The Everyday Maxi Dress



Maker friends! Can I introduce you to the easiest crochet Maxi Dress you'll ever make!?
This dress can be made to ANY size.
Beginner friendly.
Easy stitches.

It checks all the boxes!

I've always wanted to add a dress to my designs, but I wanted to make it 
easy and customizable for you!

First, the yarn I used is perfect to ensure a quicker wip.
You can of course you use a lighter weight,if you have more patience than I do!


Hawthorne DK works up quickly and glides right off your hook.
I was able to finish these long panels in no time.

Check out Hawthorne DK in BARE, click HERE.

Now let's get to that maxi!

Notes before you begin:
-This pattern is made up of 2 very long panels that will be seamed together to create a long dress
-you can adjust your panel size by measuring the widest part of your body from your neck to your ankle (widest part for me was my upper thighs - I explained below how you can calculate this once you have the measurement)
-you can also adjust the length by adding more rows to the beginning and end of your panels
-important to note, the CH at the beginning of each row counts as your first stitch
-this dress is a loose fit (I cinched the waist with a belt)
-if you scroll to bottom of this post, I included an image that shows the repeat of the pattern, if you are a visual learner like me, just jump to that image!
-ask me any questions at anytime, email me othcrochetnook [at] gmail [.com]


Calculating your panel length:
-get yourself a measuring tape
-hold up the measuring tape across the widest part of your body (just the front)
-I measured against the front of my upper thighs, my measurement: 20"
-divide that number by 2 (mine: 20" / 2 = 10")
-So each of my panels were 10" long
-make sure to do a gauge swatch so you know exactly how many chains you will need to do to achieve the length of your panels
-ask me any questions at anytime, email me othcrochetnook [at] gmail [.com]


OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: The Everyday Maxi Dress

Materials:
Hook size: 5.00mm
I used The Hook Nook Resin Hook in Rose Quartz.
Check out all the Resin hooks HERE on WeCrochet!

Yarn: Hawthorne DK in Bare (I used almost 6 Hanks/ 1350yards/600 grams)

Check out the Hawthorne Yarn Family in so many different colours/weights:
-Hawthorne Kettle Dye
-Hawthorne Fingering Multi
-Hawthorne Speckle Hand-Paint
-Hawthorne Tonal Hand-Paint
-Hawthorne Painted Reel

Scissors

Measuring Tape


Stitch markers ( I use these help count my rows)


Gauge:

4" x 4" = 11sts x 6 rows

Measurements:
My finished panel (not folded in half): 110" length/10" wide

Legend:

CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
SK - Skip
CH SP - chain space
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Panel: (make 2)
CH 28 + 3 (my panel)
Row 1: DC in the 5th chain from the hook. *Ch 1. Sk 1, DC in the next. Repeat from * until the end of the row. Turn.

Row 2: Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 3 - 20: Repeat row 2.

Row 21: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn.

Row 22: Repeat row 21.

Row 23: Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 24: Repeat row 23.

Row 25: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn

Row 26 - 28: Repeat row 25.

Row 29:  Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 30: Repeat row 29.

Row 31: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn

Row 32 - 36: Repeat row 31.

Row 37Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 38: Repeat row 37

Row 39: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn

Row 40 - 46: Repeat row 39.

Row 47Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 48: Repeat row 47.

Row 49: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn

Row 50 - 58: Repeat row 49.

Row 59 Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 60 - 83: Repeat row 59.

Row 84: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn

Row 85 -93 : Repeat row 84

Row 94 Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 95: Repeat row 94.

Row 96: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn

Row 97 - 103 : Repeat row 96.




Row 104Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 105: Repeat row 104

Row 106: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn

Row 107 - 111 : Repeat row 106.

Row 112Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 113: Repeat row 104

Row 114: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn



Row 115 - 117 : Repeat row 114.

Row 118Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 119: Repeat row 118.

Row 120: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn.

Row 121: Repeat row 120.

Row 122Ch. 3. Sk 1, DC in the next. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in the next Repeat from * until the end of the row.  Turn.

Row 123 - 141 : Repeat row 122. Sl st and fasten off.

You will now have two long panels that should measure over or close to 100"

My panels measured 110" long.

Now we're going to seam together the panels to make the dress.




Finishing (see diagram below):
-Lay both panels side by side evenly (the panels will be folded in half eventually)
-Seam together the BLUE line (this is the back of the dress)
-Seam together the ORANGE line (this is the front of the dress, slit is optional)
-Now fold in half and seam together the (GREEN line) sides leaving armholes open (the 25 rows of sk1, ch1, dc - is where the panels fold in half and are the armholes of the dress)
-cinch the waist with a nice belt and it's done!




Can't wait to see yours!



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  1. I will need to make the same size that you made and was wondering how many hanks of the Hawthorne DK you used for this dress?

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    1. Hello, I included it in the pattern above: I used almost 6 Hanks/ 1350 yards/600 grams :)

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