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Spring Swing Dress 12-24 mo


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#1 Shellie

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:10 PM

Spring Swing Dress (12-24 mo)



Finished Measurements:
Chest: 18"

Armholes: 4"

Length: 17"


MATERIALS
(I used Lion Brand Pound of Love and a fingering yarn but it could be made all sport wt with no problem)
2 skeins main color (MC) [For the six year old I am using 5 oz skeins for more accuracy]
1 skien contrast color ©
E (fingering yarn), F (skirt) and H (bodice) hooks (E only if using fingering for the contrast)
yarn needle
{2} 1/2 inch buttons or two snap sets
thread for buttons (I used two strands of a matching embroidery floss color)
measuring tape



NOTES (there are a lot, sorry, trying to make sure beginners can make this too)

Chain one and turn at every row UNLESS it tells you different


If you are working in rows and the last stitch is a ch 1, then ch 1 and sl st in the sc below your ch 1

Joining a long chain is much easier if you leave a longer tail when you make your foundation chain and join after you have made at least one other row. Use the tail to sew up the small gap left. Thank Darski for that tip!

If the first stitch of a new row starts with the ch 1, then tighten your turning chain on your hook as
much as possible before you form the ch 1 stitch to avoid confusion

Rows are joined, rounds are not

If the first st at a decrease is a ch 1, it will be easier to simply skip the ch and sc in the next st

Working in the back ridge of the foundation chain eliminates the gap left by stitching in the free loops

I work very very tightly, you may need bigger hooks-I will include measurements so you can add or subtract rows as needed

PATTERN STITCH

1) ( [sc, ch 1] in the first stitch, sk the next st) repeat across; ch 1 and turn

2) (sc around each ch, ch 1, sk the scs [the ch 1's take the place of the scs]) repeat across; ch 1 and turn


Repeat both rows until desired size BUT the pattern can end on either row

Cluster Stitch

4 dc's in the same stitch, keeping the last two loops on the hook each time. After the last dc, hook through all the loops on the hook.

Bodice-work in rounds

Ch 91 with MC and "H", using the back ridge of the foundation chain; sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and across, join in the first sc being careful not to twist your chain-DO NOT TURN-you can join later if it would be easier, just make a few more rows then join

R1 is right side

1-16) Work in pattern, ending on a wrong side row [when you turn you should be on the right side] Measure your
piece, if it is not 4" then work a few more rows, being sure to end on an even number DO NOT FINISH OFF

Shape back armholes [rs] work in rows now

1) sl st in the first three stitches, work in pattern for the next 39 stitches; ch 1 and turn

2)Sl st in the first stitch (first dec made), ch 1, sc in the next stitch; work in pattern for the next 34 stitches; ch 1, sl st in the next sc, skip the last stitch (2nd dec made); ch 1 and turn (37 st)

3) Sl st in the first stitch, ch 1, sc in the next st; work in pattern for the next 32 st; ch 1, sl st in the next sc, sk the last stitch; ch 1 and turn (35 st)

4-10) Work in pattern; ch 1 and turn at the end of all rows DO NOT FINISH OFF

Shape first strap and neck for back [rs]

1) Work in pattern over the next 10 stitches; ch 1 and turn (10 st)

2) Sk the first stitch, sc in the next; work the last eight in pattern; ch 1 and turn (9 st)

3)Work the first seven st in pattern; ch 1, sl st in the sc from R2; ch 1 and turn (8 st)

4-25)Work in pattern; ch 1 and turn

26) Work the first three stitches in pattern; ch 2, sk the next 2 st [buttonhole]; finish the last three in pattern

27) Work in pattern, treating the chs like regular st; ch 1 and turn

28, 29) Work in pattern

30) Repeat Row 26 for second buttonhole

31) Repeat Row 27

32, 33) Work in pattern; finish off after the last row

Shape second strap and neck for back [rs]

Sk the next 15 st; fasten MC with sl st, ch 1

1) Work in pattern until the end of the row; ch 1 and turn (10 st)

2) Work the next nine st in pattern, sk the last st; ch 1 and turn (9 st)

3)Sk the first st, sc in the next, work in pattern until the end; ch 1 and turn (8 st)

Rows 4-33 are a repeat of the first strap

Shape front armholes [rs]

Sk the first three st from the back bodice, fasten MC with sl st in the next; ch 1

1)Sc in the first st, work in pattern for the next 39 st; skip the last three; ch 1 and turn

2)Sl st in the first stitch (first dec made), ch 1, sc in the next stitch; work in pattern for the next 34 stitches; ch 1, sl st in the next sc, skip the last stitch (2nd dec made); ch 1 and turn (37 st)

3) Sl st in the first stitch, ch 1, sc in the next st; work in pattern for the next 32 st; ch 1, sl st in the next sc, sk the last stitch; ch 1 and turn (35 st)

4-10) Work in pattern; ch 1 and turn at the end of all rows DO NOT FINISH OFF


Shape first strap and neck for front [rs]

1) Work in pattern over the next 10 stitches; ch 1 and turn (10 st)

