How to Crochet a Granny Square Dress

Tiam from @knitsafari has created this amazing granny square dress that is perfect for a summer holiday evening. Using granny squares as the base of the dress, Tiam has created an evening look by using black, but by using a brighter colour you could create a fantastic day dress too.

 

You Will Need Abbreviations

CH: Chain

Sl St: Slip Stitch

SC: Single Crochet (UK: Double Crochet)

HDC: Half Double Crochet (UK: Half Treble Crochet)

DC: Double Crochet (UK: Treble Crochet)

st/s: Stitch/es

How To Make

25 sts and 10 rows of DC on 4mm crochet hook

Sizes and measurements

Granny square: 19cm square

Dress: to fit UK size 10-12, with oversized fit
BUST: 50cm
LENGTH: 80cm

Granny Square: (make 13)

Rnd 1. MC 8

Rnd 2. Ch2, DC in 1 ch sp, ch1, *2DC in 1 ch sp, ch1; rep to end, sl st to join

Rnd 3. *Ch 3, 2SC in 1 ch sp; rep to end, sl st to join

Rnd 4. Sl st to ch sp, ch2 2DC CL ch3 CL in 1 ch sp, [ch5 sl st ch5 {CL ch3 CL in 1 ch sp}] x3, ch5 sl st, ch5 sl st to join

Rnd 5. Sl st to ch sp, ch2 2DC CL ch3 CL in 1 ch sp, [ch5 sl st x2, ch5 {CL ch3 CL in 1 ch sp}] x3, ch5 sl st x2, ch5 sl st to join

Rnd 6. Sl st to ch sp, ch5 sl st, {ch 5 CL, [ch5 sl st] x3} x3, ch5 CL, ch5 sl st to join

Rnd 7. Ch 1, sl st in ch sp, ch2 2DC CL ch3 CL in 1 ch sp, [ch5 sl st x2, ch5, CL ch3 CL in 1 ch sp, ch3, CL ch3 CL in 1 ch sp] x3, ch5 sl st x2, ch5, CL ch3 CL in 1 ch sp, ch3, sl st to join

Rnd 8. Sl st to ch so, *ch6, sl st in ch sp; rep to end

Rnd 9. 6HDC in 1 ch sp, sl st; rep to end

Rnd 10. Sl st to middle st of scallop, *ch5, sl st to Middle st of scallop; rep to end, cut yarn

 

Assembly:

Step 1: following the diagram, connect the granny squares together with [Sl St, Ch3] until all squares have been connected.

Step 2: Sl st to join at point marked with star on front of dress. Ch 100, and sl st to join at point marked with star on back of dress. Repeat for the other side, for points marked with circle. Weave in all ends.

 

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