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Toddler Jumper Dress

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Bernat® Softee Baby yarn:
    2 skeins Soft Red (MC)
    1 skein Soft Peach (A)
    1 skein Fresh Green (B)
    1 skein Aqua (C)
    1 skein White (D)
  • Crochet hook: size G-6 or size to obtain gauge
  • Ruler or measuring tape
    GAUGE: 18 sc and 19 rows = 4"

DIRECTIONS: Sizes: 18 mos (2 yrs, 4 yrs.) Chest measurement 19" (21", 23"). Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To change colors, work to last 2 loops on hook. Drop old color from hook, draw new color through & proceed.

BODICE STRIPE PAT (worked in sc throughout): 2 rows C, 1 row D, 2 rows B, 1 row D, 2 rows A, 1 row D, 2 rows MC, 1 row D. Rep last 12 rows for Stripe Pat.

BACK: **With MC, ch 68 (74, 80).
Row 1: (WS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *1 dc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * across. 67 (73, 79) sts. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * across, ending with sc in top of ch 3. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 9 1/2" (10 1/2", 12"), ending with Row 2.
Next row: (WS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *Miss next st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Rep from * across to last 3 sts. Miss next st. 1 sc in next sc. 1 sc in top of ch 3. Join C. Turn. 45 (49, 53) sts. Place markers at each end of last row.**
Next row: With C, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn. Row 1 of Bodice Stripe Pat is complete. Work a further 11 (13, 13) rows in Stripe Pat, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES:
Next row: Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, sl st in each of 1st 4 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc across to last 3 sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 39 (43, 47) sc.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. Rep last row 1 (2, 2) time(s) more. 35 (37, 41) sc. Work a further 17 (18, 20) rows in Stripe Pat, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE BACK NECK:
Next row: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 8 (8-9) sc. Sc2tog over next 2 sc (neck edge). Turn.Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn. 8 (8, 9) sts.
Work a further 2 rows even in Stripe Pat. Fasten off.
With RS facing, miss next 15 (17, 19) sc. Rejoin appropriate color yarn to next sc. Ch 1. Sc2tog over same st as last sl st and next sc. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. Work a further 2 rows even in Stripe Pat.
Fasten off.

FRONT: Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
LEFTT FRONT BODICE: Next row: With C, ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 8 sc. Place marker on next sc. Working in back loop only of each st, 1 sc in each of next 29 (33, 37) sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Row 1: (WS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 5) times more, then rep 1st row once. 26 (28, 32) sts.

SHAPE ARMHOLE: Next row: (RS). Sl st in each of first 4 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc across to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. 22 (24, 28) sts.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. Rep last row 1 (2, 2) time(s) more. 18 (18, 22) sc. (Sizes 2 & 4 yrs only): Dec 1 st at front edge on next (1, 3) row(s). (17, 19) sc.

ALL SIZES: Work 1 row even. Dec 1 st at front edge on next row and every following alt (RS) row until 8 (8, 9) sc rem. Work 1 (3,1) row(s) even. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT BODICE: With RS facing, join C with sl st in marked sc from Left Front Bodice. Ch 1. Working in rem front loop only of each st, 1 sc in each of next 29 (33, 37) sc. Working in both loops, 1 sc in each of last 8 sc. Turn. 37 (41, 45) sc. Row 1 of Bodice Stripe Pat is complete.

Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, proceed as follows:
Row 1: (WS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn. Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 5) times more, then rep 1st row once. 26 (28, 32) sts.

SHAPE ARMHOLE: Next row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc across to last 3 sts. Turn. Leave rem sc unworked. 22 (24, 28) sts.

Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Turn. Rep last row 1 (2-2) time(s) more. 18 (18, 22) sts.
SIZES 2 & 4 ONLY: Dec 1 st at front edge on next (1, 3) row(s). (17,19) sc.
ALL SIZES: Work 1 row even. Dec 1 st at front edge on next row & following alt (RS) rows until 8 (8, 9) sc rem. Work 1 (3,1) row(s) even. Fasten off.

POCKETS: Make 2. With MC, ch 20.
Row 1: (RS). 1 dc in 6th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1, dc). *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in next ch. Rep from * across. 8 ch-1 sps. Turn.
Rows 2 to 7: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1). *1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Turn Rows 2 to 6. Do not turn at end of Row 7.

CONT AS FOLLOWS FOR EDGING:
Rnd 1: Ch 1. Working down left side of Pocket, work 2 sc in each of next 7 sps down side. Work 3 sc in corner. Working along foundation ch, [1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next ch (under dc)] 7 times. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 3 sc in corner. Working up right side of Pocket, work 2 sc in each of next 7 sps up side. 2 sc in corner, placing marker in last sc. Working across top edge, (1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next dc) 7 times. 1 sc in last ch-1 sp. Join A with sl st to first sc. Rnd 2: With A, ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 dc) in same sp as last sl st. *Miss next 2 sc. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 dc) in next sc. Rep from * around to 2 sc before marked sc. 1 sc in marked sc. Fasten off.

FLOWERS: Make 2. With D, ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1. 12 sc in ring.
Join B with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: With B, ch 1. Work in back loop only of each st, 2 sc in each sc around. Join A with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
Rnd 3: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 4. Miss next 3 sc. 1 sc in next sc.
Rep from * 4 times more. Ch 4. Miss last 3 sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next ch-4 sp. Ch 1. (1 sc. 2 hdc. 2 dc. 2 hdc. 1 sc) in same sp. *(1 sc. 2 hdc. 2 dc. 2 hdc. 1 sc) in next ch-4 sp.
Rep from * 4 times more. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Sew Flower to center of each Pocket. Sew Pockets in position to Front as shown. Sew shoulder and side seams.

ARMHOLE EDGING:
Rnd 1: (RS). Join MC with sl st at side seam. Ch 1. Work sc evenly around armhole edge. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

NECK EDGING:
Row 1: (RS). Join MC with sl st at lower edge of Right Front Bodice. Ch 1. Work sc evenly around neck edge to lower edge of Left Front Bodice. Do not turn.
Row 2: Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES:
alt = alternate(ing), pat = pattern, rem = remain(ing), beg = beginning, MC = main color, rep = repeat, ch = chain, reverse sc = reverse single crochet, rnd(s) = round(s), cont = continue(ity), RS = right side, dc = double crochet, sc = single crochet, Sl st = Slip stitch, sp(s) = space(s), dec = decrease(ing), st(s) = stitch(es), tog = together, WS = wrong side, hdc = half double crochet, yo = yarn over

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yo hook & draw through all 3 loops on hook.

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