Do you know someone who is expecting a Spring Baby? This Crochet Baby Romper is the perfect gift!! It works up using easy double crochet stitches. Plus there are many ways you can embellish and customize. I haven’t decided what appliqués I want to put on the front of these rompers but I will be sure to show you when I do! Maybe a sailboat for the blue one? A heart or daisy for the yellow and pink one? I’m making a couple because there might be a big baby boom in 9 months after this Coronavirus quarantine. You never know!
Sizing: I have created one size. And to be honest, I don’t have a baby to try it on but I am following basic baby onesie measurements. This pattern should fit a 6-9month old… BUT we all crochet a little differently. Use a larger hook to make pattern bigger (you can even increase the chains for the width and the number rows for the length). Use a smaller hook and thinner yarn to make a newborn size.
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in colors:
You can easily make two rompers from one skein!!
Shop colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– 3 half inch buttons
– 2 one inch buttons
– Tapestry Needle
Pattern starts from the back diaper flap, then you will make the middle section in rounds, then the front bib portion, then the straps. Lastly you will re-connect to the front bottom to make the front of the diaper flap. I have a step-by-step photo tutorial below and will make a YouTube video as soon as I can.
Chain 14, DC in third chain from hook and rest of the way down chain, chain 2, turn (12 DC)
Row 2: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, 2 DC in last, chain 2, turn
Row 3: DC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn (14 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, 2 DC in last, chain 2, turn (16 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, 2 DC in last, chain 2, turn (18 DC)
Row 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 16, 2 DC in last (20 DC), do not turn.
Chain 40, join back to beginning of row, chain 2.
Now we will work in rounds.
Round 7-16: DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Fasten off after round 16.
Now lets make the front “bib” Count 35 stitches in, join yarn and chain 3 (this counts as your first DC) and make a DC in the next 19 stitches. Leave remaining stitches unworked, chain 2, turn
Row 2-7: DC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn (20 DC)
Do not fasten off after row 7 of bib.
Let’s start on the first strap.
Row 8/Strap 1: DC in the first 3 stitches, leave remaining stitches unworked. Chain 2, turn (3 DC)
Row 9-21: DC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (3 DC)
Fasten off. Join yarn on other end of bib.
Strap 2: DC in first 3 stitches, chain 2, turn
Make 13 more rows for the second strap so it matches the first strap.
Do not fasten off, chain 1, turn.
chain 2 and skip 2 DC on bottom edge of strap, join to corner of strap and continue to SC the edge of the straps and body of romper. When you get back to the top of the first flap, chain 2 and skip 2 stitches again. This creates the lops that your buttons will slide into.
Now let’s make the front of the bottom “diaper” area.
Front diaper flap: Count 12 stitches in from the back edge of back diaper flap. Join yarn to front and chain 3 (this counts as your first DC), make a DC in next 15 stitches, chain 2, turn (16 DC)
Row 2: DC Decrease, DC in next 12, DC Decrease, chain 2, turn (14 DC)
Row 3: DC Decrease, DC in next 10, DC Decrease, chain 2, (12 DC)
Do not fasten off, continue to SC around all edges.
When you get to the bottom edge of the back diaper flap, SC, chain 2, skip 2 stitches, SC in next two, chain 2, skip 2 stitches, SC in next two, chain 2 and join with SC to last part of edge. This creates 3 loops that the buttons will slide into.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Stitch 3 buttons to the front diaper flap.
Stitch 2 larger buttons onto back of romper.
If you make this romper and try it on your baby, please let me know the age of your baby how it fits!
I ended up buying some super cute and coordinating iron-on patches from Amazon LIKE THESE. BUT I didn’t think ironing them onto the acrylic crochet romper was a good idea. So I used some Fireline thread (very strong thread usually used for beading) and a small sharp needle to hand stitch the patches onto the front of the rompers. It worked perfectly and the patches are VERY secure. Plus, you can’t see the stitches on the patches or on the backside of the romper. The thread is so thin that it disappears into the crochet stitches. I suggest getting a color of thread that coordinates with your iron-on patch if you decide to go this route!
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