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Fuzzy Rainbow Sweater

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Use this kids crochet sweater pattern from Premier Yarns to make your child a fun and funky sweater. The fuzzy rainbow sweater and colorful and playful, sure to get your child noticed at school!

Find this and other Rainbow Crafts at "14 Simple DIY Rainbow Crafts for Springtime"!

Fuzzy Rainbow Sweater

Size: 2 (4, 6, 8) years


Finished Measurements:
Chest: 25 (27, 29, 31)"
Sleeve Length: 9½ (10½, 11½, 12½)"


Materials:

  • Yarn: Dream by Premier Yarns (100% Acrylic; 224 yards/205 meters; 3.5 ounces/100 grams)
    • 24-201 White – 2 (2, 3, 4) balls (A)
  • LashMax by Premier Yarns (94% Acrylic, 6% Polyester; 37 yards/34 meters; 3 ounces/85 grams)
    • 04 Orange Fizz – 1 ball (B)
    • 02 Sunburst – 1 ball (C)
    • 05 Power Pink – 1 ball (D)
    • 03 Kryptonite – 1 ball (E)
    • 07 Turbine – 1 ball (F)
  • Crochet Hook: US K-10.5 (6.5mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • Extras: Split-ring stitch markers, yarn needle, three 1" buttons


Gauge: 12 sc and 14 rows = 4" using A. Use any size hook necessary to obtain specified gauge.


Abbreviations
beg – beginning; ch – chain; dec – decrease; dc – double crochet; mm – millimeter; rem – remaining; rep – rep; rnd – round; RS – right side; sc – single crochet; sk – skip; sl st – sl stitch; sp – space; st(s) – stitch(es); WS – wrong side; [ ] – rep instructions in brackets the number of times specified; * – rep instructions after asterisk as specified.

PROJECT NOTES

  • Row 3 color sequence for front and back: B, C, D.
  • Row 13 color sequence for sleeves: F, E, D, C, B.

Instructions:

SWEATER
Back: With A, ch 38 (42, 46, 48).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across; turn – 37 (41, 45, 47) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, * dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to B; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to A; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 7: Rep Row 5, following color sequence above.
Rows 8-11: Rep Rows 2-5.
Rows 12-17: Rep Rows 2-7.
Rows 18 – 38 (18-44, 18-48, 18-52): Rep Rows 2 and 5.
Right Shoulder—Row 39 (45, 49, 53): Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in 10 (10, 12, 12) sts across, turn – 11 (11, 13, 13) sts.
Rows 40-41 (46-47, 50-51, 54-55): Rep Rows 2 and 5. Fasten off.
 

Left Shoulder—Row 39 (45, 49, 53): With RS facing, sk center 15 (19, 19, 21) sts, join yarn, ch 1, and sc across rem 11 (11, 13, 13) sts, turn – 11 (11, 13, 13) sts.
Rows 40-41 (46-47, 50-51, 54-55): Rep Rows 2 and 5. Fasten off.
Right Front: With A, ch 22 (24, 26, 28).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across; turn – 21 (23, 25, 27) sts.
Rows 2-24 (2-30, 2-32, 2-34): Work same as back.
Row 25 (31, 33, 35): Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts (buttonhole), sc across, turn – 21 (23, 25, 27) sts.
Row 26 (32, 34, 36): Ch 1, sc in first st, * dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 4 sts, dc and sc in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, sc in last st, turn.
Rows 27-28 (33-34), 35-36, 37-38): Rep Rows 5 and 2.
Rows 29-30 (35-36, 37-38, 39-40): Rep Rows 25 and 26.
Row 31 (37, 39, 41): Rep Row 5.
 

Shoulder—Row 32 (38, 40, 42): Ch 1, sc in first st, * dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across 7 (7, 9, 9) sts, sc in last st; turn – 11 (11, 13, 13) sts. Leave rem center front sts unworked.
Rows 33-41 (39-47, 41-51, 43-55): Rep Rows 5 and 2 as for back to end. Fasten off.
 

Left Front: With A, ch 22 (24, 26, 28).
Rows 1-24: Work same as right front – 21 (23, 25, 27) sts.
Rows 25-31 (37, 39, 41): Rep rows 2 and 5 as for back.
Shoulder—Row 32 (38, 40, 42): With WS facing, skip 10 (12, 12, 14) sts from center front, join yarn, ch 1, sc in next st, * dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across, sc in last st, turn – 11 (11, 13, 13) sts.
Rows 33-41 (39-47, 41-51, 43-55): Rep Rows 5 and 2 same as back. Fasten off.
Sew shoulder seams.
 

Neck Trim:
Row 1: With WS facing, join A to left neck edge. Ch 1, sc in first st, sc evenly around 55 (59, 65, 69) sts, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts (buttonhole), sc in next st, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
Row 4: With WS facing and F, join yarn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
 

Sleeve (Make 2): With RS facing, measure 5 (5½, 6, 6½)" down from shoulder seam on each side, place markers on front and back to mark armhole.
Row 1: With A, join yarn with a slip st at first marker, ch 1, sc in first st, sc 30 (32, 36, 38) evenly to second marker – 31 (33, 37, 39) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, * dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Rows 4-8 (4-12, 4-16, 4-20): Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Row 9 (13, 17, 21): Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to F; turn.
Row 10 (14, 18, 22): Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to A; turn.
Row 11 (15, 19, 23): Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 12 (16, 20, 24): Ch 1, sc in first st, *dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across; turn.
Row 13 (17, 21, 25): Ch 1, skip first st, sc across to last 2 sts, skip st, sc in last st; change to E; turn – 29 (31, 35, 37) sts.
Rows 14-25 (18-29, 22-33, 26-37): Rep Rows 10-13 three more times, following color sequence above – 23 (25, 29, 31) sts.
Row 26 (30, 34, 38): Rep Row 10.
Rows 27-33 (31-37, 35-41, 39-45): Rep Rows 11 and 12. Fasten off.


