Crocheting has taken a back seat since Harriet was born, as I’ve said previously, but I am picking the hooks back up now the weather has turned and my girls need rugging up in snug beanies and cosy cardigans (if only Harriet would keep a beanie on and cardigans didn’t actually take me all Winter to complete…) Anywho, whilst rummaging around in my crochet bag full of wool odds and ends and countless unfinished projects, all started with great gusto then promptly forgotten about, I found this dress. A dress which I started sometime before I was even pregnant with Harriet I think. Yup. Awhile ago. I think I finished it sometime around when Harriet was born, er…almost a year ago, and had clearly stuffed it in this bag beside the couch ready to add a button, all that needed doing. So this week – I added the button! And now it’s done. Finally.
Luckily, the dress was always miles too big for Eleanor when I was actually making it, so it’s a good fit now for this Winter when she’s turning three. It may even extend to next Winter as more of a top? Eleanor loves the bow and the colour: “pink!” and now having two girls I’m taking great delight in knowing even if Eleanor doesn’t get much wear out of things, Harriet will! Two of a kind is pretty handy.
Speaking of being three, check out the threenager delightful attitude I’m getting these days trying to take a decent photo of the little darling…
The dress (from memory, it was awhile ago I actually made it!) was pretty quick to work up, using a worsted weight 10ply yarn does that, and the pattern was simple and easy to follow. Because of the 10ply though the dress is fairly weighty and heavy, although that also makes it pretty warm for a ‘holey dress’ as Matt calls it *insert eye roll emoji*. You can not worry about the sleeves too if you like and just make it with the double-crocheted yoke. I think I made it to the recommended length, but that also can be easily added to if you’d like, this one is perfect for running and jumping still with tights and boots for Winter.
Now, I wonder what other projects circa 2015 are hiding at the bottom of my crochet bags beside the couch…
Crocheted Bow Dress made using Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10ply in ‘Lotus’.
Pattern by Mon Petit Violon on Ravelry.