Easy Crochet Sweater | Pattern & Tutorial DIY

Easy Crochet Sweater | Pattern & Tutorial DIY


for this project any category four yarn
will work but I used a full skein of Lion brands pound of love in the color
pumpkin spice as for tools a 4 and a 6 millimeter hook scissors stitch markers
and a tape measure there’s a written pattern down below use offer code TCDDIY
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how to enter this week’s giveaway and we’re using 4 stitches for this project
and they will be as follows chain slip stitch single crochet half double
crochet and double crochet this tutorial is for a size small but you can adjust
it for your size and we explain how to in the video so let’s get started
getting this top started we are first going to grab our category 4 yarn make a
slipknot grab our 4.5 millimeter hook and start off by making a chain that can
wrap around your head so I’m gonna start off by making a chain of
80 and that comes out to 20 inches or 51 centimeters now that we have our chain
what we’re gonna do from here is connect it into the first chain that we made so
all we’re gonna do is run our thumb along one side of our chain making sure
that it’s not twisted and once we make our way over to this first chain we’re
going to insert our hook with a slip stitch now once we get here we’re going
to do a chain up of three because we’re going to be going in with a row of
double crochet around the entirety of our chain so once we get here we’re
going to do a chain up of three that counts as a double crochet once we get
here we’re going to prepare for a double crochet then just go all the way around
putting one double crochet into every loop that we have if I can and yeah go
ahead and go all the way around putting one double crochet into every loop I’ll
meet you guys back alright so we have made it all the way around with our
first row of double crochets once when we get to this point we are going to
slip stitch into that third chain that we made when we first did our chain up
of three to get to this row so we’re gonna insert yarn over pull through with
a slip stitch and then from here we’re actually going to need to insert our
stitch markers into some spots alrighty so this is our collar so far we are
going to need to put in some stitch markers and those stitch markers is
actually going to be placed right where our shoulders are going to be so where
our hook currently is this is going to be the middle of our top so the easier
way to figure out where the sides are it’s just figure out the middle point
from where we’re currently at versus the other side and then from here to that
middle point that we just found find the middle point between that which is right
here so if you guys did the chain on an 80 just like how I did in each direction
you’re gonna count out 20 and then insert your stitch markers if you guys
did a number that’s other than 80 then go ahead and figure out yours and then
now we can go in with some front and back post double crochets so what we’re
gonna do from here is do a chain of three that counts as our double crochet
and then once when we have that we’re first gonna go in with a front post
double crochet it’s gonna be super easy we’re going to yarn over just like how
we would if we’re doing a regular double crochet and then into this next double
crochet you would typically be going into this top loop we’re actually going
to be going in through the post I’m using air quotes in case you guys
couldn’t tell what we’re gonna be going into that post so basically this long
portion that is the I guess stem of our double crochet we’re gonna be inserting
our hook behind that and then through the other side and then once when we get
here we’re going to continue on double crochet in just like normal so we’re
gonna yarn over pull through that post yarn over pull through two yarn over
pull through two and that is our first front post double crochet now we’re
going to do a back post which is the same thing but we’re going in through
the back so we’re gonna prepare for a double crochet and then now we’re going
to be inserting our hook behind our work but in between that first front post and
then this next double crochet that we have so bring it up through this way and
then over that double crochet and then through the back and then this is what
it should look like it’s a little confusing looking if you’re looking at
it like this but once when we’re here we’re gonna yarn over pull through that
post yarn over pull through two yarn over pull through two and now we have a
front and a back post double crochet and we’re just going to do this together one
more time just to make sure that everyone got it down well once we get
here we’re gonna be alternating between front back post again so prepare for a
double crochet go into that double crochet with a front post double crochet
yarn over pull through yarn over pull through two yarn over pull through two
you got it let’s do one more prepare for a double crochet go in
through that back post yarn over pull through yarn over pull through two yarn
over pull through two and then that is basically the pattern we’re just gonna
keep doing this all the way down until we get to our stitch marker post and
then we’ll be doing an increase into there together all right so we have made
that all the way down to our first stitch marker and now we’re going to be