FINISHING
Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in ends. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

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I like this pattern best, but I need it in a size 14 or 16

I need it bigger as well.. did you ever figure this out how to do it?

This is really REALLY cute. Since I don't crochet (yet) I've got to save it and am thiking about adding rows of gingham ruffles or fringe to a purchased (at the thrift store), sweater or sweatshirt. The fringes I could make even INTO the plain sweater. I thought of rows of chennel too. This is a cute keeper.

really cool! can just imagine it in wild colors....have special little girl in mind who would love it!

Love it

I love the lttle girl's sweater....I know some little girls who will love this and I will definitely enjoy making it. Thank You for the pattern.

I love the girlie sweater - and all the little girls would love it! However, the little boy sweater is so cute - and there are so few boy sweaters out there. I think I'll vote for the boy sweater.

Great range of colors, perfect for a child. This will be versatile.

I wish there was a grand baby in my life to make this for! So much fun!

This sweater is so adorable... Can't wait to start this one for my granddaughter...I love the different colors on this sweater so bright and cherry....

Love this!!!!!!! Am always crocheting and this looks like a WINNER!!

Absolutely darling. Can hardly wait to have a granddaughter.

Way way cute!

Love this sweater so bright for a little girl!

I love "raggy" looks, but I don't think I would use all those colors....I'd use a tone on tone, or a lighter or darker shade than that body......

what fashionista, fashion forward, little girl wouldn't want this rainbow of joy sweater!

so cute!

pretty

Love this sweater!

I think this is so cute! Love the fuzzy bright colors!!

love the colors :)

My 6-year-old granddaughter and my 1-year-old great-granddaughter will love this for Christmas!

This sweater is so absolutely adorable. I can totally see my granddaughter wearing this.

I really love this sweater, with it's vibrant colors. I can picture my little girl wearing it.

Love both the dino and this one - have to comment on both! So cute and love the colors!

It was a hard decision to say the least, but this one kept making me come back to look. I think it was all the colors. It was bright and cheery and very adorable.

I don't usually like crocheted clothes, but this is the cutest I have ever seen. Good job.

This is my favorite. So bright and happy!

Oh yes, I saved this pattern and will probably have to make 2 or 3 of them for my granddaughters! I love it and it will be simple and quick to make. Good pick!

I absolutly love it and know that my grandaughter would too! I would definatly make it!!!

Yes, I would make this sweater. I think it's adorable- great idea to use the eyelash yarn for stripes and I love the colors!

I love the sweater. I don't crochet but my daughter does and I am giving the pattern to her for my granddaughter. They will both love it.

I love this sweater and what better way of keeping tract where your little princess is then having a bright sweater so as not to lose her in the crowds. Do they come in adult sizes too??? hehe

I will attempt to make this sweater. I am going to try to change up the size to a 14 or a 16. I have two granddaughters who I think would love this. Where do I get the yarn? Claudia Anderson

this is absolutely adorable. It's precious. The colors and style are soooooooooo cute.

I think it is adorabe and young children are intrigued by bright colors. I would make it in a heart beat but I would use primary colors and use it as a teaching tool, too.

I also would make this sweater. I might use mustard yellow or a soft grey for the main color though. I tend to avoid white for small children.

I would most definitely make this sweater. It's so colorful!

i love this pattern. it is perfect for the little one who likes bright colors. You can always mute the tones if you want to or just change the colors. The pattern is lovely

I would definitely make this sweater and I feel certain that any little girl would love to receive it. It is very cute and so colorful.

This sweater is adorable !!!! I can't wait to make it.

I think it is a lovely sweater. Children love colors and you can arrange the colors any way you want or change the main color.

Yes, I would make it!!! I have a four-year-old granddaughter who would love the bright colors, and probably the fuzzy texture as well!

LOVE it!! So adorable. Don't know many little ones now, even the grands have grown up. But I'll find 'em, or donate - but I have to make this one. :) And I agree with the commentor who said to make a size for everyone - I'd wear it too. :)

The sweater is adorable and could be worn with several diffrent colored outfits. You can always substitute colors to suit the child. (I seldom use the exact colors as the original item anyway.) However, I would not make it because I am a beginner and can't follow instructions that are not extremely simple. Cute Cute Cute. Vicki

I think its the cutest sweater I've seen.

I THINK IT IS VERY CUTE!

I think this is adorable for a little girl. Yes I would make it. A little girl loves fuzzies and or sparkles on there clothes. I think the colors are so kid friendly..

I want one sized for big beautiful ME!!

The sweater is a cute design. The colors and the furry yarn are a bit garish even for a little girl. I might make it in different colors, and not furry.

the concept is cute. the colors are so not my child. i would make the sweater in different colors.

LOVE the sweater. ITS so bright and cheery, everyone would want one, even me! This would make a nice gift for anytime of the year.

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