Boho Rainbow Romper Crochet Pattern

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I am so excited to release this baby garment!

Baby Girl is 6 months old now, so I have baby things on my mind recently. Sometimes baby garments can be so frumpy . . . and look very ’90’s. You know what I mean? The frills, baby blue, itchiness . . . I swear my mom still has these dresses that I wore from the 90’s stashed away in her closet for sentimental value.

Though it isn’t my style, I understand the sentimental value baby clothes can have. I’ve been eyeing so many cute baby rompers to purchase, but didn’t find anything exactly how I wanted.

So what did I do?

Design my own, of course!

DESCRIPTION

This romper is made to reflect the boho, carefree design that babies look so cute in when they wear! 

Simple shapes are used throughout the design. A rectangle for the front/bib portion of the garment, crocheted in the round for the body, and a gradual decrease for the front and back flap bottom closure. The shoulder straps are crossed in the back and simple detailing is used to finish the garment.

Four sizes are available: 0-3 months, 6-9 months, 12-18 months, and 24 months.

This Boho Rainbow Romper is perfect for babies and toddlers and adds a modern touch to your kids’ clothes!

THE YARN

For this garment I used 24/7 Cotton yarn. The cotton is soft, the stitch definition is perfect, and the drape is exactly what I was hoping for.

You can check out all the different colors offered by clicking the button below or clicking here.

DIFFICULTY

This romper is made by using intarsia crochet for the bib portion of the garment. A smaller sized hook is used for this portion for tighter stitches.

When doing the colorwork section, make sure you are familiar with why you should yarn under when changing colors. And here is another post that teaches you how to add a color mid-row, which you will need to know for the rainbow section.

Crocheting rainbows using intarsia crochet is intermediate level since there are a lot of colors you have to switch between. Thankfully for this design, the intarsia square is rather small, so once that is completed the romper works up quickly!

The rest of the garment is worked from the waist down with the larger hook, and then the straps are crocheted onto the top of the bib at the end.

Alright, so let’s get to the pattern!

To make the Boho Rainbow Romper, you will need-

MATERIALS

GAUGE

17 sc sts = 4” by 20 rows = 4”

FINISHED LENGTH

14″ (15.5″, 18″, 19″)

TERMINOLOGY

US Crochet Terms Used

  • BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
  • ch – Chain
  • CC1 – Contrasting Color 1
  • CC2 – Contrasting Color 2
  • CC3 – Contrasting Color 3
  • FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
  • MC – Main Color
  • rem – Remain(ing)
  • rep – Repeat
  • rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right side
  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches
  • sl st – Slip Stitch
  • sc – Single Crochet
  • sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together

The ch 1 does not count as a stitch unless specified.

Bib of Romper is worked first, back and forth in rows. Colorwork rainbow is worked in intarsia. To change yarn color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn under with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color.

There are 4 sizes: 0-3 month, 6-9 month, 12-18 month, and 24 month. Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. 

Crochet Your Intarsia Section Much Faster!

I have found that the best way to intarsia crochet is by using the graph rather than the written instructions. It is much easier to quickly skim the graph and follow the individual blocks for the color changes rather than reading the text. If you would like the graph, you can purchase the ad-free version, or if you would like the free version, proceed below for the written line-by-line instructions.

PATTERN

Front

Using the MC and a F-5 (3.75 mm) hook, ch 24 (26, 30, 32).

Row 1 (RS): sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: ch 1, sc across, turn – 23 (25, 29, 31) sc.

sc 0 (4, 6, 10) additional rows

Row 3 (7, 9, 13): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2(3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 4 (8, 10, 14): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 5 (9, 11, 15): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 6 (10, 12, 16): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 7 (11, 13, 17): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 8 (12, 14, 18): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 9 (13, 15, 19): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 10 (14, 16, 20): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 11 (15, 17, 21): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 12 (16, 18, 22): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 13 (17, 19, 23): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 3, CC3 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 14 (18, 20, 24): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC3 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 15 (19, 21, 25): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC3 sc 5, MC sc 2, CC2 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 16 (20, 22, 26): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 1, CC2 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC3 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC2 sc 3, MC sc 1, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 17 (21, 23, 27): ch 1, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2, CC2 sc 3, MC sc 5, CC2 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 2, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 18 (22, 24, 28): ch 1, MC sc 2(3, 5, 6), CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC2 sc 9, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2 (3, 5, 6), turn. 