doing the next corresponding stitches post and we’re gonna be doing an
increase of two sorry if that made no sense it’s a lot of words but once when
we get here as you guys can see the last post that I did was a front post double
crochet so now I’m gonna be going in with an increase of two back post double
crochets but if yours is reversed if you guys need to be going in with an
increase of two with front post double crochets too old early fine but once
when we do get here we’re going to take out the stitch marker but don’t put them
too far because we’re gonna get put it back in two seconds we’re gonna prepare
for a double crochet and I will be going in through that back post with one back
post double crochet and then do that one more time prepare go in through that
back post again another back post double crochet and then from here we’re going
to insert our hook not in through the top loops but actually just into this
little gap that we have in between these two double crochets just to indicate
that this loop is on one side and then this other loop is on the other so just
in between right here and that’s going to be our separator once when we have
that we’re going to continue on with our patterns so I will be going in with one
front post double crochet a back post and then keep doing that all the way
down and then the same thing that we just did here so an increase of whatever
posts we have once we get to this other stitch marker and then insert that
stitch marker in between those two posts and then work your way back and then
we’ll connect with a slip stitch together and then we can get started on
the rest alrighty so we are all that with our second row and our first row a
front and back post double crochets and once we get here we’re going to be slip
stitching into that chain above through just like how we did before so count up
three chains insert with a slip stitch once when we get here we’re going to be
check out our hook from our four millimeter hook over to our six and now
we’re gonna start working into the body portion but do not put your formula
meter hook away because we will be going into the bottom border along with the
same time as we’re going in with the body so a little bit different so we’re
trying something new but once when we get here you guys are going to want to
try this collar on and then figure out the length that you guys want for your
body portion let me look at my notes I’m going to make a chain that comes out to
55 and that is a total of 15 inches or 38 centimeters but keeping in mind we
will be going in with a bottom border at the same time I’ll let you guys know the
number count once we get there but go ahead and make whatever change you guys
have and then I’ll meet you guys back all right so we are back with the length
of the body portion with our six millimeter hook from here we’re going to
just take this guy out don’t put them too far because we’re gonna be switching
them back but we’re gonna grab our four millimeter hook insert that onto our
work and then now we’re going to make a chain of whatever length we want our
bottom border to be so I’m gonna make a chain of seven and that comes out to
about an inch and a half or four centimeters and then also get a stitch
marker ready because once when we go in with our chain we’re gonna go back and
then insert our stitch marker into there just so we can see and make sure every
time we go in with our next row that we’re going into the right loops and we
go in with our bottom border so I’m gonna start off by making my chain of
seven which is my bottom border once when I have my seven I’m going to be
taking my stitch marker and inserting it into that first loop that I made with
this four millimeter hook I was gonna say category four four millimeter hook
once when we have that we’re going to block off that last chain do a chain up
of one and then into that first loop that we have we’re gonna be going in
with a single crochet so insert your an over pull through yarn over pull through
two and then from here we’re just gonna put one single crochet into every loop
going all the way up until we hit our stitch markers so I made a chain out of
seven for my bottom border so I should end up with seven single crochets so
let’s just stick with each other really quickly
one two three four and then seven right here so I now have
my bottom border all finished up from here I’m going to be switching out our
work again so take out your formula meter hook grab your six millimeter hook
and then from here all the way up to the base of the collar we’re going to be
going in with more single crochets but with our six millimeter so into that
next available loop just go in with a single crochet and then keep doing this
all the way down once we hit our collar I’ll meet you guys back so that we can
connect it together and then we’re gonna be doing a half double crochet row right
after this so I’ll meet you guys back so we can get started on that so we have
just made our way all the way down with our first row of single crochets once we
have gotten down to our collar what we’re gonna do is slip stitch into that
next available loop to close off this row so we’re going to insert our hook
into that loop we’re going to yarn over pull through everything once when we
have that we’re going to be alternating between single crochets and half double
