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Crochet-A-Long: The Tonks Hoodie!

Who’s ready for a new Crochet-A-Long???? 🙋‍♀️🧶

I’ve had a LOT of requests for a Crochet A Long for the Tonks Hoodie and I’m so excited to announce that it’s official! The Tonks Hoodie CAL will start February 21, 2023!! Part one will be Tuesday, February 21, 2023 so you have time to order or purchase your yarn before ewe kick things off!

Subscribe HERE to get updates about this CAL!

If you’ve never participated in one of my CALs before, I do them a little differently… 😆 I LOVE going live and crocheting along with you guys, so every Tuesday throughout the CAL I will go live on my Youtube channel at 12pm CT for an hour and crochet each section with you!

If you are on Facebook be sure to join the Pink Sheep Design Facebook group so you can share your progress or use the hashtag #TonksHoodieCAL on Instagram!

The videos will go into a special YouTube playlist so that you can catch up anytime if you can’t make it to the live sessions! I don’t provide the PDF pattern as part of the CAL but I DO show each section of the pattern on the video as we move through the project so that you can pause it to see instructions for your size. I do recommend purchasing the PDF Version so you can follow along–espcially if you are still learning how to read crochet patterns, this is a GREAT way to improve your pattern reading skills!

You can also check in here on this blog post for updates and information in once place! I will be pre-scheduling the videos on YouTube so you can set reminders and will include links to those videos here! The first live session to kick off the CAL goes over everything you need to know about the project, including yarn recommendations, yardage, hook recommendations, gauge, and how to choose your size! Watch the intro below! Instructions for each part of the CAL will be added to this post the day of the Live scheduled video. Scroll down to set reminders for each video, watch previous parts or view instructions for each section of the CAL as they become available!

Here’s a breakdown of what you need (& need to know) for this CAL:

  • The Tonks Hoodie is written with instructions for the following sizes: XS/S, S/M, M/L, L/XL, XL/2X, 2X/3X, 3X/4X AND has LOTS of photos to guide you. I also include a full measurement guide at the end of the PDF pattern with photos of my testers in their jackets, along with which size they made and their body measurements to help you truly choose the right size for you!
  • Estimated chest circumference for each size! This is meant to be an oversized hoodie, so if you want it to be more fitted you can size down! XS/S (42″), S/M (50″), M/L (58″), L/XL (66″), XL/2X (74″), 2X/3X (82″), 3X/4X (90″)
  • Yarn Needed: Super Bulky Weight (6) yarn. You can also double up a bulky (5) weight yarn, just be sure to check your gauge!
  • Yardage needed for each size: 750(XS/S), 800(S/M), 900(M/L), 1000(L/XL), 1100(XL/2X), 1200(2X/3X), 1300(3X/4X)
  • 15mm or 16mm crochet hook depending on your gauge
  • Gauge (4″x4″): 5 HDC stitches x 4 HDC rows
  • Tapestry Needle and scissors

Looking for a good ergonomic hook for this project? You can find our 3D printed, ergonomic jumbo hooks HERE

Need help choosing the right yarn for this project? Here are some great options to get you started!


Non-Wool Options:

Let’s Get This Crochet Party Started!!!

Part Two: The Back Panel!

Remember, if you would like an AD free version of this pattern that also includes a full photo tutorial you can purchase it here in my Etsy shop!

For this design, you will create three separate rectangles to start out–the back panel and two front panels. We will start with the back panel!

Chain 34(35,36,37,38,38,39)

Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch FTH, HDC 32(33,34,35,36,36,37) across, turn [33,34,35,36,37,37,38]

Row 2-22(26,30,34,38,42,46): CH 1, HDC 33(34,35,36,37,37,38) across

Tie off on last row

Part Three: The Front Panels!

Chain 31(32,33,34,35,36,37)

Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch FTH, HDC 29(30,31,32,33,34,35) across, turn [30,31,32,33,34,35,36]

Row 2-6(8,10,12,14,16,18): CH 1, HDC 30(31,32,33,34,35,36) across, turn, tie off on last row

Repeat for 2nd panel

Part Four: Sewing up your Panels & Adding the Hood!

Here you will “sew” up the shoulders using SC stitches!

*estimated 9(11,13,15,17,19,21,23) stitches total*

Now that you have both shoulders secured, it is time to use the same SC technique for the sides!

