Summer sweater crochet pattern

Women's sweater crochet pattern

Sweater crochet patternMATERIALS

Sirdar Cotton DK, 100% cotton, 100g/212m/232yds

Shade: Sundance 507 x 5 (5, 6, 6, 8, 9) balls

4.5mm hook

YARN ALTERNATIVES

This pattern will also work well in Sirdar Calico DK, Ella DK, Country Style DK, Wash 'n' Wear Double Crepe DK, Americana DK and Summer Stripes DK. If substituting do check tension though as amounts may vary.

TENSION

Work 17 sts and 10 rows in Honeycomb Trellis and Treble pattern to measure 10 x 9cm/4 x 3 3/4in using 4.5mm hook or size required to obtain correct tension.

Work 17 sts and 6 rows in Honeycomb pattern to measure 10 x 4cm/4 x 1 1/2in using 4.5mm hook or size required to obtain correct tension.

BACK AND FRONT

Both alike

Using 4.5mm hook make 77 (87, 97, 102, 112, 122)ch.

Foundation Row: (WS) 1tr into third ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end, turn - 76 (86, 96, 101, 111, 121)tr.

Row 1: 2ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr into each tr to end, turn.

Rows 2 & 3: As row 1.

Row 4: 1ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into next tr, * 5ch, miss 2tr, 1dc into each of next 3tr; rep from * to last 4tr, 5ch, miss 2tr, 1dc into each of next 2tr, turn.

Row 5: 1ch, * miss 1dc, 5dc into next 5ch-sp, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 6: 6ch (counts as 1dtr, 2ch), miss next dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc, * 5ch, miss 3dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc; rep from * to last 2dc, 2ch, 1dtr into last dc, turn.

Row 7: 1ch, 2dc into next 2ch-sp, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, * 5dc into next 5ch-sp, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc; rep from * to last 2ch-sp, 2dc into 2ch-sp, 1dc into last dtr, turn.

Row 8: 1ch, 1dc into next dc, * 5ch, miss 3dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc; rep from * to last 5 sts, 5ch, miss 3dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn.

Row 9: 1ch, * 5dc into next 5ch-sp, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 10: 2ch, * 1tr into each of next 5dc, miss 1dc; rep from * to last 5dc, 1tr into each of last 5dc, turn.

Rows 1-10 set patt.

Keeping continuity of patt as set (throughout) cont without shaping until work measures approximately 31 (31, 37, 37, 46, 46)cm/12 (12, 14 1/2, 14 1/2, 18, 18)in, ending with row 2 (2, 10, 10, 10, 10) of patt.

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Next Row: Sl st to 6th (6th, 6th, 11th, 11th, 11th)tr, 2ch, patt to last 5 (5, 5, 10, 10, 10)tr, turn - 67 (77, 82, 82, 92, 102) sts.

Cont without shaping until armholes measure approximately 19 (19, 22, 22, 28, 28)cm/8 (8, 9, 9, 11, 11)in, ending with row 3 (3, 3, 3, 1, 1) of patt.

Fasten off.

SLEEVES

Both alike

Using 4.5mm hook make 37 (37, 37, 42, 42, 42)ch.

Foundation Row: (WS) 1dc into second ch from hook, 1dc into each ch to end, turn - 36 (36, 36, 41, 41, 41)dc.

Next Row: 1ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each dc to end.

Next Row: (WS) 1ch, 1dc into next dc, * 5ch, miss 2dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc; rep from * to last 4dc, 5ch, miss 2dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn - 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) 5ch-sps.

Row 1: 1ch (counts as 1dc), * miss 1dc, 5dc into next 5ch-sp, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 2: 6ch (counts as 1dtr, 2ch), miss next dc, * 1dc into each of next 3dc, 5ch, miss next 3dc; rep from * to last 5dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dtr into last dc, turn.

Row 3: 1ch, 2dc into next 2ch-sp, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, * miss 1dc, 5dc into next 5ch-sp, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc; rep from * to last 2ch-sp, miss 1dc, 2dc into 2ch-sp, 1dc into fourth of 6ch, turn.

Row 4: 1ch, 1dc into next dc, * 5ch, miss 3dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc; rep from * to last 5dc, 5ch, miss 3dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn.

Rows 1-4 set patt.

Rep rows 1-4 once more.

SHAPING

Row 1: As row 1 of patt.

**Row 2: 9ch (counts as 1dtr, 5ch) miss 1dc, patt to last 2dc, 5ch, miss 1dc, 1dtr into last dc, turn.

Row 3: 1ch, 5dc into next 5ch-sp, patt to last 5ch-sp, 5dc into 5ch-sp, 1dc into last dtr, turn.

