Here is the pattern that many of you requested.
Childrens French Pop-Over Smock or Dress
Small 1-3 Med. 4-6x Large. 7-10
Sport yarn, baby sport
( I used Patons Grace, 100 % mercerized cotton, color is Lotus)
Hook size 8 or H
Directions are for small. med. & large are ( )
Starting with yoke
Chain 60 loosely (76-92) Chain should measure 18-20-22 inches to fit over childs head.
Join to 1st. chain with a slip stitch being careful not to twist chain. Work to be done in rounds. Do not turn.
Chain 2. Dc in each of the next 6(8-10) chain, 3dc in next chain. (Increase made) * 1dc in each of the next 14 (18-22) chain. 3dc in next chain. (Inc. made) Repeat from * twice. 1dc in each of the next 7(9-11) chain. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the 1st ch 2.
Chain 2. Dc in each of the next 7(9-11) stitches, 3dc in next stitch.* 1dc in each of the next 16(20-24) sts. 3dc in next st. Repeat from * twice. 1dc in each of the next 8(10-12) sts. Join with a slip stitch to the top of chain 2.
Chain 2. Dc in each of the next 8(10-12) sts, 3dc in next stitch.* 1dc in each of the next 18(22-26) sts. 3dc in next st. Repeat from * twice. 1dc in each of the next 9(11-13) sts. Join with a slip stitch to the top of chain 2.
Chain 2. Dc in each of the next 9(11-13) sts, 3dc in next stitch.* 1dc in each of the next 20(24-28) sts. 3dc in next st. Repeat from * twice. 1dc in each of the next 10(12-14) sts. Join with a slip stitch to the top of chain 2.
Chain 2. Dc in each of the next 10(12-14) sts, 3dc in next stitch.* 1dc in each of the next 22(26-30) sts. 3dc in next st. Repeat from * twice. 1dc in each of the next 11(13-15) sts. Join with a slip stitch to the top of chain 2.
Round 6 (underarm)
Chain 2. Dc in each of the next 12(14-16) sts. Ch 8(10-12). Skip 24(28-32) sts. 1dc in each of the next 26(30-34)sts. Chain 8(10-12), skip 24(28-32)sts. 1dc in each of the next 13(15-17)sts. Join with ss to top of ch2.
*Chain 3, skip next st. Sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around working across underarm chain in the same manner as you come to them. End with a slip stitch in base of ch3. Be sure there is an even number of spaces.
Slip stitch into 1st. of ch3 spaces. Ch4(counts as 1st. triple crochet(trc)* In next ch3 space make 2trc, ch2, 2trc (shell made), trc in next space. Repeat from * around ending with a shell in last space. Slip stitch in top of ch4.
Chain 4. * In chain space of next shell made, (2trc, ch2, 2trc) (shell made over shell of previous row) Trc in trc that is between shells of previous row. Repeat from * ending with shell in last space. Sl stitch to top of ch4.
Repeat round 2 for 8(10-12)times or desired length.
Last round: Do not chain. Turn to wrong side. *Make 8dc in ch2 space of shell, sc in next trc. Repeat from * around ending with a slip stitch in beginning of round. Break off.
Working from right side of work, attach yarn to 2nd stitch after underarm chain (going across shoulder). *Chain 3, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch. Repeat from * over shoulder to other end of underarm chain. This time you should have an uneven number of ch3 spaces. Turn. Slip stitch into first ch3 space. Chain 4(to count as 1st trc) *In next ch3 space, make (2trc, ch2, 2trc) (shell made). 2trc, ch2, 2trc in next space. Repeat from * across with 1trc in last space. Turn.
*Work 8dc in ch space of next shell, sc in next trc. Repeat from * across ending with a sc in last trc. End.
Work second shoulder in same manner.
Chain 4, join with slip stitch to form ring. Chain 2, (working in center of ring)3dc,*1sc, ch1, 3dc*
Repeat between * for 5 petals. End with 1sc, ss in center to join. Pull tight. Cut yarn and pull end through last stitch leaving enough yarn to sew flower to smock.
I honestly dont remember exactly how I made this. I didnt write it down. I know I made a chain to fit over the head and worked shells along one side of the chain, turned and worked corresponding shells on the bottom side of the chain, joined, and sewed on a flower.
Have fun and good luck!!!!!
SWEET dress....Thank you so much for the pattern !
Thank you so much!!! So nice of you to share!
how much yarn would you need for this beautiful dress
Thank you for the pattern and also for providing a picture. I love it. My late mother-in-law made these type of dresses for my girls when they were little but I did not have a pattern. Now that I have grandchildren, I'll have to get busy crocheting a few of these dresses.
Thank you ever so much. I have been watching for it, and now it is safetly stored on my computer. So kind of you to share.
I used 2 of Patons 1.75 oz. for the dress.
Thanks for posting your beautiful pattern - now I really need to learn to crochet!!!
Hi , thanks for this beautiful pattern. I wanted to make a frock for my niece , I loved it ....I am going to make this for her. Thanks......
Thanks so much for sharing! I just finished a baby afghan and have enough yarn left over [i hope!] to work up the cute dress. I know it took a lot of your time to type it up for us -- just want you to know how thankful i am you did.
This is so cute! Thank you for sharing your pattern. I will make one.
Your efforts are much appreciated. Thank you so very much.
This dress is beautiful. I am going to start one for my GD tonight in red.
Just what I didn't realize I was looking for but as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it! Thank you!
Oh my goodness, that dress is gorgeous. Makes me wish I knew how to crochet. Does it come in a knit pattern anywhere that you know of? Thanks