When it comes to garments and larger items, I like to make them as easiest as possible without a lot of seaming. So here comes the Stack Sweater!
This is a very easy pattern, the body is made in one piece. You then seam the sides then crochet the sleeves.
I used Caron One Pound for this sweater, but any worsted weight yarn would work. Another substitute I have tried is Bernat Premium.
This is meant to be a big oversized comfy fit. But you can adjust the length or width of the sweater by adding or removing rows/stitches to suit your body type.
- US P (10mm) hook (Clover hooks are my fav)
- 2 x Caron One Pound (100% acrylic, worsted weight #4, 812 yards per skein)
- 1 in Black approx. 464 yards
- 1 in Dark Grey approx. 576 yards
- Alternate yarn: 3 x Bernat Premium (100% acrylic, worsted weight #4, 360 yards per skein)
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- pattern in US terms
- this top is made in one piece then the sides will be seamed together and the sleeves added afterwards
- gauge: 4” x 4” = 9 sts by 7 rows
- Row 1 – 24: Black
- Row 25 – 61: Dark Grey
- Row 62 – 85: Black
- Row 1 – 29: Dark Grey
- When seaming up the sides I used the corresponding colour for the row
Row 1: foundation crochet 66 hdc, turn
Tip: If you are not familiar with foundation crochet you can ch 67 then hdc in the second chain and across (66 sts)
Row 2 – 42: ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn (66 sts)
Row 43: ch 1, hdc in the first 20 sts, ch 26, sk 26, hdc in the last 20 sts, turn (this creates the neckline)
Row 44: ch 1, hdc first 20 sts, hdc in each ch st, hdc in the last 20 sts, turn (66 sts)
Row 45 – 85: ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn (66 sts)
Do not cut yarn.
Working into the ends of each row, ch 1, hdc in each row (85 sts)
Fold the the piece in half, you will now seam up the side.
Holding front and back pieces together, seam up the side with a sl st in each of the first 30 sts.
Do not cut yarn, you will now create the sleeve.
Round 1: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to first hdc, turn (25 sts)
Tip: To make sure the sleeves fit, at this point stick your arm through the the sleeve hole. If its to tight you can undo the side seam a few stitches and then continue with the sleeve.
Round 2 – 28: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to first hdc, turn (25 sts)
Round 29: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc (25 sts)
Attach yarn to the bottom of the other side and repeat the Seam and Sleeve instructions.
Attach yarn to one of the sts on the neckline.
Round 1: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc (52 sts)
Cut yarn, weave in ends.
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