Crochet Baby Dress

Introduction: Crochet Baby Dress

About: I'm a teenage crafter! I crochet and make items to sell on my Etsy shop CustomRoseCrochet!

This newborn dress is simple and super cute!

Supplies:

4 weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft)
5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

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Step 1: The Dress

Chain 51 join in the round

Rnd 1: Chain 2 and HDC in each of the next 5 stitches. HDC ch 1 HDC in next stitch. HDC in next 12 stitches. HDC ch 1 HDC in next stitch. HDC in next 12 stitches. HDC ch 1 HDC in next stitch. HDC in next 12 stitches. HDC ch1 HDC in next stitch. HDC in each of the last 6 stitches. Join with sl stitch to the top of ch 2.

Rnd 2: Chain 2. HDC in each of the next 6 stitches. HDC, ch 1, HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 14 stitches. HDC, ch1, HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 14 stitches. HDC, ch1 HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 14 stitches. HDC, ch 1, HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the last 7 stitches. Join with sl stitch to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: Chain 2. HDC in each of the next 7 stiches. HDC, ch 1, HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 16 st. HDC, ch1, HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 16 stitches. HDC, ch 1, HDC in next ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 16 stitches. HDC, ch 1 HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 8 stitches. Join with slip stitch to top of ch 2.

Joining Sleeves:

Rnd 4: Chain 2. HDC in next 8 stitches. HDC in the ch 1 space, fold body to make ch 1 space to match evenly with next ch 1 space to make arm hole, sc through BOTH ch 1 spaces drawing them together to form arm hole, HDC in the ch 1 space you just joined and continue to work across the next stitches with a HDC in each of the next 18 stitches. HDC in the ch 1 space, fold last ch 1 space to match other ch 1 space to make arm hole and sc through BOTH ch 1 spaces joining them together. HDC in the ch 1 space you just joined into. HDC in last 9 stitches. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2.


Rnd 5 5: Chain 2. HDC in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch to beginning chain 2.

Rnd 6: Chain 2. HDC in each stitch across. Join to begin in the round.

At the end of Row 6 change color to skirt color ........

Rnd 7: Chain 2. HDC in same stitch as joining. HDC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch all the way around. Joining with slip stitch to beginning chain. Chain 5.

Rnd 8: Treble crochet in same st as ch 5. TC in each of the next 3 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next.... all the way around. When u get to the end make sure there are 3 treble crochets before u join. Its ok if u have to double up here, the count of three is whats important. Chain 4.

Rnd 9: TC ch 2, TC in the ch 2 space. TC in the next 4 st. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. Work this way all the way around to last 3 st. TC in last 3 stitches joining w a slip st to top of chain 4. chain 4.

Rnd 10: TC in next stitch. TC, ch 2, TC in the ch 2 space. TC in next 5 st. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. Work this way all the way around until last 4 stitches. TC in last 4 stitches joining with a slip st to top of ch 4. Chain 4.

Rnd 11: Tc in next 2 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. TC in each of the next 6 st. TC, ch 2, TC in the next ch 2 space. continue around to the last 3 st. TC in last 3 st and sl stitch into top of ch 4 st. Chain 4.

Rnd 12: TC in next st 2 st. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. Tc in next 7 stitches. Tc, ch 2, Tc in next ch 2 space. Do this around to last 3 stitches. TC in last 3 stitches and sl stitch into top of ch 4.


Rnd 13: TC in next 4 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. TC in the next 8 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. Do this all the way around until there are 3 stitches left. TC in last 3 stitches. Join with a slip stitch to top of chain 4. Chain 4.

Rnd 14: TC in next 5 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. TC in next 9 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. Do this around to last 3 stitches. TC in last 3 stitches, join to ch 4 with a slip stitch. Chain 3.

Edging Row: DC in same stitch as joining. skip 1 stitch, SC in next stitch, skip one stitch, 3 DC in next stitch repeat until u reach ch 2 space. 5 DC in ch 2 space,skip next stitch, 1 SC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, 3 DC in next stitch repeat until you come to the last stitch. 1 DC in the same stitch as first ch 3. Cut and fasten off.

Take the time now to weave in all your ends and stitch up the back of the dress. With back of the dress facing you join yarn in a stitch at the back of the neck edge and ch 1. SC in each stitch around neck. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Step 2: Headband

Ch 50
DC 5 in the 3rd ch then SC into 5th ch repeat until 3 ch are left. On the last ch place 10 DC in it. Turn work to the bottom side and SC in ch you SC into on the opposite side. Then repeat what you did on the other side till the last "shell" stitch. Place 5 DC into last shell stitch and slst into the top of the very 1st dc fasten off and weave in ends. The sew the sides together.
Flower
Make magic circle the sc 8 into it and slst into first SC.
Ch 4 then place 4 DC into first st then slst into 4th ch and ch 1. Place 5 DC into next St then slst into first DC repeat for the rest of the round.

Slst into first petal. Ch 4 and place two petals into the first gap between the petals from round 1. Repeat to the end then slst and fasten off.

Sew the flower onto the headband. You can place a bead in the center, but that is optional.

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    4 Discussions

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    craftyv
    craftyv

    Tip 2 months ago on Step 2

    I simply love your Vid and the dress is charming. I am a marketing tutor at a community college and I hope you won't mind a few tips for your Etsy items.
    1st. Know your market and carefully tailor your items and the language you use to "sell" to them. Note: For baby item's the Cuter the better. It's a well know fact that babies mean family etc will buy for their special child. even if a little more expensive.
    2nd. Catch the eye. If the item doesn't attract in the first place then they won't investigate further. Your choice of cream and beige are not colours that , ADD, anything to attracting views. I can imagine this in a luxurios cream or palest of pale Pink etc. Don't reject because it's a well used idea. That's because people buy it. Just make yours better.
    3rd. USP Decide on your unique selling point and highlight it. "ie. what makes this special".
    I do hope my tips are received in the manner I hoped for and wish you every success in your crafts and business.. CraftyV (10years an Instructable member.)

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    ehobkirk12
    ehobkirk12

    Reply 2 months ago

    Thank you for the advice! I personally love the coloring on the dress, and it is my most viewed item on Etsy!

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    ehobkirk12
    ehobkirk12

    Reply 3 months ago

    Thanks!