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A few weeks ago I published the pattern of the GINGER Crochet Jacket, and since then you have asked me on many occasions if I planned to publish the tutorial of the Pickles Knitted Romper, which I designed together and today it is already here!.
These two patterns, along with other great knitting and crochet models of Spanish and Portuguese designers, make up the new Spring/Summer magazine TRICOT No. 16.
In today’s post, you will find the step-by-step tutorial in images to knit the size 1-3 months of the romper, but this PDF pattern is also available in sizes 3-6 months and 6-9 months in my online shop.
As usual, you will find the instructions to knit this baby Sweater in size 1-3 months on the text and images, but if you prefer to download the pattern to get row by row instructions and print it to make notes without relying on the cell phone or internet connection, you can find all the downloadable and printable patterns by clicking on the button below.
To make this knitted romper we have used:
- 2 balls of Anchor Baby Pure Cotton color 402 Mint Green
- 3mm knitting needles.
- 1 stitch marker
- 1 tapestry needle
- 1 stitch holder
- 2 coconut wood buttons 1 cm diameter.
Stitches and techniques
- Cast on
- Seed Stitch
- Stockinette stitch
- Increases. This time, I used the M1L (left increase) and M1R (right increase)
- Bind off
- Pick up stitches
st/sts: stitch / stitches
set: Seed stitch
M1R: Make one right increase M1L: Make one left increase
k2tog: Knit two stitches together
27 stitches x 28 rows in Stockinette Stitch = 10 x 10 cm.
How to make the Pickles Knitted Romper – SIZE 1-3 MONTHS
The Pickles Knitted Romper is worked flat in two separate pieces, which once finished we will join through the area of the crotch and the sides to give it its definitive shape. Once both pieces are joined together, we will pick up the stitches from the bib to knit the shoulder straps and sew the buttons to them. We will finish by adding the front kangaroo pocket piece.
1. Knit the front piece of the baby romper
Knit the seed stitch area
We’ll start by knitting the front piece of the baby knit romper. To do this, cast on 35 stitches and knit 4 rows in seed stitch.
In the 5th row, we will open a buttonhole on each side at 4 stitches from the ends and we will knit 5 more rows in seed stitch.
Knit the armhole area
From here, we’ll start shaping the area of the armholes of the romper.
Knit 6 sts in seed stitch and knit 11 sts. until you’re at the center of the work.
Work M1R increase: pick up the bar between the last stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from the back to the front and knit into the front of this stitch. Place an stitch marker and knit 1 stitch, which will be the guide stitch.
Work 1 M1L by picking up the bar between the stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from front to back and knit into the back of the stitch.
Knit until only 6 edge stitches remain, which you will work in seed stitch.
From now on, work every even row until rows this way: sst 6, purl until 6 sts remain, sst6. and every odd row: sst6, knit until you reach the marker, remove marker, M1R, place the marker again, k1, M1L, knit until 6 sts remain, sst6.
Knit this way until you have a total of 65 sts on your needle.
It is important to keep in mind that while you are knitting the armhole area, the first and last 6 stitches will be knitted in Seed Stitch.
Knit the body of the romper
Once we’ve worked the area of the armholes we will continue to shape the body of the romper by making two increases in the center of the work, but on this occasion, without the edges in seed stitch. That is, in the odd rows knit all the sts, and in the even rows purl all the sts.
Knit this way until you have a total of 105 sts.
As I mentioned earlier, if you need a downloadable and printable PDF to not rely on your cell phone or the computer to knit the Pickles Baby Romper you can get it by following this link:
Knit the legs area
It is time to separate the stitches that will make up the legs, for this you must knit 52, until you reach the marker, and put them aside onto the stitch holder. Bind off 1 st and knit until the end of the row.
Knit 3 rows in stockinette stitch an in the next row k2tog until the end. You’ll have 27 sts on your needle.
Knit 7 rows in seed stitch and bind off all the stitches.
2. Knit the baby’s knitted romper back
Work the back of the romper following the same instructions as for the front piece. Work row 4 without opening the buttonholes.
Once you have the two pieces of your knitted romper ready, you will need to sew them through the crotch area and sew both sides until you have passed the seed stitch area a couple of centimeters,
3. Knit the straps
To make the shoulder straps, pick up 6 stitches from the upper right corner of the back piece and knit in seed stitch until the strap measures approximately 7 cm.
Repeat in the same way to form the left strap.
4. Knit the kangaroo pocket
And to give a more modern touch to your knitted romper, end up adding a kangaroo pocket.
Start by casting on 23 sts. and increase 1 stitch at 6 stitches from the beginning and end of the work, only on the right side of your knitting until you get 55 stitches.
Remember that, just as we knitted the area of the armholes, the first and last 6 stitches will be knitted in seed stitch.
Once you have your pocket knitted, secure it with pins to the romper and using a tapestry needle, sew at the top and bottom leaving the sides open.
There is no trick to weaving the right pocket, just patience. It is very important that you mark the centers of the pocket and make sure that they match the vertical line that has formed the guide stitch on the front.
5. Finishing touches and you’re done!
Finally, sew the buttons at the end of the shoulder straps and weave in all the loose ends.
To improve the look of your knitting it is recommended that you block your knitted romper, either by moistening it and letting it dry flat or using the steam iron.
You’ve got your Pickles Knitted Romper ready to impress!
You can go to the tutorial to learn how to make the Ginger Crochet Jacket, and complete your Baby Set, by clicking this link.
Remember, if you liked this tutorial and it has inspired you, I would love to hear your opinion and read your comment below! and if you share your discovery will reach more people.
Once you have finished your Pickles Knitted Romper, share it with the world!. Show off the result on social networks with the hashtag #picklesromper and #creativaatelier, so we can all enjoy your creation.
A big hug!
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I am new to knitting and would like to know if you doing a mattress stitch to seam
What ply is the cotton ??
i made this cute baby romper…
now people ask me if the patern exists also in dutch…
can i translate it for them?
What ply is the cotton used ??
Hi Tracy! I used Baby Pure Cotton yarn, which is Fingering / 4-ply / Super Fine Weight.😉