Crochet girls dress - V stitch pink shells pattern
Step-by-step crochet instruction
Make a foundation chain of 71 chain stitches or multiples of 5 chains plus 1 additional chain. Join the 1st and last chains with the slip stitch (sl.st.) to continue crocheting in the round.
Work with a smaller crochet hook 1st through about 9th round and then continue with the larger size hook.
1st round – sc to end plus sl.st.1
V stitch shell pattern
2nd round – ch.4, [sk4, dc2, ch.1, dc2 in one ch., ch.1] to last 5 chs; sk4, dc2, ch.1, dc1 in one ch, sk2 chs of the following round & sl.st.1
3rd round – sl.st.1, [sc1, dc3, sc1, sl.st.1] to end
4th round – ch.4, [sk5, dc2, ch1, dc2 in one ch, ch.1] to last 6 chs; dc2, ch1, dc1 in one ch., sk2 of the following round + sl.st.1
Repeat the pattern starting from the 3rd round until you reach the desired length of the skirt. In order not to increase chains, use a larger size hook to continue the pattern.
Attach the yarn to the foundation chain to crochet the top part, and work sc for about 10 rounds. At the very end of the last round of sc, work sl.st.1.
Work the very top part of the dress with a smaller size hook again.
(work half of your chains, the number should be dividable by 5)
1st row (right side) – sc for 35 chs + 1 rc
2nd row (wrong side) – blsc backwards to end + 2 rc
3rd row – insert the hook into the 4th ch. from your hook, [dc2, ch.1, dc2 in one ch, ch.1, sk4] to last 3 chs; dc2, ch1, dc2 in one ch., sk.1, dc1 + 1 rc
4th row – [sl.st.1, sc1, dc3, sc1] to end + 4 rc
5th row – dc1 in the 4th ch from the hook, ch1, [sk5, dc2, ch1, dc2 in one ch., ch.1] to last 6 chs; sk5, dc2 in one ch. + 2 rc
6th row – dc1 in the 3rd ch, sc1, sl.st.1, [sc1, dc3, sc1, sl.st.1] to last 2 chs; sc1, dc1 + 1 rc
Front shoulder piece
(work the pattern for 12 chains)
7th row - insert the hook into the 4th ch., [dc2, ch.1, dc2 in one ch, ch.1, sk5] to last 3 chs; dc2, ch1, dc2 in one ch., sk.1, dc1 + 1 rc
8 th row = 4th row
9 th row = 5th row
10 th row = 6th row
11th row = 7th row
Step 7 = Step 6 for the second front shoulder piece.
Work like in step 5, but crochet 10 full rows and the 11th row will be your back shoulder piece.
Join the front and back shoulder pieces together (crochet or sew) from the wrong side.
Work sc for all edges.