Vanna’s Glamour yarn from Lion Brand gives this lacy dress a fun bit of sparkle, perfect for holiday parties. It features a figure-flattering empire waist, and subtle shaping to hug your curves in all the right places. The skirt flares out slightly, just enough for a little bit of a twirly bounce. I wore this to the CGOA Conference this past summer, and the picture is from just before the fashion show.

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This is a more advanced pattern, and something of a time commitment as it’s done in sport weight yarn. It also does require a slip or lining, because of the all-over lace design. I wore it over a black, full slip, which really made the lace texture pop. I have made a couple of slight adjustments to the pattern from the above photo, to raise the waist just a little bit higher and make the skirt flare out just a little bit sooner.


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Maraschino

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Materials:

 

Difficulty:

Experienced – Most of the dress is an easy, repetitive stitch pattern. However, where there are increases and decreases, they are worked in pattern and are more complex. The bodice is the hard part – particularly the few rows in the front where you are decreasing for armhole shaping and bust shaping at the same time. Once you get to the skirt though, there are only a couple of increases and the rest is smooth sailing. Also uses post stitches, and a join-as-you-go technique for the shoulder seams.

Sizes:

Instructions are for size 1X, with changes for 2X & 3X in [ ]. Sizing is based on the Craft Yarn Council Size Chart. Please note, this chart shows actual body measurements, not the finished measurements of the garment. The bust shaping works out to approximately a C cup. Sizes 2X & 3X include an extra pattern repeat across the back, so the back is slightly wider than the front. This is to allow for a little more wiggle room in the shoulders.

Gauge:

17 dc x 10 rows = 4 inches. Measure gauge after washing and blocking swatch. This was measured without weighting / stretching the swatch. Correct gauge is important for a good fit, take time to check your gauge.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • fsc = foundation single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • rnd = round
  • yo = yarn over
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side

Recommended Resources:

Special Stitch:

  • Fan: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st. Note: When the instructions say to work into the center of a fan, work into the ch sp at the center. 

Instructions:

Back:

Waistband:

Row 1 (RS): With silver, work 89 [97, 103] fsc

OR Alternate Row 1: With silver, ch 90 [98, 104], sc in back bump of 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (89 [97, 103] sc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as fpdc), turn, fpdc around next st and each st across, change to red, fasten off silver.

Row 3: With red, ch 2 (counts as bpdc), turn, bpdc around next st and each st across.

Lower Back:

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, sk next 1 [2, 2] sts, (fan in next st, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sk next 2 sts) 14 [15, 16] times, fan in next st, sk next 1 [2, 2] sts, 2 hdc in last st. (15 [16, 17] fans)

Size 1X only:

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 14 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (14 fans).

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in next ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 14 times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (15 fans)

Rows 7-8: Repeat rows 5-6

Size 2X only:

Note: an increase of 1 pattern repeat is worked over the next 3 rows

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 7 times, hdc in center of next fan, (2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 7 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (14 fans).

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 7 times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 7 times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (16 fans)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 8 times, hdc in next hdc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 8 times, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (16 fans)

Note: Increase completed. 

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in next ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 16 times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (17 fans)

Size 3X only:

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 16 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (16 fans).

Note: an increase of 1 pattern repeat is worked over the next 3 rows

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 8 times, (2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 8 times, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (16 fans).

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 8 times, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 8 times, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (16 fans).

Row 8: Ch 1, turn hdc in first st, hdc in next ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 8 times, fan in next hdc, hdc in next dc, (fan in  next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 8 times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 sts, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (18 fans).

Note: Increase completed. 

All sizes:

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 15 [16, 17] times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (14 [16, 17] fans).

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in next ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 15 [16, 17] times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (15 [17, 18] fans)

Row 11: Repeat Row 9

Armhole shaping:

Size 1X only:

Row 12: Turn, sl st in first st, sl st in next ch sp, sl st in next 2 dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) across to last fan, hdc in center of last fan, dc in next hdc, dc in next dc, leave remaining sts unworked. (13 fans)

Row 13: Ch 3, turn, sk next dc, dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) across to last fan, hdc in center of last fan, dc in next hdc, dc in last st. (12 fans)

Row 14: Repeat Row 13. (11 fans).

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 2 sts, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 11 times, fan in next hdc, hdc in each of last 2 sts (12 fans).

