Free Snow Princess Dress from RedHeart.com

snow princess dress

From www.RedHeart.com

Snow Princess Dress Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW4443
Designed By:     Lorna Miser

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s) 311 White A, 1 (1, 1, 1) skein 995 Ocean B, 1 (2, 2, 2) skein(s) 505 Aruba Sea C, and 1 (1, 1, 1) skein 347 Lt. Periwinkle D (Note: Only a small quantity of D is needed for this project.)
RED HEART® Boutique Sashay Mini™: 1 (1, 1, 1) ball 2936 Bubbles E
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Additional Supplies Needed:
white glue or fabric stiffener, aluminum foil, fabric sealant (optional)

Crochet this beautiful dress for a young girl who will feel like a “princess”. Overskirt is trimmed with periwinkle snowflakes and lacy flowers.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: In sleeve and yoke, 7 pattern repeats = 4” (10 cm); 6 rows = 4” (10 cm). Note: One pattern repeat consists of one double crochet and one chain. In bodice, 12 sts = 4” (10 cm); 11 rows = 4” (10 cm) in hdc. In skirt, 3 scallops = 5” (12.5 cm); 4 rows = 3” (9 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size 2. Changes for sizes 4, 6, and 8 are in parentheses.
To Fit Chest: 22 (24, 25, 26)” [56 (61, 66, 71) cm]
Finished Chest: 24 (26, 27, 28)” [61 (66, 68.5, 71) cm]
Finished Length: 26 (27½, 32, 34½)” [66 (70, 81.5, 87.5) cm]

Special Stitches
Beg dc2tog (beginning double crochet decrease) = Ch 3, dc in next dc—1 dc and 1 ch-space decreased.
Beg scallop = Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, [ch 1, dc] twice) in indicated stitch or space.
Beg 3-dc Cl (beginning 3 double crochet cluster) = Ch 2, yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook); yarn over, insert hook in same stitch or space, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Scallop = (Dc, [ch 1, dc] 3 times) in indicated stitch or space.
3-dc Cl (3 double crochet cluster) = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw
through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook); [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch or space, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over,
draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Special Techniques
Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Working with mesh yarn = Spread the yarn open with ladder edge at top and wider metallic edge at bottom. Continue to spread the yarn open as you work so that you can see the spaces of the top ladder edge. Stitches are made by inserting the hook into a hole at the top of ladder edge and pulling the uppermost strand through the loop(s) on the hook. Always insert the hook from the front to the back through each hole. Skip one hole between each stitch to ensure dense ruffles.

Notes
1. Dress begins with one sleeve worked in joined rounds, then divides for yoke and neck opening, then rejoins for second sleeve worked in joined rounds.
2. Bodice begins at yoke edging on back loops. Skirt is worked from the bodice. Overskirt is worked from the yoke edging on front loops.
3. Snowflakes and flowers are made separately and sewn to overskirt. In each flower, the ruffled appearance is accentuated by skipping a hole between each stitch. This gathers the yarn into dense ruffles.

DRESS
First Sleeve
With A, ch 20 (22, 24, 26); taking care not to twist, join with slip st in first ch.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), skip next ch, dc in next ch, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—10 (11, 12, 13) dc and 10 (11, 12, 13) ch-1 spaces.
Round 2 (increase round): Ch 4, dc in first dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning
ch—11 (12, 13, 14) dc and 11 (12, 13, 14) ch-1 spaces.
Round 3: Ch 4, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Rounds 4–10 (11, 12, 13): Repeat Round 2 seven (eight, nine, ten) times—18 (20, 22, 24) dc and 18 (20, 22, 24) ch-1 spaces.
Repeat Round 3 until sleeve measures 10 (11, 12, 14)” [25 (28, 30.5, 35.5) cm].

Yoke and First Shoulder
Continue in rows.
Next row: Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * 15 (17, 19, 21) times, turn—18 (20, 22, 24) dc and 17 (19, 21, 23) ch-1 spaces. Place marker on either end of this row.
Next row: Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * across to beginning ch, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch, turn.
Repeat last row until yoke and first shoulder measure 3 (3½, 3¾, 4)” [7.5 (9, 9.5, 10) cm] from end of sleeve ending on a right side row.

Back Neck Opening
Next row (wrong side): Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * 6 (7, 8, 9) times; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—9
(10, 11, 12) dc and 8 (9, 10, 11) ch-1 spaces.
Next row: Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * across to beginning ch, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch, turn.
Repeat last row until neck opening measures 6 (6, 6½, 6)” [15 (15, 16.5, 15) cm]. Fasten off.

