Crochet Baby Romper – Blue Orchid

by Doroteja

Hello, everyone! This is a very simple crochet tutorial, where I will show you how to make a baby romper. If you are a beginner and crochet patterns do not feel like home just yet, jump to the video tutorial where you can follow step by step instructions and learn all the stitches you have to know to finish this baby romper.

The upper part of the romper has a nice but very easy to make stitch pattern, but if you want to go with more plane version,ย skip the stitch pattern and work all double crochet stitches instead.

The lower part is closed and at the end sewn together, but if you have some extra yarn and time, you can extend both parts a bit and create a part with the buttons and part with the button holes which could be a great help when changing the diaper. 

The pattern for crochet baby romper Blue Orchid comes in four sizes. The smallest size, which is from newborn up to three months, is available as a free written pattern and video tutorial here on my blog. Tigger sizes are available as a part of the PDF pattern that you can find in my online shops on Etsy, Ravelry and Love Crochet.


VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch this video and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make this adorable crochet baby romper from start to finish. Please consider subscribing to my channel, turning on post notification and joining my crochet family on YouTube.


YOU WILL NEED:

  • YARN: For this pattern, I was using some DK weight 100% cotton yarn. The pattern was originally made with Drops Cotton yarn which is great 100% cotton yarn available in so many beautiful colors (HERE!). My second choice would be Paintbox Cotton yarn, but I would go for Aran and not DK weight yarn (HERE!). DK would be way too thin.
  • CROCHET HOOK: 3.5 mm or E/4
  • YOU WILL ALSO NEED: a pair of scissors (HERE!), stitch markers (HERE!), a yarn needle (HERE!), one button (diameter: 1.2 cm or 0.5โ€).

Are you ready? Let’s start crocheting! ๐Ÿ™‚

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS:

  • St/Sts – stitch/stitches
  • Ch – chain (How To Video)
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet (How To Video)
  • Hdc – half double crochet (How To Video)
  • Dc – double crochet (How To Video)
  • Dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
  • Dc3tog – double crochet 3 together
  • DC3TOG – work 3 double crochet stitches into the same stitch.

PATTERN NOTES:

  • Sizes: 0 – 3 months (here on my blog), 3 – 6 months, 6 – 9 months and 9 – 12 months (PDF pattern only).
  • Measurements: hips 38 cm (15″) and length 32 cm (12.5″).
  • How to read a pattern:
    • Chain at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.
    • Work everything in { } together as a group and repeat it as many times as written in the pattern.
    • All rows/rounds start in the same stitch as the chain at the beginning of the row/round unless otherwise stated.
    • Join the round with a slip stitch made into the first stitch of the round. Ss does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.
    • If the number is written before the stitch: 3 hdc = work 3 hdc sts into the same stitch.
    • If the number is written after the stitch: hdc 3 = work 1 hdc into each of next 3 sts.
    • The number at the end of each row/round is the total amount of sts in that row/round.
  • Use stitch markers to indicate your important stitches (first stitch of the row/round, where to start the next segment of the pattern).
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy
  • Ravelry queue is a great way to save future projects  HERE.

PDF PATTERN

I have exciting news for all of you who prefer to work offline or would like to have a copy of the pattern for your own crochet library.

Most of my patterns are now available as beautifully designed and easy to follow PDF files that you can download and save them to your smartphone, tablet or print them out. Hop over to one of my shops that you can find on Etsy, Ravelry, or Love Crochet and get the pattern of your choice in more than just one size.


CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS

Free Crochet Pattern For Baby Romper – Blue Orchid

The pattern is written in a few simple steps. We will start with the front upper part, continue with the main part or part that goes around the waist area, then we will create a front and back lower part and we will finish the romper with creating two straps and attaching the button to the back of the romper.

Upper Part

Use 3.5 mm crochet hook and create a foundation chain made of 25 chains.

Start in the 2nd ch from the hook and work in rows. After each row turn.

