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Free Crochet Pattern
Collared Dress


USA Format


Abbreviations


WS.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side

ch.      Chain

sc.      Single Crochet

dc.      Double Crochet

rpt.     Repeat

sl st.   Slip Stitch

yo.      Yarn Over

Inc.     Increase


dc2tog.

Leaving last loop of each dc on hook,

work 2dc in next stitch, yo draw through all 3 loops.


ps.    Puff Stitch

* yo, insert hook in stitch and pull through,

* rpt from * to * twice more, yo, pull through 6 loops, yo pull through 2 loops.


Group. dc2tog, ch2 (twice), dc2tog in same space or stitch


Base of ch. Work in first stitch   ~~~~~  ch3 counts as first dc


Size to fit approx:- 18 Inch Chest, 3-6 month baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 14 Inches

Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 2 Inches


Materials

135 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in colour 1

20 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in colour 2


OR

5oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 1

1oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 2

5.00mm Crochet Hook, 1 Small Button


GAUGE - 4dc and 2 rows of dc's measures approx 1 Inch


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Bodice (Starting with back) -

With 5.00mm hook and color 1 ch41, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (38dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Shape Armholes - ch1, sl st across first 4dc, ch3, 1dc in each dc to last 2dc and ch3, turn leaving last 2dc and ch3 un-worked. (32dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, dc2tog (see abbrev) over next 2dc, 1dc in each dc to last 2dc and ch3, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (30dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Rpt last row until 10 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Fasten off.


Bodice Front - With color 1 ch41, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (38dc + ch3)


Shape Armholes & Make Front Opening


First Side - ch3, 1dc in each of next 18dc, turn leaving 19dc and ch3 un-worked. (18dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each of next 15dc, turn leaving last 2dc and ch3 un-worked. (15dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (14dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Rpt last row until 7 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Turn.


Shape Neck - ch3, 1dc in each dc to last 2dc and ch3, turn leaving last 2dc and ch3 un-worked.


Next Row - ch3, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Fasten off.


Second Side - Return to un-worked 19dc at opening, skip first dc, rejoin yarn to next dc, ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (18dc + ch3)


Shape Armhole - ch1, sl st over first 4dc, ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (15dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each of next 12dc, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (14dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


Rpt last row until 7 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Fasten off.


Shape Neck - Skip 3dc, rejoin yarn to next dc, ch3, 1dc in each dc to end. Turn. (11dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each dc to last 2dc and ch3, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3.


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Fasten off.


With WS facing sew up side and shoulder seams, turn through to right side.


Commence skirt - With RS facing and front of bodice to the front, rejoin color 1 under left armhole, working along bottom of bodice ch5, dc2tog in base of ch5, skip ch2, * dc2tog, ch2 (twice), dc2tog all in next ch, skip ch2, * rpt from * to * around back and front of bodice to last ch2, skip ch1, work (dc2tog, ch2, plus 1dc until 2 loops remain on hook) in next ch, insert hook in 3rd of ch5 on beginning of row and pull loop through the 2 loops left on hook. Turn. (26, groups)


Row 1 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, ch4, * 1sc in centre dc2tog of next group, ch4 * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. Turn.


Row 2 - ch5, dc2tog in base of ch5, * dc2tog, ch2 (twice), dc2tog in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end, work (dc2tog, ch2 plus 1dc until 2 loops remain on hook) in the base of ch5, insert hook in the 3rd of ch5 on beginning of row and pull loop through the 2 loops left on hook. Turn.


Rpt Rows 1 & 2 until work measures 14 inches from shoulder or ten dc2tog rows have been worked. Fasten off.


Next Row - Join in color 2, ch1, work 3sc in base of ch1, skip ch2, * 1sc in each of next two dc2tog, skip ch2, 3sc in next dc2tog, skip ch2, * rpt from * to * to last two dc2tog and ch2, 1sc in each of next two dc2tog, skip ch2, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With color 1 ch28, sl st to first ch to make a ring, ch3, (RS) 1dc in each ch to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (27dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.


Shape Top - ch1, sl st in base of ch1, sl st over first 3dc, ch3, 1dc in each of next 21dc, turn leaving 3dc un-worked. (21dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in each dc to last 2dc and ch3, dc2tog over next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (19dc + ch3)


Rpt last row three more times.


Starting with ch3, work 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Fasten off. (13dc + ch3)


Cuff - With WS facing rejoin color 1 to cast on edge, ch1, 1sc in each ch, to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (28sc)


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off. Turn.


Join in color 2 and rpt last row once. Fasten off.


Collar With color 1 ch49, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end (46dc + ch3). Turn.


Next Row - (Inc) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc in top of ch3, (57dc + ch3). Turn.


Next Row - ch3, skip 2dc * dc2tog, ch2 (twice), dc2tog all in next dc, skip 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and ch3, skip last dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Fasten off. (14 groups)


Next Row - Join in color 2, ch1, work 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next dc2tog, * skip ch2, 3sc in next dc2tog, skip ch2, 1sc in each of next two dc2tog, * rpt from * to * to last ch2, dc2tog, ch2, dc2tog and ch3 to turn, skip ch2, work 3sc in next dc2tog, skip ch2, 1sc in last dc2tog, 1sc in top of ch3. Fasten off.


Front Edge Border - With RS and front of dress facing, join yarn to base of front opening on right hand side, work 12sc evenly along in row ends up first side of front opening to neck edge. Fasten off. Turn.


Button Loop Row - Join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, ch3, (button loop) 1sc in same sc, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.


Rejoin color 1 to second side and working from neck downwards, work 12sc evenly along front edge to end. Fasten off.


Join in color 2 and starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.


Belt - Using color 2 ch131, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Fasten off. (130sc)


Rose - Make magic circle, ch3, * 1ps, (see abbrev) ch1, * rpt from * to * 7 more times, pull loose yarn to close circle, sl st to first ps on beginning of row. Turn. (8ps)


Round 2 - ch1, * 1sc in next ch1 space, 2sc in next ps, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (24sc)


Weave in and trim off loose ends of yarn.


Finishing - With WS facing over sew with needle and yarn the sleeves in the armholes on dress. Starting on right hand side at opening on neck edge, sew collar in position around neck edge.


Weave in any loose ends of yarn and trim off.  Sew on button to correspond with button loop, thread belt between dc’s on bottom of bodice. Attach rose on the front of the skirt.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a collared dress.

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