Hello everybody today I have a new pattern for you ! it’s a baby dress free pattern. If you have not noticed yet I love to design baby clothes!! I also love the bobble stitch I think it is too satisfying to crochet. If you didn’t see my previous baby dress patterns check it here and here
The material you will need for this dress pattern are:
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- Yarn: 2-4 skeins (according to the size you are going to make) of Alize Cotton Baby cream color 50% cotton 50% acrylic,
a good alternative is Alize cotton gold or any sport weight cotton acrylic blend yarn.
- One skien of 100% cotton Alize Bella pink yarn for waist draw string.( you actually will need a few yards so maybe any left overran will do the trick)
- A 4 mm and a 3 mm hook
- Stitch markers, sewing needle and matching thread, yarn needle to weave in ends, measuring tape. Here is a set with one of favorite hooks sets along with stitch markers and needles
This pattern is written for size 0-3 month and changes for 3-6 months , 6-12, 12-18, 18-24 months are in parentheses.
10 cm square= 21 sc and 23 sc rows.
I did this pattern with measurements so that you can do it with whatever yarn you want and get the right size.Yet, I included gauge if you want to achieve the exact same look.
Skill level: Beginner
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- front post hdc-
- back post hdc-
Front post hdc
Yarn over. From the front of the work, insert the hook from right to left. Yarn over and pull a loop so that you have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the three loops.
Another way to think about it is you are inserting your hook from front to back, then back to the front and working the stitch as normal.
Back post hdc
Yarn over, then from the back of the work, insert the hook from right to left. Yarn over and pull a loop through so that you have three loops on your hook. Finally yarn over and pull through the three loops. Another way to think about is you are inserting your hook from back to front, then to the back and complete the stitch as normal.
Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops. as if you are doing the first part of a double crochet (DC) (2 loops on the hook);
repeat it until you have 5 HDC on your hook and 1 initial loop (total 6 loops on the hook);
yarn over and pull through all 6 loops (1 loop on the hook – pull pretty tight, so your bobble really pops up); and sc in the next stitch.
- The pattern is written with us terms.
- The dress is worked from top to bottom.
- The shoulder straps and drawstring are worked separately and attached to the dress
- Chain one is NOT considered as the first stitch throughout this pattern
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With a 4mm hook chain as many chains to reach 14 cm(15,16.5,17,18), plus 1 chain
Row 1. Do sc in each chain turn
Row 2. Chain one (Chain one is not considered as the first stitch throughout this pattern) and sc in the very first stitch and all the remaining stitches, turn.
Row 3. Chain one and repeat the previous row at the end of this row your last sc will be in the first sc of the previous row not the chain one space.
If You don’t get the previous row. Check this tutorial to get straight edges by the amazing Sewrella
Repeat row 3 till you reach 13 cm (14.5,16.5,17,18)
Bottom / skirt
Attach yarn to the one side of the square. Chain as many chains to reach 34 cm(35,35.5,36.5,37) join to the other end of the square with a slip stitch be careful not to twist the chain
Round 1. Sc in each stitch and chain around
To create a ribbing effect at the waist band we will work 3 rows of Front Post & Back Post hdc (see special stitches)
Round 2-4. Ch2 work one front post hdc and one Back post hdc repeat form * to * till the end of the round.
Put a stitch marker at each of the sides of the waist band and at the center of the back
Round 4. Do 1 sc in each stitch around till your the 2 stitches before the marked stitch at the side do 2sc in the next 5 stitches and sc in the following stitches till you reach the 2 stitches before the marked stitch on the other side and sc in the next 5 stitches. do one sc in the each of the few remaining stitches.
now since that we will work in loops dnt slip stitch in the first stitch instead put as stitch market at the first stitch and when you reach it each round do a sc and put it again in the new stitch)
Round 5. sc in each stitch around.
Repeat round 5 till you reach 8 cm (10.5,13,15.5,18) without the waist band.
Now we will Start to work with the bobble stitch
First reverse the direction of your rounds so that the right side of the bobble stitch face the right side of the dress
Round 1. sc in the first 3 stitches, 1 bobble stitch,sc in the next 3 stitches repeat from* to*till the end of the round.
Round 2. Sc in each sc and bobble stitch around.
Round 3. We are going to repeat round 1
(but make sure the booble stitch of the new round is not directly aligned over the one from the previous round its going to be one stitch before it so that its kind of between the two bobble stitches form round 1)
Round 4. sc in each sc and bobble stitch around.
Repeat round 1-4 for 7 more cm (5, 6,6,5)
Repeat round 1 and 2 for 7 more cm (5, 6,6,5)
Chain a 2 cm (2,2.5,3,3) chain -mine was(6 chains)- plus one
Row 1. Sc in each stitch
we will make 3 button holes to adjust size
Row 2. Repeat row 2 till your shoulder strap reaches 22 cm(25,27,29,30)
Row 1. sc in the first two stitches, chain 3 skip the middle two stitches and sc in the last two Row 2. Sc in sc form previous round and do 2 sc in the chain 3 space
Row 3-5. Sc in each sc form previous round
repeat the whole process if your need more button holes to adjust the lengh of the strap.
Waist band draw string
Row 1.Chain as many chains to get a 60cm(or enough to insert it around the waist and tie it, if you want to tie it in bow shape like the one in the white version of the dress make it longer) chain)
Row 2. Sc in each chain cut yarn and weave in ends then put it in the waist band
Assebly and finishing instructions:
Sew each strap 2 (2.5, 2.5, 3, 3)cm away from the marked center stitch in the back. If you want you can cross the straps at the back.
Sew the buttons to each side top corner as seen in picture
Etsy PDF pattern:
For people who prefer to work offline or would like to have a copy of the pattern in their crochet library. You can buy an ad-free printable pdf version of this pattern with a photo tutorial. Here on my etsy shop with a very small fee.
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