So I recently accidently bought 3 metres of this sweet liberty print. Okay, it wasn’t an accident that I bought it (it did have a destined project), but I am absolutely sure I didn’t need 3 metres of it. Tant pis, I knew pretty quickly where I could use it.
Not that long ago I spied with my little eye a gorgeous crochet and linen dress over at Mon Petit Violon, a lovely little number with a delicate granny square bodice. The fabric I had was fun and colourful, and I had some BRIGHT yarn that would match perfectly, so I decided to change the original pattern up a bit to include a bigger and bolder granny square with a flower motif at its centre. To balance out the brightness of the bodice with the skirt, I added a fabric-tie fastener on the shoulder.
Even though the French weather is taking it’s jolly old time turning up the thermostat, we decided to meet my parents for a picnic in the Loire Valley. This is a couple of hours south of Paris, but oh, is it jolie! A picnic in Blois was the order of the day, and we found a magical little spot next to the Roseraie (Rose gardens) that overlooked the old town and the river. It even made up for the fact that there was a spattering of rain. I just so happened to have brought along a lovely little crochet dress for my sweet girl to twirl about the gardens in…
The original tutorial on Mon Petit Violon for this dress is great, so I have only included the pattern for the large flower granny square included in my variation. I have also included a few notes on how to include fabric ties at the shoulder if you would like to do the same.
Large Crochet Granny Square
Ch 6, slip stitch to form a ring.
Pattern Notes to Create Fabric Shoulder Ties
I will start by saying I made the back crochet piece of my dress slightly higher than the front, this was only because I personally preferred it that way. If you should wish to have the pieces identical, the fabric ties will work just as well, you may just need to make them a little longer to compensate.