July/August 2013

Endless Summer Maxi

Hula in a comfy maxi dress with a simple crocheted bodice. Sewing tips included!
By Brenda K. B. Anderson

RED HEART Soft, 5oz/140g balls, each approx. 256yd/234m (100% acrylic)

  • 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) balls #9779 Berry

Crochet Hook

  • Size G/6 (3.75mm) crochet hook


  • 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) buttons, .6"/1.6cm diameter
  • Rayon or lightweight cotton fabric, 2.5–3 yd/2.25–2.75m, 45"/114cm wide, like Amy Butler Honeysuckle Bloom in Sky RAAB005 (shown)
  • Grosgrain ribbon, .5"/1.5cm wide, 2–3yd/2–3m
  • Stitch markers
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing needle and sewing thread
  • Small hook and eye closures
  • Yarn needle

XS (S, M, L, XL)

Bust 30 (32, 34.25, 36.5, 38.5)"/76 (81, 87, 93, 98)cm, buttoned.
Note Bodice is designed to be worn with approx. 2–3"/5–7.5cm of negative ease at bust.
Bodice Length 6.5 (6.5, 7.25, 7.25, 8)"/16.5 (16.5, 18, 18, 20)cm, without straps.

15 sts and 12 rows = 4"/10cm over half double crochet.


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