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The Himbo sweater

Himbo

He's a little slow, but he's trying his best. Big, beefy, almost always has a nice ass and drinks respect women juice. Most of the time the only thing playing in his brain is elevator music.

[...] Like Fred from Scooby Doo.

Source: Urban Dictionary

Don’t let the name fool you, this sweater is perfect or himbos, bimbos and thembos!

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Sizes

XS [S, M, L, XL]

86 [92, 98, 102, 106] cm (34 [36, 38, 40, 42]”) chest


Materials

  • 4 mm hook (or hook required to obtain gauge)

  • 725 [750, 800, 850, 900]g/1600 [1650, 1700, 1750, 1800] metres sport yarn

  • I used Ice Yarns Baby Bamboo

  • Yarn needle

  • Stitch markers

  • Scissors

  • Tape measure


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Stitches

US terms

  • Chain (ch)

  • Foundation double crochet (fdc)

  • Slip stitch (sl st)

  • Single crochet (sc)

  • Half double crochet (hdc)

  • Half double increase (hdc inc)

  • Half double decreased (hdc dec)

  • Double crochet (dc)

  • Front post/back post double crochet (fpdc/bpdc)

Pattern notes

Pattern is worked flat.


The sleeve length can be made as long as desired. To add length, keep repeating and incrementing rows in the same fashion. Otherwise, simply stop working the piece when the sleeve fits your model’s arm length.


Odd numbered rows are the Right side, even numbered are the Wrong side.


Variation: this sweater can be made sleeveless. Simply repeat the collar edging instructions around the armholes once the front and back are fully attached, beginning at the bottom of the armpit.


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Gauge

14 rows and 19 sts of hdc = 10 cm x 10 cm (4” x 4”)



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Instructions


Back

Row 1: fdc 84 [90, 94, 98, 104], ch 1, turn (84 [90, 94, 98, 104])

(Alternatively, you can ch 105, turn, working from the second chain from the hook along, dc along]

Rows 2-3: hdc, *fpdc, bpdc*, repeat ** until 1 st remains, hdc in remaining st, ch 1, turn (84 [90, 94, 98, 104])

Rows 4-50 [53, 56, 59, 62]: hdc along, ch 1, turn (84 [90, 94, 98, 104])

At this point, the piece should reach from hips to armpit. If that is not the case, undo a row (to shorten) or repeat row 4 (to lengthen) as many more times as needed.

Row 51 [54, 57, 60, 63]: sl st 7 [8, 8, 8, 9], hdc 70 [74, 78, 82, 86], leaving last 7 [8, 8, 8, 9] sts unworked, ch 1, turn (70 [74, 78, 82, 86])


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Rows 52 [55, 58, 61, 64]-56 [59, 62, 65, 68]: hdc dec, hdc until 2 sts remain, hdc dec, ch 1, turn (60 [64, 68, 72, 76])

Rows 57 [60, 63, 66, 69]-79 [83, 88, 93, 97]: hdc along, ch 1, turn (60 [64, 68, 72, 76]))

Row 80 [84, 89, 94, 98]: hdc 19 [20, 21, 22, 23], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (20 [21, 22, 23, 22])

Row 81 [85, 90, 95, 99]: hdc dec, hdc 18 [19, 20, 21, 22], ch 1, turn (19 [20, 21, 22, 23])

Row 82 [86, 91, 96, 100]: hdc 17 [18, 19, 20, 21], hdc dec (18 [19, 20, 21, 22])

Finish off, and join yarn at st #45 of row 79 [83, 88, 93, 97].

Row 80 [84, 89, 94, 98]’: hdc dec, hdc 19 [20, 21, 22, 23], ch 1, turn (20 [21, 22, 23, 22])

Row 81 [85, 90, 95, 99]’: hdc 18 [19, 20, 21, 22], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (19 [20, 21, 22, 23])

Row 82 [86, 91, 96, 100]’: hdc dec, hdc 17 [18, 19, 20, 21], ch 1, turn (18 [19, 20, 21, 22])

Finish off.


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Front

Work same as Back to row 60 [64, 68, 72, 76].

Row 61 [65, 69, 73, 77]: hdc 28 [30, 32, 34, 36], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (29 [31, 33, 35, 37])

Row 62 [66, 70, 74, 78]: hdc dec, hdc 27 [29, 31, 33, 35], ch 1, turn (28 [30, 32, 34, 36])

Row 63 [67, 71, 75, 79]: hdc 26 [28, 30, 32, 34], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (27 [29, 31, 33, 35])

Row 64 [68, 72, 76, 80]: hdc dec, hdc 25 [27, 29, 31, 33], ch 1, turn (26 [28, 30, 32, 34])

Row 65 [69, 73, 77, 81]: hdc 24 [26, 28, 30, 32], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (25 [27, 29, 31, 33])

Row 66 [70, 74, 78, 82]: hdc dec, hdc 23 [25, 27, 29, 31], ch 1, turn (24 [26, 28, 30, 32])

Row 67 [71, 75, 79, 83]: hdc 22 [24, 26, 28, 30], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (23 [25, 27, 29, 31])

Row 68 [72, 76, 80, 84]: hdc dec, hdc 21 [23, 25, 27, 29], ch 1, turn (22 [24, 26, 28, 30])



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Row 69 [73, 77, 81, 85]: hdc 20 [23, 24, 26, 28], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (21 [23, 25, 27, 29])

Row 70 [74, 78, 82, 86]: hdc dec, hdc 19 [21, 23, 25, 27], ch 1, turn (20 [23, 24, 26, 28])

Row 71 [75, 79, 83, 87]: hdc 18 [20, 22, 24, 26], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (19 [21, 23, 25, 27])

Row 72 [76, 80, 84, 88]: hdc dec, hdc 17 [19, 21, 23, 25], ch 1, turn (18 [20, 22, 24, 26])

Row 73 [77, 81, 85, 89]: hdc 16 [18, 20, 22, 24], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (17 [19, 21, 23, 25])

Row 74 [78, 82, 86, 90]: hdc dec, hdc 15 [17, 19, 21, 23], ch 1, turn (16 [18, 20, 22, 24])

Rows 75 [79, 83, 87, 91]-87 [93, 91, 105, 111]: hdc along, ch 1, turn (16 [18, 20, 22, 24])

Finish off, Join yarn at the last unworked stitch of row 60 [64, 68, 72, 76].



