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Fan Dancer Crochet Dress FREE Pattern

Fan Dancer Crochet Dress FREE Pattern

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Fan Dancer Crochet Dress FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

This simple, chic maxi dress is full of figure flattering details. The dual, front-thigh slits are overlapping for a slightly revealing look; with the option of crocheting godets for a more modest look. The relaxed waist begs for a chunky hip slung belt or cropped denim jacket, and the a-line fullness in the skirt flows beautifully when you walk. The exquisite lace pattern in the skirt is modified for a simpler pattern in the bodice but still reflects the stitches used.

Materials:

2 ( 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins Be So Fine Yarn; 100% bamboo; 650 yards per 4oz skein; color Chantilly Lace.
D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook
G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

Gauge: one repeat of lace pattern = 4” wide x 3” tall, after blocking

Finished sizes: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” bust circumference

Special stitch instructions:

3tr-cluster: yo twice, insert hook in specified st or sp, (yo, pull through 2 loops on hook)x2, (2 loops rem on hook). Rep from * 2 more times, (4 loops rem on hook). Yo, pull through all rem loops on hook.

Instructions:

NOTE: dress begins at waist and is worked downward for skirt first. The bodice is picked up from the waistband and worked upward to the shoulders.

Set up Row 1: *ch4, dc in 4th ch from hook. Rep from * 47 (53, 62, 71, 80, 89) more times.

Set up Row 2: ch4 (counts as tr), work 2tr in side of ch4 sp, *ch2, 3tr in side of next ch4 sp. Rep from * across.

Set Up Row 3: ch1, turn, sc in first st. *Ch4, sc in next ch2 sp. Rep from * across

Row 1: ch1, turn, sc in first st. *(Ch4, sc in next ch2 sp)x2, skip next sc, tr in next sc, (ch1, tr)x5 in same st, skip next sc, sc in next sc, (ch4, sc in next ch3 sp)x2. Rep from * 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Row 2: ch1, turn, sc in first st. *Ch4, sc in next st, tr in next tr, ch2, tr in next tr, (ch2, tr)x2 in next tr, (ch2, tr)x2 in next tr, (ch2, tr in next tr)x2, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch4, sc in next sc. Rep from * 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Row 3: ch5, turn, sc in same st, ch3, 3dtr-cluster in next tr, (ch3, 3dtr-cluster in next tr)x7, ch3, skip next sc, *(sc, ch5, sc) in next sc, ch3, skip next sc, (3dtr-cluster in next tr, ch3)x8. Rep from * across to last 2 scs: skip next sc, (sc, ch2, dc) in last sc. Rep from * 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Row 4: ch4, yo twice, insert hook in same sp, (yo, pull through 2 loops)x2, (2 loops rem on hook), yo twice, skip next ch3 sp, insert hook in next ch3 sp and pull up a loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops)x3 {beg 3tr-cluster made}, *(ch4, dc in next ch3 sp)x5, ch4, work 3tr-cluster over next ch3 sp, next ch5 sp and 2nd next ch3 sp (skipping the ch3 sps on either side of the ch5 sp). Rep from * 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times, working last 3tr-cluster in 2nd to last ch3 sp and twice in last ch5 sp.

Row 5: ch3 (counts as dc), *(dc, ch3, hdc) in ch4 sp, hdc in next st, (hdc, ch3, sc) in next ch4 sp, sc in next st, (sc, ch3, sc) in next ch4 sp, sc in next st, (sc, ch3, hdc) in next ch4 sp, hdc in next st, (hdc, ch3, dc) in next st, dc in next st. Rep from * 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Row 6: ch4 (counts as tr), tr in next st, ch3, 1tr in ea of next 3 sts. Rep from * 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Rows 7 - 18: Rep rows 1 - 6 two more times.

NOTE: Mark this point for sewing the skirt to the waistline later. For the remainder of this part of the skirt, we will skip the last repeat of the pattern, leaving a hole for which to insert the panel that creates the thigh slits.

Remainder of this section of the skirt has 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) repeats of the pattern.

