CODE SWITCH // A CROPPED CROCHET SWEATER

Stitches! It’s February the month of love and most importantly the celebration of African-American history, stories, culture, and more. And as an African-American myself I feel a great pressure to represent and show Black excellence in a space where the light doesn’t always shine on creators with skin like mine (That totally rhymed hee-hee). So I have whipped up a design to showcase a bit of my culture and to represent some of what is happening in the world today. 

Sup Stitches! It’s February the month of love and most importantly the celebration of African-American history, stories, culture, and more. And as an African-American myself I feel a great pressure to represent and show Black excellence in a space where the light doesn’t always shine on creators with skin like mine (That totally rhymed hee-hee). So I have whipped up a design to showcase a bit of my culture and to represent some of what is happening in the world today. 

Code Switch: A cropped crochet sweater was inspired by a phone conversation my mother was having with one of her clients. The aforementioned client was very careful in the way she was speaking with my mother until she identified that my mother was also an African-American. Before that moment she used “proper english” and changed the pitch of her voice to be somewhat higher; after her revelation she began to ease into her true self and speak with more familiarity and ebonics.  

On one hand it bothered me that she felt that the caller had to hide herself and on the other hand I was warmed by the connection that was formed between both women as they recognized a shared cultural trait and defense mechanism as they both began to discuss why they choose and sometimes have to change what is natural for them to help others around them feel “safer” or for them to assimilate into what is the standard quo. 

The whole experience triggered me to think about the current situation with black people in America; a situation that, honestly, isn’t new. But seems to be making progress slowly, but surely. As, sadly, violence triggers discussions and the learning between races. 

And as a result I have created a design that uses a mixture of Grey, White, and Solid Black to represent the mixing of cultures, the pressure that most POC feel to change what is natural for them to make others feel safer, and the long learning process that will need to take place between all HUMANS before the situation becomes better. 

OKAY, I am done with the lecture and I’ll leave a link HERE if you would like to learn more about what code switching is.

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

SIZES: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) Shown in size M. Instructions are written for size XS, with other sizes shown in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

FINISHED  MEASUREMENTS:

Chest/Bust at Underarm: 44 (46, 48, 50, 51, 52, 52, 54, 54)” [112 (117, 122, 127, 130, 132, 132, 137, 137) cm] 

Finished Length: 13 (14, 14, 14.5, 14.75, 15, 15, 15.5, 15.5)” [33 (36, 36, 36.8, 37.4, 38, 38, 39.4, 39.4) cm] 

MATERIALS

  • C1: Buttercream Luxe Craft | Cozy (7 oz [200 g], 87 yd [80 m], 50% Superwash/45% Acrylic/5% Vixcose), roving weight yarn (CYC #6), #16859415, Black Cream Multi.
  • C2: Buttercream Luxe Craft | Cozy (7 oz [200 g], 87 yd [80 m], 50% Superwash/50% Acrylic), roving weight yarn (CYC #6), #16859415, Black White Multi.
  • C3: Buttercream Luxe Craft | Cozy (7 oz [200 g], 87 yd [80 m], 50% Superwash/50% Acrylic), roving weight yarn (CYC #6), #16859415, Black.
  • Size L/11 [8 mm] crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge 
  • Stitch markers 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors

YARDAGE

957, (1,131, 1,131, 1,218, 1,305, 1,392, 1,392, 1,566, 1,566) yds

GAUGE

8 sts and 8 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Houndstooth or Lemon peel stitch  To save time, take time to check gauge

PATTERN NOTES

This pattern uses American crochet terms. Code switch is worked by first completing a series of panels. Next, optionally blocking these panels. Then assembling these patterns together, before finally adding the ribbing for the piece. 

SPECIAL STITCHES | TECHNIQUES

Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together): [Yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

HOUNDSTOOTH or LEMON PEEL | STITCH PATTERN  

Stitch Multiple: an even number of stitches 

Foundation Row: fsc an even number of stitches, ch 1, turn.

Row 1: dc in base of ch1, *sc in next st, dc in next st*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. 

Row 2: dc in base of ch1, *sc in next st, dc in next st*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. 

Row 3: Rep row 2 until desired length

HOW TO MAKE THIS CROPPED CROCHET SWEATER

FRONT PANEL

Completed Front Panel

[X-SMALL]

Foundation Row: With C1 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 44, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 2: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 3: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 4: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 5: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 6: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 7: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 8: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 9: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 10: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 11: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 12: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 13: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 14: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 15: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 16: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 17: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 18: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 19: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 20: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 21: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 22: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 23: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 24: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s]

Row 25: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [44s]
Row 26: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 22nd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [44s] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Back Panel.

[SMALL]

Foundation Row: With C1 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 46, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 2: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 3: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 4: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 5: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 6: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 7: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 8: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 9: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 10: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 11: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 12: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 13: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 14: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 15: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 16: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 17: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 18: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 19: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 20: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 21: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 22: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 23: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 24: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 25: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 26: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 27: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [46s]

Row 28: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 23rd st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [46s] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Back Panel.

