Thursday, March 22, 2018
Button Me Up Romper - Newborn Crochet Pattern
Hello beautiful people!
We're almost at the end of March, which means a new newborn sized pattern. YAY!
Today I have something a little different for you. I'm always looking for clever ways to make classics, and this just so happens to be one of those. This romper is side opening! It's one piece, and the back wraps around bubs sides, and buttons to the front of the piece!
Now, how you choose to do the wrap is your choice! I went with the side flaps under the front, and the buttons are sewn to the side flaps. However, you could just as easily sew the buttons to the front, and have the side flaps come up and over the front panel and close that way. Totally up to you which way you go.
The other thing about this pattern is that it uses Worsted Weight yarn! I know, it's not something I do a lot. I just don't have access to a steady stream of this weight of yarn. But I do love it for newborn projects, because boy do they work up FAST!
Today I've used Red Heart Super Saver Solids for the romper, but any Worsted weight yarn would be fine.
This romper is made in one piece, with the exception of the straps, so no joining here, there and everywhere! I've left mine plain, because I haven't yet decided on a recipient, but there are a lot of options for decorations. You could add a pocket. Sew on a flower. Embroider or top stitch an animal or even add some ruffles to the legs!
My doll is wearing a modern cloth nappy, which is quite bulky, so you can see how easily it fits over diapers.
Ok, let's get to it!!
You Will Need:
Worsted Weight/Aran/10ply Yarn in a main and a contrasting colour.
6 matching buttons
Sized To Fit:
0-3 Months (Newborn)
1: Ch32, dc in the 3rd chain from hook and each across. - 30
2-8: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 30
9: Ch1, turn, slip stitch in the first 3 stitches, dc in the next 24 stitches, leave the last 3 stitches unworked. - 24
10: Ch3, turn, dc2tg twice, dc in the next 16 stitches, dc2tg twice. - 20
11: Ch3, turn, dc2tg twice, dc in the next 12 stitches, dc2tg twice. - 16
12: Ch3, turn, dc2tg twice, dc in the next 8 stitches, dc2tg twice. - 12
13-20: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 12
21: Ch3, turn, 2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 10 stitches, 2dc in the last stitch. - 14
22: Ch3, turn, 2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 12 stitches, 2dc in the last stitch. - 16
23: Ch3, turn, 2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 14 stitches, 2dc in the last stitch. - 18
24: Ch3, turn, 2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 16 stitches, 2dc in the last stitch. - 20
25-32: Ch3, turn, sc in each stitch across. -20 End off yarn.
On the back section of the romper (the edge with the starting chains), count in 9 stitches and join yarn.
1: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches. - 3
2-16: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across. - 3 End off.
Turn the piece over and count in to the 9th stitch on the other side of the back section and attach yarn. Repeat as for first strap.
1: With contrasting colour join to the first stitch on row 32, ch1, sc across (20), continue to sc around the entire piece (working in row ends on the strap and main piece sides), straps included. When you reach corners, make 2sc in them to help with turning, join to the first hdc.
2: Ch1, fpsc around the first stitch, bpsc around the next stitch, *fpsc around the next stitch, .bpsc around the next stitch* repeat around. Join to the first sc.
Alternative Finish: 2: Reverse SC (crab stitch) around.
Attach buttons! You won't need button holes, the buttons should just slot through the stitches.