The pattern works up just as quickly as the adult size and features a back panel to help shield the back from the sun. No little girl’s summer wardrobe will be complete without this cute addition.
I will be sharing the size 0-3 month pattern below but if you would like to purchase the pattern for size 0-3 months all the way up to child, it can be downloaded here along with many more step by step photos.
1/2 Skein of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn 80 yards
Crochet Hook: 4.5 mm and 3 mm
4sts + 2 rows
1in/3cm in Double Crochet
Single Crochet (SC)
Double Crochet (DC)
Using 4.5 mm hook.
Row 1: CH 26+ 2
Row 2: DC in the 3rd CH from the hook. DC in all remaining CH (26 DC total)
Row 3-7: Turn. CH 2 (this does not count as your first DC). DC in the CH 2 space. Crochet 1 DC in each DC. (26 DC total)
Use stitch markers to mark the first and last stitch of the last row before moving to your rows of decrease.
Row 8-14: Turn. CH 2 (this does not count as your first DC). DC in the CH 2 space. DC dec. DC in each DC space until there are 3 DC spaces remaining. DC dec. DC in the last DC space.
Repeat the instructions twice to create two separate panels. See detail section for instructions on how to finish and join panels.
Change to a 3mm hook.
Ensure that the right sides are facing each other. Rejoin yarn at the bottom end of either side and SL ST the two pieces together until you reach one row above the stitch markers. Fasten off. Repeat the process for the next side but do not fasten off.
Turn work right sides out. You will be crocheting the border for the top half of the front panel. Crochet 2 SC in each DC space working from the crease of the armpits(shown with blue stitch markers), up to the top of the top(shown with green stitch markers). When you’ve reached the first top corner of the top, CH 41 for 0-12 months and 61 for toddler and child, SC in the 2nd CH from the hook then SC in all remaining CHs.
Crochet a picot border at the top by CH 2. *SL ST in the front loop of the first CH of the CH 2. SL ST in the next two SC spaces. CH 2*. Repeat between * and * to the end of the space on top.
When you’ve reached the next top corner of the top, CH 41 for 0-12 months and 61 for toddler and child, SC in the 2nd CH from the hook then SC in all remaining CHs. Crochet 2 SC in each DC space working down from the top corner of the top to the crease of the armpits.
After reaching the crease, you will now work your way back up to the top of the back panel by crocheting 2 SC in each DC space. When you reach the top, crochet 1 SC in each DC space
Work your way down to the crease by crocheting 2 SC in each DC space. Fasten off.
All sizes with instructions for the bottom detail can be downloaded here along with many step by step photos.
As always, if you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to reach out!