Children have a wild, creative imagination. Open their closet and it’s full of bright beautiful colors and patterns. That’s why I absolutely love this Pastel Stripe Sweater!
It’s so colorful and exciting that any child would love it! It’s got a bold striped pattern in three alternating colors.
Don’t let this sweater fool you with its elaborate details. The best part about it is how easy it is to crochet.
It’s stitched in all over in double crochet, so this is a perfect project to work up while you’re watching TV. You can zone out (as long as you’re mindful of your color changes.)
This pattern is crocheted in Universal Cotton Supreme DK. It’s a super lightweight, breathable cotton yarn that’s absolutely perfect for this Pastel Sweater.
This yarn also softens as you wash it, so this sweater will only get softer and softer over time.
You can get this yarn in the 3 colors: yellow, blush, and seafoam in the new Crochet Kit I put together. Each kit also has a copy of the digital PDF pattern.
This sweater just screams happiness with its cheery, colorful design. I know it will bring so much laughter and joy to the little ones in your life. Grab your kit and get started!
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Pastel Stripes Sweater Crochet Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
Pattern is written for size 2 years with changes for 4 years, 6 year, and 8 years in parentheses.
Yarn: Universal Cotton Supreme DK weight – 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s) #705 Blush, 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins each #707 Yellow and #720 Sea Foam
Tools: tapestry needle
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl st= slip stitch
Dec = decrease, double crochet 2 stitches together
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Blo sc = back loop only single crochet
Gauge: 18 dc x 8 rows = 4”
Chest: 23.5 (26, 28, 30)”; Length: 11 (12, 13, 14)”
Body (make two):
Ch 55 (60, 65, 69) with Blush.
Row 1: Dc into the 3rd ch from the hook (skipped chs count as first dc), and into each ch to the end, turn. 53 (58, 63, 67) dc
Rows 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc into each st across, turn.
Repeat row 2 an additional 5 (5, 5, 7) times.
With Seafoam, repeat row 2 an additional 6 (7, 8, 8) times.
With Yellow, repeat row 2 an additional 6 (7, 8, 8) times.
Row 20 (22, 24, 26): With Blush, repeat row 2.
Row 21 (23, 25, 27): Repeat row 2.
Row 22 (24, 26, 28): Ch 2, dec in the next 2 st sts. Dc into each of the next 1 (3, 5, 7) sts. Sl st into each st across until 4 (6, 8, 9) sts remain. Dc into each of the next 1 (3, 5, 6) sts, dec in the next 2 sts, and dc into the last st. Fasten off. 51 (56, 62, 65) sts
Sleeve (make two):
Ch 48 (50, 52, 54) with Blush.
Row 1: Dc into the 3rd ch from the hook (skipped chs count as first dc), and into each ch to the end, turn. 46 (48, 50, 52) dc
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc into each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dec in the next 2 sts. Dc across to the last 3 sts. Dec in the next 2 sts, dc into the last st, turn. 44 (46, 48, 50) dc
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Repeat row 3. 42 (44, 46, 48) dc
Repeat row 2 an additional 1 (1, 3, 5) times.
With Yellow repeat rows 3 & 2 an additional 2 (3, 3, 3) times. 38 (38, 40, 42) dc
With Seafoam repeat row 3 an additional 3 (5, 5, 5) times. 32 (28, 30, 32) dc
Last Row: Repeat row 2.
Cuff (make two):
Row 1: Ch 6 with seafoam, sc into the second ch from hook, and into each ch across, turn. 5 sc
Row 2: Ch 1, blo sc across, turn.
Repeat row 2 for a total of 34 (30, 32, 34) rows.
Band (make one):
Row 1: Ch 6 with blush, sc into the second ch from hook, and into each ch across, turn. 5 sc
Row 2: Ch 1, blo sc across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 for a total of 118 (130, 142, 150) rows.
Place the body pieces right sides together, and whip st the shoulders together. Turn right side out, and lay the sleeve with the top centered at the shoulder seam. Pin in place. Stitch side below sleeve shut, then along underarm of the sleeve. Repeat on opposite side with second sleeve. Turn sweater right side out, place the cuffs against the end of the sleeve, whip st in place. Repeat for band around the bottom of the sweater. Weave in all ends.
This sweater has a beautiful tricolor striped pattern. Luckily, it looks more complicated than it is. You can easily zone out and work up this project anywhere. It’s the perfect project for anyone on the go. And the perfect gift for creative children.
Wrap your grandchild in color and comfort with this adorable Pastel Stripe Sweater. It’s as easy as picking up a kit and your crochet hook!