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Crochet Turtleneck Pattern: My Birthday Gift

Wearing my turtleneck sweater designs

I don’t know why I never made a crochet turtleneck pattern before, but this one just kind of fell in my lap, like a lot of my favorite designs do.

I just recently had a birthday, and one of my gifts was this lovely Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek yarn from Hobby Lobby from my brother in law.

I was so happy with the yarn and the colors he chose, I wanted to make something with it to show him before we left. I’d also never made a crochet turtleneck pattern either.

I kicked it into crochet warp speed and the first iteration of this crochet turtleneck was born. I was trying to just crochet for pleasure and not make a pattern. Just something for me, as I need a break from time to time.

This turtleneck turned out so well though, I rushed home and starting making a pattern. I had to share it with you all!

Here it is with a different color combo.

It’s easy/beginner friendly, and you can keep it simple with just one color if you prefer. I had so much fun making this crochet turtleneck pattern, I’m sure you will too.

There is of course a video tutorial as well, just to make it easier to follow along.

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Materials

#3 DK weight yarn

I used 2 colors of Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek #3 DK weight yarn

Crochet hook size 4.5mm

Scissors

Yarn needle

Stitch markers

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Stitches Used & Code ( US Term )

ch = chain

st = stitch(es)

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

V = V stitch: 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, All into same st

bl = back loop

sl st = slip stitch

sk = skip

sp = space

REP = repeat

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

” = inches

Skill: Easy

Notes:

  • This pattern uses English ( US ) Terminology
  • This pattern made as women’s sizes XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • This pattern is made in 4 separate pieces and then sewn together (The collar is added after)
  • This sweater is worked from the bottom up
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size small

Yarn needed:

Color A = 870( 900, 950, 980, 1030, 1060 ) Yards

Color B = 250( 270, 290, 310, 330, 350 ) Yards

Gauge blocked: 15 dc X 10 rows = 4″

Measurements after blocked

  • XS = 18.13″ Width across back X 16.80″ Length
  • S = 19.20″ Width across back X 16.80″ Length
  • M = 21.33″ Width across back X 17.60″ Length
  • L = 22.40″ Width across back X 17.60″ Length
  • XL = 24.53″ Width across back X 18.40″ Length
  • XXL = 25.60″ Width across back X 18.40″ Length

Onto the Crochet Turtleneck Pattern

Body Panel ( Make 2 )

Ribbing

Note: For the ribbing we’re going to use color B

Row 1: Leave a tail about 20-26″ long for sewing up the color B section later, then ch 20( 20, 20, 20, 20, 20 ), sk 2 ch ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into next ch and each ch across. Total of 18( 18, 18, 18, 18, 18 ) dc

Row 2: Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into the bl of each st across but for the last st I insert the hook into both loops. Total of 18( 18, 18, 18, 18, 18 ) dc

Row 3 – Row 34( 36, 40, 42, 46, 48 ): REP Row 2

The end of row 34( 36, 40, 42, 46, 48 ) DO NOT cut the yarn, we’ll be using the same yarn to crochet the body. Check picture below

free crochet turtleneck pattern making the body ribbing

Body

Notes:

  • For the body panel we’re going to use color A and color B
  • After the ribbing is finished, we’ll use the same yarn to crochet the body
  • Turn your work sideways and we’ll crochet into the end of each row of the ribbing ( sp for reference )

Row 1 Color B ( WS ): ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 2 dc into each sp across. Total of 68( 72, 80, 84, 92, 96 ) dc. Check picture below

beginning the crochet turtleneck pattern body panels

Row 2 Color B ( RS ): Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 68( 72, 80, 84, 92, 96 ) dc

Row 3 – Row 8: REP Row 2 with color B

Row 9 – Row 29( 29, 31, 31, 33, 33 ): REP Row 2 with color A

*Note: When you added a new yarn on row 9 make sure to leave a tail about 60-70″ long for sewing up the color A section later

Row 30( 30, 32, 32, 34, 34 ): Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each of next 22( 24, 28, 29, 33, 35 ) st, cut the yarn, sk 24( 24, 24, 26, 26, 26 ) st, add new yarn into next st then ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into the same st that you just added a new yarn, 1 dc into next st and each st across, cut the yarn and leave about 20-30″ long tail. Check picture below

adding the second color to the front body panel

Sleeve Panel ( Make 2 )

