Easy Open Long Sleeve Onesie

Forget fussy buttons and snaps and opt for this Easy Open Long Sleeve Onesie instead. Designed in a gender neutral yellow and gray, customize this beginner friendly pattern in your favorite colors and keep little ones cozy this spring.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Chest Size 16 (17, 18)” to fit sizes 3 (6, 12) months but very forgiving on sizing.

Shown in size 3 months

Gauge: 16 sts and 13 rows (6 rows dc + 7 rows sc) = 4” [10 cm] in patt st

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Universal Yarn Little Bird (100% Acrylic; 344 yards [315 meters]/100 grams): Color #101 Snow Fort (A, 2 (2, 3) balls), Color #112 Ghostie Gray (B, 1 ball), Color #111 Chinos (C, 1 ball), Color #102 Bright Sun (D, 1 ball)

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Ch-3 counts as dc.

For Left Front decreases only, ch 2 and first dc = 1 decrease. On next row, work into dc and leave ch 2 unworked.

Special Stitches

Stripe Pattern

Work 3 rows in A (dc row, sc row, dc row), 1 sc row in a contrast color, using B, C, and D, then back to B, etc.

To cut down on ends to weave in, when working with a contrast color, stitch over color A working yarn to carry it across the row so it’s available for the next row.

Pattern

Legs (make 2)

Right Leg

With A, ch 25 (27, 29).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3, turn. (24 (26, 28) sc)

Row 2: Dc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Work 2 sc in first dc, sc in each dc across to last dc, 2 sc in last dc, ch 3, turn. (26 (28, 30) sc)

Row 4: Rep Row 2, change to B, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: With B, rep Row 3, change to A, ch 3, turn. (28 (30, 32) sc)

Rows 6-8: With A, rep Rows 2-3, then Row 2 once more, change to C after Row 8, ch 1, turn.  (30 (32, 34) sc)

Row 9: With C, sc in each dc across, change to A, ch 3, turn.

Row 10: With A, dc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 11: With A, 2 sc in first dc, sc in each dc across to last dc, 2 sc in last dc, ch 3, turn. (32 (34, 36) sc)

Row 12: With A, dc in each sc across, change to D, ch 1, turn

Rep Rows 9-12, 3 (3, 4) more times, maintaining established color order of contrast stripes. (38 (40, 44) sts)

Fasten off.

Left Leg

Rep all instructions for Right Leg but do not fasten off after final row, change to correct contrast color, ch 1, turn.

Join Legs

Row 1: With appropriate contrast color, sc in each sc across Left Leg, ch 4 (6, 4), sc in each sc across Right Leg until 2 sts rem, 2 sc in each of last 2 sc, change to A, ch 3, turn. (78 (82, 90) sc + ch-4 (6, 6) sp)

Row 2: With A, dc in first sc and in each sc and ch across to last sc, 2 dc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (84 (90, 96) dc)

Row 3: With A, sc in each dc across to last 2 dc, 2 sc in each of last 2 dc, ch 3, turn. (86 (92, 98) sc)

Row 4: Dc in first sc and in each sc across. Change to next contrast color, ch 1, turn. (87 (93, 99) dc)

Row 5: With contrast color, rep Row 3, change to A, ch 3, turn. (89 (95, 101) sc)

Rows 6-8: Rep Rows 2-4. (94 (100, 106) sts)

Size 3 months only

Sk to Work Even Section.

Sizes 6 (12) months only

Rows 10 – (13, 17):

Work Even Section

Work even on these sts (in A, dc row, sc row, dc row, with contrast color, sc row) until work measures 7 (8, 9)” from ch between Legs, ending with a WS row.

Begin Decreases

Note: Maintain color pattern as established.

Row 1 (RS): Sc2tog, sc in each dc across until 4 dc rem, sc2tog twice, ch 2, turn. (91 (104, 117) sc)

Row 2: Dc in next sc (see note on decs), dc2tog, dc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. (89 (102, 115) dc)

Row 3: Rep Row 1. (86, 99, 112) sc)

Left Front

Maintain Stripe Pattern as established.

Set-up Row (WS): Dc in next sc, dc in next 27 (28, 29) sc. Leave rem sts unworked, ch 1, turn. (28 (29, 30) dc)

Row 1: Sc in each dc across until 4 sts remain, sc2tog twice, ch 2, turn. (2 sts dec’d)

Row 2: Dc in next dc (see note on dec), dc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. (1 st dec’d)
Rep Rows 1-2 until 8 (9, 10) sts rem.

Work even on these sts as necessary until armhole measures 4 (4.5, 4.5)”.

Fasten off.

Back

With WS facing and A, sk 8 (9, 10) sc, join yarn with sl st in next sc, ch 3, dc in each of next 27 (29, 31) sc. Leave rem sts unworked, ch 3, turn. (28 (30, 32) dc)

Work even on these sts, maintaining Stripe Pattern as established until armhole has the same number of rows as Front, ending with a RS row. Do not fasten off, ch 3, turn.

Shoulders

Left Shoulder:

Row 1: Dc in next 7 (7, 9) sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next sc.

Fasten off. Do not turn.

Right Shoulder

Sk 8 (10, 10) sc, join yarn in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc, hdc in next sc, dc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Right Front

Set-up Row (WS): With WS facing and A, sk 8 (9, 10) sc, join yarn with sl st in next sc, ch 3, dc in each sc across until 2 sts rem, dc2tog, ch 1, turn. (28 (29, 30) dc)

Row 1: Sc2tog twice, sc in each dc across, ch 2, turn. (26 (27, 28) sc)

Row 2: Dc in each sc across until 2 sts rem, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (25 (26, 27) dc)

Rep Rows 1-2 until 8 (9, 10) sts rem.

Work even on these sts as necessary until armhole measures 4 (4.5, 4.5)”.

Fasten off.

Sleeves (make 2)

With A, ch 25 (27, 31).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3, turn. (24 (26, 30) sc)

Row 2: Dc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in each sc across, ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Work 2 sc in first dc, sc in each dc across until 1 dc rem, 2 sc in last dc, ch 3, turn. (26 (28, 32) sc)

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 5-6. (30 (32, 36) sc)

Rows 11-14: Rep Rows 3-6. (32 (34, 38) sc)

Row 15: Rep Row 3.

Rep Rows 2- 3 until sleeve measures 7 (7.5, 8.25)”, ending with a RS row.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew inside leg seams.

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew sleeve seams.

Insert sleeves into armholes and sew into place.

Sleeve and Leg Hems

With MC, work 1 rnd sc and 1 sl st around each arm or leg opening. Fasten off.

Front Opening and Ties

Rnd 1: With MC and with RS facing, beginning at the bottom, work 1 rnd sc around entirety of front and neck opening.

Rnd 2: With MC and with RS facing, [sl st in each sc to point of Left Front, ch 36 (42, 48), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across back to Front opening] twice, sl st around to end, join rnd with sl st in first sl st.

Fasten off.

Ties

With MC ch 36 (42, 48).

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew ties on Right Front as shown in photo, opposite the Left Front ties.

Weave in all ends

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