Penguin Pals Hoodie

This sweater for a little one holds a tiny matching penguin pal in its pocket. It features a zippered front, contrasting color sleeves and a pom pom that matches the little penguin friend.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Chest Size 22 (24, 26, 28)” for child size 2 (4, 6, 8)

Gauge: 13 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky Weight Yarn Berroco Comfort Chunky (50% Nylon, 50% Acrylic; 150 yards [138 meters]/100 grams): #5747 Cadet (MC), 2 (2, 3, 3) balls; #5703 Barley (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3) balls

Hook: US size L/11 (8 mm) and G/6 (4 mm)

Notions: Yarn needle; small and medium pom-pom makers; 12 (12, 14, 14)” separating zipper; thread in matching color; sewing needle

Pattern Notes

Ch 3 at beginning of a row counts as dc unless otherwise noted

Ch 4 at beginning of a row counts as dc unless otherwise noted

Pattern

Back

With larger hook and CC, ch 38 (42, 46, 50).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 36 (40, 44, 48) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, fpdc, *bpdc, fpdb; rep from * to end, turn.

Change to MC.

Rows 3-26: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Sizes 6 (8) Only

Work 4 rows even in sc.

All Sizes

Shape Armhole

Row 1: Sl st in first 2 (3, 4, 4) sts, ch 1, sc to last 2 (3, 4, 4) sts, turn, leave last 2 (3, 4, 4) sts unworked – 32 (34, 36, 40) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 30 (32, 34, 38) sts.

Size 8 Only

Rep Rows 2-3 once more – 36 sts.

All Sizes

Rows 4-20: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Row 21: Ch 1, sc in next 7 (8, 9, 10) sts, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked – 7 (8, 9, 10) sts.

Row 22: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across to end – 6 (7, 8, 9) sts.

Fasten off.

Rep Rows 21-22 for second side.

Left Front

With larger hook and CC, ch 18 (20, 22, 24).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 16 (18, 20, 22) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, fpdc, *bpdc, fpdb; rep from * to end, turn.

Change to MC.

Rows 3-26: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Sizes 6 (8) Only

Work 4 rows even in sc.

All Sizes

Shape Armhole

Row 1: Sl st in first 2 (3, 4, 4), ch 1, sc to end, turn – 14 (15, 16, 18) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to end, turn – 13 (14, 15, 17) sts.

Size 8 Only

Rep Rows 2-3 once more – 16 sts.

All Sizes

Rows 4-13: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Shape Neck

Row 14: Sl st in first 4 sts, ch 1, sc 9 (10, 11, 12), turn – 9 (10, 11, 12) sts.

Row 15: Ch 1, sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 8 (9, 10, 11) sts.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to end, turn – 7 (8, 9, 10) sts.

Row 17: Rep Row 15 – 6 (7, 8, 9) sts.

Rows 18-22: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Fasten off.

Right Front

With larger hook and CC, ch 18 (20, 22, 24).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 16 (18, 20, 22) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, fpdc, *bpdc, fpdb; rep from * to end, turn.

Change to MC.

Rows 3-26: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Sizes 6 (8) Only

Work 4 rows even in sc.

All Sizes

Shape armhole

Row 1: Ch 1, sc to last 2 (3, 4, 4) sts, leave last 2 (3, 4, 4) sts unworked, turn – 14 (15, 16, 18) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 13 (14, 15, 17) sts.

Size 8 Only

Rep Rows 2-3 once more – 16 sts.

All Sizes

Rows 4-13: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Shape Neck

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in first 9 (10, 11, 12) sts, leave remaining sts unworked, turn – 9 (10, 11, 12) sts.

Row 15: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to end, turn – 8 (9, 10, 11) sts.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 7 (8, 9, 10) sts.

Row 17: Rep Row 15 – 6 (7, 8, 9) sts.

Rows 18-22: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Fasten off.

Sleeve (make 2)

With larger hook and CC, ch 22 (24, 26, 28).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 20 (22, 24, 26) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, fpdc, *bpdc, fpdc; rep from * to end, turn.

Rows 3-7: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc to last st, 2 sc in last sts, turn – 22 (24, 26, 28) sts.

Rows 9-14: Rep Rows 3-8 – 24 (26, 28, 30) sts.

