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BabyDROPS 14-4 by DROPS Design
"Romantic baby set for a little lady! Enchanting and cute with crocheted hat and young decorative flowers. A set that can be used for generations!"
The set comprises: Dress, hat and bag
BabyDROPS 14-4
DRESS

FINISHED SIZE
Instructions given fit baby 1/3 months, changes for 6/9 months-12/18 months-2 years-3/4 years are in []

FINISHED DRESS MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 18” [20½”-22¾”-25¼”-27½”]
Full length: 13” [15¼”-17¾”-20”-21 5/8”]

MATERIALS: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
3 [4-4-5-5) balls color 3720 old rose + a remainder for the flower of 7300 lime and 3140 light rose

DROPS light wooden button no. 503: 2 pcs.

Size C/3mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
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HAT

FINISHED SIZE
Instructions given fit baby 1/3 months, changes for 6/18 months-2/4 years are in []

FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS
To fit head circumference: approx 16” [17”/18”-19”/20”]

MATERIALS: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
1 [1-2] balls color no. 3720 old rose + a remainder for the flower of 7300 lime and 3140 light rose

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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    5.40 USD
  • DROPS ALASKA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.50 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
DRESS:

GAUGE
24 dc x 13 rows = 4’’ x 4’’
Take time to check gauge.

PATTERN NOTES
Binding off tips-1:
Bind off 1 dc as follows: Crochet 2 dc tog. This means crochet 1 dc but wait with the last yrh and pull through (= 2 sts on hook), crochet 1 dc in the next dc and pull the last yrh through all 3 sts on hook.

Binding off tips-2:
Bind off as follows at beginning of row: Replace 1 sc/dc with a sl st.
Bind off as follows at the end of row: Turn the piece when number of sc/dc left on row = number of st to bind off and crochet back.

Crochet info: Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first dc unless otherwise stated.
Finish the round with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round.
Crochet in each dc (not in between)


DRESS

Front piece: Read Crochet info! Crochet 106 [116-126-135-145] ch loosely (includes 3 ch to turn with).
Crochet first row as follows: 1 dc in the 4th ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in the next 3 ch* , repeat from *-* until end of row –Note: In size 1/3 month + 12/18 month finish with a dc in each of the last 5 ch (instead of the last 3 ch) in Size 2 years finish with a dc in each of the last 6 ch (instead of the last 3 ch) ) and in Size 3/4 years finish with a dc in each of the last 4 ch = 79 [86-94-101-108] dc, turn the piece.
Continue to crochet 1 dc into each dc at the same time bind off 1 dc each side a total of 12 times – see bind off tips 1:
Size 1/3 month: alternate between every and every other row,
Size 6/9+ 12/18 month: On every other row,
Size 2 + 3 /4 years: On every 3rd row
= 55 [62-70-77-84] dc.
When the piece measures approx. 6¾” [8¾”-10 5/8”-12½”-13¾”] bind off for armhole each side on every row – see bind off tips 2: 5 dc 1 time, 2 dc 1 time and 1 dc 3 times = 35 [42-50-57-64] dc. When the piece measures 9” [11 3/8”-13¾”-15¾”-17¼”] insert a marker in the middle of the piece (For size 1/3 month and 2 years insert a marker in the middle st). Then bind off for the neck as follows: Crochet from the shoulder and in towards the neck until 2 [3-5-5-6] dc left before the marking thread (for size 1/3 month and 2 years the number of dc is before the dc with the marking thread) turn the piece. Continue to bind off for the neck on every row –read bind off tips 2: 2 dc 2 times and 1 dc 3 times = 8 [11-13-16-19] dc left for shoulder. Cut and sew the thread when the piece measures approx. 10 5/8” [13”-15¼”-17¾”-19¼”] and repeat for the other side of the neck.

