Mama’s Sweetheart! Toddler Dress/Tunic Pattern by Crochet For You.

Hi and welcome!. Today I come with the beautiful toddler dress/tunic pattern for 2yrs old little girls. I really enjoy crocheting for little ones and hope you will love this pattern.

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Mama’s Sweetheart! Toddler Dress/Tunic - free crochet pattern

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Skill level Intermediate

Finished size 2 yrs old girls

  • Chest = 21”
  • Armhole depth = 4.5”
  • Length of the dress from shoulder to bottom = 16”
  • Dress bottom = 15.5”

Materials (I used)
Sport weight yarn (13 WPI)

  • (MC) Blue color (400 – 450 yards)
  • 4 mm crochet hook

Fingering weight yarn (22 WPI)

  • (CA) White color (55 – 60 yards)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook

One button and tapestry needle, thread for sewing the button.

Gauge  (MC) 20 dc x  8 rows = 4” with 4mm crochet hook

Abbreviations

  • (MC) = Main Color
  • (CA) = Color A
  • (WS) = Wrong Side
  • (RS) = Right Side
  • beg = beginning
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • fdc = foundation double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(s)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • fphdc = front post half double crochet
  • ch-()sp = chain-(number of chains) spaces
  • *to* = repeat * to * the instructions.
  • [ ] work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

Special stitch: shell st = (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.

Note: the dress is worked top to down. The yoke part works in rows and bodice part work in rounds.  After finishing the dress, start to crochet frill parts. The reason I used fingering weight yarn for making frill because the dress will not heavy and comfortable to wear. Beg ch(s) does not count as st.

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Mama’s Sweetheart! Toddler Dress/Tunic Pattern

Yoke

Row 1: fdc 66 with (MC) (beg ch does not count as st) turn.

Row 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st* repeat * to * end, turn. (88 sts)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. (88 sts)

Row 4: ch 2, hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat * to * end, turn. (110 sts)

Row 5: ch 2, hdc in each across, turn. (110 sts)

Row 6: ch 2, hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat * to * end, turn. (132 sts)

Row 7: ch 2, hdc in each across, turn. (132 sts)

Row 8: (WS) ch 2, hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 18 sts, ch 16, sk next 28 sts, hdc in next st (made an armhole), hdc in each of next 37 sts, ch 16, sk next 28 sts, hdc in next st (create armhole), hdc in each of next 18 sts, turn. (76 sts)

Bodice

Note: working in rounds

Round 9: (RS) ch 3, sk first st, (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next st, [sk next 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next st] 5 times, sk next st and ch 2 of armhole, sl st to next ch, sl st to next ch, sc in each of next ch 11, sl st to next ch, sk next ch 2, [sk next 2 sc, (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next st] 12 times, sk next sc and ch 2 of armhole, sl st to next ch, sc in each of next ch 11, sl st to next ch, sk next ch 2 and sc, [(3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts] 5 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next st, sk next st, dc in last st, do not turn, sl st to beg ch 3 top. (24 (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc))

Round 10: ch 3, [(1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp] 6 times, sk 2 sc in armhole and sl st to next sc, sc in each of next 5 sts, sl st to next sc, [(1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 12 times, sk 2 sc in armhole and sl st to next sc, sc in each of next 5 sts, sl st to next st, [(1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 6 times, sl st to beg ch 3 top, turn. (24 (1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc))

Round 11: ch 3, [(4 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, sk next 2 sc in armhole, (4 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next sc, [(3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (4 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 6 times, sk next 2 sc in armhole, (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next sc, [(4 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, sl st to beg ch 3 top, turn. (26 (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) and (4 dc, ch 3, 1 dc))

Round 12: ch 3, *(1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (1 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in next ch-3 sp* repeat * to * end, sl st to beg ch 3 top, turn. (26 (1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) and (1 dc, ch 3, 4 dc))

Round 13: ch 3, *(4 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next ch-3 sp* repeat * to * end, sl st to beg ch 3 top, turn. (26 (4 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) and (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc))

Round 14- 28: repeat rows 12 and 13 alternatively.

Round 29: ch 3, (4 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in each of next ch-3 sp around, sl st to beg ch 3 top. (26 (4 dc, ch 3, 1 dc))

Round 30: ch 3, (1 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in each of next ch-3 sp around, sl st to beg ch 3 top. (26 (1 dc, ch 3, 4 dc))

Edging for the dress bottom

Round 31: ch 1, hdc in each sts and ch-3 sp(s) around, sl st to the first hdc. (155 sts)

Round 32-36: ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in each around, sl st to first hdc, fasten off and weave the ends. (155 sts)

Start to crochet frill parts on the yoke and bottom edge of the dress.

Frill part round/row 1

Mama’s Sweetheart! Toddler Dress/Tunic - free crochet pattern

With 3.5mm crochet hook and (CA), (RS) Insert the hook through first hole between first 2 sts at row 3 (photo 1), pull up a loop (make a slip knot on the yarn first) (photo 2), ch 1, fphdc in same st (photo 3), ch 3, fphdc in same st (photo 4), *sk next st, (fpdc, ch 3, fpdc) in next st (photo 6)* repeat *to* end, fasten off and weave the ends.

Mama’s Sweetheart! Toddler Dress/Tunic - free crochet pattern

Frill part row/round 2

Mama’s Sweetheart! Toddler Dress/Tunic - free crochet pattern

Frill parts on the yoke: make frill 1 at row 6 (don’t fasten off) start to crochet another row on frill 1. turn, ch 3, (WS of the frill) shell st (see special stitch) in each ch-3 sp(s), fasten off and weave the ends.

Mama’s Sweetheart! Toddler Dress/Tunic - free crochet pattern

Frill parts on the bottom edge of the dress:

Insert the hook through any hole in rows 32, follow the bolted part in frill 1, sl st to first hdc, fasten off and weave the ends.

Sew the button one of side of the back yoke. Crochet 13-15 chains with (MC) and sew it other side of the back yoke like a loop.

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