Knit Toddler Dress

Knit Toddler Dress
Knitting Pattern - Toddler Dress

 

 

Knitting Patterns - Toddler Dress

 

Size: 2 years

Materials: 4 balls  Babyfair or Sock and sport yarn, 5 skeins. Knitting needles, 1 pair size 2., crochet hook, size 1.

Gauge: Stockinette st - 8 sts = 1"; 11 rows- 1"; 20 rows of pattern = 1 3/4".

Measurements: Chest 22 1/2 inches. Width around lower edge 44 1/2 inches. Length from lower edge to back of neck 15 1/2 inches.

Back: Skirt; Cast on 178 sts.

K 5 rows.

6th row: (wrong side) K 1, * p 3 tog; k 1, p 1, k 1 all in front thread of next st; repeat from *, end k 1.

P 1 row.

8th row: K 1, * work 3 sts in next st as in 6th row, p 3 tog; repeat from *, end k 1. K 4 rows (2 ridges on right side). Work stockinette st (knit 1 row, p 1 row) for 8 rows. Repeat these 20 rows of pattern 4 times.

Waist: Dec. row (right side) K 1, then k 2 tog continuously to within 1 st of end, k 1 (90) sts. K 4 rows, p 1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row.

Beading: K 1, * yarn over needle twice, k 2 tog; repeat form *, end k 1. P 1 row, purling st and first "over" and dropping extra "over" (90) sts. K 1 row, p 1 row, k 4 rows (2 ridges). Work stockinette st for 8 rows. Work first 12 rows of pattern.

Armholes: Continuing pattern as for skirt, bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows for underarm. Dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row 4 times (74) sts. Work even until 1 3/4 inches above underarm, end with 12th row of pattern.

Next row: K 37, slip remaining sts to holder. Turn, k 3, p to end. Continue pattern, always knitting the 3 sts at center of back, until 3 1/2 inches above underarm, end with 12th row of pattern.

Shoulder: Bind off 8 sts from armhole side once, then 7 sts every 2nd row twice (22 sts for shoulder). Bind off 15 sts. Beginning at center of back, finish other side to correspond.

Front: Work front same as back until armhole shaping is completed (74 sts). Work even on all sts, end with last row of 2nd stockinette stripe above underarm.

Next row: (right side) K 23, bind off 28 sts for neck edge; on remaining 23 sts work 12 rows of pattern, decreasing 1 st at neck edge in last row. Shape shoulder as for back. Beginning at neck edge, finish other side to correspond.

Sleeves: Cast on 40 sts. K 5 rows. P 1 row. Work 2 rows of beading as for waist. K 4 rows.

Inc. row: K 3, inc. 1 st in each st to within 3 sts of end, k 3 sts (74 sts). P 1 row, k 1 row for 7 rows. Work first 12 rows of pattern. Continue pattern, binding off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Dec. 1 st each side every 2nd row 4 times (58) sts. Work 8 rows even. Bind off 3 sts at beginning of next 10 rows. Bind off 28 sts.

Finishing: Steam each piece separately. Sew seams and sew in sleeves.

Neck Border: Working form right side, pick up and k 14 sts across back of neck, 10 sts at side of neck, 26 sts at front, 10 sts at other side of front, 14 sts across other side of back (74 sts). K 2 rows. Bind off. Working from right side, work 16 sc on right half of back opening, continue on let side, * work 4 sc, ch 2 for button-loop, skip 2 rows; repeat from * twice, end 1 sc at neck edge. Fasten off. Draw ribbon through beading at waist and sleeve.

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