Summer is an amazing time of year. The picnics. The beach days. The lazy warm nights. But one of our favorite parts of summer is getting to spend time with our loved ones.
If you’re looking for a sweet summer outfit for an outing with your child, take a look at the Primrose Stitch Sundress.
The dress uses a decorative primrose stitch with scalloped trim on the hem of the dress. It’s fun and slightly frilly.
Cap sleeves and a breathable primrose stitch will not only keep your little one cool but also keep them comfy in this soft and flowy style.
If you’re as excited about this project as we are, we’ve put together a special kit that makes starting this project a little easier. The kit comes with the digital PDF pattern and all the skeins of yarn used to make this pretty project.
We used an easy-care yarn that comes in a wide array of colors. The Cascade Avalon Yarn is a blend of 50% cotton and 50% acrylic, which makes it the perfect combination of softness and versatility. It’s machine washable and dryer safe, so it’s a kid and household friendly yarn. And you can get access to it through our special pattern kit here.
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Primrose Stitch Summer Dress Crochet Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
Yarn: 3 skeins of Cascade Avalon in Fawn. Get this yarn and the digital pattern in the Primrose Stitch Summer Dress Kit we put together here.
Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle, safety pins
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
hdc=half double crochet
dc= double crochet
**= repeat the instructions between asterisks until end of round
SPECIAL STITCH: Primrose stitch:
Rnd 1: sc into first st, ch 2, sc again into same st. *sk 1 st, sc ch 2 sc into next st* sl st to join in first ch 1 sp
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st ch 1 sp. *3 dc in next ch 1 sp* sl st to join in ch 3 from beginning on round.
FINISHED SIZE: 22” long from shoulder to hem, 13” wide at waist
Gauge: 16 hdc x 14 rows= 4”
Ch 76, sl st to join in the round.
Rnd 1 & 2: Ch 1, sc into the first ch, and each ch around for 76 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in same sp. Hdc in each of the next 18 st. *hdc, ch 2, hdc in same sp. Hdc in the next 19 st* Sl to join
Rnd 4-12: Ch 1, hdc in the same sp. Hdc in each st to the ch 2 sp * in ch 2 sp, hdc, ch 2, hdc. Work a hdc in each st to next ch 2 sp* Sl to join, break yarn.
Before working round 13, fold the work in half with the right sides facing, and safety pin the corners together. Join yarn in the center of the back of the dress
Rnd 13: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, Hdc into the first ch 2 sp, then the next. Continue around making a hdc in each st.
Rnd 14-19: Ch 1, hdc in each st around
Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc into the 1st st. Ch 2, sc into the same st. *sk 1, sc ch 1 sc into the same st* sl into the first ch 2 sp from the beginning of rnd
Rnd 21: Ch 3, make 2 dc into the first ch 2 sp. Make 3 dc in each ch 2 sp around, sl st to ch 3 to join
Rnd 22: *sc into the middle dc of the previous row, ch 2, sc into same st*
Rnd 23-32: Repeat rnds 21 & 22
Rnd 32: sc into the middle dc of first cluster from the previous row, ch 2, sc into same st *sc ch 2 sc into the 3rd dc of the cluster. Sk 1, sc ch 2 sc into the center dc of the next cluster*
Rnd 33: ch 3, 2 dc in first ch 2 sp *3 dc in each ch 2 sp* sl st to ch 3 to join
Rnd 34: Repeat rnd 32
Rnd 35: ch 3, 2 dc in first ch 2 sp *3 dc in each ch 2 sp* sl st to ch 3 to join
Rnd 36-39: Repeat rnd 21 & 22
Rnd 40-44: Repeat rnd 32 & 33
Break yarn, weave in ends. Turn right side out.
This is an adorable summer dress, and with our detailed pattern and yarn kit, you’ll have it made in no time. So, take that trip to the beach and know that your child will run around in something she can proudly say you made!