Kid’s Hooded Sweatshirt Free Crochet Pattern

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Kid’s Hooded Sweatshirt Free Crochet Pattern

Designed by Karen Drouin.

Directions are for size 4; changes for sizes 6, 8 and 10 are in parentheses.

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 3 (4, 5, 5) Skeins 971 Camouflage MC, 1 skein 365 Coffee CC.

Crochet Hooks: 3.75mm [US F-5], 5mm [US H-8]. 2 Split lock stitch markers, yarn needle.

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4”; 16 rows = 4” in pattern with larger hook. CHECK YARN OVERUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

To Fit Chest: 23 (25, 26½, 28)”.

Finished Chest Measurements: 24½ (28½, 31½, 34½)”.

NOTE: In pattern each single crochet and chain-1 (space and turning chain) counts as a stitch.

Kid’s Hooded Sweatshirt Free Crochet Pattern Instructions

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION:

Dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in each of next 2 chain-1 (space or turning chain-1), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

BACK-Lower Ribbing: With smaller hook and CC, chain 10 (10, 12, 12).

Row 1 (Right Side): Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across; turn – 9 (9, 11, 11) single crochet.

Rows 2-49 (2-57, 2-63, 2-69): Chain 1, working in back loops only, single crochet in each single crochet across; turn. Fasten off at end of last row.

Body-Row 1 (Right Side): With right side facing and larger hook, join MC to work across long edge of ribbing; chain 1, single crochet in first row end, * chain 1, skip next row end, single crochet in next row end; repeat from * across; turn – 49 (57, 63, 69) sts.

Row 2: Chain 1, skip first single crochet, * single crochet in chain-1 space, chain 1, skip next single crochet; repeat from * across; single crochet in turning chain-1; turn – 50 (58, 64, 70) sts (See Note above).

Rows 3-44 (51, 58, 65): Repeat Row 2 for pattern. Fasten off.

Kid’s Hooded Sweatshirt Free Crochet Pattern
Kid’s Hooded Sweatshirt Free Crochet Pattern

FRONT: Work same as for back through Row 30 (37, 40,47).

Divide for Neck-Right Neck Edge- Row 31 (38, 41, 48):

Chain 1, skip first single crochet, single crochet in next chain-1 space, [chain 1, skip next single crochet, single crochet in next chain-1 space] 10 (12, 14, 15) times; turn – 22 (26, 30, 32) sts.

Dec Row 32 (39, 42, 49): Chain 1, dec, * chain 1, skip next single crochet,single crochet in next chain-1; repeat from * across; turn – 20 (24, 28, 30) sts.

Row 33 (40, 43, 50): Work even in pattern.

Row 34 (41, 44, 51): Repeat Dec Row – 18 (22, 26, 28) sts.

Row 35 (42, 45, 52): Work even in pattern.

Row 36 (43, 46, 53): Repeat Dec Row – 16 (20, 24, 26) sts.

Row 37 (44, 47, 54): Work even in pattern.

Sizes 4 and 6 Only-Row 38 (45): Work even in pattern,placing a marker at neck edge for hood placement.

Rows 39-44 (46-51): Work even in pattern. Fasten off.

Sizes 8 and 10 Only-Row (48, 55): Repeat Decrease Row – (22, 24) sts.

Row (49, 56): Work even in pattern.

Row (50, 57): Work even in pattern, placing a marker at neck edge for hood placement.

Rows (51-58, 58-65): Work even in pattern. Fasten off.

Left Neck Edge-Row 31 (38, 41, 48): Skip next 2 (2, 1,2) chain-1 spaces, join yarn in next single crochet; chain 1, [single crochet in next chain-1 space, chain 1, skip next single crochet] 10 (12, 14, 15) times, single crochet in turning chain-1; turn – 22 (26, 30, 32) sts.

