Claudine Top or Dress

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Claudine Top or Dress Pattern


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Knitting: Claudine Top or Dress
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting, purling, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, knitting on dpns, picking up stitches, yarn over.

Pattern Description:

A timeless dress or top with a peter pan collar and two sleeve options: puffed or three-quarters. The pinafore or jumper overdress reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.


This garment is knit top-down, it is completely seamless and has minimal finishing.
Stitches for the sleeves and collar are picked up on the wrong side of the garment for a layered look. Button loops worked at the end mean any size buttons can be used for the closure. The garment can be worn with the buttons at the front or at the back (the collar looks the same at the front and at the back.)


24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo)
  • Finished garment has chest circumferences of 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) inches or (40, 43, 46, 48, 51) cm.


  • Top version: 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) balls or 137 (274, 274, 274, 274) yd / 125 (250, 250, 250, 250) m of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino or similar sports weight yarn in Main Color Yarn
  • Dress version: 2 (2, 2, 3, 4) balls or 274 (274, 274, 411, 548) yd / 250 (250, 250, 375, 500) m of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino or similar sports weight yarn in MC
  • Both versions: 1 ball or 137 yards / 125 meters in Contrasting Color Yarn for sleeves and collar.
  • US 4 / 3.5mm 16" (or 40cm) circular needles, or size needed to get gauge
  • 1 set of US 4 / 3.5mm double-pointed needles, or size needed to get gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • 1 stitch holder or scrap yarn (optional)
  • 2 buttons (any size)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino or similar sports weight yarn that gets you gauge

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