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Sweet Summer Baby Dress Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Baby Dress FREE pattern. The little sunshine Baby Dress is crocheted from the top down, and you can make it as full a skirt as you wish. This is an easy baby dress pattern. But with the finishing touches can look top class. 
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Easy Free baby dress pattern.

I love to see babies and little girls all dressed up in their finest and nothing screams cuter than a hand-crocheted baby dress or outfit for baby to come home in.
I love creating easy crochet baby dress patterns like the popular crochet baby dress I made, it is a super simple easy pattern to follow too - See the Crochet Baby Dress Pattern HERE 

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FREE baby dress crochet Pattern 


I Just love the simple yoke dresses for babies, with the really full ruffle skirts,  they are very easy to make and sit so comfortably on our precious bundles

If you would like to BUY a PRINT Version of the Dress Pattern
YOu can directly download one from Ravelry HERE
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This is an easy baby dress pattern I usually like to make for 1- 3 months. 
The instructions are basic but always work out beautifully. Worked from the neck down. I have added some close-up pictures to help guide you. (please note the stitches have been stretched out to let you see the pattern better)

Note: IF you want to make the skirt EVEN fuller you can do 4 sets of shells and skip 1st  in between)

Baby Cashmillion 4 ply (UK) Fingering (US)

Hook 3.50mm will measure 16 inches around using a 4.00 mm hook will measure 18 inches around

(All instructions are written in US terms)

NOTES: we will be increasing around the yoke by working 3 dc into one stitch)
The piece is worked from the top down in one piece.
We will be working back and forth for the first 10 rows, then we will join pieces with a slip stitch, working in ROUNDS to create the skirt

Shell = 4dc in 1 stitch
3 small buttons and a length of ribbon around the middle of the dress.

Baby DRESS Pattern (Beginning at the neck edge) 

59 ch, turn,
Row 1: 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, (counts as 1st dc,  8 dc into next 8 chains, ,3 dc into next ch, (inc)
9 dc, 3 dc (inc) into next ch, 17 dc, 3 dc into next ch,(inc) 9 dc, 3dc(inc)  into next ch, 9 dc, 3 ch, turn.

Row 2: 10 dc, 3 dc into next dc, 11 dc, 3 dc into next dc, 19 dc, 3dc into next dc, 11 dc, 3 dc into next dc, 10 dc, 3 ch, turn.

Row 3: 11dc, 3dc in next st, 13dc, 3dc into next st, 21 dc, 3dc into next, 13 dc, 3dc into next, 11dc, ch3,turn

Row 4: 12dc, 3dc in next st, 15dc, 3dc into next st, 23dc, 3dc into next, 15 dc, 3dc into next, 12dc, ch3,turn

Row 5: 13dc, 3dc in next st, 17dc, 3dc into next st, 25dc, 3dc into next, 17 dc, 3dc into next, 13dc, ch3,turn

Row 6: 14 dc, 3dc in next st, 19 dc, 3dc into next st, 27 dc, 3dc into next, 19 dc, 3dc into next,
14 dc, ch3,turn

Row 7: 15 dc, 3dc in next st, 21 dc, 3dc into next st, 29 dc, 3dc into next, 21 dc, 3dc into next,
15 dc, ch3,turn

Row 8 : 16 dc, 3dc in next st, 23 dc, 3dc into next st, 31 dc, 3dc into next, 23 dc, 3dc into next,
16 dc, ch3,turn

Row 9:  17 dc, 3dc in next st, 25 dc, 3dc into next st, 33 dc, 3dc into next, 25 dc, 3dc into next,
17 dc, ch3,turn

Row 10: 18 dc, 3dc in next st, 27 dc, 3dc into next st, 35 dc, 3dc into next, 27 dc, 3dc into next,
18 dc, ch3,turn

 how your piece should look at this stage.

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(Please Note: We will now be working in rounds for the remainder of the Skirt, by joining with a slip stitch)

RND: 11:  1 dc into next 19 dc, miss 29 dc, (armhole created) 1 dc, 1 dc into each of next 38 dc, miss 29 dc,(armhole created) 1 dc, 1 dc into each of next 20 dc.  Join both sides with a slip stitch.
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RND 12: 3 ch, 3DC into 1st DC, =(1st shell made) (4DC into next DC), = (2 sets of 4DC over 2 sts),
miss 1 DC, * 4DC into next stitch, 4DC in next stitch, miss 1 DC, rep From * 4 DC in Last stitch to end Row. Slip to Join into TOP of Ch3
Round 13: Slip stitch into the middle of the first 4DC, and Ch3, 3DC and then continue working 4DC into the center of every 4DC of the previous round,
slip stitch to top of Chain3
Repeat this row until work measures 11 inches (or length desired) from the neck chain at the beginning, Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band and Loops

With RS facing,
Rejoin yarn at lower right-hand side back edge, Ch1, 1sc in same space, work 19 more evenly up the edge, work 3sc at very last to help turn the corner onto neck edge, and continue working in single crochet around the neck edge, Work 3 sc to help turn the corner onto working for the next band.
Work 20 sc in each stitch down the other side of the back opening.
At the last stitch TURN
(Buttonhole loops) chain 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 7sc, continue until the end, TURN.
Ch1, sc in each stitch working just 1 sc in the ch2 spaces, FASTEN off.

Weave in all ends and Weave through a ribbon at round 11 which will help to draw in the waist area.
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After several requests, I have written out an easy Baby Diaper cover Pattern (FREE on the website) HERE 
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FREE Diaper Cover Pattern

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