Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Rugby Romper
Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern Number: 30315

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 9 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos
6 (9-12, 18) months Finished Chest 21 (23, 24 1/4) inches
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

PUBLISHED IN: Crochet Fantasy, Crochet! Magazine, Knit 'n Style, Knit It!, Knit Simple / Fam. Circ. EZ Knit, Simply Creative Crochet


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

920-156 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Green

Soft mint green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (MC)

920-157 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Yellow

Pale pastel yellow


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Note: (A)

920-144 Babysoft Yarn: Lilac DISCONTINUED Pastel, pinkish lavender
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Note: (B)

920-106 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Blue

Soft sky blue


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Note: (C)

920-101 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Pink

Pale pastel pink


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Note: (D)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Additional Materials
Eight 11/16 in. (17 mm) diameter buttons (3 yellow, 3 pink, 2 blue) Sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE:
22 sts + 30 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Because leg-to-crotch length and crotch-to-underarm length can vary from baby to baby, measure and adjust lengths as necessary.


INSTRUCTIONS



RIGHT SIDE
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 41 (45, 49) sts
Ribbing Row 1 K 1, (p 1, k 1) across.
Ribbing Row 2 P 1, (k 1, p 1) across.
Repeat these 2 rows for Ribbing.

Work 16 rows Ribbing.
Change to larger needles.
Continue in St st in the following Stripe Sequence: (6 rows A; 6 rows B; 6 rows C; 6 rows D; 6 rows MC) Pattern.

Repeat for Stripe

AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st at both ends of next and every other row 16 times - 73 (77, 81) sts.

Work even until piece measures 10 (11, 12)" from beg OR to desired length from ankle to crotch.

Shape Crotch
Keeping in Stripe Pattern, bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at both ends of next row, then work even over remaining 59 (63, 67) sts until 1 1/4" from beg of Crotch shaping, ending with a WS row.

Shape Placket
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next row, then work even over remaining 56 (60, 64) sts for 9 (10, 11)" or to desired length to underarm from beg of Crotch shaping, ending with a WS row.

DIVIDE FOR FRONT AND BACK
Work across first 26 (28, 30) sts - for Front, place remaining 30 (32, 34) sts on a st holder to be worked later for Back.

Work even over Front sts for 3 1/4 (4, 4 1/4)", ending with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Bind off 7 sts at beg of next row.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows.

Work even over remaining 15 (17, 19) sts until Front measures 4 1/4 (5, 5 1/4)" from division.

Bind off all sts.



RIGHT BACK
Slip 30 (32, 34) sts from st holder onto needle and keeping in Stripe Pattern, work even until Back measures 4 1/4 (5, 5 1/4)" from beg of division.

Bind off all sts.



LEFT SIDE
Work as for Right Side, reversing all shaping.




SLEEVES
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 37 (39, 41) sts.

Work Ribbing as above.

Change to larger needles and work in Stripe Pattern as for body.



AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st at both ends of next, then every other row 7 (9, 10) times total - 51 (57, 61) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 7 1/4 (8, 9)" from beg or to desired length.

Bind off all sts.



FINISHING
Note Button Placket is on Left Front for Girls; Right Front for Boys.

Buttonhole Placket is on Right Front for Girls, Left Front for Boys.



Button Placket With smaller needles and MC, pick up and k 83 (93, 103) sts along placket edge.

Work 7 rows in Ribbing.

Bind off all sts in Ribbing.

Buttonhole Placket Work same as Button Placket until 2 rows Ribbing are complete.

Mark for 8 evenly spaced buttonholes.

Next Row (Rib to marker, bind off 2 sts) 8 times, Rib to end.

Continue as for Button Placket, casting on 2 sts over bound off sts on next row.

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew leg seams.

Sew Back seam down and around to Front, ending at Placket shaping.

Sew Sleeve seams.

Sew Sleeves into armholes.

Collar With smaller needles and MC, beg at second row of Right Front Placket, pick up and k 2 sts at inner edge of placket, k 1 st into placket/front seam, pick up and k 7 sts along bound off neck edge, pick up and k 12 sts along Right Front neck, pick up and k 15 sts from Right Back neck, 1 st into back seam, 15 sts from Left Back neck, 12 sts from Left Front neck, pick up and k 7 sts along bound off neck edge, k 1 into placket/front seam, pick up and k 2 sts from inner edge of placket - 75 sts.

Work 24 rows Ribbing.

Bind off all sts in Ribbing.

Overlap Buttonhole Placket over Button Placket and sew down across bound-off sts at bottom edge.

Sew buttons on Button Placket to correspond to buttonholes as follows: yellow, pink, blue, yellow, pink, blue, yellow, pink.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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