Patchwork Judy C02 Baby Dress Knitting Pattern. This pattern was designed to use up oddments of yarn. The skirt is knitted in faux patchwork with a picot edging hem. The design uses 7 different colours although this could be altered to suit. Instructions come to knit in sizes 14" chest which fits premature/Newborn babies, 16" chest which fits newborn/3months babies, 18" which fits 3/6 month old babies and 20" chest which fits 6/12 months old. Although the pattern gives instructions to knit with (UK) DK double knitting yarn and 4mm needles it has also been successfully knitted using 4.5mm needles and Aran-Weight yarn which comes out at 22" chest and would fit 1/2 year olds. Its a really fun project to knit and there's room for a lot of variations for example knitted a plain bodice or a seed/moss stitch bodice or knitting the 2 sleeves in different colours. Uses less than 50g of each colour. A great way to use up pretty yarn oddments. Use odd buttons ribbons and embellishments to finish.
Dress to fit sizes Premature 14" Chest Newborn 16" Chest 3-6 months 18" Chest 6-12 months 20" Chest
You will need: DK (worsted weight/8ply) yarn 50g (145m/158yards) each in White, Turquoise, Bright Pink, Pale Pink, Pale Green, Pale Yellow, Pale Blue 4mm needles 3.25mm needles 2mm and 3mm needles 3 Stitch holders Large eyed needle for making up 3 buttons for fastening An assortment of bows/knitted flowers and ribbons for decorating (The yarn for this dress was bought in for the project but you could use remnants of any colours you have in stock, other than white, turquoise and bright pink, it only uses about 20g of each of the other colours.)
Tension: 22 sts and 30 rows to a 4" square in stocking st.
A very well written pattern. I enjoyed making it
Oct 8, 2017 by Tracy Wormald
This little dress is darling! I'm looking forward to knitting it and using up some yarn leftover from other projects.