Bear Baby Knit Romper Pattern (Garter Stitch)

Hi All,

I'm happy to publish today a new project, baby knit romper pattern, I was working on for the past few weeks. I must confess that it ain't an easy job to juggle around with a little baby, knitting, writing and doing some housework, but I was extremely satisfied with the knit romper I made for my girl, and photo session that followed later.  My design of baby knit romper includes a gradient of purple, cool hood, and fluffy fur pom. Add your own touch to it and share your knitting project with me and your followers. Love you all and enjoy knitting 😉

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular needles in size 3.5 mm (US 4) for ribbing part and 4.5 mm (US 7/UK 7) for body part;

<> Kartopu Gonca – 100% acrylic - 100 grams = 300 m. (328 yds.) In total 6 balls of purple, violet and white colors.

<> White real fur pom pom for the hood or tail

Cable knit romper size:

Baby: 6-9 months

Gauge: 16 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Note for knitters:

Knit with two strands of yarn at once.

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

p2tog – purl two together

sel s - selvage stitch  Always slip the first stitch, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

Cable 5 Back (C5B): Slip 5 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 5k from the left hand needle, 5k from the extra needle.

Cable 5 Front (C5F): Slip 5 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 5k from the left hand needle, 5k from the extra needle.

inc – increase

yo – yarn over

Right leg of the baby knit romper with cables:

Work in the round.

Using 3.5 mm circular needles cast on 40 stitches and rib k1, p1 until piece measures 9.5-10 cm (4 inches). Change needles to the larger size (4.5 mm).

Round 1: add 6 stitches – k4, inc, k6, inc, k4, inc, k10 inc, k6, inc, k4, inc k6.

Round 2: p4, k15, p27.

Round 3: knit all stitches.

Rounds 4 and 6: repeat Round 2.

Rounds 5 and 7: repeat Round 3.

Round 8: p4, C5F, k5, p27.

Round 9: knit all stitches.

Round 10: p4, k15, p27.

Rounds 11,13 and 15: repeat Round 9.

Rounds 12 and 14: repeat Round 10.

Round 16: p4, k5, C5B, p27.

Round 17: knit all stitches.

Rounds 18-24: repeat Rounds 2-8.

Round 25: knit all stitches.

Round 26: p4, k15, p27.  At this point break one yarn of the purple color and add violet one.

Round 27: k22, inc, k2, inc, k22.

Round 28: p4, k15, p29.

Rounds 29 and 31: repeat Round 25.

Round 30: repeat Round 28.

Round 32: p4, k5, C5B, p29. At this point break another purple yarn and add new violet one.

Round 33: knit all stitches.

Round 34: p4, k15, p29.

Rounds 35, 37 and 39: repeat Round 33.

Rounds 36 and 38: repeat Rounds 34.

Round 40: p4, C5F, k5, p29.

Round 41: knit all stitches.

Round 42: p4, k15, p29.

Rounds 43, 45 and 47: repeat Round 41.

Rounds 44 and 46: repeat Rounds 42.

Round 48: p4, k5, C5B, p29. Break yarn leaving 10 cm tail.

Left leg of the baby knit cable romper:

Repeat ribbing part and Round 1 as for the right leg.

Round 2: p27, k15, p4.

Round 3: knit all stitches.

Rounds 4 and 6: repeat Round 2.

Rounds 5 and 7: repeat Round 3.

Round 8: p27, k5, C5B, p4.

Round 9: knit all stitches.

Round 10: p27, k15, p4.

Rounds 11,13 and 15: repeat Round 9.

Rounds 12 and 14: repeat Round 10.

Round 16: p27, C5F, k5, p4.

Round 17: knit all stitches.

Rounds 18-24: repeat Rounds 2-8.

Round 25: knit all stitches.

Round 26: p27, k15, p4.  At this point break one yarn of the purple color and add violet one.

Round 27: k22, inc, k2, inc, k22.

Round 28: p29, k15, p4.

Rounds 29 and 31: repeat Round 25.

Round 30: repeat Round 28.

Round 32: p29, C5F, k5, p4. At this point break another purple yarn and add new violet one. Now you understand how to knit gradient. It does not matter where you are going to break the yarn, it is just a matter of taste. I was trying to get rid of acrylic yarn leftovers, so as soon as I was almost out of one color I broke the yarn and added new one.

Round 33: knit all stitches.

Round 34: p29, k15, p4.

