Sunday, June 16, 2013

LBD DIY

You always need a cute little black dress.  Grab a plain looking mini dress (or make one yourself, if you're a sewer) and add this border to the bottom to make it look extra styling.







I'm going for the more delicate look so I'm using size 3 crochet thread and a D hook.  You will also need a needle and thread.

Start by chaining a multiple of 10, plus 2 that will cover your chosen dress hem.
Row 1: 1sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch 1.  1 sc in each sc of previous row.  Turn.
Row 3:  Ch 2.  *1 dc in first sc.  Ch 1 and skip the next stitch of previous row.  Repeat from * across.  End with 1 dc in the final stitch.  Turn.
Row 4-5:  As Row 3.
Make the filet crochet pattern that appears in the below diagram.  The pattern spans over 10 stitches.
Or, read the following instructions...
Row 6:  Ch 2.  *1 dc in each of the next 2 dc.  (1dc in next dc, Ch 1 and skip next st of previous row) 4 times.  Repeat from * across.  End with a dc in the final stitch.
Row 7:  Ch 2.  *1dc in each of the next 2 dc.  (1dc in next dc, Ch 1 and skip next st of previous row) 2 times.  1dc in each of the next 4 stitches.  Repeat from * across.  End with a dc in the final stitch.
Row 8:  Ch 2.  *1 dc in dc of previous row.  Ch 1 and skip next st of previous row.  1 dc in each of the next 8 stitches.  Repeat from * across.  End with a dc in the final stitch.
Row 9:  Ch 2. *1dc in each of the next 3 dc.  Ch 3 and skip the next 3 stitches of previous row.  1 dc in each of the next 4 dc.  Repeat from * across.  End with a dc in the final stitch.
Row 10:  Ch 2.  *1dc in each of the next 3 stitches.   Skip the next 3 dc of previous row.  (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch-3 space of previous row.  Skip the next 3 dc of previous row.  Repeat from * across.  1dc in final stitch.  Turn.
Row 11:  Ch 1.  1sc in first st.  *Ch 2 and skip 3dc of previous row.  (1Dc, Ch1, 1Dc, Ch1, 1Dc, Ch1, 1Dc) in ch-1 space of previous row.  Ch 2 and skip 3 dc of previous row. 1 sc in center dc of next set of 3dc of previous row.  Repeat from * across.  Turn.
Row 12:  Ch 1.  Make 1 sc in each stitch of previous row.  In the center ch-1 space of the pointed part make (1 sc.  1sc, Ch3, and sl st into the top of the second sc you have just made.  1 sc).

Now cut, bind off, weave in loose ends.  Sew this crochet piece you have just made to the bottom of your little black dress!


2 comments:

Merceria Casa Oliveras said...

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Ana Brito said...

Beautiful!
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