Learn how to crochet sweater

CROCHET PATTERN by HILARIA FINA

Poppy, beautiful poppy
Your soul will always be
Only yours
I love you, loved girl of mine
Just like the flower loves daylight

Poppy, beautiful poppy
Don’t be so ungrateful
Look at me
Poppy, poppy
How can you live so alone

Poppy, beautiful poppy
Don’t be so ungrateful
Look at me
Poppy, poppy
How can you live so alone

Joseph Lacalle /Albert Gamse

 

THE INSPIRATION + DESIGN


There are landscapes that remain in memory … large fields full of poppies that cover the horizon in red. I don’t know what those wildflowers have that makes them especially attractive.

The poppy sweater can be used during the spring and summer months. It is crocheted with Cotton-Yak. The blend of cotton, wool and yak gives freshness and softness to between season sweaters.

Fields full of poppies

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Free and intermediate crochet pattern

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STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES USED


SLIP KNOT
With about 15 cm of yarn, make a loop. Insert your hook through the center of the loop, draw the end of the yarn through the loop, and pull on the tail to tighten.

CHAIN (ABBREVIATION ch)
YO and pull through loop on hook.

SLIP STITCH (ABBREVIATION: sl st)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through both loops on hook at once.

SINGLE CROCHET (ABBREVIATION: sc)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (2 loops on hook), YO and pull through both loops on hook at once.

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (ABBREVIATION: hdc)
YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook at once.

DOUBLE CROCHET (ABBREVIATION: dc)
YO, insert hook into the stitch, YO and pull the yarn through the stitch (3 loops on your hook), YO and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook in one go (2 loops remain on the hook), YO again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on the hook.

TWISTED SINGLE CROCHET
To make the twisted single crochet, insert hook into indicated stitch, YO and pull through stitch (2 loops on hook loose), turn the hook counter clockwise (loops remain on hook), YO and pull through both loops.
It can be a little tricky pulling through those loops after the twist, so it’s definitely important to keep both those loops a little bigger than usual before the twist.

INCREASE (ABBREVIATION: inc)
To work an extra stitch, you simply need to work into the same stitch more than once. Work one stitch as normal. Insert hook into same stitch you’ve just worked and complete another st.

INVISIBLE DECREASE
Insert hook in the front loop of first stitch and in the front loop of the next stitch (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through the first two loops on hook (2 loops on hook), YO and pull through both loops on hook at once.

CROCHETING INTO THE BACK BUMP OF A CHAIN
Usually you crochet in the right side of the chain. When you turn your chain, you’ll see a small ‘bump’ on the wrong side of each stitch. Insert your hook under this back bump.

CHANGING TO A NEW COLOR
You will change to another colour by joining in the new colour during the final step of the last stitch in the old colour as follows: work the last stitch in the old colour until the last two loops of the stitch are on the hook, then using the new colour, YO and pull through the 2 remaining old colored loops on your hook. The next stitch you make will be the first stitch in the new colour.

INVISIBLE FASTEN OFF
Cut yarn, pull the yarn tail through the last stitch completely and thread yarn tail onto yarn/tapestry needle. Skip one stitch then insert needle into the next stitch under booth loops of the second stitch of the last round. Next, insert needle back into the same stitch that the yarn tail is coming from but into the back loop only. This creates a closing stitch. Weave tail into wrong side before trimming.

JOIN YARN WITH A STANDING SC
Make a slip knot onto hook then insert hook into indicated stitch, YO and pull through stitch (2 loops on hook), YO and pull through both loops on hook at once.

JOIN YARN WITH STANDING HDC
Make a slip knot onto hook then YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook at once.

JOIN YARN WITH A STANDING DC
Make a slip knot onto hook then YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), [YO and pull through 2 loops] x 2.

JOIN YARN WITH A STANDING TWISTED SC
Make a slip knot onto hook then insert hook into indicated stitch, YO and pull through stitch (2 loops on hook loose), turn the hook counter clockwise (loops remain on hook), YO and pull through both loops on hook at once.

