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CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Child's Lilac Frost Sweater



Lilac Frost Sweater

designed by Kim Guzman Mar. 1999

Email to kim@crochetkim.com

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Technique: Regular Crochet

Aluminum Crochet Hook Set, Sizes D-K






Size

Instructions are for size small (6-8); changes in parentheses are for sizes medium (10-12) and large (14), respectively.

Materials

  • Crochet Hooks: F and H(or size to obtain gauge)
  • 3 (4, 5) skeins Lion Brand Microspun (2.5 oz.) - Lilac
  • 1 (2, 2) skein Lion Brand Microspun (2.5 oz.) - Lily White
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Ruler
Gauge

With F hook, Rows 1-5 of Front/Back Cuff measures 1.5 inches from top to bottom and 3.25 inches across.

With H hook, 5 CL across and 10 rows of CL stitch measures 3 inches square

Special Stitches

Small Cluster (CL): In same space, work (sc, ch 1, sc).

Aligned Granite (GR): YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and draw through. YO and draw through 2 loops. YO , insert hook in next stitch, YO and draw through. YO and draw through 2 loops. YO and draw through remaining 3 loops. DC in same stitch as last stitch.

Front and back (make 2):

With F hook and White, ch 15.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Work Granite Stitch (see Special Stitches above) across. Ch 1, turn. (7 GR). Mark this side as RIGHT side.

Row 3: Sc in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Rep Rows 2 and 3 until you have 20 (24, 28) rows of GR stitch, ending with sc row. Fasten off White.

Row 1: With H hook, attach Lilac to the long side of the White cuff at a Right corner. Ch 2. Work 20 (24, 28) Small Clusters (see Special Stitches above) across, by working into the side of the last stitch of each Granite Stitch. Sc in last stitch on the side of the White cuff. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: CL in the ch-1 sp of each CL across. Sc in ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until entire piece measures 12 (15, 17) inches. DO NOT CUT.

Shaping Shoulders:

Row 1: Work 8 (9, 10) CL. Sc in next CL. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Sc in first CL, work 7 (8, 9) CL. Sc in ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: Work 7 (8, 9) CL. Sc in ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: Sc in first CL, work 6 (7, 8) CL. Sc in ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 5: Work 6 (7, 8) CL. Sc in ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 6: Sc in first CL, work 5 (6, 7) CL. Sc in ch-2 turning ch. Fasten off.

Attach yarn to opposite side for the other shoulder and Repeat Rows 1-6.

Sleeves (make 2):

With F hook and White, ch, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Work GR across. Ch 1, turn. (3 GR). Mark this side as RIGHT side.

Row 3: Sc in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Rep Rows 2 and 3 until you have 18 (21, 24) rows of GR stitch, ending with sc row. Fasten off White.

Row 1: With H hook, attach Lilac to the long side of the White cuff at a Right corner. Ch 2. Work 18 (21, 24) CL across, by working into the side of the last stitch of each Granite Stitch. Sc in last stitch on the side of the White cuff. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: CL in the ch-1 sp of each CL across. Sc in ch-2 turning ch. Fasten off.

Finishing

Fold sleeves in half with right sides facing and stitch up seam. Holding the sleeves to the front and back and stretching arm pieces slightly, measure down the arm hole for proper length. Place markers on Front and Back to indicate arm hole placement. Stitch shoulders, sleeves and sides together.

Attach White to neck line with H hook and sc evenly around neckline. Fasten off. Weave in all ends carefully.



By Kim Guzman
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