Baby Rompers

Royal Society. . .a baby shower of hand crochets

Book No. 14

1952

Infant Size

MATERIALS: Royal Society Baby Pearl, Art. 921: 12 balls of No. 10 White and 16 balls of No. 20 Baby Pink

Steel Crochet Hook No. 5

4 snap fasteners

5 small pearl buttons

Use thread double throughout.

GAUGE: 7 sc measure 1 inch; 8 rows measure 1 inch.

PANTS-FRONT . . . Starting at crotch with Pink, ch 17 loosely.

1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

2nd row: Sc in each sc across to within last sc, insert hook in last sc. draw loop through, drop Pink, attach White and draw through 2 loops on hook, thus changing color (always change color in this manner). Ch 1, turn.

3rd row: Sc in first sc, sc at base of same sc (long sc made and 1 sc increased), sc in next sc, sc at base of same sc (another sc increased), * sc in next sc, sc at base of next sc. Repeat from * across, increasing 2 sc at end of row. Ch 1, turn.

4th row: Sc in each sc across, drop White, pick up Pink. Ch 1, turn.

5th and 6th rows: Work as for 3rd and 4th rows. At end of 6th row drop Pink, pick up White. Ch 1, turn.

Work in pattern, alternating colors and increasing 2 sts at both ends of every other row until there are 84 sts on row. Work without increasing until piece measures 8 1/2 inches from crotch. Break off.

BACK . . . Work exactly as for Front. Sew up side seams.

BLOUSE-FRONT . . . Starting at lower edge with Pink, ch 73 loosely.

Work as for Pants until 2 rows have been completed. Continue to work in pattern without increasing until piece measures 2 1/4 inches, ending with a long sc row. Ch 1, turn.

To Shape Armholes: 1st row: Decrease 2 sc-to decrease 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc-sc in each sc across, decreasing 2 sc at end of row. Change color, ch 1, turn.

2nd row: Work in pattern across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat last 2 rows once more (64 sts on row).

Work in pattern without decreasing until piece measures 2 inches from first row of armhole shaping, ending with plain sc row. Change color, turn.

To Shape Neck: 1st row: Work in pattern across next 20 sc. Ch 1, turn.

2nd row: Decrease 2 sc, sc in each sc across. Change color, ch 1, turn.

3rd row: Work in pattern across. Ch 1, turn.

4th row: Decrease 2 sc, sc in each sc across. Change color, ch 1, turn. Work without decreasing until piece measures 4 inches from first row of armhole shaping. Break off. Skip 24 sc for neck on last complete row, attach thread to next sc and work as for other side.

RIGHT RACK . . . Starting at bottom with Pink, ch 37. Work as for Front of Blouse until piece measures 2 1/4 inches. Continue to work as for Front, shaping armhole and omitting shaping at neck.

LEFT BACK . . . Work as for Right Back, reversing armhole shaping. Sew up shoulder and side seams.

BUTTON BAND ... 1st row: Attach Pink to Left Back at lower edge and sc closely across. Ch 1, turn.

2nd and 3rd rows: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Break off at end of 3rd row.

Sew 3 buttons in place, spacing evenly.

SLEEVE (Make 2) ... Starting at cuff edge with Pink, ch 51. Work in pattern until piece measures l 1/2 inches, ending with long sc row.

To Shape Top: Decrease 1 st at both ends of next row and every other row thereafter until 32 sc remain, ending with long sc row. Then decrease 2 sts at both ends of next row and even other row until 12 sts remain. Break off.

Sew up sleeve seams. Sew sleeves in place.

WAISTBAND . . . Starting at narrow end with Pink, ch 13.

1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

Hereafter pick up back loop only.

2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat 2nd row until piece measures 19 inches.

Next row: Sc in first 5 sc, ch 2 (for buttonhole), skip 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc. Ch 1 turn.

Following row: Sc in each sc and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. Work in pattern for 2 more rows. Break off.

Sew Waistband to Pants, easing Pants in to fit. Sew button to opposite end.

BACK BUTTONHOLE BAND

Starting at narrow end, ch 7. Work as for Waistband until piece measures same as Back, making 3 buttonholes evenly spaced to correspond with buttons on button band. Sew buttonhole band in place. Sew Blouse to Waist band.

NECKBAND . . . Starting at narrow edge, ch 7. Work in pattern as for other bands until piece measures 12 inches, making a buttonhole 1/4 inch from end. Sew a button to opposite end. Sew Neckband in place.

SLEEVE BAND (Make 2) ... Work as for Neckband, omitting buttonhole until piece reaches around sleeve. Sew narrow ends together. Sew to sleeve.

LEG BAND (Make 2) ... Work as for Sleeve Band, leaving ends open and sew in place.

Sew 4 snap fasteners to crotch.

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