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Free Crochet Sweater Pattern for Kids and Teen Sizes

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This cute sweater features a v-neck and it has a beautiful texture. The kids crochet sweater is made with basic stitches. Choose a soft yarn and this crochet top is perfect for active boys or a little girl.

The free crochet pattern includes children’s sizes 2 through youth size 16. The v-neck is shallow, so it’s not too deep. The fit is snug but stretchy. Fitted sweaters are less likely to catch on things on busy kids.

The free pattern includes options for creating short sleeves, or long sleeves. This sweater is an easy pattern and includes lots of pictures, plus links to video tutorials for the various parts of the sweater.

Boy wearing blue crochet sweater with rust colored trim outside.

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I can not believe how much my little guy absolutely adores this shirt. He wears it all the time. He sleeps in it. He climbs in it. He lounges in it. He loves it.

This short sleeve v-neck sweater is my son’s first choice when getting dressed. It’s fitted without being tight and so soft when made with Lion Brand Jeans yarn. It’s his favorite shirt to wear morning, noon and night!

The v-neck is a high neck intended for an active boy, but looks great on all sizes. The set in sleeves alleviate some of the bulk at the sleeves allowing for a roomy and comfortable fit. With 3 sleeve options, you’re set no matter the weather!

Teen size crochet sweater in pink and grey on girl.

The Yarn

Now while I’d like to think my son is so stoked about his shirt just because it’s mama made, realistically I know some of it is the yarn. Lion Brand’s Jeans yarn is so super soft. It’s truly the softest acrylic yarn (yay, machine washable!).

The pink color one was also a Jeans Colors for a limited time called Bermuda. It pairs well with the grey Vintage color. While some of these yarn colors have been discontinued, you can still find some of the colors here.

Jeans yarn makes a great garment and you don’t even need any special stitches. My son even passed this sweater down to his little sister. It is still soft and held its color after years of use!

Kids sweaters don’t use as much yarn. They love having their own sweaters that mama makes. And they even wear them to school.

Stripes is also a great way to use up scrap yarn on a child’s sweater. Because realistically they are going to grow out of it. So use what you have if you can!

Boy in blue and rust crochet sweater hanging on yellow pole.

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Girl in front of wood fence in jeans and pink crochet sweater.

More Free Crochet Patterns

If you’re looking for cardigan patterns the Bryce Canyon Cardigan is in children’s sizes. This is my kids favorite cardigan crochet pattern!

The Bobble Cocoon Shrug is a free pattern for kids and teens sizes too.

The Nebbia is an adult size sweater that use the same stitch pattern as this one but with double crochet stitches.

Be sure to check out more of my free crochet sweater patterns here.

Materials

#4 worsted weight yarn, I used Lion Brand Jeans yarn* (1 skein = 246 yd) in Brand New-Color A and part of 1 skein of the contrast Topstitch-Color B for the blue and rust colored one, and Bermuda (pink) & Vintage (grey) for the second one. See suggested yarn amounts by size and color below.

5.5mm (I) hook*, or hook size needed to achieve gauge

Yarn needle

Stitch Markers*

Measuring tape and scissors

Estimated yards needed by size:

Kids size 2 uses approximately 390 yd total, divided into Color A: 275 yd Color B: 115 yd.

If you would like to make long sleeves, add 170 yd in sleeve color.

Kids size 4 uses approximately 450 yd total, divided into Color A: 326 yd Color B: 124 yd.

If you would like to make long sleeves, add 200 yd in sleeve color.

Kids size 6 uses approximately 520 yd total, divided into Color A: 369 yd Color B: 151 yd.

If you would like to make long sleeves, add 230 yd in sleeve color.

Kids size 8 uses approximately 590 yd total, divided into Color A: 438 yd Color B: 152 yd.

If you would like to make long sleeves, add 260 yd in sleeve color.

Kids size 10 uses approximately 650 yd total, divided into Color A: 479 yd Color B: 171 yd.

If you would like to make long sleeves, add 290 yd in sleeve color.

