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Fancy Fun Crochet Sweater

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This playful kids sweater from Patons is detailed and fun with the stripes and medallion detail along the bottom. It is an intermediate level project, so have fun with a bit of a challenge!

Fancy Fun Crochet Sweater

MATERIALS
Patons® Astra (50 g/1.75 oz)

  • Main Color (MC):
    • (Dark Pink) 3 (3-4-4-5) balls
  • Contrast A: (Pink) 1 (1-1-2-2) ball(s)
  • Contrast B: (Lilac) 1 (1-1-2-2) ball(s)

Crochet Hook: size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) or size needed to obtain tension.

SIZES - 2 (4-6-8-10) yrs
To fit chest measurement

  • 2 yrs 21 ins [53.5 cm]
  • 4 yrs 23 ins [58.5 cm]
  • 6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
  • 8 yrs 261/2 ins [67.5 cm]
  • 10 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]

Finished chest

  • 2 yrs 231/2 ins [59.5 cm]
  • 4 yrs 261/2 ins [67.5 cm]
  • 6 yrs 281/2 ins [72.5 cm]
  • 8 yrs 291/2 ins [75 cm]
  • 10 yrs 311/2 ins [80 cm]

TENSION
131/2 sc and 15 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximately.
Beg = Beginning.
Ch = Chain.
Cont = Continue.
Dc = Double crochet.
Hdc = Half double crochet.
Pat = Pattern.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
RS = Right side.
Sc = Single crochet.
Sl st = Slip stitch.
Sp(s) = Space(s).
Tog = Together.
Tr= Treble crochet.
WS = Wrong side.
Yoh = Yarn over hook.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Medallion I (large)
**With A, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join MC with sl st to first sc. 8 sc.
2nd rnd: With MC, ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as sl st. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join B with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
4th rnd: With B, ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 32 sc. Fasten off.

Medallion II (large)
Work as given for Medallion I, substituting B for A and A for B.

Make 5 (6-6-6-7) Medallions I and 5 (5-6- 6-6) Medallions II.
Join all these Medallions alternating Medallion I and II into bottom rnd as follows:
Joining 2 Large Medallions: Work 1st to 3rd rnds as given for Medallion I using appropriate colors.
4th rnd: With appropriate color, ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Sl st in any sc of adjoining Medallion. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 32 sc. Fasten off.
Joining next Large Medallion: Work 1st to 3rd rnds as given for Medallion I using appropriate colors.
4th rnd: With appropriate color, ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. Miss next 15 sc from previous join of adjoining Medallion. Sl st in next sc of adjoining Medallion. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 32 sc. Fasten off.
Joining first & last Large Medallions:
Work 1st to 3rd rnds as given for Medallion I using appropriate colors.
4th rnd: With appropriate color, ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as last sl st. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3 times. Miss 15 sc from previous join of last adjoining Medallion. Sl st in next sc of adjoining Medallion. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 4 times. Miss 15 sc from previous join of First adjoining Medallion. Sl st in next sc of adjoining Medallion. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 32 sc. Fasten off.

Medallion III (small)
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join A with sl st to first sc. 8 sc.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as sl st. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join MC with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
4th rnd: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Medallion IV (small)
Work as given for Medallion III, substituting B for A.

Make 5 (6-6-6-7) Medallions III and 5 (5- 6-6-6) Medallions IV.

Join all these Medallions alternating Medallion III and IV into top rnd as follows:
Joining 2 Small Medallions: Work 1st to 3rd rnds as given for Medallion III using appropriate colors.
4th rnd: With appropriate color, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sl st in any sc of adjoining Medallion. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc. Fasten off.

Joining next Small Medallion: Work 1st to 3rd rnds as given for Medallion III using appropriate colors.
4th rnd: With appropriate color, ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Miss next 11 sc from previous join of adjoining Medallion. Sl st in next sc of adjoining Medallion. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc. Fasten off.

Joining first & last Small Medallions:
Work 1st to 3rd rnds as given for Medallion III using appropriate colors.
4th rnd: With appropriate color, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. Miss 11 sc from previous join of last adjoining Medallion. Sl st in next sc of adjoining Medallion. 1 sc in each of next 12 sc. Miss 11 sc from previous join of First adjoining Medallion. Sl st in next sc of adjoining Medallion. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc. Fasten off.
Sew bottom and top rnds of Medallions tog as shown in picture.
Foundation rnd: With RS of work facing, join MC to 6th sc from join (top sc) of any Medallion III or IV. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 sc in next sc. 1 hdc in next sc of Medallion. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc of Medallion. 1 tr in sp where 2 Medallions joined. Miss next sc of next Medallion. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc of Medallion. 1 hdc in next sc of Medallion. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc of Medallion.
Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 100 (110-120-120-130) sc. Place marker on last st to mark side of Body.
Note: Ch 2 does not count as hdc.

