Sweater with a swing

Size 3-4

I started by making a chain of 80.

Row 1: Make an extra chain 3 for the first dc. Add the next dc into the 5th loop from the hook. Work another 10 dc, chain one and add a dc into the last stitch (12 stitches plus first corner). Work another 16 stitches, chain one and add a dc into the last stitch (16 stitches plus second corner). Work 25 dc, chain one and add a dc into the same stitch (24 stitches for the back, third corner, and first stitch on the other side). Work another 16 stitches, chain one and add a dc into the last stitch (Fourth corner completed and the second 16 stitches for the arm, and the first stitch for the front). Work 11 more stitches into the last of the stitches.

Base for the top completed.

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as first dc), dc into next stitch. Work dc stitches until the chain 1 space. In every chain spaces, work a dc, chain 1, dc. Work until end of row.

Row 3 to 10: Work the same as row 2.

Row 11: Now to form the arm holes………..

I used stitch number 15

Now for the body!

For the body, I used stitch number 15. I did this pattern x times ending with the two rows of sc.

The last row, I did a shell stitch of sc, skip 2 stitches and 5 dc into the third stitch, then sc into the third stitch over from the dc`s. I did the shells on the bottom and the two sides. On the collar, I did simple sc stitches.

Now onto the arms!

To create the arm, I placed my hook on the inside of the sleeve area (see the above picture) and did a slip stitch, chain 1 (first stitch) into the bottom of the last dc, top of the previous dc. I then worked sc around to create 39 stitches for the arm.

39 sc stitches created

With the 39 sc stitches created, I now switched to dc. I did 11 rows of 39 dc to form the arm.

Row 12: I did 4 different decreases evenly spread out in the row.

Row 13: 35 dc around

Row 14: I did 4 different decreases evenly spread out in the row.

Row 15: 31 dc around

Ros 16: I did 4 different decreases evenly spread out in the row.

Row 17- 21: 27 dc around

Row 22: 3 sc into each of the 27 stitches around.

Row 23: Dc into each sc of the previous row.

Now onto the collar!

Row 1: sc into the loop farthest from you, the outside loop all the way around the top of the collar.

Row 2 – 3: dc into all the sc from the previous row.

Row 4: The final row for the collar I did the crab stitch following this tutorial from, Heart-Hook-Home.

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