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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Grumpybum monster longies - pattern

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I’ve had lots of people asking me for the pattern to these longies. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to help them out as I have mainly just knitted freely from my own head. But, I have finally gotten my shit together and written down what I have done.
This pattern is in two sizes, 6 months-1,5 years (1,5-2,5 years). As the longies are very stretchy sideways, and the little ones doesn’t really expand so much in that direction, it pretty much comes down to the knitting the legs longer to make a bigger size.
This is the first time I have ever written a pattern down, so I am happy for any feedback. If you have any questions, please post them here or email me, and i will be happy to answer as best as I can.
Norwegian pattern here.


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Needles: 4mm circular needles                                                 
Yarn: Any yarn for 4mm needles, 100m - 50g. 2 skeins of base color (BC), 1 skein of each stripe color (C2/C3), about 25m red, a bit of white, and a bit of black.                                                                                     
Gauge: 20 stitches = 10cm.
                                                        
Monster longies
Using BC, CO 92 (100) sts. Join the round, being careful not to twist. Place a marker at the beginning of the round.
Ribbing. Knit 6 rounds K2, P2. 6 months-1,5 years: start with P2. 1,5-2,5 years: start with K2.
Round 7. *yo, P2tog, yo, K2* repeat ** (1,5-2,5 years: *K2, yo, P2tog, yo*, repeat **).
Round 8. *P2tog, P1, K2*, repeat ** (1,5-2,5 years: *K2, P2tog, P1*, repeat **).
5 rounds of ribbing.
K 16 (18) rounds. Change to C1, K 4 rounds.
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Change to red color for mouth:

  • K 2 rounds
  • Next round, K33 (35) turn                                                 
  • P20 turn       
  • K 23 turn                                                                   
  • P 26 turn 
  • K29 (30) turn
  • P32 (34) turn
  • K35 (38) turn
  • P38 (42) turn   
  • K42 (46) turn
  • P46 (50) turn
  • K 2 rounds
Change back to C1.
K 4 rounds. On the last round PM A after 21 (23) stitches, PM B after 4 (4) stitches, PM C after 42 (46) stitches, and PM D after 4 (4) stitches.

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Crotch:
Change back to BC.

K to A, increase 1 st before M, K to B, increase 1 st after M, K to end of round. Repeat 5 more rounds. Total 104 (112) sts.
Next round, K to A, increase 1 st before M, K to B, increase 1 st after M, K to C, increase 1 st before M, K to D, increase 1 st after M, K to end of round. Repeat 5 (6) more rounds. Total 128 (140) sts.
Next round. K to A. Cut the yarn, leave a 50 cm long tail. Using the kitchener stitch, sow the four middle sts from front and back together (the 4 sts between A and B, and C and D) (or knit one round while BO the 4 sts between A and B, and BO the 4 sts between C and D, then sow these together as you please). Place the sts of one leg on a stitch holder.

Pick up 2 sts in the join (where the front of the leg meets the back of the leg in the crotch) to avoid a hole. You should have a total of 62 (68) sts on the leg.
K 5 rounds (1,5-2,5 years: Round 3, K2tog in the beginning and end of round. Round 4: K2tog in the beginning and end of round. Total 64 sts.).
*Change to C1, K 2 rounds. Change to C2, K 5 rounds. Change back to C1, K 2 rounds. BC, K 3 rounds.* Repeat **
Knit stripes until legs are the desired length.


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Decrease sts evenly to 32 sts. Knit ribbing K2, P2 for 25 rounds. BO loosely. As the recipient is growing this ribbing can be folded up or down so the longies can be used as long as possible.
Work in all the ends. Work duplicate stitches for eyes and teeth.

I-cord
In C2, CO 3 sts. K 3, DON’T turn but slide the stitches to the other side of the needle and continue to knit. Repeat until desired length, about 70-100cm.
© WanderingLady. Please feel free to link to this pattern or to tell others where to find it, but do not distribute copies of the pattern yourself, either electronically or in physical form.
Items made using this pattern are not to be sold for profit, though private use (making the items for yourself or as a gift) is permitted and encouraged.

90 comments:

  1. love your pattern perfect for little kids thanks for taking the time to write up the pattern.

