DROPS Baby / 11 / 31

DROPS Baby 11-31 by DROPS Design

The set comprises: Christening gown, bonnet and trousers.

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Size: 1/3 – 6/9 months
Size in cm: 50/56 – 62/68.

Materials:
DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk from Garnstudio
Alt. use DROPS Alpaca (100% alpaca wool) or DROPS Baby Merino (100% baby merino wool)or DROPS Safran (100% cotton)

Christening gown: 500-550 g, white or off white
Trousers: 300-300 g, white or off white
Bonnet: 50-50 g, white or off white

DROPS circular needle, double pointed needle and pointed needles size 2.5 mm
DROPS crochet hook size 2.5 mm

DROPS Mother of pearl buttons, no 523: Christening gown: 5 pcs, trousers: 5 pcs

Silk ribbon: approx 10 mm wide.
Christening gown: 560 cm
bonnet: 80 cm
trousers: 160 cm

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age/size: 1-3m (56/62cm), 6-9m (68/74cm), pattern type: bonnet, dresses, overall, sets, pattern/technique: lace, wave pattern,

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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 American English, please click here.
Knitting tension: 25 sts x 34 rows on needles size 2.5 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm. Note! The pattern will have more rows per 10 cm.

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

Moss sts: 1st row: *K1, P1*, repeat from *-*. 2nd row: K over P, P over K. Repeat 2nd row.

Pin tuck: P 1 row from the RS and then 4 rows stocking sts. Knit next row as follows from the WS: *Pick up the upper part of st under the purled row, put loop on right needle, P1, lift the loop over P st to close the loop*, repeat from *-*. Knit 2 rows stocking sts between each pin tuck.

Decreasing tips I (apply to the dress yoke):
Dec inside 2 edge sts in garter sts from the RS. There are two different dec, one with hole and one without.
1st dec (dec with hole):
after 2 edge sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso, make a yo.
before 2 edge sts: make a yo, K3 tog.
2nd dec (dec without hole):
after 2 edge sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
before 2 edge sts: K2 tog.

Decreasing tips II (apply to mid front trousers): Dec on each side of 2 K sts as follows:
Before 2 sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K 1, psso.
After 2 sts: K2s tog.

Leaf Pattern:
1st row: (= WS): *K5, P5*, repeat from *-* and finish with K5.
2nd row: (= RS): P2, *yo, K1, yo, P2, K5, P2*, repeat from *-* until there are 3 sts left. Knit these as follows: yo, K1, yo, P2.
3rd -5th - 8th - 9th - 11th – 13th – 16th – 17th row: K over K and P over P. P all yo’s.
4th row: P2, *K1, yo, K1, yo, K1, P2, sl 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, K1, K2 tog, P2*, repeat from *-* until there are 5 sts left. Knit these as follows: K1, yo, K1, yo, K1 and P2.
6th row: P2, * K2, yo, K1, yo, K2, P2, slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso, P2*, repeat from *-* until there are 7 sts left. Knit these as follows: K2, yo, K1, yo, K2 and P2.
7th row: K2, *P7, K5, *repeat from *-* until there are 9 sts left. Knit these as follows: P7, K2.
10th row: P2, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, K3, K2 tog, P2, * yo, K1, yo, P2, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, K3, K2 tog, P2*, repeat from *-*.
12th row: P2, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, K1, K2 tog, P2, *K1, yo, K1, yo, K1, P2, slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, K1, K2 tog, P2*, repeat from *-*.
14th row: P2, slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso, P2, *K2, yo, K1, yo, K2, P2, slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso, P2*, repeat from *-*.
15th row: K5, *P7, K5*, repeat from *-*.
18th row: P5, *slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, K3, K2 tog, P5*, repeat from *-*.
19th row: K over K and P over P. At the same time inc in the 5 K sts between each leaf as follows: (inc by picking up st from previous row) K1, inc 1 st, K3, inc 1 st, K1.
20th row: P all sts except the sts in leaves. Knit these as follows: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, K1, K2 tog.
21st row: P the 3 sts in leaves and knit all other sts. At the same time inc between each leaf as follows: (inc by picking up st from previous row) K1, inc 1 st, K5, inc 1 st.
22nd row: P all sts except the sts in leaves. Knit these as follows: slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso.

Pattern M.1 – M.7: See diagrams. The diagrams show the pattern from the right side. English Translations for the wording in the diagrams are given at the bottom of this pattern, and they are given in the vertical order in which they appear in the diagram.

