Granny Square Baby Romper – Free Pattern

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby romper – Granny Square. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn did I choose, and learn all the tricks on how to create perfect baby sandals.

You can find the free instruction below. If you want to support my work or need more sizes, purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

Granny Square Baby Romper by Croby Patterns

I am so excited to share with you my new tutorial for a crochet baby romper. I have been working on this bad boy for two weeks now, and I think it came out super cute. Believe it or not, this was my first attempt to make a granny square. I have been dreaming about this romper for a while now but never actually took enough time to crochet it and write it on a piece of paper.

The upper part of the romper can be a bit hard to understand. All you have to do is to work sets of double crochet stitches around the chains from the previous round.

One set on the sides and two sets into each corner. I know it does not make any sense now, but it will, very soon. I promise!

The main part is made of rounds, mostly rounds of double crochet stitches that are joined with a slip stitch. When you finish the main part you divide stitches almost in half. You leave two stitches on the front and two stitches on the back of the romper, right in the middle.

I marked them with four stitch markers so that I do not crochet into them by mistake. The last step of the romper is two straps made of chain and one round of single crochet stitches. Each attached to one corner on the upper part of the romper.

If you are having a hard time understanding any part of the pattern, please jump to the tutorial, especially the upper part of the romper, and transition to the main part.

I hope you will like the pattern. If you decide to make your own, share the photo using #crobypatterns on Instagram or Facebook. I always love to see your creations using Croby patterns. 🙂

Video Tutorial

Watch the videos 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 that you can find HERE and turn on post notification so you won’t miss any of my future videos.

Materials

Here is what you will need for this project (These links are affiliate links. Purchasing through these links earns me a small commission to no extra cost to you. So if you decide to purchase through them, know that you are awesome! Thanks! )

  • YARN: For this project, I was using DK weight cotton yarn Drops Cotton Light. It comes in a great variety of beautiful colors so you can make your crochet baby romper in almost any color you can imagine.
  • CROCHET HOOK: 3.0 mm (D/3) and 4.0 mm (G/6)
  • YOU WILL ALSO NEED: a pair of scissors (HERE!), stitch markers (HERE!), a yarn needle (HERE!).

Gauge

GAUGE: 19 sts and 9 rows in dc measure 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm).

When you find a new crochet project that you would like to make, you usually want to start ASP. 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 finish item. Learn how to check your gauge here.

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • ch – chain (How to VIDEO)
  • sc – single crochet (How to VIDEO)
  • hdc – half double crochet (How to VIDEO)
  • dc – double crochet (How to VIDEO)
  • tr – triple crochet
  • ss – slip stitch
  • C1 – color 1 (blue)
  • C2 – color 2 (off-white).

Pattern Notes

  • Sizes: newborn (below) and 3 – 6 and 6 – 12 months (PDF pattern).
  • How to read a pattern: You can learn how to read a crochet pattern here.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy/Medium
  • Measurements: Newborn- HIPS 37.75 cm (14 3/4″), LENGTH 28 cm (11″).
  • Fit is meant to be comfortable, but not too loose.

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 EtsyRavelry, and Love Crafts.

* This PDF instructions include two additional sizes. The fee compensates for the ad revenue I would make if you had to visit the site to access the instructions.

Instructions

Crochet Baby Romper Tutorial – Granny Square Romper

The instructions are written in a few simple steps:

  • upper part
  • main part
  • legs and
  • straps.

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

UPPER PART

This part is made of two colors. I was using blue (C1) and beige (C2). Use a 4.0 mm (G/6) crochet hook and create a magic ring. Work in rounds.

Round 1 (C2): Ch 3 (count as a dc st!). 2 dc.

Ch 2. Repeat (3 dc into the same st, ch 2) 3 times. Join the round with a ss into the top of ch 3. Cut the yarn.

Round 2 (C1): Start in one of the corners. Join with ch 3 (count as a dc st!). Work 2 dc into the same corner.

Skip 3. Ch 2. Work in the corner. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the same corner.

Skip 3 sts. Ch 2. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the same corner.

Skip 3 sts. Ch 2. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the same corner.

Skip 3 sts. Ch 2. Work 3 dc sts into the first corner. Ch 2. Join the round with a ss. Cut the yarn.

Round 3 (C2): Start in the corner. Ch 3 (count as a dc st!). 2 dc.

Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the same corner.

Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the same corner.

Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the same corner.

Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc sts into the first corner. Ch 2. Join the round with a ss. Cut the yarn.

