How to Crochet a Toddler Dress - MakeSureHow
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It doesn't take long to crochet a cute dress for a toddler.


Crochet's magical effects are not difficult to make. And what little girl hasn't wanted a beautiful dress? It's not difficult to create beautiful, lacy designs when crocheting. Unlike knitting patterns, which are often quite intricate and difficult to execute, you can make interesting effects by simply repeating a double or single crochet stitch. Whether you choose a straight, A-lined or a flared shaped dress, you can complete a dress for a 24-month old-toddler in only a few hours. The special little girl in your life will look adorable in a crocheted dress made lovingly by you. This dress is sized for a 24-month-old girl.

Steps

  1. 1
    Chain 58, beginning at the neckline and working down, making two double-crochet stitches in the fourth chain from the hook. Your gauge should be 16-by-8 double crochet in a 4-inch swatch.
  2. 2
    Double crochet the next chain and then make two double-crochet stitches in the next chain. Repeat this sequence across this first row, until there are 84 double-crochet stitches.Turn your work to start the second row and chain three. Double-crochet the first stitch.
  3. 3
    Double crochet each of the next five stitches and then make two double-crochet stitches the next stitch, to increase. Repeat this sequence 13 times. Double crochet the next four stitches. Double crochet the last stitch, which is the turning stitch of the previous row. You now have 98 stitches.
  4. 4
    Chain three and then.double crochet the first stitch.
  5. 5
    Double crochet the next eight stitches and then two double-crochet stitches the next stitch. Repeat this sequence nine more times. Double crochet the next six stitches and two double crochet stitches the last stitch. Turn your work. You now have 118 stitches. Chain three and then double crochet the first stitch.
  6. 6
    Double crochet the next stitch and repeat five times. Double crochet the last 12 stitches. Turn your work. There are now 124 stitches. Chain three and then double crochet the first stitch.
  7. 7
    Double crochet the next 20 stitches and then two double crochet the next stitch. Repeat five times. Double crochet in the last 18 stitches. Turn your work. You now have 130 stitches. Chain three and then double crochet the first stitch.
  8. 8
    Double crochet the next 12 stitches. Double crochet two double crochet stitches in the next stitch. Repeat nine times. Double crochet the next 10 stitches. Make two double crochet stitches in the last two stitches. Turn your work. You now have 142 stitches. Chain three.
  9. 9
    Double crochet the next 12 stitches and then make two double crochet stitches in the next stitch. Repeat 10 times. Make double-crochet stitches in the last 11 stitches. Turn your work. You now have 152 stitches.
  10. 10
    Chain three. Double crochet the next 24 stitches. Skip the next 33 stitches to create the first armhole. Double crochet the next 42 stitches. Skip the next 33 stitches for the second armhole. Double crochet the last 19 stitches. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning. Chain three. You now have 86 stitches. Continue to work the skirt in rounds toward the hem.
  11. 11
    Turn your work to begin the skirt. Chain four. This chain will count as the first double crochet in the "V-stitch" pattern used throughout the skirt. Chain one. Double crochet the first stitch to complete the "V-stitch". Skip the next double crochet stitch.
  12. 12
    Make another "V-stitch" by making a double crochet stitch. Chain one and make another double-crochet stitch the next stitch. Skip the next double crochet. Repeat this sequence of making a "V-stitch" and skipping the next stitch, all the way around. Make a slip stitch to connect the end of the round to the third chain of the beginning chain you made in Step 11. There will be 43 "V-stitches" in this round.
  13. 13
    Chain four. Double crochet in the same chain space to form the first "V-stitch." Make another "V-stitch" in each chain space all the way around. Join with a slip stitch.
  14. 14
    Repeat Step 13 until the length of the skirt measures six inches. Chain five. Double crochet in the same chain space to form the first long "V-stitch."
  15. 15
    Make another long "V-stitch" by making a double-crochet stitch, chain two and another double-crochet stitch in the next chain space. Repeat this sequence to make long "V-stitches" all the way around. Repeat rounds of long "V-stitches" until the skirt measures 11 inches.
  16. 16
    Connect the wool at the back neck edge and chain three. Slip stitch the chain to the back edge, about 1/2-inch from the start of the chain to form a buttonhole loop. Sew a 1/2-inch button to the opposite edge.

Tips

  • Using a variegated wool will produce an intricate, multi-colored effect without any additional work.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Skeins yarn
  • Crochet hook, size
  • FButton, 1/2-diameter

Article Info

Categories: Education and Communications

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