Cross My heart Jumper

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Material: 4.0 mm (G)

Yarn Lana Grossa Gala 4 skeins = 416.0 yards (380.4m) Colorway variegated

Lana Grossa Gala 2 skeins = 208.0 yards (190.2m) Colorway soft sky

Size: 6x – 8yr approximately

Measurements– 28” waistline for bodice & skirt

Length from shoulder to bottom = 24”

Skirt section is = 15”

Bodice = 9”

Gauge: 4 dc per 1” & 2 rounds per 1”

Jumper: Is worked on a Foundational Band, starting with your Solid color unless you prefer to create it as a solid colored Jumper we will begin with the skirt section.

Skirt:

v Ch 3, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, draw up loop, yo, draw through both loops, ch 1,(beginning dc made), Foundation dc another 108, on your 109th you will work it this way to join & form the band. Yo, insert hook in base of previous 108th stitch, draw up loop, then insert you into the base of the beg dc for this band, yo & draw through both bases, yo, draw through both loops, yo, draw through remaining loops, sl st to join be careful not to twist our band. Much easier than a chain I think.

Round 2 – 28(14”) or until you’ve reached your desired length: Insert hook in joining stitch, draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, ch 1,(beg dc made from this point through the remaining rounds every round will begin this way) dc in each of the remaining 109 stitches, sl st to join [110 dc per round]

Trim:

Beg sc,* ch 1, SK 1, (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) all within the same stitch, ch 1, SK 1, sc, *repeat in this pattern around ending with a sl st to join. Fasten off, hide end. = 1”

Bodice:

Reattach or Attach depending on your color preference I opted to create this one in a two tone multi-color format. Being sure to attach yarn at the beginning point of your band, this will be our one & only side seam, Place marker/yarn at this position (1st beg. &/end 110th), place another marker/yarn at the 50th stitch; place another marker/yarn at the 55th, place another marker at your 105th stitch. These are your armhole openings. As well as splitting the front from the back of the jumper.

v Round 1: Insert hook, draw up loop, leave about an 1”-1 ½” tail to be worked over to hold in place & avoid knots, insert hook through back loop only of same stitch, draw up another loop, yo, draw through all loops, Beginning single crochet made(Beg sc), sc in next 109 stitches, ending with a slip stitch to join.

v Round 2: (Insert hook in same space as joining, draw up loop, yo, draw through all loops) this is how we work all additional beginning single crochets. (Beg sc), sc in next 109 stitches, ending with a sl st to join.

v Rounds 3 – 4: work the same as round 2.

Now depending, if you decide it to be on the left side you will begin on your front panels 1st or right side of body you will begin on your back panel 1st. We will be working with the right side of our work out & the wrong side of our work where it belongs hidden.

Let’s say you wanted to start with the seam to the right side of her little framed body.

Back section:

v Row 1: Insert hook into joining/turning space, draw up loop, insert hook into next stitch, draw up loop, yo, draw through all loops on hook (Beg sc 2 tog) from this point forward it will be represented as abbreviated, sc in next 46 stitches, (sc2tog), turn.[48 sc]

v Row 2: (Beg sc2tog), sc in next 44, (sc2tog), turn.

v Row 3: (Beg sc2tog), sc in next 42, (sc2tog), turn.

v Row 4: (beg sc2tog), sc in next 40, (sc 2tog), turn.

v Row 5: (Beg sc), sc in next 41 sc, turn.

v Row 6: (Beg sc), sc in next 41 sc, turn.

v Row 7: (Beg sc), sc in next 41 sc, turn.

v Row 8: (Beg sc), sc in next 41 sc, turn.

v Row 9: (Beg sc2tog), sc in next 18 sc, (sc2tog), sc in next sc18, (sc2tog), turn.

We will now work the back panel in two sections. Both sides are worked in similar fashion; sorry I can’t remember which one was worked 1st. One is worked from the center point to armhole opening & the other is worked from the armhole opening to the center. If I worked this out correctly we will begin this one at the armhole opening working toward our center.

v Row 1: (Begsc2tog), sc in next 14, (sc2tog), turn[16 sc total] { this is the beginning for the other side.[ Insert hook, draw up loop, leave about an 1”-1 ½” tail to be worked over to hold in place & avoid knots, insert hook through back loop only of same stitch, draw up another loop, insert hook into next st, draw up loop, yo, draw through all loops, (Beg SC2tog) made, sc in next 14, (sc2tog), turn.}

v Row 2: (begsc2tog), sc in next 12, (sc2tog), turn [14 sc total]

v Row 3: (begsc2tog), sc in next 10, (sc2tog), turn [12 sc total]

v Row 4: (begsc2tog), sc in next 8, (sc2tog), turn [10 sc total]

v Row 5: (begsc2tog), sc in next 6, (sc2tog), turn [8 sc total]

v Row 6: Beg sc, sc in next 7, turn, [8 sc total]

v Row 7: Beg sc, sc in next 7, turn, [8 sc total]

v Row 8: Beg sc, sc in next 7, turn, [8 sc total] Fasten off, weave end in to hide.

