Crochet dress – Colored diagonal
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Crochet dress – Colored diagonal

Dress with a secret. At first glance, it seems incredibly “simple,” ordinary and unremarkable. However, this is absolutely not true. Contrasting colored diagonals perform several secret functions at once: they break up the cut line, thanks to which they slim the figure; hide if there is a tummy; straight, but not tight-fitting (again, another plus for the figure), etc. And the apparent simplicity of knitting again plays into the hands of the fact that it fits perfectly with any accessories.

The dress is knitted from Turkish blended yarn Sarmasik 200m/50g:

  • cotton 60%
  • acrylic 20%
  • viscose 20%

White and red, 150g each. Black – 200g yarn

 Finished product weight 485g.

Clover hook 2.0mm

The following abbreviations are used to describe the work:

VP - air loop

СС – connecting post

RLS - single crochet

Dc - double crochet

Scheme of the main pattern from a Japanese magazine.

The dress is knitted from two rectangles. The width of the dress does not depend on the size - it is dictated by the pattern and the change of colors. I have 3 colors of yarn to form the top line and, accordingly, the beginning of the rectangle - 45cm.

Start knitting from the top corner of the rectangle. Using white, we cast on a chain of 43 VP and knit 10 rows according to the pattern.

Next, we attach a red thread and knit a chain of 23VP. At the end of the 11th row, we knit a chain of 20 VP using a separate red thread, and continue the 11th row. Next 10 rows according to the pattern from 11-20 rows.

The photo shows a red diagonal at the neck.

The third diagonal is black from 21 to 30 rows. The diagram shows the beginning of the black diagonal and the formation of horizontal and vertical lines in the future.

Knitting the armhole line in black in the photo.

All other diagonals are knitted similarly according to the pattern. We knit a rectangle of any length.

My version of finishing the knitting fabric in the photo.

The fabric was finished by knitting a white square.

We repeat the second canvas. We tie both fabrics with RLS.

 The dress has two identical halves. Due to the diagonal - bias - knitting, the dress fits well to the figure.

To design the shoulder line, we knit squares according to the following pattern. Square size 5.5 x 5.5 cm.

 We connect the squares together while knitting the last row.

Next, we knit the squares between the fabrics along the shoulder line as follows:

In the final version, the insert on the shoulder is 9 x 13 cm.

At the same time we tie the neckline in a “crawfish step”.

In the original version of the dress, stripes of square motifs were woven along the side seams. In this case, the issue of the width of the dress is resolved. Motifs can be selected in any size.

 In the photo you can see the side “stripe”. The dress lasted for several years in this form.

The dress is indispensable for summer trips to the sea and in the city. The time had come and it had to be narrowed down. The vents have wide “straps” and received decorative seams on the sides. The connection diagram is as follows: * 2СН to one edge, 2СН to the other * (pictured).

Later I came across a beautiful joining stitch that can be used to join knitted fabrics.

We leave a side slit on one side and tie the hem and slits in a crawfish step.

We also process the armholes with a “crawfish” step.

The dress is ready! Thank you for watching!

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  1. Larisa Chistyakova

    Lily, this is very beautiful! Thank you for the detailed explanation! You are the Master!

  2. Oksana

    Thank you for such an awesome idea and detailed description! Gorgeous dress!

  3. Galina

    Tell me, why should I knit 20 loops with a separate red thread? How are they used further????

    1. Lilia Vignan

      20 VP are cast on with a separate thread. The last loops of the 11th row are knitted along them. Knit a sample - everything will become clear during the knitting process.

  4. Galina

    Also, is it possible to connect the sides during knitting?

  5. Galina

    Why 20 loops with red thread?

  6. Galina

    Tell me, is it possible to connect the sides during knitting?

    1. Lilia Vignan

      I did not try. I chose the easiest option.

  7. Zhanna

    I will also knit a beautiful dress according to your master class, thank you

  8. Natalia

    Lily, good afternoon! Very beautiful dress, like all your products. Thank you for such a detailed description.
    Let your creative imagination never run out!!!

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