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The Darling Danger Dress
This is a fully tested pattern and includes a step by step photo tutorial, gallery of finished samples, and even links to a video tutorial I put together. You will receive 2 PDF's of the pattern - one for infant sizes, and one for girls' sizes, and your download should begin as soon as your payment is processed. This is not a listing for the completed dress!
Crocheted in soft cotton, this dress is just the thing to keep your little one cool and cute on a summer day! This makes a wonderful flower girl, junior bridesmaid, holiday photo or special occasion dress and is a great birthday gift.
Why the name? My daughter’s middle name is Danger (long story short - it was my husband’s idea!) and when I made this dress for her she looked so darling I had to name it the Darling Danger dress.
• This listing includes both the Infant size pattern (newborn up to 24 months) and the girls' size pattern (3T to girls 14). You will receive 2 PDF files. If you are having trouble with the pattern please message me and I'll be happy to help!
• Written in US terminology
• Sizes available: 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-12m, 12-18m, 18-24m (these sizes are in the infant size PDF), 3T, 4T, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 (these sizes are in the girls' sizes PDF).
• Note: especially in the larger sizes, the dress does run a little big. This can be nice for layering, but I suggest using a smaller hook for the bodice (4.5mm) if you would like a more snug fit. You may also want to size down. Measure your dress as you go so that you have a good sense of how it will fit.
• Yarn: Worsted weight. A soft cotton or cotton and bamboo blend is ideal; you will want to use something with a good amount of drape. My samples were crocheted in “I Love this Cotton” from Hobby Lobby. I have also worked with LB Collection Cotton Bamboo with good results. For the very small (newborn) sizes, a DK weight works better.
• Yardage: 300 - 1400 - Your yardage will depend on the size you are making as well as your yarn weight. I would recommend buying a little extra just to be sure you have enough yarn (never a bad idea!).
• Gauge: 15 dc and 9 rows = 4”
• Hook: H/5mm crochet hook, or use hook needed to obtain gauge. I suggest going down one or two hook sizes in the bodice for a more snug fit.
• Other materials: scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers (I use bobby pins).
• Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
• Stitches (st./st.’s) used: Foundation double crochet (fdc), Foundation Single Crochet (fsc) , chain (ch.), Double Crochet (dc), Single Crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl.st.), Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog)
• Worked in the round from top to bottom with the seam on the side.
• You may feel free to sell dresses made from this pattern but please attribute the pattern to me and link to my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharissaPrayDesigns
Thank you for checking out this listing! You can see my other crochet patterns at this link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharissaPrayDesigns?section_id=18948274