 

ABBREVIATIONS


 

ch chain
dc double crochet
dc2tog 2 double crochet together
hdc half double crochet
-inc increase (crochet 2 stitches into the same stitch, example: sc-inc)
lp (s) loop (s) crochet
sc single crochet
slst slip stitch
st (s) stitch (es)
YO yarn over
RS right side
WS wrong side
Rnd … At the beginning of each pattern line, you’ll find “Rnd” + a number
to indicate which “round”
(…) At the end of each line you will find the number of stitches you
should have at end of each line.
[…] x … When part of the instructions repeat throughout the “round”,
it ́ll be placed between brackets x the number of times it should be repeated.
(…) stitches between (…) are worked into the same stitch.

Example: Rnd 01. (3sc) in the same stitch, [2sc, sc-inc] x 2. (11 sts)

 

SKILL LEVEL


LEVEL 3: INTERMEDIATE

 

WHAT YOU NEED


  • Crochet hook 3.5 mm (E US), 4.00 mm (G US)
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn: 5 ply / Fine / sport, 2.5mm/3.00mm
    Katia Concept Cotton-Yak (60% Cotton, 30% Wool, 10% Yak), 50g/1 oz. ¾, 10x10cm = 28 sts x 22 rows, 130m (152 yds):
    nº 100 (beige)
    nº 105 (red)

 

Crochet cotton Katia

Natural yarn with a satinized fibre finish, suitable for all seasons.

 

GAUGE


10x10cm = 18 sts x 10 rows

SIZE


  • Sweater is available in two sizes M (L).
  • Garment is meant to be worn with 10cm of ease.
  • The instructions are written for M size. If changes are necessary for L size the instructions will be written thus ( ).  When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
  • See schematic for finished measurements.

Amapola crochet sweater design

 

M L
TO FIT BUST 82-88 92-98
FINISHED ITEM APPROX. 108 116
100 BEIGE (50 g) 9 9
105 RED (50 g) 1 1

 

NOTES


  • This pattern is written in US terminology.
  • The sweater is worked from the bottom up, with front, back and sides worked separately.
  • When you crochet in rows, each row stars by turning the piece and working some chain stitches (know as the “turning chains”) to get the right height for the following stitches.
  • When you make a flower carried the unused color on the WS of work without cutting the yarn.
  • The chain at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch.
  • Sample size L.

 

WRITTEN PATTERN


FRONT AND BACK PANELS

Crochet in rows with 4.00 mm (G US) crochet hook, in beige yarn.

To begin: Make 81 (89) ch + 1 turning chain.

Row 01. (RS) Crochet into the bumps of the chain, starting in the second back bump from hook, 81 (89) dc, turn. 81 (89)

Row 02/04. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. 81 (89)

Row 05. (ch, dc), 4 (8) dc, [2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 2ch, 17dc] x 3, 2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 2ch,
5 (9) dc, turn. 85 (93)

Row 06. (ch, dc), 4 (8) dc, [2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 2ch, 17dc] x 3, 2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 2ch, 5 (9) dc, turn. 81 (89)

Row 07. ch, 5 (9) sc, (sc, change to color red, sc) in space of 2ch, ch, make a flower:
First petal (4dc, hdc, sc) over next dc below, 3ch, second petal (4dc, hdc, sc) over 2ch, 3ch, third petal (4dc, hdc, sc) over next dc below, 3ch, fourth petal (4dc, hdc, sc) over next dc, 3ch, fifth petal (4dc, hdc, sc) over 2ch, 2ch, slst in space of ch, ch.

Crochet stitch flower

Continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 17sc, [(sc, change to color red, sc) in next space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 17sc] x 2, (sc, change to color red, sc) in next space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 5 (9) sc, turn. 81sts and 4 flowers (89sts and 4 flowers)

Row 08. (ch, dc), 6 (10) dc, [dc in space of ch, 21dc] x 3, dc in space of ch, 7 (11) dc, turn.
81 (89)



Row 09/14. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. 81 (89)

Row 15. (ch, dc), 15 (19) dc, [2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 2ch, 17dc] x 3, 2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc,
16 (20) dc, turn. 81 (89)

Row 16. (ch, dc), 15 (19) dc, [2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 2ch, 17dc] x 3, 2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 16 (20) dc, turn. 81 (89)

Row 17. ch, 16 (20) sc, [(sc, change to color red, sc) in space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 17sc] x 2, (sc, change to color red, sc) in next space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 16 (20) sc, turn. 81sts and 3 flowers (89sts and 3 flowers)

Row 18. (ch, dc), 17 (21) dc, [dc in space of ch, 21dc] x 2, dc in space of ch, 18 (22) dc, turn. 81 (89)