crochets so into the next two loops we’re going to be working our way up to
our half double crochet row so we’re going to be slip stitching into the next
two loops so there’s one and then there’s two from here we’re going to
flip our work we’re gonna prepare for a half double and we’re going to be going
in through the back loops for every row after this so into this first back loop
we’re gonna insert here and over pull through yarn over pull through all three
that is our half double now we’re gonna keep doing this all the way down until
we hit our stitch marker where our bottom border is gonna start and we’re
gonna be doing more back loop half doubles but that’s going to be with our
four millimeter hook so let’s go ahead and do back loop half doubles going all
the way back down and then I’ll meet you guys back so that we can switch out our
hook just so y’all can one remember and to see what it’s actually gonna look
like we’ve done our back loop half double crochets all the way down until
we’ve hit our stitch marker and I have seven loops left so now I’m going to be
switching out my six millimeter hook for my for inserting that into my work and
I’m gonna finish off this row by continuing our back loop half double
crochets but with my four millimeter hook so we’re going to prepare insert
into that next back loop with half doubles and we’re going to keep doing
this all the way down until we don’t have any more
loop’s left to go into but we will stick with each other because we are pretty
close to the end if I can get enough yarn so I don’t know how many does two
maybe three all right so we have just made it down
to the end of our half double crochet row which is our second row once we get
here we’re going to be working our way up to our base we’re going to do a chain
up of one flip our work and now we’re going to be doing back loops single
crochets so same rules apply I have seven stitches for my bottom border so
I’m going to be going in with seven back loop single crochets and you guys go
ahead and adjust for whatever number loops you guys have for your bottom
border but I’m gonna go in with a back loop single crochet into the next seven
so there’s one two three four five six one more for me seven and then once when
we get here we’re gonna be switching out for our six again and then continue
going all the way up with back loop single crochets but with our six I’ll
meet you guys back so that we can go into the collar with each other just one
more time and then from there the remainder of this section is going to be
pretty much the same so you guys would just have at it from there but I’ll let
you guys know what we’re going to do into the next clip all right so we are
back we have made our way all the way up to our collar we’re going to connect
into the collar again and we’re gonna start the next row just to show you guys
one more time and then we’re gonna talk about this just a little bit so into
this next available loop we’re going to be going into there with a slip stitch
to close off this single crochet row and then in order to work our way up to the
next row we’re gonna be slip stitching up the next two loops because our next
row is a half double crochet row from here we’re going to flip our work and
put in one back loop half double crochet into every loop that we have until we
get down to the bottom then we’re going to continue doing back loop half double
crochets but we will be switching out for our four and then the rest of the
pattern is going to remain the same from here and we’re actually just gonna keep
going back and forth with our pattern as you guys will see I have a couple of
rows already I had to come back to readjust some things I told you in a
previous clip that is no cut but we’re actually just gonna keep going back and
forth with our pattern just like this until we get about two inches right
before we hit our stitch marker which is in the corner of our collar and then
from there we’re going to do a little single crochet row and then chain out
from where the stitch marker is and that’s going to make our sleeve and then
from there we’re going to be doing body and sleeve at the
same time because it’s all gonna be made into one big piece so go ahead and do
that and then I’ll meet you guys back so that we can get started on our sleeve
all right so we are back and this is what things are looking like so far we
have done our back loop singles and back loop have doubles going all the way down
until we have just two inches in between our work and where our stitch marker is
and then from here we’re actually just going to go all the way up single
crochet across these few loops that we have right here and then make a chain
for our sleeve so if you guys have ended on the bottom go ahead and just do your
regular single crochet row going all the way back up and then meet me back up
here play if you guys are up here and then what we’re gonna do from here is we
are gonna slip stitch into the next available loop that we have into our
base which is what we’ve been doing but then from here down to where we have our
stitch marker we’re gonna be doing single crochets because this is what
we’re gonna be going into until we hit our underarm portion and then we’re just
gonna kind of keep going from there but once when we get to this point
let’s do single crochets until we get to our stitch marker this will be fairly
