Stunning, Classic, Crochet Baby Girl Dress- Free Pattern!

Updated: Apr 9

Ahhhh! I am in LOVE with how this little dress turned out!

Simple, classic and beautiful in a light pearl gray and cream colored edging.

This pattern is a variation of my Rainbow Baby Dress which I also have listed as a free pattern on the blog!

In this pattern I added cap sleeves and a lace eyelet detail. So pretty!

I can't wait for little miss to wear this!

Finished Sizes

Instructions given fit newborn. Changes for infant's size 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months are in parenthesis.

Finished Measurements

Chest:

16 inches- newborn

16 3/4 inches- 3 months

17 1/2 inches- 6 months

18 1/2 inches- 9 months

19 1/4 inches- 12 months

20 1/4 inches- 18 months

21 inches- 24 months

Materials

5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) balls Patons Grace Yarn in Clay for body

1 ball (for all sizes) Patons Grace Yarn in Natural for edging

Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge (get a set of hooks here)

Tapestry Needle (get it here)

Sewing Needle

2 buttons- I went with these pretty iridescent gray ones from JoAnn's

Matching Sewing Thread

1 yard cream lace

Gauge

19 sc = 4 inches

Pattern Notes

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain 3 at beginning of row or round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Chain 4 at beginning of row or round counts as first treble crochet and chain 1 space unless otherwise stated.

Special Stitches

Beginning shell (beg shell): Ch 3, 4 dc in indicated st.

Shell: 5 dc in indicated st.

Instructions for Dress

Front Yoke

Row 1 (WS): Ch 17 (19, 19, 21, 21, 21, 21), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn.

16 (18,18, 20, 20, 20, 20) sc.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

18 (20, 20, 22, 22, 22, 22) sc

Row 3 (WS): Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

20 (22, 22, 24, 24, 24, 24) sc

Rows 4-9 (4-9, 4-10, 4-10, 4-10, 4-12, 4-13): Rep row 3.

32 (34, 36, 38, 38, 38, 42, 44) sc at end of last row.

Newborn, 3 months & 24 months sizes only.

Fasten off. Continue with Left Back Yoke.

6 months, 9 months, 12 months and 18 months sizes only.

Row (11, 11, 11, 13): Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off.


Left Back Yoke

Row 1 (WS): Ch 9 (10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across (mark unused lp of last worked ch), turn.

8 (9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10) sc.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each sc across, turn.

9 (10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11) sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

10 (11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12) sc.

Rows 4-9 (4-9, 4-10, 4-10, 4-10, 4-12, 4-13): Repeat rows 2 and 3

3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) times.

16 (17, 18, 18, 19, 21, 22) sc at end of last row.

Newborn, 3 months & 24 months sizes only.

Fasten off. Continue with Right Back Yoke.

6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months sizes only.

Row (11, 11, 11, 13): Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off.


Right Back Yoke

Row 1 (WS): Ch 9 (10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch across, turn.

8 (9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10) sc.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

9 (10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11)

Row 3: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each sc across, turn.

10 (11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12) sc.

Rows 4-9 (4-9, 4-10, 4-10, 4-10, 4-12, 4-13): Repeat rows 2 and 3

3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) times.

16 (17, 18, 18, 19, 21, 22) sc at end of last row.

Newborn, 3 months & 24 months sizes only.

Fasten off. Continue with Right Back Yoke.

6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months sizes only.

Row (11, 11, 11, 13): Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off.


Body

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each sc across, ch 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) for underarm, holding RS of Front Yoke facing and last row at top, sc in each sc across, ch 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) for underarm, holding RS of Left Back Yoke facing and last row at top, sc in each sc across, being careful not to twist pieces, join in first sc. DO NOT TURN.

64 (68, 72, 74, 76, 84, 88) sc.

10 (12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12) chs.

Hint:Tie scraps of yarn around top of yokes to hold them together while working body to prevent twisting.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc and in each ch around, join in first sc.

