Monster Jumpsuit Test

My sincerest apologies for being MIA! I’ve had a crazy few months including having my primary computer crash and losing login info for my site here.

I’ve recently decided to pursue my lifelong interest in piano and return to college to complete my Bachelor’s degree in Music (BM) in piano performance! I will be studying at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in nearby Waxahachie. I’m extremely excited for this opportunity and am looking forward to re-entering the world of music and performance.

Just for fun, here is an imperfect performance of “How Great Thou Art” I submitted in my scholarship audition video (link directs to my personal Facebook page).

As a piano major, I will be participating in an ensemble group of multiple pianists in which we will be performing duets and trios, up to 5 pianists playing together! I’ve never done more than a trio so this will be an interesting new experience for me.

I have been practicing all summer, getting prepared to the commitment of a minimum of 3 hours of practice each day. Practice, in addition to being a mom, full-time student, and teaching private piano, guitar, and violin lessons to 17 students each week, I am EXTREMELY nervous going into this first fall semester.

However, all this aside, I will still continue crocheting; it will obviously have to take a back seat to other obligations (at least until I have a better idea how loaded my schedule will be).

So, back to crochet patterns!

I am offering a pattern test of sorts. I need to make extra-sure the pattern works well for people. I have multiple sizes that I will offer in my Ravelry and Etsy but for FREE and with your help, I am offering this pattern up for those of you willing to help a sister out ;)!

It’s been tested several times, but I just want a larger scale test to ensure I’m putting out a quality file.

As always, when the paid pattern is offered up, it will be at a DEEP DISCOUNT.

It’s a long pattern so please let me know if you need any help printing, downloading, or completing it!

A HUGE THANKS to anyone willing to help me with this!

 


***PLEASE READ THROUGH ENTIRE PATTERN BEFORE YOU START. I PREFER TO WRITE PATTERNS THAT REQUIRE LITTLE TO NO SEWING, SO EACH SECTION IS CROCHETED DIRECTLY TO THE EXISTING PIECES YOUR HAVE (ASIDE FROM DECORATIONS/EMBELLISHMENTS)***

Monster Jumpsuit

By Regina S Graham

Gauge: 16 sts x 9 rows = 4 inches

Notes:

Please read through entire pattern before beginning. Measurements are included for each size but please reference a size/measurement guide before determining what size you will need. I use the Craft Yarn Council Size Guide available here: Craft Yarn Council Baby Size Guide

Finished size should be a little roomy for baby to be able to comfortably wear a layer underneath.

This pattern is very versatile! Switch yarn to cotton for a summer coverall. Leave off sleeves for a sleeveless jumper, or reduce rounds for short sleeves. Likewise, leave off the length on pants for shorts.

Materials:

4mm/G hook

Caron Simply Soft, 2 skeins Gray Heather (A)

1 skein each, Cobalt Blue (B), White (C) and Chartreuse (D)

Buttons, no larger than 1/2″, may choose to use snaps or other method for fastening

 

Monster Jumpsuit

Monster Jumpsuit

 

3-6 months (chest measures 17”, waist 18”)

 

Ch 57

Row 1: sc 2nd ch from hook and in each st across (56)

 

Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in next 7 sts, 3 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 11 sts, 3 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 14 st, 3 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 11 sts, 3hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 8 st (64)

 

Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc same st, hdc each of next 8 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 13 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 16 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 13 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of remaining 9 sts (72)

 

Row 4: ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, hdc in each of next 9 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 15 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 18 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 15 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 10 sts (80)

 

Row 5:  ch 2, turn, hdc same st, hdc each of next 10 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc each of next 17 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 20 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc each of next 17 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 11 sts (88)

 

Row 6: ch 2, turn, hdc same st, hdc in each of next 11 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc each of next 19 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 22 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc each of next 19 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 12 sts (96)

 

Row 7: ch 2, turn, hdc same st, hdc in each of next 13 sts, ch 6, sk next 21 sts, hdc in each of next 26 sts, ch 6, sk next 21 sts,  hdc in each of next 14 sts (66)

 

Row 8: ch 2, turn, hdc same st, hdc in each st around including each of 6 chs (66)

 

Rows 9-19: ch 2, turn, hdc same st, hdc in each st around (66)

 

Romper should measure 8 inches long from top of sleeve and 18 inches wide at this point

 

Join round 19 with a slip stitch to the 1st hdc of row 19.

