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Alpaca My Holiday Sweater – FREE Crochet Pattern

Alpaca My Holiday Sweater – FREE Crochet Pattern

You’re going to love the crochet Alpaca My Holiday Sweater, this is truly a Christmas & holiday crochet pattern. It’s fun, cheerful & goofy.

Need something to wear during the Holiday season & for the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater day? This is perfect!

 

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It’s a easy pattern, because it’s mostly single crochet stitches with color changes. Next, it’s worked in 4 pieces, the front, the back & two sleeves.

 


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Let’s just say what we think, it’s a bit goofy!

 

This pattern comes in 9 sizes from XS to 5XL. The sizes are woman’s sizing, but this pattern can definitely be used by men too.

 

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THE YARN


To design the crochet Alpaca My Holiday Sweater I needed some great holiday colors. I planned on making it in some holiday-themed red, white & green.

I found some amazing yarn from We Are Knitters in the perfect thickness & color.

The Petite Wool is a high quality yarn that comes in a lot of great colors, but for this project I used Forest Green, Natural & Red.

The yarn comes in skeins that are 100 g & 153 yards.

 

Find the yarn here.

 

 

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS CROCHET PROJECT


The crochet Alpaca My Holiday Sweater is truly a great holiday crochet project! It’s fun, it’s goofy & a little silly. But it achieves the goal of putting a smile on your face. Right?

The sweater is great to wear during the hectic Christmas preparations & of course also on the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater day.

Want to spread some holiday spirit? Well, just put on your Alpaca My Holiday Sweater & you’re covered!

 

Since you like the crochet Alpaca My Holiday Sweater, these might interest you too?

1. Løv Slouchy Beanie

2. Bacca Sweater Dress

3. Laetus Cowl 

 

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

CROCHET ALPACA MY HOLIDAY SWEATER – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Alpaca My Holiday sweater is a fun Ugly Christmas sweater perfect for anyone who want’s to express their fun Holiday cheer around Christmas. It’s a fun crochet project made with 3 yarn colors & mostly single crochet stitches. What’s great about this sweater is the fact that it’s unisex & can be used both by men & women.

 

Note: The sizing in the pattern is based on Women’s sizes. 

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SKILL LEVEL: 


INTERMEDIATE

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 6.5 mm / US: K – 10.5 / UK: 3

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

We Are Knitters – The Petite Wool in color Forest (color A – green), Natural (color B – white), Red (color C).

Find it here.

 

Yarn amount used: 

Color A (Green):

  • Size XS: 6 skeins / 570 g / 795 m / 870 yards
  • Size S: 7 skeins / 645 g / 905 m / 990 yards
  • Size M: 8 skeins / 725 g / 1015 m / 1110 yards
  • Size L: 8 skeins / 785 g / 1095 m / 1200 yards
  • Size XL: 9 skeins / 840 g / 1175 m / 1285 yards
  • Size 2XL: 9 skeins / 900 g / 1260 m / 1375 yards
  • Size 3XL: 10 skeins / 975 g / 1370 m / 1495 yards
  • Size 4XL: 11 skeins / 1055 g / 1480 m / 1615 yards
  • Size 5XL: 12 skeins / 1135 g / 1585 m / 1735 yards

 

Color B (White):

  • Size XS: 2 skeins / 115 g / 155 m / 170 yards
  • Size S: 2 skeins / 130 g / 180 m / 195 yards
  • Size M: 2 skeins / 145 g / 200 m / 220 yards
  • Size L: 2 skeins / 155 g / 215 m / 235 yards
  • Size XL: 2 skeins/ 165  g / 230 m / 255 yards
  • Size 2XL: 2 skeins / 180 g / 250 m / 270 yards
  • Size 3XL: 2 skeins / 195 g / 270 m / 295 yards
  • Size 4XL: 3 skeins / 210 g / 290 m / 320 yards
  • Size 5XL: 3 skeins / 225 g / 315 m / 340 yards

 

Color C (Red):

  • Size XS: 2 skeins / 140 g / 200 m / 215 yards
  • Size S: 2 skeins / 160 g / 225 m / 245 yards
  • Size M: 2 skeins / 180 g / 250 m / 275 yards
  • Size L: 2 skeins / 195 g / 270 m / 295 yards
  • Size XL: 3 skeins / 210 g / 295 m / 320 yards
  • Size 2XL: 3 skeins / 225 g / 310 m / 340 yards
  • Size 3XL: 3 skeins / 245 g / 340 m / 370 yards
  • Size 4XL: 3 skeins / 265 g / 365 m / 400 yards
  • Size 5XL: 3 skeins / 280 g / 395 m / 430 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 5 Bulky yarn.
  • 100 % Wool

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

 

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Yes, I’m jumping in this picture, let’s be goofy with the Alpaca My Holiday Sweater 🙂

 

GAUGE:


Measured with single crochet stitches crocheted in rows:

13.5 stitches & 16 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

  • This pattern is written for 9 sizes, where the different sizes is given in parentheses like this: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL. If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin to make the pattern easier to follow. Size adjustments are added under “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
  • Please note, that odd rows on diagram are read from the right to the left, while even rows are read from the left to the right.

