Hello, cochet mommas and friends! Spring is finally here. Yay!! I’m pretty sure that is how I got inspired to create this crochet pattern. Also it is totally free just for you.
I can just see that sweet baby girl, toddling around in the spring sunshine in it. It would also be perfect for a photo shoot!
The yarn I used for this pattern is comfy cotton blend by lion brand yarns. The color is used is called Chai Latte. It’s so soft and yummy! A perfect use for baby clothes to be worn against their soft skin.
In this pattern for the suspender part of it, you can use bigger buttons if you so choose. You will need to obtain where you want the button holes to be placed. Instead of crocheting in the next stitch, you will chain one and skip a stitch, then crochet in the next stitch.
If you’re thinking about not doing the ruffles on the suspenders, there is an example at the bottom of the page showing the skirt without them. They will be very cute either way.
May you enjoy crocheting this pattern. I’m happy to share it with you all. Have a happy day:)
Skill level: Advanced beginner
- F/ 3.75 mm crochet hook
- G/ 4.25 mm crochet hook
- #3 light yarn (comfy cotton blend, Lion Brand)
- Yarn needle
- Sewing needle and thread
- Two small, thin, 2 hole buttons/ 1 cm in length and height
- Stitch markers
- Ruler or measuring tape
Crochet stitches and their abbreviations:
- ch= chain
- sc= single crochet
- hdc= half double crochet
- dc= double crochet
- hdc blo= half double crochet in back loop only
- st(s)= stitch(es)
- skst= skip stitch
Pattern for size 18-24 months
This skirt measures 8 inches long, including waist band to bottom, by 9 inches at the middle of the finished skirt. The waistband measures 17 inches around, by 1.5 inches top to bottom. Finished suspenders measure 20.5 inches long.
With F/ 3.75mm crochet hook
Ch 10, turn
- Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and in each st across. Turn (8)
- Ch 2, hdc blo across, turn (8)
- Rows 3-52. Repeat row 2
Place the two ends of your waistband together and single crochet them together to form a circle.
Grab your G/4.25mm crochet hook
1 . sc evenly around bottom side of waistband (80)
2-4. Ch 2, dc in each st around (80)
5. Ch 2, dc 2 in first st, dc in next 39, dc 2 in next st, dc in remaining sts. (82)
6-13. Ch 2, dc in each st around
14. Hdc in each st around
With crochet hook F/3.75mm
1. in 2nd ch from hook sc 2 st, sc in each ch across leaving last ch, sc 2 in last ch(88)
2. Sc down backside of chain (85)
3. ch 1, sc 2 in first 2 st, sc in remaining sts, (88) slst in last stitch. Fasten off.
I have 4 inches of space between the suspenders on the front of my skirt.
To obtain where to place your suspenders, fold the skirt in half to find the center of front and back. Place a stitch marker there at the center( i used yarn scraps). Measure 2 inches out from the stitch marker you have placed. Using your yarn needle and some yarn, securely sew your suspenders in place.
There is 1.75 inches between the button holes on the back of my skirt. Using your thread and sewing needle, place your button in the desired spot with holes facing up and down (not side to side. This will make it harder for your buttons to fit between your crochet stitches). Sew securely in place.
Ruffles on Suspenders
Measure 3 inches up from your waistline where suspenders are attached. Here you will start your ruffle. Attach your yarn any way you’d like. You could insert your crochet hook into the stitch where you will start your ruffle and pull up a loop and chain one.
Row 1. Ch 1, sc in same stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches, *(dc 3 in same stitch, dc 1 in next stitch) repeat * till you have 65 dc stitches in total. turn
Note: this is all worked in 39 stitches and you should end up with 71 stitches total.
Row 2. Slst into 1st stitch, sc in each stitch across , slst into very last stitch(71)
Weave in all your ends. I find it easiest using my yarn needle!
If you want a matching hat for your dress check out this Freya Pixie Hat