The Webwork Cardigan - Free Crochet Sweater Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern Summer Cardigan - Megmade with Love

***For the PDF version of this pattern, click HERE. Great for easy printing! Scroll down into the post for the free version***

Alright… I know I always say the designs I just release are my new favorite, but I’m being really REALLY serious this time (as opposed to just really serious). I’m happy to share with you The Webwork Cardigan, an open-front top that’s airy and comfy. And perhaps the best part? The fun diamond-weblike stitch pattern… It’s such a great warm weather garment I think you’ll DEF need in your closet.

Free Crochet Sweater Pattern - Megmade with Love

This cardigan is available in three different sizes: S/M, L/XL and PLUS. The fitting is incredibly forgiving and meant to be oversized.

Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love
Megmade with Love

While the stitch pattern may look a little intimidating, I found once I worked the row sequence a couple of times I didn’t even need to think much about it at all. It’s very easy to get the hang of it in my opinion. That said, though, I’d probably rate this pattern at an intermediate/advanced skill level. I did provide a stitch chart for visual assistance that I think will help greatly!

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The sweater height and sleeve length are customizable, which is cool if you’d like it to be shorter/longer depending on your height. I also thought this piece even looked great without the sleeves!

Free Crochet Pattern - Webwork Summer Cardigan - Megmade with Love

Hope you love The Webwork Cardigan as much as I do. It’s such a unique piece for warmer weather and if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to throw it on over everything!

***For the PDF version of this pattern, click HERE. Great for easy printing! Scroll down for the free version***

What you’ll need:

-Fingering weight (category 1 superfine) yarn (see Notes for yardage), I used Loops & Threads Woolike in color Charcoal (linked here)
-3.5 mm E hook
-yarn needle
-sewing pins, optional

Abbreviations:

ch=chain, dc=double crochet, sk=skip, 3dcg=three double crochet group (three double crochets worked in designated stitch/space), 2dcg=two double crochet group (two double crochets worked in designated stitch/space), sc=single crochet, tch=turn chain, sp=space

Gauge:

24 dc and 14 rows = 4” square

Notes:

SMALL/MEDIUM
42” bust, 24” long
1550 yards of fingering weight yarn

LARGE/XLARGE
48” bust, 25” long
1825 yards of fingering weight yarn

PLUS
54” bust, 26” long
2100 yards of fingering weight yarn

-the tch at the beginning of each row count as a dc, if it’s paired with another dc it will be counted as a 2dcg

-cardigan is worked up in 3 panels (two front panels, and a back), plus two sleeves

-you can add or subtract rows on each of the panels if you’d like to customize the length of the sweater. Same goes for the sleeves. If you add rows to the panels, this will throw off the row count for sewing up the sides to create the sleeve hole. You’ll need to add/subtract the amount of rows you worked to the row number specified for your size.

-the design is very forgiving in terms of sizing, it’s pretty oversized— not fitted. It has an open front, and 3/4 length sleeves

-pattern is INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

-below is a stitch chart I drew up to give you a visual of the pattern you’re doing— it’s really easy to get the hang of once you get into it. The chart below is condensed, showing less stitches than the actual sweater panels, it is just an example to help you visualize. Refer to the written pattern for how many chains will be worked for each panel and size.

Crochet Stitch Chart - Megmade with Love

Pattern:

Back Panel:

——--SMALL/MEDIUM———

ch 136

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 36 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 91 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 30 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 7 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 22 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 21 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 16 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 35 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 8 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 49 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 16 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 35 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 22 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 21 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 30 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 7 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 36 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 91 ch)

Rows 10-81) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 82-84) repeat rows 2-4 consecutively

-finish off

——--LARGE/XLARGE———

ch 154

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 6 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 5 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 42 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 91 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 6 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 6 times, dc into top tch (total: 36 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 7 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 28 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 21 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, dc into top tch (total: 22 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 35 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp in between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 14 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 49 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, dc into top tch (total: 22 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 35 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 28 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 21 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, dc into top tch (total: 36 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 7 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 42 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 91 ch)

