crochet:: toddler pinafore

Did I tell ya it was a-frickin-dorable or what??

I am so thrilled with the way this one turned out.  And my 2-year-old munchkin was over the moon with happy smiles when she saw this.

I sooo enjoy making stuff for my little Deeba {read Diva}.  She never turns up her nose with, “Oh, thanks.  You made me a gift.  How quaint.”  Not that anyone has ever said that, but a girl has to wonder if it’s thought sometimes….

Well, at least she still thinks I’m cool for now…not that it will last forever.  I’ll take what I can get at this point because I know there will come a day when I’m definitely NOT cool.

This was what I bought to go under it.  You know, modesty and all.  It’s quite a hole riddled pinafore.

As for the pattern, if you are so inclined you can check out the link here.  I pretty much used all the basics, but I enlarged it from the infant size.  I used the highly scientific method of a tape measure for chest circumference and shoulder to above-the-knee skirt length and then made sure I gave her a little room to grow.  After guesstimating the yoke, I skipped the changes in the main body of the pattern and just went with the same number of stitches for each row because I liked how the shape was turning out and really didn’t want the silhouette to change.  I used plain old cotton yarn (Peaches & Cream for the colors and Bernat Cotton Tots for the white) and an “H” hook.

If I can ever figure out how to get the photo off my new cell phone, someday I will share Miss Deeba herself modeling.  She finished off the ensemble wearing little white Mary Janes and a white headband.  She’s really getting a handle on the whole matching thing.  That’s probably a good thing, because the whole moon-boot-tutu-fur-coat thing might have been a little much in the long run.

EDITED TO ADD::

To enlarge the Angel Wings pattern,  I started by chaining 72 and increased accordingly.  I also repeated round 5 a second time, then as stated above that after the yoke, I stayed with the same stitch count for the rest of the dress.

I hope that helps…

Happy Hooking!

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83 thoughts on “crochet:: toddler pinafore”

    1. where is the pattern for your multi-colored toddler pinafore (turquose, white, green, pink) I would love to have it. thanks.

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      1. HI Yarnchick! I love this dress so much and i tried altering the original pattern to enlarge it to fit my 2yr old as you did and it’s waaay off. Do you still have a copy of your stitches at all? I would really really appreciate it! My email is mollymoodesigns1@gmail.com

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  1. This is adorable. I just started the hobby over the Christmas season and I am hooked. It is very warm in my country so I am thinking of doing this dress and having my daughter (4 months) wear it just like this. It is lovely great job!

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  2. I have made a couple dresses from this pinafore pattern but I can’t quite figure out how to join the rows after the yoke without changing/disfiguring the silhouette. When you said that you changed the pattern slightly for the body what do you mean? I noticed that your version is more of an A-line. What did omit to accomplish this?

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    1. Hi Kayla, I found my notes! (Thanks for nudging me along in that direction to see what the heck I did.) If you have enlarged the pattern as I did, I added one more full row of DC between rows 4 & 5, and then keep a tape measure nearby because the key was matching arm holes that still left enough room for a 21” chest in the body. If you are using the pattern as it was originally written – just do the arm hole stitches as she has written in row 6. Once I added the white yarn to the yoke on row 6 I made sure the chest measurement was enough by laying it flat, then I finished the entire body in that same stitch count for each row, only changing colors as I went. Hence the A-line was created by the bunching that naturally happened on that first row by the yoke. If that doesn’t make sense, I can email you a scanned copy of my notes. Let me know and good luck :)

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  3. Hi this dress is soo beautiful, where can i get the pattern for it ? i need size 3T for my daughter could u pls help thank you

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  4. Hi
    fabulous dress.I would like to make one for my granddaughter who is 7 months. Would you like to share the instructions.

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  5. Hello, Yarnchick40 I have been searching high and low for a beautiful dress like this for my 2 year old Grand-Daughter. You have an amazing talent with the hook and a great eye with color. I was wondering if it is at all possible to get the written pattern for this beautiful dress. If you are willing to share with me my e-mail address is Christine4tier@hotmail.com Whatever you decide i truly thank you in advance

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  6. I would love to be able to make this for my granddaughter in a 2T-3T, can you send me the instructions with stitch increases on how to do this? My email is cincc@att.net. Would really appreciate it.

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  7. You did a beautiful job! I have been looking for this pattern in a size 2, but can’t find it anywhere. I’d like to make it for a gift, so I don’t have measurements. Would you be willing to send me the instructions of what you did? Nice job!!!!