simple just go all the way down so once when we have done our single crochets
going all the way across our base until we get to our stitch marker now we’re
going to make a SuperDuper long chain for our sleeves so you guys can keep it
as a short sleeve long sleeve three-quarter length whatever you guys
want I’m going to have a weird hybrid between a short sleeve and a
three-quarter length sleeve so I’m going to start off by making a chain of 17
inches but please keep in mind that we are going to be doing the same thing
that we did here for the bottom border and yep so I’m gonna make my chain of 17
inches or 42 centimeters in the next slip I’ll let you guys know how many
chains that is and then we’ll move on from there okay so I am back with my sleeve chain
and just let you guys know I made a total of 60 chains and from here we are
going to be switching out for our four millimeter hook again and I will end up
having the same amount of loops for my bottom border so I’m going to insert my
four millimeter hook and go in with seven chain
right after this but you guys can go ahead and adjust it for whatever you
guys want I’m going to go in with one two three four five six seven then we’re
gonna grab a stitch marker and then insert it into that loop that we just
blocked off right before we started doing our chain with our four millimeter
hook and then from here is since the last rule that we did into the body
portion was a row of back loop single crochets we’re going to start off by
going in with back loop half doubles so we’re gonna block off that last chain
we’re gonna go up with one two prepare for a half double go into that loop that
we blocked off or the third one from our hook with a half double and then go
ahead and go all the way down with half doubles and from here we’re just going
to keep going down with our half doubles including going into the collar portion
that we have right here going all the way down to the body we’re gonna switch
out where it’s necessary and then we’re going to work our way back up with
single crochets and then we’ll meet each other back once when we get into this
collar portion because they’re going to have to do some decreases once we made
our way over to this collar portion we’re going to start going into the back
loops again because this is going to be working straight into the body and we
want everything to match up so go ahead and do the same pattern but now we’re
going in through the back loops and then like I said before I’ll meet you guys
back once we work our way up and then we’re back at this collar portion alright so we are back and we have just
done our row of single crochet that comes all the way back up and we are at
our collar portion right here and we’re actually just going to be doing two
decreases in to here and then continuing on to the rest of the pattern so once we
get here we’re going to be inserting our hook into the first back loop that we
have into the collar portion we’re going to insert pull through and then also
into the loop right after that insert pull through we should have three loops
on our hook we’re going to yarn over pull through all three and from here
we’re going to be putting one back loop single crochet until we get to right
where this actually starts to go into the sleeve and this is going to be a
different number for everyone so I’m just gonna do that
really quickly a couple back loops single crochets and then once when we
get here we’re going to be doing another decrease so two decreases into the two
corner portions that we have into our collar portion so insert pull through
into the next back loop pull through yarn over pull through all three and
then from here the rest of the pattern is going to remain the same so do back
loop single crochets going all the way down our sleeve portion once we make our
way down there we’re going to be switching out our hook for our four just
to finish off the cuff and then work our way back with back loop half double but
when we’re going in with our back loop half double crochet row we actually
aren’t going to be doing anything into the collar portion we’re just going to
go all the way down with back loop half doubles work our way back up with back
loop singles and then decrease into the collar portion and that’s actually going
to be the remainder of our pattern so I’m just going to do this one more time
with you guys because it’s pretty simple I’m going to work my way down finish up
this single crochet row that I’m doing work my way down the other way with back
loop wrap doubles and then work my way back up so that we can do another
decrease into the colored portion together and then I’ll go just kind of
let you guys have had it but yeah go ahead and do all that and then I’ll meet
you guys back okay so we have made our way back with our back loop single
crochet row and we are back at the collar we’re gonna be doing our
decreases together one more time and then I’ll talk you guys through the rest
and then we will move on from there but we will be doing our decreases first
so into that’s my chair sorry but once when we get here we’re gonna be
inserting our hook and through this first loop yarn over pull through into
this next loop yarn over pull through yarn over pull through all three and
then we’re just gonna do back loop single crochets until we get to
somewhere around here which is where our sleeve meets our body portion so just do
