Promenade Crochet Dress


A crochet dress gifted to a vivacious girl

Crochet Baby Dress by Hokoflove
shoulder to lowest point : 14.5 in length
chest circumference: 22 inches

Promenade: French for a leisurely outdoor stroll.

The wavy stitch pattern and yarn/hook size choice give this colorful dress a flowy and lively movement.

Crochet Baby Dress by Hookoflove

I used Stylecraft Special yarn and a bigger hook size then the recommended 4 mm. I decided on a 5 mm hook, to give this crochet baby dress a flowy swing.

I like Stylecraft special yarn. I made numerous crochet blankets with this yarn. The yarn is light weight, super soft and glides nicely on the hook. And the color choice is vast. the only drawback is after use and wash the finish crochet items tend to have some fuzziness.

Stylecraft Special Yarn more than 80 shades available

I’m now working on a top for Leyla with the same stitch design and Paintbox yarn 100% cotton. It’s superb! I’ll share the result in a later post.

The promenade Crochet dress pictured is for a 12 month girl. The yoke can be adjusted for bigger size. It’s just a matter of working enough rows to create the needed armhole opening.

crochet dress size 12 month by Hookoflove

Then for the bottom of the crochet dress, you’ll have to play with the placement of the waves. See below how to center the wave pattern.

Step by Step Instruction

ch 58

row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch, 7 dc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch, 10 dc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch, 16 dc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch, 10 dc, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch, 8 dc

1st row

row 2: ch 3, 1 dc on each dc to ch 2 at corner, (1dc, ch 2 ,1 dc) in ch 2 space, repeat all round, turn

repeat row 2 four more times

Joining corners to form armhole opening

ch 3, 1 dc in each dc to ch 2 corner, 1 dc in ch 2 space, skip to next ch 2 corner, 1 dc in that ch 2, repeat around. Finish the last dc with the color of next round turn work

Stitch wave pattern

when cutting the yarn after changing color leave a tail long enough for sewing close the crochet dress

match color when sewing the dress

Abbreviation

all sc2tog and ldc are worked on back loop only. The only time you work both loop is the 1st and last stitches of row 2 and like

ldc long double crochet (yarn over, insert hook in back loop of the designated stitch, bring yarn thru and pull loop the length of 5 dc, yarn over, pull thru 2 loops, yarn over pull thru 2 loops

sc2tog insert hook in back loop of designated stitch, pick up and pull yarn thru, insert hook in backloop of next stitch, pick up and pull yarn thru, yarn over, pull thru all 3 loops

row 1: ch 5, 5 ldc (ldc =long double crochet) in next st, (1 ldc in next st) twice, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 4 times, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next, (1 ldc in next st) twice, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 5 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next , 1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 5 times, 1 ldc in next st,
5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next, (1 ldc in next st) twice,
(sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 5 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st. Finish last ldc with the color of next round.

row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in same space, sc2tog same 1st st (where you just put a sc) & 2nd st, sc2tog 2nd and 3 rd st, sc2tog 3 rd and 4th st… etc to end, 1 sc in 5th ch of ch 5, turn (Note that you will inserting the hook in same stitch twice. That is what creates the knoted stitches beween rows of ldc, turn

How to center the wave pattern

What you’re doing in rows 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 is to make sure the middle ldc between the 2 groups of 5 ldc are aligned from row to row. This way the waves are balanced.

the middle ldc of row 3 should be aligned with that of row 1, the middle ldc of row 5 aligned with that of row 1 and 3 etc.

row 3: ch 5, 5 ldc in next st, *1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 7 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next*, repeat from * to * two more times, 1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 7 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc, turn

row 4 as row 2

end of row 4

What you’re doing in row, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 is to make sure the middle ldc between the 2 groups of 5 ldc are aligned from row to row. This way the waves are balanced.

row 5: ch 5, 5 ldc in next st, *1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 7 times, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next, (1ldc in next st) twice, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 7 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st*, 5 ldc in next st, repeat from * to * once

row 6 as row 2

row 7: ch 5, 5 ldc in next st, *1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 8 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next*, repeat from * two times more, 1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 8 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc turn

row 8 as row 2

row 9: ch 5, 5 ldc in next st, *1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 8 times, 1 ldc in next ch, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next*, repeat from * to * once, (1 ldc in next st) twice, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 7 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next, 1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 8 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc, turn

row 10 as row 2

row 11: ch 5, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 8 times, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next, (1 ldc in next st) twice, *(sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 8 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next, 1 ldc in next st*, repeat from * to * once, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 7 times, 1 ldc in next st, 5ldc in next st, 1 ldc, turn

row 12 as row 2

row 13: ch 5, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 8 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next, 1 ldc in next st, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 8 times, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next, 1 ldc, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 8 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, 5 ldc in next, 1 ldc in, (sk 1 st, 1 ldc in next st) 8 times, 5 ldc in next st, 1 ldc in next st, turn

Promenade Crochet Dress by Hookoflove

row 14 as row 2. Fasten off. Sew the middle back together.

Neckline border

Voila!! you just finished making your Promenade Crochet Dress

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