Crochet Mother Daughter: Girl’s Dress by Samanta Fornino and Granny Waistcoat by Maria Mirt

We are Samanta Fornino (Follow the Crochet) and Maria Mirt (I mieilavoriall’uncinetto) and we want to present you with this crochet Mother Daughter set. We’ve called this project, comprised of two crochet garments made from Katia Capri Plus and Katia Polynesia, Mini Me. We love the combination of these two yarns! On the one hand, because of the bright strong Capri Plus colours; and on the other hand, because of the delicate Polynesia colour range. Follow our crochet Mother Daughter tutorials and discover how easy it is to make this dress and waistcoat set. Of course, we’d also like to encourage you to make this set so that you can match your look together with aunts, nieces, grandmothers and granddaughters.

Crochet Mother Daughter

Crochet Mother Daughter

Samanta: My design is a summer dress for girls from 6 months to 3 years.  However, as this is a crochet Mother Daughter project, mums can also adapt it to their own size. In this case, for an adult, you must start the pattern with 180 chain stitches. This is a cool dress which is ideal for walking along the beach this holiday!

Crochet Mother Daughter

Maria: There’s no doubt that making something with your own hands is always a source of pride and conveys our passion for the little things in life. In this crochet Mother Daughter tutorial I explain how to make a Granny Waistcoat: a unique and personalised garment. You only need to make 3 crochet squares the same size to proudly show off a garment that matches your daughter’s, niece’s or granddaughter’s.

Crochet Mother Daughter

Mini Me Dress

Crochet Mother Daughter by Samanta Fornino – Follow the Crochet

Materials: 7 balls Capri Plus col. 107 Beige-Pink-Blue green,

3 balls Polynesia col. 64 Light Mauve

Crochet hook: size H8 (U.S.)/(5 mm)

Sizes:  6 months – 1 year / 1-2 years / 2-3 years

Measurements (Size of model in photograph: 1-2 years). Width: 19 5/8” (50 cm) / Height: 31 1/2″ (80 cm)

Stitches [VIDEOS]

Ch st: Chain stitch

Dc: Double Crochet

Sc: Single Crochet

Ss: Slip Stitch

R: Row

Gauge: Using the size H8 hook in Dc: 21 sts & 6 rows = 4×4” (10×10 cm)

Instructions

First of all, remember to always work with double yarn.

Using Capri Plus chain 90 / 100 / 110 sts and close with a Ss.

R1: 4 Ch sts, *skip 1 st, 1 Dc in the following stitch, 1 Ch st *. Repeat across the whole row.

R2: 3 Ch sts, *work 2 Dc in the following stitch, 1 Dc in the following stitch*. Repeat across the whole row.

R3: Repeat R1.

R4: Repeat R2.

R5: 4 Ch sts, *work 1 Dc, 1 Ch st and skip 1 stitch*. Repeat across the whole row.

R6: 3 Ch sts, 1 Dc in each stitch.

R7: Repeat R5.

R8: Repeat R6.

R9: Repeat R5.

Sleeves and central part

Place two stitch markers in the dress to form the sleeves and only work the central part.

Leave: 45 / 50 / 55 stitches at each side.

Continue working the central part in the following manner:

R1: 1 Ch at, *1 Sc, 2 Ch sts, skip 1 stitch, 1 Dc, 2 Ch sts*. Repeat across the whole row.

R2: Skip the first Ch st *work 1 Dc in Sc on row below and 3 Dc closed together, 3 Ch sts and 3 Dc closed together in Dc on row below*. Repeat across the whole row.

R3: 1 Ch st, *work 1 Sc in the space of the 3 Ch sts on the row below and 1 Dc in the D con the row below*. Repeat across the whole row.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until the required length is reached.

Alternate Katia Capri Plus and Katia Polynesia as preferred.

Frills

To finish, add a touch of sophistication to the dress by adding frills. How to work a frill: finish a row and start to work the following row = on the inside of the dress- from one of the previous rows. On the last row work 1 Sc in each stitch around the contour of the dress using a different colour to the one used for the previous row.

Crochet Mother Daughter

Granny Waistcoat

Crochet Mother Daughter by Maria Mirt

Size: S/M

Materials: 5 balls Katia Capri Plus col.107

Crochet hook: size E4 (U.S.)/(3.5mm)

Pieces and Measurements: Make 3 crochet square each 15 3/4 x 15 3/4” (40 x 40 cm)

Stitches [VIDEOS]

Ch st: Chain stitch

Dc: Double crochet

Ss: Slip stitch

R: Row

Instructions

First of all, start with a magic ring or with 4 Ch sts joined with a Ss.

R1: 5 Ch sts (3 Ch sts count as 1 Dc), 3 Dc, 2 Ch sts, 3 Dc, 2 Ch sts, 3 Dc, 2 Ch sts, 2 Dc. Join the row in the 3rd Ch st from the start with a Ss.

R2: 5 Ch sts (3 Ch sts count as 1 Dc), *3 Dc in the space between the groups of 3 Dc, 2 Ch sts, 3 Dc in the same space, 1 Ch st**. Repeat from *to** 3 more times. Join with 1 Ss in the 3rd Ch st from the start.

R3: 3 Ch sts (count as 1 Dc), 2 Dc in the space of the 5 Ch sts on R2 *1 Ch st, 3 Dc in the space between groups of 3 Dc on R2, 2 Ch sts, 3 Dc in the same space, 1 Ch st, 3 Dc in the following space**. Repeat from *to** until the end of the row and join with 1 Ss in the 3rd Ch st from the start.

Work the next rows as follows:

  • 3 Dc in the space of 1 Ch st on the previous row.
  • 3 Dc, 2 Ch sts and 3 Dc in the space of 2 Ch sts (corners) of the row below.

Continue working in this manner so that the size of the square grows after each row. Work the necessary number of rows to obtain the required square dimensions for your size, or the size of your daughter, niece or granddaughter.

Crochet Mother Daughter

Making up

To finish, once you have the 3 equal sized crochet squares, place them next to each other horizontally.
Next, sew the sides leaving a space (= the size you need) for each sleeve.

Shoulders: sew 3 1/2″ (9 cm) from the corners. To lengthen the sleeve, work in circular (2 Dc, 1 Ch st) at the sleeve gaps.

Edge: work 5 Dc in the space of 1 Ch st followed by 1 Sc in the second Dc of the row below.

Crochet Mother Daughter