Retro Cherry Baby Dress

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sweet Baby Lexi just celebrated her first birthday. And in honor of the occasion, I wanted to make her something special. I thought a handmade dress would do the trick. The original pattern was a solid color, but I thought that I could certainly do a little better than that for my precious niece. So, I set out to modify the pattern just a tad to arrive at a retro cherry baby dress.


I used the Little Sweetie free crochet pattern and followed the directions for a size 18 months. (Directions for size 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months are included with the pattern.) The only modifications I made were to the colors of yarn used. 

I made the body of the dress with yarn that I inherited, and it came without a wrapper. The red is Caron Simply Soft Red. I changed to red only to complete the last Edging Round 2 row, Neck Edging, and Armhole Edging of the pattern.

This YouTube Video Tutorial will walk you through the pattern if it looks daunting to you (but it's really just a long pattern because it's written for multiple size options).

Instead of finishing the pattern with the flower given on the pattern as recommended, I completed the cherry part of this free Cherry Crochet Dishcloth pattern using more of the red yarn and some scrap brown and green yarn. I appliqued the cherry to the front left of the dress.


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Have fun crafting your retro cherry dress!


And here's an update to the post with a photo of our sweet Baby Lexi modeling the dress - looks so adorable on her!


2 comments:

Heather said...

Cute, love the cherries!

Deanna C said...

This is hands down the bestest ever baby dress we have ever seen (except for the last one you made). Lexi is gonna be the cutest girl around town in this frock!!

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