Valerie’s First Birthday Dress (0-3 Months) Crochet Pattern

In celebration of my daughters upcoming first birthday, I decided to design her a dress! I’m very excited about this one! It’s time to break out two of your favorite colors because we are going in!

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Materials:

Light Worsted Weight Yarn (2 colors)
G 4.25mm Crochet Hook
F3.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Stitches:

CH: Chain- Yarn over pull through one loop.
SS: Slip stitch- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull through both the stitch and loop on the hook.
DC: Double crochet- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops.
SC: Single crochet- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops.

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

AC: Accent Color (Mint Green)

MC: Main Color (White)

BLO: Back Loops Only

Instructions:

With G 4.25mm Crochet hook

Waist Band (AC)

Chain 6.
Row 1: In second chain from hook make one Sc. Sc across. (5)

Row 2: Chain 1. Sc in BLO all the way across. (5)

Repeat row 2 until you have a total of 56 rows.

Finish off

Using a yarn needle join your final row to the beginning chains.

Skirt (MC)

*Working along side each row of the waist band*

Join with a slip stitch to Row 1 of the waistband.

Round 1: Chain 1. *Sc in the next 3 stitches. 3sc in the next stitch*. Reapeat from * to * all the way around. Join with a SS to the first stitch made.

Round 2: Chain 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1 space.). Dc in same space. Skip the next stitch. *(dc, ch 1, dc) in same stitch. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around. Join with a SS to 3rd chain of beginning chain.

Round 3: SS in the next chain 1 space. chain 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1 space.). Dc in same space.  *(dc, ch 1, dc) in the next chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * all the way around. Join with a SS to 3rd chain of beginning chain.

Reapeat row 3 til desired length.

Skirt Trim (AC)

Round 1: Chain 1. Sc in same space and each dc and chain space all the way around. Join with a SS to the first stitch made.

Round 2: Chain 1. Sc in same stitch as join. Chain 3. *Skip the next Sc. Sc. Chain 3*. Repeat from * to * all the way around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Finish off skirt trim.

Bodice (MC)

Switch to F 3.75mm Crochet Hook

Join with a SS to row 1 of the waistband (on top)

Round 1: Chain 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1 space.). Dc in same space. Skip the next stitch. *(dc, ch 1, dc) in same stitch. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around. Join with a SS to 3rd chain of beginning chain.

Round 2: SS in the next chain 1 space. chain 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1 space.). Dc in same space.  *(dc, ch 1, dc) in the next chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * all the way around. Join with a SS to 3rd chain of beginning chain.

Row 3: SS across the next 3 stitches. Chain 3. *(dc, ch 1, dc) in the next chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * for a total of  9 V’s. Skip 1 stich. Dc.

Row 4: SS across the next 3 stitches. Chain 3. *(dc, ch 1, dc) in the next chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * for a total of  7V’s. Skip 1 stich. Dc.

Begin Right Strap

Row 5: Chain 3.  *(dc, ch 1, dc) in the next chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * a total of 3 times.

Row 6: SS across the next three stitches. Chain 3.  *(dc, ch 1, dc) in the next chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * a total of 2 times. Skip 1 stitch. Dc.

Row 7: Chain 3. (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next chain 1 space. Skip 1 stitch. Dc.

Row 8-18: Repeat Row 7. Finish Off

Begin Left Strap

With wrong side facing, Join with a SS to the end of Row 4.

Repeat Rows 5-18. Finish off.

Join straps evenly to the back of the bodice.

Make a Single Crochet edging around the neckline and arm holes.

Weave in all ends.

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