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Easy Color Hoodie

This brightly colored easy knit hoodie pattern is a must have for your this autumn season. Beautiful jewel tone yarns create this simple, nubby, warm hoodie that your little princess (or prince) will love wearing. The Easy Color Hoodie pattern features two adorable buttons and pretty ribbing detail along the edge of the sweater. It's comfortable enough for little kids to run around in, yet polished enough for dressier occasions. Add some color to your life with the Easy Color Hoodie.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Sizes: 1-2 years (3-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-10 years)


Finished Chest 23 1/2 (25, 28, 31) in. (59.5 (63.5, 71, 78.5) cm)
Finished Length (from back neck) 11 1/2 (13 1/2, 15 1/2, 16 1/2) in. (29 (34.5, 39.5, 42) cm)

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

Materials:

  • LION BRAND UNIQUE (Art. #755)
    • #205 Grapevine 3 (4, 5, 6) balls  or color of your choice
  • LION BRAND knitting needles size 9 (5.5 mm)
  • LION BRAND stitch markers
  • LION BRAND stitch holder
  • LION BRAND large-eyed blunt needle
  • 2 buttons, about 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter

Gauge: 13 sts + 20 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Zigzag pattern. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.


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. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Stitch Explanations
1/1 LC (1 over 1 left cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front of work, k1, then k1 from cable needle.
1/1 RC (1 over 1 right cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work, k1, then k1 from cable needle.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.
sl2kp (slip 2-k1-pass slipped sts over)

A double decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle into next 2 sts as if to knit them tog, and slip them from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next st.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the 2 slipped sts (the 2nd and 3rd sts on the right needle) up and over the knit st (first st on right needle) and off the needle – you have decreased 2 sts.

Pattern Stitch
Zigzag Pattern (worked over a multiple of 5 sts + an additional st)
Row 1 (RS): K1, *1/1 LC, k3; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K3, p1, *k4, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: K2, 1/1 LC, *k3, 1/1 LC; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: K2, p1, *k4, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 5: K3, 1/1 LC, *k3, 1/1 LC; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 6: K1, p1, *k4, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 7: *K3, 1/1 RC; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: Rep Row 4.
Row 9: K2, 1/1 RC, *k3, 1/1 RC; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Row 11: K1, 1/1 RC, *k3, 1/1 RC; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 12: *K4, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Zigzag pattern.

Notes
1. Hoodie is worked in one piece beg at lower edge. Piece is divided at armhole, then fronts and back are worked separately.
2. Lower section of body is worked in Zigzag pattern.
3. Sleeves are worked separately with Zigzag pattern at lower edge.
4. Hood is worked by picking up sts around the neck edge.

 

Body Schematic

Hood Schematic

Sleeve Schematic

 

HOODIE

Cast on 76 (81, 91, 101) sts.
Knit 1 row.
Beg with Row 1 (RS) of pattern, work in Zigzag pattern for 36 (36, 50, 50) rows.
Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 1 (7, 1, 1) row(s).

Left Front
Dividing Row (WS): K3 for Garter st front band, p17 (19, 21, 24) for left front, place rem 56 (59, 67, 74) sts on holder for back and right front.
Row 1: Working on 20 (22, 24, 27) sts for left front only, knit.
Row 2: K3, p to end of row.
Rows 3-14 (16, 20, 24): Rep last 2 rows 6 (7, 9, 11) more times.
Row 15 (17, 21, 25): Knit.

Shape Neck
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 6 (7, 8, 9) sts, p to end of row – 14 (15, 16, 18) sts.
Rows 2 and 4: Knit.
Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row – 11 (12, 13, 15) sts.
Row 5: Bind off 1 (2, 2, 2) st(s), p to end of row – 10 (10, 11, 13) sts.
Bind off.


Back
Dividing Row (WS): P36 (37, 43, 47) sts from holder, leave last 20 (22, 24, 27) sts on holder for right front.
Work in St st on 36 (37, 43, 47) sts of back for 20 (22, 26, 30) rows.
Bind off.


Right Front
Dividing Row (WS): Working across rem sts on holder, p17 (19, 21, 24), k3.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: P to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 5 (Buttonhole Row): K1, yo, k2tog, k to end of row.
Row 6: P to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 7: Knit.
Rows 8-11 (13, 17, 21): Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 5, 7) more times.
Row 12 (14, 18, 22): P to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 13 (15, 19, 23): Rep Row 5 (Buttonhole Row).
Row 14 (16, 20, 24): P to last 3 sts, k3.


Shape Neck
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 6 (7, 8, 9) sts, k to end of row – 14 (15, 16, 18) sts.
Rows 2 and 4: Purl.
Row 3: Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row – 11 (12, 13, 15) sts.
Row 5: Bind off 1 (2, 2, 2) st(s), k to end of row – 10 (10, 11, 13) sts.
Row 6: Purl.
Bind off.


