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I Heart My Dress

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Sweet dress with accent heart pockets and matching beret for ages 6 to 18 months.

Sizes

6 mos
17 ins [43 cm]
18 ins [45.5 cm]
12 mos
18 ins [45.5 cm]
19.5 ins [49.5 cm]
18 mos
19 ins [48 cm]
21.5 ins [54.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $65.68

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 6 mos
  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
To fit chest measurement
17 ins [43 cm]
Finished chest measurement
18 ins [45.5 cm]

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Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Beehive Baby Sport | Baby Grey, 09045Edit Color
$9.98

Contrast A

Beehive Baby Sport | Violet Mist, 09309Edit Color
$4.99

Takumi Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size E4/3.5mm
$5.25

Bead Stitch Markers

Green 3/Pkg
$31.96

ButtonTHIS Solid Color Buttons 1" 4/Pkg

Grey
$13.50
The materials for this project cost $65.68

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

cont = continue(ity)

Dc = double crochet

Dc2tog = (Yoh. Draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.

Dcfp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at front of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice - 1 dcfp made.

hdc = half double crochet

Inc = Increase(ing)

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

tr = treble crochet

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
6 mos 17 ins [43 cm]
12 mos 18 ins [45.5 cm]
18 mos 19 ins [48 cm]
Finished chest measurement
6 mos 18 ins [45.5 cm]
12 mos 19.5 ins [49.5 cm]
18 mos 21.5 ins [54.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Dress
Patons Beehive Baby Sport (100 g/3.5 oz;328 m/359 yds)
Sizes6 mos12 mos18 mos 
Main Color (MC)
Baby Grey (09045)
222
Contrast A
Violet Mist (09309)
111
Size 3.5 mm (U.S. E/4) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension. 4 stitch markers. 3 buttons.
Beret
Patons Beehive Baby Sport (100 g/3.5 oz;328 m/359 yds)
Sizes6 mos12 mos18 mos 
Main Color (MC)
Baby Grey (09045)
111
Size 3.5 mm (U.S. E/4) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension. 4 stitch markers. 3 buttons.
Dress and Beret
Patons Beehive Baby Sport (100 g/3.5 oz;328 m/359 yds)
Sizes6 mos12 mos18 mos 
Main Color (MC)
Baby Grey (09045)
333
Contrast A
Violet Mist (09309)
111
Size 3.5 mm (U.S. E/4) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension. 4 stitch markers. 3 buttons.

GAUGE

18 dc and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

DRESS
Note: Dress is worked in one piece beg at neck edge.
Center back has an opening for buttons, then Body is joined into rnd.
Slightly puffed short sleeves are worked in rnds.
With MC, ch 48 (52-58). Do not join. Working in rows (all RS) to create center back opening, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each of next 6 (7-8) ch. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next ch – V-st made. 1 dc in each of next 5 (5-6) ch. V-st in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 16 (18-20) ch. V-st in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 5 (5-6) ch. V-st in next ch. 1 dc in each of last 8 (9-10) ch. Break yarn. 54 (58-64) sts. (Note: V-st counts as 3 sts).
2nd row: (RS). Join MC with sl st in top of ch 3 at beg of last row. Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 8 (9-10) dc. V-st in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each of next 7 (7-8) dc. V-st in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each of next 18 (20-22) dc. V-st in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each of next 7 (7-8) dc. V-st in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Break yarn. 62 (66-72) sts.
3rd to 6th rows: (RS). Join MC with sl st in top of ch 3 at beg of last row. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (1 dc in each dc to ch-1 sp of next V-st. V-st in next ch-1 sp) 4 times. 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Break yarn. Do not break yarn at end of 6th row. Join with sl st to top of ch 3 at end of 6th row. 94 (98-104) sts.
Join in rnd and inc for sleeve: 7th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each dc to ch-1 sp of next V-st. (1 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each dc to ch-1 sp of next V-st. (2 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * once more. 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 106 (110-116) sts.
8th to 10th (11th-12th) rnds: As 7th rnd. 142 (158-176) sts. Do not break yarn.
Divide Sleeves and Body: Taking yarn from opposite end of working ball, cut 2 lengths of MC 12” [30.5 cm] long. With RS facing, join 1 length to first ch-1 sp of last rnd. Ch 4. Join with sl st in next ch-1 sp. Fasten off (underam chain made). Make a 2nd underarm chain in rem ch-1 sps.
Next rnd: Return to working ball of MC. Ch 3 (counts as dc). [1 dc in each dc to next underarm chain. 1 dc in each of next 4 ch. Miss next 33 (37-42) dc (Sleeve)] twice. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 80 (88-96) dc.