 

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SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


BUST/WAIST/HIP CIRCUMFERENCEBODY LENGTHARMHOLE CIRCUMFERENCE
XS85,4 cm /

33.6  inches

59,1 cm /

23,3 inches

35 cm /

13.8 Inches

S97,1 cm /

38.2 inches

59,1 cm /

23,3 inches

35 cm /

13.8 Inches

M108,8 cm /

42.8 inches

59,1 cm /

23,3 inches

35 cm /

13.8 inches

L117,6 cm /

46.3 inches

59,1 cm /

23,3 inches

38 cm /

14.8 inches

XL126,5 cm /

49.8 inches

59,1 cm /

23,3 inches

38 cm /

14.8 inches

2XL135,3 cm /

53.3 inches

59,1 cm /

23,3 inches

38 cm /

14.8 inches

3XL147,1 cm /

57.9  inches

59,1 cm /

23,3 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

4XL158,8 cm /

62.5  inches

59,1 cm /

23,3 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

5XL170,6 cm /

67.2 inches

59,1 cm /

23,3 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

 

DIAGRAMS:


 

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


BPdc = back post double crochet (tutorial)

CA = color A (green pictured)

CB = color B (white pictured)

CC = color C (red pictured)

Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

dc = double crochet (tutorial)

FPdc = front post double crochet (tutorial)

Rep = repeat

Sc = single crochet (tutorial)

St = stitch (es)

 

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STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


You’ll need to know chains, single crochet stitches, front post double crochet stitches & back post double crochet stitches.

 

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET (FPdc):

Yo, insert your hook from front to back between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

 

BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET (BPdc):

Yo, insert your hook from back to front between the previous stitch & the stitch you’re working, & bring it to the back again between the stitch you’re working & the next stitch, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through the 2 last loops.

 

Tutorial: Front & back post double crochet stitch.

 

TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED: 


READING COLOR DIAGRAMS:

  • On odd rows move yarn strands due to color changes on the wrong side, behind the work (furthest from yourself), on even rows keep yarn strands due to color changes in on the wrong side, in front of the work (closest to yourself).
  • Please note, that odd rows are read from the right to the left, while even rows are read from the left to the right.
  • Grey vertical lines are made to show sizes. For shoulder diagram & back diagram, start counting the grey vertical lines from the right, where the first line is for size XS, the second for size S and so on.
  • The same vertical lines are made on the front of the sweater, but should be counted from the middle, where the first two lines closes to the middle is for size XS, the two second lines is for size S and so on.
  • On the both diagrams on for the sleeves these vertical lines are for 3 sizes at a time.

 

CHANGE COLORS:

When changing from one color to another, you’ll never finish the stitch with the color you where working with.

Do all the steps of the stitch, then leave the last step unworked. Yarn over with the color for the next st & pull yarn through.

Repeat this every time you change colors to make the color changes look beautiful.

 

Tip: When working on parts where there’s many stitches between the same color on the same row, it might be easier to use two skeins for that color. Pick it up each time you come to that part. An example is when working on the Alpaca, where there’s two big parts of green on each side with many stitches in between.

 

CHANGE COLOR WHEN THE FIRST & SECOND STITCH ON A ROW HAS DIFFERENT COLORS:

When the first & second stitch on a row has different colors, you should finish the last stitch on the previous row with the color for the first stitch on the next row.

Then you should do the first chain to start the row with the color for the second stitch on the row you are starting.

 

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INSTRUCTIONS:


FRONT:

The front is crocheted from the bottom up.

 

Ch 60 (68) 76 (82) 88 (94) 102 (110) 118 st.

Row 1 with CA:  Start row in 4th ch from hook, dc 1 in each st until end of row, turn (= 58 (66) 74 (80) 86 (92) 100 (108) 116 st).

Row 2 with CA: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *FPdc 1 in next st, BPdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn (= 58 (6) 74 (80) 86 (92) 100 (108) 116 st).

Row 3 with CA: Rep row 2.

Row 4 with CA: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in next st until end of row, turn (= 58 (66) 74 (80) 86 (92) 100 (108) 116 st).

  • You will now start following the diagram below for color changes, starting on row 1 on diagram until you reach the end of the front part of the sweater.
  • Each vertical line shows how many stitches each size has. Stitch count given horizontally & you should only follow the pattern from the right vertical line of your size to the left vertical line corresponding to your size.
    • XS: Work column 30-87.
    • S: Work column 26-91.
    • M: Work column 22-95.
    • L: Work column 19-98.
    • XL: Work column 16-101.
    • 2XL: Work column 13-104.
    • 3XL: Work column 9-112.
    • 4XL: Work column 5-112.
    • 5XL: Work column 1-116.
  • See more instructions on reading diagrams under the heading “TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED”.
  • Click to open chart in a new window to view a bigger version of the chart & to zoom. 

 

 

Row 5: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in next st until end of row, change colors according to the diagram, turn (= 58 (66) 74 (80) 86 (92) 100 (108) 116 st).

You’ve now worked row 1 of the diagram.

Row 6 – 76: Repeat row 5, working row 2-72 on diagram once.

