Monday, 20 February 2012

ROO's CUTE ONESIE PATTERN.

Hello Everyone!
Hope you're all doing well.
Here it is at last! My very first pattern - hope you like it! I have had two trial runs & it seems to be fine. Should any of you have a problem with it in any way, then firstly, I must apologise & secondly, please let me know!
Good luck & enjoy!


ROO’s CUTE ONESIE PATTERN.

Yarn:  Size 1 – Preemie size : 55gms Baby Double Knitting
          Size 2 - 0 – 3 months : 65gms Baby Double Knitting

Crochet Hooks: Preemie Size: E (3.5mm)       0-3 months Size: G (4mm)

Size 1: Preemie  finished size – 16cms from underarm to underarm & 25cms from back of neck to bottom of gusset.

Size 2: 0-3 months finished size – 19cms from underarm to underarm & 27cms from back of neck to bottom of gusset.

Instructions for size 2 in brackets & italics.

Terminology – American

SS: Slip Stitch   SC: Single Crochet DC: Double Crochet

Abbreviations: CH: Chain   CHS: Chains  ST: Stitch             STS: Stitches   RND: Round   RNDS: Rounds

TO START - Chain 30 (36)

RND 1 – DC in 4th CH from the hook & next 2 (3) CHS 3DC in next CH. DC in next 4 (5) CHS. 3DC in next CH. DC in next 8 (10) CHS. 3DC in next CH. DC in next 4 (5) CHS. 3DC in the next CH. DC in last 4 (5) CHS
CH 2, turn

RNDS 2 – 5 (Both Sizes) DC in each DC across putting 3DC in centre DC of each 3DC group. CH 2, turn.

RND 6  (Both Sizes) DC across to centre of 1st 3DC group, DC into centre ST, CH 3 (4), skip across to next 3DC group & DC in centre ST (first middle underarm stitch formed) & each ST across to centre ST of 3rd DC group, DC into centre ST, CH 3 (4), skip to last 3DC put DC in centre of 3DC group (second middle underarm stitch formed) & across to end, CH 1, turn.

RND 7 (Both Sizes) SC in each DC across, CH 1 placing either a stitch marker or different coloured yarn into this ST.
ROWS 8, 9, 10 & 11.(Both Sizes) Turn your work in order to work up front Button Hole edge of the Onesie 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 last ST.
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ROWS 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 up towards neck, CH 1, turn SC down again. 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 Onesie 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 (for reference see row 6) attaching a stitch marker or coloured yarn into your first ST. CH 1, continuing to SC in each ST, working across the back of the Onesie & 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 PLUS (Both Sizes) *CH 2 moving your stitch marker down accordingly into the first ST.
of the next & every following row. DC in each ST around, joining the end of every row with a SS into the first DC of each preceding row*
Repeat from * to * until the Onesie measures approximately 20 (23)cms from the back of neck down.

FRONT DECREASE ROWS. (Both Sizes) Do not CH. SS into first 3STS. CH 2 & DC across leaving last 3 STS unworked.
Turn but do not CH. SS into first 2 (1) ST(S). CH2, DC across leaving last 2 (1) ST(S) unworked.
Turn but do not CH. SS into first 3 (2) STS, CH 2 & DC to last 3 (2) STS.
Turn but do not CH. SS into 1 (3) STS, DC across leaving 1 (3) ST(S) unworked.  

Preemie Size Only : CH2 & DC to the end. Fasten off.

Size 2 only : Turn but do not CH. SS into 1 ST. CH 2, DC across leaving

last ST
unworked. Turn, CH 2 & DC to the end. Fasten off.

BACK DECREASE ROWS. (Both Sizes) Attach yarn to left side of Onesie. CH 2. DC across to

last ST
of right back seam.
Turn but do not CH. SS into 3 (2) STS, CH 2 & DC across leaving last 3 (2) STS unworked.
Turn but do not CH. SS into 2 (1) ST(S). CH 2, DC across leaving last 2 (1) ST(S) unworked.
Turn but do not CH. SS into 3 (2) ST(S). CH 2. DC across leaving last 3 (2) (ST(S) unworked.
Turn but do not CH. SS into 2 (3) ST(S). CH 2. DC across to last 2 (3) ST(S).

Preemie Size Only : Fasten off.

Size 2 only : Turn but do not CH. SS into 1 ST. CH 2, DC across leaving

last ST
unworked. Fasten off.

If desired, you can single crochet around the leg & gusset area to soften the edges.


TO FINISH - Attach 3 buttons & 2-3 poppers between the legs (dependant upon size).



Text and images by A Holden. This pattern cannot be reproduced or distributed -mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying, without written permission. Finished products created with this pattern may be used for commercial sale.

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first pattern. Very cute! Can't wait to try it.
    Thanks for sharing and have fun creating more.

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    1. Hello! Thanks so much for your encouraging comment!Let me know if you make it & how it turns out for you, wont you! TTFN

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  2. absolutely. love the new little outfit. very cute!

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    1. Thanks so much! Really appreciate your comments!

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  3. Hi Again.
    I got going this last weekend and made one of the onesies. It turned out absolutely adorable!
    I also finally got up the "courage" to buy some of the KAM snaps and a setter. The only thing I have left to do is add the snaps when I get them.
    Thank you again for creating and sharing the pattern.
    If it's OK with you I'd like to add this pattern to my list of items I make for charity. There is a hospital in a neighboring town that takes donations for their low/no income families and they are always thrilled to get baby items.
    Take care and thank you again!

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    1. Well hello!
      How nice to hear from you again! I'm really pleased that my pattern proved to be okay for you & that you are so pleased with the result! Any chance you could put a photo on Ravelry or perhaps you could email me one - I'd love to see it!? Wasn't sure what a KAM snaps & setter were but googled them - a super idea!!!
      I'd be more than pleased for you to add the pattern to the list of items you make for charity - it is a lovely thought, knowing that my design & your creation of it, will bring pleasure to someone who needs a break!
      Keep up the good work & keep in touch!
      Kindest regards,
      Ann x

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    2. The pattern is wonderful! I will do my best on the picture but I make no guarantees.
      I've never sent a photo and know only enough about computers to be dangerous ;o) but I'll try this weekend. There will be lots of happy, warm babies and parents out there, if I can get myself in gear, because of your pattern!

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    3. So glad you like the pattern! Your photos are fab, you've done such a super job! I can just imagine a little baby inside your onesie - how proud you must feel, giving your time & your creations for people less fortunate - good on you! Will attempt creating another free pattern soon I hope! TTFN x

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  4. im confused on where the middle of the right underarm is

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  5. im confused on where the middle of the right underarm is

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    1. Hi Bridget,
      Sorry for delay - just returned last night from a lovely week in Lanzarote.
      I did reply to you a short while ago - doesn't look like it sent though!
      Just to recap (in case it didn't send) -------
      On row 6, you join the first 3DC group to the second 3DC group & like wise, the third 3DC group to the fourth 3DC group. The stitches where you joined in both places, are indeed the centre stitches of each underarm. I will edit my pattern so there isn't any confusion for other people. I also think this answers your question far more simply than my first attempt - so please, if you received my first one, ignore it & follow this reply!!!! LOL! :o)
      I so hope this helps & that you didn't have to give up on your onesie.
      15 people have made them on Ravelry.com if you'd like to see them. Ravelry is a great place for crocheters & knitters alike & there are hundreds of free patterns to access plus it's free to join.
      Thank you Bridget for showing interest in my pattern,
      kindest regards,
      Ann.

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