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Time for Fun by DROPS Design

Set consists of: Knitted baby overall in garter stitch with crocheted edge, hat in garter stitch with crocheted edge and pompoms and socks. Size premature - 4 years Set is knitted in DROPS BabyMerino.

DROPS design: Pattern no bm-075-by
Yarn group A
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FOR THE ENTIRE SET USE:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2) years
Size equivalent to approx. child’s length in cm:
56/62 – 68/74 – 80/86 (92)
To fit head measurement in cm: 40/42 - 42/44 - 44/46 (48/50)
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14) cm 
Materials:
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-250-250 (300) g colour 22, light grey
100-100-100 (100) g colour 02, off white

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group A)” - see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 stitches and 48 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm for edge in garter stitch – or size needed to get 26 stitches and 51 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 mm - for edges and ties.
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SUIT:
Size: 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size equivalent to approx. child’s length in cm:
48/52 - 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104) 
Materials:
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
200-200-250-250 (300-300) g colour 22, light grey
50-50-50-50 (50-50) g colour 02, off white

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group A)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 stitches and 48 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 mm - for edges and ties.
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HAT:
Size: (<0) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Fits head circumference in cm:
approx. (28/32) 34/38 - 40/42 - 42/44 - 44/46 (48/50 - 50/52) cm
Materials:
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
(50) 50-50-50-50 (50-50) g colour 22, light grey
(50) 50-50-50-50 (50-50) g colour 02, off white

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group A)” - see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 stitches and 48 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm for edge in garter stitch – or size needed to get 26 stitches and 51 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 mm - for edges and ties.
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SOCKS:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2) years
To fit foot length: 10-11-12 (14) cm 
Materials:
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50-50-50 (50) g colour 02, off white 

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group A)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm – or size needed to get 26 stitches and 51 rows in garter stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.
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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.
INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth - applies to suit and socks):
Knit all rows. 1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

GARTER STITCH (in the round - applies to hat):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

INCREASE TIP (applies to suit):
Increase inside 1 band stitch. All increases are done from the right side.
Increase by making 1 yarn over. Knit yarn over twisted on next row, it should not make holes.

DECREASE TIP (applies to suit):
Decrease inside 1 band stitch. All decreases are done from the right side.
Decrease as follows after 1 band stitch: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over.
Decrease as follows before 1 band stitch: Knit 2 together.
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SUIT:
Work from bottom up. First work 2 legs, then work the legs together and knit back and forth up to sleeve. Cast on stitches for sleeve in each side of piece, and finish front and back pieces separately until finished. Sew shoulder and sleeve seams and crochet an edge around the opening on suit in off white at the end. The entire suit is worked in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above.

LEG:
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the stitches. 
Cast on 46-50-54-58 (66-70) stitches (including 1 edge stitch in each side) on circular needle size 3 mm with light grey. Work in garter stitch. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 6 cm, increase 1 stitch in each side of piece inside 1 edge stitch in garter stitch (= 2 stitches increased). Increase like this every 3rd-4th-5th-5th (8th-8th) row 11-11-12-14 (13-16) times in total = 68-72-78-86 (92-102) stitches. When piece measures 15-18-21-24 (29-34) cm, cast off 5 stitches at the beginning of the 2 next rows (i.e. stitches are cast off in each side of piece) = 58-62-68-76 (82-92) stitches. Put piece aside and knit another leg the same way.

SUIT: 
Slip both legs on to same circular needle size 3 mm with cast off stitches towards each other = 116-124-136-152 (164-184) stitches. Insert 1 marker thread in the piece. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Work 3 ridges back and forth, begin mid front.
Then work as follows: Cast on 3 band stitches at the end of the next 2 rows = 122-130-142-158 (170-190) stitches. Insert 1 marker after 32-34-37-41 (44-49) stitches in from each side. Move the markers upwards when working, they mark front pieces and back piece.
Now increase stitches mid front (i.e. in each side of piece) so that the front pieces overlap. Increase 1 stitch inside 1 band stitch in each side of piece (= 2 stitches increased) - read INCREASE TIP! Increase on very 4th row 3-2-0-3 (2-13) more times, then on every 6th row 8-11-16-17 (21-15) times (= 12-14-17-21 (24-29) stitches increased in total in each side of piece) = 44-48-54-62 (68-78) stitches on each front piece = 146-158-176-200-218-248 stitches in total.

READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING! DECREASE MID FRONT FOR NECK INSIDE 1 BAND STITCH WHILE AT THE SAME TIME DIVIDING THE PIECE AND CASTING ON STITCHES FOR SLEEVE.
DECREASE MID FRONT FOR NECK AS FOLLOWS:
Work in garter stitch over all stitches until piece measures 17-20-25-28 (32-34) cm from marker thread. Then decrease 1 stitch inside 1 band stitch for neck in each side of piece (= 2 stitches decreased) - read DECREASE TIP! Decrease like this on every other row 20-24-27-31 (35-41) more times, then on very 4th row 2 times (= 23-27-30-34 (38-44) stitches decreased in total in each side of piece).
DIVIDE THE PIECE AND CAST ON STITCHES FOR SLEEVE AS FOLLOWS:
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
When piece measures 21-26-30-35 (40-43) cm from marker thread, divide piece at the 2 markers and finish front and back piece separately. Adjust so that next row is from right side. Now work over stitches until first marker (= right front piece). Slip the remaining stitches on a stitch holder. Now cast on stitches for sleeve at the end of every row from right side as follows (NOTE: Continue to decrease inside 1 band stitch at the beginning of row as before): Cast on 4-6-6-6 (6-6) stitches in 4-4-5-6 (7-8) times in total, then 17-17-16-16 (18-20) stitches 1 time in total (= 33-41-46-52 (60-68) stitches cast on in total for sleeve).
When all stitches are cast on and all decreases are done, there are 54-62-70-80 (90-102) stitches on needle. Work in garter stitch until piece measures 45-53-62-70 (81-90) cm in total, measured from leg to shoulder. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work over the last stitches slipped on a stitch holder, until marker.
Work as right front piece but reversed. I.e. cast on stitches for sleeve at the end of row from wrong side. Continue to decrease inside 1 band stitch at the end of row as before for neck.

BACK PIECE: 
= 58-62-68-76 (82-92) stitches. Cast on new stitches at the end of every row in each side for sleeves as follows: Cast on 4-6-6-6 (6-6) stitches in 4-4-5-6 (7-8) times in total, then 17-17-16-16 (18-20) stitches 1 time in total (= 33-41-46-52 (60-68) stitches cast on in total for sleeve in each side of piece) = 124-144-160-180 (202-228) stitches.
When piece measures 44-52-61-69 (80-89) cm in total, cast off the middle 16-20-20-20 (22-24) stitches for neck and finish each shoulder/sleeve separately (= 54-62-70-80 (90-102) stitches remain on each shoulder). Work like this until piece measures 45-53-62-70 (81-90) cm in total, measured from leg to shoulder, adjust according to front pieces. Cast off. Work the other shoulder the same way.

ASSEMBLY: 
Sew overarm-/shoulder seams with grafting/Kitchener stitches from right side.
Sew underarm seams together edge to edge in front loop of outermost stitches. Sew legs together inside 1 edge stitch, and sew the 5 stitches cast off between legs together. Sew vent up to where the 3 new stitches were cast on in each side for band stitches and sew the 3 band stitches in each side of piece to suit.

CROCHET EDGE: 
Crochet on hook size 2.5 mm with off white around the entire opening mid front on suit as follows:
ROW 1 (= from wrong side): Begin mid front at the bottom of left front piece, work 1 double crochet in first stitch where 3 band stitches were cast on, * 1 chain stitch, skip approx. 1 cm, 1 double crochet in next stitch *, repeat from *-* (make sure to avoid a tight edge), continue crochet edge around suit until corner where decrease for neck began on left front piece, work tie as follows: 1 double crochet in tip, then work chain stitches for approx. 20-25 cm, turn and work 1 slip stitch in every chain stitch, then work 1 double crochet in tip on front piece again, work in the round until next tip (i.e. on right front piece), work tie, continue as before around the rest of suit down to where 3 band stitches were cast on, adjust to finish with 1 double crochet. 
ROW 2 (from right side): Work 1 chain stitch, 1 double crochet around first chain stitch, * 4 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in 4th chain stitch from hook, skip 1 double crochet + 1 chain stitch + 1 double crochet, work 1 double crochet around next chain stitch *, repeat from *-* (make sure to work over ties so that the ties are under the edge, i.e. do not work in stitch in tie),  finish with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet on previous row. Fasten off.

