Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Child's Fun Top and a Giveaway!

This is another cute little top that I have had on my to do list for a while.




Made with eight strips of granny squares which are joined as you go, each strip is then crocheted together to make the skirt.  The bodice is crocheted from the top of the skirt upwards, then the sleeves are made separately and sewn into place.
I embellished the bodice with a simple flower

The flower
magic circle
10 sc into circle, join with ss to 1st sc
10 ch, ss into beg ss, ss into next sc
*10 ch, ss into same sc, ss into next sc* to end 



The dress is in five sizes from age two years to ten.


I made the smallest size which turned out smaller than the pattern because I used finer yarn.  



It took 126 grams of Dk wool

you can find the free pattern here

Now for the Giveaway!

Shari from Kashmere Kisses is giving away a super sweet little handmade bunny and more!


why not pop over to her lovely blog and read all about it :)

23 comments:

  1. Very cute top! And lovely colors:) thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a lovely little dress. I just love your work....just precious! Thanks so much for adding a little note about my giveaway...your the best!
    Hugs, Shari!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such a cute little top. Love granny squares incorporated into children's clothing!

    Love Shari's blog too. Nice give-a-way!

    ReplyDelete
  4. The dress is adorable, Linda! So sweet! I love the little granny squares, how nice to combine them in a dress :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the dress - the colours are very pretty.
    Thanks for the link.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very pretty and adorable top! The granny squares are never out of fashion and would look super on any girl!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful dress,like it .....cute and adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very cute little dress, and nice colors too. The flower looks great on it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That crocheted top is absolutely adorable. Too bad it doesn't come in big girl sizes. :) Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a good idea! And a lovely little dress;)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovely baby dress :) You always make such cozy tings for children.Do you sell them or gift?
    That hand made bunny is really cute, I will check out the blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Hindustanka, most of the things I make go to charity :)

      Delete
    2. This is a good cause! Well done :)

      Delete
  12. This is so sweet! It would be perfect for my little girl, I might give it a try!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such a cute little dress, and the little flower adds just that extra bit of crochet goodness!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you for you lovely comments everyone :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great :)
    Greetings from Poland :D
    Katarzyna

    www.sajuki.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Linda, this is such a cute dress! a great combination of granny squares and DC´s. wonderful :-)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely little dress Linda and beautiful flower - just hooked one v pretty and straightforward!!
    Thanks
    Ali x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's great Ali, hope we get to see a photo :)

      Delete
  18. Very cute! Lovely colours too x

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your visit, I will always answer any questions but due to time constraints I'm not always able to reply to your comments, please keep them coming I read and appreciate each and every one. xx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...