Lucky Ladybug Onesie

This adorable baby onesie features a button front, hood, antennae and spots. Add leggings and a long-sleeved shirt and your little one is ready to go on his or her first Halloween adventure!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 16 (17, 18, 19, 20)” for baby size 3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months

Shown in size 12 months

Gauge: 16 sts and 13 rows = 4” [10 cm] in hdc after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby Yarn (80% acrylic, 20% nylon; 340 yards [310 meters]/100 grams): #902 Ladybug (MC), 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls; #112 Night-Night (CC), 1 ball

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Six ½” (12 mm) ladybug buttons; four ½” (12 mm) black buttons; tapestry needle; sewing needle; matching thread

Pattern

Back

With MC, ch 12 (14, 16, 18, 20).
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across row, turn – 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across row to last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn – 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts.
Row 3: Ch 2, work even in hdc across row.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 – 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) sts.
Row 5: Rep Row 2 – 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) sts.
Rows 6-7: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 8: Rep Row 2 – 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts.
Row 9: Rep Row 2 – 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts.
Row 10: Rep Row 2 – 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) sts.
Row 11: Rep Row 2 – 24 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts.
Row 12: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 13: Rep Row 2 – 26 (28, 30, 32, 34) sts.
Row 14: Rep Row 2 – 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts.
Rows 15-16: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 17: Rep Row 2 – 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts.
Rows 18-19: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 20: Rep Row 2 – 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.
Rows 21-22: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 23: Rep Row 2 – 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts.
Rows 24-25: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 26: Rep Row 2 – 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) sts.

Sizes – (6, 12, 18, 24) only

Work – (2, 4, 6, 8) rows even in hdc across row.

All sizes

Row 27: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across row to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts.
Rows 28-29: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 30: Rep Row 27 – 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.
Row 31: Work even in hdc across row.

Change to CC.

Rows 32-33: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 34: Sl st in first 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts, ch 2, hdc to last 2 sts, leave last 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) unworked, turn – 28 (30, 32, 32, 34) sts.
Row 35: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 36: Rep Row 27 – 26 (28, 30, 30, 32) sts.
Row 37: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 38: Rep Row 27 – 24 (26, 28, 28, 30) sts.
Rows 39-45: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 46: Ch 2, hdc in first 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) sts, leaving rem sts unworked.

Fasten off.

Join yarn at opposite edge, ch 2, hdc in first 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) sts, leaving rem sts unworked.  Fasten off.

Right Front

Ch 8 (9, 10, 11, 12).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across row, turn – 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to end of row, turn – 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts.
Row 3: Ch 2, work even in hdc across row.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 – 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts.
Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in each st across row to last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn – 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) sts.
Rows 6-7: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 8: Rep Row 2 – 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) sts.
Row 9: Rep Row 5 – 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts.
Row 10: Rep Row 2 – 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts.
Row 11: Rep Row 5 – 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) sts.
Row 12: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 13: Rep Row 5 – 14 (15, 16, 17, 18) sts.
Row 14: Rep Row 2 – 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) sts.
Rows 15-16: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 17: Rep Row 5 – 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) sts.
Rows 18-19: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 20: Rep Row 2 – 17 (18, 19, 20, 21) sts.
Rows 21-22: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 23: Rep Row 5 – 18 (19, 20, 21, 22) sts.
Rows 24-25: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 26: Rep Row 2 – 19 (20, 21, 22, 23) sts.

Sizes – (6, 12, 18, 24) months only

Work – (2, 4, 6, 8) rows even in hdc across row.

All Sizes

Row 27: Ch 2, hdc in each st across row to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 18 (19, 20, 21, 22) sts.

Rows 28-29: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 30: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to end of row, turn – 17 (18, 19, 20, 21) sts.

Row 31: Work even in hdc across row.

Change to CC.

Rows 32-33: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 34: Sl st in first 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts, ch 2, hdc to end of row, turn – 15 (16, 17, 17, 18) sts.
Row 35: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 36: Rep Row 30 – 14 (15, 16, 16, 17) sts.
Row 37: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 38: Rep Row 30 – 13 (14, 15, 15, 16) sts.
Row 39: Sl st in first 3 sts, ch 2, hdc in each st across to end of row, turn – 10 (11, 12, 12, 13) sts.
Row 40: Ch 2, hdc in each st across row to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 9 (10, 11, 11, 12) sts.
Row 41: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 42: Rep Row 40 – 8 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts.
Row 43: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 44: Rep Row 40 – 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts.

Sizes 3 (12, 18, 24) months only

Row 45: Work even in hdc across to end of row.