Size 2X only:

Row 12: Turn, sl st in first st, sl st in next ch sp, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in next hdc, sl st in first 2 dc of next fan, sl st in center of next fan, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in center of same fan, 2 dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) across to last 2 fans, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, 2 dc in center of last fan, leave remaining sts unworked. (13 fans).

Row 13: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next st, sk next 2 dc, 2 dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) across to last fan, hdc in center of last fan, 2dc in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, dc in each of last 2 dc. (12 fans).

Row 14: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next st, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) across to last 5 sts, fan in last hdc, sk next 2 dc, dc in last 2 sts. (13 fans)

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 12 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (12 fans).

Row 16: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in next ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 12 times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (13 fans)

Size 3X only:

Row 12: Work as for row 12 of size 2X. (14 fans).

Row 13: Work as for row 13 of size 2X. (13 fans).

Row 14: Repeat row 13. (12 fans)

Rows 15-17: Work as for row 14-16 of size 2X. (13 fans on row 17)

Upper back

All sizes:

Row 16 [17, 18]: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 12 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (11 [12, 12] fans).

Row 17 [18, 19]: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in next ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 12 times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (12 [13, 13] fans)

Rows 18-27 [19-28, 20-27]: Repeat last two rows 5 [5, 4] more times

Row 28 [29, 28]: Repeat row 15 [17, 18] once more.

Right [Left, Right] Shoulder:

Row 29 [30, 29] (RS [WS, RS]): Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in next ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) three times, leave remaining stitches unworked. Mark the side of the last st on this row for later joining. (3 fans)

Row 30 [31, 30]: Turn, sl st in first 2 dc of next fan, sl st in center of next fan, ch 1, 2 hdc in center of same fan, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) twice, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (2 fans).

Row 31 [32, 31]: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in next ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) twice, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next sp, hdc in last st. (3 fans).

Size 3X only – Row 32: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) twice, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st.  (2 fans).

All sizes – Fasten off.

Left [Right, Left] Shoulder:

Turn work so that WS [RS, WS] is facing. Join red with sl st in first st (at armhole edge). Work as for other shoulder. Fasten off.

NOTE: Back will appear too short – this is OK. It will stretch significantly with the weight of the skirt once the dress is finished. Once the skirt is finished, you can come back and make adjustments to the shoulders if needed, by adding or subtracting 1-2 rows on each side (front and back). 

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Front:

Waistband:

Rows 1-3: Repeat rows 1-3 of back.

Increases below bust:

Size 1X & 3X only:

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, sk next 1 [2, 2] sts, (fan in next st, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sk next 2 sts) 14 [16] times, fan in next st, sk next 1 [2, 2] sts, 2 hdc in last st. (15 [16, 17] fans)

Note: An increase of 2 pattern repeats is worked over the next 3 rows

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 3 [4] times, hdc in center of next fan, (2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 6 times, hdc in center of next fan, (2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 3 [4] times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (12 [14] fans).

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 3 [4] times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 6 times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 3 [4] times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (15 [17] fans)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 4 [5] times, hdc in next hdc, fan in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 7 times, hdc in next hdc, fan in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 3 [4] times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (16 [18] fans)

Note: Increase completed. 

Size 2X only:

Note: an increase of 2 pattern repeats is worked over the next 3 rows

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, sk next 2 sts, (fan in next st, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sk next 2 sts) 4 times, (2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sk next 2 sts, (fan in next st, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sk next 2 sts) 6 times, (2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts, (hdc in next st, sk next 2 sts, fan in next st, sk next 2 sts) 4 times, 2 hdc in last st. (14 fans)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 4 times, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc, fan in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 6 times, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 times, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (15 fans)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 times, fan in next hdc, hdc in next hdc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next can) 7 times, fan in next hdc, hdc in next hdc, fan in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 4 times, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (18 fans).

Note: Increase completed. 

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 17 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (17 fans)

All sizes:

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in next ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 16 [17, 18] times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (17 [18, 19] fans)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 16 [17, 18] times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (16 [17, 18] fans).

Rows 10-11: Repeat rows 8-9.

Armhole shaping & decreases above bust:

Size 1X only:

Rows 12-14: Repeat rows 12-14 of back armhole shaping. You will have 2 more fans than is specified for each row. (13 fans on row 14).

Note: a decrease of 2 pattern repeats is worked over the next 3 rows

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 2 sts, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) twice, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc**, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 6 times, hdc in center of next fan, repeat from * to **, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) twice, hdc in last 2 st. (10 fans)

Size 2X only:

Rows 12-13: Repeat rows 12-13 of back armhole shaping. You will have 1 more fan than is specified for each row. (13 fans on row 13).

