Tutorial: how to make a crochet sundress

The second piece of the capsule collection dedicated entirely to Cinque Terre, is a multicoloured sundress and here too we’ve used our brand-new pure cotton Lincoln yarn.


Crocheted, short, sleeveless with stretched stitches it’s an ideal sundress but also a cover up. Just add a pair of sneakers, like Giulia, or sandals (you’re bound to find the perfect pair on Lanapo) to get a sassy and comfy look.
Let's get going with the tutorial!

How to make a crochet sundress

MATERIALS
Lincoln yarn col. Tuareg 100 g / 3,5 oz
Lincoln yarn col. Rust 200 g / 7 oz
Lincoln yarn col. Fuchsia 200 g / 7 oz
Lincoln yarn col. Milk 200 g / 7 oz
Crochet hook n° 4 EU / G/6 US
Crochet hook n° 2.5 EU / G/2 US
Needle

Lincoln - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Rust
1 pc. € 10,25
Lincoln - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Fuxia
1 pc. € 10,25
Lincoln - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Tuareg
1 pc. € 10,25
Lincoln - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Milk
1 pc. € 10,25

KNIT-CROCHET STITCHES USED
Double crochet
Double crochet spike stitch:
thread on the hook, enter in the foundation stitches, pull the thread so the loop stretches by about 2cm, work as a double crochet

Single crochet
Chain stitch
Increase stitch:
2 single or double crochets on the same foundation stitch

Filet:
1 double crochet and a chain 5 times, a double crochet.


The back

For the back you need to follow the instructions below, following the sequence of colours to be able to get the same result as ours.

Tuareg (crochet hook n° 4 EU / USA G/6)
Cast on 66 chain stitches with a double row.
Continue with just one row and do 2 rounds of double crochet.

Rust (crochet hook n° 4 EU / USA G/6)
Round 1: work this round double crochet spike stitch enclosing the hook around the double crochet below
round 2: work a round of double crochet entering in the middle of the double crochet spike stitches below
round 3: 4 rounds of single crochet
round 7: double crochet spike stitch
round 8: repeat the 2nd round
round 9: 4 rounds of single crochet
round 13: double crochet spike stitch

Tuareg (crochet hook n° 2.5 EU /USA G/2)
Round 1: work the round with single crochet entering in the middle of the double crochet spike stitches below, increasing the first time at the 5th stitch and after every 3 stitches, you’ll have 20 increases until you have a total of 86 stitches.
round 2: double crochet
round 3: double crochet
round 4: single crochet

Fuchsia (crochet hook n° 2.5 EU / USA G/2)
Round 1: double crochet entering in the middle of the double crochets below.
Proceed with the 2 separate parts.

Right side:
Round 2: double crochet 43, make 2 chains and turn the work over.
round 3: skip 2 double crochets and enter between the second and the third double crochet below and continue with the double crochet until the end of the round, make 3 chains and turn the work over.
round 4: proceed with 41 double crochets, 2 chains and turn over.

Repeat the 3rd and the 4th round until you have 5 double crochets

Left side:
Repeat the first part symmetrically


Tuareg (crochet hook n° 2.5 EU / G/2 US)
Round 1: single crochet 2 in every fuchsia arch for a total of 74 stitches. Make 3 chains and turn the work over.
Caution: work the V point with just one single crochet in the last and first arch of the two sides of the V.
round 2: double crochet.
round 3: double crochet, make 1 chain and turn the work over.
round 4: single crochet, turn the work over.

Fuchsia (crochet hook n° 2,5 EU / G/2 US)
Round 1: make 3 chains, then a double crochet and a chain and repeat 34 times.
Proceed with a chain, a double crochet, skip 3 single crochets below, a double crochet, a chain and continue until you have 70 double crochets in total. Turn the work over.
round 2: make 3 chains, a double crochet and a chain 33 times, 2 double crochets (in the angle of the V) a chain and proceed until you have 68 double crochets in total. Turn the work over.

Rust (crochet hook n° 2.5 EU / G/2 US)
Round 1: make 3 chains, proceed with double crochet and a chain until the end of the round, increasing by a double crochet at the end.
round 2: repeat the 1st round.
round 3: repeat the 1st round.
Caution: Work the point of the V increasing by one stitch all the time making 2 double crochets without the chain.

Milk (crochet hook n° 2.5 EU / G/2 US)

Round 1: turn the work over make 3 chains and continue as for orange without increasing.

Repeat for 16 rounds.

Tutorial crochet cover up: how to make the shoulder straps

To make the Milk coloured shoulder straps you just need to use crochet hook n° 2.5 EU / G/2 US.

While working the filet stitch for 3 rounds with the Lincoln yarn.


The front

Once you’ve arrived here you’re halfway there. All you need to do is repeat the steps to be able to make the back of your sundress and then finish off.

Finishing
Equip yourselves with a needle and crochet hook n° 2.5 EU / G/2 US and following the steps in order below you’ll finish the sundress:

-Sew the shoulders and the hips;
-Finish off the neck with 2 double crochets in each arch;
-Finish off the armhole with 2 rounds of single crochet.

There you go, it’s done! The colours that were chosen for this particular sundress go together really well in my opinion, but you can play around with whatever colours you think best.

The third piece of this mini capsule collection is a net bag! Want a peek?

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