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Tulip Chevrons Baby Dress Free Crochet Pattern

I really do love baby dresses. They’re quick to make and always so adorable.

Try out this Tulip Chevrons Baby Dress in the fingering weight yarn or experiment with different yarn weights and hooks to get different sizes. Top down and no seams means you’ll have this finished in no time!

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Tulip Chevrons Baby Dress
designed by Kim Guzman © March 2016
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished Size

The dress, immediately after stitching, is approximately size 3-6 months. Once I gave it a water bath for light blocking, it grew to about size 12 months. It may even be able to used as a top for a toddler. It’s always about the baby’s actual size and never about the number of months on the earth.

If you were to use an acrylic of the same weight, it wouldn’t block out, so you could expect a size 3-6 months, however, you need to be aware of what happens with non-man-made fibers and this is a perfect example.

This dress is very easy to adjust in size simply by using a slightly heavier yarn and larger hook to accommodate the yarn. Even the same weight yarn (light fingering) and the next hook size up will give you a slight size adjustment for approximately 9 months or so.

Due to it being difficult to measure gauge and the differences in non-man-made fibers, you may not get exactly the size you want on the first go and you may need to try again.

Use Yarn Standards for typical baby measurements. The most crucial part of this dress is the neck. It currently stretches to 20″ which is minimum, according to the garment industry. Keep an eye on your neck measurement.

TulipChevronMarie

Marie of Crochetine made this fantastic project from the Tulip Chevrons pattern. Her daughter is so adorable. I so love it when someone sees one of my new patterns and they crochet it up right away. Seeing this photo from Marie just makes me want to do more and more baby dresses!

Marie chose a slightly heavier weight yarn and a 4.5mm hook to create this preschool age size for her daughter. She had the very clever idea to add some shoulder straps for a different look. The pattern works wonderfully with experimentation to get different sizes.

Thanks so much, Marie, for choosing CrochetKim for your crochet project and for granting permission to post the photo here!

Materials

  • Cascade 220 Fingering (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 273 yds per 50g): 2 hanks (or approximately 420 yards)
  • Suggested hook size: E-4 [3.5mm]
  • Needle (for weaving ends)

Notes

Dress is worked top-down, in joined rounds. Shown in #9421 Blue Hawaii.

Gauge

It’s nearly impossible to determine gauge on a garment like this and even more impossible to swatch for it. Let your project itself become your swatch.

Before blocking, neck stretches to 20″ around, armhole to armhole is about 8.5″, armhole height is approximately 3.5-4″.

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Special Stitches

Shell (sh): [dc, ch 2, dc] in same st or sp indicated.

Crochet Pattern Instructions

Rnd 1: Ch 90 loosely, using care not to twist chain, sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch 5 (counts as first dc plus ch 2 here and throughout), dc in same st as joining (beg sh completed), *ch 3, sk 4 ch, sh in next ch, rep from * to last 4 ch, ch 3, sk 4 ch, sl st to third ch of beg ch-5: 18 sh.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next dc, *ch 2, sk ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next dc, rep from * to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, sk ch-3 sp, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next 2 dc, *ch 1, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next 2 dc, rep from * to last ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk ch-2 sp, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, *sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sk ch-1 sp, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sk dc, *sk dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next dc, ch-2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sk dc, rep from * to last dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 6: Sl st in next dc, ch 5, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, sk dc, *sk dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, sk dc, rep from * to last dc, sl st to third ch of beg ch-5.

Armhole Split

Rnd 7: Sl st in next 2 ch and in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, [armhole] ch 5, sk 4 shells, dc in 2 dc before next sh, dc in next dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 5, sk 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc] 4 times, [armhole] ch 5, sk 4 shells, dc in 2 dc before next sh, dc in next dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 5, sk 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc] 3 times, ch 5, sk 2 dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3: 10 sh.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, *dc in 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, rep from * around, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 1, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, [ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 1, rep from * around, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp and sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk sc and ch-1 sp, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp and sc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk sc and ch-1 sp, rep from * around, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, sh in ch-2 of sh, dc in dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, sk ch-1 sp, sc and next ch-1 sp, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, sh in ch-2 of sh, dc in dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, sk ch-1 sp, sc and next ch-1 sp, rep from * around, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 12: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sk dc, *sk dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, sk dc, rep from * to last dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 13: Sl st in next dc, ch 5, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, sk dc, *sk dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, sk dc, rep from * to last dc, sl st to third ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 14: Sl st in next 2 ch and in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, sk dc, *sk dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, sh in ch-2 sp of sh, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, sk dc, rep from * to last dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnds 15-29: Rep rnds 12-14. Fasten off after final rnd.

Finishing

Block as desired and weave in all ends.

Notes on Blocking

If you’re going to use non-man-made fibers, you’re going to want to give your project a water bath. Even if you use acrylic, it doesn’t hurt to give your project a water bath to open up the lace a bit. I don’t ever do any heavy blocking. I just wet the project and then placed it flat on a clean towel, adjusting it and flattening out or stretching out the lace so that it’s not all bunched up. Then, I just let it dry.

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