Friday, 6 November 2015

Lilac Blossom Baby Dress

Well, you love my Lilac Blossom baby cardigan jacket, hat and booties ..............

So here is the baby dress for you.

This stitch is so pretty and it is easier than it looks :)

 
 

Lilac Blossom Baby Dress



Lilac Blossom Baby Dress                       3 months
DK (8ply) yarn                   
4mm needles for the bodice, 4.5mm needles for the skirt
2 small buttons

Size:  

To fit a baby of around 3 months             

Width – 16 - 17”             Length – around 14“
Pattern:
Using 4mm needles, cast on 68sts
1st Row:                S1, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k9
2nd Row:               S1, knit to end
3rd Row:               S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k6, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k10
4th Row:                S1, knit to end
5th Row:                S1, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
6th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
7th Row:                S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
8th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
9th Row:                S1, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
10th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
11th Row:             S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
12th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
13th Row:             S1, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
14th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
15th Row:             S1, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
16th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
17th Row:             S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
18th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
19th Row:             S1, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
20th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
21st Row:              S1, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
22nd Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
23rd Row:             S1, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
24th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
25th Row:             S1, knit to end                                                                   (164sts)
26th Row:             S1, k2, p20, k36, p46, k36, p20, k3                                             
Repeat last 2 rows once more
29th Row:             S1, knit to end      
30th Row:             S1, k2, p20, cast off 36sts knitwise, p45, cast off 36sts knitwise, p19, k3  
31st Row:              S1, knit across row           (23sts for back, 46sts for front, 23sts for back = 92sts)
32nd Row:             P3tog, purl to last 3sts, p3tog                                                      (88sts)
33rd Row:             S1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last st, kfb                             (132sts)
34th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Change to 4.5mm needles and work in pattern as follows ~
 
1st Row:                S1, * yon, k2tog, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, yon, k2tog, k1
2nd Row:               S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1
3rd Row:               S1, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3
4th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1
5th Row:                S1, * k2tog, yrn, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k2tog, yrn, k1
6th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1
7th Row:                S1, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3
8th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1
Repeat the last 8 rows until the dress is 1 ½  ” (4cm) less than the overall length desired
 
Knit 13 rows
Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)
 
Sew up the back seam
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons


 
* * * * *
 
Lilac Blossom Baby Dress                       6 - 9 months
DK (8ply) yarn                   
4mm needles for the bodice, 4.5mm needles for the skirt
2 small buttons
 
Size:  

To fit a baby of around 6 - 9months             

Width – 20 - 21”             Length – around 15 ½ “
 
Pattern:
Using 4mm needles, cast on 84sts
1st Row:                S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
2nd Row:               S1, knit to end
3rd Row:               S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
4th Row:                S1, knit to end
5th Row:                S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
6th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
7th Row:                S1, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
8th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
9th Row:                S1, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
10th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
11th Row:             S1, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
12th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
13th Row:             S1, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
14th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
15th Row:             S1, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
16th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
17th Row:             S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
18th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
19th Row:             S1, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k41, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k21
20th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
21st Row:              S1, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k43, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k22
22nd Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
23rd Row:             S1, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k45, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k23
24th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
25th Row:             S1, knit to end                                                                   (180sts)
26th Row:             S1, k2, p23, k38, p52, k38, p23, k3
Repeat last 2 rows once more
29th Row:             S1, knit to end      
30th Row:             S1, k2, p23, cast off 38sts knitwise, p51, cast off 38sts knitwise, p22, k3  
31st Row:              S1, knit across row           (26sts for back, 52sts for front, 26sts for back = 104sts)
32nd Row:             P2tog, purl to last 2sts, p2tog                                      (102sts)
33rd Row:             S1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last st, k1                               (152sts)
34th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
35th Row:             S1, knit to end
36th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
Change to 4.5mm needles and work in pattern as follows ~
 
1st Row:                S1, * yon, k2tog, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, yon, k2tog, k1
2nd Row:               S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1
3rd Row:               S1, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3
4th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1
5th Row:                S1, * k2tog, yrn, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k2tog, yrn, k1
6th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1
7th Row:                S1, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3
8th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1
Repeat the last 8 rows until the dress is 1½ ” (4cm) less than the overall length desired
Knit 13 rows
Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)
Sew up the back seam. Darn away ends. Sew on buttons



Lilac Blossom Baby Dress                       9 – 12 months

 

DK (8ply) yarn                   

4mm needles for the bodice, 4.5mm needles for the skirt

2 small buttons

 

Pattern:

 

Using 4mm needles, cast on 86sts

Knit 4 rows

Row 5                    K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row

Rows 6                  Knit

Row 7                    K12, * kfb, k11, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2       (92sts)

Row 8                    K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 9                    K17, yrn, k2, yrn, k10, yrn, k2, yrn, k30, yrn, k2, yrn, k10, yrn, k2, yrn, k17

