302 – Warm Crochet Top-Down Sweater with Sleeves

302 – Warm Crochet Top-Down Sweater with Sleeves

You can see Step by step instructions and a video tutorial on how to crochet a warm top-down sweater with sleeves. You can easily customize a sweater to your liking.

Be sure to check out my YouTube Tutorial Video.

 

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You will need:
I used 10 balls of yarn (500 g / 1000 m / 1090 yds)
Ball Weight: 50g (medium)
Yarn Length: 100 m (109 yds)
Hook Size 5 mm (US 8)
Hook Size 4 mm (US 6)

Size: M
Width = 46 cm / 18 in Length = 47 cm / 18.5 in

Terminology:
st – stitch
sl.st – slip stitch
Rnd / Row – round / row
CH – chain stitch
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet (yarn over the hook once)
Crossed st – 2 crossed DC (Skip stitch and make DC in the next stitch. Then, make DC in the skipped stitch working behind the previous stitch.)
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet

Instructions:

First, I’m going to make an edge around the neck
Edge around the neck
Ribbed pattern

Hook Size 4 mm (US 6)

To begin make 10 chains.
Row 1: skip chain and make SC entire row. Total 9 SC. Turn your work.
Rows 2 – 90: CH; make SC in the back loops entire row; Total 9 SC
Sew first and the last row with yarn and sewing needle.

Now, we’re going to crochet around the edges neck (body of sweater)

Hook Size 5 mm (US 8)

You must have an even number of stitches.

Rnd 1: I will make double crochet stitches (DC). One row one loop (90 rows = 90 DC stitches), but we’re going to add 18 more stitches in this, first row. How to do this?
CH 3 (as first st), DC into the first st, DC 4, *DC 2 in the one st, DC 4 *repeat entire row; join with a slip stitch (sl.st.) Total 108 sts.
Rnd 2: CH2 (don’t count as a loop), Crossed st (Skip a stitch, and make DC in the next stitch. Then, make DC in the skipped stitch working behind the previous stitch.) Repeat this process the entire row. Total 54 crossed stitches. Join with a slip stitch.
Rnd 3: CH one, SC entire row. Total 108 SC sts. Join with sl.st.
Rnd 4: we’re going to add 18 more stitches in this row.
CH 3 (as first st), DC into the first st, DC 5, *DC 2 in the one st, DC 5 *repeat entire row; join with a slip stitch (sl.st.) Total 126 sts.
Rnd 5: CH2 (don’t count as a loop), Crossed st (Skip stitch, and make DC in the next stitch. Then, make DC in the skipped stitch working behind the previous stitch.) Repeat this process the entire row. Total 63 crossed stitches. Join with sl.st.
Rnd 6: CH one, SC entire row. Total 126 SC sts. Join with sl.st.

Rows 4 – 6 = Pattern
Repeat the pattern with the addition of stitches in rows 7, 10 and 13.

Rnd 7: we’re going to add 18 more stitches in this row.
CH 3 (as first st), DC into the first st, DC 6, *DC 2 in the one st, DC 6 *repeat entire row; join with a slip stitch (sl.st.) Total 144 sts.
Rnd 8: CH2 (don’t count as a loop), Crossed sts entire row. Repeat this process the entire row. Total 72 crossed stitches. Join with sl.st.
Rnd 9: CH one, SC entire row. Total 144 SC sts. Join with sl.st.
Rnd 10: we’re going to add 18 more stitches in this row.
CH 3 (as first st), DC into the first st, DC 7, *DC 2 in the one st, DC 7 *repeat entire row; join with a slip stitch (sl.st.) Total 162 sts.
Rnd 11: CH2 (don’t count as a loop), Crossed sts entire row. Repeat this process the entire row. Total 81 crossed stitches. Join with sl.st.
Rnd 12: CH one, SC entire row. Total 162 SC sts. Join with sl.st.
Rnd 13: we’re going to add 18 more stitches in this row.
CH 3 (as first st), DC into the first st, DC 8, *DC 2 in the one st, DC 8 *repeat entire row; join with a slip stitch (sl.st.) Total 180 sts.
Rnd 14: CH2 (don’t count as a loop), Crossed sts entire row. Repeat this process the entire row. Total 90 crossed stitches. Join with sl.st.
Rnd 15: CH one, SC entire row. Total 180 SC sts. Join with sl.st.

Rnds 16 – 18: Repeat pattern without adding stitches.
Rnds 16: CH 3 (as first st), DC entire row. Total 180 sts.
Rnd 17: CH 2 (don’t count as a loop), Crossed sts entire row.
Rnd 18: CH one, SC entire row. Total 180 SC sts.

 

 

We have 180 stitches
Mark the front and back parts.
Front – 60 stitches
Back – 60 stitches
Shoulders – 30 stitches

If you need a different size, make more or fewer rounds.
If you make a larger size, continue to adding stitches.
Also, make more rows, on the back pieces and you can add more chains under your arm.
You must have an even number of stitches.

Back
Make 3 rows.
Row 1:  CH 3 (first st), DC entire row. Total 60 sts.
Row 2: CH 2 (don’t count as a loop), Crossed sts entire row.
Row 3: CH one, SC entire row. Total 60 SC sts.

Connect the front and back parts with 15 chains on both sides.
Now we continue to work in a circle.

Rnd 1:  CH 3 (first st), DC entire row. Total 150 sts (front/60sts + 15sts + back/60sts + 15sts = 150 sts)
Rnd 2: CH2 (don’t count as a loop), Crossed sts entire row. Total 75 crossed sts. Join with sl.st
Rnd 3: CH one, SC entire row. Total 150 SC sts. Join with sl.st.
Pattern = Rnds 1 – 3
Rnds 4 – 18 = Repeat pattern

Rnd 19 = CH 3 (first st), DC entire row. Total 150 sts

If you want, you can make more rows to make the blouse longer.

Bottom edging

Rnds 1 – 5 = Ribbed pattern (Alternate between FPDC and BPDC)
Rnds 2 – 5: Hook Size 4 mm (US 6)

If you want, you can make more rows to make the bottom edging longer.

Sleeves

Hook Size 5 mm (US 8)

Rnd 1:  CH 3 (first st), DC entire row. Total 50 sts.
Rnd 2: CH2 (don’t count as a loop), Crossed sts entire row. Total 25 crossed sts. Join with sl.st
Rnd 3: CH one, SC entire row. Total 50 SC sts. Join with sl.st.
Pattern = Rnds 1 – 3
Rnds 4 – 32 = Repeat pattern
Rnd 33: Decrease the number of stitches by ten in this row.
CH one, SC in the next 3 sts; SC2tog, *SC 3, SC2tog *repeat entire row; Total 40 SC sts. Join with sl.st.
Rnd 34:  CH 3 (first st), DC entire row. Total 40 sts.

Sleeve edging

Hook Size 4 mm (US 6)

Ribbed pattern (Alternate between FPDC and BPDC)

Make ribbed stitches. Alternate between FPDC and BPDC
Make 18 rows
If you want, you can make more rows to make the sleeve edging longer.

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