Rows 10-81) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 82-88) repeat rows 2-8 consecutively

-finish off

——--PLUS———

ch 172

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 7 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 46 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 117 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 7 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 38 3dcg, 2 dc, 108 ch, 9 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 7 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 28 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 108 ch, 27 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 7 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 20 3dcg, 2 dc, 108 ch, 45 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 7 more times, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 10 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 108 ch, 63 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 20 3dcg, 2 dc, 108 ch, 45 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 28 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 108 ch, 27 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 38 3dcg, 2 dc, 108 ch, 9 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 46 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 117 ch)

Rows 10-89) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 90-92) repeat rows 2-4 consecutively

-finish off


Front Panels (make two)

——--SMALL/MEDIUM———

ch 64

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 39 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 14 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 3 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 10 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 9 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 8 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 15 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last groups (total: 4 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 21 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 8 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 15 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 10 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 9 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 14 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 3 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 39 ch)

Rows 10-81) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 82-84) repeat rows 2-4 consecutively

-finish off

——--LARGE/XLARGE———

ch 73

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 5 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 19 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 39 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 6 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 17 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 3 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 9 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 11 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 15 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last groups (total: 7 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 21 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 11 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 15 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 9 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 17 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 3 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 19 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 39 ch)

Rows 10-81) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 82-88) repeat rows 2-8 consecutively

-finish off

——--PLUS———

ch 82

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 21 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 18 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 10 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 5 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 28 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 10 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 18 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 21 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Rows 10-89) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 90-92) repeat rows 2-4 consecutively

-finish off


Sleeves (make two)

——--SMALL/MEDIUM———

ch 82

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 21 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 18 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 10 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 5 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 28 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 10 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 18 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 21 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Rows 10-25) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 26-32) repeat rows 2-8 consecutively

-finish off


——-LARGE/XLARGE——-

ch 91

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 5 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 24 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 6 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 21 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 13 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 8 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 28 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 13 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 21 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 24 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Rows 10-25) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 26-32) repeat rows 2-8 consecutively

-finish off


——--PLUS———

ch 100

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 3 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 26 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 65 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 3 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 22 3dcg, 2 dc, 60 ch, 5 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 3 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 60 ch, 15 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 3 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 12 3dcg, 2 dc, 60 ch, 25 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 3 more times, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 6 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 60 ch, 35 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 3 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 12 3dcg, 2 dc, 60 ch, 25 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 3 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 60 ch, 15 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 3 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 22 3dcg, 2 dc, 60 ch, 5 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 3 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 26 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 65 ch)

Rows 10-25) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 26-32) repeat rows 2-8 consecutively

-finish off

Assembly:

Once all pieces are complete you’re ready to assemble the sweater. First grab your back panel and two front panels.

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You will lay your front panels on top of the back panel like shown in the photo above. Line the front panels along the outside edges of the back panel. You can pin them together to keep the panels from shifting around.

*****For size LARGE/XLARGE : make sure the sides that have more 3dcg groups match up on the outsides

To sew the front panels to the back panel you will sew along the very edges using a whip stitch (make sure to not sew too tightly!). Sew along each side starting at the bottom and work up to designated row for each size:

for size SMALL/MEDIUM: sew up through row 61
for size LARGE/XLARGE: sew up through row 58
for size PLUS: sew up through row 55

After the sides are sewn, you will sew along the top edges of the panels using the same technique. Start on the outside and sew inward, and stop when you reach the other side of the front panel. Sew along the top of each front panel, connecting them to the back panel. There will be two arm holes on the top sides where you didn’t sew.

Once you’re finished sewing, this side of the sweater is now considered the “wrong side”

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Next you’ll grab one of your sleeves. Fold it over, two sides together. You can pin it together to keep from shifting while sewing.

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Then you will sew using the same technique from the body, along the very edges of the open side (shown in photo above). Once sewn, the side facing out is now the wrong side of the sleeve.

