Saturday, January 31, 2015

Brianna Romper

Good morning everyone and welcome to 2015!

Wow this month has been insane crazy! On January 7th we welcomed a new addition to the family with the safe arrival of our boy Jackson. He is super sweet and smooshy and adorable and I could sit forever gazing into his deep eyes. Fair to say I am very much in love, as are daddy and the girls. We've had a bit of a rough ride with an extended hospital stay and I've been quite ill. Throw in the girls going back to school next week and woah busy times!


I am however pleased to be able to get January's pattern up, even if it is on the last day of the month. PHEW Made it!
I havn't second tested this one, so if there are any mistakes apologies in advance and I'll sort them if they come up.

This little romper is super sweet and a joy to make. It will fit a bub of 24 weeks gestation. I havn't tried it in DK weight yet, but I suspect of you used it, it would be closer to perhaps 30 weeks. Made with 4ply, it is very light and has beautiful drape. I used Dianella by Panda which is a 100% bamboo yarn, Oh have I told you how much I LOVE bamboo yarn? MMMMM!

I know a lot of you have requested more specific instructions on some patterns (particularly more images and stitch count) so I will go back through them all when I have some time and update.
For those of you who don't Follow me on Facebook this year I won't be adding one pattern a week. With a new babba it is unrealistic to put that much pressure on myself, so I am hoping one prem and one non prem pattern a month, but we will see how we roll. As always, have a gentle day <3

You will need:

4ply/fingering weight yarn in a main and contrasting colour. I used Dianella by Panda for the pink.
3mm hook
sewing needle
2 buttons

With pink yarn

1: ch36, in the 2nd chain from hook dc, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat across (52)

2: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across (52)

3: ch3, turn, *dc in the first 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat across (69)

4: ch3, turn, dc across

Change to white yarn

5: ch1, turn, sc in the first 10 stitches, skip 12 stitches, ch3, sc in the next 25 stitches, ch3, skip 12 stitches, sc in the last 10 stitches. (51, including chains)

Change to pink yarn

6-7: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch and chain across

Change to white yarn

8: ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Change to pink yarn

9-12: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across

13: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across, join to the 1st dc.

14-15: ch3, turn, dc in each stitch around, join.

16: ch3, turn, dc in the first 25 stitches, skip the rest and join to the 1st dc. One leg created. (25)

17-20: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.

21: ch3, *dc in the first 2 stitches, dc2tg*, repeat around, join. (19)

22-23: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.

Change to white yarn

24: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

25: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.

Finish off.

Second leg:

26: Join pink yarn to the 1st unused stitch on round 16, ch3, dc in the same stitch, and in the next 24 stitches, join.

Repeat from 17-25 to complete the second leg.


1: Join white yarn to the first unused stitch of round 4, ch1, and sc in the same stitch, sc in the next 11 stitches (12)

2: ch1, turn, (sc, ch4, sc) in each of the 12 stitches across. End off.

Repeat for the second sleeve.

Flower for front of romper

With white yarn

1: ch2, hdc 7 times in the first chain, join.

2: ch1, (sc, ch4, sc) in each of the 7 stitches around, join. Sew a button in the middle of the flower, then attach the flower to the front of the romper.

Attach 2 buttons to the back of the romper for closing.


  1. thank you so much for this pattern. It will be used for charity. This means so much to me that you would share such a sweet outfit. Hugs Dianne

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  3. I am going to make one for a boy and girl...for the boy I am going to make a little bear in place of the flower...

  4. Thank you for all of these patterns!! My niece was born yesterday morning weighing only 2 pounds and I've already made her a couple of items thanks to you.

  5. Does anyone know where to find a crochet pattern for doll of this size? I have a special request for a weighted doll and a romper and am falling short on the doll side??? If you do please let me know.... Gmail

  6. Hi ,I love to crochet baby items of all sizes for charities and I truly appreciate this jumpsuit pattern so adorable! I will be making a bunch of different colors and sizes by changing the hook size . Bless you and have a blessed day everyday ! 😇