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Bright Striped Sweater

By: Caron

Bold Stripes make this Bright Striped Sweater a great statement piece. Get out your crochet hook and this great free crochet pattern and get busy!


  • Caron International's Simply Soft Brites: 12 oz. Black (Color A), 6 oz. Grape (Color B), 6 oz. Lemonade (Color C). PLEASE NOTE: Yarn usage may vary depending on your particular yarn techniques.
  • Size G crochet hook or size to reach gauge below.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Instructions are for size Small. Changes for Medium and Large are in parentheses. Garment width around underarms,

4 sc = 1"; dc, ch 2 and dc = 1". TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.


With color A, ch 76(82,88).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across - 75(81-87), sc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 5 for first dc and ch 2, * sk 2 sc, (do not count sp that
has ch 5 for first dc now and through out pattern) dc in next sc, ch 2;
rep from * across, end dc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in first dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in dc, * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in dc, rep from * to last space, 2 sc in last sp, sc in 3rd ch of starting ch. Cut yarn. Turn.
Row 4: Join color B, ch 3 for first dc, * sk 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc (shell completed); rep from * across, end 1 dc in last sc. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 5 for first dc and ch 2, * retaining last loop of ea st on hook, dc in ea of next 3 dc, yo and through all loops on hook (cluster over shell completed), ch 2; rep from * across, end dc in last st. Cut yarn. Turn.
Row 6: Join color A, sc in first dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, * 3 sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across to last space, 3 sc in last space, sc in 3rd ch of starting ch. 75(81,87) sc. Turn.
Row 7: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: Rep Row 3.
Row 9: With color C, rep Row 4.
Row 10: With color C, rep Row 5.
Row 11: Rep Row 6.
Repeat Rows 2 through 11 until 14(15,16)” from beg, or desired length to underarm. Place a marker at ea edge for armhole. Continue in pattern as established until about 8(9,10)” above armhole marker, end pattern Row 3 or Row 8. Fasten off.


Make same as back.


With color A, ch 71(77,83).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across. 70(76,82) sc. Beg
Row 2: Work in pattern same as back until 17(18,18.5)” from beg, end pattern Row 3 or Row 8. Fasten off.

Sew front and back tog at shoulders for 4(4.5,5)” on each side. Sew sleeves in place from marker to marker. Sew underarm and side seams.

Care Instructions: Machine Wash: warm water, gentle cycle. Machine Dry: low heat, delicate cycle.

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This is a bright and bold-looking pattern that I think would make a great afghan. Because I liked the look of the stitch(es), I've converted sweater patterns into afghans in the past with good results and hope this one will work as well. Will test with a larger hook to be sure I get the same look for the pattern, and will run the stripes lengthwise. Have a huge stash of yellow, plum and black yarn given to me by a friend downsizing to a small apartment and this should be a good use for that yarn.


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