Friday, 11 September 2015

Pippi - Baby Pinafore Dress

I hope you like my latest pattern - 
PIPPI
a cute pinafore dress for a baby girl of around 6 months
It is really simple to knit -
but I have added a variation using a lacey stitch too - you choose  :)
or add your own stitch to the skirt part
PIPPI Baby Pinafore Dress



PIPPI Pinafore Dress


Size:   To fit a baby of around 6months              Width – 20”             Length – 14 ½ “

Requirements:         DK yarn ~ 75g                   4½ mm needles                 2 buttons


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The Front

Cast on 74sts.         

Work 8 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

9th Row:        Knit

10th Row:       Purl

Repeat the last 2 rows 24 times more


OR ~ for a lacy dress

9th Row:        Knit

10th Row:       Purl

11th Row:       *k4, yon, sl1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 4sts, k4

12th Row:       Purl

Repeat the last 4 rows 11 times more

Repeat 9th & 10th row once more

Continue as follows –

(add 4, 8, or 12 more rows if you want a longer length dress)


Next Row:     *K2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog                 49sts

Next Row:     S1, knit to end

Work 6 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

Cast off 4sts at the beg of the next 2 rows                                                41sts

K2 tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                                        39sts

K2 tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                                        37sts

Knit 17 rows

(wrong side)  K11, cast off 15sts, k10


Continue on first front strap –

Knit 17 rows.  Cast off.

Continue on second front strap – rejoin yarn

Knit 17 rows.  Cast off.

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The Back

Cast on 74sts.         

Work 8 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

9th Row:        Knit

10th Row:       Purl

Repeat the last 2 rows 24 times more

OR ~ for a lacy dress

9th Row:        Knit

10th Row:       Purl

11th Row:       *k4, yon, sl1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 4sts, k4

12th Row:       Purl

Repeat the last 4 rows 11 times more

Repeat 9th & 10th row once more

Continue as follows –

(add 4, 8, or 12 more rows if you added them to the front)

Next Row:     *K2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog                 49sts

Next Row:     S1, knit to end

Work 6 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

Cast off 4sts at the beg of the next 2 rows                                                41sts

K2 tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                                        39sts

K2 tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                                        37sts

Knit 33 rows

(wrong side)  K11, cast off 15sts, k10


Continue on first  back strap –

Knit 10 rows

K4, k2 tog, yarn over needle, k5  (this makes  a button hole)

K2 tog, knit to last 2sts, k2 tog. Repeat this row 3 times more (3sts)

Slip 1, k2 tog, pass slipped st over

Cut off yarn. Pull yarn through & fasten off

Rejoin yarn to second  back strap –

Knit 10 rows

K4, k2 tog, yarn over needle, k5  (this makes  a button hole)

K2 tog, knit to last 2sts, k2 tog.

Repeat this row 3 times more (3sts)

Slip 1, k2 tog, pass slipped st over

Cut off yarn. Pull yarn through & fasten off

Join side seam.    Darn away ends.  

Sew on 2 buttons

Add a little embroidery, a motif, ribbon bow or flower if desired
 





Copyright © 2015 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved

This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced

or republished on another webpage or website.

‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’
 

12 comments:

  1. thank you so much for all your patterns love them all

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    1. Thank you Shirley - happy knitting :) M

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  2. This pattern is too cute and will be used extensively, thank you so much

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    1. Thank you Maryann - I am so happy that you continue to follow me ! x Happy knitting & very best wishes. M

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  3. It's lovely Marianna so sweet. :) xx

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  4. In row 11 above what does yon mean?

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    1. yon (yarn over needle) makes an extra stitch - you may know this as yo (yarn over), or yrn (yarn over needle)
      Hope this helps. M

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  5. Hi Marianna, pin offer is very pretty. Thanks for lovely pattern. I have started knitting this but want to ask you a question.
    You wrote after the 9th & 10th Row repeat the last 2 Rows 24 times more. So I want to know should I repeat EACH row 24 times or both rows together 24 times? Pls make this clear bcoz the skirt looks too small.
    Thanks in advance.

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  6. Sorry Pinoffer not pin offer. It's a typing mistake.

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  7. Hi, after completing my Pinafore length is only 11 1/2 inches why ?
    I not only knitted the 24 rows but I added 4 more rows as you said could be added if we wish.
    In spite of that my length is short & u said length should be 14 1/2 inches.
    Pls clear this. Thanks.

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  8. Hi! Thanks for this simple but beautiful dress!! I'm preparing to knit wright now for my soon coming niece Martina. I'll knit with cotton 8/3 in light pink with needles number 3. When I finish it, I'll show you ... if it's OK!! Greetings from Argentina!

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  9. Hi! Thanks for this simple but beautiful dress!! I'm preparing to knit wright now for my soon coming niece Martina. I'll knit with cotton 8/3 in light pink with needles number 3. When I finish it, I'll show you ... if it's OK!! Greetings from Argentina!

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