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Caterpillar Knit Overalls Free Pattern

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Who is enjoying the summer? I know it’s been a busy one around here and that’s how it usually goes. In spring I imagine myself kicking back and having a lazy summer but being lazy must not be in my bones because it never seems to happen.

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This summer we decided it was time for us to move from our starter home and find something that fit our needs better.

Of course, I knew I needed to have a baby pattern to add to the mix since baby items are one of my favorite things to knit.

While doing some trimming in the backyard I noticed I was surrounded by caterpillars and butterflies! I think they especially love the lime trees. Which we happen to have 5!

Oh so many limes!!

Key lime pie is going to be regular around here. I knew I wanted to incorporate a little bit of the backyard into my design and Colorwheel Loops & Thread Yarn is just PERFECT for those awesome color pops. However, this yarn has been discontinued and the recommended substitute is WeCrochet Brava.

Let your own environment inspire what stripes of colors you will use in your baby’s overall design.

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Supplies:

Crochet Hook / Knitting Needle:

US 8 (5.0mm) circular knitting needles or dpns

Notions:

Stitch Marker
Stitch Holder or Scrap Yarn
Yarn Needle
Scissors
¾ inch button (2)

Yarn:

WeCrochet Brava:
Color A: Charcoal (2 skeins)
Color B: Green
Color C: Mid-green
Color D: Light Green

Yardage:

105

Abbreviations/Stitches:

k- knit
p- purl
kf&b- knit front and back of stitch
yo- yarn over

Gauge:

4×4 inches laid flat and blocked= 17 stitches by 24 rows

Measurements/Sizes:

Total length with fastened straps is 11”
Top of bib to crotch is 8”
Width of bib is 4”
Width of the midsection is 7”

Skill Level:

Easy

Notes:

The Caterpillar Overalls are worked in the round from the bottom up and flat for the bib. One leg will be worked and then placed on a stitch holder or yarn scrap and set aside. The second leg will be worked and then legs will be joined to begin working the body. The front and back bibs will be worked independently with shoulder straps attached on the back bib.

Basic Bind Off: Knit 2 stitches, insert the left needle into the first stitch on the right needle. Pull the first stitch on the right needle over the second stitch and off right needle. The second stitch will now be the only stitch left on the needle.

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Knit Overalls Free Pattern Instructions:

First Leg:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1With Color A, Long Tail Cast on 30
Join and knit in the round
30
2With Color B, knit30
3Purl, fasten off color B (no need to fasten off Color A if carrying the main color)30
4With Color A, knit30
5With Color C, knit30
6Purl, Fasten off Color C30
7With Color A, knit30
8With Color D, knit30
9Purl, fasten off Color D30
10-16With Color A, knit
Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in round. Place this leg on a stitch holder or scrap yarn. Weave in ends now if you don’t want to have lots of hanging ends, or they can be woven in at the very end.
30

Second Leg:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
Second LegRepeat first leg rounds 1-16, leaving the leg on your knitting needles30

Body:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1Place the first leg back on the needles with the second leg. Starting with the marked stitch of the first leg, k15, move stitch marker for new beginning of round placement. Continue to knit around the first leg and then around the second leg joining the two legs together.60
2-28Knit60
29Bind off 6 stitches, k18, leave the rest of the round unworked and on needles or stitch holder.18

Front Bib:

RowDescriptionStitch Count
Front Bib Row
1
Working in rows for the front bib: k2, p14, k218
2Knit18
3-18Repeat Front Bib Rows 1-2 eight more times.18
19k2, p14, k218
20Bind off knitwise, fasten off.18

Back Bib:

RowDescriptionStitch Count
1Attach Color A to the held stitches with the wrong side facing: bind off 12, k18, bind off 6. Fasten off yarn and join to back bib with right side facing.18
2k2, p14, k2
3Knit18
4-19Repeat Front Bib Rows 2-3 eight more times.18
20k4, bind off 10, k48

Left Strap:

RowDescriptionStitch Count
Left Strap
1
Work the left facing strap (leave the right strap stitches on needles or place on a stitch holder/scrap yarn).4
2-16Knit4
17Button hole: k1, bind off 2, k12
18k1, yo, k13
19k1, kf&b, k14
20Knit4
21Bind off knitwise. Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.4

Right Strap:

RowDescriptionStitch Count
Right StrapAttach yarn to held stitches for right strap with wrong side facing, repeat same steps as left strap.

Pockets:

RowDescriptionStitch Count
1Long Tail Cast-on 12
Purl
12
2Knit12
3-4Repeat rows 1-212
5Purl12
6-7With Color B, knit. Fasten off at end of row 7.
Tip: The main Color A does not need to be fastened off and can be carried up the sides of the rows.
12
8With Color A, knit.12
9-10With Color C, knit. Fasten off at end of row 10.12
11With Color A, knit.12
12-13With Color D, knit. Fasten off at end of row 13.12
14Knit12
15Purl12
16Bind off knitwise. Leaving a long tail, fasten off yarn and use tail to hand sew pocket to front center of overall bib.12

Finishing:

Sew buttons to the front top corners of overalls and block.

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