Easy Crochet Baby Dress Pattern

Have you been searching high and low for the ideal project for a cherished baby girl in your life? Well, your search ends here. This easy crochet baby dress pattern is perfect for those who wish to channel their love and creativity into a beautiful, handcrafted piece. Best of all, this is a free pattern!

My crochet dress pattern has been carefully crafted to suit both seasoned crocheters and those just dipping their toes into this art. Using only simple stitches, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how effortlessly you can create something so stunning.

With my step-by-step instructions, the journey from yarn ball to adorable dress becomes a joyful and satisfying experience.

Whether you’re making this beautiful dress for a special occasion, a heartfelt gift, or simply to add a handmade touch to a newborn baby girl’s wardrobe, this pattern is sure to bring smiles and warmth.

So, gather your crochet tools, settle into a cozy corner, and embark on this creative adventure with me. May every stitch bring joy and every row be filled with much fun and love. Happy crocheting!

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Melissa Hassler holding her crochet baby dress pattern design

CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Crochet dresses make great baby shower gifts!

This original pattern would make the perfect gift for a baby shower. Firstly, it’s a thoughtful handmade gift, showing that you put time and effort into creating something special for the little princess. This personal touch can make the gift even more meaningful. 

Secondly, baby dresses are adorable and practical. Parents often receive lots of baby clothes during baby showers. A crochet dress can stand out as a unique and charming addition to the little girl’s wardrobe. 

Furthermore, you can customize crochet baby dresses with different colors and patterns. You can create a one-of-a-kind gift that matches the baby’s style or the theme of the nursery. 

Lastly, crochet dresses are often cherished keepsakes. A crochet baby dress is not only cute but also a heartfelt and memorable gift for a baby shower.

crochet baby dress pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. This free crochet pattern uses basic crochet stitches in a basic stitch pattern.

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Baby Dress Pattern Size Chart

SizeChestWaist/HipsBack LengthDress Length
3-6 Months17″19″7″15.5″
6-12 Months18″20″7.5″16.5″
Crochet Baby Dress Size Chart
crochet baby dress pattern

Gauge tells us how many stitches and rows fit into a certain space (like a 4×4 inch square). This helps make sure our finished projects, like hats or scarves, come out the right size. 

Different people crochet differently – some tight, some loose. Checking your gauge with a sample square makes sure your crocheted baby dress will fit just right!

15 dc = 4 inches & 10 rows = 4 inches


✓ If your swatch measures less than 15 stitches in 4 inches, your gauge is looser than mine. Try using a smaller mm hook.

✓ If your swatch measures more than 15 stitches in 4 inches, your gauge is tighter than mine. Try using a larger hook.

  • dc = double crochet stitch
  • sc = single crochet stitch
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

Crochet Pattern Notes

  • This baby dress is designed for two different sizes
  • You will be working this easy pattern from the top of the dress down.
  • You are crocheting in rounds.
  • Start each round with a chain 2. This does not count as your 1st st.
  • At the end of each round, join your yarn to the first stitch with a slip stitch.
  • Mark your v-stitches with stitch markers. 

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CROCHET BABY DRESS PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Dress- Both Sizes

  • Chain 64 and join in the round.
  • Rounds 1-9 are the same for both sizes.
  • V-Stitch: In the same space or stitch make (dc, ch-1, dc)

Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc 8, v-stitch, dc 14, v-stitch, dc 16, v-stitch, dc 14, v-stitch, dc 8, join.

crochet baby dress pattern
Round 1

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc 9, v-stitch in ch-1 sp, dc 16, v-stitch in ch-1 sp, dc 18, v-stitch in ch-1 sp, dc 16, v-stitch in ch-1 sp, dc 9, join.

crochet baby dress pattern
Round 2

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc 10, v-stitch in ch-1 sp, dc 18, v-stitch in ch-1 sp, dc 20, v-stitch in ch-1 sp, dc 18, v-stitch in ch-1 sp, dc 10, join.

crochet baby dress pattern
Round 3

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc 11, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp (sleeve hole made), dc 22, dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp (sleeve hole made), dc 11, join. (48 stitches)

crochet baby dress pattern
Round 4

Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc 12, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc 24, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, dc 12, join. (52 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc 13, 2 dc, dc 25, 2 dc, dc 12, join. (54 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc 13, 2 dc, dc 26, 2 dc, dc 13, join. (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc 14, 2 dc, dc 27, 2 dc, dc 13, join. (58 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc 14, 2 dc, dc 28, 2 dc, dc 14, join. (60 stitches)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc in each st, join. (60 stitches)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc in each st, join. (60 stitches)

Join new yarn color if desired.

crochet baby dress pattern

Rnd 12: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join. (120 stitches)

Rnd 13: Ch 2, dc in each st, join. (120 stitches)

Rnds 14-31: Repeat round 13. (120 stitches)

Rnd 32: Ch 1, sc in each st, join. (120 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc 15, 2 dc, dc 29, 2 dc, dc 14, join. (62 stitches)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc 15, 2 dc, dc 30, 2 dc, dc 15, join. (64 stitches)

Rnd 12: Ch 2, dc 16, 2 dc, dc 31, 2 dc, dc 15, join. (66 stitches)

Join new yarn color if desired.

crochet baby dress pattern

Rnd 13: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join. (132 stitches)

Rnd 14: Ch 2, dc in each st, join. (132 stitches)

Rnds 15-33: Repeat round 14.

Rnd 34: Ch 1, sc in each st, join. (132 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

crochet baby dress pattern

Sleeves- Both Sizes

Rnd 1: Join yarn. Ch 2, 2 dc in each st and in each sp between the sts in the armpit area, join.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st, join.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

crochet baby dress pattern
crochet baby dress pattern

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What type of yarn is best for a crochet baby dress?

 The best yarn for making a crochet baby dress pattern is usually soft and gentle on a baby’s skin. Many people like using cotton yarn because it’s comfy and doesn’t irritate the skin. It’s great for warm weather. 

Another good choice is baby yarn, made especially for little ones. It’s soft and comes in pretty colors. If it’s going to be chilly, you can pick merino wool, which is warm and cozy. Just make sure it’s easy to wash. 

Some folks also like acrylic yarn because it’s affordable and comes in lots of colors. Always check the label for washing instructions, and consider what will be comfy for the baby.

How long does it take to crochet a baby dress? 

The time it takes to crochet a baby dress can vary from person to person. It depends on your crochet skill level, pattern difficulty, and how much time you can spend on it each day. 

If you’re new to crochet, it might take a bit longer as you learn the stitches and techniques. Simpler patterns with basic stitches usually go faster than complicated ones with intricate details. 

It can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days to finish a crochet baby dress. Just remember to enjoy the process, and don’t rush – creating a baby dress can be a fun and rewarding project.

How do you care for a crochet baby dress?

Caring for a crochet baby dress is important to keep it looking nice. First, always check the label or ask the person who made it for washing instructions. 

Most times, it’s best to wash it by hand in cold water with a gentle soap. Don’t wring it out, as that can stretch or damage the dress. 

Instead, press out the extra water between two towels. Lay the dress flat on a towel to dry. Make sure to reshape it so it keeps its form. Keep the dress away from direct sunlight because that can fade the colors. 

With a little love and care, your crochet baby dress will stay beautiful for a long time!

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