Dec Row 32 (39, 42, 49): Chain 1, work in pattern across to last 2 chain-1, dec; turn – 20 (24, 28, 30) sts.

Rows 33-44 (40-51, 43-58, 50-65): Work same as for Right Neck.

SLEEVES: Work in ribbing same as for Back for 35 (37,39, 41) rows. Fasten off.

Row 1 (Right Side): With right side facing and larger hook, join MC to work across long edge of ribbing; chain 1,single crochet in first row end, * chain 1, skip next row end, single crochet in next row end; repeat from * across; turn – 35 (37, 39, 41) sts.

Rows 2-4: Chain 1, skip first single crochet, * single crochet in chain-1 space, chain 1, skip next single crochet; repeat from * across; single crochet in turning chain-1; turn – 36 (38, 40, 42) sts.

Inc Row 5: Chain 1, single crochet in first single crochet, chain 1, * single crochet in next chain-1 space, chain 1 **, skip next single crochet; repeat from * to last single crochet, end at **; single crochet in last single crochet, chain 1, single crochet in turning chain-1; turn – 40 (42, 44,46) sts.

[Work 5 rows even. Repeat Inc Row] 5 times – 60 (62, 64,66) sts. Work 2 (6, 5, 5) rows even.

Size 8 and 10 Only: Repeat Increase Row – (68, 70) sts.Work (4, 8) rows even.

All Sizes: Fasten off.

See Also:

POCKET: With larger hook and MC, chain 38 (38, 44, 44).

Row 1 (Right Side): Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, * chain 1, skip next chain, single crochet in next chain; repeat from * across; turn.

Row 2: Chain 1, skip first single crochet, * single crochet in next chain-1 space, chain 1, skip next single crochet; repeat from * across; single crochet in turning chain-1; turn– 38 (38, 44, 44) sts.

Rows 3-9 (3-9, 3-11, 3-11): Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Dec Row 10 (10, 12, 12): Chain 1, dec, work even in pattern to last 2 chain-1, dec; turn – 34 (34, 40, 40) sts.

Row 11 (11, 13, 13): Repeat Row 2.

Rows 12-19 (12-19, 14-21, 14-21): Repeat the last 2 rows 4 times – 18 (18, 24, 24) sts. Fasten off.

Pocket Edging: With right side facing and larger hook,join CC and work single crochet evenly around entire pocket, working 3 single crochet in corners; join with a slip st in first single crochet. Fasten off.

HOOD: With larger and MC chain 100 (100, 104, 104).

Row 1 (Right Side): Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, * chain 1, skip next chain, single crochet in next chain; repeat from * across; turn.

Row 2: Chain 1, skip first single crochet, * single crochet in next chain-1 space, chain 1,skip next single crochet; repeat from * across; single crochet in turning chain-1; turn – 100 (100, 104, 104) sts.

Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Dec Row 5: Chain 1, dec, work even in pattern to last 2 chain-1,dec; turn – 96 (96, 100, 100) sts.

Rows 6-25: Repeat Rows 2-5 five times – 76 (76, 80, 80) sts.

Sizes 8 and 10 Only-Rows 26 and 27: Repeat Row 2.

All Sizes: Fasten off. Weave in ends.

FINISHING: Place pocket on the center front with the bottom edge of pocket at Row 4; sew top and bottom of pocket in place. Sew shoulder seams. Place center of sleeve tops at shoulder seams and sew in place. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Fold hood in half and sew back seam. Pin hood in place matching ends of hood to markers and seam at center back; sew in place.

Hood/Neck Edging: With right side facing and smaller hook, join CC at seam of hood/front neck; chain 1, single crochet evenly around hood and front neck opening; join with a slip st in first single crochet. Work 1 more rnd of single crochet. Work 1 rnd of Reverse single crochet.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Optional Tie: With smaller hook and CC, chain 175; slip st in each chain across. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Weave tie through 2nd rnd of edging. Tie an overhand knot in each end of tie.

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