How to Knit Dungarees for a Newborn BabyKnitting clothes
for newborn babies
is a great way to express your creativity and show your love. Dungarees
are a classic piece of baby clothing
that are both comfortable and cute. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to knit a pair of dungarees for a newborn baby.
What You'll Need
Before you get started, you'll need a few supplies:
- DK weight yarn in the color of your choice
- Size 4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles
- A tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- A pair of scissors
- Four buttons
To start, cast on 33 stitches. Knit 2, purl 2 for the first 10 rows to create a ribbed band for the waist of the dungarees.Next, switch to stockinette stitch and knit every row until you have a total of 12 inches in length. This will form the body of the dungarees.
Now it's time to start working on the leg holes. Knit the first 11 stitches, and then bind off the next 11 stitches. Knit the remaining 11 stitches. You have completed one leg hole.For the second leg hole, rejoin the yarn and knit the first 11 stitches. Bind off the next 11 stitches and knit the remaining 11 stitches.Next, rejoin the yarn to the first leg hole and knit 11 stitches. Then, pick up 11 stitches along the bound off edge of the leg hole. Knit the remaining 11 stitches.
Repeat this process for the second leg hole, picking up 11 stitches along the bound off edge and knitting the remaining 11 stitches.Continue knitting in stockinette stitch until the leg holes measure 3 inches in length.
Once you have completed both leg holes, it's time to finish the dungarees. Knit 10 rows in stockinette stitch to create the straps.
For the first strap, bind off 7 stitches at the beginning of the next row. Knit
the remaining 9 stitches for 10 rows to create the strap.Repeat this process for the second strap, binding off 7 stitches at the beginning of the row and knitting the remaining 9 stitches for 10 rows.Now it's time to add the buttons. Sew two buttons onto each strap, about 1 inch apart. This will allow you to adjust the length of the straps as your baby grows.Weave in any remaining ends and trim the excess yarn. Your dungarees are now ready to be worn by your little one!
Knitting a pair of dungarees for a newborn baby is a fun and rewarding project. With its classic design and easy-to-follow instructions, you'll have a new piece of baby clothing in no time. Plus, it makes for a great gift for expecting parents.