DROPS Baby / 18 / 13

Princess Dora by DROPS Design

Set of knitted dress with round yoke and lace pattern plus booties in DROPS Alpaca for baby and children

Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size in cm: 50/56-62/68-74/80 (86/92-98/104)
Bootie foot length: 10-11-12 (14-16) cm
Materials: DROPS ALPACA
DRESS:
100-150-200 (200-250) g colour no 0100, off-white
50 g for all sizes colour no 3720, violet
50 g for all sizes colour no 3140, light pink
50 g for all sizes colour no 3770, dark pink
50 g for all sizes colour no 3800, heather
BOOTIES:
50 g for all sizes colour no 0100, off-white
50 g for all sizes colour no 3140, light pink

DRESS:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 3 mm (40 cm for the 2 smaller sizes and 60 cm for the 3 larger sizes) – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) size 2.5 mm DROPS WOODEN BUTTON no 503: 2 pcs.

BOOTIES:
DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm – or size needed to get 26 sts x 52 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

(Continue to pattern...)

Tips & Help

All our patterns include tutorial videos that can help you finish your project in no time!

See them here!

You can also find step by step tutorials for the most common knitting and crochet techniques in the DROPS Lessons!

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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 American English, please click here.
DRESS:

GARTER ST (in the round):
K 1 round, P 1 round.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

PATTERN: See diagram M.4 and M.5 – diagram shows the pattern from the RS.

WAVY PATTERN: See diagram M.1 and M.2 – diagram shows the pattern from the RS.

DRESS:
Worked in the round on circular needle – round beg mid back.
LOOSELY cast on 170-187-204 (221-238) sts on circular needle size 3 mm with off-white and work M.1. When piece measures approx 5-7-8 (10-11) cm – adjust to after a full repeat of M.1 – work 1 vertical repeat of M.2 = 150-165-180 (195-210) sts. K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 30-33-30 (27-30) sts evenly = 120-132-150 (168-180) sts. P 1 round. Insert 1 marker after 30-33-38 (42-45) sts and 1 marker after 90-99-113 (126-135) sts (to mark the sides). Continue in stocking st.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 14-16-19 (22-24) cm continue in M.4 on all sts. When piece measures 21-27-32 (37-40) cm cast off 10 sts each side for armhole (= 5 sts on each side of both markers) = 100-112-130 (148-160) sts left on round. Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.
SLEEVE: Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on 36-36-42 (42-46) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with off-white. Work 4 cm garter st – SEE ABOVE. Change to needle size 3 mm and continue in stocking st. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid under arm. When piece measures 5-5-5 (6-7) cm inc 1 st on each side of marker and repeat the inc on every 4-4-5 (5-6) round a total of 7-8-8 (10-10) times = 50-52-58 (62-66) sts. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 10-11-11 (14-16) cm continue in M.4. When piece measures 14-17-19 (23-27) cm cast off 10 sts mid under arm (= 5 sts on each side of marker) = 40-42-48 (52-56) sts. Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.
YOKE:
Slip sleeves on the same circular needle as body piece where cast off for armholes = 180-196-226 (252-272) sts. K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 0-7-1 (9-11) sts evenly = 180-189-225 (243-261) sts. Continue in M.5 – see diagram for size. When yoke measures 7-7-8 (9-10) cm divide piece for split mid back as follows: Work round to mid back, cast on 4 new sts (= buttonhole band), turn piece and now work all sts back and forth on needle with 4 garter sts each side for buttonhole bands (work the inc 4 sts in off-white). AT THE SAME TIME after 2 cm make 1 buttonhole on left buttonhole band by K tog 2nd and 3rd st from edge and make 1 YO. Make a second buttonhole in the same way 2.5 cm after the first one. After M.5 - see arrow in diagram for size – there are 64-67-79 (85-91) sts left on row. Change to needle size 2.5 mm, work 1 row stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME DEC 4-2-9 (10-11) sts evenly = 60-65-70 (75-80) sts. Work 6 rows garter st on all sts, cast off loosely. Dress measures approx 33-39-45 (51-55) cm.
ASSEMBLY:
Sew openings under arms. Fasten buttonhole band at bottom mid back and sew on buttons to fit buttonholes. Fold sleeve edges if needed.
----------------------------------------------------------
BOOTIES:

PATTERN: See diagram M.3 – the diagram is seen from the RS.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
----------------------------------------------------------
BOOTIE: Worked back and forth on needle from mid back.
Cast on 55-55-55 (66-66) sts on needle size 2.5 mm with 2 threads off-white. Remove 1 thread and work 2 rows stocking st (first row = RS). Work 1 vertical repeat of M.3 on all sts. K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 5-1-1 (8-8) sts evenly = 50-54-54 (58-58) sts. Continue in rib, K2/P2, with 1 edge st each side until piece measures 6-7-7 (8-8) cm – adjust so that next row is from WS. Change to light pink, P 1 row from WS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 16 sts evenly = 34-38-38 (42-42) sts. Work 6 rows garter st and now slip 12-12-12 (14-14) sts each side on stitch holders = 10-14-14 (14-14) sts left on row (= upper foot). Work 4-4.5-5 (6-8) cm rib with off-white on these sts (beg from RS): * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K2. Pick up 10-11-13 (16-21) sts on each side of upper foot with off-white and slip sts from stitch holders back on needle = 54-60-64 (74-84) sts. Change to light pink and continue in garter st back and forth on needle from mid back, AT THE SAME TIME after 1.5-2.5-3 (3-4) cm dec as follows: K2 tog at the beg and at the end of row and K2 tog on each side of the middle 2 sts, repeat the dec on every other row until edge measures 3-4-5 (5-6) cm. Cast off and sew bootie tog under foot in outer loops of sts, continue along rib inside 1 edge st each side.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= From RS: K2 tog, From WS: P2 tog
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= 3800, heather
= 3770, dark pink
= 0100, off-white
= 3140, light pink
= 3720, violet


Do you need some help? Here's some tutorial videos that can help you!

For further pattern help, please contact the store where you bought the yarn. Having bought DROPS yarn, you are guaranteed to receive qualified help from a store specializing in the DROPS patterns.

All patterns are carefully reviewed, but we must make reservation for possible mistakes. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations.

If you think you have found an error in the pattern, please post your remark or question in our Comments section. Go to original pattern for design DROPS Baby 18-13.