Free Knitting Pattern: Baby Jewel Dress


Beberapa tahun yang lalu, sekitar tahun 2010, ketika saya sedang di dalam gelombang “gila mengait”, setiap hari, setiap waktu saya akan meng”google” pelbagai pattern baju baby yang comel sehinggalah saya terjumpa satu pattern yang sangat comel. Namanya Clara. Tapi sayang, saya tidak dapat membeli pattern ini kerana pattern ini hanya dijual di dalam bentuk “Kit” sahaja pada masa itu.

Few years ago, within the year of 2010, I was in the “crictical state” of having “knitting addiction”, whereby, almost everyday I’ll be -googling- patterns for babies like crazy :O. In search for the cutest pattern meanwhile, I found Clara Dress. Oh yes, it is the ultimate cutest dress i have ever seen. But well, unfortunately, I was not able to purchase this pattern as the dress pattern is sold only as a Kit. Though I was feeling disappointed, I just let it go.

Beberapa minggu, atau mungkin beberapa bulan yang lalu, saya terlihat salah seorang kenalan FB mengait saya membuat pattern ini berdasarkan gambar sahaja. Kagum saya melihat hasilnya. Hampir 99% sama dan seiras. Saya menjadi bersemangat untuk mencuba pattern ini tetapi alangkah saya ini bukanlah jenis yang suka mengait projek “bermula dari bawah”.  Maka beberapa hari yang lalu, saya kuatkan semangat untuk mencuba versi TOP DOWN pula. Bermula dari leher dan terus ke bawah (seamless). Tapi seperti yang sudah saya jangkakan, projek saya pasti akan menjadi lain rupanya dari yang asal. Makanya, terus timbul idea “gatal” saya untuk mengubah pattern ini sedikit dan akhirnya, terjadilah rupa yang anda lihat pada gambar di atas. Comel kan? 🙂 (heheh)

Few weeks, or perhaps, months ago, I saw one of my FB acquaintance was doing the same pattern only by looking at the photo, she made her own version which to me, it looks 99% similar to the original dress. I am amazed :). She even wrote down her own note in a diagram form. However, I am not a person who do things from “Bottom up”. Thus, after thinking about this for a while, I decided to do a TOP DOWN version few days ago, by trial and error. But yet, whenever I start to knit something, my mind as well, started to imagine different kind of pattern to adapt in this dress, again and again. Oh, I really can’t help it and I just can’t stop myself “ruining” the dress. Well, as the pattern was at first, inspired by the Clara Dress, I finally made this dress as how you see in the photo above. What do you think about it? 🙂 Perhaps it looks “common” and “typical” but I still find it cute! *wink wink*

Alhamdulillah, saya berkesempatan untuk menulis pattern ini dan berharap anda akan mencuba dan “enjoy” mengaitnya. Dress yang comel ini sesuai untuk dijadi sebagai hadiah ataupun dikait untuk anak anda yang comel. Saiznya juga boleh diubah suai mengikut jenis benang kait dan jarum yang digunakan. Jom!

Alhamdulillah, I have the opportunity to write down this pattern for free tonight. So, I hope you will enjoy knitting one. This cute dress can be a gift to your beloved friends who just got her baby or even you can knit one for your own lovely daughter. The size is adjustable according to yarns types and the needles used. Let’s knit!

(Arahan sepenuhnya di dalam Bahasa Inggeris US Terms)

**Pattern and all pictures are copyrighted. No resell, no distribution in any forms. All rights reserved by Daknit.Com (please share the link only). You can sell the item made from this pattern for profits but not commercially*

1 Skein of MAGIC LIGHT ICE YARNS (100 gram/360 meter) – OR any Dk/8 ply
4.00 mm & 4.50 mm knitting needles
Scissor to cut
1 Button of your choice
Needle and thread to sew button

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Made for size: 6 months to 18 months old. (UPDATED: I made my little daughter who will turn to 3 yo soon to wear this dress and it comes out as a little cute tunic :). It fits her nicely)

Gauge (using 4.00 mm needle):

10 stiches = 2 inch
7 rows = 2 inch


CO: Cast on
Knit: K
Purl: P
Yarn over: Yo
Psso: Pass slip stitch over
Sl 1: Slip 1
Knit 2 sts together: K2tog
Slip slip knit: Ssk.
Sl2tog-k1-p2sso.: Slip 2 stitches as if to knit 2 stitches together, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over
PM: place marker
Rpt: repeat

Knitted in a multiple of 10 sts, + 1 and 4-row repeat.
Row 1: K all sts.
Row 2 :  K1, * (yo, ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: K all sts.
Row 4: K2, * yo, ssk, yo, sl2tog-k1-p2sso, yo, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to last 9 sts, yo, ssk, yo, sl2tog-k1-p2sso, yo, k2tog, yo, k2.

