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One-Skein Baby Pants: Free Crochet Pattern

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Whether you have a new little one yourself, are expecting a little one in the family, or you’re headed to a baby shower and need a quick, stash-busting project to lend a handmade sentiment to your gift, these One Skein Baby Pants are the perfect solution. Using less than ONE skein of sport weight yarn, you can whip up a pair in an afternoon. Awesome!

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One-Skein Baby Pants Pattern

These One-Skein Baby Pants are fashioned from a crocheted octagon that is cleverly folded to create bottoms. We’ll then add a waistband and cuffs to the legs and your little one will be ready to roll!

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This is the SEVENTH installment of the 2023 One Skein Crochet Series. In this year-long series I am sharing one new pattern each month that uses one skein of yarn or less. I am trying to stick with commonly available yarns and yarn weights that a fiber enthusiast is likely to have in their yarn stash.

In this case I am using Brava Sport, a size 2/baby weight/sport weight, 100% acrylic yarn. Each skein has 340 yards which will make a size 0/3M, 3/6M, or 6/9M pants using this free crochet pattern. Of course, if you want to continue the pattern to continue growing the pants, that is absolutely possible – you’d just need more yarn. 😉

I did try this pattern using a worsted weight yarn, Brava Worsted, pictured here in “Solstice Heather” colorway. I don’t love the feel of the fabric as much because they are heavier weight, but it is absolutely doable.

If you do not have Brava Sport on hand you could substitute with any size 2/baby weight yarn provided it has enough yardage. Great substitutions would be Premier Cotton Fair, Premier Universal Yarn Uptown Sport, or any size 2 yarn you have on hand.

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In case you missed it, this is my new little grandbaby, by means of my boyfriend Kelly and his son. I am loving being a step-nana! ♥

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Who’s ready to make some pants?! All you need to know is how to make the double crochet and the treble crochet, and the edging uses Front Post/Back Post stitches. There are tutorials linked below for all of these stitches.

Grab the ad-free printable version of this pattern on Etsy, Ravelry, or the Heart Hook Home blog shop here. Thank you!

Materials:

Brava Sport Weight yarn (size 2, 100% acrylic)
-approx. (200, 250, 300 yards) (sizes 0/3M, 3/6M, 6/9M)

Crochet hook in size 4mm (main body)

Crochet hook in size 3mm (edging)

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Gauge: 18 sts x 10 rows = 4” square using double crochet

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

Pattern starts at the center and grows until size is reached.

The ch(s) at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.

Dc = Double crochet (tutorial available here)

Tr = Treble crochet (tutorial available here)

Fpdc/Bpdc = Front Post/Back Post Double Crochet (tutorial available here)

The Mattress Stitch is used for seaming the legs. A tutorial for that technique can be found here.

We start with a Magic Circle, for which there is a tutorial here. Alternately you could ch-6 and join to form a circle to start.

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baby pants crochet pattern

Baby Pants Pattern:

Using the 4mm hook…

Round 1: Magic circle, ch-2, 20dc in circle. Join to top of first dc. (20)

Round 2: Ch-2, turn, 2dc in each st around. Join to top of first dc. (40)

Note: It will want to wave/ripple and that is perfect!

Round 3: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next st, * dc in next 4 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times, dc in remaining 2 sts, join to top of first dc. (72)

Round 4: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 4 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next st, * dc in next 8 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times, dc in remaining 4 sts, Join to top of first dc. (104)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 6 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next st, * dc in next 12 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times, dc in remaining 6 sts, Join to top of first dc. (136)

Round 6: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 8 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next st, * dc in next 16 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times, dc in remaining 8 sts, Join to top of first dc. (168)

Round 7: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 10 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next st, * dc in next 20 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times, dc in remaining 10 sts, Join to top of first dc. (200)

Round 8: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 12 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next st, * dc in next 24 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times, dc in remaining 12 sts, Join to top of first dc. (232)

Round 9: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 14 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next st, * dc in next 28 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times, dc in remaining 14 sts, Join to top of first dc. (264)

Round 10: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 16 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next st, * dc in next 32 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times, dc in remaining 16 sts, Join to top of first dc. (296)

Size 0/3M jump to “Construction” below. Should measure approx. 8.5” when laid flat.

Round 11: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 18 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next st, * dc in next 36 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times, dc in remaining 18 sts, Join to top of first dc. (328)

Size 3/6M jump to “Construction” below. Should measure approx. 9” when laid flat.

Round 12: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 20 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next st, * dc in next 40 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times, dc in remaining 20 sts, Join to top of first dc. (360)

Size 6/9M jump to “Construction” below. Should measure approx. 10” when laid flat.

Construction:

Fold in half, positioning the pants as pictured. Pin the top corners to each other if desired.

Where still attached, and using the 3mm hook…

Round 1: Ch-1, * Fpdc around next, Bpdc around next * repeat between * * (8, 9, 10) more times. Jump to the opposite panel to continue the waistband. Repeat between * * (18, 20, 22) more times, jump back to the opposite panel to complete the waistband. Repeat between * * (8, 9, 10) more times. Fpdc2tog, join to top of first st. (71, 79, 87)

Note that we are going around the first double crochet stitch to the left of the treble crochet stitch in the corner. As pictured:

Again going around the first double crochet to the left of the corner treble stitch:

Round 2: Ch-1, turn, * Bpdc around next, Fpdc around next * repeat between * * around. Bpdc, join to top of first st. (71, 79, 87)

Round 3: Ch-1, turn, * Fpdc around next, Bpdc around next * repeat between * * around. Fpdc, join to top of first st. (71, 79, 87)

Round 4: repeat round 2 (71, 79, 87)

Size 6/9M ONLY:

Round 5: Ch-1, turn, * Fpdc around next, Bpdc around next * repeat between * * around. Fpdc around last, join to top of first st. (-, -, 87)

Round 6: repeat row 2

Round (5, 5, 7): Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. Fasten off using Invisible Join.

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Leg Edging:

Leaving a ~30” long tail, attach in bottom corner as pictured using the 3mm hook, going into the first double crochet of the left of the corner treble crochet stitch…

Round 1: Ch-1, * Fpdc around next, Bpdc around next * repeat between * * (16, 18, 20) more times. Fpdc around next, join to top of first st. (35, 39, 43)

Round 2: Ch-1, turn, * Bpdc around next, Fpdc around next * repeat between * * around. Bpdc, join to top of first st. (35, 39, 43)

Size 6/9M ONLY:

Round 3: Ch-1, turn, * Fpdc around next, Bpdc around next * repeat between * * (16, 18, 20) more times. Fpdc around next, join to top of first st. (-, -, 43)

Round 4: repeat row 2

Round (3, 3, 5): Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. Fasten off using Invisible Join.

Use the ~30” yarn tail to seam legs using the Mattress Stitch. Repeat on other leg.

That is it! All of the sizes included in this pattern take one skein (or less!) of Brava Sport weight yarn. If you would like to continue on and make for toddlers, etc, simply continue adding rows until the width is reached per the Craft Yarn Council size guidelines here.

One Skein Baby Pants free crochet pattern

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