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Solid Colored Crochet Baby Dress Pattern For Beginners

Making this Crochet Baby Dress is both fun and easy! It’s a lovely baby dress crocheted in soft yellow and gentle grey. It’s not just any dress, but one that has tiny, cute bobbles on it, adding a special touch that makes it look really beautiful and special. Our pattern is super simple to follow, so you’ll get to enjoy every step of making this adorable addition to your baby’s wardrobe.

Crochet Baby Dress Pattern

Crochet Baby Dress

It’s designed to be a comfy fit for your little one, with a soft texture that you’ll love. What’s more exciting is that this pattern helps you create an elegant baby dress in a solid color, with little bobbles as the cherry on top. Making this baby dress will be a joyful journey, and you’ll end up with a dress that looks as sweet as it feels!

Crochet Baby Dress Pattern

Step By Step Pattern

MATERIALS

Sizes 6 12 18 mos

Version 1
Bernat® Softee Cotton™ (4.2 oz/120 g; 254 yds/232 m)
Golden (69013) 2 2 3 balls
405/370 480/435 550/500 yds/m

Version 2

Bernat® Softee Baby™ (5 oz/140 g; 362 yds/331 m)
Flannel (30044) 2 2 3 balls
615/560 720/655 830/755 yds/m

Size U.S. G/6 (4 mm) Susan Bates® Silvalume® crochet hook or size needed to obtain a gauge. Susan Bates® stitch markers. 3 buttons – 1/2″ [1.25 cm] diameter.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Alt = Alternate(ing)
  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Bobble = (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through loops on hook) 5 times indicated stitch. Yoh and draw through all 6 loops on the hook
  • Ch = Chain(s)
  • Cont = Continue(it)
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Pat = Pattern
  • PM = Place marker
  • Rem =Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • RS = Right side
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • Sp(s) = Space(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • WS = Wrong side
  • Yoh = Yarn over hook

SIZES

To fit chest measurement

  • 6 mos 17″ [43 cm]
  • 12 mos 18″ [45.5 cm]
  • 18 mos 19″ [48.5 cm]

Finished chest

  • 6 mos 19″ [48.5 cm]
  • 12 mos 20″ [51 cm]
  • 18 mos 21″ [53.5 cm]

GAUGES

  • 16 sc and 19 rows = 4″ [10 cm]
  • 16 hdc and 14 rows = 4″ [10 cm]

Instructions

The instructions are written for the smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written 6 (12-18) mos. Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to both sizes.

Notes:

  • Ch 3 at the beg of the row counts as dc.
  • The dress is worked in one piece from the neck edge down.
  • The center back has an opening for buttons, and then the Body is joined into rnd.

Dress

(See Diagrams on page 4-5). Beg at neck edge, ch 44 (46-46).

  • 1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each to end of the chain. Turn. 42 (44-44) dc.
  • 2nd and alt rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each dc to end of row.
  • Turn.
  • 3rd row: Working in back loops only of each sc, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 3 (4-4) sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc) 11 times. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 54 (56-56) dc.
  • 5th row: Working in back loops of each sc, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 (5-5) sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc) 11 times. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 66 (68-68) dc.

Continue

  • 7th row: Working in back loops only of each sc, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 (5-5) sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc) 11 times. 2 dc innext sc. 1 dc in each sc to end of
    row. Turn. 78 (80-80) dc.
  • 9th row: Working in back loops of each sc, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 5 (6-6) sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 5 sc) 11 times. 2 dc innext sc. 1 dc in each sc to end of
    row. Turn. 90 (92-92) dc.
  • 11th row: Working in back loops only of each sc, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 5 (6-6) sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 6 sc) 11 times. 2 dc next sc. 1 dc in each sc to end of
    row. Turn. 102 (104-104) dc.
  • 13th row: Working in back loops of each sc, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 6 (7-7) sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 7 sc) 11 times. 2 dc innext sc. 1 dc in each sc to end of
    row. Turn. 114 (116-116) dc. Sizes 12 and 18 months only:
  • 14th row: As 2nd row.
  • 15th row: Working in back loops only of each sc, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 7 sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of the next 8 sc) 11 times. 2 in next sc. 1 dc in each sc to end of
    row. Turn. 128 dc.

Size 18 mos only:

  • 16th row: As 2nd row.
  • 17th row: Working in back loops of each sc, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 8 sc. (2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each next 9 sc) 11 times. 2 dc in next sc.1 dc in last sc. Turn. 140 dc.