Row 19 (23, 25, 29): ch 1, MC sc 3 (4, 6, 7), CC1 sc 3, MC sc 2, CC2 sc 7, MC sc 2, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 3 (4, 6, 7), turn. 

Row 20 (24, 26, 30): ch 1, MC sc 4 (5, 7, 8), CC1 sc 3, MC sc 9, CC1 sc 3, MC sc 4 (5, 7, 8), turn. 

Row 21 (25, 27, 31): ch 1, MC sc 5 (6, 8, 9), CC1 sc 13, MC sc 5 (6, 8, 9), turn. 

Row 22 (26, 28, 32): ch 1, MC sc 6 (7, 9, 10), CC1 sc 11, MC sc 6 (7, 9, 10), turn. 

sc an additional 1 (2, 4, 3) rows in MC.

Fasten off

BORDER

With RS facing, attach yarn in corner of bib using a G-6 (4.00 mm) hook 

ch 1, sc evenly up side, ch 1 for corner, sc evenly across top, ch 1, and sc evenly down the other side of the bib. Do not fasten off, continue to waist.

WAIST

Rnd 1: ch 1 loosely, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in 24 (26, 30, 32) ch along opposite side of foundation ch, sc in ch 1 at beg of Bib Edging Row, ch 38 (44, 46, 50); join with sl st in first sc. – 26 (28, 32, 34) sc and 38 (44, 46, 50) ch.

Rnd 2: ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same st as ch 2, dc 24 (26, 30, 32) across, dc in chs around, do not join, use a st marker as worked in a continuous rnd for rem of waist and body – 64 (72, 78, 84) dc.

Rnd 3: FPdc around first dc, *BPdc around next dc, FPdc around next dc, rep from * to last dc, BPdc around last dc.

Rep Rnd 3 – 0 (0, 1, 1) more times

 

BODY

For sizes 0-3 Months and 12-18 Months

Rnd 1: sc 4 (6), *2 sc in same st, sc 4 (5) rep from * 12 times – 76 (90) sc.

Rnds 2-13: sc around

For size 0-3 Month, proceed to Front Decreasing

Rnds 14 and 15: sc around – 90 sc.

For size 12-18 Month, proceed to Front Decreasing

 

For sizes 6-9 Months and 24 Months

Rnd 1: *2 sc in same st, sc 5 (6) rep from * 12 times – 84 (96) sc.

Rnds 2-14: sc around.

For size 6-9 Month, proceed to Front Decreasing

Rnd 15: sc around – 96 sc.

FRONT DECREASING

0-3 months and 6-9 months

Row 1: sl st 4 (7), ch 1, sc2tog, sc 26, turn – 27 sc.

Rows 2-10: ch 1, sc2tog, sc across, turn

Row 11: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 14, sc2tog turn – 16 sc.

Row 12: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog turn – 14 sc.

Row 13: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog turn – 12 sc.

Row 14: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog turn – 10 sc.

Row 15: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog turn – 8 sc.

Rows 16 and 17: ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 18: ch 1, sc 1, ch 1, sk st, sc 4, ch 1, sk st, sc 1, turn.

Row 19: ch 1, sc across.

Fasten off. Proceed to Back Decreasing.

 

12-18 months and 24 months

Row 1: sl st 2, ch 1, sc2tog, sc 36, sc2tog, turn – 38 sc.

Row 2: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 34, sc2tog, turn – 36 sc.

Row 3: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 32, sc2tog turn – 34 sc.

Row 4: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 30, sc2tog turn – 32 sc.

Row 5: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 28, sc2tog turn – 30 sc.

Row 6: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 26, sc2tog turn – 28 sc.

