School Photo Day Cover-Up

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School Photo Day Cover-Up

designed by Lorna Miser
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Add a bright pop of colour - and a cute extra layer - to your child's spring outfit. Crocheted in Caron's Simply Soft.

Sizes

2 yrs
26 ins [66 cm]
14 ins [35.5 cm]
4 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
15 ins [38 cm]
6 yrs
30 ins [76 cm]
16 ins [40.5 cm]
8 yrs
32 ins [81 cm]
17 ins [43 cm]
10 yrs
34 ins [86 cm]
18 ins [45.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $15.77

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 2 yrs
  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
Finished chest measurement
26 ins [66 cm]
Finished length measurement
14 ins [35.5 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Watermelon, 9604Edit Color
$8.58

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99
The materials for this project cost $15.77

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished chest measurement
2 yrs 26 ins [66 cm]
4 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
6 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
8 yrs 32 ins [81 cm]
10 yrs 34 ins [86 cm]
Finished length measurement
2 yrs 14 ins [35.5 cm]
4 yrs 15 ins [38 cm]
6 yrs 16 ins [40.5 cm]
8 yrs 17 ins [43 cm]
10 yrs 18 ins [45.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Watermelon (9604)
23334
One size US H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

16 dc and 7 rows = 4”/10cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

PATTERN STITCH
Offset Filet (multiple of 2)
Set-up row Dc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from *, ending dc in last ch, turn.
Row 1 Ch 4, skip 2 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from *, ending dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat Row 1 for Offset Filet pattern.
 
NOTES
Sweater begins at the back hem and is worked up and over the shoulders, adding stitches for cap sleeves, then dividing and working down the fronts. Side seams are sewn last.
 
Back
Ch 52 (56, 60, 64, 68), turn.
 
Set-up row Ch 6, dc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from *, ending dc in last ch, turn.
Work even in Offset Filet pattern on 52 (56, 60, 64, 68) sts until back measures 8.5 (9.5, 10, 11, 11.5)"/21.5 (24, 25.5, 28, 30.5)cm from beginning.
 
Shape Sleeves
Continue in Offset Filet pattern working ch 4 at beg of next 4 rows to add a total of 8 more sts to each side - 68 (72, 76, 80, 84) sts. Work even until back measures 14 (15, 16, 17, 18)"/35.5 (38, 40.5, 43, 45.5)cm.
 
Divide for Fronts
Next row (RS) Work across 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts for right front, turn.
 
Right Front 
Next row (WS) Ch 4, skip 1 st (instead of 2 sts), dc in next ch-1 sp, work pattern repeat across row, turn (1 neck inc made).
 
Next row (RS) Work in pattern to last st, 2 dc in last st, turn (1 neck inc made).
Repeat these 2 rows until 6 incs are made; AT THE SAME TIME, when sleeve measures 9 (9, 10, 10, 11)"/23 (23, 25.5, 25.5, 28)cm, shape sleeve as follows:
 
Shape Sleeve
Continue in established pattern working 4 sts less at the end of every WS row twice. Work even on 26 (28, 30, 32, 34) sts until right front measures same as back to hem. Fasten off.
 
Left Front
At back neck edge, skip 12 sts, join yarn in next st and work in pattern to end, turn—28 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts.
 
Next row (WS) Work in pattern to last st, 2 dc in last st, turn (1 neck inc made).
 
Next row (RS) Ch 4, skip 1 st (instead of 2 sts), dc in next ch-1 sp, work pattern repeat across row, turn (1 neck inc made).
Repeat these 2 rows until 6 incs are made; AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 9 (9, 10, 10, 11)"/23 (23, 25.5, 25.5, 28)cm, shape sleeve as follows:
 
Shape Sleeve 
Continue in established pattern working 4 sts less at the end of every RS row twice. Work even on 26 (28, 30, 32, 34) sts until left front measures same as back to hem. Fasten off.
 
FINISHING
Sew side and underarm seams.
 
Ties
Join yarn to bottom of right front neck opening. ch 10"/25.5cm. Fasten off. Repeat for second side.