DROPS Baby / 19 / 16

My First Christmas by DROPS Design

Santa onesie with hood for baby and children in 2 threads DROPS Alpaca

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-082-by-jul

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)
Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
250-250-300 (300-350) g colour no 3620, red
100-100-100 (100-150) g colour no 1101, white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) size 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st with 2 threads Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm.
5-5-6 (6-6) 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.
Row 1: * K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: K over P and P over K.
Repeat row 2.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
Make buttonholes on right front band.
1 BUTTONHOLE = K tog 3rd and 4th st from mid front and make 1 YO.
Make buttonholes when piece measures a total of:
SIZE 1/3 MONTHS: 23, 30, 37, 44, 51 cm
SIZE 6/9 MONTHS: 28, 36, 44, 52, 60 cm
SIZE 12/18 MONTHS: 31, 38, 46, 53, 61, 68 cm
SIZE 2 YEARS: 34, 42, 50, 58, 66, 74 cm
SIZE 3/4 YEARS: 39, 48, 56, 65, 73, 82 cm

Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
LOOSELY cast on 34-36-40 (44-48) sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm with 2 threads white. K 1 round and continue in MOSS ST – see above. When piece measures 12 cm change to double pointed needles size 5 mm and 2 threads red and continue in stocking st. Insert a marker at beg of round = inside of leg. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 14 cm inc 1 st each side of marker, and repeat the inc on every 2-2-3 (4-5) round a total of 7-8-9 (9-10) times = 48-52-58 (62-68) sts. When piece measures 21-24-27 (32-37) cm cast off 4 sts at the inside of leg (= 2 sts each side of marker) = 44-48-54 (58-64) sts. Put piece aside and knit the other leg in the same way.

Slip both legs on the same circular needle size 5 mm with the inside of legs towards each other = 88-96-108 (116-128) sts. Now continue back and forth on circular needle from mid front as follows (first row = RS): Cast on 3 new sts on needle, K all sts on row and cast on 3 new sts at the end of row = 94-102-114 (122-134) sts. Insert a marker 25-27-30 (32-35) sts in from each side (= 44-48-54 (58-64) sts between markers on back piece). Continue in stocking st with 5 sts each side towards mid front in garter st (= front bands). AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 23-28-31 (34-39) cm make buttonholes on right front band – SEE ABOVE! When piece measures 45-53-61 (66-73) cm divide the piece by the 2 markers and complete front and back pieces separately.

= 44-48-54 (58-64) sts. Continue in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts at the end of every row each side for sleeves: 3 sts 2-1-3 (1-2) times, 5 sts 1-2-1 (2-2) times, 7 sts 1-1-1 (2-2) times and then 9-10-12 (14-16) sts 1 time = 98-108-120 (140-156) sts on needle. When piece measures 55-64-73 (79-87) cm cast off the middle 16-18-18 (20-20) sts for neck and complete each shoulder/sleeve separately. Work 2 rows stocking st on the remaining 41-45-51 (60-68) sts and cast off LOOSELY.

= 25-27-30 (32-35) sts. Continue in stocking st with the 5 front band sts in garter st as before, AT THE SAME TIME cast on new sts at the end of every row towards the side for sleeve as described for back piece = 52-57-63 (73-81) sts. When piece measures 52-61-69 (75-83) cm cast off 5-6-6 (7-7) sts towards mid front for neck and cast off to shape the neckline at the beg of every row from mid front: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 41-45-51 (60-68) sts left on needle for shoulder/sleeve. Continue until piece measures 56-65-74 (80-88) cm and cast off LOOSELY.

Like left front piece, but mirrored – remember buttonholes on front band.

Sew upper arm seams, edge to edge in outer loops of sts. Place right front band over left front band and sew tog at the bottom of body piece. Sew under arm seams, edge to edge in outer loops of sts. Sew on buttons.

Pick up 32-36-36 (40-40) sts on double pointed needles size 4.5 mm with 2 threads white round sleeve edge. Work moss st in the round until cuff measures 5 cm and cast off LOOSELY with K over P and P over K. Repeat round the other sleeve edge. Fold sleeve and leg edges towards RS.

Pick up approx 40 to 50 sts from RS round neck on circular needle size 5 mm with 2 threads red – beg after the 5 front band sts on right front piece and finish before the 5 front band sts on left front piece. Work stocking st back and forth on needle, AT THE SAME TIME on second row (= from RS) inc evenly to 66-70-74 (78-82) sts. Continue until hood measures 21-23-25 (27-28) cm and cast off. Sew hood tog at the top in outer loops of sts.
Now work border round the opening of hood as follows: Pick up approx 81-89-97 (105-109) sts from RS along the opening of hood on needle size 4.5 mm with 2 threads white. Work moss st back and forth on needle until border measures 6 cm and cast off LOOSELY with K over P and P over K. Fold border double towards RS and sew border to the 5 garter sts each side. Make a white pompom with a diameter of approx 4-5 cm and attach to the top of hood.