Row 1: Work 1 hdc into each of next 24 sts. = 24 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2. Work 1 dc into first 2 sts. Ch 2. Skip 2. Repeat {DC3TOG into the first one, ch 2, skip 2} six times. Work 1 dc into each of last 2 sts. = 24 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into each of next 24 sts. Turn. = 24 sts.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 three more times.

Row 4: Ch 2. Work 1 dc into the first one. Work 2 dc into the next. Ch 2. Skip 2. Repeat {DC3TOG into the first one, ch 2, skip 2} six times. 2 dc into the same. Finish the row with 1 dc into the last st. Turn. = 26 sts.

Turn. Do not cut the yarn.

Continue with the middle part (waist) of the romper.

Middle Part – Waist

From now on work in rounds. After each round, join the round with a slip stitch, then chain to lift the round to a proper height and turn the round.

Round 1: Ch 1. 2 hdc into the same. Work 1 hdc into each of next 24 sts. 2 hdc into the next one. Chain 36. Do not twist the ch! Attach the ch to the first hdc of this round with a ss.  = 64 sts.

Round 2 – 10: Ch 2. Turn the round. Work 1 dc into each of next 64  sts. Join the round with a ss. = 64 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Lower Part

The lower part is made of two panels; front and back panel. Take four stitch markers and mark 28  stitches and 36  stitches on the back of the romper.

FRONT LOWER PART

Insert the hook into one of the marked stitches on the front side of the romper, attach the yarn and start in the same stitch. Crochet towards the next marker.

Work in rows. After each row turn.

Row 1: Ch 2. Dc3tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 22 sts. Dc3tog. Turn. = 24 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2. Dc3tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 18 sts. Dc3tog. Turn. = 20 sts.

Row 3: Ch 2. Dc3tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 14 sts. Dc3tog. Turn. = 16 sts.

Row 4: Ch 2. Dc2tog. 1 dc into next 12  sts. Dc2tog. Turn. = 14 sts.

Row 5: Ch 2. Dc2tog. 1 dc into next 10 sts. Dc2tog. Turn. = 12 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

BACK LOWER PART

Insert the hook into one of the marked sts on the back side of the romper, attach the yarn and start in the same stitch. Crochet towards the next marker.

Work in rows. After each row turn.

Row 1: Ch 2. Dc3tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 30 sts. Dc3tog. Turn. = 32 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2. Dc3tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 26 sts. Dc3tog. Turn. = 28 sts.

Row 3: Ch 2. Dc3tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 22 sts. Dc3tog. Turn. = 24  sts.

Row 4: Ch 2. Dc3tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 18 sts. Dc3tog. Turn. = 20  sts.

Row 5: Ch 2. Dc2tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 16 sts. Dc2tog. Turn. = 18 sts.

Row 6: Ch 2. Dc2tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 14 sts. Dc2tog. Turn. = 16  sts.

Row 7: Ch 2. Dc2tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 12  sts. Dc2tog. Turn. = 14 sts.

Row 8: Ch 2. Dc2tog. Work 1 dc into each of next 10 sts. Dc2tog. Turn. = 12 sts.

Cut the yarn. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Joining

1. Turn the romper inside out.

2. Take a yarn needle and thread the yarn tail that left from the back lower part of the romper.

3. Align stitches from the front and back lower part of the romper and sew both parts together with your favorite sewing stitch. Mine is a blanket stitch.

4. Join two and two stitches together; one from the front lower part and one from the back lower part.

Secure the yarn tail and hide it between the stitches.

Straps

Place the romper in front of you.

Take 4 stitch markers and mark 4 sts on each end of the upper part of the romper.

Place the hook into one of the stitches marked with a stitch marker and crochet towards the nearest stitch marker.

Work in rows. Turn after each row.
The pattern for left and the right strap is the same.

Attach the yarn in one of the marked stitches, start in the same stitch.

