Midwinter Fire Crochet Pattern


Create your very own elegant & powerful Ilex Top or Dress!

✨ The Ilex is a made-to-measure pattern with built-in calculators that help guide you to your ideal fit!πŸ’ƒI opted for a plunge neckline for my versions of the dress, but there is the option to seam the neck closed for a more modest fit.

🧢I’ve written the pattern so that you can use any yarn weight and fiber you’d like!

🧢My red dress is made with Hobbii ‘Friends Cotton 8/8’ and Hobbii ‘Cocktail Deluxe’, which are both thicker, worsted (4) weight yarns.

🧢My white/pink dress is made with Lion Brand ‘Coboo’, which is a DK (3) weight cotton/bamboo blend.

πŸ“The pattern features complete crochet diagrams, written instructions, AND pictures for every single step. While intermediate-advanced crocheters may find it the easiest, I encourage confident beginners to also try it!
πŸ’ŽYou’ll also receive the Ilex Dress Tester Lookbook, with some stunning examples from my testing team <3

My first two examples:
Bust: 32” (81.3cm)
Height: 5’2” (157cm)

My original red Ilex Dress was inspired by the beautiful leaves and fruits of the Ilex spp. shrubs. I’ve planted hundreds of these beauties over the years, working as a professional horticulturist!