Front Neck Opening
Next row: With right side of yoke facing, join yarn with slip st in first unworked dc, ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * 6 (7, 8, 9) times, turn—9 (10, 11, 12) dc and 8 (9, 10, 11) ch-1 spaces.
Next row: Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * across to beginning ch, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch, turn.
Repeat last row until back neck opening measures same as front, ending on a right side row. Do not fasten off.

Yoke and Second Shoulder
Next row: Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * 15 (17, 19, 21) times, turn—18 (20, 22, 24) dc and 17 (19, 21, 23) ch-1 spaces.
Next row: Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * across to beginning ch, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch, turn.
Repeat last row until yoke and shoulder measure 12 (13, 13½, 14)” [30.5 (33, 34.5, 35.5) cm] from marked row—18 (20, 22, 24) dc and 17 (19, 21, 23) ch-1 spaces. Do not fasten off. Remove marker.

Second Sleeve
Continue in rounds.
Next round: Ch 4, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—18 (20, 22, 24) dc and 18
(20, 22, 24) ch-1 spaces.
Repeat last round until second sleeve measures 4¾ (5, 5½, 6¾)” [12 (12.5, 14, 17) cm].
Next round (decrease round): Beg dc2tog, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—17
(19, 21, 23) dc and 17 (19, 21, 23) ch-1 spaces.
Repeat last round seven (eight, nine, ten) times—10 (11, 12, 13) dc and 10 (11, 12, 13) ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Yoke Edging
Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join A with sc in end of first row on front of yoke; working across ends of rows, sc 35 (37,
39, 41) sts evenly across front, sc 36 (38, 40, 42) sts evenly across back of yoke; join with slip st in first sc—72 (76, 80, 84) sc. Fasten off. Place marker on first stitch.

Bodice
Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join B with slip st in back loop of marked st, ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout); working in back loops only, hdc in each st around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
With front of yoke edging facing, move marker to unworked front loop at center of edging.
Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Repeat Round 2 until piece measures 4 (4½, 5, 5½)” [10 (11.5, 12.5, 14) cm] from yoke edging. Fasten off.

Skirt
Round 1 (right side): With right side of bodice facing, join C with slip st in first st, beg scallop in same st, *skip next 3 sts, scallop in next st; repeat from * around, skip last 3 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—18 (19, 20, 21) scallops.
Round 2: Slip st in first ch-1 space and in next dc, slip st in next ch-1 space, beg scallop in same ch-1 space, *scallop in center ch-1
space of next scallop; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Repeat Round 2 until skirt measures 17 (17½, 21, 22½)” [44 (44.5, 53.5, 57) cm] from bottom edge of bodice. Fasten off.

Overskirt
Round 1: With right side of yoke edging facing, join A with slip st in unworked front loop of marked st, *ch 10, skip next 3 sts, slip st in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first slip st, turn—18 (19, 20, 21) ch-10 spaces.
Continue in rows.
Row 2: *Ch 10, slip st in next ch-10 space; repeat from * across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until overskirt measures 19 (20, 24, 26)” [48.5 (51, 61, 66) cm] from yoke edging. Fasten off.

Snowflake (make 5)
With D and leaving 10” (25.5 cm) tail, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in ring, [ch 2, dc in ring] 4 times, ch 2; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch—6 dc and 6 ch-2 spaces.
Round 2: Slip st in first ch-2 space, beg 3-dc Cl in same ch-2 space, ch 7, slip st in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 4, 3-dc Cl in next ch-2 space, ch 7, slip st in 3rd ch from hook; repeat from * around, ch 4; join with slip st to top of beg 3-dc Cl. Fasten off. Weave in end
tail only. Saturate piece with white glue or fabric stiffener, stretch and block on sheet of aluminum foil. Allow to dry thoroughly before
handling.

Flower (make 5)
With D and leaving a long tail, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc—8 sc.
Round 2: With right side facing, holding E at wrong side of piece, and working in back loops only, insert hook in first sc and in first hole of E, draw E through st and loop on hook, *skip next hole, insert hook in next sc and next hole, draw E through st and loop on hook; repeat from * around; working in front loops only, repeat from * around to first sc, with beginning tail of D, ch 1. Fasten off D and cut
E.

FINISHING
Optional: Seal the cut edges of E with white glue, fabric stiffener, or fabric sealant to prevent unraveling or fraying.

Sew snowflakes and flowers where desired to overskirt.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:
A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.;
ch = chain;
dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st;
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
 * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

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