Nicole Groß 12.08.2019 - 06:47:

Schönen guten Tag, ich habe eine Frage zu den Übergang von bein und Strampler! Da steht das die Beine auf eine rundstricknadel kommen damit man dann mit den Strampler anfangen kann. Die Frage ist jetzt werden die Beine in rund oder als hin und rückgestrickt? Und wenn sie in rund gestrickt werden kommen dann beide Beine auf einer Nadel? LG Nicole

DROPS Design 12.08.2019 kl. 08:56:

Liebe Frau Groß, Strampler wird hin und zurück gestrickt, es wird bei der 1. Reihe 3 M angeschlagen, dann die Maschen der 1. Beine gestrickt, dann die Maschen der 2. Beine gestrickt, und schliesslich 3 M angeschlagen. Vile Spaß beim stricken!

Nancy Crosier 20.07.2019 - 12:46:

Want to print off free knitted patterns do not find any place to be able to do it

DROPS Design 20.07.2019 kl. 17:38:

Dear Nancy, you can easily print every our pattern for free whenever you like - see symbol of printer just under the header of pattern and tab with material. Happy knitting!

Anne 04.07.2018 - 17:31:

Hej, hvor er beskrivelsen på hvordan ærmerne strikkes? De er slet ikke nævnt i opskriften.

DROPS Design 06.07.2018 kl. 08:02:

Hei Anne. Ermene strikkes som en del av forstykkene og bakstykket: det legges opp masker i sidene til ermer. God fornøyelse

Kate 20.12.2016 - 11:45:

Hi, if this is knit with 2 strands of Alpaca together, could I use 1 Nepal strand instead?

DROPS Design 20.12.2016 kl. 12:28:

Dear Kate, sure you could, read more about alternatives here. Happy knitting!

Harriet 01.10.2016 - 14:59:

Storlek 62/68 känns som en för liten storlek åt 6/9 månaders baby, hur skall man tolka det. Kan man lita på att det blir rätt storlek om man följer det maskantal som kommer som andra i följd?

DROPS Design 04.10.2016 kl. 15:38:

Hej Harriet. Se nederst paa opskriften. Her finder du maaleskitse med alle maal i cm per str. Du kan sammenligne her for at vaelge den str du vil lave. Og husk at strikke en pröve saa din strikkefasthed stemmer - saa kommer maalene ogsaa til at stemme.

Dinah 24.09.2016 - 12:05:

Hallo liebes Drops-Team, wie genau näht man denn die Blenden und die 4 abgeketteten Maschen jedes Beins im Schritt zusammen? Die Blenden logischerweise übereinander, aber wie gehts weiter? Vielen Dank für die Hilfe Dinah

DROPS Design 26.09.2016 kl. 11:31:

Liebe Dinah, die Blendemaschen müssen Sie dann unten am Strampler nähen, so dass es kein Loch entseht.

Maureen Moore 01.09.2016 - 23:24:

Hi Caroline Is it possible to knit this pattern just using circular needles? Look forward to hearing from you. Maureen

DROPS Design 02.09.2016 kl. 08:24:

Dear Mrs Moore, you can use circular needles for the whole patterns, but since there are sometimes not enough sts to fit in the round, you will have to use the magic loop technique on a long circular needle - see video below how to. Happy knitting!

Caroline 18.07.2016 - 16:27:

How much wool will be leftover after completing this project? I want to make it in two sizes (1/3 and 12/18) and I'm not sure how much wool I should buy.

DROPS Design 18.07.2016 kl. 16:39:

Dear Caroline, you will find under materials amount of yarn in these both sizes - you may need a bit less than the total amount for these 2 sizes but rather check with your DROPS store, it maybe better to have enough yarn so that you don't run out yarn. Happy knitting!

Lena 14.12.2015 - 15:44:

Einfacher: 44+2(6+5+7+9)=98

Anja 14.12.2015 - 12:39:

Kruippakje maat 1: ACHTERPAND= 44, nieuwe st voor de mouwen: 2x3; 1x5; 1x7 en dan nog 1x9 = 98 Ik kom uit op 108. Wat doe ik verkeerd??

DROPS Design 14.12.2015 kl. 15:27:

Hoi Anja. 2 x 3 st (= 12), 1 x 5 st (= 10), 1 x 7 st (= 14) en 1 x 9 st (= 18): 12+10+14+18+44 = 98 st.

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