Crochet on hook size 2.5 mm with off white at the bottom around both legs as follows:
ROUND 1: Begin at the seam. Work 1 double crochet in first stitch, * 1 chain stitch, skip 2 stitches, 1 double crochet in next stitch *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet at beginning of round. 
ROUND 2: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 double crochet around first chain stitch, * 4 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in 4th chain stitch from hook, skip 1 double crochet + 1 chain stitch + 1 double crochet, work 1 double crochet around next chain stitch *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet at beginning of round. 

Crochet on hook size 2.5 mm with off white at the edge around both sleeves as follows:
ROUND 1: Work 1 double crochet in first stitch at the bottom of sleeve, * 1 chain stitch, skip approx. 1 cm, 1 double crochet in next stitch *, repeat from *-* (make sure to avoid a tight edge) and finish with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet at beginning of round. 
ROUND 2: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 double crochet around first chain stitch, * 4 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in 4th chain stitch from hook, skip 1 double crochet + 1 chain stitch + 1 double crochet, work 1 double crochet around next chain stitch *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet at beginning of round.
Then work 1 tie like the one in the tip on right and left front piece, on the outside of left front piece, under sleeve (i.e. in the side) and on the inside of right front piece – make sure that the ties are at the same hight as tips on front piece.
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HAT:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles. Cast on (68) 82-94-100-104 (112-116) stitches on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm with off white. Work in GARTER STITCH – see explanation above – until piece measures 3.5 cm (= edge). On next round with knit, switch to double pointed needles size 3 mm and decrease 8 stitches evenly = (60) 74-86-92-96 (104-108) stitches. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Continue in garter stitches until piece measures (17) 18-19-20-21 (22-23) cm. Cast off. Place hat flat and sew together at the top.

POMPOM:
Make 2 dense pompoms with a diameter of 5 cm with light grey and fasten at each end of seam.

CROCHET EDGE:
Turn hat inside out so that edge is worked from wrong side, this is folded later.
Work on hook size 2.5 mm with light grey around the edge on hat as follows:
ROUND 1: Work 1 double crochet in first stitch, * 2 chain stitches, skip 2 stitches, 1 double crochet in next stitch *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet at beginning of round. 
ROUND 2: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 double crochet around first chain stitch, * 4 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in 4th chain stitch from hook, skip 1 double crochet + 1 chain stitch + 1 double crochet, work 1 double crochet around next chain stitch *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Finish with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet at beginning of round. Turn the hat with right side out and fold the edge up.
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SOCKS:
The sock is worked back and forth from mid back.

LEG:
Cast on 48-52-56 (56) stitches on circular needles size 2.5 mm with off white. Work rib (= knit 2/purl 2) for 5-6-6 (7) cm, adjust so that next row is worked from wrong side. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Purl 1 row from wrong side while AT THE SAME TIME decreasing 14-14-18 (14) stitches evenly = 34-38-38 (42) stitches. 

WITH EYELET HOLES:
Work next row as follows from right side: Knit 1, * knit 2 together, 1 yarn over *, repeat from *-* and finish with knit 1. Purl 1 row from wrong side.

WITHOUT EYELET HOLES:
Knit 1 row from right side and purl 1 row from wrong side.

FOOT:
Now slip the outermost 12-13-13 (15) stitches in each side on 1 stitch holder. Work 4-4½-5½ (6½) cm in GARTER STITCH – see explanation above, over the middle 10-12-12 (12) stitches (= middle piece). Slip stitches from stitch holders back on needle and pick up 10-11-13 (16) stitches on each side of middle piece = 54-60-64 (74) stitches. Insert 1 marker after 27-30-32 (37) stitches in = middle of piece.
Work in garter stitch for 3-4-5 (5) cm AT THE SAME TIME after 1½-2-2½ (3) cm decrease on every other row until finished measurements, as follows: Decrease 1 stitch at the beginning and the end of piece and knit 2 together on each side of the 2 middle stitches. Cast off and sew together mid under foot and continue up mid back in outer loops of edge stitches to avoid a chunky seam. 
If you wish, thread a silk ribbon through the eyelet holes.

