Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sugar N Spice Dress ~FREE PATTERN~




Yesterday I was feeling kind of blah and uninspired. I think Im going through a winter, extended winter, funk. We just cant seem to stop snowing here in northern Minnesota and its April! Any how last night I needed something sweet (and not of the food variety as I swear I have eaten my way through this entire season to ease the pains of cabin fever.) I needed something wee and pretty and something that made me feel warm n fuzzy on the inside..... and here it is. I call it Sugar N Spice cuz after all that and everything nice is exactly what lil girls are made of.

Hope you enjoy giving this pattern a try as much as I enjoyed coming up with it. Its very easy, I would even say beginners could do this. Have fun <3 I have done a video tutorial for this dress and it can be found HERE...... its a work in progress, but was a fun challenge. Also pop on by and join me on my Facebook page called Strings and Things :) and join our group page for fun with other crafters and artist called Crochet Supernova :)

*Note: I will be working in different colors than the pink and chocolate but it is the same pattern. Also, the pattern is for about a 3 months size. I will be adding notes on how to adjust at a later date.*

*Went over it and made some corrections and changes. People were asking if the bodice could be done in the round so there werent so many ends to weave in and I thought that was a wonderful idea! Please always feel free to correct or make suggestions to me as I am new to pattern writing and welcome and help making it a more enjoyable pattern for you all to work*


Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn... I used I Love This Yarn! in pink and brown
Size H crochet hook (5.00mm)
A scissors
A large eyed needle for weaving in ends
A SMILE :)

Stitch Guide:
SC = single chain
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet
TC = treble crochet
SL = slip stitch
Ch = chain

Let's Begin!!!!! :)

Leave a rather long tail, 8 inches is good, for weaving in ends

Chain 51 join in the round 

Rnd 1: Chain 2 and HDC in each of the next 5 stitches. HDC ch 1 HDC in next stitch. HDC in next 12 stitches. HDC ch 1 HDC in next stitch. HDC in next 12 stitches. HDC ch 1 HDC in next stitch. HDC in next 12 stitches. HDC ch1 HDC in next stitch. HDC in each of the last 6 stitches. Join with sl stitch to the top of ch 2.

Rnd 2: Chain 2. HDC in each of the next 6 stitches. HDC, ch 1, HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 14 stitches. HDC, ch1, HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 14 stitches. HDC, ch1 HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 14 stitches. HDC, ch 1, HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the last 7 stitches. Join with sl stitch to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: Chain 2. HDC in each of the next 7 stiches. HDC, ch 1, HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 16 st. HDC, ch1, HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 16 stitches. HDC, ch 1, HDC in next ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 16 stitches. HDC, ch 1 HDC in ch 1 space. HDC in each of the next 8 stitches. Join with slip stitch to top of ch 2.

Joining Sleeves:

Rnd 4: Chain 2. HDC in next 8 stitches. HDC in the ch 1 space, fold body to make ch 1 space to match evenly with next ch 1 space to make arm hole, sc through BOTH ch 1 spaces drawing them together to form arm hole, HDC in the ch 1 space you just joined and continue to work across the next stitches with a HDC in each of the next 18 stitches. HDC in the ch 1 space, fold last ch 1 space to match other ch 1 space to make arm hole and sc through BOTH ch 1 spaces joining them together. HDC in the ch 1 space  you just joined into. HDC in last 9 stitches. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2.

Change color for waistband..... Join new color and......

Rnd 5 5: Chain 2. HDC in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch to beginning chain 2.

Rnd 6: Chain 2.  HDC in each stitch across. Join to begin in the round.

At the end of Row 6 change color to skirt color ........

Rnd 7: Chain 2. HDC in same stitch as joining. HDC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch all the way around. Joining with slip stitch to beginning chain. Chain 5.

Rnd 8: Treble crochet in same st as ch 5. TC in each of the next 3 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next.... all the way around. When u get to the end make sure there are 3 treble crochets before u join. Its ok if u have to double up here, the count of three is whats important. Chain 4.

Rnd 9: TC ch 2, TC in the ch 2 space. TC in the next 4 st. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. Work this way all the way around to last 3 st. TC in last 3 stitches joining w a slip st to top of chain 4. chain 4.