Row 1 – 21: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into each of next 4 sts. = 4 sts.

You can continue adding rows of hdc sts to achieve the desired length of the strap.

Row 22: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into each of next 4 sts. Ch 5. Join the chain on the opposite side with your rst hdc of row 22 with a ss to create a buttonhole. Turn, ch 1 and work 10 sc sts around the ch-5 space. Cut the yarn and hide the yarn tail between the sts.

Repeat all the steps for the second strap.

Button

Take a button, a small amount of yarn and a yarn needle. Attach the button to the top center of the back middle part.

You can also use two same sized buttons and attach each to the top back side of the romper, 2 cm or 3/4 inch apart.

Make sure the button is attached carefully to prevent any accidents.

For those of you who prefer to work offline or would like to have a copy of the pattern for their own crochet library, I make all my patterns available in printable PDF format for a small convenience fee. You can find those patterns in my Etsy, Ravelry and Love Crochet shop. The fee compensates the ad revenue I would make if you had to visit the site to access the instructions.

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54 comments

Lillie October 26, 2016 - 03:18

Really love this pattern can’t wait to make it, thanks for sharing

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Doroteja October 26, 2016 - 13:14

You are very welcome, Lillie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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McCauley February 7, 2017 - 14:15

I love this pattern and will be making this for my new and future great-nieces. Thanks for sharing.

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libda February 8, 2017 - 20:38

Me gustarรญa que lo traduzca a espaรฑol

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Doroteja February 9, 2017 - 12:37

I am very happy to hear you are interested in my pattern so much that you would like to translate it. You can translate the pattern for your personal use only, but you CAN NOT translate the pattern and publish it on your blog/page even if you share the link to the original page and make your own photos of the final item! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gabriela February 19, 2017 - 14:45

Actually, she is asking you to translate it to spanish. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Susan February 12, 2017 - 00:30

I have two cousins expecting in June. This little romper world be perfect!
I actually finished one this morning. Quick, easy, and your instructional video was a bonus!!
Thank You so much!

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Doroteja February 12, 2017 - 14:27

Hi Susan! Thank you so much for your kind comment. If you want, you can share your creations using my patterns on my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram #crobypatterns. I just love, love to see your work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tina February 26, 2017 - 16:45

When I saw this pattern, I could not resist. I immediately picked up a needle and thread and made one for my grandson. I made small adjustments to make it easier to change.

The pattern is clear, very well written. Thanks for sharing.

Photos of mine can be seem on my blog (http://by-tina.blogspot.com.br/2017/02/jardineira-de-croche-para-bebe.html) or google photos (https://goo.gl/photos/VZakEaqwkTc4cTxG9).

Funtastic week!!!

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Tina February 26, 2017 - 16:49

Sorry. I ment, picked my hook and yarn.

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Gramzie May 29, 2017 - 17:23

Love this pattern. Perfect for a little boy!!

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Tobi Jones June 19, 2017 - 23:12

Hello..i would like to make this to fit a 1 yr. Old..how do I make the pattern work

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Doroteja July 3, 2017 - 12:07

Hi!
There is a written pattern for bigger sizes available in my Etsy shop, but you can always try to make it bigger with a larger crochet hook and a thicker yarn than recommended in the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚
Blue Orchid Romper with bigger sizes: https://goo.gl/vajN4O
Happy crocheting!
Doroteja

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Pam June 12, 2020 - 00:43

Did I miss where it says how much yarn is needed?

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Esther Abalos September 12, 2017 - 06:34

Hello,
Thank you, Doroteja, for sharing. I’m rewriting my comment because I was thanking the wrong person.
But again thank you for your generosity.

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Doroteja September 27, 2017 - 12:58

You are very welcome Esther! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Susanne Sundsdal May 31, 2018 - 09:03

Hi, can you help me with those 4 markers of front and back lower part? i dont know where they shall be. i have tryed to email you and messenger.

