Thursday, November 17, 2011

Expanded Chart for Sweet Bluebells Baby Dress

Now that Sara's baby shower for her upcoming daughter is over, I can finally post the detailed chart I made for her Sweet Bluebells Baby Dress.

The comments all suggested that this pattern was hard to figure out, and they were right. Not even LilBean’s version was entirely correct. So after restarting the darn thing seven times, I decided to write out an expanded, extremely detailed, everything-spelled-out-for-you chart to help everyone else. It's really quite a wonderful (and fairly easy) project with the misfortune of having terrible instructions, so I hope you'll give it a go with my new instructions.

Helpful Hints:
  • Row 9 is the wrong side (WS) of the work, so you should be purling most of it. On the very last stitch of row 9, purl together the last st with the first st of the next row to start working in the round. Then flip the dress to the right side (RS) of the work, and begin knitting for row 10. From now on, you will be knitting in the round with the RS of the work always facing you.
  • For the button hole, I just crocheted a short chain stitch and sewed it to one side of the back split. The dress folds funny if you create a button hole in the pattern.

Best of luck! Oh and if you're curious, Sara is indeed making a Princess Peach quilt to match the existing Mario nursery. Will post pictures once she's done. :)


Carlin said...

That is so cute!

A Gamer's Wife said...

Thanks so much! The baby was just born, so can't wait to see a pic of her wearing it. :)

Anonymous said...

So cute!

A Gamer's Wife said...

And thanks for bringing it to the shower for me, Jessi!

Unknown said...

I have done few knitting projects...doing the first lace pattern. I am confused in this.
If I need to Purl after yarn I YO in a different way or it will be a double yarn over
( row 2). Thanks - Vinita

A Gamer's Wife said...

Hi Krishna - I just did YO the same way regardless if it was the right side or wrong side and it turned out ok looking to my uneducated eye. However, when I searched online, it does look like some people YO clockwise or counter-clockwise depending on if they're on the knit side or purl side. Here's a link that mentions it; hope this helps!