A new crochet sweater dress for girls!
This lovely pattern is my “Primary Sweater Dress”. I ❤ this dress! We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and this dress is named for the children’s classes there, called “Primary”. My daughter, Lady Hops-a-lot, loves wearing this dress to church, as it is soft, stretchy, comfy, and cozy. The pattern is written in sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10!
The dress is made in 6 colors of Valley Yarns Valley Superwash dk, a favorite yarn of mine! I used the same yarn for my Sweet Little Mittens, Sweet Little Hat, and Edmond Sweater. I’ve also submitted dozens of designs to magazines in this yarn, however, the publishers have always changed it to something else. This yarn is so soft with a nice, smooth, smooshy texture, and it is machine washable. Love! If you want to use fewer, or more colors, be my guest. Just divide the total number of rows by the number of colors you are using to see how many rows to do in each color.
Choosing colors for your dress
One of the really fun parts of this dress for me, was choosing the colors! I have this yarn in almost every color, as it is kind of my go-to superwash for designing. Color selection used to be really hard for me, but I’ve done a few things that have helped me figure it out. First, I bought, downloaded, and watched an online color class by Laura Bryant of Prism Yarn
This pattern is really quite easy. The dress begins at the bottom with a few rounds of ribbing, and then continues up to the armpits with no shaping. It doesn’t get much easier folks. There is a little more work to make the raglan seams in the yoke, but this is not really very difficult either. If you aren’t familiar with the half double crochet stitch, or how to make the decreases in the yoke, I have a tutorial for you! You can do this!
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