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Pussy-Cat Pussy-Cat Baby Romper

Baby romper suit with colour work kittens on the bodice. Free knitting pattern.

Materials

4 ozs. blue,
1 oz. white 4-ply fingering;

1 pr. each Old UK Nos. 10 and 12/US 3 and 2/metric 3.25 and 2.75mm needles;

4 medium buttons;
2 small buttons;
1 crochet hook.

Measurements

Length, 15½ inches;
around chest, 22 inches;
sleeve seam, 6½ inches.

Abbreviations

B., blue;
W., white.

Tension

8 stitches to 1 inch.

Pattern

Front

Using larger needles and blue wool cast on 29 sts.

1st row: Knit.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: K.8, yo, K2tog, K.9, K2tog, yo, K.8.

Repeat 2nd row once, then 1st and 2nd rows once.

Continue in stocking st., inc. once at each end of every row till there are 91 sts. on needle.

Cast on 5 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows.

Continue in stocking st., dec. once each end of every 10th row till 91 sts. remain.

Continue without shaping till work measures 9 inches from commencement, ending with knit row.

Next row: * P.7, P2tog, repeat from * to last st., P.1 (81 sts).

Change to smaller needles, and work 24 rows in moss st.

Change to larger needles. Work 16 rows in stocking st.

Cast off 5 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows
and 4 sts. at beg. of following 2 rows (63 sts).

Proceed as follows:

Colour Pattern

In Words (chart follows)

1st row: K.19 B., 1 W., 5 B., 1 W., 11 B., 1 W., 5 B., 1 W., 19 B.

2nd row: P.18 B., 7 W., 13 B., 7 W., 18 B.

3rd row: K.16 B., 8 W., 1 B., 1 W., 11 B., 1 W., 1 B., 8 W., 16 B.

4th row: P.14 B., 11 W., 13 B., 11 W., 14 B.

5th row: K.13 B., 1 W., 3 B., 8 W., 13 B., 8 W., 3 B., 1 W., 13 B.

6th row: P.13 B., 1 W., 3 B., 9 W., 11 B., 9 W., 3 B., 1 W., 13 B.

7th row: K.12 B., 2 W., 3 B., 10 W., 9 B., 10 W., 3 B., 2 W., 12 B.

8th row: P.18 B., 9 W., 9 B., 9 W., 18 B.

9th row: K.19 B, 8 W., 9 B., 8 W., 19 B.

10th row: P.23 B., 5 W., 7 B., 5 W., 23 B.

11th row: K.23 B., (1 W., 1 B.) twice, 1 W., 7 B., 1 W., (1 B., 1 W.) twice, 23 B.

12th row: Like 10th row.

13th row: K.23 B., 1 W., 3 B., 1 W., 7 B., 1 W., 3 B., 1 W., 23 B.

14th row: Purl blue.

Charted

(chart will print to the full width of your page)

chart for knitting two mirror inmage cats

Work 4 rows in stocking st.

19th row: K.14. moss st. 35, K.14.

20th row: P.14, moss st. 35, P.14.

Repeat 19th and 20th rows twice.

25th row: K.14. moss st. 4, cast off 27 sts., moss st. 4, K.14.

26th row: P.14, moss st. 4.

27th row: K.14, moss st. 4.

Repeat 26th and 27th rows twice.

Cast off 6 sts. at beg. of next and following 2 alt rows.

Join in wool at neck edge, and work other shoulder to correspond.

Back

Work as given for front, omitting buttonhole, till 63 sts. remain.

Work 22 rows in tocking st.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: K.14, moss st. 35, K.14.

2nd row: P.14, moss st. 35, P.14.

Repeat 1st and 2nd rows twice. Cast off.

Sleeves (both alike)

Using smaller needles cast on 39 sts.

Work 17 rows in moss st.

18th row: * P.2, inc. once in next st., repeat from * to end (52 sts).

19th row: Knit.

20th row: Purl.

Change to larger needles, and work in stocking st., inc. once each end of needle in every 6th row till there are
64 sts.

Continue in stocking st. till work measures 6½ inches with cuff turned back.

Then cast off 2 sts. at beg. of next 4 rows,
then dec. at each end of needle in every row till 30 sts. remain. Cast off.

Sew up side seams.

Leg Bands

Using smaller needles, and with right side facing pick up 78 sts. round leg.

1st row: * K.1, P.1, repeat from * to end.

Repeat 1st row twice.

4th row: Right leg: * K.1, P.1, repeat from * to last 4 sts., K2tog, yo, K.2.

4th row: Left leg: K.2, yo, K2tog, * K.1. P.1, repeat from * to end.

Repeat 1st row 4 times. Cast off in rib.

To Make Up

Press lightly. Join shoulder seams for 1½ inches.

Sew up sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves.

Work 1 row of D.C. (US single crochet) along each lower edge.

Sew on 4 buttons. Make a loop on each shoulder and sew on buttons.


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