Little Vest & Dress, Frogginette. Print Knitting Pattern



This is a printed knitting pattern.

This design is intended to be practical and gender-neutral (it can also be worked as either a vest or a tunic/dress) and works equally well for the tiniest of babies or for a big kid.
A good contender for those last minute baby shower gifts or a quick project when you are in the mood for instant gratification :)

This design really makes beautiful yarn sing. Use solids for an elegant, understated look, or use semi-solids or variegated yarns for a more playful effect.

This garment is knit seamlessly from the bottom up featuring an easy textured stitch at the hem and front. The body is worked in the round to the underarms, then the front and the back are worked flat. The shoulders are joined using a three-needle-bind off on one side, then an attached I-cord is worked at the neckline and armholes. There are two suggested lengths: vest or dress.

A perfect match for machine wash merino, Malabrigo Rios 

Yarn: Worsted Weight

Meterage: Approximately 155 (174, 183, 197, 201 // 229, 251, 297, 320) meters of worsted weight yarn for vest version,
183 (192, 210, 229, 242 // 251, 274, 366, 411) meters of worsted weight yarn for dress version

Size: NB (3mo, 6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo)

To fit chest: 38 (40.5, 43, 45.5, 48.5 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5) cm.
Garment chest at underarms: 42 (44, 46.5, 48.5, 51 // 58, 64, 68.5, 71) cm.
Note on sizing: age labels are provided as a reference but each child is different, so please be sure to select a size based on child’s actual chest measurement or desired garment measurement. When in doubt, select a larger size.

Needles: US 8 or 5 mm circular needle (or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge). Length: 40cm, (except for sizes 6yo and 8yo which require 60cm length)

US 7 or 4.5 mm (or one size smaller than above) double-pointed needles for I-cord bind off at neckline and armholes.
crochet hook (for provisional cast on)

Notions: 2 buttons 0.5-inch or 1.5cm in diameter.
2 stitch markers
tapestry needle
3 pieces of scrap yarn or stitch holders


18 sts x 28 rounds = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch in the round after blocking

Level: intermediate +

This is a printed knitting pattern.



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Fabric > This is cut to become a bespoke product, we are unable to offer a refund if you change your mind.  We encourage you to order a sample first if colour, texture and weight is important for your project.   

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