There really are fewer things sweeter than seeing a baby girl in a hand knit dress. Finding that one baby dress knitting pattern that captures your attention and ignites your imagination is one of the greatest feelings in the world, especially if this is for your baby.
Here is a perfectly darling pattern for a hand knit baby dress: http://www.craftown.com/knit/knit33.htm. You will find though that the rows that make up the skirt can get quite repetitive. One thing I do in order to avoid constantly counting back to see how many rows I’ve completed is stick a post it note on my pattern and mark off each row that I’ve done in series of five marks, then move to the next set. This means I can scan fairly quickly and count how many rows I’ve done. Other people I know place the pattern into a photo album page with the plastic cover and use a charcoal pencil to do the same thing. Whichever works best for you is the way you should go. Personally, I’d much rather toss a piece of paper into the trash bin than try to clean off the plastic page.
Here’s another great little dress for all seasons that can be found at www.magknits.com/Jan06/patterns/blossom.htm. I really like this dress, it is made with lightweight yarn that can be layered in the winter and is cool enough to be worn alone during warmer seasons. You can also check out how significant an impact changing the weight of the yarn will have on the pattern. It may be worth it to use a heavier yarn for those winter months since babies outgrow things so quickly. Check with a local yarn shop about yarns that might make good substitutions..
Your little princess will look perfectly darling in either of these dresses. Don’t just take my word for it though, try them out and see for yourself. If these don’t spark your imagination, be sure to check out local yarn and craft shops in order to see if they have a better baby dress knitting pattern available. Find interesting yarns in bright colors to make these patterns even more fun. Remember, knitting is supposed to be fun, right?