hi everyone so in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to crochet the striped baby romper so it has these different colored stripes and then this cute border around the top and then it opens at the bottom with these buttons so this romper can be made in a number of different baby sizes and for all of the information on how to make the different sizes please see the description box below so thank you very much for watching and please make sure to subscribe to my channel for more crochet videos to begin your romp oh you want to start off by making a slip knot so to do a
slip knot so take your yarn and take your finger and wrap the yarn around your finger once and then twice then take the first loop and pull it over the second loop and then take the second loop and pull it all the way over your finger you then want to take your crochet hook go in through this space and pull tight and there we have a slipknot and now once you have your Slipknot we are now going to make our foundation chain and we are going to chain 41 so chain one two three four all the way up to 41 so that I have finished making my foundation chain and we are
now on to round one safe to begin round one we are going to work one half double crochet into the second chain from the hook so here is the first chain from the hook and here is the second chain and we're going to yarn over and go down into this chain the second chain from the hook yarn over and pull up a loop and then yarn over and pull through all three loops on our hook and there we have done one half double crochet into that chain there and now you want to yarn over and go down into the next chain and do the same thing into this one one half double crochet and then do
one into the next chain and you just want to keep working this all the way along for round one one half double crochet into each and every chain so I'm just coming to the end of round one and I have one chain left working team so this here is our Slipknot and I have one last chain and whilst working this last half double crochet into this last chain we are going to change colors so yarn over and go down into this last chain and start to work a half double crochet but you want to stop here right before the last step so usually we would yarn over and pull through these three
loops but you do not want to do that you want to stop here and drop the yarn that you are using right before the last step and then take your new yarn or your new color and place it over the end of your crochet hook and pull it through and there we have finished that half double crochet and finish the round and change colors at the same time and we now have our new yarn ready to use for round two and at the end of this round you should have 40 half double crochets and I would recommend that you just quickly go back and double check that you do have 40 and also at the end of this round you do not
want to fasten off so do not cut that yarn that we were just using you want to leave it still attached to the ball and we are ready to move on to round 2 so to begin round two you want to chain one and turn using your new color so chain one and turn so for round two we're just going to do the same thing as round one we're going to do one half double crochet into every single stitch but in this round we're going to be working over the yarn from last round so we're going to be working over this blue yarn that we just dropped so you want to yarn
over and go down into this first stitch here as our chain one did not count as a stitch and you need to make sure that you're working over this yarn here so the yarn that is still attached to the ball so go into the first stitch there and work one half double crochet making sure that you are working over that yarn and now do one half double crochet into the next stitch and as you can see I'm still working over this and then do one into the next and just continue this all the way along one half double crochet into every stitch and you need to make sure that
you are always working over this yarn which is still attached to the ball and what I like to do as you can see is I'd work a few stitches and then I pull this yarn tight so that it doesn't bunch up so I'm going to do three or four stitches and then just pull the blue yarn tight if you don't pull it tight this is what you will get you will get see it kind of bunches up and you get the yarn poking out of the stitches and then when you pull it tight it becomes nice and neat so just keep working that if I'm just coming to the end of round two so I have
one stitch left to work into so I have one last half double crochet to work into this last stitch at the end and whilst working this half double crochet we are going to change colors back to the yarn that we used in round one so the yarn that we have been working over all this time so you want to yarn over and go down into that final stitch there still working over that yarn and yarn over and pull up a loop but then you want to stop here right before the last step and drop the yarn that you were using and then take the new yarn so pick it back up so the yarn that you have
been working over and yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook and there we have finished round two and we have changed colors at the same time as working that last half double crochet and in this round you should have still had 40 half double crochets so you should have 40 half double crochets in this round and I just wanted to mention as we are working over that yarn I pulled it nice and tight so that it isn't bunched up in any places so it's good just to go back and double check that it's not bunched up at all but you
also want to be careful not to pull it too tight as you might find that if you do that it kind of bunches up on the bottom here and the tension isn't right and then you won't get straight edges so just make sure that it's pull tight so that it's not coming through any of the gaps between the stitches but that it still lays nice and flat and that you still have straight edges so there we have finished round two and we are ready to move on to Round three we are now on to Round three and the next 21 rounds so four rounds three all the way up to the end of round 23
