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Free Crochet Pattern
Newborn Dress

(Can be paired with the short jacket and pants pattern fjc83)


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Abbreviations


WS.    Wrong Side

RS.     Right Side

ch.      Chain

sc.      Single Crochet

dc.      Double Crochet

rpt.     Repeat

sl st.   Slip Stitch

Inc.     Increase


Group.  3dc in same stitch


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc


Finished size approx:  14 Inch Chest Newborn Baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 12 Inches


Materials

30 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Color 1

70 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Color 2


OR

1.05oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 1

2.50oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 2

4.00mm crochet hook, 3 buttons


GAUGE - 5dc and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Worked in one piece, starting with yoke, using color 1 ch55, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in the next 6ch’s (Back), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 8ch’s (shoulder), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 17ch’s (Front), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch’s. (shoulder), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch’s (Back). Turn. (60dc + ch3)


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

 

3rd to 8th Row - rpt 2nd Row. Turn. (116dc + ch3)

 

9th Row - (Divide for Armholes) - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 15dc, 2sc in next dc, skip next 24dc, (armhole) 2sc in next dc, 1sc in each of next 33dc, 2sc in next dc, skip next 24dc, (armhole) 2sc in next dc, 1sc in each of next 15dc, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (73sc)


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


Commence with Skirt - Join in color 2, ch3, work 2dc in base of ch3, * skip 1sc, 3dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, skip sc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (37 groups)


Pattern Row - sl st to centre dc of 3dc group, (ch3, 2dc) in same dc, * skip 2dc, 3dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, skip dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Row until 15, 3dc group rows have been worked or work measures approx 12 Inches from shoulder  Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 -  With RS facing join color 2 to centre dc of 3dc group underarm were you divided for armhole, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 24dc, 1sc in centre dc of 3dc group on opposite side of sleeve, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (26sc)


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


Button/Buttonhole Bands - Working on WS, rejoin color 2 to bottom of left hand side of back edge, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 16 more sc evenly in row ends to neck edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck, 3sc in corner, work 17sc evenly in row ends down second back edge. Turn.


Buttonhole Band - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next 2sc, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each of next 6sc, * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn.


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each ch2 space and sc to end. Fasten off.


Button Band - Return to opposite side of back edge and working on the RS of your work from the neck downwards, join in color 2, ch1, work 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Close small gaps under arms, weave in any loose ends of yarn and trim, attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet for a newborn dress.

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