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Panda Cotton Baby Chick Dress - Free Pattern     

Free Dress Pattern - Crystal Palace

Knit this adorable baby dress in our Panda Cotton available from Cotton Clouds.

Panda Cotton is the perfect blend of cotton, bamboo and elastic to give this dress a perfect fit and comfy feel for your baby. The 24% cotton adds a soft core; the 55% bamboo adds a silky feel; and just the right amount of 21% nylon to make this dress long-wearing and retain it's shape!

Knit with Size 3 Single Point Needles.

Click here for pattern compliments of Crystal Palace Yarns.

GAUGE: 7 sts = 1" in Stockinette stitch (St st). Take time to check gauge.

yo: yarn over; rem: remaining; inc: increase; tog: together; cont: continue

With size 3 needles and color C cast on 138(150,162) sts. Work 4 rows Garter st. With color M, work 6 rows St st.
Then work 14 row chick motif in St st following chart, establishing pattern as follows:
Work 2(5,8) sts M, 29 sts chick motif,
[6(8,10) sts M, 29 sts motif] 3 times,
2(5,8) sts M. With M, work 2 rows St st.
With C, work 4 rows Garter st.
With M, work in St st until 8.5(9.5,10.5)" from beg. End with a purl row.
K2 tog across next row. [69(75,81) sts]. Work 3 rows St st. Knit 33(36,39) sts, cast off center 3 sts, k 33(36,39) sts to end row.
Complete each side separately as follows: Cast on 4 sts at inside edge for button band (left side) or buttonhole band (right side). [38(40,43) sts]. For remainder of back, work 4 sts for either band in Garter st in M . On buttonhole band make 3 buttonholes (k1, yo, k2tog, k1), the first in 10th row and the rem 212(14,16) rows apart.
Shape Armholes: Work 4 rows St st in M. At same time, cast off at outside edge, every other row, 2 sts, 3 times and 1 st once. [30(33,36) sts]. Work 4 rows Garter st in C. Cont in St st in M until work measures 13(14.25, 15.5)" from beg.
Cast off.

FRONT: Work as for back until work measures 8.5(9.5, 10.5)". K2 tog across row. [69(75,81) sts]. Work 4 rows Garter st in C, 4 rows St st in M, 4 rows Garter st in C, at the same time, shape armholes at each edge as for Back. Cont in St st using M until work measures 11 (12.25,13.5)".
Shape Neck: Cast off center 9(11,13) sts and complete each side separately as follows: Cast off at neck edge every other row 5 sts once, 3 sts once and 2 sts once. 13(15,17) sts. Cont straight until work measures 13(14.25,15.5)"
Cast off.

SLEEVES: With size 3 needles and C cast on 52(56,60) sts. Work 4 rows Garter st. Cont in St st in M and inc 1 st at each end of work alternately every 2 and 4 rows 13(14,15) times. 78(84,90) sts. Cont until work measures 5.5(6,6.25)" Shape Top of Sleeve: Cast off at each end of work every other row 2(3,4) sts once, 1 st 18(20,22) times, 2 sts once and 3 sts once. Cast off rem 28 sts, working 2 sts tog across row.

FINISHING: On each chicken embroider crest with buttonhole st, legs and beak with straight st and eyes with French knots in floss. Join back and front at shoulders.
Neckband: With size 3 needles and C pick up 63(67,71) sts around neck edge. Work 4 rows Garter st.
Cast off.

Sew in sleeves. Sew side and underarm seams. Sew on buttons.

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