Layla Toddler Overalls

The Layla Overalls are loose and baggy with plenty of positive ease to help little ones stay cool in the hot weather. Plus, look how adorable they are? Boasting heart-shaped pockets on the front and back, you can’t go wrong with a timeless pattern featuring a modern twist.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 22 (25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33)” hip circumference x 8.5 (10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18.5)” length.

4-5” positive ease recommended. See schematic for full details.

Shown in size 31” hip circumference

Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Dublin Dye Merino DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 246 yards [225 meters]/100 grams): Mermaid (2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins))

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circular, US size 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs, US size 5 (3.75 mm) straight, US size 3 (3.25 mm) 12” circular or US size 2 (3.35. mm)” DPNs

Notions: Tapestry needle, yarn holders, markers, eight 1” buttons, US size D/3 (3.75 mm) crochet hook

Special Stitches

Kitchener Stitch (grafting): Thread a tapestry needle with yarn. Hold the needles with the live sts parallel. Set up: Insert the tapestry needle through the first st on the front needle purlwise and pull the yarn through but leave the st on the needle. Insert the needle through the first st on the back needle knitwise and pull the yarn through, again leaving the st on the back needle. *Insert the needle through the first st on the front needle knitwise, pull the yarn through and drop the st off the front needle. Insert the needle through the next st on the front needle as if to purl, pull the yarn through but leave the st on the needle. Insert the needle through the first st on the back needle purlwise, pull the yarn through, dropping the st off the back needle. Insert the needle through the next st on the back needle knitwise and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle; rep from * until all sts are worked.

Crochet edging: Sl hook into first sts of edge together, place yarn around hook and pull through. *Sl hook into next st of edge, place yarn around hook and pull through st, place yarn around hook again and pull through both sts; rep from * until end of edging.

Pattern Notes

The overalls are worked from the bottom up.

Each leg is worked separately in the round before joining together. Then the body is continued in the round as far as the hips.

The back and front are then worked separately.

The straps are worked in moss stitch on smaller needles for stability and to create a denser fabric. Longer straps with extra buttons allow for growth and a variety of fit.

The overalls are edged in moss stitch. The gusset is worked from picked up stitches, incorporating stitches set aside from each leg.

The heart shaped pockets are worked separately, before being edged with a crochet border and then sewn in place. Cute buttons finish the piece.

Pattern

Leg (make 2)

With smaller needles, CO 42 (48, 54, 56, 60, 62, 64) sts. Join in the rnd, being careful not to twist the sts. Pm to mark beg of rnd.

Moss St Edge

Rnd 1: (K1, p1) to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1, 6 (6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8) more times.

Next Rnd (Inc): (K1, Kfb) to end of rnd. (63 (72, 81, 84, 90, 93, 96) sts)

Leg

Change to larger needles.

Work in St st for 6 (8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24) rnds. Remove markers. Break yarn.

Join Legs Together

Use larger circular needles.

Rnd 1: K28 (32, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42) from Leg 1, place the next 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) sts from Leg 1 onto a yarn holder, CO 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts, k56 (64, 72, 74, 80, 82, 84) from Leg 2, place the next 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) sts from Leg 2 onto a yarn holder, CO 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts, k28 (32, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42) from Leg 1. Pm to mark beg of rnd. (122 (140, 158, 162, 176, 180, 184) sts)

Body

Work in St st for 20 (24, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48) rnds.

Separate back and front

Place the previous 61 (70, 79, 81, 88, 90, 92) sts on yarn holder for Back.

Front Flap

Row 1: [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, pm, k49 (58, 63, 65, 68, 70, 72), pm, [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times. (61 (70, 79, 81, 88, 90, 92) sts)

Row 2: [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, sm, p to marker, sm, [k1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times.

Row 3: [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, sm, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, [k1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times. (59 (68, 77, 79, 86, 88, 90) sts)

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 3-4, 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5) times more. (55 (64, 71, 73, 78, 78, 80) sts)

Buttonhole Row: [K1, p1] 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) times, yo, p2tog, [k1, p1] 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) times, sm, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, [k1, p1] 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) times, yo, p2tog, [k1, p1] 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) times. (55 (64, 71, 73, 78, 78, 80) sts)

Next Row: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 3-4, 10 (12, 16, 16, 18, 18, 20) times more. (35 (40, 39, 41, 42, 42, 40) sts)

Moss St Edging

Row 1: (K1, p1) to end of rnd.

Rep Row 1, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) times.

Buttonhole Row: [K1, p1] twice, yo, p2tog, [k1, p1] until 6 sts rem, yo, p2tog, [k1, p1] twice.

Rep Row 1, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) times.

BO all sts.

Back

Place live sts on larger needles.

Pick up and k8 (10, 12, 14, 16, 16, 18) from purl bumps at back of Front Flap right hand side, k61 (70, 79, 81, 88, 90, 92) sts from needle and pick up and k8 (10, 12, 14, 16, 16, 18) from purl bumps at back of front flap left hand side. (77 (90, 103, 109, 120, 122, 128) sts)

Row 1: [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, pm, k65 (78, 87, 93, 100, 102, 108), pm, [k1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times.

