Crochet Baby Dress

babyDress

Stitched a summer dress for our baby based on a pattern I saw in Pinterest.

Instructions

For the Body:

1. Chain stitch till the required width is obtained. Add stitches if required to keep the number of chains a multiple of 4. Join with slip stitch.

2. Chain 5, double crochet in the ninth chain .

3. Repeat ‘Chain 2, double crochet  in the third chain’ till last 2 chains.

4. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 3.[with 2nd color if using 2 colors in the third iteration]

5. Repeat steps 2-4 twice.

pattern1

6. Chain 3, double crochet 3 times in the same chain used to join.

7. Repeat ‘double crochet 4 times in the fourth chain’ till last 3 chains.

8. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 3.

9. Slip stitch in next 2 double crochet. Chain 3, double crochet 3 times in the same space. Repeat ‘double crochet 4 times in the space between the 2nd and 3rd double crochet’ till end of row. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 3.

10. Repeat step 9 till required height is acquired.

pattern- v stitch

11. Repeat steps 2 -4 thrice. [with 2nd color if using 2 colors ]

For the Ruffles on top:

Repeat ‘Double crochet 2 times, chain 4, slip stitch in 4th chain, chain 1,Double crochet 2 times’ in the chains between the double crochets in steps 2-4.

pattern2

For the Ruffles on bottom:

  1. Repeat ‘Double crochet 2 times, chain 1,Double crochet 2 times’ in the chains between the double crochets in step 11 till end. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 3
  2. chain 1, double crochet,chain 1, double crochet,chain 1, double crochet,chain 1 in the chain 1 between the 2nd and 3rd double crochet. Single crochet after the fourth  double crochet.

pattern3

For the finishing:

  1. Do single crochet in the back of dress.
  2. In the front, repeat ‘Do sc, hdc, dc, tr.. in increasing heights, chain 3, do the stitches in reverse’ twice.pattern4
  3. Attach chains to the chain 3 in step 2, to tie around the neck.
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