Top down baby dress

Top down baby dress



Baby dress - free crochet pattern

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Yarn

3 balls 50gm Patons

Cotton Blend 8ply 

3 small buttons

Needles

5.00mm crochet hook

Wool sewing needle

Tension

As per wool

Special abbreviations

Shell 2tr, 2ch, 2tr

MEASUREMENTS

SIZE NEWBORN TO 3MTHS

STITCH GUIDE

Beginning at the neck with 5.00mm hook.

Row 1: 52ch, tr in second ch from hook an in each ch across. 51 sts.

Row 2: 3 ch, tr in each of next 2 sts, * 2 tr in next st, tr in each of next 3 sts. repeat from * 11 times, tr in each remaining sts to the end. 63 sts.

Row 3: 3 ch, tr in each of the next 3 sts, * 2 tr in the next st. tr in each of the next 4 sts repeat from * 11 times, tr in each remaining st, tr on top of 3 ch. 75 sts.

Row 4: 3 ch, tr in each of the next 3 sts* 2 tr in the next st, tr in each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * 13 times, tr in each of the remaining sts, tr on top of 3 ch. 89 sts.

Row 5: 3 ch, tr in the same st, * miss next st, shell in next st, repeat from * to end 2 tr on top of 3 ch 43 shells.

Row 6: 3ch, tr in the same st. shell in next 6 shells, 3 ch, miss next 10 shells, shell in next 11 shells, 3 ch, miss next 10 shells, shell in next 6 shells 2 tr on top of 3 ch.

Row 7: 3 ch, tr in same st. shell in next 6 shells, tr in each of next 3 ch, shell in next 11 shells, tr in each of 3 ch, shell in next 6 shells. 2 tr on top of 3 ch.

Row 8: 3 ch, tr in same st. shell in next 6 shells, miss first tr of underarm and shell in next tr. shell in next 11 shells, miss first tr of underarm and shell in next tr.shell in next 6 shells. 2tr on top of 3 ch. 25 shells.

Row 9: 3 ch, tr in same st. shell in each shell to end. 2tr on top of ch 3.

At this point you can continue in the round to close the dress down centre back.

Or continue as pattern for the pinafore shape. (Open down back)

Row 10-17: repeat row 9

Row 18: 3 ch, tr in same st. dc in space before shell.* 5tr in shell, dc in space between shells, repeat from * to the end. dc in space after last shell. 2tr on top of 3 ch. Sew 3 buttons on the right side of the yoke. Use space at end of rows for buttonholes. Also dc up the back side working 3 x 2 ch loops for buttonholes on the left side, dc across the neckline and dc down other side of opening.