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Abbreviations

WS.      Wrong Side

RS.       Right Side

dc.        Double Crochet

tr.          Treble Crochet

rpt.        Repeat

ss.         Slip Stitch

st.          Stitch(es)

yrh.       Yarn round Hook


Inc.    Increase


Dec. Decrease

Leaving the last loop of each dc on hook,

yrh and draw through all loops.


vst.  V Stitch (1tr, 1ch, 1tr)


cl.  Cluster Stitch, yrh insert into st, pull up loop, (twice), yrh draw through 4 loops on hook,

yrh draw through 2 loops on hook


Crab stitch. Working from left to right work dc backwards


Base of ch. Work into first stitch     ~~~~~~~~~~     3ch counts as first tr


Size to fit approx:-  16 Inch chest, 0-3 Month Baby


Materials

240 grams of King Cole big value baby DK  in cream (046) main colour

50 grams of King Cole big value baby DK in contrast colour

3.50mm, 4.00mm & 4.50mm crochet hooks

6 Buttons


TENSION - 5tr & 2 rows of tr's measure approx 1 Inch using 4.00mm hook  


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Start with Yoke (worked in one piece)


Using 4.00mm hook and main colour yarn make 55ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into the next 6ch, (back) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into next 8ch (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 17ch (front) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch, (shoulder) 3tr into next ch, 1tr into the next 8ch, (back). Turn. (60tr + 3ch)


2nd Row - 3ch, 1tr into the next 8tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into next 10tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 19tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 10tr, 3tr into the next tr, 1tr into the next 8tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (68tr + 3ch)


3rd Row - Working into back loop of st, make 3ch, 1tr into the next 9tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr

into next 12tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 21tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 12tr, 3tr

into the next tr, 1tr into the next 9tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (76tr + 3ch)


4th Row - 3ch, 1tr into the next 10tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into next 14tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 23tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 14tr, 3tr into the next tr, 1tr into the next 10tr,

1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (84tr + 3ch)


5th Row - 3ch, 1tr into the next 11tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into next 16tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 25tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 16tr, 3tr into the next tr, 1tr into the next 11tr,

1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (92tr + 3ch)


6th Row - 3ch, 1tr into the next 12tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into next 18tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 27tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 18tr, 3tr into the next tr, 1tr into the next 12tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (100tr + 3ch)


7th Row - Working into back of loop, 3ch, 1tr into the next 13tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into next 20tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 29tr, 3tr into next tr, 1tr into the next 20tr, 3tr into the next tr, 1tr into the next 13tr. 1tr. into top of 3ch. Turn. (108tr + 3ch)


8th Row - (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next 4tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 3tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 5tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into next 7tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 6tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 7tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into next 9tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 11tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 9tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into next 7tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 6tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 7tr, 5tr into next tr, 1tr into next 5tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 3tr, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next 4tr, 1tr into top of 3ch.  Turn. (134tr + 3ch)


9th Row - (Divide for Armholes) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 19tr, 1ch, miss 28tr, (first armhole) 1dc into each of next 39tr, 1ch, miss 28tr, (second armhole) 1dc into each of next 19tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (79dc + 2, 1ch spaces)


Commence Body - Change to 4.50mm hook, (WS) make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1dc, 2cl’s (see abbrev) into next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to 3 more times, miss 1dc, work 2cl's into next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc into 1ch space, rpt from * to * 9 more times, miss 1dc, 2cl's into next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc into 1ch space, rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (20, 2cl groups)


Next Row - 3ch, * (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in between cl’s, of the 2cl group, 1tr

into dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 3cl’s into 2ch space, 1dc into tr, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn.


Next Row - 3ch, * (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into center cl of 3cl group, vst (see abbrev) into next dc,

* rpt from * to * to end, working 1tr into last dc. Turn.


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, make 1ch, * 3cl’s into 2ch space, 1ch, 1dc into vst, 1ch, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn.


Pattern Row 1 - 4ch, * (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into centre cl of the 3cl group, 1ch, vst into next dc, 1ch, * rpt from * to * to end, working 1tr into last dc. Turn.


Pattern Row 2 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, make 1ch, * 3cl’s into 2ch space, 1ch, 1dc into vst, 1ch, * rpt from * to * to end, 1dc into 3rd of 4ch. Turn.


Continue with Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 7cl group rows have been worked in all or work measures approx 9.5” from shoulder.


Next Row - (Divide for legs) Work Pattern Row 1 across 10, 3cl groups, 1tr into next dc, ss to 3rd of 4ch on beginning of row to make a round. Turn. Continue in pattern as set on these stitches, turning at the end of row and slip stitching to beginning of row until 8, Cl group rows have been worked in all from division making 15cl group rows in all from yoke, leg measures approx 7 inches and work measures 15 inches in all from shoulder. (you can adjust leg length here if you wish, by working more or less rows)


Leg Cuff - Using 3.50mm hook and RS facing, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, missing all 1ch spaces work 1dc into each st to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (40dc)


Next Row - (Dec) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next dc, * dec 1dc (see abbrev) over next 2dc, 1dc into next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, dec 1dc over last 2dc, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn (30dc)


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning

of row. Turn.