Cuff

Note: For the cuff we’re going to use color A

Row 1: ch 11( 11, 11, 11, 11, 11 ), 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 10( 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 ) sc

Row 2: Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into the bl of each st across but for the last st I insert the hook into both loops. Total of 10( 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 ) sc

Row 3 – Row 32( 34, 36, 40, 42, 44 ): REP row 2

The end of row 32( 34, 36, 40, 42, 44 ) DO NOT cut the yarn, we’ll be using the same yarn to crochet the sleeve. Check picture below

starting the ribbing for sweaters sleeves

Sleeve

Notes:

  • For the sleeves, we’re going to use color A
  • After the cuff is finished, we’ll use the same yarn to crochet the sleeve
  • Turn your work sideways and we’ll crochet into the end of each row of the cuff ( sp for reference )

Row 1 ( WS ): ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into first sp, 2 dc into next sp, *1 dc into next sp, 2 dc into next sp* REP from *TO* across. Total of 48( 51, 54, 60, 63, 66 ) dc. Check picture below

adding the sleeves in free the crochet turtleneck pattern

Row 2 ( RS ): Turn, ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 48( 51, 54, 60, 63, 66 ) dc

Row 3 – Row 38( 38, 38, 38, 38, 38 ): REP Row 2

*For the sleeves, all the sizes are the same length, if you’d like a shorter or longer sleeve, just repeat row 2 less or more times.

The end of row 38( 38, 38, 38, 38, 38 ) cut the yarn and leave about 40-50″ long tail. Check picture below

finished sweater sleeves

Joining The Pieces Together

Sew the front and back panel together

Take the back and front panel, place them with the correct side facing down, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Using the tail that we left earlier, sew along the top of the shoulder seam area together using method of choice ( Check picture below )

Sew the sleeves to the main panel

With the main panel correct side facing down. Place your sleeves correct side facing down and start sewing on the wrong side with your tail again. The shoulder seam of the main panel should be in the middle of the sleeves panel and even on both sides. ( Check picture below )

Sew the sweater together

Fold your sweater in half at the shoulder seam with the correct side facing each other and start sewing on the wrong side with your tail again ( Using the color A tail on the color A section and use color B tail on the color B section ). Start sewing from the bottom up to the side seam until you reach the armpit and continue sewing the sleeve side seam all the way down till the end then weave all the ends ( Check picture below )

joining the panels of the crochet turtleneck pattern together

Crochet The Collar

Notes:

  • For the collar we’re going to use color A
  • For the collar we’ll crochet in a round on the wrong side

Round 1: With your sweater wrong side out, add new yarn into the shoulder seam then ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into the same st, 3 dc into the next dc sp, 1 dc into the next st and each st until you reach the dc sp, 3 dc into the dc sp, 2 dc into the shoulder seam, 3 dc into the dc sp, 1 dc into the next st and each st until you reach the dc sp, 3 dc into the dc sp, sl st into the third ch. Total of 64( 64, 64, 68, 68, 68 ) st *If you have a couple less or more st, it’s ok but just make sure that you have an even number of the st. Check picture below

crocheting the collar

Round 2: ch 4 then make 1 dc into the same st ( count as 1 V st ), *sk next st, 1 V st into next st* REP from *TO* until you have 1 st left, sk the last st, sl st into the fourth ch sp. Total of 32( 32, 32, 34, 34, 34 ) V st. Check picture below

crocheting the collar on your crochet turtleneck pattern

Round 3: ch 4 then make 1 dc into the same sp ( count as 1 V st ), 1 V st into each ch 1 sp around, sl st into the fourth ch sp. Total of 32( 32, 32, 34, 34, 34 ) V st

Round 4 – Round 25( 25, 25, 25, 25, 25 ): REP Round 3

*For the collar, all the sizes are the same length, so if you’d like a shorter or longer collar, just repeat round 2 less or more times.

The end of round 25( 25, 25, 25, 25, 25 ) cut the yarn and weave all the ends. Check picture below

finished collar from the crochet turtleneck

There you go, you did it! Congratulations on your crochet turtleneck!

Hope you enjoyed this crochet turtleneck pattern. I’m hoping to see a lot of these being made this year, as my birthday gift to you all 🙂 until next time, happy crocheting everyone!

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