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Free Knit & Crochet Pattern: Little Sweetheart Dress

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Lion Brand« Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend - Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Glitter Eyelash
Pattern #: L32074
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3

Finished Chest 19 (21 1/2, 24) in. (48.5 (55, 61) cm)
Finished Length 16 (17, 18) in. (41 (43, 46) cm)


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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A new dress for a date with your little sweetheart. Knit the matching bolero for a perfect set.

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Color (A)
Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5400-544: Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Lilac
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Color (B)
Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Glitter Eyelash

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5800-544: Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Glitter Eyelash Yarn: Purple Sapphire
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Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
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Holly Berry Sable Mink Lilac Gray Pearl Green Eucalyptus Lemon Chiffon Buttermilk
Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Glitter Eyelash
Crystal Kunzite Rose Quartz Blue Topaz Garnet Brownstone Peridot Orange Topaz
Purple Sapphire Charoite Obsidian Sterling Onyx Aquamarine Crystal Turquoise Florentine Gold
Yellow Gold Tourmaline
*Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend (Article #5400). 65% Acrylic, 35% Wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (165yds/150m) pull skeins
*Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Glitter Eyelash (Article #5800). 78% Polyester, 22% Metallic Polyester; package size: 0.88oz/25.00 gr. (39yds/35m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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•  5400-544 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Lilac
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$ 22.47 3, 3 
Note: (A)
•  5800-544 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Glitter Eyelash Yarn: Purple Sapphire
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$ 5.49 1, 1 
Note: (B)
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 7   $ 5.75  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
1 button, 3/8 in. (10 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and thread
 

Little Sweetheart Dress

Lion Brand« Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend - Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Glitter Eyelash

GAUGE:

18 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCH
Texture Pattern (worked over a multiple of 6 sts + 2 additional sts)
Rows 1 and 3 (RS):
K1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 2 and 4 (WS): P1, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 5: K1, *k1, p1, k1, p1, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 6: P1, *p3, k1, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rows 7, 9 and 11: Knit.
Rows 8, 10 and 12: Purl.
Row 13: Rep Row 1.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Rows 15, 17 and 19: Knit.
Rows 16, 18 and 20: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-20 for Texture pattern.

NOTES:

1. Dress is worked in 2 pieces, Back and Front.
2. Back and Front are worked back and forth in rows on a circular needle in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and a Texture pattern of knit and purl sts.
3. Back and Front are seamed at shoulders and sides, then edgings are worked around armholes, neck and lower edge. Neck and armhole edgings are crocheted.


BACK
With A, cast on 56 (62, 68) sts.
Working back and forth in rows, as if working on straight needles, k 1 row.
Beginning with Row 1, work Rows 1-20 of Texture pattern.
Next Row (Dec Row, RS): (K1, p1) 2 (1, 0) times, *k2tog, (p1, k1) 3 (4, 5) times, p1; rep from * 4 more times, k2tog, p1, (k1, p1) 2 (1, 0) times - 50 (56, 62) sts at the end of this row.
Work Rows 2-20 of Texture pattern; then work Rows 1-20 of Texture pattern.
Next Row (Dec Row, RS): (K1, p1) 1 (2, 1) times, *k2tog, (p1, k1) 3 (3, 4) times, p1; rep from * 4 more times, k2tog, p1, (k1, p1) 0 (2, 1) times - 44 (50, 56) sts.
Work Rows 2-20 of Texture pattern.
The remainder of the Back is worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Next Row (Dec Row, RS): K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 42 (48, 54) sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 11 1/2 (12, 12 1/2) in. (29 (30.5, 32) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.
Armhole Shaping
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row - 39 (45, 51) sts.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row - 36 (42, 48) sts.
Next Row (RS): K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 34 (40, 46) sts.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 30 (36, 42) sts.
Continue in St st until armholes measure 1 1/2 (2, 2 1/2) in. (4 (5, 6) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Divide for Back Opening
Next Row (RS): Knit 15 (18, 21), sl rem 15 (18, 21) sts to a st holder for left back.
Right Back
Continue in St st on 15 (18, 21) right back sts until armhole measures 4 (4 1/2, 5) in. (10 (11, 13) cm), end with a RS row as your last row.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 6 (7, 8) sts, p to end of row - 9 (11, 13) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (3, 3) sts, p to end of row - 6 (8, 10) sts.
Bind off remaining 6 (8, 10) sts.
Left Back
Sl 15 (18, 21) sts for left back from holder back onto needle and rejoin yarn.
Work in St st until armhole measures 4 (4 1/2, 5) in. (10 (11, 13) cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 6 (7, 8) sts, k to end of row - 9 (11, 13) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (3, 3) sts, k to end of row - 6 (8, 10) sts.
Bind off remaining 6 (8, 10) sts.


FRONT
Work same as Back until armholes measure 2 (2 1/2, 3) in., end with a WS row as your last row.
Neck Shaping
Next Row (RS):
K 12 (14, 17) sts and sl to a holder for left front, bind off 6 (8, 8) sts for neck, k to end of row for right front - 12 (14, 17) sts for right front.
Right Front
Next Row (WS):
Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (2, 3) sts, k to end of row - 10 (12, 14) sts.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 8 (10, 12) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 7 (9, 11) sts.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 6 (8, 10) sts rem.
Continue in St st on 6 (8, 10) right front sts until armhole measures same as Back.
Bind off.
Left Front
Sl 12 (14, 17) left front sts from holder back onto needle and join yarn, ready to work a WS row.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 (2, 3) sts, p to end of row - 10 (12, 14) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (2, 2) sts, p to end of row - 8 (10, 12) sts.
Next Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 7 (9, 11) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 6 (8, 10) sts rem.
Continue on 6 (8, 10) left front sts until armhole measures same as Back.
Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder and side seams.
Armhole Edging
From RS, with crochet hook, join A with sl st at underarm seam.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around armhole, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: *Ch 3, sl st in first ch of ch-3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in beg ch.
Fasten off.
Neck Edging
From RS, with crochet hook, join A with sl st at left back neck.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around neck edge and back neck opening, stopping just before first sc. Ch 2 (for button loop), then join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: *Ch 3, sl st in first ch of ch-3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * around neck. Fasten off.
Lower Edging
Note:
The instructions below provide a specific number of sts to pick up for each size. We picked up and k about 18 sts evenly spaced across every 4 in. (10 cm) of lower edge of Dress. If you like, simply place markers around the lower edge of the Dress to divide it into 4 in. (10 cm) segments, then pick up and k about 18 sts across each segment. You needn't match our numbers exactly, just use them as a guide.
From RS, with B and circular needle and beg at either seam, pick up and k about 112 (124, 134) sts evenly spaced around lower edge of Dress. Place marker for beg of rnd and join. Purl 1 rnd.
Bind off in purl.
With sewing needle and thread, sew button to right back, opposite button loop.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl = slip St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


 


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