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Spud and Chloe Sweater Yarn: Yarn Review and FREE Pattern

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I’ve been eyeing Spud and Chloe’s Sweater yarn for quite a while. I’ve heard great things about it so when they let me try some out I was super excited!



Spud and Chloe Sweater is a worsted weight yarn and is made by Blue Sky Alpacas. It’s 55% wool and 45% ORGANIC cotton. First of all, I love the fact that it is superwash. I don’t always have time to hand wash, or air dry items so I tend to go for yarns I can throw in the wash when needed.

Picking a color was hard. All the colors are so rich and yummy. It took me a while but I finally settled on Moonlight and I was not disappointed. The color is absolutely gorgeous! The Squid loved it too so I figured I’m make something for her with it.

I decided to make something small and pretty simple to give the yarn a try . As I worked with the yarn I fell in love. It’s extremely soft and “cushy.” I decided to throw a small swatch in the wash to see how it held up. It did great! No pilling and it came out just as soft as when it went in. The fiber is extremely strong and with it being almost half cotton/half wool I could see this as a great yarn for winter or warmer months.

Here’s the hat I made (free pattern below). I usually test the scratchy-ness of yarn with the Squid’s head. She’s really picky about wool being scratchy and she had absolutely no complaints about this one. Always a good sign!

After looking around online. The only complaint I would have about this yarn is that it is on the pricier side BUT it’s well worth it. I could imagine this making a fabulous sweater to wear for a long time.

Overall, I highly recommend giving this one a try. I can’t wait to use it again! If you’d like to purchase the yarn they suggest buying from Jimmy Beans Wool (click here). You can also visit Spud & Chloe’s website to check out their other yarns (click here).

And now for the FREE pattern 🙂

Squid Dance Slouch

This pattern is copyrighted by KT and the Squid. You may NOT copy, share, change or sell the pattern itself.

If you’d like to sell finished items from this pattern please do! Finished items belong to you and you may do what you wish with them. If you choose to sell them on Etsy please credit me (KT and the Squid) as the designer. I recommend selling finished items for $20-$30.

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Materials

H hook

Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn

  • 1, (2) skeins


Scissors

Yarn needle

Abbreviations

St= stitch

Ss= slip stitch

Ch= chain

Fsc = foundation single crochet (video here)

Sc= single crochet

Dc = double crochet

Gauge

*Save time and check your gauge!

About 14 sc by 15 rows = 4”

Sizes (Approx. head circumference/ finished hat circumference):

Child (20”-22”/20”), Adult (22”-24”/22”)

  • Circumference is measured at the bottom of the hat.

Notes

  • Read all instructions before beginning.

  • This hat is worked in the rounds from the bottom up. You will sew up the top to finish.

  • The ch 1/ch 2 at the beginning of each round will NOT count as a st.

  • Be sure to pay careful attention to the turns.

  • You will join each round with a ss to the top of the first st of each round.

  • For stitch counts 1 shell = [1 sc, ch 2, 3(2 or 1) dcs]

  • When the instructions say to work into the side of the sc, insert your hook into the left (right if you’re a lefty) side 2 bars of the sc.

Instructions

child (adult)

Round 1 (RS)Fsc66(72), being careful not to twist, join with a ss to the first st.

Round 2-4Ch 1, sc in every ch around, join. 66(72)

Round 5Ch 1, sc in 1st, ch 2, 3 dc in the side of the last sc worked, skip 2, *sc in the next, ch 2, 3 dc in the side of the last sc worked, skip 2; repeat from * around, join to the beg ch 1. 22(24) shells

Round 6Ss in the ch-2 space, ch 1, turn, sc in the same ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in the side of the last sc worked, skip the next 3 dc, * sc in the next ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in the side of the last sc worked, skip the next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join to the beg ch 1. 22(24) shells

Repeat round 6, 7(9) more times.

Round 14(16)Ss in the ch-2 space, ch 1, turn, sc in the same ch-2 space, ch 2, 2 dc in the side of the last sc worked, skip the next 3 dc, * sc in the next ch-2 space, ch 2, 2 dc in the side of the last sc worked, skip the next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join to the beg ch 1. 22(24) shells

Round 15(17)Ss in the ch-2 space, ch 1, turn, sc in the same ch-2 space, ch 2, 1 dc in the side of the last sc worked, skip the next 2 dc, * sc in the next ch-2 space, ch 2, 1 dc in the side of the last sc worked, skip the next 2 dc; repeat from * around, join to the beg ch 1. 22(24) shells

Fasten off leaving a long tail, sew up the top, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

Katy

Disclaimer: *The wonderful people at Blue Sky Alpacas supplied me with the yarn for this pattern. Even though I love the yarn their generous donation has not biased my opinion of their product.