Round 4 (C1): Start in the corner. Ch 3 (count as a dc st!). 2 dc.

Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the same corner.

Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the same corner.

Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the same corner.

Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc around the ch. Skip 3. Ch 2. Work 3 dc sts into the first corner. Ch 2. Join the round with a ss. Cut the yarn.

Round 5 (C 1): This round is made around the upper part and starts the main part. Start in one of the corners. Ch 1 (not a st!). Work 3 sc into the corner. Repeat (Work 1 sc into next 3 sts. Work 2 sc sts around the ch.) 3 times. Work 1 sc into the next 3 sts. Work 3 sc sts around the ch. Repeat (Work 1 sc into next 3 sts. Work 2 sc sts around the ch.) 2 times. Work 1 sc into the next 3 sts. Work dc2tog around the chain (both parts of the st!). Work 1 tr2tog to join the next two sts. Work 1 tr (One part into the dc from the previous round and 1 part around the ch.). Ch 40. Do not twist the ch. Join the ch on the opposite side of the granny square, in the corner with a tr2tog (the first part around the ch, the second part into the dc from the previous round). Work 1 tr2tog to join the next two. Work 1 dc2tog, both parts around the same chain. Repeat (Work 1 sc into next 3 sts. Work 2 sc sts around the ch.) 2 times. Work 1 sc into the next 3 sts. Join the round with a ss. Fasten off and hide the tail.

MAIN PART

Work in rounds and join each round with a ss. Do not turn after each round.

Round 6 (C1): Align the chain an upper part. Start 4 sts before the tr2tog on the ch. Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into the next 4. Work 3 hdc into the side of tr2tog. Work 2 hdc around the ch. Repeat (Work 1 hdc into the next 3. Work 2 hdc around the ch.) 3 times. Work 1 hdc into the next 3. Work 2 hdc around the ch. Work 3 hdc into the side of tr2tog. Work 1 hdc into the next 36 sts. Join the round with a ss.

Round 7 – 12 (C1): Work 1 dc into the next 68 sts. Join the round with a ss. Cut the yarn and fasten off.

LEGS

Mark 2 stitches on the front and two stitches on the back of the romper, right in the middle of each side. These 4 stitches will stay undone.

Insert the hook into the stitch, right next to the marked one and start crocheting towards the next marker. Work in rounds and join each round with a ss. Do not turn after each round.

Round 1 (C1): Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into the next 32 sts. Ss.

Round 2 (C1): Ch 2. Work 1 dc into the next 32 sts. Ss. Cut the yarn, fasten off and hide the tail.

Repeat the steps for the second leg.

STRAPS

Take a small amount of yarn and ch 51. Work in rows. You will need two straps.

Row 1: Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work 1 sc into the next 50 sts. Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.

Attach the straps to the corners of the upper part of the romper.

And you are done! 🙂

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9 comments

Lisa Shumate July 13, 2017 - 21:12

I love your site and the patterns. I just became a grandma again and this time, I know how to crochet. What fun to look at all your adorable baby patterns. Mine don’t look as good as yours yet, but hopefully some day. In the mean time, I enjoyed making the sneaker baby boy booties.

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Felicia h September 23, 2017 - 21:10

Found a few problems. Row 7 of lower half. Should that be row 7 threw 16. Instead of stopping at row 12. And should they be dc not hdc? I made it as directed and it came out tealy realy short. Its still a very cute outfit. I just thought you might like to know.

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Doroteja September 27, 2017 - 13:35

Hi, Felicia! Thanks for letting me know! 🙂 You can repeat this row of dc sts as many times as you need to achieve the desired length. 🙂

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Jensen September 27, 2017 - 10:17

oh my god this is cuuute ! I really like all your patterns, you are so good at your work, really.
Wish I could hugg you , you really deserve it.
kind regards
Mrs. Jensen

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Rosa M. December 21, 2017 - 00:32

I can’t wait to see the pattern for bigger sizes. This is a beautiful romper. Thank you for creating it.

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Gabriela May 14, 2020 - 23:51

Hi Doroteja, if I use Paintbox yarns cotton aran, how many skeins would I need for this project? Thank you!

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Doroteja May 20, 2020 - 22:36

Two should be enough. 😀

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Sofia G. May 15, 2020 - 17:34

Hi, how many skeins of yarn would I need to make this in Paintbox cotton aran? Love all your patterns!

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Doroteja May 20, 2020 - 22:35

Two should be enough. 🙂

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