Strawberry Short Set Knit Pattern

Strawberry Shorts Set Knit Pattern

Being a knitter certainly comes with its perks….like the ability to create the most adorable fruity summer outfits for new babies.  This knit baby shorts set is cute in solid colors….but dress it up like a strawberry and you’re sure to win.

This free knit baby pattern features bulky (5) yarn and size 6.0mm (US10) knitting needles.

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Strawberry Shorts Set Knitting Pattern

Average Circumference Size Chart

Newborn:

Approx. 12” (30.5cm)

0-3 Months:

Approx. 13″ (33cm)

3-6 Months:

Approx. 15″ (38cm)

6-12 Months:

Approx. 17″ (43.25cm)

Toddler 1-2 Years:

Approx. 18″ (45.75cm)

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 140 yards of red bulky (5) yarn for smaller sizes, and approx. 250 yards for larger sizes.  Approx. 20 yards of white bulky (5) yarn for smaller sizes and approx. 40 yards for larger sizes. (I used Berroco – Comfort Chunky)
  • Knitting Needles: Size 6.0 mm (US 10) Double Pointed Needles (or use the magic loop method) and Size 6.0 mm (US 10) Straight Needles
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

8 sts and 12 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Stockinette Stitch

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • K2tog: Knit the next two stitches together (decrease)
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

Newborn Pattern

CO 48 sts with color 1 (red) yarn onto double pointed needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1–6: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 7&8: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project (See Picture 1)

Round 9: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat around

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 10-12: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 13: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 10 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 14-19: Knit

Repeat rounds 9-16 until your piece measures approx. 9.5” (24.25cm) long from the cast on edge.  End on a repeat of round 10.

Knit 24 stitches, and place the other 24 stitches on a stitch holder.

Join the first 24 stitches in the round and place stitch marker.

Rounds 1 &2: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 3: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 4 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Round 4: Knit

Rounds 5-10: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Bind off in pattern.

Place the 24 stitches you had on a stitch holder onto your DPNs.  Pick up a new strand of yarn (leave an approx. 7” (17.75cm) yarn tail to use to seam crotch later)

Join in the round and place stitch marker.

Rounds 1&2: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 3: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 4 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Round 4: Knit

Rounds 5-10: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Bind off in pattern.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.  Using your yarn tail from earlier on and your yarn needle, seam up the crotch section as needed.  Use your yarn needle and white yarn to put a strand through the middle section without “seeds”.  I took my yarn in and out of one stitch with three sts in between.  Tie a bow in the middle front.

Newborn Headband Pattern

Cast on 68 sts onto straight needles with color 1 (red) yarn

Row 1: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Row 2: *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 3: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back (purled side) of project

Row 4: *P1 (white), P3 (red)* repeat across

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 7: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Bind off in pattern

Overlap the ends approx. 2 inches at an angle as pictured, and seam them together.  Then add a white bow over the overlap.  See picture 2.

Baby 0-3 Months Pattern

CO 52 sts with color 1 (red) yarn onto double pointed needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1–6: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 7&8: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project (See Picture 1)

Round 9: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat around

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 10-12: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 13: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 11 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 14-19: Knit

Repeat rounds 9-16 until your piece measures approx. 10” (25.5cm) long from the cast on edge.  End on a repeat of round 10.

Knit 26 stitches, and place the other 26 stitches on a stitch holder.

Join the first 26 stitches in the round and place stitch marker.

Rounds 1 &2: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 3: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 4 more times, K1 (white), K3 (red)

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Round 4: *K2tog, K11* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Rounds 5-10: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Bind off in pattern.

Place the 26 stitches you had on a stitch holder onto your DPNs.  Pick up a new strand of yarn (leave an approx. 7” (17.75cm) yarn tail to use to seam crotch later)

Join in the round and place stitch marker.

Rounds 1&2: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 3: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 4 more times, K1 (white), K3 (red)

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Round 4: *K2tog, K11* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Rounds 5-10: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Bind off in pattern.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.  Using your yarn tail from earlier on and your yarn needle, seam up the crotch section as needed.  Use your yarn needle and white yarn to put a strand through the middle section without “seeds”.  I took my yarn in and out of one stitch with three sts in between.  Tie a bow in the middle front.

0-3 Month Headband Pattern

Cast on 72 sts onto straight needles with color 1 (red) yarn

Row 1: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Row 2: *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 3: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back (purled side) of project

Row 4: *P1 (white), P3 (red)* repeat across

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 7: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Bind off in pattern

Overlap the ends approx. 2 inches at an angle as pictured, and seam them together.  Then add a white bow over the overlap.  See picture 2.

Baby 3-6 Months Pattern

CO 60 sts with color 1 (red) yarn onto double pointed needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1–6: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 7&8: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project (See Picture 1)

Round 9: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat around

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 10-12: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 13: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 13 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 14-19: Knit

Repeat rounds 9-16 until your piece measures approx. 11” (28cm) long from the cast on edge.  End on a repeat of round 10.

Knit 30 stitches, and place the other 30 stitches on a stitch holder.

Join the first 30 stitches in the round and place stitch marker.

Rounds 1&2: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 3: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 5 more times, K1 (white), K3 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 4-6: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 7: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 6 more times, K2 (red)

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Round 8: *K2tog, K13* Repeat around (28 total sts)

Rounds 9-14: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Bind off in pattern.

