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Free Baby 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

dc.     Double Crochet

tr.       Treble Crochet

rpt.     Repeat

ss.      Slip Stitch

Inc.     Increase


Group.  3tr into same stitch


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


3ch counts as first tr


Finished size approx:  14 Inch Chest Newborn Baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 12 Inches


Materials

30 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Colour 1

70 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Colour 2

4.00mm crochet hook, 2 buttons


TENSION - 5tr and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Worked in one piece, starting with yoke, using colour 1 make 55ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into the next 6ch’s (Back), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 8ch’s (shoulder), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 17ch’s (Front), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch’s. (shoulder), 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch’s (Back). Turn. (60tr + 3ch)


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

 

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

 

9th Row - (Divide for Armholes) - Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 15tr, 2dc into next tr, miss next 24tr, (armhole) 2dc into next tr, 1dc into each of next 33tr, 2dc into next tr, miss next 24tr, (armhole) 2dc into next tr, 1dc into each of next 15tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (73dc)


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row to make a circle. Fasten off. Turn.


Commence with Skirt - Join in colour 2, make 3ch, work 2tr into base of 3ch, * miss 1dc, 3tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, miss dc, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (37 groups)


Pattern Row - ss to centre tr of 3tr group, work (3ch, 2tr) into same tr, * miss 2tr, 3tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, miss tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.


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


Sleeves x 2 -  With RS facing join colour 2 to centre tr of 3tr group underarm were you divided for armhole, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 24tr, 1dc into centre tr of 3tr group on opposite side of sleeve, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (26dc)


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc. Fasten off.


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


Buttonhole Band - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next 2dc, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of next 6dc, * rpt from * to * once, make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn.


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each 2ch space and dc 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 colour 2, make 1ch, work 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn.


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc 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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