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Sweet Summer Baby Dress Free Crochet Pattern

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

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This is an easy baby dress pattern I usually like to make for a 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)

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 for around the middle of the dress.

Beginning at 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: Slipstitch into the middle of the first 4DC, and Ch3, 3DC and then continue working 4DC into the centre of every 4DC of previous rnd,

slip stitch to top of Chain3

Repeat this row until work measures 11 inches (or length desired) from neck chain at beginning, Fasten off.

Buttonohole 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 corner onto neck edge, and continue working in single crochet around the neck edge, Work 3 sc to help turn the corner onto working the next band.

Work 20 sc in each stitch down the other side of the back opening.

At the the last stitch TURN

(Buttonhole loops) chain 2, skip 1, 1 sc in next 7sc, continue until end, TURN.

Ch1, sc in each stitch working just 1 sc in the ch2 spaces, FASTEN off.

Weave in all ends

Weave through a ribbon at round 11 which will help to draw in the waist area. 

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