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Free Crochet Girl's Balloon
Sweater
Girls Balloon Sweater

Materials: Sport Weight Yarn; 8 (11) White, 1 (1 ½) oz Red
   Worsted Weight Yarn 2 yds Green, 2 ½ yds Yellow, 2 ½ yds Red,
        3 ½ yds Orange, 4 ½ yds Blue, 60” Brown
    Crochet Hook Size F/5 or 4.00 mm
    Tapestry Needle
    
Note: Easy to make
Gauge: 5 sts or 6 rows = 1”
Sizes: 2-4 (6-8)

Front Body:
Row 1: With crochet hook and white yarn, ch 49 (57), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch
across, ch 1, turn. (48-56)
Row 2: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: (SC in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep across, ch 1, turn. (60-70)
Rows 4-71: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Left Shoulder (size 2-4 only):
Row 72: Sc in next 21 sts, do not ch 1, turn.
Row 73: Sl st in 2 sts, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 74: Sc in next 19 sts, do not ch 1, turn.
Row 75: Rep row 73. (18)
Row 76: Sc in next 17 sts, do not ch 1, turn.
Row 77: Rep row 73. (16)
Row 78: Sc in next 15 sts, fasten off.
Right Shoulder: (size 2-4 only):
Row 72: With right side facing, attach white yarn in 21st st from right edge, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1,
sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (21)
Row 73: Sc in next 20 sts, do not ch 1, turn.
Row 74: Sl st in 2 sts, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (19)
Row 75: Sc in next 18 sts, do not ch 1, turn.
Row 76: Rep row 74. (17)
Row 77: Sc in next 16 sts, do not ch 1, turn.
Row 78: Rep row 74, fasten off. (15)
Left Shoulder: (size 6-8 only):
Row 84: Sc in 25 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 85: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 86: Sc in 24 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 87: Rep row 85.
Row 88: Sc in next 23 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 89: Rep row 85.
Row 90: Sc in next 22 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 91: Rep row 85.
Row 92: Sc in next 21 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 93: Rep row 85.
Row 94: Sc in next 20 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 95: Rep row 85.
Row 96: Sc in next 19 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 97: Rep row 85.
Row 98: Sc in next 18 sts, fasten off.
Right Shoulder: (size 6-8 only):
Row 84: With right side facing, attach white yarn in 25th st from right edge, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1,
sc in each st across, turn. (25)
Row 85: Sc in each sc across, do not ch 1, turn.
Row 86: Sl st in 2 sts, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (24)
Rows 87-98: Rep rows 85 and 86, ending off with 18 sc sts. Fasten off at the end of row 98.
Back Body:
Rows 1-71 (83):Rep rows 1-71 (83) of front body.
Rows 72-76 (84-96): Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Left Shoulder: (size 2-4 only):
Row 77: Sc in next 21 sts, do not ch 1, turn.
Row 78: Sl st in next 7 sts, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off. (15)
Right Shoulder: (size 2-4 only):
Row 77: With wrong side facing, attach yarn in 21st st from right edge, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc
in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 78: Sc in next 15 sts, fasten off.
Left Shoulder: (size 6-8 only):
Row 97: Sc in next 25 sts, do not ch 1, turn.
Row 98: Sl st in next 8 sts, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off. (18)
Right Shoulder: (size 6-8 only):
Row 97: With wrong side facing, attach white yarn in 25th st from right edge, ch 1, sc in same st as ch
1, sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 98: Sc in next 18 sts, fasten off.
Assembly:
With matching yarn and tapestry needle, sew shoulder seams. Do not sew side seams at this time.
Balloons:
Blue Balloon:
Rnd 1: With blue yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, mark beg of each rnd with yarn marker. (6)
Rnd 2: With 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) rep around. (18)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep around. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep around. (30)
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep around, sl st in next st, fasten off. (36)
Orange Balloon:
Rnds 1-5: Rep rnds 1-5 of blue balloon. (30) At the end of rnd 5, sl st in next st, fasten off.
Red Balloon:
Rnds 1-4: Rep rnds 1-4 of blue balloon. (24) At the end of rnd 4, sl st in next st, fasten off.
Yellow Balloon:
Rnds 1-4: Rep rnds 1-4 of blue balloon. (24) At the end of rnd 4, sl st in next st, fasten off.
Green Balloon:
Rnds 1-3: Rep rnds 1-3 of blue balloon. (18) At the end of rnd 3, sl st in next st, fasten off.
Assembly:
With yarn needle and matching yarn, sew balloons to sweater on right upper front of sweater. Place
blue on top, red and orange below blue, yellow centered below red and orange and green below red to
the side edge of yellow balloon. With brown yarn, cut five 12” lengths. Sew on end of each strand to
the back of a balloon. Pull the remaining tail through to the front of sweater. Holding all strands
together, knot strands about 2” from loose ends. Trim ends to 1 ½” from knot and tie strands to
sweater at knot using scrap of brown.
Right Sleeve:
With right side facing, attach white yarn in side of row 53 (65) of back body, ch 1.
Row 1: Sc in side of each row to row 53 (65) of opposite piece, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: (Sc in next 7 sts, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts) rep across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-42 (51): Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 43 (52): (Sc in next 4 sts, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts) rep across, ch 1, turn.
Row 44 (53): (Sc in next 3 sts, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts) rep across, ch 1, turn.
Row 45 (54): (Sc in next 5 sts, dec 1 sc over next 2 sts) rep across, ch 1, turn.
Row 46 (55) & 47 (56): Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. Fasten off at the end of row 47 (56)
Left Sleeve:
With right side facing, attach white yarn in side of row 53 (65) of front body, ch 1, rep rows 1-47 (56) of
right sleeve.
Sew side and sleeve seams.
Neck Trim:
Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach white in any sc of back neck, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in
each st around, sl st to join, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 2: Sc in same st as ch 1, sc in each st around, join ch 4, do not turn.
Rnd 3: Tr in same st as ch 4, work 2 tr in each st around, sl st to join in top of starting ch 4, fasten off
white, attach red, ch 1, do not turn.
Rnd 4: Sc in same st as ch 1, ch 2, (sc in next sc, ch 2) rep around, sl st to join, fasten off. Weave in
loose ends.
Sleeve and Bottom Trim:
Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach white in any st, ch 4, tr in same st as ch 4, work 2 tr in each st
around, sl st to join in top of starting ch 4, fasten off white, attach red, ch 1, do not turn.
Rnd 2: Sc in same st as ch 1, ch 2, (sc in next st, ch 2) rep around, sl st to join, fasten off.