Turtle Sweater (Crochet)

Inspired by her ruggedly active family, designer Robyn Chachula designed this pair of sweaters for the family on the go. The sweaters are easy to throw on when the weather gets cold but are still lightweight enough to play in. The understated texture is easy to master, making these sweaters a quick gift for the boys and men in your life. See the Winter 2007 issue of Interweave Crochet for a men's version.

Designer Robyn Chachula. Crocheted by Rebecca Velasquez.
Finished Size 29 (32, 35, 38)" chest circumference, to fit 21 (24, 27, 30)" chest circumference. Garment shown measures 32".
Yarn Filatura Di Crosa Zarina Baby (100% extra-fine merino; 181 yd [165 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g]): #305 bright blue (MC), 4 (5, 6, 7) balls; #303 bright orange (CC), 2 (2, 2, 2) balls. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles.
Hook Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Yarn needle.
Gauge 20 sts and 11 rows = 4" in dc.

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