Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Crochet Baby Dress - Solomon's Knot



Crochet Baby Dress - Solomon's Knot

Size F Crochet Hook

Baby Weight or 3-Ply Yarn

Chest Measurement: 18" around

There are a couple of ways to make the dress larger or smaller.
1. You can change the hook size to an E or G.
2. You can add a couple more stitches to the under arm of the yoke. You could use 6 or 7 chains or chainless foundations stitch if you wanted to make the chest larger.

The chain can be used instead of the chainless foundation.

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:

Crochet Baby Dress - Solomon's Knot
Chainless Half Double Crochet Foundation


40 Chainless HDC or 42 Chains, HDC in each chain.

The foundation row was not counted as a row in the video. It is a row, however I am leaving the instructions so they match the video.

Row 1: CH 2, *HDC in next ST, 2 HDC in next ST, continue across from *, turn  (60 half double crochet)

Row 2: CH 2, HDC in ea ST across, turn    (60 half double crochet)

Row 3: CH 2, *Hdc in next ST, 2 HDC in next ST, continue across from *, turn   (90 half double crochet)

Row 4-5: CH 2, HDC in ea ST across, turn

Row 6: CH 2, *HDC in next 2 STs, 2 HDC in next st, continue across from *, turn    (120 half double crochet)

Row 7: Add a marker to the 40th stitch from each edge. CH 1, HDC across next 16 Sts(Back Right),5 Chainless HDC ,SK 24 HDC(Right Arm Hole), HDC Across Front leaving the remaining 40 Sts for the left arm hole and back,5 Chainless HDC ,SK 24(Left Arm Hole), HDC across 16 Sts(Left Back). NOTE*- You can use a chain 5 if you are not familiar with the chainless foundation stitches.

Row 8: 2 Solomon's Knot, SK 2 HDC, SC in next, continue across, turn

Row 9: 3 Knots, *sc on each side of the center of previous knot. 2 Knots, SC on each side of previous knot. Work in a continual round for length of project.

Arm Edging: Attach yarn to armhole. Single Crochet evenly around the armhole opening, slip stitch in beginning SC. Cut yarn, secure, and sew in tail.


Right Back Opening Edging: Attach Yarn, *SC, CH 2, SK 2, SC in next(Button Hole Opening) SC in next 4 Sts, Repeat from * for the next button hole. SC in Rem Sts. CH 1 Turn, SC in ea SC and CH SP. Cut yarn and sew in.

Left Back Opening: Evenly SC 2 rows along edge. Cut yarn and sew in tail. Align buttons with holes and sew on.

Neck Edging:Attach yarn to neck edge. Single Crochet evenly around the neck opening. Once you get to the other edge, cut yarn, secure, and sew in tail.



92 comments:

  1. Nice project teresa but didn't understand right back part....

    Regds,
    Seema
    http://potspansandspices.blogspot.com/
    http://seemask.blogspot.com/

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  2. The video is processing and will be availabe in the next couple of hours. If you look at the buttonhole video that I posted a couple of days ago, it is showing that exact part.

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  3. Teresa willthis dress fit a 1 year old baby.

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  4. please tell me how to make a chainles shdc and how to make a solomon's knot

    Thank you

    Sandy

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  5. love the dress but would like to know how to make the chainles hdc and explain solonmon's knot

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  6. SandsCrochet, I just e-mailed you the links.

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  7. How nice baby dress... Love its amazing designs...

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  8. lfairchild1@woh.rr.comDecember 30, 2008 at 9:22 AM

    What is a Solomans Knot? How is it made? What is a chainless hdc? It is a darling dress, Thank you, Lisa.

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  9. lfairchild1@woh.rr.com,

    The Chainless Foundation Stitches are a way to make the foundation without the chain. There is a video link posted for the Chainless Half Double crochet in the pattern.

    The main part of the baby dress is made with Solomon's Knot. Solomon's knot is a crochet stitch. This is a video tutorial showing how to do it.
    Solomon's Knot

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  10. Teresa...

