Get your hands ready for this soft and snuggly, warm, and cuddly hoodie sweater. It’s perfect for the season and I’ll let you in on a little trick I have on how I worked up the hoodie.
It’s been snowing recently here in Seattle, which is not a normal occurrence at this time of year, and I’ve been trying to keep myself warm with all my cozies. And so I decided it was time to make a good ol’ sweatshirt!
This sweatshirt aka cozy hoodie sweater also comes with large hidden pockets and a thumbhole to hang your sleeves onto, plus it is covered in a plush stitch!
I practically live in my sweatshirt, and I was due to make one that checks all the boxes. Hoodie checked, large hidden pockets checked, thumbhole checked, soft and cozy all around checked.
And I wanted to add this to my collection especially for those looking for a pattern just like this, perfect on a cold winter’s month such as now. And if you’re looking for more warmer garments, check out these other free Fall/ Winter Ideas here.
This pattern tutorial is also available on my YouTube channel where it is worked up in size M. However, If you would like a printable ad-free PDF copy of this pattern that comes with tons of step-by-step images, it is available for purchase in my pattern store. Or just add this to your Ravelry queue for later.
This sweater I would say falls under the easy to intermediate category. It is not difficult per-say, the word I would use to describe this pattern is Tricky! But with my step-by-step video tutorial, you’ll be able to grasp this pattern with no sweat!
The main stitch used in this pattern is called the Feather Stitch. It is a very pretty, zig zaggy stitch that gives a little pouf. This also means that it uses quite a bit of yarn (let you be warmed!… I mean warned!) 😉
For the hoodie, I gave it a little “split” to avoid the pointy tip I see on most patterns. This gives it a nice round and curvature finish!
And finally to achieve this soft and cozy ensemble, I have used Comfy Cotton Blend by Lion Brand in the color whipped cream and a 4.5mm hook. I’m using a slightly smaller hook than the recommended one because I wanted a fairly tighter stitch.
This sweater can easily be adjusted to fit your preferred size when measured and crocheted along the way. And if you choose to measure along, check out how much yarn you actually need with this yarn calculator here.
If you like this crochet sweatshirt, then you might also like to check out these other free Crochet Top patterns here:
Watch The Video Tutorial Here
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Tools And Materials:
Yarn Weight: Category 3
Brand: Comfy Cotton Blend
Color: Whipped Cream
Gauge:13 Rows x 15 FSt = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm
No. yarns : XS [S/ M /L/ XL] [2XL/ 3XL /4XL/ 5XL] = 6 [ 6/ 6.5 / 6.5/ 6.5] [ 7/ 7 / 7.5/ 7.5]
Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch markers
Skill: Easy +
Things to Note:
§ Prepare pattern gauge to get the right size.
§ Turning chain does not count as a stitch unless mentioned otherwise
§ Special stitch – Feather Stitch (FSt): Insert hook through the 1st Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through bottom Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through next Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, Pt all loops
§ This Stitch gives a thick and almost poufy finish. Hence it does use more yarn
§ Step by step Video Tutorial available here
§ Abbreviation page available in English US format
Your body measurement:
§ Sizes: XS [S/ M /L/ XL] [2XL/ 3XL /4XL/ 5XL]
§ Bust: 30 [34/ 38/ 42/ 46] [50/ 54/ 58/ 60]” or 76 [86/ 96.5/ 106.5/ 117] [127/ 137/ 147/ 152.4] cm
§ These measurements are only estimates, and is best to measure your work/body along the way.
§ Top has a positive ease of 2 in/ 5 cm
* I am wearing size Medium in these pictures here for reference
Cozy Hoodie Sweater – Free Written Pattern
PART 1: Back Panel
1. Foundation Row: Ch 61 [69/ 75/ 83/ 91] [99/ 105/ 113/ 121], + 1 to start the next row.
I would recommend for you to measure your bust and adjust the width (add 2”/ 5cm) to your liking and divide that into 2 and multiply by 3.75 for in / 1.5 for cm.
ie: 38 + 2 = 40
40 ÷ 2 = 20
20 x 3.75 = 75 chains (* Plus 1 to end on an odd number )
2. Row 1: Sc on the bump side of the chain across, Ch 1 turn,
3. Row 2: FP Sc across, Sc on the last St, Ch 1 turn
4. Row 3: Sc on each St across, Ch 1 turn,
5. Row 4 – 7: Rep Rows 2 – 3 for 2 more times.
6. Row 8: *(Hdc, Ch 1 , Sk 1), Rep (*) across, Hdc, Ch 1 turn
7. Row 9: Feather Stitch (FSt) Hdc, Insert hook through the 1st Ch Sp, draw up a loop,
8. Yo, insert hook through the prev Sc St, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through next Ch Sp, draw up a loop,
9. Yo, Pt all loops, Ch 1
10. Insert hook through the same Ch Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through bottom Sc St Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through next Ch Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, Pt all loops, Ch 1
11. Rep Step 10 across, Hdc on the last St, Ch 1 turn,
12. Row 10: Hdc on the 1st St, Insert hook through the Ch Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through the Ch Sp on the prev row, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through next Ch Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, Pt all loops, Ch 1
13. Rep Row 10 across, Hdc on the last St, Ch 1 turn,
14. Row 11 onwards: Rep Steps 12 and 13 for 72 [72/ 72/ 75/ 75] [75/ 78/ 78/ 78] total FSt rows or until you have reached your pref length.