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  8. Hi,

    I saw the pattern from ravelry but I’m a beginner crocheter, i dont know how to adjust the size for my 19mos girl, can you please share how you add in the no of st to enlarge it?
    It maybe too much to ask but i much appreciate if you can re-write this pattern follow ur size :)
    Looking forward to ur reply to jolineyapeijun@gmail.com
    thanks in advance
    Cheers,
    Vivian

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  9. Hello, I was looking for cute little toddler dresses (pinafores) and found your page. I love this so much! Would you be willing to share the modified pattern you did for this? The little girl that I am doing this for is just one, but I am not very good at modifying without actually having the person in front of me! My email is m.stiles620@gmail.com
    I would really appreciate it :-)

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      1. Hello, I really love this dress pattern. I’ve made it twice in the size of 0-3mon. I really want to make a larger size, but I’m stuck on trying to figure it out…was wondering if you would be willing to share the steps that U took in order to achieve the beautiful dress that U made…my email is carwash_701@msn.com
        thanks so much in advance

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  10. Hi, I really love this pattern and also tried to follow ur guidelines. But unfortunately it didn’t go right. Would you please be kind enough to email me this pattern for 3 year old? My email address: kin_jal16@hotmail.com
    Thanks

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  11. Hi. I love this pattern and esp the colors u have used. I wd love to make one for my granddaughter> Wd u be kind enough to share how u enlarged to this size and ur notes please to my email address. i am a beginner in making frocks. so far i hv made baby blankets and feeding-botle covers and a tote !! wd love to do this now.
    Thank u in advance……
    raji

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  12. Hi I would love this pattern in a size 6X please if u have. Can I still chain 72 and an H hook?? add a round or 2 of DC between row 4 and row 5?? Would b easier if my granddaughter was here!!
    My e-mail is kasia47@sweetwaterhsa.com Thank you Kasia

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    1. Hi Kasia, I have never made this pattern that large. You could definitely try using my adjustments and just make it much longer, but without having the girl’s measurements I really don’t know. If you get your granddaughter’s shoulder width, chest circumference, and shoulder to knee measurements; I would be happy to try to help you upsize the whole garment. Let me know :)
      LV

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  13. Good morning! I want to make this for my granddaughter who is two (already made newborn for her sister) (using ch 72) my question is at row six can you tell me how many shells before ch 3, how many shell to skip (for arm) and then how many shells before the next ch 3? DNM74@aol.com Thank you

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    1. Hi Diane,
      Way to ask the tough questions! :)
      I honestly didn’t write it down, but I remember having the yoke done and wondering the same thing myself. I laid it out on the table and tried to shape it as it would look on my niece, then I counted shells that seemed in the right ballpark that matched on each side and used a safety pin to hold them closed and then finally attached my yarn to make that row. I really totally eyeballed it – trust your judgement, take your time on this row and you will do just fine :)

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  14. Hi! I love the pattern and colors you chose! I had a question about how to make the dress more A-line. I read your reply above but can’t quite understand what you did to make it more A-line. You mentioned you changed how you did row 6. Could you give me more specifics on how you changed it? O if it’s easier to email, it’s ragini.sanyal@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi there :)
      It really does work to just keep the same number of stitches throughout the body because the 1st row is rather “gathered” up at where it attaches to the yoke. I suppose you could enhance that gathering effect by making those stitches closer together than the pattern states, but I was pleased with it as is and just kept going because I liked the shaping.
      Good luck :)

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  15. Hi There,

    I love the pattern. Is it possible to please mail me your pattern, my daughter is 3 now, but she still wears 2-3 years and sometimes smaller clothes. Kind regards. Elda Lombaard, South Africa

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    1. Thanks for visiting Sharon! Since it’s not my original pattern, please follow the links in this post for the Angel Wings pattern, and to enlarge it, use my tips above. It turns out adorable ~ enjoy!

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  16. Hi, been searching high n low for a beautiful crochet pinafore. I m planning to make one for my 12months old niece, can you please share with me your written instruction in this pattern.. I will be very greatful
    My email add is singling@gmail.com

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  17. Hi, I would appreciate a copu of your notes too. Trying to make it for my 22 month old daughter. I started with 72 chain but I am not sure what you meant when you said that you increased accordingly. I thought it meant according to the original pattern increase but it’s not turning out right. Maybe I’m doing something wrong.
    the_loved_one84@yahoo.com
    Thank you so much!!! :)

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  18. love this pattern but am having a heck
    Of a time making it for a two
    Year old. I started with a chain 27 as you indicated but how do you increase the rest of the rows?

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