Maria is a fashion designer for international brands who’s decided to create Mûmû, “a small slow-fashion project full of good intentions”. From this space, Maria supports ethical fashion consumption through Do It Yourself. “I firmly believe that knitting your own garments is a superpower that prevents the castoff of tons of clothes that damage the planet.” @mumu_knit’s patterns are easy to read, include charts and links to videos. To make knitting an accessible experience! Discover how to knit a baby romper seamlessly with the Lula pattern. And, enjoy making a textured heart! You just need some balls of Katia Easy Knit Cotton and Louvre de Concept by Katia held double to knit a pretty baby romper in sizes 1 to 24 months.
How to knit a baby romper seamlessly
If you want to learn how to easily knit a strappy baby romper, Maria from Mûmû suggests a simple combination of knit and purl stitches. Follow the Lula pattern to knit a baby romper. Start with the front and a cute purl stitch heart to continue with the back. At the same time, you work increases and decreases to adapt the shape. Once you’ve knit the body of the romper, sew one section of the sides and, finally, add some braided straps and make a knot on each one.
Lula pattern designed by @mumu_knit
Sizes or Measurements
- Baby: a) 1/3, b) 6/9, c) 12/18, d) 24 months
- Height: a) 62, b) 68, c) 75, d) 88 cm
- Bust: a) 21, b) 24, c) 27, d) 31 cm
- Katia Easy Knit Cotton color 20 (blue): a) 1 ball, b) 2, c) 2, d) 3 balls
- Louvre by Concept by Katia color 80 (blue): a), b), c), d) 1 ball
- 5.5-mm straight knitting needles
- Tapestry needle
Stitches and techniques
R1: *k1, p1*, rep ** to end of R.
R2 and following rs: k the knits and p the purls.
R1: k (odd rs).
R2: p (even rs). Always repeat these 2 Rs.
Reverse stockinette stitch
R1: p (odd rs).
R2: k (even rs). Always repeat these 2 Rs.
Make 1 right – M1R
Pick up the strand between 2 sts, place on the left-hand needle from front to back, and knit through the front loop.
Make 1 left – M1L
Pick up the strand between 2 sts, place on the left-hand needle from back to front, and knit through the back loop.
Left-leaning decrease – k2tog
Knit 2 sts together.
Right-leaning decrease – ssk
Slip 1 st knitwise, slip another st knitwise, insert the left-hand needle through the front loops and knit them together.
Yarn over – yo
Bring the yarn in front, pull it over the right-hand needle.
Side seam or grafting
Place both pieces side by side, with the right side of the work facing up. Pass the needle through the strand between the first and second stitch and pull the yarn, pass through the other piece, and do the same. Repeat joining both pieces until the end of the seam.
Gauge. With 5.5-mm straight knitting needles in stockinette stitch: 15 sts x 20 rows = 10 x 10 cm or 4 x 4”
- First, knit the baby romper seamlessly from the front with the heart to the back.
- Next, fold in half and join the sides.
- Lastly, make the straps.
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- k – knit
- p – purl
- rep – repeat
- R and r(s) – row(s)
Cast on a) 17, b) 21, c) 27, d) 33 sts double-stranded.
Rs a) 1-136, b) 1-144, c) 1-156, d) 1-168: knit all sts and rs as stated in chart a), b), c), d).
Bind off all sts as they appear.
Join 3 lengths folded in half on each side of the rib at the back. Once attached, make a braid, and finish off with a knot.
Assembly and finishing touches
Next, fold the piece in half along the crotch. Join the sides with side seam along the area indicated in chart a), b), c), d).
Finally, weave in the loose ends and block the piece.