Kids size 12 uses approximately 750 yd total, divided into Color A: 544 yd Color B: 206 yd.

If you would like to make long sleeves, add 330 yd in sleeve color.

Kids size 14 uses approximately 815 yd total, divided into Color A: 576 yd Color B: 239 yd.

If you would like to make long sleeves, add 360 yd in sleeve color.

Kids size 16 uses approximately 855 yd total, divided into Color A: 611 yd Color B: 244 yd.

If you would like to make long sleeves, add 375 yd in sleeve color.

Girl in pink sweater with hands clasped.

Gauge

2” x 2” = 8.5 alt sc x 8 rows. You can easily compare the width of your panel in the Dimensions Chart below.

Skill Level

Easy

Kid climbing yellow pole in crochet sweater blue with rust stripe.

Notes

1. Stitch multiple is an even number plus one for the foundation chain.

2. Each alt sc row will start with a flo sc and end with a blo sc. 

3. When sc2tog you will work under both loops like normal.

4. Starting ch 1 does not count as a stitch.

5. When adding the stripes, leave a long tail of Color B to seam easily in that color later.

6. This is a multi-size pattern, written in size order starting with the smaller sizes. The bolded numbers to start a line are the Row Number, shown below in [ ] for the different sizes. The numbers following a line, at the end are in parenthesis and are the stitch counts for that row, for example:

 Rows 18-35. [38, 41, 47, 51, 53, 53, 53] Ch 1, sc in flo of same st, sc in blo of next st, continue to alt sc across, turn. 45 (49, 55, 57, 61, 65, 69, 71) sts” 

In the lines above all sizes are starting at Row 18. Size 2, the first set of numbers in bold, before the brackets, will work through Row 35 and end with 45 stitches. Size 10, 4th in the brackets, will work through Row 51 and end with 61 stitches. 

Child size crochet sweater in pink and grey hanging.

Stitches

alt sc – alternating single crochet = sc in the front loop only of the first stitch and then sc into the back loop only of the next stitch. Continue to repeat alternating between the two. Always start with flo and ending with blo.

blo – back loop only = crochet into the back loop of the st only

ch-chain

flo – front loop only = crochet into the front loop of the st only

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet two together = insert hook into first st, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 3 loops.

sl st – slip stitch

Video Tutorials

Get started-Back Panel-How to crochet the Alt SC.

Armhole Decreases-sc2tog-Back & Front Panel

V-Neck Front Panel

Second side of the Front Panel V-Neck

How to Seam the Mattress Stitch (for shoulders and sides).

Sleeves

Dimensions

Chest Size “Size in PatternBack Panel Width”Panel Height”
2121013.5
2341114.5
25612.515.5
26.581317.5
28101419
30121520
31.5141620.5
32.51616.521

ChristaCoDesign patterns use Craft Yarn Council sizing standards.

Tip – Use stitch markers to keep track of row count. You can also measure by inches. Count the rows by twos since they pair up.

Front panel of crochet sweater in pink and grey with stitch markers along side.

Construction

This sweater pattern is made in pieces and then seamed together. First you will crochet the front and back panels.

Then you will sew them together at the sides and the shoulder seam. To make the sleeves you join at the armhole and crochet them in the round.

This is an easy pattern, but it does have shaping at the armholes and v-neck. I’ve included pictures and video tutorials to help you along the way.


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Boy pointing in v-neck sweater of blue trimmed in rust.

How to Crochet a V-Neck Sweater in Children and Teen Sizes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 4 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20-$40

Learn to crochet this simple sweater for kids sizes 2 - 16! Little ones and teens will all adore this easy to wear crochet top.

Materials

  • #4 worsted weight yarn; see yarn recommendations above.

Tools

  • 5.5mm (I) hook, or hook needed to achieve gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Measuring tape and scissors

Instructions

  1. Size 2 [4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16]

Back Panel:

  1. Color A

    Row 1. Ch 45 [49, 55, 57, 61, 65, 69, 71], sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 44 (48, 54, 56, 60, 64, 68, 70) sts
  2. Row 2. Ch 1, sc in flo of same st, sc in blo of next st, continue to alt sc across, turn.
  3. Rows 3 - 8. Repeat row 2, change to Color B on the last st of row 8, turn. = 2” tall section.

