In comparison to knitting, crochet as we know it is a younger art, having fully evolved only in the nineteenth century. At first, crochet was mainly used to make small purses, pillow tops, undercity food vendor and edgings for linens. Take measurements as you go, and never assume you are always on the right track. It is best to look at a sweater as each individual patterns for each piece.
Read through the pattern, and see if there is a recommended skill level listed near the top. Get an idea of what stitches you will use, what type of seaming will be involved, and whether you need to know any special techniques. Come discuss crocheting top down sweater patterns and lots of other crochet projects and techniques in our Make & Do Crew Facebook group. Here thousands of helpful crocheters answer each others questions and share their stitches. There are quite a variety of free crochet sweater patterns.
If you are familiar with knitting you may do your sc in the round by floating across the back. Join yarn at the bottom of the sleeve cap and work the sleeves. Divide the garment into four sections for front, back, and two sleeves. Save patterns, share updates, and connect with your community. My free 4-week class teaches someone how to crochet from start to finish.
Obviously, choosing a design with the least number of rectangles is best if you are starting your first-ever crochet sweater. Selecting a pattern with a simple construction technique such as this will greatly help beginners. The term “dropped shoulder” comes from the fact that there are no defined shoulders in this sweater. This crochet pullover pattern is just right for rainy, cozy days.
This sweater even sports a hood, making it extra cozy, while the airy, granny pattern keeps it from being too heavy. And, if you’re using a different yarn than the one specified in the pattern, you may need to adjust your hook size to meet the gauge. Plus, many of the patterns use worsted weight and bulky yarn, so they’ll work up relatively quickly. The Light Fandango V-neck Raglan Sweater pattern is a more typical raglan design. Though you will often see raglan sweaters with the square neck pictured above. It felt like magic terminology that only people with years of knitting and dressmaking experience understood.
For instance, a double crochet in US terms is a treble crochet in the UK. The perfect sweater does exist, and now you can learn how to make it! Ava and Bettina are circular yoke tops, using basic stitches and soft, drapey yarns. Ava is liberally bobbled, but its partner, Bettina, is not, for those who want to avoid the extra dimension.
The pattern alternates single and double crochet stitches for effortless texture. We are excited to grab our yarn and make some new sweaters for the cooler months. We have a variety of free crochet sweater patterns, plus a few to buy as well. Love the combination of information amd patterns to try! The majority is information on making tops and information on the cardigan and jumper styles in the book. Warm up your hands by practicing basic and advanced stitches, then crochet each section of your sweater.
For the most part, wool is always my first choice for crochet colorwork. Fair Isle crochet takes some time to work up, so I want the best outcome possible. When using wool, it has a memory to each stitch and holds best. It’s like getting that really shart look to each pixel of an image.
If you have found any of my blogs, resources or free patterns helpful and would like to make a contribution, I welcome voluntary donations, no matter how small. ReplyA also – the underarm chains should be included in the maths rather than an add on – unless you want to use them for extra ease. The Everyday Hugs Cardigan is worked by making 3 panels which are joined at the underarm so the body can be worked back and forwards in rows. Here’s another version of the Any Yarn Will Do Sweater, this one made with chunky yarn, which uses a circular yoke. So a circular yoke works the same way as a square one in terms of construction, only the increases are evenly distributed rather than being worked at the corners.
The silhouette of Bettina is slightly oversized and sports a playful look. In Ava, note how the silky alpaca yarn adds softness to the sweater’s slim silhouette. The book is arranged with simpler garments first, intermediate ones in the middle, and more advanced patterns at the end. None should be daunting to experienced crocheters, and all are accessible to intermediate crocheters. Those who are less experienced may wish to begin with the first two patterns and move on to the others as skills and confidence grow.