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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Summer Sundress

Ask and ye shall receive.
Several people asked about a pattern for this dress.
Front of the dress.

I wrote it out after I finished the dress today. It is written for a newborn with a 12" chest. (According to my nephew, the doctors say his 34 week old daughter is about 5 pounds. So I scoured the web and found info that a baby that size would have an 11 1/2" chest. Since the yarn I used is so soft and stretchy, this should last here a week or two . . I hope!)

I used the directions for my Join As You Go AMERICANA AFGHAN for the granny squares. It is so funny, they are sure easier to make than they are to write out.
Back of the dress.
Buttons are located inside the dress
and the buttons go through the treble crocheted straps.
The pattern is written for one color. I wrote it that way so it is less confusing. I am sure anyone who has ever changed colors in crochet can do it on this pattern too.

In time, I plan to have a bonnet and shoes to accompany this dress.

If you would like to buy this pattern, it is available for $2.99 in my Ravelry store.

And remember, 100% of the purchase price for the pattern goes to the Wyoming County SPCA, Wyoming County, NY,
 a No Kill Animal Shelter.


  1. Now how many outfits have you made for the baby? lol Gorgeous - can't wait to see pics of her in it!

  2. That's awesome Paula!

    Thanks for the comment on Leo. Steps don't work. You forget, he is a Jack Russell. He goes around them. His eating has picked up a little bit, but other than that he does a lot of sleeping and sitting next to his mama when she's home. He panics if he doesn't know where I am, he'll search frantically around the house looking for me. His sight is such that he does not see very well at all. I was outside yesterday looking in his little house and I guess he didn't see me go out back and when I came back around he was pacing the gate as if he thought I'd left and when I called to him he turned and stood there for a minute to make sure it was me and when he saw my shadow move, he came running with a relieved look on his face. Dang...what a sentence that was! Anyways...I probably won't be posting a whole lot. I'll do the best I can. xo

  3. Thank you for the pattern!! I was wondering if it was one you had made up. I will be buying this one, soon. I've started crocheting dresses for Pine Ridge and need to get some more out of my system. :P

  4. Your summer sundress is so stinkin cute!! We love this! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming and we hope you'll be back. -The Sisters

  5. What a pretty dress, who wouldn’t love it!you have great talent! try my blog also http://blissfulsewing.blogspot.com/


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