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Painted Canyon Cardigan Crochet Pattern (size 10/12)

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The largest child size of the Painted Canyon Cardigan is the 10/12. Grab your hook and let’s whip one up!

Child Size Unicorn Hoodie Fb

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child size chart of the Painted Canyon Cardigan

There is a VIDEO tutorial and a Crochet Along for this pattern here! If you would like to make yours into a unicorn, head over to find the unicorn horn and ears patterns here.

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn
-approx. 1100 yards for size 10/12
Stitch markers
Crochet hook in size J/6mm

Gauge:

Make sure you CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

11 hdc and 10 rows in 4” square

Pattern Notes:

Fhdc = Foundation Half Double Crochet

Fphdc/Bphdc = Front Post (or Back Post) Half Double Crochet

Buttonholes are unnecessary. Any ⅜” buttons will fit through any opening on the edging should you choose to add them.

Child size hoodie crochet pattern

Size 10/12

Row 1: Fhdc-96. Alternately you could… Ch-97, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end. (96)

Rows 2 – 46: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (96)

ARMHOLES:

Mark 31 stitches in from each side with st markers.

LEFT PANEL:

Row 47: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 31 sts only. (31)

Rows 48 – 66: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (31) DO NOT fasten off. Leave attached for starting hood.

CENTER PANEL:

Attach yarn in same st as stitch marker.
Row 47: Ch-1, hdc in same st and next 35 sts. (36)

Rows 48 – 66: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (36) Fasten off leaving ~20” tail for sewing later.

RIGHT PANEL:

Attach yarn in same st as stitch marker.
Row 47: Ch-1, hdc in same st and remaining 30 sts. (31)

Rows 48 – 66: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (31) Fasten off leaving ~20” tail for sewing later.

SEW SHOULDERS:

Fold front sides in and line up top edges to sew shoulders. Starting at the outside, use the long tails from “right panel” and “center panel” to sew using the Mattress Stitch.

Sew shoulders for 12 stitches per side. You should have 19 stitches left on each “front” and 12 stitches along the “neck” for a total of 50 stitches.

HOOD:

Where still attached from “left panel”.
Row 1: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 19 sts. Hdc2tog (using the last two sewn sts from shoulder seam). Hdc in 12 “neck” sts, hdc2tog (using the last two sewn sts from shoulder seam). Hdc in last 19 sts. (52)

Rows 2 – 29: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (52)

Mark two centermost stitches. Move markers up each row or just line up decreases by eye.
Rows 30 – 34: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to marker. Hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold right sides together and sew the top of hood using Mattress Stitch.

EDGING:

Attach yarn in bottom right corner.
Row 1: Ch-1, hdc in each row end up to hood, hdc in peak of hood and down the other side, making sure to place one hdc per row end. (201)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * bphdc around next st, fphdc around next st * repeat between * * around. Bphdc around second to last st, hdc in last. (201)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * around. Fphdc around second to last st, hdc in last. (201)

Row 4: repeat row 2 (and if desired, add additional edging rows in multiples of two)

Row 5: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st to end. Do not fasten off. (201)

Bottom edge: Turn work clockwise. 3sc in corner st, sc in each row end/st around entire bottom. 3sc in last /corner st. Fasten off with invisible join.

SLEEVES:

Looking at the INSIDE, attach yarn in bottom of armhole.
Row 1: Ch-1, hdc 40x evenly around opening. Join to top of first hdc with sl st. (40)

Rows 2 – 4: Ch-1, turn. Hdc in each st around. Join to top of first st with sl st. (40)

Row 5: Ch-1, turn. Hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st with sl st. (39)

Rows 6 & 7: Ch-1, turn. Hdc in each st around. Join to top of first st with sl st. (39)

Rows 8 – 40: Repeat rows 5 – 7 (ending with 28 sts at row 40)

Row 41: Repeat row 5 (27)

Row 42: Ch-1, turn. * fphdc around first st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * around. Fphdc around last, join to top of first fphdc with sl st. (27)

Row 43: Ch-1, turn. * bphdc around first st, fphdc around next * repeat between * * around. Bphdc around last, join to top of first bphdc with sl st. (27)

Rows 44 – 45: Repeat rows 42 & 43 (27)

Row 46: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. Join with Invisible Join.

OUTSIDE POCKETS:

Make two.
Row 1: Ch-16, hdc in second ch from hook and in each across (15)

Rows 2 – 10: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st across. (15)

Row 11: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fphdc in next, bphdc in next * repeat between * * 5 times, fphdc in next, hdc in last. (15)

Row 12: Ch-1, hdc in first st, * bphdc around next, fphdc around next * repeat between * * 5 times, bphdc in next, hdc in last. (15)

Row 13: Ch-1, sc in each st across. (15)

Rotate and sc in same st as last sc. Sc down row ends to corner. 3sc in corner. Sc across bottom edge. 3sc in corner. Sc up row ends. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew into place. Repeat on other side.

