With multiple pattern combinations, you’ll choose your own crochet adventure with this free boho crochet dress pattern and video tutorial in women's sizes S-5X and children's sizes 2-16.
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Boho Crochet Dress Pattern
Welcome to the main hub of the Idlewild crochet dress pattern. With over 12 pattern combinations, you can customize the bodice length, the skirt length and the sleeve style of this crochet dress pattern.
Make a dress, tunic or peplum top that you can layer and dress up or down year round. Keep reading for the links to each stage of the free pattern.
- Boho Crochet Dress Pattern
- Pattern Section Details
- Plus Sizes and Children's Sizes
- Free Pattern + Video Tutorials
- Tell me more about the dress!
- Printable PDFS Downloads
- Lightweight Crochet Dress Yarn
- Can I use a different yarn?
- Yarn Amounts Required
- Avoid the Ads + Print the Pattern
- How to Customize Your Dress
- Show off your stitches on Instagram
- Invitation to our Facebook group
- More Shirts + Tops Free Crochet Patterns
Pattern Section Details
This boho crochet dress pattern is divided into four stages.
Below you'll find links to everything you need to complete this free crochet dress pattern including each stage of the women's and children's patterns, the accompanying video tutorials and supply lists.
Plus Sizes and Children's Sizes
The Idlewild Dress is written in women’s sizes small-5x and child’s sizes 2-16. (That’s a total of 16 sizes to choose from!) For ease of pattern reading, we’ve separated the women’s pattern instructions from the child’s pattern instructions, but if you know you’d like to own both, feel free to snag the two-pattern PDF here.
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Free Pattern + Video Tutorials
Click the highlighted links below to be taken to the pattern portion + video tutorial.
Women's Crochet Dress Pattern Sections:
Girls Crochet Dress Pattern Sections:
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Quick Video Overview
With a ton of video instruction included, this dress pattern is a wonderful chance to add some new skills to your crochet tool belt and make a piece that is wearable year round. Watch the video below for a quick introduction and then read on for all the bohemian dress details!
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Tell me more about the dress!
I’m a dress kind of lady and oh boy do I love wearing this dress. It’s drapey, comfy and strikes that perfect balance of “I care how I look, but it’s not the only thing I think about.” It’s flatteringly flowy in all the right places and I think you’ll find a million ways to wear this lace-accented stunner.
If bohemian dresses aren’t your thing, you can extend the bodice of the pattern and add a shorter lace “skirt” for a peplum-style top. You’ll get to play the designer a little bit in this pattern. But don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard work of figuring out the details. You’ll just be choosing the fun stuff!
Printable PDFS Downloads
Lightweight Crochet Dress Yarn
This boho dress pattern calls for Lion Brand’s Beautiful You yarn. I love this yarn for the Idlewild Dress because it drapes so beautifully, is fully machine washable and comes in some really fantastic colors. (Pictured here in Rooibos Tea (#165-138), Aquatic (#165-105) and Arrowood (#165-194).)
Can I use a different yarn?
Yes! If you don’t have access to Beautiful You or there’s another yarn you’d like to use, please make sure it’s a Category 2 weight yarn. This is often referred to as Sport or Baby weight yarn. Lion Brand’s Dotted Line and L.B. Collection Merino Camel are both great options.
No matter what yarn you choose, please follow the instructions below to make a gauge swatch and adjust your hook size accordingly before you commit to the entire dress. (Gauge swatch instructions will can be found in Part 1 of the free pattern.)
If you’d like more ideas for yarn substitutions, check out YarnSub.com for yarns that closely resemble Beautiful You.
Yarn Amounts Required
See pattern PDF or Part 1 of free pattern for specific yarn amounts per size.
• Lion Brand Beautiful You (Weight: 2/fine - 326 yds, 3.5 oz)
- Rooibos Tea (#165-138) (adult dress)
- Arrowood (#165-194) (child peplum top)
- Aquatic (#165-105) (child dress)
Avoid the Ads + Print the Pattern
If you’d like to have access to the entire crochet dress pattern in one place, you can upgrade to the the ad-free, printable PDF version of the pattern right this very minute.
When you purchase the PDF, you'll also receive ALL the extra helpful resources we’ve created so you can knock this dress out of the park. The PDF includes additional measurements, stitch charts and photo tutorials not included in the free pattern. Plus, printing the PDF makes couch crocheting much easier. 🙂 Click here to purchase the pattern PDF.
How to Customize Your Dress
You get to play the designer a little bit in this pattern. But don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard work of figuring out the details. You’ll just be choosing the fun stuff, like the length, the sleeve style and if you'd prefer to make a peplum-style top instead.
Show off your stitches on Instagram
I personally LOVE seeing your crochet dress take shape and I know others participating do too. Share your photos on Instagram using #IdlewildDress and #MakeAndDoCrew (and be sure to tag me @MakeAndDoCrew) for a chance to be featured.
That was so fun! Now what?
Invitation to our Facebook group
Come discuss crocheting dress tutorial patterns and lots of other crochet projects and techniques in our Make & Do Crew Facebook group. Here thousands of helpful crocheters answer each others questions and share their stitches. Come join us here.