Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pink Petals Baby Dress - PATTERN

*Please note: This dress consists of two patterns combined. The first part is the top, or what I refer to here as the “bib”. It is taken directly from THIS pattern by Cassie Hennen and reprinted here with her permission. The bottom part…the skirt…is my own creation. This is a free pattern and can be shared under the condition that you provide a link back to this blog post.


- 2 skeins Red Heart Soft Yarn or Bernat Satin (Pictured here: MC for bib - Bernat Satin “Flamingo”, CC for skirt - RHSY “Grape”)
- size H crochet hook
- yarn needle
- 2 buttons
- contrasting ribbon (optional)

*Pattern note: The dress pictured was made using sizing given for 18 months old. I feel that it turned out smaller than that and is more fitting for a 12 month size. However, if you have any questions regarding the sizing please feel free to ask myself or Cassie, whose contact information can be found at the link to her pattern provided above.

PATTERN - Size 12 months

*Stitch note: for the bib, the scalloped edge shaping created by the (sc, ch2, hdc) is referred to as an “S-edge cluster”.

With MC:

Row 1: Ch 59. hdc in 3rd ch from hook & in each st across, ch 1 turn

Row 2: sk first st,*(sc, ch2, hdc) in next st, sk next st, Rep from * across ending with sc in last st. ch 1 turn

Row 3: 2 sc in first st, then keeping ch2 sts from previous row S-edge clusters in front - 3sc in BACK LOOP ONLY of each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last st, ch 1 turn

Row 4: rep Row 2, ch 1 turn

Row 5: 2 sc in first st, then keeping ch2 sts from previous row S-edge clusters in front - 2 sc in BACK LOOP ONLY of each sc across ch 1 turn

Row 6: rep Row 2, ch 1 turn

Rows 7-10: rep Rows 3-6, ch 1 turn (55 S-edge clusters around bib)

Row 11 (Armhole Row): 2 sc in first st, *sk ch2 sp, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * 5 times, skip next 15 ch2 sps, 2 sc in next 11 sc sts, sk next 15 ch2 sps, 2 sc in last 7 sc sts. Join with sl st to first sc, ch1 turn

Row 12: sk first st, *(sc, ch 2, hdc) all in next st, sk next st, rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc, ch 3 turn

Row 13: dc in same sp as ch3, 2 dc in each sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off MC.


With CC:

Row 14: repeat Row 12

Row 15: 3 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc, ch 1 turn

Row 16: sk first st, *(sc, ch 2, hdc) in next sc st, sk next st, rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc, ch 3 turn

Row 17: 2 dc in each sc sp around. Join with sl st to top of ch3, ch 1 turn

Row 18: 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc, ch 3 turn

Row 19: 1 dc in each sc st around. Join with sl st to top of ch3, ch 3 turn

Row 20: 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3, ch 3 turn

Row 21 to desired length: 1 dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch3. Fasten off.


Join MC with sl st to top of ch3 from Row 21

3 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, *3 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

With MC:

Row 1: Join yarn with a sc at top right corner of opening, work 10 more sc down side of opening, sl st in bottom center st, work 11 sc up next side of opening, ch1 turn

Row 2: sc in first st, ch 1, sk next st (button hole made), sc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk next st (button hole made), sc in last 3 sts, sl st in bottom center st, sc in each st to top, ch 1 turn

Row 3: sl st in each st and ch around opening. Fasten off.

Sew buttons to opposite side of button holes made.

Weave ribbon through the spaces made in Row 13. Make center bow.


Laura said...

This is the cutest dress. I like the colors and the way the bib is shape. Great job!

Anonymous said...

hi this is lovely but can it be done in dc instead of sc and what size would that make it

Mimi said...

Oh, this is so cute, thanks for sharing! I wish I'll have someone to make this for ;)

Anonymous said...

Very cute!

freshpursuit said...

great job...thx for the pattern..i hv tried my have aluk into my blog :)

CouponAlbum said...

Cute baby dress!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Specially, It's color choice is fantastic!!

Preethi said...

I liked your pattern very much and am aready half way through the Bib. but i am getting more than 55 s-edge clusters in the 3rd row itself. could you please tell me how many s-shape clusters i shoul get in each row. this might help in knowing where i have gone wrong.

Whitney said...

Preethi: I unfortunately do not recall the number of s-edge clusters there should be per row. I'm so sorry. This dress, as you read, was not the easiest thing to make and it was so long ago now that the exact details escape me. I hope you have good luck! There is a link at the top of my post to the original designer's page for the dress (Cassie). She was VERY helpful when I was having trouble so I'm sure she could better assist you. Sorry again!

