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Easy Baby Bloomers FREE Pattern

Hello!

After a very busy week, I finished testing all sizes for this diaper covers. Yay!! They’re knitted flat in 1 piece, and the sides are seamed at the end. You can make the eyelets and pass a ribbon (as I did) OR skip that and just go for a simple waist rib.

It’s a very easy and fast knitting project. If you’re a beginner you may find the picking up of stitches for the leg openings a bit challenging, BUT… They also look great without ribbed leg openings. So: it’s up to you 😀

I hope you like them!!

Bloomer blog entry

♥ SIZES

(color codes are the same in the instructions section)

– Premie / Newborn. Width: 6.5” (17 cm). Length: 6.25” (16 cm)

– 1 to 6 months. Width: 7” (18 cm). Length: 7” (18 cm)

– 6 to 12 months. Width: 7.5” (19 cm). Length: 8” (20 cm)

– 12 to 18 months. Width: 8” (20 cm). Length: 8.5” (22 cm)

PLEASE NOTE that I measure the bloomers unstretched.

♥ MATERIALS

– 1 pair of straight needles US 7 (4.5 mm)

– 1 pair of straight needles US 4 (3.5 mm)

– DK / Light / Worsted  yarn.

– Tapestry needle to loose yarn ends and scissors.

♥ GAUGE

19 sts x 25 rows in stocking st with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

♥ ABBREVIATIONS

CO: cast on

St: stitch

p: purl

k: knit

k2tog: knit 2 sts together

p2tog: purl 2 sts together

yo: Yarn over

♥ INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 34 (36, 38, 40) sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.

– With US 4 (3.5 mm) needles knit 6 rows in k2/p2 rib.

Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a nicer border.

– Next row: k2, *p2tog, yo, k2** Repeat from * to ** until the end of row, ending with k2 or p2.

(NOTE: if you started your rib with p2, then work *k2tog, yo, p2** instead.)

– Keep working in 2×2 rib until total length of 2” (5 cm).

– Change to US 7 (4.5 mm needles) and work in stocking stitch with 1 garter stitch at each border until total length of 3.75” (9.5 cm) / 4.25” (11 cm) / 5” (13 cm) / 6” (15 cm)

– Keep knitting as before while making decreases at each side as follows.

  • Bind off 2 sts at the beginning of every row 10 (10, 12, 12) times.
  • Bind off 1 st at the beginning of next row 2 (2, 2, 0) times.

12 (14, 14, 14) sts remain in needle.

– Knit 1.5” (4cm) in stocking st with 1 garter st at each border. In next RS row, begin increases:

  • Cast on 1 st at the end of each row 2 (2, 2, 0) times.
  • Cast on 2 sts at the end of every row 10 (10, 12, 12) times.

– Now you have again 34 (36, 38, 40) sts in needle.

– Work the same amount of rows in stocking st with 1 garter st at each side that you knitted before decreasing.

– Change to US 4 (3.5 mm) needles and make rib 2×2 as you did before.

– Bind off sts with US 7 (4 mm) needles.

– Cut yarn and loose ends with tapestry needle.

So far, your baby bloomer will look like this:

Editado para Blog 1

A) If you like it as it is, you can sew the sides using the knots left by the garter stitches:

Sewing garter -pattern
Sewing with contrasting yarn to show better the tecnique 🙂

– Loose yarn ends and ENJOY!

B) If you want to knit the leg opening rib:

– With US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, pick up 38 (40, 42, 42) stitches from RS along the future leg opening, as indicated in the next photo:

Editado para Blog 1b.JPG

– Knit 0.75” (2 cm) of 2 x 2 rib. Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

– Repeat in the other side.

– Sew sides as indicated above, loose yarn ends and ENJOY!

If you have any doubt or need help, leave me a message in the comments box.

Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY KNITTING!!

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16 thoughts on “Easy Baby Bloomers FREE Pattern

  1. Thank you so much for that pattern, i have just finished knitting them for my grand-daughter and am so pleased with them, they look exactly the size they are meant to be and so I’m going to do a few more pairs but in different colours, thank you again from sue (a very satisfied knitter) xx

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  2. in the begiining of your pattern, we do a yo which creates an extra stitch, how do we continue 2×2 ribbing with the yo in the next row?

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    1. Hi Lea,
      Every yo is paired with a decrease (p2tog or k2tog, depending on how you started the rib) to create eyelets, so there is no increase in the total number of stitches. You will be able to work the following row just as you did before the eyelet row. I hope this helps!
      Cecilia.-

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  3. Hi !
    What an easy pattern and such fun to make. Thank you for it…
    Do you have a pattern with long legs and no side seam? That too could be fun to do.
    Thank you again,
    Liesbeth

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    1. Hi Liesbeth!
      I’m happy you like it 🙂 I have a pattern for pants without seams (all in circular needles and dpns) in my “to-do list” but I’m far from finishing it… I’ll post it as soon as I have it.
      xo,
      Cecilia.-

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  4. Hi! Very pretty work! I’ve one question: the 11 cm before the decrease that is my chouse size) to be considerer after the ribs? thanks!!!

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