Oh my… it’s kind of dusty around here ! Well, I didn’t post anything for more than a year now, I guess I need to clean a few spider webs before sharing with you these new free pattern 😀
A few weeks ago, I began working on a very cute lion for my brand-new niece, with a beautiful design by Grizly Mama (if you’re not familiar with her work, go check her IG account : everything is just pure beauty !). But I had an tiny bit of a problem with the pattern : the overalls are knitted and… ooooh boy, knitting is kind of my personal nemesis ahah. Therefore, I quickly decided that I would improvise crocheted overalls to postpone my learning fight with knitting.
Here is the pattern to make the overalls I designed :
PS : at the end of my post, I’m giving you a few tips to adapt the pattern to other amigurumis 😉
Abbreviations used in the pattern
- st : stitch
- ch : chain
- slst : slip stitch
- sc : single crochet
- inc : increase
- dec : decrease
Pattern reading and notes
- [xx] : the number between the square brackets shows the total stitches you should have at the end of the row/round.
- (xxx) x 2 : the instructions between brackets should be repeated across the round a certain number of times (in this instance : twice).
How to crochet amigurumi overalls
Let’s start with the first leg :
Ch16. Make a slst in the 1st ch to close it (like a ring). Be careful not to twist the chain.
Rd 1 – 8 : sc in all 
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Make a second leg following the same steps, but don’t fasten off after the end of round 8 : we will now join the 2 legs.
Rd 9 : ch3 (from the 2nd leg), 16 sc back on 1st leg, ch3, 16 sc back on 2nd leg 
Rd 10 : sc in all 
Rd 11 : 1 sc, inc, 18 sc, 1 inc, 17 sc
Rd 12 : (7 sc, inc) x5 
Rd 13 : sc in all 
Rd 14 : sc in all, BUT : in the back just beneath the tail, ch3 and skip 3 stitches, leaving them unworked (this will be the spot where the tail exist the overalls) 
Rds 15 – 20 : sc in all 
The 1st part of the overalls is done. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Then, we’re going to crochet the flap, on the front of the overalls :
Identify 10 stitches, centered on the front of the pants. Then, join yarn and make 10 rows of 10 sc.
Optional : you can crochet a last round, to smoothe the edges of the flap rows. In this case, don’t cut yarn after the 10 rows. From the last stitch of the Row 10, make 10 sc going down the 10 rows toward the trousers, make then 35 sc until you reach the bottom of the other side of the flap, and finally make 10 sc to reach the top of the flap .
To make the suspenders : join yarn on top of the flap (one suspender on each side of the flap). Make a chain long enough to reach the spot you want to tie the suspender to, in the back of the overalls. Once you are satisfied with the size of the chain, make a slip stitch in the spot you’ve identified.
Congratulations, you’re done !
You can easily adapt this pattern : longer or shorter legs, smaller flap or no flap at all, straight suspenders instead of crossed ones, wooden buttons, etc. If you want to dress another amigurumi with these overalls, you can also easily change the pattern : you jus have to make less or more stitches for the legs, and make a shorter or longer chain between the legs when you join them (Round 9 )to match the size of your amigurumi.
Have fun !! And do not hesitate to share your awesome creations with me via Instagram @lafabriquedessonges.