You can’t imagine how happy I am with this Forever Young Jumpsuit!!! It’s been a long time since I dreamed about making a crocheted jumpsuit and finally I did it!

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I will definitely wear this all summer!!! 

I really hope you will like this new design and you will make it! 

But first, let’s see what we will need to make it and then get to the instructions. 

Materials you will need

  • Category 4, worsted weight yarn
  • 4.5  mm  crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for wave in ends
  • Elastic band
  • Scissors
  • 8 buttons (1cm diameter)

Notes about design

This pattern requires techniques as single crochet, double crochet, double crochet decrease, single crochet decrease and slip stitches, used also for decrease.

The Jumpsuit is made of 4 panels, 2 back panels and 2 front panels. The pattern is written for one back panel and one front panel and you will have to repeat the pattern for the second panel.

The Jumper has an overs-sized fit with a positive ease of about 6 cm around hips circumference.

Final Measurements

Final measurements of the jumper are listed below. The diagrams represent one of the panels.

The pattern is available in 8 sizes form S up to 5XL and is written in US terms.

Measurements for sizes M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL and 5XL are written between brackets.

Back panel

 

Back Panel Width a: 25 cm (27.5, 30, 32.5, 35, 37.5, 40, 42.5)

Armhole Depth b: 22 cm (25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 31)

Length c: 77 cm (80, 83, 83, 87, 91, 94, 96)

Crotch d: 11 cm (11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13, 13)

Front Panel

Front panel is similar with the back panel, only that the width is a bit narrower and the crotch is shorter

 

Back Panel Width a: 23 cm (25.5, 28, 30.5, 33, 35.5, 38, 40.5)

Armhole Depth b: 22 cm (25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 31)

Length c: 77 cm (80, 83, 83, 87, 91, 94, 96)

Crotch d: 7 cm (7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 9)

This measurements will fit:

To Fit S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Hips 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160

How much yarn do you need?

For this design I used Concept Veganette by Katia. Each ball of yarn has 50 grams and approximate 140 meters.

For each size you will approximate need:

Stitch pattern

The jumper is worked almost entirely in double crochet stitch. For the edging and buttons line is used single crochet stitch.

Gauge 

16 dc = 10 cm

9 rows = 10 cm

 Abbreviation used in the pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • St(s) – stitch (es)
  • Sc dec – single crochet decrease = 2 single crochet worked together
  • Dc dec – double crochet decrease = 2 double crochet worked together
  • ** – repeated section
  • R| – row

Notes about the pattern

  • ch 2 at the beginning of a row doesn’t count as 1st dc
  • if the next row start with a ss, do not chain at the end of the row
  • the numbers for sizes M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL and 5XL are written between brackets. If not the pattern applies for al sizes

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 Instruction

 Back Panel (make 2)

 Bottom to torso

Start| ch 57 (61, 65, 69, 77, 81, 85, 89) sts

R1| ch 2, 1 dc in the 3rd st, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn

R2| 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

R3 – R11| Repeat row 2.

*in case you want the sorts to be longer, make more rows in this section.

R12| 13 (13, 13, 13, 18, 18, 18, 18) ss, ch 2, 1 dc dec, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn

R13| 1 dc in each st, except last 2 sts, 1 dc dec. Ch 2 and turn

R14| 2 ss, 1 dc dec, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

R15| Repeat R13

R16| Repeat R14

Next we will start to work without decreasing. We will name the next section Torso to armpit

In case you want you can measure your body, from torso up to where your armhole want to start and see how many rows you will need for this section.

Or you can follow the pattern below.

Torso to armpit

R1| 1 dc in each stitch to the end of the row. Ch 2 an turn.

Repeat row 17 until you have in total (counting all the rows, including the rows from first section)

  • S – 50 rows
  • M – 50 rows
  • L – 52 rows
  • XL – 52 rows
  • 2XL – 54 rows
  • 3XL – 56 rows
  • 4XL – 58 rows
  • 5XL – 60 rows

Armhole Depth

R1|4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 8, 10, 10) ss, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

R2|1 dc in each st except last 4 sts, 2 hdc, 1 sc dec in last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

R3|1 sc dec, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next sts to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn

R4| 1 dc in each st, except last 4, 1 dc dec in next 2, ch 2 and turn (don’t have work in the last 2 sts)

R5| 1 dc dec, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Turn

Beginning with R6 we will start shaping the neckline.

R6| 4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 8, 10, 10) ss, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each st except the last 2, 1 dc dec, ch 2 and turn.

R7| 1 dc dec, 1 dc in each st except last 4, 2 hdc 1 sc dec, ch 1 and turn.

R8| 1 sc dec, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of next sts, except last 4, 1 dc dec in next 2 (don’t work in the last 2 sts)

R9| 1 dc dec, 1 dc in each st, except the last 2, 1 dc dec, ch 2 and turn.

R10| 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

Repeat R9 and R10 until you have only 7 ( 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 11, 11) sts left.

Strap

R1| 1 dc in each st, ch 2 and turn.

Repeat R1 until you have 30 rows for the strap.

Fasten off.

And the back panel is done! Repeat the pattern to make the other half.

