Crocheted Baby Frock
How to Crochet a Baby Frock

This vintage crochet baby frock pattern was originally published in the early 1900s. However, this pattern of the past is still treasured today.



Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage baby clothing pattern to crochet this classic frock for a baby. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted baby pattern.

Free Crochet Frock Pattern for a Baby:
How to Crochet a Child's Frock

Vintage Crochet Baby Frock

REQUIRED MATERIALS

6 1/2 ozs. (28 1/4-oz. balls) of Art 23 Bertha Regina Silk
Steel Crochet Hook

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Baby Frock - Lace

Commence with 27 chain.

1st Row — l treble in 7th stitch from needle, 1 treble in same place, 2 chain, 2 treble in next stitch, 2 chain, miss two stitches, 2 treble in next, 1 treble in next, * 2 chain, miss four, 1 treble, 3 chain, 1 treble, all in next stitch. Repeat from * twice more.

2nd Row - Turn with 5 chain, 1 treble in loop of 3 chain by needle, 1 chain, 1 treble, three times in same place; 1 treble in next 3 chain loop, 1 chain, 1 treble three times in same place; 1 treble in next loop, 1 chain, 1 treble three times in same place; 1 treble on each of 3 treble of previous row, 3 treble in hole made by 2 chain; 2 chain, 2 treble, 2 chain, 2 treble in centre of like group below.

3rd Row - Turn with 5 chain, 2 treble, 2 chain, 2 treble, in centre of group, 3 treble in hole, 1 treble on each of 6 treble; * 2 chain, 1 treble, 3 chain, 1 treble in centre space of group. Repeat from * twice.

4th Row - Turn, with 5 chain, and work the same as for 2nd row, but you will have 9 treble, then 3 treble in hole, 2 chain, 2 treble, 2 chain, 2 treble in centre of group.

5th Row - Turn, with 5 chain, and work as for 3rd row, having 15 upright treble.

6th Row - Turn, with 5 chain, and work as for 4th row, but having now 18 upright treble.

7th Row - Turn, with 5 chain, 2 treble, 2 chain, 2 treble in centre of group, 2 chain, 3 treble in hole, * 2 chain, pass over 5 treble, 1 treble, 3 chain, 1 treble in next. Repeat from * twice more. Turn and repeat from 2nd row until you have 21 scollops. Sew ends together so that pattern meets correctly.

Pattern for the Skirt

Join into a 5 chain loop on straight edge, 6 chain, 1 treble in same place, * 2 chain, 1 treble, 3 chain, 1 treble in next loop. Repeat from * all around. Join with slip stitch.

2nd Row - 4 chain, 1 treble, 1 chain, 1 treble, 1 chain, 1 treble, 1 chain. 1 treble in same place1, 1 treble, 1 chain. 1 treble, 1 chain, 1 treble, 1 chain, 1 treble, all in centre of next group.

Repeat these two rows 9 times more.

Beading at Waist of Baby Frock

7 chain silk, 3 time's round needle, hook through centre of group below, draw through 2 loops at a time until all are off (this is a triple treble), 1 chain, * 1 triple treble, 1 chain, 1 triple treble, in next loop. Repeat from * all around.

Waist of Frock

2 treble, 1 chain, 2 treble, in centre of each group.

2nd Row - l treble, 2 chain, 1 treble, in centre of group below, 1 chain, 1 treble, 2 chain, 1 treble in centre of next group. Repeat all around.

Repeat these 2 rows three times, then the first row.

Next Row - Work 2nd row over 32 groups, turn, and work the two rows of pattern three times more.

Now work 1st row over 11 groups, turn, and work 2nd row over 6 groups, then remaining 5 groups, omitting the chain between each group.

Next Row - 3 treble in centre of each of first 6 groups, 2 treble, 2 chain, 2 treble, in each of remaining five.

Next Row - 1 treble, 2 chain, 1 treble, in each of 6 groups, with 1 chain between groups, 1 chain, 1 treble on each of next 6 treble, 3 chain, miss three treble, 1 treble on each of next 6, 3 chain, 1 treble on last. These 3 chain form button holes. Break off silk. Work other shoulder and front to correspond.

Begin at back and work the same as front, until the last row. Here work over the first 6 groups, then make 1 treble, 1 chain, 1 treble, in centre of each 3 treble group to end. Turn and make 1 treble on each treble, and 1 treble in centre of group to end of 6th group. You will have 18 treble. Turn and make 1 treble on each.

From shoulder to shoulder at neck work a row of double crochet, taking 2 stitches together at corners. Turn and work a row of 1 treble, 1 chain, miss one, 1 treble in next stitch. Turn.

Pattern for the Edge of Baby Frock

Slip stitch in 1st treble, * 3 chain, 1 treble, in same place, miss one treble, slip stitch into next and repeat from * to end. Sew up shoulders to where they will open.

Now around armhole work 2 rows of alternate 2 treble, 1 chain, 2 treble, in one space, and 1 treble, 2 chain, 1 treble, in next all around.

Work a third row (catching through the loop of 5 chain at head of lace, with chain stitch between), groups of 2 treble, 1 chain, 2 treble.

Lace for the Sleeves

Commence with 22 chain.

1st Row - 1 treble in 7th stitch from needle, 1 treble in same place, 2 chain, 2 treble in next stitch 2 chain miss 2 stitches, 2 treble in next, 1 treble in next ; * 2 chain miss four 1 treble, 3 chain, 1 treble, all in next stitch Repeat from * once.

2nd Row - Turn with 5 chain, 1 treble, in loop by needle, 1 chain, 1 treble, 3 times in same place; 1 treble in next chain loop, 1 chain, 1 treble, 3 times in same place, 1 treble in each of 3 treble, 3 treble in hole 2 chain, 2 treble, 2 chain, 2 treble, in centre of group.

Work two more rows to complete scallop, as you did for wider lace, but, of course, 6 treble less on solid point, and 1 group less on open point. Thread ribbon through beading, and tie at sides.

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