 

Now working in Round

 

Round 1: ch 2 (does not count as 1st st), hdc in same st, hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc to join (66)

 

Rounds 2-12: repeat round 1

 

Cut yarn

 

Forming crotch for pants:

 

Lay work flat with rows 1-19 laying even and facing to the right.

 

Join yarn with slip stitch to center stitch directly under opening of rows 1-19.

 

Chain 10, skip next 32 stitches, slip stitch in next stitch

 

You should have 33 stitches on each side of the chain 10. If you have one extra on one side, just make sure to work the same number of stitches on each side of the chain 10.  Each leg will consist of 43 stitches: 33 on each side of the chain 10, plus each of the chain 10, to equal 43.

 

Pants Legs:           

 

Repeat pattern for each leg

 

Round 1: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each st around including each of ch 8, sl st to 1st hdc to join (43)

 

Rounds 2-10: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc to join (43)

 

Cut A (gray) and join B (cobalt blue)

 

Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc same st, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc to join (43)

 

Round 12: repeat round 11

 

Join C (white)

 

Round 13: repeat round 11

 

Cut C (white)

 

Rounds 14-15: with B repeat round 11

 

Cut B (blue) and join D (chartreuse)

 

Rounds 16-20: repeat round 11

 

Cut D (chartreuse) and join B (blue)

 

Rounds 21-22: repeat round 11

 

Join C (white)

 

Round 23: repeat round 11

 

Cut C (white)

 

Rounds 24-25: with B repeat 11

 

Cut B (blue) and join A (gray)

 

Rounds 26-27: repeat round 11

 

Cut yarn and finish off ends

 

Legs should measure 8” long and 5” wide

 

Sleeves:

 

Pattern is repeated for each sleeve.

 

Join A (gray) with slip stitch to any stitch of sleeve opening.

 

Round 1: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc to join (32)

 

Rounds 2-10: repeat round 1

Cut A, join B

 

Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc same st, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc to join (32)

 

Round 12: repeat round 11

 

Join C (white)

 

Round 13: repeat round 11

 

Cut C (white)

 

Rounds 14-16: with B repeat round 11

 

Cut B (blue) and join D (chartreuse)

 

Rounds 17-20: repeat round 11

 

Cut D (chartreuse) and join B (blue)

 

Rounds 21-22: repeat round 11

 

Join C (white)

 

Round 23: repeat round 11

 

Cut C (white)

 

Rounds 24-25: with B repeat 11

 

 

Cut yarn and finish off ends

 

Collar, Button Holes, and Hood:

 

Notes: Join A to left side of row 19 with sl st, work along edge. Since rows 1-19 used half double crochet, the amount of stitches worked in the edge will be greater than the number of rows to accommodate the height of hdc. By completing this first row in A (gray) the exact placement of the stitches is easily hidden to subsequent rows will be worked evenly and neatly in the stitches.

 

Row 1: ch 1, 1 sc same st, 1 sc in each of next 27 sts, 3 sc in next st [should be 1st st of row 1], 1 sc in each of next 54 sts [should be unworked side of foundation chain], 3 sc in next st [should be last st of foundation row], 1 sc in each of next 27 sts [now working right side of each row 2-19] (114)

 

Cut A

 

Collar:

Join B (blue)

Row 2: turn, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each of next 27 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of next 56 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of next 28 sts (118)

Place stitch marker in last stitch of row 2 to hold place

 

Hood:

 

Join D (chartreuse) to middle single crochet of first corner of collar.

