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Free knitting pattern so cute!! One for the little ones 💕

Junior

Knitted DROPS vest with V-neck and textured pattern in “Baby Merino” or “Baby Alpaca SIlk”.

DROPS design: Pattern no BM-036-byYarn group A

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Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4) years

Finished measurements:

Bust: 44-50-56 (62-68) cm / 17 1/4″-19 3/4″-22″ (24½”-26 3/4″)

Full length: 26-28-31 (33-36) cm / 10 1/4″-11″-12 1/4″ (13″-14 1/4″)
Materials: DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio

100-100-100 (100-150) color no 19, gray 

Or use:

DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio

100-100-100 (150-150) colour no 8465, medium grey
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 3 mm / US 2or3 (60 or 80 cm / 24” or 32”) – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4” x 4”.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE size 2.5 mm / US 1or2 (60 or 80 cm / 24” or 32”) – for rib.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 521: 4 pieces

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
DOUBLE SEED ST:

Row 1: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-*. 

Row 2: K over K and P over P. 

Row 3: P over K and K over P. 

Row 4: As row 2. 

Repeat row 1 to 4.
BUTTON HOLES:

Bind off for button holes on right band. 1 button hole = K tog 2nd and 3rd st from edge and make 1 YO. Bind off for button holes when piece measures:

SIZE 1/3 MONTHS: 2, 6, 10 and 14 cm / 3/4″, 2 3/8″, 4″ and 5½”.

SIZE 6/9 MONTHS: 2, 7, 11 and 16 cm / 3/4″, 2 3/4″, 4 3/8″ and 6 1/4″.

SIZE 12/18 MONTHS: 2, 7, 12 and 17 cm / 3/4″, 2 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 6 3/4″.

SIZE 2 YEARS: 2, 8, 13 and 19 cm / 3/4″, 3 1/8″, 5 1/8″ and 7½”.

SIZE 3/4 YEARS: 2, 8, 14 and 20 cm / 3/4″, 3 1/8″, 5½” and 8″.
DEC FOR V-NECK AND ARMHOLES IN DOUBLE SEED ST:

All dec are done from RS!

DEC AS FOLLOWS BEFORE BAND/SLEEVE EDGE:

When last st should be K: K 2 tog.

When last st should be P: P 2 tog.

DEC AS FOLLOWS AFTER BAND/SLEEVE EDGE:

When first st should be K: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

When first st should be P: P 2 twisted tog (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front).

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BODY:

Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.

Cast on 148-168-184 (204-224) sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 with Baby Merino. Work first row as follows from RS: 5 sts in GARTER ST (= band) – see explanation above, * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 7 sts remain, finish with K 2 and 5 sts in GARTER ST (= band). Continue rib like this with 5 sts in garter st in each side until piece measures 3-3-4 (4-5) cm / 1 1/8″-1 1/8″-1½” (1½”-2″) – REMEMBER BUTTON HOLES on band – see explanation above. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and work in stockinette st but continue bands in garter st as before. AT THE SAME TIME on first row after rib, dec 32-36-40 (44-52) sts evenly (do not dec over bands) = 116-132-144 (160-172) sts. Insert a marker 31-35-39 (43-45) sts in from each side (= 54-62-66 (74-82) sts between markers on back piece). REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 7-7½-8 (9-10) cm / 2 3/4″-2 7/8″-3 1/8″ (3½”-4″), work next row as follows from RS: 5 sts in garter st, 21-21-27 (27-31) sts in stockinette st, slip the last 16-16-20 (20-24) sts that were worked on a stitch holder for pocket slit, work until 10-10-12 (12-12) sts remain on needle, slip the last 16-16-20 (20-24) sts that were worked on a stitch holder for pocket slit, work 5-5-7 (7-7) sts in stockinette st and finish with 5 sts in garter st. On next row cast on 16-16-20 (20-24) new sts over each of the 2 stitch holders with sts = 116-132-144 (160-172) sts. Continue in stockinette st and in garter st until piece measures 13-14-16 (16-18) cm / 5 1/8″-5½”-6 1/4″ (6 1/4″-7″). Now K 4 rows over all sts (= 2 ridges). Then work DOUBLE SEED ST – see explanation above (continue bands in garter st as before). READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING! When piece measures 15-17-18 (20-21) cm / 6″-6 3/4″-7″ (8″-8 1/4″), work 2 rows in garter st over the first 5 sts on needle (do not work the other sts on needle), then work 1 row over all sts before working 2 rows in garter st over the first 5 sts on needle in the other side of piece (this is done so that the V-neck looks nice). Then dec for V-neck – see explanation above: Dec 1 st every other row (i.e. every row from RS) a total of 12-13-16 (16-16) times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 16-17-19 (20-22) cm / 6¼”-6¾”-7½” (8”-8¾”), work 4 rows in garter st over the middle 18-20-20 (20-20) sts in each side (i.e. over 9-10-10 (10-10) sts on each side of both markers) – work the other sts as before. On next row, bind off the middle 8-10-10 (10-10) sts in each side for armhole and finish front and back piece separately. 
BACK PIECE:

= 46-52-56 (64-72) sts. Work double seed st with 5 sts in garter st in each side (= sleeve edges). AT THE SAME TIME dec for armholes – see explanation above: Dec 1 st every other row (i.e. on every row from RS) a total of 5-6-6 (6-6) times = 36-40-44 (52-60) sts. Continue in double seed st and in garter st until piece measures 24-26-29 (31-34) cm / 9½”-10 1/4″-11 3/8″ (12 1/4″-13 3/8″). Now work in garter st over all sts until finished measurements. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 25-27-30 (32-35) cm / 9 3/4″-10 5/8″-11 3/4″ (12½”-13 3/4″), bind off the middle 16-18-20 (20-24) sts for neck = 10-11-12 (16-18) sts remain on each shoulder. Now finish each shoulder separately. Continue with garter st until piece measures 26-28-31 (33-36) cm / 10 1/4″-11″-12 1/4″ (13″-14 1/4″), bind off. 
LEFT FRONT PIECE:

Continue with double seed st and in garter st while AT THE SAME TIME dec for armhole in the side as on back piece and continue dec for V-neck as before. After last dec, 10-11-12 (16-18) sts remain on needle. Work garter st over all sts until piece measures 26-28-31 (33-36) cm / 10 1/4″-11″-12 1/4″ (13″-14 1/4″) and bind off. 
RIGHT FRONT PIECE: 

Work as left front piece but reversed. 
POCKET FLAP: 

Slip the 16-16-20 (20-24) sts from stitch holder on one front piece back on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1or2. Work rib K2/P2 with 1 st in garter st and K 2 in each side (seen from RS). 

When pocket flap measures 2½-2½-3 (3-3) cm / 7/8″-7/8″-1 1/8″ (1 1/8″-1 1/8″), loosely bind off with K over K and P over P. 

Sew pocket flap to front piece with duplicate sts in each side. Sew pocket opening to bottom of pocket flap (where sts were put on a stitch holder) on the back of piece. Work another pocket flap the same way on the other front piece. 
ASSEMBLY: 

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew on buttons.

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