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Amanda Jean Robbins June 8, 2018 - 22:43

I am also having trouble understanding the four markers part. Can you help?

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Luann James July 2, 2018 - 23:49

Iโ€™m truly a beginner in crochet, Iโ€™ve done a simple blanket, dish cloths, wash clothes, simple back and forth. But we have a grandson coming soon and I took on the challenge to make a romper using your pattern, Iโ€™ve made mistakes and misread instructions but after 3 days Iโ€™ve gotten a completed romper that Iโ€™m so happy with. Your written instructions are good, but when I got confused I used your video. Thank you for offering this lovely pattern.

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Doroteja July 3, 2018 - 00:37

Aww that’s amazing, Luann! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Riley July 7, 2018 - 15:53

Hi! I must say I absolutely love this pattern. What are the dimensions of your final product? Iโ€™m using a super fine yarn and I just want to make sure itโ€™ll be the proper size. Thanks!

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Doroteja August 5, 2018 - 23:34

Size: 0 – 3 months HIPS 38 cm (15″) and LENGTH 32 cm (12.5″) ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy crocheting! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Briana July 22, 2018 - 07:19

This is adorable! Is there a way to make it in a 18 mo. Size?

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Doroteja August 5, 2018 - 23:08

Try with a larger crochet hook and a bit thicker yarn. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pam Harley August 18, 2018 - 03:43

Hi Dorothea, Iโ€™m a bit confused.
Video tutorial states
1st row sc across
Read instructions states
1st row hcd across

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Doroteja August 20, 2018 - 10:40

Hi Pam
Please go with the row of HDC sts. ๐Ÿ™‚
I can correct the written pattern, but I cannot make changes in the video tutorial. And if there are any errors in the instructions when I publish the tutorial, the written patterns is always the way to go.
Thanks!
Doroteja

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Gerri Horner August 18, 2018 - 17:50

I would like to make this romper using a #10 cotton crochet thread for a newborn boy. Should I just make the 6 month size? What size hook should I use? Thank you for any help you can give me.

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Doroteja August 20, 2018 - 10:42

Hi there! What yarn weight is #10 cotton thread and what yarn would you like to use? Maybe I can check the yarn online and let you know if it’s the right one for this project. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Courtney August 22, 2018 - 06:37

Do you have pdf for 3-6

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Doroteja August 22, 2018 - 20:50

Hi! You can find all the sizes 0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 – 9 months and 9 – 12 months in the PDF pattern. ๐Ÿ™‚ But please have in mind that the only difference between 0-3 months and 3-6 months is in the size of the crochet hook; 3.5 mm for 0-3 months and 4.0 mm for 3-6 months. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jordon September 7, 2018 - 02:37

I would really like to add pant legs as my nephew is due this winter, have you considered this or do you have a legged pattern I could go from?

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Doroteja October 29, 2018 - 10:21

That would be a great idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Laura October 5, 2018 - 17:34

Hi! I am so looking forward to making this for my soon to come baby. I was wondering how many halls of yarn should I buy for this project. Will one be enough?

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Doroteja October 14, 2018 - 22:58

Two should be enough. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Heather November 13, 2018 - 02:54

Hi
Above you say you have a PDF link for 9-12 month old. But it is not working. Can you send me the link for the PDF please.
thanks it looks so lovely I want to make for my Grandson’s 1st Birthday in a few weeks.
Heather

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Doroteja November 13, 2018 - 15:06

Thanks for letting me know. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find the pattern here.

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Marna Koorts November 29, 2018 - 11:35

Hi! Thank you for the adorable pattern. I am having a bit of trouble with R2 and R3 of the upper part. With the Ch2 between each set of 3DC from R2, where are the SC from R3 supposed to go? Do they also count as stitches? If they do, and you crochet even just 1SC in each Ch2 space, the stitch count is off at the end of the round. If they don’t count as stitches, and you only SC in the tops of the DC, the Ch2 spaces bunch up inbetween the sets of 3DC? Please help!

