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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