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Crochet Ruffle Dress for Girls

If you are confident in your crochet abilities, then you should definitely try out this Crochet Ruffle Dress for Girls by Premier Yarns. Red and white ruffles in the skirt make a cute piece of clothing to add to your daughter's wardrobe. Shown in size 4, this crochet dress pattern can also be worked up in bigger sizes for girls that are 6 and 8 years old. Try your hand at something new and fun with this crochet dress that will really put your skills to the test.

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Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • Premier Yarns Primo:
    • MC: Red (4 [4, 5] balls)
    • CC: White (1 ball all sizes)
  • Crochet Hook (Size G/6, 4 mm)
  • Tapestry Needle

SIZE: 
4 (6, 8) year
Shown in 4 year size
Chest: 22" (23 1/2", 25")

GAUGE:
18 dc x 8 rows = 4"

PATTERN NOTES:
Front and Back top sections are worked in one piece from the Front waist to the neck, then separated for Shoulder Straps. Straps are worked individually and then joined again for the Back. Back piece is worked down to the waist. Front and back pieces are then sewn together at the sides. Underskirt portion is worked in the round, in one piece. Tiers are worked outward from Underskirt.


DRESS
Picot Edging:
[Ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), sk next 2 sts/sps, sc in next st/sp] around.

FRONT
With MC, ch 51 (55, 59).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across – 49 (53, 57) sts.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc and each dc across – 49 (53, 57) sts.
Rep Row 2 until Front meas 6½ (7½, 8½)” from beg.

Front Yoke
Row 1 (WS): Sl st in first 3 (0, 2) dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, [ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc] to last 6 dc, dc in next 3 dc, turn – 3 (0, 2) sts rem unworked.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc] to end.
Row 3: Rep Row 2.

Separate Straps
Left Strap
Next row (RS): Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc] 2 times, turn. 
Rep last row until Left Strap meas 6 (6½, 7)”, ending with WS row.

Right Strap
Attach yarn to Row 3 of Yoke, skipping 17 (27, 27) sts for neck.
Work as for Left Strap, ending with WS row.

Back Yoke
Joining row (RS): (Working onto Left Strap) Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc] 2 times, ch 17 (27, 27), (working onto Right Strap), dc in each of next 3 dc, [ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc] 2 times.
Next row: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc] to end.
Rep last row until Back meas 3 (3½, 4)” from Joining Row.

Back
Armhole
4, 8 Year old Sizes only:
Next row:
Ch 5 (4), dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch, [dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] to last 3 sts, dc in last 3 dc – 49 (57) dc. Rep this row, 1 more time.

6 Year old Size only: 
Next row: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, [dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] to end – 53 dc. 

All Sizes:
Work even in dc until Back meas 6½ (7½, 8½)” from first Armhole row.
 
Sew Front and Back together at sides.

SKIRT
Attach yarn to either side.
Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc + 2), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc] around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5 – 48 (51, 54) ch-2 sps.
 Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc + 2), sk next ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next ch-2 sp] around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.
Rnds 3-6 (7, 8): Rep Rnd 2, 4 (5, 6) times.
Rnd 7 (8, 9): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp] around, join with sl st to beg dc – 144 (153, 162) dc.
Rnd 8 (9, 10): Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), sk next 2 dc, [dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc] around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-6 – 48 (51, 54) ch-3 sps
Rnd 9 (10, 11): Ch 6 (counts as dc + 3), sk next ch-3 sp, [dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp] around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
Rnds 10 (11, 12) – 13 (15, 17): Rep Rnd 9 (10, 11), 4 (5, 6) times.

Flounce 1
Rnd 1: Sl st to next ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as tr), [1 tr, ch 2, 2 tr] in same sp, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-3 sp, {[2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr] in next ch-3 sp, sk next 2 ch-3 sp} around, join with sl st to beg tr.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 2 tr, sk next ch-2 sp, {tr in each of next 2 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 2 tr, sk next ch-2 sp} around, join with sl st to beg tr.
Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in each of next 2 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 3 tr, sk next ch-2 sp, {tr in each of next 3 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 3 tr, sk next ch-2 sp} around, join with sl st to beg tr.
Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in each of next 3 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 4 tr, sk next ch-2 sp, {tr in each of next 4 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 4 tr, sk next ch-2 sp} around, join with sl st to beg tr.
Rnd 5: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in each of next 4 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 5 tr, sk next ch-2 sp, {tr in each of next 5 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 5 tr, sk next ch-2 sp} around, join with sl st to beg tr.
Rnd 6: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in each of next 5 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 6 tr, sk next ch-2 sp, {tr in each of next 6 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 6 tr, sk next ch-2 sp} around, join with sl st to beg tr.
Rnd 7: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in each of next 6 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 7 tr, sk next ch-2 sp, {tr in each of next 7 tr, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, tr in each of next 7 tr, sk next ch-2 sp} around, join with sl st to beg tr.
Rnd 8: Work Picot Edging around. Fasten off.

Flounce 2
Attach MC bet Rows 1 & 2 of Body at side. Work Row 1 of Flounce 2 around dc from Row 1 of Body.
Rnds 1: Ch 4 (counts as tr), [1 tr, ch 2, 2 tr] in same sp, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, {[2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr] in next ch-3 sp, sk next 2 dc} around, join with sl st to beg tr.
Rnds 2-5: Work as for Rnds 2-5 of Flounce 1. 
Rnd 6: Work Picot Edging around. Fasten off.

Flounce 3
Attach CC bet Rows 6 (7, 8) and 7 (8, 9) of Skirt. Complete as for Flounce 2.

