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Grow-veralls (Kid's) Pattern

Difficulty: Easy

These fun overalls were inspired some time ago when my little boy started sprouting up, seemingly over night, leaving the hems of pants that fit perfectly well, or were even still too big, waving around far above his little feet and the tops of his shoes. Girls can get away with this phenomena a bit more easily, passing off jeans that used to cascade over shoes as Capri pants. You see, every mom and grandma knows that our wee ones tend to grow like weeds vertically and only very slowly horizontally. Could I easily make clothes longer. . . without the fuss of taking out hems, adding fabric, ripping out the hem and purl rows, etc?

These overalls, Grow-veralls I call them, are my solution to this problem. I made them striped so you could use anything in your stash that gets the gauge (and you are willing to wash in whatever way the fiber requires). I made them striped, too, so that you could add to them quickly and easily and at any time without worrying about dye lots or whether you have enough of such and so color. No, add to them with abandon when your little sprout starts to shoot up. If a knee gets ripped up, no worries. Simply take out that block of color and rework. Quite simple.

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Pattern Difficulty

Intermediate. Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing, working on circular and double-pointed needles, and some simple seaming and hand-sewing.


22 sts and 26 - 28 rows over 4"/10 cm on a US 7/4.5 mm or adjust needle size up or down to obtain stitch gauge.


Yarn Requirements

Size         Amount

18 mo     500 yds
24 mo     600 yds
2T           700 yds
3T           800 yds
4T           900 yds
5T           1000 yds

Needles & Other Materials

Size 7 (4.5mm) 16" (40cm) circular needle (for grow-veralls pant legs)
Size 7 (4.5mm) 24" (60) circular needle (for body of grow-veralls)
Size 7 (4.5mm) set of double pointed needles (for straps)
Blunt and sharp tapestry needles
Sewing needle
Suspender button and 1 1/2" (3.75 and Suspender Button Hook
1/8 yd non-fusible medium weight interfacing (for inside bib facing)

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