Halloween Pumpkin Sweater Crochet Pattern

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Materials

● #4 Worsted Weight Yarn

● F (3.75 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge

● ½” diameter buttons (5)

● Sewing thread to match and needle

● Row counter

● Yarn needle

● Scissors

Yarn

Worsted

● Orange-Lion Brand Heartland 1 skein in Yosemite

● White-scrap amount of yarn

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Stitch Abbreviations

● Sc – single crochet

● Hdc – half double crochet

● Dc – double crochet

● Dec – decrease

● Inc – increase

● St – stitch

● Sl St – slip stitch

● Ch – chain

● Fpdc – front post double crochet

● Bpdc – back post double crochet

Notes & Tips

● Be sure to keep your yarn pulled to the back of the work when changing colors.

● Make secure, firm stitches. Follow gauge for correct size of clothing.

Gauge

22 sc over 25 rows equals 4” square

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*Important Color Changing Instructions*

When directed to change colors, insert the hook and draw up a loop with the original color first, then loop the new color over the hook and pull through the loops on the hook. The actual color change on the sweater will not appear until the next st.

Example: when working in orange, change to white: First, insert hook and yarn over with orange and pull up a loop, then wrap white around the hook and pull through the two loops on the hook. The stitch itself will be orange; however, this is counted as your first white stitch. (Images below).

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Instructions

With F hook and orange, ch 42.

Row 1. Hdc in the 3rd ch from hook and in each chain across, ch 2, turn. (40 hdc)

Row 2. *fpdc, bpdc. Repeat from * across. (bpdc in the ch st for the last st), ch 1, turn. (40 sts)

Row 3. Sc in the next 7 sts, inc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 15 sts, inc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn. (50 sc)

Row 4. *sc in the next 4 sts, inc. Repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (60 sc)

Row 5. Sc in the next 12 sts, inc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 25 sts, inc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 13 sts, ch 1, turn. (70 sc)

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Row 6. *sc in the next 6 sts, inc. Repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (80 sc) 

Row 7. *sc in the next 7 sts, inc. Repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (90 sc) 

Row 8. *sc in the next 8 sts, inc. Repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (100 sc) 

Row 9-13. Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (100 sc)

Row 14 (Front of work). Sc in the next 15 sts, ch 3, skip the next 20 sts, sc in the next 6 sts, change to white, sc in the next st, change to orange, sc in the next 13 sts, change to white, sc in the next st, change to orange, sc in the next 8 sts, ch 3, skip the next 20 sts, sc in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn. (60 sc, 6 ch)

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Row 15 (Back of work). Sc in the next 16 sts, sc in the next 3 ch, sc in the next 6 sts, change to white, sc in the next 2 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 11 sts, change to white, sc in the next 2 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 8 sts, sc in the next 3 ch, sc in the next 15 sts, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

Row 16. Sc in the next 24 sts, change to white, sc in the next 3 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 9 sts, change to white, sc in the next 3 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 27 sts, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

Row 17. Sc in the next 25 sts, change to white, sc in the next 3 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 4 sts, change to white, sc in the next st, change to orange, sc in the next 4 sts, change to white, sc in the next 3 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 26 sts, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

Row 18. Sc in the next 30 sts, change to white, sc in the next 3 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 33 sts, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

Row 19. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

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Row 20. Sc in the next 22 sts, change to white, sc in the next st, change to orange, sc in the next 17 sts, change to white, sc in the next st, change to orange, sc in the next 25 sts, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

Row 21. Sc in the next 23 sts, change to white, sc in the next 2 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 3 sts, change to white, sc in the next st, change to orange, sc in the next 3 sts, change to white, sc in the next st, change to orange, sc in the next 3 sts, change to white, sc in the next st, change to orange, sc in the next 3 sts, change to white, sc in the next 2 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

Row 22. Sc in the next 22 sts, change to white, sc in the next 3 sts, change to orange, sc in the next st, change to white, sc in the next 3 sts, change to orange, sc in the next st, change to white, sc in the next 3 sts, change to orange, sc in the next st, change to white, sc in the next 3 sts, change to orange, sc in the next st, change to white, sc in the next 3 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 25 sts, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

Row 23. Sc in the next 24 sts, change to white, sc in the next 17 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 25 sts, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

Row 24. Sc in the next 24 sts, change to white, sc in the next 15 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 27 sts, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

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Row 25. Sc in the next 27 sts, change to white, sc in the next 11 sts, change to orange, sc in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn. (66 sc)

Row 26-35. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (66 sc) 

Row 36. Sc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (66 sc) 

Row 37. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (66 hdc)

Row 38. *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st. Repeat from * across. (66 post stitches)

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Row 39. Rotate work and work 39 sc up the opening edge of the back of the sweater, ch 1, turn. (39 sc)

Row 40. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (39 sc)

Row 41. Sc in the next 7 sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, sc in the next 5 sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, sc in the next 5 sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, sc in the next 5 sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, sc in the next 5 sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, sc in the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (39 sts)

Row 42. Sc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 2 ch, sc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 2 ch, sc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 2 ch, sc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 2 ch, sc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 2 ch, sc in the next 7 sts. (39 sc)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Row 1. Create a slip knot and pick up 39 sts along the opposite back opening edge of the sweater starting from the bottom, ch 1, turn. (39 sc)

Row 2-3. Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (39 sc) 

Row 4. Sc in each st across.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Sleeves

With F hook and orange, create a slip knot and pick up the center stitch under the arm for either sleeve.

Row 1-16. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (23 sc) 

Row 17. Sc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (23 sc) 

Row 18. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (23 hdc)

Row 19. *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st. Repeat from * across. (23 sts)

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Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (about twice the length of the sleeves). Turn the sleeve inside out and whipstitch the seam. Weave in ends.

Repeat instructions for the other sleeve.

Sew the 5 buttons on the edge of the back of the sweater in coordination with the button holes.

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