Crochet Skirt or Dress pattern for son's wedding??

profsusanAugust 6, 2006

Looking for a skirt pattern - a-line type, pineapple design.

My son is getting married in March in Florida. They are having a "Florida Formal" wedding...no tuxes, guyabera shirts, etc. Obviously a traditional Mother-of-the-bride/groom dress won't work. The color scheme is black and white plus light blue accents. I was thinking of a crocheted dress or tea length skirt. Most of the skirt patterns I've seen are too slim for me. Looking for something more a-line, perhaps more of a pineapple design. Have seen the skirts for purchase but so far haven't found a pattern. Would like to actually make one. Anybody know of any? Have one? Please help.

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donna_loomis

Susan, I don't know if you've seen Lily Chin's Lace Dress pattern, but it is truly lovely.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lace Dress

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 2:25AM
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profsusan

Thanks Donna. That is one that I have seen and considered but would make it a bit longer. Thought there might be others out there that I haven't found.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 7:01AM
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donna_loomis

I have a couple of patterns for wedding dresses, which you could shorten, I suppose. Send an email to me at mudpie@thegraphiczone.net if you'd like me to scan photos and send you.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 9:13AM
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foggyj

I just saw a pattern for a nice looking outfit. Google-Crystal Palace Yarn.com (space btw. words)Then click on patterns mentioned by yarn type. Click on Deco-ribbon, then right hand column, third from the bottom, called Deco-ribbon with Fling ruffle top & skirt.
May be too snug fitting, or maybe not.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 10:24AM
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profsusan

pattern is knit and my knitting skills are very weak but the material is interesting. Thanks

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 11:15AM
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foggyj

Ok, another sign of my age. Not paying attention. Sorry about that. There must be more sites, I'll help you look. Now that I know what I'm supposed to be looking for!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 8:45PM
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profsusan

found some old McCalls books in my attic (from 1974/75) and found a few crocheted dresses and skirts. Funny to see that even back then there were "midriff baring" patterns. Then I could do that (didn't) but now I'll just need to make the patterns longer or on those that are open at the waist (lacy type) I'll add a lining!

Thanks to all who helped, thought, etc. but I think I'm fine now. Will probably made one of the skirts that has a diamond pattern and filet or the one with the lacy bottom edging (from a halter dress pattern). Also found a lovely crocheted dress online and bought it so I'll see how that fits when it comes and if I never finish my skirt at least I'll have something. With all the festivities - rehearsal dinner, wedding and brunch, I can use more than one new outfit.

Thanks again to all.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2006 at 9:29AM
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foggyj

Hope you have great time. Post a picture if you get it done.
Sorry, that should be WHEN you get it done. LOL

    Bookmark   August 10, 2006 at 11:28AM
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topaylawns

http://crochet.about.com/od/clothingforwomen/a/skirtfreepatts.htm

I found this site full of dress and skirt patterns that you can go through.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 7:44PM
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profsusan

after looking at all the patterns again, I started on the Lily Chin dress last night. Figured I'd give it a try and then make the final decision since I can only order the Cool Crochet online - no one local has it. Since it is a black & white wedding, I am using the ebony. I have two to start and that should give me a good idea of how it may turn out. Will keep you posted. Thanks for all the ideas.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2006 at 5:09PM
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profsusan

looked at all the patterns again and started on the Lily Chin dress last night in Cool Crochet, ebony, from Bernat - it's a black & white wedding. Only have two so figured I'd see if I liked it before ordering all the rest since I can only find it online. Thanks for all the help. I'll keep you posted.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2006 at 5:12PM
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beckybaker4387_hotmail_com

I am looking for an straight down (pencil skirt type) CROCHETED pineapple pattern. Also a long lacy pineapple jacket duster type thats almost to the ankle.
Any suggestions or patterns available for either of these?
Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2007 at 11:53AM
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wantoretire_did

Here are some that are beautiful!!

Here is a link that might be useful: crochet dresses

    Bookmark   May 25, 2007 at 8:04PM
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mamalo3

hey susan i just saw your project hope i could see the dress done too. it is a very beautiful looking dress... good luck with your sons wedding...lois

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 9:50PM
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profsusan

just checked in and saw that there was a new message for me. Should have mentioned awhile ago that I gave up on the project. Had most of the bodice done and then my son started with "you can't wear a 'thread' dress to my wedding"! Didn't want to upset him so went very traditional and bought a simple black off the shoulder, slit on left side, PLAIN dress from Nordstrom. No frills, beads, typcial jacket for me. Simply elegant. Sorry for not mentioning it sooner.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2007 at 5:27PM
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mamalo3

sounds like the perfect dress i always go for black first.... and my daughter changed her mind too adout the dress she also wants a more traditional wedding gown...that ok with me... i can get busy on my other projects.....take care...lois

    Bookmark   June 5, 2007 at 5:55PM
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bjames

I want to cover some wire hangers with yarn to create a nice padded hanger. Most of the patterns make the piece first, and then sew it on to the hanger. Lion Brand has a free pattern for "Plush Hanger Cover- Chenille Thick & Quick Homespun", which is crochered directly on the hanger itself.( I Googled it to get the directions ) It simply says to "single crochet around the entire hanger...." It doesn't, however, tell you how to start, and I cannot figure out how to attach the yarn to the hanger to begin,or how to include the hanger in the crocheting as I go along! It must be so obvious to them, but not to me! Does anyone understand how to do this?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2007 at 8:09PM
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donna_loomis

Bjames, make a slip knot just as if you were going to make a chain. With the loop on your hook (hold the wire hanger in your other hand) and the yarn going over the top of the wire, go under the wire and pull up a loop, then over the wire and pull up a loop, then pull the last loop through the first two loops. You are basically doing a single crochet around the wire. Continue around the wire until you've covered it. You can stop there or do something fancy for another row.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2007 at 12:18AM
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