Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Crochet Baby Dress

I think that crocheting little baby dresses is one of my most favourite things to do.  I see a pretty pattern and I have to make it, simple as that.


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I do wish I had a little baby girl to model this for me.



It's so very simple to make even the lacy bodice was easy enough once I got my 'you must concentrate!' head on 



This is the hem as shown in the pattern and yes it is very pretty but it just didn't seem right to me, the lacy holes were too big, I also felt that the dress was too straight.   So I sat and thought and pondered a bit, and then I started playing about with my hook, lots of pulling out and restarting until I got the effect I wanted.  








I was so happy with the result, I think it's finished the dress off perfectly, it's given it a cute little flare....very chic for a cute little miss.




I did think about adding a flower but I think the lacy bodice is enough, a flower would spoil the effect.



Back view

Stats
To fit 6 to 12 months
Hook size 3 mm, 3.50 and 3.75 I gradually increased the hook size to give a fuller look.
I used 4ply Special Stylecraft yarn in shade raspberry and it took exactly 100 grams.
You can find the free pattern here 






Also a good excuse to show off my lovely roses.

Hope you are all having a great week!

37 comments:

  1. What a darling little dress. I do like the way you finished the hem - it's nice and pretty. :)

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  2. I'm with you when it comes to dresses for little girls. Ironically, I've been sitting here on Pinterest this morning, pinning photos and graph patterns of little girl dresses! I thnk I'll give one a try today...see if my sleep deprived, sick self can puzzle it through! I love the hem you created! Muuuuuch better! Pretty color yarn. And...lovely roses! (smile). Annette

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    1. Thank you Annette, hope you are feeling better and I can't wait to see the dress you have chosen :)

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  3. Very pretty! A lovely choice of yarn too. Thank you for the link :)

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    1. Your welcome Elizabeth glad yo like it.:)

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  4. You have some roses that did not need to be replaced? Yeah! They are gorgeous and that dress is so cute. Little girl stuff is the funnest to make, especially when you can use adorable buttons. :-)

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    1. Thank you Astri, yes my roses are beautiful so far this year, we are expecting thunder storms though so the poor things will be bashed to bits with the rain :(

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  5. It's just adorable Linda, like all your work, but.... your baby dresses are always my favorite!
    Have a lovely week!
    Hugs, Shari

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    1. Thank you Shari, you have a great week too. :)

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  6. I think your pattern alterations definitely improved it. A baby will look lovely in this.

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  7. That is beautiful Linda and yes I agree that your alterations to the pattern are just right

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  8. It is such a wonderful dress. I love it. Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Jo, I love your blog! :)

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  9. It's such a sweet dress! And beautifully photographed among the roses :)

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  10. VERY cute little dress! I love the neck pineapples, and your changes do look better! You know I love crocheting baby dresses too. So fun with a short turnaround time.

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    1. I know you dresses are always lovely Pammy Sue :)

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  11. A great improvement to the hem - nice work! :) What a lovely colour too. Some lucky little baby girl will look beautiful in this.

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  12. It's absolutely adorable. You am so in awe of the fact that you can adapt the pattern to how you want it to be.

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    1. Thank you Julie, it did take me while with lots of pulling out and retries lol

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  13. Lovely. And I agree that your alterations make a pretty dress even prettier!

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  14. It's beautiful. So sorry I haven't popped by in a while. I lost contact with your blog. When I clicked on your profile it doesn't come up with your blog just who you follow. Then I remembered you were on Flickr so I found your blog again! Hooray. I will now add you to my Bloglovin so I can read all your posts! xx

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    1. Hi Maggie thanks for dropping in it's lovely to hear from you again :)

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  15. The dress is SO BEAUTIFUL, Linda!!! So delicate and sweet. It looks way better with the changes you made :-)

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  16. Ohhh that is just darling. I am going to use a much smaller hook and some pretty colored crochet thread and make one or two for my dolls. This is perfect for summer. I agree, it was too straight, the ruffles are perfect. I'm so inspired by your blog.

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