Friday, June 8, 2018

Easy Breezy Pompom sweater

Easy Breezy Pom Pom Crochet Sweater
By: Annoo Crochet Designs

Video Link: click here
Skill level: Intermediate
Gauge: 5 groups of 3dc by 9 rows= 4 inches
Size: Xtra Small/Small, (Medium/Large, Xtra Large/2X)Finished measurements without the Pom Pom border are approximately:Width: 45, (49, 61) inches
Length from shoulders to bottom edge: 26, (27, 27) inches

You will need: 
Main Color:
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4,( 4, 6) skeins of Yarn Art Angora Active (fingering weight/ #1 yarn) Color: 853
Fiber: 75% Acrylic/ 25% Mohair
Ball weight: 100g/3.52oz/546.80yds

Pom Pom/Border Color:
1 skein of Bergere De France Cotton Nature (fingering weight/ #1 yarn) 
Color: Platre
Fiber: 100% Cotton
Ball weight: 1.75oz/207yds

Crochet hook 3.25mm/D
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Small amounts of Polyfil (for the Poms) Stitch marker

Stitches Used:
Ch: chain
Dc: double crochet Sl St: slip stitch



Instructions: 
Front Panel:

With your hook and Main color yarn make a slip knot and chain 87 (102, 117)
Row 1: in the 3rd chain from hook make 2 dc, *sk 2 ch, 3dc in next ch* repeat from *to* across to the last 3 chains, sk 2 ch and in the last ch make 1 dc, turn your work. You will have 28 (33, 38) groups of 3dc with 1 dc at the end of your row.
Row 2: ch3, 2 dc in the same sp after the ch3 you just made, *sk 3dc, make 3dc in the space between the 2 groups of 3dc* repeat from *to* across, end your row with a dc at the top of the ch3 from the previous row, turn your work.
For XS/S sizes
Row 3-53: Repeat Row 2
Row 54: ch3, work 8 groups of 3dc, dc in the next sp and turn your work.
Row 55-56: Repeat Row 2 over the 8 groups of dc you did on Row 54. Fasten off your work at the end of Row 56.
For the other Shoulder seam, you will skip 12 groups of 3dc, in the space after the 12th group you will join your yarn.
Row 54: ch3, make 2dc in the same sp, *sk 3dc, make 3dc in the space between the 2 groups of 3dc* repeat from *to* across, end your row with a dc at the top of the ch3 from the previous row, turn your work.
Row 55-56: Repeat Row 2 over the 10 groups of dc you did in Row 54. Fasten off you work at the end of Row 56.
For sizes M/L, (XL/2X )
Rows 3-57: Repeat row 2.
Row 58:ch3, work 10, (12 ) groups of 3dc, dc in the next sp and turn your work.
Row 59-60: Repeat Row 2 over the 10 (12) groups of dc you did on Row 58. Fasten off your work at the end of Row 60.
For the other Shoulder seam, you will skip 13 (14) groups of 3dc, in the space after the 13th (14th) group you will join your yarn.
Row 58: ch3, make 2dc in the same sp, *sk 3dc, make 3dc in the space between the 2 groups of 3dc* repeat from *to* across, end your row with a dc at the top of the ch3 from the previous row, turn your work.
Row 59-60: Repeat Row 2 over the 10 groups of dc you did in Row 58. Fasten off you work at the end of Row 60.


Back Panel

Row 1: With your hook and Main color yarn make a slip knot and chain 102 in the 3rd chain from hook make 2 dc, *sk 2 ch, 3dc in next ch* repeat from *to* across to the last 3 chains, sk 2 ch and in the last ch make 1 dc, turn your work.
Row 2: ch3, 2 dc in the same sp after the ch3 you just made, *sk 3dc, make 3dc in the space between the 2 groups of 3dc* repeat from *to* across, end your row with a dc at the top of the ch3 from the previous row, turn your work.
Row3-56 (for sizes M/L, XL/2X Rows 3-60): Repeat Row 2, Do not Fasten off.
Shoulder Assembly

Place your work right sides together and line up the back and the front shoulder seam, you will take your yarn and slip stitch, matching stitch for stitch, across the shoulder seam until you reach the end of the 8, (10, 12) groups of dc from the Front Panels shoulders. Repeat the same for the other shoulder seam. Sew in all the loose tails.
Bell Sleeves (make 2)

