Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Gabi baby dress...


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Originally uploaded by tangledskeins
Written for size 12mos.
Size F crochet hook for dress, D for buttons
Sport weight yarn (example used knit Picks Shine Sport 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber...chosen because it is super soft and does not shrink)
Gauge aprox. 5 sts and 5 rows per inch in sc.
Pattern is worked bottom up

Skirt
Chain 156
Join in a loop being careful not to twist the chain.

1 ch2 (count as first dc) dc in each chain around and join with a slst at the top of ch2

2 slip stitch around ch2 (count as fpdc (front post double crochet), ch2, dc in back loops of next 2 dc, (fpdc next dc, dc in back loops of next 2 dc) repeat around and join to the top of ch2.

3 Repeat line #2 for 10 inches.

4 slip stitch around ch2, ch1, sc decrease next 2 sts together through back loops only, (fpsc (front post single crochet) , sc decrease next 2 sts together through back loops only), repeat around, and join with a slst at the ch1

5 ch1, turn, sc in same and next 3 sts, (decrease next 2 sts together. Sc in next 4 sc’s), repeat around and join with a slst in the top of first sc.

Yoke
6 ch1 turn, sc in each st around

7 Repeat line #6 times 12

Left back panel
8 ch1, turn, work 17 scs

9 ch1, turn, decrease next 2 sts together, work sc across

10 Ch1, turn, sc across 16

11 Repeat lines 9 & 10 twice more (you should end up with 14 scs)

12 Ch1, turn, sc 13

13 Ch1 turn, decrease next 2 sts together, sc 11

14 Ch1 turn, sc 11

15 Ch1 turn decrease next 2 sts together, sc 9

16 Ch1 turn, sc 9

17 Ch1 turn, decrease next 2 sts together, sc 7

18 Ch1 turn sc 8

19 Repeat line #18 times 4 and bind off

Back Right panel
20 With right side facing. Join yarn with a slip stitch in the 17th st from edge and work 17 sc’s

21 Ch1 turn work 15 scs, decrease next 2 sts together
22 Ch1 turn sc across 16

23 Repeat lines #21 and #22 twice more

24 Ch1 turn sc 13 decrease next 2 sts together

25 Ch1 turn decrease next 2 sts together, sc across 11

26 Ch1 turn sc 11

27 Ch1 turn decrease next 2 sts together, sc across 9

28 Ch1 turn sc9

29 Ch1 turn decrease next 2 sts together, sc across 7

30 Ch1 turn sc 8

31 Repeat row #29 times 4 and bind off

Front Panel
32 with right side facing, join yarn with a slip stitch in the 3rd ch from back left panel, sc across, leaving 2 free stitches before the back right panel.

33 Ch 1 turn, decrease next 2 sts together, sc across to last 2, decrease next 2 sts together

34 Ch1 turn, sc across

35 Repeat line #33

Front right shoulder
36 ch1 turn sc 10

37 Ch1 turn decrease next 2 sts together, sc across

38 Ch1 turn sc 9

39 Ch1 turn decrease next 2 sts together, sc across

40 Ch1 turn sc 8

41 Repeat row #36 times 5 bind off

Front left shoulder
42 skip 4 stitches from right front shoulder panel and join with a slip stitch. Ch1, sc in same st and in next 9

43 ch1 turn sc 8, decrease next 2 sts together

44 Ch1 turn sc across

45 Ch1 turn sc 7 decrease next 2 sts together

46 Ch1 turn sc 8

47 Repeat row #42 times 5 bind off

Seam shoulders with whip stitch and secure, weave in ends

Yoke trim
48 with right side facing and beginning at the side of back left, join with a slip stitch and work sc’s evenly along back left and neck opening. On right back, work sc ch4, work 5scs, ch4, work 5scs, ch4 work 5scs, ch4, sc remainder of right back , join with a slst to first sc on back left. Bind off and weave in end.

Sleeve trim
49 With right side facing, join with a slip st at armpit, ch1, work sc evenly around opening and join with a slst in first sc

50 Ch1 sc around, join with a slst in first sc

51 Ch1 work reverse sc around and join, bind off, weave in end.

Repeat for other side.
52a Simple skirting edge, working in free loops at the bottom edge of the skirt, join yarn with a slip stitch at the back, ch1, sc in same st and in each st around.