Sizes 2 and 4 only: Body: 1st rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join A with sl st to first hdc.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join MC with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: With MC, ch 2. Yoh and draw up a loop in same sp as last sl st. Yoh and draw up a loop in next sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook - hdc2tog made. 1 hdc in each of next 46 (51) sc. (Hdc2tog over next 2 sc) twice. Place marker before last st (side seam). 1 hdc in each of next 46 (51) sc. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Join with sl st to first st. 96 (106) hdc.
4th rnd: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to 2 sts before marker. (Hdc2tog over next 2 sts) twice. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Join B with sl st to first st.
5th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join MC with sl st to first st.
6th rnd: With MC as 4th rnd.
7th rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
Note: Ch 2 does not count as hdc.

Sizes 6, 8 and 10 only: Body: 1st rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join A with sl st to first hdc.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 1. Draw up a loop in same sp as last sl st and next sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook - sc2tog made. 1 sc in each of next (56-56-61) hdc. (Sc2tog over next 2 sts) twice. Place marker before last st (side seam). 1 sc in each of next (56-56-61) hdc. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Join MC with sl st to first st. (116-116-126) sc.
3rd and 4th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join B with sl st to first hdc at end of 4th rnd.
5th rnd: With B, ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 hdc. 1 sc in each hdc to 2 hdc before marker. (Sc2tog over next 2 sts) twice. 1 sc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Sc2tog over last 2 hdc. Join MC with sl st to first st. (112-112-122) sts.
6th and 7th rnds: As 3rd and 4th rnds.

All sizes: Last 6 rnds form Stripe Pat and Stitch Pat.
Keeping cont of pat, rep last 3 rnds 1 (1- 4-3-4) time(s) more. 80 (90-96-100-106) sc.
Cont even until work from Foundation rnd measures approx 4 (5-6-71/2-9) ins [10 (12.5-15-19-23 cm]. Break A and B.

Divide for armholes: 1st row: (RS). Miss first 3 (3-3-4-4) sts. Join MC in next st. Ch 2. Hdc2tog over same sp as sl st and next st. 1 hdc in each of next 30 (35-38- 38-41) sts. Hdc2tog over next 2 sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Work on these 32 (37-40-40-43) sts for Back.
**Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last row 0 (1-1-0-1) time more. 30 (33-36-38-39) sts.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.**
Rep last row until armhole measures 51/2 (6-61/2-7-71/2) ins [14 (15-16.5-18-19) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Fasten off.

Front: With RS of work facing, miss next 4 (6-6-8-8) sts of Body section. Join MC with sl st to next st. Ch 2. Hdc2tog over same sp as last sl st and next st. 1 hdc in each of next 30 (35-38-38-41) sts.
Hdc2tog over next 2 sts. Turn. Leave rem 3 (3-3-4-4) sts unworked.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Rep last row until armhole measures 6 rows less than Back, ending with RS facing for next row.

Neck shaping: Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 8 (9-9-9-9) sts. Hdc2tog over next 2 sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. 7 (8- 8-8-8) sts.
Next 3 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. Fasten off at end of 3rd row.
With RS of work facing, miss next 10 (11- 14-16-17) sts at bottom of neck shaping. Join MC with sl st to next st. Ch 2.
Hdc2tog over same sp as last sl st and next st. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 7 (8-8-8-8) sts.
Next 3 rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. Fasten off at end of 3rd row.

SLEEVES
With MC, ch 19 (20-20-22-25). Join in rnd.
1st rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each ch around. Join A with sl st to first hdc. 19 (20-20-22- 25) hdc. Place marker on last st to mark beg of rnd.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 sc in last hdc. Join MC with sl st to first sc.
3rd and 4th rnds: With MC, ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join B with sl st to first st at end of 4th rnd.
5th rnd: With B, as 2nd rnd. Join MC with sl st to first st.
6th and 7th rnds: As 3rd and 4th rnds.
2nd to 7th rnds form Stripe Pat and Stitch Pat.
Keeping cont of pat, rep 5th to 7th rnds 3 (4-6-6-7) times more. 29 (32-36-38-43) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 81/2 (10 1/2-12 1/2-14-15) ins [21.5 (26.5- 32-35.5-38) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Break A and B.
Shape Top: 1st row: Miss first 2 (2-2-3-3) sts. Join MC with sl st to next st. Ch 2. Hdc2tog over same sp as sl st and next st. 1 hdc in each of next 21 (24-28-28-33) sts. Hdc2tog over next 2 sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each st to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last row 5 (6-7-7-8) times more. 11 (12-14-14-17) sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements.
Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.

Neckband: Sew shoulder seams. Join MC with sl st to left shoulder seam at neck edge. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work 10 sc down left neck edge. 1 sc in each of next 10 (11-14-16-17) hdc. Work 11 sc up right front neck edge. 1 sc in each of next 16 (17-20-22-23) hdc. 48 (50-56-60-62) sc. Join A with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join MC with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: With MC, as 2nd rnd. Join B.
4th rnd: With B, as 2nd rnd. Join MC.
5th rnd: With MC, as 2nd rnd. Fasten off. Sew in sleeves.

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