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Mickyla Jackson

Mickyla Jackson is a born and raised Oregonian. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband Tim, and their three children; Serenity (4), Rosalind (2), and Augustine (3 months). Mickyla co-owns the blog Created Makers and designs her own crochet patterns for her business Mickyla the Maker. Mickyla has been crocheting for two years and has recently learned how to knit and weave as well. She has published 11 crochet patterns and counting that can be found on her blog Created Makers, on Etsy, and on Ravelry.

The Woodland Fox Pullover Crochet Pattern

Patterns/DIY
11/28/2018

Hey all! My name is Mickyla Jackson! I learned to crochet about two years ago, when my friend VERY patiently taught me the steps to make my very own Puff Stitch Beanie (which is a super rad pattern by Jessica Carey of this very blog!). From the weekend I learned to single crochet, I was hooked! ;)

I designed my first pattern, The Lady Jackson Beanie about six months later! It was so thrilling to design the pattern that I kept at the process, designing just about as quickly as ideas came into my head. I love the process of designing because it presents such a unique challenge to me. I never really considered myself an “artist” until I found yarn and a hook. From there, the possibilities were endless. This brings us to this pattern, The Woodland Fox Pullover. This pattern uses tapestry crochet techniques, which has become my all time favorite form of crochet. I love that I can sketch a design out on a graph and then make it come to life in my hands. This design was originally inspired by the arrival of my son, Augustine. I was obsessed with all things fox when I was decorating his nursery and collecting my hoards of baby clothes. I started to imagine a cozy, green pullover sweater with a fox on it and when I couldn’t find anything like it at my local stores, I took the leap and sketched out the design myself! When I finished the sweater, my post-partum emotions exploded everywhere and I started bawling (of course). I have since collected myself and readied this pattern for your hands! Lets get making!!



I am so incredibly excited to be releasing the Woodland Fox Pullover into your hands! This pattern is written up for sizes 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 12 months, 2T, 4T, and 6 years. Also, good news; this sweater is composed almost entirely of single crochet, so it is very beginner friendly as well as quick! Lets get down to making this awesome sweater; I can’t wait to see your finished projects!



For this project, you will need the following items:

Materials:

Light 4 yarns: (Recommended yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Jeans or Caron Simply Soft)
-- 200-400 yards of a main sweater color
-- 100 yards of white (I used Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny to add texture to the Fox.
-- 100 yards of orange
-- 25 yards of black

5.0 mm crochet hook
Scissors
Yarn Needle
2 Stitch Markers


Key:

SC: Single Crochet
CH: Chain
Sl St: Slip Stitch
F/O: Finish off (Slip stitch and weave in ends)


Notes:

This pattern is written in US terms.
Clarification photos can be found at the end of this document.
Stitch counts are noted at the end of rows. The count will be found in parenthesis. Example: Row 1: SC across (18).  “18” is the stitch count for this row.
This Pattern is worked in 4 separate pieces; the front panel, the back panel, and two sleeves.
The chain 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
Tapestry crochet tutorial can be found here
Sizes are written in parenthesis in the following order: (3-6 months, 6-9 months, 12 months, 2T, 4T, 6).


Gauge:

4inch by 4inch square: 16 stitches X 22 rows of single crochet.



The Pattern Beginning with the Front Panel:

Bottom of the front panel:

In Main Sweater Color: Chain (41, 45, 47, 49, 57, 65)
Row 1: Turn, SC across your row (40, 44, 46, 48, 56, 64)
Row 2: CH 1, Turn, SC across your row (40, 44, 46, 48, 56, 64)
Row 3-?: Repeat Row 2 (4, 6, 8, 14, 18, 22) times.


The Fox:

Count (6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 18) in from both the right and the left sides of your sweater. Mark the stitch you count to. (for example, if you are counting to the 6th stitch, mark the 6th stitch, not the 7th.
Once you have marked both stitches, count the stitches in between your stitch markers. You should have 28 stitches. These 28 stitches will make up the fox face.
Follow the graph here to crochet the fox face. You will begin from the bottom right corner of the graph and work your way up to the top row by row.

Completing the Front Panel:

Row 1-?: SC across your row (10, 12, 16, 14, 16, 20) more times.
F/O


The Pattern: The Back Panel

In Main Sweater Color: Chain (41, 45, 47, 49, 57, 65)
Row 1: Turn, SC across your row (40, 44, 46, 48, 56, 64)
Row 2: CH 1, Turn, SC across your row (40, 44, 46, 48, 56, 64)
Row 3-?: Repeat Row 2 (42, 46, 52, 56, 62, 70) times.
F/O

The Pattern: The Sleeves (make 2)

Starting from the bottom of the sleeve and working up
In main sweater color: Chain (19, 21, 23, 26, 29, 32)
Row 1: Turn, SC across your row (18, 20, 22, 25, 28, 31)
Row 2: CH 1, Turn, 2 SC into first stitch, SC across the row until the last stitch. Place 2 SC into the last stitch. (20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33).
Row 3: CH 1, Turn, SC across your row (20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33).
Row 4: CH 1, Turn, SC across your row (20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33).
Row 5: CH 1, Turn, SC across your row (20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33).
Row 6: CH 1, Turn, SC across your row (20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33).
Row 7: CH 1, Turn, SC across your row (20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33).
Row 8-?” Repeat Rows 1-5 until you reach (25, 28, 32, 40, 50, 60) total rows.

*****End on whatever row you reach your row count on (It does not matter where you are in the row repeats!!*****

(To ensure your sleeve is long enough, consider measuring from the child’s armpit to the child’s wrist. This measurement should be approximately the length of your finished sleeve. Feel free to add or subtract rows as needed. Little bodies are always so diverse!)

F/O

Assembly Instructions:

Lay your front panel right side up. Lay your back panel right side up directly on top of your front panel.
-- Beginning in the upper left corner, seam your sweater in towards the middle (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) stitches
-- Attach yarn to the upper right corner and SC in towards the middle (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16) stitches

Fold sleeve panel in half, lengthwise with the right sides together and seam up. Repeat on the second sleeve.

Leaving the sleeve wrong side out, attach the sleeve to the top of the shoulder with the seam down. Stitch around the sleeve, attaching the sleeve to the panels as you work around. Repeat with the second sleeve.

Seam up the remaining gap on the front and back panels.
Turn your work right side out.
Stitching on the neckline edging:

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-- Attach yarn in the corner of your sweater along the neckline.
-- SC around the neckline, working in a clockwise circle. Slip stitch to your first stitch when you come around.
-- SC around once more, placing one SC in each stitch.
F/O

Congratulations! You have completed your sweater!! Thank you so much for spending your valuable time with this pattern, it is truly an honor to bring this pattern for you all to enjoy.

If you want to share your makes with me on Instagram, please use #woodlandfoxpullover and tag me @mickylathemaker so I can see your lovely sweaters! That’s all folks!


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