Rosalyn Baby Romper

Create the most precious baby romper with this staple pattern. Worked from the top down with a raglan design and short sleeves, this piece features an open front for easy wearing. Finish it off with your favorite button set for a pattern that’s perfect for gifting!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Chest Size 20 (24, 26)” to fit chest 18 (22, 24)”

Shown in size 26”

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps (100% Acrylic; 256 yards / [234 meters]/142 grams): E746_9700 Baby Pink (2 balls)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 32” circular and DPNs, US size 8 (5 mm) 32” circular and DPNs

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, eight 0.5” buttons, sewing needle and matching thread

Abbreviations

PM: Place marker

SM: Slip Marker

Special Stitches

K1, P1 Ribbing

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked from the top down.

Pattern

With smaller needles, CO 40 (50, 60) sts. Do not join.

Work 8 rows of K1, P1 Ribbing.

Yoke

Switch to larger needles and work as follows:

Row 1: K8 (11, 13) (Left Front), PM, k1 (seam st), PM, k2 (Left Sleeve), PM, k1 (seam st), PM, k16 (20, 26) (Back), PM, k1 (seam st), PM, k2 (Right Sleeve), PM, k1 (seam st), PM, k8 (11, 13) (Right Front). (40 (50, 60) sts)

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: (Knit to marker, yo, SM, k1, SM, yo) 4 times, knit to end. (8 sts inc’d)

Rep Rows 2-3 until you have 18 (23, 28) sts for each Front, 22 (26, 32) sts for each Sleeve, 36 (44, 56) sts for Back, and 4 seam sts. (120 (146, 180) sts)

Separate Body and Sleeves

Work 19 (24, 29) sts for Left Front sts plus the seam st, CO 6 sts for underarm. Place 22 (26, 32) Sleeve sts on holder. Work 38 (46, 58) sts for seam and Back sts on needles, CO 6 sts for underarm. Place 22 (26, 32) Sleeve sts on holder. Work 19 (24, 29) sts for seam st and Right Front sts. (88 (106, 128) sts)

Work in St st until piece meas 10 (12, 14)”.

Legs

BO 4 sts, work next 36 (45, 56) sts, place these sts on holder, BO next 8 sts for bottom of Back, work to end of row.

BO 4 sts and work to end of row. (36 (45, 56) sts)

BO 1 st at the beginning and end of every other row 4 times. (28 (37, 48) sts)

Switch to smaller needles.

Work in K1, P1 Ribbing for 1”.

BO all sts loosely.

Work the same on the other leg.

Sleeve (make 2)

Using larger DPNs, CO 3 sts, knit next 22 (26, 32) sts from holder, CO 3 sts. (28 (32, 38) sts)

Work in St st for 1”.

Switch to smaller needles.

Work K1, P1 Ribbing for 1”.

BO all sts loosely.

Work the same for the other sleeve.

Button Band

With smaller needles and RS facing you, pick up and knit 35 (40, 44) sts from the edge of the neckline ribbing.

Work 8 rows in Garter st (knit all sts every row).

BO all sts loosely.

Buttonhole Band

Pick up and knit 35 (40, 44) sts to the edge of neckline ribbing.

Work 3 rows in Garter st.

Buttonhole Row: Make buttonholes by working (yo, k2tog). Make 8 buttonholes evenly spaced across row.

Work 4 rows in Garter st.

BO all sts loosely.

Finishing

Sew the underarm seam. Sew the front and back of the legs. Place the buttonhole band on top of
the button band (on the right side) and sew the edge together.

Weave in all ends.

Block romper to size.

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