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.
The two sets are available for free on her site both in UK and US terms. She has a set with bloomers and another little dress.
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.
We love hearing what our readers think about how we can improve our crochet collections for you to keep safe and refer to again and again. Have you crocheted a baby dress and love the pattern? Would you like to see it featured here? Please leave us a message with the details.
© 2014 Lisa Auch
Have You crocheted a Dress for Baby Before or is this your first Attempt?
Anita on July 31, 2020:
Made lots of them for gifts. Lost my favorite pattern in a move, love knot bottom. Very easy and fast.
Gwen Bell on June 15, 2020:
Made one 20 years ago . Would now like to make one for her daughter. She’s 6 months old. How domI get a shell dress pattern
Maryna Van Eeden on March 01, 2020:
Yes i have
Fran Bowden on January 08, 2020:
I have crochet one dress
Dorothy Gracy on August 25, 2019:
1st attempt making a baby dress.
Agnes Gregory on July 13, 2019:
You are a good designer... your work is so wonderful... I, also like croteching but not as funny as yours... I like to learn more and more as you...Bravo!
Patricia on July 01, 2019:
This would be my second attempt at making a dress. I made one before I understood about gauging and it turned out big enough to fit a doll and not a child.
Jean on June 11, 2019:
NO not the first I have done many and christening sets also but I love new patterns and find these so cute and easy tjo work up thank you so much for your creative talent..However downloading or especially printing the patterns is the worst this site is not user friendly,
Vicki on May 19, 2019:
Since I discovered Pinterest I have not stopped crocheting it grows so quickly and I managed to make six in one week. Thank you pinterest
Donna on April 28, 2019:
Haven't tried a dress yet. Hoping to soon !
Donna giles on April 27, 2019:
Please may I have the pattern for the Christmas dress it is in red .
Janice Rogers on March 06, 2019:
Never made any crochet dresses
Helen wangui on November 30, 2018:
Good patterns with creativity
Carol Holmes on June 16, 2018:
You have shown some beautiful patterns here and I thank you for then and the other ladies too.
M G on June 14, 2018:
This is my third dress that I'm crocheting for 0-3 mos, the other two were off of youtube. thank you so much for posting links to these patterns, I saw some of them on youtube and pinterest, but couldn't find a link to them! I really appreciate it.
Stephanie Niermann on June 06, 2018:
This is my first attempt at making a dress. I'm good with baby shoes but that took me 2 years to get to where I understood that so I'm hoping this will go smoother. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Donna Secord on May 22, 2018:
This will be first attempt. I am tying it for my first great-granddaughter.
Donna on April 05, 2018:
I wished the pattern the 2 dresses, the pink and white little dresses was still online. I had it saved to my ravelry library but its not available anymore. If anyone has the written pattern, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . It was a free pattern and my favorite. Officially it was called "The Little White Dress" by sarahsweetheart.blog.com .
Jan Hildebrand on April 04, 2018:
I have not done baby dresses before but I have been knitting and crocheting for 50 years. I really like the baby dresses that are on this web site and would like to know how to get them
Carol on March 28, 2018:
I like these dresses and do you have some little jackets/cardigans please.
I’m just starting to do them as I behave only done blankets and tea towels.
dorothy Juillerat on March 28, 2018:
I just found the site for baby dresses and I love all of the designs. I would love to get the patterns for some of the dresses so that I can make then and donate them to a charity
Dorothy Juillerat on March 28, 2018:
The patternss displayed here are so beautiful I want to make them all. They are the nicest patterns I have ever seen
Theresa Almeida on September 18, 2017:
Can we please give the free baby dress patterns for toddlers in English. It's hard to understand all the other languages. Will be much appreciated
Dona Thompson on June 10, 2017:
Just started to crochet some of most glorious dresses for babies. I have NO grandchildren. Have 3 grown children.
Malone Sanderson on June 09, 2017:
Thank you so much for those gorgeous baby patterns I am going to try a few for my grandbaby
Cynthia K Aucoin on May 30, 2017:
only one other time, and it was for a baby doll. now I am looking for patters for baby dolls. Would like to start a project of getting used babydolls, cleaning them up, making clothes,blankets, etc to give to needy children helped by a Social worker friend of my daughters. The daughter is always giving the friend the childrens toys and clothes (always in good shape). The Social Worker appreciates everything she (and myself) sends.
Namcy11@gmail on January 14, 2017:
Would love to have pattern
THERESA ALMEIDA on October 29, 2016:
I want to crochet the blue baby
Dress could I have the pattern please. Thanks
Vickie on February 14, 2016:
Yes, this is my first time. I can crochet blankets, not clothes or anyone else. I'm 65 and lost my husband in 2006 and just gave up. I haven't crochet for 20yrs. But i was just looking on my daughter computer and seen yr page and it's like you pop out on me with all the pretty and unbelievable things you have, I couldn't believe my eyes. Well, I guess you can say I got my spirit back and now I want to try some of yr items. I'venever ttried going by a pattern. But since yr page gave me my will to do it , igoing to try it. I can only get free patterns right now , but in a few months I want to get supplies. Especially up to date. My yard is old too, but it has held up good. Going to see how it does. Thank you for the page you put out, and especially the free patters gives us elderly whose at home all time something to do and look forward to. I like doing for others. I will send a picture of the item . again thank you. . l le
LUCY ferraresi on March 22, 2015:
everythings is very nice ...thanks for
Susan300 on September 06, 2014:
So beautiful!! Makes me want to grab a hook right now...
Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on September 05, 2014:
I crochet a lot, yet have never made a baby dress. Probably due to the fact that I have 5 grandSONs and no girl babies...LOL. These dresses are all so pretty though and you have a wonderful selection presented here.
Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on September 05, 2014:
This makes me wish I crocheted! Such sweet dresses!
Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on August 03, 2014:
very very cute! your page makes me want to go get my basket of wool and start crocheting again! love these little dresses - crocheting is so addictive, I don't dare start right now!