Thank you so much

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Doroteja January 14, 2019 - 15:50

Hi Marna! You have to use dc sts and chains in row 3. Please watch the video tutorial you can find here.

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Suzanne February 13, 2019 - 15:32

I found it easier to do 2 x single crochet in the 2chain spaces(not the chain stitches themselves) and of course one in the top of the 3 together. I am also making mine so that it can do up at the bottom for easier diaper change

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Doroteja February 15, 2019 - 12:27

Hi Suzanne! Thanks for great tips. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Khair May 16, 2020 - 15:12

Hi… Can uh hlp me with measurements plzzยฟ
I wanna knw the measurement of upper part… Length n breadth of upper part for 0-3 months… Plzz i would be more if uh vl hlp me๐Ÿ˜Š… Iam waiting for ua rply

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Doroteja May 20, 2020 - 22:34

Sizes:
0 – 3 months
HIPS 38 cm (15″) and LENGTH 32 cm (12.5″)
3 – 6 months
HIPS 42 cm (16.5โ€) and LENGTH 33 cm (13โ€)
6 – 9 months
HIPS 46 cm (18″) and LENGTH 38 cm (15″)
9 – 12 months
HIPS 50 cm (20โ€) and LENGTH 44 cm (17)

Happy crocheting! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jane Knox December 3, 2018 - 22:10

Hi
Can this pattern be made for a premmie say 35 to 36 weeks?
Would i use less stitches or a smaller hook?
Making these rompers for our Christmas babies and we will have a few premmies.
Just love this pattern๐Ÿ˜Š

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Doroteja January 14, 2019 - 15:53

Hi Jane! This baby romper is not that big. I would advise following the pattern as it is. If you really want to make it much smaller use 3.0 mm crochet hook instead of 3.5.Good Luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Suzanne Plouffe April 26, 2019 - 16:56

Love your patterns!! Just getting into crochet again so I’m a bit weary about making mistakes! Thanks for your cute patterns

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Renee July 8, 2019 - 10:09

If I was to follow this pattern but with a bigger hook size and thicker yarn would it make a bigger size?

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Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 14:17

Yes. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Helaine July 25, 2019 - 04:42

Hi, I am making this for my grandson who is 3 weeks old and I am wondering if you have any idea how I could do the crotch up with buttons or snaps for easy changing? Love this pattern and thanks for your generous sharing of your patterns!

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Connie Lacobie August 9, 2019 - 22:51

I want to buy a pattern of romper for 6 months old. How should I go to get? I try Etsy, but quite confusing. Do you have one for 3 year old?

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Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 14:21

Hi Connie! The pattern with larger sizes is available on Etsy, Ravelry and Love Crafts. But up to 12 months only. You can try crocheting it with a larger crochet hook and thicker yarn. ๐Ÿ˜€

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monique john September 10, 2019 - 15:26

i am really having a tough time with row 3 and 4. no matter what if you dc in each stitch as well as the two chains you end up with way more than 24. on your video it looks like you only single crocheted into one of the chains and there are actually only 2 dc in each stitch after the chain 2 instead of 3 dc?

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monique john September 10, 2019 - 15:31

i am really having a tough time with row 3 and 4. no matter what if you dc in each stitch as well as the two chains you end up with way more than 24. on your video it looks like you only single crocheted into one of the chains and there are actually only 2 dc in each stitch after the chain 2 instead of 3 dc? The instruction say that 3DCTOG is 3 dc in the same stitch and that 3dctog is 3 dc together, but in your video you are actually doing 3 dc together

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Fireboy and Watergirl March 22, 2020 - 23:42

I made this using a size I hook since I generally crochet pretty tight and added an extra 6 rows to straps so they could crisscross well and it fits my 15 lbs 4.5 month old perfectly!

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Karly Hayes June 29, 2020 - 05:10

How many yards does this pattern call for? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thankss

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