Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Katniss Cowl Sweater Pattern!


Ok so you all asked for the pattern to the Katniss Cowl Sweater I created last month, so here it is!  It is my first real attempt at writing out my entire pattern, so please bare with me!  If you have any questions understanding the directions, email me at email me & I will try my best to explain.  I may also have photos to send you depending on what your question is.  Happy crocheting!

UPDATE: Click Here for pattern with photos!



Katniss Cowl Sweater Interpretation Pattern

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:



Large N15/10.00mm hook size
medium weighted yarn (4 balls or 2 skeins)

CROCHET TECHNIQUES YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Slip stitch, single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), single crochet/double crochet increase, single crochet/double crochet decrease, puff stitch


9 dc - 6 rows
2 yarns crocheted together at one time
SHOULDERS:
Loosely chain 65
Keeping stitches straight, slip stitch to loose end to form circle.
Use stitch marker to mark start of each row. Where stitch marker is will represent top left shoulder near neck. You will start out at the top of shoulders working downward (so it will look upside down as you are working on it) then will flip project over to complete the collar (instructions at bottom). Each row in shoulders & trim will be continuous using stitch marker as a guide for beginning of each row. Main body will be flipped to reverse side at joining point to shoulder piece.
chain 1
row 1 & 2 – sc in each stitch around to stitch marker.
row 3 - 1 dc in each of first 5 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc next 5, 2 dc, continue pattern to end of row.
row 4 - 1 dc in each of first 10 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc next 10, 2 dc, continue pattern to end row
row 5 - 1 dc in each stitch to end of row.
Row 6 – 1 dc in each stitch to end of row.  Slip stitch to finish shoulder area, weave in loose ends.

ARM HOLE:
Slip stitch next 8 stitches to begin the left arm opening.
chain 31.
Not counting the last stitch attached to body, count back 24 stitches on the body in the opposite direction &, while making sure your new chain of stitches is straight, wrap around front to back & slip stitch into 25th stitch to form the arm hole.  Hold project so that arm hole chain stitch is on top & stitch marker is on bottom left.

BODY:
row 1 - chain 2, slip stitch to join in 2nd stitch to the right of current stitch to join top of new dc row. 1 dc in each stitch of chain to other end of arm hole. Slip stitch in 2nd stitch to left of body to join. Turn.
row 2 - chain 2, slip stitch to join in 2nd stitch to right of current stitch to join top of new dc row. This will count as 1st dc. 1 dc in first 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next 5, 2 dc, continue pattern to end of row. Slip stitch in 2nd stitch to join. Turn.
row 3 - chain 2, slip stitch to join.  Chain 2 for 1st dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next 7, 2 dc, continue pattern to end of row. Slip stitch to join. Turn.
row 4 - chain 2, slip stitch to join.  Chain 2 for 1st dc, 1 dc in each of next 8 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next 9, 2 dc, continue pattern to end of row. Slip stitch to join. Turn.
row 5 – same as previous, just increase number of dc stitches to 11, continue pattern to end of row.  Slip stitch to join. Turn.
row 6 – same as previous, increasing dc stitches to 13, continue pattern to end of row.  Slip stitch to join. Turn.
row 7 – same as previous, increasing dc stitches to 15, continue to end of row.  Slip stitch to join.  Turn.
row 8 – same as previous, increasing dc stitches to 18, continue to end of row.  Slip stitch to join.  Turn.
row 9 – same as previous, increasing dc stitches to 21, continue to end of row.  Slip stitch to join.  Turn.
row 10 – same as previous, increasing dc stitches to 24, continue to end of row.  Slip stitch to join.  Turn.
row 11 – same as previous, increasing dc stitches to 27, continue to end of row.  Slip stitch to join.

