The Pink Crochet Baby Dress – Free Pattern for Cute Baby Girls!\

I’m really happy to share one of my favorite blog readers’ patterns for baby girls… the Pink Crochet Baby Dress!

Update: I have finally completed the Complete Set. The ad-free printable PDF is available on Etsy Here, or continue reading below to find out how you can crochet the dress, the matching hat and booties right here on the blog…

lacy crochet baby dress pattern free
Crochet baby dress free pattern

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About the name, “Pink Baby Dress”, I really think I could have put more energy to find a unique name, but when I look at it, I find it to be the perfect name, what do ya think? Well, I may change it later, maybe, but don’t let this simple name fool you, it’s a super cute baby dress.

Now, it’s your turn to crochet one (or perhaps two, three or more) for your sweetie, and also make some awesome gifts to your family and friends and spread the love.

Pink baby dress set
Pink baby dress set

The free crochet pattern below is for the baby dress, but while I was crocheting this simple yet beautiful baby dress, I decided to complete this project and design a complete set.

You can see the matching Pink baby hat pattern Here and the matching Pink baby booties Here.

I really love this set! Please leave a comment on the blog when you are done reading/crocheting. I love to see your beautiful finished items!

And if you’d like to download the patterns and print the complete pink baby dress set instead of reading on the blog, you can get the ad-free, printable PDF on Etsy Here.

As you may already know, I like cute, quick and easy projects. The fact is that I’m still at school, I have a lot of homework and many other things to do. I can crochet a cute baby girl dress like this one in one day. As for the baby booties and the hat, they both work up in just two hours.

As you can see, the pink baby dress is a cute but simple project. I used the SC / DC / Shell stitches, and that makes it a perfect match for you if you are a beginner. You’ll be able to crochet it during the weekend, impress people with your finished dress, and even sell a couple of those at craft fairs!

Isn’t it pure awesomeness?

Skill level: Easy/Medium

Sizes: 6-9 months. Head circumference = 43 cm, shoulder Length = 9/8 cm, armhole depth = 9/10 cm, chest circumference = 43 cm, dress length = 38 cm.

Materials / Supplies:
You will need :

Stitches:
  • ch– chain
  • st/sts-stitch/stitches
  • sl st-slip stitch (Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull through both the stitch and loop on the hook).
  • sc-single crochet (Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops).
  • dc-double crochet (Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops).
  • lacy shell stitch (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in the same stitch ( ch space).
Pattern Notes:

-In (2, 3 )rounds always begin your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.
-If the number is written before the stitch 2 hdc work 2hdc into the same stitch. If the number is written after the stitch hdc 2 work hdc into next 2 stitches.

-Repeat what is written in the () as many times as it’s written right after the (). For example: Repeat (2hdc, hdc1) 5 times. It means that you have to repeat the sequence work 2 hdc sts into the same st. 1 hdc into the next one 5 times. And you will get 5 additional stitches by doing that.

-At the end of each round/row please count how many sts do you have at the end of that round/row.

PATTERN

  • Get the ad-free, large print, printable PDF pattern from Etsy HERE.
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Here’s a Size Chart to crochet the pink baby dress in any size:

Shoulder length measurements
Shoulder length measurements
Hat circumference measurements
Hat circumference measurements

Pink Crochet Baby Dress:

Now we will make chains (Multiple of 2 ch) = head circumference (43 cm). I made ch 60, sl st in the last st from the hook.
Round 1: Ch 3 (count as a stitch), dc in each ch, sl st in the 3rd ch.(60) sts.

Round 2: ch 3 + ch 1 as a space, skip one st, dc in next, now repeat ( ch1, skip one st, dc in next) around, sl st in the 3rd ch. (60) sts.

Round 3: ch 3, 2 dc in the next ch space, dc in next st, now repeat ( 2 dc in the ch space, dc in the next dc st) around, sl st.

