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What’s cuter than a little one snuggled in a baby onesie?

This baby onesie is easy to make with basic stitches that lend themselves to many color combinations. I made the yoke in a two color stripe and the bottom is an easy, light texture for a bit of style and interest. Feel free to change up the colors in whatever sequence you like or make it in a solid too.

 

 

 

Snug As A Bug Baby Onesie

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The Design:

The baby onesie front placket is designed to extend from the neckline to the crotch and closes with buttons, to make it easy to take the onesie off and put it back on for diaper changes.

 

The Yarn:

I like acrylic for babies because it is easy wash/wear and it is hypoallergenic. For this pattern, I wanted a worsted weight yarn, but I wanted to make sure it was soft. Red Heart Soft Essentials Baby is a great choice as it is just as soft as the Red Heart Soft Essentials bulky I’ve used before, but in a lighter weight that lends itself better to garments. You can read my yarn reviews HERE, but let me tell you this yarn is great to work with! This yarn has 14 perfect baby colors to choose from and several are coordinates. It’s also easy to coordinate it with Red Heart Soft Essentials if you want to make a thicker blanket too!

 

 

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Size: Newborn – 3 months;

3 – 6 months
; 6 – 12 months

Materials:

    • Worsted Weight (#4) yarn, I used Red Heart Soft Essentials Baby  – (256 yards per skein) in two colors: Color 1 (Aqua Sky); Color 2 (Cotton)

                                              ***See chart below for actual yardage ***

    • Hook H/5.00 mm – I used my favorite Clover Amour hook for this project
    • 5/8″ Buttons (8, 9, 10)
    • Stitch marker (1)
    • Tapestry needle for weaving ends

 

 

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Gauge: 15 dc x 8 rows = 4”; 16 sts in pattern x 9 rows = 4″

 

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BP: back post
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
FP: front post
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl: slip
st(s): stitch(es)
tog: together

 

Notes:

  • Pattern written in US Standard terms
  • Weave ends as you work.
  • Numbers in ( ) at end of row/round indicate the number of stitches in that row/round.
  • Fasten off at color changes.

 

 Snug As A Bug Onesie

The onesie is worked top down, turning for each row to create texture. Once the yoke is completed, you will work a row that establishes the armholes and body of the onesie. Continue to work the body turning for each row, until the designated measurement to the crotch. Join to last round and continue, working the legs in rounds.

 

Gauge Swatch

Gauge is important, please take time to make a gauge swatch.

Row 1: Ch 27, sc in each ch to end. (26 throughout)

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), TURN, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between* until 1 st remains, dc in last st.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures at least 5 inches. Compare to listed gauge and adjust hook as needed.

  

Yoke:

Row 1 (Color 1): Ch (43, 55, 59), sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch to end. (42, 54, 58)

Row 2: Ch1 (does not count as stitch throughout), TURN, hdc (8,10,11), ch1, hdc (6, 8, 8), ch1, hdc (14, 18, 20), ch1, hdc (6, 8, 8), ch1, hdc (8, 10, 11). (42, 54, 58)

Row 3 (Color 2): Ch2 (does not count as stitch throughout), TURN, *dc in each st to ch1 space, [dc, ch1, dc] in ch1 space*, repeat between * to last ch1 space, dc in each remaining st to end. (50, 62, 66)

Rows (4 – 9, 4 – 9, 4-11): Repeat Row 3 (6, 6, 8) times, alternating between colors in each row – stitch count will increase by 8 for each repeat. (98, 110, 130 after last repeat)

 

Body: Worked in Color 1 unless noted

Row 1 (Establish Armholes & Body): Ch1, TURN, sc in each st to first ch1, *sc in ch1 space, ch4, skip next (20, 22, 26) stitches – skipped stitches will form armhole, sc in next ch1 space* and each st to next ch1 space, repeat between * once, sc in each st to end. (70, 78, 90)

Row 2 (Right Side): Ch3 (counts as dc throughout), TURN, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * until 1 st remain, dc in last st. (70, 78, 90)

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Repeat Row 2, ending with a RIGHT side row, until onesie measures (14″, 15″, 16″) from shoulder.

Next Row (Joining Round): Repeat Row 2, but at the end, join with sl st to first st of row. You will now continue to work the legs in rounds.

 

Legs: Work each leg separately in rounds

  • Join rounds with sl st to first st of round.

 

Leg 1 (ALL Sizes):

Round 1: Ch1, TURN, skip 1 st, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * until you’ve worked (34, 39, 44) sts, join. (34, 38, 44)

Round 2: Ch1, TURN, * [hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, place stitch marker in next st this will be the joining stitch for Leg 2, join to first st of round. (34, 38, 44)

Round 3: Ch1, TURN, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, join to first st of round. (34, 38, 44)

 

Size 0-3 Months:

Round 4 (Decrease Round): Ch1, TURN, dc in next st, skip 1, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * until 1 st remains, hdc in last st, join to first dc. (32)

Round 5: Ch1, TURN, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, join to first st of round.

Rounds 6 to 9: Repeat Rounds 4 & 5. (28 after last repeat)

Round 10: Repeat Round 5.