 

Row 1: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each of next 59 sts (60)

 

Row 2: turn, ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next st*, repeat * 29 times, 2 sc next st (62)

 

Row 3: turn, ch 1, 2 sc same st, 1 sc next st, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 30 times, ch 1, sk next st, 2 sc next st (64)

 

Row 4: turn, ch 1, 2 sc same st, 1 sc next st, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 31 times, ch 1, sk next st, 2 sc next st (66)

 

Row 5: turn, ch 1, 2 sc same st, 1 sc next st, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 32 times, ch 1, sk next st, 2 sc next st (68)

 

Rows 6-25: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 33 times, sk 1, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (67)

 

Row 26: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 15 times, *sc2tog over next 2 ch 1 sps, ch 1*, repeat * 3 times, *1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat * 15 times, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (64)

 

Row 27: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 31 times, sk 1, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (63)

 

Row 28: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 14 times, *sc2tog over next 2 ch 1 sps, ch 1*, repeat * 3 times, *1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat * 14 times, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (60)

 

Row 29: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 29 times, sk 1, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (59)

 

Row 30: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 13 times, *sc2tog over next 2 ch 1 sps, ch 1*, repeat * 3 times, *1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat * 13 times, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (56)

 

Row 31: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 27 times, sk 1, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (55)

 

Row 32: turn, * ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 12 times, *sc2tog over next 2 ch 1 sps, ch 1*, repeat * 3 times, *1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat * 12 times, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (52)

 

Row 33: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 25 times, sk 1, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (51)

 

Row 34: turn, * ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 11 times, *sc2tog over next 2 ch 1 sps, ch 1*, repeat * 3 times, *1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat * 11 times, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (48)

Row 35: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 23 times, sk 1, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (47)

 

Row 36: turn, * ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 10 times, *sc2tog over next 2 ch 1 sps, ch 1*, repeat * 3 times, *1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat * 10 times, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (44)

 

Row 37: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 21 times, sk 1, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (43)

 

Row 38: turn, * ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 9 times, *sc2tog over next 2 ch 1 sps, ch 1*, repeat * 3 times, *1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat * 9 times, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (40)

 

Row 39: turn, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 19 times, sk 1, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (39)

 

Row 40: turn, * ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat * 8 times, *sc2tog over next 2 ch 1 sps, ch 1*, repeat * 3 times, *1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat * 8 times, 1 sc in turning chain space from beginning of previous row (36)

 

Join last stitch of round 40 to first stitch and sew top edge together to close hood.

 

Cut yarn

 

Hood edge:

Row 1: join D (chartreuse) to edge of row 1 of hood and single crochet in the edge of each row

Row 2: turn, ch 1, 1 sc same st, 1 sc each st across (80)

Cut yarn

Drawstring: ch 135, tie knots in each end of chain

Weave through edge of hood and open stitches from hood edge. Knot on ends or add fastener.

Spikes (make 4):

With B (blue) chain 20, sl st to form ring

Round 1: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to1 st sc to join (20)

Round 2: repeat round 1

Round 3: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, sk 1, *1 sc in each of next 4 sts, sk 1*, repeat 3 times, sl st to 1st sc to join (16)

Round 4: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, sk 1, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, sk 1*, repeat * 3 times, sl st to 1st sc to join (12)

Round 5: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, sk 1, *1 sc in each of next 2 sts, sk 1*, repeat * 3 times, sl st to 1st sc to join (8)

Round 6: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, sk 1 *1 sc in next st, sk 1*, repeat * 3 times, sl st to 1st sc to join (4)

Leave long tail for sewing. Flatten hood and sew to back edge.

Button holes:

Remove stitch marker in B from collar portion

Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, * ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts *, repeat * 9 times, 1 sc in each of next 110 sts

Cut yarn

 

Spots:

With C (white)

Small spots: ch 3, 6 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to 1st hdc to join (6)

Large spots: ch 4, 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to 1st dc to join (6)

Make as many as desired

Cut leaving long tail for sewing

Attach where desired

Face:

Eyes (make 2):

With C (white)

Round 1: ch 3, 6 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to 1st hdc to join (6)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc to join (12)

Round 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeat * 5 times, sl st to 1st hdc to join (18)

Cut leaving long tail for sewing

With E (black)

Round 1: ch 3, 6 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to 1st hdc to join (6)

Cut leaving long tail for sewing

Sew to back of top

Mouth:

With black

Slip stitch 15 across back, under eyes

Teeth:

Skip first stitch of mouth and *join C (white) with slip stitch to bottom loop of next stitch

Ch 1, [1 hdc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (picot), 1 hdc] in next st, sl st to next st

