Have you ever tried colorwork crochet? This is a perfect piece to master the skill or show off your knowledge. This sweater is worked in Valley Yarns Northampton, which provides warmth and clear stitch definition, allowing the colorwork design to pop. It’s as fun to crochet as it is to wear.
Colorwork in crochet is a form of beautiful artwork. Each time I create the circular yoke I consider stopping there and framing it; it’s just so pretty. Many people ask me what level of crochet is a colorwork pattern. Most of the time, crochet colorwork is labeled advanced because of the new techniques introduced. However, I’ve seen beginner crocheters tackle colorwork by taking it step by step and watching the video tutorial.
Mastering the crochet colorwork craft takes time and patience, but do not be afraid to jump right in. With a few tips to get you started, it will end up being easier than you think.
Want to pick your own yarn colors? In the Fireside Collection Course & eBook there are printable charts to color in your own choices. It’s a great way to visualize different colors. Plus, you get all the other patterns in the collection as well! It’s a win-win.
The collection will be released either on the blog or through individual sales over the next few weeks. The Forest Brooks Crochet Beanie is the first one to release.
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Fawning Over You Crochet Sweater Video Tutorial:
Tip: If this is your first time doing colorwork, come read all the tips and tricks for success: https://brianakdesigns.com/ways-to-colorwork-in-crochet/
Fawning Over You Crochet Sweater Supplies:
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US size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size needed to get gauge.
US size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook.
Yarn & Yardage:
Valley Yarns Northampton (100% Wool, 100g/247 yds).
A: 4 (4, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 8, 9) balls Ocean Heather.
B: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) balls Natural.
C: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2, 2) balls Autumn Heather.
D: 1 ball Light Grey.
Suggested Yarn Substitute: WeCrochet Swish Worsted
A: 7 (7, 8, 9, 11) (13, 15, 16, 17) balls Blue.
B: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) balls Cream.
C: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2, 2) balls Orange.
D: 1 ball Light Grey.
Blo: back loop only
Sc: single crochet
Sc3tog: single crochet 3 together (2 sts decreased)
Ssc: split single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Ssc2tog: split single crochet 2 together (1 st decreased)
13 sts and 15 rows = 4″ in Split Single Crochet using a larger hook.
Adult XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL).
Bust: 37 (39 1⁄2, 41 3⁄4, 46 3⁄4, 51 3⁄4) (56 1⁄2, 60 1⁄4, 64 1⁄2, 68 1⁄4)”. Fits with 2-6″ positive ease.
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