Diagram

= knitting direction

Comments (8)

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Lisa 03.12.2018 - 14:59:

Thanks for the response! That makes perfect sense when knitting in the round, but I was under the impression that the socks were knit back and forth since the first line of the sock instructions says: The sock is worked back and forth from mid back. Oh well, time to restart - thankfully the sock is small. :o)

DROPS Design 03.12.2018 kl. 16:13:

Dear Lisa, you can work the same way, ie work the first 12 sts to avoid cutting the yarn then work the next 10 sts (= middle stitches) and slip the remaining 12 sts on a st holder. You can also cut the yarn, then slip the first 12 sts at the beg of row on a thread, join the yarn to work the next 10 sts and slip the remaining 12 sts on a thread. Happy knitting!

Lisa 03.12.2018 - 04:56:

Hi! I'm confused about the foot part of the sock where it says to "slip the outermost 12 stitches in each side on 1 stitch holder". Do I cut the yarn after slipping the starting 12 so that I can knit the middle 10 stitches otherwise the yarn is still connected to the 1st stitch that is on the stitch holder? Thanks for your help!

DROPS Design 03.12.2018 kl. 10:41:

Dear Lisa, you can work the first 12 sts on the round and slip them on to a thread/stitch holder, then work the next 10 sts (= middle stitches) and slip the remaining stitches of the round of a thread/stitch holder = there are now only the 10 middle sts on the needle and this way you don't have to cut the yarn. Happy knitting!

Vialin 26.11.2018 - 19:57:

Bonjour, pourriez vous me donner plus détail, voir un diagramme pour le point au crochet de bordure. Merci beaucoup de votre aide. Cordialement

DROPS Design 27.11.2018 kl. 08:13:

Bonjour Mme Vialin, le 1er rang de la bordure de la combinaison se fait comme dans cette vidéo (la vidéo montre la technique, suivez bien les indications du modèle) puis le 2ème rang se fait comme dans cette vidéo (avec 4 ml et non pas 3 comme dans la vidéo et en sautant le nombre de mailles indiqué). Bon crochet!

Catrin 05.11.2018 - 23:06:

Hej. I dressen efter att stickat benen och 6 v r, då ska man öka 3m på 2v, hur gör man då? Tacksam för svar.

DROPS Design 07.11.2018 kl. 11:10:

Hej Catrin, se i vår video här hur man gör:

How to cast on new stitches at side of work from Garnstudio Drops design on Vimeo.

Mimi Routh 15.06.2018 - 20:56:

I asked my question because there is a discrepancy in text at the beginning of the pattern. See first paragraph. Then read after \"FOR THE ENTIRE SET USE\". Nothing has been corrected.

Mimi Routh 15.06.2018 - 05:05:

I like this little suit for a September baby gift. One problem: is the size range preemie to 4 years or 1/3 mos to 2 years?

DROPS Design 15.06.2018 kl. 08:43:

Dear Mrs Routh, the suit is available from size 0/1 month to 3/4 years - ie for a baby from approximatively 48/52 cm to 98/104 cm tall - see all finished measurements in each size under measurement chart. Happy knitting!

Heidi 28.03.2018 - 14:22:

Hej. Når i under "ben" skriver luk 5 masker af i begyndelsen af de næste to pinde til skridt. Er det så ikke kun i den side der vender ind mod skridtet i mener? Det er bare fordi i bagefter skriver det der lukkes af i hver side af arbejdet, men på tegningen går den lige op ude i siden, og er kun taget ind i skridtet. Eller skal den tages symmetrisk ind så der er indtagninger både på højre og venstre side af benet?

DROPS Design 26.04.2018 kl. 10:54:

Hej Heidi, du tager ind i hver side, da begge sider vender ind mod indersiden af benet/låret. God fornøjelse!

Britta 07.03.2018 - 20:36:

Ein sehr süßes Set!

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