Bobby Shafto Creeper Pattern #5107

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Bobby Shafto Creeper Pattern #5107

Sizes 2 and 3

CHADWICK'S RED HEART BABY WOOL, 4 balls (1 oz. balls) for size 2; 5 balls for size 3.
CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS SIX STRAND EMBROIDERY FLOSS, 1 skein each of Blue and Brown.
Milward's Phantom Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 2 (2½ mm. size) and 1 pair No. 4 (3½ mm. size).
3 buttons.

GAUGE: 7½ sts make 1 inch; 10 rows make 1 inch.



BACK … Starting at the crotch, with No. 4 needles cast on

11 sts
13 sts

Work in stockinette stitch (k 1 row, p 1 row), casting on 3 sts at end of each row until there are on needle

59 sts
79 sts

Cast on 2 sts at end of each row until there are

83 sts
91 sts

K 1 row. Next row: K 2, purl to within last 2 sts, k 2. Following row: K across. Repeat the last 2 rows alternately (2 sts in garter stitch at both ends) until piece measures, from first cast-on sts (measure down center of piece)


Change to No. 2 needles, decreasing 11 sts evenly across row to

72 sts
80 sts

Work in ribbing of k 1, p 1, for

1½" both sizes

Change to No. 4 needles and work straight in stockinette stitch (2 sts in garter stitch at both ends) for


Bind off for shoulder the first

20 sts
23 sts

Bind off loosely for back of neck the following

32 sts
34 sts

Bind off for other shoulder the remaining

20 sts
23 sts

FRONT … Work as for Back until piece measures, from top of ribbing


Bind off as for Back.

Both sizes

LEFT SLEEVE … With No. 2 needles cast on

44 sts
48 sts

Work in ribbing of k 1, p 1, for 1½ inches. Change to No. 4 needles, increasing 12 sts evenly across row. Sts on needle

56 sts
60 sts

Work in stockinette stitch, with 2 sts at both ends in garter stitch, for


Next row: (Right side) Bind off the first

27 sts
29 sts

Knit remaining sts. Following row: Bind off the first

20 sts
22 sts

For shoulder insert, work in stockinette stitch over the remaining 9 sts for


Bind off.

Both sizes

RIGHT SLEEVE … Work to correspond, reversing shapings.

Both sizes

Sew side seams of rompers, starting at lower edge and sewing to


above top of waist ribbing.

Sew up sleeve seams. Set in right sleeve, matching underarm seams and sewing shoulder insert to front and back shoulders. Set in left sleeve, but do not sew back of insert to left shoulder of Back.

Both sizes

NECK BAND … With right side facing, using No. 2 needles, pick up 10 sts along neck edge of shoulder insert of left sleeve. Pick up across front of neck

38 sts
42 sts

Pick up sts around remainder of neck to correspond. There are on needle

96 sts
104 sts

Work in ribbing of k 1, p 1, for ¾ inch. Bind off loosely in ribbing. Sew seam in left shoulder, leaving a 2-inch opening at neck.

Both sizes

LEG BANDS … With right side facing, using No. 2 needles and starting at end of the first cast-on

11 sts
13 sts

Pick up along leg opening

84 sts
96 sts

Work in ribbing of k 1, p 1, for ¾ inch. Bind off loosely in ribbing.

Both sizes

Work 2 rows of s c along ends of crotch, including ends of leg bands. Sew on 3 snap fasteners at crotch. Work a row of s c along neck opening, making three ch-3 button-loops on front edge. Sew on buttons.

EMBROIDERY … Split Embroidery Floss and use 4 strands. Embroider a sailboat (see diagram) as in illustration, using Brown for mast and Blue for remainder.

Bobby Shafto Creeper Pattern #5107 diagram