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BabyDROPS 14-29 by DROPS Design
"An easy-to-use set to be knit in the colors you choose for your little baby…"
DROPS Jacket, pants, booties and soft toy in Alpaca
BabyDROPS 14-29
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4 years)
All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
Jacket:
150-200-200 (250-250) g color no 2917, light turquoise

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 4.5 mm / US 7

DROPS wooden button, no 513, 5-5-6 (6-6) pcs

Pants:
100-100-100 (100-150) g color no 0618, beige-mix
50 g for all sizes in the following colors:
no 0302, camel, no 0501, light gray, no 2917, light turquoise

DROPS circular and double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6
Elastic: approx 50-60 cm / 19"-24" for waist (1.5 cm / ½'' wide)

Booties:
50-50-100 (100-100) g color no 2917, light turquoise
DROPS straight needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 (for rib) and 4mm/US 6.

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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    5.40 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
JACKET:
Gauge: 18 sts x 23 rows with 2 strands Alpaca on needles size 4.5 mm / US 7 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Garter sts (back and forth on needle): Knit all rows.

Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front edge from the right side as follows: Knit tog 2nd and 3rd st from edge and make a yo. On next row knit yo as a st. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 2, 8, 14 and 20 cm / 3/4",3 1/8",5½",8"
Size 6/9 months: 2, 8, 15 and 21 cm / 3/4",3 1/8",6",8 1/4"
Size 12/18 months: 2, 8, 14, 20 and 26 cm / 3/4",3 1/8",5½",8",10 1/4"
Size 2 years: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 cm / 3/4",3½",6 1/4",9",11 3/4"
Size 3/4 years: 2, 10, 18, 26 and 34 cm / 3/4",4",7",10 1/4",13 3/8"
Note! The last buttonhole will be on the neckline.

Decreasing tips (applies to raglan): All dec are made form the right side.
Dec as follows in each transition between sleeve and body pieces (start 3 sts before marker): K2 tog, K2 (marker is between these 2 sts), slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
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Front and back piece:
Work the jacket back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Remember buttonholes on right front band – see above.
Cast on 132-138-150 (162-168) sts (includes 5 edge sts towards mid front each side, worked in garter sts throughout) with 2 strands light turquoise (double strands) and needle size 4.5 mm / US 7.
Purl 1 row from the wrong side and work next row as follows:
5 front edge sts in garter sts, *K2, P4*, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 5 edge sts in garter sts.
Continue the Rib like this until piece measures 3-3-3 (4-4) cm / 1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'' (1½''-1½'') .
Now continue in stockinette sts with 5 edge sts each side in garter sts. At the same time on the first row after the Rib adjust number of sts to 118-128-140 (146-158) sts – do not dec over the 5 edge sts each side.
Insert a marker 32-34-38 (39-42) sts in from each side = 54-60-64 (68-74) sts between markers on back piece.
When piece measures 5-5-6 (6-6) cm / 2"-2"-2 3/8" (2 3/8"-2 3/8") dec 1 st on each side on both markers, repeat on every 3-3-3 (4-5) cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/8" (1½"-2") a total of 5 times = 98-108-120 (126-138) sts.
When piece measures 19-20-23 (27-30) cm / 7½"-8"-9" (10 5/8"-11 3/4") – adjust so that next row is from the wrong side – K3 rows garter sts over all sts.
On next row bind off 6-8-8 (8-10) sts each side for armhole (i.e. 3-4-4 (4-5) sts on each side of both markers) = 38-42-46 (50-54) sts on back piece and 24-25-29 (30-32) sts on each front piece.
Put piece aside and make the sleeves.

Sleeve:
Sleeve is worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 30-30-36 (36-36) sts with 2 strands light turquoise.
K1 round and continue in Rib with K2, P4 until piece measures 3-3-3 (4-4) cm / 1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'' (1½''-1½'') .
Now continue in stockinette sts at the same time adjusting number of sts to 28-28-30 (30-32) on the first round in stockinette sts.
When sleeve measures 8-6-6 (6-6) cm / 3 1/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/8" (2 3/8"-2 3/8"), inc 2 sts mid under sleeve, repeat on every 7-4-3 (3-3.5) cm / 2 3/4"-1½"-1 1/8" (1 1/8"-1 1/4") a total of 2-4-5 (7-7) times = 32-36-40 (44-46) sts.
When piece measures 18-20-21 (26-30) cm / 7"-8"-8 1/4" (10 1/4"-11 3/4") purl 1 round, knit 1 round, purl 1 round, and then knit 1 round while binding off 6-8-8 (8-10) sts mid under arm on this last round = 26-28-32 (36-36) sts.
Put the piece aside and make the other sleeve.

Yoke:
Put sleeves in on the same circular needle as back and front pieces where you bound off for armholes = 138-148-168 (182-190) sts.
Insert a marker in all transitions between sleeves and body pieces (= 4 markers).
Read all of the following section before knitting it:
Knit garter sts over all sts and knit 1 row from the wrong side before starting the dec.

