These 14 pretty baby dress crochet patterns are perfect gift ideas for the new baby in your life because we all know: Nothing says ‘welcome to the world’ like a handmade gift.
When people think of handmade gifts for babies, their minds normally go straight to cuddly toys and little booties. Why not do something different – why not make them a dress or two.
Making the new baby in your life a handmade dress has two major benefits. Firstly, you will probably be one of the few people to make them a dress.
Secondly, the parents will be very grateful because babies grow so quickly and clothing them gets expensive. You can enjoy the second benefit if you are making a dress for your own little one.
While we have been making this piece, we have learned that all the best crochet dress patterns are made for babies and we are very jealous. If you don’t hear from us for a while it will be because we’re converting these patterns into adult sizes.
All the patterns for baby dresses are really adorable, and you will not be disappointed by any of the baby dresses on this list. In fact, we had a really hard time narrowing it down to only these dresses! LOL!
14 Pretty Baby Dress Crochet Patterns
Capped Sleeve Baby Dress
We are beginning with a modern but simple dress for a baby. We loved the flowing skirt and the capped sleeves.
This pattern is suitable for intermediate and above practitioners. The pattern requires the knowledge of over 5 stitches and working on such a small scale can be difficult for beginners.
Ripple Chevron Baby Dress
It is impossible to take your eyes off this chevron dress. The texture is intriguing, when you look at the pattern it seems like it may be too bold for a baby. But it works perfectly (we have to admit we were shocked). The two blossoms in the middle of the dress only add to the beautiful finish.
This dress should be made out of a summer yarn – like cotton yarn.
You will need a 4mm hook and about 3 scones of yarn to complete the dress. It is a great piece for beginners as only a few stitches are required.
Simply Spring Baby Dress Crochet Pattern
Such a pretty dress and made with simple stitches that make for a fun project. This is a quick-work-up project that you can do well before baby comes.
Source: Winding Road Crochet
Double Daisy Baby Dress
This is the perfect party dress for any little baby in your life. The seller does another version of the dress that only has one layer of skirt, but we think the second layer adds something extra.
This is a pattern that is best suited for intermediate and above users as it requires multiple complex stitches. But the pattern will be really easy to follow for those of you with experience.
You can make this dress with two different colors, or you can add up to 4 extra colors to make the flowers on the collar of this dress stand out more.
Traditional Baptism Dress
This caption sums up this dress perfectly, it is a traditional baptism dress. This style isn’t really suitable for many situations outside of baptism. But for that day, this dress will make the little one look like a superstar.
This pattern is suitable for children up to 12 months and comes in three different sizes. It requires the user to know 5 stitches but is suitable for beginners. You will need a maximum of 350gm of yarn and a 5mm hook.
You may want to use softer yarns that won’t irritate the baby’s skin.
Tulip Chevrons Crochet Baby Dress Pattern
This lacy pattern is so beautiful and this is sure to be an heirloom piece. With any color you can imagine, this is going to look gorgeous on sweet cheeks.
Source: Crochet Kim
Dress With Matching Coat And Hat
This is a 3-in-1 pattern, if you’re looking for more bang for your buck then look no further. Not only does this pattern come with an adorable little baby dress, but it also comes with a matching overcoat and hat.
This matching set has a lovely vintage look to it. You can choose to make the set completely match, or use a complementary set of colors. This is a set that is best suited to advanced stitchers who are confident in multiple stitches.
This is the only physical pattern on this list, and you may have to pay shipping depending on where you live.
Summer Baby Dress
We adore this dress. It is so delicate and graceful. The pattern designer has created the perfect blend of stitches that give the dress enough coverage but still keep the baby cool. It is a perfect dress for summer. There will be no overheating in this dress.
This would be a great dress for attending a wedding. The pattern goes from newborn all the way up to 5 years old. As well as the yarn, you will need some matching or complementary lace to complete this dress.
This dress requires a few complicated stitches and is best avoided by beginners.
Butterfly Kisses Crochet Baby Dress Pattern
This dress is such a beautiful spring dress for baby. But the truth is, I’m a little jealous. This would be a beautiful dress for me! LOL!
Source: Pattern Paradise
Beach Baby Dress
There is no better use of shell stitch than on this adorable baby dress. This pattern can be used to make a dress for any children up to 10 years old – so the fun doesn’t have to stop when they start walking.
This dress is a beautiful shape, one that really compliments the complex stitching work required to make it. It is a dress for intermediates and advanced users only. You can easily adjust the size of the pattern and it is possible to add buttons to the front of the dress.
The pattern even comes with a step-by-step video guide.
Princess Cinderella Dress
This dress is in joint first place for our favorite dress on this list. Just looking at the pattern is making us nostalgic. It even comes with a guide to making little glass slippers and Cinderella’s headband!
This is a pattern that is suitable for users of all skill levels. The pattern is easy to follow and it even includes some video tutorials. Only 3 scones of yarn will be needed to make the whole dress.
The one downside to this dress is that it is only suitable for 0-3 months olds and the seller supplies no way to make the dress bigger.
Sun Baby Dress
This is another gorgeous dress that is perfect for summer. This is the pattern that we are most keen to convert into adult sizes because it is stunning. It’s flowy, interesting, and it looks great in any color.
This pattern is a little complicated to get your head around at first, but once you understand the creator’s writing style you’ll fly through this dress.
The type of yarn you use will affect the type of hook you need to use – the hook sizes range between 3mm – 6mm. The dress can be made in sizes ranging from 0 months to 5 years.
Pinafore Baby Dress
This is our other favorite dress on this list – although it was very hard to pick between the final three because they’re all perfect.
Pinafores look great on all ages, but they look particularly cute on babies. So, we couldn’t resist putting a pinafore dress on this list. Picking a color for the dress is a much harder task.
This is a pattern that even beginners will be able to master. This pattern includes sizes ranging from 0-36 months. You will need a set of buttons to go with this pattern as well as the yarn and your crochet hook.