Hooded Sweatshirt Pullover

Featuring single crochet and trimmed with edging that looks like blanket stitching, this easy hooded sweatshirt is just the cover-up for a crisp, fall day.


Skill Level Beginner

Sizes 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) Shown in Size 6. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Finished Measurements Chest = 26 (29 1/2, 32 1/2, 34 1/2, 38) inches Length = 14 (16, 17 1/2, 19 1/2, 22 1/2) inches

Yarns

  • Lion Brand Cotton-Ease; 50% cotton, 50% acrylic; worsted weight; 3-1/2 oz. (100 g), 207 yds.
  • 3 (3, 4, 5, 5) balls #107 Candy Blue (MC)
  • 1 ball #158 Pineapple (A)
  • 1 ball #113 Cherry (B)

Hook and Extra

  • Size I/9 (5.5 millimeters) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Blunt-end yarn needle

Gauge

  • 15 sts and 15 rows = 4 inches (10 centimeters)
  • Take time to check your gauge.

Special Pattern Stitch

Seed St (worked over an odd number of sts)

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc; *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across; end with sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last sc; turn.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc; *ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * across; end with sc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk sc, sc in last sc; turn.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Seed St pat.

Back

**With MC, ch 50 (56, 62, 66, 72).

Foundation Row (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook; *ch 1, sk ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across -- 49 (55, 61, 65, 71) sts; turn. Work in Seed St until work from beg measures approx 8 1/2 (10, 11, 12, 14 1/2) inches or desired length, ending with Row 1.**

Raglan Shaping Sl st in first 2 sc and next ch-1 sp; in next sc work sl st, ch 1, and sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, work in pat across, leaving last 3 sts unworked, 43 (49, 55, 59, 65) sts; turn. Work 1 row even.

Next Row: Ch 1, draw up a lp in each of first 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook -- sc2tog made; work in pat across to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn. Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 6, 8, 8) times more -- 29 (35, 41, 41, 47) sts. Work 1 row even.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn. Rep last row 3 (5, 7, 7, 9) times more -- 21 (23, 25, 25, 27) sts rem; fasten off.

Lower Edge ***With RS of work facing, join A with sl st in first sc at lower right edge. Ch 1, sc in first sc; *ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across; turn. Work Rows 1 and 2 of Seed St pat, then rep Row 1 again; fasten off. Fold lower edge rows to WS and sew in place, leaving sides open for drawstring.***

Front

Work from ** to ** as for Back.

Raglan Shaping and Front Opening First Side: Sl st in first 2 sc and next ch-1 sp; in next sc work sl st, ch 1, and sc; work in pat across 20 (23, 26, 28, 31) sts; turn, leaving rem sts unworked. Work 1 row even.

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to end of row; turn. Rep last 2 rows 3 (5, 5, 7, 7) times more -- 17 (18, 21, 21, 24) sts.

Neck Shaping Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sc2tog, pat across 11 (12, 14, 14, 17) sts (neck edge); turn, leaving rem sts unworked; turn.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to end of row; turn.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn.

SIZE 4 ONLY: Rep last 2 rows once more -- 6 sts.

Next Row (WS): Work even in pat. Dec 1 st at raglan edge only 4 times -- 2 sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc2tog; fasten off. SIZES 6, 8, 10, and 12 ONLY: Rep last row (3, 3, 3, 4) times -- 4 (6, 6, 7) sts. Dec 1 st at raglan edge only (2, 4, 4, 5) times -- 2 sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc2tog; fasten off.

Second Side: With RS facing, sk next st, join MC with sl st in next st; ch 1, sc in same st as join; work in pat across and leave last 3 sts unworked -- 21 (24, 27, 29, 32) sts; turn. Work 1 row even.

Next Row (RS): Work in pat across to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn.

Rep last 2 rows 3 (5, 5, 7, 7) times more -- 17 (18, 21, 21, 24) sts.

Neck Shaping Next Row (WS): Work in pat across, leaving last 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts unworked -- 12 (13, 15, 15, 18) sts; turn.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn.