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  2. Thanks so much for writing your notes down. The pattern is very cute and I really enjoy the photography on your website.

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  3. It looks really cute and fun to knit! Thanks so much!

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  4. Hi, could you email me I have a question about pricing.... thanks!

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  5. These are so adorable! thank you for sharing your pattern. I don't really have a little one to make them for, but I couldn't resist.

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  6. Where did you buy your yarn?

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  7. on the part right after the short rows and where you place the 4 markers, what does the "og" just before the last marker mean?

    Thanks!

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  8. ok, never mind about og. just looked up translation and it's "and". silly me. sorry. and thanks so much for your wonderful pattern. I am about to start knitting the legs for my little boy, but did solid brown for my first pair instead of all the colors. that will come next! it's so simple and easy to follow.

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  9. Thanks for all the comments. I really appreciate them :-)

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  10. I dont knit and would love to buy these for my g'kids! If you will take orders, please post and let me know. I will check back for an answer.

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  11. I am in the process of making these...help! How do add the eyes and mouth? Thanks.

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  13. these monsters are great. what a pity i don't understand english instructions!! any germans here willing to help or did someone already translate it? maybe there is a list where i can look up all these abreviations? i wish i could knit these too for my godson ... thanks in advance
    anna

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    1. Hi, I searched for "knitting abbreviations" and "languages" and got this page. Will keep looking. I understand your problem, because I often find instructions in languages other than English. There is probably a better set. I'll keep looking. You have to scroll down a bit.

      http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129918.0

      I also found this site. Please look through it for translation of knitting terms into various languages. Perhaps you can compare these to the American abbreviations. Good luck.

      http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129918.0

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    2. Hi, I was just wondering if you still need the knitting instruction in german. I´m german myself and just started to knit them and figured out along the way how I had to do it.
      now the 2nd pair is just finished. looking brilliant.
      so if you still want it I could get back to you- just let me know.

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    3. Hallo Doris, wie ich es richtig verstanden habe, hast Du eine deutsche Anleitung dafür! Kannst Du sie mir schicken? Mein Englisch und meine Strickkenntnisse sind nicht so brilliant ;) damaris@live.de ist meine email.... würde mich freuen wenn Du das liest und sie mir schickst :)

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    4. Hi Doris. Würde die Anleitung auch gern auf deutsch haben. Mein Emailadresse: sing81de@yahoo.de. Danke für deine Hilfe.

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    5. Hallo Doris!
      Habe gerade diese unglaublich tolle Hose entdeckt. Ich wäre dir über die deutsche Anleitung mehr als dankbar.
      Herzliche Grüße Ivka
      Meine Email: ivka.wessels@gmx.de

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    6. Ich hätte auch total gern die Strickanleitung auf deutsch!!! Wenn sie jeman für mich hat, wäre das fantastisch!!!

      Liebe Grüße vom Kiez,
      Reb.

      Meine mail: reb60514@yahoo.com

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    7. KiteCat@gmx.net wenns noch machbar ist ;). Das wäre so super <3 LG Kathi

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    8. Hi Doris,
      ich würde mich über die Anleitung auf Deutsch auch sehr freuen. Vielen Dank.
      alineniemann@yahoo.de

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    9. Hallo Doris, bitte die Anleitung auf deutsch schicken an: suswas@t-online.de

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    10. Hallo, sorry leider hat´s ein Jahr gedauert aber wer es noch braucht bitte mail an doriseberl@yahoo.com. dann schick ich euch die deutsche Anleitung. Gruss Doris

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    11. http://tinkish.blogspot.com/2010/03/monsterbukser-oppskrift-monsterlongies.html

      has the monster pants in German. I found it before I found it in English:)

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  14. Just wanted to let you know some people are trying to sell them...

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=263638790347489&set=a.188469527864416.43426.183463031698399&type=1

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  15. I think I am addicted to knitting these for my 2 little ones. So far I've knit up 3 plain pairs, a jack o lantern pair for my daughter's first Halloween and a monster pair for my son's grumpy bum. I especially love the extra increases in the seat/upper thighs to accomodate their fluffy cloth diaper butts. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  16. I am at the crotch and I a not sure how you have divided up the knitting into A B C D. Help please.

