This pattern is an oldie but goodie 😊 I originally published it in 2016!
Since I’m up to date with other works, I decided to do something many of you asked me before: a PDF downloadable version for my EASY BABY BLOOMERS KNITTING PATTERN.
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The entire pattern for all sizes is below.
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I paste below the original post with some corrections and extra details.
Hello! After a very busy week, I finished testing all sizes for these easy baby bloomers /diaper covers / soakers. 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! Therefore, it’s up to you 😃
I hope you like them!!
If you have any doubt or need help, leave me a message in the comments box.
Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY KNITTING!!
(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 measured the bloomers unstretched.
– 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.
19 sts x 25 rows in stocking st with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
CO: cast on
k2tog: knit 2 sts together
p2tog: purl 2 sts together
yo: Yarn over
– 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.|
– If you want to add a ribbon or yarn cord around the waist (increasing the cuteness factor!), you’ll need to work the following eyelet row. If not, just work a regular rib row instead, as before.
– Next row (eyelet 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 you reach a 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.
– 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:
– 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 (4.5 mm) needles.
– Cut yarn and loose ends with tapestry needle.
So far, your baby bloomer will look like this:
– Loose yarn ends and ENJOY!
– 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:
– 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!
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