Dress to Impress Yourself: Princess Gown Blanket Pattern
This voluptuous ball gown will lovingly adorn your little princess’s bed!
I had a lot of fun drawing all the folds in this dress. Sometimes these details can feel tedious but this pattern really came together easily and made me feel a little bit like a superstar!
I originally created this as a custom pattern – their niece is graduating high school and we put the year and their name on it. You can have customization as well! Just send me a message BEFORE purchasing this pattern and I’ll get it drawn up for you.
As per my new usual, there is a slight difference in the pattern depending on whether you use the interlocking crochet method or overlay mosaic crochet.
The interlocking mesh dots and extra border lines have been removed from the mosaic version of the pattern.
If you use the interlocking technique you’ll want to get about 1850 yards of black (or something similarly dark) to use as the “main color” and 1850 yards of something lighter (like pink or purple or sparkly white) to use as the “accent color”. I like adding a simple single crochet border with the main color yarn around the outside because it helps give the outside edge a nice defined look, but that is optional.
If you use the overlay mosaic technique, you’ll want to take note of the way the colors are labeled in the written instructions for this pattern: usually the black lines in the image correspond to the “Main Color” but this pattern switches that! The first color used in the overlay mosaic version of this pattern is not black. In Angela Kermack’s sample here that means the “Main Color” is the striping blue yarn.
Of course, you are free to use something other than blue – but make sure you know that the color you pick as the “main color” is going to show where I’ve put pink in the sample. And your “contrasting color” needs to be really dark (navy blue, super deep purple, or black) to make the drawing show up properly.
If you meet gauge, the finished blanket will be slightly smaller using the interlocking technique compared to the mosaic technique. The mosaic version has a lot of dropped double crochets in a row, so I suggest using a 5 mm hook with worsted weight yarn but the interlocking technique looks better with a tighter weave (in my opinion) so I suggest a 4.5 mm hook with worsted weight yarn.
It’s just a suggestion, like everything, but if you follow my suggestions you should get a blanket about 51″ x 61″ with the interlocking technique or 53″ x 68″ with the mosaic technique.
I have done my best to be accurate – yet generous – with the yardage amounts. I always suggest buying more yarn than you think you’ll need.
Interlocking Crochet Details
- Chart is 205 x 245
- Finished measurements approximately 51” x 61” / 130cm x 156cm
- 4.5 mm hook (US7)
- Worsted weight yarn (3650-4250 yards total)
- Main color (MC) black – 1850 yards plus 75 for optional border
- Accent color (AC) purple – 1850 yards
- Gauge: 16 DC x 8 rows = 4”
Overlay Mosaic Details
- Chart is 199 x 239
- Finished measurements approximately 53” x 68” / 135cm x 173cm
- 5 mm hook (H-8)
- Worsted weight yarn (4800-5500 yards)
- Main color (pink or blue or sparkly white, etc) – 2800 yards
- Contrasting color (black or very dark) – 2000 yards
- Optional envelope border – 700 yards
- Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4”
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