Autumn Colors Cozy Crochet Unisex Sweater #freepattern


I have an appreciation for the changes each season brings; especially living in New York where we actually get to experience them all. Something I definitely missed out on, growing up in Florida (not that I'm complaining!!), was the utterly gorgeous colors that leaves turn when the air turns crisp and cool.

The colors of this cozy sweater makes me think of evenings spent around the bonfire with family and friends, soft blankets, and hot drinks like cocoa, tea, and warm apple cider!

This yarn is super soft, and the colors work equally well for a baby boy or girl!


If you make this for a girl, scroll to the bottom for instructions to make a matching headband!


Without further ado!

Sizes:

6 months (12, 18, 24)


Materials:

1 skein (2, 2, 2) Homespun Lion Brand Yarn

(I used Harvest, which is sometimes difficult to find- Redwood Stripes and Barley, both found here are similar in color, or you can use any other homespun yarn that suits your fancy.)

1 skein (all sizes) Caron Simply Soft in Beige

Hook Size I-9/5.5mm or size to obtin gauge or get a set of assorted sizes here.

2 wood buttons


Gauge:

12 stitches & 10 rows = 4" in half double crochet


Notes:

The body is worked in joined rounds up the armholes. Sleeves are also worked in joined rounds from the wrists up to the armholes. Body and sleeves are joined at this point to form the yoke. The yoke is worked back and forth in rows.

Instructions:


Body:

With homespun yarn in Harvest;

Chain 60 (68, 72, 80) loosely. Being careful not to twist the chain, join with sl st in first ch to form a circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around; join with sl st in first sc, ch 1, turn.

60 (68, 72, 80) sc

Rnds 2-5: Sc in each sc around, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 6: Hdc in each st around; join with sl st in first hdc, ch 1, turn.

Repeat round 6 until piece measures 7.5" (8", 8.5", 9") from beginning. Fasten off.


Sleeves:

With homespun yarn in Harvest;

Chain 18 (20, 22, 24) loosely. Being careful not to twist the chain, join with sl st in first ch to form a circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around; join with sl st in first sc, ch 1, turn.

18 (20, 22, 24) sc

Rnds 2-5: Sc in each sc around, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 6: (increase) 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in each st around; join with a sl st in first st, ch 1, turn.

19 (21, 23, 25) sc

Rnds 7-9: Hdc in each st around; join with a sl st in first st, ch 1, turn.

Rnds 10-17: Repeat rounds 6-9 twice

21 (23, 25, 27) sc

Rnd 18: (increase) Repeat round 6

22 (24, 26, 28) sc

Repeat round 7 until piece measures 6.5" (7", 7.5", 8") from beginning. Fasten off.

Repeat on second sleeve.


Yoke:

Joining Row (RS): With right side facing, skip first 2 stitches of last round of body. Join with hdc in next st, hdc in next 25 (29, 31, 35) stitches. Place stitch marker in the last stitch made, skip first 2 stitches of last round of 1 sleeve, hdc in next 18 (20, 22, 24) stitches. Place stitch marker in last stitch made, skip next 4 stitches of body, hdc in next 26 (30,32, 36) stitches. Place stitch marker in last stitch made, sk first 2 stitches of last round of second sleeve, hdc in last 18 (20, 22, 24) stitches.

Do not join.

Chain 1, turn.

88 (100, 108, 120) stitches

Row 2: Hdc in each stitch across, chain 1, turn.

Row 3: (decrease) hdc 2 together, (hdc in each stitch to 2 stitches before next marked stitch, (hdc2tog) twice moving marker to first of the two hdc2tog just made) 3 times, hdc in each stitch to last 2 stitches, hdc2tog, chain 1, turn.

80 (92, 100, 112) stitches

Rows 4-7 (4-8, 4-9, 4-10): Repeat row 3.

48 (52, 52, 56) stitches

Fasten off.


Finishing:

With RS facing, place 2 stitch markers on front edge of shoulder opening. Place one marker approximately .25" after beginning of opening and place the second marker at top of opening just before beginning of neck. Using Caron Simply Soft in Beige, join with a sc in edge at beginning of shoulder opening. Sc evenly spaced across edge, around neck and down other edge of shoulder opening, working button loops at markers, as follows: ch 6, slip stitch in last sc made. Fasten off.


In beige, join with a sc in bottom of body, work sc in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch.

Repeat at each wrist at bottoms of sleeves.


Sew buttons opposite button loops.


Weave in ends.

Headband Instructions:

Note: Cut a piece of 1/8" wide elastic 1/2" longer than baby's head.

Or you can follow these guidelines:

Newborn: 12.5"

3 months: 14.25"

6 months: 15.75"

9 months: 16.25"

12 months: 16.75"

18 months: 17.25"

24 months:17.5"

Overlap ends by 1/2" and sew together.


Rnd 1: With Caron Simply Soft in Beige, chain 64 (72, 80, 84, 84, 86, 88), being careful not to twist your chain, join in first ch, ch 1, sc in each chain, working over elastic to form casing, join in first sc.

64 (72, 80, 84, 84, 86, 88) sc

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each sc around, join in first sc. Fasten off.

64 (72, 80, 84, 84, 86, 88) ch 2 spaces.

Rnd 3: Hold piece with foundation chain at top, join in any unused loop of foundation chain, ch 1, working in remaining unused loops, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each unused loop around, join in first sc. Fasten off.


Flower

Rnd 1: With homespun yarn in Harvest chain 5, being careful not to twist your chain, join in first ch, ch 1, sc in each chain, join in first sc.

5 sc

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each sc around, join in first sc.

5 chain 3 spaces

Rnd 3: Skip first sc, *5 dc in chain 3 space, skip next 2 sc*, repeat from * around, join in first dc. Fasten off.

25 dc


Finishing

Sew flower to headband.

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