Body: Cont on these 80 (88-96) dc as follows:
Next rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 8 (9-10) dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 9 (10-11) dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 88 (96-104) dc.
Next 2 (3-4) rnds: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Next rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 9 (10-11) dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 10 (11-12) dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 96 (104-112) dc.
Next 2 (3-4) rnds: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Next rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 10 (11-12) dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 11 (12-13) dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 104 (112-120) dc.
Next 2 (3-4) rnds: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Next rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 11 (12-13) dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 12 (13-14) dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 112 (120-128) dc.
Next 2 (3-4) rnds: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Next rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 12 (13-14) dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 13 (14-15) dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 120 (128-136) dc.
Next rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Rep last rnd until Body from underarm chain measures 10 (11-12½)” [25.5 (28-32) cm].
Next rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Sleeves: 1st rnd: (RS). Join MC with sl st in 3rd ch of underam chain. Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in next ch. (1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc) 16 (18-21) times across Sleeve sts. (1 dc in next dc) 1 (1-0) time. 1 dc in each of last 2 ch. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 53 (59-67) dc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *(Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to last 2 (3-1) dc. (Sc2tog) 1 (1-0) time. 1 sc in last 0 (1-1) dc. Join with sl st to first sc. 32 (36-41) sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Heart Pockets (make 2). (See diagram on page 4).
With A, ch 5.
1st rnd: (2 tr. 4 dc. 1 tr. 4 dc. 3 tr. Ch 2. Sl st) all in 5th ch from hook.
2nd rnd: 2 sc in side of turning ch-4. 2 hdc in top of turning ch-4. 3 hdc in next tr. 2 hdc in next tr. 1 hdc in each of next 3 dc. 2 hdc in next dc. (1 hdc. 1 dc. 1 hdc) in next tr. 2 hdc in next dc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 dc. 2 hdc in next tr. 3 hdc in next tr. 2 hdc in last tr. 2 sc down side of ch 2. Join with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next hdc. 1 sc in next hdc. (2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc) twice. 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. (1 hdc. 1 dc. 1 hdc) in next dc. 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. (2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc) twice. 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 sc in next hdc. 2 sc in next hdc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to last sl st of 2nd rnd.
4th rnd: Sl st in each of next 3 sc. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 hdc in next hdc. (2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc) twice. 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. (1 hdc. 1 dc. 1 hdc) in next dc. 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. (2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc) twice. 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Sl st in each of last 3 sc. Join with sl st at base of first sl st.
5th rnd: Sl st in each of next 3 sl st. Sl st in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 19 hdc. 3 sc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 19 hdc. 2 sc in next sc. Sl st in each of next 2 sc. Sl st in each of last 3 sl st. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Neck edging: Mark positions for 3 button loops on left back opening edge, having top loop ½” [1 cm] below neck edge, bottom loop ½” [1 cm] above joining rnd and center loop evenly spaced between.
With RS facing, join MC with sl st at base of center back opening. Ch 1.
Work sc evenly up side of left back edge to first button loop marker.
Ch 6. Sl st in last sc – loop made. (Sc evenly up to next button loop marker. Make loop) twice. Sc evenly up to corner. 3 sc in corner. 1 sc in each rem loop of foundation ch of neck edge. 3 sc in corner. Sc evenly down right back edge to base of center back opening. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Sew buttons to correspond to loops. Sew Pockets in position as shown in picture, leaving tops of Pockets free.

BERET
Note
: Ch 3 at beg of each rnd counts as dc. (See diagrams on pages 4
and 5).
With MC, ch 4.
1st rnd: 9 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 10 dc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3. Dcfp around ch 3 at beg of last rnd. (1 dc in next dc. Dcfp around same dc) 9 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 20 sts.
3rd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. Dcfp around post of dcfp. (2 dc in next dc. Dcfp around post of dcfp) 9 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 30 sts.
4th rnd: Ch 3. 2 dc in next dc. Dcfp around post of dcfp. (1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Dcfp around post of dcfp) 9 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 40 sts.
5th rnd: Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc – V-st made) in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Dcfp around post of dcfp. (1 dc in next dc. V-st in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Dcfp around post of dcfp) 9 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 60 sts.
6th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. V-st in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Dcfp around post of dcfp. (1 dc in each of next 2 dc. V-st in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Dcfp around post of dcfp) 9 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 80 sts.
7th to 9th rnds: Ch 3. 1 dc in each dc to next ch-1 sp. V-st in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Dcfp around post of dcfp. (1 dc in each dc to next ch-1 sp. V-st in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Dcfp around post of dcfp) 9 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 140 sts at end of 9th rnd.

Size 6/12 mos only: 10th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each dc to next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Dcfp around post of dcfp. (1 dc in each dc to next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Dcfp around post of dcfp) 9 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 140 sts.

Size 18 mos only: 10th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each dc to next ch-1 sp. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Dcfp around post of dcfp. (1 dc in each dc to next ch-1 sp. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Dcfp around post of dcfp) 9 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 150 sts.
11th rnd: Ch 3. *1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Dcfp around post of dcfp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Both sizes: 11th (12th) rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Dc2tog. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. *Dcfp around post of dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 5 (6) dc. Dc2tog. 1 dc in each of next 5 (6) dc. Rep from * to last dcfp. Dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 130 (140) sts.
12th (13th) rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Dc2tog. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. *Dcfp around post of dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Dc2tog. 1 dc in each of next 5 (6) dc. Rep from * to last dcfp. Dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 120 (130) sts.
13th (14th) rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 (5) dc. Dc2tog. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. *Dcfp around post of dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 4 (5) dc. Dc2tog. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Rep from * to last dcfp. Dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 110 (120) sts.
14th (15th) rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Dc2tog. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. *Dcfp around post of dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Dc2tog. 1 dc in each of next 4 (5) dc. Rep from * to last dcfp. Dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 100 (110) sts.

Size 6/12 mos only: 15th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. (Dc2tog) twice. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. *Dcfp around post of dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. (Dc2tog) twice. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Rep from * to last dcfp. Dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 80 sts.

Size 18 mos only: 16th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. (Dc2tog) twice. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. *Dcfp around post of dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (Dc2tog) twice. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Dcfp around post of dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. (Dc2tog) 3 times. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Rep from * 3 times more. Dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (Dc2tog) twice. 1 dc in each dc to next dcfp. Dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 86 sts.

Both sizes: Next 5 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.