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Pleated Crochet Baby Dress | Free Pattern

free crochet baby dress 0 - 3 months pattern

This easy crochet baby dress is worked top down. It has very clear and details instruction. The pleat design adds a lot of beauty to this crochet baby dress. the pleat does not require sewing.

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What I love about the crochet pleated baby dress is the pleat detailing. This dress fits babies 0-6 months, the pdf pattern contains instructions for 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 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. The Crochet Puff Baby Bonnet complements this cute baby dress. You can find the written pattern below. You might also like Crochet High-Low Baby Dress.

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Materials:

4.0 and 5.0 mm crochet hook

Dk weight yarn

Colour A = Lilac– 2 (100g) balls for all sizes

Colour B = White – 100g ball for all sizes

Stitch markers (Optional)

Yarn needle

Difficulty:

Beginner

Gauge:

4.0 mm

15 stitches /9 rows= 10 cm/4 inch square in Dc

Stitches (US Version):

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single Crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

V-Stitch: Dc Ch 2 Dc

Puff Stitch: Yarn over insert your hook into the specified stitch/space. Yarn over and pull up a long loop. *(Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch/space. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop)* repeat two more times. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on your hook

Slst: Slip Stitch

Flo: Front Loop Only

Blo: Back loop Only

Tr: Treble Crochet

Pattern Notes:

Pattern Instructions (US Terms):

With 4.0mm hook, With Colour A

Ch 54

Row 1: Skip 2 chains, Dc in the 3rd chain from the hook, Dc in each stitch across. 52 stitches.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7 {2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 10 {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 14 {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 10, {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 7. 64 Dc

Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Dc 9 {2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 14 {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 18 {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 14, {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 9. 80 Dc

Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Dc 11 {2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc }all in the next stitch, Dc 18 {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 22 {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 18, {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 11. 96 Dc

Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Dc 13 {2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 22 {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 26 {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 22, {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 13. 112 Dc

Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Dc 15 {2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 26 {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 30 {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 26, {2 Dc , Ch 1, 2 Dc} all in the next stitch, Dc 15. 128 Dc

Joining sleeves

Round 7: Ch 2, Dc 17, Dc in the Ch 1 space, skip the next 30 stitches, fold bodice to make Ch 1 space match evenly with the next Ch 1 space, Ch 1, Dc in the next Ch 1 Space, Dc in the next 34, Dc in the next Ch 1 space, skip the next 30 stitches, fold bodice to make Ch 1 space match evenly with the next Ch 1 space, Ch 1, Dc in the next Ch 1 Space, Dc in the last 17 stitches. Join round with a slst. 74 stitches.

Note:

Ch 1 worked into the armpits when making the arm holes on round 7 counts as stitches.

Pleat

Round 8: Ch 2, Dc 29, Dc 8 in Flo, Dc 8 in Blo of the same stitches, Dc 8 in Blo of the same stitches, Dc in the Blo of the next 8, Dc 8 in the Flo of the same stitches, Dc 8 in the Flo of the same stitches, Dc in the remaining 29 stitches. Join round with slst.

Skirt

With 5.0 mm hook

0-6 months

Round 9: Ch 5 (counts as a Dc and Ch 2) Dc in the same stitch (V stitch)* skip 2, puff stitch in the next stitch, Ch 1, skip 2, V stitch in the next* repeat around, finish round with a V stitch, skip 3, slst to 3rd chain of the beginning Ch 5.

Mark the 4th V stitch from the beginning of the row and the 3rd puff stitch from the end.

Round 10: Pull up the yarn, yarn over insert your hook into the Ch 2 space of the V stitch from previous row, and make a puff stitch into it, *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, make a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch*, until you get to the marked stitch,

make a puff stitch, a v stitch and a puff stitch all in the Ch 2 space of the marked V stitch, marked the middle V stitch, continue *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch* repeat until you get to the next marked stitch, make a V stitch, puff stitch and a V stitch all in the marked puff stitch, marked the middle puff stitch, continue *make a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch, a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch* repeat till the end of the round. Finish round with a slst to the top of the beginning puff stitch.

Round 11: Ch 5 (counts as a Dc and Ch 2) Dc on top of the same puff stitch (V stitch)* puff stitch in on top of the next V stitch, V stitch on top of the next puff stitch* repeat around, finish round with a V stitch, slst to 3rd chain of the beginning Ch 5.

