I have two family members expecting babies soon, so out came my crochet hook. Of course, I made the usual afghans, but I have wanted to make some little dresses too. One of those expecting is not going to know the gender until he or she is born, but she has a 1 year old little girl. The other expecting mommy knows she is having a girl. I searched around on Ravelry and found a very easy pattern called Angel Wing Newborn Pinafore. It is a free pattern designed by Maxine Gonser. I talk about and shows these as works in progressing during a podcast I filmed with my sister, Tappingflamingo, so you can find out more about the pattern and my approach if you watch that video.
But, below are the three dresses I ended up making. The pink one is the smallest and sticks pretty much with the pattern, except after making it I stitched up the back (which you don’t see in this photo which shows the front only). I used a size H hook and pink wool yarn from Morehouse Farms.
If you know single, double, and chain stitch, you can make these super easy crochet baby dresses. Obviously, they are made so that the baby has a onsie or little t-shirt and maybe leggings under them, but I could see how these could work as a dress and later as a little top. Hopefully, both baby girls will get a lot of use out of these.