    I want to thank you so much for this pattern! I just started crocheting in November after finding your videos and am totally addicted now! I love it! My husband probably would like to talk to you about my yarn spending, but that's ok... :)

    I just used your pattern to make a dress for my daughter who will be born in March. I ended up making the skirt out of triple crochet, to make it a teeny bit warmer, and then I went back and put in long sleeves on the yolk. Basically, I just crocheted even for two rounds, then decreased a stitch on each side of the arm gusset for 9 rounds and then worked even for another round. It is SO cute! I hope to have photos of it on my blog by tomorrow.

    I'm planning to make another couple in cotton for friends who are having spring babies, one with short sleeves and one sleeveless, and actually do the Solomon's Knot, per your video instructions.

    Thanks for a truly amazing blog, awesome videos, and such a great, adaptable pattern!

    Blessings to you and yours!

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  11. April,
    You are welcome and congratulations on your anticipated arrival. Please let me know when you get the pictures posted.

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  12. Pictures are up! My blog is http://saltforthespirit.blogspot.com. I have pictures of a dress that I made following your instructions very closely, as well as the long-sleeved version I mentioned earlier.

    Thanks again!

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  13. dear Teresa,
    I luved the dress..
    I hv started crocheting after a break n ur videos are really helping me...i wanted to make a baby dress and got urvideo ,I felt it was a bit complicated but, do u have any other videos of simpler dresses.....

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  14. Hi Teresa--

    Big Fan. I just started crocheting a month ago and this dress is my second project. I've learned solely from your videos. Thanks for the knowledge :)

    I had a question about this dress. I understand that it will fit an 18" chest but I'm a little concerned about the head/neck and how that will fit. Im confused about the back of the dress and if there will be buttons, etc. If you could post a picture of the back of the dress that would help or explain it. Thanks so much!

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  15. Hello Teresa,
    You are certainly a wonderful teacher. I understand that this dress will fit an 18" chest baby. What do I do to increase size???
    Regards,
    Hagar
    Egypt

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  16. Hagar,
    You can use a larger crochet hook or you can modify the basic yoke pattern for more stitches, which will make it larger.

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  17. Teresa, I just found your blog and am doing your baby dress for a friends granddaughter's first baby . I am enjoying your pattern and your instructions make it easy to learn . I am 68 years old and always did your basic SC,DC,HDC, Tr,stitches but I am learning new ones from you.Thank you so much . Elsie <><

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  18. Elsie,
    Thank you for the comment, I appreciate it.

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  19. Teresa I made this beautiful dress and posted it on my blog with your blog address . I hope this is OK with you. You really made it easy to learn the Solomon's Knot and your pattern was easy to follow.Thank you so much for sharing . It Will be a gift for my best friends grandaughter's first baby ,only I am going to make her's in thread and White.
    Thanks again . Elsie <><

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  20. Busy Grandma Elsie,
    You did a beautiful job with the dress. You are welcome to post links.

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  21. Teresa, I already had a post from a blogger who said she was beginner crocheter so she was glad to get your link.
    I have started the white dress and it is not at all like the first in the skirt! Which one is right or which one did I do wrong ?I hope not both is wrong .lol
    Elsie <><

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  22. Sorry, I didn't add;
    I have posted a picture of how much I have done with the white dress beside the pink dress on my blog.

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  23. Busy Grandma Elsie,
    There are a couple ways that you can do this stitch. It looks like you are doing the second white dress like I did it in the pattern. If the stitches work together then it is correct.

    The first dress looks like it was made with 1 knot stitch and then a single crochet to the next stitch.. The second dress looks like you are doing it with two knot stitches and then a single crochet to the next stitch.

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  24. Busy Grandma Elsie,
    It looks like you may have done two knot stitches on the pink dress and then a single crochet in the previous single crochet where the white dress is staggered. I hope that makes sense. There are many combination's to creating the stitches.

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  25. Thank you Teresa,you are right about the white dress.I think it is right by the pattern
    but heaven only knows what I did on the pink dress. It is amazing how you can come up with two different pieces from the same pattern,like I did.lol But I love them both. I love your design.
    Elsie <><

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  26. You're video is great!I'm new to crochet and keep losing count on the hdc. How do I count the hdc stitches to make sure I've got the right number in my chainless foundation. Thanks

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  27. Anonymous,
    Thank you. You count them the same way you count the foundation made with a chain. I would suggest looking closely at the foundation stitch when you are making it, so you will have a good idea how to see it as an individual stitch when it is amongst a lot of other stitches.

