Sweaters

Every fiber artist has dreamed of the perfect crochet sweater. Cozy up with Crochet Me as we discuss alternate finishing options, offer advice on the best yarn to use, show you the latest fashion trends, and so much more.

Kimono Wrap

Kimono Wrap

Go There Now This kimono-style cardigan adds easy coverage and warmth to jeans and a tee or a spring dress. Wear open or belt with a bright scarf. Designer Rebecca Velasquez Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Superwash (100% superwash wool; 284 yd [259 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #830 steel cut oats, 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls. Hook U.S. size G/6 (4…

Bluebell Bolero

Bluebell Bolero

Go There Now This easy-wearing bolero features openwork around the perimeter. Worked in chunky yarn, it crochets up quickly, so you can whip it up when the late-spring cold front comes through. Designer Lisa Gentry Yarn Patons Shetland Chunky (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 148 yd [135 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #78134 new royal, 7 (9, 11) skeins. Hook U.S. size K/10½ (6.5 mm) crochet…

Rose Shell

Rose Shell

Go There Now Made in linen to soften with time, this tee-style sweater showcases a soft, open fan pattern that can be dressed up or down. Before slip-stitching the shoulders together, try it on to decide how wide to leave the neck opening— enough to drape or enough to slip a little shoulder out? Designer…

Abalone Tunic

Abalone Tunic

Go There Now Be a beautiful rebel in this tunic reminiscent of peasant tops and granny squares, updated to an elegant Bohemian style. Designer Lorna Miser Yarn used Brown Sheep Serendipity Tweed (60% cotton, 40% wool; 210 yd [192 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #ST48 Denim Aster, 4 skeins. Hook U.S. size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain…

Puffball Cardigan

Puffball Cardigan

Go There Now Lacy connections join motifs and partial motifs to create a substantial yet airy bolero perfect for the fickle weather of spring. Clever side closures give a slightly tailored touch to this curvy, feminine garment. Designer: Robyn Chachula Yarn used: Berroco Vintage DK (52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon; 290 yd [266 m]/3½ oz [100 g]):…

Verdant Vest

Verdant Vest

Go There Now Bold graphics and nature merge in this piece that evokes for the designer a resting bird with its wings folded on its back. A subtle graphic detail accents the center back, and grid ribbing folds forward for the front panels. DESIGNER  Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby FINISHED SIZE 31½ (35¼ , 38¼ , 41½ , 45, 48¼ , 51¾ , 55)” bust…

Influx Pullover

Influx Pullover

Go There Now Inspired by the designer’s favorite winter sweater, this pullover is soft, boxy, and comfy. The starting point is the oversize cowl, worked sideways. The pullover is worked from the cowl down, split at the underarm. The body and sleeves are worked in several simple but distinctive stitch patterns. DESIGNER: Anastasia Popova FINISHED SIZE: 38 (41¾ , 45½ , 52½ , 56¼ )”…

Seaside Sweater Crochet Pattern

Seaside Sweater

Go There Now Inspired by the simple lines and overlapping panels of Japanese kimono wraps, this sweater is worked and seamed using only two pieces—a front and a back. The bottom half is constructed using a slimming vertical ripple pattern. The upper half is worked in a contrasting box pattern. A playful decorative button tab joins the halves. DESIGNER Daniela Nii FINISHED SIZE 34 (38, 42,…

Prairiefire Vest Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Prairiefire Vest

Go There Now A play on the classic “puffy” worn in winter, this vest is light on bulk and heavy on elegance. Made in strips, the vest is worked twenty stitches at a time and joined as you go for a custom fit. A Tunisian variant makes the fabric light and fluid, and the simple shape is flattering. A nifty border encases…

Tunisian Crochet Houndstooth Coat

Houndstooth Coat

Go There Now This remarkable coat is worked in a houndstooth pattern with a solid bottom edge. The generous hood and easy fit lets you wear your favorite sweater underneath on a cold day. DESIGNER Moon Eldridge FINISHED SIZE 40 (46, 52, 58, 64)” bust circumference, overlapped. Garment shown measures 40″, modeled with 8″ ease. YARN Berroco Vintage (52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon;…