I always say that I love my newest projects, but I have to say it again. I’m in LOVE with this sweater dress 🙂 It’s more of a boat neck design with a loose fit, and it can easily be made as a sweater, full length dress or anything in between.

It’s an easy beginner/intermediate level project but it will look like an advanced one when you’re done.

If you love this project and would like to support my work, you can purchase this pattern in an ad free, printable PDF file that can be downloaded straight to your device from my Etsy, Ravelry or Lovecrochet.com shops.

Hope everyone enjoys, and as usual, if you’d like to share your work with the community, just tag me anywhere on social media @kntcroaddict. I’m hoping to see some dresses out of this one. Happy crocheting! 🙂

Materials

Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sp = space
  • sk = skip
  • rep = repeat
  • bl = back loop
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side
  • ” = inches

Notes:

  • Here’s the video tutorial for this sweater PART 1 PART 2
  • This pattern made as us women’s XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • This sweater is made in 4 separate pieces and sewn together ( The front and back panels are made the same )
  • This pattern is a 2 row repeat *row 2 and 3
  • This pattern is in multiples of 2 + 3
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size small

Gauge blocked: 19 dc X 10 rows = 4″

Measurements across back ( After blocked )

  • XS = 18.31″ Width X 24.8″ Length ( 1,310 yards of yarn )
  • S = 20″ Width X 24.8″ Length ( 1,350 yards of yarn )
  • M = 21.68″ Width X 24.8″ Length ( 1,390 yards of yarn )
  • L = 23.36″ Width X 24.8″ Length ( 1,430 yards of yarn )
  • XL = 25.05″ Width X 24.8″ Length ( 1,470 yards of yarn )
  • XXL = 26.73″ Width X 24.8″ Length ( 1,510 yards of yarn )

Panels ( Make 2 )

Notes:

  • Crochet hook size 4 mm
  • Make sure to make the last st into the third ch/the turning ch in each row.

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 89( 97, 105, 113, 121, 129 ), sk 3 ch ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next ch and each ch across. Total of 87( 95, 103, 111, 119, 127 ) dc

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), sk next st, 1 dc into next st, *ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc into next st* rep from *to* across. Total of 44( 48, 52, 56, 60, 64 ) dc and 43( 47, 51, 55, 59, 63 ) ch 1 sp

Row 3 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), *1 dc into 1 ch sp, 1 dc into the dc st* rep from *to* across. Total of 87( 95, 103, 111, 119, 127 ) dc

rep row 2 and 3 29 more times. Total of 61 rows

*All the sizes are the same length. If you want a shorter sweater, just repeat row 2 and 3 less. If you want a longer sweater/dress, just keep repeat row 2 and 3 more.

Row 62 : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), sk next st, 1 dc into next st, *ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc into next st* rep from *to* until you have a total of 12( 14, 16, 17, 19, 21 ) dc and 11( 13, 15, 16, 18, 20 ) ch 1 sp. Cut the yarn and leave 18-20″ long tail, sk 41( 41, 41, 45, 45, 45 ) st at the middle for the neck hole, add new yarn into next st, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), sk next st, 1 dc into next st, *ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc into next st* rep from *to* across. Total of 12( 14, 16, 17, 19, 21 ) dc and 11( 13, 15, 16, 18, 20 ) ch 1 sp. Cut the yarn, leave 18-20″ long tail

*While the front and back panels are made the same, you only need to leave the tails on one panel.

Sleeves ( make 2 )

Cuff

Note: Crochet hook size 2.5 mm

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 31( 31, 31, 31, 31, 31 ), 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 30( 30, 30, 30, 30, 30 ) sc

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into the bl of each st across. Total of 30( 30, 30, 30, 30, 30 ) sc

rep row 2 until you have a total of 59( 61, 65, 69, 73, 77 ) rows

*The end of row 59( 61, 65, 69, 73, 77 ) do not cut the yarn, we’ll use the same yarn for making the sleeve.

Sleeves

Notes:

  • Crochet hook size 4 mm
  • This sleeve is designed to be a little short, if you want it to be longer, just add more rows.
  • All the sizes are the same length.
  • Make sure to make the last st into the third ch/the turning ch in each row.
  • After the cuff is finished, we’ll use the same yarn to make the sleeves. Turn your work sideways and we’ll crochet into the end of each row ( st for reference )

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 59( 61, 65, 69, 73, 77 ) dc

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), sk next st, 1 dc into next st, *ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc into next st* rep from *to* across. Total of 30( 31, 33, 35, 37, 39 ) dc and 29( 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 ) ch 1 sp

Row 3 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), *1 dc into 1 ch sp, 1 dc into the dc st* rep from *to* across. Total of 59( 61, 65, 69, 73, 77 ) dc

rep row 2 and 3 11 more times. Total of 25 rows. Cut the yarn leave a 40-60″ long tail.

*All the sizes are the same length. If you want shorter sleeves, just repeat row 2 and 3 less time. If you want longer sleeves, just keep repeating row 2 and 3 more times.

Sew the pieces together

Sew the shoulders together

Place the front and back panels right side facing down. We’ll sew on the wrong side, using the tail that we left earlier, using which ever method you prefer to sew ( Check picture below )

Sew the sleeves to the top

Lay your top right side facing down. Place your sleeves right side facing down. We’ll sew on the wrong side with the tail that we left earlier again, using which ever method you prefer to sew. The shoulder seam of the main panel should be in the middle of the sleeves panel and even on both side ( Check picture below )

Sew the sweater together

Fold your sweater in half at the shoulder seam. Cut a new strand of yarn 70-80″ long, enough to sew the side and the sleeve. Start sewing from the bottom up until you reach the armpit and continue sewing the sleeve side seam until the end. Weave all the ends ( Check picture below )

Congratulations! Nice work. I’d love to see those sweaters and dresses, so again, feel free to tag me anywhere on social media with yours @knitcroaddict. Happy crocheting 🙂

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