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Image descriptions: a smiling blonde toddler stands in a kiddie pool in front of a small tranquil lake on a sunny day, wearing a blue bucket hat and a crocheted dress with rainbow speckled lace bodice and bright aqua skirt. A smiling blonde toddler models a crocheted dress with white and black speckled lace bodice and grey skirt holding a grey and white striped teddy bear; the grey dress in progress shown with a green crochet hook and skeins of white & black speckled yarn and grey yarn on a walnut table; the grey dress with a cup of coffee and a houseplant on a walnut table. 

Crochet Pattern
Difficulty Level: Easy
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About

This sweet little dress was designed for my girl. I received a shipment of yarn from WeCrochet to use for my next design and was pleasantly surprised to find some Brava and new Brava Speckle in a variety of coordinating colours to try. My daughter was so excited about the bright and fun colourways, so I asked her what they should become. She decided they should be a dress and I don’t think she could be more right! This yarn is perfectly suited for kids’ garments - soft, washable, and durable. The design is simple and ready for play. Layering it up with tights or leggings, a t-shirt, or a denim jacket will carry us through from spring to fall. The worsted weight makes this a quick project that can be worked up again year after year, size after size, as your little one grows not-so-little. On the bodice, try adding an extra chain to the turning chain of each row for a slightly scalloped edge detail along the armholes.

Sizes

Toddler/Children’s sizes 12mo (2T, 4T, 6) (8, 10, 12) (14, 16).

Finished Chest: 19.75 (21, 23.5, 25.75) (27, 28.25, 30.75) (32, 33.25) inches / 49.5 (52.5, 59, 64.5) (67.5, 70.5, 77) (80, 83) cm.

Finished Length: 16 (18, 20.5, 23.5) (27.5, 30.5, 32.5) (34, 35) inches / 40 (45, 51.5, 59) (69, 76.5, 81.5) (85, 87.5) cm.

Yarn & Materials

MC: Knit Picks Brava (worsted, 100% acrylic, 218 yards/199 metres per 100 gram skein)
168 (218, 265, 339, 409, 473, 540, 590, 627) yards / 154 (199, 242, 310, 374, 433, 494, 539, 573) metres.
CC: Knit Picks Brava Speckle (worsted, 100% acrylic, 218 yards/199 metres per 100 gram skein)
121 (133, 156, 183, 234, 277, 305, 336, 361) yards / 111 (122, 143, 167, 214, 253, 279, 307, 330) metres.

Grey sample in size 2 uses 1 skein of Brava Speckle in colourway “Salt & Pepper” and 1 skein of Brava in colourway “Silver”.
Blue sample in size 2 uses 1 Skein of Brava Speckle in colourway “Cake Pop” and 1 skein of Brava in colourway “Cornflower”.

Hook: J / 6MM.
Tapestry needle for finishing.

Gauge

13 sts / 8 rows in dc = 4” / 10 cm.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Darcy Hampton, my fabulous testers, and WeCrochet for providing me with their lovely and inspiring yarn!
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