Round 4: ch 3 + ch 1 as a space, skip one st, dc in next, now repeat ( ch1, skip one st, dc in next) around, sl st in the 3rd ch.

Round 5: ch 3, 2 dc in the next ch space, dc in next st, now repeat ( 2 dc in the ch space, dc in the next dc st) around, sl st.

Round 6: ch 3 + ch 1 as a space, skip one st, dc in next, now repeat ( ch1, skip one st, dc in next) around, sl st in the 3rd ch.

Round 7: ch 3, 2 sc in the next ch space, sc in next st, now repeat ( 2 sc in the ch space, sc in the next dc st) around, sl st. (67) spaces.

In round 7 I did sc instead of dc so it fits shoulder length (9/8) cm. But If you want a bigger size, just repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you reach the right length of the shoulder.

Now, we will divide the circle into 2 armholes, chest and back. Count 16 holes and place a marker, count 17 holes and place a marker, count 17 holes and place a marker, now you have the last 17 holes.

Round 8: (the back) Now make sc on each st until you reach the marker, (the armhole) make ch 3, and skip 17 holes, then make sc in the marker space, (the chest) sc on each st until you reach the marker, (the armhole) make ch 3, and skip 17 holes, then make sc in the marker space, and sl st.

Round 9: sl st in the 3 chains under the armhole, ch 3, shell stitch (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in the armhole, skip one st, dc in next, skip one st, shell stitch in next st, now repeat (skip 1 st, dc in next, skip 1 st, shell stitch in next) around, sl st in the 3rd ch. (26) shells.

Rounds 10-27: ch 3, shell stitch in the next shell space, dc in the next dc st, now repeat (work 1 shell st in each shell st, 1 dc in each dc), sl sl to join.(26) shells. 38 cm. You can make more or fewer rounds, it depends on the desired length.

Round 28: ch 1, sc in the same st, 6 dc in the shell space, sc in the next dc st, now repeat (6 dc in each shell st, sc in each dc) around, sl st to join.(26) shells. Fasten off.

Finishing:

The armhole: Insert the hook under the arm, then pull the yarn, and ch 1, make 4 dc in the next st, skip 2 sts, and make 4 dc in next, repeat around.

The neck: insert the hook in any st, and ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in each st, sl st to join.(60) sts. Fasten off.

Crochet baby dress free pattern
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Crochet baby dress free pattern

I hope you’ll enjoy crocheting this cute crochet baby dress as I did. You can make two, three or more dresses and make memorable gifts, spread the love. This complete baby girl set is perfect for your next baby shower gift.

If you are a beginner just getting started with crochet and it’s your first dress, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below if you need any help with anything, I reply to every single comment.

I absolutely love when you share or try my patterns, thank you for your support, and if you do try this one, I’d really like to see your crocheted dress, so don’t forget to tag me on Instagram #soukainacollections or Pinterest when you are done.

Also, it would be very nice if you could share my pink baby girl dress on Facebook or Pinterest.

And if you have any idea or suggestions for a new baby dress (or any other crochet pattern) you’d like to see on the blog, just let me know, and I will be more than happy to create a new pattern.

Gorgeous Crochet Baby Dress
Gorgeous Crochet Baby Dress

Follow the links to see the matching Pink crochet baby hat pattern and the matching Pink baby booties Here.

And again, if you prefer you can get the complete ad-free pink baby dress set pattern printable PDF on Etsy Here.

Happy crocheting )\

Soukaina

Welcome! Here you will find modern crochet patterns designed with love for babies, kids, and teens. I like to design baby outfits like this cute baby dress set. If you love my designs, feel free to share them with your friends. Thank you and happy crocheting!

This Post Has 43 Comments

  1. Donna

    What do ch 3 + ch 1 space mean? Do that mean I ch 4?

    1. Soukaina

      Hello Donna!
      Yes I mean Ch 4.
      I hope you’ll be able to crochet it.
      Happy crocheting ))

  2. Vicki Barfus

    How do I get a free newborn pattern or what size hook you use?

