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Dress, Bonnet & Shoes


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Abbreviations


WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side

ch.      Chain

sl st.   Slip Stitch

sc.      Single Crochet

hdc.    Half Double Crochet

dc.      Double Crochet

rpt.     Repeat

st.       Stitch(es)

yo.      Yarn Over

DNT.   Do not Turn.


Dec.  Leaving last loop of each

stitch on hook, yo and pull through all loops


shell.  (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same stitch


vst.      (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in same stitch


Crab Stitch.  Working left to right work sc backwards


Base of ch. Work in first stitch   ~~~~~   ch3 counts as first dc


ch5 counts as first dc and ch2 and is also used as button holes on shoes


Size to fit approx - 16” chest, 0-3 month baby


Materials

200 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in Pink (006)

Small amount of DK in contrast colour for flowers


OR

7oz of Worsted Weight #3 yarn

Small amount Worsted Weight #3 yarn in contrast for flowers

3.50mm, 4.00mm & 4.50mm Crochet Hooks

3 Medium, 2 Small and 7 pearl buttons

1.5 mtrs of 6mm wide satin ribbon (approx)


GAUGE - 9dc & 5 rows of dc measures approx. 2” square using a 4.00mm hook


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Start with Yoke - (worked in one piece)


Using 4.00mm hook, ch55, work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in the next 6ch's, (back), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in next 8ch's, (shoulder), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 17ch's, (front), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch's, (shoulder), 3dc in next ch, 1dc in the next 8ch's, (back). Turn. (60dc + ch3)


2nd Row - ch3, 1dc in the next 8dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next 10dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 19dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 10dc, 3dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next 8dc, 1dc top of ch3. Turn. (68dc + ch3)


3rd Row - ch3, 1dc in the next 9dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next 12dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 21dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 12dc, 3dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next 9dc, 1dc top of ch3. Turn. (76dc + ch3)


4th Row - ch3, 1dc in the next 10dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next 14dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 23dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 14dc, 3dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next 10dc, 1dc top of ch3. Turn. (84dc + ch3)


5th Row - ch3, 1dc in the next 11dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next 16dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 25dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 16dc, 3dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next 11dc, 1dc top of ch3. Turn. (92dc + ch3)


6th Row - ch3, 1dc in the next 12dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next 18dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 27dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 18dc, 3dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next 12dc, 1dc top of ch3. Turn. (100dc + ch3)


7th Row - ch3, 1dc in the next 13dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next 20dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 29dc, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in the next 20dc, 3dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next 13dc, 1dc top of ch3. Turn. (108dc + ch3)


8th Row - ch3, 1dc in next 4dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 5dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in next 7dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 6dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 7dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in next 9dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 11dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 9dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in next 7dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 6dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 7dc, 5dc in next dc, 1dc in next 5dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 4dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (134dc + ch3)


Commence Skirt - (Divide for Armholes) Using 4.50mm hook, ch3, 1 shell (see abbrev) in next dc, * skip 1dc, 1 shell in next dc, * rpt from * to * 7 more times, skip 1dc,  work 2dc, ch1 in corner, skip next 28dc, work 2dc in next corner, rpt from * to * 18 more times, skip 1dc, work 2dc, ch1 in corner, skip 28dc, work 2dc in last corner, skip 1dc, rpt from * to * 9 more times, 1dc in top of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on the beginning of row. Turn. (38 shell groups including 2 under arms)


1st Row - ch1, sl st in each st to ch1 space on shell, ch5, 1dc in same ch1 space, work 1vst (see abbrev) in centre of each shell to end, sl st to 3rd of ch5 on beginning of row. Turn. (38vst)


2nd Row - ch1, sl st to ch2 space on vst, work (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same ch2 space, 1 shell in each ch2 space of vst to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.


The last 2 rows form pattern, rpt both 1st & 2nd Pattern Rows until 17 rows have been worked in all from yoke. Work 1st Row of pattern once. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, * work (1sc, 5dc, 1sc) in ch2 space on vst, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. Fasten off. You should now have 19 pattern rows worked in all.


Sleeves x 2 - With 4.50mm hook and with RS facing, rejoin yarn to side of dc on skirt under arm, ch3, 1dc in each dc around sleeve, 1dc in side of dc on opposite side of sleeve, sl st to top of ch3. DNT. (29dc + ch3)


Start with ch1, working left to right work one row of crab stitch (see abbrev), sl st to first st on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Back Borders - Starting at lower edge on right hand back edge, with RS facing and 4.00mm hook, rejoin yarn to side of dc on first row of skirt, ch1, 1sc in same space, work 16 more sc evenly up back edge to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch around neck edge, 3sc in corner, 17sc evenly down left back edge. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, work 1sc in each sc to neck edge. Turn. Rpt last row once working from neck edge down to end. Fasten off.


Buttonholes - Return to first side of back edge, with 4.00mm hook rejoin yarn to centre sc on neck edge, work ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in next 7sc, * rpt from * to * once more, ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each ch2 space and sc to end. Fasten off.


