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Little Crochet Sweater

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If you're looking for a cute and easy jacket pattern to make, check out this design for a Little Crochet Sweater from Coats & Clark, perfect for those cold summer evenings. This is an adorable free crochet sweater patterns project that is great for beginners and will go with everything in your wardrobe.

Little Crochet Sweater

Materials:

  • MODA DEA® "Vision™": 13.5 (15.5, 17, 19) Ounces
  • 2950 Forest (OR 4 (5, 5, 6) balls).
  • Crochet hooks: 5mm [US H-8] and 6mm [US J-10]
  • Yarn needle, 5 buttons, sewing needle and thread.
  • Pattern

Size:

Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, and 1X are in parentheses.
To Fit Bust: 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44)".
Finished Bust: 37 (40, 43, 47)".

Gauge: 

6 shells = 5"; 12 rows = 5" in Body Pat with larger
hook.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to
obtain the gauge.

Instructions:

BODY PAT:

 

  1. Foundation Row (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch; (dc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch – shell made; rep from * to last ch; sc in last ch; turn.
     
  2. Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), * shell in ch-2 sp of next shell; rep from * to last sc; dc in last sc, turn.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 3; * shell in ch-2 sp of next shell – shell over shell made; rep from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3; turn.
     
  4. Rep Row 2 for Body Pat.


BACK:

  1. With larger hook, ch 69 (75, 81, 87). Work in Body Pat over 22 (24, 26, 28) shells until 10 (10, 10, 11)" from beg, end wrong side row.
     
  2. Shape Armholes-Row 1: Sl st across first sc and next 2 (2, 2, 3) shells, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last 2 (2, 2, 3) shells; sc in sc of next shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked – 18 (20, 22, 22) shells.
     
  3. Row 2: Rep Body Pat Row 2.
     
  4. Row 3: Sl st across first sc and next shell, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last shell; sc in sc of last shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked. Rep Rows 2 and 3 0 (1, 1, 2) times more – 16 (16, 18, 18) shells. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8, 9, 9)" end wrong side row.
     
  5. Shape Shoulders-Next 2 Rows: Sl st across first sc and next 2 shells, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last 2 shells; sc in sc of next shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked. Fasten off after 2nd row.

LEFT FRONT:

  1. With larger hook, ch 36 (39, 42, 45). Work in Body Pattern over 11 (12, 13, 14) shells until 10 (10, 10, 11)" from beg, end wrong side row.
     
  2. Shape Armhole-Row 1: Sl st across first sc and next 2 (2, 2, 3) shells, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3; turn.
     
  3. Row 2: Rep Body Pat Row 2.
     
  4. Row 3: Sl st across first sc and next shell, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3; turn. Rep Rows 2-3, 0 (1, 1, 2) times more – 8 (8, 9, 9) shells. Work even until armhole measures 4 (4, 5, 5)", end right side row.
     
  5. Shape Neck-Row 1: Sl st across first sc and next 2 (2, 3, 3) shells, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3; turn.
     
  6. Row 2: Ch 3, * shell over shell; rep from * to last shell; dc in ch-2 sp of last shell; turn.
     
  7. Row 3: Rep Body Pat Row 2.
     
  8. Row 4: Rep Row 2 above – 4 shells rem.
     
  9. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8, 9, 9)", end wrong side row.
     
  10. Shape Shoulder: Sl st across first sc and next 2 shells,
     
  11. ch 3, [shell over shell] twice, sc in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT:

Work as for Left Front, reversing all.

SLEEVES:

  1. With larger hook, ch 48 (48, 54, 54). Work in Body Pat over 15 (15, 17, 17) shells for 2 rows.
     
  2. Shape Top-Row 1 (Right Side): Sl st across first sc and next 2 (2, 2, 3) shells, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last 2 (2, 2, 3) shells, sc in sc of next shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked.
     
  3. Rows 2-4: Work 3 rows even in pat.
     
  4. Row 5: Sl st across first sc and next shell, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last shell; sc in sc of next shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked.
     
  5. Rep Rows 2-5 twice more.
     
  6. Next Row: Sl st across first sc and next shell, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last shell; sc in sc of next shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked.
     
  7. Sizes S and M ONLY: Fasten off.
     
  8. Sizes L and 1X ONLY: Work 1 row even in pat. Fasten off shapings.

FINISHING:

  1. Sew shoulder seams. Mark right front edge for 5 buttonholes, the top 1/2" below neck edge, bottom 1/2" above lower edge and 3 more evenly spaced between.
     
  2. Edging-Row 1: With right side facing and smaller hook, join yarn with sl st at corner of lower edge of right front, work sc evenly around to corner of left lower edge, working 3 sc in both corners of neck edge; turn.
     