Note: a decrease of 2 pattern repeats is worked over the next 3 rows

Row 14:Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next st, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) twice, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc**, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 6 times, hdc in center of next fan, repeat from * to **, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) twice, sk next 2 dc, dc in last 2 sts. (10 fans)

Size 3X only:

Rows 12-14: Repeat rows 12-14 of back armhole shaping. You will have 1 more fan than is specified for each row. (13 fans on row 14).

Note: a decrease of 2 pattern repeats is worked over the next 3 rows

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 2 sts, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) twice, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc**, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 6 times, hdc in center of next fan, repeat from * to **, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) twice, hdc in last 2 st. (10 fans)

All sizes:

Row 16 [15, 16]: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) twice, *sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp, sk next dc, hdc in next hdc, sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp, sk next dc**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 6 times, fan in next hdc, repeat from * to **, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) twice, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (11 fans)

Row 17 [16, 17]: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) twice, *sk next hdc, fan in next hdc, sk next hdc**, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 6 times, hdc in center of next fan, repeat from * to **, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) twice, sk next 2 dc, hdc in ch sp, hdc in last st. (12 fans)

Note: Decreases completed. 

Row 18: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 11 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st. (11 fans)

Row 19: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in next sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 11 times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next sp, hdc in last st.  (12 fans)

Right Shoulder:

Row 20 (WS): Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 5 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc (this should be the center stitch of the previous row), leave remaining sts unworked. (5 fans)

Row 21: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 5 times, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next sp, hdc in last st. (5 fans)

Row 22: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 4 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in each of last 2 sts. (4 fans)

Row 23: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, 2 dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 4 times, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next sp, hdc in last st. (4 fans)

Row 24: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 3 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in each of last 2 sts. (3 fans)

Row 25: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, 2 dc in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 3 times, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next sp, hdc in last st. (3 fans)

Row 26: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) twice, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in each of last 2 sts. (2 fans)

Row 27: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, hdc in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, fan in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) twice, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next sp, hdc in last st. (3 fans)

Row 28: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) twice, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc, ch 1, hdc in last st.  (2 fans)

Row 29: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in next ch sp, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) twice, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next sp, hdc in last st. (3 fans)

Rows 30-31: Repeat rows 28 & 29

Size 1X & 2X only

Turn so wrong side is facing. Line up with right shoulder of back piece, so WS is facing on both pieces and stitches match up. The next row will be worked across the front, with slip stitches connecting it to the back as you go. This joins the two pieces together so that the seam is almost invisible.

Row 32 (WS): Ch 1, hdc in first st on front, sl st in first st on back, sl st in next st on back, 2 dc in next st on front, (hdc in center of next fan on front, sl st in center of next fan on back, 2 dc in next hdc on front, sl st in next hdc on back**, 2 dc in same st on front) three times, ending at ** on last repeat, hdc in last st on front, sl st in last st on back. Fasten off.

Size 3X only

Row 32: Repeat row 28 once more.

Rotate work so it’s upside down, but do not turn – WS should still be facing. Line up with right shoulder of back piece, so WS is facing on both pieces and the stitches match up. The next row will be worked across the back, with slip stitches connecting it to the front as you go. This joins the two pieces together so that the seam is almost invisible.

Row 33: ch 1, hdc in first st on back, sl st in first st on front, hdc in next sp on back, sl st in next sp on front, sk next 2 dc on both pieces, (2 dc in next hdc on back, sl st in next hdc on back, 2 dc in same st on front**, hdc in center of next fan on back, sl st in center of next fan on front) three times, ending at ** on last repeat, sk next 2 dc on both pieces, hdc in next sp on back, sl st in next sp on front, hdc in last st on back, sl st in last st on front. Fasten off.

Left Shoulder:

Turn work so that WS [RS, WS] is facing. Join red with sl st in first st (at armhole edge).

Row 20: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 5 times, hdc in center of next fan, 2 dc in next hdc – this should be the same, center front stitch that the last st of row 20 from the right shoulder was worked into. (5 fans)

Rows 21-32 [32, 33] Work as for right shoulder. Fasten off.

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With right sides together, sew side seams. Avoid sewing right to the bottom edge of the waistband, as you will be working into those stitches to start the skirt.

NOTE: Top will appear too short – this is OK. It will stretch significantly with the weight of the skirt once the dress is finished. Once the skirt is finished, you can come back and make adjustments to the shoulders if needed, by adding or subtracting 1-2 rows on each side (front and back). 