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Voila! I hope you love this pattern as much as I do! Remember that this is the smaller size of the adult pattern, which is available here. Share photos of your child’s hoodie with me by tagging @HeartHookHome on Instagram and Twitter, and by sharing in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community group on Facebook!

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81 Comments

  1. Please help! I am doing the 10/12 and there is no video like it says. Please send me the video. Thank you
  2. I purchased the pattern for all sizes and it’s instructions for 10/11 are different than the pattern for 10/12 here, from beginning chain to number of rows for the pattern: my pattern says 40 rows and this one says 46. Can you clarify which one is correct?
    1. Hi Virginia! It sounds like you have the old version of the pattern. I will get the updated version sent to you =)
  3. Hello- This is probably really stupid and I'm missing something obvious. It goes from 50 to 52 stitches but it's 19 + 12 + 19 in both parts, yes? What have I missed? This is for the 10/12. (also I noticed it says 'should sTeam') "Sew shoulders for 12 stitches per side. You should have 19 stitches left on each “front” and 12 stitches along the “neck” for a total of 50 stitches. HOOD: Where still attached from “left panel”. Row 1: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 19 sts. Hdc2tog (using the last two sewn sts from shoulder seam). Hdc in 12 “neck” sts, hdc2tog (using the last two sewn sts from shoulder steam). Hdc in last 19 sts. (52) Rows 2 – 29: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (52)" Thank you. I'm a newb so I've probably gone and done something dumb. Thank you so much for the pattern! You make things super easy to understand (I just get confused easily!)
    1. Hi! First off, thank you for pointing out that typo! I have fixed that =) On the first row of the hood you will increase by two when you do the hdc2tog's at each shoulder seam. I do have a video for adding the hood which can be found here: https://youtu.be/xKMGL8nWG7Q
  4. Hello May I please get the 14/16 pattern? I have made several of these in different sizes. Before theed14/16 was available and I got it completed except the sleeves but I csnt find the oattern now. It just goes to a 10/12. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Liz
    1. I would just follow the size under it but add in the extra sts needed to go around the arm hole, then make the sleeve as long as you need then add on the cuff with as many rows as you had on the cuff around the hood...
  5. I have been making these for all my nieces & they all love them! They said they are comfy fit perfect & so special because they are one of a kind.
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  7. Have you ever made one with the pockets on the inside for the kids sizes? I purchased the adults pattern. The kids love mine so I was trying to make theirs with the same pockets but I’m not sure what row to do & how many rows because they are smaller....Need 10/12 & 6/8 suggestions if you can please help. Thank you
        1. Hi! The directions for the horn, ears, and mane can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/how-to-crochet-unicorn-horn-ears/
  8. The painted caynon cardigan has become an instant favorite. Everybody wants 1, I Theres 20 on my Christmas list if I can manage it. I've purchased the adult pattern and have made 2. Fits perfectly!!! now working on child 6/8 and 10/12 why may I ask are the sleeves so long? Longer then the adults. I need to delay finishing projects until I can measure kids arms lol or am I missing something?
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    1. Hi Ashley! I just cut lengths of yarn and attached them to the top of the hood like I would with fringe.
  11. Hey! So I'm attempting to make the horn and for some reason it does not come out at all the way yours does. It's just small and straight, do you have any suggestions? I'm not sure what's going on. I'm pretty new to this so I'm sure it's me. Thank-you!
    1. Hi Alex! After you crochet the horn, it will appear to be somewhat straight...kind of like a narrow cone. After you stuff it, you will wrap the yarn tail around the horn to give it the spiral effect like mine. Hope this helps!
  12. I'd like to add buttons to this cardigan that I made for my granddaughter (thank you so much for the pattern!!!) So that she can play without it flapping open...how do I determine where to place the buttons? (She lives two states away, so I'm not able to try it on her and mark where to put them). She is size 2-3T, but I plan on making them for my four other grandbabies too in sizes 5-6, 8-10, and 10-12)
    1. Hi Patricia! I would just sew your desired number of buttons up one side of the front opening edge (to just below the neck area) and they can slip in-between the stitches of the opposite sides edging. Hope this helps!
    2. Hi, what a great pattern. I already made one hooksize 4 en matching yarn. I followed 12y pattern and it fits my 7 y.o. Now i have got hook 6 and matching yarn. My gauche is 12 stitches and 9,5 rows in 4 inch square. Since hook 6 is the highest size in my collection I have a question. I am amost at your gauche. Is this a problem? Or can I continue like this? Love from NL
