Category Patterns YARN/AP, Children, Jane Burns
Suggested yarn Merino Soft, Merino Soft Brush
Type Dress
Technique knit
Sizes 0 - 3 years
Languages dutch english-uk english-us german swedish
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YARN The After Party 34 - Playtime Dress

By Jane Burns

Made with Scheepjes Merino Soft, the cute and comfortable Playtime Dress, designed by Jane Burns allows adventurous kids to move freely while they play! This dress is perfect for kids who also like to safe-keep little trinkets in their pockets! Available in 5 sizes, this pattern can be knitted for children from 0 to 3 years old.

To knit this dress you will need (depending on size) 6 to 11 balls of Scheepjes Merino Soft in 3 colours. We recommend that you use 3.25mm and 4mm (circular) needles. In the example featured in our photos, we used Scheepjes Merino Soft 605 Hogarth, 602 Raphaël, and 628 Botticelli.

List of Materials

  • Scheepjes Merino Soft (50% Superwash merino wool, 25% microfibre, 25% acrylic; 50g/105m):
    Yarn A: 605 Hogarth x 3 (4: 5: 6: 7) balls
    Yarn B: 602 Raphaël x 2 (2: 2: 3: 3) balls
    Yarn C: 628 Botticelli x 1 (1: 1: 1: 1) ball
  • 3.25mm and 4mm knitting needles
  • 3.25mm circular knitting needle 40cm long
  • Stitch holder
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • 6 x 17.5mm buttons


This Playtime Dress is featured in YARN The After Party 43.

This YARN The After Party booklet is available in English UK crochet terms, German, Swedish and Dutch crochet terms via our Scheepjes dealers. This pattern is also available as a digital download via Ravelry in English US crochet terms.

About the designer

Jane Burnsloves creating accessible designs and working with beautiful yarns in her projects. Her belief is that crafting should be a relaxing past-time, and strives to create projects that are both quirky, yet suitable for a range of crocheters and knitters from beginner to advanced. She has had patterns published in The Knitter, Let’s Knit, and Knit Now magazines, to name a few.

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