DROPS Baby / 13 / 17

DROPS Baby 13-17 by DROPS Design

The DROPS set comprises: Dress, bonnet, and socks.

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Dress, bonnet and socks:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4 years)

Materials: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
Dress:
150-150-200 (200-250) g color 18, off white
Bonnet + socks:
50-50-50 (100-100) g color no. 18, off white
The whole set:
200-200-250 (250-300) g color 18, off white
+ a remainder of light blue and green for the flower.

DROPS circular needle and double pointed needle size 3 mm / US 2or3
DROPS crochet hook 3mm / C
Silk ribbon: approx 10mm/½" wide and 180 cm / 70" long

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Knitting gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows on needles size 3 mm / US 2or3 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4'' and 27 sts x 32 rows in chart M.1 = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Garter sts (circular needles): Knit 1 round, Purl 1 round.

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

Pattern: See diagram M.1 and M.2. The diagram is showing all rows seen from the right side.

DRESS:
Dress: The piece is knitted on circular needles from the bottom and up.
Cast on 192-216-240 (264-288) sts loosely on circular needles size 3 mm / US 2or3 and knit 2 rounds of garter sts. Continue in chart M.1.
When the piece measures 17-22-26 (31-35) cm / 6 3/4"-8 3/4"-10 1/4" (12 1/4"-13 3/4") – adjust to a whole repeat –bind off to 112-126-140 (154-168) sts as follows: K the 3 K’s tog to 1K. In addition reduce every other P-repeat from 3P to 2P as follows: P2 tog.
Insert a marker at the beginning of next round and another one after 56-63-70 (77-84) sts. Knit 8 round of garter sts. Split the piece at the markers and continue each piece separately.

Back piece: = 56-63-70 (77-84) sts. Work following chart M.2 – sts that does not fit into pattern are worked in stockinette sts. Note! At the same time when the piece measures 22-27-31 (36-40) cm / 8 3/4"-10 5/8"-12 1/4" (14 1/4"-15 3/4") bind off for armhole each side on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = 42-49-56 (63-70) sts. When the piece measures 31-37-42 (48-53) cm / 12 1/4"-14½"-16½" (19"-21") bind off the middle 18-19-20 (21-22) sts for the neck. Continue to bind off 1 st at the neck side = 11-14-17 (20-23) sts left for shoulder.
Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 32-38-43 (49-54) cm / 12½"-15"-17" (19 1/4"-21 1/4").

Right front: = 56-63-70 (77-84) sts.
Work following chart M.2 at the same time bind off for the slanting front edge as follows: Bind off the first 10 sts. Continue to bind off towards mid front on every other row as follows: 2 sts 8-10-13 (15-18) times and 1 st 12-12-10 (10-8) times. At the same time when the piece measures 22-27-31 (36-40) cm / 8 3/4"-10 5/8"-12 1/4" (14 1/4"-15 3/4") bind off for the armhole as done on the back piece. After all bind off’s for the front edge and the armhole = 11-14-17 (20-23) sts left for the shoulder. Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 32-38-43 (49-54) cm / 12½"-15"-17" (19 1/4"-21 1/4").

Left front: Pick up 56-63-70 (77-84) sts on the backside of the right front piece on needles size 3 mm / US 2or3 (– pick up from side to side in the top purl row). Continue to work follow chart M.2 at the same time bind off for the slanting edge and the armhole as done for the right front piece but opposite.

Sleeve: Cast on 36-36-36 (42-42) sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm / US 2or3 and knit 8 rounds of garter sts, continue in M.2. When the piece measures 5 cm / 2'' inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 6.-5.-4. (6.-6.) round a total of 6-8-11 (10-12) times = 48-52-58 (62-66) sts – knit new sts into M.2 as you go along. When the piece measures 17-18-20 (24-28) cm / 6 3/4"-7"-8" (9½"-11") bind off 6 sts mid under and now work back and forth on row. Continue to bind off for the sleeve cap 2 sts on every other row until the piece measures 21-22-24 (28-32) cm / 8 1/4"-8 3/4"-9½" (11"-12½"). Then bind off 3 sts each side 1 time and bind off remaining sts when the piece measures approx. 22-23-25 (29-33) cm / 8 3/4"-9"-9 3/4" (11 3/8"-13"). Put the piece aside and knit the other sleeve.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams. Sew the side seams in the outer most part of the outer st so the seam cannot be seen. Sew in the sleeves.

