Well, I love to crochet and I love crochet trim and applique on little girls clothing.
My initial idea was to create a simple A-Line dress with asymmetrical colorblocking, but with the colorblocking done in crochet rather than contrasting fabric.
I chose a coral color knit fabric and a turquoise yarn. I sketched up a pattern for the dress and started crocheting the color block section...
Apparently, I also started daydreaming about the beach, because all of a sudden my color block section started looking like the crest of an ocean wave.
I love the beach, too.
I exaggerated the wave shape and ditched the coral knit in favor of this sandy colored cotton print and a soft turquoise trim and I could almost hear the waves crashing on the shore.
I finished the arm holes with thin strips of hand made bias tape and the neck has encased elastic.
I crocheted this sweet little necklace using a coordinating mercerized cotton yarn.
This dress makes me long for hot summer days spent splashing in the surf at my favorite beach.
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