Round 11: Ch1, sc in each st to end. (28)

 

Size 3 – 6 Months:

Round 4: Ch1, TURN, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, join to first st of round. (38)

Round 5 (Decrease Round): Ch1, TURN, dc in next st, skip 1, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * until 1 st remains, hdc in last st, join to first dc. (36)

Rounds 6 & 7: Repeat Round 4.

Rounds 8 to 13: Repeat Rounds 5 to 7. (32 after last repeat)

Round 14: Repeat Round 5. (30)

Round 15: Ch1, sc in each st to end. (30)

 

Size 6 -12 Months:

Rounds 4 & 5: Ch1, TURN, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, join to first st of round. (44)

Round 6 (Decrease Round): Ch1, TURN, dc in next st, skip 1, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * until 1 st remains, hdc in last st, join to first dc. (42)

Rounds 7 to 9: Ch1, TURN, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, join to first st of round.

Rounds 10 to 21: Repeat Rounds 6 to 9. (36 after last repeat)

Round 22: Repeat Round 6. (34)

Round 23: Ch1, sc in each st to end. (34)

 

Leg Border (All Sizes):

Round 1: Join Color 2, ch1, hdc in each st to end, join. (28, 30, 34)

Round 2: Ch1, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] to end, join. (28, 30, 34)

Round 3: Ch1, [FPdc around each FPdc and BPdc around each BPdc] to end, join. Fasten off.  (28, 30, 34)

 

Leg 2 (All Sizes):

Round 1: With front of onesie facing you, join Color 1 in marked st, ch1, skip 1 st, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * to end, join. (34, 38, 44)

Work remainder of Leg 2 as Leg 1.

 

Sleeve:

  • Worked in rounds. Join rounds with sl st to first st of round.

Round 1: Working from Wrong Side, join Color 1 in one of the chs at center of underarm, ch3 (counts as dc throughout), dc in next ch1, dc in next ch1 space, dc in next (20, 22, 26) dc, dc in next ch1 space, dc in last 2 chs, join. (26, 28, 32)

Rounds 2 & 3: Ch1, TURN, dc in each st to end, join. (26, 28, 32)

 

Size 0-3 Months:

Round 4: Ch1, TURN, dc in each st to end, join. (26)

Round 5 (Decrease Round): Ch3, dc2tog, dc in each st until 2 remain, dc2tog, join. (24)

Rounds 6 to 9: Repeat Rounds 4 & 5. (20 after last repeat)

 

Size 3 – 6 Months:

Rounds 4 & 5: Ch1, TURN, dc in each st to end, join. (28)

Round 6: Ch1, TURN, dc in each st to end, join. (28)

Round 7 (Decrease Round): Ch1, TURN, dc in next st, skip 1, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * until 1 st remains, hdc in last st, join to first dc. (26)

Rounds 8 to 11: Repeat Rounds 6 & 7. (22 after last repeat)

 

Size 6 -12 Months:

Rounds 4 & 5: Ch1, TURN, dc in each st to end, join. (32)

Round 6: Ch1, TURN, dc in each st to end, join. (32)

Round 7 (Decrease Round): Ch1, TURN, dc in next st, skip 1, *[hdc, dc] in next st, skip 1*, repeat between * until 1 st remains, hdc in last st, join to first dc. (30)

Rounds 8 to 13: Repeat Rounds 6 & 7. (24 after last repeat)

 

Sleeve Border (All Sizes):

Round 1: Join Color 2, ch1, hdc in each st to end, join. (20, 22, 24)

Round 2: Ch1, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] to end, join. (20, 22, 24)

Round 3: Ch1, [FPdc around each FPdc and BPdc around each BPdc] to end, join.  Fasten off. (20, 22, 24)

 

Front Buttonhole Placket (Right Side):

Row 1:  Join Color 1 on RIGHT side front opening at crotch, ch1, sc (62, 72, 78) evenly to neckline (this is roughly 2 stitches per row). Fasten off.

Row 2: Join Color 2 in first st of Row 1, ch1, sc in each st to end.

Row 3 (Buttonhole Row): Ch1, TURN, sc in first st, [ch2, skip 2, sc 6 sts] until 5 sts remain, ch2, skip 2, sc in last 3 sts.

Row 4: Ch1, TURN, sc in first 3 sc, 2sc in ch2 space, continue with sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch2 space to end.

Row 5: Ch1, TURN, working loosely, sl st in each st to end. Fasten off leaving a 9” tail.

 

Front Button Placket (Left Side):

Row 1:  Join Color 1 on LEFT side front opening at neckline, ch1, sc (62, 72, 78) evenly to crotch (this is roughly 2 stitches per row).

Rows 2 & 3: Ch1, TURN, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch1, TURN, working in Back Loop Only, sl st in each st to neckline. Do not fasten off.

Neckline:

Row 1: Ch1, working along neckline, sc in each st to end of neckline.

Row 2: Ch1, TURN, working loosely, sl st in each st to end of neckline. Fasten off.

 

Finishing:

With Color 1 and tapestry needle, sew opening at crotch closed.

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Lay onesie flat, facing up, lay the right front placket over the left and make sure they lay flat at the crotch, with Color 2 tail from Front Buttonhole Placket, tack the plackets in place.

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Sew buttons in place with yarn or thread.

 

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