Children's length in cms 86-98-116 or size 2 - 6 years
girl's summer dress crochet pattern 18 x 9
girl's summer dress crochet pattern 20 x 10
girl's summer dress crochet pattern 22 x 11
girl's summer dress crochet pattern 24 x 12
girl's summer dress crochet pattern 26 x 13
girl's summer dress crochet pattern 28 x 14
Your little girl will feel so special in a beautiful crocheted summer dress.
Soft, light weight material has every little girl twirling the days away.
Embroider small details. Style with a cute pair of summer sandals for a gorgeous little outfit.
Picking the right yarn for your crochet project.
Acrylic yarn is less costly than a wool yarn and Fun Fur yarns are
If you are working on a first time project, work with an acrylic blend
yarn, if possible.
You can use a basic acrylic blend for blankets, sweaters, pot holders,
and so on.
50% acrylic and 50% cotton is a great yarn blend, I use it all the time.
Think how many skeins or balls you will need for a very large
project, the single skein or ball may be not so
expensive, but when you
add it all up, it can be very costly.
Different yarns have different costs, think about it, before you choose
Basic schematics for a children's summer top with flowers or squares of 5 x 5 cms or 2 x 2 in.
116 cms length
128 cms length
134 cms length
140 cms length
152 cms length
164 cms length
GAUGE—the number of stitches and rows
per inch—determines the size of the garment you are making.
Every pattern states the gauge, or “tension,” on which the sizing is based.
For successful results, it is essential
to test your crochet against this measurement before you start a project.
Make a test swatch at least 4"/10 cm square, using the yarn and hook size
called for in the pattern.
Then measure your swatch using a ruler or knit
Your swatch have to look right to you.
Try different needle sizes until you get the proper gauge.
What if my stitch gauge matches, but not my row gauge?
Of the two, the
stitch gauge over 4 inches, ( 10 cms ) is more important.
In a sweater pattern, for example, most patterns will tell you to work
so many inches ( cms ) to the underarm,
then so many inches ( cms ) to
the neckline shaping.
In this case, it doesn't matter if your row gauge is a bit off since
you're working in cms too.
In most cases, if you can match the stitch gauge, your row gauge
shouldn't be too far off.
It's always a good idea to purchase an
extra skein or two, just in case you need to make adjustments to the pattern.
It's best to have too much yarn instead of too little. Most yarn shops and
hobby stores will allow you to return
extra yarn, as long as you haven't
In a free crochet pattern with single crochets, you can divide most of
the time, the number of rows by 2, to get
double crochets, the other way
around, from double crochets to single crochets, multiply the number of
rows by 2.
Turning chains are the number of
chain stitches worked at the end of a row
to achieve the required height
For double crochet it is 3, for half-double crochet 2, and for single
If the foundation row is tight, the crocheted fabric may pucker. A tight
foundation row in a hemline and sleeve
makes edges that are tight and
uncomfortable. To avoid this problem, crochet experts suggest using a
hook and then switching to the recommended hook size.
Chaining very loosely will also solve the problem.
Single Crochet Decrease:
The simplest decrease is to skip a stitch.
Insert hook in stitch indicated by pattern instructions, draw up a loop,
insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop
(3 loops on hook), yarn over,
draw through last 3 loops on hook to complete stitch.
Double Crochet Decrease:
Yarn over, insert
hook in stitch indicated in free crochet pattern instructions, draw up a
loop, yarn over and draw
through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook
in next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on
(3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through last 3 loops on hook to complete
To increase, simply make two stitches in one stitch.
Working single crochet around the edge of a finished garment gives a
children's bolero, crocheted by Lizette van der Plas