Friday, 16 August 2013

COLOURFUL TODDLER SWEATER






PATTERN OF COLORFUL TODDLER SWEATER

SIZES
6 (12, 18, 24) months

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Chest 18 (19, 20, 21)"/45.5 (48.5, 51, 53.5) cm
Length 11 (12 1/2, 13 1/2, 15)"/28 (32, 34.5, 38) cm

GAUGE
In body stitch pattern, 20 sts and 12 rows = 4"/10 cm with larger hook;
In single crochet, 21 sc and 22 rows = 4"/10 cm with larger hook.
Note: The garment naturally pulls in as work progresses. The lower edge will be wider than the given gauge would indicate, but as work progresses it will pull inwards. The gauge for a 4"/10 cm swatch will be closer to 18 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10 cm.
STITCHES USED
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (slip st)

SPECIAL TERMS
FPdc: Front Post double crochet  Yo, insert hook from front to back and then to front again, working around post of st indicated, yo and draw up a lp, complete as dc.
BPdc: Back Post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from back to front and then to back again, working around post of st indicated, yo and draw up a lp, complete as dc.
post2tog: Post stitch 2 together – Yo, insert hook as for FPdc or BPdc, as indicated in established stitch pattern, going around the posts of two dc simultaneously, complete as for FPdc or BPdc.
sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together – Insert hook in next stitch, yo and draw up a lp, (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.

COLOR SEQUENCE
*Work 1 row with A, 1 row with B, 1 row with C; repeat from * as needed.
NOTES
1. Hoodie is worked in one piece from the hem to the armholes. The body is then divided into fronts and back.
2. To change color; work last stitch of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Continue working with new color. Carry color(s) not in use along side of work.
2. When seaming, ensure that the carried strands are to the WS of hoodie.
3. When working first row of trim, work over carried strands for a neat edge.

BODY
With smaller hook and A, chain 92 (96, 102, 106).
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc) and in each remaining ch across; change to B in last st, turn—90 (94, 100, 104) sts.
Row 2: Change to larger hook, with B, ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), sk first st, *FPdc around next dc, BPdc around next dc, repeat from * to last st (turning ch), hdc in last st (top of turning ch); change to C in last st, turn.
Row 3: With C, ch 2, sk first st, *FPdc around next dc, BPdc around next dc, repeat from * to last st, hdc in last st; change to A in last st, turn.
Rows 4–21 (23, 25, 27): Continue in color sequence and established stitch pattern. Do not fasten off.

FIRST FRONT
Next Row: Ch 2, sk first st, continue across 14 (15, 16, 17) sts in established stitch pattern, hdc in next st; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—16 (17, 18, 19) sts.
Next 1 (4, 5, 6) Rows: Continue in established stitch pattern over 16 (17, 18, 19) sts. Note: There should be a total of 23 (28, 31, 34) rows worked from the beginning.
Shape Neck
Next 10 (9, 10, 11) Rows: Continue in established stitch pattern, decreasing by 1 st at neck edge (see post2tog above)—6 (8, 8, 8) sts. Note: There should be a total of 33 (37, 41, 45) rows worked from the beginning. Fasten off.

BACK
Next Row: On Row 21 (23, 25, 27), sk 11 (11, 11, 11) unworked sts following first front. Maintaining color sequence, join yarn with slip st in next st, ch 2 (counts as hdc), sk same st as joining, continue in established stitch pattern across 34 (36, 40, 42) sts, hdc in next st, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked—36 (38, 42, 44) sts.
Next 11 (13, 15, 17) Rows: Continue in established stitch pattern over 36 (38, 42, 44) sts. Note: There should be a total of 33 (37, 41, 45) rows worked from the beginning. Fasten off.
SECOND FRONT
Next Row: On Row 21 (23, 25, 27), sk 11 (11, 11, 11) unworked sts following back. Maintaining color sequence, join yarn with slip st in next st, ch 2 (counts as hdc), sk same st as joining, continue in established stitch pattern across next14 (15, 16, 17) sts, hdc in last st, turn—16 (17, 18, 19) sts.
Next 1 (4, 5, 6) Rows: Continue in established stitch pattern over 16 (17, 18, 19) sts.
Shape Neck
Next 10 (9, 10, 11) Rows: Continue in established stitch pattern, decreasing by 1 st at neck edge (see post2tog above)—6 (8, 8, 8) sts.

SLEEVES (make 2)
Armhole Trim
Rnd 1: With RS facing and larger hook, join A with slip st at bottom of armhole, ch 1, work 38 (42, 46, 50) sc evenly around armhole; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnds 3 and 4: With smaller hook, ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
With larger hook and D, chain 27 (29, 31, 33).

FINISHING
Buttonband
Rnd 1: With RS facing and smaller hook, join A with slip st in lower front corner of garment; ch 1, sc evenly spaced around front edge, hood, opposite front edge and lower edge, working 2 sc in each lower front corner; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 2 sc in each lower front corner; join with slip st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Place 6 (7, 8, 9) stitch markers evenly spaced for buttonholes (on right front for girls and left front for boys). Repeat Rnd 2, at each stitch marker work (sk 2 sc, ch 1).
Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 2, working 2 sc in each ch-1 sp.
Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 2. Fasten off.
Using yarn needle and A, sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in all ends.