Make a slip knot and ch 51 (57, 63)
Row 1: in the 3rd chain from hook make 2 dc, *sk 2 ch, 3dc in next ch* repeat from *to* across to the last 3 chains, sk 2 ch and in the last ch make 1 dc, turn your work.
Row 2: ch3, 2 dc in the same sp after the ch3 you just made, *sk 3dc, make 3dc in the space between the 2 groups of 3dc* repeat from *to* across, end your row with a dc at the top of the ch3 from the previous row, turn your work.
Row3-17: Repeat Row 2
Row 18: ch3, 2 dc in the sp right after the ch3 you just made, *sk 3dc, make 3dc in the space between the 2 groups of 3dc* repeat from *to* across making 8 (9, 10) groups of 3 dc, in the next space you will make 6dc, then repeat from *to* to the end of your row ending with a dc at the top of the ch3 from the previous row, turn your work.
Row 19: ch3, 2 dc in the same sp after the ch3 you just made, *sk 3dc, make 3dc in the space between the 2 groups of 3dc* repeat from *to* across until you reach the 6dc you made, skip 3 dc and in between the 3rd and the 4th make a group of 3dc, repeat from *to* to the end of your row ending with a dc at the top of the ch3 from the previous row, turn your work.
Rows 20: ch3, 2 dc in the sp right after the ch3 you just made, *sk 3dc, make 3dc in the space between the 2 groups of 3dc* repeat from *to* across until you reach the center of your sleeve where you made the increase in Row 18, in the next space you will make 6dc, then repeat from *to* to the end of your row ending with a dc at the top of the ch3 from the previous row, turn your work.
Rows 21-35 (sizes M/L, XL/2X Rows 21-37): Repeat Rows 19-20
At the end of Row 35 (37) fasten off and make your second sleeve.
If you would like you can opt out of having your sleeves a bell shape by just repeating Row 2 until you reach Row 35(37). Your sleeve will not be fitting to the arm but will be a straight loose fitted sleeve.


Now it is time to Assemble your sleeves to your body,

 you will lay your pieces wrong side facing you, the middle of your sleeves should line up with the seam of the shoulders (see pic below)
You will now slip stitch your sleeves to the body of your sweater like you did for the shoulder seam, matching stitch for stitch, repeat for the other sleeve.
Assemble Sides and Sleeve seams

with your work still facing the wrong side to you, you will fold the sweater in half lining up the sleeves and the side seams, you will now slip stitch together matching stitch for stitch starting at the sleeve, working your way up to the armhole and then down the side seam to the bottom edge of your sweater, Repeat for the other side and hide all loose tails. Be sure to turn your work right side out when you are done.
You can leave your sweater as is or finish it off with an edging as follows.
Pom Pom and Picot Edging (for all sizes): 

Collar:

With your Edging and Pom color yarn starting at the Collar of your sweater join your yarn to any stitch from the back of your collar with a sl st,
Round 1: ch1, sc in the same sp, sc around the collar, picking up 2 stitches along the side rows and 1 sc in each st as they present themselves to you, sl st with the first sc you made.
Round 2: ch1, sc in the same sp, ch3, sl st with the sc (picot made), *sc in the next 2 st, ch3 sl st with the sc, * Repeat from *to* around until you reach the first sc you made, sl st with it and fasten off your work, hide all loose tails.
Sleeve Edging:
Join your yarn at the seam of your sleeve and sc in each st around for the first round sl st with the first sc.
You will repeat Round 2 of the Collar. Repeat for the other sleeve.

Pom Pom Border:

You will need to make 28-30 Poms in total.
Using your Pom/Edging yarn make a slip knot,Round 1: ch2, make 8sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, sl st with the first sc you made.
Round 2: ch1, 2sc in each st around. 16sc no need to sl st with the first sc, you can use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of your rounds if you need to.
Round 3: sc in each st aroundRound 4: sc2tog all around you will have 8 scRound 5: sc in each st, fasten off, leaving a long enough tail to sew the hole closed later. Lightly stuff your pom and with your tapestry needle sew the hole closed. Hide all loose tails.
Bottom Edge:
Round 1: 
Join your Pom Pom color yarn at the side seam, join with a sl st and sc in the same st, sc in
each of the 2 ch and sc in the bottom of the 3dc, sl st with the first sc you made.Round 2: ch1, sc in each st around
Round 3: *ch7, grab a pom pom, sl st through any st of the pom, ch7, sk 6 sc from the edging and sl st in the 7th st, * repeat from *to* around until you reach the first ch7, sl st at the base of the first ch7 and fasten off your work. Hide all loose tails and you are done.

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 







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