How to Crochet the Retro Taylor Swift Inspired Granny Square Dress

Crochet Taylor Swift Retro Granny Dress Pattern

Learn more about the Retro Dress Worn by Taylor Swift and Crochet Your Own Dress

You may have seen the images of Taylor Swift in her iconic Granny Mini dress and thought how can I crochet that dress? Well, here’s a few ideas and patterns to get you started.

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The retro dress is a dress that went viral when Taylor Swift wore it recently to an event. The dress, named the “MYRA CROCHET MINI DRESS APRICOT” from VRG GRL, is a charming nod to the 70s, and fans everywhere are eager to create their own versions of this vintage-inspired look.

The dress reminds me of a swimsuit cover-up that you can wear as a dress with something under it. It’s pretty much two panels (front and back) made in the granny stitch and joined together. Attaching long sleeves to the armholes to complete the pattern.

Creating your own Taylor Swift-inspired granny square dress is a fun and rewarding project. With some patience and creativity, you’ll have a beautiful, handmade dress that showcases your love for crochet and fashion.

Crochet Dress Easily Made with the Granny Stitch

The dress pattern is easy enough to crochet for anyone that understands how to crochet a granny square. It’s basically a pattern that looks quite simple to crochet. It’s two granny rectangles seamed together or even worked as one piece with a neck hole in granny pattern. Then you crochet two rectangles seamed for sleeves and attach them to the dress.

Suggested Materials to Crochet the Swiftie Dress

You will use approximately 4 skeins of worsted weight or cotton yarn for this project.

Yarn: Choose a lightweight yarn in 4 different multiple colors. Cotton or a cotton blend works well for a dress.

Hook: Use a hook size that matches your yarn, typically between Suggested 4 mm but a 3.5mm (E) and 4.5mm (G) will work depending on the yarn you are using.


Tapestry Needle: For weaving in ends.

Measuring Tape

Here’s How to Crochet the Basic Granny Square Pattern for the Swiftie Retro Dress

Taylor Swift Crochet Granny Stripe Dress
Taylor Swift Crochet Granny Stripe Dress

Crochet the Basic Granny Stitch and make two squares (front and back) for the dress. Changing colors as you go. This is a basic granny pattern you will have to modify it to make the dress. For actual patterns we have a few listed that you can download.

Stitch – Granny Stitch Made up of 3 Clusters of double crochet. You will also need to know how to Single crochet.

ch 138 or as many as needed for size and desired length.
1st row: (RS). 3 dc in 6th ch from hook (turning ch counts as 1 dc, ch 1 and skip next 3 ch). *Ch 1. Skip next 3 ch. 3 dc in next ch. Rep from * to last 3 ch. Ch 1. Skip next 2 ch. 1 dc in last ch. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in first ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last turning ch sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in turning ch sp. Join C. Turn. 45 groups of 3 dc.

3rd row: With C, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). *3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Rep from * to last group of 3 dc. 1 dc in top of turning ch. Turn.

4th row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in first ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last turning ch sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in turning ch sp. Join D. Turn. Rep last 2 rows, working in Stripe
Pat (1 to 4 rows each color)

Continue pattern until complete.

Make the Two Granny Squares and join together.

Assemble the Granny Squares and Add Sleeves

Front and Back Panels

  • Create Two Panels: Make two large granny squares, one for the front panel and one for the back panel. Ensure both squares are of equal size.

Assembling Panels

  1. Seam the Shoulders: Lay the front and back panels on top of each other, right sides facing in. Seam the squares together at the shoulders, leaving space for the neckline.
  2. Seam the Sides: Seam the sides of the squares, leaving space for the armholes. The armholes should be wide enough to accommodate the sleeves comfortably.

Sleeve Construction

  1. Measure: Determine the length and width of the sleeves. Each sleeve will be a tube made of granny square rounds.
  2. Granny Square Rounds: Start with a magic ring and work in rounds, increasing until you reach the desired sleeve width, then continue without increases to achieve the desired length.

Joining Sleeves: Attach the sleeves to the armholes using a slip stitch or whip stitch. Ensure the sleeves are evenly aligned with the body of the dress.

Finishing the Dress

Weave in Ends: Use a tapestry needle to weave in all loose ends.

Blocking: Block the dress to even out the stitches and shape it properly.

Customizing Your Dress

  • Length: Adjust the size of the large granny squares to make the dress shorter or longer.
  • Fit: Customize the fit by adjusting the size of the squares or the number of rounds in the sleeves.
  • Sleeve Length: Adjust the number of rounds in the sleeves to make them shorter or longer.

Creating your own retro granny square dress with long sleeves, inspired by Taylor Swift, is a fun and rewarding project. With a bit of time and creativity, you’ll have a unique, handmade dress that showcases your crochet skills and fashion sense. Enjoy the process and happy crocheting!

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