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Baby Bee Jumpsuit & Hat
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: 979 Any mom will love this little bumblebee suit!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos
Finished chest measurements 24 (26 3/4, 29 1/4, 32 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.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-157 Lion Cotton Yarn: Sunflower

Strong bright medium yellow.


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 5)
Note: (A)

760-153 Lion Cotton Yarn: Black

Dark primary black.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Additional Materials
Eight bee or other buttons
GAUGE:
21 sts + 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.



Pattern Stitch

Rows 1 and 3 (RS) With A, knit.



Rows 2 and 4 (WS) With A, purl.



Row 5 (RS) With B, k 1, (k 1, yo, k 1) in next st, *slip 1 wyif, (k 1, yo, k 1) into next st, repeat from * across, end k 1.



Row 6 (WS) With B, k 1, k3tog tbl, * slip 1 wyib, k3tog tbl, repeat from * across, end k 1.



Repeat Rows 1-6 for pattern st.

Leaf Pattern

With A, cast on 5 sts.

Row 1 (RS) K 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2 - 7 sts.



Row 2 and all even-numbered rows Purl.



Row 3 K 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3 - 9 sts.



Row 5 K 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 4 - 11 sts.



Row 7 Ssk, k 7, k2tog - 9 sts.



Row 9 Ssk, k 5, k2tog - 7 sts.



Row 11 Ssk, k 3, k2tog - 5 sts.



Row 13 Ssk, k 1, k2tog - 3 sts.



Row 15 Slip 1, k2tog, psso - 1 st remains.

Fasten off.


INSTRUCTIONS



JUMPSUIT

Right Side

Beg at bottom of right leg with MC, cast on 45 (51, 57, 63) sts.

Work in St st for 6 rows.

Next Row (RS) K, inc 8 sts evenly spaced across row - 53 (59, 65,71) sts.



Next Row (WS) Purl.



Work pattern Rows 5 and 6.

Continue to repeat pattern Rows 1-6, inc 1 st each end every 5th row of pattern 9 times - 71 (77, 83, 89) sts.

Continue in pattern st until leg measures 9 (10, 11, 12) inches from beg (before edge is rolled), ending with pattern Row 6.

Shape Crotch

Next Row (RS) Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 61 (67, 73, 79) sts.



Dec 1 st at beg of next 6 rows - 55 (61, 67, 73) sts.

Continue even in pattern st until piece measures 4 inches from beg of crotch shaping, ending with a WS row.

Lower Front Band Bind-off

Next Row (RS): Bind off first 4 sts, finish row - 51 (57, 63, 69) sts.

Continue even in pattern st for 4 (4 1/4, 5, 5 1/4) inches, ending with a WS row.



Shape Raglan Armhole

Next Row (RS) K 21 (24, 27, 30) for Right Front, attach a new ball of yarn and bind off 3 sts for underarm, k remaining 27 (30, 33, 36) sts and slip on a holder for Back.



Right Front

Next Row (WS) Work to last 3 sts, ssk, k 1.



Next Row (RS) Work even in pattern st.



Repeat last 2 rows 9 (11, 13, 15) times more - 11 (12, 13, 14) sts.

Shape Front Neck

Next Row (RS) Bind off first 4 sts, finish row.

Continue in established pattern and repeat neck decs every other row 3 times more.

Bind off remaining 4 (5, 6, 7) sts.



Back

Next Row (WS) Work even in pattern st.



Next Row (RS) K 1, k2tog, finish row in established pattern.



Next Row Work even in established pattern.

Repeat last 2 rows 12 (14, 16, 18) times more.

Bind off remaining 14 (15, 16, 17) sts.



Left Side

Cast on and work as for Right Side, reversing shaping.

Sleeves

With MC, cast on 28 (31, 34, 37) sts.

Work in St st for 8 rows.

Work pattern st Rows 5 and 6.

Repeat pattern st Rows 1-6, inc 1 st at each end every 5th row of pattern 6 (7, 8, 9) times - 40 (45, 50, 55) sts.

Continue even in established pattern until Sleeve measures 5 1/4 (6, 6 1/4, 7) inches from beg, ending with pattern Row 6.

Shape Raglan Cap

Maintaining pattern, bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 34 (39, 44, 49) sts.

Next Row (RS) K 1, k2tog, work in established pattern to within last 3 sts, ssk, k 1.

Next Row Work even in established pattern.



Repeat last 2 rows 12 (14, 16, 18) times more.

Bind off remaining 8 (9, 10, 11) sts.

Finishing

Sew raglan seams.

Sew Back and crotch seams.

Neckband

With RS facing, pick up and k 8 sts along Right Front neck edge, 54 (58, 62, 66) sts evenly across Right Sleeve, Right Back, Left Back, Left Sleeve and 8 sts along Left Front neck edge - 70 (74, 78, 82) sts.

Next Row (WS) Purl, dec 14 sts evenly spaced across row - 56 (60, 64, 68) sts.

Cont in St st until neckband measures 2 inches.

Bind off.

Note Neckband will roll naturally.



Leaves

With A, make 13 (13, 14, 14) leaves (or amount of leaves that will fit around neckband).

Sew cast-on edge of each leaf to beg of neckband and tack bound-off st of each leaf to Jumpsuit.

Right Front Band

With RS facing and A, pick up and k approximately 43 (47, 51, 55) sts along Right Front opening edge.

Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 1 1/2 inches.

Bind off.

Left Front Band

Work same as Right Front Band making five 3-st buttonholes (= bind off 3 sts on 3rd row; cast on 3 sts on 4th row) evenly spaced on 3rd row with first buttonhole 2 sts below neckband edge and last buttonhole 2 sts above cast-on edge.

Sew buttons on Left Front Band to correspond to buttonholes.

Hat

With A, cast on 80 (83, 86, 92) sts.

Repeat pattern st Rows 1-6, 6 (7, 8, 9) times.

Top Decs

Next Row (RS) Knit.

Next Row (WS) P 1, *p2tog, p 1, repeat from * across, end p2tog twice - 53 (55, 57, 61) sts.



K 1 row, p 1 row.

Repeat pattern Rows 5 and 6.

Next Row (RS) With A, knit.



Next Row P 1, *p2tog across - 27 (28, 29, 31) sts.



Next Row (RS) K 1 (0, 1, 1), k2tog across - 14 (14, 15, 16) sts.



Next Row (RS) P 0 (0, 1, 0), p2tog across - 7 (7, 8, 8) sts.



Cord Top With double-pointed needles and A,, k2tog 3 (3, 4, 4), times, k 1 (1, 0, 0) - 4 sts.

*Slide sts to end of one needle, knit.

Repeat from * until Cord measures 2 inches.

Bind off.

Sew Hat seam.

Sew Cord tie off to top center.

Make 8 leaves and sew to top of Hat.

Sew 3 buttons onto leaves.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
psso = pass slipped stitch over
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
yo = yarn over


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