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High-Low Baby Dress

High-Low Baby Dress

Crochet High Low Baby Dress

What I love about the dress is the high-low effect. This dress fits babies 0-12 months. It is so easy to make and it’s beginner friendly as it makes use of simple crochet stitches. It looks great in all colour combinations. You can find the written pattern below.

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Materials

5.0 mm crochet hook

Dk weight yarn in 2 colours (100g of each colour)

Colour A =White

Colour B = Pink

Stitch markers

1 button

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Stitch Guide (US Version)

Ch:  Chain

Sc:Single Crochet

Hdc: Half double crochet

Dc: Double crochet

Slst: Slip stitch

Gauge :

16 stitches /8 rows= 10 cm/4 inch square in Dc

Pattern note

  • Chain 2 does not count as a stitch for the bodice
  • Ch 2 counts as the first Dc of the round for the skirt
  • This dress is worked top down

Pattern instructions

Bodice

Ch 54

Row 1: Hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook, Mark the stitch with a stitch marker,  Hdc  in each stitch across. 52 stitches.

Row 2: Ch 2, Hdc in the 1st stitch, mark stitch, Hdc in the next 5 stitches (6 stitches), Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the next stitch,  Hdc in the next 12 stitches, Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the next stitch,  Hdc in the next 12 stitches, Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the next stitch, Hdc in the next 12 stitches,Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the next stitch, Hdc in the last 6 stitches. (56 Hdc)

Row 3: Ch 2, Hdc in the 1st stitch, mark  stitch, Hdc in the next 6 stitches ( 7 stitches), Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space,  Hdc in the next 14 stitches, Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space,  Hdc in the next 14 stitches, Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space, Hdc in the next 14 stitches,Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space, Hdc in the last 7 stitches. (64 Hdc)

Row 4: Ch 2, Hdc in the 1st stitch, mark stitch, Hdc in the next 7 stitches ( 8 stitches), Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space,  Hdc in the next 16 stitches, Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space,  Hdc in the next 16 stitches, Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space, Hdc in the next 16 stitches,Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space, Hdc in the last 8 stitches. (72 Hdc)

Row 5: Ch 2, Hdc in the 1st stitch, mark stitch, Hdc in the next 8 stitches ( 9 stitches), Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space,  Hdc in the next 18 stitches, Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space,  Hdc in the next 18 stitches, Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space, Hdc in the next 18 stitches,Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space, Hdc in the last 9 stitches. (80 Hdc)

Row 6: Ch 2, Hdc in the 1st stitch, mark stitch, Hdc in the next 9 stitches ( 10 stitches), Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space,  Hdc in the next 20 stitches, Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space,  Hdc in the next 20 stitches, Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space, Hdc in the next 20 stitches,Hdc Ch 2  Hdc in the Ch 2 space, Hdc in the last 10 stitches. (88 Hdc)

Joining sleeves

Row 7: Ch 2, Hdc in the 1st stitch, mark stitch, Hdc in the next 10 stitches ( 11stitches), Hdc in the Ch 2 space, skip the next 20 stitches, fold bodice to make Ch 2 space to match evenly with the next Ch 2 space, Sc through both Ch 2 spaces, Hdc in the other Ch 2 space, continue by working Hdc  in the next 22 stitches, Hdc in the Ch 2 space, skip the next 20 stitches, fold bodice to make Ch 2 space to match evenly with the next Ch 2 space, Sc through both Ch 2 spaces, Hdc in the other Ch 2 space,  Hdc in the last 11 stitches.  Join  with Slst with Colour B to the first stitch. (50 stitches)

Waist Band

Round 1: Ch 2, Hdc in the first stitch, mark stitch, Hdc in each stitch around. Join with Slst to the first stitch. (50 stitches)

Round 2: Ch 2, Hdc in the first stitch, mark stitch, Hdc in each stitch around. Join with Slst with Colour A to the first stitch. (50 stitches)

Skirt

Round 1: Ch 2, mark top of Ch 2, Dc in the same stitch, Ch 1, 2 Dc all in the same stitch . Skip next stitch, *2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc in next stitch, skip next stitch*. Repeat all the way around. Join with a Slst to the top of Ch 2 ( 25 shells). 

Round 2: Slst into the first Dc and Slst into the Ch 1 space. In the Ch 1 space,  Ch 2, mark top of Ch 2,  2 Dc Ch 1 3 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  3 Dc Ch 1 3 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around. Join with a Slst to the top of Ch 2. ( 25 shells). 

