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Sparrow Crochet Sweater Pattern

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The Sparrow Crochet Sweater Pattern is perfect for a beginner crocheter looking for easy textured stitch and garment construction. Not only will you love creating this crochet sweater, but wearing it during all the seasons. With its lightweight fabric, it's a great layering piece in fall and has breathability during the warmer months. If you love crochet sweaters, also check out the Easy Crochet Sweater Pattern or the Macchiato Crochet Sweater.

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What you'll love about this adult sweater pattern.


  • 2 Easy Seams - This crochet sweater is made as one flat piece with only two seams.
  • Adjustable Length - Crochet this sweater as a crop top or as a dress; adjusting the length is easy.
  • Fun Stitch Repeat - The texture of this stitch keeps the crochet fabric light, so it can be worn in any season.
  • Size-Inclusive - The Adult-size crochet pattern is available in sizes x-small to plus size 5x.

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Crochet Sweater Supplies

Yarn
WeCrochet Heatherly Sport
80% Acrylic, 20% Merino Wool, 328yds/100g

Yarn Quantities
900 (1100, 1200, 1400, 1600) (1750, 1900, 2050, 2200) yards
3 (4, 4, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) balls

Yarn Substitutions
Brava Sport
100% Premium Acrylic, 340yds/100g
Shine Sport
60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal Natural Beech Wood Fiber 110yds/50g
Galileo
50% Merino Wool, 50% Viscose from Bamboo, 131yds/50g

Remember always to check the gauge and drape when substituting yarns.

Crochet Hook
Size US G (4.0mm) Crochet Hook or hook to obtain gauge.

Notions
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Removable Stitch Marker

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner

Sizing
XS (S, M, L, 1X) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
To fit chest:
33 (35.25, 40, 42.25, 47) (51.75, 56.5, 58.75,
63.5)” finished bust measurement; the garment is meant to be worn with 1-4” of positive ease.
The model is wearing the garment with 4” positive ease.

Abbreviations
blo - back loop only
ch - chain
DC - double crochet
picot - see notes
rem - remaining
SC - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
Stsc - Stacked Single Crochet

Gauge
17 sts and 12 rows = 4" by 4" unblocked, in pattern repeat.

How to Crochet A Gauge Swatch
Working a gauge swatch will let you know if you will have the correct sizing for this pattern. It will also help you practice the stitches used in this project and improve your stitch work for a flawless look.
Are you struggling to match the gauge? Check out the blog post on What is Crochet Gauge and How To Fix It

Gauge Swatch Instructions:
Start by chaining 30 sts; follow the Chart for Size XS (or the written instructions) for a total of 14 rows. Use a tape measure or gauge tool to determine the stitches per width and rows per height of the swatch. Adjust as needed.

Construction

This rustic and elegant lace crochet sweater top is an easy and trendy crochet pattern. It’s worked flat with basic stitches, seamed down the arms and sides, and finished with ribbing around the neck, arms, and bottom. Perfect for beginners who want to try something new.

Love this style of Construction? You might also enjoy the Finch V-Nck Crochet Cardi Pattern or the Autumn Wheat Beginner Crochet Cardigan.

Special Stitches
Stacked Single Crochet (Stsc): Do NOT chain, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops, insert hook in the vertical bar below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops on the hook.

Picot: Ch 3, insert the hook into the first chain, YO and draw the yarn through the stitch and the loop on the hook.

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern substitutes a traditional chain 2 on the edges for a Stacked Single Crochet.
    A ch 1 at the beginning of a single crochet row is unnecessary.
  • Using a stitch marker at the beginning of each row is recommended.
  • The instructions and stitch counts are given for the smallest size, with the larger sizes in brackets ( ).
  • Before you dive into your project, take a moment to identify the stitch and row counts that match the size you're making. By highlighting or marking them, you'll save time and effort later on. Trust us, this small step will make a big difference in your crochet journey!
  • Picot sts do not count as st.