Join into the 10th(11th,11th,12th,12th,13th,13th,14th) stitch from the top of the shoulder

Use SC stitches to “sew up” the sides until there are 5 stitches left to the bottom of the front panel. This will create the slit in the side of the pullover. Repeat on the other side!


Join 5 stitches below the neck on the inner border
Row 1: Ch 1, 5 HDC up the inside border, 12 HDC across neck, 5 HDC down the other inner border, turn
Row 2-18: HDC 22 across for 18 rows
Sew up top of hood (mattress stitch).

Part Five: Adding the Front border!

Time for the front border! Join at the bottom of the inner front panel (shown in the photo below)

Rows 1-5: 25(26,27,28,29,30,31) HDC up inner border, 36 SC around hood border, 25(26,27,28,29,30,31) HDC down opposite inner border


Use mattress stitch to sew up the front of your hoodie! Now it is time to do a quick fit check! You can always add 1-2 additional rows to the front border if you need a bit more width to your hoodie! I used photos from another one of my Tonks hoodies for this part so that you can see what it looks like to have a contrasting front border instread of using all one color!

Part Six: Adding the Hoodie Pocket!

Chain 21(21,21,23,23,23,25)
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH FTH, SC 19(19,19,21,21,21,23) across [20,20,20,22,22,22,24] Row 2-6(6,6,7,7,7,8): SC 20(20,20,22,22,22,24)
Row 7(7,7,8,8,8,9): SC2tog, SC 16(16,16,18,18,18,20), SC2tog
Row 8(8,8,9,9,9,10): SC2tog, SC 14(14,14,16,16,16,18), SC2tog
Row 9(9,9,10,10,10,11): SC2tog, SC 12(12,12,14,14,14,16), SC2tog
Row 10(10,10,11,11,11,12): SC2tog, SC 10(10,10,12,12,12,14), SC2tog
Row 11(11,11,12,12,12,13): SC2tog, 8(8,8,10,10,10,12) SC, SC2tog
Row 12(12,12,13,13,13,14): 10(10,10,12,12,12,14) sc across

Create a border of SCs around the pocket, putting 3 SCs into each of the bottom corners and 2 SCs into all of the other transitions.


Time to sew on your pocket! I centered my pocket on my garment and placed it about 3 HDC stitches up from the bottom of the hoodie.

You can use stitch markers or pins to pin the pocket in place before you begin sewing. I use a variation of a simple basting/tacking stitch to sew on my pocket, leaving only the diagonal side spaces open for my hands!

See my pocket sewing tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_hZx8VT7W0

Part Seven: Adding the Sleeves!

Will be uploaded March 28, 2023

You will be working rows in the round for the sleeves and will join at the end of each row with a slip stitch. You will also be turning between each row until the final few rows.

Row 1: Join at the bottom of the armhole, CH 1, HDC 20(22,22,24,24,26,26), join, turn
Rows 2-4: CH 1, HDC 20(22,22,24,24,26,26), join, turn
Row 5: CH 1, HDC 18(20,20,22,22,24,24), DEC, join, turn

Rows 6-7: CH 1, HDC 19(21,21,23,23,25,25), join, turn
Rows 8: CH 1, HDC 17(19,19,21,21,23,23), DEC, join, turn Rows 9-12: CH 1, HDC 18(20,20,22,22,24,24), join, turn Row 13: CH 1, HDC 16(18,18,20,20,22,22), DEC, join, turn Row 14-17: CH 1, HDC 17(19,19,21,21,23,23), join, turn
Row 18: CH 1, HDC 15(17,17,19,19,21,21), DEC, join, turn Rows 19-20: CH 1, HDC 16(18,18,20,20,22,22), join, turn Row 21: CH 1, HDC 16(18,18,20,20,22,22), join, don’t turn Rows 22-24: CH 1, SC 16(18,18,20,20,22,22), join, don’t turn Tie off on last row

Repeat for second sleeve!
These sleeves are pretty long (and I have long arms, lol!) so if you’d like them to be shorter, start your final 3 SC rows at row 19 or 20 instead of row 22!

If you would like to add some length to your hoodie or just a pop of color you can add a bottom border like the one shown in the photo above! I used one row of SC stitches accross the bottom of the front and back panels but you can do 2-3 rows if you would like. You can also do a final border of SC stitches around the side slits if you would like!

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