Raglan decreases:
Dec 1 st on each side of all markers (= 8 dec per row) – see Decreasing tips – Dec on every 4th row a total of 7-8-8 (9-10) times and then on every other row 0-0-2 (2-2) times.
Neck: At the same time when piece measures 25-27-31 (41-45) cm / 9 3/4"-10 5/8"-12 1/4" (16 1/8"-17 3/4") put the outermost 8-8-10 (10-10) sts towards mid front each side on holders for neck. Now bind off to shape the neckline in beg of every row, each side: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times.
After all dec for raglan and neck are complete there are 54-56-56 (62-62) sts left on needle and piece measures approx 30-32-36 (41-45) cm / 11 3/4"-12½"-14 1/4" (16 1/8"-17 3/4").

Assembly:
Pick up approx 80 to 96 sts round the neck (including sts on holders) on circular needle size 4 mm / US 6 with 2 strands of turquoise. Knit 1 row from the wrong side, and then K1 row from the right side at the same time adjusting number of sts to 54-60-60 (66-66). Continue in Rib as follows (1st round = wrong side): 5 edge sts in garter sts, *P2, K4*, repeat from *-* and finish with P2 and 5 edge sts in garter sts.
After 1 cm / 3/8'' make a buttonhole over the others on right front band.
Bind off loosely in rib when Rib measures 2 cm / 3/4''.
Sew the openings under the arms. Sew on buttons.



TROUSERS:

Gauge: 19 sts x 25 rows with 2 strands Alpaca on needles size 4 mm / US 6 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Rib: *K3, P3*, repeat from *-*

Stripes: See diagram M.1

Increasing tips: Pick up the yarn from previous row and knit or purl this as it fits into Rib – i.e. knit the first 3 inc sts, purl the next 3 etc.

Worked top down.
Cast on 84-96-96 (108-108) sts with 2 strands beige-mix and circular needle size 4 mm / US 6. Work in Rib. After 2 cm / 3/4'' start the stripe pattern – see diagram M.1, start at the bottom of chart.
When piece measures 10-13-14 (15-16) cm / 4"-5 1/8"-5½" (6"-6 1/4") inc 1 st on each side of the middle 3 knitted sts – see Increasing tips – repeat on every other round a total of 12 times = 108-120-120 (132-132) sts.
After the last inc piece measures approx 20-23-24 (25-26) cm / 8"-9"-9½" (9 3/4"-10 1/4"). On next round bind off 5 sts mid front and mid back and finish each leg separately.

Legs: Put sts from one leg on a holder and sts from the other leg on double pointed needles size 4 mm / US 6 = 49-55-55 (61-61) sts.
Work in the round (continue pattern as before) and on the first round dec the P4 on inner side of leg to P3 = 48-54-54- (60-60) sts.
Continue in Rib and stripe pattern until leg measures 18-21-24 (29-34) cm / 7"-8 1/4"-9½" (11 3/8"-13 3/8").
Change to beige-mix and work 6 cm / 2 3/8'' in Rib for fold-up.
Bind off loosely in Rib.
Work the other leg in the same way.

Assembly: Sew opening between legs. Fold the upper 2 cm / 3/4'' on waist towards the wrong side and sew neatly on inside – leave an opening for the elastic and insert this. Fold the rib at bottom of legs.


BOTTIES:
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14-15) cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4" (5½"-6")

Gauge: 19 sts x 38 rows with 2 strands Alpaca on needles size 4 mm / US 6 in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Garter sts (back and forth on needle): Knit all rows

Rib: *K2, P2*, repeat from *-*.

The booties are knitted from top down and sewn together mid back afterwards.
Loosely cast on 14-16-16 (18-18) sts with 2 strands of light turquoise and needle size 4 mm / US 6 and knit garter sts until piece measures 3-3-3 (4-4) cm / 1 1/8''-1 1/8''-1 1/8'' (1½''-1½'') .
Put sts on a holder and knit a similar piece (= the upper part of bootee).
Put the 2 pieces in on the same needle and K 1 row over all sts = 28-32-32 (36-36) sts (the opening in the middle of piece = mid front).
Change to needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and work next row as follows from the right side: 1 edge st in garter sts, *K2, P2*, repeat from *-* and finish with K2 and 1 edge st in garter sts. Continue the Rib like this until it measures 3.5-4-4.5 (5-5) cm / 1 1/4"-1½"-1 3/4" (2"-2").
Now put the outermost 10-11-11 (12-12) sts each side on holders.
Change back to needle size 4 mm / US 6 and knit 4-5-6 (7-8) cm / 1½"-2"-2 3/8" (2 3/4"-3 1/8") in garter sts over the remaining 8-10-10 (12-12) sts mid front.
Then dec 1 st each side on every other row a total of 2 times = 4-6-6 (8-8) sts left, cut the yarn.
Pick up 10-11-13 (15-17) sts on each side of the middle piece and put sts from holders back on needle = 44-50-54 (62-66) sts.
Work 3-3.5-4 (4.5-5) cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/4"-1½" (1 3/4"-2") in garter sts over all sts, at the same time after 1.5-2-2.5 (3-3.5) cm / ½"-3/4"-7/8" (1 1/8"-1 1/4") dec as follows on every other row until finished measurements: bind off 1 st at the beginning and at the end of row and K2 tog on both sides of the middle st = approx 32-38-42 (50-54) sts left.
Bind off loosely. Make another bootee.
Sew seam under foot and mid back – sew in the outer loops of sts in order to make the seam neat.

SOFT TOY: see pattern no 13-34

Diagram

beige-mix
light turquoise
camel
light gray


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