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Hooded Sweatshirt | A Free Pattern from The Crafty Kitty!

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free hooded sweatshirt pattern | the crafty kitty
The Maritime free hooded sweatshirt pattern features an oversized, wrap†neck hood plus optional double welt front pocket.
free hooded sweatshirt pattern | the crafty kitty
The organic interlock fabrics create a really cosy feel and with 3 sleeve options will take you through a wide range of weather. Available in sizes 2-9 years.
free hooded sweatshirt pattern | the crafty kitty


  • 2†yards maritime main knit
  • 0.5 yards octo school purple knit
  • clear elastic tape or knit interfacing


  • print and assemble free hooded sweatshirt pattern
  • pre-wash and dry fabric.
  • cut out pattern pieces from fabric and add any markings.
  • stabilise neckline and shoulders using clear elastic tape/knit interfacing.

Pattern uses 1/4″ seam allowance unless otherwise stated. For most seams use either an overlocker, overlock stitch OR a stretch stitch and finish raw edge with zig zag.

Pocket (optional)
Step 1
Pin one of the pocket interiors wrong side facing (WSF) to the wrong side of the sweatshirt front. centred and aligned with the bottom edge. Pin the pocket facings RSF
(right sides facing) in place on the front of the sweatshirt and sew around the box marked.

Step 2
Cut the centre line of the facing and cut the diagonal lines to the corner. Flip facing to the reverse of the sweatshirt and press. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for other pocket facing.

Step 3
Baste 2 of the welt pieces along the centre line RSF. Press open.

Step 4
Pin the welts aligned with the centre of the pocket opening on the reverse of the sweatshirt. Top stitch close to the edge of the opening using a stretch stitch.

Step 5
Overlock the top and inside edge of the welts and then top stitch onto the pocket lining. Repeat steps 3-5 for other pocket opening.

Step 6
Place the other pocket lining RSF on top and then overlock the top and 2 sides of the pocket. Baste the bottom of the pocket to the bottom of the sweatshirt front (using a zig zag stitch) and then unpick the basting stitches to open up the welts.
Hooded Sweatshirt

Step 1
Sew top seam right sides facing (rsf) on main hood. repeat for contrast hood lining

Step 2
Sew main hood to contrast hood lining (rsf) along front seam.

Step 3
Turn right side out and press. Baste hood and lining together along neck seam using zig zag.

Step 4
Sew front and back of sweatshirt together RSF along shoulder seam.

Step 5
Pin hood to neck of sweatshirt RSF, lining up notches at shoulder seam. Sew Hood to sweatshirt.

Step 6
Sew sleeve to armhole of sweatshirt RSF and repeat for other sleeve. If you are making the double sleeve, you need to sew the upper and lower sleeve together first RSF and then fold the upper sleeve so that there is a 3/4″ overlap and top stitch on the right side.

Step 7
Sew side seam of sweatshirt from cuff to hem RSF and repeat for other side.

Step 8
Press under 1/2″ on cuffs*, finish raw edge with overlock or zigzag stitch and top stitch with stretch stitch (or use cover stitch). *3/4″ if using short sleeve.

Step 9
Press under 1/2″ on hem, finish raw edge with overlock or zigzag stitch and top stitch with stretch stitch (or use cover stitch).

free hooded sweatshirt pattern | the crafty kitty
free hooded sweatshirt pattern | the crafty kitty

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