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Free Baby Crochet Pattern
Dress, Knickers and Bonnet


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Abbreviations

WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side

ch.       Chain

dc.       Double Crochet

htr.      Half Treble Crochet

tr.        Treble Crochet

rpt.      Repeat

ss.       Slip Stitch

Inc.      Increase

yrh.      Yarn Round Hook


Dec.  Decrease

Leaving last loop on hook

work 1tr into each of next 2tr,

yrh pull though all loops.


Base of ch. Work into first stitch


3ch counts as first tr


Size to fit approx:  18 Inch Chest, 3-6 months Baby


Dress: Finished length from shoulder approx 13 Inches


Knickers: Finished length from waist to crotch approx 7 Inches


Materials

210 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Colour 1

50 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Colour 2

3.50mm, 4.00mm & 4.50mm crochet hooks

3 small buttons, 1mtr of ribbon


TENSION - 5tr and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook


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Dress - With 4.00mm hook and colour 1, make 58ch, (RS) 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into the next 6ch, (back) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 9ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 18ch, (front) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 9ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch. (back) Turn. (63tr + 3ch)


Rows 2 - (Inc Row) Make 3ch, * 1tr into each tr to 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr on 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr group, 1tr into next tr, 3tr into centre tr on 3tr group, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Fasten off. (71tr + 3ch)


Rows 3 to 5 - Join in colour 2 and rpt Row 2. Fasten off. (95tr + 3ch)


Rows 6 to 8 Join in colour 1 and rpt Row 2.


You should have 119tr + 3ch at the end of Row 8. Turn.


Row 9 - (Divide for armholes & Inc) - Make 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into next tr, * 2htr into next tr, 1htr into each of next 2tr, * rpt from * to * four more times, miss 25tr for sleeve, rpt from * to * twelve more times, miss 25tr for sleeve, rpt from * to * to last tr and 3ch, 1htr into next tr, 1htr into top of 3ch. Fasten off. Turn. (92htr)


Row 10 - Join in colour 2, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each htr to end. Turn. (92dc)


Row 11 - 2ch, 1htr into base of 2ch, 1htr into each dc to end. Turn.


Row 12 - 1ch, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each htr to end, ss to first dc to make a round. Fasten off. Turn.


Commence Skirt - (Made in rounds without turning throughout) Join in colour 1 to first dc, work 3ch, 4tr into base of 3ch, * miss 1dc, 5tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, miss dc, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (46, 5tr groups)


Pattern Row - ss into first 2tr, 3ch, 4tr into base of 3ch, * miss 4tr, 5tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row.


Rpt Pattern Row until 13 group rows have been worked. Fasten off.


Join in colour 2 and rpt Pattern Row twice. Fasten off.


Join in colour 1 and rpt Pattern Row twice. Fasten off.


You should have 16 group rows worked in all or work measures approx 13 Inches from shoulder.


Sleeves x 2 - Join in colour 2 to centre tr of 3tr group under arm (where you divided), make 3ch, 1tr into each of next 25tr, 1tr into centre tr of 3tr group on opposite side of sleeve, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (26tr + 3ch)


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Button/Buttonhole Bands

Working on RS join in colour 1 to base of right hand side of back edge, make 1ch, work 1dc into base of 1ch, 19dc evenly into row ends to corner, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each ch around neck edge to next corner, 3dc into corner, 20dc evenly into row ends down back edge to end. Turn.


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to corner. Turn.


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off.


Buttonhole Row - Return to corner on opposite back edge, with WS facing,  starting from corner and working from neck downwards, work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next 7dc, * rpt from * to * once, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into remaining dc. Turn. (3 buttonholes made)


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc and 2ch space to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Close small gaps underarms, weave in and trim off any loose threads of yarn, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes, make ribbon bow to front of dress.


Knickers - Using 4.50mm hook and colour 1, make 10ch. Fasten off. (leave to one side as we will come back to later)


Using 4.50mm hook make 45ch, change to 4.00mm hook, work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (42tr + 3ch)


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Rpt last row until 9 rows have been worked. Fasten off. Turn.


Shape legs - Miss 10tr, join yarn to next tr, 3ch, dec 1tr (see abbrev) over next 2tr, 1tr into each of next 17tr, dec 1tr over next 2tr, 1tr into next tr, turn leaving 9tr + 3ch un-worked. (20tr + 3ch)


Decrease Row - 3ch, dec 1tr over next 2tr, 1tr into each tr to last 2tr and 3ch, dec 1tr over next 2tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (18tr + 3ch)


Rpt Decrease Row until 10tr + 3ch remain. Turn.


Crotch - 1ch, 1dc into base of ch, 1dc into each tr to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (11dc)


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 3 more rows of 1dc into each dc to end, turning at the end of each row.


Increase Row - 3ch, 2tr into next dc, 1tr into each dc to last 2dc, 2tr into next dc, 1tr into last dc. Turn.


Rpt Increase Row working into tr's not dc until you have 22tr + 3ch. Turn.


Next Row - Make 12ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each of next 8ch, 1tr into each of next 22tr, 1tr into top of 3ch, return to 10ch made earlier and work 1tr into each of the 10ch. Turn. (42tr +3ch)


Next Row - 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.


Rpt last row until 9 rows have been worked. Fasten off.


Over sew with needle and yarn or ss side seams together.


With colour 1 and WS facing join yarn with a ss at side of waist, work 1ch, 1dc into each tr around back and front of knickers, ss to first dc on beginning of row.


Starting with 1ch, work 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Leg Edging - With WS facing and colour 2, join yarn to centre of crotch with a ss, work 47dc evenly around leg, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.


Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1 more row in dc, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Rpt Leg Edging on second leg.


Finishing - Sew in and tie off any loose ends of yarn, thread ribbon through waist and tie in a bow.


Bonnet (Worked in continuous rounds without turning until round 5) -

With 4.00mm hook, make 8ch, join with ss to form a ring, 3ch, (RS) 15tr into ring, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row.


Round 2 - 3ch, 1tr in base of 3ch, 2tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (31tr + 3ch)


Round 3 - 3ch, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, 2tr into tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (47tr + 3ch)


Round 4 - 3ch, 1tr into each of first 2tr * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of the next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, 2tr into tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (59tr + 3ch)


Round 5 - Working into back loop only, make 3ch, 1tr into each of next 6tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 7tr, * rpt from * to * to last 5tr, turn leaving last 5tr un-worked. (60tr + 3ch)


Next Round - Working through both loops to brim, make 3ch, 1tr in each tr to end. Turn.


Rpt last row until 13tr rows have been worked from beginning. Turn.


Brim - Change to 3.50mm hook, working through back loop of stitch only make 3ch, miss 1tr,  * 5tr into next tr, miss 3tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3ch to turn with, miss tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (15, 5tr groups)


2nd Row - 3ch, miss 2tr, 5tr into next tr, * miss 4tr, 5tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr and 3ch, miss 2tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Fasten off.


Rpt 2nd Row in colour 2 once, followed by once in colour 1. Fasten off.


Turn back brim onto RS of bonnet. With 4.00mm hook, WS facing work one row of dc into tr's on base of brim (Row 13 on the front of bonnet)


Back Frill - With 4.00mm hook, join colour 1 to loose loops at top of Round 4, work 3ch, 4tr into base of 3ch, * miss 2 loops, 5tr into next loop, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr, miss 2tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (20, 5tr groups)


With 4.00mm hook and RS facing starting from front edge make 3ch, work one row of tr stitch evenly along neck edge catching in brim on both sides as you go. Fasten off.


Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends of yarn, thread ribbon through alternate tr’s along neck edge and tie in a bow.


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