Front panel

Front panels are worked in the same way as the back panel, only that the crotch will be shorter. The front panels are narrower than half of back panel.

Bottom to torso

Start| Ch 47 (51, 55, 59, 67, 71, 75, 79) sts

R1| ch 2, 1 dc in the 3rd st, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn

R2| 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

R3 – R11| Repeat row 2.

R12| 7 (7, 7, 7, 11,11, 11, 11) ss, ch 2, 1 dc dec, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn

R13| 1 dc in each st, except last 2 sts, 1 dc dec. Ch 2 and turn

R14| 2 ss, 1 dc dec, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

R15| Repeat R13

R16| Repeat R14

Torso to armpit

R1| 1 dc in each stitch to the end of the row. Ch 2 an turn.

Repeat row 17 until you have in total (counting all the rows, including the rows from first section)

  • S – 50 rows
  • M – 50 rows
  • L – 52 rows
  • XL – 52 rows
  • 2XL – 54 rows
  • 3XL – 56 rows
  • 4XL – 58 rows
  • 5XL – 60 rows

Armhole Depth

R1|4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 8, 10, 10) ss, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

R2|1 dc in each st except last 4 sts, 2 hdc, 1 sc dec in last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

R3|1 sc dec, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next sts to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn

R4| 1 dc in each st, except last 4, 1 dc dec in next 2, ch 2 and turn (don’t have work in the last 2 sts)

R5| 1 dc dec, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Turn

Beginning with R6 we will start shaping the neckline.

R6| 2 (2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6) ss, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each st except the last 2, 1 dc dec, ch 2 and turn.

R7| 1 dc dec, 1 dc in each st except last 4, 2 hdc 1 sc dec, ch 1 and turn.

R8| 1 sc dec, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of next sts, except last 4, 1 dc dec in next 2 (don’t work in the last 2 sts)

R9| 1 dc dec, 1 dc in each st, except the last 2, 1 dc dec, ch 2 and turn.

R10| 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

Repeat R9 and R10 until you have only 9 ( 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 13, 13) sts left.

Strap

R1| 1 dc in each  sts, ch 2 and turn.

R2| 1 dc in next 2 sts, ch 5 (5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts, skip 5 (5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9), 1 dc in last 2 sts, ch 2 and turn.

R3| 1 dc in each st (make 1 dc for each ch sts also).

Fasten off

Repeat the pattern for the second front panel.

On the left front panel we will make a buttons line.

Button line

Notes

Count about 10 to 12 rows from torso into the neck line direction. Put a stitch marker to know where you have to stop with the buttons line.

Because we are working in side rows, in each side row dc you will have to make 2 sc.

Count the sts that you have after 1st row and divide the number of sts to the number of buttons you will want to use.

I had 56 sts and I used 8 button. So the pattern on third row was, 1 button hole, 6 sc.

Start| join the yarn in the first st at the neck line.

R1| Ch 1, 1 sc in each st, until the marked st. ch 1 and turn. (I had in total 56 sc)

R2| 1 sc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn.

R3| 1 sc in first st, ch 1, skip 1, *1 sc in next 6 sts, ch 1, skip 1. * Repeat until the end of the row, 1 sc in last 5 sts. Ch 1 and turn

R4| Repeat R2

R5| Repeat R2.

Fasten off.

Assembling

First we will start assembling the 2 sides of the back panel.

Follow the diagram below for the seam

When assembling the front panels, you will have to sew up to the buttons line.

Follow the diagram below.

Next both panels, front and back are sewed together.

First, start with the shorts section and sew back with front side.

Next sew the sides.

Edging

A simple edging is added, on the neck line, armholes, and straps and also at the bottom of the shorts. Make one single row in single crochet.

Pockets (make 2)

Start| ch 24 sts (or as many sts as you want to have te pocket as wider as you want.

R1| Ch 2, 1 dc in the 3rd st, 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

R2| 1 dc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

Repeat R2 until you have 12 to 14 rows in total or as many rows as you need to get the pocket as deep as you want.

Fasten off.

Assembling pockets

The best way to know where to place the pockets is to try first the jumpsuit and see where you feel comfortable to have them.

I counted 13 rows from the bottom, and place the pocket with a side next to the side seam.

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Use some safety pins to pin the pocket to be easier to sew it.

Sew both pockets at the same high.

To finish

Wave in all ends, sew the buttons and block.

You can find a step by step video tutorial below (click here or on the image)

Forever Young Jumpsuit

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Can’t wait to make this romper. Tks for doing a tutorial in English & written pattern.

  2. Can’t wait to make this romper. Tks for doing a tutorial in English & written pattern.

    • Bykaterina Reply

      You’re welcome! I am really happy you like it and you will make it!

  3. I absolutely love the design. It looks great. The lines forward, straight forward design is very strong and crisp. This pattern scores for all the sizes!

    • Bykaterina Reply

      Thank you so much for your words! I appreciate your feedback so much!

  4. Ruthie Beasley Reply

    Thank you for sharing. You are awesome and kind to share your work at the same time teach us your craft.
    Is there a link for the tutorial? I clicked on the picture as stated but it didn’t take me anywhere.
    Thank you, know that you are a God sent and an angel as well

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