Beachside Baby Romper Free Crochet Pattern

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The Beachside Baby Romper is a perfect outfit to enjoy the rest of the summer in. I am new to baby rompers and boy was I missing out. After buying my daughter her first romper, I knew I needed to add more to her wardrobe. They are just so cute!

I wasn’t sure how hard a romper would be to make. To my surprise, it turned out to be pretty easy. The romper is suppose to be loose so keep this in mind when choosing a size. I would recommend one size larger if you are not sure, little girls grow fast.

The beachside baby romper is the perfect summer baby shower gift! This quick and easy free crochet pattern was designed for begginers who are comfortable with the basic stitches. This is a beatiful and unique project and with sizes 3 months - 24 months this pattern is great for all baby girls! #crochet #crochetpattern #free #baby #babyromper #babycrochet

Like my Simply Spring Baby Dress, I designed this project to be beginner friendly. There are two techniques I use, crocheting in the third loop and front post/back post crochet to add detail and texture. If you are not familiar with these techniques that is ok. I have created video tutorials to help you out. 

I chose to use Bernat Softee Baby Cotton when designing my Beachside Baby Romper. Cotton is perfect for the warmer months and the Bernat Softee line is so very soft. It is perfect for baby skin. 

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Most sizes will work up in less than one skein, definitely no more than two. This project would make a great weekend project to have ready to gift to a baby on Sunday. Did anyone say baby shower? The Beachside Baby Romper would make a wonderful Summer baby shower gift. Don’t forget to make up a Causal Cotton Headband to match!

Beachside Baby Romper

Materials

1-2 Skein of Bernat Softee Baby Cotton (depending on size)
Clover Soft Touch 4mm Crochet Hooks, Size G
1 1/4 yard Dritz Cable Cord 5/32in, White
Fiskars Scissors
Yarn needle
Stitch Markers
4 Dritz Sew-On Snaps Nickel Size 4/0 or 4 Buttons
Strong Sewing Thread
Sewing Needle
Elmer’s Glue
Tape

 

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
FPhdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPhdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet
Skst – Skip Stitch
Slst- Slip Stitch
R – Row or Round

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Special Stitch Techniques

To add extra detail to the top of the baby romper you will be crocheting in the third loop. If you are not familiar with this technique you can watch my video tutorial, How to Crochet: Half Double Crochet in the Third Loop. You will be crocheting into the third loop in the round.

To give a ribbed appearance to bottom of the romper you will be alternating working Front post and back post half double crochet. If you are not familiar with this technique, I have another video How to Crochet: Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet. We will be using the front and back post half double crochet in this tutorial.

Gauge

8 hdc = 2”
6 rows = 2”
5 chain = 1″

Sizes

I have 6 sizes available. I have two patterns written below. One pattern for 3m, 9m and 18m. Another pattern is written for 6m, 12m, and 24m.

The beachside baby romper is the perfect summer baby shower gift! This quick and easy free crochet pattern was designed for begginers who are comfortable with the basic stitches. This is a beatiful and unique project and with sizes 3 months - 24 months this pattern is great for all baby girls! #crochet #crochetpattern #free #baby #babyromper #babycrochet
The beachside baby romper is the perfect summer baby shower gift! This quick and easy free crochet pattern was designed for begginers who are comfortable with the basic stitches. This is a beatiful and unique project and with sizes 3 months - 24 months this pattern is great for all baby girls! #crochet #crochetpattern #free #baby #babyromper #babycrochet

Beachside Baby Romper Instructions

Notes for Sizes 3m, 9m, 18m

  • I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
  • The first number you see is for the size 3m and the number in parenthesis reads as follows [9m, 18m].
  • There is a stitch count at the end of most rows. The stitch count read [3m, 9m, 18m].
  • If you find the parenthesis confusing. I recommend printing the pattern and circling or highlighting the numbers that go with the size you are making.

Ch 66(74, 82), Slst to first Ch.

R1:Work a Hdc into the third Ch from the hook, Work a Hdc into every Ch across. Slst to first Hdc. [64, 72, 80]

R2-3: Ch1, do not turn, Work a Hdc into third loop of every St around. Slst to first Hdc. [64, 72, 80]

R4: Ch1, do not turn. (Work a Hdc in the third loop into the next 7 [8, 9] Sts, Work 2 Hdc into third loop of the next St) repeat from (to) a total of 8 times. Slst to first Hdc. [72, 80, 88]

Note: From now on we will be turning at the end of the row.

R5-14 : Ch2, turn. Work a Hdc into each St around. Slst to first Hdc. [72, 80, 88]

Note: For size 9m add an additional 2 rows of Row 6. For size 18m add 3 additional rows of Row 6.

