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Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

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You’re going to love this free Crochet Sweater Pattern. It’s a lovely crochet garment for women in sizes XS to 5XL. 

The crochet sweater have set in sleeves, a beautiful neckline and split sides. 

With the side splits it’s a great pullover to wear as an outer garment, more like a crochet poncho. 

 

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Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

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THE YARN


To crochet this garment the suggested yarn is Heartland by Lion Brand yarn. It’s a worsted weight yarn, 100 % acrylic and comes in many beautiful colors. 

It gives a lot of warmth, which is perfect for a crochet sweater like this. 

 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

 

THE WAFFLE CROCHET SWEATER PATTERN


If you like crocheting garments, this crochet sweater pattern is a fun crochet project to make. 

In the end you’ll have a beautiful crochet pullover, with a classic look & fun details such as the side splits.  

The idea behind this sweater is a simple construction, with crochet pieces that are suitable for adventurous beginners. With the help of the how to crochet a sweater guide, you’ll easily be able to crochet the Waffle Sweater.

What makes a little more complex is the assembly, but with the step by step photo tutorial, it shouldn’t be an issue.

 

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


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Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

CROCHET SWEATER PATTERN – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Waffle Crochet Sweater pattern is a great crochet pullover for women. It comes in sizes from XS to 5XL, so you’ll easily find one that fits you well.

The sweater has a classic look, but with special features such as the side splits.

It’s an easy detailed crochet pattern.

 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


EASY

 

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:

Lion Brand Yarn  – Heartland in color Kings Canyon.

 

Yarn amount used: 

XS: 5 skeins / 638 g / 1034 m / 1130 yards

S: 5 skeins / 683 g / 1106 m / 1209 yards

M: 6 skeins / 752 g / 1219 m / 1333 yards

L: 6 skeins / 807 g / 1308 m / 1430 yards

XL: 7 skeins / 868 g / 1407 m / 1538 yards

2XL: 7 skeins / 940 g / 1523 m / 1666 yards

3XL: 8 skeins / 996 g / 1614 m / 1765 yards

4XL: 8 skeins / 1071 g / 1734 m / 1897 yards

5XL: 9 skeins / 1136 g / 1841 m / 2013 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 Medium Yarn.
  • 100 % Acrylic

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured over half double crochet stitches crocheted in rows:

12 stitches & 11 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

 

PATTERN 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 parenthesis like this: XS (S) M (L) XL (2X) 3X (4X) 5X. 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 the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

 

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Body: Adjust length by adding / reducing rows. For width, I recommend going up/down in size. 
  • Sleeve: Adjust length by adding / reducing rows. For circumference, I recommend going up/down in size. 

 

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ABBREVIATIONS:


BPdc = back post double crochet

Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

dc = double crochet

FPdc = front post double crochet

FSC = foundation single crochet stitch

Hdc = half double crochet (tutorial)

prev = previous

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

St = stitch (es)

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET STITCH (FSC):

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 2 st.

Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 3: Insert hook into previous “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches. *2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.

 

 

Tutorial:

https://joyofmotioncrochet.com/foundation-single-crochet/

 

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.

 

WAFFLE STITCH: 

Find a waffle stitch tutorial here

 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


FRONT AND BACK – HIP to BUST:

Make 2. 

 

FSC 67 (72) 79 (86) 93 (100) 105 (112) 119 st.

 

Row 1 (WS): Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 20 (21) 23 (25) 27 (29) 30 (32) 34 st, dc 1 in the next 25 (28) 31 (34) 37 (40) 43 (46) 49 st, hdc 1 in the next 21 (22) 24 (26) 28 (30) 31 (33) 35 st, turn (= 67 (72) 79 (86) 93 (100) 105 (112) 119 st).

Row 2 (RS): Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 20 (21) 23 (25) 27 (29) 30 (32) 34 st, *FPdc 1 in next st, dc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 (14) 15 times, FPdc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 21 (22) 24 (26) 28 (30) 31 (33) 35 st, turn (= 67 (72) 79 (86) 93 (100) 105 (112) 119 st).

Row 3: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 21 (22) 24 (26) 28 (30) 31 (33) 35 st, *dc 1 in next st, FPdc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 (14) 15 times, dc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 21 (22) 24 (26) 28 (30) 31 (33) 35 st, turn (= 67 (72) 79 (86) 93 (100) 105 (112) 119 st).

Row 4-37: Rep row 2-3. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn. Leave a long tail for seaming.

 

FRONT AND BACK – BUST to SHOULDER:

Worked directly on the front and back pieces.

 

Turn work from where you fastened off, you are now on the right side (RS). Count 10 (11) 13 (15) 17 (19) 20 (22) 24 st to skip, work first stitch into next stitch. 

 

Row 1: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 10 st, *FPdc 1 in next st, dc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 (14) 15 times, FPdc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 11 st, turn (= 47 (50) 53 (56) 59 (62) 65 (68) 71 st).

Row 2: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 10 st, *dc 1 in next st, FPdc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 (14) 15 times, dc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 11 st, turn (= 47 (50) 53 (56) 59 (62) 65 (68) 71 st).

