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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
Stitch SC: Single : Double Crochet Crochet DC
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..
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*
Preemie Size Only : CH2 & DC to the end. Fasten off.
Preemie Size Only : Fasten off.