The Summer Crochet Sweater pattern is the perfect crochet pullover for the warmer season. It’s made with cotton yarn & you’ll keep cool with this amazing sweater.
The best thing about this crochet sweater pattern is the fact that it works up really fast, meaning you will be able to make it in just 1 weekend if you crochet a lot, or in just 1 week if you crochet a little each day.
This summer crochet sweater comes in sizes from S to 3XL & has a loose fit.
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To crochet this pullover I used a 100 % cotton yarn. You could essentially use any cotton yarn that’s marked 3 or dk.
THE PERFECT SUMMER CROCHET PROJECT
The Summer Crochet Sweater is a great pullover to bring on your summer vacation. Great with any summer wardrobe.
Personally I’ve used it a lot on colder summer nights, when I just need to cover my shoulders.
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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.
SUMMER CROCHET SWEATER – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
The Summer Crochet Sweater is a fun and easy summer crochet project.
The crochet pullover is constructed to be crocheted in two pieces from the bottom up. The sleeves are made as separate pieces & are attached at the end.
Find size options from S to 3XL, for this this loose fitting crochet sweater. Size adjustments included.
Size 6 mm / US: J – 10 / UK: 4
Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
Yarn amount used:
- 3 light yarn, DK yarn
- 100 % cotton
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
Measured with treble crochet stitch cluster crocheted in rows/rounds:
10 stitches & 4 rows per 10 cm / 4”.
- 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 6 sizes, where the different sizes is given in parenthesis like this: S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL). 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. It includes 1 start stitch.
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
- This pattern is written to have a normal fit & to be oversized around the hips.
- Take measurements to find the size that fits the best.
- Note: Any size adjustments affects yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.
- For all sizes: Best places to adjust length by adding or reducing rows are at the end. Alternatively evenly throughout between decreases.
- For all sizes: Skip increases to make the arm narrower.
- For all sizes: Increase more frequently in the same manner to make the arm wider.
- For all sizes: Best places to adjust length by adding or reducing rows are: After row 19.
- For all sizes: Adjust width by starting sweater with more/less stitches, added/reduced by 1 stitch at a time.
ch = chain(s)
cont = continue
DTCS = Double treble crochet stitch cluster
prev = previous
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
st = stitch(es)
tr = treble crochet
yo = yarn over
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
You will need to use chains, single crochet stitches, a start stitch & the double treble crochet stitch.
DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHET STITCH CLUSTER (DTCS):
2x yo draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops, 2x yo draw up a loop from same st, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops.
Ch 2, tr 1, made in 1st st & counts as 1st DTCS.
FRONT AND BACK PANEL:
Crocheted from the bottom up.
Ch 45 (55) 65 (75) 85 (95) st.
Row 1: Crochet sc in 3rd ch from hook (1st ch counts as last ch from prev row, 2nd ch counts as 1st sc of this row), sc 1 in all ch, turn (=44 (54) 64 (74) 84 (94) st).
Row 2: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in all st from prev row, turn (=44 (54) 64 (74) 84 (94) st).
Row 3: Rep row 2.
Row 4: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in all st, but decrease every 7th st, by working 1 DTCS in 2 st from prev row (see chart), turn (= 38 (47) 55 (64) 73 (81) st).
Row 5-6: Rep row 2 (= 38 (47) 55 (64) 73 (81) st).
Row 7: Rep row 4 (= 33 (41) 48 (55) 63 (70) st).
Row 8-27: Rep row 2 (= 33 (41) 48 (55) 63 (70) st).
Fasten off & cut yarn.
*Charts are available in the inexpensive pdf here.
Ch 13 (15) 17 (19) 21 (23) st loosely (IMPORTANT).
Row 1: Crochet sc in 3rd ch from hook (1st ch counts as last ch from prev row, 2nd ch counts as 1st sc of this row), sc 1 in all ch until end of row, turn (= 12 (14) 16 (18) 20 (22) st).
Row 2-3: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in all st until end of row, turn (= 12 (14) 16 (18) 20 (22) st).
Row 4: Increase 1 st in the beg of the row as follows: 1 start st, crochet 1 DTCS in first stitch, DTCS 1 in all st until end of row, turn (= 13 (15) 17 (19) 21 (23) st).
Row 5: Rep row 4 (=14 (16) 18 (20) 22 (24) st).
Row 6: Rep row 2-3 (=14 (16) 18 (20) 22 (24) st).
Row 7: Rep row 4 (=15 (17) 19 (21) 23 (25) st).
Row 8: Rep row 4 (=16 (18) 20 (22) 24 (26) st).
Row 9: Rep row 2-3 (=16 (18) 20 (22) 24 (26) st).
Row 10: Rep row 4 (=17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) st).
Row 11: Rep row 4 (=18 (20) 22 (24) 26 (28) st).
Row 12: Rep row 2-3 (=18 (20) 22 (24) 26 (28) st).
Row 13: Rep row 4 (= 19 (21) 23 (25) 27 (29) st).
Row 14: Rep row 4 (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28 (30) st).
Row 15-19: Rep row 2-3 (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28 (30) st).
Fasten off & cut yarn.
- Seam the the Sweater (A in diagram), front and back with 10-18 stitches.
- Place the sleeves so it lines up with the shoulder seams & seam the sleeves to the front and back (D in diagram).
- Seam the underarm and sides of the sweater (B & C in diagram).
- Fasten threads & weave in ends.
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