Row 3- row 13 (14) 16 (17) 18 (20) 21 (23) 24: Rep row 1-2. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn. Leave a long tail for seaming.

 

SLEEVES – CUFF TO SHOULDER:

Make 2. 

 

FSC 26 (26) 28 (28) 30 (32) 34 (36) 38 st.

 

Row 1 (WS): Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 7 (7) 8 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 st, dc 1 in the next 10 st, hdc 1 in the next 8 (8) 9 (9) 10 (11) 12 (13) 14 st, turn (= 26 (26) 28 (28) 30 (32) 34 (36) 38 st).

Row 2 (RS): Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 7 (7) 8 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 st, *FPdc 1 in next st, dc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 2 times, FPdc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 8 (8) 9 (9) 10 (11) 12 (13) 14 st, turn (= 26 (26) 28 (28) 30 (32) 34 (36) 38 st).

Row 3: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 7 (7) 8 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 st, *dc 1 in next st, FPdc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 2 times, dc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 8 (8) 9 (9) 10 (11) 12 (13) 14 st, turn (= 26 (26) 28 (28) 30 (32) 34 (36) 38 st).

Row 4-6: Rep row 2-3, ending with a rep of row 2. 

Row 7: Hdc 2 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 7 (7) 8 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 st, *dc 1 in next st, FPdc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 2 times, dc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in each st until you have 1 st left, hdc 2 in last st, turn (= 28 (28) 30 (30) 32 (34) 36 (38) 40 st).

Row 8 – row 27 (31) 35 (43) 43 (47) 47 (51) 51: Rep row 4-7, 5 (6) 7 (9) 9 (10) 10 (11) 11 times. You will have 38 (40) 44 (48) 50 (54) 56 (60) 62 st total. Work waffle stitch in middle 10 st as established. 

 

Row 28 (32) 36 (44) 44 (48) 48 (52) 52: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 13 (14) 16 (18) 19 (21) 22 (24) 25 st, *FPdc 1 in next st, dc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 2 times, FPdc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 14 (15) 17 (19) 20 (22) 23 (25) 26 st, turn (= 38 (40) 44 (48) 50 (54) 56 (60) 62 st).

Row 29 (33) 37 (45) 45 (49) 49 (53) 53: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 13 (14) 16 (18) 19 (21) 22 (24) 25 st, *dc 1 in next st, FPdc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 2 times, dc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 14 (15) 17 (19) 20 (22) 23 (25) 26 st, turn (= 38 (40) 44 (48) 50 (54) 56 (60) 62 st).

Row 30 (34) 38 (46) 46 (50) 50 (54) 54 – row 55: Rep row 28 (32) 36 (44) 44 (48) 48 (52) 52 – row 29 (33) 37 (45) 45 (49) 49 (53) 53.

Fasten off & cut yarn. Leave a long tail for seaming.

 

 

SLEEVES – SHOULDER DETAILS:

Worked directly on both sleeves.

 

Turn work from where you fastened off, you are now on the right side (RS). Count 13 (14) 16 (18) 19 (21) 22 (24) 25 st to skip, work first stitch into next stitch. 

 

Row 1: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), *FPdc 1 in next st, dc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 2 times, FPdc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 1 st, turn (= 12 st).

Row 2: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), *dc 1 in next st, FPdc 1 in next 2 st*, rep from *to* 2 times, dc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 1 st, turn (= 12 st).

Row 3- row 8: Rep row 1-2. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn. Leave a long tail for seaming.

 

FINISHING & ASSEMBLY:


  1. When you’re finished crocheting you have 4 parts. Place them according to the photo below. 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

2. Seam shoulder seams and along top of sleeve as shown in photo below. 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

3. Fold sweater double, as shown in photo below. 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

4. Fold sides, as shown on left side of sweater, so 6 stitches on each side overlap. Do the same on both sides of seater. 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

5. Closeup of how its folded. Front piece is folded backwards and back piece is folded towards front. You can use stitch markers to hold it together while you seam.

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

6. Seam along top of folded piece on front, then on back. At the same time seam through corresponding part of sleeve. 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

7. Finish by seaming sleeves. 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

 

NECK COLLAR EDGING:

Worked in rounds with right side facing. 

Start in back corner so you can work over 12 stitches from sleeve. 

NOTE: Round 1 is made in an ordinary round, but I’ve split it into sections to make it more detailed and hopefully easy to follow. 

 

Round 1: Make slipknot. 

Across 1st sleeve: dc in 1st st, *FPdc in next st, BPdc2tog in the next 2 dc*, rep from *to* 2 times, FPdc in next st, dc in next st,

Across front: *FPdc in next st, BPdc2tog in the next 2 dc*, rep from *to* 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) 13 (14) 15 times, FPdc in next st,

Across 2nd sleeve: rep across 1st sleeve.

Across back: rep across front. 

Sl st in 1st dc (= 52 (56) 60 (64) 68 (72) 76 (80) 84 st).

 

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), *FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st*, rep from *to* until you have 1 st left, FPdc in the last st, sl st in 1st st (= 52 (56) 60 (64) 68 (72) 76 (80) 84 st).

Round 3-9: Rep round 2. 

 

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

Waffle Crochet Sweater Pattern

 

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