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Flag Baby Dress Set
{Lyn's Designs}

{Fits a 0-3 Month old}

Materials: I used Red Heart Sport yarn in 2.5 oz. skeins: 1 of Blue, 1- of White, 1- of Red F crochet Hook 2 small buttons {I used white} 8 embroidered star appliques Neckline { worked as a square neckline} with Blue ch 42 , *** for the neckline (this row ONLY) , keeping in mind this is to appear square....Click here to ENLARGE image Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 5, 3 hdc in next (corner) hdc in next 6, 3 hdc in next (corner} hdc in next 12, 3 hdc in next (corner) hdc in next 6, 3 hdc in next (corner) hdc in last stitches to end. ch 2, turn. *** Row 2-6: ***do 1 hdc in each st across, always putting the 3hdc in the center stitch of the previous 3dc of corner. ch 2 and turn at end of each row.*** Row 7: for arm hole ; 1 hdc in each st to corner, ch 8, skip sts in between to the next corner, 1 hdc in that corner. 1 hdc in each st across front, to corner, ch 8, skip sts between, to next corner, 1 hdc in that corner. 1 hdc to the end. (arm holes are now made). ch 2, turn. Row 8: 1 hdc in each st around, including the ch 8 st under arm, ch 2, turn. Row 9-10: 1 hdc in each st around. Skirt: Row 11: with white; ch 2, 1dc-ch1-2dc in same sp as ch, * sk 1 st, 2dc-ch1-2dc in next st (Double V-st made), repeat from * around. then sl st to beginning of ch 2 to join. you will now work the skirt in rounds. Rnd 12-13: sl st to the center of the double Vst, ch 2, put 1 dc-ch1-2dc into that same sp as you ch, ...then for pattern put a double Vst in center of next double Vst ...all the way around. join to beg ch. Rnd 14-16: with red repeat rnd 12. Rnd 17-19: with white repeat rnd 12. Rnd 20-22: with red repeat rnd 12. Rnd 23-25: with white repeat rnd 12. Rnd 26: ch 1 , sc in same sp., 1 sc in each st around. join. end off. Back/Neck Trim: attach blue in the back on the left side at row 10,working up this side, ch 1, sc in same sp, 1 sc in next st, ch 3 {for button loop} sc in next 5 sts, ch 3 {buttonloop} 1 sc in next 5 sts, ch 3 {buttonloop} 1 sc in last st, now work 1 sc in ea st around the neckline, and in each st down the other side,. to the last row of blue. sl st and end off. *** sew on buttons. *** Sleeves: Row 1: attach blue in any stitch under arm, ch 2, I hdc in each st around. join. Row2-5: ch 2 1 hdc in each st around. join. end off. Optional: on 5th row, decrease 4 or 5 times to draw the row in some and create more of a puff sleeve. add aditional rows if you need longer sleeves. or leave sleeves off for a summer type dress. Front:   Stagger the white stars and sew them to the front.
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~Matching Booties~ Sole: Rnd 1: with blue, ch 8, 3 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 6 hdc in last st. now working on opposite side... 1 hdc in next 4 sts, end with 3 hdc in last st. sl st to join. Rnd 2: ch 2, 1 hdc in same sp, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next 6 sts, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in last 3 sts. join. end off blue. Rnd 3: with white, ch 2, 1 hdc in ea st around....back loops... this row only!! Join. Rnd 4: with red, ch 2, 1 hdc in ea st around. join. Rnd 5: with white; ch 2, 1 hdc in next 11 sts, * hdc next 3 sts tog (decrease made)...do this * 3 more times (total 4 dec). 1 hdc in last 9 sts. join. end off. Rnd 6: with red; ch 2, 1 hdc in next 10 sts, * hdc next 3 sts tog (decrease made)...do this * 1 more time...(total 2 dec). 1 hdc in last 8 sts. join. end off. Rnd 7: with white; ch 3, 1 dc in ea st around. join. Rnd 8: repeat rnd 7. Rnd 9: ch 3, 1 dc front post in each st around. frotn post this row only).join. Rnd 10: ch 3, turn..and work in other direction....1 dc in each st around. join. end off. ...fold the cuff down. Variations: Candy Cane Bootie: Use white on the sole, and follow pattern for rest of bootie. Christmas Bootie: Use green on sole, and follow pattern for rest of bootie. add a jingle bell to the top. ~Lyn's Designs~ (\0/) 2003

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