Crochet Baby Romper Calming Green – Free Pattern

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby romper Calming Green. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn I chose, and learn how to create the perfect baby romper.

You can find the free instructions below. If you want to support my work or need additional sizes, please consider purchasing the ad-free, printable PDF that you can find here.

Step-by-step tutorial and free written instructions for a crochet baby romper Calming Green are available in this blog post and PDF pattern.

Design

This crochet baby romper is made from the bottom up. I started with two same leg panels made in rows. Once I had two complete legs, I started working on the main part joining those two leg panes with a new round of stitches.

The middle part is made in rounds. Each round ends with a slip stitch made into the first stitch, connecting both round ends.

The top of the romper is made in rows. Both panels, front and back, are primarily made with two colors, end with a few rows made with just one color.

The buttons and straps are functional, which means the romper can be opened or buttoned up in a matter of seconds. The leg panels at the bottom are originally sewn together with two strands of yarn, each row with its primary color. However, you can attach the buttons or studs to make it functional. That way, you can change the diaper without taking the romper off.

Yarn

The yarn I picked for this pattern is 100% cotton yarn. The brand I was using for pattern designing and the gauge was called Yarn and Colors, and the yarn I was using is from their collection called Epic.

The yarn is classified as an Aran weight yarn. In each skein is 50 grams or 1.76 ounces and 75 meters or 82 yards of yarn.

The yarn is nice and soft. It is washing machine washable. And easy to work with.

You can find the yarn on Ravelry here.

Drops Paris in bege and green color.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch the 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 YouTube channel to find HERE and turn on post notifications so you won’t miss any of my future videos.

MATERIALS

YARN: 3 skeins of Drops Paris 100% cotton yarn. Two in green (MC – main color) and one in beige (CC – contrasting color).

CROCHET HOOK: 4.5 mm crochet hook or the size needed to obtain the gauge.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED: 2 stitch markers, a tapestry needle, 2 buttons (2 cm in diameter), and scissors.

GAUGE

GAUGE:  Work 8 stitches and 5.5 rows in Hdc using a 4.5 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).

When you find a new crochet project that you would like to make, you usually want to start immediately. We all do. But please take some time and check the gauge. It might save your project!

Checking the gauge is a crucial step in the process of making a new crochet/knit garment. It will help you achieve the right size of your finished item. Learn how to check your gauge here.

My gauge for crochet baby romper Calming Green. Please obtain the gauge if you want to get to the closest as possible to my final measurements of the romper.

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS

  • Sst/sts – stitch/stitches
  •  ch chain
  •  ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdchalf double crochet
  • hdc2tog – half double crochet two stitches together
  • MC – main color – green
  • CC – contrasting color – beige

PATTERN NOTES

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Gauge: Work 8 stitches and 5.5 rows in Hdc using a 4.5 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).
  • Sizes: 0 – 6 months (written pattern below + video tutorial), 6 – 12 months (PDF pattern only).
  • The model item on the photos is for a 0 – 6-month-old baby.
  • Fit is meant to be loose and comfortable.
  • Finished measurements: 0 – 6 months – hip to hip 23 cm or 9 inches and from the bottom to the top 37 cm or 14.5 inches (straps and legs included).
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch. The first st of the round/row is worked into the same st.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • More instructions on how to read my patterns available here.

PDF PATTERN

The PDF crochet pattern is a great solution for those who prefer to work offline, need additional sizes of the pattern, or just want to support my work. This beautifully designed PDF pattern can be found in shops on Etsy, Ravelry, and Love Crafts.

These PDF instructions include one additional size. The fee compensates for the ad revenue I would make if you had to visit the site to access the instructions. Thank you for your kind support! 🙏

If you want to support my work or need additional sizes, please consider purchasing the ad-free, printable PDF. It’s available for instant download. Thank you!

INSTRUCTIONS

Crochet Baby Romper Pattern – Calming Green

The pattern for crochet baby romper is written a few simple steps:

  • legs
  • middle part
  • front upper part
  • back upper part with straps
  • buttons
  • final touches.

Please, read the instructions carefully. Don’t skip any parts of the pattern and make sure you do not accidentally lose or add additional stitches to the pattern. That might affect the final look of your design.

Legs

Each leg is a separate panel. The pattern for both legs is the same. You will need to finish two panels. For each leg, one panel. Change the color with every row.

Start with the main color (MC), and 4.5 mm crochet hook.

Ch 25. Start in the 2nd chain from the crochet hook. Work in rows. After each row, turn your work and change the color of yarn.

