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Everyday Crochet Knit-Look Sweater Pattern

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The Everyday Crochet Sweater Pattern is a staple for your wardrobe. This pattern comes in both child and adult sizes, so it's great for the whole family. I really enjoyed making sweaters for my boys and they will enjoy the cozy crochet sweater when it's a rainy day out. And if you love top-down sweaters without seams, then you might also enjoy the Macchiato Child Crochet Sweater Free Pattern.

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Why crochet a sweater?

Other than the obvious reason of being warm, crocheting a sweater has a lot more benefits than a store-bought sweater. One of the main ones is that it will be more durable. Particularly with the Everyday Crochet Sweater Pattern. The crochet pattern below uses Brava, a sport weight yarn, this is a thicker and heavier fiber than you will find at most clothing stores. Which means it's going to last longer and be extra cozy.

Plus, handmaking a crochet sweater also adds a personal touch to your wardrobe. And we all know that a lot of love goes into a sweater, so if you are gifting it to a family member or friend, it's the gift they will remember.

And finally, it's really good for your mental health. Creating something with our hands feeds our soul. And when crocheting items with an easy and repetitive stitch repeat, it's similar to meditating. When crocheting a sweater it's taking care of yourself, slowing down, and being proud of the finished item.

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What you need to make the Everyday Crochet Sweater:

Crochet Hook:

Size G (4.0mm) & F (3.5mm) Crochet Hook, or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

WeCrochet Brava Sport
100% Acrylic 273yds/100g
Colorway Shown: Hunter
2 (2, 3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 5, 5) Balls

Yardage for Child:

1 year: 425yds (389m)
2 years: 500yds (457m)
4 years: 650yds (594m)
6 years: 750yds (685m)
8 years: 850yds (777m)
10 years: 950yds (869m)
12 years: 1050yds (960m)
14 years: 1150yds (1051m)
16 years:1250yds (1143m)

Yardage for Adult:

Extra Small: 1,250yds (1,143m)
Small: 1,350yds (1,234m)
Medium: 1,450yds (1,325m)
Large: 1,550yds (1,417m)
1X: 1,650yds (1,508m)
2X: 1,750yds (1,600m) or more
3X: 1,850yds (1,691m)
4X: 1,950 (1,783m)
5X: 2,100 (1,920m)

Abbreviations/Stitches:
blo -back loop only
ch -chain
est st pat - established stitch pattern
Pm - place marker
sc - single crochet
sc3tog - single crochet three sts together
ssc - split single crochet
st(s) -stitch(es)

Gauge: 14 sts by 16 rows = 4x4” in est st pat

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Bust Sizes for Adult:
Extra Small: 34” (86 cm)
Small: 38” (97 cm)
Medium: 42” (106 cm)
Large: 46” (117 cm)
1X: 50” (127 cm)
2X: 54” (137 cm)
3X: 58” (147 cm)
4X: 62” (158 cm)
5X: 66” (168 cm)
*This garment has approx. 4” (10 cm) of ease.

Finished Bust Sizes for Child:
1 year: 22” (56 cm)
2 years: 25” (64 cm)
4 years: 25.75” (65.5 cm)
6 years: 29” (74 cm)
8 years: 31” (79 cm)
10 years: 31.5” (80 cm)
12 years: 32.5” (83 cm)
14 years: 34” (86 cm)
16 years: 35.5” (90 cm)
*This garment has approx. 3-4” (10 cm) of ease.

Notes:
This sweater is worked in a top-down seamless yoke style and is worked continuously without joining. It is important to place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round to keep track of rounds.

The established stitch pattern (est. st pat) is worked across an even number of stitches as follows: sc 1 in the blo, ssc next; repeat for the amount of stitches needed.

The Ch 1 at the beginning of rows for the ribbing is not necessary and can be omitted.

Special Stitches:
Split Single Crochet (ssc), also known as the waistcoat stitch.

Decreasing to Shape: If a fitted sweater is desired, decrease around the waist area by sc3tog on each side in the flo or blo stitch pattern. Invisible sc3tog: insert hook into the front loop of the next 3 sts, yo and pull a loop through all three front loops, yo and pull through final two loops.

