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! πŸ™‚

 

*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 HEREΒ or continue below for the full FREE written pattern:

Materials needed:

9 skiens of YarnArt Tweed Country yarn from HobiumYarns found HERE

A 10mm crochet hook

Scissors

A Ruler

A tapestry needle

Abreviations:

ch = chain

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch

dc = double crochet

fpdc = front post double crochet

bpdc = back post double crochet

Directions:

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

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

Repeat rows 1-4 on the other arm hole to create a 2nd sleeve.

Ta da! You’re all finished! πŸ™‚

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.

(13) Comments

Aline DesLauriers
16 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

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Brenna Ann
12 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! :)

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Marcia Brown
10 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

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Neslihan Catak
24 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.:)

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Lydia
11 November 2019

Nice

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Jaydene Ferrell
5 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!

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Nancy Kvapil
10 December 2019

I keep losing a stitch. Not sure where I'm going wrong.

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diana Larsson
18 December 2019

How many chains to I need for size 1X? Thank you for your help!

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Aggie
16 March 2020

Hello Is the chain 70” long or 70 cm??

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Aggie
16 March 2020

Hi, is the chain 70 cm long or 70 inches?

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Zelliah Wilson
20 March 2020

I'm a 3x so how many chains should I make

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kendall
24 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?

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Kim Gilliam
8 April 2020

Do you have a size guide? I would like to make this in l/xl. Thank you in advance.

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