I know, I know. These photo’s are far from professional. They were taken well before I realized that I would actually (finally) create this blog. These longies now belong to Olly and have been very well worn, so they are no longer suitable for photography.
Excuses made, you may now proceed to the pattern without giggling too much at my low-budge photos.
Crochet Longies Pattern
These longies were made from acrylic yarn.
One of my exciting new finds is Survival Knitting’s website. The owner of this site kindly friended me the minute I posted my Crochet Slippers Pattern on Ravelry. Thanx Garilynn :) In her “About Me”, this particular sentence made me smile: “…made entirely of acrylic yarn because we are poor, humble folks of modest means.” That is exactly why I use acrylic yarn instead of REAL wool.
To use these as longies (and not just trousers), however, you will need to use wool as it can be lanolized to act as a diaper cover for cloth nappies. It also breathes better and is NON FLAMABLE!
This is a really simple pattern.
Please feel free to let me know how it goes if someone does attempt to make these for the little monster in their life.
Here are the patterns and measurements from newborn all the way through to 36 months.
If your child falls between these measurements or only one of them seems to be right for you, I would suggest going with the hips, because both the rise and the inseam are easy enough to alter yourself whereas the hips are a bit more tricky because of the increases for the gusset.
The following suggestions are based on the specified gauge, which is 18 rows and 17 st’s per 10cm square.
To lengthen or shorten your rise, add or remove one row per centimeter. This will add or subtract roughly 5mm from the front AND the back, giving you approximately 1cm more or less in total.
To lengthen or shorten the inseam, add or remove 2 rows per centimeter.
The same applies to the hips, where adding or subtracting 2 stitches will give you more or less a cm’s difference. This will give you 1 stitch more or less per leg as well. If you do want to change this measurement and need help with the placement of the increases for the gusset, please contact me or leave a comment and I will do the math for you :)
Baby and Toddler Measurements for Crochet Longies
|Age (months)||Hips (cm)||Rise (cm)||Inseam (cm)|
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