Summer Dream Sweater








This sweater is especially designed for girls but can be changed to fit also boys or even adults. It is made of CAKES! If you enjoy working with yarn cakes and hate weaving in the ends this is what you can make with them.
I used Ice Yarn cakes for this special project but they are really very similar to the Caron cakes that use 5mm hook.

There is currently only one size available 7-8years but I'm working on the other sizes too.


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This pattern uses US crochet terms.

Yarn: DK, I used Ice Yarn Cakes Baby white pink green blue and leftover offwhite acrylic yarn for the sleeves.
For this size you will need 2 yarn cakes with just a small leftover (that I used for the pocket and sleeve borders) and around 100 gr of other yarn for the sleeves.
Hook size: 5mm (hook size conversion chart)
Stitches used: ch, sc, dc, hdc
Finished size: 7-8years, lenght 20.5in/52cm, width 14.25in/36cm. 

I'm working on pattern for other sizes too. Check later...

Gauge: 14 rows x 8 stitch repeat ([dc, sc] in the same st, skip one st) for 4.5in (10 cm) square.

Materials: 2 yarn cakes (around 700 yards/640m) + 100gr similar acrylic yarn for the sleeves


Abbreviations:
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ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
mc - for the flower applique only




Notes:
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  • The sweater is made from down to top.
  • This stitch may slant when working in round. If this happen try to ss tight at the end of the row. You may also just turn the work at the end of each row and make a round in the opposite direction. This will slightly change the texture - like it is for the front and back part. 






Pattern:

Row 1: Ch 130, join in the first chain to form big circle.
Row 2: Ch 2, sc in the same st, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, end with ss in the ch 2.
Row 3 - 47: Repeat row 2 or till pieces measures 14in/36cm

Now split the work evenly with stitch marker to two parts - front and back (65 st for the front and 65 st for the back).

Front part: 

Row 1: Ch2, sc in the same st, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - *, end with [dc, sc] in the last st. Turn.

Row 2 -17: Repeat row 1.

Row 18 (front left part): Ch2, sc in the same st, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - * 7 more times. Turn.
Row 19: ch 1, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - * 6 more times. Turn.
Row 20: Ch2, sc in the same st, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - * 6 more times. Turn.
Row 21: ch 1, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - * 5 more times. Turn.
Row 22: Ch2, sc in the same st, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - * 5 more times. Turn.
Row 23: ch 1, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - * 4 more times. Turn.
Row 24: Ch2, sc in the same st, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - * 4 more times. Turn.

Repeat the same for the front right part


Back part:

Row 1: Ch2, sc in the same st, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - *, end with [dc, sc] in the last st. Turn.

Row 2 -22: Repeat row 1.
Row 23: ch 1, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - * 4 more times. Turn.
Row 24: Ch2, sc in the same st, skip one st, * [dc, sc] in the next st, skip one st *, repeat * - * 4 more times. Turn.

Repeat row 23 and 24 on the opposite side.
Sew the back and the front part.





Sleeves:

With white make a round of hdc around one of the sleeves. I made 52 hdc.
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in each st, hdc2tog in the last st (51 hdc), end with ss in the ch1.
Row 2: Repeat row 1 (50 st)
Row 3: Repeat row 1 (49 st)
Row 4: Repeat row 1 (48 st)
Row 5: Repeat row 1 (47 st)
Row 6: Repeat row 1 (46 st)

Row 7-30: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in each st, end with ss in ch 1.
Row 31: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in each st, hdc2tog in the last st, end with ss in the ch1 (45 st)
Row 32: Repeat row 31 decreasing one st at the end - 44 st
Row 33: Repeat row 31 decreasing one st at the end - 43 st
Row 34: Repeat row 31 decreasing one st at the end - 42 st
Row 35: Repeat row 31 decreasing one st at the end - 41 st
Row 36: Repeat row 31 decreasing one st at the end - 40 st
Row 37: Repeat row 31 decreasing one st at the end - 39 st
Row 38: Repeat row 31 decreasing one st at the end - 38 st
Row 39: Repeat row 31 decreasing one st at the end - 37 st
Row 40: Repeat row 31 decreasing one st at the end - 36 st
Row 41: Ch 1, hdc in the same st, hdc in each st, end with ss in the ch1 (36 st st)
Repeat row 41 till desired lenght is reached.


Sleeves border

With different color(I choosed pink) Ch2, 2 dc in the starting st, skip 1 st, *3dc in the same st, skip 1 st *, repeat * - * around, end with ss in the top of the starting ch. Repeat the same for the second sleeve.




Pocket:

The pocket is just a square of hdc.
Row 1: Ch 13, hdc in the second st from hook, hdc in each ch till the end (12 st). Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 and hdc in the same st, hdc in each st till the end. Turn.
Row 3 - 10: Repeat row 2

Pocket border:

Join different than the pocket color. Ch 3, skip one st and ss in the next. *Ch2, 2 dc in the same st, skip one st and ss in the next*, repeat * - * 4 more times.

I have added also a sweet butterfly button. 
Now sew the pocket on the sweater.





Flower applique:

For the flowers I used cotton yarn as it has better stitch definition and 2.5 mm hook to make them smaller.

In mc work 6 sc, ss. Join different color - repeat [ch 2, 2 dc in same st, ss in the next st] 6 times - for the 6 petals.
Create 6 mini flowers and sew them on the neck.



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