    Color B
  4. Rows 9-17. Rep rows 2 - 8, changing back to Color A at the end of row 17, turn. = 2” stripe.

    Color A
  5. Rows 18-35. [38, 41, 47, 51, 53, 53, 53] Rep row 2 until panel height = 8.75” (9.5, 10.25, 11.75, 12.75, 13.25, 13.25, 13.25) inches tall. 44 (48, 54, 56, 60, 64, 68, 70) sts

    Begin armhole shaping:
  6. Row 36. [39, 42, 48, 52, 54, 54, 54] Ch 1, flo sc in the same st, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the next, continue to alt sc across until the last 3 sts, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the last st, turn. 42 (46, 52, 54, 58, 62, 66, 68) sts *Mark this row, you will stop seaming the side here. This marks the beginning of the armhole section.
  7. Row 37. [40, 43, 49, 53, 55, 55, 55] Ch 1, alt sc across the row, turn. 42 (46, 52, 54, 58, 62, 66, 68) sts

  8. Row 38. [41, 44, 50, 54, 56, 56, 56] Ch 1, flo sc in the same st, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the next, continue to alt sc across until the last 3 sts, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the last st, turn. 40 (44, 50, 52, 56, 60, 64, 66) sts

  9. Row 39. [42, 45, 51, 55, 57, 57, 57] Ch 1, alt sc across the row, turn. 40 (44, 50, 52, 56, 60, 64, 66) sts

  10. Row 40. [43, 46, 52, 56, 58, 58, 58] Ch 1, flo sc in the same st, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the next, continue to alt sc across until the last 3 sts, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the last st, turn. 38 (42, 48, 50, 54, 58, 62, 64) sts

  11. Rows 41-54. [44-58, 47-62, 53-70, 57-76, 59-80, 59-82, 59-84] Ch 1, alt sc across the row, turn. 38 (42, 48, 50, 54, 58, 62, 64) sts To lengthen repeat the last row to your desired length.

    Cut yarn and leave a long tail for sewing shoulders together.

  12. Height from Rows 36-54= 4.5” [39-58= 4.75″, 42-62= 5″, 48-70= 5.5″, 52-76= 6″, 54-80= 6.5″, 54-82= 7″, 54-84= 7.5″] inches tall. This is the armhole section where the sleeves will be attached and worked later.

    Pictured below is the size 10, you can see I have a 6″ armhole from the yellow stitch marker to the top of the shoulder. This is the same for the other side and for the other panel.

    Measuring tape showing length of armhole on sweater panel.Measuring tape showing length of armhole on sweater panel.

Front Panel:

  1. Color A

    Row 1. Ch 45 [49, 55, 57, 61, 65, 69, 71] sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 44 (48, 54, 56, 60, 64, 68, 70) sts

  2. Row 2. Ch 1, sc in flo of same st, sc in blo of next st, continue to alt sc across, turn. = 2” tall section.
  3. Rows 3-8. Rep row 2, change to Color B on the last st of row 8, turn. = 2” tall section.

    Color B
  4. Rows 9-17. Rep rows 2 - 8, changing back to Color A at the end of row 17, turn.

    Color A
  5. Rows 18-35. [38, 41, 47, 51, 53, 53, 53] Rep row 2. 44 (48, 54, 56, 60, 64, 68, 70) sts

    Begin armhole shaping:
  6. Row 36. [39, 42, 48, 52, 54, 54, 54] Ch 1, flo sc in the same st, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the next, continue to alt sc across until the last 3 sts, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the last st, turn. 42 (46, 52, 54, 58, 62, 66, 68) sts *Mark this row, you will stop seaming the side here. This marks the beginning of the armhole section.