    1. Soukaina

      Hello Vicki Barfus!
      I explained in the pattern how to make it in any size!
      You can look at the chart
      Make chains (Multiple of 2 ch) = head circumference (For newborn 34 cm). Then follow the pattern. Make rounds until you get the size of the shoulder (6.5 cm). Then follow the pattern.
      You will divide the circle into 2 armholes, chest, and the back (you divide the number of holes on 4).
      Then you will make rounds until you get the right length for the dress.
      For the hook I use the same hook size 3.50 mm.

      If you need any pattern help please send me comment, I am always happy to help )
      I hope you will understand and be able to do this beautiful dress easily.

      Thanks a lot!
      Happy crocheting!

    2. Me

      You tell people to sl st in the first stitch from the hook which I assume is wrong since you work in circles not back and forth.

      1. Frances

        After making the original chain to start, it says to slip stitch in the LAST chain from the hook. I also got confused for a moment because patterns usually say to slip stitch in the first chain. But it is a different way to say that the first chain is also the last chain from the hook. But yes, ~ this is a pattern worked in the round.

  3. Olga

    Ok, so I crocheted 60 in my beginning chain but it wasn’t 43cm long as you suggested for a 9 months old. Is that what that means? The beginning chain should be 43cm long to make the head circumference 43cm?

    1. Soukaina

      Hello Olga!
      Thank you for your comment.

      You crocheted 60 chains and it wasn’t 43 cm. Did you crochet it with a 3.5 mm hook size, and with the same yarn?
      The gauge is: 24 stitches and 30 rows = 10 cm / 4” x 4”

      Yes, that’s what I mean.

      If you used a different hook size or yarn, the gauge was not the same as I wrote, or it wasn’t 43 cm as you told me, You can do more chains = head circumference (43 cm) and follow the pattern with no problem. But the number will be different.

      Please let me know if there is anything else I can do. I hope I’ve helped you.
      Happy crocheting!

  4. Jasmine Treacle

    Can you please explain round 9? I can’t for the life of my grasp it!

    1. Soukaina

      Hello Jasmine Treacle!
      Thank you for your comment.
      Of course I can
      So Round 9: sl st in the 3 chains under the armhole, ch 3, shell stitch (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in the armhole, skip one st, dc in next, skip one st, shell stitch in next st, now repeat (skip 1 st, dc in next, skip 1 st, shell stitch in next) around, sl st in the 3rd ch. (26) shells.

      Explication:
      When you finished round 8 and sl st in the armhole, make ch 3, then do 1 Shell st (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in the same armhole, Now skip one stitch, double crochet in next, now repeat (skip 1 st, shell st in next, skip 1 stv dc in next) around, sl st in thee 3rd ch.

      Please let me know if you understand everything. I hope I have helped you.
      Happy crocheting!

    2. Giselle Martinez

      I got stuck on row 9 too and I *think* I figured it out. I believe it means that once you’re done making the sleeves in row 8, then you’re going to actually turn your work which we haven’t done yet. You’re going to basically follow the instructions to make a shell in the 3 chain under the first armpit, go across the front with the pattern, when you get to the other armpit, you’ll be right on to make a shell in the second 3 chain then continue the pattern across the back. That will be the first row of the dress and you’ll continue in the round after that like you’ve been working before. Hope that helps!

      1. Joyce Long

        Hi, I still don’t understand the 3 chains in the armpit. Do I make 3 shells in each of the 3 chains? I finished row 8 with a slip stitch. then it says to “slip stitch in the 3 chains in the armhole”. That is where I am lost. Any help will be so appreciated. This is my first garment. Joyce

        1. Soukaina

          Hi Joyce Long!

