Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stash-Buster #4 - Scrap Hippie Dress

Sometimes the scraps combined with a little spontaneity end up being favorites...
"sometimes" happened today...without just happened.
This is my favorite so far. :-)
I apologize for the bragging nature of this post, I really must give credit where credit is due...
it all came from the bin:
 and the stash-busting inspiration of two lovely ladies with an idea to help out:
This is what was in the "wool and wool blend" bin.
I also added some additional leftover light blue from the scarf and hat stash-buster projects.
The yellow roses were in there, as well, just a few random roses from an evening that the NVO and Little Bug asked me to go to the gym with them, so I grabbed a skein of yellow and made roses while riding the exercise bike.
 See Mrs. Wild for the hippie dress pattern.
I just simply replaced the granny squares with granny rose squares.
A sc row and a dc row then a slip stitch at the top.
The tie was a long ch row with slip stitches to the end.
It was wound in and out of the dc's from the dc row.
A few extra rows of sc on the bottom and then the picot edge from the Granny CAL, as well.
Then I added these straps (ch 30, a sc crochet row, then a dc row, then a sc row again and,then picot edge on the inside of the strap.)
I connected them differently this time, as per the NVO's suggestion: 
(He's so smart.)
The straps are removable so that once the little one grows out of it, it can turn into a skirt!
 I also crisscrossed the back. 
The buttons are underneath on the back so that the straps can be adjusted. 
The buttons fit in between any of the stitches. 

Who would have thought that trying to use up these little bits and pieces would come together? I sure didn't, I could plan for a week and not have come up with this. I just switched colors when I ran out of one or when I completed a row of the skirt. 

No rhyme or reason, no rules.
And that makes me happy!
I hope you are playing with a happy project too!


  1. The dress is very lovely and colorful. Love it. You are a very creative person. I really enjoy reading your blog. Hugs Judy

  2. So pretty Astri you are doing a brilliant job with your stash=busting :)

  3. Oh my gosh, how cute would THIS be on one of the dolls I collect! I can think of a couple that are in need of a little something new!.. Have a great weekend! ~tina

  4. Hermoso trabajo y aunque no tenga muñeca solo ya esta decorando algún rincón y lo mas lindo es que utilizas unos ovillos sobrantes genial besitos.

  5. Aw mucho gratitude to all you lovely ladies for your lovely comments. :-) It makes me happy that you like the dress.

  6. Oui, oui, j'ai un projet aussi, j'ai aussi sorti ma boite à bouts de laine :)
    C'est vraiment adorable comme réalisation venant de simple petits restes de laine ;-) Toujours d'aussi jolies couleurs mariées entre elles !

    Très bon dimanche de crochet !!!!

    1. I can't wait to see your project, Domi. I am very curious about it. It's fun to play with the scraps, yes?

  7. Wish it fit me because I would wear it. I'm in love with all those colors. Any little girl would love it too. It put a smile on my face today.

    1. That's funny, you know I have thought the same thing...maybe just as a skirt for me, but I think I would end up looking like a bag lady.

      I'm smiling with your comment!

  8. Stash-buster #4- You have been productive in using up your stash...I've yet to finish my first project...The dress is beautiful:)

  9. This is just wildly cute - I think Sangeetha put her finger on it - definitely a "gypsy feel". So cheerful!