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 - Retro Stripes Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern - Retro Stripes Sweater - Megmade with Love

***You can find the PDF version of this pattern by clicking HERE. Great for easy printing! For the free pattern scroll down into the post.***

I’m pretty dern happy to bring you the latest sweater pattern! It’s cool, cozy and got all of those fun throwback vibes. It’s definitely a beginner-friendly sweater—body worked up in one piece and completely made up of half double crochets!

Free Crochet Pattern - Retro Stripes Sweater - Megmade with Love

I made a medium for myself, and it’s got plenty of room, I designed it to have a bit of an oversized look in both the body and the arms. I also really like the ribbed mock neck collar.

Free Crochet Pattern - Retro Stripes Sweater - Megmade with Love
Free Crochet Pattern - Retro Stripes Sweater - Megmade with Love

Possibly my favorite part of the sweater is the color combo I decided to go with. I used Red Heart Yarn’s new Hygge Charm yarn. It’s got really cool color options, plus the texture of the yarn is nice! It’s soft and airy, plus it’s got this super subtle sparkle to it. You can see all the colors available below… I think I could have a heyday just dreaming up color schemes with this yarn.

Free Crochet Pattern - Retro Stripes Sweater - Megmade with Love

Hope you get to whip up this insanely simple sweater. It’d even look great in one color, color blocked or smaller stripes. Possibilities=endless.

***You can find the PDF version of this pattern by clicking HERE. Great for easy printing! For the free pattern scroll down into the post.***

What you’ll need:

-Worsted weight (4) yarn, for this sweater I used Red Heart Hygge Charm (Click HERE to view) in “Supernova” (COLOR A), “Starlight” (COLOR B), “Falling star” (COLOR C), “Meteor” (COLOR D), and “Shooting Star” (COLOR E) **See notes for yardage information

-size k (6.5mm) hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

-sewing pins

-yarn needle

Gauge:

12 hdc by 10 rows equals a four inch square

Abbreviations:

ch=chain, hdc=half double crochet, BLO=back loop only, st(s)=stitch(es), sk=skip, sl=slip

Notes:

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**Sizing and yarn yardage information:

SIZE SMALL (40” BUST)
Approximately 1,075 total yards for sweater

SIZE MEDIUM (42” BUST)
Approximately 1,2OO total yards for sweater

SIZE LARGE (44” BUST)
Approximately 1,325 total yards for sweater

SIZE XLARGE (46” BUST)
Approximately 1,450 total yards for sweater

SIZE 2XLARGE (50” BUST)
Approximately 1700 total yards for sweater

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-sizes are formatted in the pattern as (S, M, L, XL, 2X)

-sweater is designed to be a bit oversized

-ch’s at the beginning of rows do not count as stitches

-body of the sweater is worked in one piece, you’ll start by crocheting the bottom ribbing, then working into the long side of the ribbing you’ll make the body (adding a neck hole in the middle) then adding the other side’s ribbing

-it’s important to note that when sewing at any point during the sweater to do so loosely. Sewing too tightly could cause the seam to look bunched or also make it hard to get the sweater on and off

-size in the photos is size Medium

-Pretty please check your gauge before making this sweater. It’s a whole lotta wasted time if you don’t and find out your sweater is far too large or small.

Pattern:

—-BODY OF SWEATER—-

Bottom ribbing (make 2):

Row 1) *Using COLOR A* ch 10, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across (9 total sts)

Row 2) ch 1, turn, hdc in BLO across row (9 total sts)

SIZE SMALL: Repeat row 2 until you have 43 total rows of ribbing
SIZE MEDIUM: Repeat row 2 until you have 45 total rows of ribbing
SIZE LARGE: Repeat row 2 until you have 47 total rows of ribbing
SIZE XLARGE: Repeat row 2 until you have 49 total rows of ribbing
SIZE 2XLARGE: Repeat row 2 until you have 53 total rows of ribbing

assembly

*still using COLOR A* ch 1, then you will work hdc’s into the long edge of the ribbing closest to your hook. You will work a sequence of [1 hdc, 2 hdc] into the very edge of each of the rows of the ribbing. View photo above for assistance. (64, 67, 70, 73, 79 total sts)

