DROPS Baby / 17 / 18

Baby Squirrel by DROPS Design

DROPS jacket with raglan sleeve and patterns, socks and pants in rib in ”Alpaca”.

Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size in cm: 50/56-62/68-74/80 (86/92-98/104)
Sock to fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14-16) cm
Materials: DROPS ALPACA
JACKET AND SOCKS:
150-150-150 (200-200) g colour no 3140, light pink
50 g for all sizes colour no 0100, off-white
50 g for all sizes colour no 0618, beige
50 g for all sizes colour no 2921, cerise
PANTS:
100-100-150 (150-150) g colour no 0100, off-white

JACKET AND SOCKS:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) size 2.5 mm – or size needed to get 26 sts x 35 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS no 523: 5-5-6 (6-6) pcs.

PANTS:
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) size 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

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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.
JACKET:

PATTERN: See diagram M.1 – the entire pattern is worked in stocking st.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
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BODY PIECE: Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 152-172-188 (208-224) sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with light pink and work 3 cm rib as follows: 1 edge st in garter st – SEE ABOVE, * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-*, and finish with K2 and 1 edge st in garter st. Continue in stocking st with 1 garter st each side towards mid front, AT THE SAME TIME dec 20-24-26 (30-32) sts evenly on first row = 132-148-162 (178-192) sts.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 16-18-21 (24-27) cm work next row as follows from RS: 29-33-37 (41-44) sts = right front piece, cast off 8 sts for armhole, 58-66-72 (80-88) sts = back piece, cast off 8 sts for armhole, 29-33-37 (41-44) sts = left front piece.
Put piece aside and knit the sleeves.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 40-44-48 (52-56) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with light pink and work 3 cm rib, K2/P2. Continue in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 4-6-8 (10-12) sts evenly on first round = 36-38-40 (42-44) sts. Insert a marker at beg of round = mid under arm. When piece measures 4-4-4 (5-5) cm inc 1 st on each side of marker and repeat the inc on every 5-5-5 (6-6) round a total of 7-8-9 (10-12) times = 50-54-58 (62-68) sts. When piece measures 14-16-18 (22-26) cm cast off 8 sts mid under arm (= 4 sts on each side of marker) = 42-46-50 (54-60) sts left on needle.
Put piece aside and knit the other sleeve.

YOKE: Slip sleeves on the same circular needle as body piece where cast off for armholes = 200-224-246 (270-296) sts. Work 1-1-3 (7-10) rows in light pink, AT THE SAME TIME dec 6-6-4 (4-6) sts evenly on first row = 194-218-242 (266-290) sts. Now continue in M.1 with 1 garter st each side towards mid front – beg by arrow. After M.1 there are 82-92-102 (112-122) sts on row and piece measures approx 28-30-34 (38-42) cm. Slip sts on a stitch holder.

LEFT FRONT BAND: Worked back and forth on circular needle. Pick up approx 76-80-88 (100-112) sts (divisible by 4) along left front piece inside 1 edge st on needle size 2.5 mm with light pink. K 1 row from WS and continue as follows from RS: 1 garter st, * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-*, and finish with K2 and 1 garter st. Cast off when rib measures 2.5 cm.

RIGHT FRONT BAND: Like left front band but after 1 cm make 4-4-5 (5-5) buttonholes evenly distributed – place the top buttonhole approx 4 cm from neckline and the bottom one approx 2 cm from bottom edge. 1 buttonhole = cast off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on return row.

NECKLINE: Pick up 6 sts on right front band with light pink, work sts from stitch holder back on needle, AT THE SAME TIME dec 10-16-22 (28-34) sts evenly and then pick up 6 sts on left front band = 84-88-92 (96-100) sts. K 4 rows on all sts and continue as follows from RS: 1 garter st, * K2, P2 *, repeat from *-*, and finish with K2 and 1 garter st. Continue like this, AT THE SAME TIME when rib measures 1 cm make 1 buttonhole in line with the others on front band. Cast off in rib when rib measures 2 cm.

