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Tulip Crochet Dress Free Pattern

This tulip crochet dress is perfect for summer! With sizes from 12 months to size 8 this dress can be made for most young girls. Plus there are instructions to use this pattern to make a crop top and summer top!

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this tulip crochet dress. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information. If you would like all of this in a nicely formatted printable format, you can purchase the Ad-Free Large Print PDF Pattern.

The Tulip Crochet Dress Beginnings

Last year, together, we designed the Puff Stitch Toddler dress. Lately, I have been getting a lot of requests for a similar dress, but this time with bigger sizes.

So here is the Tulip Crochet Dress. She is the same shape and length as the Puff Stitch Dress but with a simpler design, so she will be easier to make and with 6 different sizes from 12 months to size 8.

To top it off, I decided to add some additional instructions for how to use this pattern to make a crop top and standard summer top. Now you can dress your little girls up all summer long.

Make sure to check out the Casual Cotton Headband, it uses the same yarn and would look stunning with this dress.

Free crochet pattern for a beautiful tulip crochet dress. This pattern can also be used to make a cute crop top and top. Sizes 12m, 18m, Girls: 2, 4, 6, 8.

Keeping this Tulip Crochet Dress Pattern Simple

The goal when creating this dress was to keep it relatively simple. To create this dress you will need to know how to chain and double crochet. To create the rows of tulips, you will also need to make cluster stitches and double crochet two stitches together.

Both of these are easy stitches to learn. I have provided a link to a video tutorial of the cluster stitch and written instructions for both stitches. A video tutorial for this pattern will be coming soon.

If the tulips are too difficult you can also work simple double crochet rows and still complete the dress.

Free crochet pattern for a beautiful tulip crochet dress. This pattern can also be used to make a cute crop top and top. Sizes 12m, 18m, Girls: 2, 4, 6, 8.

The Tulip Crop Top and Simple Summer Top

This pattern is really three patterns in one. You can work just the bodice and waistband rows, then fasten off and you will have a cute little crop top. Extra crochet instructions are provided for lengthing the crop top into a regular summer top as well.

I just love when a pattern can be versatile.

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Free crochet pattern for a beautiful tulip crochet dress. This pattern can also be used to make a cute crop top and top. Sizes 12m, 18m, Girls: 2, 4, 6, 8.

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Materials Needed

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5.36-12.65 oz or 325-767 yds of Bernat Softee Baby Cotton (Size 3 Yarn)
Colors Used are Pale Periwinkle, Jade Frost, and Petal
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
3-4 1/2inch Buttons
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
CL – Cluster Stitch
DC2TOG – Double Crochet Two Stitches Together
YO – Yarn Over
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 11 DC X 6 Rows = 3 inches

Helpful Video Tutorials

Here are some video tutorials that will help you with making this dress.
How to Change Colors
Cluster Stitch Video Tutorial (By Naztazia)

Special Stitches

Cluster Stitch – CL – *YO, insert hook into next ST and pull up a loop, YO, pull the first loop through the second and third loop on the hook* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. YO, pull the first loop through all 3 loops on the hook. (Video Tutorial)

Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together – DC2TOG – *YO, insert hook into next ST and pull up a loop, YO, pull the first loop through the second and third loop on the hook* repeat from *to* a total of 2 times. YO, pull the first loop through all 2 loops on the hook.

The DC2TOG will be worked into two chain spaces to create the bottom of your tulips.

Free crochet pattern for a beautiful tulip crochet dress. This pattern can also be used to make a cute crop top and top. Sizes 12m, 18m, Girls: 2, 4, 6, 8.

Tulip Crochet Dress Pattern

Notes:
-Written in US terms.
-The pattern is written in 3 parts and the rows count starts over in each part.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch.
– Size and yarn requirements are determined using the gauge listed on the first page. Please check your gauge before starting this project.
-Sizes are written in parenthesis like so: 12m (18m, 2, 4, 6, 8). Stitch count is written at the end of the row like so: (12m, 18m, 2, 4, 6, 8)
– Notes are provided at the end to turn this dress into a top or crop top.

Part 1: Tulip Crochet Dress Bodice

CH 17(17, 19, 19 , 21, 23) with Purple (Pale Periwinkle)

Row 1: DC in the 3rd CH from the hook. DC in the next 14(14, 16, 16, 18, 20) STs. (15, 15, 17, 17, 19, 21)

Row 2: CH2, Turn, Work 2 DC into the 1st ST, Work a DC in each ST until you reach the last ST. Work 2 DC into the last ST.

Repeat Row 2 working an increase in the first and last stitch of every row. 

