Lila Crochet & Fabric Baby Dress

Lila is a cute summer dress for casual wear made with a crochet yoke and a fabric skirt. Watch your little girl twirl in this lightweight dress that works up in a jiffy! It’s a great project for busting through some of that yarn (and fabric) stash!

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Finished Size: 6-12 (12-18, 18-24) months, Finished Bust Size 20 (22, 24)” to fit bust 18 (20, 22)”, Dress length 19 (20, 21)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 6-12 months

Gauge: 20 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc.

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Nako Luks Minnos Baby (50% polyamide, 50% Acrylic; 367 yards [336 meters]/100 grams): 23069 Cotton Candy (1 ball)

Hook: US size C/2 (3.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, coordinating fabric 28 (30, 32)” in length and at least 32” wide, two 1 cm buttons, matching sewing thread, sewing needle, 2 removable stitch markers, sewing machine (optional)

Special Stitches

Reverse single crochet (rsc): Reverse sc is worked in the previous row without turning. Ch 1, working backwards, insert hook in the second last st of previous row, yo, pull through st, yo and pull through 2 lps. *Insert hook (in the opposite direction of regular crochet) in next st, yo and pull through the st, yo again and pull through 2 lps; rep from * as many times as required.

2 Dc cluster (2 dc-cl): [Yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

3 Dc cluster (3 dc-cl): [Yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.

cl-shell: (3 dc-cl, ch 4, 3 dc-cl)

Pattern Notes

All odd rows are RS and even rows are WS.

Work in turned rounds.

Pattern

Ch 110 (120, 130), join with sl st to first ch without twisting ch.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2, 2 dc-cl in first ch, [sk 4 ch, cl-shell in next ch-sp] 21 (23, 25) times, sk 4 ch, 3 dc-cl in first sp, ch 4, sk 4 ch, join with sl st to top of first dc-cl, turn. (22 (24, 26) cl-shells.)

Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, 5 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-4 sp] 21 (23, 25) times, ch 2, join with sl st to first sc, turn. (22 (24, 26) 5-sc groups)

Rnd 3: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 2 dc-cl in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch-2 sp] 21 (23, 25) times, end with 3 dc-cl in last ch-sp, ch 4, join to top of first dc cl, turn.

Size – (-,18-24) months only

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Rep Row 3.

Back Right

For Sizes 6-12 (12-18, -) months only

Row 4: Ch 1, 5 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 4 (5, -) times, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 5: Sl st to next ch-sp, ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch sp] 4 (5, -) times, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd sc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 3 (4) times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in last sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 7: Sl st to 3rd sc, ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 9: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same sc, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sk 2 sc, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 3 (4) times, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last sc, turn.

Row 12: Same as Row 8

Row 13: Same as Row 9

Row 14: Same as Row 10

Size – (-, 18-24) months only

Row 6: Ch 1, 5 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 6 times, sc in sp between the join of 2 cl in previous row, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 6 times, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 5 times, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 5 times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last sc, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, 3 sc in ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 4 times, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 5 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 4 times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 13: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 4 times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last st, turn.

Row 14: Same as Row 10.

Row 15: Same as Row 11.

Row 16: Same as Row 12.

Row 17: Same as Row 13.

Row 18: Same as Row 10.

Row 19: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 20: Sl st in ch-sp, sc between the joint of next two clusters, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 2 times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 21: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd sc, turn.

Row 22: Ch 1, sc in same sp, [5 sc in next ch-sp] 2 times, 3 sc in last ch-sp.

Fasten off, leaving 10” tail for seaming shoulders.

Shape Back Right

Size 6-12 (-, -) months only

Row 15: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd sc, turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in same sp, 5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 17: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, cl-shell in next ch-sp, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd sc, turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, 5 sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in last ch-sp.

Fasten off, leaving a 10” tail for sewing shoulders.

Size – (12-18, -) months only

Row 15: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last sc, turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 17: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 18: Sl st to ch-sp, sl st between clusters, sl st in next ch-sp, 3 sc in same ch-sp, ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd st, turn.

Row 20: Sl st in ch-sp, ch 1, 5 sc in same ch-sp, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in space between cluster and t-ch. Fasten off, leaving 10” tail.