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Row 61 [65, 69, 73, 77]’: hdc dec, hdc 28 [30, 32, 34, 36], ch 1, turn (29 [31, 33, 35, 37])

Row 62 [66, 70, 74, 78]’: hdc 27 [29, 31, 33, 35], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (28 [30, 32, 34, 36])

Row 63 [67, 71, 75, 79]’: hdc dec, hdc 26 [28, 30, 32, 34], ch 1, turn (27 [29, 31, 33, 35])

Row 64 [68, 72, 76, 80]’: hdc 25 [27, 29, 31, 33], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (26 [28, 30, 32, 34])

Row 65 [69, 73, 77, 81]’: hdc dec, hdc 24 [26, 28, 30, 32], ch 1, turn (25 [27, 29, 31, 33])

Row 66 [70, 74, 78, 82]’: hdc 23 [25, 27, 29, 31], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (24 [26, 28, 30, 32])

Row 67 [71, 75, 79, 83]’: hdc dec, hdc 22 [24, 26, 28, 30] ch 1, turn (23 [25, 27, 29, 31])

Row 68 [72, 76, 80, 84]’: hdc 21 [23, 25, 27, 29], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (22 [24, 26, 28, 30])

Row 69 [73, 77, 81, 85]’: hdc dec, hdc 20 [23, 24, 26, 28], ch 1, turn (21 [23, 25, 27, 29])

Row 70 [74, 78, 82, 86]’: hdc 19 [21, 23, 25, 27], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (20 [23, 24, 26, 28])

Row 71 [75, 79, 83, 87]’: hdc dec, hdc 18 [20, 22, 24, 26], ch 1, turn (19 [21, 23, 25, 27])

Row 72 [76, 80, 84, 88]’: hdc 17 [19, 21, 23, 25], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (18 [20, 22, 24, 26])

Row 73 [77, 81, 85, 89]’: hdc dec, hdc 16 [18, 20, 22, 24], ch 1, turn (17 [19, 21, 23, 25])

Row 74 [78, 82, 86, 90]’: hdc 15 [17, 19, 21, 23], hdc dec, ch 1, turn (16 [18, 20, 22, 24])

Rows 75 [79, 83, 87, 91]’-87 [93, 91, 105, 111]’: hdc along, ch 1, turn (16 [18, 20, 22, 24])

Finish off.

Whip stitch the front to the back, working from the sleeve side towards the collar side. Any excess stitches on the back should be left unsewn as this is for collar shaping.



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Collar

Row 1: Join yarn at the back of the neck, sc evenly around the collar, make sure to have an even number, slst to first st, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: *fpdc, bpdc*, repeat ** around the collar, slst to first st.

Finish off.



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Sleeves (make 2)

Worked up from the cuff to the shoulder.

Notes: Increase row: hdc inc, hdc along until 1 st remains, hdc inc in remaining st, ch 1, turn.


All sizes

Row 1: fdc 32 [34, 36, 38, 40], ch 1, turn (32 [34, 36, 38, 40])

Row 2: *fpdc, bpdc*, repeat ** around, ch 1, turn (32 [34, 36, 38, 40])


XS (S)

Row 1: Increase row

Rows 2-3: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Row 4: Increase row

Rows 5-6: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Rows 7-8: Increase row

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have 88 (92) stitches.

Last row, repeat 2 (3) times: Hdc along, ch 1, turn.

Finish off.


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M

Row 1: Increase row

Rows 2-3: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Row 4: Increase row

Rows 5-6: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Row 7: Increase row

Rows 8-9: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Rows 10-11: Increase row

Repeat rows 1-11 a total of 3 times.

Rows 12-13: Hdc along, ch 1, turn.

Row 14: Increase row

Row 15: Hdc along, ch 1, turn.

Repeat rows 14-15 until you have 98 stitches.

Last row: Hdc along, ch 1, turn.

Finish off.

L

Row 1: Increase row

Rows 2-3: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Row 4: Increase row

Rows 5-6: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Rows 7-8: Increase row

Rows 9-10: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Repeat rows 1-10 a total of 3 times.

Rows 11-12: Increase row

Rows 13-14: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Row 15: Increase row

Row 16: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Row 15: Increase row

Repeat rows 13-15 until you have102 stitches

Last row: Hdc along, ch 1, turn.

Finish off.

XL

Row 1: Increase row

Rows 2-3: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Repeat rows 1-3 a total of 7 times

Row 4: Increase row

Row 5: Hdc along, ch 1, turn

Repeat rows 4-5 until you have 108 stitches.

Finish off.




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Sewing

With the wrong side facing and using this diagram as a reference, sew the pieces together with a whip stitch.



I find that beginning with the red seams, then moving on to the blue and green gives the cleanest result.

Weave in all the ends and profit!


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