Thursday, January 19, 2017
Short Overalls for Newborns
Good afternoon lovelies!
Wow it's been a busy few weeks. We just got back from our first family vacation in 2 years! Woah! So much fun though, but not a lot of time for crochet, so I'm sorry we missed a week there.
Today's pattern is something that's been on my todo list for a long time, and has been requested a few times over the years. Short overalls! Oh my word, these are just all sorts of adorable! They would be great as everyday wear, but also fantastic as a photography prop!
The doll I use wears a cloth diaper too, so you know it'll fit over babies butt!
It's simple enough to make, but it does use the best part of a ball of Red Heart Super Saver, so make sure you have enough on hand. They have ribbing around the back of the waist and the legs to help with fit.
Sized To Fit:
You Will Need:
Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Blue Tones
1: Ch17, dc in the 3rd ch from hook and each across. -15dc 2cm wide. 11cm long
Count the starting chain as a stitch from here
2-4: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 15dc, 6cm wide, 11cm long
5: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across, ch40, careful not to twist, join to the top of the ch3. - 55 stitches
6: Ch3, dc in the first 15 stitches, dc in the next 40 chains, join to the top of the ch3. 55dc
7: Ch3, dc in the first 15 stitches, *fpdc around the next stitch, bpdc around the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the top of the ch3.
8: Repeat round 7.
9-16: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, join to the top of the ch3. - 55dc, 23.5cm from row 1-16. 15.5cm from row 6-16. 24cm across at the widest point.
17: Ch3, dc in the next 10 stitches, skip the next skip the next 29 stitches, dc in the last 15 stitches, join to the top of the ch3. First leg started. - 26dc
18: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, join to the top of the ch3. - 26dc
19: Ch3, *fpdc around the next stitch, bpdc around the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the top of the ch3.
20: Ch1, *fpsc around the next stitch, bpsc around the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch1. End off, First leg complete. -26 stitches, 6cm from rounds 17-20, leg is 10cm wide.
21: With the front facing up, rejoin your yarn (with a long tail to sew closed gap) to the second unworked stitch (see photo below) and chain 3, dc in the next 25 stitches, join to the top of the ch3. - 26dc
22-24: Repeat rounds 18-20 to complete the second leg. Sew the gap closed.
To make the straps:
1: Mark off the centre 9 stitches at the back of the overalls (see photo below) and join your yarn to the first one (to the right) Ch3, dc into the next 8 stitches. - 9 dc (counting the starting chain)
2-5: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 9dc
6: Ch3, turn, dc in the next 3 stitches. Leave the rest unworked. - 4dc
7-17: Ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across. - 4dc
End off at the end of row 17 and rejoin the yarn to the outermost unworked stitch of row 6.
Repeat rows 6-17 for the second strap.
End off, weave in all tails.
Where you place the buttons comes down to your own personal preference. The dc spaces are large enough to work as button holes. I prefer to place my buttons on the strap and have it sitting behind the bib, but you may like to sew your buttons onto the bib and have the strap on the front. Either way is fine.
To finish off your overalls and add some neatness to the edges, join your yarn to any stitch on the top of the bib, and ch1, sc around the entire bib, the side of the overalls, evenly around both straps, across the second side of the overalls and back to where you started on the bib.Weave in all tails and you're done!