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Written Crochet Sweater Pattern Instructions

Front Body

Sizes XS, L, XL, 2X, 3X Only
Ch 70 (-, -, 90, 100) (110, 120, -, -).

Setup Row: SC in first ch from hook, SC in next ch, picot (does not count as st, do not sk chs), SC in next 4 chs, *SC in next 6 chs, picot, SC in next 4 chs; rep from * until 4 chs rem, SC in last 4 chs, turn. | 70 (-, -, 90, 100) (110, 120, -, -) sts.

Row 1 (RS): Stsc in first st, DC in next st, ch 2, sk 2, *DC in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts; rep from * to last st, DC in last st, turn.

Row 2: SC in first 6 sts, *SC in next st, picot, SC in next 9 sts; rep from * until 4 sts rem, SC in next st, picot, SC in last 3 sts, turn.

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: SC in first 2 sts, picot, SC in next 4 sts, *SC in next 6 sts, picot, SC in next 4 sts; rep from * until 4 sts rem, SC in last 4 sts, turn.

Sizes S, M, 4X, 5X Only
Ch - (75, 85, -, -) (-, -, 125, 135).
Setup Row: SC in first ch from hook,
*SC in next 6 ch, picot (does not count as st, do not sk chs), SC in next 4 chs; rep from * until 4 chs rem, SC in last 4 chs, turn. | - (75, 85, -, -) (-, -, 125, 135) sts.

Row 1 (RS): Stsc in first st, DC in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, *DC in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts; rep from * to last st, DC in last st, turn.

Row 2: SC in first st, *SC in next st, picot, SC in next 9 sts; rep from * until 4 sts rem, SC in next st, picot, SC in last 3 sts, turn.

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: SC in first st, *SC in next 6 sts, picot, SC in next 4 sts; rep from * until 4 sts rem, SC in last 4 sts, turn.

All Sizes
Rows 5-32: Rep Rows 1-4 of relevant size, or work until desired length (less 1.5" for ribbing).
Fasten off.
Note: Work more or fewer rows to adjust length.

Style Tip

  • This is the section where we have the option to adjust the length. Work more or fewer rows to adjust length in increments of 4 rows. Note how many rows are crocheted so you can match on the back side later.

Sleeves & Front

Note: Sleeves are added to the body.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 70, with RS facing join ch to body, work in established patt across 70 (75, 85, 90, 100) (110, 120, 125, 135) body sts, ch 70, turn. | 210 (215, 225, 230, 240) (250, 260, 265, 275) sts.

Rows 2- 20 (20, 20, 20, 24) (24, 28, 28, 32): Rep Rows 1-4 in established patt, ending with Row 4.

Sleeve Style

Craft this with a chic puff short sleeve or a stylish mid-arm sleeve for those warm summer days. Adjust the sleeve length by chaining fewer stitches on each side of the body for a customized fit.

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Left Neck Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Work first 85 (85, 90, 95, 100) (105, 110, 110, 115) sts in patt, turn leaving rem sts unworked. | 85 (85, 90, 95, 100) (105, 110, 110, 115) sts.

Rows 2-8: Work in st patt for 8 rows, ending on Row 4.
Fasten off.

Shaping Tip

  • Want to adjust the neckline and armhole depth? Add fewer or more rows in the neck shaping area in even multiples.

Right Neck Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Sk 40 (45, 45, 40, 40) (40, 40, 45, 45) sts (center Neck), join with sl st in next st, work 85 (85, 90, 95, 100) (105, 110, 110, 115) sts in patt, turn. | 85 (85, 90, 95, 100) (105, 110, 110, 115) sts.

Rows 2-8: Work in st patt for 8 rows, ending on Row 4.
Fasten off.

