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Cutie Pie Sweater
Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L30226 The oversized collar makes this jacket adorably cute. Make it in a variety of colors and sizes using Homespun Thick and Quick.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
Child 2-4 (4-6, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12) Finished Chest 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) in. (71 (76, 81.5, 86.5, 91.5) cm), buttoned Finished Length 14 1/2 (16 1/2, 18 1/2, 20 1/2, 22 1/2) in. (37 (42, 47, 52, 57) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

792-421 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Purple Haze

'Painterly' color Grape purple, lavender, and medium blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 3, 3, 4, 5

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Four buttons, 1 in. (25 mm diameter) Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
8 sts + 7 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Sweater is worked in 5 pieces, Back, 2 Fronts, and 2 Sleeves.

2.

When you see '- 12 sts' in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


INSTRUCTIONS
SWEATER Back Ch 30 (32, 34, 36, 38).

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across - 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in each st across.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures about 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) in.

(30.5 (35.5, 40.5, 45.5, 51) cm) from beg, end with a Row 3 as your last row.

Shape Shoulders Next Row (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, dc2tog.

Fasten off.

Skip center 12 sts, join yarn in next st, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts.

Fasten off.
Left Front Ch 14 (15, 16, 17, 18).

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across - 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in each st across.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures about 9 (11, 13, 15, 17) in.

(23 (28, 33, 38, 43) cm) from beg, end with a Row 2 as your last row.

Shape Neck Next Row (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, leave rem 2 sts unworked - 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) sts rem.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, skip first sc, sc2tog, sc in each st across - 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts.

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog - 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures same as Back to shoulder, end with a Row 3 as your last row.

Shape Shoulder Next Row (WS): Ch 3, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts.

Fasten off.



Right Front Ch 14 (15, 16, 17, 18).

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across - 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in each st across.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures same length as Left Front to neck shaping, end with a Row 2 as your last row.

Shape Neck Next Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, slip st in first 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in last 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts - 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, leave last st unworked - 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts rem.

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in each st across - 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures same as Back to shoulder, end with a Row 3 as your last row.

Shape Shoulder Next Row (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts.

Fasten off.
Sleeves (make 2) Ch 16 (18, 18, 18, 18).

Row 1 (RS): 2 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch to last ch, 2 dc in last ch - 16 (18, 18, 18, 18) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 3 (Increase): Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in first st, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last st - 18 (20, 20, 20, 20) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 0 (1, 2, 3, 4) more time(s) - 18 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts when all increases have been completed.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Inc Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last st - 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts.

Rep last 4 rows once more - 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 7 (9, 10, 11, 12) in.

(18 (23, 25.5, 28, 30.5) cm) from beg.

Fasten off.
FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Mark Fronts and Back 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8) in.

(14 (15, 16.5, 18, 19, 20.5) cm) down from shoulder seam for armholes.

Sew Sleeves between markers.

Sew side seams.

Lower Edging Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at Left Front to work across lower edge.

Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced across lower edge, ending at Right Front corner.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off.

Sleeve Edging Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at one corner of one Sleeve edge to work across lower edge.

Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced across lower edge ending at opposite corner.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Row 2.

Do not fasten off.

Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail, use yarn tail to sew Sleeve seam.

Buttonband Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with a sl st at neck edge of Left Front for Girls or at lower edge of Right Front for Boys, ch 1, work sc evenly spaced along front edge, ending at opposite edge.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off.

Sew buttons evenly spaced along buttonband, with the first 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from lower edge and last at beg of neck shaping with others evenly spaced between.

Buttonhole band Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at lower corner of Right Front for girls or neck edge of Left Front for boys, ch 1, work sc evenly spaced along front edge, ending at opposite edge.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

With stitch markers, mark position of buttons.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each sc to marker, ch 1, skip 1 st for buttonhole; rep from * 3 more times, sc in each sc to end of row.

Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and ch-1 sp across.

Fasten off.

Collar Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at Right Front neck edge, ch 1, work 42 sc evenly spaced around neck edge.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around.

Next (Inc) Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last st - 44 sts.

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around.

Rep last 2 rows once more - 46 sts.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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