Size 12 months – Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 8 rows and 29 STs at the end of Row 8.
Size 18 months – Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 9 rows and 31 STs at the end of Row 9.
Size 2 – Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 10 rows and 35 STs at the end of Row 10.
Size 4 – Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 13 rows and 41 STs at the end of Row 13.
Size 6 – Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 15 rows and 47 STs at the end of Row 15.
Size 8 – Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 19 rows and 57 STs at the end of Row 19.

Fasten off at the end of your last bodice row. Turn your work.

Free crochet pattern for a beautiful tulip crochet dress. This pattern can also be used to make a cute crop top and top. Sizes 12m, 18m, Girls: 2, 4, 6, 8.

Part 2: Tulip Crochet Dress Waistband

In Row one we will be creating the entire waistband by first chaining, then crocheting onto our bodice piece, then chaining at the end of the row. Pictures of this are on the last page. The numbers on row one may look a little odd but they are correct. The larger sizes have the bodice wrap around the body further.

Row 1: CH22 (21, 22, 19, 19, 14) Work 2 DC into the last ST of the last Bodice Row, DC into next 27 (29, 33, 39, 45, 55) STs, Work 2 DC into last ST. CH 24 (23, 24 ,21, 21, 16).

Row 1 complete.
Row 1 complete

Row 2: Turn, DC into 3rd CH from the hook. DC into next 21(20, 21, 18, 18, 13) CH, DC into next 31 (33, 37, 43, 49, 59) STs, DC into next 22(21, 22, 19, 19, 14) CH.

Row 2 complete

Change Color to Pink (Petal)

Row3: CH2, Turn, DC into 1st ST, CH1, Skip a ST, *CL into next ST, CH1, Skip a ST.* repeat from *to* a total of 36(36, 39, 39, 42, 42) times. DC into last ST.

Change Color to Green (Jade Frost)

Row 4: CH2, Turn, DC into 1st ST, *Working into the next 2 CH1 spaces, DC2TOG, CH1 Skip a ST* repeat from *to* a total of 36(36, 39, 39, 42, 42) times. DC into last ST. (74, 74, 80, 80, 86, 86)

Change to Purple (Pale Periwinkle)

Row 5: CH2, Turn, DC into first ST, DC into CH1 Space, Skip a ST, *Work 2 DC into CH1 Space, Skip a ST* repeat from *to* a total of 35(35, 38, 38, 41, 41) times. DC into last CH1 Space, DC into last ST. SLST to the 3rd ST worked in this row.

The Slip Stitch to the 3rd stitch will create a small flap on the back of the dress. From now on we will be joining the end of our rows with a slip stitch.

Part 3: Tulip Crochet Dress Skirt

Row 1: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 11(11, 12, 12, 13, 13) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (78, 78, 84, 84, 90, 90)

Row 2: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 12(12, 13, 13, 14, 14) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (84, 84, 90, 90, 96, 96)

Row 3: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 13(13, 14, 14, 15, 15) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (90, 90, 96, 96, 102, 102)

Row 4: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 14(14, 15, 15, 16, 16) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (96, 96, 102, 102, 108, 108)

Row 5: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 15(15, 16, 16, 17, 17) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (102, 102, 108, 108, 114, 114)

Row 6: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 16(16, 17, 17, 18, 18) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (108, 108, 114, 114, 120, 120)

Row 7: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 17(17, 18, 18, 19, 19) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (114, 114, 120, 120, 126, 126)

Row 8: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 18(18, 19, 19, 20, 20) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (120, 120, 126, 126, 132, 132)

Row 9: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 19(19, 20, 20, 21, 21) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (126, 126, 132, 132, 138, 138)

Row 10: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 20(20, 21, 21, 22, 22) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (132, 132, 138, 138, 144, 144)

Row 11: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 21(21, 22, 22, 23, 23) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (138, 138, 144, 144, 150, 150)

Row 12: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 22(22, 23, 23, 24, 24) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (144, 144, 150, 150, 156, 156)

Row 13: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 23(23, 24, 24, 25, 25) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (150, 150, 156, 156, 162, 162)

Row 14: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 24(24, 25, 25, 26, 26) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (156, 156, 162, 162, 168, 168)

Row 15: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 25(25, 26, 26, 27, 27) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (162, 162, 168, 168, 174, 174)

Row 16: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 26(26, 27, 27, 28, 28) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (168, 168, 174, 174, 180, 180)

Row 17: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 27(27, 28, 28, 29, 29) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (174, 174, 180, 180, 186, 186)

Row 18: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 28(28, 29, 29, 30, 30) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (180, 180, 186, 186, 192, 192)

Row 18 is the last row for Size 12 months. Fasten off and Weave in your ends if making this size.

