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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Sunshine Dress


UK Format


Abbreviations

WS.   Wrong Side

RS.    Right Side

ch.     Chain

dc.     Double Crochet

tr.       Treble Crochet

dtr.     Double Treble Crochet

rpt.     Repeat

ss.      Slip Stitch

Inc.     Increase


fpdtr.  Work dtr around front post of the dtr on row below

bpdtr. Work dtr around back post of the dtr on row below


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


3ch counts as first tr


Size to fit approx:- 18 Inch Chest, 3-6 months Baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 13 Inches


Materials

40 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in saffron (1081) Colour 1

90 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in White (1001) Colour 2

4.00mm crochet hook, 3 small buttons


TENSION - 5tr and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Worked in one piece starting from yoke


With 4.00mm hook and colour 1, make 58ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into the next 6ch, (back) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 9ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 18ch, (front) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 9ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch. (back) Turn. (63tr + 3ch)


Rows 2 to 8 - Make 3ch, * 1tr into each tr to 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr on 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr on 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch.


You should have 119tr + 3ch at the end of Row 8. Fasten off.


Row 9 - (Divide for armholes & Inc) - Join in colour 2, make 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * rpt from * to * four more times, miss 25tr, (sleeve) rpt from * to * twelve more times, miss 25tr, (sleeve) rpt from * to * to last tr and 3ch, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into top of 3ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row to make a round Turn. (92tr + 3ch)


Commence Skirt - (WS) Work 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * 2ch, miss 1tr, 2tr into next tr, bpdtr (see abbrev) around next tr, 2tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr, work 2ch, miss 1tr, 2tr into last tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (23, 2ch spaces)

 

Next Row - 3ch, miss first 2tr, * 6tr into 2ch space, miss 2tr, fpdtr (see abbrev) around next dtr, miss next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch space and 2tr, 6tr into 2ch space, miss 2tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (23, 6tr groups)


Pattern Row 1 - 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * 2ch, miss 2tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, bpdtr around next dtr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to last 4tr, 2ch, miss 2tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - 3ch, miss first 2tr, * 6tr into 2ch space, miss 2tr, fpdtr around next dtr, miss next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch space and 2tr, 6tr into 2ch space, miss 2tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.


The last 2 rows form the pattern, rpt both rows until 15 rows have been worked from yoke or work measures from shoulder approx 11 inches. Fasten off. Join in colour 1 and rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 once. Fasten off. Join in colour 2 and rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 once. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - Join in colour 1 under arm to centre tr of 3tr group from yoke, make 3ch, 1tr into each of next 25tr, 1tr into centre tr of 3tr group on opposite side of sleeve, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off.  (26tr + 3ch)


Next Row - Join in colour 2, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off.  (27dc)


Button/Buttonhole Band - Working on WS join in colour 1 to base of left hand side of back edge, make 1ch, work 1dc into base of 1ch, 17dc evenly into row ends to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each ch around neck edge to next corner, 3dc into corner, 18dc evenly into row ends down back edge to end. Turn.


Next Row - (Buttonholes) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next dc, * 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next 7dc, * rpt from * to * once, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into last dc. Turn. (3 buttonholes made)


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each 2ch space and dc to end. Fasten off.


Return to first back edge and starting from corner and working from neck downwards, with RS facing work 1ch, 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 underarms, weave in and trim off any loose threads of yarn. Turn through to RS side, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.


Motif - (Made in rounds without turning) Using colour 1 make 4ch, ss to first ch to form a ring, 1ch, work 12dc into ring, ss to first dc. Fasten off.


Next Row - Join in colour 2 with a ss, * make 10ch, miss 1dc, ss into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, make 10ch, miss last dc, ss to first ss. (6, 10ch spaces)


Next Row - * ss into 10ch space, work (3ch, 5tr, 2ch, 6tr) into same space, ss to next ss, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to first ss. Fasten off. (6 petals)


Finishing- Use loose threads of yarn to sew flower to centre of yoke on the front of the dress.


Enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a sunshine dress.

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