Saturday, 23 June 2012

Crochet Dungaree Pattern


Making things for babies and toddlers is always a pleasure for me,  I love searching the web for new patterns and idea’s. There are so many beautiful free patterns to be found but most of them are for little girls, I always find it harder to find nice boy patterns especially in crochet so I have made this pattern for the little boys, but of course they would be fine for little girls too. 
This is a very simple pattern and very easy and quick to work up, I have included all measurements so that if your tension is different it won’t matter so much.
Measurements
To fit child 1 year-18 months.
Length: - 41cm from beg
Width:-25cm across beg of armhole shaping.
Materials
Size 4mm hook
Approximately 100grm Dk wool, I used Robin DK and extra yarn in another shade for the trims.  It took exactly 100grm for the main shade so if you are making these in one colour you will need an extra ball of yarn. 
Abbreviations
(The pattern is written in UK terms)          
Ch= chain                                                                           
Dc= double crochet (sc US terms)
Htr= half double treble (hdc US terms
Front and back work two alike
First Leg
Ch 26,
Row 1:- htr in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain across =24 htr
Continue until 6 rows have been worked 2 chain turn.
Row 7:- htr in first st, 2 htr in next stitch, htr to end (25 htr)
Work until 10th row has been completed. (8cm) fasten off.
Second Leg
Work as for first leg to 7th row, hdtr to last 2 sts, 2htr in next st, htr in last st. ( 25 htr)
Work until 10th row has been completed 2ch turn
Row 11:-htr across all sts,  ch1, then all sts on first leg (ensuring straight sides are on the outside and shaping on the inside) =51 htr
Work straight until 32 rows have been completed and work measures 25cm from beg
Row 33:- dec 1 st at each end of next row (49htr)
Dec at each end of next following 4th row twice (45htr)41 rows.
Cont until 43 Rows have been completed and work measures 34cm.
Armholes.
Row 44:-Turn, ss into next 4 htr, work to last 4htr and leave unworked (37htr) 2ch turn
Row 45:-Dec 2 sts at beg and end of next row =33htr
Work one row
Row 47:-Dec 2 sts at beg and end of next row = 29htr
Work one row
Row 49:-Dec 1st at beg and end of next row = 27htr
Work one row
Row 51:-Dec 1st at beg and end of next row = 25htr
Work 3 rows
Armholes should measure 8cms.
Work 3 rows in dc using contrast colour making two button holes in 2nd row thus
Work 2 dc, ch2, miss 2 dc, dc to last 4 dc, ch 2, miss next 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc, 1ch turn
Dc to end fasten off. 
Finished measurement= 41 cm from beg.
Pockets
Chain 15
Htr in 3rd chain from hook htr in each chain to end (13 htr)
Work 9 Rows htr and one Row dc to finish off, in contrasting shade if liked.
Straps make two.
7 ch, htr in 2nd ch from hook, htr across (5 htr) work 20 rows each strap should measure 15cm.
To Complete
Place pockets 14 rows up from the bottom and approx 6 htr from the centre and sew into place.
Join leg and side seams.
With contrasting shade, front right side facing beg at armhole join, dc up first side of armhole, 3 dc in corner, dc across top of dungarees 3 dc in corner then around armhole, 3dc in corner dc across top back of dungarees, 3 dc in corner, dc down armhole, ss into first dc and break yarn.
Sew straps onto back and add buttons.

You can embellish these little dungarees in any way you please or just leave them plain.  There are all sorts of free beautiful crochet appliqué to be found. The link for the little car appliqué can be found here

The little dog appliqué is in chart form and can be found here (scroll right down the page.)
I do hope some of you will try these out and give some feedback and don't forget to show me photo’s of any that you make.  If you have any queries or if you find any mistakes please leave me a comment.
Find pattern for newborn to 3 months here

Dungaree Galleries

Thank you to piehan17 from Ravelry for giving me permission to show photo's of her completed dungarees.

 Here is her sweet little baby modelling them for us, so cute :)

Thank you to Allisonfc  for allowing me to show you her daughter modelling her dungaree's


So cute! Allison made these for a Halloween costume her sweet little daughter is 13 months old.

Show me your picture's when you have completed yours so that I can add them here.



55 comments:

  1. They're so cute, Linda - did you make them for a little boy in your family?

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    1. Thank you, I made them for Loving Hands Barbara, but my daughter wants me to make some for my future granny drawer ha ha :)

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    2. Thank you so much Linda for sharing this pattern. I looked all over and couldn't find it till now. So excited to make some for my girlfriend's babies and my Great Nephews and Nieces. God bless you!!

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  2. Thank you Dear Linda for sharing the pattern.. This is so useful for me.. I can't make by looking the pictures only. Thank you very much and best wishes...

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    1. You are very welcome, I hope that you enjoy making them :)

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  3. I agree...there are not as many cute things for boys in the crochet world. Therefore, your contribution is priceless. Thanks for sharing the pattern. And the little dog and car motifs are so cute. Yes...save some for your grandchildren...
    XOX
    Ana BC

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  4. How adorable! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing the pattern! It's funny that you're posting about the scarcity of cute patterns for little boys! I SO agree and have been dealing with that just recently. My neighbor's daughter had a little boy a couple of days ago and in looking for things to make for him (for the past few months), the patterns are few and far between! I LOVE THIS and will be giving it a try. Thanks! Annette

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    1. Thank you Annette, Please let me know how you get on :)

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  5. Linda they are so gorgeous, will copy off the pattern and ensure its right on the top of the "crochet to do" pile. Thank you so much for sharing
    Jean

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    1. Thank you Jean, you are very welcome :)

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  6. They are cuties!!! Gorgeous Linda....I do like the Scottie appliqué. In fact I'm thinking it can be used for other makes too. Thank for this pattern.

