Kelly Summer Dress
(toddler)

kelly summer dress toddler, free crochet pattern, thread, easy, shell st

Kelly Summer Dress toddler is a bright and beautiful summer dress for toddlers ideal for a festive season wearable that is easy to make with this free crochet pattern.

This was crocheted 44 small square motif (joined as you go), then continue to skirt part, then last is the edging.

Measurement of the Dress laying flat -

waist:12" ; length shoulder to hem : 23"

This Kelly Summer Dress for toddler size 4T - 5T.

I used the Crochet Square Motif pattern, please click HERE for photo tutorial.


Materials Used:

Stainless Hook: 2.00MM

Crochet Thread: Monaco thread #8, 1 cone, 180 grams


Terms Used:

All terms are in USA terminology

Ch: Chain,  Sc: Single CrochetDc: Double Crochet, Cl: Cluster, Sl st: Slip StitchSp: Space,  Sh: Shell St


Gauge:

Square Motif finished size is 2" x 2"


Stitch Guide:

Cluster (Cl): (Yarn over the hook, draw up a loop in next st, yarn over the hook, draw through first 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yarn over the hook, draw through all 4 loops on hook: Cluster made.

Shell St: 2dc, ch2, 2dc in specified space

Dc2tog: (Yarn over the hook, draw up a loop in specified st , yarn over the hook, draw through first 2 loops on hook) twice, yarn over the hook, draw through all 3 loops on hook: Dc2tog made.


Kelly Summer Dress Instructions:

1st Motif - for photo tutorial please click HERE.

Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch1, 8sc in the ring, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 2: Ch3, dc2tog in the same st to complete 1st cl, ch3, (cl in next st, ch3) 7 times, end w/ sl st in 1st cl to join.

Round 3: Sl st in next 2dc and 3ch sp, Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), 2dc-ch3-3dc in the same sp, ch3, sk next cl, sc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sk next cl, *3dc-ch3-3dc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sk next cl, sc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sk next cl, rep * around, end w/ sl st in dc to join.

Round 4: Sl st in next 2dc and 3ch sp, Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), 2dc-ch3-3dc in the same sp, ch3, sk next 3dc, (sc in next 3ch sp, ch3) twice, sk next 3dc, *3dc-ch3-3dc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sk next 3dc, (sc in next 3ch sp, ch3) twice, sk next 3dc,  rep * around, end w/ sl st in dc to join. Fasten off.

2nd Motif - please repeat 1st motif round 1- 3, do not cut.

Round 4: Sl st in next 2dc and 3ch sp, Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), 2dc-ch3-3dc in the same sp, ch3, sk next 3dc, (sc in next 3ch sp, ch3) twice, sk next 3dc, 3dc in next 3ch sp, ch1,


sl st (consider as ch) in any corner of 1st motif, ch1, 3dc in the same sp of 2nd motif, ch1


sl st (consider as ch) in next 3ch sp of 1st motif, ch1, sc in next 3ch sp of 2nd motif, ch1


sl st (consider as ch) in next 3ch sp 1st motif, ch1, sc in next 3ch sp of 2nd motif, ch1


sl st (consider as ch) in next 3ch sp 1st motif, ch1, sk next 3dc of 2nd motif, 3dc in next 3ch sp, ch1, sk next 3dc of 1st motif, sl st in next 3ch sp (corner) of 1st motif, ch1, 3dc in the same sp of 2nd motif, ch3, sk next 3dc, (sc in next 3ch sp, ch3) twice, sk next 3dc, 3dc-ch3-3dc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sk next 3dc, (sc in next 3ch sp, ch3) twice, sk next 3dc, end w/ sl st in dc to join.


For the next 3rd - 44th motif, join the motif as you go using sl st as ch to connect the square to each other.


Photo below are for connecting motifs in armhole.


Photo below are for connecting motifs in shoulder.


For skirt part, attach thread on the side, in 3ch sp after joined st.

Round 1: Ch1, sc in the same st, ch3, sk next 3dc, (sc in next 3ch sp, ch3) 3 times, sk next 3dc, sc in next ch sp, ch3, sk next joined st, *sc in next ch sp, ch3, sk next 3dc, (sc in next 3ch sp, ch3) 3 times, sk next 3dc, sc in next ch sp, ch3, sk next joined st, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 2: Ch1, sc-ch3-2dc in the same st, sk next 3ch sp, *sc-ch3-2dc in next st, sk next 3ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 3: Ch1, sl st in next 3ch sp, turn, ch1, sc-ch3-2dc in the same sp, sk next 2dc, *sc-ch3-2dc in next 3ch sp, sk next 2dc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 4: Ch1, sl st in next 3ch sp, turn, ch1, sc in the same sp, ch3, sk next 2dc, *sc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sk next 2dc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 5: Sl st in next 3ch sp, ch3-dc in the same sp to complete 1st dc2tog, ch1, sk next sc, sh in next 3ch sp, ch1, sk next sc, *dc2tog in next 3ch sp, ch1, sk next sc, sh in next 3ch sp, ch1, sk next sc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc2tog to join.


