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Colorful Crochet Sweaters

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Crochet Sweaters

Crochet sweaters, free and easy pattern that are both colorful for the kids and easy to make up for you. Crochet one sweater and you will be hooked.

Crochet Sweaters Patterns

Directions are for Size 2. Changes for Sizes 4, 6, and 8 are in parentheses. To Fit Chest: 22 (24, 26, 28)"
Finished Chest Measurement: 26 (28, 30, 32)" - buttoned.

RED HEART® “Kids™”, 100% acrylic, Art. E711 (5 oz solids; 4 oz multi-color skeins): Amount: 5 (6, 7, 8) Ounces CA, and 3 (31/2, 4, 41/2) ounces CB.

TO DECREASE IN DC:  [Yo and draw up a lp in next st, yo and draw through 2 lps] twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.
TO CHANGE COLOR IN DC: Yo and draw up a lp in last st before color change, yo and draw through 2 lps, drop color in use; with next color to be used yo and draw through 2 lps on hook.

Easy crochet sweater BACK:

With larger hook and CA, ch 48 (51, 55, 58).

Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 46 (49, 53, 56) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in each dc across and in top of ch-3; turn.
Rep Row 2 until 5 1/2 (5 1/2, 6 1/2, 6 1/2)" from beg, end wrong side row.

Shape Armholes:  Ch 1, sl st in first 5 sts, ch 3, dc in next 37 (40, 44, 47) dc; turn, leaving last 4 sts unworked – 38 (41, 45, 48) sts. Work even in dc until armhole measures 5 1/2 (5 1/2, 6 1/2, 6 1/2)". Fasten off.

Ribbing: With right side facing and smaller hook, attach CB at lower edge, ch 3, work 45 (47, 51, 55) dc across beg ch; turn – 46 (48, 52, 56) sts.

Ribbing Row: Ch 2, * dc around the post of next dc from the front, dc around the post of the next dc from the back; rep from * to last st; hdc in top of ch; turn.
Rep last row until ribbing measures 11/2 (2, 11/2, 2)". Fasten off

Crochet Sweater RIGHT FRONT:  With larger hook and CA, ch 25 (26, 28, 30).  Work in dc over 23 (24, 26, 28) sts until front measures same as back to armhole, end wrong side row.

Shape Armhole: Ch 3, dc in next 18 (19, 21, 23) dc; turn, leaving last 4 sts unworked – 19 (20, 22, 24) sts. Work even until armhole measures 33/4 (33/4, 5, 5)", end right side row.

Shape Neck: Ch 3, dc in next 11 (12, 14, 16) dc; turn, leaving last 7 sts unworked – 12 (13, 15, 17) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows – 10 (11, 13, 15) sts. Fasten off.

Ribbing: Work same as back over 22 (24, 26, 28)
sts.

LEFT FRONT:  Work same as right front EXCEPT work in Stripe pat of 2 rows CA, 4 rows CB until front measures same as back to armhole, end wrong side row.

Shape Armhole:

Keeping continuity of Stripe pat, ch 1, sl st in first 5 sts, ch 3, dc in next 18 (19, 21, 23) dc; turn – 19 (20, 22, 24) sts. Work even until armhole measures
3 3/4 (3 3/4, 5, 5)", end right side row.

Shape Neck: Ch 1, sl st in first 8 sts, ch 3, dc in each st to end; turn – 12 (13, 15, 17) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows. Fasten off.
Work ribbing same as for right front.

LEFT SLEEVE:

With larger hook and CA, ch 24 (24, 26, 28). Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 0 (1, 2, 0) ch, [2 dc in next ch, dc in next 4 (2, 2, 3) ch] 4 (6, 6, 6) times, dc in last 0 (1, 2, 0) ch – 26 (28, 30, 32) sts; turn. Work in dc, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of every right side row until there are 38 (38, 46, 46) sts. Work even until 81/4 (91/4, 101/4, 111/2)" from beg. Fasten off.

Ribbing: Work same as back over 22 (22, 24, 26) sts for 2".

RIGHT SLEEVE:

Work same as left sleeve EXCEPT work in Stripe pat of 2 rows CA, 4 rows CB.
FINISHING-Neckband: Sew shoulder seams. With right side facing and smaller hook, attach CB at right neck edge, ch 3, work 14 dc across right edge, 18 (18, 20, 20) dc across back neck, 15 dc down left edge; turn – 48 (48, 50, 50) sts. Work one row of ribbing. Fasten off

Buttonband (Work on left front for girls, right front for boys):  With right side facing and smaller hook, attach CB and work 3 rows sc evenly across front edge. Fasten off. Buttonhole Band: Mark positions for 6 buttonholes on rem front; attach CB and work 1 row sc.

Buttonhole Row:

Ch 1, [sc to marker, ch 2, skip 2 sc] 6 times, sc to end; turn. Next Row: Ch 1, [sc to sp, 2 sc in sp] 6 times, sc to end. Fasten off. 

Sew on buttons.


Sew in sleeves, sewing ends of last row to underarm sts of fronts and back. Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin(ning); CA, CB = Color A, Color B; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; hdc = half double crochet; inc = increase; mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rem = remain(ing); rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [] = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified.

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