Princess Matilde by DROPS Design

Crochet dress worked top down with raglan, short sleeves and fan pattern plus hair band with flowers in DROPS BabyMerino or DROPS ♥ You #7. Size children 2 - 10 years

DROPS design: Pattern no bm-005-bn
Yarn group A
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DRESS:
Size: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 years
Size in cm: 92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140
Materials:
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
200-200-250-250-300 g colour no 16, red

Or use:
Materials:
DROPS ♥ You #7 from Garnstudio
200-200-250-250-300 g colour no 16, red

HAIR BAND:
Size: 2/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 years
Head circumference: 48/50 - 50/52 - 52/53 - 54/55 cm
Materials:
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes in colour no 02, off white
50 g for all sizes in colour no 16, red
50 g for all sizes in colour no 30, blue

Or use:
Materials:
DROPS ♥ You #7 from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes in colour no 01, white
50 g for all sizes in colour no 16, red
50 g for all sizes in colour no 05, navy blue

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 22 tr x 12 rows vertically = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS BUTTON: FLOWER (white) NO 600 – 3 pieces in all sizes (for dress).

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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.
CROCHET INFO:
Replace first tr at beg of every tr round/row with 3 ch. Finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Finish row with 1 tr in 3rd ch from beg of previous row.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 tr by working 2 tr in same st.
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DRESS:
The piece is worked top down. Work back and forth from mid back to after vent mid back, then work piece in the round.

YOKE:
Work 77-81-85-85-89 loose ch (incl 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 3.5 mm with Baby Merino or DROPS ♥ You #7. Work 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 dc in every ch the entire row = 76-80-84-84-88 dc on row.
Now insert 4 markers in piece for raglan as follows (beg mid back – NOTE: Do NOT work while inserting markers): Skip 12-13-14-14-15 dc (= right back piece), insert 1 marker in next dc, skip 12 dc (= sleeve), insert 1 marker in next dc, skip 24-26-28-28-30 dc (= front piece), insert 1 marker in next dc, skip 12 dc (= sleeve) and insert last marker in next dc (there are now 12-13-14-14-15 dc on left back piece after last marker).
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING:
READ CROCHET INFO and work next row as follows from RS:
Work 1 tr in every dc but in every dc with marker work 2 tr + 2 ch + 2 tr = 88-92-96-96-100 tr on row (= 12 tr inc).

Then inc for raglan: Continue with tr, and work 2 tr + 2 ch + 2 tr in every ch-space in every raglan line (= 16 tr inc on row). Repeat inc on every row 6-6-7-8-9 more times (= 7-7-8-9-10 times in total) = 200-204-224-240-260 tr on row. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
Work next row as follows from RS:

Work 1 tr in each of the first 28-29-32-34-37 tr (= right back piece), skip the next 44-44-48-52-56 tr (= sleeve), work 8 ch, work 1 tr in each of the next 56-58-64-68-74 tr (= front piece), skip the next 44-44-48-52-56 tr (= sleeve), work 8 ch and work 1 tr in each of the last 28-29-32-34-37 tr (= left back piece). Sleeve caps are now done and piece is worked in the round.

BODY:
Put piece tog mid back with RS out and work 1 round with tr (work 1 tr in every tr from previous round and 1 tr in every ch under each sleeve – remember CROCHET INFO) = 128-132-144-152-164 sts on round. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue with 1 tr in every tr until piece measures 4-4-4-5-5 cm, on last round inc 2-3-1-3-1 tr evenly - READ INCREASE TIP = 130-135-145-155-165 tr. Now work fan pattern as follows:

ROUND 1: 1 dc in first tr, *4 ch, skip 4 tr, 1 dc in next tr *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 4 ch, skip 4 tr and 1 sl st in first dc = 26-27-29-31-33 ch-spaces.
ROUND 2: 3 tr + 2 ch + 3 tr in every ch-space.
ROUND 3: Work sl sts until first ch-space, then work 3 tr + 2 ch + 3 tr in every ch-space.
Repeat 3rd round until piece measures 15-17-18-20-21 cm

WORK NEXT ROUND AS FOLLOWS: Work sl sts until first ch-space, then work 4 tr + 2 ch + 4 tr in every ch-space.
Repeat this round until piece measures 25-28-31-34-36 cm

WORK NEXT ROUND AS FOLLOWS: Work sl sts until first ch-space, then work 4 dtr + 2 ch + 4 dtr in every ch-space. Repeat this round until piece measures 35-39-43-48-52 cm Fasten off.

