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Free Knitting Pattern: Rugby Romper

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Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern #: 30315
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: 3-6 mos, 9 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos
6 (9-12, 18) months Finished Chest 21 (23, 24½) 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
 

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Color (A)
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Babysoft®
White Pastel Pink Pastel Blue Bluebell Creamsicle Lavender Pastel Green Pastel Yellow
Lemon Drop Lemonade Sweet Pea Pistachio White Pompadour Baby Pink Pompadour Candy Print Pastel Print
Circus Print Parfait Print Lilac Pompadour Twinkle Print
*Babysoft® (Article #920). 60% Acrylic, 40% Polyamid; package size: Solids: 5 oz/141g; 459 yd/420m balls,
Prints: 4 oz/113g; 367 yd/336m balls.

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•  920-156 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Green
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•  920-157 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Yellow
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•  920-144 Babysoft Yarn: Lilac DISCONTINUED
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•  920-106 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Blue
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•  920-101 Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Pink
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$ 6.49  
Note: (D)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Additional Materials
Eight 11/16" (17 mm) diameter buttons (3 yellow, 3 pink, 2 blue)
Sewing needle and matching thread
 

Rugby Romper

Lion Brand® Babysoft®

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

NOTES:

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

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 1½" 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 3½ (4, 4½)", 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 4½ (5, 5½)" 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 4½ (5, 5½)" 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 7½ (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
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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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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Rugby Romper Reviewed by Jennifer Tipton on 2010-05-01 *****
I was new to knitting but have crocheted for nearly 30 years. Picking up knitting was easy and this pattern was one of my first large projects. I really had few difficulties making this pattern. I don't know how to switch colors so I went with a solid blue and it turned out great. I was very proud of this project.


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