74 (80, 84, 86, 88, 96, 100) sc.

Newborn & 9 months sizes only

Rnd 3 (eyelet): Ch 3, dc in same sc as joining, 2 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 36 (42) sc, 2 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 36 (42) sc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. DO NOT TURN.

76 (88) dc.

3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months & 24 months sizes only

Rnd 3 (eyelet): Ch 3, dc in each sc around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. DO NOT TURN.

(80, 84, 88, 96, 100) dc.


Skirt

Rnd 1: Beg shell (see Special Stitches) in same ch as joining, sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc, *shell (see Special Stitches) in next dc, sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

19 (20, 21, 22, 22, 24, 25) shells

19 (20, 21, 22, 22, 24, 25) sc

Rnd 2: Sl st in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same dc, sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, sk next 2 dc, rep from * around, join in first sc.

76 (80, 84, 88, 88, 96, 100) sc

38 (40, 42, 44, 44, 48, 50) ch 3 sps

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first chain 3 sp, shell in next ch 3 sp, *sc in next ch 3 sp, shell in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, join in first sc.

19 (20, 21, 22, 22, 24, 25) shells

19 (20, 21, 22, 22, 24, 25) sc

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sc, sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, sk next 2 dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, sk next 2 dc, rep from * around, working (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, sc) in each of 8 evenly spaced ch 3 sps around, join in first sc.

46 (48, 50, 52, 52, 56, 58) ch 3 sps.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sl st in first ch 3 sp, beg shell in same ch 3 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, *shell in next ch 3 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

23 (24, 25, 26, 26, 28, 29) shells

23 (24, 25, 26, 26, 28, 29) sc

Rnd 6: Sl st in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same dc, sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, sk next 2 dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, sk next 2 dc, rep from * around, working (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, sc) in each of 8 evenly spaced ch 3 sps around, join in first sc.

54 (56, 58, 60, 60, 64, 66) ch 3 sps

Rnds 7-17 (7-21, 7-25, 7-29, 7-29, 7-29): Repeat rnds 3-6, ending with rnd 5.

47 (56, 65, 66, 74, 76, 77) shells

47 (56, 65, 66, 74, 76, 77) sc


Edging

Rnd 1: Sl st in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc) in same dc, sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc) in next sc, sk next 2 dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc) in next dc, sk next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc) in next sc, sk next 2 dc, repeat from * around, join in first sc.

94 (112, 130, 132, 148, 152, 154) ch 3 sps

94 (112, 130, 132, 148, 152, 154) ch 5 sps

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first ch 3 sp, sk next ch 5 sp, working in front of sk ch 5 sp, shell in next ch 3 sp, *sk next ch 5 sp, working in front of sk ch 5 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, sk next ch 5 sp, shell in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, join in first sc.

47 (56, 65, 66, 74, 76, 77) shells

47 (56, 65, 66, 74, 76, 77) sc

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each of next 5 dc, *sc in next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each of next 5 dc, repeat from * around, join in first sc. Fasten off.

47 (56, 65, 66, 74, 76, 77) sc

235 (280, 325, 330, 370, 380, 385) ch 3 space


Armhole Edging

Rnd 1: Hold piece with RS facing, join in marked st at top of Left Back Yoke, ch 1, working across yoke in ends of rows, sc in each row, working in unused lps of underarm, sc in each of next 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) lps, working across side if Front Yoke in ends of rows, sc in each row, ch 10 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 17) (top strap of armhole made), join in first sc.

23 (24, 28, 28, 28, 32, 32) sc

10 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 17) chs

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc and in each ch around, join in first sc. Fasten off.

33 (35, 41, 41, 43, 47, 49) sc

Repeat on 2nd armhole.


Sleeve

Cap

Row 1 (RS): Hold piece with RS facing, join in first sc on one Strap, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sc.

Skip next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) times, turn.

