Rosemary’s Rosie Top Newborn Summer Dress

 

 

 

This dress is a little pinafore style dress, Rosie will be wearing it with a long sleeved top and tights (since its February) but it would actually make a perfect little dress for a summer born baby. Rosie is around 6.5 pounds in this photo so as you can see the size is suitable for a small newborn or premature baby. To make it bigger it would be a simple case of increasing the starting chains and making the skirt longer as there are no complex parts to increase.
using 5mm hook

Top Front
Ch34

Row 1 sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Row 2 -3 sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Row 4 sc in firs 6 sc, change to green and sc in next 2 sc, change back to cream, sc in next 9 sc, change to green sc in next 2 sc, change back to cream, sc in next 9 sc, change to green sc in next 2 sc, chang to cream sc across ch1 turn.
Row 5 sc in first 4 sc, change to pink sc in next 4 sc, change to cream sc in next 7 sc, change to pink sc in next 4 sc, change to cream sc in next 7sc, change to pink sc in next 4 sc, change to cream sc across ch1 turn.
Row 6 -13 sc in each sc across ch1 turn.

fasten off

Top Back

ch 34
sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Row 1 sc in each ch across ch1 turn
Row 2-13 sc in each sc across ch1 turn
Do not fasten off

Straps
Row 1
slip stitch ito first 5 sc, ch1 sc in next 4sc ch1 turn
Row 2 – 23 sc in each sc across (4sc) ch1 turn

fasten off

on the other side, skip the first 5 sc and attach wool.

Row 1 -23

sc in each sc across ch1 turn

fasten off.

join the front and back together

Top edging

in pink sc around the edges of the neck and arm straps.

Skirt
(working in round around the bottom of the top)

Round 1 in pink attach wool to bottom of the top section. Ch2 dc in next ch, *ch1 skip next ch dc in next ch*. repeat from * to * around join to starting chain, ch2
Round 2 in cream 2dc in each ch1 space around join to starting chain, ch2
Round 3 – 7 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc around join to starting ch ch2
Round 7 – 18 (or as long as you want the skirt) dc in each dc around , join to starting ch, ch2

fasten off.

Attach buttons on the top.

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  • cindy

    For Rows 2-13 on top back., is there instructions missing? gorgeous dress and baby!  Thanks for the pattern!

    • Sophiekilby

      Hi cindy – oops! I did forget to type that part i have added it in now !

      • Miriam

        In the back instructions it says: Rows 1-23: sc in each sc across. Isn’t it supposed to be sc in next 4 sc, ch 1 turn.?

  • Deana

    What size hook are you using?  And what type of yarn?

    • Judy

      She is using a size 5mm hook,,,,,,,

      • Sandra Roberts

        my hooks don’t have mm on them it is F<G<H<I<J

  • Deana

    Okay, one more read through and I saw the hook size.  Sorry.  Thanks for sharing this adorable pattern on this adorable baby!

    • Sophiekilby

      Thanks !

  • HI I love the dress   but what kind of yarn   did you use please
    Thank you,      Judy

  • HI i LOVE you baby dresses   but what yarn did you use

    Thank you,  Judy

  • TinytreasureMi-Kis

    Making this dress now, beautiful and works up pretty quickly.  I used red heart yarn.

  • Craftcove

    You haven’t mentioned the type of yarn used. I’ve noticed a few people have asked, but there’s no answer.

    • sophiekilby

       hi this dress was made with DK yarn 🙂

      • Craftcove

         thanks, it’s beautiful!

  • Vicky Conery

    so lovely thank you vicky

  • Pepper in New York

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING.   DO YOU KNOW THAT THE ARCHIVED PAGES COME UP AS “ERRORS?”  
    ONLY THE JAN 2011 AND JUNE 2012 WORK  

  • Edna

    I have made 3 of these, I am using yarn, I also am including a onesies and putting a color trim around the sleeves and also a pair of little socks.

  • Edna

    I am sorry I didn’t put the type of yarn I used in the little dresses. It is baby yarn just any brand

  • Edna

    5mm hook is a size H