All sizes: Next row: (WS – bobbles).Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 2 (3-3) dc.*Bobble, pushing to back of work.1 sc in each of the next 3 dc. Rep from* to last 3 (4-4) dc. Bobble. 1 sc in in each of the last 2 (3-3) dc. 28 (31-34)bobbles. Turn. 114 (128-140) sts.

Divide for Body and Sleeves:

Work in rounds, turning at the end of each round as follows:

  • 1st rnd: (RS). Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of the first 18 (19-20) sts. Ch 2 (4-5). Skip next 21(26-30) sts. 1 hdc in each of the next 36 (38-40) sts. Ch 2 (4-5). Skip next 21(26-30) sts. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Join with sl st to the first hdc. 76(84-88) sts (hdc and ch). PM for beg of rnd. Turn.
  • 2nd rnd: (WS – Eyelet rnd).Ch 2 (does not count as st). 1 dc in the same sp as sl st. *Ch 1. Skip nextst. 1 hdc in next st. Rep from * to the last dc. Ch 1. Skip the last hdc. Join with
    Sl st to the first hdc.

Turn

  • 3rd rnd: (RS). Ch 3. *2 dc in nextch-1sp. 1 dc in next hdc. Rep from* around to last ch-1 sp. 2 dc in last ch-1 sp.

Join with sl st to top of ch 3.114 (126-132) dc. Turn.

  • 4th rnd: (WS). Ch 1. [1 sc in each ofnext 18 (62-31) dc. 2 sc in the next dc]6 (2-4) times. 1 dc in each sc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to front loop of first sc. 120 (128-136) dc. Turn.
  • 5th rnd: (RS). Working in back loops only, 1 DC in each SC around. Join. Turn.
  • 6th rnd: (WS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Turn.
  • 7th to 9th rounds: Rep 5th and 6th rnds once more, then 5th and once.
  • 10th rnd: (WS – bobbles). Ch 1.*1 sc in each of the next 7 dc. Bobble, pushing to the back of work. Rep from* around. Join. Turn. 15 (16-17)  bobbles. 120 (128-136) sts.
  • 11th to 15th rnds: Rep 5th and 6thand twice, then 5th and once.
  • 16th rnd: (WS – bobbles). Ch 1.1 sc in each of first 3 dc. Bobble, pushing to back of work. *1 sc in each of the next 7 dc. Bobble, pushing to back of work. Rep from * to last 5 dc. Bobble. 1 SC in each of the last 4 dc. Join. Turn. 15 (16-17) bobbles. 120(128-136) sts.Rep 5th to 16th rounds and until work from Dividing and measures approx9 (10-11)” [23 (25.5-28) cm], ending on an RS row. Do not turn.

Next rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left, as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

REVERSE SC

Sleeve edging: Join yarn with sl stto first ch of ch-2 (4-5). Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 1 (3-4) ch. Working in back loops only, 1 dc in each of the next 21 (26-30) sc. Join with Sl st to the top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Button band: 1st row: (RS). Join yarn with sl st to the top corner at the back neck opening. Ch 1. Work 16 (18-20)sc evenly down back neck opening to dividing and. Turn.

2nd and 3rd rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Fasten off at the end of the last row.

Buttonhole band: 1st row: (RS). Join yarn with sl st to the bottom of the back neck opening. Ch 1. Work 16 (18-20)sc evenly up back neck opening to foundation chain. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. [Ch 2. Skip next sc. 1 sc in each of the next 4(5-5) sc] twice. Ch 2. Skip next sc.1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn 3 buttonholes.

3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc and ch-2 sp to end of row. 16 (18-20) sc. Fasten off.

Sew buttons to Button bands to correspond to buttonholes.

Drawstring:

Work foundation as follows: Ch 2. Yoh and draw up a loop in 2nd ch from hook. Yoh and draw up a loop in one loop on a hook(“chain”). And draw through 2 loops on the hook – first foundations made. *Yoh and draw up a loopin “chain”. Yoh and draw up a loop in one loop on a hook (“chain”). Yohdraw through 2 loops on the hook. Rep from * until Drawstring measures 30(33-36)” [76 (84-91.5) cm]. Fasten off.

Draw through the eyelet and the meeting ends at the front. Tie in a bow.

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