Rainbow Crochet Hoodie for Boys 1- Free Pattern

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What does the rainbow mean to you? I know it means different things to people. For me, it has always been a symbol of goodness, a promise from God as seen in the quoted verses below.

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.

Genesis 9
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As a person who believes in Jesus, I was inspired by the story of the flood in the bible to design this Rainbow Crochet Hoodie. In a way, it is also my promise to my boys that I will continue to do my best for them as their mother, to teach them valuable spiritual and life lessons that will help and stay with them as they grow older.

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Having said that, I was wondering how people came to know the colours of the rainbow as ROYGBIV- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. I did a little research and found that even though the colours were never mentioned in the quoted verses above, from experiments conducted by Isaac Newton, he discovered that “when clear white light passes through a prism, it refracts into different colors in a particular order, or what we know as a rainbow”. Some scholars also say that the rainbow is made up of more than seven colours; Oh well, that’s history for another day.

This Rainbow Crochet Hoodie is an easy pattern to make. It mainly uses the Half Double Crochet stitch and is trimmed at the armhole and hoodie with Single Crochet stitch. The colour transition is easy and you will find tips in the pattern and video tutorial to guide you.

If you are concerned about working with so much yarn, I can tell you that one ball in a colour is enough for both front and back panels. You will only need up to 3 balls of the 7th colour for the upper body and hoodie.

Perhaps you want a less fussy pattern for boys? Why not try the Colour Block Crochet Tank Top for Boys?

Colour Block Crochet Tank Top for Boys

YARN

This pattern uses DK yarn, it is my favourite yarn weight. The yarn, Sirdar Snuggly Replay is a blend of cotton and acrylic that comes in 50 gram balls. It also has a good texture; soft enough to not irritate the skin but sturdy too to not be flat after washing or wearing. The best part is IT DOES NOT RUN, I was quite concerned about mixing all the colours, but after washing the Rainbow Crochet Hoodie, none of the colours ran. I was so relieved about that.

LoveCrafts.com has 26 colourful selections of this yarn that you can choose from.

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RAINBOW CROCHET HOODIE FOR BOYS 1

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Sizes3-4yrs5-6yrs7-8yrs9-10yrs
Number of rows59636466
Length of Top- shoulder to bottom (approx./inches)18.5”19.5”20.5”21.5”
Mark out shoulder/ neckline (front panel)20-22-2020-24-2022-24-2224-24-24

Gauge: 12 Crossed HDC rows/ 20 sts across= 4 inches

Material:

  • 950-1350 mtrs DK weight yarn in 7 colours. 1 of the colours is the main colour for the upper body and hoodie. This pattern uses Sirdar Snuggly Replay DK  or use a substitute that matches the pattern gauge.
  • Estimated number of mtrs per sizes for each of the 6 colours- 110 (120, 130, 150,). For the Main (7th) colour 250 (300, 300, 300).
  • 4mm hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch markers (no stitch markers? substitute with hair pins)

Stitches/Abbreviation:

  • HDC- half double crochet
  • HDC decrease
  • CH- chain
  • RS- right side
  • WS- wrong side
  • Special stitch- Crossed HDC- skip 1 st, HDC in next st, HDC in the skipped stitch.

Notes:

  • The Pattern uses U.S terms
  • Ch 1 does not count as stitch
  • Always refer to the size table guide
  • The pattern goes from small to large, thus the numbers in bracket are for larger sizes
  • KEEP STITCH MARKERS IN PLACE even after the panels have been completed

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

PATTERN

*Due to a lengthy instruction, the pattern has been divided into 2 parts. at the end of the page you will find a link to continue to the 2nd part.

FRONT PANEL

Row 1: Ch 71 (73,77,81): HDC in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1, turn

Row 2: skip 1st st HDC in next, HDC in 1st skipped st. *Crossed HDC across the row. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-8: repeat row 2. Ch 1, turn. Finish last st on row 8 with new colour.

TIP– after changing colours, snip the previous colour at 6 inches; this will be useful for joining the panels later.

Rows 9: HDC in 1st st and each st across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 10-16: skip 1st st HDC in next, HDC in 1st skipped st. Crossed HDC across the rows. Ch 1, turn. Finish last st on every 8th row with a new colour.

