Thursday, October 18, 2012

Davida Gown - Free Crochet Pattern



Hello again lovlies!

I am so very sorry its been a while since my last pattern, I've been super busy making items for some new charities, and finishing up some classes I've been taking. Its all quite exciting.

Today I have a little gown for you, which I've called the Davida gown, which is Hebrew for "Beloved" Very fitting <3


This gown doesn't have any particular "size" It depends entirely on what yarn and hook size you use. In the image you can see 2 gowns, one smaller then the other. The smaller one will fit about 22-24 weeks, and is made using a 3mm hook and some baby 4ply fingering yarn. The larger uses DK 8ly yarn and a 4mm hook and will fit around 26-28 weeks. Play with the sizes and the hooks and see what you come up with.

Ill be sure to add project notes to the Ravelry page as I add more as well, so you can always check there to get more ideas.
I have also not made a note of the colour changes, as this can be varied for each gown, or you may like to just keep it all in one colour. The gown itself is very simple and once you get into the rhythm it is a breeze to make.


For closing options, you can choose buttons, ties on the back or even a ribbon threaded right through the bodice and tied at the back.

Instructions in (brackets) are to be completed in the SAME stitch.

Davida Gown:


Row 1: Chain 32, DC in 4th chain from hook,  Dc in next 2 dc, (1dc, ch, 1dc) in next chain, *dc in next 6 ch, (dc, ch, dc) in next chain.  Repeat from * two MORE times.  Dc in last 4 chs; ch 2 and turn.

2-4: dc in each dc, (dc, ch1, dc) in each ch1 space from the previous round, ch2, turn

5: Sleeve Row: dc in each st to the first ch1 space, skip all stitches and dc in the next ch1 space. One sleeve made. Repeat to create the second sleeve, dc to the end, ch2, turn.

6: *dc, dc, 2dc in the next* Repeat to end, ch2, turn.

7: ch1, *sk1, (dc, ch, dc) in the next*, v stitch made. Repeat to end, dc in last, ch2, turn.

8 and all rows until desired length reached: dc, v stitch in the ch1 space of each v stitch from previous row across, dc in the last st, ch2, turn.


5 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how special all your patterns are. Our church group is doing a service project for angel babies and I hope to share some of your beautiful items. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

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  2. Beautiful gowns. Would you be able to post a photo of the back of the gowns? Thanks so much if you can.

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    1. Hi there
      I don't have any of these on hand at the moment to grab a photo of the back. It is just open the entire way down. I have found some people have a slightly jagged edge, due to the way they crochet, and so they simply sc down the edges :)

      When I make another I'll be sure to grab a photo and add it here.

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  3. I love this pattern but am struggling with it...not sure where I am going wrong! Do you have to do two sides to this and join them?? I'm not sure if it is the sleeve instructions that have put me wrong. Really want to complete this but need help. Thanks

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    1. Hi there,
      This dress is all one piece, it has a completely open back :)

      For the sleeve row, you need to dc until you get to the firs ch1 (from the previous row) skip the next lot of stitches, and dc into the next ch1. Then dc in all stitches until you get to the 3rd ch1 space, dc into that and then skip the next lot of stitches again, dc into the last ch1 space and dc in the remaining stitches.

      It sounds a little confusing the way I have originally wrote it, this is one of my earlier patterns so the wording could be a little better. Sorry for any confusion.

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