CHRISTENING GOWN:
Dress: Knitted back and forth on circular needle from mid back. Loosely cast on 378-412 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm.
Knit M.1 (1st row = RS) but knit 2 edge sts each side in garter sts until finished measurements.
After M.1 knit 1 row stocking sts and continue with 2 pin tucks – see explanation above.
Now work the 4 first rows of M.2 whilst dec 11-13 sts evenly on row (knit sts not fitting into row of holes in stocking sts). 367-399 sts.
Knit the next 9 rows of M.2 as follows: 2 edge sts in garter sts, *1 repeat with holes, 3 repeats without holes (= 24 sts in stocking sts)*, repeat from *-* until there are 13 sts left. Knit these as follows: 1 repeat with holes, 3 sts in stocking sts and 2 edge sts in garter sts (in the section with 24 sts without holes you may add the names of the children christened in the gown). Now knit the last 4 rows of M.2 over all sts (knit sts not fitting into row of holes in stocking sts). Continue in leaf pattern – see explanation above - at the same time dec 18-20 sts on the first row = 349-379 sts. After the leaf pattern knit M2 with 2 edge sts each side in garter sts, at the same time dec 6-4 sts evenly = 343-375 sts. Knit 1 row in stocking sts, at the same time dec 18-20 sts evenly = 325-355 sts. Now knit 2 pin tucks and 1 row in stocking sts, at the same time dec 21-31 sts evenly = 304-324 sts. Continue in M.3 until piece measures approx 63-72 cm – adjust after a full repeat. Knit next row as follows from WS: 2 edge sts in garter sts, *P2 tog*, repeat from *-* over all sts and finish with 2 edge sts in garter sts = 154-164 sts. Knit 2 rows in stocking sts (1st row = RS), at the same time dec 18-14 sts evenly on last row = 136-150 sts. Now knit 4 pin tucks and 1 row in stocking sts. Knit next row as follows from WS: K 38-42, P 60-66, K 38-42. Cast off 36-40 sts each side on next row. Piece now measures approx 68-77 cm.

Front piece: = 64-70 sts. Read all of the following section before knitting it!
Knit stocking sts with M.5 over the four middle sts. At the same time dec for armhole each side on every other row a total of 10 times – see Dec tips above. Alternate between 1st and 2nd dec. After all dec are complete continue knitting holes on every 4th row (from RS) along the armhole as follows:
After 2 sts in garter sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso, yo.
Before 2 sts in garter sts: yo, K2 tog.
Neckline: At the same time when piece measures approx 4 cm from where the front piece starts (adjust to after 3 or 4 holes in M.5) cast off the middle 2 sts for neck – cast off from the RS in P sts. Put sts on left side (when worn) on a thread.
Right side: Dec 1 st towards neckline on every other row a total of 11-13 times – see Dec tips above. Alternate between 1st and 2nd dec. After all dec for armhole and neckline are complete = 10-11 sts left on shoulder (= 2 sts in garter sts, 6-7 sts in stocking sts, 2 sts in garter sts). Continue over these 11 sts (= strap) and continue knitting holes on every 4th row (from RS) as described for armhole. Cast off when piece measures approx 28-32 cm from where the front piece starts.

Left side: Put sts from thread back on needle and knit as right side.

Assembly:
Buttonhole loops: Crochet along the pin tucks on the right back piece as follows (start at the top and crochet towards bottom edge of dress): 9 dc. Then crochet next row as follows: *1 sl st, 5 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 sl st in next st*, repeat from *-* until you have 3 loops. Sew on 3 buttons along the pin tucks on the left side. Mark the strap where it will have a suitable length for the child and crochet a loop from the right side on each strap by the mark. 1 loop = 1 sl st, 5 ch and 1 sl st in the same st (the remainder of the strap will hang inside the gown). Sew on a button at the upper edge 3-4 cm in from each side mid back.

Silk ribbon: Cut 3 ribbons measuring 170 cm each in each of the upper 3 rows of holes from M.2 (i.e. 2 over and 1 under the leaf pattern). Attach the ends inside the gown. Cut 1 ribbon measuring 50 cm and pull it through the row of holes on each side of the neckline and the straps.


TROUSERS

Knit each leg separately, put them together, knit the body and finish with the sleeves.

Left leg: Cast on 32-40 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm. Knit 5-6 cm moss sts. Knit 1 round in stocking sts, at the same time inc 8 sts evenly = 40-48 sts. Knit next round as follows: *K2 tog, yo*, repeat from *-*. Knit 1 round in stocking sts, at the same time inc 8 sts evenly = 48-56 sts. Now knit M.2 and continue in stocking sts. At the same time on the first round of stocking sts inc 12 sts evenly = 60-68 sts. Insert a marking thread at beg of round = inside of leg. At the same time when piece measures 11-12 cm inc 1 st on each side of MT on every 4th round a total of 6 times = 72-80 sts. When piece measures 18-21 cm split the piece by the MT and knit back and forth on needles (to make it easier to put both legs on the same circular needle to knit the body). Inc 1 st each side for seam = 74-82 sts. When piece measures 20-23 cm cast off 5 sts each side = 64-72 sts. Put the piece aside and knit right leg the same way.