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, [sc in each sc to marker, ch 2, skip next 2 sc] 5 times, sc to end – 5 buttonholes. Fasten off.
     
  4. Row 3: With right side facing, join yarn first sc of lower left front; ch 1, work 1 reverse sc in each sc and 2 reverse sc in each ch-2 sp to end. Fasten off.
     
  5. Sew sleeve seams; set in sleeves. Sew side seams. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.
     

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yeah this pattern is written poorly, but I did figure out the # of chains needed - it tells you at the beginning of each part 'back' 'left front' 'right front' etc.... but the problem i have is with the sleeve. is there a typo?? this sleeve does not fit to the other panels correctly. Should it be crocheted for more than 2 rows before you do 'shaping'???

Hi there, For specific pattern-related questions, please contact Coats & Clark via their company profile. You can also leave a comment on our Facebook page - perhaps others have run into this problem as well. Thanks!

How did anyone make this without the chain count on the first part? I don't get it. Am I missing something?

Start with the back instructions,[With larger hook, ch 36 (39, 42, 45). Work in Body Pattern over 11 ] when it tells you to work in the body pattern it means to follow the body pattern instructions for that specific row or piece for the number of rows it tells you to do, the body pattern is the stitch instructions for the pattern of stitching.

how many chains in the body?

How many chains for the body pattern? Foundation chain amount?

yes but I still have no idea how many chains in the body. did u ever get an answer?

This is my first sweater and I feel like I am trying to crack the Devinci code. "Work in body Pat over 24 shells until 10" from beg. end wrong side row. what??? Do I work the shell pattern until it is 10" long? and what is the wrong side row?? please help.

What is the chain count for the very first row??

I am confused about the shell stitch; I looked this up to get a better understanding of it and all the shell stitches had at least 2 double crochet stitches in them. Did I read the pattern wrong or does it really have only one?

hello, made this sweater in a childs size with a smaller needle and stitches. came out beautiful. but i must have ripped it out a thousand times. haha

if someone has a pattern for a childs sweater such as this, would you mind to share and email me. figlady@msn.com...i would appreciate it. or possibly has anyone changed this pattern for a childs. thank you

has anyone made a childs sweater out of this, if who would you please share

Let me first say this is my first attempt at a sweater. I am trying to decipher "Work in Body Pat over 22 (24, 26, 28) shells until 10 (10, 10, 11)" from beg, end wrong side row." I am guessing that, as a size large, I am going to crochet 26 rows of "shell over shell" after the first three foundation rows before getting to the sleeve part, correct?

The body pat part of this pattern starts out with SC in 2nd Ch from hook. How many ch do I start with for the foundation

The body pattern shows you what to do after you chain the amount needed for your size....so for size small you will chain 69 then start body pattern in second chain from hook ,, just chain the amount needed for your size...and they are listed. hope this helps

Thia is #3 in the body pattern, what is shell over shell made? Row 2: Ch 3; * shell in ch-2 sp of next shell shell over shell made;

when pattern calls for shell over shell all you have to do is the shell stitch in the chain 2 of last row...example...shell stitch= dc ch2 sc all in next stitch..shell made...so when you dc ch2 sc in the chain 2 of shell in the last row, you will have a shell over shell I hope this helps

@paula4, We suggest you contact the pattern designer directly for help. The designer is specified in the byline. You can also try posting your question on FaveCraft's Facebook wall; here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/FaveCrafts I hope this helps! --Editors of FaveCrafts

body pat: i mean where do i start.? it says foundation... how many foundation chains do i make. it does not make sense.

look at back pattern chain the amount needed for your size then start the body pattern also left frount and right frount just chain for your size

Can you make the sleeves longer? That would be wonderful!

Try working row 5 three times instead of two

I am having trouble following the instructions for the sleeves. I get to the 5 instruction and can follow that but there is no instructions for 6. Please help me, so I can finish this sweater. If I do just the first 5 instructions it does not fit the rest of the sweater when I try to insert the sleeve in place.

Step 2 of the Back section Shpe Armholes - Row 1: Sl sti across first sc and next 3 shells Does that mean slip stitch in first sc and each of the next 2 shells or slip stitch them all together? Thanks! Kim

Aha - I got it! FINALLY! The "body pattern" is simply giving me the pattern of the body of the sweater. The actual beginning of the sweater pattern (ch 69) starts at "Back". then Left Front (ch 36), et cetera. :)

The starting chain is under "Back". I have just started this pattern. I couldn't find the correct yarn, but I will let you know how it turns out!

You are not reading the pattern corrrectly.The number of chains required is clearly stated for the back, fronts, and sleeves. The body pattern is the repeat stitches used to establish the crochet pattern as shown.

At the begining of this pattern there is no "chain" made. So I do not understand how to start this pattern. Can anyone help me with this? Or am I reading the pattern wrong. Thanks.

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