Place the 30 stitches you had on a stitch holder onto your DPNs.  Pick up a new strand of yarn (leave an approx. 7” (17.75cm) yarn tail to use to seam crotch later)

Join in the round and place stitch marker.

Rounds 1&2: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 3: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 5 more times, K1 (white), K3 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 4-6: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 7: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 6 more times, K2 (red)

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Round 8: *K2tog, K13* Repeat around (28 total sts)

Rounds 9-14: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Bind off in pattern.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.  Using your yarn tail from earlier on and your yarn needle, seam up the crotch section as needed.  Use your yarn needle and white yarn to put a strand through the middle section without “seeds”.  I took my yarn in and out of one stitch with three sts in between.  Tie a bow in the middle front.

3-6 Month Headband Pattern

Cast on 76 sts onto straight needles with color 1 (red) yarn

Row 1: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Row 2: *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 3: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back (purled side) of project

Row 4: *P1 (white), P3 (red)* repeat across

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 7: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Bind off in pattern

Overlap the ends approx. 2 inches at an angle as pictured, and seam them together.  Then add a white bow over the overlap.  See picture 2.

Baby 6-12 Months Pattern

CO 68 sts with color 1 (red) yarn onto double pointed needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1–6: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 7&8: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project (See Picture 1)

Round 9: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat around

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 10-12: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 13: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 15 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 14-19: Knit

Repeat rounds 9-16 until your piece measures approx. 12” (30.5cm) long from the cast on edge.  End on a repeat of round 10.

Knit 34 stitches, and place the other 34 stitches on a stitch holder.

Join the first 34 stitches in the round and place stitch marker.

Rounds 1&2: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 3: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 6 more times, K1 (white), K3 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 4-6: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 7: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 7 more times, K2 (red)

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Round 8: *K2tog, K15* Repeat around (32 total sts)

Rounds 9&10: Knit

Rounds 11-16: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Bind off in pattern.

Place the 34 stitches you had on a stitch holder onto your DPNs.  Pick up a new strand of yarn (leave an approx. 7” (17.75cm) yarn tail to use to seam crotch later)

Join in the round and place stitch marker.

Rounds 1&2: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 3: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 6 more times, K1 (white), K3 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 4-6: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 7: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 7 more times, K2 (red)

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Round 8: *K2tog, K15* Repeat around (32 total sts)

Rounds 9&10: Knit

Rounds 11-16: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Bind off in pattern.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.  Using your yarn tail from earlier on and your yarn needle, seam up the crotch section as needed.  Use your yarn needle and white yarn to put a strand through the middle section without “seeds”.  I took my yarn in and out of one stitch with three sts in between.  Tie a bow in the middle front.

6-12 Month Headband Pattern

Cast on 82 sts onto straight needles with color 1 (red) yarn

Row 1: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Row 2: *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 3: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back (purled side) of project

Row 4: *P1 (white), P3 (red)* repeat across

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 7: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Bind off in pattern

Overlap the ends approx. 2 inches at an angle as pictured, and seam them together.  Then add a white bow over the overlap.  See picture 2.

Toddler 1-2 Year Pattern

CO 72 sts with color 1 (red) yarn onto double pointed needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1–6: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 7&8: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project (See Picture 1)

Round 9: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat around

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 10-12: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 13: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 16 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 14-19: Knit

Repeat rounds 9-16 until your piece measures approx. 13” (33cm) long from the cast on edge.  End on a repeat of round 10.

Knit 36 stitches, and place the other 36 stitches on a stitch holder.

Join the first 36 stitches in the round and place stitch marker.

Rounds 1&2: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 3: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 7 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 4-6: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 7: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 8 more times

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Rounds 8-10: Knit

Round 11: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 7 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Rounds 12&13: Knit

Rounds 14-19: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Bind off in pattern.

Place the 36 stitches you had on a stitch holder onto your DPNs.  Pick up a new strand of yarn (leave an approx. 7” (17.75cm) yarn tail to use to seam crotch later)

Join in the round and place stitch marker.

Rounds 1&2: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 3: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 7 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 4-6: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 7: *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 8 more times

Drop color 2 yarn

Rounds 8-10: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back of project

Round 11: K2 (red), *K1 (white), K3 (red)* Repeat 7 more times, K1 (white), K1 (red)

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Rounds 12&13: Knit

Rounds 14-19: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Bind off in pattern.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.  Using your yarn tail from earlier on and your yarn needle, seam up the crotch section as needed.  Use your yarn needle and white yarn to put a strand through the middle section without “seeds”.  I took my yarn in and out of one stitch with three sts in between.  Tie a bow in the middle front.

1-2 Year Headband Pattern

Cast on 88 sts onto straight needles with color 1 (red) yarn

Row 1: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Row 2: *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 3: Knit

Pick up color 2 yarn (white) and carry both colors along back (purled side) of project

Row 4: *P1 (white), P3 (red)* repeat across

Drop and cut color 2 yarn

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: *P2, K2* Repeat across

Row 7: *K2, P2* Repeat across

Bind off in pattern

Overlap the ends approx. 2 inches at an angle as pictured, and seam them together.  Then add a white bow over the overlap.  See picture 2.

Photo 1 – Example of white yarn being carried behind red yarn

Photo 2 – Example of how to overlap headband by 2 inches at an angle.

 

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