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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Cotton Dress and Bonnet


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Abbreviations

WS.      Wrong Side

RS.       Right Side

ch.        Chain

dc.        Double Crochet

tr.          Treble Crochet

rpt.        Repeat

ss.         Slip Stitch

Inc.        Increase

yrh.       Yarn Round Hook


Dec.      Decrease

Pull up loop from each of next 2dc,

yrh and pull through all loops.


tr2tog.  Leaving the last loop of each tr on hook, work 1tr into each of next 2tr,

yrh and draw through all loops.


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


3ch counts as first tr


Size to fit approx:- 16" Chest, 0-3 month baby or 20-22 Inch Doll


Dress: Finished length from shoulder approx 12 Inch

Sleeve length from under arm to cuff 2 Inch

 

Materials

100 grams of Patons 100% cotton 4ply in white (1691) Main

50 grams of Patons 100% cotton 4ply in Jade (1726) Contrast

3.50mm & 4.00mm Crochet Hooks

3 Small buttons

 

TENSION - 5tr & 3 rows of tr measures approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook


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Bodice # - Start with back using 3.50mm hook and contrast colour, make 49ch, (WS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (46tr + 3ch)


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr and 3ch, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, 1tr into top of 3ch.


Next Row (Shape Armholes) - 1ch, ss over first 3st’s, 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to last 1ch space, tr and 3ch, work 1tr into 1ch space, turn leaving last tr and 3ch un-worked. # (42tr + 3ch)


Back Opening (continue to shape armhole) - 1ch, ss over 3tr, 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr * rpt from * to * 6 more times, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, turn leaving 21tr and 3ch un-worked.


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into next tr, 1tr into each 1ch space and tr to last 1ch space, tr and 3ch, work 1tr into 1ch space, turn leaving 1tr and 3ch un-worked. (16tr + 3ch)


Pattern Row 1 - 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr and 3ch, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 twice each until you have 11 rows in all from beginning. Fasten off.


Return to remaining stitches at opening, miss first tr, rejoin yarn to next tr with a ss, 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 4tr and 3ch, work 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, turn leaving last tr and 3ch un-worked.


Next Row - 1ch, ss over first 3st, 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (16tr + 3ch)


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 three more times each until second side measures same as first side. Fasten off.


Bodice Front - Work the same as for back from # to #. (42tr + 3ch)


Next Row - 1ch, ss over first 3tr, make 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 4tr and 3ch, work 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, turn leaving last tr and 3ch un-worked.


Next Row - 1ch, ss over first 3st, 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to last 1ch space, tr and 3ch, work 1tr into 1ch space, turn leaving last tr and 3ch un-worked. (34tr + 3ch). Work Pattern Rows 1 & 2 from bodice back once. Turn


Shape Neck - (Dec Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * three more times, tr2tog over next 2tr (see abbrev). Turn.


Next row - (Dec Row) 3ch, tr2tog over next tr and 1ch space, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to last tr and 3ch, 1tr into tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (9tr + 3ch)


Next Row - (Dec Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * once, 1ch, miss 1tr, tr2tog over next 2tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Work Pattern Row 2 from back once. Fasten off. (8tr + 3ch)


Second side of neck - With RS facing, return to un-worked tr's, miss 11tr, rejoin yarn with a ss to next tr, 3ch, tr2tog over next 2tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * three more times, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Next row - (Dec Row) 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to last 1ch space, tr and 3ch, tr2tog over next 1ch space and tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (9tr + 3ch)


Next Row - (Dec Row) 3ch, tr2tog over next 2tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * once, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Next row - 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. (8tr + 3ch). Fasten off.


With WS facing join the side and shoulder seams together by slip stitching or over sewing with a needle and yarn, turn through to RS.


Commence Skirt - With 4.00mm hook, and front of bodice facing, rejoin main colour yarn under left armhole, working on opposite side of cast on ch, make 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, * 1tr into next ch, 2tr into next ch * rpt from * to * around both back and front of bodice, ss to top of 3ch. Turn. (140tr + 3ch)


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of round. Turn. Rpt last row until there are 14tr rows worked in all or work measures approx 10 Inches from shoulder. Turn.


Next Row - Working into back loop of stitch only make 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.


Next Row - Working through both loops of stitch make 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. Fasten off.


Next Row - Join in contrast colour yarn, make 1ch, 1dc into next tr, * miss 1tr, 5tr into next, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr, miss 1tr, 5tr into next tr, miss 1tr, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. Fasten off. (35, 5tr groups)


Return to row of loose loops around skirt, join in contrast colour yarn on side edge in top of 3ch, using 4.00mm hook work 1ch, * miss 1tr, 5tr into next, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr, miss 1tr, 5tr into next tr, miss 1tr, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With 3.50mm hook and main colour make 43ch, ss to first ch to form a ring, (WS) 3ch, 1tr into each ch to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (42tr + 3ch)


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, make 1ch, miss last tr, ss to top of 3ch. Turn.


