Saturday, 17 January 2015

Starting Out Crochet Baby Dress


Starting Out Crochet Baby Dress                      For a 6 months baby
Starting Out ~ Crochet Baby Dress

Starting Out - Crochet Baby Dress - Back View

 
 
 

This pattern uses UK terminology

ch = chain       tc = treble crochet       dc = double crochet

Using DK (8ply) yarn and a 4mm hook, chain 65


Row 1:
tc in 4th  ch from hook and in the next 7 ch, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (corner), tc in next 11 chains, (tc, ch, tc)  in next ch (corner), tc in next 19 chains, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (corner), tc in next 11 chains, (tc, ch, tc) in next chain (corner), tc in next 9 ch, turn

 

Row 2:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 9 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 21 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 10 tc, turn

 

Row 3:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 10 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 23 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 11 tc, turn

 

Row 4:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 11 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 25 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 17 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 12 tc, turn

 

Row 5:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 12 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 27 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 19 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 13 tc, turn

 

Row 6:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 13 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 21 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 29 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 21 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 14 tc, turn

 

Row 7:
ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 14 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 23 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in ch (center of corner), tc in next 31 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 23 tc, (tc, ch, tc) in next ch (center of corner), tc in next 15 tc, turn

 

Row 8:

ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next 15 tc,  tc in ch (center of corner), skip stitches to the next ch, tc in ch (center of corner), tc in next 33 tc,  tc in ch (center of corner), skip stitches to the next ch, tc in ch (center of corner), tc in next  16 tc, turn

 

Row 9:

ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in next tc, * 2tc in next tc, tc in next 2 tc, repeat from * to end

 

Now join with a slip stitch and continue for the rest of the dress working in rounds  ~

 

Round 1:

ch3 (counts as first tc), tc in each tc all around

 

Repeat round 1 until the dress is the length that you desire  

(for the blue & white dress I repeated this round 16 times more)

 

Next round:  

ch1, dc in each tc across row.  Fasten off

 

Neck Edge:

dc all around the neck edge. Fasten off

 

To finish:

Weave in ends        

 

Add 2 or 3 pretty buttons

 

Decorate with lace, flowers, motifs, ribbons or bows    

 


This simple baby dress is so easy – once you have made one you can use it as a base
to try out a few variations.

For example  ~

Why not make this little dress in stripes?

Or try adding a shell border…….

For a more lacy effect – work the top as above – then use a cluster stitch for the skirt ….. this looks really great !
 
 
  

Go on have some fun ....


 
 
You will find a knitted version of this cute little dress at ~  
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5 comments :

  1. Hello, how much yarn does this roughly take? I'm trying to use up my yarn stash and have some magic knit left but don't want to run out half way through :-) xx

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    1. I used almost a full 100g ball of acrylic DK yarn Samantha. :)

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  2. Tutti i tuoi lavori sono teneri e bellissimi !!! Il vestitino è delizioso......Un saluto

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