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CubanMother
« on: May 16, 2011 01:57:38 PM »

These are two crochet top dresses I made for my twin granddaughters.






It was close to impossible to get a front action shot of the two of them together. They are 9 months old and very squirmy and wiggly They were trying to grab each others flowers =)


The dresses are aproximally a 12th month size, because they are 19 and 20 lbs. I didnt follow any pattern.

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youngmommy2
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011 05:34:57 PM »

i absolutely love these? do you know about how long it took you? i can crochet but nothing fancy(i taught myself) did you just do the top straight across? nothing fancy and then sew the straps and skirts on? im also assuming that you sewed the back closed.
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CubanMother
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011 03:07:13 PM »

Hi youngmommy2,
The dresses are really easy and fast to make.
Measure the chest of the baby/child.
Do a basic chain. This is a calculating process because the amount of stitches on the chain depends on the size of hook you are using and how tight/loose your crochet is.
I used hook G and I tend to crochet tight.  I am sorry; I dont remember how many stitches I did on the basic chain.
Also, the yarn should be a soft, kind of stretchy yarn.
After completing the basic chain, join with slip stitch, chain 1 and start rows of double crochet until you have a crochet tube top as high as you want.
I did a small shell edge on the top row.
The skirt is one piece of fabric that I sew with thread of the same color of the crochet top.
This is a picture of the back of the dress.

I hope my explanation makes sense. English is not my mother tongue.
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youngmommy2
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011 09:56:27 PM »

you explained it well, although im not sure what a slip stitch is. ive only ever made baby blankets....and they havent been detailed....solids and strips! lol thank you for that. when she has the baby i will be sure to make one of these for her!
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