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Classic Granny Stitch Dress

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A stunning crochet granny dress inspired by the iconic style of Taylor Swift! This pattern is perfect for both beginners and advanced crocheters. Featuring the timeless granny stitch that is visually appealing, fun, and relaxing to work with.

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The easy construction of this dress allows you to create a chic and stylish garment with minimal effort, making it an enjoyable and rewarding from start to finish.

Whether you’re a Swiftie looking to replicate her fabulous look or simply searching for a delightful crochet project, this dress will become a favorite in your handmade wardrobe. And some other favorites to check out are the Autumn Wheat Beginner Crochet Cardigan or the The Bias Suzette Shawl.

A crocheted fabric, yarn labeled "Caron Blossom Cakes," crochet hooks, scissors, and a candle are arranged on a white surface beside a basket with white blossoms, perfectly setting the scene for crafting your next rectangle crochet bag.

What to Wear Under The Dress

I've been asked what I wear under this dress since it's an open stitch. I purchase this beige slip from Amazon. And I also grabbed a slip in white for when I want that pop under the dress.

Granny Dress Crochet Supplies

Yarn

Caron Blossom Cakes
61% Cotton, 39% Acrylic, 481 yds/8 oz.
Colorway Shown: Radiant Rainbow
Weight: 4 Heavy Worsted

Yarn Quantities

1050 (1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) 1650, 1800, 1950, 2100) yds
3 (3, 3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4, 5) cakes

Yarn Substitutions To Use With Guide

WeCrochet Comfy Worsted
75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 109yds/50g

WeCrochet Wonderfluff
70% Baby Alpaca, 7% Merino Wool, 23% Nylon, 142 yds/50 g

Hobbii Cascata
61% Cotton, 39% Premium Acrylic, 437 yds/200 g

Hobbii Portobello
60% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 12% Wool, 131 yds/ 50 g

Lion Brand Color Theory
100% Acrylic, 246yds/100g

Crochet Hook

Size US K (6.5mm) Crochet Hook or hook to obtain gauge.

Notions

Scissors
Yarn Needle
Removable Stitch Marker

Skill Level

Beginner

One Size

XS (S, M, L, 1X) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
To fit chest: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62)

Finished Bust Measurement: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 64)

Ease: This garment is meant to be worn with a 3-5 inch ease.

Abbreviations

blo - back loop only
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
Stsc - stacked single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)

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What you'll love about this crochet dress pattern.


  • Less Seaming - The center body is crocheted as one piece, less seaming!
  • Any Weight Yarn - With the ad-free pdf you get a bonus guide to use any yarn.
  • 5 Length options - I've got you covered to get the dress length for your personal style.
  • Size Inclusive - The adult size crochet pattern is available in size x-small to plus size 5x.

Gauge

11 sts and 6.5 rows + 4" by 4" Worked in the granny stitch, unblocked.
If you aggressively block, be aware it will change the size and ease of the garment.

Not sure what gauge is? Check out this blog post: What Is Crochet Gauge and How To Fix It

How to Crochet A Gauge Swatch

Chain 17
Row 1:

Working in the first ch from the hook Stsc first ch, 2 dc in next ch. *skip 2 chs, 3 dc in next ch; repeat from * until the last 3 chs, skip 2 chs, dc 1 in last, turn. | 17 sts

Row 2:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn.
Repeats: Repeat Row 2 until the swatch is at least 5 inches to measure.

Construction

This is constructed in three easy pieces. First, we will work the body side-to-side and make space for the neck. Then, we will create two wide-style sleeves. Last, we will seam down the arms and sides. There are only two seams to finish this dress!

Love easy construction? Try making an accessory with the Danbury Crochet Bag or the Regency Crochet Cardigan.

Special Stitches

Stacked Single Crochet (Stsc): Do NOT chain, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops, insert hook in the vertical bar below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops on the hook.

Pattern Notes

  • The instructions and stitch counts are given for the smallest size, with the larger sizes in
    brackets ( ).

  • Before you dive into your project, take a moment to identify the stitch and row counts that
    match the size you're making. By highlighting or marking them, you'll save time and effort
    later on. Trust us; this small step will make a big difference in your knitting or crochet journey!

  • When there are 5 st counts at the end of the row, that indicates each length of the dress as 27
    (29, 31, 33, 35) inches.

  • When there are 9 st counts at the end of a row, that indicates each circumference size of
    the dress as xs (s, m, l, 1x) (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x).