    Amanda :-)

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    1. Thank you Amanda, yes the little Scottie dog is sweet and the chart pattern is very easy to follow :)

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  7. These little dungarees are so cute - thanks for sharing your pattern. :)

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  8. What a great pattern Linda....you are so right about boys clothes...there are rows and rows of girly stuff in the shops and a small corner of boys things! These look fab...I expect they might stretch a little too to accommodate bulkier real nappies!
    The appliques are sooo cool.
    Love your background photo too!
    Ali

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    1. Thanks Ali, yes I would think they would stretch ok there is quite a lot of give in them. :)

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  9. I love you...I love you...You are my favorite person right now.. I have been looking for a cute pattern for a little boy for the longest time!! It is perfect. Thankyou for sharing the pattern. Your the best :)Shari

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    1. Thank you Shari, I'm so pleased to be of help to you , I would love to see them once they are made :)

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  10. They are adorable! Thank you for sharing the pattern.
    Blessings,
    Kate

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    1. You are welcome, thank you Kate :)

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  11. (YAY!!! thanks for spreading the anti-word verification message!) :)

    but did you know you have word verification enabled?!

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    1. I didn't realise it was on, I'm sure it was off last time checked, I have turned it off now. If it's still on will someone please let me know :)

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  13. These are soo cute! I love the little car! It is so nice, that you have made something for little boys. There really is a lack of crochet patterns for boys out there. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

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  14. Yes, these are really cute! I just finished a pattern in crochet for a preemie overall shorts that are made to look like a onesie. I made them with a larger hook for a newborn, that will also be for charity.

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  15. Hi,

    Love the pattern, thank you so much for sharing. Would you be able to provide the instructions for a half double treble please? I'm a bit new to crochet and can't find it in my books...thank you.
    Andrea x

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  16. Sorry Andrea, have just seen this now, this link will show you how.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxA2osb5Qfk

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  17. Adorable Linda.....did you say these are for 1 year - 18 months? Thanks

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    1. Thank you Debik yes they should fit up to 18 months :)

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  18. Çok şirin sevimli örgüler elinize sağlık sevgiler.

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  19. Linda, is this pattern in US terms or UK?

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    1. oops, sorry. I just found your post.. They are in UK. thanks.. great pattern by the way

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  20. can these be made longer in the legs?

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  21. Its a great pattern and I was wondering if the lega could be made longer, the legs seem awfully short for a one year old. Are they short leg pants?

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    1. Yes Violet, they are a Bermuda type Dungaree, but of course they can be made longer if you want but I would start with a 27ch = 25 hdtr and work straight until desired length (approx 25cm) then continue as pattern from 11h row. if you try it would love to see result :)

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  22. Thanks, Im going to try it I have a one year old great-grandbaby and I want to make them for him to match a sweater made. I will send a pic as soon I finish them.

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  23. Hi Linda , just want to thank you for this pattern, I made the legs longer and very happy with the result. I can't wait to try them on the little guy. I said I would send you a pic,but havn't figured how to do that yet, unless you have a FB page, sorry.

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    1. Hi Violet yes I do, so glad the pattern came out right for you, my fb link is
      http://www.facebook.com/linda.solaiman

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  24. hi Linda..the pattern is really cute. Could you pls share the dogs link again. the given link is not leading me to the pattern.

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    1. I have updated the link Avani, you need to scroll right down the page to find it, it's in graph format :)

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  25. this pattern is adorable.. so rare to find fo boys cute project . thanks for sharing...

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  26. Just started these for Syria in bottle green haven't decided what colour trim yet have some red wool not too sure? X

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    1. can't wait to see them Mary a photo would be good. :)

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  27. These are so cute! Do you have a suggestion on how to make these smaller...maybe 0-3 months? Thank you!

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    1. Hi Donna I have been meaning to try these with different sizes and yarn weights and will get round to it as soon as I have the time can you please email me with your email address and I will let you know as soon as I have done this. :)

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    2. Thanks so much! I have a grandson due in the next few weeks, & I'd love to be able to make them for him. My email address is donnacrumpler@gmail.com.

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  28. How do you attach first leg??

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    1. The pattern explains how to on row 11 Caroline, please send me an email with your email address if you have any further problems and I will explain how to in more detail. :)

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  29. Thanks... Would really appreciate clarification: carolinebrown27@hotmail.com

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  30. I was wondering if the picture of the baby in the multi colored and red ones, if they used the large pattern or the 0-3months size pattern? I am trying to make a pair of theses in 3-6months size and I'm struggling with the sizing =(

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  31. I am just wondering how to attach the front and back parts. Will I make 2 of each set? I am making one for my son to be used on his 1st birthday celebration. Please help me. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Catherine, you need two pieces a front and a back( both are the same), if you are making pockets sew them on first then place right sides together and sew up side seams and around the leg seam in the centre. Hope this helps please let me know if you have any problems. :)

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  32. Thank you very much for your prompt response. I will soon post here my finished project. :)

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