Buying the cutest baby outfits can be so enticing. It’s easy to understand because your baby needs clothes, so watching how cute your little one with a new outfit can be such a pleasure. However, babies can grow fast and leave out clothes quickly, that it’s impractical to keep buying baby clothes. It can be a good option if you know how to crochet a baby dress. It can add unique, priceless clothes to your baby closet. This step-by-step tutorial will allow you to express your love for your little one and parade your mad crochet skills.
How to Crochet a Baby Dress
Materials / Supplies
- Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E/9)
- Yarn: wool or cotton in any color (140g)
- Stitch markers
- Yarn Needle
- Tape measure
- One bow
- ch – chain
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- lacy shell stitch
- In (2, 3 ) rows/rounds – start your rounds at the same stitch as your chain.
- If the number before the stitch is two hdc, then work 2hdc into the same stitch.
- If the number after the stitch is hdc 2, then work hdc into the next two stitches.
- Repeat what is written in the () as many times as it’s written right after the ().
For example, repeat (2hdc, hdc1) 5 times. You have to run through again the sequence with two hdc sts into the same stitches. One hdc into the next five times, so you will have an additional five stitches.
Make chains with (Multiple of 2 ch) = head circumference (43 cm), then slip stitch in the last stitch from the hook.
Row 1: Ch 3 (count as a stitch), double crochet in each chain, slip stitch in the 3rd ch. (60) sts.
Row 2: ch 3 + ch 1 serves as space, leave out one stitch, then double crochet in next, now repeat ( ch1, skip one st, dc in next) around, sl st in the 3rd ch. (60) sts.
Row 3: ch 3, 2 double crochet in the next chain space, double crochet in next stitch, do over again ( 2 dc in the ch space, dc in the next dc st) around, sl st.
Row 4: ch 3 + ch 1 leave out space, skip one stitch, double crochet in next, go through again ( ch1, skip one st, dc in next) around, sl st in the 3rd ch.
Row 5: ch 3, 2 double crochet in the next chain space, double crochet in next stitch, now repeat ( 2 dc in the ch space, dc in the next dc st) around, sl st.
Row 6: ch 3 + ch 1 serves as space, skip one stitch, double crochet in next, do repeatedly ( ch1, skip one st, dc in next) around, sl st in the 3rd ch.
Row 7: ch 3, 2 single crochet in the next chain space, single crochet in next stitch, go through again ( 2 sc in the ch space, sc in the next dc st) around, sl st. (67) spaces.
You should divide the circle into two armholes, chest and back. Count 16 holes and put a marker, count 17 holes and highlight with a marker, count 17 holes and put a marker. You should be left with the last 17 holes.
(The back) - Now make single crochet on each stitch when you reach the marker at the back.
(The armhole) – Then make a chain 3, and skip 17 holes, single crochet in the marker space.
(The chest) – Single crochet on each stitch when you reach the marker.
(The armhole) - You should have chain 3, skip 17 holes, then make single crochet in the marker space before slipping the endpoint.
Round 9: slip stitch in the three chains under the armhole, make a chain 3, shell stitch (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in the armhole, skip one stitch, dc in next, skip one st, shell stitch in next st, now repeat (skip 1 st, dc in next, skip 1 st, shell stitch in next) around, sl st in the 3rd ch. (26) shells.
Rounds 10-27: ch 3, shell stitch in the next shell space, dc in the next dc st, now repeat (work one shell st in each shell st, one dc in each dc), sl sl to join (26) shells. Depending on your desired size or length, you can add more or fewer rows.
Round 28: ch 1, sc in the same st, six dc in the shell space, sc in the next dc st, now repeat (6 dc in each shell st, sc in each dc) around, sl st to join. (26) shells. Fasten off.
The armhole: put the hook underneath the arm, then remove the thread, and chain 1. In the next stitch, create four double crochet, skip two stitches, then in another four dc loop across.
The neck: connect the hook into any stitch, and chain 1, single crochet at the same stitch, then link the slip stitch by then you’ve made 60 stitches and knot the ends.
You can also follow the video tutorial on how to crochet a baby dress.
Benefits of Crocheting Your Baby Dress
One possible explanation crocheting baby clothing is it’s affordable that you can get baby-friendly yarn. Crochet baby clothes don’t use a lot of yarn because they’re so thin, and you can get a lot of miles out of one or two pieces.
Unlike sewing and other hobbies, crochet doesn’t take many tools, a simple set of crochet hooks and yarn, and you’re ready to create your baby’s clothing collection.
What’s excellent about crochet is that you get a lot done for your time’s spending. Crochet is a fun hobby to learn, and you can easily create baby clothes when you pick one up.
The time you put on crocheting will provide you a range of advantages that go beyond saving money. Crochet is considered to be soothing, particularly for new mothers who may be trapped a lot at home, dealing with their new roles a little bit.
Crochet tension reduction is one of the most inexpensive ways to achieve that feeling of serenity. Moms should find time off for themselves to learn how to crochet a baby dress too.
I hope you will love crocheting. The dresses you can make are ideal as your next baby shower gifts. Crocheting may be challenging for beginners, but you too will enjoy learning how to crochet a baby dress when you get the hang of it. Find out more about baby clothes.