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Seamless Yellow Baby Sweater Dress. Free Knitting Pattern!

Updated on April 16, 2016

I love to knit but I prefer seamless knitting. It makes me more comfortable to knit. When I start to knit, I avoid seams as much as I can because it looks like a kind of challenge for me. Moreover, the idea of knitting in the round instead of seaming is a plus point of interesting. Perfect seaming techniques can make knitting staff looks no-seam but it is better to avoid for beginners.

This seamless yellow baby sweater dress is mostly used flat knitting and a little bit knitting in the round for short sleeves of the yellow part. I used 100% cotton yarn for this sweater dress and decorated with cables. I also added how-to knit cables videos for beginners' handy. Enjoy your knit and have fun!

(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012
(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012
(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012
(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012
(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012
(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012

Pattern Instructions

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: 12 - 24 months

Finished Chest: 21 inches (54 cm)

Finished Length: 14 ½ inches (37 cm)

Gauge: 31 rows x 20 sts = 4"x4" in Stockinette sts with US#4 (3.5 mm) needle

Suggested Yarn: Category 4 Medium Worsted Weight

Yarn I used: 100% Cotton Lily Sugar’n Cream yellow color approx. 150 yds, white color approx. 150 yds

Materials: One pair of 3.25 mm (US#3) needles, one pair of 3.5mm (US#4) needles, one set of 3.5mm (US #4) double pointed needles, stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarns, cable needle, yarn needle and 5 small buttons

Abbreviations & Method: K=Knit; P=Purl; YO=Yarn Over; K2tog=Knit two together; P2tog=Purl two together; C4F=Cable 4 front=Put 2 stitches on your cable needle and hold in front of your work, knit the next 2 stitches and then knit the two from your cable needle; C4B=Cable 4 back=Put 2 stitches on your cable needle and hold in back of your work, knit the next 2 stitches and then knit the two from your cable needle; Pfb= Purl the front of a stitch, then purl the back of the same stitch; PM=place marker; SM=slip marker; mm = millimeters; m=meters; yds=yards; sts = stitches.

Start here.

With US #3 (3.25mm) needle, cast on 84 sts with Yellow Color yarn.

Neckline (Garter sts)

Row 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8: Knit through the row. Row 4: Knit to last 4 sts., end with K1, YO, K2tog, K1. (1st button hole.)

Divide for body and sleeves.

Row 9: (WS) With US #4 (3.5mm) needle, change yarn white color and K4(button band), P12(left front), PM, P14(left sleeve), PM, P24(back), PM, P14(right sleeve), PM, P12(right front), K4(button band).

Row 10: (RS) K4, P2, K4, P5, Pfb, SM, Pfb, P1, K4, P2, K4, P1, Pfb, SM, Pfb, K4, P2, K4, P2, K4, P2, K4, Pfb, SM, Pfb, P1, K4, P2, K4, P1, Pfb, SM, Pfb, P5, K4, P2, K4. (92 sts.)

Row 11: K4, Knit all knit sts, purl all purl sts and slip markers to the last 4 sts, K4.

Row 12: K4, Knit all knit sts, purl all purl sts and Pfb before and after markers to the last 4 sts, K4. Slip all markers.(100 sts.)

Row 13: Repeat Row 11.

Row 14: K4, P2, C4F, *(purl all purl sts, Pfb before and after marker and slip marker, then purl all purl sts), C4F, P2, C4B, repeat *, C4F, P2, C4F, P2, C4B, P2, C4B, repeat *, C4F, P2, C4B, repeat *, C4B, P2, K4. (108 sts.)

Row 15:Repeat Row 11.

Row 16:Repeat Row 12. (116 sts.)

Row 17:Repeat Row 11.

Row 18:Repeat Row 12. (124 sts.)

Row 19:Repeat Row 11.

Row 20:Repeat Row 14 to last 4 st., end with K1, YO, K2tog, K1. (132 sts.) (2nd button hole).

