Preemie Overalls for Baby

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Pattern Copyright 2006--Joanne Holt.


Red Heart Soft Baby for 5 lbs size
Using Caron's Simply Soft yarn and larger hook makes larger outfit...

Ch 55 with E hook

Row 1) Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each st across, (52 sts), ch 2, turn.
Row 2) Dc in each st, increasing every 5th st, till you have 62-63 sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 3) Dc in each st across, (62-63 sts), ch 2, turn
Row 4) Dc in each st, increasing every 6th st, till you have 72 sts, ch 2, turn
Row 5) Dc in each st, increasing every 4th st, till you have 90 sts. You must have 90 on this row. Ch 2, turn
Row 6) Dc in each st across--ch 2 counts as 1st dc, ch2, turn
Row 7) Dc in next 15 sts (15 total). Sk 15 sts, dc in next dc and in next 29sts (total 30). Sk 15 sts and dc in last 15 sts. Ch 2, turn.
Row 8) Dc in each st to armhole, increase 1 st at armhole joining and finishing across, ch 2, turn
Row 9) Hdc in each st across, (CHANGING COLORS at end of row), ch 2, turn
--------Change to F Hook---------
Row 10) Dc in each st across, ch 2, turn
Row 11) Hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn
Row 12) Dc in each st across, join, ch 2, turn. (NOW WORKING IN ROUNDS)
Row 13-17) Dc in each st across, join to starting ch 2, ch 2
Row 18-21) Dc in first 31 sts for leg and join, ch 2
Row 22) Sc, decreasing every 4th st. Repeat for other leg, sew up crotch.
After row 22 on the overalls, chain 125 and weave through the row where you change colors. This will tie in back.

STRAPS- Ch 6, dc in 4th dc and in each st across (5dc), ch 2. Do this for 20-22 rows depending on your tension. Sew one part to the front with a button and attach the other part to the back.

NECK TRIM AND TIES- With F Hook, ch 40, then sl st into first st and sc in same st, then ch1, sk2 sts, sc in next st. ch 1, sk 2 sts, sc in next st. Repeat all the way across and then chain 40 to finish the neck trim with ties.

SLEEVES- Attach yarn under arm and do 3 rows of dc and 1 row of sc. Repeat for other sleeve.

BOW TIE- Ch 20, dc in each dc, join, leave 18 inch string. Fold in half, wrap string around the middle and tack with needle.

Pattern Copyright 2006--Joanne Holt.

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Pattern Originally Posted: August 20, 2006
Updated: August 21, 2006