Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Baby Ribbon Dress

Yeah the Dress is finished, on time even:)! I am super happy with it and the pattern turned out pretty good as well! So, for your knitting pleasure I give you the Baby Ribbon Dress!

Materials Needed:
2 skeins Kollage Yarns Hope, or another DK weight 100% Cotton Yarn approx 320 yds. You can make both the dress and the hat out of the 2 skeins of yarn!
Size 6 16" Circular Needle
Organdy Ribbon
Tapestry Needle
Crochet Hook the same size as your needle

Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows to 1"

Size: Newborn

Cast On 106 stitches. Join in the round, PM, being careful not to twist!
Round 1: *K1,P1* Repeat Around
Round 2: *P1,K1* Repeat Around

Knit 10 rounds, on the last round place a different marker at 53 stitches, this is for the decreases.

Begin Decreases:
Decrease Round: K1, SSK, K to 3 stitches before marker, K2tog, K1, slip marker, K1, SSK, Knit to 3 stitches before marker, K2tog, K1

Knit 5 Rounds.

Repeat the above decrease pattern with Decrease Row and Knitting 5 rounds 8 times.

Eyelet Round: *YO, K2tog* Repeat Around
K 2 rounds

Divide for front and back. You will work the back first and then the front. You will work the front and back in stockinette stitch, Knitting the RS and Purling the WS.

Back:
Row 1: BO 4 stitches, Knit till end of row
Row 2: BO 4 stitches, Purl till end of row
Row 3: BO 3 Stitches, Knit till end of row
Row 4: BO 3 Stitches, Purl till end of row
Row 5: K2tog, knit till last 2 stitches, K2tog

Continue in Stockinette Stitch until piece measure 3" from eyelet row.

Straps:
*You will be using 2 balls of yarn, 1 for each strap!
Row1: K5, attach yarn from new ball, Bo till 5 stitches left, K5
Continue in Stockinette until straps are 2" long. Place stitches on Stitch holders, you will be using the 3 needle Bind off to hook the shoulders together!


Front:

Row 1: BO 2, Knit till end of row
Row 2: BO 2, purl till end of row
Row 3: K2tog, Knit to last 2 stitches, K2tog
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K2tog, knit to last 2 stitches, K2tog

Continue in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 3" from eyelet Row.

Straps:
Row1 : K8, BO stitches till 8 remain for second strap, K8.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit, decreasing 1 on the neck edge
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit, decreasing 1 on the neck edge
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit, decreasing 1 on the neck edge (5 stitches for each strap)

Continue in Stockinette Stitch till straps measure 2". using 3 needle Bind Off, BO the back and front shoulder stitches.

Finishing:

Using the Crochet hook, single crochet around the armholes and neck edge.

Weave in all ends and thread ribbon through the eyelet row.

7 comments:

knittingpanda said...

I love this dress! It is adorable! Thanks so much for the pattern.

Ariel said...

Too cute!!!

nitalinb said...

Thank you. I am going to use this as a starting point for making a simple baby shirt to go with soakers as a shower gift.

Laura S. Wijkowski said...

so how "newborn" size is this pattern? what would you recommend for a 3 month or 6 month size? size up needles or adding more stitches?

Dianne said...

Do you know what the pattern would be for a size 18 months??
Thank you!
Dianne

Tami said...

Sorry for being so absent! I would say it is a 3-6 month size. The friend I made it for had her daughter wearing it within the 3 month mark. She also wore it for a long time -- all the way to a baby-doll style shirt when she was a toddler, there is a lot of stretch. If you were looking to make it for an older child, the easiest way would be to up the yarn gauge and needles -- then you won't have to figure out the stitch count for sizing up.

Teresa Cisneros said...

thank you so much for the pattern. this is my first time making any garment and this pattern was easy to follow. I greatly appreciate you sharing it with us. Again... thank you so very much!