We are firm believers that adding a pompom trim to anything makes it even better and this two-tone sweater by Emma Bassey is no exception. Hooked up in a soft alpaca blend, kids will love the feel as much as the look. Emma’s pattern covers ages from 18 months to five years, so you could make the full set. It’s the Christmas jumper that will last all year.


You will need:

DROPS Nepal (65% wool, 35% alpaca, 50g/75m)
Dark Purple (4399)
Light Grey Mix (0500)
A 6mm (US J/10) hook
40cm pompom trim in neon pink (available at www.gilliangladrag.co.uk)

Yarn available from www.woolwarehouse.co.uk

You’ll find the full pattern, yarn quantities and measurements for this gorgeous make, including four size options, in issue 76 of Simply Crochet.


Simply Crochet issue 76 is available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.



Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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