R15: Ch1, turn. Work a Sc into each St around. Slst to first Sc. [72, 80, 88]

R16: Ch1, turn. (Work a Sc into the next St, Ch 1, Skip the next St) repeat from (to) around. Slst to first Sc.

R17: Ch1, turn. Work a Sc into each St around. Slst to first Sc. [72, 80, 88]

R18-20: Ch2, turn. Work a Hdc into each St around. Slst to first Hdc. [72, 80, 88]

R21: Ch2, turn, ( Work a Hdc into the next 8 [9, 10]Sts, WOrk 2 Hdc into the next St) repeat from (to) a total of 8 times. Slst to first Hdc. [80, 88, 96]

R22-34: Ch2, turn, Work a Hdc into each St around. Slst to first Hdc. Fasten off, but mark your last stitch.  [80, 88, 96]

Note: For size 9m, add 2 more rows of Row 22, for size 18m add 4 more rows of Row 22.

Adding the Romper Legs

From where you fastened off, move over 4 stitches and slip stitch into the fifth stitch,.

Leg R1: Ch2, Work a Hdc into the next 32 [36, 40] Sts.

Leg R2: Ch2, turn. Work a Hdc32 into the next 32 [36, 40] Sts.

Note: For size 18m you will repeat Row 2 once more.

Leg R3: Ch2, turn, ( Work a FPhdc into the next St, Work a BPhdc into the next stitch) repeat from (to) until the end of the row. Fasten off.

Go back to where you fastened off the body of the romper and move 4 stitches in the other direction. Slip stitch into the fifth stitch. Repeat the romper legs row 1-3.

Scroll to the bottom for the finishing instructions.

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Beachside Baby Romper Instructions

Notes for Sizes 6m, 12m, 24m

  • I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
  • The first number you see is for the size 6m and the number in parenthesis reads as follows [12m, 24m].
  • There is a stitch count at the end of most rows. The stitch count read [6m, 12m, 24m].
  • If you find the parenthesis confusing. I recommend printing the pattern and circling or highlighting the numbers that go with the size you are making.

Ch 70(78, 86), Slst to first Ch.

R1: Work a Hdc into the third Ch from the hook, Work a Hdc into every Ch across. Slst to first Hdc. [68, 76, 84]

R2-3: Ch1, do not turn, Work a Hdc in the third loop in every stitch around. Slst to first hdc. [68, 76, 84]

R4: Ch1, do not turn. ( Work a Hdc in third loop of the next 7[8,9] Sts, Work 2 Hdc into the third loop of the next St) repeat from (to) a total of 8 times. Work a Hdc into the next 4 Sts. Slst to first Hdc. [76, 84, 92]

Note: From now on we will be turning at the end of the row.

R5-15 : Ch2, turn. Work a Hdc into each St around. Slst to first Hdc. [76, 84, 92]

Note: For size 12m add an additional 2 rows of Row 6. For size 24m add 3 additional rows of Row 6.

R16: Ch1, turn. Work a Sc into each St around. Slst to first Sc. [76, 84, 92]

R17: Ch1, turn. (Work a Sc into the next St, ch 1, Skip the next St) repeat form (to) until the end of the row. Slst to first Sc.

R18: Ch1, turn. Work a Sc into each St around. Slst to first Sc. [76, 84, 92]

R19-21: Ch2, turn. Work a Hdc into each stitch around. Slst to first hdc. [76, 84, 92]

R22: Ch2, turn, (Work a Hdc into the next 8 [9, 10]Sts, Work 2 Hdc into the next St) repeat from (to) a total of 8 times.Work a Hdc into the last 4 Sts. Slst to first Hdc. [84, 92, 100]

R23-36: Ch2, turn,Work a Hdc into each St of the previous row. Slst to first Hdc. Fasten off, but mark your last stitch. [84, 92, 100]

Note: For size 12m, add 2 more rows of Row 22, for size 24m add 3 more rows of Row 22.

Adding the Romper Legs

From where you fastened off, move over 4 stitches and slip stitch into the fifth stitch,.

Leg R1: Ch2, Work a Hdc into the next 34 [38, 44] Sts.

Leg R2: Ch2, turn.Work a Hdc into the next 34 [38, 44] Sts.

Note: For size 12m and 24m you will repeat Row 2 once more.

Leg R3: Ch2, turn, (FPhdc into the next St, BPhdc into the next St.) repeat from (to)  until the end of the row. Fasten off.

Go back to where you fastened off the body of the romper and move 4 stitches in the other direction. Slip stitch into the fifth stitch. Repeat the romper legs row 1-3.

