Easy Crocheted Sweater

  This is a very simple crochet pattern I designed for a hoody.  I am not a  skilled artisan. I made this one in double crochet, but any stitch will do.  It consists of  a series of rectangles.  Simply decide what measurements you need. It is easy to find size measurements online.  I’ve done several in child to adult sizes.  The back is largest.  The two front sections are slightly more than half the back size.  Once you have back, front sections and sleeve rectangles made to measure. Slip stitch or crochet front sections to back.  I leave a generous neck opening.  Lay it out flat and stitch sleeves to sweaters, taking care that sleeve centers match shoulder seams.    Finally stitch up side sleeves and down length of sleeve.  To make good, crochet along neckline, repeating till desired hood depth is attained.  If you just want a collar, make it desired size.   Pull hood edges togetherinches, child hoods about six.  Once complete, I crocheted  several rounds completely around sweater and hood.  Finally, attach buttons or zipper for closure.  If desired, run a crocheted drawstring around outer edge of hung.   I love making this simple hoody.  It works up very quickly, especially in a bulky yarn.

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Hair of the Dog Sweater

This is the prequal to yesterday’s post about dog sweaters.  I decided it might go nicely today.

My son John lives to torment my mother. Buzzy, our American Eskimo Dog sheds incessantly, making us vacuum every day to stay ahead of him. One day my husband Bud noticed a big paper bag on the mantle stuffed full of Buzzy’s combings, hair pulled from his brush, and hair swept from the floor. Amazed, Bud asked, “What in the world is this bag of dog hair doing up here?”

Mother chimed in, “Oh, that’s Buzzy’s hair I saved up for your sweater.” This was the first Bud had heard of his dog hair sweater. He thought maybe Mother had finally come unhinged. “What dog hair sweater?”

“The one you’re going to get the woman at work to make for you out of Buzzy’s hair.” Mother thought Bud was losing it. “John told me to be careful to gather up all the hair I could find every time I came over so that woman you work with can spin it and make it into a sweater for you. How long do you think it will take to get enough?”

Poor Bud had to break her heart. “John’s been pulling your leg, again. There ain’t gonna be no dog hair sweater.”

 

 

My son, John

John as Jason

 

Tale of the Hair of the Dog Sweater

Mother and BuzzyimageMy son John lives to torment my mother.  Buzzy, our American Eskimo Dog sheds incessantly, making up vacuum every day to stay ahead of him.  One day my husband Bud noticed a big paper bag on the mantle stuff full of Buzzy’s combings, hair pulled from his brush, and hair swept from the floor.  Amazed, Bud asked, “What in the world is this bag of dog hair doing up here?”

Mother chimed in, “Oh, that’s Buzzy’s hair I saved up for your sweater.”

This was the first Bud had heard of his dog hair sweater.  He thought maybe Mother had finally come unhinged.  “What dog hair sweater?”

“The one you’re going to get the woman at work to make for you out of Buzzy’s hair.”  Mother thought Bud was losing it.   “John told me to be careful to gather up all the hair I could find every time I came over so that woman you work with can spin it and make it into a sweater for you.  How long do you think it will take to get enough?”

Poor Bud had to break her heart.  “John’s been pulling your leg, again.  There ain’t gonna be no dog hair sweater.”

imageMy son, looking his best.

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Photo of hair I brushed out of Buzzy this morning, pictured next to pint jar.