Rows o' Ruffles Dress

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Rows o' Ruffles Dress

designed by Treva McCain
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Ruffles and bright colours make for a fun summer dress, perfect for girls aged 3 to 10.

3-4 yrs
24" [61 cm]
21" [53.5 cm]
6 yrs
26.5" [67.5 cm]
23" [58.5 cm]
8-10 yrs
29" [73.5 cm]
25" 63.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $23.65

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 3-4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8-10 yrs
Finished Chest:
24" [61 cm]
Finished Length (including ruffles):
21" [53.5 cm]

Version

Step 2:

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

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Watermelon, 9604Edit Color
$8.58

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Mango, 9605Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Lemonade, 9776Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast D

Simply Soft | White, 9701Edit Color
$4.29

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Materials not included in this kit:

  • Yarn needle
The materials for this project cost $23.65

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

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.

Picot = Ch 3, sl st in top of sc just made.

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

V-st = V-stitch - (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch or space.

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Chest:
3-4 yrs 24" [61 cm]
6 yrs 26.5" [67.5 cm]
8-10 yrs 29" [73.5 cm]
Finished Length (including ruffles):
3-4 yrs 21" [53.5 cm]
6 yrs 23" [58.5 cm]
8-10 yrs 25" 63.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Version A
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes3-4 yrs6 yrs8-10 yrs 
Contrast A
Watermelon (9604)
222
Contrast B
Mango (9605)
111
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast C
Lemonade (9776)
111
Contrast D
White (9701)
111
One size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge. Yarn needle
Version B
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes3-4 yrs6 yrs8-10 yrs 
Contrast A
Soft Pink (9719)
222
Contrast B
Plum Wine (9722)
111
Contrast C
()
111
Contrast D
()
111
One size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge. Yarn needle

GAUGE

In V-st pattern, 13 V-sts and 16 rows = 8"/20.5cm

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE

Dress is made in two pieces, front and back. After the front and back are seamed, ruffles are worked around the skirt.

 

FRONT

Beginning at lower edge, with C, ch 73 (79, 85).

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 5th ch from hook (beginning ch and first dc count as first V-st here and throughout), *sk next 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-st made); repeat from * across to last 2 ch, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in last ch, turn—23 (25, 27) V-sts.

Rows 2–4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1, here and throughout), dc in first dc (V-st made), *sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc (2nd dc of V-st); repeat from * across to last V-st, sk next dc, sk next ch, dc in last dc (3rd ch of turning ch), turn; change to B in last st of Row 4.

Rows 5 and 6: With B, repeat Row 2 twice.

Rows 7 and 8 (decrease rows): Ch 3 (does not count as a st here and throughout), sk first 2 dc, sk next ch (decrease made), V-st in next dc, *sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc; repeat from * across to last V-st, sk next dc, sk next ch, dc in last dc, turn; change to A in last st of Row 8—21 (23, 25) V-sts at the end of Row 8.

Rows 9–12: With A, Ch 4, dc in first dc, *sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc; repeat from * across to last V-st, sk next dc, sk next ch, dc in last dc, turn.

Rows 13–18: With A, repeat Rows 7–12 (do not change color)—19 (21, 23) V-sts.

Rows 19–25 (28, 31): With A, repeat Row 2, 7 (10, 13) times (do not change color).

Shape Armholes

Row 1: Sk first dc, sl st in each st across to 2nd dc of 2nd V-st, ch 4, dc in same dc, *sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc; repeat from * across to last 3 V-sts, sk next dc, sk next ch, dc in next dc, turn; leave last 2 V-sts unworked—15 (17, 19) V-sts.

Row 2: Ch 4, dc in first dc, *sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc; repeat from * across to last V-st, sk next dc, sk next ch, dc in last dc, turn.

Row 3 (decrease row): Ch 3, turn, sk first 2 dc, sk next ch (decrease made), V-st in next dc, *sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc; repeat from * across to last 2 V-sts, dc2tog over 2nd dc of last 2 V-sts (skipping the dc and ch-1 sp between)—13 (15, 17) V-sts.

Sizes 6 (8-10) Only: Repeat Rows 2 and 3—13 (15) V-sts.

All Sizes: Repeat Row 2, 1 (1, 2) more times.

Shape Neck and First Shoulder

Row 1: Ch 4, dc in first dc, [sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc] 3 times, sk next dc, sk next ch, dc in next dc, turn; leave remaining sts unworked (for neck and 2nd shoulder)—4 V-sts.

Row 2 (decrease row): Ch 3, sk first 2 dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc, *sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc; repeat from * across to last V-st, sk next dc, sk next ch, dc in last dc, turn—3 V-sts.

Rows 3–5: Ch 4, dc in first dc, *sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc; repeat from * across to last V-st. sk next dc, sk next ch, dc in last dc, turn.

Fasten off.

Second Shoulder

With RS facing, sk next 4 (4, 6) unworked V-sts following first shoulder, join A with sl st in 2nd dc of next V-st.

Row 1: Ch 4, dc in same dc, [sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc] 3 times, sk next dc, sk next ch, dc in last dc, turn—4 V-sts.

Row 2 (decrease row): Ch 4, dc in first dc, [sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc] twice, sk next dc, sk next ch, dc2tog over next dc and turning ch-sp, turn—3 V-sts.

Rows 3–5: Ch 4, dc in first dc, *sk next dc, sk next ch, V-st in next dc; repeat from * across to last V-st. sk next dc, sk next ch, dc in last dc, turn.

Fasten off.

 

BACK

Work same as front.

 

ASSEMBLY

With RS together, sew side and shoulder seams.

 

RUFFLES

Hold dress with lower edge at top and RS facing, working across opposite side of foundation chains (around lower edge of dress), join D with sl st in any ch-sp at back.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch-sp, ch 3, sl st in top of sc (picot made), *ch 5, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, picot; repeat from * around; join with ch 2, dc in first sc (joining ch 2 and dc count as ch-sp).

Rounds 2–5: Ch 1, sc in first ch-sp (formed by join), picot, *ch 5, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, picot; repeat from * around; join with ch 2, dc in first sc.

Round 6: Ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook (picot made), dc in first ch-sp, [picot, dc in same ch-sp] twice, *dc in next ch-sp, [picot, dc in same ch-sp] 3 times; repeat from * around; join with sl st in base of first picot.

Fasten off.

Working in ch-sps of Row 4 (last row of C-colored V-st), join C with sl st in any ch-sp at back. Repeat Rounds 1–6. Fasten off.

Working in ch-sps of Row 8 (last row of B-colored V-st), join B with sl st in any ch-sp at back. Repeat Rounds 1–6. Fasten off.

Working in ch-sps of Row 12 (4th row of A-colored V-st), join A with sl st in any ch-sp at back. Repeat Rounds 1–6. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Armhole Edging: With RS facing, join A with sc in underarm, work sc evenly spaced around armhole; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Repeat around other armhole.

Neck Edging: With RS facing, join A with sc in back neck, work sc evenly spaced around neck; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.