Knitting for children Knitting for girls Girl's dress crochet pattern free

Girl's dress crochet pattern free

Dress crochet pattern



FINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit child size 2; changes for sizes 4, 6 and 8 are in [].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 22 inches (size 2), [24 inches (size 4), 26 inches (size 6), 28 inches (size 8)]

Length: 16 1/2 inches (size 2), [18 inches (size 4), 19 1/2 inches (size 6), 21 inches (size 8)], excluding Straps

MATERIALS

Berroco Weekend DK light (DK) weight acrylic/cotton yarn (3 1/2 oz/268 yds/100g per hank (3)):

3 [3, 4, 5] hanks #2947 blood orange

Size E/4/3.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

1/2-inch wide lace ribbon: 1 [1 1/2, 2, 2] yd(s)

GAUGE

15 h-hdc = 4 inches; 18 rows = 4 inches

16 dc = 4 inches; 8 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge. 

PATTERN NOTES

Dress is worked from top down in one piece. Straps are added after Dress is completed.

Bodice is worked in joined, turned rounds to achieve effect of stitch pattern.

Chain-2 at beginning of round does not count as first stitch unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of round does not count as first stitch unless otherwise stated.

Skirt is worked in joined rounds with right side always facing; do not turn unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Herringbone half double crochet (h-hdc): Yo, insert hook into next st, yo and draw through st and first lp on hook, yo and draw through rem lps on hook.

Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

Shell: (2 tr, [picot—see Special Stitches, 3 dc] twice, 2 tr) as indicated in instructions.

DRESS

Bodice

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 85 [93, 101, 109], being careful not to twist ch, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), h-hdc (see Special Stitches) in each ch around, join (see Pattern Notes) in first st, turn. (84 [92, 100, 108] h-hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, h-hdc in each st around, join in first st, turn.

Rep rnd 2 until piece measures 4 1/2 [5, 5 1/2, 6] inches, ending with RS rnd.

Skirt

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), dc in each of first 20 [22, 24, 26] sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 20 [22, 24, 26] sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join in first st, do not turn (see Pattern Notes). (88 [96, 104, 112] dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each of first 10 [11, 12, 13] dc, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 10 [11, 12, 13] dc, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join in first st. (96 [104, 112, 120] dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each of first 11 [12, 13, 14] dc, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 11 [12, 13, 14] dc, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join in first st. (104 [112, 120, 128] dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in each of first 12 [13, 14, 15] dc, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 12 [13, 14, 15] dc, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join in first st. (112 [120, 128, 186] dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of first 13 [14, 15, 16] dc, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 13 [14, 15, 16] dc, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join in first st. (120 [128, 136, 144] dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in each of first 14 [15, 16, 17] dc, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 14 [15, 16, 17] dc, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join in first st. (128 [136, 144, 152] dc)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in each of first 15 [16, 17, 18] dc, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 15 [16, 17, 18] dc, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, join in first st. (136 [144, 152, 160] dc)

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join in first st.

Rep rnd 8 until Skirt measures 9 [10, 11, 12] inches from bottom of Bodice.

Edging

Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in each of first 8 dc, ch 1, *dc in each of next 8 dc, ch 1, rep from * around, join in first st. (136 [144, 152, 160] dc, 17 [18, 19, 20] ch-1 sps)

Rnd 2: Rep rnd 1.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each of first 8 dc, ch 2, *dc in each of next 8 dc, ch 2, rep from * around, join in first st. (136 [144, 152, 160] dc, 17 [18, 19, 20] ch-2 sps)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in each of first 8 dc, ch 3, *dc in each of next 8 dc, ch 3, rep from * around, join in first st. (136 [144, 152, 160] dc, 17 [18, 19, 20] ch-3 sps)

Rnd 5: Rep rnd 4.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in each of first 8 dc, ch 5, *dc in each of next 8 dc, ch 5, rep from * around, join in first st. (136 [144, 152, 160] dc, 17 [18, 19, 20] ch-5 sps)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in each of first 8 dc, ch 7, *dc in each of next 8 dc, ch 7, rep from * around, join in first st. (136 [144, 152, 160] dc, 17 [18, 19, 20] ch-7 sps)

Rnd 8: Sl st in each of first 2 dc, *sc in each of next 4 dc, sk next 2 dc, shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch-7 sp**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in first st. Fasten off. (68 [72, 76, 80] sc, 17 [18, 19, 20] shells)

First Strap

Row 1: Working along opposite side of foundation ch of Bodice with RS facing, sk first 10 [11, 11, 12] sts after join, join in next st, ch 1, sc in same st and in each of next 6 [6, 8, 8] sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (7 [7, 9, 9] sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rep row 2 until Strap measures 8 [9, 9, 9 1/2] inches. Leaving long end for sewing, fasten off.

Using long end, seam end of Strap to back of Bodice with sl st.

2nd Strap

Row 1: Working along opposite side of foundation ch of Bodice with RS facing, sk 8 [10, 10, 12] sts after First Strap, join in next st, sc in same st and in each of next 6 [6, 8, 8] sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (7 [7, 9, 9] sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rep row 2 until Strap measures 8 [9, 9, 9 1/2] inches. Leaving long end for sewing, fasten off.

Using long end, seam end of Strap to back of Bodice with sl sts.

Edging

With RS facing, join in first st on top edge of back of Bodice, sl st evenly across Bodice, along edge of Strap, across front edge of Bodice, and along edge of 2nd Strap, join in first st.

With RS facing, join in first st on top edge of Bodice under arm, sl st evenly across Bodice and along edge of Strap, join in first st. Rep for 2nd armhole.

FINISHING

Block Dress.

Tie lace ribbon around Dress at top of Skirt.

Pattern