Friday, February 7, 2014

Trina Gown - Free Crochet Pattern




Good Morning everyone,

Today's pattern is a little gown with a soft shell stitch ruffle on the skirt. Very simple to do but the end result looks great! 
This gown made as I did will fit 18-22 weeks gestation, however you can easily upsize it by using larger hooks and/or yarn. If you make this gown larger, add more repeats of rows 8 and 9 to increase the length.
You will need to know how to crochet in the back loop only, this is so we can use the unworked front loops for attaching the shell ruffles.




You will need: 
3.5mm hook
3-4ply (fingering/light fingering) yarn
2 small buttons
1: ch24, dc in the 2nd st from hook, 2dc in the next st, *dc, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat across (33)
2: ch2, turn, *dc in the 1st 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat across (44)
3: ch2, turn, *dc in the first 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch* repeat (55)
4: ch2, turn, dc same and next 7, ch2, sk 12, dc 15, ch2, sk12, dc last 8 (35 including chains)
5: ch2, turn, *dc in the first 4 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch* Repeat across
6: ch2, turn, dc in each stitch across
7: ch2, turn, *dc in the first 5 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch* Repeat across

8: ch3, turn, dc in the back loops only in each stitch across
9: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across

Repeat rows 8 and 9 four times.
End of and weave in loose ends.



Shell Ruffles.
With the gown right side up (the unused front loops from your row 8's are the front) and the top facing you: 

10: Join your yarn to the 2nd unworked front loop stitch on the 1st row 9 with a sl st, *skip 1 stitch, hdc 5 times in the next stitch, skip 1 stitch, sl st in the next stitch* Repeat across until you have 3 unworked front loop stitches left. Finish off and weave in ends.

11: On the next row of unworked front loops, join your yarn to the 3rd unworked front loop stitch with a sl st, *skip 1 stitch, hdc 5 times in the next stitch, skip 1 stitch, sl st in the next stitch* Repeat across until you have 2 unworked front loop stitches left. Finish off and weave in ends.

Repeat 10 and 11 for the next 2 lots of unworked front loop rows.

For the last row of unworked front loops, repeat 10, but replace the HDC's with dc's

Weave in all ends
Attach 2 small buttons to the rear of the dress for closing.



15 comments:

  1. This is my favorite so far! I love that your dresses all have similar bodices so they crochet really fast! As an advanced beginner the patterns are super easy to understand. I'm so glad that Angel Outfitters linked here. :-D

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  2. Is there a way to make this fit smaller than 18 weeks? This is the first pattern that I have ever followed since I am new so I am not sure how to go about adjusting the patterns yet. Thank you for all of these patterns. I know the families really appreciate that someone took the time to make clothes for their babies. I know I appreciated it for my 15w angel.

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  3. on the trina gown how long is it from shoulder to bottom of gown.how many inches?thx nikki

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  4. Can you make a video ? I dont know how to read patterns! :( hehe

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  5. apart from the 2 buttons on the back is it meant to be open down the back

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    1. Yes it is meant to be open the entire way down.
      If you are upsizing it however you can sew the skirt section together.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this lovely dress pattern! I plan on making it and gifting it to a friend for her 1 lb 4 oz preemie. I will probably make extras to donate to the hospital too. My heart goes out to preemies and their parents.

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  7. can you explain row four more? I don't understand going from 55 stitches to 35

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    1. The stitches you skip for the sleeve hole cause you to lose the 20 stitches. That is how you go from 55 to 35 stitches.

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  8. I want to make this for a 6 month old. When I crocheted to my measurements the dress is very curved, round. Where did I news up? Can I attach pictures to show you what happened? Thanks. jaingram9@gmail.com

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