Girl’s Crochet Dress

Girl’s Crochet Dress – The Wool Inn

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YARN
• 2, 2, 3, 3 balls 100gm Katia
Bombay
• Decorative buttons (optional)
 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS
• 5mm Crochet hook
 

MEASUREMENTS
Size:18 mth, 2, 4 , 6 yrs
To fit chest: 48, 55, 60, 65cm
 

TENSION
13 tr by 14 rows to 10cm
 

GETTING STARTED
UK/Aust crochet stitches used.
Note: 3 Ch at beg of rnd counts as tr
throughout.


WORKING PATTERN

Beg at neckline, ch 56 (64, 72, 84).
Join with sl st into first ch, to form a
ring, taking care not to twist ch.
Round 1: 1 Ch. 1 dc in each ch
around. Join with sl st to first dc. 56
(64, 72, 84) dc.
Round 2: 3 Ch. 1 tr in same sp as
last sl st. *1 tr in each of next 3 dc. 2
tr in next dc. Rep from * 12 (14, 16,
19) times more. 1 tr in each of next
3 dc. Join with sl st to top of 3 Ch.
70(80, 90, 105) tr.
3rd rnd: 1 Ch. 2 dc in first tr. *1 dc in
each of next 4 tr. 2 dc in next tr.
Rep from * 12 (14, 16, 19) times more.
1 dc in each of next 4 tr. Join with sl st
to first dc. 84 (96, 108, 126) dc.
Sizes 2, 4 and 6 only
Round 4: 3 Ch. 1 tr in same sp as
last sl st. *1 tr in each of next 5 dc. 2
tr in next dc.
Rep from * 14 (16, 19) times more. 1
tr in each of next 5 dc. Join with sl st
to top of 3 Ch. 112 (126, 147) tr.
Round 5: 1 Ch. 2 dc in first tr. *1 dc
in each of next 6 tr. 2 dc in next tr.
Rep from * 14 (16, 19) times more. 1
dc in each of next 6 tr. Join with sl st
to first dc. 128 (144, 168) dc.
Round 6: 3 Ch. 1 tr in same sp as
last sl st. *1 tr in each of next 7 dc. 2
tr in next dc.
Rep from * 14 (16, 19) times more. 1
tr in each of next 7 dc.
Join with sl st to top of 3 Ch. 144
(162, 189) tr.
 

Size 6 only
Round 7: 1 Ch. 2 dc in first tr. *1
dc in each of next 8 tr. 2 dc in next
tr. Rep from * 19 times more. 1 dc in
each of next 8 tr. Join with sl st to first
dc. 210 tr.


All Sizes
Next Round: 4 Ch (counts as tr and
1 Ch). ((1 tr. 1 Ch) twice. 1 tr) in
same sp as last sl st , beg shell made.
Miss next 2 dc. *((1 tr. 1 Ch) 3 times.
1 tr , shell made) in next dc. Miss
next 2 dc. Rep from * 26 (46, 52,
68) times more. Join with sl st to 3rd
ch of beg ch 4. Place marker at end
of rnd. 28 (48, 54, 70) shells.
Next Round: Sl st in next: (1 Ch sp, Tr,
1, Ch sp). Beg shell. (Shell in centre 1,
ch sp of next shell) 3 (5, 6, 8) times.
* 5 (5, 7, 9) Ch. Miss next 7 (12, 14,
18) shells.* (Shell in centre 1 ch sp of
next shell) 7 (12, 13, 17) times.
Rep from * to * once more. (Shell in
centre 1, ch sp of next shell) 3 (6, 6,
8) times. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of
beg ch 4.
Next Round: Sl st to 2nd 1, ch sp. Beg
shell. (Shell in centre 1, ch sp of next
shell) 3 (5, 6, 8) times. *(Shell in next
ch. Miss next ch) 2 (2, 3, 4) times.
Shell in next ch.* (Shell in centre 1,
ch sp of next shell) 7 (12, 13, 17)
times. Rep from * to * once more.
(Shell in centre 1, ch sp of next shell)
3 (6, 6, 8) times. Join with sl st to
3rd ch of beg ch 4. 20 (30, 34, 44)
shells.
Next Round: Sl st to 2nd 1, ch sp.
Beg shell. (Shell in centre 1, ch sp of
next shell) 19 (29, 33, 43) times. Join
with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.
Rep last rnd until work from marked
rnd measures approx 35 (38, 45,
56)cm.
Next Round: Sl st to 2nd 1, ch sp.
4 Ch, Beg 6 tr shell. *(1 tr. 1 Ch) 5
times, 1 tr (6 tr Shell in centre 1, ch
sp of next shell) 19 (29, 33, 43)
times. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg
ch 4. Fasten off.
 

MAKING UP
Sew button(s) to yoke of Pinafore if
desired (buttons are decorative only).
 



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