a couple back loop single crochets this doesn’t necessarily need to be exact
once when we get here about we’re gonna be doing another decrease so insert pull
through insert pull through yarn over pull through all three and now we should
be working into our sleeve with more back loop single crochets and let’s just
lay this down flat so that we can about this and then I’ll let you guys go
already so this is what our work is looking like this probably isn’t the
best visual representation because it looks really weird but this is what
we’re doing so we’ve just done our decreases into our back loop single
crochet rows right into the collar together and then we’re just going to do
more back loop single crochets all the way down remembering that we will switch
out for our formula meter hook and then we’re going to go back with back loop
half doubles just remember that when we’re going down with back loop half
doubles we will not be doing a decrease into those rows once when we have that
we’re gonna single crochet back up doing back loop single crochets that is and
then decreasing into this collar portion and then working our way down and we’re
just going to keep going back and forth like that until this body portion can
actually wrap and meet our mid underarm so basically this is going to be one
entire half of our piece and a really quick tip sorry in a really quick tip
once when we get here I know that we’ve been doing decreases just a couple loops
away from each other but they will eventually be two decreases next to each
other and that’s totally fine but yeah just keep going back and forth like this
until you guys get the length that you guys need and then I’ll meet you guys
back just to tell you how many rows I have and then how we’re going to connect
it into the other side together so we are back and we have one entire half of
our top all finished up and just let you guys know I have a total of 30 rows but
once we have this we’re just going to do the same thing that we did over here on
the other side and from here I’m just going to show you guys where we insert
our hook what we’re gonna do is just take our six millimeter hook and then
we’re going to be inserting it into this next available loop that we have into
the collar and then it’s going to be the same pattern but instead of going in
with half double crochets because that’s what our row number two is we’re going
to be going in with a row of regular single crochets not going into the back
loops for this first row so we’re going to insert pull through that loop that
we’re into and then go into that first loop that we have into the body with a
single crochet and then once when we get down here we’re gonna be putting one
single crochet into every loop going back down our work while still
maintaining our 4 millimeter hook along the bottom
once we get to the end we’re going to do a chain up of to flip our work and do
back loop half doubles I’ll meet you guys back once we get down here so that
we can start up our half double crochet row together and then we’ll also end it
together and then together we’ll move on from there so I’ve just made it down to
the other end of our first row of our other side of our panel with single
crochets what we’re gonna do from here is do a chain of hook to flip our work
and then we’re gonna go in with back loop half doubles and we’re only going
to be going in the back loop half doubles with our 4 millimeter hook until
we get to the top of our bottom band we’re gonna be switching out to our 6
and then we’re going to do more back loop half doubles going all the way up
towards the collar then I’ll meet you guys up once we get to the color so we
can attach it and then we will move on from there and we’ve made our way all
the way up towards our collar with our back loop half double crochets and we’re
just going to connect it into the color together and then from there we’re just
gonna have at it so we’re going to be counting up the next to available loops
that we have into our collar we’re gonna count up one and two insert your hook
into that second loop with a slip stitch to close off this row and then our next
row is gonna be a row of back loop singles so I’m going to slip stitch up
the next available loop flip our work and then go in with back loop singles
and then we’re gonna keep doing this until we have the same amount of rows
that we did right here right before we started going in with our sleeve so I’m
gonna keep going until I have a total of eight rows and I’ll meet you guys back
so that we can do the sleeve together even though it’s gonna be pretty much
the same thing okay so really quickly we are back and we’re just about ready to
go in with the sleeve on this other side that we have but the difference is since
we started our row off up here instead of down here with our row one our eighth
row or whatever row we end up on is actually going to be on the opposite
side from where our last row ended here right before we went in with our sleeve
so just as an example I went in with eight rows and then I actually ended at
the bottom and then once when we had that we could have just gone all the way
up with back loop single crochets and then went in with our chain which is
what we did but now that I’m on this side I have my eight rows and I end up
here so what we’re going to do is do a chain up of one in cut and we’re going
