Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Easy Beauty Dress

Easy beauty dress

  • Yarn; Florence 100% cotton 50 g/ 125 meter, one skein of colors; red, green and white. For the edging, Alize “diva silk effect” color 450 (1 skein) 100% Microfiber Acrylic (100g-3.52 Oz/350 mt-383yds).
  • Hook size 3.5 mm, and size 3 mm.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • 50 cm x 100 cm of red poplin cloth.
  • Sewing threads of matching colors.

Size: 4 to 5 years
Chest: 68 cm (27”)
Length: 35 cm (13”)
Dress length: 70 cm (27.5”)
(All dimensions are approx.)


The hexagon unit:

Make 12 of each color
Round 1: any cotton yarn, and 3.5 mm hook, start a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc 11, Sl st into the 3rd ch of the first 3 chs.
(12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the same st, 2 dc into each st, sl st into the 3rd ch of the first 3 chs. (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc into the same st, *ch 2, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*, repeat between ** till last 3 sts, ch 2, 2 dc in next st, dc in the last 2 sts, sl st into the 3rd ch of the first 3 chs, cut yarn, weave in thread.
Sew the granny squares together using red yarn (or the color you prefer that matches the cloth) as shown in the picture.

With diva baby yarn, 3 mm hook, and Beginning at the 2 ch space of any two attached hexagons, with white yarn, bind thread on, (ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc) in the same 2 ch space, skip next st, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in the next st, repeat from * 2 more times, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in 2 ch space that is not attached to other hexagon, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next st, repeat 2 more times, **(sc, ch 3, sc) in the next 2 ch space, repeat from ** one more time.
Work this edging pattern along two arm lines, neckline, and bottom yoke perimeter.

Sewing the skirt
Fold the cloth length wise to form a 50 x 50 two plies square, sew along back edges, make 3 pleads at the center front matching the pattern of the center front yoke, attach yoke to skirt using enough pins, sew.
Sew the skirt hem.  
  • Because I used cotton threads, I didn’t need to block the yoke.
  • After I finished the dress, I noticed that the skirt should be wider, you can do that by making back pleads also, and in that case the dimensions of the cloth will be 50 cm x 130 cm.
  • Each pleat is 10 cm width.

Enjoy making it, and enjoy watching a lovely child wearing it.
Could you please share with me your opinion, your version of the dress, and any notes or corrections?
Thank you


  1. I love the dress you made!! I'm going to make an adult one only completely out of squares like the top of yours! Yours is beautiful, beautiful!!!! I'm going to try to figure out how to make one completely out of squares!!! I'm trying to figure out how it will look after I'm done!!!!!!
    Thank you
    Antonette Jayne
    P.s. thank you for sharing!!!!!!

    1. Thank you Antonette for the nice words, when finish the dress you are planning to make, show it to me please.