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    1. I have changed the instructions on where to place the markers in the pattern. Please take a look. Hope this helps :-).

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  17. hi please advise is A and B at the front

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  18. What size is shown in the photos? And how long did you do the legs for that size?thanks for the pattern!

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    1. The photos shows different sizes. I normally knit the legs different depending on whose getting the longies. When I made these for sale I would always ask for the measurements of the bub who was getting the longies before knitting. However, as a general rule I would knit the longies to be half the length of the child (thus, if the bub is measuring 68 cm, I would make the longies 34 cm long) before knitting the ribbing at the bottom of the legs. Hope this helps :-)

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  19. So nice of you to put the pattern up for all to share - I'd LOVE to make these for my grandsons!

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  20. I'm at the mouth. If I p20 and turn to P 26 and keep turning, how does the front get added to.

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    1. I am not sure I understand the question. The knit and turn in the pattern is so the bum will be slightly longer than the front, to accomodate diapers (or big bums :-)).

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  21. Dear Wandering Lady - I love your monster pants! I also love the
    beautiful little shrug you have pictured. Would you be so kind as
    to give your fans that pattern as well?

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  22. Hi there! Having a fun time knitting these up, but need more detailed instructions on the sewing up of the front and back and the splitting of the legs. Would be so appreciated!! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for the feed-back. I have tried to explain a bit better about the sewing up of the front and back in the pattern. PLease take a look. If you still need more detals, please let me know :-).

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  23. Hi there! My aunt made a girly version. She added eyelashes! Thanks so much for posting your pattern. Feel free to check out the pictures. http://what-rachel-made-today.blogspot.com/2012/03/made-for-charlotte-monster-longies.html

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    1. Oh, the longies are adorable. So happy you shared the pics with me. Thanks :-).

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  24. I have neglected to check the comments for a while, and got quite suprised today when I saw all the new comments made here. I am so sorry if someone have felt ignored as I haven't replied earlier, that was not my intention. I appreciate all the comments, and are so grateful and happy that you guys like the pattern. Please keep on commenting and asking questions :-).

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  25. how do you make the eyes and teeth?? do you knit them in as your going or after your done do you do them??please help!

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    1. The eyes and teeth are embroided on using duplicate stitches after you're done knitting the longies.

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  26. My mother in law is making these for my daughter and she was wondering what PM A, PM B, PM C, and PM D mean in the instructions right after the mouth.

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    1. Hi, and sorry for late reply. But, as someone already has pointed out, PM means place marker. So, after 21/23 stitches you will place your first marker (A), then you will knit 4 more stitches before placing another marker (B), and so on... Good luck :-)

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  27. PM=place marker. You will place four markers, ABC and D.

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  28. Do you know hoe to crochet them??they are so cool!!!

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  29. Sorry to sound so ignorant, but when you start the increases after the short rows, what method of increases do you use? Do you knit a round between the increase rows?
    thanks.

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    1. Not to worry, I usually increase by picking up the thread between two stitches and knit it from the back.

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  30. Hello, they are so cute! Do you have the instructions in German? Doris wrote she could get them to you if you want. (If I understand that right ;))Maybe I can get them from you?

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    1. I am sorry, I don't have the instructions in german.

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  31. just wondering how long it takes to make them? A friend asked me to make them and I don't know if I'll have them ready for christmas.

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    1. This comes a bit too late :-S, but I usually knit them in a few days depending of how much knitting I get done a day. And then another day for the decorations.

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  32. A brilliant pattern. I love knitting these! Thanks so much for putting the time in to make this pattern!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, I am so happy you like the pattern.

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  34. What is the point of:

    Round 7. *yo, P2tog, yo, K2* repeat ** (1,5-2,5 years: *K2, yo, P2tog, yo*, repeat **).
    Round 8. *P2tog, P1, K2*, repeat ** (1,5-2,5 years: *K2, P2tog, P1*, repeat **).

    Would be great if you could add ending count for stitches when types of pattern switches such as above are included (i.e. 92/100 sts to start; after row 7 = ?; after rom 8 = ?)

    Just don't understand the point of 7 and 8.

    Thanks!

