Simple Summertime Baby Sundress Pattern by Crochet For You.
I have seen some beautiful dresses with a crochet top and fabric skirt. The top part worked in crochet and the skirt worked in the fabric. I thought it is fast and easy also perfect for summertime. So I try to make this beautiful sundress for a little girl.
If you know basic methods of sewing and crocheting you can make a beautiful dress combining these two methods. You won’t need a sewing machine for simple projects like this, but they would make your life easier so if you’re planning to do a few, it might be worth investing in. Just make sure you check sewing machine ratings before you make your choice, as each machine can differ quite a lot in terms of quality and functionality, depending on exactly what you’re looking for. Since it’s my first try, I crocheted a simple top with half double crochet stitches. Same design, I used for the top part of Honey Bliss Baby Sundress.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished size: (12 – 18 months)
- Chest = 18”
- Top part – 4” height
- Shoulder straps – 3.5” (can be adjusted)
- Fabric skirt – 18″ width at the bottom edge and 12” height
Materials (I used)
4-Medium weight / Worsted / 100% Cotton / 100 total yards
(You can use DK weight yarns obtain the gauge below)
- 1 Skein of Rico Creative Cotton Aran – White
- 4.5 mm (U.S H/8)crochet hook
- Cotton fabric about 40″ x 40″
- 2 buttons 0.75″
- Sewing thread and needle
Gauge: 15 hdc x 9 rows = 4? with 4.5 mm crochet hook.
- ch – chain
- hdc – half double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st – stitch
- sk – skip
- *to = repeat * to ; the instructions
- Beg ch does not count as st.
- This dress has two parts (crocheted top part of the dress and the skirt made of fabric).
- Top part – worked from the bottom up and complete with shoulder strap.
- Skirt – made in fabric.
Simple Summertime Baby Sundress Pattern
ch 72, sl st to first ch, (be careful not to twist)
Round 1: ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in first st and each st around, sl st to first st. (72 sts)
Round 2 to 8: ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in first st and each st around, sl st to first st. (72 sts)
Round 9: (this round complete with shoulder straps.)
ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 7 sts, shoulder strap ch 32, hdc in third ch from the hook, hdc in each of next ch 29, sk next 2 hdc on top row of the dress and hdc in next st (made a shoulder strap), hdc in each of next 51 sts, shoulder strap ch 32, hdc in third ch from the hook, hdc in each of next ch 29, sk next 2 hdc on top row of the dress and hdc in next st (made a shoulder strap), hdc in each of next 7 sts, sl st to first st. (68 sts on top edge of the dress part)
Round 10: ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in first st, ch 1, sl st to next st, *ch 1, hdc in next st, ch 1, sl st to next st; repeat * to around the top part and the shoulder straps, sl st to first hdc. Fasten off and weave the ends.
Use any fabric you like and cut two pieces from your selected fabric 19” Width and 15” height with seam allowances. (I got multiple of 2 of the chest measurement of the crocheted top. You can adjust the length you want for the skirt) Do not forget to add seam allowances.
Sew the two side seams together by placing fabric right side together. Sew the hem bottom and top edges.
And sew running stitch at the top edge and pull the thread to gather the fabric to match the width of the crochet top. Now you have a cute little skirt. 🙂
Add pins first to attach the fabric skirt to the crochet top. I didn’t use a sewing machine for this time. I sewed with the straight stitch to attach two pieces.
Sew the two buttons on the front of the dress top where to shoulder straps want to attach.
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