Back Left

Sizes 6-12 (12-18, -) months only

Row 4: On WS, attach yarn in 5 (6)th ch-sp from back center towards right of work, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 4 (5) times, ch 2, sk 2 sc, join in 3rd sc (center of back), turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 4 (5) times, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 6: Sl st in ch-sp, sl st in next ch-sp, ch 1, [5 sc, ch 2 in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 7: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd st, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 3 (4) times, 3 sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last sc, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 11: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 12: Same as Row 8

Row 13: Same as Row 9

Row 14: Same as Row 10

Size – (-, 18-24) months only

Row 6: On WS, attach yarn in 7th ch-sp from back center towards right of work, ch 1, 5 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 5 times, ch 2, sk 2 sc, join in 3rd sc (center of back), turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, cl-shell in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 5 times, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd sc, turn.

Row 8: Sl st in next ch-sp, 3 sc in same sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 5 times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 9: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 5 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 10: Sl st to next ch-sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 4 times, ch 2, 3 sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 5 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc, 2 ch in next ch-sp] 4 times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 13: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 4 times, sk 5 sc, ch 2, dc in last st, turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 4 times, ch 2, 3 sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 15: Same as Row 11

Row 16: Same as Row 12

Row 17: Same as Row 13

Row 18: Same as Row 14

Row 19: Ch 1, sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc in same sp, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 2 times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 21: Sl st in next 3 sts, ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last st, turn.

Row 22: Ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, [5 sc in next ch-sp] 2 times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch.

Fasten off.

Size 6-12 (-, -) months only

Row 15: Sl st to first ch-sp, sl st in next 3 sts, ch 3, 3 dc-cl, ch 4, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, 5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 17: Sl st in 2 sc, ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp], sk 5 sc, 3 dc-cl in next sc, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch.

Fasten off, leaving a 10” tail for sewing shoulders.

Size – (12-18, -) months only

Row 15: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 (4) times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn

Row 16: Same as Row 8 Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 3 (4) times, 3 sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 17: Sl st to 2nd ch-sp, ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last st, turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc between dc and cluster, [5 sc in next ch-sp] 2 times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch.

Fasten off, leaving a 10” tail for sewing shoulders.

Front of Yoke

Size 6-12 (-, -) months only

Row 4: On WS, attach yarn in next unworked ch-sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 9 times, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 5: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 8 times, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same ch-sp, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 7 times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 7: Sl st in next 3 sts, ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 7 times, sk 2 sts, dc in 3rd st, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster in previous row, [5 sc, ch 2 in next ch-sp] 6 times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sp between cluster and ch in previous row, turn.

Row 9: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st as ch 5, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 6 times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last sc.

Row 10: Ch 1, 3 sc in ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 6 times, ch 2, 3 sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 7 times, sk 2 sts, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 12: Same as Row 8.

Shape Left Front

Size 6-12 (-, -) months only

Row 13: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, [cl-shell in next ch-sp], (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, 3 sc in ch-sp, ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 15: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp], (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, 3 sc in ch-sp, 2 ch, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 17: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, [cl-shell in next ch-sp], sk 1 st, dc in next sc, turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, 5 sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in next ch-sp.

Fasten off.

Shape Right Front

Size 6-12 (-, -) months only

Row 13: On RS, counting from the Left Front Shaping, join yarn in 3rd unworked ch-sp, ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp], sk 2 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last sc, turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 15: Sl st to next ch-sp, ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp], sk 2 sc, dc in last st.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, 5 sc, ch 2, in next ch-sp, 3 sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 17: Sl st to 3rd sc, ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp], sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2 dc) in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch.

Fasten off.

Front of Yoke

Size – (12-18, -) months only

Row 4: On WS, attach yarn on Row 3 in same sp as 3 sc in armhole, ch 1, 3 sc, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 11 times, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 5: Sl st to first ch-sp, ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 10 times, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same ch-sp, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 9 times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 7: Sl st in next 3 sts, ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 9 times, sk 2 sts, dc in 3rd st, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster in previous row, [5 sc, ch 2 in next ch-sp] 8 times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch in previous row, turn.

Row 9: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 8 times, sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last sc.

Row 10: Ch 1, 3 sc in ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 8 times, ch 2, 3 sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 9 times, sk 2 sts, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 12: Same as Row 8.

Row 13: Same as Row 9.

Row 14: Same as Row 10.

Shape Left Front

Size – (12-18, -) months only

Row 15: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 times, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd st, turn.

Row 16: Sl st in ch-sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 2 times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 17: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same sp, cl-shell in next ch-sp, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, 3 sc in ch-sp, 2 ch, 5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, 3 sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, sk 2 sts, dc in next sc, turn.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc in next ch-sp] 2 times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch.

Fasten off.

