We love this ladylike take on the classic sweatshirt.
RED HEART Anne Geddes Baby, 3.5oz/100g skeins, each approx 340yd/310m (80% acrylic/20% nylon):
• 2 skeins #0100 Lily (A)
• 2 skeins #0801 Bluebell (B)
• Size E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge
• Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge
• Yarn needle
SIZES S/M (L/1X)
Bust 36 (48)"/94.5(122)cm
Length 20.5 (23.5)"/52 (60)cm
Motif measures 3"/7.5cm square with smaller hook (after blocking). 16 sts = 4"/10cm; 12 rows = 4.5"/11.5cm with larger hook in Sleeve pattern
Remember to check gauge for best results!
Picot Ch 3, slip stitch in front loop and 1 strand of post of dc just made.
Hdc2tog (variation) Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.
ch-3 join Ch 1, slip stitch to corresponding ch 3 on neighboring Motif, ch 1.
ch-9 join Ch 4, insert hook from back to front through corresponding chain-space of neighboring Motif, yarn over and draw through chain-space and loop on hook, ch 4.
1 Body of Sweatshirt is made from Motifs that are joined together using a join-as-you-go technique.
2 Body of Sweatshirt is made from 60 (88) Full Motifs and 8 (12) Half Motifs, joined together in 6 (7) rows beginning at lower edge.
3 Refer to Assembly Diagram for desired size.
4 Sleeves are worked separately then joined to the Body of the Sweatshirt.
5 This is a loose-fitting garment.
First Full Motif
Using smaller hook and A, ch 8, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ring, picot, (3 dc, picot) 7 times in ring, dc in ring; join with sl st to top pf beginning ch 3—24 dc and 8 picots.
Round 2 Ch 1, sc in top of beginning ch-3 sp in Round 1, (ch 5, skip next dc, skip next picot, skip next dc, sc in next dc) 7 times, ch 5; join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3 in Round 1—8 ch-5 sps.
Round 3 Ch 1, (2 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in first ch-5 sp, *ch 9, (2 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in each of next 2 ch-5 sps; repeat from * twice, ch 9, (2 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in last ch-5 sp; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
First Half Motif
Using smaller hook and A, ch 4; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Row 1 Ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook (counts as first dc and Picot), (3 dc, picot) 3 times in ring, 2 dc in ring — 11 dc and 4 picots.
Row 2 Ch 5, turn; skip first picot, skip next dc, sc in next dc, *ch 5, skip next dc, skip next picot, skip next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * once, ch 5, skip next dc, skip next picot, sc in beginning ch 6—4 ch-5 sps.
Row 3 Ch 9, turn; *(2 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in each of next 2 ch-5 sps, ch 9; repeat from * once, sl st in last ch 5-sp to join. Fasten off.
Make and join 29 (43) more Full Motifs and 3 (5) more Half Motifs.
Note: Joining Round or Row Starting at the bottom and joining as you go, work 30 (44) Full Motifs and 4 (6) Half Motifs on the Front (as well as for the Back) with 6 (8) Motifs across and 6 (7) Motifs in length. After completing 4 rows of Motifs, on the fifth row join a Half Motif at each edge and 4 (6) Full Motifs between them; on the sixth row join a Half Motif at each edge and 2 (4) Full Motifs between. For L/1X only: On the seventh row join a Half Motif at each edge and 2 Full Motifs between.
Before working Round 3 or Row 3 (joining round) refer to Assembly Diagram. Note the neighboring Motif(s). Join Motifs in rows or rounds from the lower edge upwards to ensure that each Motif will need to be joined to at most three neighboring Motifs. The current Motif is joined to each neighboring Motif at each ch-3 sp across sides and each corner ch-9 sp on Round 3. Holding current Motif and each neighboring Motif with WS together and sts matching, work Round 3 same as First Motif, or Row 3 of the First Half Motif, working ch-3 join or ch-9 join instead of ch 3 or ch 9 when working across an edge that needs to be joined to a neighboring edge.
Next Full Motif
Work same as First Motif through Rounds 2-8 ch-5 sps.
Round 3 (joining round) Ch 1, (2 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in first ch-5 sp, *ch 9 OR ch-9 join, (2 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in each of next 2 ch-5 sps; repeat from * twice, ch 9, (2 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in last ch-5 sps; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Next Half Motif
Work same as First Half Motif through Row 2—4 ch-5 sps.
Row 3 (joining row) Ch 9 OR ch-9 join, turn; *(sc, ch 3 OR ch-3 join, sc, ch 3 OR ch-3 join) in each of next 2 ch-5 sps, ch 9 OR ch-9 join; repeat from * once, sl st in beginning ch 5 to join. Fasten off.
Starting at cuff edge, with larger hook and B, ch 38 (46).
Row 1 (RS) Dc in 4thch from hook, dc in each ch across — 36 (44) dc.
Row 2 Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), turn; hdc in each dc across.
Row 3 Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn; dc in first hdc (1 inc), dc in each hdc across, 2 dc in turning ch (1 inc) — 38 (46) dc.
Rows 4-23 Repeat Rows 2-3, 10 times — 48 (56) dc at end of Row 23.
Row 24 Sl st in next 3 sts, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each dc across to last 5 sts, hdc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked — 40 (48) hdc.
Row 25 Ch 3, turn; dc in each hdc across.
Row 26 Ch 2, turn; hdc2tog, hdc in each dc across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog — 38 (46) hdc.
Row 27-42 (27-46) Repeat Rows 25-26, 8 (10) times — 22 (26) sts at end of Row 42 (46).
Row 43 (47) Ch 3, turn; dc in each hdc across.
Row 44 (48) Ch 2, turn; hdc in each dc across. Fasten off Size S/M.
Size L/1X Only Rows 49-56 Repeat Rows 47-48, 4 times. Fasten off.
Block all pieces to Assembly Diagram measurements Place RS of Front and Back facing each other. Using smaller hook and A, with WS facing, beginning with last row of Full Motifs, insert hook through ch-9 sp on both Front and Back, sl st to join, *ch 4, skip next picot on first Motif, sl st in next picot ch 3, sl st in next picot, ch 4, sl st in next ch-9 join, repeat from * working last sl st through the ch-9 sps at bottom. Fasten off.
With WS of Body and Sleeve facing, using yarn needle and B, aligning beginning of armhole shaping on Sleeve with last row of Full Motifs on Body, sew Sleeve to Body along Half Motifs as shown in Assembly Diagram. Sew underarm seams. Weave in ends.