Rnd 10: TC in next stitch. TC, ch 2, TC in the ch 2 space. TC in next 5 st. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. Work this way all the way around until last 4 stitches. TC in last 4 stitches joining with a slip st to top of ch 4. Chain 4.

Rnd 11: Tc in next 2 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. TC in each of the next 6 st. TC, ch 2, TC in the next ch 2 space. continue around to the last 3 st. TC in last 3 st and sl stitch into top of ch 4 st. Chain 4.

Rnd 12: TC in next st 2 st. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. Tc in next 7 stitches. Tc, ch 2, Tc in next ch 2 space. Do this around to last 3 stitches. TC in last 3 stitches and sl stitch into top of ch 4.

Join the band color during the slip stitch into the last rounds chain 4. Chain 4 with new color and continue.

Rnd 13: TC in next 4 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. TC in the next 8 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. Do this all the way around until there are 3 stitches left. TC in last 3 stitches. Join with a slip stitch to top of chain 4. Chain 4.

Rnd 14: TC in next 5 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. TC in next 9 stitches. TC, ch 2, TC in next ch 2 space. Do this around to last 3 stitches. TC in last 3 stitches, join to ch 4 with a slip stitch. Chain 3.

Edging Row: DC in same stitch as joining. skip 1 stitch, SC in next stitch, skip one stitch, 3 DC in next stitch repeat until u reach ch 2 space. 5 DC in ch 2 space,skip next stitch, 1 SC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, 3 DC in next stitch repeat until you come to the last stitch. 1 DC in the same stitch as first ch 3. Cut and fasten off.

Take the time now to weave in allllllll your ends and stitch up the back of the dress. With back of the dress facing you join yarn in a stitch at the back of the neck edge and ch 1. SC in each stitch around neck. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Now on to the sleeves :)

With the back of your project facing you, attach yarn into the stitch BEFORE the under arm stitch on the left sleeve. Ch 2, HDC in each st around making sure to include stitch in the arm pit area of sleeve. At the end of the round join and change color for finishing the sleeve. Chain 1. SC in each stitch around and fasten off. Weave in all ends.

For the right sleeve attach yarn in the stitch AFTER the under arm stitch. Follow the rest of sleeve instructions as before.

Make 2 Curly Cues: Leave a long (8 inches) tail
Chain 30
2 SC in second ch from the hook and in each stitch across. Fasten off leaving a long tail (8 inches)

Making the Bow: leave a very long tail (24 inches) and with body stripe color
Chain 25
HDC in 3rd ch from the hook and in each across. Join contrast color and chain 2. turn.
HDC in each stitch across. Join w previous color and ch 2. Turn.
HDC in each stitch across. Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing and wrapping bow. (24 inches)

Fold in half so ends match up and sew together with blunt eye needle. Keeping seam in the back use yarn to wrap around and around middle to make the bow. tie securely.

Heres the flower pattern :)


When assembling do the curls first together..... then affix the bow/flower over them :)

Hope you enjoyed the pattern :) This dress measures 8 inches across the chest...... ******* if you are not getting 8 inches across the chest go up or down a hook size accordingly********


*please remember I am NOT a professional pattern writer, justa momma that likes to play with pretties :) Please if you see anything that is questionable bring it to my attention :)












60 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, can't wait to do it, it's my next project!!!

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    1. So excited! Please lemme see when you are done :) I LOVE to see others fun projects and creativity <3

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  2. I m a beginner, and don't know stiches and terms. But I would so love a tutorial video!

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    1. Amanda, check out youtube and look for The Crochet Crowd. They have lots of tutorial videos to help you. And their site has lots of free patterns with tutorial videos to go along with the patterns. Good luck!

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  3. Beautiful, and thank you so much for the tutorial. Love you blog.

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome, gorgeous dress pattern - God Bless you

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  5. You are awesome. Thank you for the instructions on how you adapt patterns for the larger children. I have the same dilemma with five granddaughters all in different sizes.

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  6. Thank you so much. I would love to see the video too. How would i make for 6 month size?