1. Different weight of yarns will produce different size. My pattern using the recommended yarn will produce 6 months to 18 months old size. i notice that, if you continue to increase at least 2 more times before decrease (leaf), you can get 2 years old size. However, for the ARROWHEAD LACE Pattern, you have to recalculate that to match with the number of stitches.
2. If you want to make a smaller size without changing anything in this pattern, I recommend to use 5-ply/sport weight or change your needle to 3.50 mm or 3mm size then you will get 0 – 6 months old size.
3. Remember to check your gauge as everyone’s tend to knit with different tension.
4. Cast On Row 24 and Row 36 by using Thumb Cast On method.
5. Move your marker along while knitting. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE that if you need to track your count, use marker between each repeats of the leaf stitch pattern. It will helps!
UPDATED: I received a complaint about how my pattern should state the total number of stitches on every rows. Well, its just a simple math you know. You can calculate the number based on increase st and repeat on each rows. For example. You CO 63 sts. ON Row 7: K7, yo, *k3, m1, k1, m1, k3, yo* repeat * for 6 more times, K7. RED FONT is increase of 1 stitch. Now, you can calculate as follow:
ROW 7: 7 + 1 st inc + [ (3+1 st inc +1+1 st inc +3+1 st inc) x 7 times (6 times + the first step of *…*) ] + 7 = 85 stitches as total.
Hope this will help! 😉

Using 4.00 mm, Cast on 63 sts using long tail cast on method.

Knit 6 rows to form garter stitch

Row 7: K7, yo, *k3, m1, k1, m1, k3, yo* repeat * for 6 more times, K7.

Row 8: Purl till end.

Row 9: K5, Sl 1, K, Psso, K1, Yo, *k4, m1, k1tbl, m1, k2, Sl1, K, Psso, K1, YO* repeat * for 6 more times, k7.

Row 10: P till end.

Row 11: K5, Sl 1, K, Psso, K1, Yo, *k5, m1, k1tbl, m1, k3, Sl1, K, Psso, K1, YO* repeat * for 6 more times, k7.

Row 12: P till end.

Row 13: K5, Sl 1, K, Psso, K1, Yo, *k6, m1, k1tbl, m1, k4, Sl1, K, Psso, K1, YO* repeat * for 6 more times, k7.

Row 14: P till end.

Row 15: K5, Sl 1, K, Psso, K1, Yo, *k7, m1, k1tbl, m1, k5, Sl1, K, Psso, K1, YO* repeat * for 6 more times, k7.

Row 16: P till end.

Row 17: K6, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo,* k15, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo,*, rpt * for 6 more times, k6.

Row 18:  P till end.

Row19: k6, yo, k3, yo, *ssk, k11, k2tog, yo, k3, yo* rpt * or 6 more times, k6.

Row 20: P till end.

Row 21: k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, *ssk, k9, k2tog, yo, k5, yo*, rpt * for 6 more times, ssk, k4

Row 22: P till end.

Row 23: k3, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, *ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k7, yo*, rpt * for 6 more times, ssk, k3

Row 24: DO NOT TURN, JOIN to knit in the round. CAST on 1 st, K4, PM, K till marker.

Row 25: Yo, k9, yo, *ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k9, yo*, rpt * for 6 more times, ssk, k5, k2tog.

Row 26: K till end.

Row 27: Yo, k11, yo, *ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k11, yo*, rpt * for 6 more times, ssk, k3, k2tog.

Row 28: K till end.

Row 29: Yo, k13, yo, *ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k13, yo*, rpt * for 6 more times, ssk, k1, k2tog.

Row 30: K till end.

Row 31: yo, *k15, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo* rpt * for 6 more times, Sl 1, K2tog, psso.

Row 32 : K till end.

Row 33: K18, P35, K37, P35, K19.

Row 34: K till end.

Row 35: K18, BO35, K36, BO35, K18. (74 sts).

Row 36: K18, CO 10, K37, CO10, K19.
Row 37: K till end. (94 sts).
Row 38: P
Row 39: K
Row 40: P
Row 41: K
Row 42: P
Row 43: K
Change needles to 4.50 mm,
Row 44: *YO, K2* repeat til end.
Row 45: K
Row 46: K2, YO, “K3, YO* rpt * til end, K1.
Row 47: K ( 188 sts)
Row 48: K and increase 12 sts evenly across.
Row 49:. K till end . 200 sts.Continue to knit in the round until your desired length or at least 15 cm length from garter stitch or 30 cm length if you want it to reach ankle. After that,
Next row: KFB, k till end. (201 sts)
Next row: k till end.
Do ARROWHEAD LACE (4 rows) at least 6 times repeat.
Arrowhead Lace (
Row 1: K all sts.
Row 2 :  K1, * (yo, ssk) twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: K all sts.
Row 4: K2, * yo, ssk, yo, sl2tog-k1-p2sso, yo, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to last 9 sts, yo, ssk, yo, sl2tog-k1-p2sso, yo, k2tog, yo, k2.
After done, BO in knit stitch. DO BLOCKING for best result. Attach button and crochet a loop as seen in photo below.
Note: Please contact me if you found any error with this pattern. I am not responsible for the result you gain by using my pattern if you knit/crochet with different yarns. Thank you for trying out this design! Do share with me your project using this pattern. Pattern is copyrighted. Hope you enjoy making my pattern 🙂
Just for information, thank you to those who had pointed out the error in my Baby Jewel Dress pattern. The small error was found in Row 17 to Row 29 (highlight with red font). Alhamdulillah, I fixed the error and made sure the pattern is error free. Link to pattern:
Happy knitting!
Written and charted by, Ery EROGLU/Ery Yusof.

