Purple Passion Sweatshirt

Who said you can’t wear granny squares? This effortless top blends soft colors with bold textures to create a breezy sweater that’s light enough for the summer heat.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: XS (S, M/L, XL/2X, 2X/3X) to fit bust: 24-30 (32-36, 38-42, 44-48, 50-54)”
Finished Wingspan: 20¼ (22, 22¾, 24½, 25¼, 27, 28, 29½, 30½)”
Total Length: 13½ (14½, 14¾, 16, 16½, 17½, 18¼, 19½, 20½)”
Finished Hip: 18 (19½, 20½, 22, 22¾, 24, 25, 26½, 27¼)”

Gauge: 1 granny square = 3½” (9cm) across

Materials

Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool Light (100% washable wool; 200 yards [183 meters]/50 grams): #6667 Glacier (A, 6 (7, 9, 10, 11) balls), #6659 Mussel Shell (B, 2 (2, 3, 4, 5) balls)
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75mm) hook or size to obtain correct gauge
Notions: Removable stitch markers, yarn needle

Pattern Notes

Sweater is made with granny square motifs which are joined as you go, and edged with raised stitch ribbing in a contrasting color at cuffs and bottom hem.

Special Stitches

Fpdc (Front Post Double Crochet): Yo, insert hook from front-to back-to front around post of indicated st and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.

Pattern

First Granny Square

Using A, ch 6, and sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, 2 dc in ring, sl st in 2nd of 4 beg ch to connect.
Rnd 2: Sl st in 1st sp, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), 3 dc in same sp, ch 2, * [3 dc, ch 2] twice in next sp; rep from * twice more, 2 dc in beg sp, sl st in 2nd of 4 beg ch to connect.
Rnd 3: Sl st in 1st sp, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), 3 dc in same sp, ch 2, * 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, [3 dc, ch 2] twice in next sp; rep from * twice more, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, 2 dc in beg sp, sl st in 2nd of 4 beg ch to connect.
Rnd 4: Sl st in 1st sp, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), 3 dc in same sp, ch 2, * [3 dc in next sp, ch 2] twice, [3 dc, ch 2] twice in next sp; rep from * twice more, [3 dc in next sp, ch 2] twice, 2 dc in beg sp, sl st in 2nd of 4 beg ch to connect.
Fasten off.

Additional Granny Squares

Make 71 (81, 91, 101, 113) more granny squares as follows, joining as you go and following assembly diagram for placement:
Rnds 1-3: Work same as 1st granny square.
Rnd 4: Sl st in 1st sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), sl st in corresponding corner on adjoining granny square, ch 1, * 3 dc in same sp on current granny square, ch 1, sl st in corresponding sp on adjoining granny square, ch 1, [3 dc in next sp on current granny square, ch 1, sl st in corresponding sp on adjoining granny square, ch 1] 3 times; rep from * for each size of granny square to be joined, then complete remainder of rnd same as 1st granny square.
Fasten off.

Finishing

Sleeve Edging

With RS facing, join B at bottom of left sleeve cuff, and work raised-st ribbing as follows:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 56 sc evenly around cuff, sl st in 1st sc to connect.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, * sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in 1st sc to connect.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to connect.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, * sc in next sc, fpdc around post of st 2 rows below; rep from * around, sl st in 1st sc to connect.
Rep Rnds 3 and 4 only until ribbing measures 3¾ (3¾, 3¾, 5, 5)”.
Fasten off.
Work right sleeve ribbing the same.

Hem Edging

With RS facing, join B at side of bottom hem.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 112 (140, 168, 196, 224) sc evenly around cuff, sl st in 1st sc to connect.
Rnds 2-4: Work same as sleeve edging.
Rep rnds 3 and 4 only until ribbing measures 3″.
Fasten off.
Weave in all loose ends.
Block to measurements. yarn ball

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