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The skirt bottom/train is now available as a separate pattern that adds onto this dress to create the complete wedding gown: Chrysanthemum Gown Train Addition. Click on the train pattern to see a photo and sketch of the custom liner I created for the dress.
Need a veil or shawl for your wedding gown? Try Shawl We Dance?
Need an inexpensive liner to wear underneath your dress? Try one of these off-the-shelf slips.
Named for the flowers I used in my wedding, the Chrysanthemum Lace Dress is a version of my crochet wedding dress without the train. I made my wedding dress from my own design without a pattern over the course of five months on the bus during my daily commute. After I posted photos of the dress online there was a lot of interest in a pattern so I went back to develop a pattern and to make it work in different sizes.
ABOUT THE PATTERN
The pattern uses an open lacy stitch that creates a light delicate fabric when worked in a lace or fingering weight yarn. When worn fitted with negative ease the dress can create a figure-flattering silhouette. You can wear the dress with different colored linings underneath for different looks that would be perfect for any occasion.
Please note that this pattern a CHARTED pattern. The pattern does not include written instructions for every row. For each part of the dress there is a complete easy-to-follow chart of crochet symbols.
Included in this pattern:
- Full charts for each size showing increases and decreases.
- Detailed photos of the finished product and stitches.
- The gauge swatch includes a fully written pattern to help you understand the stitches and can be used as guide throughout the pattern.
- Explanations for modifying the pattern for custom sizing.
- Explanations for modifying the pattern to make different garments.
- A photo-tutorial for making the foundation single crochet or chainless foundation necessary for this pattern.
Number of Pages in the Pattern (not including the cover): 23
You can make several different garments from this pattern by making some simple modifications with the instructions provided in Appendix E. Stop short of the dress and you have a tunic. Keep going on the skirt and you have a full-length gown fit for a wedding dress. Leave the belt unjoined, omit the skirt entirely and you have a shrug. Please note that these instructions are guidelines only and are not full patterns for the modifications. Only the tunic and short dress versions have been fully tested. If you would like to make one of these options make sure to read through Appendix E and all instructions before beginning.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Small, Medium, Large, with different sizes like XS and XL obtainable by changing gauge (explained
in the pattern)
Finished Garment Measurements S(M,L):
Please refer to the sizing chart to the left for more details.
Waist: 27”(31”, 34”), 68.5cm(78.7cm, 86.4cm)
Bust: 29”(32”, 35”), 73.6cm(81.3cm, 89cm)
Hips: 30”(34”, 38”), 76.2cm(86.4cm, 96.5cm)
Note: Fabric is stretchy and may grow considerably in length when worn.
Yarn: 0.201 gram/meter, lace or fingering weight, Aunt Lydia’s size 10 cotton crochet. Approximate amount needed for a short dress of the length listed in the size chart:
Small: 1,100yd (1,006m)
Medium: 1,300yd (1,189m)
Large: 1,500yd (1,372m)
Hooks: 3.25mm (D) , 3.5mm (E), or size necessary to obtain desired gauge
Gauge: 22 dc in 1 row = 4” (10.2cm) wide; 1 row fsc + 4 rows dc = 1.5” (3.8cm) high using 3.25mm (D) hook & Aunt Lydia’s size 10 cotton thread. One motif (included in the gauge swatch) measures 3.5” (8.9cm) wide by 4.75” (12cm) high
Crochet Terms: US
Stitches Used: slip stitch, chain, single crochet, foundation single crochet, double crochet, triple crochet
This pattern is for individual personal use only. Please do not share any part of the pattern without permission from Chi Krneta. You may sell items made from the pattern as long as you credit Chi Krneta as the designer.
Many thanks to all my wonderful testers for helping me through my first pattern and to Akshata Dhareshwar for tech editing.