  7. Row 37. [40, 43, 49, 53, 55, 55, 55] Ch 1, alt sc across the row, turn. 42 (46, 52, 54, 58, 62, 66, 68) sts

  8. Row 38. [41, 44, 50, 54, 56, 56, 56] Ch 1, flo sc in the same st, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the next, continue to alt sc across until the last 3 sts, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the last st, turn. 40 (44, 50, 52, 56, 60, 64, 66) sts

  9. Row 39. [42, 45, 51, 55, 57, 57, 57] Ch 1, alt sc across the row, turn. 40 (44, 50, 52, 56, 60, 64, 66) sts

  10. Row 40. [43, 46, 52, 56, 58, 58, 58] Ch 1, flo sc in the same st, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the next, continue to alt sc across until the last 3 sts, sc2tog the next two sts, blo sc in the last st, turn. 38 (42, 48, 50, 54, 58, 62, 64) sts

    Size 2 only: Go to “Begin v-neck shaping”

    Sizes [4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16] work:

  11. Rows [44-45, 47-48, 53-55, 57-58, 59-61, 59-63, 59-65]:

    Ch 1, alt sc across the row, turn. (42, 48, 50, 54, 58, 62, 64) sts

  12. Begin v-neck shaping:

    You will work halfway across (Sizes 2, 4, 8, 10, 12 & 14 will have 2 unworked stitches in the center (so we end with an even number on either shoulder in keeping with our stitch pattern). Size 6 & 16 will not have any unworked stitches in the center), turn and work back creating the v-neck of the front panel with decreases.
    After decreasing to: 12 (14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 20, 20) sts all sizes will continue to work regular alt sc rows until the final row count of 54. [58, 62, 70, 76, 80, 82, 84].Row stops in middle for v-neck shaping.
  13. Row 41. [46, 49, 56, 59, 62, 64, 66] Ch 1, alt sc for 18 (20, 24, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts, turn. 18 (20, 24, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts

  14. Row 42. [47, 50, 57, 60, 63, 65, 67] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. 17 (19, 23, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts

  15. Row 43. [48, 51, 58, 61, 64, 67, 68] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. 16 (18, 22, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts

  16. Row 44. [49, 52, 59, 62, 65, 68, 69] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. 15 (17, 21, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29) sts

  17. Row 45. [50, 53, 60, 63, 66, 69, 70] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. 14 (16, 20, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts

  18. Row 46. [51, 54, 61, 64, 67, 70, 71] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. 13 (15, 19, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27) sts

  19. Row 47. [52, 55, 62, 65, 68, 71, 72] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. 12 (14, 18, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26) sts

  20. Row 48. [53, 56, 63, 66, 69, 72, 73] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. 12 (14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25) sts

    From here the pattern separates out into specifics sizes.

    2 [4] Only

    Rows 49-54. [54-58] Ch 1, alt sc across. 12 (14) st Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on later.

    6 Only

    Row 57. Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. (16)

    Rows 58-62. Ch 1, alt sc across. (16) sts Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on later.

    [8-10-12-14-16] Only

    Rows [64, 67, 70, 73, 74] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. (17, 18, 21, 23, 24) sts

    Row [65, 68, 71, 74, 75] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. (16,17, 20, 22, 23) sts

    8 Only

    Rows 66-70. Ch 1, alt sc across. (16) sts Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on later.

    [10-12-14-16] Only

    Row 69. [72, 75, 76] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. (16, 19, 21, 22) sts

    [12-14-16] Only

    Row [73, 76, 77] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. 18 (20, 21) sts

    10 [12] Only

    Rows 70-76. [74-80] Ch 1, alt sc across. (16, 18) sts Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on later.

    14 [16] Only

    Row 77. [78] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. (20, 21) sts

    14 Only

    Rows 78-82. Ch 1, alt sc across. (20) sts Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on later.

    16 Only

    Row 79. Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. (20) sts

    Rows 80-84. Ch 1, alt sc across. (20) sts Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on later.