Row 19: CH2, Turn, *DC into next –(29, 30, 30, 31, 31) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (–, 186, 192, 192, 198, 198)

Row 20: CH2, Turn, *DC into next –(30, 31, 31, 32, 32) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (–, 192, 198, 198, 204, 204)

Row 20 is the last row for Size 18 months. Fasten off and Weave in your ends if making this size.

Row 21: CH2, Turn, *DC into next –(–, 32, 32, 33, 33) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (–, –, 204, 204, 210, 210)

Row 22: CH2, Turn, *DC into next –(–, 33, 33, 34, 34) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (–, –, 210, 210, 216, 216)

Row 23: CH2, Turn, *DC into next –(–, 34, 34, 35, 35) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (–, –, 216, 216, 222, 222)

Row 23 is the last row of Size 2. Fasten off and Weave in your ends if making this size.

Row 24: CH2, Turn, *DC into next –(–, –, 35, 36, 36) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (–, –, –, 222, 228, 228)

Row 25: CH2, Turn, *DC into next –(–, –, 36, 37, 37) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (–, –, –, 228, 234, 234)

Row 25 is the last row of Size 4. Fasten off and Weave in your ends if making this size.

Row 26: CH2, Turn, *DC into next –(–, –, –, 38, 38) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (–, –, –, –, 240, 240)

Row 27: CH2, Turn, *DC into next –(–, –, –, 39, 39) STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (–, –, –, –, 246, 246)

Row 27 is the last row of Size 6. Fasten off and Weave in your ends if making this size.

Row 28: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 40 STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (252)

Row 29: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 41 STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (258)

Row 30: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 42 STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (264)

Row 31: CH2, Turn, *DC into next 43 STs, Work 2 DC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SLST to first DC of row. (272)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Shoulder Straps (Make 2)

CH 36(39, 41, 46, 50, 59) With Purple (Pale Periwinkle)

Row 1: DC in the 3rd CH from the hook. DC in the next 33(36, 38, 43, 47, 56) CH.

Fasten off leaving a long end to sew one end of the strap to the front of the dress.

Sew one side of the strap to the top of the bodice right at each corner. The other side of the strap will be buttoned to the back of the dress.

Adding your Buttons

For Sizes 18 months, size 4 and size 8 you will add a single button right at the edge of Bodice Row 2. You will want the button facing the outside of the dress.

button placement

For Sizes 12 months, size 2, and size 6. You will place a button in the same location as the sizes but also place a button about 1-1.5 inches further into the dress. This will allow for a smaller waist size.

Button placement

To determine where to put the strap buttons, lay the dress flat and lay the straps straight down from where they have been sewn on. Sew a button at the location where the strap touches the back of the dress. The button will be sewn to the inside of the dress.

Crop Top Instructions

To create a crop top simple work the bodice and waistband rows. Do not join the rows at the end of waistband row 5. Fasten off and weave in your ends. Add your buttons the same way you would for the dress.

You can add fringe to the crop top or leave it plain.

Free crochet pattern for a beautiful tulip crochet dress. This pattern can also be used to make a cute crop top and top. Sizes 12m, 18m, Girls: 2, 4, 6, 8.

Crochet Top Instructions

To create a longer crochet top shown in the photos, simply work the bodice rows. Work the waistband rows 1 and 2. Then work the repeat row below the number of times listed for the size you are making.

Repeat Row: CH2, turn, DC in the next 74(74, 80, 80, 86, 86) STs.

Size 12 months – Repeat the Row a total of 10 times or until you have a total of 20 rows.
Size 18 months – Repeat the Row a total of 10 times or until you have a total of 21 rows.
Size 2 –Repeat the Row a total of 10 times or until you have a total of 22 rows.
Size 4 – Repeat the Row a total of 10 times or until you have a total of 25 rows.
Size 6 – Repeat the Row a total of 11 times or until you have a total of 28 rows.
Size 8 – Repeat the Row a total of 16 times or until you have a total of 37 rows.

Free crochet pattern for a beautiful tulip crochet dress. This pattern can also be used to make a cute crop top and top. Sizes 12m, 18m, Girls: 2, 4, 6, 8.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. Crochet and add the straps to the top and sew on the buttons. 

I left the back of the top open, but you can also choose to join the repeat row above with a slip stitch.

I really hope you enjoyed the tulip crochet dress pattern and feel free to contact me with any questions.

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