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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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