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Everygirl Crochet Sweater

October 3, 2017

This comfy, easy to make Everygirl Crochet Sweater is the perfection addition to your fall wardrobe. I used 2 Caron Cakes to make this sweater. When picking out my skeins, I made sure to find ones that had the same starting color so the stripes on the front and back out (almost) match up.

I also made a toddler version of this sweater, The EVERYKID CROCHET SWEATER! It’s basically the same pattern as this adult sweater, just written smaller in toddler sizes. The pattern is in 2T – 5T.

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download in my Etsy Shop or in my Ravelry Shop!


Caron Cake in Plum Crisp – 2 for small, 3 for medium/large, 4 for XL/Plus (any worsted weight (4) yarn will work)
NOTE: again, I picked skeins with the same starting color for matching stripes
5.0 mm hook
Yarn needle
Stitch markers

Easy to intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sc blo –  single crochet in the back loop only (instead of inserting hook into both top loops, insert hook into just the back loop)
Dc – double crochet
Dc2tog – double crochet 2 together (yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Approximate Measurements:

Small (pictured)
Width: 22 inches across
Length: 21 inches

Width: 24 inches across
Length: 23 inches

Width: 26 inches across
Length: 25 inches

Width: 28 inches across
Length: 27 inches

Width: 30 inches across
Length: 29 inches

11 dc = 4″
7 rows = 4″


Written in Small, Medium noted in ( ), Large noted in [ ], XL noted in { } Plus noted in / /

NOTE: Because there is almost no shaping in this sweater, it can be customized to any size.

Pattern starts with the ribbed bottom and is worked from the bottom up

NOTE: when making the second panel, I started with my second skein (instead of finishing the first) so the stripes would be the same as the front

Ch 9

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from the hook and in each stitch across (8 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc blo in each stitch across (8 sc blo)

Repeat row 2 to row ~~

64 for Small, 70 for Medium, 76 for Large, 82 for XL, 88 for Plus

NOTE: this band is the width of your sweater and can be made in any width, add or take out rows as needed

Do not fasten off, now you will work across the long edge of the ribbing and begin working from the bottom up to make the sweater

Row 1: Ch 1, turn and sc across the top of the ribbed edge, one sc in each row (64 sc, (70 sc), [76 sc], {82 sc}, /88 sc/)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (64 dc, (70 dc), [76 dc], {82 dc}, /88 dc/)

Repeat row 2 to row ~~

31 for Small, 34 for Medium, 37 for Large, 40 for XL, 43 for Plus

(or until desired length)

Fasten off, weave in the ends

Lay your panels on top of each other. Use stitch markers to line up the rows and mark where you will sew the pieces together. First, using a piece of yarn twice the length you will sew and yarn needle, sew across each shoulder, leave a hole in the middle for head (I held a panel up to myself to gauge where I wanted the neckline to be, then marked with stitch markers). Then, sew down the sides, leaving space for armholes (I pulled the sweater over my head to gauge where I wanted the armholes to be and marked with stitch markers).

Fasten off, weave in the ends

Join yarn at the armhole,

Row 1: ch 1 and sc evenly around, join to first sc with sl st

Row 2 – 9: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

NOTE: in the next rounds there will be some shaping for the arms, if you like the width of the sleeves and don’t feel they need to be smaller, continue repeating row 2

Row 10: ch 2, *dc in 5 stitches, dc2tog* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first dc with sl st

Row 11: ch 2, *dc in 4 stitches, dc2tog* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first dc with sl st

Row 12: ch 2, *dc in 3 stitches, dc2tog* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first dc with sl st

Row 13: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

Repeat row 13 until~~

Row 14 for Small, 17 for Medium, Row 20 for Large, 23 for XL, 26 for Plus

(or until desired length)

Fasten off, weave in the ends. Repeat pattern for other sleeve

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    1. I think the XL or Plus would work? I would take something from your closet, measure it, and then compare to the sizes here. I hope that helps! I just don’t want to tell you the wrong size.

  1. I have never made a sweater before this pattern. Now I have made 2 sweaters in 2 weeks!
    Thank you, Thank You.
    I posted photos on your Pinterest site

  2. Hello!

    First, thank you for sharing this pattern! I’m really loving it so far. I do have a question about the direction for row 10 for the sleeve. What does “repeat from * to * around” mean? Do I need to continue with the decreasing stitches all the way around or make only 5 decreasing stitches? Sorry, I’m new to reading patterns so I’m not quite understanding the directions.

    1. Hi! Repeat the directions in between the first asterisk and the second asterisk. So, dc in 5 stitches, then decrease, dc in the next 5 stitches, decrease… and so on. I hope this helps! 🙂

      1. Hi Breann! I love the sweater… but I don’t know how to read the instructions! Is there a place that you recommend that could help me to understand what the instructions mean.. Thanks, Kellie

  3. Hello! Thanks for this lovely and easy pattern ♥

    Cuestion: how many yarn did you use for this? For the small size
    Thanks! xoxo

    1. I used 2 cakes that had the same starting color. I used one for each side. So the leftovers from both cakes were the same. I used one for each sleeve. I hope this makes sense!

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