2.08.2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Summer Peach Toddler Dress

Hello everyone. Two weeks back I made a peach and cream ribbed edge beanie with bow strap for my customer's little one. You can find the pattern here. I had also made a matching mary jane booties with matching bow in the front :) Sole is made of cream color yarn and the rest is with peach color. She liked it so much that she wanted a matching dress for the same :) I was so excited to hear this and was even more excited to make the dress.  

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Summer Peach Toddler Dress
[Ribbed-Bow Strap Toddler Beanie : source]



Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Summer Peach Toddler Dress
[Toddler Mary Jane Bow Booties]  

I made a crochet dress with the same colors and this time I didn't have to search for patterns :)  I got the measurements and I started making it.

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Summer Peach Toddler Dress

Materials Required:

·                     Peach and Cream Cotton Yarn (I used Laura Knitting Cotton; 100% cotton)
·                     4 mm Crochet Hook
·                     Tapestry Needle (to sew the ends)


Abbreviations:

·                     ch- chain
·                     sc- single crochet
·                     hdc- half double crochet
·                     dc- double crochet
·                     tr (tc)- treble (triple) crochet
·                     ss- slip stitch


Size:

·                     For 2 year old toddler [Approximate measurements: Chest: 22.5-24”]
·                     Finished Measurement [Chest:24”; Length: 18”; Waist: adjustable]

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Summer Peach Toddler Dress

PROCEDURE:

Dress {worked in rounds}

NOTE: 
  • Chain 2 in the beginning of rounds is not considered as DC.
  • Always start the First SC or DC in the same stitch as chain.
  • Rounds 1 to 26 – Peach color
  • Rounds 27-30 – Cream color
  • Tie-up & Bow: Cream Color
  • Shoulder straps: Peach color

Round 1: Ch 84. SS with the first chain made. Be sure not to twist the chain. {place a stitch marker here – for shoulder strap}
Round 2: Ch 1, 1 SC in the same space as chain, 1 SC in the next 3 chains. 1 HDC in each of next two chains, 1 DC into each of 30 chains, 1 HDC in each of next two chains, 1 SC in 8 chains, 1 HDC in each of next two chains, 1 DC into each of 30 chains, 1 HDC in each of next two chains, 1 SC in 4 chains. SS to the first SC made. [84]
{in short: Ch 1, SC 4, HDC 2, DC 30, HDC 2, SC 8, HDC 2, DC 30, HDC 2, SC 4. SS with 1st SC. 84 stitches in total}
Round 3 to 5: Repeat Round 2.
Round 6: Ch 2. 1 DC in the same stitch as chain. 1 DC into every stitch across. SS with the first DC made. [84]
Round 7 to 10: Repeat Round 6.
Round 11: Ch 2. 1 DC in the same stitch as chain. 2 DC in the next stitch. *(1 DC in the next, 2 DC in the next stitch)*. Repeat form *to* till the end. SS with the first DC made. [126]
Round 12: Ch 2. 1 DC in the same stitch as chain. 1 DC into every stitch across. SS with the first DC made. [126]
Round 13 to 26: Repeat Round 12.

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Summer Peach Toddler Dress


With cream color yarn:

Round 27 to 29: Repeat Round 12. [126]
Round 30: Ch 1. 1 SC in the same stitch a chain. Skip 2 stitches. 6 DC in the next stitch. Skip 2 sticthes. *(1 SC in next, skip 2 stitches, 6 DC in the next, skip 2 stitches)*. Repeat from *to* till the end. SS with the first SC made. {Total number of shells {6 DC} is 21}.

Fasten off and weave in the ends. 


Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Summer Peach Toddler Dress

Shoulder straps [FRONT]

  • Go to the starting chain of your project where you placed the stitch marker. (That is the join you made after chaining 84. You should be having the initial yarn tail). This is the place where you make SS in all the following rows. Keep this portion on the side of the dress.
  • Count 8 stitches from that joint/SC.
  • Start working the pattern from the 9th stitch.

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 SC in the same stitch. 1 SC in 3 sticthes. Ch 1 and turn. [4 SC]
Round 2: 1 SC in every stitch. Ch 1 and turn. [4 SC]
Round 3 to 8: Repeat Round 2.
Round 9: 1 SC in the first stitch. Ch 2. 1 SC in the last sticth. Ch 1 and turn. (button hole created)
Round 10: 1 SC in every stitch. [4 SC]
Fasten off leaving a long tail and weave in the ends nice and secure.

  • Skip 18 stitches.
  • Repeat the above Shoulder Strap pattern (Rounds 1 to 10) once more.
  • These straps will be on the front of the dress.

Skip 16 stitches and start working the shoulder straps on the opposite side. (pattern below)


Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Summer Peach Toddler Dress

Shoulder straps [BACK]

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 SC in the same stitch. 1 SC in 3 sticthes. Ch 1 and turn. [4 SC]
Round 2: 1 SC in every stitch. Ch 1 and turn. [4 SC]
Round 3 to 8: Repeat Round 2.
Fasten off leaving a long tail and weave in the ends nice and secure.

  • Skip 18 stitches.
  • Repeat the above Shoulder Strap (back) pattern (Rounds 1 to 9) once more.
  • These straps will be on the back of the dress.
  • Attach ¾” button on the ends of each of these straps.

JUST TO CHECK :

  • Number of stitches between the two shoulder straps {Front/Back} is 18.
  • Number of stitches between front and back shoulder strap of each side is 16.


Tie-up (cream yarn)

  • Ch 250 or 260.
  • Slip the chain through the 10th DC round [1 DC above and 4 DC below the chain]. Tie a knot or bow.
  • This knot will be made on the back of the dress.


Bow (cream yarn)

  • Ch 5. 
  • 4 Tr (treble crochet) in the first chain made. Ch 4 and SS in the first ch.
  • (Working on the opposite side of the chain) Ch 4, 4 Tr in the first chain made. Ch 4. SS in the chain.
  • Fasten off leaving a long tail and weave in the ends.
  • Wrap around the tails on the centre of the bow and attach the bow onto the front portion of the dress above the chain.

FINAL TOUCH:
  • Join the cream yarn to the initial join (where you had placed the stitch marker).
  • Ch 1. SC in each stitch across (on the sides, straps, front and back portion). SS with the first SC made.
  • Fasten off and weave in the ends.

It is so easy to make and I completed this one in a day. I was so happy with the end result. I hope she likes it and hope her kid does too :)



UPDATE:

For different sizes and measurements, you simply have to add rows to the top part or skirt part respectively. For bigger/smaller chest fit, add/subtract multiple of 4 stitches respectively in the first round and continue the rest of the rounds making changes accordingly.

A lovely image I found on Facebook Group 'Crochet with Us' of Karen's daughter. Thank you Karen. 




Did you like the pattern? If you have any doubts please leave a comment below. I hope you have fun crocheting this lovely dress for your little one. :) Have a great day!!!





1 comment:

  1. I love this pattern! How many skeins of each color did you use??

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