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.

Finish off and weave in all tails. Add a button or ties to the back to close.

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DUTCH TRANSLATION - met dank aan Karin

Wol:
Scheepjes Colour Crafter met haaknaald 3 of 3.5 of Soft van Zeeman met haaknaald 2.5 of 3 in zachte kleurtjes Je kunt dit jurkje ook met verschillende kleuren haken zoals je boven op de foto ziet of in 1 kleur.

Of haakkatoen geschikt voor haaknaald 2 dan wordt het een stuk kleiner maar die maatjes zijn soms ook nodig.

Rij 1: Haak 32 lossen, haak 1 stokje in de 4e losse vanaf haaknaald, 1 stokje in de volgende 2 stokjes, (1 stokje, 1 losse, 1 stokje) in de volgende losse, *1 stokje in de volgende 6 lossen, (1 stokje, 1 losse, 1 stokje) in de volgende losse* Herhaal tussen*-* nog 2x. Haak 1 stokje in de laatste 4 lossen, haak 2 lossen en keer je werk.

Rij 2-4: 1 stokje in elk stokje, (1 stokje, 1 losse, 1 stokje) in elke losse ruimte van de vorige rij, haak 2 lossen en keer je werk.

Rij 5: je start hier voor de mouwen: 1 stokje in elke steek tot je bij de 1e losse ruimte komt, sla alle steken over en maak 1 stokje in de 2e losse ruimte. Je hebt nu 1 mouw gemaakt. Haak weer 1 stokje in elke steek tot je bij de volgende losse ruimte komt, sla weer alle steken over en haak 1 stokje in de laatste losse ruimte en in de overige steken van de toer. Haak 2 lossen en keer je werk.

Rij 6: *1 stokje in de volgende 2 stokjes, 2 stokjes in de volgende steek*, herhaal *-* tot het einde van de rij. Haak 2 lossen en keer je werk.

Rij 7: *sla 1 steek over, (1 stokje, 1 losse, 1 stokje) in de volgende steek*, de steek tussen *-* noemen we nu de v-steek.

Herhaal *-* tot het einde van de rij, haak 1 stokje in de laatste steek van de rij, haak 2 lossen en keer je werk.

Rij 8: en alle overige rijen tot je de gewenste lengte van het jurkje hebt bereikt.

1 stokje in 1e steek, v-steek in elke 1 losse ruimte van elke v-steek van de vorige rij, 1 stokje in de laatste steek van de rij, haak 2 lossen en keer je werk.

Om het jurkje te sluiten heb je verschillende opties. Je kunt een lintje door het jurkje rijgen dat met een strikje op de rug sluit. Je kunt ook een paar kleine knoopjes op de achterkant naaien. Het jurkje is zowel met de knoopjes achter als voor te dragen.

19 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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  4. Hi, I am having trouble with the term sk1 in row 7. I am a self taught left hander & learnt sitting opposite my mum 50 years ago!!
    I have tried to check out books for the term but without luck. I have never tried anything so small before & enjoying it till this row.
    Please help an older woman conquer this task. Thanks Marlene

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    1. Hi there Marlene,
      sk1, means to skip one stitch. Hope that helps :)

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    2. Yes thanks, it certainly did help. I have now completed the pattern & Im quite happy. Your pattern is delightful & once I mastered that your term dc meant a trb - treble to me (Australian). I'm supporting my daughters friend gather some pieces to donate to a hospital in Qld. I will also attempt a few more of your patterns so I can make a complete outfit. Thank you once again. Marlene.

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    3. Ahh yes. I am in Australia as well (Down in Tassie), but I learnt online using US terms, so that is what I write in as well. Glad you got the dress complete and good luck to your daughters friend collecting the items, I am sure the hospital will be very appreciative of your gifts :)

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  5. Myshelle cole i want to thank you for your free preemie patterns i am in a group that makes preemie item's that are sent to hospitals all over to help the parents and the hospitals, do you do the bereavement gowns and outfits for boy's to be buried in, it is not a happy time for the parents so to see them dressed like an angel help's, i have just made the flower pillow and one of your gorgeous bonnets to go with a gown i made, so they have got a set and i think it looks great, thank you very much xxx

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  6. Super easy pattern. I love it! How long do you usually make the gowns?i know the number of rows is probably different for ach orson but I'm just looking for an overall estimated length.

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  7. Thakyou for sharing your beatiful patterns i want to make them all are we allowed to sell the what we make from your patterns im trying to help raise money for epilepsy my sons girl friend died from it we are trying to raise awareness and to get monitors for people with epilepsy it is a life saving monitor, look forward to hearing from you thak you

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    1. Hi Amanda,

      It would depend totally on which items. At the end of the day I can't enforce rules as to selling or not, but I strongly discourage the selling of items that are intended for preemies or stillborns. I find it incredibly disrespectful to profit from someone elses heartbreak and misfortune.

      If you are talking about newborn sized items, hats, toys ect then that is totally ok.

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  8. Thakyou for sharing your beatiful patterns i want to make them all are we allowed to sell the what we make from your patterns im trying to help raise money for epilepsy my sons girl friend died from it we are trying to raise awareness and to get monitors for people with epilepsy it is a life saving monitor, look forward to hearing from you thak you

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  9. If we want back closed , what should we do?
    Thanks Cheryl

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    1. Around rows 6/7 just join at the end of the row and then do the rest in rounds. You could also seam the back up after you have finished.

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  10. Hello, row 1 is confusing me. What is DC in next 2 DC? 1 DC, ch, 1 DC?

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  11. I am confused on row 8 can you help me

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