[MEDIUM]

Foundation Row: With C1 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 48, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 2: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 3: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 4: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 5: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 6: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 7: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 8: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 9: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 10: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 11: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 12: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 13: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 14: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 15: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 16: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 17: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 18: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 19: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 20: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 21: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 22: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 23: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 24: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 25: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 26: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 27: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [48s]

Row 28: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 24th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [48s] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Back Panel.

[LARGE]

Foundation Row: With C1 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 50, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 2: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 3: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 4: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 5: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 6: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 7: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 8: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 9: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 10: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 11: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 12: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 13: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 14: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 15: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 16: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 17: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 18: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 19: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 20: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 21: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 22: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 23: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 24: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 25: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 26: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 27: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 28: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 25th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [50s]

Row 29: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [50s] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Back Panel.

[X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: With C1 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 52, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 2: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 3: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 4: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 5: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 6: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 7: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 8: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 9: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 10: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 11: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 12: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 13: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 14: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 15: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 16: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 17: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 18: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 19: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 20: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 21: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 22: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 23: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 24: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 25: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 26: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 27: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 28: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 29: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Back Panel.

[2X-LARGE | 3X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: With C1 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 52, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 2: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 3: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 4: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 5: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 6: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 7: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 8: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 9: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 10: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 11: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 12: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 13: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 14: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 15: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 16: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 17: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 18: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 19: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 20: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 21: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 22: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 23: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 24: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 25: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 26: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 27: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 28: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 29: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 30: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 26th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [52s] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Back Panel.

[4X-LARGE – 5X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: With C1 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 54, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 2: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 3: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 4: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 5: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 6: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 7: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 8: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 9: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 10: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 11: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 12: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 13: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 14: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 15: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [52s]

Row 16: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 17: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 18: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 19: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 20: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 21: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 22: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 23: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 24: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 25: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 26: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 27: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 28: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 29: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 30: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to 27th st, switch to C1, *sc, dc*, rep from* to end of row, ch1, turn. [54s]

Row 31: sc in base of ch1, *dc, dc*, rep from * to end of row, switch to C2, ch1, turn. [54s] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Back Panel.

BACK PANEL

Completed Back Panel

[X-SMALL]

Foundation Row: With C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 44, ch1, turn. [44 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1,  turn. [44 sts]
Row 2- 26: rep row 1. [44sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve.

[SMALL]

Foundation Row: With C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 46, ch1, turn. [46 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1,  turn. [46 sts]
Row 2- 28: rep row 1. [46 sts]Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve.

[MEDIUM]

Foundation Row: With C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 48, ch1, turn. [48 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1,  turn. [48 sts]
Row 2- 28: rep row 1. [48sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve.

[LARGE]

Foundation Row: With C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 48, ch1, turn. [50 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1,  turn. [50 sts]
Row 2- 29: rep row 1. [50 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve.

[X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: With C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 48, ch1, turn. [52 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1,  turn. [52 sts]

Row 2- 29: rep row 1. [52 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve.

[2X-LARGE | 3X-LARGE]

oundation Row: With C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 52, ch1, turn. [52 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1,  turn. [52 sts]

Row 2- 30: rep row 1. [52 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve.

[4X-LARGE | 5X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: With C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 54, ch1, turn. [54 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1,  turn. [54 sts]

Row 2- 31: rep row 1. [54 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve.

LEFT SLEEVE

Completed Sleeve With Out Ribbing

[X-SMALL]

Foundation Row: WIth C2 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 24, ch1, turn. [24 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [24 sts]

Row 2-28: rep row 1. [24 sts]
Row 29: sc dec in each st around. [12 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve Ribbing.

[SMALL]

Foundation Row: With C2 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 26, ch1, turn. [26 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [26 sts]

Row 2-30: rep row 1. [26 sts]
Row 30: sc dec in each st around. [13 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve Ribbing.

[MEDIUM]

Foundation Row: WIth C2 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 28, ch1, turn. [28 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [28 sts]

Row 2-30: rep row 1. [28 sts]
Row 30: sc dec in each st around. [14 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve Ribbing.

[LARGE]

Foundation Row: WIth C2 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 30, ch1, turn. [30 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [30 sts]

Row 2-27: rep row 1. [30 sts]

Row 28: sc dec in each st around. [15 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve Ribbing.

[X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: WIth C2 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 32, ch1, turn. [32 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [32 sts]

Row 2-27: rep row 1. [32 sts]
Row 28: sc dec in each st around. [16 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve Ribbing.

[2X-LARGE | 3X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: WIth C2 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 38, ch1, turn. [38 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [38 sts]

Row 2-28: rep row 1. [38 sts]
Row 29: sc dec in each st around. [19 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve Ribbing.

