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Summer Raglan Dress for Girls

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Girl Dress Crochet Pattern

This summer dress is part of a matched set of crochet summer dresses for a girl and her doll. I crocheted this set for my niece and she loved that she could match her doll! This page describes the girl's dress.

The dress features a square opening and raglan-style sleeves. The closure is on the back. The dress is crocheted from top to bottom, back and forth for the yoke, and in rounds for the skirt. The skirt features a simple lace motif. I worked a different lace motif around the the hem and sleeves to create some frills.

I used a small amount of red yarn as an accent on the sleeves and hem. A red ribbon cinches the waist. Also, I used red buttons for the closure.

The doll's version of the dress is constructed pretty much identically, except to a smaller scale.

Size: 2, (4, 6, 8)

Finished Measurements
Chest 22 (24, 26, 27) inches [55 (60, 65, 68) cm]

Materials: Red Heart Classic Crochet 100% cotton thread, size 10, 1000yd / 914m color Ecru- 1.5 balls. (shop for this yarn here!)
Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton Size 10, 350yd / 320m color red - 1 ball (shop for this yarn here!)

Hook: 1.65 mm.

Gauge: 14 dc = 2" (5 cm)

Dress

The dress is worked from the top to the bottom, yoke is worked back and forth, skirt is worked in rounds without seams.

Yoke

Chain 87, (115, 143, 171) loosely.
Row 1: 1 dc in the third ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of next 9 (13, 17, 21) ch, ch 2 (don't skip the ch), [1 dc in each of next 21 (28, 35, 42) ch, ch 2 (don't skip the ch)] 3 times, 1 dc in each the next 9 (13, 17, 21) ch. Turn.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), [work 1 dc in each of the next dc till the next ch-2-space, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the ch-2-space (raglan increase)] repeat 4 times, work 1 dc in each of the next dc to the end of the row. Turn.

Repeat row 2 8 (10, 12, 14) more times.

Next Row: ch 3, 1 dc in each dc across to raglan increase, 2 dc in ch 2, ch 6, 2 dc in ch 2 of the next raglan increase (skipping right sleeve stitches), 1 dc in each dc across to raglan increase, 2 dc in ch 2, ch 6, 2 dc in ch 2 of the next raglan increase (skipping left sleeve stitches), 1 dc to the end of the row, join to connect the round and continue to work in rounds.

Next Round: ch 3, dc in each dc across the round, 6 dc over ch 6.


Skirt

Round 1: ch 3, (1 dc, ch1) in each dc across the round (doubling the number of sts), sl st to ch-3.

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *1 dc in each of next 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, from *repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 3: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), skip 1, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 1 dc in ch 1, ch 1, skip 1 dc, *1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 1 dc in ch 1, ch 1, skip 1 dc, from * repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch-4.

Round 4: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1, * 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1 dc, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 5: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1, * 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1 dc, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 6: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1, * 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1 dc, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 7: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1, * 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1 dc, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 8: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1, * 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1 dc, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Round 9: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1, * 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 1 dc in ch-1, ch 1, skip 1 dc, repeat from * to the end of the round, sl st to ch-3.

Repeat rounds 2-9 to desired length, keeping in mind that there will be 2” (5 cm) ruffle.

For a wider skirt increase evenly from 7 dc to 9 dc in each 7-dc group of stitches.

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Ruffle

Round 1: ch 6, sc in next dc, (ch 5, sc in next dc) repeat to the end of the round, end with ch 5, sc in the ch 6.

Round 2: (ch 5, sc in the ch 5), repeat to the end of the round.

Rounds 3-7: repeat round 2. Work round 7 in red.

Round 8: in red, (5 sc in each ch 5), repeat to the end of the round. Tie off.


Sleeve Ruffle

Round 1: ch 6, sc in next dc, (ch 5, sc in next dc) repeat to the end of the round, end with ch 5, sc in the ch 6.

Round 2: (ch 5, sc in the ch 5), repeat to the end of the round.

Rounds 3-5: repeat round 2. Work round 5 in red.

Round 6: in red, (5 sc in each ch 5), repeat to the end of the round. Tie off.


Finishing

Work 1 row of sc along the back opening making 3 button loops along the right back center as follows: ch 3, skip 3.

Sew on 3 buttons.

Thread narrow red ribbon in the 1st round of the skirt.

Enjoy!

Back of the dress

Ruffle



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Poster: Maria
March 31, 2016

Hi again
I also wonder why my dress turns out to be so waved?
I don't know if I did wrong at the 6 Dec in each scored but it's very wavy ?
Will it flatten out?
I am just on row 4 (still)
And I don't know if I must start over from row one on the skirt
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 26, 2013

Bust is 26.5", waist is 23.5".
Poster: Maria
March 31, 2016

Hi
Having trouble getting the " holes" to match up after row 3. It seems to be OK doing next row Nr 4 as Nr 2, but I need to know, the 7:th dc, is it to be made in the ch 1 or in the around ch 1?
I mean in the sc of the ch 1?
Poster: pam
February 20, 2015

How long is the finished dress for a size 8?
Poster: Canary LeBlanc
December 31, 2014

I would appreciate you emailing me this pattern to my email address since I printed it once and cannot find the pattern and need to make this for my 3 granddaughters for Easter. Thanks and GOD bless you,
Canary LeBlanc
Poster: Yvonne
May 27, 2014

Thanks for this beautiful dress pattern. What are the measurements of a finished dress for a 4year old and a 5 year old. Thanks in advance.
Poster: EG2709
March 23, 2013

what are the bust & waist measurements of the girls size 8

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