Row 10                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 11                 K18, yrn, k2, yrn, k12, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k12, yrn, k2, yrn, k18

Row 12                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 13                 K19, yrn, k2, yrn, k14, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k14, yrn, k2, yrn, k19

Row 14                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 15                 K20, yrn, k2, yrn, k16, yrn, k2, yrn, k36, yrn, k2, yrn, k16, yrn, k2, yrn, k20

Row 16                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 17                 K21, yrn, k2, yrn, k18, yrn, k2, yrn, k38, yrn, k2, yrn, k18, yrn, k2, yrn, k21

Row 18                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 19                 K22, yrn, k2, yrn, k20, yrn, k2, yrn, k40, yrn, k2, yrn, k20, yrn, k2, yrn, k22

Row 20                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 21                 K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k19, yrn, k2, yrn, k22, yrn, k2, yrn, k42, yrn, k2, yrn, k22, yrn, k2, yrn, k23

Row 22                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 23                 K24, yrn, k2, yrn, k24, yrn, k2, yrn, k44, yrn, k2, yrn, k24, yrn, k2, yrn, k24

Row 24                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 25                 K25, yrn, k2, yrn, k26, yrn, k2, yrn, k46, yrn, k2, yrn, k26, yrn, k2, yrn, k25

Row 26                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 27                 K26, yrn, k2, yrn, k28, yrn, k2, yrn, k48, yrn, k2, yrn, k28, yrn, k2, yrn, k26

Row 28                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 29                 K27, yrn, k2, yrn, k30, yrn, k2, yrn, k50, yrn, k2, yrn, k30, yrn, k2, yrn, k27

Row 30                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 31                 K28, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k52, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k28

Row 32                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 33                 K29, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k54, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k29

Row 34                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 35                 K30, yrn, k2, yrn, k36, yrn, k2, yrn, k56, yrn, k2, yrn, k36, yrn, k2, yrn, k30                              

Row 36                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 37                 K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), K27, yrn, k2, yrn, k38, yrn, k2, yrn, k58, yrn, k2, yrn, k38, yrn, k2, yrn, k31

Row 38                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 39                 K33, slip next 42sts onto a stitch holder, k62, slip next 42sts onto a stitch holder, k33       

Row 40                 P2tog, purl to last 2sts, p2tog                                                   (126sts)

Row 41                 S1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last st, k1                               (188sts)

Row 42                 S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 43                 S1, knit to end

Row 44                 S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Change to 4.5mm needles and work in pattern as follows ~

 

1st Row:                S1, * yon, k2tog, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, yon, k2tog, k1

2nd Row:               S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1

3rd Row:               S1, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

4th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1

5th Row:                S1, * k2tog, yrn, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k2tog, yrn, k1

6th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1

7th Row:                S1, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

8th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1

Repeat the last 8 rows until the dress is 1½ ” (4cm) less than the overall length desired

 

Knit 13 rows

Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)





Sleeve Borders ~ Both Alike

 
Put the 42sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.

Rejoin yarn  ~

Knit 5 rows

Cast off

 
Make the second sleeve border in the same way

Sew up sleeve border seams

 
Sew up the back seam. Darn away ends. Sew on buttons
 

 

Lilac Blossom Baby Dress                       12 – 18 months

 

DK (8ply) yarn                   

4mm needles for the bodice, 4.5mm needles for the skirt

2 small buttons

 

Pattern:

 

Using 4mm needles, cast on 88sts

Knit 4 rows

Row 5                    K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row

Rows 6                  Knit

Row 7                    K7, * kfb, k7, repeat from * to last 1sts, k1           (98sts)

Row 8                    K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 9                    K18, yrn, k2, yrn, k11, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k11, yrn, k2, yrn, k18

Row 10                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 11                 K19, yrn, k2, yrn, k13, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k13, yrn, k2, yrn, k19

Row 12                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 13                 K20, yrn, k2, yrn, k15, yrn, k2, yrn, k36, yrn, k2, yrn, k15, yrn, k2, yrn, k20

Row 14                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 15                 K21, yrn, k2, yrn, k17, yrn, k2, yrn, k38, yrn, k2, yrn, k17, yrn, k2, yrn, k21

Row 16                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 17                 K22, yrn, k2, yrn, k19, yrn, k2, yrn, k40, yrn, k2, yrn, k19, yrn, k2, yrn, k22

Row 18                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 19                 K23, yrn, k2, yrn, k21, yrn, k2, yrn, k42, yrn, k2, yrn, k21, yrn, k2, yrn, k23

Row 20                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 21                 K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k20, yrn, k2, yrn, k23, yrn, k2, yrn, k44, yrn, k2, yrn, k23, yrn, k2, yrn, k24

Row 22                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 23                 K25, yrn, k2, yrn, k25, yrn, k2, yrn, k46, yrn, k2, yrn, k25, yrn, k2, yrn, k25

Row 24                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 25                 K26, yrn, k2, yrn, k27, yrn, k2, yrn, k48, yrn, k2, yrn, k27, yrn, k2, yrn, k26