Row 77-80: Repeat row 5, working row 13-16 on diagram once.

 

SHOULDERS:

Repeat twice, on each side on top of the front part. Between the left and right shoulder there will be 24 unworked stitches.

  • You will now start following the diagram below for color changes, starting on row 1 on diagram until you reach the end of  the shoulder on the front part of the sweater.
  • Each vertical line shows how many stitches each size has, stitch count given horizontally & you should only follow the part to the right of the line that shows your size.
  • See more instructions on reading diagrams under the heading “TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED”.

 

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in next st until end of row, change colors according to the diagram, turn (= 17 (21) 25 (28) 31 (34) 38 (42) 46 st).

You’ve now worked row 1 of the diagram.

Row 2-12: Repeat row 5, working row 2-12 on diagram once.

 

  • Click to open chart in a new window to view a bigger version of the chart & to zoom. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

BACK:

The back is crocheted from the bottom up.

 

Ch 60 (68) 76 (82) 88 (94) 102 (110) 118 st.

Row 1 with CA:  Start row in 4th ch from hook, dc 1 in each st until end of row, turn (= 58 (66) 74 (80) 86 (92) 100 (108) 116 st).

Row 2 with CA: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *FPdc 1 in next st, BPdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn (= 58 (66) 74 (80) 86 (92) 100 (108) 116 st).

Row 3 with CA: Rep row 2.

Row 4 with CA: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in next st until end of row, turn (= 58 (66) 74 (80) 86 (92) 100 (108) 116 st).

  • You will now start following the diagram below for color changes, starting on row 1 on diagram until you reach the end of the back part of the sweater.
  • Each vertical line shows how many stitches each size has, stitch count given horizontally & you should only follow the part to the right of the line that shows your size.
  • See more instructions on reading diagrams under the heading “TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED”.
  • Click to open chart in a new window to view a bigger version of the chart & to zoom. 

 

 

Row 5: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in next st until end of row, change colors according to the diagram, turn (= 58 (66) 74 (80) 86 (92) 100 (108) 116 st).

You’ve now worked row 1 of the diagram

Row 6 – 76: Repeat row 5, working row 2-25 on diagram once. Then repeat row 18-25 on diagram 5 times. Then repeat row 18-24 on diagram once.

Row 77-80: Repeat row 5, working row 13-16 on diagram once.

Row 81-92: Repeat row 5, working row 1-12 on diagram once.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 


SLEEVES:

The sleeves are crocheted from the bottom up. Repeat two times to make 2 sleeves.

Ch 30 (30) 30 (32) 32 (32) 34 (34) 34 st.

Row 1 with CA:  Start row in 4th ch from hook, dc 1 in each st until end of row, turn (=  28 (28) 28 (30) 30 (30) 32 (32) 32 st).

Row 2 with CA: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *FPdc 1 in next st, BPdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn (=  28 (28) 28 (30) 30 (30) 32 (32) 32 st).

Row 3 with CA: Rep row 2.

Row 4 with CA: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in next st until end of row, turn (=  28 (28) 28 (30) 30 (30) 32 (32) 32 st).

 

  • You will now start following the diagram below for color changes, starting on row 1 on diagram.
  • Each vertical line shows how many stitches each size has, stitch count given horizontally & you should only follow the part to the right of the line that shows your size.
  • See more instructions on reading diagrams under the heading “TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED”.

 

Row 5 Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in next st until end of row, change colors according to the diagram, turn (=  28 (28) 28 (30) 30 (30) 32 (32) 32 st).

Row 6 – 19: Repeat row 5.

 

  • Click to open chart in a new window to view a bigger version of the chart & to zoom. 

 

Row 20 with CA: Ch 1, sc 1 in 1st st, sc 2 in each st until end of row, turn (= 56 (56) 56 (60) 60 (60) 64 (64) 64 st).

 

  • You will now start following the diagram below for color changes, starting on row 1 on diagram.
  • Each vertical line shows how many stitches each size has, stitch count given horizontally & you should only follow the part to the right of the line that shows your size.
  • See more instructions on reading diagrams under the heading “TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED”.

 

Row 21: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in next st until end of row, change colors according to the diagram, turn (= 56 (56) 56 (60) 60 (60) 64 (64) 64 st).

You’ve now crocheted the first row on the diagram.

Row 22 – 71: Repeat row 21, working row 2-7 on diagram once. Then repeat row 1-7 on diagram 6 times. Then repeat row 1-2 on diagram once.

 

  • Click to open chart in a new window to view a bigger version of the chart & to zoom. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

FINISHING:


When you’re finished crocheting you have 4 parts:

 

1.- Seam the shoulder part on the front together with the corresponding stitches from the back.

2.- Seam the arms to the front & back in a way that the middle of the arm is in line with the shoulder seam.

3.- Seam the sides & arms together.

 

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

NECKLINE:

Crocheted around the opening for the head.  Attach yarn in one shoulder seam.

 

Round 1: Crochet 1 round of dc stitches evenly spread out, sl st in 1st st made.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *FPdc 1 in next st, BPdc 1 in next st* repeat from *to* until end of round, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

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