Increasing to Shape: If you decrease for the waist then you will need to increase again for the hips. Increase by working 3 sc sts into one stitch and then working them in pattern on the next round.

Everyday Crochet Sweater Pattern

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Everyday Child Sweater Instructions

Sizes are written in child years as: 1 (2, 4, 6, 8) (10, 12, 14, 16)

Child Sweater Collar Ribbing

Row 1: Please note, these stitches should be worked loosely and have a good amount of stretch. Use hook size F (3.5mm) but go up to hook size G (4.00mm) if needed. Ch 6, in blo sc in second chain from hook and across sts, turn. (5 sts)


Row 2: Ch 1, in blo sc in each stitch across, turn. (5 sts)
Repeats: Repeat Row 2 until there are a total of 64 (66, 68, 70, 72) (74, 76, 78, 80) rows.
Join last row to beginning row by slip stitching through blo of first and last row at the same time.

Everyday Crochet Sweater Pattern

Child Sweater Yoke

Set-Up: With G (4.0mm) hook (or hook to match gauge), sl st around one edge of the collar ribbing placing one stitch per row, do not join and work the remaining pattern in the round continuously. Place stitch marker and the beginning of round stitch. 64 (66, 68, 70, 72) (74, 76, 78, 80)

Rnd 1: Working in the blo sc 20 (23, 24, 25, 26) (27, 28, 30, 30), pm, sc 12 (10, 10, 10, 10) (10, 10, 10, 12), pm; repeat from * to * one more time.
Remove your 1st st marker to place the 4th sm: Starting st of round has moved: 1st stitch of a round is now the last stitch you placed with a sm (your last of the 4 sm). Mark it with a different color sm, to know which is 1st st of round from now on.
You should have placed a total of 4 PM. 64 (66, 68, 70, 72) (74, 76, 78, 80)

Rnd 2 Increase: sc 1 in the blo, ssc next; repeat from * to * around while also placing 3 sc sts into the stitch market space and moving the stitch marker up to the center st. 72 (74, 76, 78, 80) (82, 84, 86, 88)

Rnd 3: Work this rnd in the est. st pat without increasing, moving the stitch marker up. 72 (74, 76, 78, 80) (82, 84, 86, 88)

Repeats: Repeat Rnds 2-3 for 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) (10, 10, 10, 10) more times.
Or 17 (19, 19, 21, 23) (23, 23, 23, 23) total rnds for this section so far. 128 (138, 140, 150, 160) (162, 164, 166, 168)


Repeats without increasing: Work in est. st pat without increasing for 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (3, 5, 7, 9) more rounds. 128 (138, 140, 150, 160) (162, 164, 166, 168)

The yoke will have a bit of a lean at this point. For the best results pause and aggressively wet block this part of the yoke to lessen the lean. Double-check the sizing at this point to make sure it’s the number of rows needed before splitting for sleeves.

Separate Body & Sleeves

Fitting Tip: If you would like more stitches to customize fit, work fewer stitches on the back body (section before doing first set of sleeve sts) in increments of two, and that will add to the stitches on the front of the sweater. Just make sure sleeve st counts and chains remain the same.

Rnd 1: Leave the beginning or round marker and take out all previous stitch markers and work as follows:
*Work in the est. st pat over 38 (40, 42, 46, 48) (50, 52, 52, 54) back sts, chain 2 (4, 4, 6, 6) (6, 6, 8, 8) for underarm, skip next 28 (28, 28, 30, 32) (32, 32, 32, 34) sleeve sts, insert hook and work in est. st pat over 36 (40, 40, 44, 48) (48, 50, 20, 54) sts, chain 2 (4, 4, 6, 6) (6, 6, 8, 8) for underarm, skip 28 (28, 28, 30, 32) (32, 32, 32, 34) then connect the chains from the underarm to the 1st stitch of this round. Move sm. 78 (88, 90, 102, 108) (110, 114, 120, 124) Body sts.

Everyday Crochet Sweater Pattern

Child Sweater Body

Rnd 1: Work in the est. st pat for 28 (32, 34, 36, 40) (44, 48, 50, 52) rounds, or to the desired body length.

