Rainbow Crochet Hoodie for Boys 2- Free Pattern

Hello Craftee, welcome to part 2 of the Rainbow Crochet Hoodie for Boys. I really like the brightness and beauty rainbow colours evoke.

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Rainbow Crochet Hoodie by Yarn Craftee

In Part 1 of the Rainbow Crochet Hoodie, I mentioned the inspiration behind the design. I am yet reminded of another story as I look at this Crochet Hoodie; the story of Joseph, whose father loved him so much he designed a tunic of many colours for him. That tunic must have been quite vivid and beautiful for it to have been mentioned.

“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors.” Genesis 37v3

Rainbow Crochet Hoodie for Boys-Yarn Craftee

As I made these crochet hoodies for my boys, I thought of the love parents have toward their children and how we often want to give them the best, and how that best sometimes really is not the best for them. Being a great parent is hard, but achievable. I hope and pray that all parents who are doing their best to raise their children right will not labour in vain. God is with you!


The yarn used for the Rainbow Crochet Hoodie is a soft and child friendly DK yarn. The Sirdar Snuggly Replay is great for many projects, it is a blend of acrylic and cotton fibers and will hold through washes. You can find a good selection at LoveCrafts.com.



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Number of rows59636466
Length of Top- shoulder to bottom (approx./inches)18.5”19.5”20.5”21.5”
Mark out shoulder/ neckline (back panel)16-30-1616-32-1618-32-1820-32-20

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


  • 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)


  • 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.


  • 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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*Due to a lengthy instruction, the pattern has been divided into 2 parts. Follow Part 1 here.



Repeat rows 1-57, (61, 62, 64) without marking neckline

MARK NECKLINE (use table above):

Row 58 (62, 63, 65): with the last row facing the wrong side, join yarn in 1st stitch, Ch 1, Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across the row.

Row 59 (63, 64, 66): 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. Leave tail for sewing.

Opposite side

Row 58 (62, 63, 65): with the last row facing the wrong side, join yarn in marked st. Ch 1, Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, Crossed SC across last 4 sts.

Row 59 (63, 64, 66): Crossed SC across 4 sts, Crossed HDC across till last 4 sts, skip 3 sts, Crossed HDC in last st and 1st skipped st. Leave tail for sewing.


The right side of the Top is the first Row of HDC stitches facing the Right Side.

Lay front and back panels over each other with the Wrong side facing up.

  • Sew the sides up to the last increase row. With the tails you left from joining a new yarn, sew each colour rows with the tails.
  • One the other side, cut out strips of yarn in each of the 6 colours, sew the sides with each colour.
  • Sew the shoulder.

TRIM ARMHOLE- with Main Colour

Tip– make the SCs into the body of the stitch and the space between the next stitch. 

With front panel facing up, join yarn in the top the stitch of armhole (the place where the front and back panels connect)

  • 2SC into each stitch row,
  • SC into the joining at the shoulder
  • continue to make 2SC into each stitch row on the back panel
  • join to the first st on the round. Snip yarn weave in tails

Repeat the same process for the opposite Armhole, starting from the Back panel all the way to the Front panel.

HOODIE- with Main colour


With Front panel facing up, count the stitches, mark the 4 middle stitches then mark the 2 middle stitches.

Row 1: Join yarn in the first marked stitch (see photo), Ch 1, HDC in same st, skip next st, HDC in next and each st across till the marked (corner) st (same place that was marked for the neckline), 2HDC in the st,

Up the Shoulder- 2HDC into each st row down to the next marked (corner) st on the back panel, 2HDC in the st,

On the Back- HDC into each st across, 2HDC in corner st.

Up the Shoulder- 2HDC into each of the st rows, 2HDC in corner st.

On Front- HDC into each st across, skip the 1st st, HDC into the next st (that stitch that was skipped at the beginning of the round). Ch 1, turn

Row 2: HDC2tog in 1st st and 3rd st (that means the middle st is skipped), HDC across till last 3 sts, HDC2tog in next st and last st.(skipping the middle st again).


Rows 3-4: repeat row 2. Ch 1, turn

Rows 5-37: HDC into each st across. do not snip yarn

SIZE 5-6

Rows 3-6: repeat row 2. Ch 1, turn

Rows 7-39: HDC into each st across. Ch 1, turn. Do not snip yarn

SIZES 7-8 & 9-10

Rows 3-6: repeat row 2

Rows 7-41 (for 7-8yrs) 43 (for 9-10yrs): HDC into each st across. Ch 1, turn. Do not snip yarn


Hold both opening and align the stitches. Slip stitch into closed. Snip yarn, leaving 14inch tail.

Now, fold the back of the hoodie at the tip to a depth of 1.5inches. Fold it so that it goes inside the hoodie

It will be like a triangle, sew that triangle flap to the body of the hoodie (you can see the video tutorial for help).

TRIM HOODIEJoin yarn in 1st st on row 1, Ch 1, SC in same st, 2SC into each st row around. Slip st into the same skipped st on Row 1.

Weave in all tails, snip yarn, And you are done!

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