Knitted and Crocheted Dress Tops

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Lately, I have been seeing many pictures of dresses made with crocheted or knitted tops and fabrics bottoms. I do not want to copy those pictures here in my post but if you go to my Pinterest “crochet et tricot” board (crochet and knitting), you will see a few of these pictures. I find those little girls dresses so cute that my hands started itching for yarn.

I did not want to replicate the dresses I have seen and wanted to make my own design. I certainly did not want to copy the creator, though I could not say who is the first person to have made such a dress. If you know the answer, please let me know.

As I had not used knitting needles for some time, I decided to knit the top. I made two. A white and pink top for a 1 year-old girl and a blue and green top for a 2 years-old girl. Once the knitting and the assembling was done, I decided to make a contrasting border in crochet. I love knitting but there nothing like a crochet hook to add a fast and pretty finish to a piece.

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The pink and the green borders are basically identical: one row of single crochets and a row a scallops (three double crochets). For the smaller version, I added picot stitches all around. I think they add even more cuteness to the pink border.

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Bellow is an explanation on how I make the picot stitch. I made this image last January when writing the pattern for my Picot Fingerless Gloves. You can find free patterns and tutorials on my web site.

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The front and the back are identical and I only assembled the sides. Now I have to sew some fabric to make them dresses. Again, if you know who invented the first yarn and fabric girl dress (or the right name), please tell me. I would like to contact this person and say how much I love those dresses. Thank you,

France

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Other posts about knitting and crocheting for babies:

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Sweet Girl Sweater

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 First Ever Knitting Project

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Juicy Fruit Afghan

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Tricolor Baby Blanket

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Narcissus Baby Blanket

 

 

 

 

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