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Crochet Purple Princess Dress

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Adorable crochet purple princess dress |

It’s been a long time since I made a project following another pattern. Heck, it’s been a long time since I’ve designed my own and made anything but my Zoodiacs squares! When I saw this adorable crochet toddler dress pattern from The Lavender Chair pop up on my Facebook feed, I knew this was the one project that was going to get me into making wearables. Yeah, I’ve made hats and handwarmers, but I’ve never made a sweater or a dress or pants. My little girl is getting bigger; if I don’t make something for her now, then when? And since she loves purple, this is her newest purple princess dress.

Adorable crochet purple princess dress |

I followed Dorianna’s pattern exactly and it worked out great! Just remember to be very very precise. There were times when I wished more images were available, but those moments were rare and the written pattern was plenty ‘nuf for me to make the dress. I’m pretty terrible at following recipes and instructions in general, so I had to really force myself to read every word and to make every stitch as indicated. When the pattern says to slip stitch into the first SC of the round, and the round started with 2 slip stitches, you really do need to bypass those first two stitches and slip stitch into the first SC of the round. I used a stitch marker to keep track of where I need to join the round, since this is the first time I’ve not joined into the first stitch, period. Admittedly, I frogged a couple of rows before admitting that yes, I do need to follow the directions explicitly.

For this project, I used Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in Lavender, and an I sized Clover Amour hook*. The ribbon around the torso was something I picked up on a random trip to the craft store, mostly because it was just soooo pretty, and it’s rare to find a twill cotton ribbon with such gorgeous detail!

Adorable crochet toddler dress |

Since I’d never made a dress before, I was wondering where all the stitches were going to end up, and it was amazing to me to see the shape come together. Call me a newbie, but learning something new is always amazing. Now I’m all inspired to make my own little girls dresses – I’ve even drawn out a few already! Follow me on Facebook or Instagram to get sneak peeks of my upcoming creations, like this behind-the-scenes photo of M from the weekend photoshoot.

Adorable crochet purple princess dress |

Adorable crochet toddler dress |

Adorable crochet purple princess dress |

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  1. Lynne Evans

    Beautiful little dress for a very beautiful little lady
    Thank you for the link

  2. donna

    absolutely wonderful and thank you for sharing!

  3. Teresa

    I love the dress but specially the Top Model!!!! I’d like to make it but I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do this lovely dress.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Susan

    I put that pattern on my To-Do list, but after looking at your wonderful dress, it has moved up several notches! Your daughter is a natural model.

  5. Christine

    I love this! Could you tell me how much yarn you used?

  6. ChiWei

    I used 2 skeins of Michaels Impeccable Solids, which is 268 yds each. I didn’t use all of the second skein, so I would estimate about 400 yds total.

  7. Ariel St. John Hann

    Beautiful!! Have made several dresses, now little girl has turned into a tween. This will go on my list.

  8. Heather Wint

    Thanks for your review of this pattern. I have pinned all of the dresses (I think) from The Lavender Chair, so cute!! I love how yours turned out! I’m also glad to know that you used Impeccable yarn, as have TONS of it from previous sales!! Can’t wait to make some of these!! Anxious to see your creations in the future!

  9. susievee

    so glad you made this! it turned out beautifully:)

  10. Carmen Weissmann

    Beautiful dress and attractive cute model ! She’s so pretty I wonder if you can share me the pattern! Thanks!

  11. ChiWei

    The pattern is not mine, and is linked in the post. Thanks!

  12. Pat Madunic

    Could you e-mail the pattern for the purple princess dress. Thank you

  13. ChiWei

    The pattern for the dress is not mine and I have linked to it in my post. I believe you can purchase a copy of it through The Lavender Chair.

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