Skirt:

Waistband:

With right side facing, join silver with sl st at either seam on waistband.

Rnd 1 (RS): With silver, sc in each st around, join. (178 [194, 206] sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as fpdc), turn, fpdc around next st and each st around, change to red, fasten off silver.

Rnd 3: With red, ch 2 (counts as bpdc), turn, bpdc around next st and each st across.

Top of skirt:

Note: 2 dc at the start of a round combined with 2 dc, ch 1 in the same st at the end of the round counts as 1 fan.

Round 4 (set up round): Ch 3 (counts as dc) turn, dc in first st, sk next 1 [3, 3] sts, *(hdc in next st, sk next 2 sts, fan in next st, sk next 2 sts,) 14 [15, 16] times, hdc in next st, sk next 2 sts**, fan in next st, sk next 1 [3, 3]sts, repeat from * to **, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join. (30 [32, 34] fans)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first sp, fan in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) around, join. (30 [32, 34] fans).

Note: an increase of 4 pattern repeats is worked over the next 3 rows

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st, hdc in center of next fan, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 3 [4, 4] times, *(2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 6 [5, 6] times, (2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 7 [9, 9] times, repeat from * to **, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 3 [4, 4] times, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join. (26 [28, 30] fans)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first sp, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 3 [4, 4] times, *fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan 6 [5, 6] times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 7 [9, 9] times, repeat from * to **, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 3 [4, 4] times, fan in last hdc, join. (30 [32, 34] fans)

Rnd 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 4 [5, 5] times, *hdc in next hdc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 7 [6, 7] times, fan in next hdc, hdc in next hdc**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 8 [10, 10] times, fan in next hdc, repeat from * to **, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 [5, 5] times, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join. (34 [36, 38] fans)

Note: Increase completed. Another increase of 4 pattern repeats is worked over the next 3 rows

Rnd 9: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first sp, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 [5, 5] times, *(2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 7 [6, 7] times, (2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 8 [10, 10] times, repeat from * to **, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 3 [4, 4] times, fan in last hdc, join. (30 [32, 34] fans)

Rnd 10: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 4 [5, 5] times, *sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan 7 [6, 7] times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 8 [10, 10] times, fan in next hdc, repeat from * to **, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 [5, 5] times, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join. (34 [36, 38] fans)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first sp, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 [5, 5] times, *fan in next hdc, hdc in next hdc (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 8 [7, 8] times, fan in next hdc, hdc in next hdc**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 9 [11, 11] times, repeat from * to **, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 [5, 5] times, fan in last hdc, join. (38 [40, 44] fans)

Note: Increase completed. Another increase of 4 pattern repeats is worked over the next 3 rows

Rnd 12: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st, hdc in center of next fan, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 [5, 5] times, *(2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 8 [7, 8] times, (2 dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 9 [10, 10] times, repeat from * to **, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 [5, 5] times, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join. (34 [36, 38] fans)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first sp, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 [5, 5] times, *fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan 8 [7, 8] times, fan in next hdc, sk next 2 dc, hdc in next ch sp, (sk next dc, hdc in next ch sp) twice, sk next 2 dc**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 9 [10, 10] times, repeat from * to **, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 4 [5, 5] times, fan in last hdc, join. (38 [40, 42] fans)

Rnd 14: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 5 [6, 6] times, *hdc in next hdc, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 9 [8, 9] times, fan in next hdc, hdc in next hdc**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 10 [12, 12] times, fan in next hdc, repeat from * to **, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 5 [6, 6] times, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join. (42 [44, 48] fans)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first sp, fan in next hdc, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) around, join. (38 [40, 44] fans).

Rnd 16: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st, hdc in center of next fan, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) around, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join. (34 [36, 38] fans).

Rnds 17-36: Repeat rnds 15-16 ten times.

Bottom of skirt (stripes):

Note: 2 dc at the start of a round combined with 2 dc, ch 1 in the same st at the end of the round counts as 1 fan.

Rnd 36b (decorative ridge) (RS): Ch 1, turn, fphdc around each of next 2 dc, ch 1, (fphdc around next hdc, ch 1, fphdc around each of the first 2 dc of next fan, ch 1, fphdc around each of the last 2 dc of next fan, ch 1, ) around to last 2 dc, fphdc around each of last 2 dc, ch 1, join, changing to dark red.

