My first ever crochet dress: a promised reveal!

What does inspire you to crochet? I don’t think I have one and permanent source of inspiration. It can come from everywhere and anytime. Sometimes I am inspired by nature, sometimes it is a drawing. And sometimes it is yarn! If you are reading my blog regularly you may know that I am totally obsessed with Whirl yarn by Scheepjes*. I am finishing one project after another and I really hope to stop at some point and come back to overlay crochet and mandala art.
Whirl crochet dress - designed by Lilla Bjorn
 
Last week I showed you sneak peeks of my new Whirl project. It was not very difficult to guess as teasers were too obvious. Yes, you guessed it right! I have a new crochet dress. And it’s first ever crochet dress I have ever made (and designed, of course) in my life.






As you can see the shape is very simple. I didn’t want to make anything too intricate, and lacy, and “festive”. I don’t go out often (ok, I often go to the fields and forests with my dog…), so I would not use a festive dress very much. So I wanted something simple, and casual. And not too slim fit, as I am a true fan of oversized clothes.
Whirl crochet dress - designed by Lilla Bjorn

And here is what I’ve come up with. Two cakes of Whirl yarn (reviewed HERE) were used for this dress (in my favourite shade Green Tea Tipple). And I believe finished measurements should fit sizes S to L. Free pattern will be coming next week and I will try to make some adjustments for bigger sizes. Though, please, be aware that the dress will become shorter. So if you prefer the same length you will need 3 cakes of Whirl.
Whirl crochet dress - designed by Lilla Bjorn

My dress weights only 450g, it’s very open and airy. In the process of designing I didn’t have a clear idea of how lacy it would be in the end. And I was not sure how I could wear it. So I went to store and bought an underwear black tank/dress. It’s a little bit too mini for me, so I will either find something longer or wear leggings together with short tank.

Whirl crochet dress - designed by Lilla Bjorn

Next week I hope to release the pattern. I will give you exact measurements and complete instructions. And for now I just wanted to share my happiness with you. I think I will wear this dress all summer!

And of course I am sending many thanks to my friend Xenia who is able to catch me with a camera in a nice way (as I am not fond of being photographed…)
Whirl crochet dress - designed by Lilla Bjorn

If you are looking for Whirl yarn, it’s available in your local Scheepjes stores and at Wool Warehouse HERE* (UK, international shipping).


See you next week! UPDATE: Free pattern of Nori Dress is available HERE.

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23 comments

  1. beautiful dress, i like the simplicity of it.

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  2. Beautiful simple and elegant. I will definitely make myself one of these

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  3. Will definitely buy the pattern if I can make it in a plus size

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    1. It will be a FREE pattern :) And it should be possible to adjust it with no problem.

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  4. Super excited. Can't wait for the pattern. I have just the yarn I'm gonna use too

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  5. Stunning yet simple! Love the beautiful colors in the new yarn

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  6. Wow! It's beautiful and I love love this dress, my style very relaxing. Thanking you in advance for sharing,

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  7. Anothet awesome project thank you so much for sharing your creativity can't wait until the pattern is available

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  8. That is so simple yet elegant and gorgeous. Well done.

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  9. I really love this dress...looking forward for the pattern

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  10. This is beautiful.... Waiting on pattern patiently

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  11. This looks fantastic! Can't wait for the pattern to be released. Really looks lovely on you too!

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  12. Its gorgeous! I've just bought some, but only 1 cake of each colour, so I might need to invest in some more. It's such a good yarn!

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  13. You did a beautiful job! I love it!

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  14. Very nice and it looks great on you. Love your hair, too 😉

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  15. Love it, can't wait for the pattern.

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  16. It is beautiful! Can't wait for the pattern

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  17. I am in love with it! Can't wait for the pattern, too!

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  18. So beautiful! Awesome! Loved it

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