If you think about it, the basic shape of a baby romper or onesie is octagonal. That’s the idea that I’ve played with here. The front and back are each an octagon worked from the center out, but with shoulder straps and buttonholes added where necessary. The seams are crocheted along with the edging, so the only sewing required is for attaching the buttons. I really enjoyed putting this pattern together, and I especially like how the center-out design displays variegated and self-striping yarns.