Jewel

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*
Material:

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

Abbreviations:

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

ARROWHEAD LACE (Edging)
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.

NOTE:
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 = 84 stitches as total.
Hope this will help! 😉
INSTRUCTIONS:

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.144 sts.

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

Row 32 : K till end. 144 sts.

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,
Edging (ARROWHEAD LACE).
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 (http://www.knittingstitchpatterns.com/2014/10/arrowhead-lace.html):
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.
jewel2
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 🙂
updated:
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:
http://www.senimengait.com/free-knitting-pattern-baby-jewel-dress/
Happy knitting!
Written and charted by, Ery EROGLU/Ery Yusof.
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