Well our new little girl Rosemary Jayne made her entrance to the world on valetines day wieghing 6 pounds 1. She is gorgeous and of course the prefect model for her mummys crochet ideas!
Here is a little dress made for her it is to fit a newborn but you could make it longer simply by adding extra rows to the skirt.
With 5mm hook
Top – Make 2
row 1-8 dc i each across ch2
row 9 – sc in first 5dc, ch2 dc in next 5dc ch2 turn
row 10-14 dc in each dc (5dcs)ch2 turn
move to the other side for second arm hole
row 1 skip first 5dc, dc in next 5 dc ch2 turn
row 2-5 dc in each dc across (5dcs) ch2 turn
sew sides on top and tops of arms to complete the top part of the dress
Attach wook to ay part of the bottom starting chain (now working in rounds for the skirt)
Round 1 Ch2 2dc i each ch around slip stitch to start
Round 2 ch2 dc in next dc *ch1, skip ext dc, dc in next dc* repeat from * to * around join to starting chain ch2.
Round 3 2dc in each ch1 space around, join to starting chain ch2
Round 4 – 14 (or more for a longer dress) repeat rounds 2 and 3
Round 15. Ch2 sc,hdc,dc,trc,dc.hdc.sc in each ch1 space around. fasten off.
hdc in around edges of neck and arms
ch3 8dc in ring
*sc,hdc,dc,trc,dc.hdc,sc in next dc skip dc* repeat from * to * around.
Ch3 8dc in ring, fasten off.