you just want to repeat the round that we just did so round two so for each round we're going to chain one and turn with our new color or our new yarn and then work one half double crochet into every single stitch working over the yarn that we dropped at the end of the previous round and then when you get to the end of the round whilst working the last half double crochet change colors back to that yarn you have been working over and in each round there should be 40 half double crochets and remember as you were working along it's good to pull the yarn tight to make
sure that it's not bunching up and it's nice and neat so you want to do that repeat round 2 for rounds 3 4 5 6 7 8 all the way up to the end of round 23 so we are on to round 3 which is our first repeats so you want to chain one and turn using the new yarn and this chain one never counts as a stitch so we're going to go down into this first stitch here and work a half double crochet and they're going to work over the yarn that I dropped at the end of last round so go into the first stitch and work one half double crochet and then work one into
the next stitch and I'm still working over that yarn and work over its whilst doing the next half double crochet and just pull it tight and then work one into the next and just keep doing this all the way along and then when I get to the end of the round whilst working the last half double crochet I will change back to the yarn that I've been working over I will change back to that white yarn so keep repeating that so I have finished working all of those rounds so I have come to the end of round 23 so I have 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 23 rounds and if you wanted a
longer romper then you could always add more rounds of half double crochet if you wanted and then when I got to the end of round 23 I did not change colors whilst working that last half double crochet so at the end of round 23 you just want to work that last half double crochet fully as you normally would do not change colors and then I fastened off when I got to the end of that round so I fastened off both colors or both yarns I cuts both them leaving a tail to weave in or work over later and there we have finished around 23 and this is the main part of the main body of our romper
and we can move on to round 24 so to begin this round you want to flip your work over like this so that way you just fastened off is on the right hand side and you want to count in 5 stitches from the edge here so counting 1 2 3 4 5 and we're going to insert our hook into this stitch for the 5th stitch from the edge and then take our new yarn place it over the end of our hook and pull it through and then chain one which is secure it so like that so there we have attached our new yarn into that 5th stitch there and we're going to start off by working a
stitch cord 2 half double crochets together over the first two stitches so when we do 2 half double crochets together we are doing two half double crochets but we are not going to complete either of them and then we're going to complete them both together at the same time so we're effectively turning two stitches into one so you want to yarn over and go down into this first stitch here that you just attached your yarn into and work one half double crochet or start to work one half double crochet but you want to stop here right before the last step so usually we would yarn
over and pull through these three loops but you do not want to do that you want to stop here and move on to the next one so yarn over and go down into the next stitch and yarn over and pull up a loop but do not complete this half double crochet either so there we have two incomplete half double crochets and you should have five loops on your hook one two three four five and you want to yarn over and pull through all five loops like that and then we have done two half double crochets together of those first two stitches and we have turned two stitches into one and now you want to do
one half double crochet into each of the next 28 stitches so go down into the next stitch and do one half double crochet and then do one into the next and a third and keep going until you have 28 so that I have finished working there's 28 half double crochets and now we are going to do two half double crochets together over the next two stitches so yarn over and go down into the next stitch and pull up a loop so start to work a half double crochet but do not complete this one stop here and yarn over and go down into the next stitch and pull up a loop and do not complete
this one either so there we have two incomplete half double crochets and you should have five loops on your hook and now normally to complete two half double crochets together we would yarn over and pull through all five of these loops but whilst working this stitch we are going to change colors so I'm going to be changing back to the blue so you want to drop the yarn that you were using and then take your new yarn here so I'm going with the blue place it over the end of your hook and pull it through all five of these loops and there we have
finished the round and changed colors at the same time and just before you do not want to fasten off the color that you were using you want to leave that yarn that you were just using still attached to the ball and we're going to work over it next round and at the end of round twenty-four you should find that you have four stitches left on the edge here so one two three four just like we left four stitches empty one two three four on this edge here and now they can move on to round twenty-five so to begin round twenty-five you want to chain one and turn with your new yarn and this chain
one does not count as a stitch like that and now we're going to start off by doing two half double crochets together over the first two stitches so just as we did last round you want to yarn over and go down into this first here but we're going to be working over that yarn that we just dropped and work starts work a half double crochet and then start to work a half double crochet into the next stitch and yarn over and pull through all five loops so there we have done two half double crochets together over the first two stitches and we have worked over that yarn that we