ADJUSTING NECKLINE:
For better fit work a small elevation at the back of neck. Insert 1 marker in st in each corner in neck, i.e. at beg of every raglan line and 1 marker mid front.
Work on hook size 3.5 mm as follows: Beg mid back, work 1 dc in every st until 1 st remains before st with marker, work 1 htr in next st, 1 tr in st with marker and 1 htr in next st, then work 1 dc in every st until 1 st remains before next st with marker, 1 htr in next st, 1 tr in st with marker and 1 htr in next st, the work 1 dc in every st until 4-4-5-5 (5-6) sts remain before marker mid front. Turn piece and work 1 dc in every dc back to mid back but at every marker work 3 dc tog, i.e. work 1 dc in htr but wait with last YO and pull through, work 1 dc in st with marker but wait with last YO and pull through, work 1 dc in next htr but now pull last YO through all 4 sts on hook (= 2 dc dec). Cut the yarn and repeat from mid back to mid front in the other side.

BUTTON BAND AT THE BACK:
Work along left opening mid back as follows: Work 2 dc in every tr-row and 1 dc in every dc-row. Work 4 rows in total with dc back and forth, fasten off. Along right opening mid back work buttonholes as follows (beg from RS at neck line): Work 4 dc (2 dc in the first two tr-rows), 4 ch (= 1 buttonhole), skip approx. 1 cm, work dc until approx. mid on band, 4 ch, skip approx. 1 cm, work dc until 1 cm remains on band, 4 ch and fasten with 1 dc in last st. Fasten off. Sew the buttons on to button band in the left side.

NECK EDGE:
Work around the neck as follows: 1 dc in first st, * 2 ch, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire row, fasten off.

FAN EDGE AROUND SLEEVE CAPS:
Work as follows: Work 1 dc in each of the 8 sts mid under sleeve, then work fan edge around the sleeve opening as follows: * Skip approx. 2 cm, in next st work 3 tr + 2 ch + 3 tr, skip approx. 2 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round (= approx. 9-9-10-10-11 fans along sleeve cap). Fasten off.
Repeat at the bottom around the other sleeve cap.
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HAIR BAND:
Work 6 ch on hook size 3.5 mm with off white.
Work first row as follows: Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, work 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch, turn piece = 3 dc + 3 ch on row.
ROW 2: 3 ch, 1 dc in each of the 3 dc from previous row, turn piece.
Repeat 2nd row until hair band measures approx. 42-44-46-48 cm (or desired length, subtract approx. 6-8 cm according to the head's circumference). Cut the yarn and sew the 2 short sides tog edge to edge with small stitches.

LARGE CROCHET FLOWER:
Work 7 ch on hook size 3.5 mm with off white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 3 ch (= 1 tr), 2 tr in ch-ring, * 6 ch, 1 dc in last tr made, 3 tr in ch-ring *, repeat from *-* a total of 6 times and finish with 6 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 7 ch-spaces with 3 tr between each. Fasten off.
ROUND 2: Switch to red. Work 1 dc in the middle of the first 3 tr on round, * 12 tr in ch-space, skip 1 tr, 1 dc in next tr, skip 1 tr *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round. Fasten off.

SMALL CROCHET FLOWER:
Work 6 ch on hook size 3.5 mm with off white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 2 ch (= 1 htr), 2 htr in ch-ring, * 5 ch, 1 dc in last htr made, 3 htr in ch-ring *, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times and finish with 5 ch and 1 sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round = 6 ch-spaces with 3 htr between each. Fasten off.
ROUND 2: Switch to blue. Work 1 dc in the middle of the first 3 htr on round, * 10 tr in ch-space, skip 1 htr, 1 dc in next htr, skip 1 htr *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew flowers on hair band with small sts.

Diagram


Nadine 14.10.2018 - 18:40:

Do you cut the yarn to work it on the rs? Or should they naturally fall on the rs?! X

DROPS Design 15.10.2018 kl. 10:38:

Dear Nadine, the first row after the fundation chain is worked from WS (= the dc row where you will add markers). The row after = working with tr and inc in each st with a marker will be the first row from RS. Happy crocheting!

