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Ruffle Romper & Ruffle Dress Knit Pattern

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Perfect for all seasons and for any girl from babyhood to school years, this versatile top - a Romper in 4 sizes and a Dress in 6 sizes, all in one pattern - features a cute ruffle gracefully encircling the yoke line. This knit is the right garment everyday: the comfortable fit makes it suitable for a play-date, and the dressy look makes it appropriate for a special occasion too. Knit it sleeveless for the warmer seasons, and with 3⁄4 length sleeves for the cold months - take advantage of all the different options that this pattern offers! And if you feel like playing and matching yarn colours, make the ruffle in a contrasting colorway.

Top-down and seamless, the Ruffle Romper and Dress are knit back and forth to the beginning of the armhole to create a back opening fastened with a crocheted button loop. The piece is then worked in the round, and you can either choose to make a dress or a romper, with or without sleeves. Body shaping both in the dress version and the romper, gives the garment a full silhouette. The romper is further shaped with short-rows to allow for diaper use as well as diaper change. The ruffle is knit in the round on stitches picked up from a foundation round, and increased to give this knit that playful, frilly look.

Level: Perfect for experienced slowcrafters

Sizes:
Romper: 3 (6-9, 12-18 months // 2-2.5) years
Dress: 3 (6-9, 12-18 months // 2, 4, 6) years

Finished Measurements:
Romper: length (from shoulder to crotch) 37 (41, 45 // 48) cm
Dress: length (from shoulder to hem) 34 (36, 40 // 44, 50, 58) cm

Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows = 10 cm [4"] in st st with 3 mm needles

Yarn: Fingering Weight / 4ply Yarn

Sleeveless Romper: 500 (500, 625 // 625)m
Romper with sleeves: 500 (625, 625 // 625)m
Sleeveless Dress: 500 (625, 625 // 1000, 1000, 1250)m
Dress with Sleeves 500 (625, 1000 // 1000, 1250, 1500)m
Tools: 

2.5 mm and 3 mm circular needles and double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge

Stitch Markers

Scissors

Knitters Needles

4.00mm Crochet Hook for button closure

12mm Buttons (5 buttons for Romper, 1 button for dress)

Tape Measure

Stitch Holders


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