Creeper Pattern #2004

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Creeper Pattern #2004

1 to 2 Years

4 1-oz. Balls Blue or any color desired.
1 Pr. Bone Knitting Needles No. 1.
1 Bone Crochet Hook No. 2 or 3.
8 Buttons.

Gauge–8 sts = 1 inch. 12 rows = 1 inch.

BACK. Starting at crotch cast on 14 sts and work in stockinette st (K 1 row, P 1 row). Cast on 4 sts at the end of each row until there are 54 sts on needle. (The following 18 increases are knitted each row forming a band on each side of seam.) Cast on 2 sts at the end of each row until there are 90 sts on needle. Work 4 more rows knitting the first and last 18 sts in each row. Next row knit the first and last 17 sts and work 1 inch. Continue in this manner knitting 1 less st in the border on each side every inch until there are 12 knitted sts each side of leg seam. Continue until work measures 9 inches through the center (having 12 sts in border). Working very tightly, K 2, P 2 ribbing for 1½ inches. Work 1 inch in stockinette st having 10 sts each side in knitted border, 1 inch having 9 sts in border, and then work ¾ inch having 8 sts in border. (2¾ inches altogether.) The remainder of back is made without a border.
Next 2 Rows–Bind off 6 sts at the beginning of each row for armholes.
Next Row–Work across 39 sts, turn and continue on these sts for 3¾ inches, bind off and work other side to correspond.
FRONT. Cast on 14 sts and work same as back to one row beyond underarm decreases ending with K row.
Next Row–Start yoke pattern. * P 2, K 2, repeat from * 5 times, P 30, * K 2, P 2, repeat from * 5 times. Next row K across row. Repeat these 2 rows for yoke pattern. Work even until armhole measures 2 inches from the 1st decreasing point ending with Purl row.
Next Row–Shape neck. Work across 35 sts, bind off the next 8 sts and continue work on remaining sts. Work even at armhole and decrease 1 st at neck edge every row 10 times. Continue even until armhole measures 3¾ inches, bind off and work other side to correspond. Sew shoulder seams.
SLEEVES. With right side toward you pick up 64 sts along armhole edge and work in stockinette st for 2½ inches.
Next Row–Decrease 12 sts spacing the decreases evenly and work tightly in ribbing of K 2, P 2 for ¾ inch, bind off loosely.
Press garment lightly. Sew up side and sleeve seams.
LEG BANDS. With right side toward you starting at crotch, pick up 94 sts and K 2, P 2, ribbing for ⅝ inch.
Work 2 Rows of s c on each side of back opening working 4 loops for buttonholes on one side of opening in 2nd row. Work 3 rows of s c across each opening at crotch working 4 loops for buttonholes on front side of 3rd row.
COLLAR. With wrong side of work toward you pick up and K 42 sts to center of neck front, turn and purl back.
Next Row–K 2, P 2, turn.
Next Row–P across row.
Repeat the last 2 rows 7 times, bind off and work other half of collar to correspond.