[4X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: WIth C2 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 44, ch1, turn. [44 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [44 sts]

Row 2-29: rep row 1. [44 sts]
Row 30: sc dec in each st around. [24 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve Ribbing..

[5X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: WIth C2 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 46, ch1, turn. [46 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [46 sts]

Row 2-29: rep row 1. [46 sts]
Row 30: sc dec in each st around. [23 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Left Sleeve Ribbing.

LEFT SLEEVE RIBBING

[ALL SIZES]

Back View Of Finished Sleeve

Row 1: With RS facing attach C3 yarn to bottom left corner of sweater, Ch 4, sc in blp of 2nd ch from hk, sc in blps of each sc to end, join next st to bottom edge of sleeve with sl st, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in blps of each sc to end, ch1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in blps of each sc to end, join next st to bottom edge of  with sl st, sl st in next st, ch1, turn. Rep Rows 2-3 until you reach the last stitch of sleeve edge. Fasten off and Weave in Ends. Move to Right Sleeve.

RIGHT SLEEVE

[X-SMALL]

Foundation Row: WIth C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 24, ch1, turn. [24 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [24 sts]

Row 2-28: rep row 1. [24 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Right Sleeve Ribbing.

[SMALL]

Foundation Row: WIth C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 26, ch1, turn. [26 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [26 sts]
Row 2-30: rep row 1. [26 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Right Sleeve Ribbing.

[MEDIUM]

Foundation Row: WIth C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 28, ch1, turn. [28 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [28 sts]
Row 2-30: rep row 1. [28 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Right Sleeve Ribbing.

[LARGE]

Foundation Row: WIth C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 30, ch1, turn. [30 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [30 sts]
Row 2-27: rep row 1. [30 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Right Sleeve Ribbing.

[X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: WIth C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 32, ch1, turn. [32 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [32 sts]
Row 2-27: rep row 1. [32 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Right Sleeve Ribbing.

[2X-LARGE | 3X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: WIth C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 38, ch1, turn. [38 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [38 sts]
Row 2-28: rep row 1. [38 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Right Sleeve Ribbing.

[4X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: WIth C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 44, ch1, turn. [44 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [44 sts]
Row 2-29: rep row 1. [44 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Right Sleeve Ribbing.

[5X-LARGE]

Foundation Row: WIth C3 & 8.00 mm HK, fsc 46, ch1, turn. [46 sts]

Row 1: sc in base of ch1, *dc, sc*, rep from * to end of row, ch1, turn. [46 sts]
Row 2-29: rep row 1. [46 sts] Fasten off and weave in ends. Move to Right Sleeve Ribbing.

RIGHT SLEEVE RIBBING

[ALL SIZES]

Row 1: With RS facing attach C2 yarn to bottom left corner of sweater, Ch 4, sc in blp of 2nd ch from hk, sc in blps of each sc to end, join next st to bottom edge of sleeve with sl st, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in blps of each sc to end, ch1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in blps of each sc to end, join next st to bottom edge of  with sl st, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 until you reach the last stitch of sleeve edge. Fasten off. Move to Assembly.

ASSEMBLY

[ALL SIZES]

STEP 1: CREATING THE NECK OPENING

To create the neck opening, place the top of the front panel parallel to that of the top of the back panel. Be sure that the wrong sides of the panels are facing up towards you and that the stitches from both top sides of the panels line up. Next slip stitch 14 (15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18) sts inward from both ends to create the neck opening. 

STEP 2: ATTACHING THE SLEEVES

To attach the sleeves place a sleeve panel on either end of the joined front and back panels. Take care to match the center of either sleeve to the center of the slip stitches previously made to create the neck opening. 

STEP 3: JOINING THE PANELS

To join the panels, fold the front panel’s bottom edge upward to meet the bottom edge of the back panel. For each sleeve fold the top edge of each sleeve to meet the top bottom edge of each sleeve. Next slip stitch from the bottom edge from the right or left sides of panels.

BODY RIBBING

[ALL SIZES]

Row 1: With RS facing attach C2 yarn to the center of the left seam, ch 4, sc in blp of 2nd ch from hk, sc in blps of each sc to end, join next st to bottom edge of sleeve with sl st, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in blps of each sc to end, ch1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in blps of each sc to end, join next st to bottom edge of  with sl st, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 until you reach the last stitch of bottom sweater edge. Fasten off. Move to Neck Collar.

NECK COLLAR

[ALL SIZES]

Row 1: attach yarn to center of the back of sweater, ch 3, sc in blp of 2nd ch from hk, sc in blps of each sc to end, join next st to bottom edge of sleeve with sl st, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in blps of each sc to end, ch1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in blps of each sc to end, join next st to collar edge of  with sl st, sl st in next st, ch1, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 until you reach the last stitch of collar edge. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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