Aelwen Baby Dress
As pretty as a summer rose, the Aelwen Baby Dress will make your little girl look cute as a button. The dress features a patterned hem and a softly flowing skirt gathered into a beautiful lace yoke. Buttons at the back ensure that it will be easy to put on and off.
It is worked in a soft, draping cotton mix yarn which feels cool and fresh so it can be worn right next to the skin or over a light-weight summer top.
The pattern includes five different sizes from 3 months to 2 years. Make several in different colours and prepare for your little one to be coo’ed over!
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
Techniques required: Knitting, purling, increases, decreases, lace patterning with yarn overs, buttonholes, working circularly & three-needle bind off.
Sizes: 3m (6-9m, 12m, 18m, 2T)
To fit chest: 40 (43, 46, 51, 53)cm/ 16 (17, 18, 20, 21) ins
Finished width at hem: 35 (38, 42, 44, 45)cm/ 14 (15, 16.5, 17, 17.5) ins
Finished length: 33 (37, 40, 43, 50)cm/ 13 (14.5, 16, 17, 19.5) ins
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sportweight yarn, 60% Pima cotton, 40% Beechwood rayon, 101m/110 yds:50gm ball, in Colour: #23614 Blush x3 (4, 5, 5, 6) balls.
Actual amount used in 3m size as shown: 138gm/4.9 oz, 278m/304 yds.
Yarn substitution: If you wish to use an alternative yarn, please select a sportweight or thin DK cotton/rayon yarn with a recommended gauge of 22-24 sts:10cm/4 ins using 3.25-3.75mm/US #3-5 needles.
Needles: Size 3.5mm/US #4 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins.
+ Spare needle for 3-needle bind off.
Gauge: 22 sts & 34 rows:10cm/4 ins in Stocking Stitch using 3.5mm/US #4 needles.
Notions: Row counter, markers , stitch holders and tapestry needle for finishing ends.
Buttons: Small buttons approx 15mm, ⅝ ins wide x3 (4, 4, 5, 5)
+ matching sewing thread.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
15 Jul 2016: In the pink
22 Jul 2016: New pattern – Aelwen Baby Dress
30 Jun 2014: Yarn Overs I have known
Current Version: v16JUL2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023