Row 7: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 24, sc2tog turn – 26 sc.

Row 8: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 22, sc2tog turn – 24 sc.

Row 9: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 20, sc2tog turn – 22 sc.

Row 10: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 18, sc2tog turn – 20 sc.

Row 11: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 16, sc2tog turn – 18 sc.

Row 12: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 14, sc2tog turn – 16 sc.

Row 13: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog turn – 14 sc.

Row 14: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog turn – 12 sc.

Row 15: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog turn – 10 sc.

Rows 16 and 17: ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 18: ch 1, sc 2, ch 1, sk st, sc 4, ch 1, sk st, sc 2, turn.

Row 19: ch 1, sc across.

Fasten off.

BACK DECREASING

0-3 months and 6-9 months

Join on back of romper in 8 (12) st from the end of Row 1 in the Front Decreasing section

Row 1: ch 1, sc 1 in same st as ch 1, sc 31, turn – 32 sc.

Rows 2-13: ch 1, sc2tog, sc across, turn.

Row 14: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 16, sc2tog, turn – 18 sc.

Row 15: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 14, sc2tog, turn – 16 sc.

Row 16: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog, turn – 14 sc.

Row 17: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog, turn – 12 sc.

Row 18: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog, turn – 10 sc.

Row 19: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, turn – 8 sc.

Rows 20-22: ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 23: ch 1, sc across.

Fasten off. Using thread, sew a button onto Row 21 in the 2nd and 7th st.

 

12-18 months and 24 months

Join on back of romper in 3 (6) st from the end of Row 1 in the Front Decreasing section

Row 1: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc 43, turn – 44 sc.

Rows 2-7: ch 1, sc2tog, sc across, turn.

Row 8: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 34, sc2tog, turn – 36 sc.

Row 9: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 32, sc2tog, turn – 34 sc.

Row 10: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 30, sc2tog, turn – 32 sc.

Row 11: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 28, sc2tog, turn – 30 sc.

Row 12: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 26, sc2tog, turn – 28 sc.

Row 13: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 24, sc2tog, turn – 26 sc.

Row 14: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 22, sc2tog, turn – 24 sc.

Row 15: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 20, sc2tog, turn – 22 sc.

Row 16: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 18, sc2tog, turn – 20 sc.

Row 17: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 16, sc2tog, turn – 18 sc.

Row 18: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 14, sc2tog, turn – 16 sc.

Row 19: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog, turn – 14 sc.

Row 20: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog, turn – 12 sc.

Row 21: ch 1, sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog, turn – 10 sc.

Rows 22-24: ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 25: ch 1, sc across.

Fasten off. Using thread, sew a button onto Row 23 in the 3rd and 8th st.

EDGING

Using CC3 and RS facing, join at the end of the last row of the Front Decreasing.

Row 1: ch 1, sc evenly around leg hole to last row on Back Decreasing, turn.

Row 2: Using CC2, ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 3: Using CC1, ch 1, sc across.

Fasten off. Rep on opposite leg hole.

STRAPS

Mark middle of waist on the back. Using CC1, join in ch 1 on top right bib.

Row 1: ch 37 (44, 53, 60) sl st to opposite side on waist 3 sts from the center, turn.

Row 2: sl st into next st on waist, sc across chs, sl st to top of bib, turn.

Using CC2

Row 3: sl st into next st on bib, sc across, join to top of waist.

Using CC3

Row 4: sl st into next st on waist, sc across, join to top of bib.

Fasten off. Rep on opposite side.

 

Finished! Make sure you use #BohoRainbowRomper on social media for a chance to be featured! 

So what colors are you going to choose for your rainbow?! I can’t wait to see what you pick! That was one of my favorite parts of this design. Choosing the colors for the rainbow.

If you are interested you can purchase the ad-free printable PDF pattern in my shopEtsy, or Ravelry.

Make sure that when you post to social media or another platform, please refer back to me as the designer. If you are on Instagram, tag @CozyNooksDesigns and use #BohoRainbowRomper for a chance to be featured!

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