It’s time to put away our heavy winter coats and finally put on our cute spring sweater hoodies! Wait, you don’t have a cute sweater hoodie yet??Don’t worry, I’ve got you 🙂

This spring inspired sweater hoodie turned out beautifully and I can’t wait to share the pattern with you.

The printable PDF version, including sizes XS-XXL is available for purchase on my Etsy here, as well as Ravelry here. The Free pattern and video tutorial featured below are for size small. For anyone that would like to try to make the pattern for a custom size of their own, I’ve included the gauge below.

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • sp = space
  • rep = repeat
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • rs = right side
  • wr = wrong side
  • YO = yarn over
  • vpf = v puff stitch: Yo insert hook into the st, YO pull up a loop, YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO pull through all loops and ch 1, ch 1, Yo insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO pull through all loops and ch 1

Notes :

  • In this pattern I made size small. If you want different sizes XS – XXL purchase on Etsy or Ravelry
  • This sweater is made in 5 separate pieces and then sewn together. The hood and the collar are added later
  • The turning chain in every row of the panels doesn’t count as a stitch, make sure to pull up those loops to the same height as a double crochet stitch
  • You can make your sweater as long as you like just keep adding more rows
  • This sweater you can be made in 1 solid color if you like
  • Here’s the video tutorial for this sweater Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Gauge unblocked : 16 dc x 8 rows = 4″

Size : Us women’s small

Measurement : 17″ width x 22 ” length (These measured before blocking/washing) *keep in mind that your sweater will stretch out a few inches after block/wash it.

Pattern

Back panel ( Make 1 )

Row 1 ( ws ) color A : ch 69, 1 dc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 68 st

Row 2 ( rs ) color A : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total 68 st

Row 3 – 44 rep row 2 (color A)*The end of row 44 cut the yarn and weave the end

Front panel ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( ws ) color A : ch 35, 1 dc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 34 st

Row 2 ( rs ) color A : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 34 st

Row 3 – 44 rep row 2 (color A)*The end of row 44 cut the yarn and leave about 15″ tail for 1 of the panel only

Sleeves ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( ws ) color A : ch 35, 1 dc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 34 st

Row 2 ( rs ) color A : Turn, ch 1 do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st acros. Total of 34 st

Row 3 – 8 rep row 2 (color A)

Row 9 ( ws ) color A : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 2 dc into first st, 1 dc into each st till you have 1 st left, 2 dc into last st. Total of 36 st

Row 10 ( rs ) color A : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 36 st

Row 11 – 12 rep row 10 (color A). Total of 36 st

Row 13 rep row 9 (color A). Total of 38 st

Row 14 – 16 rep row 10 (color A). Total of 38 st

Row 17 rep row 9 (color A). Total of 40 st

Row 18 – 20 rep row 10 (color A). Total 40 st

Row 21 rep row 9 (color A). Total of 42 st

Row 22 – 24 rep row 10 (color A). Total of 42 st

Row 25 rep row 9. Total of 44 st

Row 26 – 28 rep row 10 (color A). Total of 44 st

Row 29 rep row 9 (color A). Total of 46 st

Row 30 – 32 rep row 10 (color A). Total of 46 st

Row 33 rep row 9 (color A). Total of 48 st

Row 34 – 40 rep row 10 (color A). Total of 48 st

*The end of row 40 cut the yarn leave 30″ tail for 1 of the panel only

Joining the pieces together

Sew the back panel into 2 front panels

Take the back and 2 front panel, place them together with correct side facing each other and start sewing on the wrong side sew along top of the shoulder area together using method of choice. Sew 20 stitches together on each side ( check picture below )

Sew the sleeves to the top

Lay your top correct side facing down. Place your sleeves correct side facing down and start sewing on the wrong side with your tail again. The shoulder seam of the main panel should be in the middle of the sleeves and even on both sides. ( check picture below )

Sew the sweater together

Fold your sweater in half a t the shoulder seam. Cut a new strand of yarn 50 – 60 inches long, enough to sew the bottom side and sleeve. Start sewing from the bottom up to the side seam until you reach the armpit and continue sewing the sleeve side seam until you reach the cuff of the sleeve. Cut the yarn and weave the end. ( check picture below )

Hood

Turn your sweater right side out. We will start crochet the hood staring with the top corner of the right front panel and continue around the neck to the left front panel corner. We will turn back the other direction and keep repeating.

Row 1 ( rs ) color A : Add new yarn at the right front panel, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into same ch st, 1 dc into each st around the neck area to the left front panel. Total of 60 st

Row 2 ( ws ) color A : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 60 st

Row 3 – 29 rep row 2 (color A) *The end of row 29 cut the yarn and leave 15″ tail for sew the top of the hood

Sew the to of the hood ( check picture below )

Collar

For the collar we will start crochet on the right side. Start crochet from the right front panel at bottom corner. Work all the way up and around the hood and back down to the left front panel at the bottom corner. We will turn back the other direction and keep repeating. Crochet into the end of each row of the front panels and the hood ( sp for reference ) *When you reach the top of the hood seam treat it like a 1 sp

Row 1 ( rs ) color B : Add new yarn at the right front panel at the bottom corner, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), *sk next sp, 1 vpf into next sp*, rep from *to* till you reach the left front panel at the bottom, 1 dc into the last st at the corner. Total of 73 vpf st ( check picture below )

Row 2 ( ws ) color B : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 vpf into each 1 ch sp across. Total of 73 vpf st ( check picture below )

Row 3 – 5 rep row 2 (color B) *The end of row 5 cut the yarn and weave the end

Congratulations on your awesome, new spring hoodie sweater! I hope you wear it with pride, stay warm and look cute! If you liked this pattern, you may like some of my other designs like this 3/4 sleeve sweater here.

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