Row 19: ch1, turn, sc in first st. *(Ch4, sc in next ch2 sp)x2, skip next sc, tr in next sc, (ch1, tr)x5 in same st, skip next sc, sc in next sc, (ch4, sc in next ch3 sp)x2. Rep from * 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Row 20: ch1, turn, sc in first st. *Ch4, sc in next st, tr in next tr, ch2, tr in next tr, (ch2, tr)x2 in next tr, (ch2, tr)x2 in next tr, (ch2, tr in next tr)x2, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch4, sc in next sc. Rep from * 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Row 21: ch5, turn, sc in same st, ch3, 3dtr-cluster in next tr, (ch3, 3dtr-cluster in next tr)x7, ch3, skip next sc, *(sc, ch5, sc) in next sc, ch3, skip next sc, (3dtr-cluster in next tr, ch3)x8. Rep from * across to last 2 scs: skip next sc, (sc, ch2, dc) in last sc. Rep from * 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Row 22: ch4, yo twice, insert hook in same sp, (yo, pull through 2 loops)x2, (2 loops rem on hook), yo twice, skip next ch3 sp, insert hook in next ch3 sp and pull up a loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops)x3 {beg 3tr-cluster made}, *(ch4, dc in next ch3 sp)x5, ch4, work 3tr-cluster over next ch3 sp, next ch5 sp and 2nd next ch3 sp (skipping the ch3 sps on either side of the ch5 sp). Rep from * 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times, working last 3tr-cluster in 2nd to last ch3 sp and twice in last ch5 sp.

Row 23: ch3 (counts as dc), *(dc, ch3, hdc) in ch4 sp, hdc in next st, (hdc, ch3, sc) in next ch4 sp, sc in next st, (sc, ch3, sc) in next ch4 sp, sc in next st, (sc, ch3, hdc) in next ch4 sp, hdc in next st, (hdc, ch3, dc) in next st, dc in next st. Rep from * 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Row 24: ch4 (counts as tr), tr in next st, ch3, 1tr in ea of next 3 sts. Rep from * 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times.

Rows 25 - 36: rep rows 19 - 24 two more times.

Switch to medium hook.

Rows 37 - 48: rep rows 19 - 24 two more times.

Switch to larger hook.

Rows 49 - 57: rep rows 19 - 24 once more, rows 19 - 21 once more. Fasten off.

Sew back seam of skirt from marked point to beginning. Skirt is a tube now.

Front Skirt Panel:

Set up row 1: Set up Row 1: *ch4, dc in 4th ch from hook. Rep from * 17) more times.

Set up Row 2: ch4 (counts as tr), work 2tr in side of ch4 sp, *ch2, 3tr in side of next ch4 sp. Rep from * across.

Set Up Row 3: ch1, turn, sc in first st. *Ch4, sc in next ch2 sp. Rep from * across

Row 1: Row 1: ch1, turn, sc in first st. *(Ch4, sc in next ch2 sp)x2, skip next sc, tr in next sc, (ch1, tr)x5 in same st, skip next sc, sc in next sc, (ch4, sc in next ch3 sp)x2. Rep from * 2 more times.

Row 2: ch1, turn, sc in first st. *Ch4, sc in next st, tr in next tr, ch2, tr in next tr, (ch2, tr)x2 in next tr, (ch2, tr)x2 in next tr, (ch2, tr in next tr)x2, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch4, sc in next sc. Rep from * 2 more times.

Row 3: ch5, turn, sc in same st, ch3, 3dtr-cluster in next tr, (ch3, 3dtr-cluster in next tr)x7, ch3, skip next sc, *(sc, ch5, sc) in next sc, ch3, skip next sc, (3dtr-cluster in next tr, ch3)x8. Rep from * across to last 2 scs: skip next sc, (sc, ch2, dc) in last sc. Rep from * 2 more times.

Row 4: ch4, yo twice, insert hook in same sp, (yo, pull through 2 loops)x2, (2 loops rem on hook), yo twice, skip next ch3 sp, insert hook in next ch3 sp and pull up a loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops)x3 {beg 3tr-cluster made}, *(ch4, dc in next ch3 sp)x5, ch4, work 3tr-cluster over next ch3 sp, next ch5 sp and 2nd next ch3 sp (skipping the ch3 sps on either side of the ch5 sp). Rep from * 2 more times, working last 3tr-cluster in 2nd to last ch3 sp and twice in last ch5 sp.

Row 5: ch3 (counts as dc), *(dc, ch3, hdc) in ch4 sp, hdc in next st, (hdc, ch3, sc) in next ch4 sp, sc in next st, (sc, ch3, sc) in next ch4 sp, sc in next st, (sc, ch3, hdc) in next ch4 sp, hdc in next st, (hdc, ch3, dc) in next st, dc in next st. Rep from * 2 more times.

Row 6: ch4 (counts as tr), tr in next st, ch3, 1tr in ea of next 3 sts. Rep from * 2 more times.

Rows 7 - 18: rep rows 1 - 6 two more times.

Switch to medium hook.

Rows 19 - 30: rep rows 1 - 6 two more times.

Rows 31 - 39: rep rows 1- 6 once more, then rows 1 - 3 once more.

Fasten off.

Assembly of skirt:

Holding front panel behind the rest of skirt, sew in place using the skipped repeat as the center point and sewing one repeat behind the skirt, the middle repeat to the opening, and the third repeat behind the opposite side of the opening, behind the skirt (see photo for more detail).