Round 3: Slst into the 2nd and 3rd Dc, Slst into the Ch 1 space. In the Ch 1 space, Ch 2, mark top of Ch 2,  2 Dc Ch 1 3 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  3 Dc Ch 1 3 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around. Join with a Slst to the top of  Ch 2. ( 25 shells). 

Round 4: Slst into the 2nd and 3rd Dc, Slst into the Ch 1 space. In the Ch 1 space, Ch 2, mark top of Ch 2,  Dc Ch 1 2 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around. Join with a Slst to the top of  Ch 2. ( 25 shells). 

Round 5: Slst into the 2nd Dc, Ss into the Ch 1 space. In the Ch 1 space, Ch 2, mark top of Ch 2,  Dc Ch 1 2 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around. Join with a Slst to the top of  Ch 2. ( 25 shells). 

Round 6 -10: Repeat round 5

Round 11: Slst into the 2nd Dc, Slst into the Ch 1 space. In the Ch 1 space, Ch 2, mark top of Ch 2,  Dc Ch 1 2 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around. Join with a Slst  with colour B to the top of  Ch 2. ( 25 shells). 

Round 12: With Colour B, Slst into the 2nd Dc, Slst into the Ch 1 space. In the Ch 1 space,  Ch 2, mark top of Ch 2,  Dc Ch 1 2 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around. Join with a Slst to the top of  Ch 2. ( 25 shells). 

Round 13 – 15: Repeat round 12

High-low

At the end of round 15 cut yarn. From the last shell of round 15 count 10 shells to the right and mark. From the first shell of round 15 count 10 shells to the left and mark. There will be 5 shells left in between.

Row 1: join yarn with a Slst to the first Dc of marked shell, Ch 1 to secure, Slst in the 2nd Dc and Ch 1 space. In the chain 1 space, Ch 2, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around till you reach the other marked shell.  (20 shells).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, Slst in each stitch till you reach the Ch 1 space of the 2nd shell. In the chain 1 space, Ch 2, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around till there is only one shell left. Leave the last shell unworked.  (18 shells).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, Slst in each stitch till you reach the Ch 1 space of the 2nd shell. In the chain 1 space, Ch 2, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around till there is only one shell left. Leave the last shell unworked.  (16 shells).

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, Slst in each stitch till you reach the Ch 1 space of the 3rd shell. In the chain 1 space,  Ch 2, Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around till there are two shells left. Leave the last two shells unworked.  (12 shells).

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, Slst in each stitch till you reach the Ch 1 space of the 3rd shell. In the chain 1 space, Ch 2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around till there are two shells left. Leave the last two shells unworked.  (8 shells).

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, Slst in each stitch till you reach the Ch 1 space of the 2nd shell. In the chain 1 space,  Ch 2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc. *Reach over to the next Ch 1 space, work  2 Dc Ch 1 2 Dc*. Repeat in each Ch 1 space around till there is only one shell left. Finish the last Dc with a Slst of colour A.  (6 shells).

Edging

Ch 1 to secure, Slst in the next Dc and the Ch 1 space of the shell. In the Ch 1 space, Ch 2, 4 Dc mark the top of the Ch 2, reach over to the big hole from the previous row and work 1 Sc into. *Reach over to the Ch 1 space of next shell from previous row, make 5 Dc in the Ch 1 space, Sc in the  big hole from the previous row* repeat all the way around. Slst  to the top of the Ch 2 in the beginning. Cut yarn.

Weave in all end and add a small button at the back.

The bow

Double your Dk weight yarn and use a 6.5mm crochet hook

Make a magic ring, Ch 7

*Yarn over 4 times, insert the hook into the magic ring, yarn over pull through the ring, yarn over pull through 2 loops on your hook 5 times*

Repeat * to * 4 more times

Ch 7 and Slst into the magic ring

Ch 7

*Yarn over 4 times, insert the hook into the magic ring, yarn over pull through the ring, yarn over pull through 2 loops on your hook 5 times*

Repeat * to * 4 more times

Ch 7 and Slst into the magic ring

bow is completed!

You can sew on bead to the bow if you wish. You can even add any other embellishments of your choice if you don’t like the bow.

FINISHED DRESS

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