Simply Fall Baby Dress CAL Part 3

When designing the Simply Fall Baby Dress a plaid skirt was a must. Nothing really says fall like orange and red leaves, pumpkins and plaid. Plaid has become very popular in the crochet world and I just had to try my hand at making something plaid. 

It turns out making a plaid design is very easy. It just takes three colors of varying shades and follow a simple repetitive pattern.

Crochet along with us with this free crochet pattern for a fall inspired crochet baby dress. This pattern has been designed for beginners with video tutorials for every part. Create this beautiful plaid baby dress with us. #crochetbabydress #crochetdress #freecrochetpattern

I am so thrilled that we will be working on this baby dress as a community. If you want to crochet a long with us, make sure you join the Our Crochet Journey Facebook Group to share your photos and spread encouragement through this event.

If you have stumbled upon this page and it is your first time hearing about this Crochet A Long it is not too late to join in on the fun. Just jump back to Part 1 and 2. It will only take you about an hour to get caught up to the rest of us! 

Dates and Details

This CAL will be done in 4 parts. Below I have listed all the dates and the details for each part. Most parts will take roughly an hour to complete.

Part 1 – Gauge and Color Selection and Size

Part 2 – Bodice

Part 3 – Plaid Skirt

Part 4 – Ruffles and Waistband

New to Winding Road Crochet? Check out all my free patterns here and some of my fall favorites below.

Winter Fox Corner to Corner C2C Crochet Graph | This little crochet fox C2C graph is great as a pillow or in my Woodland Winter Wonderland Corner to Corner Blanket. This is a great project to work on all fall and have ready for Christmas. Crochet a blanket with little woodland creatures.

Rainbows and Rainclouds Infinity Scarf / Odyssey Cowl / Tons of Texture Slouch Beanie 

Creating the Plaid

I will be using one pattern for all sizes. The only difference you will have it the stitch count which I will show in the chart below and how many rows you will work. The first and last row is worked the same for all sizes, the middle numbers of rows will change depending on size. 

Keep in mind you are welcome to work more or less rows in the middle in order to make the dress as long or as short as you like.

Let’s talk about each row in a little more depth and how I plan to walk you through the plaid process.

First, in each row you will only be working with two colors. The first row will use the middle and lightest shade you have chosen. I will refer to the lightest shade as Color L, the middle shade as Color M and the Darkest shade as Color D. 

This process works really well if you are using a dark, medium and light color. If you are using three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel like yellow, green and blue, you will use green as your middle color and simply assign one of the other colors as you light color and dark color. 

To create a plaid design we will be alternating 4 double crochet of the Medium color with 4 double crochet of either the light or dark color.

Vertically and horizontally all rows will be alternating the Medium color with one of the other colors. 

Watch the video to see how to change colors and how to carry your yarn so that you do not have many threads to weave in.

Left Handed Video Tutorial

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Hdc – Hald Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Slst – Slip Stitch

Skst – Skip Stitch

BLO – Back Loop Only

St(s) – Stitch(es)

R – Row

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Crochet along with us with this free crochet pattern for a fall inspired crochet baby dress. This pattern has been designed for beginners with video tutorials for every part. Create this beautiful plaid baby dress with us. #crochetbabydress #crochetdress #freecrochetpattern

Fall Baby Dress Skirt

Notes:

I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.

I do not work my last stitch into the turning chain.

Row 1: Using the Medium Color, Ch 3 and turn, {Using the Medium Color Work 2Dc in to the next stitch, work 2 Dc into the next stitch, Using the Light Color Work 2 Dc into the next stitch, Work 2 Dc into the next stitch} repeat from {to} around, slst to the first Dc.

Row 2: Using the Medium color, Ch 3, turn. {Using the Medium Color Dc in the next 4 stitches, Using the Dark Color Dc in the next 4 stitches.} repeat from {to} around. Slst to the first Dc.

Row 3: Row 2: Using the Medium color, Ch 3, turn. {Using the Medium Color Dc in the next 4 stitches, Using the Light Color Dc in the next 4 stitches.} repeat from {to} around. Slst to the first Dc.

You will continue to alternate Row 2 and 3 until you reach the appropriate number of rows for your dress size. 

  • Newborn Size –  You will have a stitch count of 96 For all rows and you will repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 13 rows then work the last row.
  • 3 Month – You will have a stitch count of 112 For all rows and you will repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 15 rows then work the last row.
  • 6 Month Size –  You will have a stitch count of 128 For all rows and you will repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 15 rows then work the last row.
  • 12-18 Month – You will have a stitch count of 144 For all rows and you will repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 17 rows then work the last rows

Last Row: Using the Medium Color, Ch 3. {Using the Medium Color, Dc in the front loops only of the next 4 stitches, Using the Dark Color Dc in the front loops only of the next 4 stitches} repeat from {to} around. Slst to first Dc and Fasten off. 

Weave in all your thread and give yourself a pat on the back for creating such a beautiful plaid skirt. 

Don’t forget to share your baby dresses on the Our Crochet Journey Facebook Group! I am looking forward to seeing all the color combinations everyone picked out.

Are you ready to get started on your Simply Fall Baby Dress? Don’t forget to take a picture of your finished skirt to share on Facebook with the group! You can also share it with me on any social media! Just tag me @windingroadcrochet, #windingroadcrochet, or #simplyfallbabydress.

Do you want to give the perfect handmade gift to someone? Just answer 5 simple questions in my Handmade Gift Giving Guide and you will be on your way to selecting the perfect gift project possible. I have provided many suggestions and thoughtful ideas to help you think outside the box and choose the perfect gift. This guide is designed for crocheters and knitters but will work for any craft.  Woven Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | This crochet project is quick, easy and great for beginners. Crochet this scarf using basic crochet stitches and follow the photo tutorial to weave together the ends to create a unique looking fall and winter accessory. This scarf will look great no matter what you fall or winter style. #style #scarf #fallstyle #crochet #freepattern #crochetpattern #crochetscarf 

If you are crocheting for Christmas, make sure to grab my free Handmade Gift Giving Guide Free Printable!

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