Repeat for the other sleeve.

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Next you will sew your sleeve onto your body piece. With the body piece wrong side out still, and the sleeve turned right side out, slip your sleeve into the armhole of the body piece like shown in the photo above.

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You will line up the bottom side of the sleeve (row 1) with the armhole of the body piece and you will also match up the seam of the sleeve to where the armpit of the body piece is. You can pin the two together to keep from shifting while sewing. Then, holding the body piece and sleeve like in the photo above, you will work a whip stitch along the very edges just like the rest of the garment (again, keep tension loose!). Sew all the way around the sleeve + body piece.

Repeat instructions for the other sleeve.

Weave in all ends. You could even add some fringe or tassels to the edges if you’d like!

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And with that, The Webwork Cardigan is complete. This garment is a special one, and I hope it makes it’s way into your closet. :) If you make one yourself, do please share with me over on Instagram!

Happy hookin’!
Meg

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Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

***You can find the PDF version of this pattern in my shop by clicking HERE. Great for easy printing!***

The jute is baaaaackkkkk! And today it's in the form of a cute little circle purse. For some reason I like to put my hands through torture by working with jute, but every time it is 100% worth it because the results are so rustic and unique! I think you GOTTA make this summer staple :)

Free Crochet Pattern for the Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

I'm sure you've seen all the cool straw-like circle bags circulating the internet recently-- they're really in style this summer! And it makes me happy because they look so cute with any outfit. Especially paired with a swimsuit, shorts and your favorite sunnies. :) If you're anything like me, this is the perfect bag because you can just toss the essentials in, like your wallet and keys (and of course a snack for your toddler haha), and you're set.

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

Since this pattern calls for such thick jute, it makes for a very easy, weekend project. And I chose the 5mm jute because I wanted a really structured bag (even though it still has some "move" to it). I chose to spray it with heavy starch to add a little extra stiffness to it-- I talk about this in the pattern below.

It's worked up in two circles, plus a bottom-- it also features a button-closure on the top that is simple and cute! The cross body handle was actually recycled from an older purse, but you could totally find some unique straps at a thrift store-- or even crochet your own! Craft stores also sell lots of options.

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

Since jute can be such a pain to work with, I thought I'd leave a few tips below on how to make working with it a bit easier...

A few tips for working with jute:

-try holding the yarn a different way for more comfort. For some reason, it's easier for the jute to glide through my hand when it's wrapped around my pointer finger as opposed to my pinky-- which is how I usually hold it. I'd just suggest trying different ways of holding it to see what feels best to you. I held it very loosely because it was too much on my hands to have a tight grip.

-I've had some people say they've used gloves while working with it. It's worth a shot if your skin is sensitive!

-take breaks. I usually have to take breaks to give my hands a rest after working with jute for awhile. 

-jute can be messy-- leaving little particles of the fibers when you work with it. Just be aware of that, in case you work with it in a place you'd rather not get messy.

Overall: yes, jute is hard to work with-- but the way it looks all worked up is so cool to me. I feel like it's worth it! But that's just my opinion :) Now for the jute purse pattern...

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

(PDF version HERE)

What you'll need:

-5 mm thick jute (This is a very thick jute-- I used this 900 ft roll of Natural Jute from Hobby Lobby [link here], use a 40% off coupon!)
-15mm crochet hook
-button for top closure (I would suggest using a "shank" type button)
-purse handles (I just used some I already had off an old purse-- they had clip-on clasps that I just attached to the sides. You could sew some on or even crochet your own! Also consider thrifting an older purse and taking off the handles.)
-needle and thread
-heavy starch (I used "Faultless" brand)

Dimensions:

Circle circumference is about 11.5 inches

Abbreviations:

ch=chain, st(s)= stitch(es), sc=single crochet, BLO=back loop only, FLO=front loop only, sl=slip, 2sc= work two single crochet in one stitch

Notes:

-jute can be really rough on the hands, and hard to work with. Since this project is so small, I found it was worth the little bit of struggle!