to attach it to the bottom side just so that everything can be even
on both sides so since I ended here we were going to do a chain up of one and
we’re gonna cut our work and then we’re gonna reattach our yarn on to the bottom
so go ahead and grab your 4 millimeter hook it’ll meet you guys
at the bottom right here well once when we get here we’re just gonna be
inserting our hook in through this back loop and then we’re gonna work our way
back up with back loop single crochets switching out our hooks just like how we
normally would and then we’re gonna do the rest of this just like normal so
we’re gonna pull through to a chain up of one and then do back loop single
crochets and then this is going to look just a smidge bit different than the
body portion but not different enough to where we’re going to find a big
difference once when we wear it I’ll go ahead and just keep doing this and then
the rest of this is going to be just like how we did this sleeves so go in
with single crochets along this little chunk that we have until we reach our
stitch marker make a chain that is the same chain link that we have for this
sleeve right here and then we’re going to be doing decreases into this little
chunk that we have right here we’re going to be doing two of them into every
single crochet row so exactly the same thing that we have over here and then
once we have the same amount of rows we’re going to chain up a1 and cut and
in this entire sequence that we just did here we’re gonna do the same thing on
the other side but I’ll meet you guys back so that we can start that off
together so go ahead and get this sleeve done and then I’ll meet you guys back alrighty so we are now back we have just
finished doing one entire front panel of our top and we’re actually just gonna do
the same exact thing that we did here but just along the rest of the collar
that we have so I’m basically just here to show you guys where to insert your
hook even though I’m sure you guys already know just insert your hook
directly into the middle point that we have into this back half of the collar
that we have that doesn’t have anything into it and then start off by making the
same chain count and then move on from there you guys are pretty much set so go
ahead and do that and then I will meet you guys back one so we have both sides
all finished up so we are back and we have just finished up going in with the
second panel which is exactly the same as the front panel
and we are pretty much all done just the last thing we have to do is seam up our
sides so let’s just get that started together getting started at either end
either the bottom band or the cuff it does not matter we’re gonna start off
with our 4 millimeter hook and we’re going to insert that into that bottom
corner that we have and through both sides we’re going to pull our yarn
through and chain up one to secure once when we have this we’re just gonna go
all the way down making sure that our single crochet goes in through the front
panel and the back panel at the same time so let’s just get this started
together into the first available loop into the front panel and the next
available loop into the back panel once when we have that go ahead and single
crochet let’s do that one more time into the next available loop in the front
next available loop in the back and then single crochet and we’re just gonna keep
doing this all the way up and around since we are underneath our underarm
we’re gonna keep going until we don’t have any more loops left to go into just
so just seaming up this entire piece but once when we get to the body portion
which is our 6 millimeter hook we will be switching that out as well so go
ahead and do that and then I’ll meet you guys back just to show you guys where
we’re gonna be inserting our hook for this top seam for the top of the
shoulder and then we can move on from there so you’ve just finished up seaming
the bottoms and we’re gonna do the exact same thing up here at the top and the
only thing that I have to remind you guys of is once when you guys insert
your 6 millimeter hook into these loops that’s right next to the collar make
sure that you guys are going into the loop that’s right before this first loop
into our chain that we made and we’re only doing that so that we don’t have
any gaps in between the collar and our sleeve so as you guys can see this is my
first appear first loop here I went into the loops right before that and from
here insert pull through do a chain up of one to secure and then from here
continue doing single crochets making sure we’re going into the front panel in
the back panel at the same time and then once we get down to the cuff go ahead
and switch out for your formula meet your hook and then once we get down
there go ahead and cut and tie and then do the same thing on the other side just
making sure that our seams are all facing the same direction and now that
we have seemed up our sleeves on both sides we are actually all done the last
thing we have to do is just weave in all of our ends
we’ve woven in our ends and this is our sweater all finished up we wanted to do
a modern take on an everyday easy casual sweater that wasn’t a Raglan and this is
it and I am so happy with how this turned out it is super cute trendy and
it will never go out of style and if you’ll want to grab the pattern it’s
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