Crocheted Sun Dress

Crocheted Sun Dress
Crocheted Sun Dress

 

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Crochet Patterns - Sun Dress

Infant Sizes 6 months, 1, 2 and 3.

Materials: 8 balls of color of choice for sizes 6 months and 1; 9 balls for sizes 2 and 3: Steel Crochet Hook No. 6: 2 snap fasteners: 3 yards of ribbon, 1/4 inch wide.

Gauge: 5 sps make 1 inch; 4 rows make 3/4 inch.

Blocking Measurements: Sizes 6 months 1, 2, and 3.

Chest 18" 20" 22" 24"

Width across back or front at under arm 9" 10" 11" 12".

Width across back or front above armhole shaping 7" 8" 9" 10".

Length from shoulder to waist 4 1/2" 5 1/2" 6" 7".

Directions are given for Size 6 months. Changes for Sizes 1, 2 and 3 are in parentheses.

Bodice: Back - Start at waistband, ch 91 (101,111,121) to measure 9 1/4 (10 1/4, 11 1/4, 12 1/4) inches.

1st row: Sc in 3rd ch from hook, * ch 2, skip next ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from *across. There are on row 45 (50, 55, 60) sps. Ch 4, turn.

2nd row (right side): Dc in first ch-2 sp, * ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * across, ending with ch 1, dc in turning space. Ch 2, turn.

3rd row: Sc in first ch-1 sp, * ch 2, sc in next ch-l sp. Repeat from * across. ending with ch 2, sc in 3rd ch of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. The 2nd and 3rd rows constitute the pattern. Continue to work in pattern until piece measures, ending with a dc row 1 1/2 (2, 2, 3) inches. Omit turning chain. Turn.

To Shape Armholes:

1st row: (Sl st in next dc and in next ch) 3 times; sl st in next dc, sc in next sp, * ch 2, sc in next sp. Repeat from * to within last 5 ch-1 sps, ch 2, sc in next sp. Ch 2, turn.

2nd row: Dc in next sp (1 sp decreased at beginning of row), * ch 1, dc in next sp. Repeat from * across to within last 2 sps, holding back on hook last loop of each dc, make dc in each of next 2 sps, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (joint dc made). (1 sp decreased at end of row). Ch 2, turn.

3rd row: Sc in first ch-1 sp, * ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * across. There are on row 35 (40, 45. 50) sps. Ch 3, turn. Now work without decreasing until piece measures from first row of armhole shaping, ending with a dc row 3 (3 1/2, 4, 4) inches. Ch 2, turn.

To Shape Neck:

1st row: Sc in first sp, (ch 2. sc in next sp) 9 times. Ch 3, turn.

2nd row: Skip first sp, joint dc having a dc in each of the next 2 sps, * ch 1, dc in next sp. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in turning space. Ch 2. turn.

3rd row: Sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 2, sc in next sp) 6 times. Ch 3, turn.

4th row: Repeat 2nd row.

5th row: Sc in first sp, (ch 2, sc in next sp) 3 times; sl st in next joint dc. Break off. Skip 14 (19, 24, 29) sps on first row of neck shaping, attach thread to next sp and work as follows: 1st row: Sc in same sp where thread was attached, * ch 2, sc in next sp. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Dc in first sp, (ch 1, dc in next sp) 6 times; ch 1, joint dc over next 2 sps, dc in next sp. Turn. 3rd row: Sl St in the joint dc, sc in next ch-l sp, * ch 2, sc in next sp. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. 4th row: Dc in first sp, (ch 1, dc in next sp) 3 times; ch 1, joint dc over next 2 sps, dc in next sp. Turn. 5th row: Repeat 3rd row. Break off at end of row.

Front: Work as for Back. Sew up right side seam.

Skirt: With wrong side facing and working along opposite side of starting chain, attach thread to first ch at left side edge.

1st row: Sc in same ch where thread was attached, * ch 2, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. There are on row 180 (200, 220, 240) sps. Ch 3, turn.

Next row: * (Dc in next sp, ch 1) 8 (9, 10, 11) times; in next sp make (dc, ch 1) twice (1 sp increased). Repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn. Now work in pattern as on Bodice until 8 rows in all have been completed. Ch 1 at end of last row, join with a sl st in top of ch-3 at the beginning of the row. Turn.

Next row: Sc in the ch-1 sp just formed, * ch 2, sc in next sp. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sl st in first sc. Turn.

Following row: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 4, * dc in next sp. ch 1. Repeat from * around, ending with dc in last ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4. Turn. Repeat last 2 rows until Skirt measures in all, ending with 3rd row of pattern 8 (9, 10, 11) inches, or length desired. Break off.

With right side of work facing, make sc closely along neck and armhole edges.

Side Placket:

1st row: With right side facing, sc closely around left side opening. Ch 1, turn.

2nd and 3rd rows: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Break off at end of 3rd row.

Finishing: Sew 2 snap fasteners evenly spaced on placket. Sew ribbon around armhole and neck edges. Sew an 8-inch piece of ribbon at the point of each front and back shoulder and tie bows. Draw ribbon through first row of dc spaces on front of Bodice and tie ends in back of dress.