Sugar & Spice Sundress

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The perfect way to start thinking about spring is with a darling and incredibly feminine sundress. Every little girl would look so sweet and adorable as she enjoys the sunshine in this little outfit. The bodice of this dress is embellished with tiny flowers, whilst the skirt of the dress features a dainty shell stitch.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 9-12 (18-24) Months finished measurements 14 (16½)” / [36 (42) cm] length (not including straps) x 19½ (22)” / [49 (56) cm] width at waist

Shown in size 9-12 Months.

Gauge: 16 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Materials

Yarn:

Fine Weight Yarn Drops Safran (100% Cotton; 174 yards [160 meters]/50 grams): 02 Medium Pink (color A), 3 (4) balls; 01 Light Pink (color B), 1 (1) ball; 18 Off White (color C), 1 (1) ball.

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; two (¾”) buttons

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

lp(s) – loops

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

dc – double crochet

Special Stitches

2 double crochet cluster stitch (2dc cl st)

Yo, insert your hook into the next st, yo, pull back through that st (3 lps on hook). Yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, insert hook into the same st, yo, pull back through that st (4 lps on hook). Yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

The bodice of the dress is worked in the round from bottom to top. The straps are worked in rows from bottom to top. The skirt of the dress is worked in the round from top to bottom. The flowers (small and large) are worked in the round.

Pattern

Bodice

With color A, ch 104 (120).

Rnd 1: Sl st in first ch to form a circle, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 103 (119) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd – 104 (120) sts.

Rnds 2-10 (12): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 103 (119) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd – 104 (120) sts.

Front Bodice

Row 11 (13): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 49 (56) sts, turn – 50 (57) sts.

Row 12 (14): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 46 (53) sts, sc2tog, turn – 48 (55) sts.

Row 13 (15): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 47 (54) sts, turn.

Row 14 (16): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 44 (51) sts, sc2tog, turn – 46 (53) sts.

Row 15 (17): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 45 (52) sts, turn.

Row 16 (18): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 42 (49) sts, sc2tog, turn – 44 (51) sts.

Row 17 (19): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 43 (50) sts, turn.

Row 18 (20): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 40 (47) sts, sc2tog, turn – 42 (49) sts.

Row 19 (21): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 41 (48) sts, turn.

Row 20 (22): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 38 (45) sts, sc2tog, turn – 40 (47) sts.

 

Size 18-24 Months Only

Row 23: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 46 sts, turn.

Row 24: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 43 sts, sc2tog, turn – 45 sts.

 

All Sizes

Rows 21 (25)-25 (29): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 39 (44) sts, turn – 40 (45) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Back Bodice

Attach color A in 53rd (61st) st of Rnd 10 (12) of Bodice.

Rows 11 (13)-25 (29): Rep Front Bodice.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Left Button Strap

Attach color A to first st of Row 25 (29) of Back Bodice.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 (4) sts, turn – 5 (5) sts.

Rows 2-45 (49): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 (4) sts, turn –  5 (5) sts.

Row 46 (50): Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sk next 3 (3) sts, sc in next st, turn.

Rows 47 (51)-48 (52): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 (4) sts, turn – 5 (5) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Right Button Strap

Attach color A in 36th (41st) st of Row 25 (29) of Back Bodice.

Rows 1-48 (52): Rep Left Strap.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Bodice Border

Attach color A in 20th (23rd) st of Row 25 (29) of Back Bodice, ch 1, sc in each st around the edge of the bodice and straps, sl st in first st of this rnd – 135 (153) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Dress Skirt

Rnd 1: Attach color A to last st of Rnd 1 of Bodice, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 (5) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 (7) sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 5 (6) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 (7) sts, 2 sc in next st) 7 times, sl st in first st of this rnd – 120 (136) sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, *ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 1 st, dc in next 3 sts) 14 (16) times, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 1 st, dc in next st, sl st in 1st st of this rnd – 75 (85) sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, *sk next ch-3 sp, in next ch-3 sp (2dc cl st, ch2) 5 times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in next 3 sts) 14 (16) times, sk next ch-3 sp, in next ch-3 sp (2dc cl st, ch 2) 5 times, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in next st, sl st in first st of this rnd – 120 (136) sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, (ch 3, sk 1 st, sk next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk 1 st, sk next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st, dc in next 3 sts) 14 (16) times, ch 3, sk 1 st, sk next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk 1 st, sk next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st, dc in next st, sl st in first st of this rnd – 75 (85) sts.

Rnds 5-26 (32): Rep Rnds 3-4.

Rnd 27 (33): Rep Rnd 3.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Small Flower

Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch, (ch 2, dc in 3rd ch, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch) twice – 3 petals.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Small Flower 1 (make 5)

Rnd 1: Work in color A.

Small Flower 2 (make 7 [8])

Rnd 1: Work in color B.

Small Flower 3 (make 8 [9])

Rnd 1: Work in color C.

Large Flower

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in first st of this rnd – 6 sts.

Rnd 2: (Ch 2, dc in same st, ch 2, sl st in same st, sl st in next st) 5 times, ch 2, dc in same st, ch 2, sl st in same st – 6 petals.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Large Flower 1 (make 8)

Rnd 1: Work in color C.

Rnd 2: Work in color A.

Large Flower 2 (make 6)

Rnd 1: Work in color C.

Rnd 2: Work in color B.

Large Flower 3 (make 4)

Rnd 1: Work in color A.

Rnd 2: Work in color B.

Large Flower 4 (make 4 [5])

Rnd 1: Work in color B.

Rnd 2: Work in color C.

Large Flower 5 (make 4 [5])

Rnd 1: Work in color A.

Rnd 2: Work in color C.

Finishing

Arrange the flowers onto the entire Bodice, making sure to space them out evenly. Taking the tapestry needle, sew all the flowers into place.

Sew 2 buttons onto “Front Bodice”, 1 button right across from each “Button Strap”. yarn ball

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