My Dream Dress & Free Crochet Square Pattern

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How many of you crochet so many things, but never for yourself? I KNOW I am one of these. So for my New Year’s resolution, 1/1/2019, I decided I was going to create a dream dress for me. No pattern. No other reason except to enjoy! This dress is the result!

It was created over the course of just under 8 months using fingering weight mercerized cotton (Scheepjes Catona) and a 2.75mm crochet hook. I estimate there are close to or just over a QUARTER OF A MILLION STITCHES!

When my husband and I decided to get married, he was just about to leave for a deployment to Afghanistan, so we did the ole’ quicky wedding in his parent’s living room. It was beautiful, Sam’s Club cake and all. And I mean that! BUT, we always wanted to do a renewal ceremony.

That is why I only photographed this on my dress form and not on myself. I want him to be the first to see me in it 🙂 Awww. soo sweet lol!

I am so happy with the dress and it is truly my DREAM dress and when we do the ceremony, I can PROMISE many photos. But, I just had to share now too!

Created without a pattern (some things were pulled from freebies online, such as the floral arrangement on the low back was from mypicot.com , the first few rounds of a doily I purchased!, and an antique Irish crochet butterfly!) I did however write the pattern for just the beautiful square and THAT I will share with you! I hope you enjoy the photos and the square. The body of the dress showcases the square. It features a bobble diamond and openwork that when you join the squares, creates a diamond shape!

SO MUCH LOVE, Stephanie Pokorny/Crochetverse

I used fingering weight cotton and a 2.75mm hook. You can use any size yarn and an appropriate hook size for that yarn as well!

Make magic ring:

Do not turn rounds throughout.

Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, *3 dc in the ring, ch 2, repeat from * two times more, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 2: ch 3, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: ch 3, dcblo in nxt 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 7 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, dcblo in last 2 sts, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: ch 3, 7dcblopop (see special sts) in nxt st, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 5 sts, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, dcblo in last 4 sts, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 5: ch 3, dcblo in the top of the popcorn (see image at end below for spot to insert hook), dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 5 sts, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, 7dcblopop in last st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 6: ch 3, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 5 sts, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn#, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, rep from * to # one time, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 7: ch 3, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 5 sts, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st#, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt poporn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, rep from * to # once time, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 8: ch 3, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, ch 7, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 2 sts, ch 7, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn#, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, ch 7, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, repeat from * to # once, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 9: ch 3, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, ch 4, sc in ch-7 loop, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 2 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 2 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, sc in nxt ch-7 loop, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st#, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, sc in nxt ch-7 loop, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, repeat from * to # one time, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 10: ch 3, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, 2 sc in nxt ch-4 sp, sc in nxt sc, 2 sc in nxt ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 2 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, 2 sc in nxt ch-4 sp, sc in nxt sc, 2 sc in nxt ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, dcblo in nxt popcorn#, dcblo in nxt st, 7dcblopop in nxt st, dcblo in nxt st, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 sts, 2 sc in nxt ch-4 sp, sc in nxt sc, 2 sc in nxt ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, repeat from * to # once, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 11: ch 3, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, ch 4, sc in nxt ch-4 sp, sc in nxt 5 sc, sc in nxt ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in the nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 2 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 sts, sc in nxt ch-4 sp, sc in nxt 5 sc, sc in nxt ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc#, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, dcblo in nxt popcorn, dcblo in nxt 5 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, sc in nxt ch-4 sp, sc in nxt 5 sc, sc in nxt ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more and from * to # one time more, dcblo in last 4 sts, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 12: ch 3, dcblo in nxt 4 sts, ch 4, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, hdc in nxt 7 sc, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 2 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 sts, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, hdc in nxt 7 sc, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, sk nxt 2 dc, ch 4#, dcblo in nxt 7 sts, sk nxt 2 dc, ch 4, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, hdc in nxt 7 sc, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, repeat from * to # once more, dcblo in last 2 sts, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 13: ch 3, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, hdc in nxt 9 sts, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, *dcblo in nxt 2 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, hdc in nxt 9 sts, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc#, dcblo in nxt 3 sts, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, hdc in nxt 9 sts, hdc in nxt ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk nxt 2 dc, dcblo in nxt 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, repeat from * to # one time, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 14: ch 1, sc in same st and nxt 2 sts, 3 sc in nxt ch-4 sp, hdc in nxt 11 sts, 3 sc in nxt ch-4 sp, sc in nxt 4 sts, 3 sc in nxt ch-2 sp, *sc in nxt 4 sts, 3 sc in nxt ch-4 sp, hdc in nxt 11 sts, 3 sc in nxt ch-4 sp#, sc in nxt 3 sts, 3 sc in nxt ch-4 sp, hdc in nxt 11 sts, 3 sc in nxt ch-4 sp, sc in nxt 4 sts, 3 sc in nxt ch-2 sp, repeat from * two times more, repeat from * to # once, sl st to top of beg ch-3, cut yarn.

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