This is a dream come through, I have always wanted a dress designed for a special occasion. I wanted to sew my own wedding dress but couldn’t get to do that. (Even though I did add the bead to my wedding dress). I wasn’t designing crochet garments then. Earlier this year, I became pregnant and finally decided to make my own bespoke crochet dress for my pregnancy shoot.
I poured myself into the design process of this dress, the sketch was to make this crochet dress into one that can be styled in so many different ways. The plan was to have the dress into something that can be worn by someone not pregnant. My excitement to have this dress fit perfectly even after delivery is so amazing.
Name Inspiration of this crochet convertible dress
The skirt has a beautiful lace detail that looks like Tulips, this was pointed out by my good friend who happened to be one of the testers for this dress. I couldn’t agree more. That was the birth of the “Tulip Convertible dress”
Since designing this convertible skirt, I have designed a skirt. The free pattern can be seen here. The beautiful delicate-looking details in the skirt are simply breathtaking and beautifully gorgeous. I couldn’t resist creating the pattern for the skirt using this same pattern.
Yarn details for Tulip crochet convertible dress pattern
The prototype was made using Hobbii Mixo yarn which is lightweight yarn (#2), you do not have to use the same yarn, but a fingering weight yarn or any yarn with a similar gauge can be used. I would strongly advise against using any heavyweight yarn so as not to end up with a huge, heavy dress!
Some Photo inspirations from my Testers
Since you love this dress, you might also check out the following convertible designs here on my blog:
- Pretty in a purple crochet shawl pattern
- Chic reversible/convertible dress
- Chic Reversible skirt, cowl, beanie, shawl, and cardigan pattern
- 6 in 1 crochet skirt pattern
Materials needed for the convertible crochet dress pattern
Hobbii Dahlia Mixo, #2 (100% Cotton, 874 yards/ 800 m per 7oz/200g Cake)
2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) cakes
Estimated Total Yardage
1600 (1800, 2000, 2200, 2600, 2800, 3000, 3200, 3400) yards
Hook and other materials
– 4 mm Crochet Hook
– Buttons 8-12 pcs (15mm each)
– Elastic Band = ⅛ to ½” thickness by 40 (44, 48, 52, 64, 72, 80, 84, 92)”
19 sts and 16 Rows = 10 cm/4” before Blocking. Made in hdc
Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Similar #2 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
- Chains at the beginning of each round/row do not count as a stitch except indicated.
- For the elastic band, you can decide to use a thicker band for the skirt and a tinner band for the tube.
What’s included in this crochet pattern
- Stepwise written pattern
- Progress pictures showing the important steps and joinings in the pattern
- How to style photos/instructions
- A detailed tutorial showing how to add an elastic band.
I can’t wait to see your beautiful makes from this pattern.