Bulky Sweater

Bulky Sweater
Bulky Sweater

Free Crochet Patterns - Bulky Sweater

This popular crochet pattern was kindly contributed by designer Paul Weber of Crochet Fashions Please email Paul with any questions regarding this pattern.

Pattern is for private use only and is not for distribution in any form. Protected by U.S. copyright laws ©2005 Crochet Fashions, Paul Weber, P.O. Box 8978, Rockford , Il 61156

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Materials: 10-20 ounces of bulky yarn. Crochet hook size ‘K'. You may use Bernat Soft Bounce, Lion Home Spun.

Gauge: 14 sts = 4 inches; 12 rows = 4 inches. Stitch pattern is ch, sc.

Sizes: Directions are for Petite. Changes for Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large are in parenthesis.

BACK: Beg at lower edge, ch 52(58-64-70-74-78). Row 1: Sc in second ch from hk, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch*. Repeat * across. Ch 1, turn. Row 2: Sc in first sc, sc in first ch 1, *ch 1, sc in next ch 1*. Repeat * across, end with sc in last ch & sc. Ch 1, turn. Row 3: Sc in first sc 1, *ch 1, sc in next ch 1* Repeat * across. End with sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. Rows 2 & 3 are pattern. Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until approximately 15 inches from beg or desired length to underarm.

Shape Armholes: Slip st in first three sts, pick up pattern and work to last three sts. Ch 1, turn. Next Row: Dec one st at beg of row, work in ch 1, sc pat across; dec one sc at end of row. Ch 1, turn. Then work even on these sts until 7(7– 7 1/2-8- 8 1/2-9) inches for armhole. End off.

FRONT: Work same as Back until 10(11-12-13-14-14) rows less than Back.

Shape Neck: Right: Row 1: Work in ch 1, sc pat across first 17(18-18-20-22-24) sts. Ch 1, turn. Row 2: Dec one st at beg of row, work in ch 1, sc pattern across. Ch 1, turn. Row 3: Work in ch 1, sc pat to last two sts, dec one st at end of row. Repeat last two rows four rows less than Back. Work rem rows even in ch 1, sc pat. End off.

Left: On last long row of Front, mark 17(18-18-20-22-24) sts from end of row, attach yarn. Work to end of row in ch 1, sc pat. Ch 1 turn. Reverse shaping and work as for Right half neck opening.

Sleeves: Ch 32(34-36-36-38-38) Work same as for Back & Front first four rows. Inc Row: Work two sc in first st, work in pat to end, work two sc in last st. Two sts inc-one at each end of row. Work next five rows even in pat. Repeat these six rows until 16(18-19-19-20-20) inches from beg (this length allows for a flip over cuff)

Shape Cap: Row 1: Slip st in first three sts, work in pat across to last three sts. Ch 1, turn. Repeat last row three times more. Row 5 & 6: slip st in first 3(3-3-4-4) sts, work in pat to last 3(3-3-4-4) sts, Ch 1, turn. End off.

Finishing: Sew Front to Back at Shoulders. Sew sleeves in place, easing to fit matching beg, center and end of row to Body. Sew side and sleeve seam.

Collar: Attach yarn at either shoulder seam. Work in pat around neck opening, work ch 1, sc pat around. Join with slip st to form rounds. Ch 1, turn. Keeping to ch 1, sc pat, work collar in rounds for approximately 6 inches, or desired length. Six inches will allow a flip over collar similar to a turtle neck.