New Crochet Pattern: Trick or Sweet Dress

Trick or Sweet Dress

Trick or Sweet: Crochet Halloween Dress Pattern!
As those of you know who watch my “Ask Me Monday” videos on Facebook, a couple of weeks ago I got a wild hair to design a girls’ crocheted dress for Halloween — the combination of scoring this awesome, vintage-looking cat fabric along with a Halloween photo shoot my buddy, Jennifer Perkins was already planning, was too much motivation to ignore! Well, I’m happy to announce that the dress is finished and photographed, and the pattern written, edited, and ready to go. It’s been forever (years?) since I’ve designed something that’s not for a company or magazine, or as a promotion on my own site. Man, I’d forgotten all the work that goes into taking an idea from conception to a pretty pdf, but it felt good to add a pattern to my Ravelry store!

Trick or Sweet is a hauntingly cute dress that’s perfect for your favorite, little monster. It’s made with a top-down, seamless, crocheted bodice and fabric skirt, which makes it relatively quick to whip up. This is definitely a project that can be made in a weekend, so if you start now your cool cat will have a plenty of time to wear the Halloween heck outta it before the big day. Here’s the scoop:

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Trick or Sweet Pattern

1 ball each, Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell, (55% cotton/45% acrylic; 258 m / 282 yds) in colors: (A) Cotton Harvest, (B) Cotton Club, and (C) Cotton Ball (optional) — or similar, sport-weight yarn.

Size G/4 mm crochet hook — or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry Needle

4, split ring stitch markers

1/2” yard, cotton fabric

Straight pins

Coordinating sewing thread & needle

Sewing machine (optional)

1, 7/16” button

Fabric covered button (optional)

If you make this dress, please be sure to tag @vickiehowell on social media with any pictures. I love seeing them!

Happy, Halloween hooking!


Psst…Change the colors and fabric and it works for any holiday or theme!