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  7. in step 4, can you please tell me what "fold chain 1 space"

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    1. I updated it with what I hope is a more clear description.... I think in the morning I will add some photo tutorial pics to this section to make it clearer..... :)

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  8. BEATIFUL !!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write out the pattern for some of us who aren't quite that creative . love both dresses

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  9. I haven't even started it but I can't wait! Your amazing and your work is fantastic! Thank you for sharing :)

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  10. Omg the purple is stunning!!! Would love a video tutorial and one for toddler size would be awesome. Do you think making this in a silk bamboo would be okay.

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    1. I doooooooo.... I actually prefer natural fibers but try to write my patterns with what is most widely available for ppl to purchase .... would love to see your dress <3

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  11. I would love a video tutorial, I learn better by watching. I love the dress and the colors!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. Beautiful dress, thank you so much! I did have a question about rows 1 and 2, though. You have the beginning chain (3 and 2 respectively), then say HDC in the next stitch, followed by 5 more. That gives me 6 HDCs plus the turning chain which leaves me one short on the very last set of six at the end of the row. Should the first HDC be in the same stitch as the turning chain (making the turning chain not count as a stitch) or does the turning chain count as one and there should only be 5 HDCs? I assume you are aiming for 6 stitches on each end to keep it even, although I may be wrong since I haven't worked past this first part yet.

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    1. You're very welcome! I am very excited to make this dress because I found some yarn in my stash that is the exact same color green as the ribbon I am using in my niece's blanket so now I can make a perfect set. :D I'll let you know if I notice anything else!

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  13. Thank you so much for the pattern...Hoping I will be able to get it...I was wondering if you were gonna still do a tutorial video? Diane

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  14. What a beautiful pattern! Thank you very much!!
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  15. thank you so much for sharing not just the pattern but also how to size. I love to make dresses and look forward to making this one!

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  16. Gorgeous! Thanks for the free pattern!

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  17. hello will you be making a you tube video how to make this ?

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  18. Hi June: you remind me so much to my daughter she lives in the woods in Virginia she have also 7 kids and she's very talented doing nail polishes and all kind of products for hands and she's so young and pretty also like you! I'm learning to crochet cause my kids are having kids and I will love to see your tutorial in a video cause is a lot easier for me than the written pattern like I told you i'm learning even when I learn fast still need to learn how to read patterns and a lot more in crochet ,thank you I read your profile you're amazing ,congratulationes for keeping yourself happy and busy with your lovely family God bless you!

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  19. Sorry I put June instead of Hanna!;)

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  20. Beautiful! I love the pink and brown. I've never been brave enough to try clothing, but I'm definitely adding this to my Someday pile. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  21. Row8 I need some clearing up. Do you ch5 tc in same stitch,* tc in next 3, tc ch2 tc in next stitch * repeat from * to * or tc ch2 tc in next stitch all around???

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  22. On row 9 it skips the first 4 or 5 sts at the begining and says to do tc, ch2 , tc in ch2 space. Is that suppose to be like that because it leaves a big hole in the back of the dress? Thank you :)

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    1. I want to know the answer to this also. This can't be right.

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    2. I think the ch 5 is supposed to act as the first tc and the first ch2 space. So, when you join at the end of the row you actually join in the 3rd or 4th chain instead of the 5th one, leaving a hole for the tc, ch2, tc pattern to begin.

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  23. Thanks a lot for the pattern...will try soon

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  24. this is so beautiful!! yes, please do a video tutorial

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  25. I LOVE This & am definate going to try to make it !!!!

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  26. Beautiful....would LOVE a video tutorial!

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  27. Thank you so much...This is beautiful..you are so talented.. from Debra Monroe Elders

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  28. I love the pattern ,I made a copy and showed it to a lady I work with and she wants the pattern.
    You are so talented to be able to design patterns . Just beautiful little dresses. Thanks for sharing .Most people would have charged for the pattern,Thanks for being so free-hearted.....Bless you.

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  29. Love the pattern and would love to see a video tutorial on it!

