Today is my birthday. I made myself a present:

This is only the second crochet dress I’ve ever made so I’m super proud of it. It is also the first one that I designed myself without a pattern. I did use a portion of a pattern to figure out how to make the halter top but I adapted it and the rest of the shaping I figured out for myself. I used yarn that I got in Argentina last year (in the Buenos Aires yarn district – go if you can!)

There are things I’ll do differently on the next design including making the dress longer (I ran out of yarn to be honest) and making the increases on the skirt more gradual than they are on this one but overall I really love the dress and think it’s a terrific birthday present to myself.


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!


  1. You are so talented! What a great dress! And happy, happy birthday! ;-)

  2. Sophia Roberts Reply


    ♫ ♪ Happy birthday to you ♫ ♪
    ♫ ♪ Happy birthday to you ♫ ♪
    ♫ ♪ Happy birthday, dear Kathyrn ♫ ♪
    ♫ ♪ Happy birthday to you! ♫ ♪

  3. Kathryn Reply

    Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments and happy birthday wishes!

  4. How cool…….you are really talented! I wish I had patience to make myself a dress. I love it though…you did a wonderful job. :o) And hey…Happy Belated Birthday!! :o)

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