Simply Fall Baby Dress CAL Part 4

Your Simply Fall Baby Dress is almost complete. I just wanted to add a few more details to this beautiful baby dress to just take the cuteness up a few notches.

It is all about the ruffles and the belt to just finish off this pretty little dress. When designing the bottom of the dress I wanted to create a petticoat like lace at the bottom. After playing around with a variety of lace patterns I decided that a ruffle would not only be easier but a lot cuter.

After creating a ruffle on the bottom, I wanted a pop of color right at the waist. I felt a simple belt with a nice button would do the trick. This Leaf button I got from Joanns was the perfect fall inspired touch!

I will confess that though the last part of this Crochet A Long is only about 6 rows all together, the 3 rows for the ruffle are very long rows. I admit once they were complete I was happy to weave in my ends and call it done.

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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 

To make the bodice you will be working a round with 4 increases that create a square shape. This is creating the collar or the dress. When you reach row four you will fold your collar in half to create the arm holes. Below is a graph showing the first four rows of the bodice. From there you will just work even rounds to create the waist portion of the dress.

I know reading a pattern with alternate sizes in the parenthesis can get confusing, so below you will find all the sizes have their own individual pattern.

Find all the sizes, color selection, gauge in part one of this CAL.

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Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Hdc – Hald Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Slst – Slip Stitch

BLO – Back Loop Only

St(s) – Stitch(es)

R – Row

Simply Fall Baby Dress Part 4

Left Handed Video Tutorial

The Ruffle

Continuing from where you ended Part 3, Change colors to your ruffle color.

Or Using a new color Slst to any Back loop of the second to last row of Part 3.

You will be workin in the Back Loop of the second to last row of Part 3.

R1: Ch3, (3 Dc in the next stitch, 2 Dc in the next stitch) repeat from (to) all the way around. Slst to the first Dc.

R2-3: Ch3, turn, Dc in each stitch around, Slst to the first Dc.

After row 3 Fasten off and weave in your ends.

The last row of the skirt (not the ruffle) will want to flip up. You can either block this by wetting this row and hanging it to dry or you can tack the flap down every 8-12 stitches. The ruffle will look like it is peaking out from under the skirt.


Using Accent Color.

Newborn: Ch 62

3 Months: Ch 64

6 Months: Ch 68

12-18 Months: Ch 80

Row 1:Hdc in the third ch from the hook and Hdc in each ch around.

Row 2-3: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st around.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Using some spare yarn tack the waistband in place around the waist of the dress. I slightly overlapped the ends of the waistband in the front and right of the center to give it a belt look. I then used a Leaf button to sew on for extra detail. This button is only for looks and does not actually work as a button.

First Part of a 4 part Crochet A Long. Crochet the Simply Fall Baby dress. This dress is quick and easy and made for beginners. There will be a video tutorial for each part of the Crochet A Long. The free crochet pattern will be released in 4 parts. Join our community as we crochet together. #crochet #freecrochetpattern #CAL #babydress #crochetbabydress

There we have it! The Simply Fall Crochet Baby Dress is complete and ready for Fall family photos. I really hope you enjoyed crocheting a long with me. During this CAL I crocheted a second dress in Red, orange and yellow and will be sharing more photos of it soon on my little model (daughter).

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.

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