Here’s another free written crochet pattern for a beautiful sweater.
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- 7 skeins of Patons Alpaca Blend from Yarnspirations ( weight 5 bulky yarn 3.5 oz / 155 yards for each skein )
- Color pictured Birch
- Crochet hook size 6mm
- Yarn needle
- 1″ Buttons (optional )
Stitches use & code
- ch = chain
- hdc = half double crochet
- st = stitch(es)
- rep = repeat
- rs = right side
- ws = wrong side
This sweater is made in 5 pieces and then sewn together, then the collar is added after.
For this project, we don’t need to create buttonholes. We’ll use the hdc on the opposite collar instead.
Gauge unblocked: 6 hdc x 4 rows = 2″
Size and Measurements : (These sizes are measured before blocking/washing) Size S = 18.5″ wide x 19″ Length
Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 115, 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 114 st
Row 2( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 114 st
Row 3 – 15 rep row 2
Row 16 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ),1 hdc into each of next 57 st. Total of 57 st
Row 17 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 57 st
Row 18 – 21 rep row 17
Row 22 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across, ch 58.
Row 23 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into second ch from hook, 1 hdc into each ch st and each st across. Total of 114 st
Row 24 – 37 rep row 2
*The end of row 37 cut the yarn and weave the end
Sleeves ( Make 2 )
Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 25, 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 24 st
Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 24 st
Row 3 – 8 rep row 2
Row 9 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as st ), 2 hdc into first st, 1 hdc into each st till you have 1 st left, 2 hdc into last st. Total of 26 st
Row 10 – 12 rep row 2
Row 13 rep row 9
Row 14 – 16 rep row 2
Row 17 rep row 9
Row 18 – 20 rep row 2
Row 21 rep row 9
Row 22 – 24 rep row 2
Row 25 rep row 9
Row 26 – 28 rep row 2
Row 29 rep row 9
Row 30 – 32 rep row 2
Row 33 rep row 9
Row 34 – 36 rep row 2
Row 37 rep row 9
Row 38 – 40 rep row 2
*The end of row 40 cut the yarn leave 40″ tails
Pocket ( Make 2 )
Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 17, 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 16 st
Row 2 ( ws) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 16 st
Row 3 – 10 rep row 2
*The end of row 10 cut the yarn leave 20″ tails for sewing the pocket to the sweater
Sew the sleeves to the top
Take the body panel and 2 sleeve panels,
Lay your top correct side facing down. Place your sleeves
correct side facing down and start sewing on the wrong side
with your tail the you left earlier . The shoulder part of the main panel should
be in the middle of the sleeve panel and even on both sides.
Sew the sweater together
Fold your cardigan in half at the shoulder part. Cut a new
strand of yarn 50-70 inches long, enough to sew the bottom
and the sleeves. Start sewing from the bottom up to the
side seam until you reach the armpit and continue sewing
the sleeve side seam till you reach the bottom of the sleeve,
cut the yarn and weave the end.
( both sides sewn the same)
Sew the pockets
The placement of the pockets is optional, I just to sewed them closer to the bottom. You can sew them in the middle or higher if you like.
Turn your cardigan right side out. Start the collar by working
from the bottom right corner
Work all the way up and around the neck, back down to the left
corner. We will turn back the other direction and keep repeating
Row 1 : Add new yarn into the right front panel, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into same ch st, 1 hdc into each st around till you reach the left front panel. Total of 120 st *If you have a few more or less st it’s ok.
Row 2 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st around. Total of 120 st
Row 3 – 7 rep row 2
The end of row 7 cut the yarn and weave the end
Add the buttons
The buttons are optional, as is the placement of the buttons. If you want more or less buttons, it’s easy to adjust since you won’t need to create buttonholes. You will simply button them into the hdc on the other collar. Just be sure that they line up in the same line of stitches so they’re even.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you stay warm with your new sweater. Don’t be shy to share this with your friends, they will appreciate the warmth too!!
If you loved this sweater pattern, you may also enjoy this pullover bell sleeve pattern as well.