 

33 thoughts on “Spud and Chloe Sweater Yarn: Yarn Review and FREE Pattern

  1. Love the hat and the Squid us adorable!!

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  3. I can’t wait to try this pattern. How much of a second skein gets used in the larger size? I have a Blue SKy Alpaca yarn I’d love to use for this, but only one, and its a smaller skien (100yds), so I’m wondering if I need one or two more. Thanks!

    1. Hmm, I only needed the second skein for the last 2-3 rounds of the adult size so I’d say only 1 more…

      1. Thanks. I started it last night. I need the practice crocheting in the round

  4. Thanks for this awesome pattern! I’ve never done a hat from the bottom up before!

  5. Is there a video for this pattern? I’d like to see how you are joining. Thanks

    1. No, no video. Simply join in the first ch you made at the beginning.
      Thanks!
      Katy

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  7. Hi there! I started on this pattern and I’ve hit a snag. I’m pretty new at crocheting anything other than afghans so I thought I’d try a hat! Can you help me with round 5…”…sc in 1st, 3 dc in the side of the last sc worked”? I don’t understand 1. where I put my hook in, and 2. if I go into the that 1st sc that I just made. Any help would be glorious! 🙂

    1. Hi Kathy,
      You simply insert you hook into the side of the sc instead of the top of the st like you would normally. “The last sc worked” is referring to the sc you just made.
      Thanks,
      Katy

      1. Thank you so much….it’s looking very beautful!

  8. HELP!!! I just finished making this lovely hat and I added a few rows to make it extra slouchy (as per request!). I’ve never made a hat from the bottom up…..how do I sew up the top? If I sew it straight across, I won’t get the pretty, gathered look like you did. 40 years of crocheting and this has stumped me!

    1. Hi Trudy,
      I just sew all the way around the top of the stitches of the last round and then gather up the top tight (maybe go through the stitches one more time to close it up tight). That’s really it 🙂
      Katy

  9. You’re a peach! I appreciate you explaining that :). Thanks for sharing such a beautiful pattern.

  10. Hi, first Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern! I am having trouble on the repeat row 6, it looks like when I turn in going the wrong way or that there isn’t as big of gaps /spaces as there is between my first and second row. Thanks!

    1. Hi Danielle,
      In round 1 and 2 you are working single crochets so it will look different than round 6. Sorry, I’m not exactly sure what you’re asking.
      Katy

      1. When I do my turn on the first repeat (row 7) it seems like the row below is overlapping under and from the pictures it lays flat not puffy, so I’m not sure what I’m doing incorrectly, thank you for your speedy response and sorry for the unclear way I worded it!

        1. Hmm…Not sure you’re doing anything wrong. It could be because the rows below are tighter so it might pull the first few rounds in. Plus, my hat is on a model’s head so it’s stretched out a bit…If you want you can send a picture to my email Ktandthesquid(at)aol(dot)com

  11. Hi Katy!
    Thank you for sharing this pattern! I started on it and I have a question – I’ve made about 7 shells on row 2 and the row is starting to curl. Before I go any further, I wanted to make sure that’s correct and they will flatten out as I continue more rows. Thanks so much!

    Elise

    1. Hi Elise,
      Curl how? That’s usually something I correct when I block.
      Thanks,
      Katy

  12. Katy – I think I figured it out! I took out the row and started over. I believe I was not counting correctly. But now I have another question. When you say to go into the side of the sc stitch, it seems to me that you are just going into the space that forms after you chain 2 on top of the sc. Isn’t it the same place you go in whether you go into the right side or the left side? That’s where I’ve been going into – please tell me if that’s not correct. I hope that made sense! Thanks, Katy!
    Elise

    1. I go into the two loops on the left hand side but I’m right handed. If you are a lefty it will be on the other side (because you’re working in the opposite direction).

  13. Hi. How much does yarn choice matter with this pattern. I wanted to make this for a cancer patient who has list all her hair. I have ‘i love this yarn’ which is a softer not so itchy yarn. Will it work?

    1. Hi Jenna,
      That should work wonderfully! I actually really like I Love this Yarn 🙂

  14. Awesome thanks a bunch!

  15. I have a super bulky yarn that I would love to make this hat with. Any suggestions on how to alter the pattern or just trial and error?

    1. It should work just as long as your starting foundation is a multiple of 3. So I’d just make is large enough to snugly fit on your head. Then work until you like the length.

  16. Contrats for your page! Love your tarde mark!
    Sorry for being repetitive with this question… I really don’t understand the difference between the sc space where we always insert de hook and the left side of the sc… For me is the same… Are you using USA instructions, right? Please please if you can post a photo with an arrow pointing where is the common space and where is the lef (or right if lefty) side of the sc.
    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Mercedes,
      It’s in US terms but there’s really no term for the side of a stitch other than saying the side of the stitch.
      Have you ever worked a border on a a blanket? It’s the same place you’d place your stitch in that instance. It really is just the side of the stitch (not the top). Sorry, I don’t really know any other way to say it.
      Thanks!

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