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Casual Chunky Sweatshirt

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A v-neck sweatshirt can also be made into a nice hoodie. Crochet yourself a casual and chunky sweatshirt. This free crochet pattern from Bernat Yarns is great for yourself or a friend.

SIZES: To fit bust measurement:
XS/S (M-L-XL-2/3XL-4/5XL): 28/34 (36/38-40/42-44/46-48/54-56/62) ins
[71/86.5 (91.5/96.5-101.5/106.5-112/117-122/137-142/157.5) cm].

Finished bust: 38 (42-46-50-60-68) ins [96.5 (106.5-117-127-152.5-173) cm.

MATERIALS: Bernat® Chunky (Ombres: 300 g / 10.5 oz)
3 (3-3-4-4-4) balls

Size 6 mm (U.S. J or 10) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE
14 sts and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pat.

 

INSTRUCTIONS: The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

BACK
**Ch 68 (74-82-88-106-120).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of ch. Turn. 67 (73-81-87- 105-119) sts.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.
Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows of pat for 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with 3rd row. Place marker at each end of last row.
Cont in pat for total length of 15 ins [38 cm], ending with 2nd row. Fasten off.

Shape armholes: Next row: (RS). Miss first 8 (8-10-12-20-26) sts. Join yarn with sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Pat to last 8 (8-10-12-20-26) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 51 (57- 61-63-65-67) sts.**

Cont even in pat until armholes measure 9 (9½-10-10½-11-12) ins [23 (24-25.5- 26.5-28-30.5) cm], ending with a 2nd row. Fasten off.

 

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont even in pat until armholes measure 3 ins [7.5 cm], ending with a 2nd row.

Divide for front opening: Next row: Pat across 25 (28-30-31-32-33) sts.
Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. Cont even until armhole measures 12 rows
less than Back to shoulder, ending with a 2nd row.

Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Pat across 20 (22-23-23-24-24) sts. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook – sc2tog
made. Turn. 21 (23-24-24-25-25) sts.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. Pat to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Pat to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 17 (19-20- 20-21-21) sts.
Next row: Ch 1. Pat to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Pat to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 14 (16-17- 17-18-18) sts.
Work 1 row even. Fasten off.

With RS of work facing, miss center st. Join yarn with sl st to next st and pat to
end of row.

Work as given for left side, reversing neck shaping.

 

SLEEVES
Ch 36 (36-38-38-40-42).
Proceed in pat as given for Back for 4 rows. 35 (35-37-37-39-41) sts.
Next row: (RS). (Increase row). Ch 1. 2 sc in first st. Pat to last st. 2 sc in last st. Turn.
Work 3 (3-2-2-2-2) rows even.
Rep last 4 (4-3-3-3-3) rows 12 (14-15- 16-17-19) times more, then Increase row once. 63 (67-71-73-77-83) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 17½ (18-18-17½-17-16½) ins [44.5
(45.5-45.5-44.5-43-42) cm], ending with 2nd row. Place marker at each end of last row.
Work 9 (9-11-14-23-30) rows even.
Fasten off.

 

HOOD
Ch 98.
Proceed in pat as given for Back for 4 (5- 6-7-7-8) rows. 97 sts.
Next 5 rows: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. Pat to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Pat to end of row. Turn.
Next 3 rows: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. Pat to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. 81 sts at end of last row.
Work 13 (14-15-17-17-18) rows even.
Place marker at each end of last row.

Shape back: Next 8 rows: Sl st in each of first 3 sts. Pat to last 3 sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 33 sts at end of last row. Fasten off.
Fold Hood in half, matching markers. Sew back seam from fold to markers.
 

FINISHING
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 below markers for side slits. Pin Hood to neck edge, aligning back seam with center back neck and foundation ch with edges of front opening. Sew Hood in position.

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