OUTSIDE TRIM:
Your starting point on this trim will be at the back of your left armpit. You may place another stitch marker to help you.
rows 1 & 2 - chain 1, do continuous rows of 1 sc next 5 stitches, 2 sc next stitch (repeat pattern to end of row 2), continue to next row without flipping over.
row 3 - 1 sc decrease stitch, sc 5 stitches, 1 sc decrease stitch, sc 5 stitches (repeat to end of armhole), then sc each stitch to end of row.
row 4 - 1 sc decrease stitch, 1 sc in each stitch until other end of arm hole, 1 sc decrease, 1 sc in each stitch to end of row 4, slip stitch to join.

ARM HOLE TRIM
starting at the back side of project & arm hole, chain 1 where shoulder piece & body join. Row 1 & 2 – chain 1, sc in each stitch around bottom of arm hole until you reach shoulder intersection.  Sc 5 stitches, 2 sc 1 stitch, repeat pattern to end of row.
Row 3 & 4 – sc 5 stitches, 1 decrease stitch, repeat to end of row. At both intersections of armhole to shoulder piece, add another decrease stitch if desired to give a more squared off division from body to armhole where your arm will go through.

COLLAR
starting at your original market on top left shoulder
row 1 - chain 1, sc 5 stitches, 1 decrease stitch next stitch, sc 5 stitches, 1 decrease stitch, repeat sequence to end of row, slip stitch to join, turn.
row 2 - chain 2, 1 puff stitch each stitch to end, slip stitch to join, turn.
row 3 - chain 2, 1 puff stitch in each open space between previous row puff stitches. slip stitch to join, turn.
row 4 - chain 2, 1 puff stitch in each open space between previous row puff stitches, slip stitch to end.

Using yarn needle, fold top puff stitch row on collar inside & hand stitch row down to row below it, using the chain holes between each puff stitch. This wil reinfore collar so it stands up. If collar still does not stand up to your satisfaction, add 1 more row of puff stitches, folding down 2 rows before hand stitching.

OPTIONAL BACK DETAIL


With the back of project facing you, fold the finished collar downward & pinch at bottom to form into a "V" shape. Use hand stitching to sew into place to help keep the collar up around neck.

Hope you enjoy!

*This pattern is provided to you free of charge for your crocheting enjoyment.  Please do not sell this pattern as your own.  You may share this pattern & any images associated with it as long as credit is given to myself & my blog in the process.  Thank you! :-)


HAPPY CROCHETING! :-)


19 comments:

  1. I am so excited to try this pattern! I've looked everywhere! Thank you!

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  3. Your pattern is great!! I followed your instructions (& pics) for the shoulders & body, then slightly altered the neck. The results are amazing, and I couldn't have done anything like this without you. Thank you SO much for taking the time to write & photograph every step, and then make it available for us! I am very grateful to have found your site. Keep up the awesome work!!!

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  4. Thnxxxxxxxxxxx (y) I loveeeeeee it

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  5. Hi, I was wondering if you can show me your pictures so I can see what your talking about, I have made the shoulder just not getting the next step.

    thanks

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    1. Hello! I just added some new step by step pics on starting the body piece to try to help remove some confusion people have been having. Hope this helps! Happy crocheting! :-)

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  6. I love this pattern! Thank you for sharing! I did get stuck in between the shoulder/arm hole/body. Do I make the shoulder first, continue on to the arm hole, and then continue to the body?

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    1. Yes, that is correct! Hello! I just added some new step by step pics on starting the body piece to try to help remove some confusion people have been having. Hope this helps! Happy crocheting! :-)

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  7. I figured it out! It looks so amazing!! Thank you again for sharing!!!

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  8. I'm a bit confused with the body, if anyone can clarify for me, I would appreciate it!

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    1. Hello! I just added some new step by step pics on starting the body piece to try to help remove some confusion people have been having. Hope this helps! Happy crocheting! :-)

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  9. i am making a mountain out of a molehill with this pattern the Katniss cowl sweater.
    When I attach the body to arm hole my attachments are not nice and even looking. also when you say increase your dc (example)13 stitches do you mean every 13 stitches do a dc or do a total of 2 increase dc 13 time for that row and so on ( next roe 15 dc)I ve sent you two emails but no reply.

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  10. I had the same question. I also emailed her and have not heard back. Will you please let me know if you figured it out? Thanks!

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