Toddler Clothing Patterns, Uncategorized

Rip Tide Girls dress- Free Crochet Pattern

The Rip Tide girls dress pattern is officially free, here on the blog! If you have a few minutes, read about the process to make this dress and maybe a few tips to make this dress. Or if you are always in a hurry (like me!) scroll down to see the full free pattern with pictures!

I’ve had this blue dress stuck in my head over the past couple months and after frogging several times, it finally worked out! Some patterns just seem to write themselves and others seem to be a battle. Once the top was done it flew off my hook!

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I made my younger daughter’s dress second and considering truboo yarn is a lightweight 3, it only took me a few days to complete! I’ve always been so intimidated with larger projects with thinner yarn taking forever, but I promise it goes much faster than you think πŸ™‚

Truboo from lionbrandyarn.com is 100% bamboo. It’s INCREDIBLY soft, like I was having everyone I know touch and squish this yarn. Even people who don’t crochet! And now they are all asking me to make something for them with this yarn. SERIOUSLY. It is quite shiny in the skein, but I feel like once it’s worked up it doesn’t look like you will blind anyone. I promise!

The ad free PDF version is available in my etsy shop here.

I also always love a good pattern that has minimal changes so I can just turn on a good tv show and mindlessly crochet! Only 2 rows of increases in the yoke, split for the arms, and ta-da! You are on your way. Most of the dress is made in the round too so when I got to the skirt it truly just was stitch repetitions! If you can single crochet and double crochet, are interested in crocheting in the round… you can do this dress!!

The top is made with only single crochets so it isn’t see through but still very light weight and breathable. The skirt is made with a cluster of single crochets and double crochets that repeat the whole time, making it look super fancy and complicated but it’s actually super easy. (secret is safe with me!)

I always try to have a wide variety of sizes so if you have a couple little girls who love to match, I hope the size range allows you to do so! Hope you love this pattern and please tag me on instagram @berryhooked with the #riptidegirlsdress. I always love to see!

Materials:

Lion Brand Truboo in color Aqua — You can get it from lionbrand’s website here, or at your local Joann’s!

  • 6- 12 months: 3 skeins
  • 12-18 months: 3 skeins
  • 2T: 3 skeins
  • 4T: 4 skeins
  • 5/6: 4 skeins
  • 7/8: 4 skeins
  • 9/10: 5 skeins

Small 3/8″ wood button- I got mine here on etsy

G hook- I love mine from furlscrochet.com!

Tapestry needle

Stitch Markers

Stitches/Abbreviations:

Ch- chain

Sc- single crochet

Fsc- Foundation single crochet

Dc- double crochet

ss- slip stitch

st/sts- stitch/stitches

Picot- chain 3, slip stitch into the first chain

Difficulty:

Advanced beginner/Intermediate

Gauge:

20st x 24 rows of single crochet will yield a 4” x 4” square

Sizes/Measurements:

Chest- Chest circumference

Length- From top of the bodice under the chin to the hem of the skirt

6-12 month- Chest 18”, Length 14.6”

12-18 month- Chest 19”, Length 15.8”

2T- Chest 21”, Length 18”

4T- Chest 23”, Length 20.5”

5/6- Chest 25”, Length 23”

7/8- Chest 26.5”, Length 26”

9/10- Chest 28”, Length 28”

Notes:

  • Dress is made all in one piece, starting from the top and working down. There is no seaming involved!
  • The top of the yoke will start in rows so we have an opening at the back for a button, but after a few inches we will start crocheting in the round for a lovely seamless look in the rest of the dress.
  • When crocheting in the round, I strongly suggest using a stitch marker to help keep track of rows!
  • Please measure the child you are making the dress for to get the best fit! Bodice is made with 1”-2” of negative ease for a snug fit.
  • Skirt can be customized to any length! Just add extra rows or do less rows for the desired length. I prefer dresses to be made to the knee and my older model is on the tall size so her dress is a size 6 top but with the length of a size 8 skirt.
  • Stitch counts will be included at the end of the row for each size 12month(18 month, 2T, 4T, 6, 8, 10)

Let’s get started!