53a Ch1 work reverse single crochet around and join, bind off, weave in end.


Optional waist and bottom ruffles

52b For waist, join yarn with a slip stitch in free loops at the waist. Ch1, Sc evenly around, and join with a slst in the first sc.

53b Ch1 turn, sc ch1 in each st around and join with a slst in the first sc.

54b Ch1 turn sc in ch1 space, ch3 (sc in next ch1 space, ch3) repeat around and join with a slst in first sc

55b Ch1 (work 2 sc in ch3 space, ch3, work 2 more sc in ch 3 space) repeat around and join with a slst in first sc. Bind off…

For bottom repeat as above for first ruffle, sc’ing in the back loops only for round 49b
For second bottom ruffle if you desire, join yarn with a slip stitch at the back, working in the free loops of round 52b left from the first ruffle and repeat rows 52b through 55b. Bind off, weave in all ends.

Buttons…make 4 using D hook
Leaving a long tail, chain 2 and work 5 scs in first ch…do not join round, but continue to sc around for 5 more stitches…bind off…using tapestry needle whip around through both loops of each se, stuff the long cast on tail inside, and pull closed. Make a stitch through the opposite side of the ‘drawstring’ to fully secure and sew the button in place firmly. Weave in end and repeat

back view showing buttons...

© 2008-by Amy O’Holleran: This is my original work, and may not be reproduced for sale without my express permission.


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21 comments:

Paula460 said...

this is lovely! thanks for sharing.

Justin said...
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Muttix said...

Very beautiful dress!

Beverly said...

beautiful...so how much sport yarn is required? I want to know if I have enough already, thanks!

Amy said...

Beverly- I took roughly 8 skens...I had enough left of the eighth to make a matching headband.

Teresa said...

Thanks for posting this! I love KnitPicks Shine Sport yarn and get tired of making dishcloths out of it (plus it's almost too nice for dishcloths) so I'm glad to find something pretty to try making with it. Do you have, or know of, any other patterns that call for this yarn?

sweerstichin said...

i have been looking for a great pattern for my nieces 1st birthday. i unfortunatly cant view your photos because of the security settings on my work computer. is there any way that you could email the pics to me? i think this may be the dress i have been looking for. you can email me at jennifer.turner@hcahealthcare.com
thanks!!

yagirl96 said...

Oh, that looks beautiful!

-yagirl96-

amanda said...

how would I make this smaller? I wanted to make it about a 9 month size.
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL

Elisabeth S. said...

I'm going to have to try this! I love it!

amarilis said...

girls, I need help, I want to make the dress but I do not know what stich is CLS or Cls. Please help!!

Amarilis

Amy said...

There isn't a CLS or cls in the pattern...did you mean Ch1? which is Chain 1, or Ch2 for chain 2..HTH!!

DaNNieLLe said...

How would I go about doing this dress a little bit bigger? My daughter is just growing out of her 12 mos. clothes into the 18 mos stuff. Any suggestions would be awesome!

Coffee and Insanity said...

Actually, just following the pattern using a G hook instead of an F should size it up adequately :D Keep size D for buttons. hth!~Amy

Trinity said...

Hi,
I've started making a dress with this pattern, but the 3-4 inches I've made curl horizontally quite a bit (it curls into a roll), will this correct itself as I go or have I done something wrong following the pattern?

Thanks in advance

Amy said...

Any curl will work itself out as you continue the pattern. :)

Felicity Catton said...

hi i am doing this pattern atm but im having trouble with the back right panel. i cant seem to get the shape for both the neckline and the armhole, one always ends up straight. also row 31 seems to be wrong. please help im going crazy trying to work out how to get this right.
many thanks
fizz

ArteMiss said...

Hello, what a lovely dress! I'm trying to make it but I'm not sure that the numbers add up... I have done the first decrease row and have 86 stitches, but looking to the yolk bit, they would add up to a max of 72 stitches (17 left back, 17 right back, 4 between back and front on both sides and presumably 34 front, though this is not stated) - or am I wrong?

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Colleen Daugherty said...

Love this dress. I am working on it now and have a question. Line #35 states "repeat line #33" . My question is, how many times am I supposed to repeat line #33??