Baby Dress- Crochet Pattern

Images from PDF pattern with 0-3,3-6,&6-9month sizes, written post for 0-3month

Who doesn't want their creations to be unique? This Mix & Match Crochet Baby dress is here to help you tap into your creativity and embellish your makes to create something fun and unique.

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I created this dress for my niece as we do monthly photos, you may be able to guess the themes of a couple of those months by the pictured dresses.

It is okay to follow the pattern as is, you will still end up with a fantastic dress, I encourage you to use the pattern as a base and add your favorite stitch patterns and embellishments. I would love to see what you come up with! Please tag me on socials @MyCraftyPursuits when posting photos of your amazing dresses.

The PDF pattern on Ravelry and Etsy has sizes 0-3mo, 3-6mo, & 6-9mo, each month has a different stitch pattern for the skirt portion of the dress, and includes a couple of applique options and ideas for embellishing the dresses.

The pattern in this post is for the smallest 0-3 month size and includes the heart applique for the embellishment. The size 0-3 months has been chosen to be published on my blog as part of the Baby's 1st Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Ambassador Crochet.

The Entier pattern, as written out in the pdf, is NOT published here and can be found on Ravelry or Etsy. The basic skirt pattern steps to the smallest size are posted here for you to try out the 0-3month dress with the heart applique embellishment option. For more sizes, skirt stitch patterns, and embellishment options see the paid pdf.

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Inspire Creativity Crochet Baby Dress

First, we start with all the items we may need to complete this pattern and a few helpful notes.

If there are any Abbreviations used that you do not know you can check This post out: Abbreviations and More

Supplies for 0-3 month Baby Dress:

Yarn:

Body of Dress- 1 to 3 colors adding up to 300 yards

I used:

¹ Red Heart: Spring Green

² Big Twist: White

³ I Love This Yarn: Gray metallic

Embellishment Scrap Yarn, less than 5 yards

Crochet Hook:

G (4.00 mm) hook

D (3.00mm) hook

Other Supplies:

Scissors, Tapestry needle, Stitch markers, Measure tape, Sewing Needle, Thread,

and your preferred closure device – Velcro, Snaps, Zipper, Buttons (depending on your chosen closure device you would also need a sewing needle and thread or snap pliers)

Baby Dress, size 0-3 months: Crochet Pattern Body of Dress: Back Panel

spring green

Ch: 30

Row 1: In bb 2nd ch from hook; hdc 29 across, ch 1 turn (29)

Row 2 - 5: hdc 29 across, ch 1 turn (29)

Row 6: hdc 3, dc 5, hdc 3, sc 7, hdc 3, dc 5, hdc 3, ch 1 turn (29)

Row 7 -8: hdc 29 across, ch 1 turn (29)

Row 9: hdc 1, dc 7, hdc 3, sc 7, hdc 3, dc 7, hdc 1, ch 1 turn (29)

Row 10: hdc 2, dc 6, hdc 3, sc 7, hdc 3, dc 6, hdc 2, ch 1 turn (29)

Row 11: hdc 29 across, ch 1 turn (29)

Row 12-13: hdc 1, dc 7, hdc 3, sc 7, hdc 3, dc 7, hdc 1, ch 1 turn (29)

Row 14: hdc 29 across, ch 1, do not turn (29)

We will now do the border

Rnd 15: sc 4, 2sc, sc, 3, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc (down left side), sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1(in corner), *dc 1, 2 dc* x 13, dc 1(across bottom), sc 1, hdc 1, sc 1(in corner), sc 4, 2sc, sc, 3, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc (up right side), 3 sc (in corner), sc 27(across top), 3 sc (in corner), slst into 1st stitch (93)

Leaving a long tail for sewing, cut, & tie off

Body of Dress: Left Panel (overlap panel)

spring green and gray

ch 15

Row 1: In bb 2nd ch from hook; hdc 14 across, ch 1 turn (14)

Row 2-4: hdc 14 across, ch 1 turn (14)

Row 5: hdc 14 across, ch 2 turn (14)

Row 6: dc 14 across, ch 1 turn (14)

Row 7-8: hdc 14 across, ch 1 turn (14)

Row 9: sc 2, hdc 3, dc 7, hdc 2, ch 1 turn (14)

Row 10: hdc2tog, dc 7, hdc 3, sc 2, ch 1 turn (13)

Row 11: hdc 13 across, ch 1 turn (13)

Row 12: hdc2tog, dc 6, hdc 2, sc 3, ch 1 turn (12)

Row 13: dc 12 across, ch 1 turn (12)

Row 14: hdc2tog, hdc 10, ch 1, do not turn (11)

Rnd 15: sc 4, 2sc, sc, 3, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc (down left side) sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1(in corner), *dc 1, 2 dc* x 6, dc 1 (across bottom), dc1, hdc 1, sc 1 (in corner), Sc 4, 2sc, sc, 3, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc (up right side), 3 sc (in corner), sc 9 (across top), 3 sc (in corner), slst into first stitch (74)

Cut, tie and weave in ends.