Bodice:

NOTE: Bodice is picked up from waist and worked upward toward shoulders.

Round 1: join with slst in side of any ch4 sp around waistband. Ch4 (counts as tr), 2 tr in same sp, *ch2, 3tr in next ch4 sp. Rep from * around, ch1, sc to top of ch4 at beg of round to join.

Round 2: ch1, sc in same sp, *ch4, sc in next ch2 sp. Rep from * around, ch4, slst to first sc at beg of round to join.

Round 3: slst into ch4 sp, ch4 (counts as tr), 2tr in same sp, *ch2, 3tr in next ch4 sp. Rep from * around, ch1, sc to top of ch4 at beg of round to join.

Rep rounds 2 - 3 until bodice measures 12” from beginning (calculated on blocked gauge), then work round 2 once more. Fasten off.

Shoulder straps:

Right Front:

Row 1: Beginning 4(6, 7, 8, 9, 10)” from center of front, join with slst in ch4 sp, ch4 (counts as tr), 2tr in same sp, *ch2, 3tr in next ch4 sp. Rep from * 4 (5, , , , ) more times

Row 2: ch1, turn, sc in same st, *ch4, sc in next ch2 sp. Rep from * 3 (4, , , ) more times, ch4, sc in top of last st at end of row.

Rep last 2 rows (working even in pattern) 0 (0, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times

Next row: ch4 (counts as tr), 4tr-cluster working 2 legs in current ch4 sp and 2 legs in next ch4 sp, *ch2, 3tr in next ch4 sp. Rep from * 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) more times, 4tr-cluster working 2 legs in ea of last 2 ch4 sps.

Next row: rep row 2

Next row: rep row 1

Next row: rep row 2

Next row: ch4 (counts as tr), 4tr-cluster working 2 legs in current ch4 sp and 2 legs in next ch4 sp, *ch2, 3tr in next ch4 sp. Rep from * 0 (1, 2, 3, 4) more times, 4tr-cluster working 2 legs in ea of last 2 ch4 sps.

Work even in established pattern until strap measures 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5)” from beginning, ending on a row 2. Fasten off.

Left front:

Rep as for right front. Fasten off.

Right Back:

Row 1: Beginning 4(6, 7, 8, 9, 10)” from center of back instead of center front, repeat otherwise for right front strap, ending on a row one.

Last row: c1, turn, sc in same st. *ch1, slst in ch4 sp on opposite strap (right front), ch1, sc in next ch2 sp. Rep from * across, ending last repeat with sc in last st. Fasten off.

Left Back:

Rep as for right back, but join on last row with top of left front strap. Fasten off.

GODETS (make 2):

Row 1: ch4 (counts as 1tr), work 8tr in 4th ch from hook. -- 9 tr

Row 2: ch1, sc in first st, ch4, skip 2 sts, sc in sp before next st. ch4, skip 3 sts, sc in sp before next st, ch4, skip 2 sts, sc in last st. -- 3 ch4 sps

Row 3: slst into first ch4 sp, ch4 (counts as tr), 2tr in same sp, *ch2, 3tr in next ch3 sp. Rep from * to end.

Row 4: rep row 2

Row 5 - 8: rep rows 3 - 4 two more times.

Row 9: slst into first ch4 sp, ch4 (counts as tr), 5 tr in same sp, ch2, 3tr in next ch4 sp, ch2, 6tr in last ch4 sp.

Row 10: ch1, sc in first st, ch4, skip 2 sts, sc in sp before next st. *Ch4, skip 3 sts, sc in sp before next st. Rep from * to last 3 sts: ch4, skip 2 sts, sc in last st.

Row 11: rep row 3

Row 12: rep row 10

Rows 13 - 16: rep rows 11 - 12 two more times.

Row 17: slst into first ch4 sp, ch4 (counts as tr), 5tr in same sp, ch2, 3tr in next ch4 sp. Rep from * across to last ch4 sp: ch2, 6tr in last ch4 sp.

Row 18: rep row 10

Row 19 - 24: rep rows 11 - 12 three times

Row 25: rep row 17

Row 26: rep row 10

Row 27 - 32: rep rows 11 - 12 three times.

Row 33: rep row 17

Row 34: rep row 10

Rows 35 - 40: rep rows 11 - 12 three times.

Row 41: slst into first ch4 sp, ch3, 7dc in same ch4 sp, ch3, slst, *in next ch4 sp: slst, ch3, 7dc, ch3, slst. Rep from * across. Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing godet to opening in skirt.

Assembly: Sew godets to openings in skirt.

Hand wash, block to finished measurements and let dry.

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