Next Row - (Dec) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next 3dc, * dec 1dc over next 2dc,

1dc into each of the next 4dc, rpt from * to * to last 2dc, dec 1dc over last 2dc, ss to first dc on beginning of row.. Turn. (25dc)


Next Row - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning

of row. Turn. Rpt last row once. Turn.


Next Row - Working into back loop of stitch only, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn.


Working through both loops rpt last row once more. Turn. Fasten off. Work one row of crab stitch (see abbrev) in contrast colour, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Fasten off.


Second Leg - With 4.50mm hook and main colour yarn. Return and rejoin yarn to same st at division were you divided for legs, continue on remaining st’s in the same way as first leg working last tr into last dc. Fasten off.


Sleeves x 2 - With RS facing and 4.00mm hook re-join main colour yarn to side of dc on base of sleeve where you divided for armhole, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 28dc, ss to first dc to make a round. Turn. (29dc)


Next Row - Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch * miss 1dc, 2cl into next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 4dc, miss 1dc, 2cl into next dc, miss 2dc, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (7, 2cl groups).


Next Row - 4ch, * (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in between cl’s, of the 2cl group, 1ch, 1tr into dc, 1ch, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to 3rd of 4ch on beginning of row. Turn.


Starting with Pattern Row 2 continue with Pattern Rows 1 & 2 same as legs,

turning at the end of each row and slip stitching to beginning of row 5 more times, making 7cl group rows in all from yoke or until sleeve seam measures 4.5”. Turn. (again you can adjust sleeve length here if you wish, by working more or less rows)


Sleeve Cuff - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, missing all 1ch spaces work 1dc into each st to end. Turn. Work 3 more rows in dc, turning and ss at the end of each row. (28dc)


Next Row - Working into back of loop, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc. Turn.


Working through both loops rpt last row once more. Turn. Fasten off. Join in contrast colour yarn and work one row of crab stitch. Fasten off.


Button/Buttonhole Edge - With 4.00mm hook working on WS, work 38dc, evenly up left hand side, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each ch around neck edge, 3dc into corner, work 38dc evenly down right hand side to end. Turn.


Next Row - (Buttonhole row) Work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to neck edge, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each dc around neck, 1dc into corner, * 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next 6dc, * rpt from * to * until 5 buttonholes have been made, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each of remaining dc. Turn. Fasten off.


Using contrast color yarn, work one row of crab stitch up first back edge, around neck and down second back edge working 2st in corners and 1st in each of the 2ch spaces. Fasten off.


Chain Ties x 2 - With 4.00mm hook and contrast colour yarn make 126ch, ss into 2nd ch from hook, ss into each ch to end. Fasten off.


Make 2 pom-poms (I used Clover pom-pom maker size 20) in contrast colour.


Finishing With 4.00mm hook and contrast colour yarn, work one row of crab stitch into loose loops on ankles, cuffs and both rows on yoke. Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes,


Attach one end of each chain tie to on WS of button/buttonhole bands, thread chain ties through alternate tr's on last row of tr on yoke and tie in a bow at centre of front, sew pom-pom to each end of chain tie.


Bobble Hat - With 4.00mm hook make 6ch, join with ss to form a ring, 3ch, 15tr into ring,

ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.


Round 2 - 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, 2tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (31tr + 3ch)


Round 3 - 3ch, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, 2tr into last tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (47tr + 3ch)


Round 4 - 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to

last tr, 2tr into last tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (63tr + 3ch)


Round 5 - 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, * 1tr into next 12tr, 2tr into next tr, * rpt from * to * to

last 11tr, 1tr into each of last 11tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (68tr + 3ch)


Round 6-13 - 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.


Round 14 - 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc on beginning

of row. Turn. (69dc)


Brim - Working into front loop only, using 3.50mm hook, work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, make 1ch, * miss 1dc, 3cls into next dc, 1ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, 1ch, * rpt from

* to * to last 4tr, miss 1dc, 3cls into next dc, 1ch, miss 2tr, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (17, 3cl groups)


Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 same as rompers, 2 more times making 3cl group rows in all. Fasten off. Turn brim back onto RS of hat.


With 4.00mm and contrast colour yarn work one row of crab stitch around and into loose loops on base of brim. Fasten off.


Make pompom in contrast colour I used the clover pom-pom maker size 45


Finishing - Sew in and tie off loose ends, attach pom-pom to crown.


Hope you enjoy this free baby pattern for a rompers and bobble hat.

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