Child Body Bottom Ribbing

Rnd 1: With hook size F (3.5mm) ch 11, in blo sc in second chain from hook and across to body, sl st 2 sts on the body (these do not count as sts), turn. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Skip the two sl sts from the body, in blo sc in each st across, turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, in blo sc in each st across, sl st 2 sts on the body, turn.

Repeats: Repeat Rows 2-3 around the bottom of the sweater body. Join last row to beginning row by slip stitching through blo of first and last row at the same time with the WS facing.

Child Sleeve

Rnd 1: With hook size G (4.0mm), attach yarn to the center st under the arm, this will be worked in the round continuous without joining.
Work in est st pat 30 (32, 32, 36, 38) (38, 38, 40, 42) sleeve stitches around. The stitches worked into the chains will be regular single crochet for this round.

Repeats: Continue working in est st pat for a total of 34 (42, 46, 48, 54) (60, 64, 66, 68) sleeve rnds while ALSO sc3tog every 6 (6, 8, 6, 8) (8, 12, 10, 10) rounds, until sts count is 18 (20, 22, 22, 24) (26, 28, 28, 30) sts.

This section will complete the arm stitches before the 1.5 inch cuff. If more length is desired, repeat more rows in est st pat. Repeat Round 1 and subsequent for the second sleeve. Mark last stitch with SM.

Child Cuff Ribbing

Row 1: With hook size F (3.5mm) ch 7, in blo sc in the second chain from hook and across to sleeve, sl st 2 sts on the sleeve (these do not count as sts), turn. (6 sts)

Row 2: Skip the two st from the sleeve, in blo sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, in blo sc in each st across, sl st 2 sts on the sleeve, turn.

Repeats Repeat Rows 2-3 around the bottom of the sweater sleeve. Join last row to beginning row by slip stitching through blo of first and last row at the same time with the WS facing.

Repeat Sleeve and Sleeve Cuff Ribbing for the second sleeve.

Finishing the Everyday Child Sweater

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Use yarn and needle to close any holes/gaps under the arm. Block and wear.

Everyday Crochet Sweater Pattern

Everyday Adult Sweater Instructions

Sizes are written in adult as: xs (s, m, l, 1x) (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)

Adult Collar Ribbing

Row 1: Please note, these stitches should be worked loosely and have a good amount of stretch. Use hook size F (3.5mm) but go up to hook size G (4.00mm) if needed. Ch 6, in blo sc in the second chain from hook and across sts, turn. (5 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1 (See notes), in blo sc in each stitch across, turn. (5 sts)

Repeats: Repeat Row 2 until there are a total of 72 (74, 76, 82, 84) (84, 84, 84, 84) rows.
Join last row to beginning row by slip stitching through blo of first and last row at the same time.

Everyday Crochet Sweater Pattern

Adult Sweater Yoke

Set Up: With G (4.0mm) hook (or hook to match gauge), sl st around one edge of the collar ribbing, placing one stitch per row. Do NOT join and work the remaining pattern in the round continuously.
Place stitch marker and the beginning of round stitch. 72 (74, 76, 82, 84) (84, 84, 84, 84)sts

Rnd 1: Working in the blo sc 20 (22, 24, 27, 30) (32, 34, 36, 38), pm, blo sc 16 (16, 14, 14, 12) (10, 8, 6, 4), pm; repeat from * to * one more time.
Remove your 1st st marker to place the 4th sm: Starting st of the round has moved: 1st stitch of a round is now the last stitch you placed with a sm (your last of the 4 sm). Mark it with a different color sm, to know which is 1st st of round from now on.
You should have placed a total of 4 PM. 72 (74, 76, 82, 84) (84, 84, 84, 84) sts

Rnd 2 Increase: Sc 1 in the blo, ssc next; repeat from * to * around while also placing 3 sc sts into the stitch marker space and moving the stitch marker up to the center st. pm at 1st st (5 sm)80 (82, 84, 90, 92) (94, 94, 94, 94) sts
Note: Each increase rnd will increment the total st count by 8

Rnd 3: Work this round in the est st pat without increasing, moving the stitch marker up. 80 (82, 84, 90, 92) (94, 94, 94, 94)

Repeat For sizes XS and S ONLY:
Repeat Rnds 2-3 for 15 (17) more times.
Or 32 (36) total Rnds for this section, then go to Separate for Body and Sleeves.