Row 2: [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, sm, p to marker, sm, [k1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) times more.

Next Row (Dec): [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, sm, [k2, k2tog] 21 (26, 29, 33, 33, 36, 40) times, sm, [k1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times. (56 (64, 74, 76, 87, 86, 88) sts)

Row 2: [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, sm, p to marker, sm, [k1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times.

Remove markers.

Moss St Edge

Row 1: [K1, p1] 11 (13, 16, 15, 18, 17, 17) times, pm, k12 (12, 10, 16, 15, 18, 20) times, pm, [1, p1] 11 (13, 16, 15, 18, 17, 17) times. (56 (64, 74, 76, 87, 86, 88) sts)

Row 2: [K1, p1] 11 (13, 16, 15, 18, 17, 17) times, sm, p to marker, sm, [k1, p1] 11 (13, 16, 15, 18, 17, 17) times.

Row 3: [K1, p1] 11 (13, 16, 15, 18, 17, 17) times, sm, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, [k1, p1] 11 (13, 16, 15, 18, 17, 17) times. (54 (62, 72, 74, 85, 84, 86) sts)

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 3-4, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) times more. (48 (56, 66, 66, 77, 76, 78) sts)

Next Row: BO 16 (20, 24, 22, 26, 24, 24) sts, [k1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, sm, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, [k1, p1] 11 (13, 16, 15, 18, 17, 17) times. (32 (36, 42, 44, 51, 52, 54) sts)

Next Row: BO 16 (20, 24, 22, 26, 24, 24) sts, [k1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, sm, p to marker, sm, [k1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times. (16 (16, 18, 22, 25, 28, 30) sts)

Next row: [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, sm, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, [k1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times. (14 (14, 16, 20, 23, 26, 28) sts)

Cont in est patt until 12 (12, 16, 16, 21, 20, 20) sts rem.

Size – (-, -, -, 31, -, -) sts) hip circumference only

Next Row: [k1, p1] 5 times, k2tog, p1, [k1, p1] 5 times. (-(-, -, -, 20, -, -) sts)

All Sizes

Row 1: [K1, p1] 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10) times.

Work 7 (7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 9) more rows in est patt.

Straps

Change to smaller needles.

Row 1: [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times, place rem 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10) sts on yarn holder. (6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10) sts)

Rep Row 1 until Strap meas 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 12, 14)” or desired length.

BO sts.

Strap 2

Place sts on needle and rejoin yarn.

Row 1: [K1, p1] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) times. (6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10) sts)

Rep Row 1 until Strap meas 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 12, 14)” or desired length.

BO sts.

Gusset

Place 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) sts from each yarn holder on larger size DPNs.

With RS facing and another DPN, pick up and k5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts from front CO edge.

Row 1: Working flat, sl1, p until 1 st rem on front DPN, then p rem st tog with first st on right-hand side DPN. Turn work.

Row 2: Sl1, k until 1 st rem, then k rem st with first st on left hand side. Turn work.

Rep Rows 1-2, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) more times, leave sts on DPN. Break yarn.

With RS facing and another DPN, pick up and k5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts from back CO edge.

Row 1: Working flat, sl1, p until 1 st rem on front DPN, then p rem st tog with first st on right-hand side DPN. Turn work.

Row 2: Sl 1, k until 1 st rem, then k rem st with first st on left-hand side. Turn work.

Rep Rows 1-2, 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) times, leave sts on DPN. Break yarn, leaving a long tail.

Graft two edges together using Kitchener st.

Pocket

Make 2 sizes: Small and Large.

Make 2 small pockets for Back and one large pocket for Front Flap.

CO 2 sts.

Row 1 (RS): [Kfb] twice. (4 sts)
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3:  K1, m1, k2, m1, k1. (6 sts)
Row 5:  K1, m1, k4, m1, k1. (8 sts)
Row 7:  K1, m1, k6, m1, k1. (10 sts)
Row 9:  K1, m1, k8, m1, k1. (12 sts)

Large Pocket only

Row 11: K1, m1, k10, m1, k1. (14 sts)

All Sizes

Break yarn.

Push the work to end of needle, saving it for later.
Rep Rows 1-9 (11), starting by CO to the empty needle.

Join the two pieces together by purling across both pieces.
Work the next 2 (4) rows in St st. (24 (28) sts)

Dec Section

Row 1: K1, ssk, k18 (22), k2tog, k1. (22 (26) sts)
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, ssk, k16 (20), k2tog, k1. (20 (24) sts)
Row 5: K1, ssk, k14 (18), k2tog, k1. (18 (22) sts)
Cont in est patt until 4 sts rem.

Next Row: Ssk, k2tog, break yarn and pull through both sts.

Block Heart.

Work crochet edging all around the Heart, starting at bottom point.

Finishing

Sew in all ends.

Sew on Pockets, using photos as guide.

Using photos as a guide, sew on buttons securely using matching yarn or thread..

Block top to dimensions on schematic.

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Comments
  • Ellisen

    Wonderful Layla Overalls, look so comfy. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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