Introducing December Romance: the quintessential holiday dress and my favorite piece in the entire Modern Crochet Sweaters collection. This versatile dress is sophisticated enough for all your holiday festivities but subtle and understated enough to wear any day of the year. We skipped the obvious holiday themes—no red, green or sparkles on this one!—and what remains is a sexy, tasteful sweater dress suitable to rock year-round.
This striking design artfully accentuates the feminine figure with optional waist shaping. Enjoy the romantic, billowy collar and off-the-shoulder fit, perfectly juxtaposed against the figure-hugging silhouette of this body. The oversized collar and relaxed sleeves make this sweater dress more suitable for everyday wear. Whether you’re celebrating the new year as the clock strikes midnight or in need of an outfit for date night, this dress is sure to make you feel beautiful, no matter your personal style.
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Substitute Lion Brand Jeans with any similar worsted weight, category #4 yarn that matches gauge. Any fiber should work out fine. Choose something soft (key: not itchy) that you would want to wear against your skin for long periods of time. I chose Jeans specifically for this fitted dress because this yarn has a softness that is hard to find in acrylics within this price range.
Yardage*: 8 (9, 10, 11, 11) (13, 14, 14, 15) skeins of Jeans, or
*Yardage is calculated based off the length provided in the chart on Page 4. If you would like a longer dress than written for your size, additional yardage will be required.
Yarn Note: This design is comprised of single crochet stitches throughout, encouraging you to get creative with your yarn choices. Simple stitches like this are great opportunities to use any special, unique yarns you may have on hand that you want to show off without getting lost in a distracting stitch pattern. Speckled, variegated, self-striping, and hand-dyed yarns pair best with a blank canvas of simple stitches to really let the yarn shine.
Main gauge hook: Size U.S. G/7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Hook for fold-over collar only: Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge for collar
Notions: Tapestry needle, five locking stitch markers