This baby blue crocheted dress is made with 100% cotton yarn. The technique is using a solomon’s knot at the lower down of the dress to create a lacy look.
The amount of yarn I am using is just 1/2 of the skein, not much. That means, I am using about 75m long instead of 125m for the total of the whole skein.
I am using a 5.5mm hook although the pattern states to use a 4-5mm hook. The outcome of the dress looks suitable for baby ranges from 3-6 months old. That is what I intended to do, since for newborns clothes, they need to wear much more warmer clothing, so a sleeveless dress is totally out of the question.
The pattern was taken from a website with instructions on how to do a solomon’s knot. From the website, she did not do a lining for the dress, but for mine, I made one chiffon lining about 1/4 meter. On the inside I made a ruffled lining and hand stitch both materials together.
It is much more appropriate to wear, and those tiny little feet will not get tangled in between the solomon’s knot!
I am so impressed with the results. My upcoming daughter will sure look adorable and cute in this dress. Though I think this is not so perfect look since this is my first time in doing this pattern (for me, a first tryout always not perfect, will have some flaw somewhere).
At the back part, two shank buttons have been sewed into the them. For the opening, I just used the advantage of double crochet (dc) space to insert the buttons. It works perfectly fine. No need to do a buttonhole closure anymore.
How much time to do this pattern, I think for the cotton yarn I am using will take about 4-5 hours, but if using an acrylic or sorrento viscose yarn, will take about 3 hours to finish it.