Monday, October 9, 2017

Cozy Pullover - 2T-4T...

I made this super cute, beautifully textured "Cozy Pullover" for my granddaughter, Miss Arielle.  I'm so in love with how this turned out.  I can't wait for her to wear it.

This pattern is easily adjustable to make for smaller or bigger babies/kids.  This will fit size range of 2T - 4T.  It may be a little big on a 2T, so you can adjust the pattern, if desired.  Just make sure your starting chain is an odd number if reducing the number of chains or if increasing the number of chains. 

Cozy Pullover Pattern
Difficulty Level:  Intermediate

1.  This will fit sizes ranging between 2T - 4T (but, this largely depends on size of the child and may even fit a broader age range; for example a small 5 year old may be able to wear this); rule of thumb:  please go by the Pullover measurements and determine how that matches up with your child's size
2.  The Pullover measures 12" wide x 13" long
3.  If you need to adjust the size, just make sure you start with an odd number of chains

--5.0mm hook
--2 skeins of Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice Yarn in Aqua
--(6) 1/2" buttons; you can use larger, if desired
--small amount of coordinating embroidery thread and needle for attaching buttons
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
BLO:  back loop only
FO:  fasten off

Special stitch:
From Row 2 through 78, when it calls for the HDC stitch, unless otherwise noted, you will be working the HDC stitch into the 3rd loop that was created from the previous row and not into the stitch itself; this creates the beautiful texture for this!!!  Now, of course, you can just work the HDC into the stitch itself, but I'm not certain what the texture will be if doing it this way...

For more help working in the third loop of the HDC stitch, please check out Pinterest.  There are tons of written and video tutorials to teach you how to place the HDC stitch into the third loop (not the back loop)....

Front Side:
1.  Ch35.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
2.  *HDC in 3rd loop of first st, SC in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across, ending with a SC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  See above “Special Stitch...”. (34)
3.  *SC in the first st, HDC in 3rd loop of the next st.* Repeat from * to * across, ending with a HDC in 3rd loop of the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
4-39.  Repeat steps #2 and #3.
Neck/Head Opening:
40.  HDC in 3rd loop of the first st, SC in next, HDC in 3rd loop of the next st, SC in the next st, HDC in 3rd loop of the next st.  Ch24.  Skip 24 stitches.  SC in the next st, HDC in 3rd loop of the next st, SC in the next st, HDC in 3rd loop of the next st and SC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (this makes the head/neck opening) (10 stitches & 24 chains)
41.  SC in the first st, HDC in 3rd loop of the next st, SC in the next st, HDC in 3rd loop of the next st, SC next st.  Into the Ch24 space, *HDC st in the first ch, SC in the next ch,* repeat this across with a SC in the last ch space.  Then HDC in 3rd loop of the next st, SC in the next, HDC in 3rd loop of the next st, SC in the next, HDC in 3rd loop of the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)

Back Side:
42-78.  Repeat steps #2 and #3.

(At the end of Row 78, don't fasten off yarn. Ch1 and turn.  Please read "Buttons" section before completing "Border" section)

1-3.  SC in each st around the perimeter of the Pullover, placing 3 SC stitches in each corner.  At the end of Round 3, FO and weave ends.

1.  Join yarn in the right corner stitch of the neck opening.  Ch1.  SC in same st and around. Sl st join to first st and Ch1.
2-9.  HDC in the BLO of each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 9, FO and weave ends.

I attached 3 buttons to each side, with matching embroidery thread, through the front and the back sides.  I placed my buttons approximately 1" from the bottom and then 1" apart on each side.  If you want your buttons to have buttonholes and not permanently attached, then you will need to altar the border portion to adjust for making buttonholes.  

For the matching Cozy Headband, here's the link:  Kid's Cozy Headband

 Happy Crocheting...

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  1. Looks great but do not understand the sizes is it 2-4t year olds? Thanks

    1. The size is for a 3/4 year old but it will fit some 2T toddlers that may be taller and bigger for their age. I tried it on my grandson that is 2 and it fits him, maybe an inch or so too long. But, he's big for his age. But, the size is a 12" width and 13" length - so go by the measurement for the size. It will fit the in the range of 2T-4T. You can easily adjust the starting chain to smaller or larger to accommodate the exact width and height you need.

  2. I don't understand r2 and r3. Hdc in the third loop. Do you mean 1 sc and then hdc then sc then hdc.or is it one sc and then hdc across for one row then 1 hdc and then sc across. Where is then third sc for the hdc.

    1. In row 1, you make HDC stitches across (if you look at each stitch there are 3 loops. You are going to be working the next rows in that 3rd loop. If you hold your work up, you will see the top two loops; now if you slant the piece you can see that 3rd loop. So, For row 2: you are going to rotate working an HDC in the 3rd loop of the Stitch, then a SC worked as normal in the next st. For row 3, you will work SC stitches as normal, into previous row’s SC stitches and work HDC stitches into the third loop of the previous row’s HDC stitches.

  3. The “3rd loop” would be what is usually referred to as the “back loop”.
    Just so everyone gets on same page. But, let me see...your pattern is very confusing...I’m like the other I do a sc then a hdc then a sc across them do the same stitch on next row? I just attempted to do this pattern. I’ve been putting it off for some time put decided I wanted to make my grandson one. I gave up trying to understand and just made hdc most of the pattern except for on the front top about 10 rows down I made a row of v-stitches just to identify the front. And after the first row of hdc after the chain st the neck I made dc all he way to the end. For the border I just made on row of hdc then a row of dc then another hdc.

    1. Belle, my apologies that my pattern seems confusing. But it is worked in the third loop created not the back loop created. There are a lot of video tutorials to help with working in the third loop, The pattern was created to work in rows - and just a matter of 1 stitch SC and next stitch HDC worked in third loop across. If someone didn’t want to work in the third loop, then they could opt to just work SC then HDC across. Thanks for your feedback. I’m sure the changes you made, your grandson is sure to love.

  4. Great pattern thank you, I googled the 3rd loop method and had no issues after that.