Size 6 month only

Row 45: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to end of row – 7 sts.

Sizes 3 (6, 12, 18) month only

Row 46: Rep Row 40 – 6 (6, 8, 8) sts.

Size 24 month only

Row 46: Work even in hdc across row.

Left Front

Ch 8 (9, 10, 11, 12).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across row, turn – 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across row to last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn – 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts.
Row 3: Ch 2, work even in hdc across row.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 – 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts.
Row 5: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to end of row, turn – 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) sts.
Rows 6-7: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 8: Rep Row 2 – 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) sts.
Row 9: Rep Row 5 – 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts.
Row 10: Rep Row 2 – 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts.
Row 11: Rep Row 5 – 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) sts.
Row 12: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 13: Rep Row 5 – 14 (15, 16, 17, 18) sts.
Row 14: Rep Row 2 – 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) sts.
Row 15-16: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 17: Rep Row 5 – 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) sts.
Rows 18-19: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 20: Rep Row 2 – 17 (18, 19, 20, 21) sts.
Rows 21-22: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 23: Rep Row 5 – 18 (19, 20, 21, 22) sts.
Rows 24-25: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 26: Rep Row 2 – 19 (20, 21, 22, 23) sts.

Sizes – (6, 12, 18, 24) months only

Work – (2, 4, 6, 8) rows even in hdc across row.

All Sizes

Row 27: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to end of row, turn – 18 (19, 20, 21, 22) sts.
Rows 28-29: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 30: Ch 2, hdc in each st across row to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 17 (18, 19, 20, 21) sts.
Row 31: Work even in hdc across row.

Change to CC.

Rows 32-33: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 34: Ch 2, hdc in each st across row to last 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts, leave remaining 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts unworked, turn – 15 (16, 17, 17, 18) sts.
Row 35: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 36: Rep Row 30 – 14 (15, 16, 16, 17) sts.
Row 37: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 38: Rep Row 30 – 13 (14, 15, 15, 16) sts.
Row 39: Ch 2, hdc in each across row to last 3 sts, leave remaining sts unworked, turn – 10 (11, 12, 12, 13) sts.
Row 40: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to end of row, turn – 9 (10, 11, 11, 12) sts.
Row 41: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 42: Rep Row 40 – 8 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts.
Row 43: Work even in hdc across row.
Row 44: Rep Row 40 – 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts.

Sizes 3 (12, 18, 24) months only

Row 45: Work even in hdc across row.

Size 6 months only

Row 45: Ch 2, hdc in each st across row to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 7 sts.

Sizes 3 (6, 12, 18) months only

Row 46: Rep Row 40 – 6 (6, 8, 8) sts.

Size 24 months only

Row 46: Work even in hdc across row.

Hood

With MC, ch 82 (84, 86, 86, 88).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across row, turn – 80 (82, 84, 84, 86) sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 78 (80, 82, 82, 84) sts.
Row 3: Work even in hdc across row.

Change to CC.

Rows 4-5: Rep Rows 2-3 – 76 (78, 80, 80, 82) sts.
Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 2-3 – 74 (76, 78, 78, 80) sts.
Rows 8-9: Rep Rows 2-3 – 72 (74, 76, 76, 78) sts.
Rows 10-11: Rep Rows 2-3 – 70 (72, 74, 74, 76) sts.
Rows 12-13: Rep Rows 2-3 – 68 (70, 72, 72, 74) sts.
Rows 14-15: Rep Rows 2-3 – 66 (68, 70, 70, 72) sts.

Fasten off.

Spots (make 13)

Ch 4.

Rnd 1: Work 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in tch.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

With 2 of the spots, create the tops of the antennae. To do this, weave the tail through the tops of the 9 dc and top of tch. Pull tight to form a ball.

Antennae

With RS facing and CC, join yarn to Hood, using photo as guide.

Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, sc2tog last ch and same st as join – 4 sts.

Fasten off.

To make top of Antennae, sew gathered spot to top of stem.

Repeat on opposite side for second Antennae.

Finishing

Block all pieces.

Sew spots in place using photo as a guide. Sew front to back at shoulder seams. Sew back seam of hood. Sew hood to neck edge. Sew buttons on bottom and front, slipping through hdc openings. Sew side seams, leaving armholes and leg openings open.

Border

With RS facing, join CC at bottom Left Front corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around left leg opening, across bottom of Back, around right leg opening, across bottom right, up right front, around Hood, down Left Front, and across left bottom, working 3 sc in each corner, join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Armhole

With RS facing, join CC at bottom of armhole.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around armhole opening, join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Repeat for other armhole.

Weave in ends.yarn ball

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