Back piece:
Crochet as front piece - insert a marking thread in the middle of the piece (For size 1/3 month and 2 years insert a marking thread in the middle st). Bind off for armholes as for the front but when the piece measures 7½” [9¾”-12¼”-14½”-16 1/8”] split the piece mid back to a slit and continue to crochet each part separately (For size 1/3 month and 2 years do not crochet the middle dc with the marking thread). When the piece measures approx. 9¾” [12¼”-14½”-17”-18½”] bind off for the neck as follows: crochet 9 [12-14-17-20] dc from the shoulder in towards the neck, turn the piece and bind off 1 dc on the next row – read Bind off tips 2. Crochet until end of row and cut and sew the thread when the piece measures approx. 10 5/8” [13”-15¼”-17¾”-19¼”]. Repeat for the other side.

Assembly:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the side seams edge against edge, with small neat sts.

Crochet edge:
At last crochet an edge along the neck opening (and the slit at the back) and around both armholes as follows: 1 sc in the first st, *6 ch, skip approx. ½”, 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from *-* and finish with 6 ch and 1 sl st in the first sc from beginning of round.
Sew 2 buttons along the right slit at the back (approx. 1/4” from the slit edge) –the top button should be placed 1/4”-½” from the top edge, and use the ch loops at the opposite slit edge as button holes.

Lace Border:
Crochet a lace border along the bottom edge of the dress as follows:
Crochet tips: When crocheting more tr tog do as follows: Crochet 1 tr but wait with the last yrh and pull through (= 2 sts on hook), crochet the next tr but wait with the last yrh and pull through (= 3 sts on hook) , continue this way until crochet the no of tr which need to be crochet tog and pull the last yrh through all sts on hook.
1st round: Begin at the side. 1 sc in the 1st dc, 4 ch (= 1 tr), crochet 2 tr tog in the same dc, 3 ch and 3 tr tog still in the same dc, *skip approx. 3/4”-1”, crochet 3 tr tog in the next dc, 3 ch and 3 tr tog*, repeat from *-* until end of round and finish with a sl st in the 4th ch crochet at beginning of round.
2nd round: Crochet sl st until first ch-loop, 4 ch (=1 tr), crochet 3 tr tog around the same ch-loop, 4 ch, 4 tr tog around the same ch-loop, *in the next ch-loop crochet 4 tr tog, 4 ch and 4 tr tog*, repeat from *-* until end of round and finish with a sl st in the 4th ch at beginning of round.
3rd round: Crochet as 2nd round.
4th round: Crochet as 2nd round but crochet 5 ch in each ch-loop (instead of 4 ch).
5th round: Crochet 1 sc in the top of the first tr group, *6 ch, 1 sc in the next tr group*, repeat from *-* until end of round and finish with 6 ch and 1 sl st in 1st sc at beginning of round.

Crochet flower:
Crochet 3 ch with light rose and make a loop with a sl st in 1st ch.
1st round: Crochet 5 sc around the loop and finish with a sl st in the sc from beginning of round.
2nd round: *4 ch, 1 dc in the 1st of the 4 ch, 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from *-* = 5 leaves, cut the thread.
Crochet 3 ch with lime and make a loop with a sl st in 1st ch.
1st round: Crochet 5 sc around the loop and finish with a sl st in the sc from beginning of round.
2nd round: *4 ch, 3 dc in the 1st of the 4 ch, 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from *-* = 5 leaves, cut the thread.
Sew the light rose flower on to the lime flower and sew the flower to the dress at mid front.
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HAT:

PATTERN NOTES
Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first dc unless otherwise stated.
Finish the round with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round.
Crochet in each dc (not in between)

HAT
Crochet 4 ch with hook C and old rose and make a loop with a sl st in 1st ch.
1st round: Crochet 12 dc around the loop –read Crochet info!
2nd round: Crochet 2 dc in each dc = 24 dc
3rd round: Crochet 1 dc in each dc = 24 dc
4th round: *1 dc in each of the 2 first dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* until end of round = 32 dc.
5th round: *1 dc in each of the 3 first dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* until end of round = 40 dc.
6th round: *1 dc in each of the 4 first dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* until end of round = 48 dc.
7th round: *1 dc in each of the 5 first dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* until end of round = 56 dc.
8th round: *1 dc in each of the 6 first dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* until end of round = 64 dc.
9th round: *1 dc in each of the 7 first dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* until end of round = 72 dc.
10th round: *1 dc in each of the 8 first dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* until end of round = 80 dc.
Finish the increases here for size 1/3 month
11th round: *1 dc in each of the 9 first dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* until finish round = 88 dc.
Finish the increases here for size 6/18 month
12th round: *1 dc in each of the 10 first dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* until finish round = 96 dc.
All sizes: Continue round with dc without any increases until the piece measures 5” [5½”-6¼”] from the top. Crochet 1 round as follows: 1 dc in each dc but 2 dc in every 8th dc = 90 [99-108] dc on round. Crochet 1 round of dc without any increases and continue to crochet 1 round of dc with 2 dc in every 6th dc (for the middle size 3 dc left on round after the last increase instead of 6) = 105 [115-126] dc on round.

