Granny Squares Baby Dress combined with Fabric
Hello Creatives! Although summer is passing quickly, we still have time to knit a Granny Squares Baby Dress combined with Fabric to be able to enjoy it this season. You will need few materials and it is woven and made so quickly that in a day you will have it ready. If you are in need of a project or you need a project of those fast to weave in the pool and that does not get stuck, this is yours !.
Materials to make a Granny Squares Baby Dress combined with Fabric
1 ball of natural linen. My choice has been Drops Bomull Lin in shade 03 Light Beige, a natural and rustic yarn spun from multiple strands in linen and cotton. Of all the linens that I know, this is the one that I like the most for its rustic appearance in which you can see the untreated linen threads and that combines wonderfully with the chosen linen fabric.
My choice has been Drops Bomull Lin in shade 03 Light Beige, a natural and rustic yarn spun from multiple strands in linen and cotton. Of all the linens that I know, this is the one that I like the most for its rustic appearance in which you can see the untreated linen threads and that combines wonderfully with the chosen linen fabric. Crochet number 3.75mm – 4mm
50 cm. of fabric of our choice.
at our choice. 2 wooden buttons
made of wood Our usual sewing tools: sewing machine, pins, thread, scissors, meter, etc …
How to make a Granny Squares Baby Dress combined with Fabric
– Size 18-24 months –
1. We knit 6 granny squares
We will start by knitting 6 Granny squares following the following pattern.
We make a chain of 3 points. We join the beginning and end of the chain with a slip stitch or slip stitch We work 3 chains that will count as a double crochet We work 11 more double crochets (you will have a total of 12 double crochets) Chain 3 and make 2 closed double crochets together in each space between the treble crochets from the previous round (you will have a total of 12 groups of 2 treble crochets each) Knit 3 treble crochets, knit 2 normal treble crochets in the space between the 2 treble crochets closed together, knit 3 treble crochets, chain 2 , 3 treble crochets, 2 treble crochets, 2 treble crochets, 3 treble crochets, chain 2, 3 treble crochets and continue with this pattern until finished. Work 1 single crochet in each previous stitch and chain 2 each time you reach a corner.
2. We join our granny squares
We will join the 6 granny squares by sewing on one of the sides of each square as shown in the photo.
Once the granny squeres of the yoke have been sewn together, we will knit the entire contour of single crochets to match it. If you see that in the joints between grannys you have a small indentation, make two high points in it instead of low points and this will make it even more equal.
We are going to knit the bib area of our yoke. To do this, starting with the fourth granny square, we lift a chain of three stitches and we cross double crochets until we reach the second granny.
We knit three chains and turn the piece over. Work the entire row of treble crochets starting from the second stitch.
In this way alternate one more pass of crossed high crochets and another of high crochets (the bib is made up of 4 passes in total)
Finish by unifying the entire contour of the bib area by knitting a single row.
If, once the yoke of the granny squares dress is finished, you think you need a little more width, you can add one or two rows of high points and another of low points to the ends. This will allow you to button the buttons more easily and will give you extra width.
3. We make the skirt of the granny squares dress
It is time to go to work on the fabric part of our dress. We will start by cutting the fabric to the desired size. To calculate the width of the fabric, you will need to measure the contour of the yoke and give the fabric twice this contour. That is, if the hem of your yoke measures 50 cm. you will have to cut the width of the fabric to 100 cm. If you want the skirt to have more flight when curling it, try giving it a few cm. plus.
Make a zig zag stitch all the way around the fabric or if you have a serger, sew it. As I always tell you, although the serger makes the job a bit easier and the result is cleaner and more professional, it is not essential for this type of work and the dress will be equally beautiful with a zigzag stitch from any homemade machine.
Join the two ends of the fabric, leaving about 10 centimeters at the top.
With the tension of the machine to the minimum, make two loose stitches and pull the threads to thread the skirt until it reaches the measurement of the yoke.
4. We join the skirt to the yoke
Joining the skirt to the yoke of the granny squares dress is easier than it seems, you just have to follow some very simple steps.
First you must mark the front center of the skirt and the sides (what is under the armhole). Once you have these three strategic points marked, start by pinning the ends of the yoke to the skirt, then the center front, then the armholes. At this point you will have placed 5 pins. Put some more in between to finish securing all the work and do a machine stitch.
5. We make and place the straps of the combined dress
Cut two rectangles of 80 cm. long x 7 cm. wide to make the braces. Well, make them straight or do the inclined stitching so that they are wider in the area of the loop and narrower in the area of the straps.
Once the straps are made, we tie them to the bib area and to the back of the granny squares dress as shown in the photos.
When you have the right size for the straps, stitch the seam between the strap and the back to secure it in place and voila! We already have our granny squares dress ready to wear! 💜
And to complete the set, nothing better than a matching diaper briefs. The one you see in the images is made following this tutorial and diaper briefs pattern and adorned with an i-cord bow woven with the same linen as the yoke.
Personally, for a loooong time I found granny squares hideous, reminding me of grandma blankets and old quilts. But the problem was not the grannys … the problem was that the blankets she remembered were blankets made to take advantage of wool scraps, mostly of low quality, and with impossible color combinations.
For me, the secret when using this technique is to carefully choose the range of colors and above all, use quality materials, and if they are natural fibers, all the better 🤗
And seeing what you’ve seen … what do you think of the result of combining Granny Squares and fabric in a dress?
If you liked this tutorial, do not stop sharing and commenting to let me know, I will love to hear your opinion and I will try to solve all the doubts that may arise if you decide to do it.
Hello Creatives! Although summer is passing quickly, we still have time to knit a Granny Squares Baby Dress combined with Fabric to be able to enjoy it this season. You will need few materials and it is woven and made so quickly that in a day you will have it ready. If you are in need of a project or you need a project of those fast to weave in the pool and that does not get stuck, this is yours! Materials to make a V