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Free Crochet Pattern
Dress, Headband and Booties


USA Format


Abbreviations


WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side

ch.       Chain

sc.       Single Crochet

hdc.     Half Double Crochet

dc.       Double Crochet

rpt.      Repeat

sl st.    Slip Stitch

yo.       Yarn Over

DNT.    Do not Turn


dc2tog. (Decreasing)

Leaving last loop of stitch on hook,

work 1dc in each of next 2 stitches

yo and pull through all loops.


vst. (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in same stitch or space


Petal Group. (1sc, 3dc, 1sc) in same stitch


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc     ~~~~~     ch4 counts as first dc and ch1


To fit size approx:- 14 Inch chest, newborn baby


Dress: finished length from shoulder approx 12 Inches

Sleeve length from underarm approx 1 Inch


Materials

90 grams of Stylecraft Life 4ply in Color 1

10 grams of Stylecraft Life 4ply in Color 2


OR

3.20oz of Sport Weight in Color 1

0.5oz of Sport Weight in Color 2

3.50mm crochet hook

1.5 mtrs of 6mm wide ribbon (approx), 3 buttons


GAUGE - 6dc and 4 rows measured over yoke is approx 1 Inch


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Dress - Worked in one piece starting with yoke and working in back loop until commencement of skirt.


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


Work in back loop of stitch only until you Commence Skirt


Row 2 - (Inc Row) ch3, * 1dc in each sc to next 3sc group, 1dc in next sc, 3dc in centre sc of 3sc group, * rpt from * to * to last 3sc group, 1dc in next sc, 3dc in centre sc of 3sc group, 1dc in each sc to end. Turn. (68dc + ch3)


Row 3 - (Inc Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1sc in each dc to next 3dc group, 1sc in dc, 3sc in centre dc of 3dc group. * rpt from * to * to last 3dc group, 1sc in next dc, 3sc in centre dc of 3dc group, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (77sc)


Rpt Rows 2 & 3 until you have worked 13 rows in all from beginning. Turn. (157sc)


Row 14 - (Divide for Armholes) ch3, 1dc in each of next 19sc, 2dc in centre sc of 3sc group, skip 35sc, (armhole) 2dc in next sc, 1dc in each of next 43sc, 2dc in centre sc of 3sc group, skip 35sc, (armhole) 2dc in next sc, 1dc in each of next 20sc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. DNT. (90dc + ch3)


Commence Skirt - Working through both loops from now on ch3, * skip 1dc, work vst (see abbrev) in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, skip 1dc, work 1dc, ch1, in last dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. DNT. (45 vst)


Pattern Row - sl st to first ch1 space, ch4, 1dc in same space, work 1vst in each ch1 space to end, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of row. DNT.


Continue in rounds without turning repeating Pattern Row until 18 rounds have been worked or work measures approx 11 inches from shoulder. Fasten off.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 5dc in next ch1 space, skip 2dc, 1sc in next ch1 space, skip 2dc, * rpt from * to * to last ch1 space, work 5dc in last ch space, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. DNT. Fasten off. (23, 5dc groups)


Next Row - Join in color 2 with a sl st, * 1sc in each of next 2dc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next dc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, sl st in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Ending with a sl st in first sl st on beginning of row (not a sc). Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - Join in color 1 to centre sc of 3sc group under arm (where you divided), working in back loop of stitch only, ch3, 1dc in each of next 35sc, 1dc in centre sc of 3sc group on opposite side of sleeve, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. DNT. (36dc + ch3)


Next Row - ch3, 4dc in base of ch3, skip 2dc, 1sc in next dc, * skip 2dc, 5dc in next dc, skip 2dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, skip 2dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. DNT. Fasten off. (6, 5dc groups)


Next Row - Join in color 2 to top of ch3, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next dc, * (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next dc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, sl st in next sc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to 3dc and sc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next dc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, sl st in last sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Button/Buttonhole Bands - With RS facing join in color 1 to base of right hand side of back edge, ch1, work 1sc in base of ch1, work 21sc evenly in row ends up back opening to neck edge. Turn. (22sc)


Buttonhole Row - 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 remaining sc. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to end. Fasten off.


Return to neck edge on opposite side of back opening, with RS facing working from neck downwards, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 21sc evenly in row ends down back opening to end. Turn. (22sc)


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 2 rows of 1sc in each sc to end, turn at the end of each row. Fasten off.


Headband - With color 1 ch70 loosely, sl st to first ch to make a ring, ch3, 1dc in each ch to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (69dc + ch3)


Work in back loop of stitch only from now on.


2nd Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn.


Starting with ch3, work 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.


Work 1 row of 1sc in each dc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Join color 1 to cast on edge and starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1 row of 1sc in each ch to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Boots x 2 - With color 1, ch14, 3dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in next 9ch, 7dc in last ch, working on opposite-side of cast on ch, work 1dc in next 9ch, 3dc in last ch, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (31dc + ch3)


Row Two - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 2dc in each of next 2dc, 1dc in each of next 11dc, 2dc in each of next 5dc, 1dc in each of next 11dc, 2dc in each of last 2dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (41dc + ch3)


Row Three - Working in back loop of stitch, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (42sc)


Row Four - Working in both loops ch3, 1dc in each sc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (41dc + ch3)


Row Five - (Dec) ch3, 1dc in each of next 13dc, work dc2tog over next 2dc (see abbrev), (7 times), 1dc in each of next 14dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (34dc + ch3)


Row Six - (Dec) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next 11dc, 1hdc in next dc, dec 1dc over next 2dc by pulling up loop from each of next 2dc, yo and pull though all loops, (5 times) 1hdc in next dc, 1sc in next 11dc, sl st to sc on beginning of row. Turn.


Row Seven - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 1dc in each sc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (30dc + ch3)


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


Row Nine - ch3, 4dc in base of ch3, * skip 1sc, 1sc in next sc, skip 1sc, 5dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, skip 1sc, 1sc in next sc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. DNT. (8, 5dc groups)


Row Ten - Join in color 2 to top of ch3, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next dc, * (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next dc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, sl st in next sc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to 3dc and sc, (1sc, ch2, 1sc) in next dc, 1sc in each of next 2dc, sl st in last sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Finishing - Weave in all ends and trim, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes on dress.


Flower Motifs - Made in rounds without turning.


Large (make 2) With color 2 make magic circle, work 8sc in circle, pull loose thread to close circle, sl st to first sc on beginning of row.


Second Row - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 2dc in each sc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (15dc + ch3)


Third Row - ch1, (1sc, 3dc, 1sc) in base of ch1, skip 1dc, * (1sc, 3dc, 1sc) in next dc, skip 1dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (8 petal groups) Attach one flower motif to front of dress and one to the headband.


Small (make 2 for decoration) With color 2 make magic circle, work 10sc in circle, pull loose thread to close circle, sl st to first sc on beginning of row.


Next Row - ch1, (1sc, 3dc, 1sc) in base of ch1, skip 1dc, * (1sc, 3dc, 1sc) in next sc, skip 1sc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (5 petal groups)


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a dress, headband and booties.

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