had the beach to ourselves and my daughter modelled with me, whilst one of our son’s, Rowan, did an amazing job with the photography! 😍
He even put together a fabulous video to showcase the dress which I’ve uploaded to my YouTube… enjoy! 🙂
Isn’t it amazing… Rowan has a photography account on Instagram if any of you fancy having some beautiful photos pop up on your feed!
The dress is made using just one ‘Scheepjes Whirl’. However for the medium/large size there is very little yarn left over and it may be necessary to use an additional matching ‘Scheepjes Whirlette’. For extra-large a matching ‘Whirlette’ is essential.
I really do love Scheepjes Whirls which come in huge 220g / 1000m balls and plenty of sumptuous colours! It’s such a gorgeous colour changing yarn and I love anticipating the next colour change as I crochet with them… 🙂
Here they are available at The Knitting Network and it you purchase through this link I receive a small amount of commission… 🙂 💙
Later today (Saturday 29th August 2020) I’m taking part in a virtual Yarn Festival called ‘Yorkshire Yarn Fest‘ over on Instagram and I’m going live for a 15 minute slot from 14.10 – 14.25 to chat about this dress and all things Coastal Crochet. Maybe some of you will join me…Here’s the link to the Instagram page… 🙂
The theme of the festival is ‘California Dreamiń’ from the song by the Mamas and Papas… so I did a 15 second ‘Reels’ on my Instagram… enjoy!
The dress is an easy fit and the nature of the open crochet stitches means the dress can stretch and ease over a variety of sizes. The pattern is written for three sizes. Each size can fit a variety of body shapes.
The small/medium size can fit a bust size of 32 – 38 inches (81 – 97 cm) and is recommended for UK size 6 – 12.
The medium/large size can fit a bust size of 38 – 44 inches (97 – 112 cm) and is recommended for UK size 12 – 16.
The extra-large size can fit a bust size of 44 – 50 inches (112 – 127 cm) and is recommended for UK size 18 plus.
We did have fun modelling these dresses on a quiet, misty beach early in the morning!
And Salty was there too of course! 🙂
I hope you love this dress as much as I do… it was genuinely an absolute joy for me to design and crochet and I do so love the colour changing Whirls! 🙂
Happy Crocheting everyone… 🙂 🙂