Hate Weaving in Ends? Try This Crochet Trick

If you are creating this crochet dress with lots of colors, like the original Taylor Swift one, then there will be a ton of ends to weave in. Since we are crocheting a border along the edges, you can use a special knot for changing colors to reduce the amount of ends to weave in.

Instructional crochet image showcasing hands tying a knot with text "Best knot for joining" and "No more ends!" Images of yarn, a crochet hook, completed crochet pieces, and a Granny Crochet Dress highlight the seamless techniques being taught.

Video Tutorial for the Classic Granny Dress

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Crochet Stitch Chart

A crochet pattern diagram showing the sequence of chain stitches, double crochet stitches, and treble crochet stitches in a specific arrangement for creating a Rectangle Crochet Bag. Two arrows indicate the direction of the rows.
A diagram showing symbols for different crochet stitches: an oval for "Chain," a "T" for "Double Crochet," and a "T" with a line through the middle for "Stacked Single Crochet." Perfect for creating your own Rectangle Crochet Bag.

Written Crochet Dress Pattern Instructions

First Body Section

The center body panel will be worked in sections to form one big piece. To adjust the length of the dress, crochet more or fewer chains. I've given a set of options below for different lengths of the dress.

Setup:

Ch 149 (161, 170, 182, 194) for 27 (29, 31, 33, 35) inches from the shoulder.

Row 1:

Working in the first ch from the hook Stsc first ch, 2 dc in next ch. *skip 2 chs, 3 dc in next ch; repeat from * until the last 3 chs, skip 2 chs, dc in last, turn. | 148 (160, 169, 181, 193) sts

Row 2:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn.

Repeats:

Repeat Row 2 until there are a total of 5 (7, 9, 10, 12) (14, 15, 17, 18) rows.

The number of spaces between groups of sts for this row is 49 (53, 56, 60, 64).


Please note, if you want to change the ease of the dress to be more fitted or oversized, this is where you crochet more or fewer rows. Write down how many rows you did so you can do the same on the other side.

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Style Adjustment

What about a neck that isn't so wide? Adjusting this can be done by reducing the center front neckline by a couple of rows, and then adding a row on the First and Last Body Sections. This will keep the bust size the same but make the neck less wide.

To decrease the neck drop in front or back, work one more space towards the neck area until starting the Front Neckline Decreasing or Back Decreasing.

Front Neckline Decreasing

Row 1:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until 21 (23, 24, 26, 28) spaces have been worked, dc in the next space, turn. | 64 (70, 73, 79, 85) sts

Row 2:

Stsc in the third st in the row, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn. | 62 (67, 71, 77, 82) sts

Row 3:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts in the row, dc in the last, turn. | 62 (67, 71, 77, 82) sts

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Row 4:

Stsc in the third st in the row, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn. | 59 (64, 68, 74, 79) sts
Please see video or guide for more details on shaping.

Front Neckline

Row 1:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn.

Repeats:

Work Row 1 for 12 rows.

Front Neckline Increasing

Row 1:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the l1: Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 1 st, 3 dc in next, dc in the last, turn. | 62 (67, 71, 77, 82) sts

Row 2:

Work Row Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn. | 62 (67, 71, 77, 82) sts

Rows 3-4:

Repeat Rows 1-2. | Fasten off.

Back Neckline Decreasing

Setup:

Skip 5 (5, 6, 6, 6) spaces to the left of the Front Neckline Decreasing Row and join yarn in the next space. Please note, we will be working more sts on the back so it will have a higher neckline than the front.

Row 1:

Stsc in space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 st, dc in the last, turn. | 65 (71, 74, 80, 86) sts

Row 2:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 4 sts of the row, skip 3 sts, dc in the last, turn. | 64 (70, 73, 79, 85) sts

Row 3:

Stsc in first, skip the next 3 sts and 3 dc in the next space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 st, dc 1 in the last, turn. | 62 (68, 71, 77, 83) sts

Row 4:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 4 sts of the row, skip 3 sts, dc in the last, turn. | 62 (67, 71, 77, 82) sts

Visuals Rock

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Back Neckline

Row 1:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn.

Repeats:

Work Row 1 for 12 rows.