Round 12: Pull up the yarn, yarn over insert your hook into the Ch 2 space of the V stitch from previous row, and make a puff stitch into it, *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, make a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch*, until you get to the marked stitch,

make a V stitch, a puff stitch and a V stitch all on top of the marked puff stitch, marked the middle puff stitch, continue *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch* repeat until you get to the next marked stitch, make a puff stitch, V stitch and a puff stitch all in the marked V stitch, marked the middle V stitch, continue *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch* repeat till the end of the round. Finish round with a slst to the top of the beginning puff stitch.

Round 13: Ch 5 (counts as a Dc and Ch 2) Dc on top of the same puff stitch (V stitch)* puff stitch in on top of the next V stitch, V stitch on top of the next puff stitch* repeat around, finish round with a V stitch, slst to 3rd chain of the beginning Ch 5.

Rounds 14-17: Repeat rows 10-13

Rounds 18-19: Repeat rows 10-11

Round 20: Pull up the yarn, yarn over insert your hook into the Ch 2 space of the V stitch from previous row, and make a puff stitch into it, *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, make a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch* repeat around, finish round with a puff stitch, slst to the top of the beginning puff stitch.

Round 21: Ch 5 (counts as a Dc and Ch 2) Dc on top of the same puff stitch (V stitch)* puff stitch in on top of the next V stitch, V stitch on top of the next puff stitch* repeat around, finish round with a V stitch, slst to 3rd chain of the beginning Ch 5.

Rounds 22-27: Repeat rows 20-21

Round 28: Repeat row 20. Ch 1 and cut yarn.

The Bow

With 5.0 mm hook, With Colour B

Ch 19

Row 1: Skip 1st chain from hook, Sc into the 2nd Chain from hook, Sc into each stitch across. (18 Sc)

Row 2:Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first stitch and into each stitch across. (18 Sc)

Row 3-18: Repeat row 2

Edging

Using 5 mm crochet hook

With Colour B

Ch 3, Tr in the first stitch, slst in the next, *Tr in the next, slst in the next,* repeat till the end of row, continue *Tr in the next, slst in the next,* on the side by working into the side of each row, continue around the whole piece, slst to the first stitch of the edging. Ch 1 and cut yarn.

Cut a long piece of colour A and wrap around the middle of the piece to form a bow.

Attach the bow to the middle of the dress on row 8

Finishing

Sew on a button to the second stitch on the right side of the back.

close the button in between the first and second stitch on the left.

Weave in all ends.

Finished Dress


Materials:

4.0 and 5.0 mm crochet hook

Dk weight yarn

Colour A = Lilac– 2 (100g) balls for all sizes

Colour B = White – 100g ball for all sizes

Stitch markers (Optional)

Yarn needle

Difficulty:

Beginner

Gauge:

4.0 mm

15 stitches /9 rows= 10 cm/4 inch square in Tr

Stitches (UK Version):

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double Crochet

Tr: Treble Crochet

V-Stitch: Tr Ch 2 Tr

Puff Stitch: Yarn over insert your hook into the specified stitch/space. Yarn over and pull up a long loop. *(Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch/space. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop)* repeat two more times. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on your hook

Slst: Slip Stitch

Flo: Front Loop Only

Blo: Back loop Only

Dtr: Double treble Crochet

Pattern Notes:

Pattern Instructions (UK Terms):

With 4.0mm hook, With Colour A

Ch 54

Row 1: Skip 2 chains, Tr in the 3rd chain from the hook, Tr in each stitch across. 52 stitches.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Tr 7 {2 Tr, Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 10 {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 14 {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 10, {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 7. 64 Tr

Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Tr 9 {2 Tr, Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 14 {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 18 {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 14, {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 9. 80 Tr

Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Tr 11 {2 Tr, Ch 1, 2 Tr }all in the next stitch, Tr 18 {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 22 {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 18, {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 11. 96 Tr

Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Tr 13 {2 Tr, Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 22 {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 26 {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 22, {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 13. 112 Tr

Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Tr 15 {2 Tr, Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 26 {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 30 {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 26, {2 Tr , Ch 1, 2 Tr} all in the next stitch, Tr 15. 128 Tr

Joining sleeves

Round 7: Ch 2, Tr 17, Tr in the Ch 1 space, skip the next 30 stitches, fold bodice to make Ch 1 space match evenly with the next Ch 1 space, Ch 1, Tr in the next Ch 1 Space, Tr in the next 34, Tr in the next Ch 1 space, skip the next 30 stitches, fold bodice to make Ch 1 space match evenly with the next Ch 1 space, Ch 1, Tr in the next Ch 1 Space, Tr in the last 17 stitches. Join round with a slst. 74 stitches.

