Little Sweetie Dress with Pleats Pattern

Crochet Pleated Little Sweetie Dress
Crochet Pleated Little Sweetie Dress
Crochet Pleated Little Sweetie Dress

Pleated Little Sweetie Dress

Introducing the Little Sweetie Dress. Due to extreme demand from our audience, many have asked for this dress to have more draping or pleats at the bottom instead of just being straight down. I have taken the liberty to change 1 line in the pattern which alters the skirt area. It makes the skirt 3 times more stitches on one layer. Once you complete the line, the rest of the pattern can easily be followed. Just be forewarned that you will use 3 times the amount of yarn to complete the skirt area.

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Crochet Pleated Little Sweetie Dress Pattern


This is what the pattern says at the Skirt Area:

Round 2 (Right Side): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), dc in first st (beginning V-st made), skip next dc, *V-st in next dc, skip next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning chβ€”35 (37, 41, 43) V-sts.

Change it to this to get the pleats:

Round 2 (Right Side): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), dc in first st (beginning V-st made), *V-st twice in the next st, V-st in next dc, repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch V-sts.
This change will cause the v-stitches to multiple 3 times. When moving up into the next round. You will operate in the v-stitches as it states. The only change from here on in is that the number of v-stitches around has been changed. You will not add any extra stitches and operate the pattern as normal. This will not affect the length of your skirt.

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  1. Shelly

    I finished this dress, had to make a couple minor adjustments BUT love how it turned out. Mikey, I know you asked to post a picture but not sure where?

  2. Lori Marshall

    I left a comment on utube for this pattern and so to will here. I have been looking for a pattern just like this. Easy but pretty as a picture. Thank you so so much for this pattern. I’ve yet to try it but certainly will now. I know I can get past the beginner stage with Crotchet but lack the confidence but after watching the video I know I can tackle this one with ease (I hope lol).
    Thank you again Mike and keep on keeping on.
    God Bless

    • Mikey

      Thank you Lori for leaving this comment here. YouTube there are 1000’s of comments each week, I cannot keep up. Good luck with this project. πŸ™‚ Michael

  3. Bang On!! I looked & looked for this pattern to change the Little Sweetie Dress to the one with pleats… I finally found it and I’m so grateful! I made the Dress for one of my Great-Great Nieces and I’m ready to start on the Pleated Dress for my 2nd Great-Great-Niece. The 1st dress came out beautifully and the Baby & Mom both love it. The pleated dress will be so much like the 1st one and yet so different at the same time.
    Thank You so very much for posting this!!

  4. hi mikey. i just tried to make the pleated little sweetie while following along with the video, but i ended up with too many stitches at the end. what should i do.

  5. Eileen Woodford

    Is row seven missing in the video, I followed to arm hole and didn’t have enough stitches

    • Eileen Woodford

      sorry im thick and new to crochet, don’t need row seven for 6 month size, I will try sleeves again

  6. Fritzie

    hi my little girl is turning 5 next month. and her size is like for 7yrs old. she’s a little bit tall for a 5yrs old. how will i make her a dress for her size i am a beginner. Thank you.

    • Maureen

      I have made this lovely dress for my granddaughter but after sending it to my daughter to try it on found the front fitted great but the back was so very baggy and unable to wear. Is there anything I can do to out it right please
      Thanking you in anticipation

      • Mikey

        Do you think we should make the pleats less?

  7. Wendy

    Mikey, how do I make the little sweetie dress in a newborn size. Thank you, Wendy

  8. Barb

    I love this little dress! My question is this: I am left handed so when it comes time to shape the armholes, should I reverse the directions – in other words, instead of ch 3 then 18 dc should I do the 14 dc first instead and the 18 dc last? Or will it make any difference at all?

  9. Rita

    How do I change the pattern to crochet a preemie dress in this pattern. She weighs 3.7 pounds.

  10. Fayleen

    Hi Mikey, just started the pleated dress yesterday, a few times I got stumped with the pattern but then went to your video…really so easy, for some reason I make things harder on myself! Very excited, if not for my ole arthritic fingers I would of had it done last night! Love your videos…very clear, easy to follow..AND in their entirety!

  11. Mona GTA Johansen

    Hi Michael Sellick. Is it a website that sells the RedHeart yarn and ship it to norway

  12. Sherri

    Watched your tutorial and was very pleased! You explain what you are going to do very well.

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