  13. Hi Ashlea, Currently crocheting the 10/12 cardigen. Right and left panel require 30 stitches and back panel requires 35 stitches. I think this is a bit off. Would you suggest 20 stitcehs for the panels or a bit more? Thank you for the great patterns.
    1. Hi! When sewing the shoulders, you are only sewing in 12 stitches each side leaving 18 open stitches per front panel and 11 open stitches on back panel for the neck. We need these open stitches to create the hood so I wouldn't change anything. Hope this helps!
  14. I just finished this pattern (minus the unicorn horn) in a beautiful pastel rainbow color block. I am so pleased with the way it turned out and how amazingly easy your pattern was to follow. Thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern!
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  17. Hi...I am attempting to make the 10/12 (and if I can master that I will be making the 2/3 and 6/8). But my gauge is off....i get 13 hdc x 8 rows = 4 inches. How can I figure out the numbers? Thanks you for your help
    1. I guess I should clarify my question....how do I calculate my rows and stitches with the gauge I gave. I’m using the Walmart Mainstay brand. I might try a different brand and see if my gauge changes. Again, thanks for any help you may give.
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  20. Hi Ashlea. My daughter wants me to make this for her but the yarn she has chosen is quite fine so my gauge is way off. I've got 17hdc x 14rows gives me 4in. If I just double the foundation row and it can fit her for a while, will that be ok? But what about the height? Thanks, Jess.
    1. Hi Jess! I can give you two options...1st is to just double up your yarn and see if that gives you a gauge swatch closer to mine. 2nd option requires some math. Based on your gauge swatch, your stitch and row count are about 1.5 times mine. So, you could take the starting chain and row count numbers and times those by 1.5. That would give you a starting chain of 143 and your first portion of the sweater would be 60 rows...measure and mark in 45 stitches on each side...and so on. Hope that makes sense!
  21. I am using the same yarn and j hook. Checking the gauge and it is not even close. My width was right at 4" but the height was 7.5 ". Is the gauge maybe in single crochet or something?
  22. Hi there! I am in the process of making one of these for my daughter! I am so excited to see the finished product! Question for you...how did you do the mane?
  23. Hello, im making sweater in size 10/12. Im doing hood right now. Could you please explain how i get the 2 center stitches when there is 49. Center would only be one stitch. Please help.
    1. Hello, You'll offset them each row. I like to stagger them, and when done you will not be able to tell. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes! Thanks
  24. How true to size do these end up? My niece wears a 10/12 in most tops, but she's growing like a weed, so I don't want to make a sweater that she'll only get to wear for a couple of months. Is there a 14/16 pattern?
  25. Hi Ashlea, I'm actually completing the 6/8 size, just need to add the horn. I was able to have my cousin try it on and it's PERFECT!. Once it is done I will share my picture. But my question is, I want to make just the hoodie for my grandsons, not as long (easy enough) but if I were to use a bulky yarn (Bernat Blanket or Loops and Threads Charisma) would I go by the measurement chart if substituting a different yarn? Great, simple pattern, thank you again.
    1. Hi Michelle! When I use a different yarn I either go up or down a hook size. Since you're looking at a bulky weight, I'd probably do the 4/5t size with a larger hook to make a 6/8 size. Does that help?
  26. Can I please get the 14/16 pattern for my granddaughter .Thank you so very much...working on my 3rd one..I have ten grandchildren so busy busy lol crocheting for them
    1. Hi Penny, the 14/16 size is the same as the adult size 0/2, that pattern can be found here: http://hearthookhome.com/painted-canyon-hooded-cardigan/ You are a busy, busy lady!
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  28. Hello. I'm wondering why there are so many stitches on the front sides compared to the back? Is there a specific reason for this? I just thought they should be closer to the same front and back. If the fronts have 30 stitches each (60 total) and the back only has 35 I'm not sure why, but it makes the armholes look like they are too much towards the back. Once we add the border the front it will be even bigger? Is that how it should be? Looking forward tod making a few of these beauties!
    1. Hi! It helps to get the hood nice and flowy when you sew the shoulders. Then the edging just really pulls it all together. If you give it a go, be sure to share a photo with me!
    2. How did this end up working out for you. I am doing it now and feel the absolute same way. The arm holes are in the back it seams. Like the back is not anywhere near wide enough.
      1. I am having the same issue on every one of them I have made. Without the edging it is fine but once you add the edging it’s off. I have seen this question a lot with really no resolution. Sleeves appear to be in the back…
  29. Hi Ashlea, I have two 9 year old girls waiting for this unicorn hoodie. Problem is they are both cold size 14/16 and it is officially the only size still missing. Will you be creating that pattern?
        1. Hi Becky! I have a search bar on the blog...you can just type in 2/3T Toddler Hoodie, and it should come up for you.