Little Swedish Dress Pattern

Little Swedish Dress Pattern

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An Ode To Sweden. If you’re a fan of Scandiwork, you know I am obsessed with Scandinavia. It’s one part heritage, one part enduring love for blue skies, mountains, streams, flower crowns, clean design, family traditions, outdoor living,
folk art, lingonberries, Swedish pancakes, rhubarb, and pastry.

This festive little dress is filled with Dala horses, Viking ships, mora clocks, teapots, windmills, forest mushrooms, and more. It features an empire waist and a slightly bell-shaped skirt. Because of the nature of the motif, each of the five sizes has its own custom chart, all included with the pattern purchase. Sample photos show a size three dress.

This dress is knit bottom-up, starting with larger needles and then knit with smaller needles to give the dress its subtle bell shape. There is a dramatic decrease at the top of the skirt and then the bodice is worked back and forth. To shape the armholes, the work is split and the front and the back are worked flat separately. The top of the shoulders are joined with a 3-needle bind off. The armholes, neckline, and buttonhole are all finished with a single crochet chain.

2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6-7
Berroco Modern Cotton Worsted (209 yards 191 meters per 100g skein)
Main Color Skirt: Blue 1621; 2 (2, 2,3, 3) 100-gram skeins
Pattern Color: Sandy Point 1601; 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) 100-gram skeins
Bodice Color: Gold 1619 1(1,1,2,2) 100-gram skein
32-inch 80cm gauge-size circular needle for the hem (larger needle)and 32-inch (80cm) gauge-size circular needle for the dress and bodice (smaller
Suggested size: 3 mm and 4 mm
4 mm crochet hook
Darning needle
1 button
Gauges and Swatches
Hem: 4mm 20 stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters
Skirt: 3mm 24 stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters
Bodice: 3mm with two strands of yarn 16 stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters
Skills Used
Long-tail cast on
Joining in the round
Knitting in colorwork in the round
Knitting flat in stockinette
3-needle bind off
Single crochet US (Double crochet UK)
Chart reading