Sea Breeze Hoodie by Eline Alcocer
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Sea Breeze Hoodie

Crochet
July 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
306 - 733 yards (280 - 670 m)
12 months to 10 years
both US and UK
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The Sea Breeze Hoodie is the perfect summer to midseason layer for boys and girls ´lucky` enough to live in windier climes.

Using a soft, medium-weight cotton, this unisex piece is quick to make and easy to wear. Layer over a t-shirt or under a windbreaker for cosiness without too much bulk.

The Sea Breeze Hoodie is worked in three panels from the bottom up: one for the back and two for the front, which are then seamed together. Both the hood and the ribbed sleeves are worked seamlessly into the selvedge edges. Finally, the piece can be finished with either buttons or a zip – this pattern includes instructions for both.

Difficulty level
This pattern uses an easy stitch pattern (linen stitch) and simple shaping, making it perfect for confident beginners who want to venture into garment-making. The pattern comes with full written instructions as well as stitch diagrams and schematics. A step-by-step photo tutorial for the ribbing is available here:
http://www.emmyandlien.com/blog/tutorial-crochet-ribbing-htc-slip-stitch

Materials
4mm and 3.5mm crochet hook (US size G/6 and E/4), or as required to meet gauge
scissors
wool needle
buttons or zip
yarn: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) x 50 g skein of Pickles Thin Organic Cotton in Sea Water 06
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) x 50 g skein of Pickles Thin Organic Cotton in Sun 21

Yardage
MC 190 (250, 300, 350, 420, 580) m / MC 210 (275, 330, 385, 460, 635) yds
CC 90 (90, 90, 90, 90, 90) m / CC 100 (100, 100, 100, 100, 100) yds

Yarn alternatives
Choose a light to medium-weight yarn (DK to worsted, or 8 to 10-ply) with a soft handle and a recommended hook size of E/4 to 7 (4.0mm to 4.5mm). I recommend using 100% cotton or a cotton/merino blend, as these feel non-prickly against the skin.

Sizing
12M (24M, 2-4Y, 4-6Y, 6-8Y, 8-10Y)

Tension
a 10x10 cm (4” x 4”) swatch should consist of 15 rows of 16 stitches, using larger hook.

Stitches + Skills
Basic crochet stitches, basic shaping, short row shaping, basic sewing skills

PDF downloads are available in US or UK terms.