Cable Crochet Sweater Pattern
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Cable Crochet Sweater Pattern

December 2, 2017

First and foremost, this sweater is a yarn eater!! I had to go back to the store to buy more yarn… TWICE! It’s bad enough that I never estimate enough yarn for a sweater project, but I did it twice with this one!

But it was totally worth it because I am absolutely in love with the result. I love the shape and the fit. The pattern is written for approximate sizes in S, M and L. But I’m going to add tips on how to customize the sweater in a different size.

Besides the fit being perfection, would ya look at those cables?!

They give me all the heart eyes!

I admit this pattern was a tricky one to write! So if there are any problems, please let me know 🙂

PATTERN

Materials
6 – 7 skeins Vanna’s Choice in Taupe
5.0 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Level
Intermediate – Advanced

Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
fptr – front post treble crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
dc3tog – double crochet 3 together
dc4tog – double crochet 4 together

Chs at the beginning of each round do not count as stitch

Approximate Finished Sizes:

Small (pictured – I’m 5’0″)
Length: 24″
Width: 17.5″

Medium
Length: 26″
Width: 20.5″

Large
Length: 28″
Width: 23.5″

Gauge:
12 dc = 4″
7 rows = 4″

FRONT PANEL

Ch 52 (60) [68]

NOTE: This will be the width of the sweater and can be made in any length that is a multiple of 8 + 4 more ch. Test is across your hips to make the width the size you want (remember it has to be a multiple of 8 + 4 more ch)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 4: ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 6: ch 3, turn, dc in first 3 stitches, *fptr around next dc in the dc round below (skipping over the sc), skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * across

PHOTO TUTORIAL FOR THE CABLES

fptr around dc from dc row below (not in the sc row)

Skip one stitch, fpdc in next 2 dc

Working in front of the last 2 stitches, fpdc in skipped dc

fp dc in next

Row 7: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 8: repeat row 6

When working the fptrs, work them around the fptr from the previous dc row

Repeat rows 6 & 7 to row 41 (43) [45}

In the next rows you will start decreasing on the side for the shaping around the arm

NOTE: To test the length of the sweater so far hold it up to yourself, the top should be right under your arm and the bottom across the hips. If you want it longer continue repeating rows 6 & 7 until it’s the length you want 

Row 42 (44) [46]: ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in next, *fptr around next dc, skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches, dc2tog

Row 43 (45) [47]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 44 (46) [48]: Ch 3, turn, dc3tog, skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next 3 stitches, *fptr around next dc, skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * across to the last 3 stitches, dc3tog

Row 45 (47) [49]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 46 (48) [50]: ch 3, turn, dc4tog, fptr around next dc, dc in next 3 stitches, *fptr around next dc, skip one stitch, fptr around next dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * to the last 4 stitches, dc4tog

Row 47 (49) [51]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 48 (50) [52]: ch 3, dc3tog, dc in next 2 stitches,  *fptr around next dc, skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * to last 3 stitches, dc3tog

Row 49 (51) [53]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 50 (52) [54]: ch 3, turn, dc in first 3 stitches, *fptr around next dc, skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * across

Row 51 (53) [55]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

In the next rows you will be starting one side of the neck (you will not be working all the way across the row)

Row 52 (54) [56]: ch 3, turn, dc in first 3 stitches, fptr around next dc, skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog

Row 53 (55) [57]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 54 (56) [58]: ch 3, turn, dc in first 3 stitches, fptr around next dc in the dc round below (skipping over the sc), skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next stitch, dc2tog

Row 55 (57) [59]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 56 (58) [60]: ch 3, turn, dc in first 3 stitches, fptr around next dc, skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in last 2 stitches

Row 57 (59) [61]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 58 (60) [62]: repeat row 56 (58) [60]

Row 59 (61) [63]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 60 (62) [64]: repeat row 56 (58) [60]

Row 61 (63) [65]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 62 (64) [66]: repeat row 56 (58) [60]

Row 63 (65) [67]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Stop here for size S

Continue for M & L

Row (66) [68]:  repeat row (58) [60]

Row (67) [69]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Stop here for size M

Continue for size L

Row [70]: repeat row [60]

Row [71]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Continue for all sizes

Do not fasten off

sc down the side of the front panel

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Join to row 52 (54) [56], 12 stitches in from the left

Row 52 (54) [56]: ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next 2, fptr around next dc, skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in last 3 stitches

Row 53 (55) [57]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 54 (56) [58]: ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in next stitch, fptr around next dc, skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in last 3 stitches

Row 55 (57) [59]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 56 (58) [60]: ch 3, dc in first 2 stitches, fptr around next dc, skip one stitch, fptr around next 2 dc’s, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr over the skipped dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in last 3 stitches

Row 57 (59) [61]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 58 (60) [62]: repeat row 56 (58) [60]

Row 59 (61) [63]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 60 (62) [64]: repeat row 56 (58) [60]

Row 61 (63) [65]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 62 (64) [66]: repeat row 56 (58) [60]

Row 63 (65) [67]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Stop here for size S

Continue for M & L

Row (66) [68]:  repeat row (58) [60]

Row (67) [69]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Stop here for size M

Continue for size L

Row [70]: repeat row [60]

Row [71]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Continue for all sizes

Do not fasten off

sc down the side of the front panel

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

BACK PANEL

Ch 52 (60) [68] (or however many was used for the front panel)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 4: ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across

Row 5: ch 2, turn, sc in each stitch across

Repeat rows 4 & 5 to row 41 (43) [45]

Row 42 (44) [46]: ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch across to last 2 stitches, dc2tog

Row 43 (45) [47]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 44 (46) [48]: ch 3 turn, dc3tog, dc in each stitch across to last 3 stitches, dc3tog

Row 45 (47) [49]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 46 (48) [50]: ch 3, turn, dc4tog, dc in each stitch across to last 4 stitches, dc4tog

Row 47 (49) [51]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 48 (50) [52]: ch 3, turn, dc3tog, dc in each stitch across to the last 3 stitches, dc3tog

Row 49 (51) [53]: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Row 50 (52) [54]: ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across

Repeat rows 49 (51) [53] & 50 (52) [54] to row 57 (61) [65]

Do not fasten off

sc down the side of the back panel

Fasten off, weave in the ends

Join yarn to the other side of the panel and sc down the side

Fasten off, weave in the ends

Lay both pieces together, wrong side out. Use stitch markers to line the pieces up evenly. Leave openings for the armholes and the neck

Sew the pieces together with a whipstitch, weave in all your ends. Turn right side out.

Join yarn to the neck hole, ch 1, sc evenly around the neck, fasten off and weave in the ends

SLEEVES

Join yarn to the bottom of the armhole

Round 1: ch 3, *dc, dc2tog* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st

Round 2: ch 1, sc in each stitch across, join to first sc with sl st

In the next round there will be further shaping in the arms, if you don’t want the sleeves longer skip round 3 and go to round 5

Round 3: ch 3, *dc in 2 stitches, dc2tog* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st

Round 4: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 5: ch 3, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

Repeat rounds 4 & 5 to round 28

Round 29: ch 3, *dc in 3 stitches, dc2tog* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st

Repeat rounds 4 & 5 to round 36 (38) [40]

Round 37 (39) [41]: ch 3, *fptr around dc from previous dc row, dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st

Round 38 (40) [42]: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 39 (41) [43]: ch 3, *fptr around fptr from previous dc row, dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st

Round 40 (42) [44]: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Repeat pattern for other sleeve.

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