This free crochet pattern for a Miss Muffet dress was originally published in the 1920s in Universal Publishing’s Smart Crochet.
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this cute dress for a girl. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet pattern for a child’s dress.
Free Crochet Dress Pattern:
How to Crochet a Child’s Dress
J. & P. Coats or Clark’s O.N.T. Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Size 30: 7 (7, 9, 9) Balls White or Ecru or, 9 (9, 11, 11) Balls of Color Desired
Steel Crochet Hook No. 11
2 1/2 Yards Velvet Ribbon, 1/4″ wide.
This Miss Muffet dress can be crocheted in sizes 2, 3, 4, and 5. The instructions in this pattern are for size 2.
Changes for sizes 3, 4, and 5 are in parentheses.
Back of Miss Muffet Dress
Starting at neck edge, chain 144 (156, 168, 180) sts to measure about 12 (13, 14, 15)”.
Row 1: * Draw lp on hook out about 1/4″, thread over and draw thread thru making a ch st of it; insert hook between lp and single thread of this ch and make an sc (knot st made), make another knot st, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. There are 36 (39, 42, 45) sps on row. Make two 3/8″ knot sts to turn.
Row 2: *Sc in double lp at right of next knot, sc in double lp at left of same knot, 2 knot sts, repeat from * across, ending with sc at left of last knot. Make two 3/8″ knot sts to turn.
Repeat row 2, increasing 2 knot sts at both ends of one row every 3rd row until there are 50 (53, 56, 59) sps.
To Inc: Make sc in double lp of one side of center knot, 2 knot sts, sc on other side of same center knot.
Armholes for Miss Muffet Dress
At end of next 2 rows, ch 32 and work , back over this ch, making 8 sps. Work even over 66 (69, 72, 75) sps until piece measures in all 16 (16, 17 1/2, 19)”. Break off.
Make another piece the same for Front.
Sleeves for Miss Muffet Dress
Starting at neck edge, ch 64 (72, 76, 80) sts. Work back in knot st pat. making 16 (18, 19, 20) sps. Work in knot st pat. inc. 2 knot sts at both ends of one row every 1/2″ until there are 32 (34, 37, 40) sps in row and piece measures 4 (4, 4 1/2, 5)” in all.
At end of next 2 rows ch 16 and work back over this ch, making 8 double knot sts (4) sps. There are 40 (42, 45, 48) sps on row. Work even until sleeve measures in all 5 1/4 (5 1/4, 5 3/4, 6 1/4)”.
Now, dec. 1 double knot st at both ends of every row 13 times and 27 (29, 32, 35) sps remain. To Dec: Omit turning knot st, sl st to center of first half of knot st, sc in next half of knot st and continue in pat. across to within last knot st. Break off.
Finishing the Miss Muffet Dress
With hot iron, press thru damp cloth to measurements worked. Sew underarm seams. Sew sleeves in place.
Work 1 row of sc around neck and lower edge of sleeves. Ch 5, turn. * Skip 1 sc, tr in next sc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Break off. Run narrow ribbon through beading, drawing it in to fit and tie in bows.