Hi! It’s wonderful to “see” all of you again! Thanks for your lovely comments on Rapunzel’s posts; she really appreciated them, and I helped her reply. 😉
Recently I was re-reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and I had the urge to crochet a dress that Hazel wears in the book. I’m not going to spoil anything, but she goes out to dinner and wants to dress up, so she wears a “knee-length, blue-print flowey Forever 21” sundress. Here’s my interpretation of it:
It was fun to try and crochet a ‘print’ pattern. After many failed attempts I came up with this zigzag-y fabric that is sort of drapey too. I should have made it a round longer to make it knee-length. Maybe next time!
As an aside, the color of that cover is my FAVORITE BLUE EVER. When people ask me my favorite color, I say “The-Fault-in-Our-Stars blue.” 🙂
I modeled it on my Insurgent Tris Barbie because Tris is modeled after Shailene Woodley, who plays her in the movie. Well, she also plays Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars movie (which I have not seen because I’d prefer not to turn into a puddle of tears). With her short brown hair, she actually looks quite a bit like Hazel, except for the bird tattoo. I iPhotoshopped it out in these pictures.
- Small amount of DK/#3-weight yarn I used Loops & Threads “Snuggly Wuggly Big”. I can barely make myself type that name! 🙂 It’s over 1,000 yards of yarn so of course I didn’t use the entire thing.
- D (3.25 MM) crochet hook. Some D hooks say they’re 3 millimeters but mine is 3.25.
Note: V-st = (dc, ch 1, dc) all in same st.
Exdc = extended double crochet = yo, pull up loop, yo pull through 1 loop, (yo pull through 2 loops) 2x.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd st from hk, dc in next st. Sc, dc.
Row 2-4: Ch 1, turn. (sc in next st, dc in next st) across.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. (dc, sc) in first st, dc in next st. (sc in next st, dc in next st) across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn. (Sc in next st, dc in next st) across to last st, (sc, dc) in last st.
Row 7-12: Repeat Row 2.
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, dc in next st, (sc, dc) across.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn, (sc, dc) across to last 2 sts, yo, pull up loop in next st, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull up loop in next st, yo, draw through all loops. (That’s a dc/hdc2tog.)
Row 15-18: Repeat Row 2.
Slip stitch to the other side and sc evenly around the edge. Slip stitch the back four stitches together with the wrong side facing. Flip it back to the RS and sc evenly around the bottom edge to get 24 sts. Sl st to join. Now we’ll start the skirt.
Row 1: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch.) *V-st in next st, sc in next st* around.
Row 2-11 (or 2-12 if you want it to be knee-length): Work in BACK LOOPS only for this round and onward. *Sc in chain, V-st in sc* around. Place a stitch marker if needed to keep track of rounds.
Edging: Keep working in your continuous rounds and do *exdc, ch 2, exdc* in place of the V-st. Sl st to join, fo, weave in ends.
And you’re done!