Rows ch 1, turn, hdc across row 44, 44, 48, 48, 53 total sts. Row 21 ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st 46, 46, 50, 50, 55 total sts. Rows ch 1, turn, hdc across row 46, 46, 50, 50, 55 total sts. Row 25 ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st 48, 48, 52, 52, 57 total sts. Rows ch 1, turn, hdc across row 48, 48, 52, 52, 57 total sts. Row 29 ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st 50, 50, 54, 54, 59 total sts.
Rows ch 1, turn, hdc across row 50, 50, 54, 54, 59 total sts. Row 33 ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st 52, 52, 56, 56, 61 total sts.
Free Crochet Pattern - Retro Stripes Sweater — Megmade with Love
Rows ch 1, turn, hdc across row 52, 52, 56, 56, 61 total sts. Row 37 ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st 54, 54, 58, 58, 63 total sts. First you will sew the sides of the body. Fold the sweater over in half, right sides together and aligning the two bottom ribbings.
You will also want to align all the stripes of the body so that they line up well for a clean look. You may want to use sewing pins or safety pins to hold the two pieces together. Using your yarn needle and yarn, you will sew loosely using a whip stitch over the very edges of the sides of the body. I started sewing at row 1, not sewing the ribbing— but you could start at the very bottom if desired. You will sew up through row 36 if you did the stripes, it will be through the second use of COLOR C from the bottom , the rows not sewn above row 36 are the sleeve hole.
Do this for both sides. You will fold the sleeve in half, long sides together, aligning the stripes and rows just like on the body. Then sew using the same loose whip stitch along the very edge from the bottom of the ribbing to the very end. Do this for both sleeves.
With your body still turned wrong side out, insert your sleeve, which is turned right side out, into the sleeve hole of the body right sides together. With the sleeve inside the body, align the sleeve armpit seam with the seam of the body, and use your sewing pins to hold the two together.
Sew with your long tail from your sleeve, using the same loose whip stitch along the very edge of the sleeve and sleeve hole on the body, all the way around. Repeat row 2 until you have made a ribbing that is about 2 inches shorter than the entire neck hole opening of your sweater this is so it will be stretched a bit to fit the neck hole. To attach the collar, you will stretch it to fit the neck hole, and secure the two together with sewing pins.
You will put the collar around the outside of the right side of the sweater. Once all sewing is complete, and the million little different colored yarn ends are woven in, your Retro Stripes Sweater is doneeeee! If you do, take a pic and tag me over on Instagram. Hope you like this design as much as I! I'm the Meg behind Megmade with Love. This is your place for comfy and cool crochet patterns.
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