Row16: CC-gray, working inside edge (down left side), sc 18, slst 1 ch 1 turn (making the first in final sc of the top corner the slst into the hdc of the bottom corner before turning) (19)

Row 17: sk slst of last row, hdc16, hdc2tog, ch 1 turn (18)

Row 18: sc 17, slst into the bottom of rows 17 and 16 (19)

Cut, tie, & weave in ends


Body of Dress: Right Panel (base panel)

spring green

Ch 20

Row 1: In bb 2nd ch from hook; hdc 19 across, ch 1 turn (19)

Row 2-4: hdc 19 across, ch 1 turn (19)

Row 5: hdc 19 across, ch 2 turn (19)

Row 6: dc 19 across, ch 1 turn (19)

Row 7-8: hdc 19 across, ch 1 turn (19)

Row 9: hdc 2, dc 7, hdc 3, sc 7, ch 1 turn (19)

Row 10: sc 7, hdc 3, dc 7, hdc2tog, ch 1 turn (18)

Row 11: hdc 16, hdc2tog, ch 1 turn (17)

Row 12: sc 7, hdc 2, dc 6, hdc2tog, ch 1 turn (16)

Row 13: hdc2tog, hdc 14, ch 1 turn (15)

Row 14: hdc 13, hdc2tog, ch 1 do not turn (14)

Rnd 15: sc 4, 2sc, sc, 3, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc (down left side) sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1(in corner), *dc 1, 2 dc* x 6, hdc 1, sc 4 (across bottom), 3 sc (in corner), Sc 4, 2sc, sc, 3, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc (up right side), 3 sc (in corner), sc 12 (across top), 3 sc (in corner), slst into first stitch (80)

Leaving long tail for sewing cut & tie

Body of Dress: Assemble Panels

Top of Shoulders: sew together four stitches across the top of shoulder where the front and back panel match up (skip three stitches from corner of back panel, stitch in next four to front panel starting in corner stitch of front panel)

Sides: sew bottom four stitches of sides together

Cut, tie, & weave in ends














Bottom of Dress:

spring green

Working at base of Body of the Dress (in the row of dc)

start in the center of the back panel

(21st stitch from corner)

Rnd 1: *2dc, dc 2* x 7, (the next three stitches should be the corner stitches) dc 1, dc 1 (this in the hdc of back panel corner stitch) starting in same hdc corner stitch moving into hdc corner stiches of front panel dc2tog, dc 1 (in the corner stich of front right panel), *2dc, dc 2* x 6, for the next stitch will be working through the first dc of the left panel as well as through the next stitch of the right panel (this is a joining the right and left panel together) 2dc, (the last 5 rows of the right panel will be skipped, continue working in left panel) *dc 2, 2 dc* x 6, (should be left with the hdc of the corner, will work corner like previous corner with the tog joining and worked in the same stitches as dc on either side) dc 1, dc2tog, dc 1, *2 dc, dc 2* x 6, 2dc, dc 1, slst joining the round, ch1 (115)

Rnd 2-10: *hdc 1, dc 1* all the way around (can work in continuous rounds by using a stitch marker to mark the first or last stitch of the row, or can slst join ch 2 each row)

Can add more rows to get desired length

Rnd 11: CC-black, hdc around

Cut, tie, & weave in ends

Body of Dress: Right Sleeve

spring green and black

Starting in armpit of the arm

Rnd 1: sc 33, slst in 1st sc, ch1, no turning (33)

Rnd 2: sc 8, hdc 9, dc 9, hdc 4, sc 3, slst in 1st sc, ch1 (33)

Rnd 3: Sc 10, hdc 2, dc 12, hdc 2, sc 7, ch1 (33)

Rnd 4: slst 8, sc 3, hdc 3, dc 7, hdc 3, sc 3, slst 6, ch 1 (33)

Rnd 5: CC-black, hdc around, slst into 1st stitch (33)

cut, tie, & wave in ends

Body of Dress: Left Sleeve

spring green and black

Starting in armpit of the arm

Rnd 1: sc 33, slst in 1st sc, ch1, no turning (33)

Rnd 2: sc 4, hdc 5, dc 9, hdc 8, sc 7, slst in 1st sc, ch1 (33)

Rnd 3: sc 7, hdc 2, dc 12, hdc 2, sc 10, ch 1 (33)

Rnd 4: slst 8, sc 3, hdc 3, dc 7, hdc 3, sc 3, slst 6, ch 1 (33)

Rnd 5: CC-black, hdc around, slst into 1st stitch (33)

cut, tie, & wave in ends

Body of Dress: Neckline

in spring green

Start in corner stitch of right panel (left side when looking at it)

Rnd 1: Slst 7, sc 3, hdc 8, sc 3, slst 6, sc 3, hdc 8, sc 3, slst 3, one last slst on inside of garment through gray stitches

cut, tie, & wave in ends

Sew in Velcro (or your preferred closure device)

cut Velcro to in the overlap space of side panels. Sew into place. (I sew on my Velcro with yarn but depending on what type of Velcro you use you may need a needle and thread)

The dress is completed and now it is time to add some embellishments.

The Embellishment for this Blog Post is Embellishment #3, the heart applique. the video below shows how to make the hearts, add as many hearts to your dress as you would like.

Heart Applique to add as an embellishment to the dress. Video Tutorial:

The PDF pattern has options for Moss Stitch, Star Stitch, and Shell Stitch skirts for the dress, as well as a few embellishment options that can be added to any size.

If you want to make your dress Santa-like for Christmas, add white fur or feather yarn for the edging and borders.

This is the Dress I made for my niece's 1st Christmas! She is now 10 months old, I made the pattern by following the 6-9 month pattern but used a hook size up so I would be a bit larger and fit her well as she is upper percentiles on the growth chart.


Let your Creativity Shine

Here are some photos from my testers to give you some ideas


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Thank you to Ambassador Crochet for hosting Baby's 1st Christmas Blog Hop and Thank you to all the Designers that have joined in.


I hope everyone has enjoyed this blog hop and collected all the patterns to make baby's (yours or someone you know) 1st Christmas extra special! I know my niece, for all the firsts, will enjoy many crochet items this holiday season!

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