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Seashell Baby Shirt + Dress Pattern Download


Seashell Baby Shirt + Dress Pattern Download

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Your little pearl tucked inside our Seashell Baby Shirt + Dress is like a gift from the sea! Designer Ainur Berkimbayeva dreamed up this vision of nature meets nurture, inspired, as always, by a construction idea. In this case, Ainur wanted to create volume using short rows, and realizing that this would mean knitting her shirt and dress sideways, she added a purl ridge to highlight the form… and to create a perfect little scallop shell! For its beauty and super softness, Ainur chose our organically-grown-cotton-bamboo-hemp Santolina, a light fingering weight yarn with a little shine like the sea. Sized for newborns to two-year-olds, you'll just need a skein for the Shirt or two for the Dress!

Product Details

  • Purl Soho’s Santolina, 70% organically grown cotton, 20 % bamboo, and 10% hemp. Each skein is 328 yards/ 100 grams.
    • Shirt: 1 (1, 1, 1) skein. Approximately 185 (215, 245, 285) yards required. We used the color Winter Green.
    • Dress: 2 (2, 2, 2) skeins. Approximately 355 (400, 480, 560) yards required. We used the color Green Agave.
  • US 3 (3.25mm), 32-inch circular needles
  • Spare US 3 circular needles
  • Two US 3 double pointed needles
  • Crochet hook size D or E (3.25 or 3.5 mm)
  • Scrap yarn for provisional cast on
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn

24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


0-6 months (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months)

To fit actual chest circumference of approximately 16½ (18, 19, 20) inches, with approximately 1-2 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 18½ (20½, 21½, 23 ½) inches
  • Finished Length From Neck To Hem:
  • Shirt: 6½ (7¼, 8, 8¾) inches
  • Dress: 10¼ (11, 12¾, 13¾) inches

Sample: The Dress shown here is size 6-12 months, and the Shirt is size 0-6 months worn with 1 inch of ease.

Purl Soho

Santolina In Winter Green


Our Seashell Baby Shirt + Dress only requires one skein of Santolina for the Shirt and two skeins for the Dress! We used the color Winter Green, shown here. To choose the same, pick the number of skeins you need and them to your basket!