I hope you will enjoy making this little suit as much as I did!
Abbreviations: SS: Slip
Stitch SC: Single : Double Crochet Crochet DC
HOOKS: Size 3.50 (E) for preemie
Size 4.50 (G) for 3 - 6 months
PREEMIE MEASUREMENTS: JUMPER ACROSS: (underarm to underarm): 17cms Length (from back of neck to hem): 16cms PANTS (SHORTS): (from top of waist to pant bottoms): 17cms
3 – 9 MONTHS MEASUREMENTS: JUMPER ACROSS (underarm to underarm): 20cms LENGTH (from back of neck to hem) :19cms PANTS (SHORTS): (from top of waist to pant bottoms): 20cms
HOW TO APPLY THE SPECIAL BLANKET EDGE STITCH:
(Used on sleeve cuffs & bottom of shorts) Attach yarn to work in least noticeable place (underneath the arm sleeve of the jumper & in between the legs of the shorts)
CH 1. *SC into
then SC underneath the
of the previous row * (thus forming a short ST & then a long ST) Repeat from * to * SS & fasten off)
RND 7 (Both Sizes) SC in each DC across, CH 1 placing either a stitch marker or different coloured yarn into this ST.
RNDS 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 (Both Sizes) Turn your work in order to work up front Button Hole edge of the jumper moving towards the neck. SC in each ST up to neck edge, CH 1 turn. SC back down until you reach the stitch marker/yarn, CH 1, turn. SC in each ST towards the neck again one more time, CH 3 (this is to form the first Button Hole). Turn to work back down towards the stitch marker. Skip1 ST. SC into next stitch. Work your way down, placing 2 more evenly spaced Button Holes in the same manner as before. SS to finish & fasten off. Place another stitch marker or coloured yarn into the
RNDS 12, 13, 14 & 15 (Both sizes & to form the Button Band) Attach yarn to bottom edge of opposite side in order to work up towards the neck again. Ch 1, place stitch marker or coloured yarn into this ST. SC in each ST towards neck edge, CH 1, turn. SC in each ST down as you did for Buttonhole Edge. CH 1, turn. SC in each ST down. SS & fasten off. Place another stitch marker or coloured yarn in as you do so!
RND 16 (Both Sizes) (Joining Row) Before continuing, pin your jumper together matching up the stitch markers/coloured yarn, making sure that the Buttonhole edge is the one uppermost facing you! Attach yarn to middle of the right underarm attaching a stitch marker or coloured yarn into your
CH 1, continuing to SC in each ST, working across the back of the jumper & putting the hook through both thicknesses when you reach the pinned Button Hole edge & Button Band edge, thereby rendering your work joined! NB:(Take care not to impinge on the bottom buttonhole as you do so). Upon reaching the right underarm where you started this row, SS into the first SC of the previous row.
RNDS 17 & 18 (Both Sizes) *CH 2 moving your stitch marker down accordingly into the
of the next & every following row. DC into each ST around, joining the end of the row with a SS into the first DC of preceding row. Repeat from * to *(for RND 18)
At the end of RND 18, fasten off.
RND 19 & 20 YARN COLOUR CHANGE (Both sizes) Attach contrasting coloured yarn. *CH 2 (acts as first DC) & DC into the back loops only of every ST* until you reach the point at which you attached the yarn. Repeat from * to * (for RND 20) SS & fasten off.
RND 21 YARN COLOUR CHANGE (Both sizes) Attach the main colour yarn to the point at which you fastened off on round 20 & CH 2 (acts as first DC). DC into each ST around until you reach the point at which you attached the main colour yarn. SS & fasten off.
RND 22 YARN COLOUR CHANGE (Both sizes) Attach the contrasting colour to the point at which you fastened off on RND 21 & CH 2 (acts as first DC). DC into back loops only of every ST until you reach the point at which you attached the contrasting colour. SS & fasten off
RNDS 23 PLUS YARN COLOUR CHANGE (Both sizes) Attach the main colour yarn to the point at which you fastened off on RND 22. Attach ST marker or piece of coloured yarn & *CH 2. DC in each ST around placing a SS into the previous RND upon reaching the ST marker or coloured yarn.*
Repeat from * to * until the jumper measures approximately 16 (19)cms from the back of the neck down. SS & fasten off.
BOTH SIZES: Attach contrasting yarn to side seam. CH 1 & SC around, once. SS & fasten off.
(Both sizes) Attach contrasting yarn to neck edge. CH 1 & SC into each ST around. CH 1 & turn. *CH 3 (5) SK 3STS & SS into
*. Repeat from * to * SS & fasten off.
SLEEVES (BOTH ALIKE) (Make 2)
Use the special BLANKET EDGING STITCH (SEE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE) to finish off around cuffs.
Add 3 contrasting buttons to button band.
Cast on 70 (78) STS. Join with a SS to form a circle.
RND 1*CH 2 DC into each ST around SS at the end of the RND*.
RNDS 2 & 3 Repeat from * to *
RND 4 - 11 (Decrease RNDS) All RNDS worked alike as follows:
RND 4 DC into 33 (38) STS. *DC 2TOG DC to last 2 STS, DC 2TOG. SS to
worked CH 2 (68 STS) (76 STS) remain.
RND 5 DC into 32 (37) STS then repeat from * to * (66 STS) (74 STS ) remain.
RND 6 DC into 31 (36) STS then repeat from * to * (64 STS) (72 STS ) remain
RND 7 DC into 30 (35) STS then repeat from * to * (62 STS) (70 STS ) remain
RND 8 DC into 29 (34) STS then repeat from * to * (60 STS) (68 STS ) remain
RND 9 DC into 28 (33) STS then repeat from * to * (58 STS) (66 STS ) remain
RND 10 DC into 27 (32) STS then repeat from * to* (56 STS) (64 STS ) remain
RND 11 DC into 26 (31) STS then repeat from * to* (54 STS) (62 STS ) remain do not fasten off!
NOW TURN YOUR WORK SO THAT THE SIDE SEAM (WHERE ALL THE SS’S HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE PREVIOUS RNDS), BECOMES THE BACK SEAM OF THE PANTS (SHORTS).
NOW CH 4 (6) SS to middle front of pants (shorts). This creates the division for the legs.