Knit Little Chick’s Baby Romper

Materials—
Sport or Sock Weight Knitting Yarn – 3 skeins each Main Color and White.
Six strand embroidery floss 1 skein Yellow.
Knitting Needles one pair size 2, one pair size 1
Crochet Hook, Size E

Check Your Gauge: 8 sts = 1 inch; 11 rows = 1 inch

Size: approx. 6 -9 months

Back—Beginning at crotch, with size 2 needles and main color, cast on 24 sts.
Work stockinette st (p 1 row, k 1 row), casting on 2 sts at end of each of 20 rows; then 4 sts at end of each of 6 rows (88 sts).
Work even until 8 ½ ins. down center, or desired length to waistband.
Drop color, do not break.
Change to size 1 needles.
With White work k 1, p 1 ribbing, working every 7th and 8th st tog. 10 times, finish row (78 sts). Continue ribbing, working 1 more row white, then 2 rows color, 2 rows white alternately until there are 15 rows, end with 1 row color.

Inc. row—With color work 1 more row ribbing, increasing 1 st in every 12th st 6 times, finish row (84 sts). Break color.
Change to size 2 needles, with white, work stockinette st for 3 ins., or desired length to underarm.

Armholes—Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows for underarm. Dec.1 st each side every 2nd row 4 times (68 sts). Work even until 3 ½ ins. above underarm, end with p row.

Shoulders—Bind off 7 sts at beginning of next 6 rows (21 sts for each shoulder). Place remaining 26 sts on holder for neck.

Front—Work same as back until 2 ½ ins. above underarm, end with p row.

Next row—K 44 sts and place on holder, k remaining 24 sts for right front.
Working on sts of right front, dec. 1 st at neck edge every 2nd row 3 times (21 sts).
Work even until 3 ½ ins. above underarm.
Shape shoulder as for left shoulder of back. Leaving 20 center sts on holder, take up remaining 24 sts for left front; finish to correspond to right front.

Sleeves—With size 1 needles and main color, cast on 56 sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing working 1 row color, 2 rows white, 1 row color.

Inc. row—With color, work ribbing increasing 1 st in every 8th st 6 times (62 sts). Break color.
Change to size 2 needles, with white work stockinette st until 2 ½ ins. from lower edge. Bind off 3 sts at beginning of next 4 rows; 2 sts at beginning of next 14 rows.
Bind off 22 sts.

Crochet Edges On Shoulders—Beginning at neck edge, on right front shoulder, work 19 sc to armhole edge.
2nd row—Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of 4 sts, * ch 1, skip 1 st for buttonhole, 1 sc in each of 4 sts; repeat from * twice.
3rd row—Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st (19 sts). Fasten off.

Work left front shoulder to correspond.
Work 3 rows sc on each shoulder of back, omitting buttonholes.

Neck Bands—With size 1 needles and main color, working from right side, pick up and k 4 sts on ends of sc rows of right shoulder of back, k across 26 sts at back of neck, pick up and k 4 sts on ends of crochet rows of left shoulder (34 sts).
Work k 1, p 1 ribbing, working 1 row color, 2 rows white, 1 row color.
With main color bind off in ribbing.
Beginning at left shoulder of front, with color, pick up and k 4 sts on ends of sc rows, 14 sts to front of neck, k 20 sts of front of neck, pick up and k 18 sts on other side to correspond (56 sts).
Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 1 row.
2nd row—With white, continuing ribbing, work 2 sts, yo, work 2 tog (buttonhole), work to within 3 sts of end, yo, work 2 tog, work last st. Finish to correspond to band at back.

Finishing—Crotch Borders—With main color, beginning on right side, work 22 sc across edge of back crotch. Work 2 rows more on these sts. Fasten off.
Work back crotch border in same way.
Sew side seams.









Leg Ribbing—With size 1 needles and main color, working from right side, pick up and k 4 sts on ends of crochet rows, 68 sts around leg, 4 sts on end of crochet rows (76 sts). Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for ¾ in. Bind off in ribbing. Finish other leg in same way.





Sew sleeve seams, sew sleeves to armholes with seams matching. Face wrong side of crotch opening with narrow ribbon. Lapping front crotch over back, sew 5 snap fasteners across opening. Steam. Embroider in duplicate and outline st, see chart, making 1 chick in center front and 2 each side spaced evenly.

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  1. beth April 4, 2009
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