Kid's Hooded Sweatshirt WR1781

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Designed by Karen Drouin.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Directions are for size 4; changes for sizes 6, 8 and 10 are in parentheses.

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 3 (4, 5, 5) Skeins 971 Camouflage MC, 1 skein 365 Coffee CC.

Crochet Hooks: 3.75mm [US F-5], 5mm [US H-8].
2 Split lock stitch markers, yarn needle.

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4"; 16 rows = 4" in pattern with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

To Fit Chest: 23 (25, 26½, 28)".
Finished Chest Measurements: 24½ (28½, 31½, 34½)".

NOTE: In pattern each sc and ch-1 (space and turning ch) counts as a stitch.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION:
Dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in each of next 2 ch-1 (space or turning ch-1), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

kids hooded sweatshirt

BACK-Lower Ribbing: With smaller hook and CC, ch 10 (10, 12, 12).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 9 (9, 11, 11) sc.
Rows 2-49 (2-57, 2-63, 2-69): Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across; turn. Fasten off at end of last row.

Body-Row 1 (Right Side): With right side facing and larger hook, join MC to work across long edge of ribbing; ch 1, sc in first row end, * ch 1, skip next row end, sc in next row end; repeat from * across; turn – 49 (57, 63, 69) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first sc, * sc in ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from * across; sc in turning ch-1; turn – 50 (58, 64, 70) sts (See Note above).
Rows 3-44 (51, 58, 65): Repeat Row 2 for pattern. Fasten off.

FRONT: Work same as for back through Row 30 (37, 40, 47).
Divide for Neck-Right Neck Edge- Row 31 (38, 41, 48): Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next ch-1 space, [ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space] 10 (12, 14, 15) times; turn – 22 (26, 30, 32) sts.
Dec Row 32 (39, 42, 49): Ch 1, dec, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1; repeat from * across; turn – 20 (24, 28, 30) sts.
Row 33 (40, 43, 50): Work even in pattern.
Row 34 (41, 44, 51): Repeat Dec Row – 18 (22, 26, 28) sts.
Row 35 (42, 45, 52): Work even in pattern.
Row 36 (43, 46, 53): Repeat Dec Row – 16 (20, 24, 26) sts.
Row 37 (44, 47, 54): Work even in pattern.

Sizes 4 and 6 Only-Row 38 (45): Work even in pattern, placing a marker at neck edge for hood placement.
Rows 39-44 (46-51): Work even in pattern. Fasten off.

Sizes 8 and 10 Only-Row (48, 55): Repeat Decrease Row – (22, 24) sts.
Row (49, 56): Work even in pattern.
Row (50, 57): Work even in pattern, placing a marker at neck edge for hood placement.
Rows (51-58, 58-65): Work even in pattern. Fasten off.

Left Neck Edge-Row 31 (38, 41, 48): Skip next 2 (2, 1, 2) ch-1 spaces, join yarn in next sc; ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc] 10 (12, 14, 15) times, sc in turning ch-1; turn – 22 (26, 30, 32) sts.
Dec Row 32 (39, 42, 49): Ch 1, work in pattern across to last 2 ch-1, dec; turn – 20 (24, 28, 30) sts.
Rows 33-44 (40-51, 43-58, 50-65): Work same as for Right Neck.

SLEEVES: Work in ribbing same as for Back for 35 (37, 39, 41) rows. Fasten off.
Row 1 (Right Side): With right side facing and larger hook, join MC to work across long edge of ribbing; ch 1, sc in first row end, * ch 1, skip next row end, sc in next row end; repeat from * across; turn – 35 (37, 39, 41) sts.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, skip first sc, * sc in ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from * across; sc in turning ch-1; turn – 36 (38, 40, 42) sts.
Inc Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, * sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1 **, skip next sc; repeat from * to last sc, end at **; sc in last sc, ch 1, sc in turning ch-1; turn – 40 (42, 44, 46) sts.
[Work 5 rows even. Repeat Inc Row] 5 times – 60 (62, 64, 66) sts. Work 2 (6, 5, 5) rows even.

Size 8 and 10 Only: Repeat Increase Row – (68, 70) sts. Work (4, 8) rows even.

All Sizes: Fasten off.

POCKET: With larger hook and MC, ch 38 (38, 44, 44).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first sc, * sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from * across; sc in turning ch-1; turn – 38 (38, 44, 44) sts.
Rows 3-9 (3-9, 3-11, 3-11): Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
Dec Row 10 (10, 12, 12): Ch 1, dec, work even in pattern to last 2 ch-1, dec; turn – 34 (34, 40, 40) sts.
Row 11 (11, 13, 13): Repeat Row 2.
Rows 12-19 (12-19, 14-21, 14-21): Repeat the last 2 rows 4 times – 18 (18, 24, 24) sts. Fasten off.

Pocket Edging: With right side facing and larger hook, join CC and work sc evenly around entire pocket, working 3 sc in corners; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

HOOD: With larger and MC ch 100 (100, 104, 104).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first sc, * sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from * across; sc in turning ch-1; turn – 100 (100, 104, 104) sts.
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
Dec Row 5: Ch 1, dec, work even in pattern to last 2 ch-1, dec; turn – 96 (96, 100, 100) sts.
Rows 6-25: Repeat Rows 2-5 five times – 76 (76, 80, 80) sts.

Sizes 8 and 10 Only-Rows 26 and 27: Repeat Row 2.

All Sizes: Fasten off. Weave in ends.

FINISHING: Place pocket on the center front with the bottom edge of pocket at Row 4; sew top and bottom of pocket in place. Sew shoulder seams. Place center of sleeve tops at shoulder seams and sew in place. Sew side and sleeve seams.
Fold hood in half and sew back seam. Pin hood in place matching ends of hood to markers and seam at center back; sew in place.

Hood/Neck Edging: With right side facing and smaller hook, join CC at seam of hood/front neck; ch 1, sc evenly around hood and front neck opening; join with a slip st in first sc. Work 1 more rnd of sc. Work 1 rnd of Reverse sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Optional Tie: With smaller hook and CC, ch 175; slip st in each ch across. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Weave tie through 2nd rnd of edging. Tie an overhand knot in each end of tie.

ABBREVIATIONS: CC = contrast color; ch = chain; dec = decrease; inc = increase; MC = main color; mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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