All Other Sizes Repeats:
Repeat Rnd 2 for (20, 23, 25) (26, 30, 31, 34) more times. 200 (218, 244, 274, 292) (300, 332, 336, 364) sts

Non-Increaseing Repeats for All Sizes: Work in est. st pat without increasing for 0 (0, 15, 16, 14) (14, 12, 7, 4)more rounds.
The total rnds at this point for all sizes is 32 (36, 36, 40, 40) (42, 42, 44, 44) 200 (218, 244, 274, 292) (300, 332, 336, 364) sts

The yoke will have a bit of a lean at this point. For the best results pause and aggressively wet block this part of the yoke to lessen the lean. Double-check the sizing at this point to make sure it’s the number of rows needed before splitting for sleeves.

Separate Body & Sleeves

Fitting Tip: If you would like more stitches to customize fit, work fewer stitches on the back body (section before doing first set of sleeve sts) in increments of two, and that will add to the stitches on the front of the sweater. Just make sure sleeve st counts and chains remain the same.

Rnd 1 [Sleeves and Body Foundation]: Leave the beginning of the round marker and take out all previous stitch markers and work as follows:
*Work Rnd 1 in est. st pat over 53 (57, 67, 75, 83) (87, 97, 101, 109) back sts, chain 7 (9, 7, 5, 5) (7, 5, 7, 7) for underarm, skip next 47 (47, 55, 61, 63) (63, 69, 69, 85) sleeve sts, insert hook and work over 53 (57, 67, 75, 83) (87, 97, 101, 109)sts for Body in est. st. pat, chain 7 (9, 7, 5, 5) (7, 5, 7, 7) for underarm, then connect the chains from the underarm to the 1st stitch of this round. Move sm. 120 (134, 148, 162, 176) (188, 204, 216, 232) Body sts.

Rnd 2: *Work Rnd 2 in est.st pattern up to ch 7 (9, 7, 5, 5) (7, 5, 7, 7) sp, SC in each chains st; rep from * once more. The stitches worked into the chains will be regular single crochet for this round only. 120 (134, 148, 162, 176) (188, 204, 216, 232) Body sts.

Everyday Crochet Sweater Pattern

Adult Sweater Body

Rnd 1: Work in the est. st pat for 46 rounds, or to the desired body length. This is where a custom length can be adjusted by adding or taking away rounds.

Adult Bottom Body Ribbing

Rnd 1: With hook size F (3.5mm) ch 11, in blo sc in second chain from hook and across to body, sl st 2 sts on the body (these do not count as sts), turn. (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Skip the two sts from the body, in blo sc in each st across, turn. (10 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, in blo sc in each st across, sl st 2 sts on the body, turn.
Repeats: Repeat Rows 2-3 around the bottom of the sweater body. Join last row to beginning row by slip stitching through blo of first and last row at the same time with the WS facing.

Adult Sleeve

Rnd 1: Attach yarn to the center st under the arm, this will be worked in the round continuous without joining.

Work in est st pat 56 (62, 64, 68, 70) (72, 76, 76, 78) sleeve stitches around. The stitches worked into the chains will be regular single crochet for this round.

Repeats: Continue working in est st pat for a total of 64 (68, 68, 70, 70) (72, 72, 74, 74) sleeve rnds while ALSO sc3tog every 5 (5, 4, 4, 4) (4, 4, 4, 4) rounds, until sts count is 32 (36, 36, 36, 38) (38, 42, 42, 42) sts.

Repeat Round 1 and subsequent for the second sleeve. Mark last stitch with SM.

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Adult Sleeve Cuff

Row 1: From last st on the sleeve, Ch 11, in blo sc in the second chain from hook and across to sleeve, sl st 2 sts on the sleeve(these do not count as sts), turn. (10 sts)

Row 2: Skip the two sts from the body, in blo sc in each st across, turn. (10 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, in blo sc st in each st across, sl st 2 sts on the body, turn.

Repeats Repeat Rows 2-3 around the last row of the sleeve. Join last row of cuff to beginning row by slip stitching through blo of first and last row at the same time with the WS facing.

Finishing the Adult Everyday Sweater

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Use yarn and needle to close any holes/gaps under the arm. Block and wear.

Everyday Crochet Sweater Pattern

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