just dropped and now you want to do one half double crochet into each of the next 26 stitches so we're doing twenty-six half double crochets in the middle here so around twenty-five so do one into the next stitch and one half double crochet into the next so that I have worked those half double crochets waited 26 and now to finish off round 25 we're going to do two half double crochets together over the last two stitches at the end and change colors at the same time so make sure that this end has been poured of this yarn has been pulled nice and tight and
now do two half double crochets together over the last two stitches but stop whilst working the last step say stop right before the last step drop the yarn that you were using and change colors back to your other yarn so I'm going back to the white so there we have done round twenty-five and we are on to round 26 say to begin this round chain one and turn and this chain one never counts as a stitch and this round follows the same pattern we're going to start off by doing two half double crochets together over the first two stitches working over
that yarn that we just dropped like that so like that so there we have two half double crochets together over those first two stitches and now you want to do 24 half double crochets and remember we are still working over the yarn that we just dropped so that I have finished working those 24 half double crochets and you should find that you are left with two stitches and we are going to do two half double crochets together over these last two stitches changing colors back to our old color that we have just worked over at the same time like that and there we have finished around 26 and at the end
of this round you should have twenty-six stitches and it's really important that you do so I would recommend going back and just double check that you do have twenty-six stitches in total and if you do we're ready to move on to round twenty-seven so now for the next six rounds safe arounds twenty-seven twenty-eight twenty-nine thirty thirty-one and thirty-two so for the next six rounds we're just going to do one half double crochet into each stitch so to begin each round you want to chain one and turn and then do one half double crochet into each stitch along and in
each round you should have twenty-six half double crochets and then when you get to the end of the round change colors whilst working the last half double crochet and with each round we will be working over the yarn that we dropped in the previous round so you want to do six rounds of plain half double crochet so we're going to move on to the first round which is round twenty seven so chain one and turn and then we're going to do one half double crochet down into the first stitch working over the yarn that we dropped and then do one into the next stitch and
one into the next and keep doing that all the way along and change colors whilst working the last one so just keep repeating that until you get to the end of round 32 and that will be six rounds so I have come to the end of round 32 and then when I got to the end of that round I fastened off both colors so I pulled my hook out of my yarn and then cut my yarn leaving a tail to weave in or work over later and there we have created the first half of the body of our romper and now you want to go ahead and repeat all of those rounds again exactly the same rounds 1 through 232 to
create a second identical piece so like this and then you will have two pieces one for the front and one for the back so go ahead and make two pieces like that by repeating rounds 1 through 232 and then we can move on to sewing them together and making the top of the border and the straps and also the bottom here once you have made both of your pieces we can now move on to sewing them together so we're going to sew them together before we finish the top and the bottom so as you can see I have already sewn one of the sides together so I have sewn this section together
already so if we have a look at our work we're going to sew our two pieces together along these flat sides here so from round one and then all the way up to round 23 so we're going to sew the two pieces together on both sides along the flat edge and now before you sew them together you need to have a close look at your pieces and decide which side you like the best and which side you want to be on the outside of your romper so we have two sides and one of the colors is more dominant on either side so on this side here the white is more dominant and then if I flip it over
the blue is more dominant and I like this side with the blue so I'm going to have the blue side facing outwards on both pieces so you need to decide which side you like the best and we are going to sew our two pieces together with that nice side so the side that you want on the outs I'd in the inside so we're going to sew it together inside out so what you want to do is take both of your pieces with the outside facing you and then you want to place them so that those two pieces are facing each other so that they are together on the inside and now you have
the what will be the inside of your romper facing you and we are going to sew from here up to here using the whip stitch so you want to take a yarn needle and then a long piece of yarn in one of these colors so I'm going with the blue and we're going to start off down the bottom and then work the whip stitch all the way up this flat side and now like I said I have already done one side but both sides are done the exact same way so I'm going to show you how to do that now so you want to line them up perfectly and remember the two pieces
you want on the outside should be facing each other on the inside now and you want to line them up perfectly and this is easy to do because you have stripe I have lined the two pieces up perfectly and a little tip is you can add stitch markers in some different points down there edge so I have just used these stitch markers and clip them together or you could use a safety pin to make sure that they stay in line and that just makes it a little bit easier for yourself if you have these in the right places matching up just a few places along this edge and that will keep it
