I recently saw a cute baby crochet set that had a top and diaper cover. But the pattern was for 0-3 months. I wanted to make the top only and figured that I can play with the pattern to see if I could get a bigger size.First attempt, I realized it would be too snug. I wanted something that she could grow into. One of the nice things about crochet is that it's so easy to start over or rip back.The second attempt worked out. It's much larger and it's loose fitting, but since crocheted garments are holey, she would have to wear something underneath anyways. It more like a smock than a sweater.Here she is wearing the sweater from the above photo. I could have stopped here and the length would be perfect for her, but I want to use all of the yarn and make a larger piece.Done! The finished sweater top turned into a crochet dress. It's a dress now, but it can be a tunic for her later.The arm holes are big, so there will be no trouble getting into it as she grows.The final shell border is so pretty.The dress is actually too big for her right now, but I am hoping she can wear it by Winter. I think it might fit a 1 yr old or bigger. I had to resort to using anything to keep her occupied while taking these pictures. She is a baby on the go these days.Instead of making ties for the back, I crocheted a loop and added a button.
This took about 4 days. Not bad for something that I had to play around with. The instructions are not as clear as I would like it to be. In fact, I ignored some of the instructions and did them my way. I wrote down everything, so I will post the mods that I made on my Ravelry page when I have some time.
Pattern: Baby Girl Sleeper
Yarn: 2 balls of Vanna's Choice in color: SeaSpray Mist 304
Hook: US J-10 / 6 mm