SLEEVES (make 2)
Cast on 23 (23, 28, 28) sts.
Knit 1 row.


Zigzag Section
Row 1 (RS): K1, place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Zigzag pattern over next 21 (21, 26, 26) sts, pm, k1.
Rows 2-10: K1, slip marker (sm), work next row of Zigzag pattern to next marker, sm, k1.
Row 11 (Increase): K1, M1, sm, work next row of Zigzag pattern to next marker, sm, M1, k1 – 25 (25, 30, 30) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 12-16: K to marker, sm, work next row of Zigzag pattern to next marker, sm, k to end of row.
Row 17 (Increase): K1, M1, k to marker, sm, work next row of Zigzag pattern to next marker, sm, k to last st, M1, k1 – 27 (27, 32, 32) sts.
Rows 18-23: Rep Rows 12-17 – 29 (29, 34, 34) sts.
Row 24: K to marker, remove marker, work next row of Zigzag pattern to next marker, remove marker, k to end of row.

St st Section
Work in St st for 4 rows.
Increase Row: K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 – 31 (31, 36, 36) sts.
Work in St st for 5 rows.
Rep Increase Row – 33 (33, 38, 38) sts.
Rep last 6 rows 1 (2, 3, 4) more time(s) – 35 (37, 44, 46) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures about 9 (11, 12, 13) in. (23 (28 (30.5, 33) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.
Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Hood
Row 1 (RS): From RS, pick up and k14 (16, 17, 18) sts evenly spaced along right front neck edge, 17 (19, 21, 23) sts evenly spaced along back neck, 14 (16, 17, 18) sts evenly spaced along left front neck edge – 45 (51, 55, 59) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: K6, pm, p to last 6 sts, pm, k6.
Row 3: Work Row 1 of Zigzag pattern to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, work Row 1 of Zigzag pattern to end of row.
Row 4: Work next row of Zigzag pattern to marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, work same row of Zigzag pattern to end of row.
Row 5 (Increase): Work next row of Zigzag pattern to marker, sm, k2 (2, 2, 1), M1, [k6 (7, 8, 9), M1] 5 times, k1 (2, 1, 1), sm, work in Zigzag pattern to end of row – 51 (57, 61, 65) sts at the end of this row.
Row 6: Work next row of Zigzag pattern to marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, work in Zigzag pattern to end of row.
Row 7: Work next row of Zigzag pattern to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, work in Zigzag pattern to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 7 (8, 8 1/2, 9 1/2) in. (18 (20.5, 21.5, 24) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Top of Hood
Row 1 (RS – Decrease): Work next row of Zigzag pattern to marker, sm, k18 (21, 23, 25), sl2kp, k1, pm, k17 (20, 22, 24), sm, work in Zigzag pattern to end of row – 49 (55, 59, 63) sts.
Rows 2 and 4: Work next row of Zigzag pattern to marker, sm, p to next marker, sm, work in Zigzag pattern to end of row.
Row 3: Work next row of Zigzag pattern to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, work in Zigzag pattern to end of row.
Row 5 (Decrease): Work next row of Zigzag pattern to marker, sm, k to 3 sts before next marker, sl2kp, remove marker, k1, pm, k to next marker, sm, work in Zigzag pattern to end of row – 47 (53, 57, 61) sts.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (3, 4, 4) more times – 41 (47, 49, 53) sts when all decreases have been completed.
Bind off. Fold last row in half and sew edges together for top of Hood.


Sew Sleeve seams. Sew Sleeves into armholes. Sew buttons to left front, opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.
 

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again I am confused when I clicked on the first link for Easy Colour Hoodie, there it was. I cannot speak to the difficulty as I have not yet begun to knit it. Stay tuned to this station for further details.

This is by no means "Easy". I've been knitting for 40+ years, and this is one of the hardest patterns I have ever read. This needs to be rated "Hard".

I am having the same problem, just cannot get the pattern whatever I try!!

I thought it was just me that isn't able to get the "Easy Colour Hoodie" Pattern!! Thank goodness others are having the same problem!

http://www.lionbrand.com/printablePatterns/L32049.pdf is a good link to the free pattern.

where is the pattern? Please repost - there seems to be a problem with the website. Thank you very much.

I also can't figure out how to get the pattern... Please re-post the pattern link

And WHERE is the pattern? Are you fooling us???????

Why, when I click on Easy Colour Hoodie, do I get everything but the pattern? Even got some ridiculous offer for women's health potion...

Why, when I click on Easy Colour Hoodie, do I get anything but that pattern? It goes to New Favourites From Lion Brand etc - I even got a women's health offer of some sort.(?) Please point me in the right direction re obtaining this pattern.

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