The beachside baby romper is the perfect summer baby shower gift! This quick and easy free crochet pattern was designed for begginers who are comfortable with the basic stitches. This is a beatiful and unique project and with sizes 3 months - 24 months this pattern is great for all baby girls! #crochet #crochetpattern #free #baby #babyromper #babycrochet

Finishing Touches

To create a mounting point for our snaps, we are going to Half Double crochet around the inseam. You will need to do this on the front and back inseam. Work 16-20 hdc spaced evenly along the front inseam. Repeat this for the back inseam. Fasten off and weave all your ends in.

Sew four snaps to the row we just created spaced evenly and facing the back of the romper.

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Cutting and Weaving in your Rope

To keep your rope from unraveling, place a piece of tape over the section you want to cut. Now cut through the center of the tape and dip the end in Elmer’s glue. Wait for it to dry and remove the tape. I will also brush some Elmer’s glue on the last 1/4 inch of the rope to keep everything together.

When everything is dry, use your crochet hook to weave the rope through Romper Body Row 17.

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Adding the Straps

Next, let’s make the straps. Make two chains and leave a long tail at the beginning and end to use for sewing to the body of the romper.

3m – Ch50, Fasten off.

6m – Ch50, Fasten off.

9m – Ch60, Fasten off.

12m – Ch60, Fasten off.

18m – Ch65, Fasten off.

24m – Ch70, Fasten off.

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Find the center of each strap. You can use a stitch marker to marker. Count 10 chains from the center and mark those chain. Stack the three marker chains on top of each other with the center chain in the middle. Now, use a spare piece of yarn to wrap around the three marker chains (you will have to remove your markers.) Tie off and weave in your ends. This will create a nice secure little bow at the top of each strap. Sew the straps to the body of your Beachside Baby Romper and you are done.

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought. Did you like or dislike how I wrote the pattern for multiple sizes sizes?

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13 Comments

  1. Emma

    March 26, 2019 at 1:57 am

    For size 12m, pattern says to add 2 more of Row 22. Row 22 is an increase row. Is this correct? That will add 16 stitches.
    Thank you for your attention.

    1. Lindsey

      March 26, 2019 at 2:34 am

      Row 21 is the increase row. Row 22 is Hdc in each stitch around.

      1. cindy schaffer

        July 12, 2019 at 4:50 pm

        row 22 is increase row. is this right row for 24 months. or should it be row 21

        1. Lindsey

          July 12, 2019 at 5:17 pm

          So for 24 months, you are working ‘Row 22’ as an increase row, but back at Row 6 you needed to add an additional 3 rows for 24 months. So if you are counting the rows on your physical project you will be increasing in row 25. Let me know if this doesn’t make sense. The row numbers get a little silly for the larger sizes because we are working extra rows. You can mark the extra rows with a stitch marker to remind yourself not to count them when following the pattern if that helps.

    2. Sheena

      April 20, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      I was my to start this last night but I’m confused with the slsts: Slst to first sc.
      I’ve never seen this in patterns before and I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around it for some reason 😂 am I doing a slst and then doing the first stitch of that row in the same stitch as the slst?
      Thanks!

      1. Lindsey

        April 20, 2019 at 4:23 pm

        You are slip stitching to join the last stitch of the row to the first stitch of the row. Then you will ch1 to move up and work the next row.

        1. Sheena

          April 26, 2019 at 1:21 pm

          Oops! I see what you mean now, must be the sleep deprived mom brain… 🤣 Thank you!!

  2. Taylor Radford

    May 13, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I am doing the 24 month pattern and I got to row 15 and I’m confused do I do 18 more rows of 5-15 or do I three more rows?

    1. Lindsey

      May 14, 2019 at 4:08 am

      For size 24 months you are doing 3 additional rows. Please beware that this will throw off the row count. When you reach row 22 it will be the same thing, you will repeat the last row for an additional 3 rows.

  3. Erin

    June 25, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Would it be possible to make that into a 4T? I adore this romper and would love to make one for.my daughter but not sure how to size up to fit her?

    1. Lindsey

      June 25, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      Yes it would be possible but you would have to make some changes to it. For a 4T I would add extra chains to the starting chain, add enough to be able to fit around the child’s chest. I would not join at the end of every row like you do for the baby pattern. You will want to have the back open and add buttons to close it to make it easier for them to get dressed. You will want to take this area of overlap for the buttons into consideration when you add chains to the starting chain.

  4. Cindy schaffer

    July 12, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    the pattern doesnt say where to sew the straps on, help

    1. Lindsey

      July 13, 2019 at 2:49 am

      You can sew them on wherever you like. You can lay the romper flat and mark the center of the bodice. Sew the straps to the area directly in between the center of the bodice and the side, where the bodice creases when laid flat. You will sew the back side of the strap directly behind the front on the back of the romper.

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