Round 6: Ch3-dc in the same st to complete 1st dc2tog, ch1, sk next 1ch sp, sh in next sh, ch1, sk next 1ch sp, *dc2tog in next dc2tog, ch1, sk next 1ch sp, sh in next sh, ch1, sk next 1ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc2tog to join.

Round 7: Ch3-dc in the same st to complete 1st dc2tog, ch2, sk next 1ch sp, sh in next sh, ch2, sk next 1ch sp, *dc2tog in next dc2tog, ch2, sk next 1ch sp, sh in next sh, ch2, sk next 1ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st dc2tog to join.

Round 8-9: Repeat round 7, but having skip all ch2 sps.


Round 10-13: Repeat round 7, but having ch3 in between and skip all ch2 sps.


Round 14-18: Repeat round 7, but having ch4 in between and skip all ch3 sps.


Round 19-33: Repeat round 7, but having ch5 in between and skip all ch6 sps.


Round 34: Change color, ch1, sc in the same st, ch3, sc in next 5ch sp, ch3, sc in next sh, ch3, sc in next 5ch sp, ch3, *sc in next dc2tog, ch3, sc in next 5ch sp, ch3, sc in next sh, ch3, sc in next 5ch sp, ch3, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 35-36: Ch1, sc in the same st, ch3, sk next 3ch sp, *sc in next sc, ch3, sk next 3ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 37: Ch1, sc-ch3-2dc in the same st, sk next 3ch sp, *sc-ch3-2dc in next st, sk next 3ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sleeve Edging

Attach thread in joined st in armpit area.

Round 1: Ch1, sc in the same st, ch3, sk next ch sp, sc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sk next 3dc and ch sp, sc in next joined st, ch3, sk next ch sp and 3dc, *(sc in next 3ch sp, ch3) 3 times, sk next 3dc and ch sp, sc in next joined st, ch3, sk next ch sp and 3dc, rep * around, sc in next 3ch sp, ch3, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 2-3: Ch1, sc in the same st, ch3, sk next 3ch sp, *sc in next sc, ch3, sk next 3ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 4: Ch1, sc-ch3-2dc in the same st, sk next 3ch sp, *sc-ch3-2dc in next st, sk next 3ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Neckline Edging

Attach thread in joined st in any corner area as shown on photo below.


Round 1: Ch1, sc in the same st, ch3, sk next ch sp and 3dc,*(sc in next 3ch sp, ch3) 3 times, sk next 3dc and ch sp, sc in next joined st, ch3, sk next ch sp and 3dc, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 2-3: Ch1, sc in the same st, ch3, sk next 3ch sp, *sc in next sc, ch3, sk next 3ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.


Round 4: Ch1, sc-ch3-2dc in the same st, sk next 3ch sp, *sc-ch3-2dc in next st, sk next 3ch sp, rep * around, end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Optional  : Belt

The belt is an option that I added as I re-created the dress for the pattern.

Make a foundation chain, multiple of 4 sts, enough to wrap around the toddler’s waistline and to create a knot and bow and if after the 1st row there are still an excess chain, you might cut it out and use this technique on How to unravel the sts.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch3, sk next 3ch, *sc in next ch, ch3, sk next 3ch, rep * across foundation chains.


Row 2: Ch3, turn, 2dc in the same st, sk next 3ch sp, *sc-ch3-2dc in next st, sk next 3ch sp, rep * across, in last st work 5sc and 2dc, continue on the other side as shown in photo below, sk next 3ch sp, rep *to* across,in last st work 4sc  end w/ sl st in 1st sc to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


If length is enough, make sure to dry the dress by laying flat after washing. To increase the length, hang to dry.

kelly summer dress toddler, free crochet pattern, thread, easy, shell st
kelly summer dress toddler, free crochet pattern, thread, easy, shell st
kelly summer dress toddler, free crochet pattern, thread, easy, shell st
kelly summer dress toddler, free crochet pattern, thread, easy, shell st


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