Back in May, I found out from my auntie that my cousins were expecting a baby, and that she wanted to order a special crocheted gift for her first grandbaby by Rebeckah's Treasures. She wanted to wait to find out the baby's sex before deciding what I should make. We found out that it would be a boy, just as I had guessed, in August.
She wasn't certain exactly what she wanted, so I sent her a few pictures of ideas I had. She liked two of the ideas, so using them as a starting point, I got started crocheting the romper late in September.
My cousin-in-law/momma-to-be's reaction upon receiving the gift was "Rebeckah! The package arrived! Such an amazingly cute and beautiful gift!. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! The baby will look so adorable in his new handmade outfit and mommy will be so proud.: ))...Thank you again! I just love it and it will always be so special knowing it was made by you with love."
I am waiting to find out from the parents-to-be if I will be able to share the picture of the baby in the outfit.
UPDATE: It fits at last! See baby in the outfit.
The Crochet Romper
The first piece of the set to be started, and the last bit to be finished was the crochet romper. To the right you will see various stages of the romper in progress, and below you will see front, back, and open views of the finished romper...
I started with the top half of the romper first using a stitch that is similar to the "diamond stitch" (links to video tutorial), but is my own design. The stitch for the upper portion of the romper is called "Criss Cross Diamond Stitch" and I will be making a pattern of the stitch as soon as I can.
The bottom portion of the romper is crocheted directly onto the bottom of the top. The stitching used for the bottom half is called the "interlocking shells stitch" (links to pattern & video tutorial). Since the colour is changed each row, I was able to crochet both legs of the romper at the same time. I wanted to crochet it so that there would be easy access to the baby's bottom.
I sewed 4 snaps to the top portion, and 11 snaps to the bottom portion of the romper.
It is approximately size 3-6 months.
These are approximately size 0-6 months.
It is approximately size 0-6 months.