LadyBug9517 said...

This is so cute...and i already know who to make it for...thanks for sharing it...beautiful job

Whitney said...

Thanks, LadyBug! I hope you have fun making it. :)

Clotilde M. said...

That dress is just darling!

Whitney said...

Thanks, Clotilde!

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this little dress is precious! i'm going to make it for my friend's baby shower.
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Monique said...


I just made this dress! It's completely adorable. The only problem is that I found it was even smaller than a 12mo. It might fit a 3-6mo. My daughter is almost 6 months old and she doesn't fit in that dress at all! I'll give it to my friend instead!

M said...

Hello!!! I'm somewhat of a beginner with crochet. But I have tackled several projects and I'm ready for this one. I have a question though..

(sc, ch2, hdc)

Is that all in the same stitch? Or is it sc..ch2 and then the hdc in the next stitch?

Sorry for the stupid question!

whittsknits said...

To M:

Don't be sorry, there are no stupid questions. I was confused about the ins and outs of all of this for a long time (and still am - lol).

Yes, the (sc, ch2, hdc) is all done into the same stitch, not into 2 separate stitches.

Let me know when you post a pic of yours! :)

M said...

Woo! I have finished the Bib. I think I have gone wrong somewhere though...

I am on row 14 and the CC is going all around the bib. By following the picture it seems as if I messed up but I can't figure out where.

The entire time I thought I was doing good and bam lol I am stuck! Do you have any suggestions?

whittsknits said...

For M:

In looking at the pics you sent, it seems you have not done the short "body" section that goes between the bib and the skirt. It looks like vertical ovals, which connect the bib to the skirt. The body part should be in the same color as the bib, as shown in my previous post here:

I hope that helps. I don't *think* I've left those instructions off the pattern but apologize if I did!

M said...

Sorry for the back and forth. This transition is killing me! But I am determined to figure this out and hopefully have the dress done by tonight. Once I can get that middle part of he dress figured out I should be I just need to unravel..I think I'm going to start over from row 11 and see where that takes me. Thanks for all your help and I'll be sure to post a picture if I get it done any time soon!

M said...

Just need to add a brown ribbon to the middle :)

whittsknits said...


The dress looks so good! I love your color combo! Great job. pattern is written correctly then? I want to make sure I didn't omit the "body" part with the eyelet ovals that connect the bib to the skirt.

M said...

I just was "over" crocheted. I needed a break and after I stopped and took a breather I figured it out.

I am so happy that it came out looking somewhat decent, I can't wait to make another one. Thanks for the pattern and for the help along the way! :)

Josi said...

Muito lindo!

Alisa said...

this is so cute, thanks for sharing! I wish I'll have someone to make this for ;)

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mehfuz in him said...

I'm trying this pattern and cannot figure out what row 11 (armhole row)is saying. What does it mean to skip next 15ch2sps and then 2sc in next 11sc sts?? I must be counting wrong but i keep ending up running out of spaces to crochet the last 7scsts.

I love this pattern and i'm making it for my little girl for her first birthday! :)

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pradnya said...


This is a great pattern... I am stuck at row three ..
Am i suppose to make S-edge in ch 2 spaces & 3 sc's in the sc ?

Amanda Dierkes said...

This is really cute! What are the finished measurements of the dress? Also, what is your gauge?


Elyse Murray said...

Hello, I was hoping you can help me with this pattern. I saw it was a question before but are you able to clarify how many clusters are in row 4, 6, 8, & 10? I keep getting 40 in row 4 & 6 and then I end up with more than 55 in row 10...what am I doing wrong??

Yvonne said...

Hi I love ur dress so I decided to try it, I'm somewhat new to crochet ,anyway I started and boy did I messed up did not quite understood the part of keeping the chain so I was using those and ended up with a like gathering. So I took a while away from it and started all over again. And am glad I did , not finished yet but it's looking good . I do it just for fun have no kids but who knows one day it might come in handy for a cute little baby girl. Thanks so much for sharing

Melisa Ignos said...
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Melisa Ignos said...

I am trying to make this pattern and I am on row 11 the arm hole row and for some reason I am ending up with more than 55 stitches in row 10. I end up with 62. Can you please explain what I am doing wrong? I see someone else had this same problem but not seeing a response to them. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you,

Shannon Atkinson said...

How could i enlarge this dressbto fit my dauhhter who is 4 and wears a 4-6 thank you

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