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I am certified as a Level 1 Master Hand Knitter by The Knitting Guild Association. My grandmother Lena taught me to knit when I was 4 ...

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Easy Two and Three Year Old Sun Dress

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Easy Two and Three Year Old Sun Dress
Easy Two and Three Year Old Sun Dress
Easy Two and Three Year Old Sun Dress

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on, knit, purl, bind off
  • Knit 2 together decrease
  • Purl 2 together decrease
  • Yarn over

Pattern Description:

My twin granddaughters Finley and Fiona inspired me to come up with an easy and quick design for a simple sun dress that can double as a jumper.

This dress has a feminine picot hem edge and the bodice is worked in seed stitch. It is secured at the shoulders with ties. Just adjust the bow size to adjust the length of the dress!

If you are a beginner knitter, you should be able to make this dress. I'm always available to answer any questions you may have as you work the pattern. I want you to have an enjoyable and successful experience.


In seed stitch, 18 stitches = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This dress will fit 2 and 3 year old girls
  • Finished Chest: Approximately 22 inches
  • Finished Length: Approximately 18"/19" - adjustable according to size of bows tied to secure the shoulders


  • Color A worsted weight yarn (about 400 yds/366 m)
  • Color B worsted weight yarn (about 200 yds/183 m)
  • One pair knitting needles, size US/UK #7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • Tapestry needle