Row 19/24. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. 81 (89)

Row 25. (ch, dc), 4 (8) dc, [2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 2ch, 17dc] x 3, 2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 2ch,
5 (9) dc, turn. 85 (93)

Row 26. (ch, dc), 4 (8) dc, [2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 2ch, 17dc] x 3, 2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 5 (9) dc, turn. 81 (89)

Row 27. ch, 5 (9) sc, [(sc, change to color red, sc) in space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 17sc] x 3, (sc, change to color red) in next space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 5 (9) sc, turn. 81sts and 4 flowers (89sts and 4 flowers)

Row 28. (ch, dc), 6 (10) dc, [dc in space of ch, 21dc] x 3, dc in space of ch, 7 (11) dc, turn.
81 (89)

Row 29/34. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. 81 (89)

Row 35. (ch, dc), 15 (19) dc, [2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 2ch, 17dc] x 2, 2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 16 (20) dc, turn. (81 89)

Row 36. (ch, dc), 15 (19) dc, [2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 2ch, 17dc] x 2, 2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 16 (20) dc, turn. 81 (89)

Row 37. ch, 16 (20) sc, [(sc, change to color red, sc) in space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 17sc] x 2, (sc, change to color red) in next space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 16 (20) sc, turn. 81sts and 3 flowers (89sts and 3 flowers)

Row 38. (ch, dc), 17 (21) dc, [dc in space of ch, 21dc] x 3, 18 (22) dc, turn. 81 (89)

Row 39/44. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. 81 (89)




 

Row 45. (ch, dc), 15 (19) dc, 2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 2ch, 39dc, 2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 2ch,
16 (20) dc, turn. 81 (89)

Row 46. (ch, dc), 15 (19) dc, 2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 2ch, 39dc, 2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 2ch, 16 (20) dc, turn. 81 (89)

Row 47. ch, 16 (20) sc, (sc, change to color red, sc) in space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 39sc, (sc, change to color red, sc) in next space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row, (sc, change to color beige, sc) in next space of 2ch, 16 (20) sc, turn. 81sts and 2 flowers (89sts and 2 flowers)

Row 48. (ch, dc), 17 (21) dc, dc in space of ch, 43dc, dc in space of ch, 18 (22) dc, turn.
81 (89)

Row 49/55. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. 81 (89)

CHECK CHART – FRONT & BACK.

SHAPE NECK – FIRST SIDE
Row 56. (RS) (ch, dc), 26dc, dc2tog, skip the next 60 (52) sts, turn. (28)

Row 57. (WS) (ch, dc2tog), 26dc, turn. (27)

Row 58. (ch, dc), 24dc, dc2tog, turn. (26)

Row 59. (ch, dc2tog), 24dc, turn. (25)

Row 60. (ch, dc), 22dc, dc2tog, turn. (24)

Row 61. (ch, dc2tog), 22dc, turn. (23)

Row 62. (ch, dc), 20dc, dc2tog, turn. (22)

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

CHECK CHART – SHAPE NECK.

SHAPE NECK – SECOND SIDE
Skip central 23 (31) sts and join beige yarn in the next stitch with RS facing.

Continue in pattern as follows:

Row 56. (RS) Join yarn with a standing dc decrease (see Stitches & Techniques used), 27dc, turn. (28)

Row 57. (WS) (ch, dc), 25dc, dc2tog, turn. (27)

Row 58. (ch, dc2tog), 25dc, turn. (26)

Row 59. (ch, dc), 23dc, dc2tog, turn. (25)

Row 60. (ch, dc2tog), 23dc, turn. (24)

Row 61. (ch, dc), 21dc, dc2tog, turn. (23)

Row 62. (ch, dc2tog), 21dc, turn. (22)

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

CHECK CHART – SHAPE NECK.

BACK
Woking as for front until row 55 then continue the pattern as follow:

Row 56/62. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. 81 (89)

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

Jersey ganchillo nivel intermedio

 

SIDE PANELS (MAKE 2)

Crochet in rows with 4.00 mm (G US) crochet hook, in beige yarn.

To begin: Make 15ch + 1 turning chain.