Silvia 31.08.2018 - 07:56:

Buongiorno e grazie mille per la pronta risposta

Silvia 30.08.2018 - 23:00:

Sto facendo quesro vestito in tg 5/6 anni. Alla fine dite che deve misurare 43 cm... questa misura va presa dal girocollo, dalla spalla o da dove dite che il lavoro deve iniziare ad essere misurato?

DROPS Design 31.08.2018 kl. 06:58:

Buongiorno Silvia. I 43 cm vanno presi da dove dice: ora misurare il lavoro da qui. Nel grafico in fondo alle spiegazioni, trova le misure complete del vestito. Buon lavoro!

Silvia 29.08.2018 - 18:59:

Buonasera sono alle prime armi con la realizzazione dei vestiti non ne ho mai fatto uno Sto provando a fare questo modello in taglia 5/6 anni...sono solo all'inizio sto facendo lo sprone e sono alla fine dell'ottavo giro di aumenti per il raglan mi trovo sul diritto del lavoro al termine del dell'ottavo raglan... lo schema e richiede di continuare a lavorare sul diritto del lavoro come devo fare?Devo tagliare il filo e ricominciare da capo e come faccio a riconoscere Quale' il dritto?

Loredana 20.07.2018 - 10:31:

Grazie per il suggerimento ma continuo a non capire. Finisco l'ultimo ventaglio della riga. Come chiudo e comincio il giroi successivo?

DROPS Design 20.07.2018 kl. 10:57:

Buongiorno Loredana. Dopo l'ultimo ventaglio nell'ultimo arco di catenelle del giro, lavora maglie bassissime fino al primo arco di catenelle e poi riprende con i ventagli. Buon lavoro!

Loredana 20.07.2018 - 09:11:

Buongiorno, domanda da principiante: per chiudere il giro quando incomincio la lavorazione con il punto a ventaglio come faccio? io ci sto provando ma mi viene tutto storto. Dopo l'ultimo punto a ventaglio chiudo con una maglia bassissima alla base del primo punto a ventaglio, continuo con 1 p.to bassissimo per ogni catenella del primo ventaglio fino ad arrivare alla prima asola. Ma così facendo la "cucitura" è tutta obliqua. Grazie mille

DROPS Design 20.07.2018 kl. 10:27:

Buongiorno Loredana. Provi a non lavorare la maglia bassissima alla base del primo punto a ventaglio. Buon lavoro!

Sue 13.03.2018 - 15:36:

The stitch counts are the same for size 5/6 and size 7/8. That doesn’t make any sense to me. Can you help clarify this?

DROPS Design 13.03.2018 kl. 15:56:

Dear Sue, the number of sts to cast on ie to start with is the same in these both sizes but you will increase more times in the larger size so that the total number of sts at the end of yoke will be larger and yoke will be longer in size 7/8 than in size 5/6. Happy crocheting!

Lena Chan 08.03.2018 - 08:17:

Thank you so much for this lovely pattern! I made it for my Daughter as her Chinese New Year dress and even though I unknowingly ended up with 4 more stitches at the end of the yoke, the dress still turned out well 😆 I did however add another row to the yoke before the crochet in a round step in order to make the arm hole bigger as I thought it would be too tight. I also sewed a lining and sewed a row of lace at the bottom of the lining to make it similar to the photo.

Heather 30.07.2017 - 21:03:

Is the white underneath crocheted or just fabric lining? Do you have a tutorial on how to make that part? And I just missing it? Thanks!

DROPS Design 30.07.2017 kl. 23:22:

Dear Heather, that white lace edge is the endge of a white underskirt the little girl is wearing in one of the pictures (you can see in the picture with the bike, where is is not wearing it underneath, that there is no white lace edge. However, if you want to try, you can crochet into each stitch in the row before the last (with the white yarn), a treble in each stitch and add any crochet edging you like.Thus it would look like two separate layers. I hope this helps. Happy Crocheting!

Anette Sommer 25.05.2016 - 06:53:

Sidder og hækler fra kataloget, der er fejl i . Kan nu se opskriften online er rettet.

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