Baby Bear

$8.00 USD

Resembling a cuddly bear cub, the Baby Bear onesie swaddles a precious little one in warmth and softness. Like a gentle hug, it’s the perfect way to welcome a special baby into the world. The pattern is a top-down, seamless raglan, with a diagonal front opening. Snap tape is sewn inside the fronts for easy access and practicality! The only seams are the crotch and underarms.

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Sizes

0-3 months (6 months, 9 months, 12 months)

Finished Measurements

  • Finished Body Circumference: 17.75 (19.25, 21.5, 23.25)” / 45 (49, 55, 59) cm
  • Finished Length from center back neck to crotch: 11 (12.5, 14, 15.5)” / 28 (32, 35, 40) cm

Materials

Yarn

  • 285 (380, 475, 570) yards / 260 (347, 434, 521) meters of dk-light worsted weight yarn that gets gauge

     

Shown in:

Big Bad Wool Weepaca

  • 50% Merino, 50% Alpaca; 95 yds / 86 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
  • 3 (4, 5, 6) skeins in color Charcoal (gray, 9 month size) and Canoe (brown, 0-3 month size)

Needles

  • US 6 / 4 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) any length circular needle for body
  • US 6 / 4 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle 32" / 76 cm or longer to work magic loop on sleeves and left leg, or dpns
  • US 2-3 / 3-3.25 mm needles for working bind-off

Notions

  • 6 stitch markers 
    • 2 distinct markers
    • 4 opening/hanging markers
  • Snap tape:
    • 1 package snap tape, Dritz 17.5” / 44 cm 100% cotton OR, if buying by the yard, allow 15.5 (16.5, 17.5, 18.5)” / 39 (42, 44, 47) cm to accommodate shrinkage
    • N O T E : If making the 12 month size and using the 17.5” / 44 cm package of snap tape, you may be a bit shy; tape may be 1⁄2” / 1 cm shorter on top/bottom than garment
  • Optional twill tape or ribbon, approx 3” / 7.5 cm to create pull tab

Gauge

20 sts and 28 rows / rnds = 4” / 10 cm square in St st

N O T E : To ensure correct measurements and yarn quantity, take time to swatch!

N O T E : This is the washed and blocked gauge, so be sure to wash and dry your swatch the same way you plan to wash and dry your finished garment. If you get a tighter gauge than called for, consider knitting the next size up. If you get a looser gauge, knit a size down.

Errata

Shape Right Leg to Opening

On p. 9, the stitch count before Row 11 should be moved to after Row 11 and changed as follows:

  • 32 (32, 35, 35) sts plus 2 edge sts.

Shape Remaining Right Leg Stitches

On p. 10 the first stitch count should be changed as follows:

  • Place 12 (14, 15, 17) remaining Right leg stitches plus 2 edge sts on working needle.

Add stitch count: 

On p. 9, add at end of first sentence:

  • 12 (14, 15, 17) right leg sts plus 2 edge sts, 48 (50, 54, 56) left leg sts plus 4 edge sts, and 40 (40, 43, 43) right leg sts plus 2 edge sts.

 
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