Rows 1 – 4: Hdc 24.

Row 5: 2 hdc. Hdc 22. 2hdc. = 26 sts.

Row 6: 3 hdc. Hdc 24. 3 hdc. = 30 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Repeat rows 1 – 6 for the second leg panel.

Main Part – Body

We are going to join the leg panels and start working on the main part of the romper.

Work each row with a different color. At the end of each round, join the round with a slip stitch. After each round, turn your work and start with a new round.

Check the video tutorial to learn how to change switch the yarn color.

Round 1: Ch 1. Work the following sts into the row on the wider side of the first leg panel. 3 hdc. Hdc 28. 3 hdc. Ch 1. Work the following sts into the row on the wider side of the second leg panel. 3 hdc. Hdc 28. 3 hdc.

Join the round with a slip stitch made into the first ch. = 70 sts.

Round 2 – 16: Ch 1. Hdc 70. Ss. = 70 sts.

Round 17: Ch 1. Hdc 15. Hdc2tog. Hdc 2. Hdc2tog. Hdc 29. Hdc2tog. Hdc 2. Hdc2tog. Hdc 14. Ss. = 66 sts.

Round 18 – 19: Ch 1. Hdc 66. Ss. = 66 sts.

Round 19: Ch 1. Hdc 14. Hdc2tog. Hdc 2. Hdc2tog. Hdc 27. Hdc2tog. Hdc 2. Hdc2tog. Hdc 13. Ss. = 62 sts.

Round 20 – 21: Ch 1. Hdc 62. Ss. = 62 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Prepare the fabric for the front and back upper part of the romper.

  1. Take 4 stitch markers. Mine will be in two colors for a better understanding of the instructions – check the video instructions for a better understanding.
  2. Place the fabric on the flat surface so that the leg panes look like two tiny legs.
  3. Mark 3 sts on each hip. Those sts will stay undone.
  4. Place the hook next to the stitch marked with a blue stitch marker and start crocheting towards the red stitch marker.

Front Upper Part

Continue with the yarn in a different color from the yarn color from the round below and a 4.5 mm crochet hook. Switch between the colors until otherwise stated.

We have 28 sts to work with.

Attach the yarn with ch 1. Start in the same stitch.

Work in rows. After each row, turn your work.

Row 1: Hdc2tog. Hdc 24. Hdc2tog. = 26 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc 22. Hdc2tog. = 24 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc 20. Hdc2tog. = 22 sts.

From here on, work with the main color of yarn only.

Row 4 – 8: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into each of the next 22 sts. = 22 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Hide the yarn tail between the stitches.

Back Upper Part With Straps

Continue with the yarn in a different color from the yarn color from the round below and a 4.5 mm crochet hook. Switch between the colors until otherwise stated.

We have 28 sts to work with.

Attach the yarn with ch 1. Start in the same stitch.

Work in rows. After each row, turn your work.

Row 1: Hdc2tog. Hdc 24. Hdc2tog. = 26 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc 22. Hdc2tog. = 24 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc 20. Hdc2tog. = 22 sts.

From here on, work with the main color of yarn only.

Row 4 – 10: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into each of the next 22 sts. = 22 sts.

Continue with the straps.

STRAP 1

Work in rows. After each row, turn your work. The straps are made with the MC.

Row 1 – 11: Ch 1. Hdc 4. = 4 sts.

Row 12 (buttonhole): Ch 1. Hdc 4. Ch 5. Attach the chain to the first st of the row with ss—work 1 ss into the next. Turn. Work 8 sc sts around the ch-5. Ss 2 into the side of the strap.

Cut the yarn, fasten off and hide the yarn tails between the sts.

STRAP 2

Skip 14 sts from the first strap. Attach the yarn with ch 1 and start working in rows. After each row, turn your work.

Row 1 – 11: Ch 1. Hdc 4. = 4 sts.

Row 12 (buttonhole): Ch 1. Hdc 4. Ch 5. Attach the chain to the first st of the row with ss—work 1 ss into the next. Turn. Work 8 sc sts around the ch-5. Ss 2 into the side of the strap.

Cut the yarn, fasten off and hide the yarn tails between the sts.

Assembling

Attach the buttons to the front upper part of the romper. 

Take the yarn in MC and CC. Sew the opening between the legs.

Take the needle and the MC of the yarn and join the rows made with MC.

Take the needle and the CC of the yarn and join the rows made with CC.

Hide the yarn tails between the stitches and your crochet baby romper is complete!

And now, you have a finished Happy Frog baby romper. I loved making this crochet baby romper and I hope you do too.

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