12 (12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 18) sc

6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) ch 3 spaces

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, sc) in first ch 3 space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch 3 space across to last ch 3 space, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch 3 space, turn.

8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 12) ch 3 space

Row(s) 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3 & 4, 3 & 4): Repeat row 2.

10 (10, 11, 11, 12, 14, 15) ch 3 spaces at end of last row.

Row(s) 4 (4, 4 &5, 4 &5, 4 & 5, 5 & 6, 5 & 7): Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch 3 space across. Turn.

10 (10, 11, 11, 12, 14, 15) ch 3 spaces.

Body

Rnd 1: Now working in rounds, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch 3 space across, skip next 9 (10, 12, 12, 12, 14, 14) sc on yoke, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, skip next sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc twice, skip last 9 (9, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13) sc on yoke, join in first sc, turn.

13 (13, 14, 14, 15, 17, 18) ch 3 spaces

Note: Space between yoke and sleeve will be sewn together later.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch 3 space around, join in first sc, join.

Rnds 3 & 4 (3 & 4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7, 3-7, 3-8): Repeat round 2. If last round worked is a RS round, do not turn at end of round.

EDGING

Rnd 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9): Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch 3 space around, join in first sc. Fasten off.

26 (26, 28, 28, 30, 34, 36) ch 3 spaces


Work Sleeve in remaining armhole.


Button Band

Row 1: Hold piece with RS of Right Back Yoke facing, join in top corner, ch 1, working across side of yoke in ends of rows, sc in each row, turn.

9 (9, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 3 & 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: Ch 1, sl st loosely in each sc across. Fasten off.


Buttonhole Band

Row 1: Hold piece with RS of Left Back Yoke facing, join in end of last row at bottom of yoke, ch 1 (buttonhole made), working across side of yoke in ends of rows sc in first 2 rows, ch 1 (buttonhole made), sk next row, sc in next 4 rows, ch 1, sk next row, sc in last row, turn.

7 (7, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11) sc

2 ch 1 sp

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next sc and in last ch 1 sp, turn.

9 (9, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13) sc

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc. DO NOT TURN.


Neck Edging

Row 1: Ch 1, working in ends of rows of Button Band, sc in each row working in unused lps of yoke, sc in each of next 8 (9,9,9,10,10,10) unused lps, working in unused lps of Strap, sc decrease in first 2 lps, sc in each of next 6 (7, 9, 9, 11, 11, 13) lps, sc decrease in last 2 lps, working in unused lps of Front Yoke, sc in each of next 16 (18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 20) lps, working in unused lps of next Strap, sc decrease in first 2 lps, sc in each of next 6 (7, 9, 9, 11, 11, 13) lps, sc decrease in last 2 lps, working in unused lps of back yoke, sc in each of next 8 (9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10) unused lps, sc in each of last 4 rows, turn.

55 (61, 65, 67, 73, 73, 77) sc

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of first 10 (11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12) sc, sc decrease in next 2 sc twice, sc in each of next 4 (5, 7, 7, 9, 9, 11) sc, sc decrease in next 2 sc twice, sc in each of next 12 (14, 14, 16, 16, 16, 16) sc, sc decrease in next 2 sc twice, sc in each of next 4 (5, 7, 7, 9, 9, 11) sc, sc decrease in next 2 sc twice, sc in each of last 9 ( 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11)sc turn.

47 (54, 57, 59, 65, 65, 69) sc

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc, (sc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, shell in next sc, sk next 2 sc) 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) times, sc in each of last 4 ( 4, 2, 4, 4, 4, 2) sc. Fasten off.

7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) shells

12 (13, 12, 14, 15, 15, 14) sc


Finishing

Sew Sleeve seams.

Weave lace through eyelet round over 3 dc and under 1 dc beginning and ending in the front off center. Tie off in a bow. Sew bow to secure.

Sew buttons onto button band.


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