-Finish off

Rest of Body:

**grab one of the “bottom ribbings” to work the body of the sweater. You will start where you left off working the [1 hdc, 2hdc] **

Rows 1-54) *changing yarn color after 6 rows each color (starting with COLOR B, C, D, E)* ch 1, turn, hdc across row (64, 67, 70, 73, 79 total sts)

*you will end with COLOR B in row 54*

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**FOR SIZE SMALL & MEDIUM, FORMATTED (S,M):

Row 55) *still using COLOR B* ch 1, turn, hdc in (19, 20) sts, ch (26, 27) *loosely*, sk (26, 27) sts, then hdc in the remaining (19, 20) sts (64, 67 total sts)

Rows 56-108) *changing yarn color after 6 rows each color (starting with COLOR B, then C, D, E)* ch 1, turn, hdc across row (64, 67 total sts)

**FOR SIZE LARGE & XLARGE, FORMATTED (L, XL):

Rows 55-56) *still using COLOR B* ch 1, turn, hdc across row (70, 73 total sts)

Row 57) *still using COLOR B* ch 1, turn, hdc in (21, 22) sts, ch (28, 29) *loosely*, sk (28, 29) sts, then hdc in the remaining (21, 22) sts (70, 73 total sts)

Rows 58-59) *still using COLOR B* ch 1, turn, hdc across row (70, 73 total sts)

Rows 60-110) *changing yarn color after 6 rows each color (starting with COLOR B, then C, D, E)* ch 1, turn, hdc across row (70, 73 total sts)

**FOR SIZE 2XL:

Rows 55-58) *change to COLOR C* ch 1, turn, hdc across row (79 total sts)

Row 59) *still using COLOR C* ch 1, turn, hdc in 24 sts, ch 31 *loosely*, sk 31 sts, then hdc in the remaining 24 sts (79 total sts)

Rows 60-63) *still using COLOR C* ch 1, turn, hdc across row (79 total sts)

Rows 64-114) *changing yarn color after 6 rows each color (starting with COLOR B, then C, D, E)* ch 1, turn, hdc across row (79 total sts)

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**To attach the other “bottom ribbing”:

Starting where you left off on the body of the sweater: slip stitch, very loosely (important!!), the last row of the body to the stitches along the long side of ribbing. When slip stitching, insert hook into one loop of each the body and the ribbing (the two loops that are closest to one another) all the way across.

-Finish off

—-SLEEVES (MAKE 2)—-

Ribbing of sleeve:

Row 1) *using COLOR A* ch 10, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across (9 total sts)

Row 2) ch 1, turn, hdc in BLO across row (9 total sts)

SIZE SMALL & MEDIUM: Repeat row 2 until you have 16 total rows of ribbing

SIZE LARGE & XLARGE: Repeat row 2 until you have 18 total rows of ribbing

SIZE 2XLARGE: Repeat row 2 until you have 20 total rows of ribbing

Rest of Sleeve:

Row 1) Using the same technique as the bottom ribbing of the body (still using COLOR A), you will ch 1, then work [1 hdc, 2 hdc] along the long edge of the sleeve ribbing into the end of each of the ribbing rows (24, 24, 27, 27, 30 total sts)

Row 2) *changing yarn color after 6 rows each color (starting with COLOR B, then C, D, E)* ch 1, turn, work [1 hdc, 2 hdc] across row (36, 36, 40, 40, 45 total sts)

Rows 3-4) ch 1, turn, hdc across row (36, 36, 40, 40, 45 total sts)

Row 5) ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st (38, 38, 42, 42, 47 total sts)

Rows 6-8) ch 1, turn, hdc across row (38, 38, 42, 42, 47 total sts)

Row 9) ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st (40, 40, 44, 44, 49 total sts)

Rows 10-12) ch 1, turn, hdc across row (40, 40, 44, 44, 49 total sts)

