Valerie’s First Birthday Dress (Newborn) 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!

Valerie's First Birthday Dress - Free Crochet Pattern - The Lavender Chair

Materials:

Light Worsted Weight Yarn (2 colors)

G 4.25mm Crochet Hook

F3.75mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Size:

Newborn (0 – 3 months, 12 – 18)

Stitches:

Slip Stitch (SS) – Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Pull through stitch and loop.

Chain (Ch) – Yarn over. Pull through loop.

Single Crochet (Sc) – Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Draw up loop. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops.

Double Crochet (Dc) – Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over. Draw up loop. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops.

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

AC: Accent Color (Pink)

MC: Main Color (White)

BLO: Back Loops Only

Instructions:

Waist Band (AC):

G 4.25mm Crochet hook

Ch 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 52 rows.

Finish off

Using a yarn needle join your final row to the beginning chains (You can also do this using a series of SSs).

Skirt (MC):

Working along side each row of the waist band.

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

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

Round 2: Ch 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 Ch 1 space. Ch 4 (counts as first Dc and ch 1 space.). Dc in same space.  *(Dc. Ch 1. Dc.) in the next Ch 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: Ch 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: Ch 1. Sc in same stitch as join. Ch 3. *Skip the next Sc. Sc. Ch 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: Ch 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. Ch 4 (counts as first Dc and ch 1 space.). Dc in same space.  *(Dc. Ch 1. Dc) in the next Ch 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. Ch 3. *(Dc. Ch 1. Dc.) in the next Ch 1 space.* Repeat from * to * for a total of  9 V’s. Skip 1 stitch. Dc.

Row 4: SS across the next 3 stitches. Ch 3. *(Dc. Ch 1. Dc.) in the next Ch 1 space.* Repeat from * to * for a total of  7 V’s. Skip 1 stitch. Dc.

Begin Right Strap

Row 5: Ch 3.  *(Dc. Ch 1. Dc.) in the next Ch 1 space.* Repeat from * to * a total of 3 times.

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

Row 7: Ch 3. (Dc. Ch 1. Dc.) in the next ch 1 space. Skip 1 stitch. Dc.

Row 8-17: Repeat Row 7. Finish Off

Begin Left Strap

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

Repeat Rows 5-17. 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.

Valerie's First Birthday Dress - Free Crochet Pattern - The Lavender Chair

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