Pattern – Bowser Dress

Pattern – Bowser Dress


bowser baby dress

4mm straight needles

4mm dpn

5mm straight needles

5mm circular needle

darning needle

2 buttons – ¾ in



5 stitches, 7 rows per inch on 5mm needles


Size: 9 mo.


Knitted (and charted) from top down.



Using 4mm straight needles

in red: use stretchy cast on 90 stitches (I used long-tail cast on)

row 1-3. k5, k2 p2 ribbing to last 5, k5

  1. k5, pm, p20, pm, p22, pm, p20, pm, p18, k5 (90)


Top: Find Chart here: bowser dress chart

switch to grey

Using 5mm straight needles

Row 1-20: Follow chart Border, back, arm, front, arm, border (Add buttonholes on rows 1 and 11)

Buttonholes: on left border k2, k2tog, k1. Next row, k2, cast on 1, k2 to add stitch back in

Row 21: Follow chart for border and back. Slip arm stitches to spare yarn. Continue following chart for front. Slip other arm stitches to spare yarn. Continue following chart for border.

Row 22: Follow chart

Row 23: Switch to 5mm circular. Follow chart to last 5 stitches. K2tog with 5 beg stitches to join in round with buttonhole border in front. (Each k2tog will contain one stitch from each border.)

Row 24-29: Continue following chart in the round.

Switch to red



Knit 8 rows in red.

Switch to Grey.

Knit 50 rows in Grey with increases on rows 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 22, 27, 32, 38, 44.

I added these increases one stitch from either edge of the skirt on the front and back (total of 4 st per inc). Add more if you would like a fuller skirt.

Switch to red

K 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row. (I suggest repeating p1row, k1row to prevent the skirt rolling up like mine does.)

BO pearlwise



Using 5mm DPN, pick up stitches from spare yarn and divide evenly

Using grey leaving long tail to close sleeve base gap.

K 2 rows

Switch to red

Using 4mm DPN

k 1 row

K2 p2 ribbing for 3 rows

BO in ribbing



Attach buttons using button holes as guide.

Add Bowser and fireball design using duplicate stitch. (See picture for placement)

bowser chart fireball chart

Weave in all ends.

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3 Responses to Pattern – Bowser Dress

  1. Pingback: Baby Dress – Bowser | Alice's Garden

  2. Summer says:

    What yarn did you use? Specifically, what weight?

    • peithsa says:

      Oops, I should have included that in the instructions! I used a Red Heart Soft yarn. It’s listed as a medium 4, but I find it knits up more like a light weight 3. I’ve used the same pattern with a Bernat baby sport, light weight 3 and the finished size was the same.

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