Sweet berry dress by DROPS Design

Knitted dress with short sleeves and granny squares in DROPS Safran. Size children 3 to 12 years.

DROPS design: Pattern no E-008-bn
Yarn group A
Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Size in cm: 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
150-200-200-250-250 g colour no 13, raspberry
100-100-100-150-150 colour no 02, medium pink
50 g for all sizes in colour no 31, lime

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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Pattern instructions

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.
See diagrams A-1 and A-2, diagrams show all rows in pattern from RS.

GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on 238-238-266-266-301 sts on circular needle size 3 mm with raspberry. P 1 round, then work diagram A-1. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Work A-1 until piece measures approx. 29-32-35-38-41 cm – finish after at least 2 rounds in stocking st after 1 round with holes. Work next round as follows: * K 2, K 2 tog, K 1, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 170-170-190-190-215 sts. Then K 1 round while at the same time dec 26-18-26-18-31 sts evenly = 144-152-164-172-184 sts. Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm. Work 2 rounds in GARTER ST - see explanation above - with lime and 2 rounds in garter st with medium pink, switch to raspberry. K 2 rounds, work next round as follows: * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* the entire round, then K 1 round. Then work 2 rounds in garter st medium pink and 2 rounds in garter st with lime. Switch back to circular needle size 3 mm – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue with medium pink and A-2 until finished measurements. When piece measures 3-4-5-6-7 cm with A-2, work next round as follows: Cast off the first 6 sts for armhole, work 66-70-76-80-86 sts A-2, cast off 6 sts for armhole and work A-2 the rest of row.
Finish front and back piece separately.

= 66-70-76-80-86 sts. Continue with A-2 back and forth on needle – AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armholes at the beg of every row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 1-1-2-2-3 times in each side = 60-64-68-72-76 sts. When the medium pink section measures 10-12-13-15-16 cm, cast off the middle 14-16-18-20-22 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then cast off on every row from neck: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2-2-3-3-3 times = 16-17-17-18-19 sts remain on shoulder. Cast off when the medium pink section measures 16-18-20-22-24 cm. Dress now measures approx. 48-53-58-63-68 cm in total.

= 66-70-76-80-86 sts. Then cast off for armholes as on front piece = 60-64-68-72-76 sts. When the medium pink section measures 14-16-18-20-22 cm, cast off the middle 26-28-32-34-36 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then cast off 1 st on next row towards the neck = 16-17-17-18-19 sts remain on the shoulder. Cast off when piece measures the same as front piece.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 51-51-54-54-57 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with lime. P 1 round, then 2 rounds in garter st in medium pink and 2 rounds in garter st in raspberry. Switch to medium pink and K 1 round while at the same time inc 12-12-16-16-20 sts evenly (inc by making YOs) = 63-63-70-70-77 sts. On next round K YOs twisted to avoid holes. Continue with A-1 until finished measurements. At the same time when piece measures 5-6-6-7-8 cm, cast off 6 sts mid under sleeve and work back and forth on needle until finished measurements. Then cast off 2 sts for sleeve cap at the beg of every row in each side until piece measures 9-10-11-12-13 cm, then cast off 3 sts 1 time in each side. Cast off the remaining sts, piece measures approx. 10-11-12-13-14 cm.

Sew shoulder seams and sew in sleeves.

NECK EDGE: Knit up approx. 75 to 100 sts around the neck on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with medium pink. P 1 round, cast off with K.

Squares are worked in 2 different colour combinations:
SQUARE A: Cast on + 1st round = raspberry, 2nd round = lime, 3rd and 4th round = medium pink, 5th round = lime.
SQUARE B: Cast on + 1st round = lime, 2nd round = medium pink, 3rd and 4th round = raspberry, 5th round = lime.

CROCHET TIP: Replace first tr at beg of every round with 3 ch and finish every round with 1 sl st in third ch from beg of round.

BOBBLE: 3 tr that are worked tog, i.e. wait with last pull through on every tr until all 3 tr have been worked, make a YO on hook and pull through all 4 loops.

Work 4 ch on hook size 3 mm and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 12 tr in ch-ring – read CROCHET TIP.
ROUND 2: 2 tr in every tr = 24 tr.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in tr, 3 ch, skip 1 tr *, repeat from *-*, finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round (= 12 dc with ch-loops in between).
ROUND 4: In first ch-loop work [-]: * [1 BOBBLE – see explanation above, 2 ch, 1 bobble, 4 ch (= corner), 1 bobble, 2 ch, 1 bobble], 3 ch, 1 htr in dc between the next 2 ch-loops, 3 ch, skip 1 ch-loop *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times but the last time finish after 3 ch with 1 sl st at the top of first bobble.
ROUND 5: * 2 dc in first 2-ch-loop, 6 dc in next 4-ch-loop (= corner), 2 dc in next 2-ch-loop, 3 dc in next 3-ch-loop, 3 dc in next 3-ch-loop *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Square measures approx. 7 x 7 cm.

Work 7-7-8-8-9 squares in each colour combination = 14-14-16-16-18 squares in total. Sew squares to into a long strip, place the colours alternately – sew edge to edge with lime to avoid a chunky seam. Sew the strip tog to form a ring. Sew the square strip to the bottom of dress, edge to edge with small stitches.

Work a picot border with raspberry on hook size 3 mm at the bottom of dress as follows: * 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in first ch (= 1 picot), skip 1 dc *, repeat from *-*, finish with 1 sl st in first dc.
Work a picot border the same way with raspberry around the neck and at the bottom of sleeves.

Work with medium pink as follows: * 2 ch, 1 dc in first ch *, repeat from *-* until tie measures approx. 100-110-120-130-140 cm, cut and fasten the thread.
Pull the thread through the eyelet holes in the waist on dress.

Hat - see pattern SmåDrops 23-48
Cardigan - see pattern SmåDrops 23-50


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K 2 tog, 1 YO

Everdina Van Zijderveld-Tenkink 26.11.2018 - 09:29:

Ich habe das süße Kleidchen 2 mal gestrickt, beide Male passten der Kopf nicht durch die Halsöffnung

DROPS Design 26.11.2018 kl. 10:44:

Liebe Frau Van Zijderveld-Tenkink, stimmt Ihre Maschenprobe? Haben Sie bei der Abketten für Hals die Maschen nicht zu eng gestrickt? Am besten zeigen Sie Ihre Arbeit Ihrem Laden (auch per E-Mail), so können Sie Ihnen vielleicht weiterhelfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Astrid Seidl 22.02.2016 - 16:11:

Kann man auch eine Anleitung für diese Tolle Kleid für 1-2 Jährige bekommen . Habe dieses Kleid schon mehrfach gestrickt und umgewndelt zum Dirndl aber jetzt brauche ich eine Anleitung für kleinere.Freue mich auf Antwort Danke

DROPS Design 24.02.2016 kl. 20:15:

Leider können wir Ihnen nur die genannten Größen bieten, in einer kleineren Größe gibt es die Anleitung nicht.

Natasja 04.01.2015 - 22:23:

Bij de mouw wordt opgezet met nld 2.5. Na het meerderen staat niets over wisselen naar naald 3.0. Ga ik echter door met 2.5 dan wordt de mouw te klein voor de jurk. Wissel ik hier naar 3.0 dan klopt het wel.

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