Coogee Bay Dress

This one-size dress made up of crochet pineapple motifs joined as you go enhances a range of body sizes and shapes. The identical front and back are joined with a crochet chain seam.


Jenny King

Finished Size: 50″ bust circumference at underarm, intended to fit a variety of sizes. Garment is meant to be loose fitting.

Yarn: Shakun Cashmere Spinning Co. Ltd. Organic Cotton (100% organic cotton; 197 yd [180 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #01, 16 balls. Yarn distributed by Lotus Yarns.

Hook Sizes: D/3 (3.25 mm) and C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: St marker (m); yarn needle.

Gauge: Motif = 9″ square with larger hook.


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12 thoughts on “Coogee Bay Dress

  1. This is wonderful, not to mention a trigger for other ideas!!!  I love motitfs.   How does one purchase the yarn,  It is an overseas company. 

    Given the softness of this yarn, I would hesitate to substitute this since the finer yarns are mercerized.  Webs may be an option.


  2. Please advise where the yarn (or an acceptable alternative)  can be purchased in US .

    I have tried the Shakun website several time.  Ugh!!! 



  3. I, too, cannot find this yarn!   I also question, IS it gauge 2 yarn?  The sample photos of yarns used, on page 94, this yarn does not match the other size 2 yarns.  Instead looks to be the same gauge as the size 0 yarn above it.  Crochet hook size D is also quite small for a 2 yarn.  We really need to know exactly what yarns would be easily substituted since we cannot get this yarn.  Even the Lotus website does not have this yarn available.  Please, H E L P ! us!  I REALLY want to make this beautiful dress!   It would be great in the future to list good substitutes for all projects.


  4. On Ravelry it says the yarn is a Sport weight. (

    People are useing the following for the yarn as a substitute…


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    Cascade Yarns

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  5. I wanted this dress.  Mine is made from bedspread cotton–sixe 10–using a c hook. It looks quite good.  The  front (or back) I photographed and put in GOTATRUMP on Ravelry.  I  have 5 blocks to go and then the neckline.  It should be done to wear in a week for a special occasion.

  6. The Pattern is found in the Summer/August 2012 issue of Interweave Crochet Magazine. Or I suppose you can subscribe here and buy the pattern.   I am going to try it with Crochet Thread size 3, off white, E and F hooks.  And I’m only going to make a short version.  I love the motif.