Hi everyone! It’s me, Shannon, also known as @shannoncreates_! I am back again, and boy has it felt like forever! I am so excited to be back using some amazing yarn and sharing another cozy pattern! Lately… and I am sure many of you can relate... I have been feeling like a homebody. I am now working from home and my attire, like my routine, has now changed. Sweatshirts and sweatpants are now my go to, and I finally decided to make my own!
During quarantine, I have been crocheting, but also have been spending time doing a little reset on myself and getting back to my original “cozy.” By that I mean feeling comfortable with where I am at and making sure I am taking care of myself mentally. I have picked back up nostalgic hobbies, including roller skating and PC gaming that once brought me so much joy and have been incorporating those back into my routine. I have been learning overtime that it is important to take time for yourself and expand your horizons even if it makes your socially awkward self scream. As much as I love seeing bright colors, I don’t incorporate them enough in my wardrobe, and really wanted to get back to my original saying of “Stay Cute and Cozy” with this hoodie. I decided to take that energy and use it within my crochet. I usually like to learn towards dark/neutral colors, but after seeing the bright colors from The Hook Nook’s amazing collection I felt inspired to expand beyond my usual.
Meet Ariel! Ariel is the perfect oversized hoodie that you can wear at home or wherever! Using The Hook Nook’s Small Stuff in three colors I wanted to create a bright colored hoodie, similar to jackets worn in 80s/90s, that is lightweight and can be worn in any season! The hoodie can be created with 1, 2, or 3 colors so that you can customize it to your liking! I hope you feel cute and cozy in your new hoodie- can’t wait to see!
SUPPLIES & TOOLS
The Hook Nook “Small Stuff" Yarn/Light (3). Varies per size (5-7 skeins) Colors pictured: Warm Sunshine, Gemstone, Pink Peony
Yarn Needle, Measuring Tape, Scissors or The Hook Nook Notions Kit
HDC: Half Double Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet 2 Together
SS: Slip Stitch
C1: Color 1
C2: Color 2
C3: Color 3
Although this pattern is written with 3 colors you may use 1, 2 or 3 colors. When using 2 colors just use Color 2 instead of Color 3.
Note: This pattern is written for a loose fit, and has positive ease when it comes to the standard sizes. This pattern is written for a hoodie that will be oversized with baggy sleeves, if you are looking for something closer fitting I suggest going down a size.
Please create a 4”x 4” square swatch using single crochet. It should be 14 stitches by 12 rows with your 5mm hook, and adjust accordingly as needed.
Body XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
1. Using C1 Ch 106, 120, 132, 148, 162, 176, 190 and SS to create a loop.
2 [Do not Ch 1] HDC around. Note: This pattern will be worked in a continuous round.
3. Repeat step #2 until your piece is 11.5”, 11.5”, 12”, 12”, 12.5”, 12.5”, 13”.
4. Switch to C2 for 2.5” (for all sizes). Note: You will want to stop around the same spot you started if not using marker.
5. Finish off, but do not cut yarn or tie off. Place a marker as will be returning to this point.
Sleeves XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
1. Using C3 Ch 49, 53, 56, 58, 60, 62, 63 and SS to create a loop.
2. [Do not Ch 1] HDC around.
3. Repeat step #2 for 5”, 5”, 5”, 5”, 6”, 6”, 6”.
4. Place marker. HDC in 5 stitches, HDC2Tog. Note: May not work out evenly, just end when back at marker.
5. Repeat step #2 for 5” for all sizes.
6. Repeat step #4
7. Repeat step #2 for 4.5”, 4.5”, 5”, 5”, 6”, 6”, 6”.
8. [Do not Ch 1] SC around.
9. [Do not Ch 1] SC in 3 stitches, SC2Tog, Repeat.
10.-11. [Do not Ch 1] SC around for two more rows.
12. Repeat step #9
13.-15. [Do not Ch 1] SC around for three rows. Finish off.
Attaching Sleeves to Body XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
1. Go back to marker in body where you left off. Count 31, 35, 38, 42, 45, 48, 52 to the right of the marker (Note: If left handed crocheter, you will be going to the left.) and attach sleeve by going through arm, then into this stitch and SS 10 stitches to fully attach sleeve.
2. Go back to marker in body. Count 21, 25, 28, 32, 35, 38, 42 to the left of the marker (Note: If left handed crocheter, you will be going to the right.) and attach sleeve by going through arm, then into this stitch and SS 10 stitches to fully attach sleeve.
Neckline for XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
1. Return to marker in body where you left off, switch to C1, HDC around placing , until you reach where sleeve meets body, then HDC2Tog. HDC around the outer edge of sleeve, then HDC2Tog where sleeve meets body. Continue with pattern until you hit your marker. (You will be placing 4 total decreases in this round; putting 2 in “front armpits” and 2 in “back armpits.”)
2.-21. Repeat step #1 for a total of 20, 20, 20, 20, 21, 21, 21 rows.
22. [Do not Ch 1] HDC in 5 stitches, then HDC2Tog. Repeat until end of row. Note: May not work out evenly.
23. [Do not Ch 1} HDC around and finish off.
Hood for All Sizes
1. Lay garment flat to find center stitch in front of hoodie (The front will be opposite your color change) and place marker. Attach C2 and HDC around, stopping at the stitch before marked/first stitch.
2. [Do not Ch 1] HDC in current stitch (same stitch on hook) and around.
3. Repeat step #2
4. [Do not Ch 1] Skip current stitch and HDC into next stitch and around.
5.-14. Repeat step #4 for a total of 10 rows.
15. [Do not Ch 1] HDC in current stitch and around.
16.-18. Repeat step #15 for three more rows.
19. [Do not Ch 1] Skip current stitch, HDC in next 4 stitches, HDC2Tog, repeat. Note: Might not work out evenly.
20.-22. Repeat step #4 for three more rows.
23. Repeat step #19
24.-31. Repeat step #4 for eight more rows and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
32. Once you have finished off, fold hood in half facing towards the back of the hoodie, sew tail into end of row and up the fold to attach. Flip inside out so that seam is on the inside. Pro Tip: If you do not want a pointed hood, on the last 3 stitches sew underneath stitches instead of through loops.
Optional Front Pocket
1. Ch 18. HDC across.
2. Ch 1. 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC across, 2 HDC in last stitch.
3. Repeat step #2 until desired size and sew on front!