Layla Toddler Overalls by Ciara Ní Reachtnín

Layla Toddler Overalls

Knitting
August 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
547 - 766 yards (500 - 700 m)
22 (25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33)” hip circumference x 8.5 (10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18.5)” length
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Pink and purple overalls for mucking about in summer. These overalls are loose and baggy with plenty of positive ease to keep cool in the hot weather. Cutesy heart shaped pockets on the front flap and back complete the look. Plus, look how adorable they are? Boasting heart-shaped pockets on the front and back, you can’t go wrong with a timeless pattern featuring a modern twist.
The overalls are worked from the bottom up.
Each leg is worked separately in the round before joining together. Then the body is continued in the round as far as the hips.
The back and front are then worked separately.
The straps are worked in moss stitch on smaller needles for stability and to create a denser fabric. Longer straps with extra buttons allow for growth and a variety of fit.
The overalls are edged in moss stitch. The gusset is worked from picked up stitches, incorporating stitches set aside from each leg.
The heart shaped pockets are worked separately, before being edged with a crochet border and then sewn in place. Cute buttons finish the piece.

Size: 22 (25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33)” hip circumference x 8.5 (10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18.5)” length.
4-5” positive ease recommended. See schematic for full details .
Shown in size 31” hip circumference

Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking.

Materials
Yarn: Dublin Dye Merino DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 246 yards 225 meters/100 grams): Mermaid (2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins))

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circular, US size 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs, US size 5 (3.75 mm) straight, US size 3 (3.25 mm) 12” circular or US size 2 (3.25. mm)” DPNs

Notions: Tapestry needle, yarn holders, markers, eight 1” buttons, US size D/3 (3.75 mm) crochet hook