Note: In the next round, all fans are worked behind the stitches of the last (b) round, creating the decorative ridge. All hdc stitches are worked through both of the last 2 rounds together, to lock the decorative ridge in place. 

Rnd 37 (RS): Ch 1, do NOT turn, working through last 2 rounds together, hdc in first sp, (working behind the stitches from last rnd, fan in next hdc from previous rnd; working through last 2 rnds together, hdc in center of next fan) around to last hdc, working behind the stitches from last rnd, fan in last hdc from previous rnd, join. (34 [36, 38] fans).

Rnds 38-42: Repeat rnd 16, then repeat rnds 15-16 twice

Rnd 42b: Repeat rnd 36b, changing to light red at the end of the round.

Rnds 43-48: Repeat rnds 37-42

Rnds 48b-60: Repeat rnds 36b – 48

Rnd 60b: Repeat rnd 35b, changing to silver at the end of the round.

Rnd 61: Repeat rnd 37, fasten off.

Wash, block, and try on the dress. If you need to make any adjustments to the bodice / shoulders, do it now, before starting the sleeves.

Sleeves:

With RS facing, join red with a slip stitch at either shoulder seam.

Rnd 1 (Armhole edging – RS): With red, work 78 [84, 90] sc evenly spaced around sleeve opening, join. Sl st in first 8 sts

Row 2: Turn, sk first 2 sts, (fan in next st, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sk next 2 sts) twice, fan in next st, sk next 2 sts, sl st in next 3 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked. (3 fans)

Row 3: Turn, sk first 2 sts, fan in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) twice, hdc in center of next fan, fan in next unworked st from rnd 1, sk next 2 sts, sl st in next 3 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked. (4 fans)

Row 4: Turn, sk first 2 sts, fan in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) across to last fan, hdc in center of last fan, fan in next unworked st from rnd 1, sk next 2 sts, sl st in next 3 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked. (5 fans).

Rows 5-9 [10, 11]: Repeat last row 4 [5, 6] times. (10 [11, 12] fans on last row).

Row 14: Turn, sk first 2 sts, fan in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 10 [11, 12] times, hdc in center of last fan, fan in next unworked st from rnd 1, sk next 2 sts, sl st in next 7 sts, leaving remaining 6 sts unworked. (12 [13, 14] fans)

Note: Last row should end in line with the underarm seam.

Rnd 14: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in same st, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sk next 2 sts, fan in next st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 10 [11, 12] times, hdc in center of last fan, fan in next unworked st from rnd 1, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sk last 2 sts, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join. (13 [14, 15] fans).

Note: A decrease of 2 pattern repeats is worked over the next 3 rows

Rnd 15: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first sp, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next hdc** (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 9 [10, 11] times, hdc in center of next fan, repeat from * to **, join. (9 [10, 11] fans)

Rnd 16: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st, *sk next dc, hdc in next sp, sk next dc, hdc in next hdc, sk next dc, hdc in next sp, sk next dc**, (fan in next hdc, hdc in center of next fan) 9 [10, 11] times, fan in next hdc, repeat from * to **, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join. (11 [12, 13] fans)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first sp, *sk next hdc, fan in next hdc, sk next hdc**, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 9 [10, 11] times, hdc in center of next fan, repeat from * to **, join. (11 [12, 13] fans)

Note: Decrease complete. 

Rnd 18: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st, (hdc in center of next fan, fan in next hdc) 10 [11, 12] times, hdc in center of last fan, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join. Fasten off. (11 [12, 13] fans)

Finishing:
  • Front neckline edging: With right side facing, join red with slip stitch at marked st on back shoulder (where the neckline shaping starts). Ch 1, work 65 [69, 69] sc evenly spaced across sides of rows up to shoulder, around front neckline, and across sides of rows down to marker on other shoulder, sl st in first unworked st from back neckline, fasten off.
  • Weave in all ends.

I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to Lion Brand for providing the beautiful Vanna’s Glamour yarn. Also thank you to happypeacock for tech editing the pattern! This pattern is currently in the process of being tested.

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Free Pattern – Maraschino — 6 Comments

  1. Hi! This is Ben Wigler from Lion Brand’s marketing department and I just wanted to say WOW I am absolutely stunned, amazed, and bewitched by this incredible garment. Thanks so much for your incredible creativity! Again… WOW.

  2. Thank you! It is rare to find patterns already sized up for a 3x. Unfortunately it is too advanced for me now (I am pinning and bookmarking it). Beautiful

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