Knit wrap jacket for babies

After a hot summer, autumn is gradually regaining its place in Berlin, making the days cooler. The ideal time to pull out the knitting needles and make cuddly clothes for the youngest. Today we show you how you can knit a fluffy baby wrapper.


  • Virgin wool yarn (100% merino wool, 160 m / 50 g running length), per 100 g in petrol green and beige: Cool Wool by Lana Grossa
  • Circular Needle No. 4 (length 40 cm)
  • Knitting needles No. 4
  • Crochet Hook No. 4
  • Stitch
  • wool needle
  • 3 buttons, light blue, diameter 20 mm

Finished sizes

50/56 (62/68, 74/80)

swatch (smooth right, needle no. 4):

21M × 29 R = 10 × 10cm



The complete model is worked in one piece. You start with the two front pieces, including the arms, and then knit the back over your shoulders with your arms.

Smooth right: In the rows on the right, knit the left stitches in the back rows.

Patent border: Knit the first 3 stitches on the right side of the row, take off the last 3 stitches on the right (thread is behind the work).
In the back row, knit the first 3 stitches on the left, take off the last 3 stitches on the left (thread is in front of the stitch).

Stripe sequence: Knit alternately 4 rows each in petrol green and beige.

Step 1: Left front and arm

Knit with circular needles No. 4 and petrol-green yarn 48 (53, 64) sts in double cross-stitch, and knit 1 reverse row. M. Continue from Petrol Green in the color sequence and continue smoothly to the right. Work the 3 sts to the front center (left side) in the Patentrand. In the 19th (27th, 23rd) R from the attack take 1 M for the neckline by knitting the 2 sts in front of the edge of the knit. Repeat this decrease 24 × (24, 30 ×) in every 2nd R, then 3 × in every 4th R.

At the same time in the 41st (49th, 57th) R on the right side increase 1 st for the arm from the cross thread, then another 3 x 1M, 3 x 4M, 1 x 5M and 1 x 13M in every 2nd row (3 × 1M, 2 × 4M, 2 × 5M and 1 × 13M and 3 × 1M, 2 × 4M, 2 × 5M and 1 × 11M, respectively). Once you've gained all the M's for the arm, you continue the 3 first sts to the right side also in the Patentrand (= cuffs). After a total of 72 (90, 96) R from attack or 18.5 (22.5, 24.5 stripes) you have 54 (60, 63) sts on the needle. Put them down now.

Step 2: Right front and arm

Kicks the right front piece opposite the left front piece. Please note that the reductions for the neckline are knitted here in a covered way.

Step 3: Back part and arm

Now take 51 (57, 60) sts left over on the needle, the 3 st patts towards the neck stay still.
Then reposition 18 (20, 20) M for the back neckline in the color of the gradient and pick up the 51 (57, 60) M of the right front piece excluding the 3 disengaged M Paternity edge, so that you have a total of 120 (134, 140) sts have the needle. Now in the strip sequence continue smooth right.

In the 19th (27th, 27th) R from the start of the back part for the arm slope on both sides 1 × 13
Bind off (1 x 13, 1 x 11) M at the edge, then every 2nd R
Size 50/56: Chop off 1 x 5 sts and 3 x 4 sts at the edge and remove 4 x 1 sts. Knit 2 sts together on the right edge and knit 2 sts covered at the edge.
Size 62/68 and 74/80: Bind off 2 x 5 sts and 2 x 4 sts at edge and remove 4 x 1 sts. Now you have 52 (64, 74) sts on the needle. Now another 40 (48, 56) R will continue the strip sequence. On the next row switch to needles no. 5.5 and knit 2 sts with double thread on the left side of the knit, then bind off.

Step 4: Copy

Moisten the parts, stretch to size and let dry. Then close the lower arm and side seams in the mattress stitch.
Then take from the 16 (20, 20) M of the rear neckline 16 (20, 20) M in petrol green, and put them to rest. Now pick up the decommissioned 3M Paternand with Needles # 4 and knit the I corduroy finish in Petrol Green along the 16 (20, 20) sts of the back neckline. Knit 2 sts in stocking st, knit 2 sts, leave remaining sts behind and lift 3 straight sts back onto left needle (do not knit back!) *; Repeat the sequence (*) continuously over the entire neckline. Sew on the remaining 3 sts with the 3 sts in the opposite front piece in stitched stitch.

Knit wrap jacket for babies // RASPBERRY
© Gräfe und Unzer Verlag

Step 5: Cord for the inner part

Crochet with the yarn in petrol green a cord of about 70 air meshes (length about 22 cm), and sewn the end thread. With the initial thread, the cord sews at the level of the first decrease at the neck of the right front part 38. Sew the remaining thread carefully. Make another second drawstring and sew it to the inner side seam of the left front and back, at the same height as the other drawstring. When you tie the cords into a loop, the lower right front part stays in place.

Knit wrap jacket for babies // RASPBERRY
© Gräfe und Unzer Verlag

step 6: loops for the buttons

To stop the buttons, you now make small loops for the left front. Strike 2 sts in the color of the respective stripe and knit a drawstring of approx. 10 R height. At the end of each R do not turn, but push the M on the right side of the needle, take the needle in the left hand and pull the yarn tight on the back of the work. Then knit the st. Repeat this procedure until the desired height is reached. The cord pulls itself thereby to a hose together.

Make 3 cords in this way, and sew a cord to the first strip as a loop, one at the level of the first decrease for the neckline and one centered at the left front. Finally, sew the buttons to the right front part to match the loops and sew all the threads carefully on the inside.

And if you do not feel like stripes, we also have a knitting pattern for a one-colored wrap-over jacket for you.

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