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Free Crochet Pattern
Puff Stitch Dress


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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

yo.        Yarn Over

Inc.       Increase


ps.    Puff Stitch

yo insert in st, pull up loop, (twice)

yo draw through 4 loops on hook,

yo draw through 2 loops on hook


Group. 3ps in same space or stitch


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 12.5 Inches


Materials

70 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in color 1

40 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in color 2

30 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in color 1


OR

2.50oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 1

1.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 2

1.05oz of Worsted Weight #3 in color 3

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 each row will increase by 8 stitches and you should have at the end of the 8th Row 116dc + ch3. Turn.

 

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)


Commence with Skirt - ch3, * skip 1sc, (1ps, ch2, 1ps) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 2sc, skip 1sc, 1dc in last sc, sl st to first ch2 space, sl st to top of ch3 Turn. (35, ch2 spaces) (for ps see abbrev)


Next Row - ch2, 3ps in same space, 3ps in each ch2 space to end, 1dc in top of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on the beginning of row to make a round. (35, 3ps groups)


Pattern Row - sl st to centre ps of first ps group, ch2, 3ps in same ps, * skip 2ps, 3ps in next ps, * rpt from * to * to last 2ps, skip 2ps, sl st to first ps on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Row in color sequence as follows:-

4 times in color 1. Fasten off.

5 times in color 2. Fasten off.

4 times in color 3. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With RS facing join color 1 to centre dc of 3dc on base of sleeve where you divided for armhole, ch1, work (1sc, ch3, 1sc) in base of ch1, * skip 1dc, (1sc, ch3, 1sc) in next dc, * rpt from * to * to centre dc of 3dc, skip 1dc, sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (13, ch3 spaces)


Button/Buttonhole Bands - With RS facing rejoin color 1 to skirt at base of right hand side of back edge, working in side of dc, 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, 19sc evenly in row ends down second back edge. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 20sc. Turn. (21sc)


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


Buttonhole Row - Return to first back edge, WS facing, starting from the neck corner and working downwards, 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. Turn. (3 buttonholes made)


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc and ch2 space up back edge to end. Fasten off. (21sc)


Flower Wheel - (Worked in rounds without turning)

With color 1 ch4, sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch1, 8sc in ring, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. (8sc)


Row 2 - ch1, 2sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. (16sc) Fasten off.


Row 3 - Join in color 2, ch2, work 1ps in base of ch2, * ch1, 1ps in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, sl st to first ps on beginning of row. (16ps + ch2) Fasten off.


Row 4 - Join in color 3 with a sl st to a ch1 space, ch1, (1sc, ch3, 1sc) in same space, * skip 1ps (1sc, ch3, 1sc) in next ch1 space, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off. (16, ch3 spaces)


Finishing - Weave in all loose ends of yarn and trim, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes, attach flower wheel to front of dress.


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

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