InstructionsI generally use a basic bodice from a commercial pattern for all my Christening robes and simply add a nice lacy stitch pattern to form the skirt and sleeves, either made up or found in a crochet stitch instruction book. For this one I also added somel rows of dc (sc) into stitch on skirt pattern, 3ch, 1dc (sc) in same space, 3ch,1dc (sc) into next stitch, 3ch, 1dc(sc) into next st, all the way ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Religious, Traditional, Classic
8 ply wool, 4.00 crochet hook, pearl buttons
What was your inspiration?
I adore making babies dresses of all sorts, but especially Christening robes. I usually look for different stitch patterns to use for the skirt & sleeves in instructional crochet books or just make one up.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be frightened to attempt patterns that look difficult. Just practice first. Remember it's all chains and loops! Once you have selected the bodice you want its just a matter of looking for a stitch pattern to suit for the skirt and sleeves. Either add a row of dc's (sc US) to bottom of the bodice & work the skirt and sleeve pattern on that row or work the skirt first and then sew them on.