This sweater reaches my mid-hip in Size M. I am 5’ 3” /160 cm
for ref purposes
15. Bind off
PART 2: Front Panel
1. Rep Part 1 Steps 1 – 13
2. Cont to FSt until you reach the last 18 [18/ 18/ 20/ 20] [20/ 21/ 23/ 24] rows
3. Fold panel in half lengthwise, or count to the middle stitch of the front panel and place a SM there.
We will be working on reducing stitches on one side to form a V
4. On the next row, cont FSt until the SM (you should end your last St with a Pt all loops, Ch 1 turn
5. Next Row: Omit the 1st Hdc St, and proceed straight to the FSt until the last St. Hdc, Ch 1 turn
6. Next Row: Hdc, FSt until the last St, Ch 1 turn
7. Next Rows: Rep Step 5 and 6 until you have 3 more rows left.
8. Next 3 rows: Hdc, FSt until the last St, Hdc, Ch 1 turn. Rep for another 2 more rows.
9. Bind off and rep on the other side.
10. Insert hook through the St after the SM, pick up yarn and Ch 1, FSt until the last St. Hdc, Ch 1 turn
11. Rep Steps 6 – 8
12. Bind off.
13. Place the front and back panel together WS out.
14. Sc both shoulder panels together
15. Place a SM on the 6.5 [7/ 7.5/ 8/ 8.5] [9/ 9.5/ 10/ 10.5]” or 16.5 [17.8/ 19/ 20.3/ 21.6] [23/ 24/ 25.4/ 26.7] cm from the top for the armhole. (Refer to image 1)
16. Place another SM 8”/ 20cm from the bottom up for the pockets and one more 3”/ 7.5cm from the bottom up.
17. From the 1st SM at the top, Insert your hook and Ch 1, Sc both side panels together until the 2nd SM.
18. Slst the Back Panels side until the 3rd SM.
19. Cont to Sc both panels together until the end.
20. Rep on the other side.
PART 3: Hoodie
1. Place a SM 6in/ 15cm from the top of the neckline / or align to your collarbone on both sides.
2. Row 1: Insert your hook through the left SM, and Sc in the round. Try to distribute the stitches evenly along the neckline.
3. Slst into the 1st St to close the round, Ch 1
4. Row 2: *(Hdc, Ch 1 , Sk 1), Rep (*) until the 2nd SM, Hdc, Ch 1 turn
5. Row 3: Hdc on the 1st St, FSt each St across until the 1st SM, Hdc, Ch 1 turn
6. Row 4: Hdc on the 1st St, FSt each St across, Hdc, Ch 1 turn
7. Next Rows: Rep Row 4 for a total of 41 rows or until the crown of your head.
8. Fold hoodie in half and place a SM at the fold (center line).
9. Next Row: Hdc on the 1st St, FSt each St across until the SM, (omit the Hdc), Ch 1 turn
10. Next Row: (omit the Hdc), FSt each St across, Hdc, Ch 1 turn
11. Last Row: Hdc on the 1st St, FSt each St across until the last St, bind off.
12. Insert hook at the SM, pick up yarn and Ch 1, Rep Steps 10 and 9
13. Last Row: FSt each St across, Hdc, Ch 1 turn
14. Fold hoodie (WS) and join the top close. Sc both panels together across.
15. Bind off.
PART 4: Sleeves
1. Foundation Row: Ch 20 (all sizes), + 1 to start the next row
2. Row 1: Sc each St across, Ch 1 turn
3. Row 2: Sc BLO across, Ch 1 turn
4. Next Rows: Rep Row 2 for 24 [26/ 28/ 30/ 32] [34/ 36/ 38/ 39] total rows, Ch 1 turn to the row side
1. Row 1: Sc each rows post, Ch 1 turn
2. Row 2: (Increase) Hdc, Ch 1, (Don’t skip St), Rep *(Hdc, Ch 1) until the last St, turn
3. Row 3: Hdc on the 1st St, Insert hook through the Ch Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through the Hdc St on the prev row (see image 2 below), draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through next Ch Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, Pt all loops, Ch 1
4. Rep Row 3 across, Hdc, Ch 1 turn
5. Row 4: Hdc on the 1st St, Insert hook through the Ch Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through the Ch Sp on the prev row, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook through next Ch Sp, draw up a loop, Yo, Pt all loops, Ch 1
6. Row 5: Rep Rows 3 & 4 for a total of 50 [50 / 50 / 50/ 47] [47 / 46/ 46/ 42] or until you reach your pref length.
7. Fold in half lengthwise, place a SM on the 3rd and 10th St on the cuff for the thumbhole.
8. Sc both sides to seam together until the 1st SM. Slst 7 on one side of the cuff until the 2nd SM, Sc remaining 3 Sts together
9. Bind off and make a second sleeve
PART 5: Pockets
1. Foundation Row: Ch 32 + 1 to start the next row
2. Row 1: Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn
3. Next Rows: Rep Row 1 for a total of 24 rows or until it is the length of your hand up to your wrist.
4. Bind of and make a second pocket
PART 6: Assembling
1. Place pocket piece along the pocket opening on the WS like image 2 below.
2. With a tapestry needle, gently whip stitch along the sides of the square onto the front body panel without poking all the way through (ref to blue line).
3. Whipstitch final square side along the back panel only (Red line)
4. Rep on the other pocket.
1. Place the RS of one sleeve through the WS of the body panel like image 3 below
2. Align the armhole together and secure with some SM.
3. Sc the sleeve and body armhole in the round. Slst to close. Bind off
4. Rep on the other sleeve.
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