Crazy Hands Knitting

Knit Baby Suite / Onesie Pattern

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular knitting needles 3.5 mm– 80 cm and dpn same size (US 4/ UK 9 or 10)

<> Crochet hook 3.5 mm

<> Rainbow Baby DK – 100% acrylic. Color of your choice. In total 1.5 skeins.

Knit baby suit size:

Baby: 6-9 months

Gauge: 18 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette

!!!Knit with two strands of yarn at once!!!!

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

yo– yarn over

pm – place marker

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch.

M1R – make one right increase: pick up bar bringing left hand needle from the back to the front, then knit the bar through the front loop.

M1L – make one left increase: make 1 left: pick up bar bringing left hand needle from the front to the back, then knit the bar through the back loop.

p2tog – purl two together

Bind off – slip first stitch, k1, pass stitch over, *k1 pass stitch over, * repeat till the end.

Knit the body of the onesie:

To get started with baby romper we are going to use provisional cast on method. There are a couple of ways how to do it. Please use the one you know.

Using smooth piece of scrap yarn (preferably in a different color, so that you can identify it easily later), crochet chain 22-23. Take the knitting needles and pick up 16 stitches through the “bumps” on the back of the chain. Count your stitches when you are done.

Row 1(RS): sel s, knit all stitches, sel s. Place stitch marker on the right side to identify where is the right side later.

Row 2-11: repeat Row 1.

Row 12: sel s, k1, M1R, knit all stitches until the last 2, M1L, k1, sel s. (18 stitches)

Row 13(WS): sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 14(RS): sel s, k1, M1R, knit all stitches until the last 2, M1L, k1, sel s. (20 stitches)

Row 15(WS): sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Repeat Rows 14-15 increasing from the right and from the left side, until you have 40 stitches. At the very end do not forget to knit a wrong side. Cut the yarn leaving 10-15 cm tail.

Unravel provisional cast-on and get live stitches back onto the needle (16 stitches).

Row 1 (RS): sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Rows 2-10: Repeat Row 1.

Row 11(RS): sel s, k1, M1R, knit all stitches until the last 2, M1L, k1, sel s. (18 stitches).

Row 12 (WS): sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Repeat Rows 11-12 increasing from the right and from the left side, until you have 26 stitches. At the very end do not forget to knit a wrong side. Cut the yarn leaving 10-15 cm tail.

Now place the piece in a way where side with 40 sts is down and side with 26 sts is up.

Round 1: Cast on 7 sts to the right-hand needle, k26, cast on 7 sts, k40, pm. From this point we are going to knit in the round.  To get garter stitch texture we are going to knit one round and then purl other one.

Round 2: purl all stitches around (80 stitches)

Round 3: knit all stitches around (80 stitches)

Round 4: purl all stitches around (80 stitches)

Repeat Rounds 3-4 until the length above 7 sts that we cast on reaches 7.5-8 cm.

Now we are going to knit a belt with holes where we can weave an i-cord later.

Round 1-5: [k1, p1] – repeat till the end.

Round 6: [k2tog, yo, k1, p1] – repeat till the end.

Round 7: [k1, purl yo through the back look, k1, p1] – repeat till the end.

Round 8-10: [k1, p1] – repeat till the end.

Knit the front piece of the onesie

From this point we are going to knit in rows.

Row 1(RS): k1, p1, k1, k33, sel s, turn.

Row 2(WS): sel s, k32, sel s, turn. (do not knit first 3 sts).

Row 3(RS): sel s, k32, sel s, turn.

Row 4(WS): sel s, k32, sel s, turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 ten more times.

Row 25(RS): sel s, k32, sel s, turn.

On the wrong side we are going to bind off central stitches and later proceed with suspenders.

Row 26 (WS): sel s, k8, bind off next 16 stitches, k8, sel s.

Knit the suspenders of the onesie

Change to dpn

Row 1: sel s, k7, sel s, turn.

Row 2: sel s, k7, sel s, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until suspender reaches 19 cm.

Next row (buttonhole): sel s, k2, p2tog, yo, k3, sel s.

Next 5 rows: sel s, k7, sel s, turn.

Bind off all stitches.

Repeat for the second suspender.

Knitting the rushing for the onesie:

Now we are going to pick up stitches around the leg.

Round 1: *Pick up 1 st, yo – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: *p2, yo – repeat till the end of round. Purl yo of the previous round through the back look to get rid of holes.

Round 3: knit all stitches. Knit yo of the previous round through the back look to get rid of holes.

Round 4: knit all stitches.

Round 5: purl all stitches.

Round 6: knit all stitches.

Round 7: purl all stitches.

Round 8: knit all stitches.

Round 9: purl all stitches.

Repeat for the second leg.

If you want, you can leave suspenders without rushing. I like bodysuit when there are lots of rushing.

Pick up stitches on the right side. The rushing part can be shorter or longer up to you. For the right suspender pick up stitches starting from the top and for the left rushing pick up stitches starting from the first stitch of the front piece.

Row 1: * pick up 1 st, yo – repeat till the end of round. Do not make yo at the end.

Row 2: sel s, k1, yo, *k2, yo – repeat till the end of round, sel s.

Row 3-9: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

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2 comments
Carol Keeley 5th June 2021 at 18:41

Thank you for this cute pattern I knit for charity and know the baby receiving the romper will look adorable. Thank you God bless

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Knitting Guru 7th June 2021 at 00:04

Thank you Carol !

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