together when you're sewing it together so it will keep it in line and then when you reach the stitch marker or the safety pin then you can just remove it so I have lined my two pieces up and I have a yarn needle and then a long piece of yarn in the blue and I'm going to go through the bottom stitch so the very last stitch on this first piece and then go to the exact same stitch at the very bottom on the opposite side and pull my yarn through and make sure that you are leaving a tail here to weave in later and now with the whip stitch we always
come back around the same side so we always come back around to this side here then go in through the next stitch and then in through the same stitch on the opposite side making sure that they're lined up perfectly and go through both stitches like that and then pull your yarn back around so pull your needle back around go in through the next stitch and the same stitch on the opposite side so with the whip stitch we're always coming back through the same side and then go through and do that all the way up this straight edge so I have finished working the whip
stitch all the way up that side so this is what it looks like so I have done the whip stitch all the way up the side and then when I got to the end I made sure that that end was secured lightly in the top so I just did a few stitches at the top and then you want to go ahead and do the exact same thing for the opposite side so the whip stitch all the way up and then you want to reverse your work so turn it from being inside out to not so that the side you like is on the outside and there we have sewn up our romper so this is what mine looks like on the outside this is
the whip stitch from the inside so I went all the way up on this side and this is what it looks like so it's a little bit Messier and then when you turn it back around this is what it looks like and if you wanted this to be super super neat you could do the whip stitch with two different colors so you could do like a blue and a white and just interchange between the two but that's a lot of work so I just did mine all in the same color and I'm happy with the way it looks so there we have sewn our romper together and now we can move on to the top section here so we are
going to add the border around the top and the straps so to do this part we are actually going to go down 0.5 millimeters in crochet hook size so I used a four millimeter hook for my romper and I'm going down to a 3.5 millimeter hook for the border so whatever size hook you are using you want to go down point five millimeters and that will make it easier to get into the side of the stitches here so you want to start off by turning a work over to the back both sides are exactly the same but you might have a favorite side that's nicer than the other so this is
my favorite side so I'm going to turn mine over to the back here and you want to insert your hook into one of these stitches along the bottom edge here so I'm going to go into this stitch here and we're going to attach our yarn into that stitch and now our border is going to be just in one color so you want to choose what color you want your border to be in and I'm going with the blue so take this yarn place it over the end of your hook pull it through and then chain 1 to secure it like that so there we have attached our yarn into that stitch and now you want
to yarn over and go down into that same stitch and work one half double crochet and then you want to do one half double crochet into the next stitch and you just want to continue this working half double crochets all the way along and when we get to the side here we're going to be going into the side of the stitches so just do half double crochets evenly up the side until you reach the first corner here so we're going to do a half double crochet I have reached the side of the stitches here so I'm going to go into the side of this next stitch
and then I'm going to do one half double crochet into the side of this next one and then I'm going to go a little bit further on and do one here so when you go into the side of the stitches you just want to work half double crochets evenly so like that so that I have reached my first corner so the next stitch that I worked into would be this next corner stitch here and what we're going to do is we're going to go into this corner stitch and instead of working just one half double crochet we are going to do three half double crochets all into this
stitch at the very end so this is the very last stitch here you want to go down into this stitch and work three half double crochets and this is going to keep us having a nice neat corner so there I have done three all into that stitch there and now you want to do one half double crochet into the next stitch and one into the next and you want to continue working this all the way along until you reach the next corner and you can probably guess what we're then going to do in that corner so just do one half double crochet into each stitch along so I have worked that all the way along
those half double crochets and I have reached my next corner here so this is the very last stitch at the end of that top frame and we're going to do the same thing you want to work three half double crochets into this last stitch at the end so one two and three like that and to make things a bit little bit easier next the next round a good idea is to take a stitch marker and place it into the second half double crochet of each corner so the second of those three half double crochets so you can see I did that here I did three half double crochets and I placed a stitch marker
into that second one that I worked so the middle one and I'm going to do the same thing here here's the third one and then that is the second so go into second make fact so place a stitch marker into the second half double crochet of that corner just to make things a little bit easier for next round and you want to continue working this all the way around for round one of the border you want to do one half double crochet down into the side of these stitches here so half double crochets evenly and then around the bottom just do one half double crochet
into each stitch along the bottom here and then do half double crochets evenly up this side and then when you get to this corner do three into that corner there then do one into each stitch along the top until you reach the next corner and do three into that one and to make things easier just place a stitch marker or another piece of yarn in a different color or a safety pin into the middle of those three and then do half double crochets down here evenly and then around until you reach where you started so continue this for round one of the border have worked that all the way
