I cannot believe that in couple of weeks Alina will be one year old! It seems just yesterday we brought her home-fragile little creature-and today she is almost walking and “talking”! So I started making some projects for this occasion, and one of them is the dress that I finally finished.
It is super easy to make and it can be adjusted to any size with no problem.
dc- double crochet
I used cotton yarn and 1/2.75mm hook.
Make as manychains as you need, so that baby's head will easely go through the opening.
When you have enough chains, join and start Row 1.
Round 1: Ch 2, dc in every st till the end, join.
Round 2: Ch 5, skip one dc and make dc in next st, *ch2, skip dc and make dc in the next st* repeat till the end of the Row and join.
Round 3: Ch2, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in the 5th st(making increases in every 5th st), repeat till the end and join.
Round 4: same as Row 2.
Round 5: Ch 2, dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the 6th st (making increases in every 6th st), repeat till the end, join.
Round 6: same as Row 4 and Row 2.
Round 7: Ch 2, dc in the next 6 st, 2 dc in the 7th st (making increases in every 7th st), repeat till the end, join.
Round 8: same as Round 2, 4 and 6.
Now at this point I took stitch marker ( safety pin will also work) and joined together stitches from front and back, leaving holes for arms on both sides.
And from now on you will be working only on the main part of the dress.
Round 9: Ch 2,dc in every st till the end, join.
Round 10: same as Round 8.
Now the fun part begins- at this point you can choose any any pattern you want, whatever you like!
I continued this way:
Round 11: Ch 5, skip one arch, sc in the next one, repeat till the end.
I used this diagram for the next 6 Rounds:
Round 12-16: Ch 5, sc in next arch, repeat till the end.
Round 17: *Dc in next arch, ch 5, dc in the same arch, dc in the next arch, ch 5, dc in the same arch*
Round 18: 6 dc in each ch5 space, repeat till the end.
Then I just repeat Round 17 and 18 twice, and repeat steps from Round 11 and 12-16. Finally it looks like this:
It is so light and breathable,just perfect for summer!
Still working on diaper cover))))
I hope it all makes sense, and I would be happy to answer all questions!