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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Dress and Bolero


USA Format


Abbreviations
WS
.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side

st.       Stitch(es)

ch.      Chain

sc.      Single Crochet

dc.      Double Crochet

rpt.     Repeat

sl st.   Slip Stitch

DNT.   Do not Turn.


Shell Group -

(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc


Size to fit approx: 16 Inch chest 0-3 month Baby


Dress: Finished length from shoulder approx 12 Inches

Sleeve length under arm seam measures approx 0.5 Inches


Bolero: Finished length from shoulder approx 4 Inches

Sleeve length under arm seam measures approx 5 Inches


Materials

110 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Pink (006) Colour 1

60 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in White (001) Colour 2


OR

4oz of Worsted Weight #3 yarn in Color 1

2.15oz of Worsted Weight #3 yarn in color 2

4.00mm crochet hook

1 mtr of 6mm ribbon

3 small buttons in color 1 and 1 small button in color 2

Rosebuds, Ribbon Bows and one Animal Motif to decorate


GAUGE - 5sc and 5 rows of sc's measure approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook


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Dress - # Worked in one piece starting with yoke.

With color 1 ch54, (RS) 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each of next 6ch, 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 9ch, 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 17ch, 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 9ch, 3sc in next ch, 1sc in each of next 7ch. Turn. (61sc)


Row 2 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.


Row 3 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 7sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 11sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 19sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 11sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 8sc. Turn. (69sc)


Row 4 - Rpt Row 2.


Row 5 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 8sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 13sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 21sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 13sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 9sc. Turn. (77sc)


Row 6 - Rpt Row 2.


Row 7 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 9sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 15sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 23sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 15sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 10sc. Turn. (85sc)


Row 8 - Rpt Row 2.


Row 9 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 10sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 17sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 25sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 17sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 11sc. Turn. (93sc)


Row 10 - Rpt Row 2.


Row 11 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 11sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 19sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 27sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 19sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 12sc. Turn. (101sc)


Row 12 - Rpt Row 2.


Row 13 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 12sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 21sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 29sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 21sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 13sc. Turn. (109sc)


Row 14 - Rpt Row 2.


Row 15 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 13sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 23sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 31sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 23sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 14sc. Turn. (117sc)


Row 16 - Rpt Row 2.


Row 17 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 14sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 25sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 33sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 25sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of next 15sc. Turn. (125sc)


Row 18 - (Divide for Armholes) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 16sc, skip 27sc, (first armhole) 1sc in each of next 37sc, skip 27sc, (second armhole) 1sc in each of next 17sc. Turn. (71sc) #


Commence Skirt - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * skip 1sc, work shell group (see abbrev) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, skip 1sc, (2dc, ch1) in next sc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. DNT. (35 shell groups)


Next Round - ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc in base of ch3, work 1 shell group in ch1 space of each shell to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. DNT.


Continue in rounds without turning as follows:-


Pattern Round - sl st to ch1 space of first shell group, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same 1 space, work 1 shell group in ch1 space of each shell to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row.


Rpt Pattern Round until 15 rounds have been worked or work measures approx 11.5 inches from shoulder. Fasten off.


Join in color 2 to space between shell and ch3, ch1, work 1sc in base of ch1, 5dc in ch1 space of shell group, * 1sc in space between shell groups, 5dc in ch1 space of shell group, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of round. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With WS facing rejoin color 1 to first un-worked sc under arm, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 26sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (27sc) (we will close the small hole you created from slip stitching to first sc later in the finishing section of the pattern)


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work one more row of 1sc in each sc, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.


Button/Buttonhole Bands - With RS facing rejoin color 1 to side of dc on skirt at base of right hand side of back edge, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 19 more sc evenly in row ends to neck edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck, 3sc in corner, 20sc evenly in row ends down second back edge. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to corner, 1sc in corner. Fasten off. (22sc)


Buttonhole Row - Return to first back edge, working from neck downwards, starting from corner with WS facing ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 7sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of the remaining sc. Fasten off. (3 buttonholes made) Turn.


Join in color 2, work 1sc in each sc and ch2 space up first back edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Close small gaps underarm, weave in all loose ends of yarn and trim, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes, thread ribbon through alternate dc's under yoke and tie in a bow, decorate with Rosebuds.


Bolero - Using color 2, rpt from # to # on dress. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. (71sc) Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With WS facing rejoin color 1 to first un-worked sc under arm, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 26sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (27sc)


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn.


Rpt last row until 26 rows have been worked from division or under arm seam measures approx 5 inches. Fasten off.


Button/Buttonhole Bands - With RS facing rejoin color 2 to base of right hand side of front edge, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 18 more sc evenly in row ends to neck edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck, 3sc in corner, 18sc evenly in row ends down second back edge. Turn.


Buttonhole Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck, 1sc in corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off. (1 buttonhole made)


Finishing - Close small gaps underarm, weave in all loose ends of yarn and trim, sew on button to correspond with buttonhole, decorate with animal motif and ribbon bows.


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

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