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Free Knitting Pattern: Country Classic Child's Hooded Sweatshirt

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 30142AD
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8, Child 9-10

Finished chest measurement 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) inches. Length 13 (15, 16, 17, 18)inches.

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.

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This easy-to-knit sweatshirt in Wool-Ease® Thick and Quick® is perfect for a fast and fun project in sizes S (M,L,1X).

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Country Classic Child's Hooded Sweatshirt

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


8 sts + 12 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, on WS) on larger needles. 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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


With smaller needles, cast on 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts and work 4 rows Garter st (knit every row). Change to larger needles and St st. Work until piece measures 7½ (8, 9, 10, 10)" from beginning or desired length to underarm.

Shape Raglan: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Decrease 1 st at each end of every other row 8 (9, 9, 10, 11) times. Bind off remaining 10 sts.


vWork same as Back, including raglan shaping. AT SAME TIME, when piece measures 7 (9, 10, 11, 12)" from beginning, begin placket:
Next WS (purl) Row K center 2 sts.
Next WS Row K center 4 sts.
Next WS Row K center 6 sts.
Next RS Row Work half of sts; attach a separate ball of yarn and work second half of sts.
Next WS Row Purl to 4 sts before neck edge, k 4; on other side of Front, k 4, purl to end of row. Keeping Garter st trim on 4 neck edge sts on both sides, continue shaping raglan as for Back until piece measures same as Back, place remaining 5 sts of each side on holders.


With smaller needles, cast on 14 (14, 14, 16, 16) sts and work 4 rows Garter st. Change to larger needles and St st, and increase 1 st at each end of row every four rows 4 (1, 1, 1, 5) time(s); then every 6 rows 1 (4, 5, 6, 4) time(s) – 24 (24, 26, 30, 34) sts. Work even until piece measures 8 (11, 13, 14, 15)" from beginning or desired Sleeve length.
Shape Raglan: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Decrease 1 st at each end every other row 6 (7, 7, 10, 11) times, then every third row 1 (1, 1, 0, 0) time. Bind off remaining 6 (4, 4, 4, 6) sts.


Sew Sleeves to sweater body along raglan edges. Sew side and underarm seams.


(Notes Pickup for Hood may be easier working back and forth on circular needles. If desired, increase 1 st on each side of center back every 6 rows 3 times.) With RS facing and larger needles, pick up and k 44 (44, 48, 48, 48 sts) evenly around neck, including sts on holders. Work in Garter st until Hood measures 10 (10, 12, 12, 12)". Bind off and seam top of Hood.

Optional Knitted Tie
Cast on 22 (22, 24, 24, 24) sts. Knit one row, bind off. Knot ends. Slip through placket fronts and tie to close.

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k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Country Classic Child's Hooded Sweatshirt Reviewed by Jennifer Sowell on 2014-11-30 ****
Thanks so much for the other reviewer's comments. It's definitely too short-- I added, per her instructions, about two and a half inches to the body length. It looks SO much better on my son, as I wanted him to have a baggy-type sweater. Looking at many of the patterns and pictures on this site, I'd advise doing the same for quite a few of them.

Besides that, the pattern is easy to follow and straight-forward. I thought about using circular needles next time, and dividing the stitches at the arms. I'll try to post a pic soon of my son wearing it.

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