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.