The Pacific Northwest has my heart and soul. I feel super fortunate to have been born and raised here. One of my absolute favorite things about the great PNW is that we legitimately get all 4 seasons – especially over here in Spokane. After growing up in Bellingham, I’ll admit that my first Spokane winter was a bit of a shock. Even though I grew up skiing on Mt. Baker and I had NO IDEA there was snow like THIS… COLD, light, deep, POWDER. On the west side the snow is wet and heavy, so skiing the Eastern Washington mountains was SUCH a treat. I’ve been hooked ever since. Inspired by the COLD snowy winters of Spokane comes this Yeti Hooded Sherpa Jacket Free Crochet Pattern! Deliciously soft (like next to skin approved!) and legitimately warm (like 30 degrees F outside approved!), this jacket is perfect for cozying up in on a chilly winter day.
I used Lion Brand Yarns Go for Fleece Sherpa yarn. I’ll be honest – I was skeptical at first because at first look you think, “that looks like a shedding disaster”. But I was 100% wrong. This fluffy, shaggy yarn doesn’t shed at all – AT ALL. So don’t be deterred! I will mention, however, that you should be prepared for the fact that you cannot see your stitches. The yarn is so textured that you have to feel for your stitches. But don’t let that scare you – the yarn is jumbo and you use a big, size 15.00mm hook so you have plenty of room to feel for the stitches. You can do it!
I’ll jump right in to the free pattern!
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4”x4” = 6 stitches x 3 rows (1.5 stitches = 1″ / 1 row = 1.3″)
I encourage you to make a small rectangle swatch to be sure your gauge is correct. It’s also a good idea to measure now and again and try on the jacket as you go along. This will ensure it will fit right when it’s done!
This pattern is written in size XS with size S, M, L, XL, 2XL following in parenthesis. The size can be easily modified by taking your measurements and adjusting the number of chains or rows. Use this sizing information or the gauge above to determine your custom measurements. The model pictured is wearing size XS with a bust of 34″.
Length (shoulder to hem):
Materials you will need:
- Lion Brand Yarns “Go For Fleece Sherpa” –
- Pearl Grey – x7(7, 9, 9, 11, 11) 623(623, 801, 801, 979, 979) yards
- Crochet Hook Size: 15.00 mm / US Q-19
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Markers
- Measuring Tape
- 4-6 large buttons (optional)
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sk – skip
hk – hook
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together (decrease)
[…] – number of stitches in row/round
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
Front & back panel notes:
- The front & back panels are worked in rows, turning at the end of each row
- The turning chain counts as a stitch
- There is no right or wrong side
- You cannot see your stitches when using this textured yarn – you have to feel for them. As such, I recommend counting your stitches after every few rows to be sure you haven’t accidentally added one or left one out. You might also want to place a stitch marker in the top loop of your turning chain so it’s easier to find on your way back down the row. Remember, the turning chain counts as a stitch!
- Feel free to adjust the size of the panels to best match your body. Use the gauge and the size chart guide above to determine measurements. By doing this, it’s super easy to adjust the size of this Yeti Sherpa Jacket Free Crochet Pattern to fit you perfectly.
Start by chaining 29(32, 35, 38, 41, 44)
Row 1: sk 2 ch from hk, dc in each st across (30, 33, 36, 39, 42)
Row 2-17(19, 21, 23, 25, 27): turn, ch 2, sk first st, dc in each st across (30, 33, 36, 39, 42)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Start by chaining 14(17, 20, 23, 26, 29)
Row 1: sk 2 ch from hk, dc in each st across (15, 18, 21, 24, 27)
Row 2-17(19, 21, 23, 25, 27): turn, ch 2, sk first st, dc in each st across (15, 18, 21, 24, 27)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
- The hood is made by crocheting a rectangle in turning rows, just like the jacket panels and then folding it in half, seaming it, and sewing it onto the jacket.
- One size hood for all jacket sizes
Start by chaining 32
Row 1: sk 2 ch from hk, dc in each st across 
Row 2-12: turn, ch 2, sk first st, dc in each st across 
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming along one edge.
You’re almost done making your Yeti Sherpa Jacket Free Crochet Pattern! Now, just assembly and seaming left…
Assembly & Seaming
- The back panel, front panels and hood will be assembled together first. Then, the sleeves will be crocheted directly onto the jacket.
- I recommend using the mattress stitch to seam pieces together, but you can use whichever method you prefer. Just remember to be sure you are grabbing two loops over the tapestry needle when you seam together to ensure a nice strong seam.
Start by seaming the hood:
Fold the hood rectangle in half with the ends of the rows together, laying horizontally (hamburger style). Using the long tail, seam together back along the last row you crocheted. If you want a more rounded tip on your hood, cut in a couple inches from the end of the fold and crochet through the hood diagonally back and forth a couple times. Fasten off. Keep hood turned inside out for seaming onto jacket.
Now, lay the front panels on top of the back panel. Technically, there is no right or wrong side, so just choose which side you want to be the outside and make sure those sides are facing in. You will seam everything together and then turn the jacket right-side-out afterwards.
Next, seam up the sides:
Place a stitch marker to mark the arm holes. Allow 5(5, 6, 6, 7, 7) rows from the top to remain open for the arm holes. Beginning at the bottom of the panels, seam each side up towards the armpits, stopping at the stitch marker. Repeat with the other side.
Next, seam along the shoulders:
Work from the outside in, towards the neck. Seam together only about 2/3 of the way in towards the neck – saving room to add on the hood. Do this on both sides/shoulders. Fasten off.
Finally, seam the hood onto the jacket:
Be sure the hood is still inside-out. Line the hood up along the top of the jacket. The center of the neck of the hood should be lined up at the exact center of the back panel. The seam of the hood will then extend out along the back of the neck, around the top of the open portion of the front panels (the portion of the shoulder that you did not seam completely onto the back panel) and down along a short portion of the front of the front panels. Use stitch markers to line up the hood in the way it is described here. Then, seam the hood onto the jacket.
Turn the jacket right-side-out. Lastly, sc a row around the border of the opening, starting at the front left corner, up around the hood and ending on the other bottom corner. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Sew on the buttons: space buttons as desired (I spaced them by 3 rows in between) and sew them securely on. To fasten, simply slip them in between 2 double crochet stitches on the opposite side.
You’re done! Wrap yourself up in your cozy Yeti Sherpa Jacket Free Crochet Pattern and let me know how it went for you!
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