Pattern of the Week: Wilder Dress Yoke
While you’re going through your wardrobe and making the keep or toss decisions during the spring cleaning season, take a few seconds to consider revamping an old garment with the Wilder Dress Yoke. All I can say is holy tapestry crochet! This fun technique will spruce up any spring wardrobe. The subtle nod to southwestern design gives the yoke a fashion-worthy edge.
Create this simple yoke using center single crochet and sew it to a skirt or piece of fabric to create a dress. It’s an easy way to add something new to textiles you already own. Be the talk of the family Easter picnic. Your yoke will win over those Easter egg yolks, no contest.
DESIGNER Sara Dudek
FINISHED SIZE 34 (38¼, 40¾, 44½, 50¾, 57)” underarm circumference.
YARN Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet Thread (Size 3) (distributed by Coats and Clark) (100% cotton; 150 yd [137 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #182-226 natural (MC), #182-65 warm teal (CC), 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls each.
NEEDLES Size D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; sewing needle and thread or sewing machine; sewing pins; skirt or fabric sewn in a tube cut to about 50 (50, 50, 50, 60, 60)” in circumference by 35″ in length or as
GAUGE 23 csc and 30 rows 4″ in patt.