If I didn’t remember correctly, please rejoin yarn at the appropriate spot for the other side, either at the center or armhole opening & work in pattern established above; again I’m sorry I’m writing the pattern well after the fact, I can’t remember which side I began with & I can’t remember if I worked my front panel 1st & the back panel 2nd, I just know that I’ve created it to have the seam after the fact be placed on her left side of her body only because that is how the jumper now reflects, I just didn’t realize it until after I worked the jumper, I just go with the flow when creating from my pretty little noggin, & when others wish to recreate my items I then attempt to write the pattern, I’m by no means a professional.

Front Panel:

Rejoin your yarn to work the left chest/breast panel 1st in the 8th st from the armhole of the right side of the frame.

v Row 1: Beg sc, BLO sc in the next 28, continue by working the remaining stitches in both loops to within the last 2 stitches, (sc2tog), turn, [30 sc total] continue to work in both loops on remaining rows.

v Row 2: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 26, (sc2tog)

v Row 3: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 24, (sc2tog)

v Row 4: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 22, (sc2tog)

v Row 5: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 20, (sc2tog)

v Row 6: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 18, (sc2tog)

v Row 7: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 16, (sc2tog)

v Row 8: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 14, (sc2tog)

v Row 9: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 12, (sc2tog)

v Row 10: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 10, (sc2tog)

v Row 11: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 8, (sc2tog)

v Row 12: (begsc2tog), sc in the next 6, (sc2tog)

v Row 13: beg sc, sc in next 7sc,turn

v Row 14: beg sc, sc in next 7sc,turn

v Row 15: beg sc, sc in next 7sc,turn

v Row 16: beg sc, sc in next 7sc,turn

v Row 17: beg sc, sc in next 7sc,turn work inside out so that the right sides of both the back shoulder & front shoulder can be joined, using a sl st, work evenly across both shoulder edges together, seam created. Turn work back right side out so that you may now work on the other front panel.

v Row 1: Reattach yarn at the armhole opening, Insert hook, draw up loop, leave about an 1”-1 ½” tail to be worked over to hold in place & avoid knots, insert hook through back loop only of same stitch, draw up another loop, insert hook into next st, draw up loop, yo, draw through all loops, (Beg SC2tog) made, sc in next 6,now working in the FLO left previously unworked, work sc in each of the next 28, turn[35 sc total] Work through both loops for remaining rows.

v Row 2: Insert hook into turning space, draw up loop, insert hook into next stitch, draw up loop, yo, draw through all loops on hook (begsc2tog), sc in next 31(sc2tog), turn [33 total sc]

v Row 3: (begsc2tog), sc in next 12(sc2tog)sc in next 12 (sc2tog), turn [30 total sc]

v Row 4: (begsc2tog), sc in next 26(sc2tog), turn [28 total sc]

v Row 5: (begsc2tog), sc in next 24(sc2tog), turn [26 total sc]

v Row 6: (begsc2tog), sc in next 22(sc2tog), turn [24 total sc]

v Row 7: (begsc2tog), sc in next 20(sc2tog), turn [22 total sc]

v Row 8: (begsc2tog), sc in next 18(sc2tog), turn [20 total sc]

v Row 9: (begsc2tog), sc in next 16(sc2tog), turn [18 total sc]

v Row 10: (begsc2tog), sc in next 14(sc2tog), turn [16 total sc]

v Row 11: (begsc2tog), sc in next 12(sc2tog), turn [14 total sc]

v Row 12: (begsc2tog), sc in next 10(sc2tog), turn [12 total sc]

v Row 13: (begsc2tog), sc in next 8(sc2tog), turn [10 total sc]

v Row 14: (begsc2tog), sc in next 6(sc2tog), turn [8 total sc]

v Row 15: Beg sc, sc in next 7, turn [8 total sc]

v Row 16: beg sc, sc in next 7, turn [8 total sc]

v Row 17: beg sc, sc in next 7, turn work once again inside out so that both right sides of shoulders are facing one another, with sl st join the two shoulders forming the final seam, Unfortunately, once again I can’t remember if you are now at the armhole opening or at the neckline, if you are at the neck line please do fasten off; if however you are at the armhole opening, DO NOT Fasten off, you will now begin to trim. Work evenly around the entire opening to provide a smooth opening, in sc, sorry I didn’t keep track of the # of stitches I did, add stitches to make a smooth bend around the opening & deduct them as needed to create a more smooth & circular opening. Fasten off & repeat for the other armhole opening by rejoining either at the shoulder seam or the center stitch of the armhole opening, work evenly around once again in sc to create the smooth almost perfect circular opening.

Now we will begin at the base of the left front panel, join our yarn so that we may now trim the neck line of both the front & back panels, increase where you feel you will need them to create a smooth surface, decrease in the divot of the center of the back panel to retain the shaping, continue back up the other side of the back panel, across once again the other shoulder & down to the far end of the front panel. Fasten off, weave in your end to hide.

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