Michael’s Housecoat

My housecoat is finished. I like that it doesn’t have buttons because who has time to fiddle with those things when there is so much to do in the morning?!
I feel warm and toasty.
Mommy made a second housecoat in cotton for the girls, but I like mine from the wool better. Mommy does, too, but Vera likes the cotton one well enough. Mommy said something about the folds hanging better on mine, but there aren’t any folds on my housecoat, so I’m not sure what she meant by that. I just know mine is warmer and is made in much “cooler” colours!
Peter agrees with me. Anyway, he said us boys have to stick together.

Here is the pattern if you want to make a housecoat like mine.

A Knitted Housecoat for Michael Kruselings

Materials:

2.75 mm knitting needles (UK – 12, US – 2)

2.50/75 crochet hook (UK – 12, US – C/2)

Fingering/sock yarn – 1 ball 

Tension:

7 stitches per 1”/2.5 cm, in stockinette stitch

Stitches Used:

Stockinette stitch – knit one row, purl next row

Garter stitch – knit every row

Abbreviations:

K – knit

P – purl

Sl – slip

St – stitch

Dec – decrease (k 2 tog or p 2 tog)

Psso – pass slipped stitch over stitch just knitted, decreasing one

Michael’s Housecoat:

Right Front:

Cast on 18 stitches.

Work in garter stitch for 6 rows.

7) Knit.

8) K1, p to last 3 stitches, k3.

Repeat rows 7 and 8, two times more.

13) Knit to last 3 stitches, k2 tog, k1.

14) K1, p to last 3 stitches, k3. 

Repeat rows 7 and 8, thirteen times more.

41) Knit to end of row, cast on 12 stitches.

42) K3, p to last 3 stitches, k3.

43) K3, sl 1, k1, psso, knit to end.

44) K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.

Repeat rows 43 and 44, three times more.

1) K3, sl 1, k1, psso, knit to end.

2) K3, purl to last 5 stitches, p2 tog, k3.

Repeat rows 1 and 2, once.

Cast off 21 stitches.

Left Front:

Cast on 18 stitches.

Work in garter stitch for 6 rows.

7) Knit.

8) K3, purl to last stitch, k1.

Repeat rows 7 and 8, two times more.

13) K1, sl 1, k1, psso, knit to end.

14) K3, purl to last stitch, k1.

Repeat rows 7 and 8, thirteen times more.

41) Cast on 12 stitches, knit to end.

42) K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.

43) Knit to last 5 stitches, k2 tog, k3.

44) K3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.

Repeat rows 43 and 44, three times more.

  1. Knit to last 5 stitches, k2 tog, k3.
  2. K3, p2 tog, purl to last stitch, k1.

Repeat rows 1 and 2, once.

Cast off 21 stitches.

Back:

Cast on 30 stitches.

Work in garter stitch for 6 rows.

7) Knit.

8) K1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Repeat rows 7 and 8, two times more.

13) K1, sl 1, k1, psso, knit to last 3 stitches, k2 tog, k1.

14) K1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Work eight rows even in stockinette stitch.

Repeat rows 13 and 14 once.

Work eight rows even in stockinette stitch.

Repeat rows 13 and 14 once (24 stitches).

Work six rows even in stockinette stitch.

Cast on 12 stitches, knit to end.

Cast on 12 stitches, k3, purl to last 3 stitches, k3.

Work six rows even in stockinette stitch, keeping the first and last three stitches of each row in garter stitch for sleeve cuffs.

Begin neck edging:

  1. Knit.
  2. K3, p15, k12, p15, k3.

Repeat rows 1 and 2, two times more.

Cast off.

Sew shoulder and side seams.  Weave in loose ends.

Belt:

Cast on 3 stitches.

Work 108 rows in garter stitch.  Cast off.  Weave in loose ends.

Belt Loops:

Using crochet hook, chain 7, leaving a tail at beginning and end of chain.

Use the tail ends to sew the belt loops to the side seams of the robe, 1/4 inch/1/2 cm down from sleeve seams.  Thread belt through loops.

Copyright 2020 Cynthia’s Designs

Please enjoy this pattern, but do not reprint without permission.  If selling items made from this pattern, please credit Cynthia’s Designs for the pattern.

4 thoughts on “Michael’s Housecoat”

  1. Superb the two dressing gowns. Like Peter and Michael, I prefer the woolen dressing gown with pretty warm colors. Although Eva’s is pretty too.
    Thank you very much for the tutorial.
    Kind regards.
    Edwige

    Reply

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