No matter the season, a crochet dress is always in style. Crochet a dress to wear as a swimsuit cover-up, a breezy summer outfit, or in the fall, with a cardigan and leggings. Check out our list below of lovely, fashionable free crochet dress patterns for crocheters of all skill levels.
Crochet Dress Patterns
When you think of crochet, dresses might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But trust us, there are some seriously stunning crochet dress patterns out there!
In this post, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite free crochet dress patterns. The patterns in this list range from easy to advanced skill levels, but most of the patterns are easy enough for a confident beginner or intermediate-level crocheter.
Crochet Dress Styles
In this list, you’ll find tank dresses, short sleeve styles, sweater dresses, maxi dresses, swimsuit cover-ups, and more.
So whether you’re looking for a summery sun dress or a cozy sweater dress for fall, we’ve got you covered.
This easy crochet maxi dress pattern is made of two long panels that are seamed together. It features a loose fit that’s perfect for wearing a belt and for keeping cool in the summer. The length of the dress is easy to adjust according to your preference.
This top-down, crochet summer dress pattern is available in sizes S through 5XL. This dress is great for wearing over a swimsuit or on a casual summer evening. The techniques included in this pattern are best for intermediates.
This dress features a fitted body, flared circle skirt, and practical neckline - perfect for dressing up or going about daily life. It’s available in sizes XS through 3XL. This pattern is well-suited for intermediates.
This oversized, cozy dress features long sleeves for the chillier fall and winter days. It’s made using the camel half double crochet stitch, creating a ribbed look. This pattern is made out of five pieced rectangles and includes only a small amount of shaping for the front neckline.
This cute dress is worked flat and features adorable applique strawberries. Or, make cherries instead (instructions included)! It features a plunging neckline and belted waist for those carefree, summer days.
This sweater dress is crocheted from the top down. It’s available in a variety of sizes and is easy to adjust in order to fit your body type. You only need to know a few simple crochet stitches to create this pattern. Make it striped (as shown) or solid!
This light, airy cover up dress is great for wearing over a bathing suit or another shirt. It folds up easily and is perfect for packing to take with you on your next adventure. This pattern is best suited to intermediates.
This dress is made of squares and triangles that are pieced together using the slip stitch for a granny square design. It’s available in sizes XS through 5XL, so be sure to check the sizing chart to help you find your perfect size. A video tutorial is included for the pattern.
This pattern includes lots of repeated rows, so you can relax while you crochet without having to think too much. A few aspects of this dress, such as the straps, are best for intermediates, but beginners can crochet this with a little patience and practice.
Want to make your own wedding dress? This crocheted wedding dress pattern is specifically made with a lovely v-neck and flattering waistband that creates a charming, plus-size dress. It’s available in sizes 1X-5X.
This stretchy, fitted dress is crocheted in granny square style. It fits snugly over the hips for a shapely, feminine look. The author recommends trying it on as you go to make any necessary adjustments and make sure that it fits you just right!
Granny squares are fun to make, and you’ll need quite a few for this unique crochet dress. Then, enjoy watching your squares take shape to create this lovely, summer outfit! It features a square neckline and decorative buttons down the front.
This elegant dress features a fitted top with a flowy, lacy skirt. The skirt is made using the Eiffel Tower Stitch. This helpful pattern is full of tips for creating it exactly to your style - including the neck design, length, and more.
This easy dress is highlighted by its charming collar that’s made with single crochets. Use a gradient yarn for a unique color pattern like the example, or feel free to make your dress completely solid. Instructions are included for size XS through 3XL.
Head down to your favorite beach and relax with this summery dress! This functional yet beautiful crochet dress makes the perfect bathing suit cover-up. This easy pattern is made with chain stitches and double crochets.
This detailed, loose-fitting dress is perfect for spring. It’s available in sizes XS through 5XL, but it’s easy to adjust the fit of the top and the length of the skirt to fit your preferences. Plus, the added belt allows you to cinch to your ideal fit. The top is made with two rectangles, while the skirt is crocheted in the round.
This summer maxi dress is crocheted in the round and makes for a great beginner crochet dress. Made with the double crochet, this dress is seamless - no sewing required! It’s available in S through XL.
Here’s a loose and lacy cover-up that’s ready for warm beach days. It’s light enough to let the breeze blow through and dry your swimsuit, but also provides some cover and comfort. It’s made of four identical panels that are sewn together and finished off with a single crochet border.
This geometric, customizable pattern can be worn at the beach, but you might fall in love with it and decide to wear it regularly over a shirt, too! Simply add or remove rows to adjust the length according to your preference. This pattern is made using the Triangle and Cones Lace Stitch (instructions included).
Before getting started on your dress, check to see whether you have all the needed supplies.
What’s the Best Yarn for Crochet Dresses?
Most crochet dress patterns suggest a relatively lightweight yarn, such as DK weight. In most cases, you’ll want to shop for a washable (“superwash”) yarn, and yarn that is made of natural fibers like cotton. Below, we’ve included a suggested yarn weight and specific yarn for each pattern, so you can find your perfect yarn with one click.
How Many Skeins of Yarn Do I Need to Crochet a Dress?
To crochet a dress, you’ll need anywhere from 2-14 skeins of yarn, though somewhere between 5-8 skeins is most common. The amount of yarn you’ll need depends on the style of the dress, the size you choose, and the yarn weight.
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