Sweater Dress Pattern
This dress should fit a 6-8 lb newborn baby. The Lavender dress is made with Pound of Love yarn, and the other is made with Simply Soft yarn in Off White and Soft Pink. G7 hook light WW yarn such as Simply Soft or Pound of love. Bodice- Ch 36 row 1: DC in 4th CH from hook and next 3 chs, 3DC in next ch, DC in next 5 chs, 3DC in next ch, DC in next 10 chs, 3DC in next ch, DC in next 5 chs, 3DC in next ch, DC in last 5 chs. Ch 2, turn. rows 2-5: DC in each DC across, putting 3DC in center DC of 3 DC group below. Ch 2, turn. row 6: DC across to center of first 3dc group, ch 4, dc in center of second 3dc group, DC across to center of third 3dc group, ch 4, DC in last 3dc group, DC to end. Ch 1, turn.
Click here to see pictures of how to make armholes (row 6) rows 7-10: HDC in first st and each st across. Ch 1, turn. Join at end of row 10. Do not Chain 1 at the end of row 10. When you get to the end of the row just join to first hdc of row 10. Skirt- worked in rounds round 1: Ch 2, DC in same st, *DC in next st, 2DC in next st* around. End 1dc in last st. round 2: Ch2, DC, ch1 , 2dc in joining st. *skip 2 sts (2dc, ch1, 2dc)in next st* around. Join to ch2 of first shell. rounds 3-10: sl st to ch1 sp, (ch2,dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch1 space. (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in each ch 1 space around. Join to ch 2 of first shell. round 11: sl st to ch1 space, (ch 2, 4dc) in space. Work 5dc in each space around, join. round 12: ch 1, sc in each dc around. join, finish off. Sleeves- Attach yarn at middle st under arm. rows 1-8: Ch 2, DC in each st around, join. row 9: ch1, sc in each st around, join. finish off. Back and neck trim- Join yarn in the back opening of the left side, ch1, sc up the side, 3sc in corner, sc around neck, 3sc in corner, sc down right side placing 2 buttonholes evenly spaced. finish off. 2007 Kelly Kearney If you make one as a gift, please consider making one for charity. Do not sell pattern. Do not post pattern on another site, please post just the link.