Free Pattern: Acerola Baby Dress / Child and Toddler Tank

Babies grow so quickly that many baby knits aren’t even worn for an entire season. This baby dress / toddler and child tank changes that! Put Acerola on your infant as a dress, and she can wear it later as a tank. Cute details, like a textured stitch pattern and a ruffled edge, make this a knit that will be treasured!

If worn as a dress
Newborn[3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months]

If worn as a tank
12 months[18 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T]

Chest: 16[17, 18, 18, 19, 20] inches
Length: 9[9.25, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.75] inches

Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton [100 percent organically grown cotton; 150 yd/137 m per 100g skein]; 2 skeins all sizes. Color shown is Shell.

1 16-inch US #8/5.0 mm circular needle
1 24-inch US #8/5.0 mm circular needle (optional)
2 US#8/5.0 mm double pointed needles
Stitch holder or scrap yarn
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

16 sts/24 rows = 4″ in seed stitch

The PDF includes a tutorial on how to add an applied i-cord and many more photos! The diamond pattern is written out and charted.


(Thanks to Holly for allowing Iris to be my model!)

NOTE: This pattern has now been professionally tech edited. If you downloaded the pattern on May 28, 2009 you received the unedited version that has an error in the increase row. Please download the current version of the pattern; the filename of the correct version is Acerola.1.pdf. I apologize for any inconvence this has caused.

As always, email with questions or comments!

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One Response to Free Pattern: Acerola Baby Dress / Child and Toddler Tank

  1. Stephanie says:

    AwWw! Iris is adorable and that dress-tank is brilliant!

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