Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lula Gown - Free Crochet Pattern

Morning all! Wow its been a wild week here in Tasmania, the weather has been insane. Which is part of the reason why today's post is a little late. Between power outages and bad light for photos its been a bit of a challenge. Still, here is today's post and I hope its one you enjoy. A pretty little prem gown. This gown will fit 20-22 weeks gestation and has a lovely stitch pattern. The repeat is really simple to memorise as well, making it a great on the go project. I really love the stitch pattern and I think I might have to make a matching hat or blanket with the same stitch.

This gown will fit a baby of 20-22 weeks gestation.

3ply Yarn. I used Peter Pan spot print by Wendy. (4ply would work fine as well)
3.25mm hook
buttons for closing
small amount of contrasting colour for the bow

Lula Gown

1: ch35, hdc into the second chain from hook, hdc in the next chain, 2hdc in the next chain, *hdc, hdc, 2hdc* repeat across, hdc in the last chain.

2: ch2, turn, *hdc, hdc, 2hdc*, repeat across.

3: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across.

4: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across, 2hdc in the last stitch. (60)

5: ch2, turn, hdc in the first 9 stitches, ch4, skip 11 stitches, hdc in the next 20 stitches, ch4, skip the next 11 stitches, hdc in the last 9 stitches.

6: ch2, turn, hdc in the first 9 stitches, hdc 5 times in the ch4 space, hdc in the next 20 stitches, hdc 5 times in the next ch4 space, hdc in the last 9 stitches. (48)

7: ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across.

8: ch3, turn, *skip 3 stitches, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the 4th stitch* repeat across (total of 11 shells), skip 3, dc in the last stitch.

9: ch4, turn, *sc into the ch1 space, ch6* repeat across, after you sc in the last ch1 space ch3 and dc into the top of the turning chain from the previous round.

10: ch3, turn, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the next sc, skip the next lot of chains*, repeat across. After the last shell dc into the 2nd chain of the previous rows turning chain

Repeat rows 9 and 10 7 times (14 rows) ending with row 10. End off. Weave in tails.

Join yarn to any stitch on the sleeve with a sc, and evenly sc around the entire arm hole, join (I had 17sc's)

*ch2, sc in the next stitch* repeat around, join. End off and weave in tails.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Attach button to the back.

If you want to add the bow to the front, chain 60 and tie it into a bow, then stitch it on. Of course you could leave it off completely or use a satin bow or even a button or appliqué.