-chains at beginning of rounds/rows do not count as stitches

-first st of each round is worked into the same sc you joined to in the previous row with a sl st

-you will crochet the purse in two pieces-- two circles, and one of them will have the purse bottom. The circles have two sides that look different, I thought they both looked cute, but decided to face the "rougher" side out!

-I wove in all my ends with a crochet hook since the jute was so thick, just a tip!

Pattern:

-First Circle-

Round 1) Make magic circle, ch 1, work 10 sc into circle, join to back loop of first sc with sl st (10 total sts)

Round 2) ch 1, work 2 sc into BLO of each st around, join to back loop of first sc with sl st (20 total sts)

Round 3) ch 1, sc into BLO of each st around, join to back loop of first sc with sl st (20 total sts)

Round 4) ch 1, (2sc, sc) into BLO of each st around, join to back loop of first sc with sl st (30 total sts)

Round 5) ch 1, sc into BLO of each st around, join to back loop of first sc with sl st (30 total sts)

Round 6)  ch 1, (2sc, sc, sc) into BLO of each st around, join to back loop of first sc with sl st (40 total sts) 

-finish off

-Second Circle-

Rounds 1-6) repeat instructions from first circle

-do not finish off, you will now start working the purse bottom, you're working it attached to this second circle

-Purse Bottom-

7) ch 1, sc into BLO of 28 sts (you could easily customize this number to how far up you'd like the purse bottom to come) (28 total sts, and for the remainder of purse bottom)

8) ch 1, turn, sc into FLO of 28 sts just worked in previous step

9) ch 1, turn, sc into BLO of 28 sts just worked in previous step

-finish off and leave a very long end to sew the two pieces together.

**At this point, I decided to starch my two pieces. I did so by lying them flat on the cement outside and sprayed both sides generously and then let them dry outside (still on a flat surface). This really helped stiffen them up so the bag would be more structured. Keep spraying and letting them dry until they are to your desired stiffness. You will also need to decide which side you would like to be the outside of your purse, and adjust your purse bottom accordingly. I decided to go "bumpy" side out, as opposed to the side with the rings on it (below photo shows the two different sides).

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

Above is a photo of the two circles complete-- the one on the right has the purse bottom attached. After you've starched them to your liking you are ready to sew them together.

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

Since this jute is so darn thick, I chose to "sew" them with a crochet hook. Using the extra long tail from your circle, whip stitch the edge of the first circle to the open edge of the purse bottom. 

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

Continue all the way along the purse bottom until you reach the other side, and then finish off and weave in your ends.

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

Now you're ready for the button closure of the purse. I used these cool wood beads I saw at Walmart-- I wanted something simple and rustic looking.

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Sew on your button onto the very top middle of your purse with needle and thread. I put mine about 3/4 inch from the top. 

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

Next for the closure, cut a piece of jute that is 6 inches long, depending on how big your button is and where you place it, you may need to adjust the length. This will go on the INSIDE of the other circle, and will loop around your button to secure the top of your purse.

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

Fold the little piece of jute in half to create a loop. Like previously mentioned you are placing it on the inside of the other circle, at the top middle. Adjust it until it fits snugly around your button and to your liking.

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love

Then you will sew the two ends to the purse, wrapping around them (see photo above). For this part I decided to use a thin jute string because I didn't want string to show on the opposite side. Continue sewing until your loopy-piece is extra secure. You could super glue ends to prevent fraying if you wanted to!

After your closure pieces are sewn on, all you need to do is attach your handles and your cute jute purse is complete :)

Free Crochet Pattern for The Cute Jute Purse - Megmade with Love

Do please share with me over on Insta if you make one of these for yourself! I think it'd be perfect for your summer vacay :)

As always, happy hookin' friends,
Meg

Free Crochet Pattern for the Cute Jute Circle Purse - Megmade with Love