Dragon Hoodie

Copyright Marnie MacLean 2004

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2 Skeins of Catnap in Green for small or medium, 3 for large
1 Skein of Catnap in Purple
US #10.5 needles
US#9 needles
G Crochet hook
Tapestry Needle
10" Separating zipper
36" Shoe lace or other tie for hood

Yarn substitution

Cat nap is a chenille like, microfiber yarn. I have knit this piece with TLC Amore with good results. Most worsted or aran weight yarns will work fine for this piece, just remember to choose something machine washable.


15.0 sts by 20.0 rows = 4" in STst


Download the PDF chart for the size you wish to work. Please refer to the key at right for the various stitches.
You can work the spots as intarsia, as you go, or work them as appliques separately. The piece shown uses appliques.
All hems are worked on the smaller needle size. All green areas and spots are worked with size #10.5 needles.

Small: Chest=21" Length=10"
Body and Sleeve Chart
Hood Chart

Medium: Chest=23" Length=10.5"
Body and Sleeve Chart
Hood Chart

Large: Chest=25" :Length=11"
Body and Sleeve Chart
Hood Chart

Notes about working the Hood

Please note that the purple area of the hood has indications for a YO, K2tog at each end to produce holes for the tie to be threaded and will need to be folded in half and grafted together to make the casing.


Sew front and back of sweater together at side seams and shoulder seams.
Sew sleeves onto body.
Sew up seams of the hood but do not attach to body yet.

Front Placket

With #9 needles, PU 3 stitches for every 4 rows along right front side.
Work in Seed Stitch for 4 rows.

Repeat on left side.

Attach hood to body at neckline


With #9 needles CO 3
Increase at both ends of every row for 3 rows
Work 2 rows straight
Decrease at both ends of every row until you have 1 stitch left.

Make 2


With crochet hook, make a chain a few inches longer than desired length of spine. Ch1, turn

*SC in next ch, HDC in next ch, 3 DC in next ch, HDC in next ch* To desired length. Undo any remaining chain stitches, by cutting the chain within an inch of the last bump and unraveling the remaining couple chains.


Attach ears to top of hood seams.

Sew spine along center back from bottom hem to top of hood.

If you worked the spots as appliques, attach them as outlined in the chart.

Sew zipper into place.

Thread shoelace through YO eyelets in hood.


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