Thursday, 8 March 2012

Little Party Dress

It's been a very busy crafty week for me this week, just the way I like it, I'm only hoping that no one decides to visit because my house is looking a bit like a work shop with bits of wool trailing all the way upstairs lol.  I have managed to finish one of the projects Iv'e had on the go for a while now, I could have finished it ages ago but as usual I was doing other crafty things along side it. 
This is another lovely pattern from the book Little crochet by Linda Perman.  I love the concept of combining crochet with knitting and sewing, that's whats great about crochet it's so versatile and can be added to all kinds of things. 


Ta daa here it is, It's called Strawberry patch party frock in the book.





 Close up of the granny square bodice, tiny granny squares joined as you go.



Making all those little squares for the bodice is a bit time consuming but I was in no hurry to finish this so just made a few when I had the time.  I love the way this little dress has turned out, I have tweaked the pattern a little because I used a different yarn to that in the pattern and the tension was different but the wonderful thing about the patterns in this book is all the measurements are there for you so it's easy to use different yarns and adapt the number of stitches to get the correct size.



19 comments:

  1. This is just super cute! I read mention of it over on helencrochet1 so had to come over for a peek ;)
    I can knit and I can crochet, but not sewing beyond any basic necessity. i.e. machining is out, ;)
    It's so lovely to hop from one great blog to another, but bOy do I lose hours that way, haha.
    ttfn
    Mo x

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    1. You don't need a machine for this Mo it's simple and straight forward. Yes I know what you mean about the blog hopping lol

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  2. What a great job you have done....I am sure it will look fab on a little person. x

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    1. Thank you Bron, I'm not that good at sewing but this was within my capabilities :)

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  3. This is such a cute little dress. Great work. :)

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  4. This is SO CUTE!!! My aunt is making a similar one, and I will tell her to take a look at yours. I love the color you chose, for the yarn, as well as the fabric.
    Greetings,
    Ana BC

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  5. Oh wow! That looks lovely! I love that crocheted yoke!

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  6. I like your little dress, it is very beautiful and inspiring.
    I'll try to order the book.

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  7. me gusta mucho,que bonito!!! ahora empezaré a seguir tus trabajos,un besazo

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  8. That's lovely.

    I often combine my knitting with fabrics, if you pop over to my blog you will see a little dress I made as a very beary suprise!

    Fleur xx

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  9. Ridiculously cute. I already bookmarked this page so that (some day...) I can use it as inspiration! So adorable! In love with the print you chose :)

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  10. This is absolutely precious!

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  11. Thank you for all your lovely comments :)

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  12. I love this and wanted so badly to make it for my two girls...but the 'join as you go' instructions really threw me for a loop! I may try again soon!

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  13. I love this and wanted so badly to make it for my two girls...but the 'join as you go' instructions really threw me for a loop! I may try again soon!

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  14. I love it Linda. Inspiring. Maybe My Princess needs one!

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