DROPS Baby / 2 / 5

Le Petit Explorateur by DROPS Design

DROPS jumper with boat motif, shorts and Basque hat in “Safran”.

Size: 3 – 6/9 – 12/18 - 24 months

Materials: DROPS Safran, from Garnstudio
The whole set:
150-150-200-200 g colour no 09, navy blue
100-100-100-150 g colour no 17, white
100-100-150-150 g colour no 4, green

Jumper only:
100-100-150-150 g colour no 4, green
50-50-50-100 g colour no 17, white
50-50-50-50 g colour no 9, navy blue

Shorts only:
100-150-150-200 g colour no 9, navy blue
+ a remnant green

Hat only:
50-50-50-50 g colour no 17, white
+ a remnant navy blue

DROPS circular needle and double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and 3 mm
DROPS button, 2 pcs

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Pattern instructions

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.
JUMPER:
Knitting tension: 24 sts x 32 rows on needles size 3 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Rib: *K1, P1*, repeat from *-*.

Front and back piece: Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 120-132-144-156 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with green and work 3-3-3-4 cm Rib. Change to needle size 3 mm and continue in stocking st. When piece measures 8-9-11-13 cm work M.1 – make sure to place a pattern repeat mid front. Remember the knitting tension. When piece measures 15-16-17-19 cm cast off 4-6-6-6 sts each side for armhole and complete front and back pieces separately.

Front piece: = 56-60-66-72 sts. Dec to shape the armhole on every other row: 1 st twice = 52-56-62-68 sts. After M.1 complete piece in white. When piece measures 22-24-27-30 cm cast off the middle 10-12-16-18 sts for neck and complete and side separately. Right shoulder: dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 3 times. Cast of remaining 13-14-15-17 sts when piece measures 26-28-31-34 cm. Left shoulder: dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 1 time. When piece measures 25-27-30-33 cm change to needle size 2.5 mm and work 2 cm Rib, but after 2 rows make 1 buttonhole mid shoulder. 1 buttonhole = cast off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on return row. Cast of remaining 15-16-17-19 sts when piece measures 27-29-32-35 cm.

Back piece: = 56-60-66-72 sts. Dec for armhole and work pattern as described for front piece. When piece measures 25-27-30-33 cm cast off the middle 22-24-28-30 sts for neck and complete each side separately. Right shoulder: dec 2 sts on neckline and cast of remaining 13-14-15-17 sts when piece measures 26-28-31-34 cm. Left shoulder: When piece measures 25-27-30-32 cm change to needle size 2.5 mm and work 2 cm Rib. Cast of remaining 15-16-17-19 sts when piece measures 27-29-32-35 cm.

Sleeve: Cast on 38-40-40-42 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with green and work 2-2-3-3 cm Rib. Change to needle size 3 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 2-4-8-10 sts evenly on first round = 40-44-48-52 sts. Now inc 2 sts mid under arm a total of 9-9-10-10 times as follows:
Size 3 months: on every 4th round
Size 6/9 months: on every 4th and 5th round alternately
Size 12/18 + 24 months: on every 5th round
= 58-62-68-72 sts. When piece measures 15-18-20-23 cm work M.2 and then complete piece in white. At the same time when piece measures 16-20-22-24 cm cast off 6 sts mid under arm and complete sleeve back and forth on needle. Dec to shape the sleeve cap each side on every other row: 5 sts 2-2-3-3 times. Cast off, sleeve measures approx 18-22-24-27 cm.

Assembly:
Sew shoulder seam. Pick up approx 80-90 sts round neck on needle size 2.5 mm with white and work 2 cm Rib, at the same time after 2 rows make a buttonhole on left shoulder in line with the other, cast off in navy blue. Set in sleeves and sew on buttons.
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SHORTS:
Size: 3 – 6/9 – 12 - 24 months

DROPS circular needle size 3 mm and double pointed needles size 2.5 mm

Knitting tension: 24 sts x 32 rows on needles size 3 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Hem: 3 cm stocking st, P 1 round (measure piece from here), K 1 round, change to navy blue, 3 cm stocking st.

Right leg:
Cast on 52-58-62-68 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with green and work Hem. Change to double pointed needles size 3 mm and continue in stocking st, at the same time inc 24-28-34-28 sts evenly on first round = 76-86-96-96 sts.
When piece measures 6-7-8-9 cm divide piece at inside leg (= split) and complete piece back and forth on needle. Inc 1 st each side for seam = 78-88-98-98 sts. When piece measures 7-8-9-10 cm cast off 4-5-5-5 sts each side = 70-78-88-88 sts. Put piece aside and knit the other leg.

Left leg: like right leg.

Trousers: Put both legs in on the same circular needle = 140-156-176-176 sts – measure piece from here. Now inc 1 st in the last st on each leg (= middle sts mid front and mid back) = 142-158-178-178 sts. Now inc mid back on both sides of the middle 2 sts on every 3rd round: 1 st 5 times, at the same time dec mid front on every 3rd round on both sides of the middle 2 sts: 1 st 6 times – dec as follows: K2 tog into back of st, K2 middle sts, K2 tog = 140-156-176-176 sts. When piece measures 17-19-21-22 cm change to needle size 2.5 mm and knit Hem, at the same time dec evenly to 140-154-158-162 sts. Cast off. Fold Hem double towards WS and fasten, leave an opening and pull through a ribbon. Sew tog split between legs.
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HAT:

Size: 3 – 6/9 – 12 - 24 months
Head circumference: 39-43-46-48 cm.