Second Front Panel V-Neck:

  1. Turn shirt so that the side you have already worked is on your right when laid out in front of you.
    On Row 41. [46, 49, 56, 59, 62, 64, 66] attach yarn with a sl st to stitch # 18 (20, 24, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) counting from unworked side (armhole side) toward the center. Sizes 2, 4, 8, 10, 12 & 14 will have 2 unworked stitches in the center. Size 6 & 16 will not have any unworked stitches in the center.
    You will work from this stitch to the outer edge (armhole side) of the shirt to crochet the other side of the v-neck. One shoulder complete, starting second half of v-neck.
  2. Row 41. [46, 49, 56, 59, 62, 64, 66] Ch 1, alt sc for 18 (20, 24, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts, turn. 18 (20, 24, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts

  3. Row 42. [47, 50, 57, 60, 63, 65, 67] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. 17 (19, 23, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts

  4. Row 43. [48, 51, 58, 61, 64, 66, 68] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. 16 (18, 22, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts

  5. Row 44. [49, 52, 59, 62, 65, 67, 69] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. 15 (17, 21, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29) sts

  6. Row 45. [50, 53, 60, 63, 66, 68, 70] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. 14 (16, 20, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts

  7. Row 46. [51, 54, 61, 64, 67, 69, 71] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. 13 (15, 19, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27) sts

  8. Row 47. [52, 55, 62, 65, 68, 70, 72] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. 12 (14, 18, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26) sts

  9. Row 48. [53, 56, 63, 66, 69, 71, 73] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. 12 (14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25) sts

    2 [4] Only

    Rows 49-54. [54-58] Ch 1, alt sc across. 12 (14) st Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on, go to Seam Shoulders.

    6 Only

    Row 57. Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. (16)

    Rows 58-62. Ch 1, alt sc across. (16) sts Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on, go to Seam Shoulders.

    [8-10-12-14-16] Only

    Rows [64, 67, 70, 72, 74] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. (17, 18, 21, 23, 24) sts

    Row [65, 68, 71, 73, 75] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. (16, 17, 20, 22, 23) sts

    8 Only

    Rows 66-70. Ch 1, alt sc across. (16) sts Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on, go to Seam Shoulders.

    [10-12-14-16] Only

    Row 69. [72, 74, 76] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. (16, 19, 21, 22) sts

    [12-14-16] Only

    Row 73. [75, 77] Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. (18, 20, 21) sts

    10 [12] Only

    Rows 70-76. [74-80] Ch 1, alt sc across. (16, 18) sts Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on, go to Seam Shoulders.

    14 [16] Only

    Row 76. [78] Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc across, turn. (20, 21) sts

    14 Only

    Rows 77-82. Ch 1, alt sc across. (20) sts Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on, go to Seam Shoulders.

    16 Only

    Row 79. Ch 1, alt sc until last 3 sts, sc2tog, blo sc in last, turn. (20) sts

    Rows 80-84. Ch 1, alt sc across. (20) sts Cut yarn & leave a long tail to sew on, go to Seam Shoulders.
  10. Back panel and front panel with v-neck side by side in pink and grey.

Seam Shoulders

  1. Green needle seaming shoulders of front and back panel of blue sweater.
  2. Sew stitch for stitch with green yarn needle.
  3. Before seaming shoulders, check your armhole height:
    Height from Rows 36-54= 4.5” [39-58= 4.75, 42-62= 5, 48-70= 5.5, 52-76= 6, 54-80= 6.5, 54-82= 7, 54-84= 7.5] inches tall. This is the armhole section where the sleeves will be attached and worked.
  4. Place the right sides of both your front and back panel together. Line up all the edges and match up stripes.
  5. Using the long tail you left, working on the wrong side, sew front panel to back panel at shoulder seams. A mattress stitch is a good one to use for seaming.

Seam Sides

  1. Front and back panel of sweater seamed at shoulders and sides.
  2. Using the long tail you left, thread your yarn needle. Sew side seams together from bottom hem to bottom of the armhole, stop at row: 36, leaving (4.5”) [39 (4.75”), 42 (5”), 48 (5.5”), 52 (6”), 54 (6.5”), 54 (7”), 54 (7.5”)] inches for the armhole. I did stop at the stripe and change to Color B to sew that section together and then continued with Color A for the rest. Rep on other side and finish off.

