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Sweatshirt Top crochet version below

Knit pattern

 

This is so easy to do.  You will be able to finish this in one night. It makes a great gift.  In fact one night at bowling I wore one and came home with 7 orders from women on my team.  I really didn't want to do it. They all wanted to give them for Christmas gifts. I had my own gifts to make. But when they offered me $40.00 each and they brought me the sweatshirts.  Well, what would you do?

PATTERN FOR SWEATSHIRT TOP

MATERIALS NEEDED: approx. 125 yds sport weight yarn,

24" cir #8 needle & 16"cir #6 needle.

Or

approx. 125 yds worsted weight yarn,

24" cir # 10 needle & 16" cir # 8 needle

Sweatshirt (adult size)

Lay your sweatshirt out flat and measure down from bottom of neckband down 4 inches. Make marks or dots all the way around the sweatshirt and cut the top part of the sweatshirt away. (I used a pinking shears).

After cutting the sweatshirt top off, go down from here   ½ inch. Mark in 1" increments going all the way around the sweatshirt.

Either by poking through the sweatshirt with a small crochet hook or by taking a blunt end darning needle, do a running stitch, loosely around the sweatshirt at each 1 inch mark. (At each of these marking your going to pick up 4 sts).

You will pick up your sts from this point, on this running stitch by increasing 4 sts by kl, pl, kl, pl all in the same st using the running st around the neck. or ( If you'd like you can make ½ inch increments around the sweatshirt and then pick up 2 sts at each mark. Either way will work. ) through every ½ inch increments, you pick up 2 sts by kl , pl, in the same st using the running st around the neck. 

When you've worked your way around the sweatshirt and have all those sts on your circular needle you'll place a marker at the beginning of this first Row.

continue ....

Place a marker at the beginning of the first Row.

Knit in for 1 inch, on the last Row dec 1 st every 10th st.

Knit 1 more inch, dec 1 st every 9th st of last Row.

Knit 1 more inch, dec 1 st every 8th st of last Row.

Knit 1 more Inch, dec 1 st every 7th st of last Row.

Knit 1 ROW.

Knit 1 Row decreasing 1 st every 6th st.

Change to smaller needle and work In kl, pl, ribbing decrease every 5th st for this first Row of ribbing. Work even.

NOTE: You may have to count stitches and create your own pattern in the ribbing. Adjust your stitches accordingly. Bind off loosely.

REMEMBER: to pick up the stitches from the sweatshirt with the larger of the two needles and to do the ribbing with the smaller of the two needles.

Crochet pattern

Q. I was asked if I had the crochet pattern for the sweatshirt top (http://www.knitting-crochet.com/swetop.html ) or if the pattern could be exchanged using the booklet at http://www.knitting-crochet.com/exchange/index.html . I told her yes and that I'd do the exchange for her. Show her how easy it is to convert most patterns. I'd put the crochet pattern in the next newsletter going out.

A. PATTERN FOR SWEATSHIRT TOP

Picture is from Susan who says she used worsted weight yarn and thinks it would be better with a sport weight.

Crochet stitches are taller than a knit so you can't go Row by Row following

MATERIALS NEEDED: approx. 125 yds sport weight yarn,

H and F hooks

Or

Approx. 125 yds worsted weight yarn,

J and H hooks

Sweatshirt (adult size)

Lay your sweatshirt out flat and measure down from bottom of neckband down 4 inches. Make marks or dots all the way around the sweatshirt and cut the top part of the sweatshirt away. (I used pinking shears).

After cutting the sweatshirt top off, go down from here ½ inch. Now going all the way around the sweatshirt mark in 1" increments.

Either by poking through the sweatshirt with a smaller crochet hook or by taking a blunt end darning needle. Then sc 4 stitches in each hole around the neck opening.

Or if you'd like you can make ½ inch increments around the sweatshirt opening and sc 2 sts at each mark. Either way will work

When you've worked your way around the sweatshirt and have all those sts.

Continue ....

Place a marker at the beginning of the first Row. Which in crochet means to tie and different colored yarn around the beginning for the Row to mark it.

Sc around for 1 inch, on the last Row dec 1 st every 10th st.

Sc 1 more inch, dec 1 st every 9th st of last Row.

Sc 1 more inch, dec 1 st every 8th st of last Row.

Sc 1 more Inch, dec 1 st every 7th st of last Row.

Sc 1 ROW.

Sc 1 Row decreasing 1 stitch every 6th st.

Change to smaller hook and work ribbing by working though * the front loop only on your next stitch, work in the back loop only of the next stitch, * repeat around ** decreasing every 5th st for this first Row of ribbing.

Work even for 2 inches.

More if you'd like a mock turtleneck,

Or more still for a full turtleneck.

NOTE: Ribbing is done in even numbers. Go down one stitch if needed.

Finish off loosely.

REMEMBER: to do the ribbing with the smaller of the two hooks.