DROPS double pointed needles size 2.5 mm and 3 mm

Knitting tension: 24 sts x 32 rows on needles size 3 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Cast on 8 sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with white and distribute sts on needles. Continue as follows: K 1 round into back of loops.
Round 2: inc 1 st in each st = 16 sts
Round 3 and all odd rounds: stocking st
Round 4: inc 1 st in every other st = 24 sts
Round 6: K1, inc 1 st in next st, *inc 1 st in every 3rd st* = 32 sts
Round 8: inc 1 st in every 4th st = 40 sts
Round 10: K1, inc 1 st in next st, *inc 1 st in every 5th st* = 48 sts
Round 12: inc 1 st in first st, *inc 1 st in every 6th st* = 56 sts
Round 14: K4, inc 1 st in next st, *inc 1 st in every 7th st* = 64 sts
Round 16: K1, inc 1 st in next st, *inc 1 st in every 8th st* = 72 sts
Round 18: inc 1 st in first st, *inc 1 st in every 9th st* = 80 sts
Round 20: K5, inc 1 st in next st, *inc 1 st in every 10th st* = 88 sts
Continue increasing like this, begin row with K1 and K6, 7, 8 etc. alternately. When piece measures 9-10-10-10 cm work 8 rounds without inc. Now dec in reverse order until piece measures 2-3-3-3 cm from beg of decreases. Now dec evenly to 102-112-120-125 sts on next round. Change to needle size 2.5 mm and work 3 cm stocking st, change to navy blue, work 1 round in stocking st, P 1 round, 3 cm stocking st, cast off. Fold hem double towards WS and fasten.

Diagram

= navy blue
= green
= white



Comments (15)

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Maritta Korhonen 06.10.2018 - 09:14:

Miksi pusero kutistui 30 asteen pesussa?

Emma 27.09.2018 - 15:47:

Skal skal bare lige være helt sikker... Skal man strikke hele vejen rundt på rundpinde eller frem og tilbage? Og hvilken længde rundpind skal jeg bruge til de 2 første størrelser?

DROPS Design 28.09.2018 kl. 15:11:

Hej Emma, ja du strikker rundt på rundpind til du kommer op til ærmegabet. På de 2 mindste størreler skal du bruge en rundpind på 40 cm. God fornøjelse!

Georgia Kosmas 25.07.2018 - 05:42:

Hi, thank-you for your advice. I have completed the jumper!!! A bit tricky in certain spots but managed it :) Very cute pattern. Thanks again.

Georgia Kosmas 23.05.2018 - 09:51:

Hi, l am from Australia and l am about to start knitting the Le Petit Explorateur jumper (thank-you for providing the pattern). Regarding the circular needles sizes 2.5 and 3.00mm, there is unfortunately no mention about the length required. What length should they be 40cm; 60cm or longer?? I am making the 24 month size that requires me to cast on156 stitches working in the round. Looking forward to hearing from so so l can get started on this lovely pattern.

DROPS Design 23.05.2018 kl. 13:45:

Hi Georgia, thank you for your message - it is nice to hear that you like this pattern! You can use circle needles 60 cm long, it will be enough for 24-month size. Happy knitting!

Sanne Tyllesen 26.02.2018 - 07:01:

Jeg vil utroligt gerne strikke denne til mit kommende barnebarn, men diagrammet mangler. Kan i lægge det ind på siden, eller sende det til mig. Tusind tak. Mvh Sanne

DROPS Design 26.02.2018 kl. 08:07:

Hej Sanne, Så ligger diagrammet med på opskriften. God fornøjelse!

Pia Lloyd 25.02.2018 - 13:38:

Hej. Når jeg kigger på opskriften Baby 2-5, eller forsøger at udskrive den, kommer diagrammet ikke med, der visses blot et lille kryds, som man normalt kan højre klikke på og så få vist billedet, men der kommer ikke noget, kan I hjælpe? VH Pia Lloyd

DROPS Design 26.02.2018 kl. 08:09:

Hej Pia, Nu ligger diagrammet ude på opskriften, så nu kommer det med når du skriver opskriften ud. God fornøjelse!

Anna Stein 17.03.2017 - 15:39:

Hallo, ich habe eine Frage zu Vorder- und Rückenteil: "Gleichzeitig nach 8-9 (11-13) cm das Muster M1 stricken" Misst man mit oder ohne Bündchen?

DROPS Design 17.03.2017 kl. 15:50:

Liebe Frau Stein, es wird von der Anschlagskante gemessen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Signe Torvund 26.08.2015 - 12:08:

Hvor langt skal man strikke for å gegynne på m2. Takk.

Rodrigo 10.06.2014 - 17:20:

Zijn de patronen met of zonder boord berekend

Nina 06.04.2014 - 23:13:

Ich habe eine frage zu den groessenangaben. Bedeuten die beiden letzten groessenangaben 12 monate und 18-24 monate oder 9 monate, 12-18 und 24 monate? Da me.

DROPS Design 08.04.2014 kl. 10:47:

Liebe Nina, von den Angaben in den Klammern ist die erste für 12/18 Monate und die zweite für 24 Monate.

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