Hi everyone, Brenna from BrennaAnnHandmade here! Today I’ll be showing you how to crochet a simple, chunky sweater / cardigan with HobiumYarn’s lovely YarnArt Country Tweed yarn.
Are you ready to go? Great, let’s get started! 🙂
*Pattern fits women’s size small-medium as written, but can be easily adjusted by increasing or decreasing starting chain + number of rows to the body of the sweater*
To view the video tutorial, visit my YouTube channel HERE or continue below for the full FREE written pattern:
9 skiens of YarnArt Tweed Country yarn from HobiumYarns found HERE
A 10mm crochet hook
A tapestry needle
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
Row 1: Make a slip knot, and ch 70. Then, put 1 dc into the 3rd ch from hook, and in each st across.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Skip the 1st st, and put 1 dc into the next st, and in each st across.
Rows 3-35: Repeat row 2. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Seaming the Sweater
Step 1: Fold the rectangle width-wise as pictured, and thread the tapestry needle with the long tail.
Next, sew the sides together from the outside-in, leaving a 7″ arm hole. Then knot, weave in ends, and cut the excess yarn.
Creating the Collar
Lay the seamed sweater down as pictured.
Row 1: Using the hook to attach the yarn to the bottom edge of the sweater, ch 2. (creates the 1st dc)
Then, put 107 dc evenly around the entire collar. (108 dc total including the beginning ch 2)
Sl st to the beginning ch 2 to connect the round.
Row 2: Ch 2, *1 fpdc, 1 bpdc. Repeat from * around the entire collar, ending with 1 fpdc before attaching with a sl st to the beginning ch 2 to connect.
Cut yarn, and weave in ends.
Creating the Sleeves
Row 1: Using the hook to attach the yarn to the bottom inside edge of the 1st sleeve as pictured, ch 2 (creates 1st dc).
Then, put 29 dc evenly around the entire armhole. (30 dc total including the beginning ch 2)
Sl st to the beginning ch 2 to connect.
Row 2: Ch 2, *1 fpdc, 1 bpdc. Repeat from * around the entire sleeve, ending with 1 fpdc before attaching with a sl st to the beginning ch 2 to connect. (see row 2 of creating the collar for picture references)
Rows 3-4: Repeat rows 1-2. Cut yarn, and weave in ends.
Repeat rows 1-4 on the other arm hole to create a 2nd sleeve.
Ta da! You’re all finished! 🙂
Brenna Ann is the designer and maker behind BrennaAnnHandmade. She crochets & knits cozy pieces of knitwear and accessories at her handmade shop on Etsy. She also has a blog, YouTube channel, and shares daily behind-the-scenes photos at her handmade life on Instagram @BrennaAnnHandmade.
Aline DesLauriers16 December 2018
Thank you so... much for this great video. You are so... nice. Can you please tell me what are the measurements once the rectangle is all done and how much should it measure for a large one. Thanks. Aline
Brenna Ann12 January 2019
Hi there, Thank you for asking! :) The rectangle finished measures approximately 35 1/4 inch x 35 (without sleeves or ribbing) and will fit a womens size small / medium as written. To increase the size, add 2 stitches per inch to the base ch (width), and 1 inch per row. (length) Hope this helps! :)
Marcia Brown10 June 2019
Hi , I love the pattern. I'm not sure where I've made my mistake, but I chose to ch 107 . Then DC into the st as the pattern instructed. At the end of the row I ch 2 st in the 2 st starting the row, but I'm coming up short on 107 st at the end. What did I do wrong? Please advise. thanks
Neslihan Catak24 June 2019
Hello Marcia, if you choose to start with 107 chains and want to have 107 double chains; you will have to make 109 chains and then use the last 2 chains as a dc on the beginning. We hope this helps.:)
Lydia11 November 2019
Jaydene Ferrell5 December 2019
Brenna, I love this so much! I’m curious what other type of yarn you would use due to Hobium Yarn closing down and being unable to order yarn from them. Do you have any suggestions or just a basic size yarn to use? Thank you very much!
Nancy Kvapil10 December 2019
I keep losing a stitch. Not sure where I'm going wrong.
diana Larsson18 December 2019
How many chains to I need for size 1X? Thank you for your help!
Aggie16 March 2020
Hello Is the chain 70” long or 70 cm??
Aggie16 March 2020
Hi, is the chain 70 cm long or 70 inches?
Zelliah Wilson20 March 2020
I'm a 3x so how many chains should I make
kendall24 March 2020
Hi, I want to make the shawl the same measurements you made. Do I chain 70 on the first chain or 72? Looking at the answer to the question above. Also< can I use any "chunky" yarn?
Kim Gilliam8 April 2020
Do you have a size guide? I would like to make this in l/xl. Thank you in advance.
Marie26 July 2020
I m a size XL how many do I chain?
Crocheter7 September 2020
I really like this sweater but am very disappointed that you don't give directions for other sizes.
Sharon5 November 2020
Hi I love this cardigan and would love to know if you can use any chunky yarn size 5