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 Crochet Sundress.
The dress uses a decorative crochet 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.
We used an easy-care yarn that comes in a wide array of colors and 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.
Primrose Stitch Summer Crochet Dress Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
Yarn: Cascade Avalon worsted weight yarn, 3 (3, 4) skeins Fawn
Yardage: 440 (495, 545) yds worsted weight yarn
Tools: tapestry needle, stitch markers
Rnd = round
st = stitch
ch = chain
Sl st = slip stitch
hdc=half double crochet
dc= double crochet
Primrose stitch pattern
Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) into first st, *sk 1 st, (sc, ch 2, sc) into next st; rep from * around, sl st to join in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st ch-2 sp. 3 dc in each ch sp around, sl st to join in top of beginning ch 3.
FINISHED SIZE: 22.25 (23, 23.5)” long from shoulder to hem, 17 (19, 21)” chest
Gauge: 16 hdc x 14 hdc rows= 4”
Ch 76, sl st in first ch to join to work in the round being careful not to twist.
Rnds 1: Ch 1, sc into each ch around. Sl st to join in first st. 76 sc
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc into each sc around. Sl st to join in first st.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc in each of the next 18 sts. *(Hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st**, hdc in each of the next 19 sts, repeat from * around ending last repeat at **. Sl st to join in first st. 80 hdc, 4 ch-2 sps
Rnds 4-9 (4-11, 4-13): Ch 1, hdc in the same st. *Hdc in each st around to the next ch-2 sp, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 sp, repeat from * 3 more times, hdc in each remaining st. Sl st to join in first st. 128 (144, 160) hdc, 4 ch-2 sps at end of last rnd.
Fasten off. Rejoin yarn in the center of one section between ch sps for the back of the dress
Rnd 10 (12, 14): Ch 1, [hdc in each st around to next ch-2 sp, hdc into ch-2 sp, sk next 32 (36, 40) sts (armhole), hdc into next ch-2 sp] twice. Hdc in each remaining st. Sl st to join in first st. 68 (76, 84) sts
Rnd 11-16 (13-18, 15-20): Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Sl st to join in first st.
Rnd 17 (19, 21): Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) into the 1st st. *Sk 1 st, (sc, ch 1, sc) into the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join in first st. Sl st into the first ch-2 sp. 34 (38, 42) ch sps
Rnd 18 (20, 22): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc into the same ch-2 sp. 3 dc in each ch-2 sp around. Sl st to top of beginning ch 3 to join. 34 (38, 42) 3-dc groups
Rnd 19 (21, 23): Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) into the middle dc of each 3-dc group around. Sl st in first sc to join. Sl st into first ch-2 sp. 34 (38, 42) ch sps
Rnd 20-28 (22-30, 24-32): Repeat rnds 18 & 19 (20 & 21, 22 & 23) ending with a repeat of rnd 18 (20, 22).
Rnd 29 (31, 33) (increase round): Place stitch markers in 4 3-dc groups spaced evenly around. (Sc, ch 2, sc) into the middle dc of each 3-dc group, working [sk 1 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) into each of the next 2 dc] in each marked group. Sl st in first sc to join. Sl st into first ch-2 sp. Remove markers. 38 (42, 48) ch sps
Rnd 30 (32, 34): Repeat rnd 18 (20, 22). 38 (42, 48) 3-dc groups
Rnd 31 (33, 35): Repeat rnd 29 (31, 33). 42 (46, 52) ch sps
Rnd 32-38 (34-40, 38-42): Repeat rnds 18 & 19 (20 & 21, 22 & 23) ending with a repeat of rnd 18 (20, 22).
Rnd 39-42 (41-44, 43-46): Repeat rnds 29 & 30 (31 & 32, 33 & 34) twice. 50 (54, 56) 3-dc groups
Fasten off and weave in ends.
This is an adorable dress summer crochet pattern. So, take that trip to the beach and know that your child will run around in something she can proudly say you made!
Looking for more crochet pattern, check out my other page: 60 Crochet Summer Top Patterns Perfect for Warm Weather
Love your Primrose Stitch Summer Dress…BUT…I’d like to make it for an adult, size small. Any special guidance you can provide to adapt the pattern for an adult size?