Cut yarn*

Skip next st and repeat * 3 more times until you have 4 teeth

Finish off ends

Paws:

With D (chartreuse), worked in oval round

Ch 5

Round 1: 3 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next st, 6 hdc in next st, now working in unworked side of foundation, 1 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, sl st to 1st hdc to join (8)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 6 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 3 sts, sl st to 1st hdc to join (26)

 

Cut yarn

With C (white)

Join with slip stitch to 18th st

*Ch 1, [1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 2, picot] in next st, [1 dc, 1 hdc, sl st] in next st, cut yarn, skip next st and join yarn again in next st*, repeat * 3 total tiwmes until you have 3 claws on the paw

Finish off ends

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. I’m going to check my yarn stash for suggested yarn. Or at least yarn in weight and colors I will need. I’ve a couple projects in progress, but this will be a break from the monotony of those. I’ll keep notes and pictures as I go. Thanks for the opportunity to test.
    Jacq

  2. Please explain or am I misreading this?

    Sleeves:
    Pattern is repeated for each sleeve.
    Join A (gray) with slip stitch to any stitch of sleeve opening.
    Round 1: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc to join (32)
    Rounds 2-10: repeat round 1Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc same st, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc to join (32)

    Round 11: repeat round 11

    • Please refresh the pattern. Someone just pointed that out to me and I updated the post. Would you confirm it’s fixed for me?

    • It will be. I’m offering this as a test opportunity to make sure the pattern is okay as written. I’ve got multiple sizes written up.

  3. Hey, I would love to make this but really need a 6 month to 1 year size. I will buy it from you now if you will let me. Pleasee please please

  4. Started on this yesterday and have a few suggestions so far.
    1. Indicate what stitch for the gauge. I think hdc, but I didn’t know to start with so I did sc and 9 rows was only 2″.
    2. Indicate which color to start with.
    3. Indicate which part of the garment you’re starting with (yoke/neckline).

    Other than that, I had trouble understanding the instructions for the leg separation. I thought I needed to join the yarn right under row 19 but that didn’t make sense. Finally I decided to wing it and see if joining under row 12 in that spot and then just following the instructions would work and they did.

    Project linked as my website here.

    • The stitch and yarn info is on the full file, I neglected to include that here in my rush to get it posted. I will correct this weekend. Thank you! For the leg, I wrote it that way because it was easier than counting stitches. I believe I have notes somewhere regarding that. I will look into it and get back to you. Thank you again!

      Regina

  5. Hey there! I’m working on the arms now and noticed that rounds 11-12 don’t say anything about switching to the blue yarn. 🙂

    “Round 1: ch 2, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to 1st hdc to join (32)
    Rounds 2-10: repeat round 1

    *******color change not noted*****

    Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc same st, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc to join (32)

    Round 12: repeat round 11

    Join C (white)”

  6. I’m only at the end of the chest but I have two questions..
    1. What is the gauge stitch supposed to be?
    2. At the end of row 19 for the chest section it is coming out to 16 inches and I’m using a size 4.5mm hook…is it supposed to be 18 inches?

    • The gauge should be listed on the post. I updated it a couple days ago, so double check that you have the updated post with gauge added. It should be bigger than 16.5 inches. You might want to go up a hook size.

  7. I have worked and reworked the hood for the past four hours and it still does not seem right. I have carefully counted my stitches for every row and the count is always accurate. When the jumpsuit is laying on its side, facing the right, is the hood supposed to decrease towards the back? When sewing the 40 stitches on top is there anything special to do? The shape just seems very strange and when sewed it doesn’t look correct.

      • It should start to pucker or cup around where the back of the head would be so that when you sew the top seam together it it looks rounded. I was hoping for it to “fit” rather than just be a square hood. If you could send me a picture of your hood that would help a ton. Thank you for your patience and perseverance!

  8. Hey,
    I’m having trouble at row 3 of the hood. I come up short on stitch count and only have 29 chain spaces to sc into. The first two rows of the hood work out fine.
    Also, as you may have seen on Ravelry from Windmond’s project, there seems to be a numeral error in forming the crotch and the striping row count on the sleeves. Thanks!