The Bright Side Sweater




Working with cotton yarn is my favourite!
I have so much fun designing easy summer patterns with cotton.



When I saw all the colourways CotLin came in, 
I knew I wanted to make a rainbow striped garment.



This pattern is very simple and follows the same 
pattern elements like many of my other designs.



What's great about this project is you can use any colours you want.
I needed a bright happy project to get through my isolation days...so I chose rainbow!



I've always found with crochet, colour changing between rows tend to bleed into each other.
I wanted to create stripes that stand on their own, so every other row you will be working in the back loop.

I can't wait to see what colours your chose.
Check out all the CotLin colourways, click HERE



Notes before you begin:
-I used 2 strands of each colour at a time, I like the weight of the sweater like this.  You can definitely make this with just one strand of each colour. (your hook size/gauge will change)
-the amount of ribbing you complete to start each panel is how wide each panel will be
-complete more rows in the ribbing for a larger size, and less rows in the ribbing for a smaller size
-this sweater is made up of 4 panels: front x 1, back x 1, and sleeves x 2
-all panels are seamed together
-the collar is completed by attaching yarn and worked right into the neck line. (after you've seamed it together)


Ready?
Let's make The Bright Side Sweater!



OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: The Bright Side Sweater


Skill Level: Easy


Materials: (quantity is based on the size I made)
COLOUR A: CotLin Planetarium x 3
COLOUR B: CotLin Hydrangea x 2
COLOUR C: CotLin Pistachio x 2
COLOUR D: CotLin Creme Brule x 2
COLOUR E: CotLin Copper x 2
COLOUR F: CotLin Swan x 6


Hook: Size H [5 mm] crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge:
13 sts and 12 rows = 4” x 4"

My finished size:
Single panel length: 17"
Single panel width: 18"
Sleeve length: 18"

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain(s)
SC = Single Crochet
BLO = Back Loop Only
DC = Double Crochet
DCFB = Double Crochet Front Post
DCBP = Double Crochet Back Post
ST = stitch
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side


Instructions:
The instructions are written for size S.  If changes are necessary to make a larger size, add the desired amount of ribbing/cuff rows before each panel. 
(Tip: once the ribbing for the panels are complete, hold it up to the widest part of your upper body/waist to make sure it will fit before starting the stripes)




BACK panel and FRONT panel (make alike):
(COLOUR A)
Double stranded.

Ribbing: Ch 6.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 5 sts
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 SC BLO in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until ribbing reaches desired width. (for S = 48 rows)
Do not fasten off

Next row: Ch 1. Work Sc evenly across long edge of ribbing. Turn. (for S = 48 sc)
(COLOUR F)
Row 1: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 2: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR B)

Row 3: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.

Row 4: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)
Row 5: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 6: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR B)

Row 7: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 8: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 9: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 10: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR C)

Row 11: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 12: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 13: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 14: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR C)

Row 15: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 16: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 17: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 18: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR D)

Row 19: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 20: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 21: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 22: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR D)

Row 23: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 24: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 25: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 26: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR E)

Row 27: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 28: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 29: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 30: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR E)

Row 31: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 32: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 33: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 34: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

*Repeat rows 33 and 34 for 6 more times (12 more rows total)
SL ST.
Fasten off.



Shaping shoulders:

Attach yarn to first stitch on RS of the project.
Row 1: SC in BLO in the next 14 stitches. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1. SC until end of row. Turn.
Row 3: SC in BLO in the next 14 stitches. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1. SC until end of row. Turn.
Row 5:SC in BLO in the next 14 stitches. Turn.
SL ST. 
Fasten off.

Attach yarn 14 stitches from the last st on the same side of the panel just worked (RS)

Repeat Rows 1-5.
SL ST.
Fasten off.




Sleeves (make 2):

(COLOUR A)
Double stranded.

Ribbing: Ch 6.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 5 sts
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 SC BLO in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until ribbing reaches desired width around wrist. (for S = 22 rows)
Do not fasten off

Next row: Ch 1. Work Sc evenly across long edge of ribbing. Turn. (for S = 22 sc)
(COLOUR F)
Row 1: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 2: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR B)

Row 3: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.

Row 4: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)
Row 5: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.
Row 6: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR B)

Row 7: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.
Row 8: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 9: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.
Row 10: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR C)

Row 11: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.
Row 12: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 13: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.
Row 14: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR C)

Row 15: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.
Row 16: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 17: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.
Row 18: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR D)

Row 19: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.
Row 20: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 21: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.
Row 22: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR D)

Row 23: Ch 1. 2SC in the first st. SC in BLO across, leaving last stitch unworked.  2SC in the last st.Turn.
Row 24: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 25: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 26: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR E)

Row 27: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 28: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 29: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 30: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR E)

Row 31: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 32: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

(COLOUR F)

Row 33: Ch 1. SC in BLO until end of row. Turn.
Row 34: Ch. 1. SC in every stitch until end of row. Turn.

*Repeat rows 33 and 34 for 5 more times (10 more rows total)
SL ST.
Fasten off.





Finishing:
Diagram 1: Lay WS front panel, WS back panel, and sleeves as shown below.
Seam shoulders and sleeves.

Diagram 2:  Still on the wrong side, fold sweater in half and seam under sleeves and along sides as shown. Turn inside out.




Diagram 1:




Diagram 2:


Collar:
Attach Colour F, DC around collar, sl st in first DC to join, ch 1.
Next row: *DCFP, DCBP, *repeat until end, sl st in first DC to join.
Fasten off.

(front posts and back posts are optional, 1 row of double crochet will do just fine!)




Can't wait to see yours!

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