Repeat Row 15 to 20 to reach the stitches up to 212 sts (Up to Row 40) and don’t forget to make a button hole in Row 36.

Row 36: Repeat Row 14 to last 4 st., end with K1, YO, K2tog, K1. (3rd button hole)

Row 41:(WS) Repeat Row 11.

Row 42:(RS) Divide for body and sleeves. Work 31 sts as established for left front, place next 47 sts on a holder, work next 56 sts as established for back, place next 47 sts on second holder and work remaining 31 sts for right front. (118 sts remains on the needle).

Body

Row 43:K4, Knit all knit sts, purl all purl sts to the last 4 sts, K4.

Row 44:K4, P2, C4F, P38, C4F, P2, C4F, P2, C4B, P2, C4B, P38, C4B, P2, K4.

Row 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 55: Repeat Row 43.

Row 50: Repeat Row 44.

Row 52: K4, Knit all knit sts, purl all purl sts to the last 4 sts, end with K1, YO, K2tog, K1. (4th button hole)

Waist Band

Row 56: (RS) Change yellow color yarn, K4, P2, C4F, P2, K36, C4F, K2, C4F, K2, C4B, K2, C4B, K36, P2, C4B, P2, K4.

Row 57: (WS) K6, P4, K to last 10 sts, end with P4, K6.

Row 58: K4, P2, K4, P2, K to last 12 sts, end with P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 59: Repeat Row 57.

Row 60: Repeat Row 58.

Row 61: Repeat Row 57.

Row 62: (RS) K4, P2, C4F, P2, K to last 12 sts, end with P2, C4B, P2, K4. (118 sts)

Skirt

Row 63: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K1), repeat * 9 times, P7, Pfb, P6, K2, P4, K6. (119 sts)

Row 64: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P1), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 65: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, Kfb), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6. (130 sts)

Row 66: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P2), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 67: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K2), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6.

Row 68: (RS) K4, P2, C4F, P2, *(K7, P2), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, C4B, P2, K1, YO, K2tog, K1. (5th button hole).

Row 69: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, Kfb, K1), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6. (141 sts)

Row 70: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P3), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 71: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K3), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6.

Row 72: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P3), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 73: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K1, Kfb, K1), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6. (152 sts)

Row 74: (RS) K4, P2, C4F, P2, *(K7, P4), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, C4B, P2, K4.

Row 75: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K4), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6.

Row 76: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P4), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 77: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K1, Kfb, K2), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6. (163 sts)

Row 78: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P5), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 79: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K5), repeat * 10 times, P7, K2, P4, K6.

Row 80: (RS) K4, P2, C4F, P2, *(K7, P5), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, C4B, P2, K4.

Row 81, 83, 85, 87, 89, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101, 103: Repeat Row 79.

Row 82, 84, 88, 90, 102: Repeat Row 78.

Row 86: (RS) Repeat Row 80.

Row 92: (RS) K4, P2, C4F, P2, *(K7, P2tog, YO, P1, YO, P2tog), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, C4B, P2, K4.

Row 94: (RS) K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P2tog, YO, P1, YO, P2tog), repeat * 10 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

Row 96: Repeat Row 94.

Row 98: (RS) Repeat Row 92.

Row 100: Repeat Row 94.

Row 104: Bind off knitwise on knit sts and purlwise on purl sts.

Sleeves

Pick up stitches of one sleeve plus 2 sts from cast-on underarms (to avoid any gap) on 3 double pointed needles (US #4) evenly. Tie yellow color yarn at underarm and work garter stitch 8 rows in the round and Bind off. Securely sew small buttons to avoid choking hazard.

This pattern is for personal use only and not for commercial sale.

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How-to Knit Tutorial Videos

These are how-to knit tutorial videos for the abbreviations & methods.

