Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Dresses
Precious Baby Dress Patterns Perfect for Your Little Princess
Are you looking to undertake the next step in your crochet journey and make a pretty dress outfit for a baby? Have you never crocheted one before and think it's too complicated? Then think again! There are fabulous easy and free baby dress patterns out there that will help you take that next stage in making baby clothes.
I love to make these pretty outfits and am always asked (usually last minute) if I can make a coming-home dress for a new baby. I have my favorite go-to patterns that I use time and time again. I wanted to put them a on one page for easy finding. Since I am also asked continuously for links to crocheted baby dresses, I thought it would be easier to collect them on one page for you all too.
If like me you're always looking for patterns, only to find pages full of broken and useless links. Well I am here to take the frustration out of searching for your next pattern. The crochet community has grown vastly over the last few years and many designers are setting up their own websites and hosting their own patterns. I like to find these independent designers and bring their fabulous work to you.
Please always visit and thank the individual designers for their generosity.
Where I can, I will provide a picture of the completed dress, and basic information so you can decide immediately if it's something you wish to make.
*Please note this page will be updated when I find new patterns and complete new dresses.
Working Your Dress From the Yoke Down - Easy-to-Follow Pattern Once You Get the Hang of How It Is Made
You will be surprised to find that the easiest way to crochet a dress is by working from the neck down. You start by working in rows back and forth along your piece, increasing at certain points along the yoke (this then builds up your stitch count to fit the chest area).
You then fold over this piece and work from the middle of the last increases you made around, skipping the amount of stitches specified in the pattern (this creates the armholes).
And continue working in the round in the pattern specified.
The beauty of working like this from the neck down is that there are few seams to work together...Yay for those who don't like to weave in the ends!
One of the easiest and most simple dresses to crochet is Bev's infamous Angel Wings Pinafore. This is a timeless pattern and is seen in variations all over.
The Ideal Pattern for Beginners
Are you new to crocheting garments? Do not be nervous!
I do love hearing stories of how people have been inspired by my crochet and one of my good long-time friends Bev is a great example of moving on from the granny squares to produce some awesome work. She has just picked up crocheting again after a long break and when she saw this beautiful pattern from Redheart she knew she wanted to give it a go.
I think you will agree it turned out fantastic, and Bev now has the crochet bug again. Yay!
The dress is simple and worked from the neck down with the added frills and pleats to make this such an adorable dress. Learn how to make it below.
Baby Girl Set
This project is ideal for beginners ready to go on to the next stage. This baby girl set is a quick and easy to make angel-wings sleeper set, complete with a diaper and bootie pattern. This design was created by Abigail Goss and is a free pattern. I would suggest printing off this pattern for easier use.
I love the angel wings and the simple shell design for the skirt. So simple to create yet so effective. The pattern calls for sport-weight yarn and an "I" hook.
Bev's Country Cottage shares this pattern. If you do not get lost in Bev's site and beautiful patterns, I will eat my yarn stash. I love the simplicity and ease of the way her patterns are written. She also makes and donates pieces to many wonderful charity projects.
- Although the measurements are given for a three-to-six month old, a reader comments that it fits a newborn.
Simple Baby Dress
This little dress is worked in the traditional two-piece fashion. It really is so simple to make. There is also a matching hat pattern and sizes from one-to-three months, six-to-twelve months, and two-to-four years old. This makes it a fail-safe pattern for all occasions.
I am fortunate to know the designer behind patternsforcrochet, and I love her designs.
Please note: I have special permission to use the owner's photos and they must not be used without the site owner's expressed permission.
Gorgeous Ruffled Dress Pattern
You will find this dress by Jennifer Down Under is a little more time-consuming to make, yet still easy. The square-necked yoke and the gorgeous short ruffled sleeves make this an easy-fitting dress. The full skirt is absolutely beautiful and will look gorgeous on your little princess.
- It's available in three sizes: three-to-six months; six-to-nine months, and nine-to-twelve months.
- This pattern uses sports weight yarn and an E crochet hook.
Pink and White Baby Dresses
If you want to create a show-stopping dress, then this is for you. I love this little dress and have seen so many variations by the creative crocheters who have made it.
Beautiful Full-Flared Skirt (0-3 Months Only)
The Country Willow is a firm favourite designer of mine, and I truly appreciate that they have released some of their patterns for free.
Please note, whilst the zero-to-three month-sized pattern is free, the other sizes are paid. I think it's very generous of designers to give their patterns to us for free.
So please remember to pop in and say a huge thank you.
Chevron Ripple Baby Dress
I love God's Tiny Angels, and they provide easy well-written crochet patterns for babies. This chevron ripple baby dress is one of them. It's very simple and short. You can make it long-sleeved just by continuing the rounds on the sleeves. Mine was worked from the neck down.
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