Brave Bronto Kids Unisex Sweater

This is the Brave Bronto Kids Unisex Sweater! I recently realized something: nearly every crochet children’s item I see is for girls. But two of my really good friends just had boys, and I wanted to make sure they had something special! And since I consider dinosaurs to be unisex, this is a fun unisex kids sweater. With the colorwork Brontosaurus on the front, this top is sure to be a hit with any kiddo! And it’s perfect for a quick an easy weekend project!

You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy!

Yarn:

You will need a 5mm hook and 300-1000 yards of any DK (#3) weight yarn. I used Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK in colors Dove and Treetop. 

Inspiration:

For this kids top I decided that dinosaurs need some representation! You can make it in short sleeved cotton for the spring/summer or long sleeved acrylic or (superwash!) wool for the fall/winter. The Brontosaurus is my personal favorite dino, and with that characteristic long neck, I figured it would look fantastic on a sweater! 

Construction:

This yoke top sweater is completely seamless! You start with the collar, and move easily into the yoke, turning your work every round. When it’s time to add the colorwork bronto, you keep turning your work, and only carry the bronto color until the end of the bronto, so there is very little yarn waste, which is a personal peeve of mine in a lot of colorwork! 

You will need a basic understanding of the usual crochet stitches, slip stitch and half double crochet. 

Supplies:

DK (#3) weight yarn 

5.0mm hook (or size needed to meet gauge)

Finished measurements: (Fits as expected)

            6m: Fits up to 16” (300 yards)

            12m: Fits up to 18” (350 yards)

            2T/24m: Fits up to 20” (400 yards)

            3T: Fits up to 22” bust (475 yards) 

            4T: Fits up to 24” bust (550 yards) 

            5: Fits up to 26” bust (625 yards) 

            6: Fits up to 28” bust (700 yards)

            8: Fits up to 30” bust (800 yards) 

            10/12: Fits up to 32” bust (900 yards)

            14/16: Fits up to 34” bust (1000 yards) 

Gauge: 16 sts and 12 rows is 4” square in hdc.

You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy!

As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern.  Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!

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