FINISHING
Work Picot Edging around Armholes and Neck.

Flowers (make 1 in CC and 1 in MC)
Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, {[sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in ring} 4 times, join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd 2: [ Ch 5, sk next 3 sts, sc around post of next st from behind] 5 times, join with sl st to ch 1 of beg ch-5.
Rnd 3: [Sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc] in each ch-5 sp around, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.
 
Sew Flowers to Right Strap near Neck, as seen in photo.

Weave in ends.

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I know my sister Willie would have loved to have made this for her granddaughters. After reading the comments she too would have been very disappointed in it. Why is it no one seems to go through the patterns they post to make sure things make sense. I was making a look Flag that the pattern said it was 4' X6'. 90X117 rows=1.12'X3.12'. It's very frustrating to us when we are trying to do something for someone and we have to alternate how to do it. The old glory flag took more time, yarn and patience than the pattern allowed.

These little girls ruffle dress is amazing. The advance skills scare me. But how do you know when you have advanced your skills without giving things a try. I see this in my mind in so many cute combos of colors. I wish I have seen this prior to the 4th of July it would have been perfect for the party

This dress is absolutely adorable. I love the layers of ruffles at the bottom of this dress. I have been looking for a way to extend the bottom of a crochet crop top pattern that I have to add more coverage for those that dont want to bare their middles. I think I will try to incorporate the design of these ruffles to that top.

I am making the Size 6 dress. I am presently doing the Front Yoke - It says "sl st in first 0 dc". Does it mean I just ignore this part? I am confused. Because at the end it says 0 st remain unworked. But I have 2 dc left at the end. Please help

I am making the Size 6 dress. I am presently doing the Front Yoke - It says "sl st in first 0 dc". Does it mean I just ignore this part? I am confused. Because at the end it says 0 st remain unworked. But I have 2 dc left at the end. Please help

This is so adorable. I read the pattern through. It is an advanced pattern and I am only an intermediate but would love to try this for my 2-1/2 year old granddaughter. She LOVES girly flouncy dresses. The size 4 should fit her next year. I'm going to try to make a little flounce cap sleeve on it too. I have a year to work on it!

Something is seriously wrong with this pattern. The flounce does not flounce so am improvising. Does anyone test these before publication?

Hi jo843, This pattern was copied directly from Premier Yarns' website. Since it's their pattern, I would suggest checking with them/their customer support for any additional help. Thank you - and I'm sorry for any inconvenience. Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I found the pattern worked fine until I hit Flounce 1. I found the best fix for this pattern is in Round 1 of Flounce 1 to take out the "sk next 2 ch 3 sp" part and do the "2 tr, ch2, 2tr) in each ch-3 space. In the following Rounds (2 to 7) you need to ch2 between the triple crochet groupings, then when it says to "skip the next ch 2 space" in each round, you're skipping that ch2 and making a ch2. Flounce 2 and 3 should be done similarly. I hope that makes sense. It makes a lovely flounce.

First thing, I'm giving this Crochet Ruffle Dress for Girls a 5-star rating for the readily available pattern. It makes you want to start this project right away. I always get excited with patterns for girls' dresses. I'm currently doing a crochet dress for my granddaughter and I'm excited. I'm sure it's gonna look good on her. This dress here looks cute, too with the ruffles but I would like to make this in a color that is better suited to a crochet dress. However this pattern is very timely for those who want to make the dress in time for the Christmas season. It would look lovely on a girl her age.

I submitted this question to "Contact us" then the message came up to submit it under "comments". Here it is The Crochet Ruffle Dress for Girls pattern is seriously flawed. After a year, I am finally struggling through it as I figure out the corrections. Did anyone ever test this pattern? Do you you know of anyone who has actually followed the pattern word-for-word successfully? Is there by chance a rewrite with corrections?

This is to janie2209 5813352, about the time you posted your question (Sept '15) I was downloading this pattern and starting it. I'm not an expert crocheter but I can read (well I thought so). I had to put this piece down because the pattern made no sense at times. I picked it up again late this spring ('16) when my granddaughter asked when her dress (that was supposed to be a Christmas '15 dress) was going to be done. I got to Flounce 1, did you figure out the way in which it was flawed? This pattern is a train wreck in my opinion, it must have been written by a robot and never tested by a human. The directions for Flounce 1 are incorrect and as I start Flounce 2 I'm pretty sure it is too. How did you fare a year ago with the project?

Hi Barbhill, This pattern was copied directly from Premier Yarns' website. I just double checked it and I can't seem to spot any differences between the two, so it was copied over correctly. Maybe ask our Facebook community at Facebook.com/allfreecrochet? Or ask Premier customer support? Thank you - and I'm sorry for any inconvenience. Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I'm at the part of the pattern where you shape the arm holes and for some reason it looks uneven to me from how the pattern tells you to do it and it doesn't look right. Can you please tell me how to make it even because you start it with a ch 5 and dc in the 4th ch from hook and each ch on one side and then it doesn't do that on the opposite side of the same row and I don't like how it looks uneven, I just want this dress to be perfect for my daughter.

The previous poster was right on the mark. Adding a blue ruffle will make this so cute for all the pAtriotic holidays. I think I can even make up a small bag to match for her to carry and who knows maybe a sun hat with a matching brim. When grandma gets stRted I am like a run away train. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

I'm excited to try your ruffle dress. My first granddaughter will love the playfulness of the dress. Going to change one thing, the bottom ruffle will be blue, Go USA!!

Love this pattern, but seem to be getting tangled up with the flounce......is the pattern correct??? Cheers Jane

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