Back and front piece: Put right and left leg on the same circular needle = 128-144 sts. Insert a marking thread in the transition between the legs mid front and mid back. Knit 3 rounds in stocking sts. Continue in stocking sts and now inc 1 st on each side of the 2 middle sts mid back on every other round a total of 8 times, and dec 1 st on each side of the middle 2 sts mid front on every other row a total of 8 times – see Dec tips above = 128-144 sts. When piece measures 30-40 cm cast off 8 sts mid back (= opening) and continue back and forth on needles = 120-136 sts. When piece measures 39-48 cm knit M.6 (1st row = WS and knit 1 edge st each side in garter sts). At the same time on the last row of M.6 knit tog the 2 middle sts = 119-135 sts. Knit next row as follows: 1 edge st, M.7A (= 9 sts), M.7B over 96-112 sts, M.7C (= 12 sts) and 1 edge st. At the same time when piece measures 45-54 cm knit next row as follows from the RS: K 25-29 sts (= left back piece), cast off 6 sts for armhole, 57-65 sts (= front piece), cast off 6 sts for armhole, 25-29 sts (= right back piece). Knit each piece separately.

Right back piece: = 25-29 sts. Knit M.7, at the same time dec for armhole at the side on every other row: 2 sts 1-1 time and 1 st 3-4 times = 20-23 sts. NB! Knit stocking sts over sts not fitting into pattern towards armhole. When piece measures 53-63 cm cast off the middle 5-6 sts mid back for neck and dec 1 st on neckline on every other row 2 times = 13-15 sts left on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 55-65 cm.

Left back piece: Knit as right back piece.

Front piece: = 57-65 sts. Knit M.7, at the same time dec for armhole as described for back piece = 47-53 sts. When piece measures 51-60 cm cast off the middle 11-13 sts for neck and dec towards the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3 times = 13-15 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures approx 55-65 cm – adjust to back piece.

Sleeve: Loosely cast on 68-68 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm. Knit M.4 and dec 28-20 sts evenly on the last round = 40-48 sts. Knit M.2 and then finish the sleeve in M.7. At the same time when the piece measures 8 cm inc 2 sts mid under arm on every 6-9 round a total of 5-4 times = 50-56 sts – knit the inc sts in stocking sts. When piece measures 17-19 cm cast off 6 sts mid under arm and finish the piece back and forth on needle. Dec for sleeve cap on every other row: 2 sts 2-3 times, 1 st 5-3 times and then 2 sts each side until piece measures 23-25 cm. Cast off. Knit another sleeve.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams.
Left edge: Pick up approx 60-65 sts along left back piece on needle size 2.5 mm. Knit back and forth as follows: K 1 row from WS, knit 2.5 cm in moss sts, cast off.
Right edge: Pick up and knit as left edge, but make 5 buttonholes evenly distributed after 1 cm. 1 buttonhole = cast off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on next row.
Place right edge over left edge and sew at the bottom of the slit.

Lace collar: Pick up approx 55 to 65 sts from the WS round the neckline on needle size 2.5 cm (do not pick up over the edges on back piece). Knit 4 rows garter sts and 1 row in stocking sts, inc evenly to 123 sts on the stocking sts row.
Now knit M.4 – start on the 3rd row in diagram – with 2 edge sts each side in garter sts. After M.4 cast off loosely.
Crochet round the collar with hook size 2.5 mm as follows: 1 sl st in first st, *4 ch, skip 2 sts, 1 sl st in next st*, repeat from *-*.

Sew in sleeves. Sew tog between legs and under foot. Sew on buttons. Cut 2 silk ribbons measuring 20 cm each and pull through row of holes at sleeves. Cut 2 silk ribbons measuring 60 cm each and pull through the lower row of holes on each leg.



BONNET:
To fit head circumference: approx 40/42 – 44/46 cm

Cast on 87-104 sts (incl 1 edge st each side, knitted in garter sts throughout) on pointed needles size 2.5 mm. Knit M.1 until piece measures 10-12 cm. Now knit a pin tuck – see explanation above – at the same for size 6/9 months dec 1 st on first row in pin tuck = 87 -103 sts. Now cast off 28-36 sts each side = 31 sts left (= middle piece on back). Measure piece from this point onwards! Continue as follows: 1 edge st, M.7A (= 9 sts), M.7B (= 8 sts), M.7C (=12 sts) and 1 edge st. Cast off when the middle piece measures 11-14 cm. Sew to side pieces. Pick up approx 86 to 98 sts (divisible by 4+2 to get an even number of holes for the silk ribbon) along the front edge on needle size 2.5 mm and knit M.6 with 1 edge st each side. Cast off in P sts (seen from the RS). Cut a silk ribbon measuring approx 80 cm and pull through row of holes.

Diagram

= knit from RS, purl from WS
= purl from RS, knit from WS
= P2 tog
= make a yo
= K2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to purl, P2 tog, psso
= slip 1 st as if to purl, K2 tog, psso


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