2) Sk the first stitch, sc in the next; work the last eight in pattern; ch 1 and turn (9 st)

3)Work the first seven st in pattern; ch 1, sl st in the sc from R2; ch 1 and turn (8 st)

4-11) Work in pattern; finish off after the last row

Shape second strap and neck for front [rs]

Sk the first 15 st after the first strap, fasten on MC with sl st, ch 1

1) Work in pattern over the 10 st left; ch 1 and turn

2)Work in pattern for the first nine st; sk the last st; ch 1 and turn (9 st)

3)Sk the first st, work in pattern over the remaining 8 st; ch 1 and turn (8 st)

4-11) Repeat 4-11 of the first strap; finish off after the last row


Skirt- [rs] worked in rounds Use "F" for skirt

Fasten on MC with sl st on opposite side of foundation chain anywhere you want (I picked under the armhole)

1)2 scs in the same st as joining, (1 sc in the next st, 2 in the next) around; join in the first sc, ch 1 and turn

2, 3) Sc in each sc around; join; ch 4 (first dc and ch 1 of R4) DO NOT TURN

4)Sk next st, (cluster in the next, sk next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, dc in the next, ch 1)repeat around; join in the third chain
of initial ch 4; change to CC; ch 1 and turn

5, 6)Sc in each sc around; join in the first sc, ch 1 and turn

7)Sc in each sc around; join in the first sc, change to MC; ch 3 (first dc of repeat pattern) and turn

Repeated skirt pattern-Do the next seven rows until you have the desired length of skirt

1)Dc in the same st as the ch 3; ch 1 and sk the next sc; (2 dcs in the next st, ch 1, sk the next sc) around; join in the
third chain of the initial ch 3; DO NOT TURN FOR THE REST OF THE SKIRT

2-6)Sl st in the next dc and ch 1; ch 3, dc, ch 1 in the same space; (Sk the next 2 dcs, 2 dcs, ch 1 in the next ch 1 space) around; join in the 3rd chain of initial ch 3-at the end of R6 change to CC and ch 3

7)Dc in each dc and ch 1 space around; join to third ch of ch 3.
I repeated this for 3 sets but you can do it more for a longer skirt, just end with Row 7 and fasten off

Skirt trim [rs]

Join MC with sl st in first dc after the ch 3 from the last R7 (its hard to crochet into those chains where you joined)

Ch 3, sl st in the next dc all the way around; join to first sl st and fasten off

Bodice trim [rs]

Join CC with sl st in any sc at the armhole, sc around the neck, shoulders, straps, etc, decreasing at corners to give
finished look, join to first sc and fasten off. The exact number is not important, it just finishes it off.

Sew on the buttons and after weaving in all those pesky ends you are done. If you want to use snaps then just eliminate the buttonholes.


THIS IS NOT TESTED Please let me know if you have any difficulties

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Edited by Shellie, 07 March 2010 - 02:09 PM.

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#2 Priszm

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:27 PM

Those are so cute! I may have to try this pattern some day :)

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:34 PM

Fantastic! Thank you SO much for sharing this! :D
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:45 PM

I have to say they are so cute!!!
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:01 PM

Thanks for sharing the pattern.:cheer

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:38 PM

:cheerThank you soooooo much i was looking for a dress for grand daughter this looks darn cute

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:08 PM

:ty:ty:tySo much for the pattern i have two babies I know I can make these for. Thank you so much.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 05:37 AM

That is so cute, thanks:yay
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:41 AM

Sweet dress,Shellie!Thanks for the pattern!!:clap

#10 Croninny Nana

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:04 AM

Thank you for this cutie dress pattern.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:15 AM

Thanks so much for the pattern, I cant wait to make one for my neice!

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:38 AM

Oh my gosh!!!..I'm SOOOO gonna make this dress for my daughter Sarah!!!!..THANK YOU,THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! It's sooooo CUTE!!!!!

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:41 AM

Thanks!

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:53 AM

Adorable! Thank you :hug

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:33 AM

I am hoping for a granddaughter someday.. This is so nice. Thanks for making the instructions beginner friendly too.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:37 AM

thank you sooo much have been looking for a cute dress to make my granddaughter, GREAT job

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:56 PM

These are so cute, I may just have to put one on one of my sons (I don't have a little girl yet).

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:57 PM

These are so adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern, and I'll be on the lookout for the larger size as well -- I have neighbors with a baby and a three-year-old and it'll be fun to make matching/coordinating dresses for them!

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:25 PM

Great pattern! If one wanted to make this for a newborn, what yarn and hook would you recommend? Would there be any changes to the pattern as well as yarn and hook size?

Thanks! Can't wait to try it!

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:58 PM

Great pattern! If one wanted to make this for a newborn, what yarn and hook would you recommend? Would there be any changes to the pattern as well as yarn and hook size?

Thanks! Can't wait to try it!



I have no idea on that stuff yet, I have only made the one size. I am working on a pattern for a six year old and a four year old. After those are complete I will attempt other sizes. :)
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