Row 4: 6ch, miss 1dc, patt to last 2dc, 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dtr into last dc, turn.

Row 5: 1ch, 2dc into next 2ch-sp, patt to last 2ch-sp, 2dc into 2ch-sp, 1dc into dtr, turn.

Row 6: 1ch, 1dc into next dc, 5ch, patt to last 5dc, 5ch, miss 3dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn.

Row 7: 1ch, miss 1dc, 5dc into next 5ch-sp, patt to end, turn.

Rep rows 4-7 once ** then rep from ** to ** twice more, then rep rows 2-6 once more - 11 (11, 11, 12, 12, 12) 5ch-loops.

Cont without shaping until sleeve measures approximately 46 (46, 46, 48, 48, 48)cm/18 (18, 18, 19, 19, 19)in, ending with row 1 (1, 1, 3, 3, 3) of patt, place a marker at each end of last row. Work four rows more in patt as set at beg of sleeves, ending with row 1 (1, 1, 3, 3, 3) of patt.

SHAPE SLEEVE TOP

Sizes XS, S and M only

Row 1: Sl st to fourth st, 6ch (counts as 1dtr, 2ch-sp), miss next 3dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc, patt to last 8 sts, 2ch, miss next 3dc, 1dtr into next dc, turn.

Row 2: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 1dc into next dc, 5dc into next 5ch-sp, patt to last 8 sts, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, 1dc into 2ch-sp, turn.

Row 3: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 1dc into each of next 2dc, patt to last 4dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn.

Row 4: Sl st to third st, 1ch, patt to last 3dc, 1dc into next dc, turn.

Row 5: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 1dc into next dc, 5ch, miss next 3dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc, patt to last 7dc, 5ch, miss next 3dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn.

Row 6: Sl st to second st, sl st into 5ch-sp, 4dc into same 5ch-sp, miss 1dc, patt to last 5ch-sp, 4dc into last 5ch-sp, turn.

Row 7: Sl st to second st, patt to last 4dc, 5ch, miss next 3dc, 1dc into next dc, turn.

Row 8: Sl st to second st, 3dc into same 5ch-sp, patt to last 5ch-sp, 3dc into last 5ch-sp, turn.

Row 9: Sl st to second st, 5ch miss next 3dc, patt to last 4 sts, 5ch, miss next 3dc, 1dc into next dc.

Fasten off.

Sizes L, XL and 2XL only

Row 1: Sl st to fourth st, 1ch, 1dc into each of next 3dc, 5ch, patt to last 7 sts, 5ch, miss next 3dc, 1dc into next 4dc, turn.

Row 2: Sl st to third st, 1ch, * 5dc into next 5ch-sp, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, miss 1dc; rep from * to last 5ch-sp, 5dc into ch-sp, 1dc into next st, turn.

Row 3: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 1dc into next dc, 5ch, miss next 3dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc, patt to last 7 sts, 5ch, miss next 3dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn.

Row 4: Sl st across 1dc, sl st into next 2ch, 1ch, 3dc into same ch-sp, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, 5dc into next ch-sp, patt to last 5ch-sp, 3dc into same ch-sp, turn.

Row 5: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 1dc into next 4dc, 5ch, miss next 3dc, 1dc into each of next 3dc, patt to last 4 sts, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn.

Row 6: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 5dc into next ch-sp, patt to last 5ch-sp, 5dc into 5ch-sp, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn.

Row 7: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 5ch, miss next 3dc, patt to last 5 sts, 5ch, miss next 3dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn.

Row 8: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 3dc into same ch-sp, miss next dc, 1dc into next dc, patt to last 5ch-sp, 3dc into last ch-sp, turn.

Row 9: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 1dc into each of next 4dc, 5ch, miss next 3dc, 5ch, 1dc into each of next 4dc, turn.

Row 10: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 5dc into next 5ch-sp, miss next dc, 1dc into next dc, 5dc into next 5ch-sp, 1dc into each of next 2dc, turn.

Row 11: Sl st to third st, 1ch, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 5ch, 1dc into next 3dc.

Fasten off.

MAKING UP

Join shoulder seams leaving approximately 26 (27, 27, 29, 29, 29)cm/10 1/4 (10 3/4, 10 3/4, 11 1/2, 11 1/2, 11 1/2)in at centre of neck.

Fold sleeves in half lengthways and placing folds to shoulder seams, sew sleeves in position. Join side and sleeve seams.

Pin out garment to the measurements given.

Cover with damp cloths and leave until dry.

Measurements

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