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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Lace-Up Overdress Free Crochet Pattern


Lace Up Overdress

Crochet this allover lace garment to wear over a light sheer dress for summer and spring. The pattern works up quickly, employs simple shaping and the garment can be adjusted to fit a range of sizes via the ties along the sides and the adjustable shoulder straps. Make the Lace Up Overdress longer. Make it shorter to make a top. Can also be worn as a beach cover-up. Instructions include modifications to make a shorter dress, a longer dress and a top. Enjoy!

YOU WILL NEED:
Yarn: Fettuccia Fine by Ice Yarns. 150m/50gr. 100% acrylic (6 balls)
Hook: 3.5mm
Substitute yarn with Fine Weight yarn in cotton, acrylic, bamboo, or blends in solid colour, at least 984 yards / 900 meters.
Notions: 12 pcs wooden beads to decorate the shoulder and side ties.

MEASUREMENTS:
Fits Bust 30”-36”
Length: 39”
To make a shorter dress: crochet Rows 1-22, ending Row 22 with sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn. Continue to Rows 33-42, ending last row with ch 1, turn. Then finish off with Rows 63-73, making a total of 43 rows.
To make a longer dress: crochet Rows 1-12, then continue with reps of Rows 3-12 until you have 42 rows, ending Row 42 with sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn. Then continue by following the pattern from Row 33 onwards, making a total of 83 rows.
To make a top: crochet Rows 1-12, ending Row 12 with sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn. Continue to Rows 33-42 ending last row with ch 1, turn. Then proceed to Rows 63-73, making a total of 33 Rows.

Free Patterns of Tops based on this pattern can be found:

Lace-Up Top Free Pattern 

Lace Up Top v. 2

 


GAUGE:
16 sc=4”/10cm

DESIGN NOTES:
Lace Up Overdress is crocheted in two pieces, front and back. Work commences at the bottom and proceeds to the top, in rows, shaping the waist and armholes along the way. Edging is worked all around the piece. Ties are crocheted separately and woven along the sides joining front and back pieces together. Shoulder straps are crocheted from the front and tied at the back.



INSTRUCTIONS:

FRONT

Ch 72 +4 (count as 1 dc)
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch fr hk, dc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (73 dc made)

Row 2: Sc in first dc, *ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, rep fr * across; ch 5, turn.

Row 3: *Sc in 5-ch lp, in next 5-ch lp make 11 dc, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, rep fr * across, ending with 11 dc in second to the last 5-ch lp, sc in last 5-ch loop ch 2, dc in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in first dc, *ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, ending last rep with sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 5, turn.

Row 5: Sc in first 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, ending last rep with ch 2, dc in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Sc in first dc, *ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 2, 3dc-CL in next sc, ch 2, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, ending last rep with ch 5, sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 5, turn.

Row 7: Sc in first 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sc in top of next 3dc-CL, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr *a cross, ending last rep with ch 2, dc in last sc, ch 3, turn.

Row 8: 5 dc in 2-ch sp, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, in next 5-ch lp make 11 dc, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, ending with ch 5, sc in last 5-ch lp, 5 dc in 5-ch turning ch, dc in third ch of same 5-ch turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 9: 3 dc in first dc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, ending with ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, 4 dc in top of last 3-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 10: Sc in first dc, *[ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, rep fr * across, ending last rep with sc in top of last 3-ch turning ch, ch 5, turn.

Row 11: Sc in first 5-ch lp, *[ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, ch 2, 3dc-CL in next sc, ch 2, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, ending last rep with ch 2, dc in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Sc in first dc, ch 5, sc in first 5-ch lp, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sc in top of next 3dc-CL, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, ending with ch 5, sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 5, turn.

Row 13-32: Rep Rows 3-12. End Row 32 with sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

SHAPE THE WAIST:

Row 33: Sl st in first 2 ch, sc in next ch, *in next 5-ch lp make 11 dc, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, end with 11 dc in second to the last 5-ch lp, sc in last 5-ch lp, turn.

Row 34: Sl st in first 2 dc, *sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, sk 2 dc, rep fr * across, end with sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, turn.

Row 35: Sl St in first 3 dc, sc in next dc, *[ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, rep fr * across, ending last rep with ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, turn.

Rows 36 – 37: Rep Rows 11-12.

Rows 38 – 57: Rep Row 3-12.

Row 58 – 62: Rep Rows 3-7. End Row 62 with ch 1, turn.

SHAPE THE ARMHOLES

Row 63: Sl st in 2-ch sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same 2-ch sp, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, 11 dc in next 5-ch lp, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, end with ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, 3 dc in 5-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 64: Sc in first dc, *ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, rep fr * across, end with ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in top of 3-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 65: Sc in 2-ch sp, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, end with sc in third ch of last 5-ch lp, turn.

Row 66: Sl st in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, sc in same 5-ch lp, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 2, 3dc-CL in next sc, ch 2, sc in next 5-ch lp, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, end with ch 5, sc in third ch of last 5-ch lp, ch 5, turn.

Row 67: *Sc in first 5-ch lp, ch 5, sc in top of next 3dc-CL, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, end with ch 2, dc in last sc, ch 3, turn.

Row 68 – 71: Rep Rows 8-11.

MAKE THE NECKLINE:

Row 72: Sc in first dc, *[ch 3, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, end with ch 3, sc in third ch of last 5-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 73: Sc in first sc, *3 sc in next 3-ch sp, sc in next sc, rep fr * across, ending with sc in last sc, ch 1, sc in same sc then continue working along side of piece as follows:

Evenly crochet an edging along the side of the piece by making 3 sc in each 3-ch turning ch/dc stem, and 1 sc in each sc. When you reach the bottom of the piece, make 3 dc in dc stem (this is the first Row of the piece), then in foundation ch make (sc, ch 1, sc). Continue working along the bottom hem (foundation ch) of the piece as follows: sc in each of next 2 ch, *picot, sc in each of next 3 ch, rep from * across, ending with (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch. Continue working sc evenly along other side of the piece in a similar way as the first side. When you reach the last Row, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in the last sc, then finally, make the neckline trim as follows: sc in each of next 2 sc, *picot, sc in each of next 3 sc, rep from * across, ending with (sc, ch 1, sc) in last sc. Fasten off.

BACK

Same as in Front.

Block Front and Back pieces before joining with ties.

SIDE TIES

Ch 350 to make tie for side seam of overdress. Weave the tie in corresponding holes along side of overdress joining Front and Back sides together. Start joining from the top (at the armpit) downwards, leaving Rows 1-26 unjoined.

Make another tie for the other side of the overdress.

SHOULDER STRAPS

Join yarn with sl st to corner of neckline at Front. Ch 50, fasten off. Tie to corresponding hole at corner at Back. Rep for the other shoulder strap.

FINISHING

Weave in all ends. Decorate ends of ties with wooden beads and/or tassels.