5 fabulous free summer dress knitting patterns for girls
Summertime, and the living is easy! Make these dresses for the little girl in your life and you’ll be sure to be her favorite family member!
This pattern contains instructions for sizing from newborns all the way up to an average 8 year old, 26 inch (65 cm) chest measurement. This sassy little dress is knitted from the top down with a button opening, shaped waistline, and lace border detail with raglan sleeves. You will need between 160 yards (140 meters) and 380 yards (350 meters) of the main color, and 50 yards (50 meters) and 100 yards (90 meters) of the contrasting color. We recommend Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK, a blend of bamboo and wool that’s soft enough for the most sensitive baby skin. We love Jack in a Box (159) with Cream (131), or Coo (148) with Plumptious (179), as seen here. Click on the image below to view all available shades!
This adorable little party dress is knit in pieces and seamed up, with sizes from newborn to 24 months. This pattern features Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour in 4 shades. You’ll need between 1 and 4 balls of the main color, and 1 ball each of the other 3 shades: Onyx (153), Gold (171), Diamond (100), and Platinum (150), as seen here.
This oh-so-sweet dress can be knitted with long or short sleeves! It’s designed to fit girls aged 2 to 8 and is knit in pieces and seamed together. This pattern features Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop, a blend of bamboo and cotton that’s perfect for this summery dress. The dress pictured features Strawberry (103) and Pink Joy (208), as seen here.
How adorable is this cute ruffle dress? This style can be worn yearn round, with a long sleeved shirt and pants under like in this photo, or without for the hot summer. This pattern has instructions for sizes from 12 months – 6 years old, and it’s knitted in the round from the waist up. We love Drops Merino Extra Fine DK weight yarn, a 100% wool fiber that is recommended by the designer. You will need between 3 and 6 balls of the main shade, and 2 of the contrast shade, which is optional. We love North Sea (28), Green (18), Purple (21), and Light Grey Blue (19), as seen here.
We love this fun and funky summer dress! It’s designed to fit girls aged 2 – 6; it uses a standard stranded colorwork technique, and the dress is knitted in 2 pieces and seamed together.This pattern features Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in Raspberry (0807), Green Apple (0802), and Daffodil (0821), as seen here. Click on the image below to view all available shades!
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Last updated: August 7th, 2015.