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Sweater crochet pattern

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Yarn - Bernat Handicrafter (color: cool grey) / medium 4 / 12 oz (340 g) / 608 yards (556 m) / about 1.5 balls needed
Hook - G/6 4.25mm and H/8 (5.00 mm) or other crochet hooks needed for the gauge
Gauge - One repeat is about 3.5 inches (9 cm)
Sweater Size - S/M
Complexity - Advanced beginner

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Lace long sleeve sweater crochet pattern - ripple stitch
Step-by-step instructions
Begin crocheting the sweater from the top to bottom.
Step 1
1st shoulder piece
Make a foundation chain of 18 chs
1st row – (right side) – h5ch, ((trc1, ch1) x 4) into 1ch, sk5, sl.st.1, ch1, sk5, ((trc1, ch1) x 3, trc1) into 1ch + RC3
2nd row – h4ch, dc3 into 1ch, dc5, dc dec 1, dc5, dc3 into 1ch + RC3
3rd row – h4ch, Vst, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, dc dec 1, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, Vst + RC3
4th row (1st shoulder piece) - h4ch, dc3 into 1ch, dc5, dc dec 1, dc5, dc3 into 1ch + RC1
5th row – h2ch, sl.st.1, ch4, sk1, trc dec, ch6, sk1, sl.st.1, ch35
Step 2
2nd shoulder piece
Make a foundation chain of 18 chs
1st row = 1st row of 1st shoulder piece
2nd row = 2nd row
3rd row = 3rd row
4th row (2nd shoulder piece) - h4ch, dc3 into 1ch, dc5, dc dec 1, dc5, dc3 into 1ch
Step 3
Join 1st and 2nd shoulder pieces together
After you create 35 chs (5th row of the 1st shoulder piece), insert your hook into a last loop of 2nd shoulder piece and continue working the 5th row.
5th row (2nd shoulder piece) – h1ch, sl.st.1, ch4, sk1, trc dec, ch6, sk1, sl.st.1 + RC1
Step 4
Front part
6th row – h2ch, sl.st.1, [ch1, sk5, ((trc1, ch1) x 7) into 1ch, sk5, sl.st.1] to end + RC3
Ripple stitch rows
7th row – h4ch, dec*, [dc5, dc5 into 1ch, dc5, dc dec] to last repeat; dc5, dc5 into 1ch, dc5, dec* + RC3
8th row – h4ch, dec*, [(ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, shell, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, dc dec] to last repeat; (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, shell, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, dec* + RC3
Alternate 7th and 8th rows until you crochet 11 rows or as many as necessary.

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Step 5
Back part
Repeat steps 1 – 4 for the back part, but work 2 more rows or 13 rows.
In order not to join shoulder pieces later one, you may reuse foundation chains of both front shoulder pieces to work two back shoulder pieces.
Step 6
Body
Join front and back parts together
Work sl.st.1 into 3rd ch of the front part, and then continue crocheting in the round.
1st round – ch3, dec*, [(ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, shell, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, dc dec] to last repeat of the front part; (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, shell, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2…
Join front and back parts together second time.
Return to the 11th row of the front part, insert the hook into the last loop and work sl.st.1 into the 3rd ch of the back part.
…. then continue crochet the 1st round – ch1, sk1, dc dec, [(ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, shell, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, dc dec] to last repeat of the back part; (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, shell, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, unfinished dc, sk1, unfinished dc + sl.st.1 into 3rd ch pulling the yarn through 3 loops on the hook
Ripple stitch rounds
2nd round – ch3, dec*, [dc5, dc5 into 1ch, dc5, dc dec] to last repeat; dc5, dc5 into 1ch, dc5, work unfinished dc + sl.st.1 into 3rd ch pulling the yarn through 2 loops on the hook
3rd round – ch3, dec*, [(ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, shell, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, dc dec] to last repeat; (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, shell, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, unfinished dc + sl.st.1 into 3rd ch pulling the yarn through 2 loops on the hook
Repeat the two above rounds of the pattern for about 8 times
Step 7
Use a larger size crochet hook
17th round – sl.st.8, [ch4, sk1, trc dec, ch6, sk1, sl.st.1] to end
18th round – [ch1, sk5, (trc1, ch1) x 7 into 1ch, sk5, sl.st.1] to end
19 & 21 rounds = 2nd round
20th round = 3rd round
Step 8
Sleeves
Work 3 or more repeats in the round
Crochet the 1st round similar to the 3rd round (step 5), but instead of skipping 1 ch, skip some about the same space/interval. In addition, finish the round with one unfinished dc, sk some space, one unfinished dc + sl.st.1 into 3rd ch pulling the yarn through 3 loops on the hook.
Then repeat the 2 Ripples stitch rounds (2nd and 3rd rounds) for about 11 times.
Use a larger size crochet hook to about your elbows, and then continue crocheting using a smaller size crochet hook to end of each sleeve.
Last 5 sleeve rounds = last 5 body rounds (step 6), but use a smaller size crochet hook.
Step 9
Neckline
Dc and sc about the neckline working one decrease in each corner.

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Abbreviations
[ ] – repeat
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dc dec – double crochet decrease – work one unfinished dc, (sk1, one unfinished) x 2, then draw the yarn though all 4 loops on your hook
*dec – decrease – work one unfinished dc, sk1, one unfinished dc and pull the yarn through 3 loops on your hook
h#ch – insert a hook into 5th, 4th, 2nd, 1st ch from the hook
RC – returning chain
sk – skip a ch
sl.st. – slip stitch
shell – [dc1, (ch1, dc1) x 2] into 1ch
trc – triple crochet
trc dec – triple crochet decrease – unfinished trc, (sk1, unfinished trc) x 6, then pull the yarn through all 8 loops on your hook
Vst – V-stitch – (dc1, ch1, dc1) into 1ch

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Long sleeve sweater crochet pattern. Learn how to crochet lace pullover.

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Comments

Hi floricica,

Hi floricica,
Thank you for sharing your work with us. It looks very beautiful and elegant. I love the yarn color combination. Happy crochet!

Hi siew chin,

Hi siew chin,
Thanks for the good question. Please read the step 5. You may reuse foundation chains of the front part shoulder pieces to work back shoulder pieces or crochet them separately, and then sew the shoulders together using a sewing needle. Happy crochet!

Hi Sasi,

Hi Sasi,
For the size L, I would add one repeat to the front part and one repeat to the back part. For that, chain 47 instead of 35 at the end of the 5th row (step 1) or 5th row – h2ch, sl.st.1, ch4, sk1, trc dec, ch6, sk1, sl.st.1, ch47*
*ch47 = (3 x 12) +11
Use a smaller size crochet hook to adjust your gauge. One repeat should equal about 3.3 inches. Happy crochet!

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