Sleeveless

  1. Pink sweater vest with v-neck and grey stripe.
  2. You’re done (almost)! Just attach your Color B yarn to the underside of the armhole, ch 1 and starting in the same stitch, sc around, sl st to the first sc and finish off.

Short Sleeves (& to start Long Sleeves)

  1. The sleeves are worked in the round, but you will turn after every round, as you would when working in rows to keep the stitch look the same as the body of the sweater.
    At the armhole attach yarn with a sl st to the underside.
  2. Ch 1 and starting in the same st, sc 38 (40, 42, 46, 52, 56, 60, 64) evenly around the armhole, sl st to the first sc to join, TURN. 38 (40, 42, 46, 52, 56, 60, 64) sc
  3. Ch 1, alt sc in each st around, TURN. 38 (40, 42, 46, 52, 56, 60, 64) alt sc
  4. Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc around until the last 3 sts then sc2tog, blo sc in the last st, TURN. 36 (38, 40, 44, 50, 54, 58, 62) st
  5. Ch 1, alt sc in each st around, TURN. 36 (38, 40, 44, 50, 54, 58, 62) alt sc
  6. Ch 1, flo sc, sc2tog, blo sc, continue to alt sc around until the last 3 sts then sc2tog, blo sc in the last st, TURN. 34 (36, 38, 42, 48, 52, 56, 60) st
  7. Rounds 6-7. [11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23] Ch 1, alt sc in each st around, TURN. Change to Color B at end of last round.

    Color B

  8. Rounds 8-11. [12-15, 14-17, 16-19, 18-21, 21-24, 23-26, 24-27] Ch 1, alt sc in each st around, TURN. Change to Color A at the end of last round.

    Color A

  9. Round 12. [16, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 28] Ch 1, alt sc in each st around, TURN. Finish off. Length of sleeves: 3” (4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6.25, 6.75, 7)” Rep on other side for second sleeve. To lengthen repeat rnd 12. Continue below for long sleeves.

Long Sleeve Option (continued from Short Sleeves)

  1. Continue on repeating Rounds 3 (dec) & 4 (reg) four more times (8 rounds), decreasing by 8 more stitches total, down to: 26 (28, 30, 34, 40, 44, 48, 52) sts. This will decrease your sleeve width by 2.”
  2. Then continue to add 42 [42, 42, 44, 48, 53, 53, 52] more regular alt sc rounds or until you’ve reached a length of: 13.5” (14.5, 15, 16, 17.5, 19.5, 20, 20)” Finish off. Total long sleeve rounds: 54 [58, 60, 64, 70, 78, 80, 80]
  3. Rep on other side for second sleeve.

    Neck

    Color B

    Join Color B to any stitch in the back along the neck opening with a sl st.

    1. Ch 1, sc in the same st and evenly around the neck opening, sizes that have skipped center stitches of the v-neck (Sizes 2, 4, 8, 10, 12 & 14) will sc into those spaces now, sl st to join to first st.

    2. Ch 1, flo sc in next sc, blo sc in next, continue to alt sc around the neck, sl st to join. Finish off.

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6 Comments

  1. What a lovely design, and thanks a lot for sharing it. I would like to make a Medium for me and a large size for my husband. But how do I go about making it? Is there a video tutorial on YouTube for this pattern? Thanks.

  2. Hi Trish,

    Thank you. To make this shirt, you’ll need to know how to read a crochet pattern. However, there are video tutorials for many of the steps and techniques. These are listed under the “Video” heading. Also keep in mind that this pattern is written for children’s sizes, so customizing it for adults would take some additional math. Thanks for reaching out. I hope this helps.

  3. Thank you for this pattern. It is so hard to find patterns that include measurements for preteens. Can you please break down the amounts of yarn needed for doing the pattern as shown in the 2 different colors? Thank you.

  4. You’re welcome Terri. I divided out the yarn amounts for the two colors. It’s listed out under the Materials, titled “Estimated yards needed by size.” I hope this helps.
    Have a great weekend,
    Crystal

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