15 Precious Crochet Newborn Dress Patterns

Handmade Crochet Baby Dresses to Treasure Forever

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    Making a Crochet Baby Dress

    Crochet Baby Dress
    Ruth Jenkinson, Getty Images

    It is so fun to make a little crochet newborn dress, whether it's the first one that you have ever crafted or the hundredth. Each baby dress is a one-of-a-kind item stitched with love. Any baby looks so precious dressed up in her pretty handmade clothes, and that dress will make mama smile long after it has been outgrown and stored as a keepsake. The fifteen crochet dresses in this collection include a variety of colors and styles for different newborns.

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    Mina Baby and Toddler Dress Crochet Pattern

    This simple, sweet crochet dress is designed for the advanced beginner. The stitches are easy and the colorful yoke striping adds pizzazz. It is sized to fit ages 0 months to 4 years. Make it as a first dress, and keep making new ones as baby grows, or make a matching dress for big sis.

    Mina Baby and Toddler Dress by Alicia Paulson

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    Cotton Candy Jumper Crochet Pattern

    Celebrate texture in crochet with the fabulous use of post stitches on the bodice of this crochet jumper. This is one of the most fun dresses to make! Play around with different color combinations to make several versions of this newborn dress. This crochet pattern is sized to fit ages 0-2 years.

    Cotton Candy Jumper by Crochet Dreamz

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    Little Princess Dress Crochet Pattern

    Little Princess Dress Crochet Pattern
    CrobyPatterns / Etsy

    This dress has thick straps that give it a charming suspenders-inspired look. The crochet newborn dress pattern uses basic crochet stitches combined with working in the back loop only for added texture. It comes in two sizes to fit newborn babies up to age one.

    Little Princess Dress by CrobyPatternsEtsy

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    Daisy Crochet Baby Dress

    Crochet Daisy Dress Pattern
    Jennifer Lynas, Ravelry

    This is another dress that has similar strap details, designed to look a bit like overalls. The top of the dress has a unique graphic design filled with daisy flowers. This crochet pattern comes in three sizes from newborn through one year.

     

    Daisy Dress Overalls by Jennifer Lynas, Ravelry

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    Purple Baby Dress Free Crochet Pattern

    This is a very easy crochet newborn dress pattern worked from the top down. Instructions are provided in both Spanish and English and the pattern includes a free video tutorial to assist you in making it. This crochet pattern is designed in multiple sizes for ages 0-2 years. Beginners will find this to be a suitable crochet dress pattern to give a try.

    Purple Baby Dress by Lanas y Ovillos

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    Halter Ruffle Dress Crochet Pattern

    There are many different ways to construct a crochet dress. This one uses a ruffled halter at the top, which is a really unique design, and it is beautifully complemented by the ruffle at the bottom. It comes in two versions - short and long - and is sized for ages 0-5, so it's a very versatile crochet dress pattern that can be used again and again.

    Halter Ruffle Dress by Mon Petit Violon

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    Crochet Baby Romper / Tunic

    Crochet Baby Romper Pattern
    TheFireflyHook / Ravelry

    This is another really smart crochet pattern design. It can be made into a baby romper, with closed legs, or left open as a dress. As a dress, it can be made to be worn alone or as more of a tunic top with leggings. The instructions for the romper pattern start at age 0 and go up to age 2, with additional tunic instructions for ages up to 8. This is definitely a crochet pattern to bookmark and use more than once.

    Crochet Baby Romper / Tunic by TheFireflyHook

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    Red Crochet Newborn Dress Free Pattern

    This crochet dress is a top choice for baby's first Christmas or Valentine's Day. Of course, that bright red color is also going to be the star of the show anytime that baby wears this dress. The pattern uses basic crochet stitches in combination with the crochet v-stitch for some extra detail.

     

    Crochet Baby Dress by Crochet Cuties

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    Watermelon Crochet Newborn Dress Free Pattern

    Watermelon Crochet Newborn Dress Free Pattern
    Lovable Loops, Ravelry

    Lovable Loops, a crochet designer with patterns available through Ravelry, has a great collection of themed crochet newborn patterns. You'll find a crochet unicorn dress, a crochet cupcake dress, and others including this crochet watermelon dress. This is the perfect newborn dress for summer, and it comes along with a matching crochet headband pattern.

     

    Crochet Watermelon Dress by Lovable Loops

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    Crochet Summer Shift Dress Free Pattern

    Crochet Summer Shift Dress Free Pattern
    Abigail Haze, Ravelry

    This is one of those staple pieces for a wardrobe: comfortable, cute, easy to wear. You'll even want one as an adult! Although there isn't an adult size for you, there are six dress sizes from preemie through age 3. Your newborn will wear this easily all summer long.

     

    Summer Shift Dress by Abigail Haze, Ravelry

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    Candy Corn Crochet Dress Free Pattern

    This simple crochet dress is designed as part of a candy corn costume. It's definitely perfect for baby's first Halloween or even Thanksgiving. However, you can also change up the colors to create a newborn crochet dress for any season of the year.

     

    Candy Corn Crochet Dress by Ball Hank n Skein

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    Crochet Sundress Free Pattern

    Crochet Baby Sundress Free Pattern
    Theresa Knapp, Ravelry

    Crochet shells and post stitches provide detail and texture for this beautiful summer sundress. Enhance the detail with the crochet flower, a design that can also be used as an applique in other projects. This dress is available in seven sizes, starting with newborn and going through age 4. 

     

    Summer Sundress by Theresa Knapp, Ravelry

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    Crochet Shell Sundress Pattern

    Crochet shells can be used in different ways to create entirely different styles of dresses. In this newborn dress, the top is structured with simple stitches while the shells make for a flowing sundress-style skirt. This pattern comes in four sizes from age 0 - 2.

     

    Shell Sundress by Hand Heart and Sole, Etsy

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    Crochet Dress and Cardigan Free Pattern Set

    Crochet Baby Dress and Cardigan Free Pattern
    Laura Tegg, Ravelry

    Why make just one cute crochet newborn dress when you can also make a crochet cardigan to go over it? This little set is so precious. The free pattern includes three sizes, starting with newborn. The dress can be worked as a simple shift dress or you can add a fuller skirt using the included instructions.

     

    Crochet Dress and Cardigan by Laura Tegg, Ravelry

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    Butterfly Baby Crochet Dress Pattern

    Butterfly Applique Crochet Baby Dress
    Emily Spitzer / Ravelry

    Make your baby and everyone around her smile with this crochet newborn dress. The poofy white dress is adorned with crochet butterfly appliqués in every color of the rainbow. The pattern is sold on Ravelry in four sizes, ages 0-12 months. The butterflies can also be made on their own for use in other projects.

    Butterfly Baby Dress by Emily Spitzer