Row 01. Crochet into the bumps of the chain, starting in the second back bump from hook, 15dc, turn. (15)

Row 02/06. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. (15)

Row 07. ch, sc in each stitch around, turn. (15)

Row 08/14. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. (15)

Row 15. (ch, dc), 4dc, 2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 2ch, 5dc, turn. (15)

Row 16. (ch, dc), 4dc, 2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 2ch, 5dc, turn. (15)

Row 17. ch, 5sc, (sc, change to color red, sc) in space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row (sc, change to color red, sc) in space of 2ch, 5sc, turn. (15sts and one flower)

Row 18. (ch, dc), 6dc, dc in space of ch, 7dc, turn. (15)



Row 19/26. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. (15)

Row 27. ch, sc in each stitch around, turn. (15)

Row 28/34. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. (15)

Row 35. (ch, dc), 4dc, 2ch, dc, skip 3sts, dc, 2ch, 5dc, turn. (15)

Row 36. (ch, dc), 4dc, 2ch, dc in space between 2dc below, 2ch, 5dc, turn. (15)

Row 37. ch, 5sc, (sc, change to color red, sc) in space of 2ch, ch, make a flower, continue the row (sc, change to color beige, sc) in space of 2ch, 5sc, turn. (15sts and one flower)

Row 38. (ch, dc), 6dc, dc in space of ch, 7dc, turn. (15)

Row 39/43. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. (15)

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

CHECK CHART – SIDE PANEL.

Crochet pattern body chart

Jersey ganchillo nivel intermedio

 

EDGES

With 4.00 mm (G US) crochet hook, in beige yarn.

We will now prepare the edges for the slip stitch seam, working one row of single crochet along the row ends of every piece.

FRONT EDGES
With 4.00 mm (G US) crochet hook, in beige yarn.

We will now prepare the edges for the slip stitch seam, working one row of single crochet along the row ends of every piece.

FRONT AND BACK EDGES
Row 01.(RS) Join beige yarn with standing single crochet (see Stitches & Techniques used)
in first side starting from top down and in second side starting from bottom up by placing 2sc in each dc row end and sc in each sc row end. (119)

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

SIDE PANEL EDGES (MAKE 2)
Row 01.(RS) Join beige yarn with standing single crochet (see Stitches & Techniques used)
in first side starting from top down and in second side starting from bottom up by placing 2sc in each dc row end and sc in each sc row end. (82)

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

 

ASSEMBLING

With 4.00 mm (G US) crochet hook, in beige yarn.

To sewn our sweater we use : slip stitch seam

Place the panels with the right side touching and work loosely to avoid puckering seams. Insert your hook from front to back through the first stitch. Place a slip knot onto your hook and pull through both layers of fabric, YO and pull second loop through the first one. Then insert hook again from front to back in the next stitch through both layers of fabric. YO and pull through the work (two loops on hook), pull second loop through the first one. Repeat for every stitch until finishing the seam.

STEP 01.
Sew the sides panels to each side of body by using crochet slip stitch seam technique.

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

STEP 02.
Sew the shoulders by using crochet slip stitch seam technique.

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

CHECK CHART – ASSEMBLING.

Amapola crochet sweater design sewing

FRILLS

With 3.5 mm (E US) crochet hook, in beige yarn.

RIGHT SIDE

Row 01. (RS) Join beige yarn in the row 43 of the back with standing hdc (see Stitches & Techniques used), hdc in each stitch around, turn. (38)

Row 02. (ch, 2dc), (2dc) in each stitch around, turn. (76)

Row 03. (ch, 2dc), (2dc) in each stitch around, turn. (152)

Row 04. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. (152)

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

LEFT SIDE
Row 01. (RS) Join beige yarn in the row 43 of the front with standing hdc (see Stitches & Techniques used), hdc in each stitch around, turn. (38)

Row 02. (ch, 2dc), (2dc) in each stitch around, turn. (76)

Row 03. (ch, 2dc), (2dc) in each stitch around, turn. (152)

Row 04. (ch, dc), dc in each stitch around, turn. (152)

Cut the yarn and weave in all ends

CHECK CHART -FRILL.

 

Amapola crochet sweater design frill

 

EDGINGS

With 3.5 mm (E US) crochet hook, in beige yarn.

Work twisted sc edging in one round along neckline, the hem and the top of the side panel.

Row 01. (WS) Join beige yarn with twisted sc (see Stitches & Techniques used) and work twisted sc around.

Cut the yarn and make an invisible fasten off (see Stitches & Techniques used).

Weave in the ends.

 

 


 

Amapola jersey de ganchillo para primavera

 

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