Retro Toddler Crochet Dress

I’m so excited to share this. It took me about a month to finish (I really took my time to be honest). I had the idea in my head for a while and decided to go for it. I free styled the dress completely and used this pattern to make the headband. I did modify the flower to achieve this look. The yarn I used was Vanna’s Choice Baby in Aqua and Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet (all purchased at Michael’s). I used one skein of the red and a little over three of the aqua.I made a simple tulle skirt to go underneath. I absolutely adore this on my daughter! I have never crocheted a dress before, so I was so happy it came out this way.
"Here I am"
"Are you sure I'm allowed?"
"Are we done yet? I have places to go to"
I have a bizillion more pictures on my flickr if you would like to see them.
Hope you are having a great weekend!
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  1. says

    Oh my goodness, so sweet! Love the vivid colors, and what a great photo shoot! Was this a birthday? Glad to hear you are settling in, you ought to check out mommy and me websites, looking for local activities, so you can start having play dates. Keep up the great pics!

  2. says

    Thanks :) It actually was just a photo set up in our backyard that I did. I cut up flags from wrapping paper from the dollar store, taped them to string, threw paper shredding on the ground and blew up a bunch of balloons. She loved it! Thanks for letting me know about mommy and me. I found one group on meet up that I’m going to try out too.

  3. says

    okay so um can i just say “INCREDIBLE!!” can you make one for me? i can email you my measurements!
    oh did you think i wanted one for my daughter? yeah i would like that too but i want one MY size first!!!!
    btw nice to “meet” you.
    i’ll be doing sytyc with ya.;)

  4. says

    Hi! I just stumbled accross your blog a few weeks ago…I can’t even remember what I googled…but it was a happy accident! Everything here is so cute. Just wondering what you think of the Vanna’s choice yarn. I love the colors, but I am so afraid that it will pill! Sometimes the skeins in the clearance bin look a little rough…Thanks! ABY

  5. says

    “Just wondering what you think of the Vanna’s choice yarn.”

    I have never had a problem with it pilling. Now, I have never washed it though. I like it and I think as long as you take care of it the yarn will be wonderful for you.

  6. says

    I LOVE this dress!! Turquoise & red is one of my favorite color combos. I’m new to crochet and can’t even imagine being able to “freehand” a pattern for a DRESS of all things! This is awesome!

  7. says

    Hi Katie :)

    I actually worked on a second one last year and just need to sit down and put together the semi-tutorial for it. It was basically two rectangles for the top and I just kept increasing on the skirt to round it out. I’m hoping to get the tute up this year ;) If my girls will give me some time lol

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