Row 13) ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st (42, 42, 46, 46, 51 total sts)

Rows 14-16) ch 1, turn, hdc across row (42, 42, 46, 46, 51 total sts)

Row 17) ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st (44, 44, 48, 48, 53 total sts)

Rows 18-20) ch 1, turn, hdc across row (44, 44, 48, 48, 53 total sts)

Row 21) ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st (46, 46, 50, 50, 55 total sts)

Rows 22-24) ch 1, turn, hdc across row (46, 46, 50, 50, 55 total sts)

Row 25) ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st (48, 48, 52, 52, 57 total sts)

Rows 26-28) ch 1, turn, hdc across row (48, 48, 52, 52, 57 total sts)

Row 29) ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st (50, 50, 54, 54, 59 total sts)

Rows 30-32) ch 1, turn, hdc across row (50, 50, 54, 54, 59 total sts)

Row 33) ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st (52, 52, 56, 56, 61 total sts)

Rows 34-36) ch 1, turn, hdc across row (52, 52, 56, 56, 61 total sts)

Row 37) ch 1, turn, work 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until second to last st, work 2 hdc in last st (54, 54, 58, 58, 63 total sts)

-Finish off, leave extra long tail for sewing sleeve to the body

—-ASSEMBLY OF SWEATER—-

First you will sew the sides of the body. Fold the sweater over in half, right sides together and aligning the two bottom ribbings. You will also want to align all the stripes of the body so that they line up well for a clean look. You may want to use sewing pins or safety pins to hold the two pieces together.

**Side note: rather than sewing the body with one long piece of yarn, I used the color of yarn for each stripe, because I didn’t like how the different colored yarn showed through the seam.

Using your yarn needle and yarn, you will sew (loosely) using a whip stitch over the very edges of the sides of the body. I started sewing at row 1, not sewing the ribbing— but you could start at the very bottom if desired. You will sew up through row 36 (if you did the stripes, it will be through the second use of COLOR C from the bottom), the rows not sewn above row 36 are the sleeve hole. Do this for both sides.

assembly

Next you’re ready for the sleeves. You will fold the sleeve in half, long sides together, aligning the stripes and rows just like on the body. Then sew using the same loose whip stitch along the very edge from the bottom of the ribbing to the very end. Do this for both sleeves.

assembly

Then you’ll attach your sleeve to the body. With your body still turned wrong side out, insert your sleeve, which is turned right side out, into the sleeve hole of the body (right sides together). With the sleeve inside the body, align the sleeve armpit seam with the seam of the body, and use your sewing pins to hold the two together.

assembly

Sew with your long tail from your sleeve, using the same loose whip stitch along the very edge of the sleeve and sleeve hole on the body, all the way around. Do this for both sleeves.

Then you will turn the sweater right side out.

—-RIBBED NECK COLLAR:—-

Row 1) ch 10, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across (9 total sts)

Row 2) ch 1, turn, hdc in BLO across row (9 total sts)

All sizes:

Repeat row 2 until you have made a ribbing that is about 2 inches shorter than the entire neck hole opening of your sweater (this is so it will be stretched a bit to fit the neck hole).

-Finish off, leave extra long tail to sew to the body of the sweater

ASSEMBLY

To attach the collar, you will stretch it to fit the neck hole, and secure the two together with sewing pins. You will put the collar around the outside of the right side of the sweater.

Using your long tail of the collar, sew around the entire neck hole using the loose whip stitch (making extra sure to make loose stitches, because you won’t be able to put it over your head if they’re too tight, yikes!).

Once all sewing is complete, and the million little different colored yarn ends are woven in, your Retro Stripes Sweater is doneeeee!

Free Crochet Pattern - Pullover - Megmade with Love

Then it’s time to sport your fun Retro Sweater. If you do, take a pic and tag me over on Instagram. I’d love to admire your rendition! Hope you like this design as much as I!

Happy hookin’
Meg

Free Crochet Pattern - Retro Stripes Sweater - Megmade with Love