around for round one so this is what you should have and now to finish off I have done one half double crochet into the last stitch here and we have reached where we started and now to finish off you want to work a slip stitch into the first half double crochet that you worked so work a slip stitch into this stitch here and there we have finished round one of the border and we're ready to move on to Round two that we are now on to round two of the border and this round is very simple you just want to work one half double crochet into every single stitch around
the border but whenever you reach one of these stitches here with the stitch marker so that is the middle of the corner from last round you want to do two half double crochets into that stitch so we're just doing one half double crochet into each stitch from last round but then in the stitches which replace the stitch markers in two you want to do two half double crochets does it say those stitches are the middle of the corners from last round safe to begin round two you want to chain one so we are not turning so just chain one you want to do one half double crochet into this first
stitch here and I am actually going to just work into the back loop of each stitch for this round and that is going to give me a little Ridge which is just another little detail for this romper but if you just wanted it to be flat then you just work through both loops of the stitch but I want the little Ridge so I'm going to go into the back loop of each stitch so do one half double crochet into the first stitch and if you want the ridge just go into the back loop and then do one half double crochet into the next stitch and one into the next and when I say the back loop if you
have a look at our stitches we have a front loop here and a back loop here and usually we go through base loops but if you want the ridge just work the half double crochet into the back loop here and just keep doing that until you reach the first stitch marker or the middle of the corner from last round so I did one half double crochet into each stitch and I worked into the back loop and this is the effect that that gets and then when I reach the corner I did just two half double crochets into that stitch and now I'm doing one half double crochet into
each stitch until I reach the next chord I reached the next stitch marker so I'm going to remove this stitch marker and then I'm going to go into the back loop of this stitch and do two half double crochets and then just do one into the next and the next and just keep working this all the way around so I have finished working that all the way around for round two of the border so I just did one half double crochet into every stitch and then two half double crochets into the stitches with the slips with the stitch markers and then when you get to
the end of that round so where you reach where you started you want to work a slip stitch into the first half double crochet that you worked so the first half double crochet of round two and then fasten off so pull your yarn out and your hook and cut your yarn leaving a tail to weave in later and there we have finished the border so we have done round two of the border so this is what the border looks like this is what it looks like and now we can move on to adding the straps and as you can see I have already added the straps to my romper here but they are really really
easy and simple to do so I just tell you how to do them so for this right hand side one you want to start off by attaching your yarn just as we did down here with a border into the further stitch on the edge here so just go to the furthest one on the right and attach the yarn into that stitch and you then want to do four half double crochets or one half double crochet into each of the first four stitches and then you want to work two half double crochets together over the next two stitches so you want to do four half double crochets and then two half double crochets together over
the next two stitches the round one of the strap and then for round two you want to chain one and turn and then do one half double crochet into each of those stitches and that should be five so you should have five half double crochets in round two and then you just want to keep repeating round two until you feel that your strap is long enough so chain one and turn and then do one half double crochet into each stitch and that should be five and then repeat that again chain one and turn and then do one half double crochet into each stitch and then keep doing that until you have the
length strap that you want and our strap is going to come all the way over from the front and then over to the back and then once you have your strap to the length that you want it so I did thirteen rounds in total so I did rounds one and then two and then I just kept repeating round two until I had 13 rounds in total you want to fasten off so pull your yarn out and your hook and leave a long tail as you can then use that tail end to sew the strap to the back and we are going to sew the strap to the back using the whip stitch so the same thing as we did to sew up the sides
of the romper so just go into the fifth stitch from the edge here so attach the edge of that strap into the fifth stitch and then do the whip stitch all the way along and then you will have finished the right strap and then you can move on to the left and this one is made in the exact same way it's gonna be the same width and the same number of rounds the only difference with the left strap is that the first round is back to front so to start this left strap here you want to count in six stitches so go to the very edge and then count him one two three four five six and then attach your
yarn into that sixth stitch and then start off by working two half double crochets together over the first two stitches and then you want to do one half double crochet into each of the next four stitches and that should take you to the edge so for round one of the left-hand side you just turning that first round around so you're starting off with two half double crochets together and then four half double crochets and then you want to do round two so chain one and turn and then five half double crochets and then just do the exact same thing as the other strap