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  28. Help! I spent all day yesterday crocheting then unraveling the dress after joining the first two rows of knots. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do next, but I know what I was doing is wrong. Could you give me some details on what happens after the join? The video kind of went over that part too quickly for me. I join with a slipstitch, then do I do 2 or 3 knots and attach them to what? Thanks. Anxiously awaiting.

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  29. Anonymous,
    What round are you working on? Row 8 is a row with a turn. The pattern is worked in a continual round on round 9 and after, so the knot is not joined at the end of the round. If you had two rounds of knots, why do you think it is wrong?

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  30. Thanks for responding so quickly. Disclaimer - this is the 1st thing I've ever crocheted so maybe I misunderstood something. I did row 8, then row 9 and my dress is still open in the back. At that point in the video (13:31) it says to join in the center then work in continual round. That's where I'm lost, after the join, I don't know how to get to the continual round. It looks like you do 2 knots?, and single crocheted back to the center of the previous 2 knots? I just don't know how to get to start the continuos round phase.

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  31. I think I have it now. On the written instructions where it says to do 3 knots to start row 9 which is what I did originally, but on the video you only do 1 knot, sc, then 2 knots to continue. I tried that and that seems to be working better.

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  32. Teresa I just want to thank you for this dress pattern. I gave mine to a girl who is expecting her first baby and she cried when she looked at it. Her grandmother said " i think she should have her dedicated in that dress". So wanted you to know how beautiful your dress is those receiving it.
    We must always put your name on the tag when we give it .
    Elsie <><

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  33. Busy Grandma Elsie,
    You should be proud of yourself. Thank you for sharing. That is a great compliment to you.

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  34. I didn't see any one ask this previously... do you have a pattern for the flower on the front of the dress? I love the dress and I'm making it for my sister-in-law who is due in July. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

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  35. I have another question.
    On row 9 - I'm not sure if I'm doing this correctly. By "previous knot", I'm interpreting that to mean the last "loop" made by the previous two knots. So, I'm ending up with an alternating "wave" pattern for the skirt. I cannot tell from the picture if this is how it is supposed to look.

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  36. Carla,
    Here is the link for the flower.
    Crochet Rose
    Video Tutorial:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAbPrnl_GPE

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  37. Carla,
    Yes, it is alternating. There are 2 knot stitches together for each loop in the dress.

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  38. Thank you Theresa! I figured out that I wasn't making my "knot" correctly -- and then realized your video went on to show that. Thanks for the help. I love the pattern, I've already gotten compliments on it while I was working on it. I'm putting a pink "liner" under the lacey part, and I'm anxious to see what it's going to look like when it's done. I think I might make some ruffly bloomers too. The dress is just too cute, and it has endless possibilities for dressing it up, and it's beautiful as it is. Thanks again.

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  39. Carla,
    Sounds like it will be pretty when it is done.

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  40. Oi, querida

    Adorei esse vestido de bebê
    Beijos
    Vania e Nivea
    nickmaniaz@hotmail.com

    www.nickmania.elo7.com.br

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  41. i absolutely love this pattern. i already knew how to do the solomon's knot (my version was called the "lover's knot").
    it's a very quick pattern and i'm glad i found it because the baby gift i was making was too big for a newborn. i'm using baby yarn and an f hook.
    thanks!

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  42. Hi Teresa,
    ur work is simply supereb. i have learnt and made so many crafts with ur help. i want to make this dress for my niece so,can u tell me how did u make the rose on this baby dress it is so cute.

    Thank u,thanks a ton.

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  43. hi teresa
    i mean to ask how did u get the colour change. outer edg is in orange so how did u make it

    thanks

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  44. hi,
    i need your help regarding the solomons knot dress that i made-its very holey!!!its so see thru.any suggestions on what i can do to make it wearable?i finished it n its been kept aside since i just dono wht to do next!
    help-seemaem@gmail.com

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  45. Absolutely beautiful baby dress, Teresa. I'm making it for my soon-to-be niece, who will be born in December.
    I do have a question, though.....I would like to make another one, but out of thread, the very thin stuff.