Note:

Ch 1 worked into the armpits when making the arm holes on round 7 counts as stitches.

Pleat

Round 8: Ch 2, Tr 29, Tr 8 in Flo, Tr 8 in Blo of the same stitches, Tr 8 in Blo of the same stitches, Tr in the Blo of the next 8, Tr 8 in the Flo of the same stitches, Tr 8 in the Flo of the same stitches, Tr in the remaining 29 stitches. Join round with slst.

Skirt

With 5.0 mm hook

0-6 months

Round 9: Ch 5 (counts as a Tr and Ch 2) Tr in the same stitch (V stitch)* skip 2, puff stitch in the next stitch, Ch 1, skip 2, V stitch in the next* repeat around, finish round with a V stitch, skip 3, slst to 3rd chain of the beginning Ch 5.

Mark the 4th V stitch from the beginning of the row and the 3rd puff stitch from the end.

Round 10: Pull up the yarn, yarn over insert your hook into the Ch 2 space of the V stitch from previous row, and make a puff stitch into it, *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, make a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch*, until you get to the marked stitch,

make a puff stitch, a v stitch and a puff stitch all in the Ch 2 space of the marked V stitch, marked the middle V stitch, continue *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch* repeat until you get to the next marked stitch, make a V stitch, puff stitch and a V stitch all in the marked puff stitch, marked the middle puff stitch, continue *make a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch, a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch* repeat till the end of the round. Finish round with a slst to the top of the beginning puff stitch.

Round 11: Ch 5 (counts as a Tr and Ch 2) Tr on top of the same puff stitch (V stitch)* puff stitch in on top of the next V stitch, V stitch on top of the next puff stitch* repeat around, finish round with a V stitch, slst to 3rd chain of the beginning Ch 5.

Round 12: Pull up the yarn, yarn over insert your hook into the Ch 2 space of the V stitch from previous row, and make a puff stitch into it, *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, make a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch*, until you get to the marked stitch,

make a V stitch, a puff stitch and a V stitch all on top of the marked puff stitch, marked the middle puff stitch, continue *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch* repeat until you get to the next marked stitch, make a puff stitch, V stitch and a puff stitch all in the marked V stitch, marked the middle V stitch, continue *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch* repeat till the end of the round. Finish round with a slst to the top of the beginning puff stitch.

Round 13: Ch 5 (counts as a Tr and Ch 2) Tr on top of the same puff stitch (V stitch)* puff stitch in on top of the next V stitch, V stitch on top of the next puff stitch* repeat around, finish round with a V stitch, slst to 3rd chain of the beginning Ch 5.

Rounds 14-17: Repeat rows 10-13

Rounds 18-19: Repeat rows 10-11

Round 20: Pull up the yarn, yarn over insert your hook into the Ch 2 space of the V stitch from previous row, and make a puff stitch into it, *make a V stitch on top of the next puff stitch, make a puff stitch on top of the next V stitch* repeat around, finish round with a puff stitch, slst to the top of the beginning puff stitch.

Round 21: Ch 5 (counts as a Tr and Ch 2) Tr on top of the same puff stitch (V stitch)* puff stitch in on top of the next V stitch, V stitch on top of the next puff stitch* repeat around, finish round with a V stitch, slst to 3rd chain of the beginning Ch 5.

Rounds 22-27: Repeat rows 20-21

Round 28: Repeat row 20. Ch 1 and cut yarn.

The Bow

With 5.0 mm hook, With Colour B

Ch 19

Row 1: Skip 1st chain from hook, Dc into the 2nd Chain from hook, Dc into each stitch across. (18 Dc)

Row 2:Ch 1, turn. Dc in the first stitch and into each stitch across. (18 Dc)

Row 3-18: Repeat row 2

Edging

Using 5 mm crochet hook

With Colour B

Ch 3, Dtr in the first stitch, slst in the next, *Dtr in the next, slst in the next,* repeat till the end of row, continue *Dtr in the next, slst in the next,* on the side by working into the side of each row, continue around the whole piece, slst to the first stitch of the edging. Ch 1 and cut yarn.

Cut a long piece of colour A and wrap around the middle of the piece to form a bow.

Attach the bow to the middle of the dress on row 8

Finishing

Sew on a button to the second stitch on the right side of the back.

close the button in between the first and second stitch on the left.

Weave in all ends.

Finished Dress

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