Lace border:
1st round: Crochet 4 ch (= 1 tr), crochet 2 tr tog. –see crochet tips under dress, 3 ch and 3 tr tog in the first dc, *skip approx. 3/4”-1”, crochet 3 tr tog in the next dc, 3 ch and 3 tr tog*, repeat from *-* until end of round and finish with a sl st in the 4th ch at beginning of round.
2nd round: Crochet 1 sc in the top of the first tr group, *6 ch, 1 sc in the next tr group*, repeat from *-* until end of round and finish with 6 ch and 1 sl st in the 1st sc at beginning of round. Cut and sew the thread, the hat measures approx. 7” [7½”-8¼”] from the top.

Crochet flower:
Crochet 2 flowers as explained under the dress and sew the flowers to the hat.
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BAG

Materials: DROPS Alaska from Garnstudio
50 g, color no 02, off-white
+ a remnant of DROPS Vienna color no 21, off-white and no 36, pink
+ a remnant of DROPS Alpaca color no 3140, baby pink.

DROPS crochet hook no. 3 mm/ US C
DROPS crochet hook no. 6 mm/ J/10 (for the heart on the bag)
DROPS pointed needle size 5.5 mm/ US 9 (for the bag)

Measures:
Before felting: Approx. 16 cm / 6 1/4'' wide and 24 cm / 9½" long
After felting: Approx. 12 cm / 4¾'' wide and 15 cm / 6'' long.

Felting: Felt the bag in the washing machine on a normal cycle 104F + spin with a tbsp of detergent without enzymes.

Bag:
Cast on loosely 27 sts (inclusive of an edge st each side) on needles size 5.5 mm / US 9 and off white Vienna. Knit 2 rows of garter sts and change to Alaska and work in stockinette sts until the piece measures approx. 47 cm / 18½'' – Adjust so that the next row is worked from the wrong side.
Change back to off white Vienna, and knit 2 rows of garter sts.
Bind off loosely.

Strap:
Cast on 5 sts on needle size 5.5 mm/ US 9 with Alaska and work in stockinette sts until the strap measures approx. 25 cm / 9 3/4'', bind off.
Fold the strap double – lengthwise and purl side against purl side and sew it tog. in the most outer part of the outer st.

Assembly:
Fold the bag double and sew the side seams inside the edge st. Sew the strap to the bag each side. Felt the bag in the washing machine – see explanation above.

Crochet Heart:
Ch 2 on hook size 6 mm/ with rose Vienna and crochet 1 sc in the first of the 2 ch, turn the piece. Ch 1, crochet 3 sc in sc from previous row, turn the piece.
Ch 1, 2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next sc and 2 sc in the last sc = 5 sc, turn with 1 ch, 2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the following sc, 1 sc in the next sc and 2 sc in the last sc = 8 sc, turn the piece.
*Ch 1, skip a sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, turn the piece.
Ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, turn the piece.
Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the 2 sc, turn the piece.
Ch 1 and 1 sl st in the ch from beginning of previous row, cut and sew the thread*.
Repeat from *-* for the other side of the heart and sew the heart to the bag.

Crochet flower:
Ch 3 with hook no. 3 mm/ US C and light rose Alpaca and make a ring with a sl st in 1st ch.
1st round: Crochet 5 sc around the ring and finish with a sl st in the sc from beginning of round.
2nd round: *ch 4, 1 dc in the 1st of the 4 ch, 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from *-* = 5 leaves, cut the thread.
Sew the flower to the heart.

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