Baby Dress, cute chevron skirt

Jul 2, 2009
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Ruth del Valle


I was wondering a nice baby dress but very easy to do. I thought “I do not know any baby!!”), when it was done, I show it to my son and DIL. She found it so cute, and told me to sell it to her, as she has a friend with a newborn baby girl. Sell it to her?, No, no I told her to buy a variegated skein and I repeat the pattern, following now the instructions, but if you do not understand something please ask it to me. Remember my English is not that well!.

Materials List

Newborn-3 months
2 oz lilac baby yarn (60 gr)
3 oz variegated baby yarn (100 gr)
Hooks : D/3 (3.25mm) for bodice,G/6 ( 4.5) for skirt
Tapestry needle
3 baby buttons

3 baby ribbon flowers

Finished Size

8" (20cm) width 13" long (33 cm.)


Gauge: 7 dc 1” (2.5 cm) 4 rows 1” (2.5 cm) for bodice


I use plain color yarn for bodice and variegated one at the skirt, it looks much nicer.

The Pattern

Row 1: ch 71 , dc in 4th ch from hook, and each 6 chs (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch, dc in next 16 chs) 3 times, 2 dc, ch 1 , 2 dc in next ch, dc , 7 dc in next chs. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2 : dc in next dcs, [2 dc, 1 ch 2 dc, in next ch 1 sp, dc in next dc (18) ] 3 times, dc in next dc.
Row 3-6, repeat row 2
Row 7, now working in rounds, ch 1 for turn [sc until first ch 1 sp, ch 2 , sc in next ch 1 (for armhole)] 2 times, sc until 2 sc before ending, overlap the bodice and work 2 sc in the last 2 sts with the first sts. (for button space)
Row 8-10 : sc in every st, including ch 2 for armhole, do not join

Attach variegated yarn with sl st and change to a bigger hook.

Row 1 sl st with variegated yarn,( sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, ch 11, skip next st, join ch with sc to next st, sc next st), to the end.
Row 2: (working in rounds) sl st in first 2 sc, 5 sc in ch 11, 3 sc in the next ch, sk 2 sc work 5 sc in first 5 ch, 3 sc in next ch, 5 sc in the next chs, sk 2 sc , around. From now on BLO
Row 3-…:(working in rounds, (5 sc in 5 sc sts, , 3 sc next sc, 5 sc next sts, sk 2 sc ) . Remember to work in back loops only.
When 3-4 rows are done, with tapestry needle sew the holes formed with the ch 11 base chs and the sk stitch, with mattress st.
Continue working in rounds until you reach the long of the skirt that you want.
For armholes, (crochet 3 sl st next st) all around.
You will see a chevron like st.

Sew baby buttons (the dc will be your buttonholes) and 3 baby ribbon flowers in front, for a nicer work. I do not add a satin ribbon, as we don’t like too many things in a baby dress.

Enjoy 
Sorry I cannot understand yet how you can post more than 1 pic

But you can go to Flickr by Honeyvarita

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cathy24 wrote
on Jul 16, 2009 8:54 PM

What a darling little dress. Could this be made into a 6-12 month size? Is so how would I do this?


energeticjen wrote
on Sep 28, 2009 11:21 PM

This looks like something a little fairy would wear! It's so pretty! Rainbows are for Everyone.

ConnieR wrote
on Jan 19, 2010 10:11 AM

This is really pretty, thanks for sharing it!

SHADIA wrote
on Feb 22, 2010 11:15 AM

merci pour ce choix............................................shokran

afecay wrote
on Mar 9, 2010 3:20 AM

What a lovely pattern :) I've got some wool that is a similar colour.  Time to try it out.

I might have to modify it slightly and measure my daughter as she is a bit older than what the pattern is for.

Ritaann1759 wrote
on Apr 13, 2010 7:36 AM

This is just what I was looking for, something easy and quick.  If I wanted to make it a little bigger should I just go up to a E hook for the bodice and a H hook for the skirt?  Thanks so much for posting the pattern!

kelleybelly wrote
on Apr 15, 2010 9:41 AM

Absolutley adorable! I plan on making a few for a friend of mine who is expecting. :) Thanks so much for sharing!

lia7 wrote
on Apr 23, 2010 4:49 AM

Couldn't you post the instructions in Spanish as well? If you can, muchas gracias por adelantado! :)

amiyah2010 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 12:25 PM

how would i make this for a 6-12 month size? if so how would i do that ? it looks like a like danceing dress.

darling29 wrote
on Dec 22, 2010 2:01 PM

what does it mean to dc in 4th ch from hook?  I know what dc is an ch is but what is the 4th hook thing?

jamieperi wrote
on May 11, 2011 8:10 AM

I have a little bussines making fancy dress costumes but recently I've been runing out of ideas of how what to make. The age range that I am targeting is between 1 year  and 9 years. I have made quite a lot of dresses for kids but yours is really cute and colorful. I can see now what a woman's touch can do to things.

Angie6130 wrote
on Apr 11, 2012 4:36 PM

I love this dress.  My mom and I have been working on this all day.  We were wondering how to do the mattress stitch on the looped rows.