Rounds 35, 37 and 39: repeat Round 33.

Rounds 36 and 38: repeat Rounds 34.

Round 40: p29, k5, C5B, p4.

Round 41: knit all stitches.

Round 42: p29, k15, p4.

Rounds 43, 45 and 47: repeat Round 41.

Rounds 44 and 46: repeat Rounds 42.

Round 48: p29, C5F, k5, p4. Break yarn leaving 10 cm tail.

Body of the baby knit cable romper:

Work back and forth.

Row 1: Сast on 5 sts to the needle with the left leg, then knit all stitches of the right leg, cast on 5 more stitches and knit all stitches of the left leg, cast on 5 more stitches, turn.

Row 2: sel s, k8, p15, k63, p15, k8, sel s.

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Body Knitting - Step 1

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Body Knitting - Step 2

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Body Knitting - Step 3

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Body Knitting - Step 3

Row 3: knit all stitches. (Each row has salvage sts at the beginning and at the end)

Rows 4 and 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 7: sel s, k8, C5F, k73, C5B, k8, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, k8, p15, k63, p15, k8, sel s.

Row 9: knit all stitches.

Rows 10,12 and 14: Repeat Row 8.

Rows 11 and 13: Repeat Row 9.

Row 15: sel s, k13, C5B, k63, C5F, k13, sel s.

Row 16: sel s, k8, p15, k63, p15, k8, sel s.

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Finished Left and Right Leg

Row 17: sel s, k3, (yo, k2tog – button hole), knit all other stitches.

Row 18: sel s, k8, p15, k63, p15, k8, sel s.

Row 19: knit all stitches.

Rows 20 and 22: Repeat Row 18.

Rows 21: Repeat Row 19.

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Shaping Button Hole

Row 23: Repeat Row 7.

Row 24: Repeat Row 8.

Repeat Rows 9-16 and then 17-24 twice. Skip doing button hole in the Row 17 and knit it in a way to have about 6-7 cm between each.

Work front and back pieces separately. Each left front piece and right front piece has 34 stitches.

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Finished Legs and Half of the Body

Right front piece of the baby knit romper with cables:

!!! Don’t forget to knit button holes!!!

Row 1: knit all stitches, turn. (Each row has salvage sts)

Row 2: sel s, k9, p15, k8 sel s.

Rows 3 and 5: Repeat Row 1.

Rows 4 and 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: sel s, k8, C5F, k14, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, k9, p15, k8 sel s.

Row 9: knit all stitches, turn.

Row 10: sel s, k9, p15, k8, sel s.

Row 11: knit all stitches, turn.

Rows 12 and 14: Repeat Row 10.

Row 13: Repeat Row 11.

Row 15: sel s, k13, C5B, k9, sel s.

Row 16: sel s, k9, p15, k8, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1-16 one more time. Again, don’t forget about button holes.

Knit left front piece in the same manner. Pay attention to the cable pattern: in the Row 7 you will knit C5B and in the Row 15 - C5F.

Back piece of the baby knit cable romper:

Work 32 rows in garter stitch.

Using grafting/kitchener stitch sew 10 stitches of right and left overarm seam. Check my short Instagram video if you don’t know how to do it.

Slip all other stitches to one circular needles. Don’t worry if you see some holes near the neck, you can stitch them up later.

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Stitching up holes on the back part

Hood of the baby knit cable romper:

Work in garter stitch until piece measures 23-25 cm (9-10 inches). Fold hood in half and sew it at the top with grafting/kitchener stitch as well.

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Starting the Hood

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Finished Hood

Sleeves of the baby knit cable romper:

Make two. Work in the round.

Pick up 40 stitches around the armhole. Work in garter stitch until the ribbing part. In the round before ribbing part make 6 decreases. Now you have 34 sts on the needles. Change needles to the smaller size and work rib k1, p1.

Binding off: k1, p1 pass stitch over, *k1 pass stitch over, p1 pass stitch over, repeat from * till the end of the round.

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Finished Left Arm

Sew on buttons and stitch up place between the legs as shown on the picture.

Baby Knit Romper Pattern: Stitch Up Place Between Legs

If you want to make a real bear, add ears to the hood. I thought it would be too much ears if your matching hat already has them. Instead, I attached big fur pom pom to the hood and to the tail’s place. Find detailed instruction of how to make knit bear’s ears here.

Thank you for visiting my site, you are my steady doze of inspiration.

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