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Easy Single Crochet Sweater – Free Crochet Pattern

This sweater is incredibly versatile as it can be worn year round and it is an easy sweater to dress up or dress down. The simple stitching gives this sweater a modern and minimalist look that is a great staple in any wardrobe! Flattering and comfortable to wear, this sweater only uses one stitch which makes it a great project for beginners!

Even though it is spring and a lot of crocheters are turning to more springy and breezy crochet pieces, I thought I would still release this top because this sweater really is great for the warmer months!

This top is made with Lion Brand’s Coboo yarn, which is 50% cotton/50% bamboo. This yarn is a great yarn for making garments for the warmer months. It is very cool and breathable and great for those crisp mornings and chilly evenings.

I have been wearing this sweater almost non-stop this spring. I have learned that it is so versatile and that it can be worn a ton of different ways. Wear this top with a skirt for a breezy, spring look; some jeans for a cute/casual vibe; or with your favorite leggings for a comfortable at-home look.

This sweater is crazy easy to make. It only takes one stitch and that it the single crochet stitch, it’s that easy! Also there is zero shaping (with the except simple increases in the sleeves), which makes this sweater a great mindless project.

I generally design more over-sized pieces, but since I wanted to be able to wear this in the spring, I opted for a more fitted sweater. If you would like and over-sized fit, size up! I also decided to make mine a little more cropped than what I normally do, but if you would like to make yours longer, simply add rows to the front and back panels.

Enjoy the free pattern below!

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Material

  • 1,540[1,650, 1,780, 1,960, 2,150] DK weight (3) yarn
    • 7[8, 8, 9, 10] balls of Lion Brand’s Coboo in Silver
  • G/4.00mm and H/5.00mm crochet hooks
  • Tapestry needle

Notes

  1. This pattern is written in standard American crochet terms.
  2. The turning ch does not count as a stitch
  3. The front and back panels are worked in rows from the bottom up and seamed together. The sleeves are worked in rounds from the bottom up and seamed to the sweater. 

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: XS[S, M, L, XL]

Measurements:

Bust: 29[33, 37, 41, 45] inches

Width: 16[18, 20, 22, 24] inches

Length: 21[21, 21.5, 21.5, 22] inches 

Gauge: Approximately 8 rows of 9 scs worked in the front loop only = 2 inches

Stitches used

St: Stitch

Sl st: Slip stitch

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single crochet

Pattern

Panels (Make 1 for the front and 1 for the back)

With hook H/5.00mm, ch 72[81, 90, 99, 108]

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch across (71, 80, 89, 98, 107). Ch 1, turn.

Row 2-77: 1 sc in the FRONT LOOP ONLY of every st (71, 80, 89, 98, 107). Ch 1, turn.

Sleeves (Make 2)

With G/4.00mm hook, ch 30[30, 33, 33, 36]. Sl st into the first ch (be careful not to twist the chs)

Round 1: 1 sc in every ch (30, 30, 33, 33, 36). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 2-5: 1 sc in the BACK LOOP ONLY of every st (30, 30, 33, 33, 36). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Switch to H/5.00mm hook.

Round 6: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 10[10, 11, 11, 12] sts, in BACK LOOP ONLY* repeat around (33, 33, 36, 36, 39). Sl st into first st, ch 1, TURN.

The remainder of the sleeve is worked in the front loop only of every st. 

Round 7-14: 1 sc in the of every st (33, 33, 36, 36, 39). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 15: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 11[11, 12, 12, 13] sts* repeat around (36, 36, 39, 39, 42). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 16-19: 1 sc in every st (36, 36, 39, 39, 42). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 20: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 12[12, 13, 13, 14] sts* repeat around (39, 39, 42, 42, 45). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 21-22: 1 sc in every st (39, 39, 42, 42, 45). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 25: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 13[13, 14, 14, 15] sts* repeat around (42, 42, 45, 45, 48). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 26-27: 1 sc in every st (42, 42, 45, 45, 48). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 28: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 14[14, 15, 15, 16] sts* repeat around (45, 45, 48, 48, 51). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 29-31: 1 sc in every st (45, 45, 48, 48, 51). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 32: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 15[15, 16, 16, 17] sts* repeat around (48, 48, 51, 51, 54). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 33-35: 1 sc in every st (48, 48, 51, 51, 54). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 36: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 16[16, 17, 17, 18] sts* repeat around (51, 51, 54, 54, 57). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 37-39: 1 sc in every st (51, 51, 54, 54, 57). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 40: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 17[17, 18, 18, 19] sts* repeat around (54, 54, 57, 57, 60). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 41-61: 1 sc in every st (54, 54, 57, 57, 60). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 62: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 18[18, 19, 29, 20] sts* repeat around (57, 57, 60, 60, 63). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 63-71: 1 sc in every st (57, 57, 60, 60, 63). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 72: *2 sc in st, 1 sc in next 19[19, 20, 20, 21] sts* repeat around (60, 60, 63, 63, 66). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Round 73-81: 1 sc in every st (60, 60, 63, 63, 66). Sl st into first st, ch 1, turn.

Assembly

Lay the front panel on the top of the back panel. Seam the two pieces together on the dotted lines.

With the two front sides facing each other, sew the sleeves into the arm hole.

Border on Bottom

With hook G/4.00mm, attach yarn on the bottom of the sweater, ch 1.

Round 1: Evenly sc into every stitch. Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 2-6: Sc into every st. Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Fasten off.

Neckline

With hook G/4.00mm, attach the yarn at the neckline, ch 1.

Round 1: Evenly sc around the neckline.

Round 2-4: 1 sc in the BACK LOOP ONLY of every st. Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Fasten off.

Weave in all of the loose ends.

I hope you enjoy making this super easy sweater! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@_stitchberry) with your sweater, I would love to use it!

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