Saturday, July 21, 2012

Little Girl Top Down Raglan Dress Knitting Pattern

The pattern is complete and ready for your needles!  This simple but stylish dress is the perfect addition to your little girl’s wardrobe.  This is a top down seamless raglan dress, knit in the round, that flares just above the waist.  Sizes are written for 2, 4, and 6 year olds, but feel free to adjust the raglan pattern to fit your little girl.  



Materials
  • US 8 (5 mm) 16” & 20” circular knitting needles 
  • US 6 (4 mm) 16” & 20” circular knitting needles  
  • US 6 (4 mm) DPNs for the sleeves
  • 3 Skeins Caron Simply Soft or another similar yarn (1 Skein of Caron Simply soft is 315 yds/6 oz)
  • 4 Stitch Markers
  • Scrap Yarn (to place the two sleeves on when you divide for the body)
Sizes
  • 2 yrs (4 yrs, 6 yrs)
  • To fit chest sizes 21” (23”, 25”)
Gauge
9 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches on size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles







Thursday, July 19, 2012

I know it's been a long time....

I know you haven't heard from A Crafty House in a long time.  We took a much needed break from the blogging world to enjoy spring and summer, venturing to the beach and pool, meeting new friends at camp, and traveling to Colorado and Ohio.  I can't wait to share more about what we've been up to.  In the meantime, I wanted to show you all a little something I've been working on this summer -- the perfect little girl dress.  While I took a little vacation from blogging, I haven't taken a vacation from knitting and crocheting.  I'm working on sizing and finalizing the pattern, but I wanted to share some pictures that we took today.  M hasn't forgotten how to model the clothing as you can tell.  She ran around in the dress all afternoon and loved it.  It's an easy top down raglan that flares just above the waist, creating a simple but perfect dress for your own little girl.