Sleeves & Back

Row 1 (RS): With RS face, beg at left edge of Left Front, work first 85 (85, 90, 95, 100) (105, 110, 110, 115) sts in patt, ch 40 (45, 45, 40, 40) (40, 40, 45, 45), sk center 40 (45, 45, 40, 40) (40, 40, 45, 45) sts, work next 85 (85, 90, 95, 100) (105, 110, 110, 115) sts in patt, turn. | 210 (215, 225, 230, 240) (250, 260, 265, 275) sts.

Row 2: Work all sts in established patt, turn.

Rows 3 - 20 (20, 20, 20, 24) (24, 28, 28, 32): Rep Rows 1-4 in patt, ending with Row 4.
Fasten off.

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Back Body

Row 1 (RS): Sk first 70 sts, join with sl st in next st, work 70 (75, 85, 90, 100) (110, 120, 125, 135) sts in patt, turn. | 70 (75, 85, 90, 100) (110, 120, 125, 135) sts.

Rows 2-34: Rep Rows 1-4, or work until desired length (less 1.5" for ribbing).
Fasten off.

Note: If you adjusted the length on the front of the sweater, crochet the same number of rows for the Back to match.

Seaming

Block to measurements. Fold the sweater in half with RS facing out and WS together. With the preferred seaming method, sew front to back at the side seam, beg at the bottom hem, working to underarm, then seam across the sleeve in one continuous seam. Rep for the other side.

Hem Ribbing

Row 1: Join with sl st in side seam, ch 8, SC in 2nd ch from hook and across back towards body edge, sl st in next 2 sts on bottom edge of Body, turn. | 7 SC, 2 sl sts.

Row 2: Sk 2 sl sts, SC Blp in next 7 sts, turn. | 7 SC.

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), SC Blp in next 7 sts, sl st in next 2 sts on body, turn. | 7 SC, 2 sl sts.

Rep Rows 2-3 around the bottom of the body.

Last Row: Join edges together, with yarn needle seam beg and last rows of ribbing together, or working in Blp of st in first and last rnd, SC both sts together.
Fasten off.

Cuff Ribbing

Row 1: Join with sl st in sleeve seam, ch 12, SC in the 2nd ch from hook and across back towards Sleeve edge, sl st 2 sts per 3 edge rows on the Sleeve, turn. | 11 SC, 2 sl sts.

Row 2: Sk 2 sl sts, SC Blp in next 11 sts, turn. | 11 SC.

Row 3: Ch 1, SC Blp in next 11 sts, sl st in next 2 sts on Sleeve, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 for ribbing around Sleeve.

Last Row: Join edges together, with yarn needle seam beg and last rows of ribbing together, or working in Blp of st in first and last rnd, SC both sts together.
Fasten off.

Neck Ribbing

Row 1: Join with sl st in side of Neck, ch 8, SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, sl st in next 2 sts on Neck edge, turn. | 7 SC, 2 sl sts.
Note: When working sl sts around the neck, sl st 1 st per SC row, and 2 sl sts per DC row.

Row 2: Sk 2 sl sts, SC Blp in next 7 sts, turn. | 7 SC.

Row 3: Ch 1, SC Blp in next 7 sts, sl st in next 2 Neck sts, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 for ribbing around the Neck.

Last Row: Join edges together, with yarn needle seam beg and last rows of ribbing together, or working in Blp of st in first and last rnd, SC both sts together.
Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends, wash, and lightly block to measurements.

Now that you have finished your beautiful crochet sweater let's think about how to style it. This sweater transitions from chic with tailored pants and heels (or flats) to casual with jeans and boots (or sneakers), making it a versatile staple for your wardrobe.

And we will want to keep your handmade clothing nice for every season. To clean your crochet sweater, hand wash it in cool water with a gentle detergent, then lay it flat to dry to avoid stretching or distortion.

Did you love this crochet pattern and looking for your next project? Why not add some accessories with the Swirls on the Water Crochet Bag or the Crochet Earwarmer Headband. Cheers, and happy crocheting!

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