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32 Replies to “Free Knitting Pattern: Baby Jewel Dress”

  1. Jazakillah Ery….Clara dress pun tidak pernah buat….tp Ery punya olahan ini insha Allah nak cuba buat.

  2. I love this baby jewel dress but am having trouble getting the pattern to work out in the yoke section. It has been a while since I have made a pattern like this and don’t know if it is just my lacking concentration that is leading to errors or if there is a problem in the pattern itself. I thought I would check with you to see if you have heard of any errors from others before I try it once again. It seems like it should be very clear and easy but somehow I am not mastering it.
    Thanks for whatever feedback or support you can give me!

    1. Hello Andrea,

      So far, i have never heard any errors for this pattern yet. There are quite numbers of knitters had done this pattern (among my knitters friend in FB and in Ravelry – you can view the projects and Projects) and I have never received any errors feedback. Please let me know on which part you are having trouble doing. You can always find me at Ravelry 🙂

      Hope this will help.

  3. I loved the pattern and planning on knitting it soon. Can you please let me know whether I need to use circular needles? Thanks!

  4. Hi Thanks for sharing your pattern. I am having an issue on row 29 of the bodice. Can you tell me what the proper pattern is? row 29 instructions do not follow the pattern. For example, in row 29 instructions the pattern changes and the ssk to shape the leaf isn’t in the right place. yarn overs aren;t in correct position either. Need some help! thanks.

  5. Andrea,
    I had real trouble with the bodice as well. I even unpicked the whole of the first 30 rows because I ended up with far too many stitches.
    I started again, working really slowly and carefully and still had too many stitches. So I adapted and adjusted as I went from row 19. I’m now at row 32 with the correct number of stitches.
    I think the bodice may end up being a bit ‘full’ looking, but at this point I dont care I’m not going back and doing it again!

  6. Hi, I’m having trouble with row 17. I got to the same row before when I started the project. I thought I made a mistake and frogged it, but the same thing has happened. I have followed the pattern to a T, and am left with 19 stitches. Not enough to repeat the * sequence and not enough to end it (6 stitches).

    Any help would be appreciated!

  7. Hi, I’m having trouble with row 17. I have followed the pattern perfectly (I frogged it and did it again to double check) but there aren’t enough stitches left to repeat * and too many to end it with 6 knot stitches. Can you help me out?

    1. Hello Phoebe,

      So far, I have no received any error complain on row 17. Did you knit it properly from Row 1?
      Did you perhaps skip the Slip stitch Psso?

      If you need further helps, please find me at Ravelry by the name of Snowhitery.

    1. Hello Serina

      Circular needles can also be used to flat knitting. In this pattern i am using circular tu knit front an back and also knit in the round. Do you know that circular needles can also be used for flat knitting?

      Hope this will help 🙂

  8. Saya ingin blajar mengait baju baby dengan menggunakan jarum satu. Sekiranya puan ada menjual buku mengait tersebut saya ingin

  9. Hi, I am having problems with row 7, even after your extra explanation. I did the maths and the repeated steps within the *..* equals 10 stitches times by 7 is 70 stitches. Add to that the first 8 (K7 plus yo) and the last 7 that makes a total of 85 stitches. This is why I am struggling as you say there should be 84. Am I a lot worse at math than I thought? Please help!

  10. Can you please specify how wet should M1? There are different types and i just want to do it correctly. Thank you!

  11. This is beautiful, it’s really too bad you’re so cocky at the complaint of not having row numbers. So people are starting out and have their focus on not make mistakes, not your mathematical equation.

    1. Thank you for your “kind language”.
      Instead of that, i will be more happy to see someone appreciate my FREE WORK by saying THANK YOU!
      Besides, the mathematical equation is a bonus lesson, for a newbie to learn something new about reading pattern and how to understand the number of stitches on every rows. You won’t find such a FREE LESSON from a popular designer, you know ;).
      Take it in a positive way. Not condemning.

  12. You say that it is not critical how the M1 is worked but I would like to know how you worked them, and did you work both of them the same? I looked at the photo to try to determine how they had been worked but could not see enough detail. I have already tried doing the lifted stitch from the row below and that does not look good. The next thing I thought to try was just working them as yarn overs but I know that is not how you worked them or (I presume) you would have written the pattern as YO and not as M1. I look forward to your reply and appreciate the info.

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