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Daphne Button Up Dress Knitting Pattern

Daphne Button Up Dress Knitting Pattern

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A summery and beautiful summer dress, inspired by Parisian street style mixed with the shaping of a more modern Bridgerton style. This classic and versatile dress features a charming button-up front, making it the perfect choice for any occasion. Worked in an easy to wear bamboo yarn, and finished with a cute button up detail and tie up straps. Embrace a look that's both sophisticated and stylish with the Daphne Button Up Dress, and add to your DIY wardrobe.

The Daphne Button Up Dress is worked from the top down, beginning with the bust cup shaping and then working the body. The dress is worked back and forth in pattern until the desired length is reached, with and i-cord edging for the edges. The straps are picked up and worked in i-cord and tied up in a fashionable style.

Skill Level  Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Gauge 25 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette st on 3.25 mm [US 3] needles, worked flat, blocked.


Suggested Needle

Tip: if you work with a plant based fibre (cotton or silk), I suggest cubic or ‘square’ knitting needles to help reduce fatigue when working with these yarns.


Suggested Yarn

Sample made in size XS with Hobbii Rainbow Bamboo (60% Bamboo Viscose 40% Cotton, 250 metres/273 yds, 100g).

4 (5) 6 (7) 7 (8) 10 (10) balls required if you want to use this yarn,


995 (1150) 1310 (1550) 1709 (1869) 2154 (2315) metres / 1088 (1258) 1433 (1695) 1869 (2044) 2356 (2532) yards of sport weight yarn.

I suggest a yarn which has bamboo/silk in order to have a lovely drape on the body.

Take note: The yardages shown are for a dress length that sits above the knee. Take into account if you’ll need more or less depending on the customisation of your HIP circumference preference and overall length.

Yarn Alternatives
Debbie Bliss Eco Baby
Hobbii Baby Cotton Organic
Hobbii Soft Bamboo Double
MillaMia Naturally Baby Soft



This pattern uses techniques such as: knit, pur,l i-cord edges, top-down knitting, seamless knitting, german short rows, picking up stitches, stretchy bind off.

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Size Guide

Choose your bust size based on how much negative ease you prefer.

If you’re using wool (merino, super wash etc), choose a bust size with 0-2 inches of negative ease. If using plant fiber (bamboo, cotton), choose a bust size with 2-4 inches of negative ease. The reason is that wool has more elasticity and plant fibres won’t bounce back, so the ribbing along the back will be affected by the type of yarn used.

DAPHNE BUTTON DRESS is intended to be worn with approximately 2-4 inches / 7.5-12.5 cm of negative ease built in around the bust, and 0 - 3 inches / 0 - 7.5 cm of positive ease around the hips built in.

Measure yourself before beginning to ensure that you choose the right size. For example: Your bust circumference is [34 - 4 = 30 inches] 86 cm - 5 cm = 81 cm i.e. you can work a size S for 4 inches / 10 cm of negative ease.

The hip size is customisable within the pattern.