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  30. This is BEAUTIFUL ~ Thank you so much for the pattern! xo

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  31. this really beautiful, my next project will be for a cousin. if you can put the video of this cute dress please

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  32. I would love a video tutorial on this dress it's beautiful and I'm a beginner. May I ask can it be made for a 2 year old size.

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  33. Beautiful....thanks so much for sharing.....I Love it!!! Cant wait to make this

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  34. Can someone please help me with end of row 3 and beginning of row 4?
    Do I need to chain at the end of row 3 or turn?
    I've tried everyway but the right way and its not turning out right??
    Please Help

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    1. At the end of row 3 I did a chain 2 then turn.
      Row 4 begins in same stitch as chain which will get you to the first chain 1 space. Follow pattern from there. You told the fabric so the first (where you stop) and second chain 1 spaces meet and you connect those to create the little sleeve. Hope that helps. I had the same question so I played with it a bit to get it to work.

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  35. Also, when you gold over the pattern, have the fold away from you. The HDC 18 will be across the front of the dress. You will then fold it again to create the other sleeve on the other side. Took me a minute to figure out which way it went! Lol

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  36. This is simply beautiful, my friend just had a new baby girl. I sure will try this. Looks kinda complicated
    Thank you for the pattern.

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  37. Can someone help me with Row 4? What does (HDC in the ch 1 space just sc into) mean? I'm so confused and I have frogged this so many times already.

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    1. When it says to ch1 into both ch1 spaces to join it is actually a sc. Then, you HDC into the sc you just created. If that makes any sense.

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  38. Thanks for the beautiful pattern! Do you have an estimate on the amount of yardage required for THIS size? I'm heading to the LYS to find some pretty cotton to do it up in :)

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  39. très jolie merci pour le partage, mais serait il possible d'avoir le schéma détaillé pour les personnes qui comme moi ne parle et n'écrive qu'en français merci

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  40. I love this pattern, it's adorable! I started working on it this evening and I must be missing something (or I am just daft), but the count keeps coming out wrong on the first row for me. When it says HDC ch1 HDC, I am doing a HDC, then chaining 1, then doing another HDC, after that I do 12 more HDC, and the one more HDC, chain one, on more HDC and then 12? Am I understanding it correctly? It would actually be 13 HDC on each side of the chain 1?
    Thanks! :-)

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  41. At the end of row four it says to hdc in the next 8 are those across the back part of the sleeve.it also says ch2 and turn an the it says it again so do you ch2 or 4. Also on row 5 its hdc 30 (40st). Which sts are they? I'm counting wrong I didn't get 40 sts. I'd love to see a video tutorial.

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  42. Aww I video tutorial would be great as I learn better that way. Thank u so much xx

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  43. I truly would love to make this for my 2 1/2 year old Grand Daughter. I am still trying to learn how to read patterns and the video is a great help to me. Is there any way you can give me number of stitches to use for a size 3 dress? I am not able to measure her because they live 1000 miles away from me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. ��

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  44. I'm new to crocheting and love your design Thank you so much for offering this for free! As a beginner I would find it really helpful if you could put how many of each stitch total was done in each round and if in cases of repeating stitches you put them in brackets or use the *symbol. Either way you have found a new follower for sure!
    Now for the dilemma: I've made it up to Row 7 with few problems...but now I'm a little stuck. In Row 7 I count repeating the (HDC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch) 20 times(making the total HDC at the end of the row 101) however the previous line Row 6 left me with 82HDC in total and after watching your video I think you added an extra HDC at the end. This in total would leave me with a total HDC in Row 7 of 102. So do I add an HDC to the end of Row 7? or are my numbers all off?

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    1. I think I had that problem as well. I thought I miscounted but I added what I thought was needed and it turned out great. I enjoyed her video on YouTube so much too.

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  45. Hi, I'm needing help with the sizing. You counted up 82 stitches. I'm getting at least 84.
    10+1+20+1+20+1+20+1+10.

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  46. I finished this pattern and everyone is raving how well it looks I love it.

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  47. I was wondering if I used the next size smaller hook if it would make the dress for a newborn? I am loving the pattern but was needing a newborn size!! Thanks so much for the free pattern! It is amazing!!!

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  48. Is there a PDF of the pattern. It's a beautiful pattern.

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