Free Crochet Baby Dress Pattern – Pretty in Pink

Crochet Baby Dress

Anastasia Popova

This is a free crochet pattern for a cute crochet baby dress. I originally designed this dress for Crochet One Skein Wonders Baby Book, but it was sized for newborn and 3 month old only.  My almost one year old baby girl really “needed” a crochet dress (yes, I have a problem, I can’t stop crocheting for her ;)), so I sized it up to fit 9-12 month old as well.

 The pattern in the book is called Pretty in Pink, p.89.

The dress is worked from the top down. The buttoned front piece makes dressing easier, and the buttons add charm.

The matching baby bow headband can be found here.

Skills Required:

  • Basic stitches (single, double crochet, slip stitch)
  • Increases
  • Crocheting in the round
  • Crocheting in row ends
  • Basic sewing

The pattern is written for smaller size with changes for bigger sizes in parentheses. If only one number is given it applies to all sizes.

Finished size(s): Newborn (3-6 month, 9-12 month).

Finished Measurements: 15 (18, 21)” chest circumference.

Yarn: Light worsted weight yarn, 180 (250, 400) yds.

Sample Shown in: I Love This Cotton (100% cotton; 180 yds [165 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): #258 pistache (MC), 2 skeins, #80 antique gold (CC),1 skein.

Hook: US size G/6 (4.25 mm). Or hook necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle, four 0.5″ buttons.

Gauge: 15 dc and 8 rows = 4″ in double crochet. Two pattern repeat and 7 rows = 3.5″ in skirt pattern.

Note on gauge: If you just want to make a baby dress and do not have the particular size in mind, then proceed without checking the gauge. To achieve specified sizing, check your gauge.