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  35. I understand what rows 7 and 8 are for, the i-cord to undulate. :)

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  36. Can you please tell me what the kitchener stitch is and also what does BO mean. I am working at the crotch of these adorable little longies.

    thanks so much for your help.

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    1. If you google kitchener stitch you will find lots of great tutorials online. It's a way of sewing together knit fabrics. BO means simply 'bind off' :-).

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  37. Made these for my six month old G-Grandson. Theyfit perfectly. Am goint to make some more along with sweaters to go along with them. These were a hit with my Gr-daughters' croud. Thank you so much.

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  38. Would you be willing to sell a pair of these cute little pants? I would love to purchase them!

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    1. Sorry, I do not make these for sale any more :-(.

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  39. Hi Wandering lady! Thank so VERY much for sharing your pattern for these super cute longies! I am getting ready to knit two up for my twin boys for their first birthday :) I read through your pattern and I am hoping you can help me with your short-rows (mouth). How do you avoid creating holes in the work when you turn? Should I be wrapping and turning? Thank you for your time (and talent!). Cheers

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    1. Hi Mimi and thanks for your comment. I am very happy you like my pattern. I would wrap and turn on the short rows to avoid holes. I have found this tutorial: http://www.purlbee.com/short-row-tutorial/ very helpful as to how to wrap and turn :-).

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  40. I knitted up a couple of monster bum pants and tried to email you a picture, but your email link doesn't work. Thank you again!

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    1. Thanks for the note. Somehow the email-link fell out, but I have now fixed it :-). Would be thrilled to see a picture of your creation.

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  41. I have instructions in german now, deutsche Anleitung :

    write if you need it at damaris @ live.de

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  42. Thank you for taking the time to put this pattern down in writing. It's great. I'm making a pair for my friends' child, I hope they fit! They look adorable already. I think they'll have years of use and enjoyment :)

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment. I am so happy you liked the pattern :-).

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  43. Hi there, I love these pants and I am sure that once I figure out what to do next they will become a long and loving addition to my knitting repertoire. I am here at this line and do not know what the pattern means because I am a relatively limited knitter. Please help so I can get these finished. Thank you so very much!!

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    1. my email is mtlm@mymts.net should you want to continue this in an email. Thanks =)

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    2. I am so happy you like the longies. Can you be more specific as to what causes you problems?

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  44. I made one for my son and will start the next one for my nephew soon. It took me appr 10 days (size 1,5 yrs). When decreasing stitches for the leg, I decreased at the inside of the leg and only one stitch per row, over 6 rows in total. Looks a bit smoother that way I think.
    We should have a photo wall of all creations knitted so far ;-)

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    1. We should have a photowall :-). Would be so much fun to see all your lovely creations. Let me look into this.

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    2. I have started a Flickr group for all who want to share pictures of their creation: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2272790@N21/

      :-)

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  45. Love this pattern. I wonder if you have it in size newborn to 6 months? I dont knowhiw to downsize it. Can you help me?

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    1. I am sorry, I haven't made a smaller pattern. But, you could try to knit on smaller needles. I would reckon 3mm needles would do the trick.

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  46. I adore these pants and am trying to knit a pair for my son. Three times I've tried the kitchener stitch to sew the crotch together, but each time I end up with the last stitch on the "back needle" getting super long with no way to fix it. I have now had to rip out the section twice and restart. I'm so frustrated because I don't know what I'm doing wrong. These pants are so sweet, but I feel like they're defeating me right now. Any tips? Thank you in advance! emmiblawrence@gmail.com

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  47. Thank you so much! As soon as I have knitted these they will be on my blog with all credit to you! Thanks again. :)

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  48. These are fantastic! I see a new project coming :) My littlest daughter has just turned 1 and I think she'd rock some monster longies.

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  49. Bloody Brilliant! I'm going to try to make an adult size for my hubby. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  51. I love these! Does anyone know if there is a crochet pattern for these?

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  54. Thank you so much for this pattern!! I just finished a pair for my son (it took me 8 months...I'm a slow knitter) but I love the results! I did make a few changes (wrap and turned, decreased differently, elastic bind off on the feet, etc) but I had such a blast making them!! Thank you so much!

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