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A Crochet Dress for Girl

Step-by-step instruction

This crochet dress is for a girl about one year old. Stitch pattern which I used for it is pattern #5 from Easy-crochet-pattern page. Take time to check your gauge. I used a hook 2.5 mm to make a swatch. My gauge is: 1 cm = 2 sts. 1 cm = 1 row.

Don't be upset if you have slightly different numbers. The dress has a simple pattern and doesn't require exact match. Besides that a detail instruction will help you to alter the difference. In case if the difference is significant, you should recalculate number of stitches necessary to match a crochet dress pattern. Crocheting Basics page explains how to do it.

To crochet dress you will need to make two parts - a skirt (pattern #5) and coquette (double crochets). Follow description below.

Step 1. Make a skirt for a crochet dress.

Chain 175 sts = 87.5 cm. Follow the stitch pattern until piece measures 8 cm = 8 rows. In the 9th row make 13 decreases evenly distributed through 175 stitches (Make increases inside every group of 7 stitches crocheting 4th and 5th sts together): 175 sts - 13 sts = 162 sts

Continue until piece measures 17cm (17 rows). In the 18th row make 13 decreases evenly distributed through 162 stitches (Make increases inside every group of 6 stitches crocheting 3rd and 4th sts together): 162 sts - 13 sts = 149 sts

In the 27th row make 13 decreases evenly distributed through 149 stitches (Make increases inside every group of 5 stitches crocheting 3rd and 4th sts together): 149 sts - 13 sts = 136 sts

Crochet 4 more rows. Separate a piece into three parts: 34 sts (1/2 back), 68 sts (front), 34 sts (1/2 back). Crochet them separately (two more rows) making decreases for armholes according to a crochet dress pattern above: work two dc together at the beginning and at the end of every row. Total width of the dress skirt at the top is 120 sts (60 cm).

Crochet Dress for a girl

Step 2. Make a crochet dress coquette.

Crochet 93sts + 3 sts for the turning chain. Crochet coquette the description:
1st row: 94 double crochets (dc)
2nd : *5 double crochets, work two dc into one stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row. 94 sts + 15 sts = 109 sts.
3d : 109 double crochets (dc)
4th : *6 double crochets, work two dc into one stitch*. Repeat from * to *. 109 sts + 15 sts = 124 sts.
5th : 124 double crochets (dc)
6th : *8 double crochets, work two dc into one stitch*. Repeat from * to *. 124 sts + 13 sts = 137 sts.
7th : 137 double crochets (dc)
8th : *10 double crochets, work two dc into one stitch*. Repeat from * to *. 137 sts + 12 sts = 149 sts.
9th : 149 double crochets (dc)
10th : *12 double crochets, work two dc into one stitch*. Repeat from * to *. 149 sts + 11 sts = 160 sts.
11th : 169 double crochets (dc)

Crochet sleeves : (39 sts) Crochet two rows for every sleeve adding 1 dc at the beginning and at the end of the row. 39 sts + 2 x 2 sts = 43 sts. Finish a sleeve with one row: after each 3d stitch work two stitches together.

Step 3. Finishing a dress.

  • Spread  crocheted  details on the flat surface, cover with wet fabric and let it dry.
  • Make button bands for coquette. Crochet 4 rows: 1 row sc, 3 rows dc. Make 3 buttonholes.
  • Sew back seam of the skirt. Leave 10 cm unsewed and crochet it with one row of sc.
  • Sew a skirt to coquette.
  • Crochet a neck line with one row of sc: after each 3d stitch work two stitches together.
  • Sew buttons.

It was not that difficult to crochet baby dress. :) Was it? Happy crocheting!


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