Next Row: Pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn. SIZE 4 ONLY: Rep last 2 rows once more -- 6 sts. Dec 1 st at raglan edge only 4 times -- 2 sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc2tog; fasten off. SIZES 6, 8, 10, and 12 ONLY: Rep last row (3, 3, 3, 4) times -- (4, 6, 6, 7) sts. Dec 1 st at raglan edge only (2, 4, 4, 5) times -- 2 sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc2tog; fasten off. lower edge Rep from *** to *** as for Back.

Sleeves (make 2)

Ch 24 (26, 28, 28, 32). Rep Foundation Row as for Back -- 23 (25, 27, 27, 31) sts. Work 3 Seed St rows.

Increase Row (RS): Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, pat to last st, 2 sc in last st; turn. Work 5 rows even in pat.

Rep last 6 rows 5 (5, 6, 8, 8) times more, working increased sts into pat -- 35 (37, 41, 45, 49) sts. Work even in pat until work from beg measures approx 10 1/2 (12, 14, 16 1/2, 17 1/2 ) inches, ending with Row 1.

Raglan Shaping Sl st in first 3 sts; in next st work sl st, ch 1, and sc; work in pat across leaving last 3 sts unworked -- 29 (31, 35, 39, 43) sts; turn. Work 1 row even.

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn. Rep last 2 rows 6 (7, 7, 10, 10) times more -- 15 (15, 19, 17, 21) sts. Work 1 row even.

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog; turn. Rep last row 3 (3, 5, 3, 5) times more -- 7 (7, 7, 9, 9) sts; fasten off.

Lower Edging With RS facing, join A with sl st in first sc at lower right edge. Ch 1, sc in first sc; *ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across; fasten off.

Pocket

With B, ch 24 (26, 28, 30, 32). Rep Foundation Row as for Back -- 23 (25, 27, 29, 31) sts. Work 7 rows of Seed St pat.

Side Shaping Row 1(RS): Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts; turn. Work 3 rows even. Rep last 4 rows 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) times more -- 17 (17, 19, 19, 21) sts.

Work even in pat until Pocket from beg measures approx 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2) inches, ending with Row 1; fasten off.

Edging With RS facing, join A with sl st at lower right corner, ch 1, sc in same st as join; work (ch 1, sc) pat around pocket; join with sl st to first sc; fasten off. Center pocket onto Front and sew in position.

Hood

Beg at the edge that goes around the face, with A, ch 80 (84, 92, 94, 102). Rep Foundation Row as for Back -- 79 (83, 91, 93, 101) sts; work 3 rows of Seed St; fasten off. With RS facing, join MC with sl st in first sc; ch 1, sc in same sc; work in pat across. Work 9 (9, 9, 11, 11) rows more of Seed St pat.

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts; turn. Work 1 row even. Rep last 2 rows 7 (7, 7, 8, 9) times more -- 63 (67, 75, 75, 81) sts.

Work even in pat until hood measures approx 7 1/2 (7 1/2, 8, 8, 8 1/2) inches, ending with Row 1; fasten off.

Sew sleeves to front and back. Fold hood in half lengthwise and sew MC edges tog to form back seam. Matching back seam of hood to center of back neck edge, pin hood to neck opening, leaving first 6 rows of hood free for casing. Fold first 3 rows of color A to WS to make casing for drawstring and sew in position.

With RS facing, join A with sl st along side of color A casing; work (sc, ch 1) evenly around neck opening, ending sl st in side of color A casing; fasten off. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Drawstrings For Hood: Cut 6 strands of A, each 45 inches long. Holding the 6 strands together in a bundle, tie a loose overhand knot approx 1 inch from each end. Secure 1 end of the bundle so it's stationary; twist the strands together until they begin to kink. Fold them in half and allow the halves to twist back on each other.

Knot the end of the cord so that the twisted portion is approx 30 inches long. Cut the cord, leaving at least 1 1/2 inches on each to untwist to form the tassels. Trim the ends even. Thread the cord through the hood casing.

For Lower Edge: Cut 6 strands of A, each 60 inches long. Make cord in same way as for hood, making a cord to measure approx 45 inches long. Thread the cord through the casing along the lower edge of the sweater.

Design by Anna Mishka

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