    Do you know how that would convert in the pattern (i.e.- how many stitches, etc.)? Obviously, the much smaller thread will have many more stitches than the yarn I'm using, but I don't know how to convert it.

    Tammy

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  46. I love this dress, but I was wondering what type of other pattern stitch can be used for the dress part. In the video it says we can use other shell stitch variations, could you show me another variation?

    I'm working on the upper part now. It is a beautiful dress!

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  47. Teresa, I would like to know which other patter stitch can be used for the dress part.

    I'm already working on the top part. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful dress.

    Ayesha

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  48. Hey Teresa, thanks a lot for sharing this pattern, I have made it and it turned out beautiful.. I'd like to share the picture with you, please do give me your comments.. :)
    Baby Dress

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  49. Very nice dress but could not understand after row 9(written instruction).

    regards,
    anne

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  50. Nice dress teresa but could not understand after row 9(written instrucion). kindly help

    regards
    anne

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  51. "Row 9: 3 Knots, *sc on each side of the center of previous knot. 2 Knots, SC on each side of previous knot. Work in a continual round for length of project."

    Hi Thanks, I am also a bit lost here, does this mean to keep making rounds until it is the length that you desire? About how many rounds would you think for 3-6 mo size (18" chest) ?
    Thanks and all the best,
    Bina

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  52. Ηi Teresa

    thanks for the great uploads written and videos. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a nice day.

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  53. Hi teresa i made this beautiful dress for my unborn baby girl in 2 different colors and they are beautiful. I was wondering if you have any other baby dress patterns that you could share with us?

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  54. Hi Teresa I made this dress in 2 different colors for my unborn baby girl and they are beautiful, I was wondering if you have any other baby dress patterns you can share with us and thank you for all the amazing work you do!!!!

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  55. I can not figure out how to connect in the back with the solomon's knot and start working continually in the round. It just doesn't seem to come out even. The video tutorial isn't too clear on this step. Can someone please help?

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  56. Tammy T - It does not have to be even. Work the loops a little closer together if you find there is to much of a gap.

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  57. Hi Teresa, thank you for this beautiful dress pattern. I just finished making it as a Christmas gift for my 4 month old goddaughter. It came out beautifully. The only thing is that you did not say how or when to connect the back so I connected it at the end of the first solomon knot round. I actually made the second knot of the set through the second knot first knot of the opposite end and it came out perfect after that it was easy sailing. I am also going to try it for my niece using raised shells for the upper part and french knots for the body. will let you know how that turn out. thanks again.

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  58. hey Teresa thank you for this pattern. I made a dress for my god daughter and it was a real hit. I also made a matching hat.

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  59. dear teresa,

    I am really like to learn from your tutuorials.. but as a beginner, would like to know other alternatives of the patterns and their sizes, esp how to go about with it. Can we have more patterns for baby dress??

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  60. I'm new to crochet and I don't know how to read the patterens. What does hdc mean?

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    1. HDC means Half Double Crochet - The link will take you to a video showing how to make the Half Double Crochet

      http://youtu.be/XyQoAr74bnQ?list=PL59FA9DF4C757945B

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  61. Dear Teresa,

    Thank You Very Much, me and my friend learn a lot from your tutorial. I also start selling my crochet collection. Hope to see more pattern from you.

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  62. Thanks for a GREAT instruction - I made a little dress you can se here http://pinterest.com/pin/122793527310217777/

    Hugs and thanks <3 from Liane Denmark

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  63. Hi, I saw that you said this would fit a 18" chest size. Since I have no babies to measure, I am curious, what age would that be? newborn, 3-6 mths? Thanks.

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    1. Measurements are most important. Age is not accurate for size. Some newborn babies come out fitting in 6 months size baby clothes. Knowing the measurement will give you the best fit.

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  64. How do you put an edge on the hem? Thanks

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  65. Hey I love this dress and I love your work so much I want to make this dress for my daughter she is 5 I make the skirt large by adding more chains but I couldn't make the yoke large I try adding more chains but it curled up instead of making a circle I try using a large hook as well how can I make the yoke large help me please it will be very kind of you thank you

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