Row 26                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 27                 K27, yrn, k2, yrn, k29, yrn, k2, yrn, k50, yrn, k2, yrn, k29, yrn, k2, yrn, k27

Row 28                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 29                 K28, yrn, k2, yrn, k31, yrn, k2, yrn, k52, yrn, k2, yrn, k31, yrn, k2, yrn, k28

Row 30                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 31                 K29, yrn, k2, yrn, k33, yrn, k2, yrn, k54, yrn, k2, yrn, k33, yrn, k2, yrn, k29

Row 32                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 33                 K30, yrn, k2, yrn, k35, yrn, k2, yrn, k56, yrn, k2, yrn, k35, yrn, k2, yrn, k30

Row 34                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 35                 K31, yrn, k2, yrn, k37, yrn, k2, yrn, k58, yrn, k2, yrn, k37, yrn, k2, yrn, k31                              

Row 36                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 37                 K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k28, yrn, k2, yrn, k39, yrn, k2, yrn, k60, yrn, k2, yrn, k39, yrn, k2, yrn, k32

Row 38                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 39                 K33, yrn, k2, yrn, k41, yrn, k2, yrn, k62, yrn, k2, yrn, k41, yrn, k2, yrn, k33                              

Row 40                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 41                 K34, yrn, k2, yrn, k43, yrn, k2, yrn, k64, yrn, k2, yrn, k43, yrn, k2, yrn, k34                              

Row 42                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 43                 K35, yrn, k2, yrn, k45, yrn, k2, yrn, k66, yrn, k2, yrn, k45, yrn, k2, yrn, k35                              

Row 44                 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 45                 K37, slip next 49sts onto a stitch holder, k70, slip next 49sts onto a stitch holder, k37

Row 46                 P3tog, purl to last 3sts, p3tog                                                     (140sts)

 

Row 47                 S1, k1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                       (208sts)

Row 48                 S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 49                 S1, knit to end

Row 50                 S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Change to 4.5mm needles and work in pattern as follows ~

 

1st Row:                S1, * yon, k2tog, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, yon, k2tog, k1

2nd Row:               S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1

3rd Row:               S1, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

4th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1

5th Row:                S1, * k2tog, yrn, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k2tog, yrn, k1

6th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1

7th Row:                S1, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

8th Row:                S1, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1

Repeat the last 8 rows until the dress is 1½ ” (4cm) less than the overall length desired

 

Knit 13 rows

Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)

 



Sleeve Borders ~ Both Alike

 
Put the 49sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.

Rejoin yarn  ~

Knit 5 rows

Cast off

Make the second sleeve border in the same way

Sew up sleeve border seams
 

Sew up the back seam. Darn away ends. Sew on buttons
 
 




 
 
 
  You will find the matching cardigan jacket, hat & booties  at ~
 
 
 
And a matching baby blanket at ~
 
 
 
 

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10 comments :

  1. You have done it again Marianne such a beautiful dress. You are amazing and loads of gratitude being sent to you for all your beautiful patterns and your hard work you have done creating them. Thank you so much you are a superstar. xx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely message ....... that is what makes it all worthwhile! :) Very best wishes. M x

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  2. Hello, I'm returning to knitting after years and am more than a little rusty! My grandmother taught me when I was young and my mother recently passed on all her patterns and needles. Could you write up a post with your abbreviations for different stitches? It's probably easy enough to google it but would be great to have one here with all these beautiful patterns to try!

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  3. I want to knit the bottom in the round would I just knit two together at the start of the skirt part and adjust the stitches that would be on wrong side rows

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  4. I am knitting this pattern and where there is a yrn, I am making a hole yet the pattern does not show any holes in the bodice. I am doing something wrong?

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  5. I am knitting this adorable little dress, but I can't find anywhere what kfb means. I thought it might mean knit from the back, but it doesn't add the stitches I need when I get to row 3. Please advise!

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  6. Your patterns are so lovely and I am knitting for my future great grandchildren. I do not see the amount of yarn needed for this or other patterns. How do you suggest I figure it out.
    Also, I would like to make this a size 2-3 so I am going to cast on either 90 or 92 stitches and work accordingly. Does that sound correct?
    Thank you so much for sharing your skills with us.

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    1. It took just over one ball of a 100g DK weight 300m/328yds baby yarn for the 6 to 9 months frock and I managed just around 10 of the 13 knit rows at the end, meaning around 400m required.

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  7. Thank you for making available this easy-to-follow, pretty and low-on-seam-WITHOUT-circular-needles pattern! It was my first experience of knitting a baby frock. I made it in a lively yellow, orange, pink and purple variegated yarn with flecks and the effect is a dream! All credit to you and the yarn 🙂

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  8. Size 12 to 18mths. Row 46 how to do as in between there are 49 sts on the stitch holder. Please help. Do we make 2 pieces to be sew together?

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