Shape Top - (Dec Row) 1ch, ss into base of 1ch, ss over next 4st, 3ch, work 1tr into each 1ch space and tr to last 4st’s, turn leaving last 4st’s un-worked. (34tr + 3ch)


Next Row - (Dec Row) 1ch, ss into base of 1ch, ss over next 3tr, 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr and 3ch, 1tr into next tr, turn leaving last 2tr and 3ch un-worked.


Next Row - (Dec Row) 1ch, ss into base of 1ch, ss over next 2st's, make 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to last 1ch space, 1tr and 3ch, 1tr into 1ch space, turn leaving 1tr and 3ch un-worked.


Next Row - (Dec Row) 1ch, ss into base of 1ch, ss over next 2tr, make 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr and 3ch, 1tr into next tr, turn leaving 1tr and 3ch un-worked.


Keeping pattern rows correct, rpt last 2 rows until 8 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Fasten off. (7tr, five 1ch spaces + 3ch)


Cuff - (Dec Row) Working on opposite side of cast on ch, with RS facing, join in contrast colour yarn make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next ch * dec 1dc (see abbrev) over next 2ch, 1dc into each of next 2ch, * rpt from * to * to last ch, 1dc into last ch, ss to first dc. Turn. (33dc)


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc. Rpt last row three more times. Fasten off.


Edge Back Opening - Using 3.50mm hook and with RS facing, join contrast colour yarn to base of back opening, work 2dc into each of the next 7 row ends, 1dc into last row end (15dc), 3dc into corner, work 1dc into each of next 7tr along top of back, 8dc evenly down first side of neck, 1dc into each of the next 11tr across front, 8dc evenly up second side of neck, 1dc into each of the next 7tr along top of back to corner, 3dc into corner, work 1dc into next row end, 2dc into each of the next 7 row ends (15dc). Turn.


Next Row - (Buttonhole Row) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc around neck to next corner, 1dc into corner * 2ch miss 1dc, 1dc into next 4dc, * rpt from * to * (2 more times), 1dc into last dc. Fasten off. (3 buttonholes made)


Chain Tie - Using contrast colour yarn and 3.50mm hook make 151ch, ss into 2nd ch from hook, ss into each ch to end. Fasten off. (to make longer add more ch's)


Finishing - Sew sleeves into position. Sew in ends and tie off. Sew on

buttons to correspond with buttonholes, thread chain tie through alternate tr’s under bodice and tie in a bow.


Bonnet - (Worked in rounds without turning until 7th row) -


With main colour yarn, make magic circle, using 3.50mm hook make 3ch, work 16tr into ring, pull loose thread to close circle, ss to top of 3ch. (16tr +3ch)


2nd Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, 2tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch (33tr + 3ch)


3rd Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, 1tr into last tr, ss to top of 3ch. (44tr + 3ch)


4th Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, * 1tr into each of next 4tr, 2tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch. (53tr + 3ch)


5th Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, * 1tr into base of 3ch, * 1tr into each of next 5tr, 2tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch. (62tr + 3ch)


6th Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, * 1tr into base of 3ch, * 1tr into each of next 7tr, 2tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 7tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of last 6tr, ss to top of 3ch. (70tr + 3ch)


7th Row - 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr, 1tr into next tr, turn leaving last 2tr un-worked.


8th Row - 3ch, 1tr into each tr and 1ch space to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. (68tr + 3ch)


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 from bodice twice, until there are 12 rows in all from beginning. Turn.


Front of Bonnet - Working through back loop of stitch only, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (69dc)


Next Row - Work through both loops, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn. Starting with 1ch, work two more rows in dc. Turn.


Front & Neck Edging - 1ch, 2dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to last dc, 3dc into last dc, working along neck edge, work 15dc evenly into row ends, 1dc into each of next 2tr, work 15dc evenly into row ends, 1dc into base of 1ch, ss to first dc. Turn.


Next Row - 1ch, 2dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc along neck edge and around front of bonnet, working 3dc into corners, ss to first dc. Fasten off.


Front Trim - With front of bonnet towards you and working into row of loose loops, rejoin contrast colour to first loop, 1ch, work 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1 loop, 5tr into next loop, miss 1 loop, 1dc into next loop, * rpt from * to * to last 3 loops, miss 1 loop, 5tr into next loop, 1dc into last loop. Fasten off.


Chain Tie - Using contrast colour yarn and 3.50mm hook make 141ch, ss into 2nd ch from hook, ss into each ch to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn. Thread chain tie through alternate tr’s along neck edge of bonnet and tie in a bow.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a cotton dress and bonnet.

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