          Thank you for your comment.
          .
          I will help you)

          After you finished round 8, sl st in the armpit (insert your hook under the armpit and make Sl St), then work Ch 3, and work 1 Shell st in the armpit, Then continue, leave the armpit and the 3 Ch and skip one st, then 1 shell in next st, skip 1 st, shell st in next st, until you reach the 2nd armpit and work 1 shell st in it (yarn over, insert your hook in the armpit (under the 3 Ch) and work 1 shell st) and continue.
          .
          Please let me know if everything is clearly. I hope I have helped you.
          .
          Happy crocheting!
          Soukaina

  5. Giselle

    Can you please explain the finishing for the armholes? As noted, you have about 51 sts around the arm so doing 4dc, skip 2, 4dc is only 4 sts and it says we should have 9 shells, but it ends up with way more shells than 9. Is there part of the directions missing?

    Thanks for the beautiful pattern! I can’t wait to finish it once I can understand the armhole finish!

    1. Soukaina

      Hi Giselle!

      Thank you for your comment.

      I’m sorry, I just corrected in the pattern. I removed (9 shells)!
      Yes exactly what you say, it’s 51 sts around the arm.
      No, there Isn’t part of the directions missing!
      You will have more than 9 shells, so you will end up with 17 or 18 shells.

      Me too, I can’t wait to see your finished beautiful dress.
      Thank you again for pointing this out, and let me know if everything is fine on your end now.

      Happy crocheting!
      Soukaina

  6. Jillian

    I’m lost after row 7. I have WAY more than 67 total. I’m not sure where I’m going wrong, the beginning instructions are a bit confusing to me. The repeat (2DC, 1dc) around adds a lot more stitches. How many stitches should we have after each row? There isn’t a number there to check. I’m a novice crocheter and not sure where I’m going wrong.

    1. Soukaina

      Hello Jillian!
      Thank you for your comment.

      In round 1&2: 60 sts
      Round 3&4: 90 sts
      Round 5&6: 134 sts
      Round 7: 201 sts and 67 spaces (holes) not sts

      I hope you will make a nice dress.

      Please let me know if everything is clearly. I hope I have helped you.

      Happy crocheting!

      Soukaina

  7. jillian

    how many total stitches should there be in round 7?

  8. Carline

    Hi I’m stuck on row 2. I noticed it says 60sts. But if we have 60 dc in row 1 & row 2 ask to skip a stitch. I end up with 30 dc in that row. Maybe, I’m understanding it wrong. Please help. Thanks

    1. Soukaina

      Hi Carline!

      Thank you for your comment.
      Yes that’s right, It’s 30 dc with 30 ch, so it will be 60 sts.

      I hope you will make a nice dress.

      Happy crocheting!

      Soukaina.

      1. Lisa

        Hi, This looks like a great pattern so I’m reading it over before I attempt it.
        I’m just wondering what you mean by “In (2, 3 )rounds always begin your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.” in your instructions.
        I understand what it means to begin rows in the same stitch as the chain, I am just wondering what the (2,3) means.

        Thanks!
        Lisa

        1. Soukaina

          Hi Lisa!
          Thank you for your comment.

          Yes That’s it.
          “In (2, 3 )rounds” that’s means in round 2 and round 3.

          I hope you will make a nice dress.

          Thank you.

          Soukaina.

  9. Verna Mogged

    Dear Soukaina,
    I want to thank you for this bodice in this dress. Most crochet patterns have very difficult bodices that do not reflect what I want to in a baby dress. I tried this bodice, it was perfect. If I knew how to send you a picture I would. Anyway I love this bodice. Then I can add the skirt of my own design.
    Verna

    1. Soukaina

      Hi Verna Mogged,

      Thank you for your great comment.

      You can add your photo in your Instagram and tag me @soukainacollections or in the pin in Pinterest you can see above.
      Also if you have Ravelry you can add your picture or even in my Faceboook page in any comment.
      You can send me a private message.

      I can’t wait to see your work.

      Thank you very much

      Soukaina.

  10. Trudy

    Where are instructions for the skirt?