and then once you have done that you will have the top of your romper complete so we have the main part here and we have the front and the back with the border and our cute little straps and now we can move on to the bottom so once you have done all of that we can move on to the bottom of our romper and this is what the bottom looks like so I have already worked the bottom of mine when I was designing the pattern so we have two sections here we have a front and a back and that makes space for the legs here and then we have some buttons on one side and then buttonholes on the other so this is what
the bottom looks like this is it from the back and then this is it from the front so when you open it up like this we have the leg holes and I still have a few ends to weave in you can see that so we are going to move on to make the bottom of our romper so now as I have a ready crochet at the bottom of my romper here I'm going to show you on this little section here so this small section which I have quickly made is the exact same as what you will have along the bottom here so this is my foundation chain I have my foundation chain on this side and my foundation chain on this
side and this sits right about here so this is exactly the same as what you will have along the bottom it's just mine doesn't have the rest of the romper up here as I just did a few rounds to show you so you want to take the bottom of your romper so this is what the bottom of your romper should look like we have our front and back and they are joined with the whip stitch on both sides mine's exactly the same it just doesn't have the main part going up here I only did a few rounds just to show you so you want to take the bottom so along the
foundation chain and you want to go to one of the sides it doesn't matter which side you do first the front or the back they're both exactly the same and you want to count in 9 stitches from the edge so here we have the edge where we have our whip stitch starting and I'm going to count in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 and 9 so it counts in 9 stitches and then you want to insert your hook into this ninth one and we're going to attach our yarn into that stitch so just as we have done with the straps and the border take your new yarn place it over the end of your
hook and pull it through and you want to go with contrasting color to the last round and then chain one so there we have attached our yarn into the ninth stitch from the right hand side or from the edge here and we're going to start off by doing two half double crochets together over these first two stitches so work two half double crochets together just as we did before over the stitch that you just attached your yarn in to and then the next stitch so like that and now you want to do one half double crochet into each of the next 20 stitches so we are
working twenty half double crochets so do one into the next stitch and one into the next and just keep doing that all the way along I have done these twenty half double crochets and now we are going to finish off round one of the bottom by doing two half double crochets together at the end and then changing colors whilst working that stitch so we did this lots of times before on the top part of our romper so we're just doing two half double crochets together and changing colors at the same time like that and now you do not want to fasten off this color that
we were using leave this still attached to the ball and we can move on to round two so to begin round two you want to chain one and turn and now we are going to do two half double crochets together over these first two stitches working over the yarn that we just dropped at the end the last round so like that and now you want to do one half double crochet into each stitch until you reach two stitches from the end and whilst doing all of these stitches we are still going to be working over the yarn that we dropped so do one half double crochet into the next stitch and one into the next and just
keep doing this until you have just two stitches left at the end just come into the end of round two of the bottom so I have worked that all the way along and I have two stitches left at the end and we are going to do two half double crochets together over this last two and change back to our old color that we have just been working over at the same time and then you do not want to fasten off this color that we just dropped leave this attached to the ball and we can work over it next round so now for the next four rounds of the bottom of the romper so four rounds
three four five and six we are just going to repeat round two so the round that we just did so we're doing four repeats of round two so for each round you want to chain one and turn and then do two half double crochets together over the first two stitches and then do one half double crochet into each stitch until you have two stitches left and when you were doing all of those stitches make sure that you were working over the yarn that you dropped in the previous round and then do two half double crochets together over the last two stitches changing back to the color that you have
been working over so work that for four rounds rounds three four five and six and you should find this in each round you do your rounds get shorter and shorter by two stitches and each round so I have finished working those rounds and at the end of your last repeats you should have twelve stitches so you should have twelve stitches along here for the at the end of your last repeats and now we have one more round for the bottom of our romper here and that round is different depending on whether you are making the bottom of the front or the bottom of the back so if you were doing
the bottom of the front then the next round is very simple so the last round at the bottom is really simple you just want to do one half double crochet into each stitch so this last round we'll just be one half double crochet into each stitch if you were doing the front side and that's what ends up being the side like this which has our buttons attached to it so if you were making the front half then just do one half double crochet into each of those twelve stitches for the last round but if you were doing the back so the bottom of the back then you will need to add your
