DROPS Baby / 31 / 10

Little Miss Ribbons by DROPS Design

Knitted baby body in garter stitch. Knitted in one piece. Sizes premature - 4 years. The piece is worked in DROPS BabyMerino.

Tags: overalls,

DROPS Design: Pattern no bm-079-by
Yarn group A

Sizes: (<0) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size equivalent to approx. child’s length in cm:
(40/44) 48/52 - 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104) 
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to Yarn group A)
(100) 100-100-100-100 (150-150) g colour 04, yellow.

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group A)" – see link below.

DROPS NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM – or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 48 rows garter stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, ARCHED (white), NO 521: (10) 12-12-12-14 (14-16) items

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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.

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

All increases are made from the right side. Increase inside the 3 stitches in garter stitch in each side of the piece.
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, on next row knit the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole.

All decreases are made from the right side.
Decrease as follows before the 3 stitches in garter stitch: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over (= 1 stitch decreased).
Decrease as follows after the 3 stitches garter stitch: Knit 2 together (= 1 stitch decreased).

Work buttonholes on the front piece. 1 BUTTONHOLE = Knit together the 3rd and 4th stitch from the edge and make 1 yarn over, repeat in both sides of the piece. On the next row, knit the yarn overs (= holes).
Work buttonholes when the piece measures a total of approx.:
<0: 3, 9 and 15 cm.
0/1 MONTH: 3, 8, 13 and 18 cm.
1/3 MONTHS: 3, 9, 15 and 21 cm.
6/9 MONTHS: 4, 10, 16 and 22 cm.
12/18 MONTHS: 4, 9, 14, 19 and 24 cm.
2 YEARS: 3, 9, 15, 21 and 27 cm.
3/4 YEARS: 4, 9, 14, 19, 24 and 30 cm.

The piece is worked back and forth. First work the front piece from the top down to the gusset, then work the back piece on from there, bottom up; the straps are worked at the end. The body is worked in one piece.

Cast on (28) 34-38-44-48 (52-58) stitches with needle size 3 mm and BabyMerino. Knit 3 rows, purl 1 row from the wrong side, then work a row of holes as follows: Knit 1 stitch, * knit 2 together, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* until there is 1 stitch left, knit 1. Purl 1 row from the wrong side over all stitches; purl the yarn overs to leave holes (the straps will be buttoned on here). Then continue working in GARTER STITCH – see description above, to finished length. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When the piece measures (3) 3-3-4-4 (3-4) cm work buttonholes in each side of the piece – read BUTTONHOLES! 
When the piece measures (15) 19-22-23-25 (28-31) cm decrease for the gusset as follows – read DECREASE TIP: Decrease 1 stitch inside the 3 stitches in garter stitch in each side of the piece (= 2 stitches decreased) every 4th row a total of (5) 4-5-4-6 (6-5) times, then every 2nd row a total of (2) 6-7-11-10 (12-16) times = (14) 14-14-14-16 (16-16) stitches. The piece now measures approx. (20) 25-29-31-34 (38-42) cm. Insert 1 marker in the piece. The front piece is finished. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!

Now increase as follows – read INCREASE TIP: Increase 1 stitch inside the 3 stitches in garter stitch in each side of the piece (= 2 stitches increased) every 2nd row a total of (12) 15-17-20-21 (23-26) times = (38) 44-48-54-58 (62-68) stitches. The piece measures approx. (5) 6-7-8-9 (10-11) cm from the marker. Then cast on 11 new stitches in each side of the piece at the end of the next 2 rows = (60) 66-70-76-80 (84-90) stitches. When the piece measures (19) 24-28-30-33 (37-41) cm cast off 16 stitches for the armholes at the beginning of the next 2 rows (i.e. in each side of the piece) = (28) 34-38-44-48 (52-58) stitches.
When the piece measures (4) 4-5-6-7 (7-8) cm from where you cast off stitches for the armholes, (= (23) 28-33-36-40 (44-49) cm from the marker), knit the first (6) 9-11-12-14 (16-19) stitches (= 1 strap), then place them on a thread, cast off the next (16) 16-16-20-20 (20-20) stitches for neck, knit the last (6) 9-11-12-14 (16-19) stitches (= 1 strap). Continue working garter stitch over these (6) 9-11-12-14 (16-19) stitches until the piece measures (31) 36-42-46-51 (55-61) cm from the marker (the strap measures approx. (8) 8-9-10-11 (11-12) cm). Cast off. Work the other strap in the same way.

Sew 2 buttons onto each of the straps, the buttons are buttoned through the row of holes at the top of the front piece. Sew the buttons on the middle of the 6 outermost stitches on each side of the back piece (= bands).

For hat see DROPS number 31-11.
For socks see DROPS number 31-12.


= knitting direction

Comments (4)

Carolin 13.08.2018 - 15:14:

Hallo, ich habe eine Frage zu dem Rückenteil. Wenn ich die 20 Reihen Zunahmen gemacht habe, dann habe ich 54 Maschen. Ich verstehe leider nicht, wie ich dann mit 22 Zunahmen auf 76 Maschen komme. Vielen Dank für die Antwort!

DROPS Design 13.08.2018 kl. 15:49:

Liebe Carolin, wenn Sie 54 M haben, schlagen Sie 11 M am Ende der nächsten Hinreihe = 54+11= 65 M, wenden und der nächste Rückreihe stricken und 11 M am Ende dieser Reihe anschlagen = 65+11= 76 M - deutsche Anleitung wird angepasst. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Housmans 03.08.2018 - 20:52:

Goedenavond, ik snap niet helemaal hoe ik de minderingen moet doen. Kunt u dit wat beter uitleggen? Wanneer moet ik minderen, moet ik minderen tussen de 3 zij-ribbelsteken? Of alleen aan de zijkant? Wat betekend "in totaal...in de 4e en 2e naald" hoeveel naalden moet ik doen tot er genoeg geminderd is etc. Alvast bedankt voor uw reeds genomen moeite. Mvg

DROPS Design 06.08.2018 kl. 10:02:

Dag Housmans, Je mindert naast de 3 steken in ribbelsteek, zodat deze 3 steken in tact blijven. Aan het begin van de naald brei je eerst 3 steken in ribbelsteek, dan 2 steken samen. Aan het eind van de naald brei je tot er 5 steken over zijn, haal dan 1 steek recht af, brei 1 steek recht en haal de afgehaalde steek over de gebreide steek, brei tot slot de 3 steken in ribbelsteek. Deze minderingen doe je eerst elke 4e naald (5) 4-5-4-6 (6-5) keer. Daarna doe je deze minderingen elke 2e naald (2) 6-7-11-10 (12-16) keer. Dus je mindert eerst een aantal keren (afhankelijk van je maat) op de 4e naald aan beide kanten. Daarna minder je een aantal keren op iedere 2e naald.

Vlasta Bambasová 24.07.2018 - 18:40:

Jsem nadšená z těchto stránek a předpisů na pletení,háčkování.Všechno pěkně dopodrobna popsané.Děkuji

Mary Smith 01.05.2018 - 18:41:

I knitted this in. Cotton and it has stretched being garter stitch. Any ideas how to resolve this?

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