    1. Soukaina

      Hi Trudy!

      Thank you for your comment.

      The skirt instructions start from round 9.

      Happy crocheting!

      Soukaina.

  11. Laurel

    Hi, Soukaina! Thank you so much for this pattern – it is so beautiful! I can’t wait to make it! By the way, I love the name – “Pink Baby Dress“ is perfect!

    1. Soukaina

      Hi Laurel!

      Thank you so much for your feedback and great review.
      I’m so glad you love both my pattern and its name.
      You really made my day!

      Happy crochet!
      Soukaina.

  12. carol

    I know this sounds really mean hun and I don’t mean it to but you state the pdf pattern is free on etsy but when you click on the link it says 5 dollars something, never thought I’d be that broke as to not be able to buy something for that price but my circumstances are pretty dire. Thankyou for sharing your pattern here, it is beautiful, how many stitches would you need for 0 to 3mths size? Again thankyou for sharing your work, it is extremely generous of you xx

    1. Soukaina

      Hi Carol!

      Thank you for your comment.
      The pattern is not free in Etsy.
      Thank you for your kind words.

      Make chains (Multiple of 2 ch) = head circumference (For newborn 34 cm). Then follow the pattern.
      I explained in the pattern how to make it in any size!
      You can look at the chart.

      Happy crocheting!

      Soukaina.

  13. Tina

    Since there’s no neck opening, doesn’t this get stretched out/mis-shapes after repeated use?

    1. Soukaina

      Hi Tina!

      Thank you for your comment.

      No, I do not think so.

      Soukaina.

  14. CarolMati

    I am not familiar with this yarn. What weight is it? I am in the United States.

    1. Soukaina

      Hi CarolMati!

      Thank you for your comment.

      It’s a sport yarn (3) weight.

      Soukaina.

  15. Eileen Stewart

    Hi Soukaina, this looks like such a cute pattern. Question about the should length: In the size chart the shoulder length for 6-12 month is 7cm. Why are we measuring the shoulder length in the pattern to 9cm when the pattern is for 6-12 head circumference? Shouldn’t it be 7cm?
    Thanks!

    1. Soukaina

      Hi Eileen,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, I hope you will make a nice dress.

      Soukaina.

  16. Diane

    I have been crocheting for over 50 years and I think your pattern is so confusing. You need to be more explicit in your directions as to how many stitches are in each row. Also, if we need to turn the item, you need to state that. I started it because the pictures were cute, but I’ve have to make my own corrections.

    1. Soukaina

      Hi Diane!

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes exactly, it was my old pattern and I was beginner to write the pattern and I will update it.

      Thank you so much for your advices

      Have a great day

      Soukaina

  17. Diane

    Update to my last comment. I did finish the dress in light green and white stripes with the bow and it came out gorgeous.

  18. Cara Cannon

    Appreciating the time and effort you put into your website and in depth information you offer. I love crocheting and do a lot of freehand sewing and stitching, so I think this pattern is an awesome idea! Thanks for putting it together so that more people can learn this awesome art and craft form!

    1. Soukaina

      Hi Cara!

      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment and your kind words.

      Have a great day!

      Soukaina.

  19. Frances

    Hi Soukaina,
    I had to adjust my needle and number of stitches for a correct gauge for my 2 month old grand-daughter. I’m using a #3 weight yarn, Truboo by Lionbrand, which is so soft since its a bamboo yarn. I had to use a Size G, 4.00 mm hook. The number in my chain had to be 56. Measurements are working out fine to Round 7 and my hole counts will be 15, 16, 16, 16. I have placed the markers, worked Round 8 in sc. At the ending of Round 8, it is joined with a slip stitch. If I continue in the Round, I should be ready to work Round 9 across the back. This is where I am confused. Round 9 says to slip stitch in the chain 3 armhole. Am I supposed to turn after joining with a slip stitch? I have never turned yet, but kept working in the round. Can you help please? Thank you!

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