buttonholes like this so one side is going to have the buttons and one's going to have the buttonholes so if you're doing the front just do plain half double crochets and I won't show you how to do that but if you're doing the back then we are going to add our buttonhole we are onto round seven and I'm doing the back Sam I'm going to be adding the buttonholes so you want to chain one and turn and do one half double crochet into this stitch here so do one half double crochet into that first stitch and I'm not going to be
working over this yarn here which we dropped at the end of round six I have fastened that off so pulled my yarn out of my hook and cut my yarn and we are not going to be doing any more rounds after this so we're not going to be changing back to this color so fasten off that yarn so do one half double crochet into the first stitch and now we're going to make our first buttonhole so you want to change him and then skip two stitches and then you want to do one half double crochet into the next stitch and then one into the next and now we're
going to make our second buttonhole so chain two and skip one and two and then we're going to be doing two more half double crochets and then change who and skip two more stitches and then you should have one last stitch at the end and work one half double crochet into this last stitch like that so there we have added our buttonholes and let us have round seven goes for the back of the romper and now you can fasten off so pull your yarn outs and your hook and cut your yarn so there we have created the first half of the bottom of our romper so this is the
back for me as I have the buttonholes so we have done rounds one through two seven and we have done one half of the bottom and now we are going to do the exact same thing on the opposite side on the other side so we have to turn our work over and then you're going to do the exact same thing count in nine stitches from the edge and attach your yarn into that stitch then do two half double crochets together 20 half double crochets two half double crochets together over the next two stitches changing colors at the same time and you should then find after that that you
have eight stitches left on this side so you should have eight stitches left empty on either side and that will be round one and then you want to do rounds two through two six exactly the same as we did on the other side and then for the last round round seven that is the only round that is different between the two sides so if you are doing the back this is what you should do and then if you are doing the front then you just want to do 12 half double crochets so chain one and turn and then do 1 half double crochet into 12 stitches so work the other side in the exact same way I
have finished working that opposite side so here I have the front so I have the front which looks like this and then I have the back with the buttonholes and then the very last thing that we are going to do is work a border around the bottom so if you have a look we have this border which goes all the way around the bottom here and now this border is very similar to the one that we did at the top so for round one of the one at the top we're going to go back down to using our smaller crochet hook so go down or point five millimeter crochet hook size and
you want to take your work and go to the back so the one with the buttonholes and attach your yarn somewhere in one of these stitches along the edge so attach your yarn into that stitch and chain one it doesn't matter which one along this back here and now we're just going to do one half double crochet into each stitch around and then when you reach the corners so here and here and then here and here on the other side you want to do three half double crochets into each of those corners so it's the same thing as we did for round one of
the top so do one half double crochet into the first stitch you just attached your yarn in two and then one into the next and the next and just keep doing this and then when you reach the side you just want to work them evenly up the side like I'm doing so just work them evenly into the side of the stitches just as we did before and then when you get to the back here along the top you're just working half double crochets one into each stage so you want to do three into this stitch here as it is the corner stitch and then do one into each of these chains and then do one into
each of these stitches turn into these chains so because there's two chains there you do two half double crochets and you can just go down into the chain two space as those chains can be a little bit tricky to get into then one into each of these stitches two into this chain two here and then as this is the corner at the edge you want to do three half double crochets into that corner there so just continue that all the way around one half double crochet into each stitch and then three into each of the four corners and then once you have done that this is what you will
have so this is what your border will look like it makes a big difference and makes it look really neat and then you want to work a slip stitch into the first half double crochet that you work to finish and then fasten off so pull your yarn out and your hook and cut your yarn and you then want to go ahead and weave all of your ends and securely into the inside of your romper and then attach three buttons onto the front here and so you want to attach three buttons onto the opposite side lining up with the buttonholes and then it doesn't matter which side is the
front or the back it's just whichever side you like best along the bottom here will be the front they're exactly the same so that is it for this video I hope you enjoyed it and found it easy to follow please make sure to subscribe to my channel for more crochet videos and in the description box below this video I will leave a link to where you can find the written pattern for this romper and I will also leave links to where you can find my Instagram and Twitter accounts so I always like to post updates and pictures on there especially Instagram and I
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