Crab Stitch Edge - Using 4.50mm hook, RS facing rejoin yarn to lower back edge on button band, starting with ch1 and working left to right, work one row of crab stitch up first back edge, around neck and down second back edge, working 3st in corners. Fasten off.


Finishing - Close small gap under arms, sew in and tie off ends, sew on medium buttons to correspond with buttonholes, thread ribbon in two halves from back to front of dress and tie with a bow, secure loose ends of ribbon on back of dress on the WS side.


Bonnet - (Worked in continuous rounds without turning until round 5) With 4.00mm hook, ch8, join with sl st to form a ring, ch3, 15dc in ring, sl st to top of ch3.


Round 2 - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 2dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3. (31dc + 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. (47dc + ch3)


Round 4 - ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * 1dc in each of the next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc, 1dc each of last 3dc, sl st to top of ch3. (59dc + ch3)


Round 5 - ch3, 1dc in each of next 6dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 7dc, * rpt from * to * to last 5dc, turn leaving last 5dc

un-worked. (60dc + ch3)


Next Round - ch3, 1dc in each dc to end. Turn. Rpt last row 7 more times, making 13dc rows in all from beginning. Turn.


Brim - Change to 3.50mm hook, working through back loop of stitch only work ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.


1st Row - Working through both loops from now on ch3, * skip 2dc, vst in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc and ch3 to turn with, skip 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (19vst)


2nd Row - ch1, sl st in base of ch1, * work (1sc, 5dc, 1sc) in next ch2 space, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch3. Turn. Fasten off (19 Groups)


Turn back brim onto RS of bonnet. With 4.50mm hook, RS facing and working left to right, work one row of crab stitch in loose loops on base of brim (front of bonnet).


With 4.00mm hook starting from front edge ch3, work one row of dc 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 dc’s along neck edge and tie in a bow.


Shoes x 2 - With 3.50mm hook ch12, (RS) 3hdc in 4th ch from hook, 1hdc in each of next 7ch's, 8hdc in last ch, working on opposite side of cast on ch, work 1hdc in each of next 7ch's, 4hdc in last ch, sl st to top of the ch3 on beginning of row. DNT. (29hdc + ch3)


Round Two - ch2, work 2hdc in each of next 3hdc, 1hdc in each of next 9hdc, 2hdc in each of next 6hdc, 1hdc in each of next 9hdc, 2hdc in each of last 2hdc, 1hdc in base of ch2, sl st to top of ch2. DNT. (41hdc + ch2)


Round Three - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each hdc to end, sl st to first sc. DNT. (42sc)


Round Four - Working in back loop of stitch only, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn.


Round Five - Working through both loops from now on ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. Rpt last row once. Fasten off.


Instep - Using 3.50mm hook, WS facing and counting from where you fastened off, skip 10sc, rejoin yarn to next sc, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next 21sc, turn leaving 10sc un-worked. (22sc)


Next Row - (Dec Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, dec 1sc over next 2sc, (see abbrev) 10 times, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (12sc)


Next Row - (Dec Row) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, (dec 1sc over next 2sc) 5 times, 1sc in last sc. Turn. (7sc)


Next Row - (Dec Row) ch1, insert hook and pull up loop from each sc, yo, pull through 8 loops on hook to close, ch1. Fasten off.


Right Ankle strap - With 3.50mm hook ch15, 1hdc in 6th ch from hook, 1hdc in next 9ch's, working on WS, skip first 2sc after first side instep on right hand side of shoe, (see picture below)










Work 1hdc in each of next 16sc (around back of shoe), turn leaving 2sc un-worked before second side of instep.


Next Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each hdc to end, 1sc in top of ch5. Fasten off.


Left Ankle strap - ch10. Fasten off (will come back to).


With 3.50mm hook working on WS, skip 2sc after first side of instep on right hand side of shoe, (same place as first shoe) ch2, work 1hdc in each of next 15sc (around back of shoe) return to ch10 made earlier and work 1hdc in each of the 10ch's, ch5, sl st in last of ch10, (buttonhole). Turn. sl st in each of the ch5, then 1sc in each of the next 25hdc, 1hdc in top of ch2. Fasten off.


With 4.50mm hook and RS facing, working left to right, work one row of crab stitch evenly around and in loose loops on soles of shoes. Fasten off.


Finishing - Attach the loose end of each strap to shoes. Sew in and tie off strands of yarn, sew small buttons on to side of shoes and fasten through the ch5 loops.


Flower Motif x 7 - Make magic circle, using 3.50mm hook ch1, work 12sc in circle, close circle with loose thread of yarn, sl st to first sc. DNT.


Next Row - ch1, (1sc, ch4, 1sc) in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, (1sc, ch4, 1sc) in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last sc, skip last sc, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Fasten off. (6 Petals)


Finishing - Using loose strands of yarn, sew one pearl button to each flower motif (7) and then attach one to the front of each shoe, three across bodice on dress and one to each side of bonnet, Sew in and tie off any loose ends.


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

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