Rows 15-20: Rep Rows 3-8 – 26 (28, 30, 32) sts.

Rows 21-28: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Sizes 4 (6, 8) Only

Work 2 (4, 6) rows even in sc.

All Sizes

Row 29: Sl st in first 2 (3, 4, 4) sts, ch 1, sc to last 2 (3, 4, 4) sts, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked – 22 (22, 22, 24) sts.

Row 30: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Row 31: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 20 (20, 20, 22) sts.

Rows 32-33: Rep Rows 30-31 – 18 (18, 18, 20) sts.

Rows 34-35: Rep Rows 30-31 – 16 (16, 16, 18) sts.

Rows 36-37: Rep Rows 30-31 – 14 (14, 14, 16) sts.

Rows 38-39: Rep Rows 30-31 – 12 (12, 12, 14) sts.

Rows 40-41: Rep Rows 30-31 – 10 (10, 10, 12) sts.

Rows 42-43: Rep Rows 30-31 – 8 (8, 8, 10) sts.

Rows 44-45: Rep Rows 30-31 – 6 (6, 6, 8) sts.

Hood

With larger hook and MC, ch 71 (75, 79, 83).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 70 (74, 78, 82) sts.

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Sizes 6 (8) Only

Work 2 (4) rows even in sc.

All Sizes

Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 68 (72, 76, 80) sts.

Rows 8-9: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn – 66 (70, 74, 78) sts.

Rows 11-13: Rep Rows 8-10 – 64 (68, 72, 76) sts.

Rows 14-16: Rep Rows 8-10 – 62 (66, 70, 74) sts.

Rows 17-19: Rep Rows 8-10 – 60 (64, 68, 72) sts.

Rows 20-22: Rep Rows 8-10 – 58 (62, 66, 70) sts.

Rows 23-25: Rep Rows 8-10 – 56 (60, 64, 68) sts.

Row 26: Ch 1, work even in sc.

Fasten off.

Pocket

With larger hook and CC, ch 11.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 10 sts.

Rows 2-12: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew front to back at shoulder seams.

Sew slanted edge of hood together. Sew hood along neck edge.

With CC and RS facing, join yarn at bottom left front edge. Sc evenly around left front, front of hood, and down right front to bottom right front corner. Fasten off.

Sew in sleeves and side seams.

Sew on pocket to left front using photos as guide.

Create pom-pom using a medium pom-pom maker with both MC and CC. Attach pom-pom to top of hood at end of hood seam.

Sew in zipper.

Stuffed Penguin

Join each round with sl st unless otherwise noted.

Head and Body

With MC and smaller hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 4 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st – 8 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 12 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 16 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, work even in sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * – 12 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, work even in sc.

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 4 – 16 sts.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 20 sts.

Rnds 10-12: Ch 1, work even in sc.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 16 sts.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 12 sts.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, *sc in next st, sc2tog; rep from * around – 8 sts.

Fasten off.

Stuff Penguin. Cut tail and draw through remaining sts. Pull tight.

Flippers (make 2)

With smaller hook and MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 4 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work even in sc.

Rnds 3-4: Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, sc in last st.

Fasten off.

Sew wings to side of Penguin Body.

Face

With smaller hook and CC, ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 3 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn – 5 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog – 3 sts.  Do not turn.

Sc evenly around circle. Join with sl st.

Fasten off.

Sew Face onto Head.

Belly

With smaller hook and CC, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn – 2 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, turn – 4 sts.

Rows 3-4: Ch 1, work even in sc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog twice – 2 sts.  Do not turn.

Sc evenly around Belly. Join with sl st.

Fasten off.

Sew Belly onto Body.

Beak

With smaller hook and orange scrap yarn, ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, turn – 3 sts.

Row 2: Sc3tog – 1 st.

Fasten off.

Fold in half and sew together – sc3tog should be end of Beak.

Sew Beak onto face. Embroider eyes using scrap black yarn.

Foot (make 2)

With smaller hook and orange scrap yarn, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 4 sts.

Rnds 2-4: Ch 1, work even in sc.

Fasten off.

Sew Foot to bottom of Body, using photos as guide.

Create pom-pom using small pom-pom maker. Sew to top of Penguin’s head. yarn ball

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