Crochet edge: Crochet an edge around booth sleeves and the bottom part of the dress on hook size C as follows: 1 sc in the first st, *ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from *-* and end with ch 4 and a sl st in the first sc from beginning of round.
Crochet around the slanting edge and the neck on hook size C as follows: crochet 1 row of sc and the next row as follows: 1 sc in the first st, *ch 4, 1 dc in the first of these ch, skip 1 st, 1 sc in the next sc*, repeat from *-*.

Crochet flower: Ch 3 with hook size C and light blue and make a circle with a sl st in 1st ch.
1st round: Crochet 5 sc around the circle and finish with a sl st in the sc from beginning of round.
2nd round: *ch 4, 1 dc in the 1st of the 4 ch, 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from *-* = 5 leaves, fasten off.
Ch 3 with hook size C and green and make a circle with a sl st in 1st ch.
1st round: Crochet 5 sc around the circle and finish with a sl st in the sc from beginning of round.
2nd round: *ch 4, 3 dc in the 1st of the 4 ch, 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from *-* = 5 leaves, fasten off.
Sew the light blue flower on to the green flower and sew it onto the dress.
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BONNET:
To fit head circumference: approx 40/42 – 42/44 – 44/46 (48/50 – 50/52) cm / 16-17-18 (19-20) inches

Bonnet: The bonnet is knitted back and forth on circular needle. Cast on loosely 77-83-89 (95-101) sts (including 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2or3. Knit 8 rows of garter sts. Knit the next row as follows from the right side: 1 edge st, chart M.1 over the following 72-78-84 (90-96) sts, P3 and 1 edge st.
Continue this way until the piece measures 11-12-13 (14-15) cm / 4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8'' (5½''-6''). Stop after a full repeat of M.1 and then work 2 rows of stockinette sts over all sts. Bind off 26-28-30 (32-34) sts each side = 25-27-29 (31-33) sts left on row (= the middle section on the back of the bonnet). Measure the piece from here for now on! Knit in garter sts and bind off when the middle piece measures 10-11-12 (13-14) cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4" (5 1/8"-5½"). Sew the middle piece to the side pieces. Pick up 78-82-90 (94-102) sts from the right side on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 at the bottom edge of the bonnet. K 1 row, and continue as follows: *K2 tog, make a yo* repeat from *-*, finish with K2. Continue to knit 2 rows of garter sts and bind off loosely. Pull silk ribbon, approx 80 cm / 32'', through the eyelet row.
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SOCKS:
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14-15) cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4" (5½"-6")

Socks: The sock is knitted back and forth from mid back. Fold a circular needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and cast on with Safran on both needles (this is done to make the edge more stretchy) 47-53-53 (59-59) sts. Pull out one of the needles and knit 4 rows of garter sts.
Knit the next row as follows from the right side: K1, chart M.1 over the following 42-48-48 (54-54) sts, P3 and K1. Continue this way until the piece measures 5-6-6 (7-8) cm / 2"-2½"-2½" (2 3/8"-3 1/8"). Purl 1 row from the wrong side at the same time dec 9-11-7- (9-9) sts evenly distributed on row = 38-42-46 (50-50) sts. Knit the following row as follows from the right side: K1, *K2 tog, make a yo*, repeat from *-*, and finish with K1. Purl 1 row from the wrong side.
Now put the outermost 13-15-17 (18-18) sts each side on a stitch holder.
Knit 3-4-5 (6-7) cm / 1 1/8"-1½"-2" (2 3/4"-3 1/8") garter sts over the middle 12-12-12 (14-14) sts. Put sts from holder back on needle and pick up 8-10-12 (14-16) sts on each side of middle piece = 54-62-70(78-82) sts. Work 3.5-4-4.5 (5-5.5) cm / 1 1/4"-1½"-1 3/4" (2"-2 1/4") garter sts over all sts, at the same time after 2-2-2 (3-3) cm / 3/4''-3/4''-3/4'' (1 1/8''-1 1/8'') dec on every other row until finished measurements as follows: Dec 1 st at the beginning and at the end of row and K2 tog on each side of the 2 middle sts. Bind off when foot measures 10-11-12 (14-15) cm / 4"-4 3/8"-4 3/4" (5½"-6") and sew seam under foot and mid back. Pull a silk ribbon approx. 50 cm / 20'' through the eyelet row.

Diagram

= knit from RS, purl from WS
= purl from RS, knit from WS
= make a yo
= K2 tog
= K3 tog

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