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Free Crochet Pattern
Dress and Sun Hat


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Abbreviations


WS.   Wrong Side

RS.    Right Side

ch.     Chain

sc.     Single Crochet

dc.     Double Crochet

rpt.    Repeat

sl st.  Slip Stitch

Inc.    Increase


fpdc.

Work dc around front post of the dc on row below


bpdc. Work dc around back post of the dc on row below


Base of ch. Work in first stitch


ch3 counts as first dc     ~~~~~     ch4 counts as dc and ch1


Size to fit approx:- 18 Inch Chest, 3-6 month baby


Finished length from shoulder approx 14 Inches


Materials

200 grams of James C Brett Baby Marble DK Yarn


OR

7oz of Variegated Worsted Weight #3 yarn

4.00mm crochet hook

3 Small buttons, 2 Ribbon Rosebuds


GAUGE - 4dc and 2.5 rows measures approx 1 Inch


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Dress Top - Worked in one piece starting with yoke.


Using 4.00mm hook ch55, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (52dc + ch3)


2nd Row - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc and ch3, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in last dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (65dc + ch3)


3rd Row - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


4th Row - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc and ch3, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (81dc + ch3)


5th Row - as 3rd Row


6th Row - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and ch3, 2dc in dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (108dc + ch3)


7th Row - as 3rd Row.


8th Row - (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next 2dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to ch3, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (143dc + ch3)


9th Row - (Divide for Armholes) Working in back loop of stitch only, ch3, 1dc in each of next 22dc, skip 26dc, (armhole) 1dc in each of next 46dc, skip 26dc, (armhole) 1dc in each of next 22dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (91dc + ch3)


Commence Skirt - ch3, 1dc in next dc, * skip 1dc, 3dc in each of next 2dc, skip 1dc, 3dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 4dc and ch3, skip 1dc, 3dc in each of next 2dc, skip 1dc, 1dc in top of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row to make a round. Turn. (18 groups of 6dc)


Pattern Row 1 - ch4, fpdc around next dc, * skip 2dc, 3dc in each of next 2dc, skip 2dc, fpdc around next dc, ch1, 1dc in next dc, ch1, fpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 7dc, skip 2dc, 3dc in each of next 2dc, skip 2dc, fpdc around next dc, ch1, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - ch4, bpdc around next dc, * skip 2dc, 3dc in each of next 2dc, skip 2dc, bpdc around next dc, ch1, 1dc in next dc, ch1, bpdc around next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 7dc, skip 2dc, 3dc in each of next 2dc, skip 2dc, bpdc around next dc, ch1, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of row. Turn.


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 19 rows have been worked or work measures approx 13.5 inches from shoulder.


Work Pattern Row 1 once. Fasten off.


Yoke Edge - With back of dress facing, return to loose loops on bottom of yoke, starting on left hand side, working in first loop ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1 loop, 3dc in next loop, skip 1 loop, 1sc in next loop, * rpt from * to * around yoke (including dc's on armholes) to end. Fasten off. Turn. (36, 3dc groups)


Button/Buttonhole Borders - Starting with RS facing on lower edge of right hand side of back opening, rejoin yarn to side of dc on the skirt, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 20sc evenly up first back edge to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck to next corner, 3sc in corner, 20sc evenly down second back edge. Turn.


Buttonhole Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in sc around neck edge to next corner, 1sc in corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next 7sc * rpt from * to * once, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in remaining sc. Turn.

(3 Buttonholes made)


Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc and ch2 space to corner. Fasten off.


Return to first side of back opening and working from neck downwards ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.


Finishing - Sew in and tie off any loose ends of yarn, sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes, decorate with ribbon rosebud.


Hat - (Worked in rounds without turning throughout), Make magic circle, with 4.00mm hook make ch3, work 12dc in ring, pull loose thread to close circle, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (12dc + ch3)


Round 2 - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 2dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3. (25dc + ch3)


Round 3 - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, 1dc in last dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (38dc + ch3)


Round 4 - ch3, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, * 1dc in each of next 2dc, 2dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (51dc + ch3)


Round 5 - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * 1dc in next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc, 1dc in each of last 3dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (64dc + ch3)


Round 6 - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.


Rpt Round 6 until 12 rows have been worked from beginning.


Brim - Working in back loop of stitch only, ch3, 2dc in base of ch3, * skip 1dc, 1dc in next dc, skip 1dc, 5dc group in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 4dc, skip 1dc, 1dc in next dc, skip 1dc, 2dc in last dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (16, 5dc groups)


Next Row - ch3, 6dc in base of ch3, * skip 2dc, sl st in next single dc, skip 2dc, 7dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last single dc, sl st in single dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. (16, 7dc groups)


Finishing - Sew in and tie off any loose ends of yarn, decorate with ribbon rosebud.


Hope you enjoy this free baby crochet pattern for a dress and sun hat.

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