DIY Baby Dress
This is the “Folksy Flower Dress” by Divya for DewDrop’s Designs. It has a ruffled bib worked in worsted weight yarn and uses about a 1/4 yd. of fabric. The fabric shown above is embroidered cotton (mauve) with a vintage remnant of Spanish lace as an apron to the front only. It uses a button closure in back. The yarn is Simply Soft by Caron in “off white” with a G (4.25mm) hook.
The original pattern is available online free of charge at: http://www.favecrafts.com/Baby-Clothes/Folksy-Flower-Dress#vhkTBeAOjyOYcFTY.99
Note: There’s an error in the pattern. To help simplify the pattern, I’ve added comments to two rows:
Row 2: Note: Only this first pass of Row 2 has 26 S-edge clusters, all subsequent repeats have an increased number of S-edge clusters with the goal being to grow from 26 to 55 by bib end.
Row 5: Note: The idea is to grow the S-edge clusters from 26 in the first pass of row 2 to 55 clusters in the 4th repeat of row 2. Therefore, you cannot do just 2sc in back loop only or the number of S-edge clusters won’t increase. It will maintain count. Therefore, you must achieve 110 total sc from which, using every other st, 55 clusters can be made. To achieve this, work the 2 sc in back loop only per pattern for some length, like 5 sts, then add 3 sc in one back loop only and continue in this manner counting the number of sc up to 110.
Pictures of the work-in-process. As you can see the 1st tier of ruffles has 26 clusters and the 2nd tier has 39. The cluster count continues to increase until reaching 55 by the 4th tier of ruffles and maintains that count for the final 5th tier.
If you’d like a free lacy bib pattern click here –> Crochet Lacy Baby Dress