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Cool Summer Hoodie

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This is one crochet hoodie that's perfect for those summer days that are accompanied by cool nights. For all skill levels, this free sweater pattern is for women of all ages.  Make it in your favorite summer color for a great grab-and-go hoodie that you can take with you anywhere.  You may even find that you need one of these hoodies in all your favorite colors so you always have a fun sweater to wear no matter what your mood.  With a little layering, this sweater could also be worn in the fall or spring as well.

Cool Summer Hoodie

Materials:

  • 17 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) balls Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton yarn (80 yds) in color of your choice OR
  • 9 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) balls Bernat® Satin yarn (163 yds) in color of your choice
  • 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Diagram for Front and Back
  • Diagram for Sleeves

 

Sizes:

Bust

  • Extra-Small/Small:  28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
  • Medium:  36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
  • Large:  40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
  • Extra-Large:  44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
  • 2/3 Extra-Large:  48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
  • 4/5 Extra-Large:  56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]

Finished Bust

  • Extra-Small/Small:  38 ins [96.5 cm]
  • Medium:  42 ins [106.5 cm]
  • Large:  46 ins [117 cm]
  • Extra-Large:  50 ins [127 cm]
  • 2/3 Extra-Large:  60 ins [152.5 cm]
  • 4/5 Extra-Large:  68 ins [173 cm]

 

Gauge:  14 hdc and 12 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

 

Instructions:
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.
Turning ch 2 does not count as hdc.

Back:

  1. **Band: Ch 15.
     
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each sc to end of ch. Turn. 14 sc.
     
  3. 2nd row: Ch 1. Working through back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.**
     
  4. Rep last row until work from beg, when slightly stretched, measures 19 (21-23-25-30-34) ins [48 (53.5- 58.5-63.5-76-86.5) cm], ending with a RS row. Do not turn.
     
  5. Next row: (RS). Ch 2. Work 67 (73- 81-87-105-119) hdc evenly along side edge of Band. Turn.
     
  6. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
     
  7. Rep last row until work from beg measures 13½ (14-14½-15-16-16) ins [34.5 (35.5-37-38-40.5-40.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Fasten off.

Shape Armholes

  1. Next row:  Miss first 8 (8-10-12-20-26) hdc. Join yarn with sl st in next hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 8 (8-10-12-20-26) hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 51 (57-61-63-65- 67) hdc.
     
  2. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.***
     
  3. Rep last row until armholes measure 9 (9½-10-10½-11-12) ins [23 (24- 25.5-26.5-28-30.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Fasten off.

Front

  1. Work from ** to *** as given for Back.
     
  2. Cont even until armholes measure 2 (2½-3-3½-4-5) ins [5 (6-7.5-9-10- 12.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

Divide for Front Opening

  1. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 22 (25-27-28-29-30) hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
     
  2. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
     
  3. Rep last row until armhole measures 10 rows less than Back to shoulder, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck

  1. 1st row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 20 (22-23-23-24-24) hdc. Yoh and draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all 5 loops on hook – hdc2tog made. Turn. 21 (23-24-24-25-25) sts. Leave rem sts unworked.
     
  2. 2nd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
     
  3. 3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
     
  4. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 15 (17- 18-18-19-19) sts.
     
  5. Next row: (WS). Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
     
  6. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 hdc. Turn. 14 (16-17-17-18-18) sts.
     
  7. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Fasten off.
     
  8. With RS of work facing, miss center 7 hdc. Join yarn with sl st to next hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. 22 (25-27-28-29-30) hdc.
     
  9. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
     
  10. Rep last row until armhole measures 10 rows less than Back to shoulder, ending with a WS row. Fasten off.

Shape Neck

  1. 1st row: Miss first 0 (1- 2-3-3-4) hdc. Join yarn with sl st to next hdc. Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. 21 (23-24-24-25-25) sts.
     
  2. 2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
     
  3. 3rd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
     
  4. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 15 (17- 18-18-19-19) sts.
     
  5. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
     
  6. Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 14 (16-17-17-18-18) sts.
     
  7. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Fasten off.

Sleeves

  1. Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
     
  2. Rep last row until work from beg, when slightly stretched, measures 10 (10-10½-10½-11-11¾) ins [25.5 (25.5-26.5-26.5-28-30) cm], ending with a RS row. Do not turn.
     
  3. 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. Work 35 (35-37- 37-39-41) hdc evenly along side edge of Band. Turn.
     
  4. 2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL Only

  1. Next row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
     
  2. Rep last row (3-7) times more. (47-57) hdc.

All Sizes

  1. Next row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
     
  2. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
     
  3. Rep last 2 rows 7 (11-13-15-14-12) times more. 51 (59-65-69-77-83) hdc.

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL Only

  1. Next row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
     
  2. Next 3 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
     
  3. Rep last 4 rows 4 (2-1-0) time(s) more, then first row once. 63 (67-71- 73) hdc.

All Sizes

  1. Cont even until work from beg measures 18 (18½-18½-18-17½- 17) ins [45.5 (47-47-45.5-44.5-43) cm], ending with a WS row. Place marker at each end of last row.
     
  2. Work a further 7 (7-9-10-17-22) rows even. Fasten off.

Hood

  1. Ch 99.
     
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 97 hdc.
     
  3. 2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
     
  4. Rep last row 0 (0-0-1-1-2) time(s) more.
     
  5. Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
     
  6. Rep last row 6 times more. 83 sts.
     
  7. Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
     
  8. Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
     
  9. Work a further 10 (10-11-13-13-14) rows even. Place marker at each end of last row.

Shape Back

  1. Next 8 rows: Sl st in each of first 3 sts. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 4 sts. 1 sc in next hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 33 sts at end of last row. Fasten off.
     
  2. Fold Hood in half, matching markers.
     
  3. Sew back seam from fold to markers.

Finishing

  1. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves, placing rows above markers against missed sts of Front and Back to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams, leaving sides open along Band for side slits. Pin Hood to neck edge, aligning back seam with center back neck and foundation ch with edges of front opening. Using a flat seam, sew Hood in position.
     
  2. Hood edging:With RS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to bottom right corner of front opening. Ch 1. Work 14 sc evenly up right side of opening to neck edge. Working in rem loops of foundation ch, 97 sc along edge of Hood. Work 14 sc evenly down left side of opening. 125 sc.
     
  3. Next row: Ch 1. Working through back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
     
  4. Rep last row until edging measures 2 ins [5 cm]. Fasten off.
     
  5. Lap right side of edging over left and sew ends to missed sts of front opening.

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I like it

Duh!!! Sorry for asking that Q. I got it. TY

You haven't mentioned how many stitches I need to begin with for both front and back

Why is it chain 15 for front and back for ALL sizes. i would think that it would be different or more for each larger size. And what does (RS) stand for? Thanks

Hi! I don't understand what is the difference between "burst" and "finished bust". The first one is for ma real number and the second one for the result of the sweater?

Quick question... how many skeins are needed for the small? Thanks!

l depend which yarn you use-if you use handicrafter it will be 17 if you use satin it will be 9. hope this helps.

I'm confused on the part where you divide the front opening. Are you supposed to do it twice? One for each side? I may just skip this part.... The instruction has been clear up to this point.

Heya, so I've got to Shape armhole, and I don't understand what the " * " stands for.

what an awesome hoodie! can't believe it is actually in my size!!! :)

What a fabulous hoodie! Thank you.

I think my 2 teenage granddaughters are going to love this top if I can pull it off! This will be my first attempt at making a sweater although I've crocheted for years and made just about everything else.

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