Shape Right Front

Size – (12-18, -) months only

Row 15: On RS, counting from the left front shaping, sk 3 ch-sp, sk 2 sc, and join yarn in 3rd sc, ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 times sk 2 sc, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc, ch 2 in next ch-sp] 2 times, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 17: Sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in next ch-sp, ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same ch-sp, [cl-shell in next ch-sp], sk 5 sc, (3 dc-cl in next sc, ch 2, dc) in last sc, turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp in next ch-sp, ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc in next ch-sp] 2 times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch.

Fasten off.

Front of Yoke

Size – (-, 18-24) months only

Row 6: On WS, join yarn in sp between 2 join clusters, ch 1, sc, [5 sc, ch 2 in next ch-sp] 12 times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, 1 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 7: Sl st to 3rd sc, ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 12 times, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd sc, turn.

Row 8: Sl st to ch-sp, 3 sc in next ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 10 times, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 11 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 10: Sl st in next ch-sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 9 times, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 10 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in sp between dc and cluster, [5 sc, ch 2 in next ch-sp] 9 times, 5 sc in next ch-sp, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch.

Row 13: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 9 times, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last st, turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 9 times, ch 2, 3 sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Row 15: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 10 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 16: Same as Row 12.

Shape Left Front

Row 17: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 times, sk 2 sc, dc in 3rd sc, turn.

Row 18: Sl st to next ch-sp, 3 sc in same sp, [ch 2, 5 sc, in next ch-sp] 2 times, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 20: Sl st in next ch-sp, 3 sc in same sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 2 times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch, turn.

Row 21: Ch 5, 3 dc-cl in same st, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 22: Ch 1, sc in same st, [5 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 2 times, 3 sc in next ch-sp.

Fasten off.

Shape Right Front

Row 17: On RS, sk 3 unworked ch-sp, sk 2 sc and join yarn in 3rd sc, ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 times, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last st, turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, [ch 2, 5 sc in next ch-sp] 2 times, ch 2, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 3 times, sk 2 sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc in same sp, [5 sc, ch 2 in next ch-sp] 2 times, 3 sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 21: Ch 3, [cl-shell in next ch-sp] 2 times, (3 dc-cl, ch 2, dc) in last st, turn.

Row 22: Ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, [5 sc in next ch-sp] 2 times, sc in sp between cluster and t-ch.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Shoulder Seams

Using tapestry needle, join shoulder seams together using yarn tail.

Armhole finishing

Rnd 1: With RS facing, join yarn to bottom of armhole on Left Front, ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around with 2 sc in each horizontal dc and sc in each sc, join with sl st in first sc, do not turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work reverse sc in each sc, join with sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.

Repeat on other side.

Neckline and Buttonband Finishing

Rnd 1: With RS facing, join yarn at left center of back opening and sc evenly around with sc in each sc, 2 sc in horizontal dc, 1 sc in every ch-2 sp, and (sc, ch 1, sc) at the 2 corners, sc2tog at inner curve of Front Neckline where necessary, to get a smooth finish. After the second corner, work as follows for making button loops.

At Left Back opening, place 2 stitch markers to mark button loops evenly along the edge, sc in next sc, ch 6, insert hook in same sp as last sc worked, sc, turn 90 degrees, insert hook in ch loop and work 10 sc, continue to sc until next stitch marker, repeat button loop, sc in remaining sc. Do not turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work rsc in each sc, sk button loops, continue to rsc around neckline and button band on right back opening. Fasten off.

Bottom edging

On RS, join yarn in any ch-4 sp of center back, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, sc in sp between clusters, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-sp, sc in space between clusters] 21 (23, 25) times, join to top of starting ch 2. (22 (24, 26) shells)

Fasten off.

Fabric Skirt

Fold Fabric in half. Cut Fabric 30 (32, 34)” wide and 14 (15, 16)” long.

Sew along the length on both edges of fabric and finish the raw edges.

Fold bottom edge of skirt twice and sew with ¼” hem.

Mark center of skirt and gather the top of the fabric evenly on both sides using sewing machine or by hand with running stitches.

Match the width of the crochet yoke with the gathered fabric.

Sewing the crochet yoke to the fabric bodice

Turn the crochet yoke and fabric bodice with WS out. Pin the fabric to the crochet yoke around the starting chain of the yoke, at the start of the bottom edging; making sure it is evenly gathered around.

Hand sew the yoke in place. Top stitch with sewing machine if desired on RS of yoke along the starting chain of yoke.

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