ASSEMBLY: Sew openings under arms and sew on buttons.
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SOCKS:

HEEL DECREASES:
Row 1 (= RS): Work row until 6-6-6 (7-8) sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K1, psso, turn piece,
Row 2 (= WS): Work row until 6-6-6 (7-8) sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P1, psso, turn piece,
Row 3 ( = RS): Work row until 5-5-5 (6-7) sts remain, slip next st as if to K, K1, psso, turn piece,
Row 4 (= WS): Work row until 5-5-5 (6-7) sts remain, slip next st as if to P, P1, psso, turn piece.
Continue dec like this with 1 less st between each dec until there are 8-10-10 (10-12) sts on row.

PATTERN: See diagram M.2 – the entire diagram is worked in stocking st.

DECREASING TIP:
Dec as follows before marker: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after marker: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
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SOCKS:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 44-48-48 (52-56) sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with light pink. Work 5-5-6 (6-7) cm rib, K2/P2, and then K 1 round, AT THE SAME TIME dec 8 sts evenly = 36-40-40 (44-48) sts. Now keep the first 18-20-20 (22-26) sts on needle for heel and slip the remaining 18-20-20 (22-22) sts on a stitch holder = upper foot. Work 3-3.5-4 (4-4.5) cm stocking st on heel sts. Insert a marker in piece and now dec for heel – SEE ABOVE. After heel dec pick up 8-9-10 (10-11) sts on both sides of heel and slip sts from stitch holder back on needles = 42-48-50 (52-56) sts. Continue in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st before the 18-20-20 (22-22) sts on upper foot by K2 tog and 1 st after the 18-20-20 (22-22) sts upper foot by K2 tog into back of loop. Repeat the dec on every other round a total of 3-6-7 (5-7) times = 36-36-36 (42-42) sts. When piece measures 6-7-8 (10-12) cm from marker on heel work M.2. Now insert a marker each side with 18-18-18 (22-22) sts on upper foot and 18-18-18 (20-20) sts under foot. Continue in off-white, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st on each side of both markers – SEE DECREASING TIP - on every round 7-7-7 (8-8) times = 8-8-8 (10-10) sts left. Cut the thread, pull through remaining sts and fasten.
Sock measures approx 10-11-12 (14-16) cm.
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PANTS:

INCREASING TIP:
Inc 1 st on each side of the 2 K sts mid back (marker sits between these 2 sts). Inc by K 2 sts in 1 st, incorporate the inc sts in rib as you go along.

DECREASING TIP:
Dec on each side of marker mid front.
Dec as follows before marker: K2 tog
Dec as follows after marker: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.

LEG:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 56-60-64 (68-72) sts on double pointed needles size 3 mm with Alpaca. Insert a marker at beg of round = inside of leg. Continue as follows: K1, * P2/K2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with P2 and K1. When piece measures 4 cm inc 1 st on each side of marker by K 2 sts in 1 st on every 5-6-8 (9-12) round a total of 8 times = 72-76-80 (84-88) sts – incorporate the inc sts in rib as you go along.
When piece measures 16-20-23 (25-33) cm divide piece by marker and continue back and forth on needle (to make it easier to slip both legs on the same circular needle afterwards), AT THE SAME TIME cast on 1 new st each side for seam = 74-78-82 (86-90) sts. When piece measures 18-22-25 (27-35) cm cast off 5 sts each side (1 edge st, K1, P2 and K1) = 64-68-72 (76-80) sts.
Put piece aside and knit the other leg.

PANTS:
Slip both legs on the same circular needle size 3 mm = 128-136-144 (152-160) sts. Insert 1 marker mid front and 1 marker mid back (both markers sit between 2 K sts). Continue in rib, K2/P2, AT THE SAME TIME inc mid back and dec mid front as follows:
Inc 2 sts mid back – SEE INCREASING TIP – on every 4th round a total of 4 times and dec 2 sts mid front – SEE DECREASING TIP – on every 4th round a total of 8 times.
After all inc and dec are complete there are 120-128-136 (144-152) sts on round. Continue in rib until piece measures 38-42-47 (52-60) cm, cast off.
ASSEMBLY:
Sew tog the inside of legs at top and sew opening between legs.

Diagram

= light pink
= beige
= cerise
= off-white
= K2 tog


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