How to knit C4F

How to knit C4B

How to knit Pfb

How to knit K2tog

How to knit P2tog

How to knit YO

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      Corina 3 years ago

      Hi, a question. You said repeat from row 15 to 20, but the math is not good. So the following is happening.

      R 21 = R15

      R 22 = R16

      R 23 = R17

      R 24 = R18

      R 25 = R19

      R 26 = R20, without the ending

      R 27 = R15

      R 28 = R16

      R 29 = R17

      R 30 = R18

      R 31 = R19

      R 32 = R20, without the ending

      R 33 = R15

      R 34 = R16

      R 35 = R17

      R 36 = you described the row 36

      R 37 = R18?

      R 38 = R19?

      R 39 = R20?

      R 40 = R15?

      Thank you

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      whiteflowerneedle 3 years ago

      Hi Corina, Thanks for asking. Up to Row 36 are right, Row 37=Row19, Row 38=Row20, Row39=Row15, Row 40=Row16. Every 6 row, you have to make cables. Enjoy.

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      Corina 3 years ago

      thank you. I was waiting for your reply. Now I can continue. Just to know I put the question also on Ravelry.

      Your videos are very useful. Please continue adding others.

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      pegboggs@gmail.com 3 years ago

      I love the little white & yellow dress but I am having a problem. When I add stitches the neat side ends up on the WS of the dress and also where it should be smooth knitted side it is WS again. I have done a lot of knitting but this one has me flabbergasted. I have done it 8 times and it always turns out the same and I rip it out again. Please HELP!!!!

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      pradnya 3 years ago

      Hi Christy.. thanks for posting this pattern. .quick question. .could you please explain how to knit the pfb stiches on wrong side?..do you just purl those on the wrong side too..for rows like 11, 13 etc. Thanks for your guidance on this

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      whiteflowerneedle 3 years ago

      Hi pradnya, You are right. Just purl on the wrong side. Pfb is for incresing 1 st. No need to increase again on the wrong side.

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      Tammey 2 years ago

      Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.

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      whiteflowerneedle 2 years ago

      Hi Tammey, Thanks

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      Caters 2 years ago

      I have knitted with size 3 and 4 needles using worsted weight yarn and it ends up really tight despite the thick yarn because of small needles. Because of this the minimum size I ever use for worsted weight it size 5.

      My gauge for US 5-8(maybe up to 9 or 10) is 5 sts per inch.

      Given this will the dress still be 12-24 months if I use size 5 needles or size 6?

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      whiteflowerneedle 2 years ago

      Hi Carters, If your gauge is 5 sts per inches, US size 5 or 6 is OK for the pattern.

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      Neha dixit 2 years ago

      Very nice thank u so muchhhhh

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      jjhende 21 months ago

      Thank you for this pattern. I just completed for a friend's baby girl. I added a ruffled hat to match. So adorable.

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      Roh elfouad , Algérie . 21 months ago

      Tous les modeles sont vraiment magnifiques , merci beaucoup de partager votre modeles , je suis en attente des autres modeles pour une fille de 10 ans svp .

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      Chomphoo 20 months ago

      Hello Chirsty,

      I want to ask you about row 63 i think some thing not right. ( or i make a mistake )

      Row 63: K6, P4, K2, *(P7, K1), repeat * 10 times, P7, Pfb, P6, K2, P4, K6. (119 sts)

      if i count all stitches will be 127 sts.

      and for the next row is,

      Row 64: K4, P2, K4, P2, *(K7, P1), repeat * 11 times, K7, P2, K4, P2, K4.

      Please explain to me. Thank you

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      whiteflowerneedle 20 months ago

      Hi Chomphoo, you are absolutely right. It has an error when I count the times. In Row 63, the times should be 9. For Row 64, the times should be 10. Thanks for telling me. I already corrected in the instructions. Take a look.

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      Lesley Fields 2 months ago

      I don't know how many times I tried to do this pattern it keeps looking wrong. I had to rip it out. I wasted my day for 3 days. I give up doing it.

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