Clothing Knitting Pattern
Free Knitting Patterns - Child's Dress
Instructions are given for size 18 months-2 years.
Materials: 3 (2-oz. skeins blue); 1 (2oz. skein white); 3 small buttons; 1 pair straight knitting needles #3.
Stitches: Stockinette St.: K 1 row, P 1 row; Garter St.: K back and forth.
Gauge: 7 sts. = 1".
Front: Cast on 150 sts. with blue yarn. Work in stockinette st. for 9 rows. K 1 row on wrong side for hem ridge. Work 6 more rows in stockinette st., then 2 rows in reverse stockinette st., 3 rows in stockinette St., 2 rows in reverse stockinette st., 3 rows in stockinette st., 2 rows in reverse stockinette st., 3 rows in stockinette st., 2 rows in reverse stockinette st. Change to white yarn, work 7 rows in stockinette st. Change to blue yarn and work 4 bands of stockinette st., and reverse stockinette st., as previously. Then work in stockinette st. up to 11" from hem. Work 1 row, taking sts. 2 or 3 at a time so that only 72 sts. remain on needles. Work even for 3/4".
Shape armhole: Bind off 4 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows, 2 sts. at beg. of following 2 rows. At 1 1/4" from waistline, start yoke: Work 6 sts. with blue yarn, 48 sts. with white yarn, 6 sts. with blue yarn, for 10 rows. Then work 6 sts. in blue, 9 sts. in white, 30 sts. in blue, 9 sts. in white, 6 sts. in blue. At 4 1/4" from waistline, work 30 center sts. in garter st. for 7 rows.
Shape neckline: Bind off 22 center sts. and work each shoulder separately for 8 rows. Bind off sts. on 2 rows.
Back: Work as for front up to armholes. Omit white yoke but form an opening in following manner: Place first 27 sts. on st. holder and work on the remaining 33 sts. Work first 3 sts. in garter st., 30 following sts. in stockinette st., forming 3 small buttonholes (1 1/4" apart) 3 sts. from edge. (Bind off 2 sts. Next row cast on 2 sts. over previously bound off sts.) At 4 3/4" from waistline, work first 18 sts. in garter st. for 8 rows. Shape neckline: Bind off at neck edge 14 sts. Bind off remaining sts. in 2 times for shoulder. Pick up sts. placed on st. holder and cast on 6 new sts. on left side of work. Work in opposite manner as for left side, omitting buttonholes.
Sleeves: Cast on 45 sts. Work in stockinette st. for 5 rows. K 1 row on wrong side. Work 6 more rows in stockinette st. Double all sts. except 5 first and 5 last sts. Work even for 3/4". Then form 4 bands of reverse stockinette st. as for skirt. Shape cap: Bind off on each side 4 sts. once, and 2 sts. 10 times. Work remaining sts. 2 tog. for 1 row and bind off, still taking sts. 2tog.
Finishing: Sew shoulder and side seams. Hem skirt. Sew sleeves and attach to bodice. Embroider blue dots on white band of skirt and on yoke. Sew buttons on.