Row 1: Foundation sc 60 (64, 68, 76, 80, 90, 96) sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 2-3: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. 60 (64, 68, 76, 80, 90, 96)

Row 4: *sc 2 in the same st, sc 1 in the next* repeat ** across the row, ch 1, turn. 90 (96, 102, 114, 120, 135, 144)

Row 5- 10 (10, 11, 13, 13, 13, 13): Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. 90 (96, 102, 114, 120, 135, 144)

Row 11 (11, 12, 14, 14, 14, 14): *sc 2 in the same st, sc 1 in next 2 sts* repeat ** across the row, ch 1, turn. 120 (128, 136, 152, 160, 180, 192)

Row 12 (12, 13, 15, 15, 15, 15): Sc in each st across, DO NOT ch or turn, we will now be crocheting in the round. 120 (128, 136, 152, 160, 180, 192)

Row 13 (13, 14, 16, 16, 16, 16): Sc into the first stitch from row 12 to make a circle, mark with a stitch marker, sc in each st around. 120 (128, 136, 152, 160, 180, 192)

Row 14 (14, 15, 17, 17, 17, 17)- 23 (24, 26, 29, 29, 33, 36): Sc in each st in the round, moving your stitch marker to the first st of the new row. 120 (128, 136, 152, 160, 180, 192)

Row 24 (25, 27, 30, 30, 34, 37): Sc in the next 17 (18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 29) sts, ch 9 and skip 25 (27, 27, 32, 32, 34, 37) sts, sc 35 (37, 41, 44, 48, 56, 59), ch 9 and skip 25 (27, 27, 32, 32, 34, 37) sts, sc in the next 18 (19, 21, 22, 24, 28, 30). 88 (92, 100, 106, 114, 130, 136)

Row 25 (26, 28, 31, 31, 35, 38): Sc in each st around, including the chains. 88 (92, 100, 106, 114, 130, 136)

Row 26 (27, 29, 32, 32, 36, 39)-41 (43, 45, 52, 54, 65, 73): Sc in each st around, moving your stitch marker as you go.  88 (92, 100, 106, 114, 130, 136)

Row 42 (44, 46, 53, 55, 66, 74): ss in each st around, careful not to st too tightly, ss into the 1st st, ch 1. 88 (92, 100, 106, 114, 130, 136)

Row 43 (45, 47, 54, 56, 67, 75): *sc 2 in the same st, sc 1 in the next* repeat ** all the way around, ss into the 1st st, ch 1. 132 (138, 150, 159, 171, 195, 204)

Row 44 (46, 48, 55, 57, 68, 76): *1 sc and 2 dc in the same st, skip 2* repeat ** all the way around. We are back to crocheting in the round. 132 (138, 150, 159, 171, 195, 204)

Row 45 (47, 49, 56, 58, 69, 77): 1 sc and 2 dc into the 1st ss from 2 rows previous, skip 3 sts, *1 sc and 2 dc in the same st, skip 2* repeat ** all the way around. 132 (138, 150, 159, 171, 195, 204)

Row 46 (48, 50, 57, 59, 70, 78)- 72 (77, 85, 98, 104, 121, 132): In the first sc from the previous row, 1 sc and 2 dc in the same st, skip 2, *1 sc and 2 dc in the same st, skip 2* repeat ** all the way around. 132 (138, 150, 159, 171, 195, 204)

Ss into the 1st sc from the previous row, ss into the next st. Continue onto the border.

Border:

Row 1: *ch 3, skip 2 sts and ss into the 3rd st* repeat ** all the way around, ss into the first ch from the round, ch 1.

Row 2: *in the ch 3 space- sc 2, picot, sc 2* repeat ** all the way around, ss to the first st and tie off. Hide threads.

Neckline border:

With the back of the dress facing you, attach yarn on the top right side. Ch 6 and ss into where you attached your yarn. Sc down the side (stitch count doesn’t matter here, just evenly crochet down the side) until you get to the bottom, sc3tog, and sc up the other side, try to make the stitch count the same as the other side. Sc 2 on the top of the left side, sc all the way around the neckline, ss into where you attached your yarn. Tie off.

Hide threads and sew on small button onto the left side. The loop we made with the ch 6 will wrap around and keep it closed.

Hope you love and enjoy the dress you made!

6 year old wearing size 5/6 and 3.5 year old wearing the 2T (she is quite petite!)

This pattern is an original pattern by Jessica Koontz of Berry Hooked. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me. Jessica Koontz of Berry Hooked and provide a link to my blog http://www.berryhooked.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for all your understanding!

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