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25 Free Crochet Dress Patterns

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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.

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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.

25 Crochet Dress Patterns

Enjoy these crochet patterns for your stylish new dress!

Can I really crochet a dress?

Yes! While some of the designs on this list are more complex than others, most of the patterns are within reach for confident beginners. If you’re comfortable with the basic crochet stitches, increases, decreases, and simple seaming, then you can definitely crochet a dress! If you’re just getting started with learning how to crochet, then be sure to read our complete guide on how to crochet for beginners.

In fact, you’ll find that dress patterns are very similar to top patterns – they just take a bit more time to make (since they’re longer).

Some of the easiest beginner patterns in the list above include the Crochet Sweater DressBreezy Beach Dress, and Summer Garden Dress. (Remember, you can always check the individual crochet patterns for their suggested skill level.)

So while we wouldn’t necessarily recommend a dress as your very first project, it won’t take you long to work up one of these designs once you’ve mastered the basics.

Crochet Techniques to Know

Here are a few crochet techniques that are commonly used in dress patterns:

Before getting started on a pattern, be sure to read through the full instructions to see if you need to learn or brush up on any techniques first. 

Supplies You’ll Need

To make a crochet dress, you’ll need a few basic supplies, including:

  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn
  • Stitch markers
  • Other notions (scissors, yarn needle, buttons, etc.)

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.

More Crochet Patterns

Check out these collections of free crochet patterns.

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