Little Granny Dress Pattern


Little Granny Dress
A Tutorial by Pammy Sue



Approximate Size: 18-24 months (measures 20 inches around under arm holes.

Materials:
Yarn:  Any baby, dk, or sport-weight yarn
Hook Size: H/8 (5mm)

Stitch Guide:
Dc cluster = 3 dc in same st
Increase = 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp (this forms the corners)

Ch 55; join to first ch with a sl st to form a ring (this is the neck opening).

Round 1: Ch 3, dc in each of next two ch, ch 1, skip one ch, (dc in each of next three chains, ch 1, skip next ch) to end; join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3. (14 dc groups, 14 ch-1 spaces)

Round 2:  Sl st in each of next two dc (pull new color through the last sl st if changing colors),  sl st into next sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp as ch 3, ch 1, dc cluster in next ch-1 sp, ch 1,  increase in next ch-1 sp, ch, 1, dc cluster, ch-1 in next two ch-1 spaces, increase in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc cluster in next three ch-1 spaces, increase in next ch-1 sp, ch, 1, dc cluster, ch-1 in next two ch-1 spaces, increase in next ch-1 sp, ch, 1, dc cluster, ch-1 in next ch-1 sp; join with a sl st to beg ch 3.  (4 increases, 10 dc clusters)


Round 2 Completed

Round 3:  Sl st in each of next two dc, sl st into next sp (change colors if desired), ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (dc cluster in each ch-1 sp and increase in each increase, ch 1) around; join with a sl st to beg ch 3.  (4 increases, 14 dc clusters)
Rounds 4-7:  Repeat Round 3.

At the end of Round 7 you should have 30 dc clusters and 4 increases; 8 clusters in front and 8 clusters in back, 7 on the left shoulder and 7 on the right shoulder, plus the 4 corner increases.


Round 7 Complete
The next round (Round 8) will join the front to the back and form the arm holes.  Fold your piece in half as demonstrated below before you start this round.  This will make it easier to crochet into the appropriate spaces. 


Fold your work in half to begin Round 8.


This is what it will look like after you form the first arm hole.

Round 8:  Sl st into next two dc, sl st into ch-1 sp.  Ch 3, 2 dc into the same sp, ch 1, dc cluster into the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc cluster into the corner ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip the next 8 ch-1 spaces, dc cluster into the next corner ch-1 sp (armhole formed; see above picture), ch 1, dc cluster into the next 9 ch-1 spaces, ch 1, dc cluster into the next corner ch-1 sp, skip the next 8 ch-1 spaces, dc cluster into the next corner ch-1 sp (armhole formed), ch 1, dc cluster into the next 7 ch-1 spaces, ch 1; join with a sl st to first ch-3.

From this point forward, you will ch 2 between each dc cluster.


Round 9:  Sl st in next two dc, sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 2, increase in next ch-1 sp (directly under the arm where you joined front to back forming the arm hole), ch 2, dc cluster in each space across to next arm hole. Increase in next ch-1 sp (directly under the arm where you joined back to front forming the arm hole), ch 2, dc cluster in each space across; join with a sl st to first ch 3.

For the remaining 16 rows, you will not be making any increases.

Rounds 10-25:  Sl st in next two dc, sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, (Dc cluster, ch-2) in each ch sp around, joining as before and changing colors as desired.  At end of row 25, fasten off yarn and weave in all ends.

Finishing

Neck:  Sc in each stitch around; fasten off and weave in end.

Hem and Shoulder Trim Option 1 (Picots):  Join yarn in any ch-2 space, (ch 3, sl st into first ch of ch 3, sc into same ch-2 space (picot formed), sc in each of next three dc, sc in next ch-2 space) around.  Fasten off and weave in end.

Hem and Shoulder Trim Option 2 (Shells):  Join yarn with an sc in middle dc of any 3dc group along bottom of dress, (6 dc in next ch-2 space, sc in middle dc of next 3dc group) around; fasten off and weave in end.

Embellish the front of your dress as desired with ties, flowers, ribbon, etc.

Disclaimer:  This pattern was inspired by and adapted from the pattern on the blog Days of Yarning by Ana Figueira.




Pammy Sue

3 comments:

  1. Very cute! Love it! :)

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  2. So cute, it looks easy to, might have to give it a go x

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  3. I would love to use this pattern it is just so cute :)) thankyou for sharing :))

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