How to make a Crochet Baby Dress Crochet Geek - Blossom Stitch

How to make a Crochet Baby Dress.  This is for a newborn baby up to 9 months or so. The size of the baby dress can be easily modified to different sizes by using different size crochet hooks and yarn.




Size F Crochet Hook

Size Estimate is 16 inches around

Stitch Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
ST - Stitch
CH - Chain

Top Front Yoke
Work a chain of 29
Row 1: Work 1 HDC in each stitch across, turn (28 total stitches)
Row 2: 1 HDC in each stitch across, turn (28 total stitches)
Row 3: We will reduce 2 stitches on each end,  Sl St across 2 stitches, work 1 HDC in each stitch across, not working in the last 2, turn (24 total stitches)
Row 4-5:  1 HDC in each stitch across (24 total stitches)

Straps (one on each side)
Row 6-9: Work 1 HDC in 7 stitches across, turn at the end of each row.  Cut off the tail with a little extra length for sewing to the back strap upon completion.

Top Back Yoke (make 2)
Work a chain of 15
Row 1: Work 14 half double crochet in each chain across. Chain 1 turn.
Row 2: Work 1  half double crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1, turn. (14 half double crochet total)
Row 3: Work 1 half double crochet in each stitch across. Do not work in the last 2 stitches.  (12 half double crochet total)
Row 4-5: Work 1 half double crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1 turn.
Row 6-9:  Work 1 HDC in each of the next 7 stitches.

 Align the front and back sections to sew them together.

Skirt of Dress
Attach the yarn to your crochet hook and join the bottom stitches of the back together.
 Round 1:  Work a chain, pull up, wrap the yarn over your hook, insert where we just joined, yarn over pull through.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, put it through the next stitch, yarn over pull through,  There are 5 loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over pull through all 5 loops. Yarn over pull through to create a little eyelet.   The beginning is an abbreviated stitch.  *Put your hook through the eyelet, yarn over pull through,  Wrap the yarn over your hook,  put it through the base of the stitch we just worked in, yarn over pull through.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, put it through the next stitch, yarn over pull through.  There are 6 loops on the hook, yarn over pull through all 6 loops,  Chain to secure and create the eyelet. Continue around from *.  At the beginning, work a slip stitch to join.
Round 2-12: Work through the eyelet, yarn over, hook through the base, yarn over, work through the eyelet of the next stitch.  Continue around to the beginning and for the length of the dress.

Right Hand Version



 




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