Rows 17-40: repeat rows 9-16, ending last stitch on row 40 with the 6th colour

Row 41: HDC in 1st st and each st across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 42-43: 2HDC in 1st st, Crossed HDC across till last st. 2HDC in last st. Ch 1, turn

Decrease Rows

Row 44: Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 45: skip 1st st, HDC2tog in next 2 sts, Crossed HDC across till last 3 sts HDC2tog in next st, and last st (thus skipping the middle(2nd) stitch. Ch 1, turn

Row 46-47: repeat row 45. Ch 1, turn

Row 48: Crossed HDC across, ending the row with colour 7. Ch 1, turn

Row 49: HDC in each st across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 50-54 (57,58,60): repeat row 38. Ch 1, turn. Do not snip yarn

3-4yrs only

MARK NECKLINE– refer to table above for number of stitches to mark on each side and the middle

Row 55: continue from last row, repeat. Crossed HDC till point of marking. Ch 1, turn

Row 56: skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts (we just decreased across 4 sts), Crossed HDC across the row. Ch 1, turn

Row 57: Crossed HDC across. ch 1, turn

Row 58: skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts, Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, Crossed SC across last 4 sts. Ch 1, turn

Row 59: Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across. Snip yarn.

Opposite Side

Rows 55: with Row 52 facing the wrong side, join yarn in stitch, Ch 1, Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 56: Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last st and 1st skipped st. Ch 1, turn

Row 57: Crossed HDC across. ch 1, turn

Row 58: Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last and 1st skipped sts. Ch 1, turn

Row 59: Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, Crossed SC across last 4 sts. Snip yarn.

5-6yrs only

MARK NECKLINE– refer to table above for number of stitches to mark on each side and the middle

Row 58: continue from last row, repeat. Crossed HDC till point of marking. Ch 1, turn

Row 59: skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts (we just decreased across 4 sts), Crossed HDC across the row. Ch 1, turn

Row 60: Crossed HDC across. ch 1, turn

Row 61: skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts, Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 62: Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across.

Row 63: skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts, Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, Crossed SC across last 4 sts. Ch 1, turn. Snip yarn

Opposite Side

Rows 58: with Row 57 facing the wrong side, join yarn in stitch, Ch 1, Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 59: Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last st and 1st skipped st. Ch 1, turn

Row 60: Crossed HDC across. ch 1, turn

Row 61: Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last st and 1st skipped st. Ch 1, turn

Row 62: Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, Crossed SC across last 4 sts. Snip yarn.

Row 63: Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last and 1st skipped sts. Ch 1, turn

7-8yrs old

MARK NECKLINE– refer to table above for number of stitches to mark on each side and the middle. Leave stitch markers in place throughout.

Row 59: continue from last row, repeat. Crossed HDC till point of marking. Ch 1, turn

Row 60: skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts (we just decreased across 4 sts), Crossed HDC across the row. Ch 1, turn

Row 61: Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 62: skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts, Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 63: Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn snip yarn

Row 64: skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts, Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, Crossed SC across 4 sts. Snip yarn

Opposite Side

Rows 59: with Row 58 facing the wrong side, join yarn in stitch, Ch 1, Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 60: Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last st and 1st skipped st. Ch 1, turn

Row 61: Crossed HDC across. ch 1, turn

Row 62: Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last st and 1st skipped st. Ch 1, turn

Row 63: Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, Crossed SC across last 4 sts. Ch 1, turn

Row 64: Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last and 1st skipped sts. Snip yarn

9-10yr old

MARK NECKLINE– refer to table above for number of stitches to mark on each side and the middle. Leave stitch markers in place throughout.

Rows 61: continue from last row, repeat. Crossed HDC till point of marking. Ch 1, turn

Row 62 skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts (we just decreased across 4 sts), Crossed HDC across the row. Ch 1, turn

Row 63: Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 64: skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts, Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 65: Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 66: skip 1st st and 3rd st, Crossed HDC in 4th and 2nd sts, Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, Crossed SC across 4 sts. Snip yarn

Opposite Side

Rows 61: with Row 58 facing the wrong side, join yarn in stitch, Ch 1, Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 62: Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last st and 1st skipped st. Ch 1, turn

Row 63: Crossed HDC across. ch 1, turn

Row 64: Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last st and 1st skipped st. Ch 1, turn

Row 65: Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across. Ch 1, turn

Row 66: Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last and 1st skipped sts. Snip yarn.

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