Back Neckline Increasing

Row 1:

Stsc in first, 3 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 1 st, 3 dc in next, dc in the last, turn. | 63 (68, 72, 78, 83) sts

Row 2:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 4 sts of the row, 3 dc in the space in the center of the last 4 sts, dc in the last, turn. | 64 (70, 73, 79, 85) sts

Row 3:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn. | 64 (70, 73, 79, 85) sts

Row 4:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the last, turn. | 65 (71, 74, 80, 86) sts
Do not fasten off.

Ch 17 (17, 20, 20, 20), leaving a long tail fasten off. Leave the chain as is to work across in the next section, or use your yarn needle for an invisible join (see video).

Last Body Section

Row 1:

Attach yarn to the right side of your work, Stsc first st, 2 dc in the first space, 3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups until the chains across the neck area, [3 dc in the first ch, skip 2 chs] across chs until one ch remains, skip the last ch and work 3 dc into the next space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat * across until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn. | 148 (160, 169, 181, 193) sts

Row 2:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn.

Repeats:

Repeat Row 2 until there are a total of 5 (7, 9, 10, 12) (14, 15, 17, 18) rows.
Fasten off, block the body piece to measurements before seaming.

Sleeve Tip

To get the right sleeve length for you, try on the body portion once completed. Measure from the edge of the garment that sits off the shoulder to your wrist (or whatever length is desired). Then, chain the number of chains to that measurement in multiples of 3+2 and follow the remaining of the sleeve instructions.

Sleeves (Make 2)

To adjust the length of the sleeve, ch more or fewer stitches in multiples of 3+2.

Setup:

Ch 47.

Row 1:

Working in the first ch from the hook Stsc first ch, 2 dc in next ch. *skip 2 chs, 3 dc in next ch; repeat from * until the last 3 chs, skip 2 chs, dc in last, turn. | 46 sts

Row 2:

Stsc in first, 2 dc in the first space, *3 dc in the next space between the granny st groups; repeat until the last 3 sts of the row, skip 2 sts, dc in the last, turn.

Repeats:

Repeat Row 2 until there are a total of 24 (26, 28, 30, 32) (34, 36, 36, 38) rows.
Fasten off, block the sleeves to measurements before seaming.

Neckline Trim

To adjust the length of the sleeve, ch more or fewer stitches in multiples of 3+2.

Rnd 1:

Attach the yarn to the side edge of the neck. Sl st around, placing one sl st per st, and 3 sl sts per every 2 double crochet edge.

Rnd 2:

Sc in the blo in each st around. Either sl st to join or fasten off and create an invisible join with your yarn needle.

Attaching Sleeves

With st markers, mark the center edge of the sleeve. Then mark the center edge of the dress. With your yarn needle seam the sleeves to each side of the body piece.

Seaming

Fold the dress in half with RS facing out and WS together. Using your preferred seaming method, sew the front and back of the dress together at the side seam, beginning at the bottom hem, working to the underarm, and then seaming across the sleeve in one continuous seam. Repeat for the other side.

Sleeve Trim

Rnd 1:

Attach the yarn near the seam of the sleeve. Sl st around, placing one sl st per st, and 2 sl sts per every 1 double crochet edge. Keep the spacing as even as possible.

Rnd 2:

Sc in the blo in each st around. Either sl st to join or fasten off and create an invisible join with your yarn needle. Repeat for the other sleeve.

Bottom Trim

Rnd 1:

Sc in the blo in each st around. Either sl st to join or fasten off and create an invisible join with your yarn needle.

Rnd 2:

Sc in the blo in each st around. Either sl st to join or fasten off and create an invisible join with your yarn needle. Repeat for the other sleeve.

Want an easier blocking experience? Get a block combs for getting a clean sharp look.

Finishing

Weave in any ends. Style and enjoy wearing!

Congratulations on completing your Taylor Swift-inspired crochet dress! We hope you enjoyed creating this beautiful garment and feel proud of your handmade accomplishment.

As a final touch, here are a few tips on caring for your crocheted dress to ensure it stays in perfect condition. Always hand wash your dress in cold water with a gentle detergent, and avoid wringing or twisting it to prevent stretching. Lay it flat to dry on a clean towel, reshaping it as needed.

Store your dress folded, rather than hanging, to maintain its shape. With proper care, your crochet dress will remain a stylish and cherished piece in your wardrobe for years to come.

Ready for your next project? The Key Largo Crochet Top and the Sparrow Crochet Sweater Pattern are great additions to your wardrobe. And if you want a quick project, check out the Summer House Crochet Tank.

Cheers, and happy crocheting!

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