FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Summer Fun Sweater

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Summer Fun Sweater

The Summer Fun Sweater is a versatile piece that can be worn as a top or continue making it longer for a tunic top, crochet retro dress, or swimsuit cover up. You can omit sleeves to make a vest or shell as another option. So much in ONE pattern! Check out my pattern below and see the video tutorial here!

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Clarity 1080 yards, and Sky 200 yards)
Mighty Stitch by WeCrochet in Sunshine (200 yards)
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-The neck hole measures 20 inches around (and it stretches)
-The shoulder is 5 inches sewn
-The sleeve is 24 inches long, but if you do more or less rows you can make them as long as you want.
-The Length from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the shirt is 23 inches (but you can make yours longer if you want it to be a tunic style)
-The bust measurement is 40 inches around
-This project goes off measurements, and the front and back panel need to be half of your bust measurement wide. (mine is 20 inches wide because my bust is 40 inches around)
-This piece is made crocheting the front panel, then the back panel, then sewing them together, then adding the sleeves last.
-For the front and back panels, the odd numbered rows are the WS (wrong side or inside of your shirt), the even rows are the RS (right side or outsidee of your shirt)
-When making your sleeves, Sew in ALL ends AS YOU GO, you will thank yourself later.
-This took about 3 days for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
Shell: [2DC, Ch 1, 2DC] in specified location

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Front Panel and Back Panel:

The front and back panel are made exactly the same, just make 2 then sew them together (Watch the video tutorial to learn how to do this)

With Main Color
Ch 75 (or any multiple of 5 that is HALF of your Bust Measurement)

Row 1: Shell in the 6th Ch from hook, *Sk 2 Chs, DC in next Ch, Sk 2 Chs, Shell in next Ch, repeat from * across ending with DC in last ch, Turn. (You want to end this row with one double crochet, if you have extra chains, you can ignore those and sew them in later when we sew our panels together.)

Before going onto Row 2, Mark 2 lines where you want your ribbing lines to be, these should be evenly spaced. See video tutorial at 12 minutes, 20 seconds to see this demonstration. My written instructions are for the pattern I’m demonstrating, but you can understand the idea and do it according to your measurement and stitch count.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC), *Shell in ch 1 sp of next Shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * until you get to your marked st, FPDC on marked st, **Shell in ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from ** until you get to the next marked st, FPDC on marked st, ***Shell in Ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, Repeat from *** until the end, ending with DC in last st, Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as DC), *Shell in ch 1 sp of next Shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * until you get to your marked st, BPDC on marked st, **Shell in ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from ** until you get to the next marked st, BPDC on marked st, ***Shell in Ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, Repeat from *** until the end, ending with DC in last st, Turn.

Rows 4-40: repeat Rows 2 and 3 (you can continue this method until you have the shirt as long as you want it to be. I ended on Row 40)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

After both front and back panel are made, Sew them together up the sides (leaving room for arm holes) and across the shoulders (leaving room for a head hole) Be sure that your foundation row is the top of the shirt and your last row is the bottom of the shirt. You want the wavy look to be at the bottom of the shirt, and the shells to be upside down.

Sleeves:

Do this method for BOTH arm holes to make BOTH sleeves.

Round 1: Attach main color (Clarity) to any section of the arm hole (I started at the armpit), Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), Evenly space 70 TR around entire Arm Hole. (see video tutorial for visual instructions) I worked around the ch 3 sps from each row of the body part of the shirt. Sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 2: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 3: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 4: With main color, (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 5: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 6: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 7: With main color (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 8: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 9: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 10: With main color (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 11: Continue with main color Clarity, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 12: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 13: Continue with same color Sunshine, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 14: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 15: With main color (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 16: Continue with main color Clarity, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 17: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 18: Continue with same color Sunshine, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 19: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 20: Continue with same color Sky, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off.
Be sure you are looking at the OUTSIDE of your sleeve and then attach your main color to any stitch and continue onto Round 21.
Making the cuff
Rnd 21: Ch 1, SC2TOG in each st around. (you will have half the number of sts around plus one extra SC, I had 36 sts around), Sl st to first SC, Ch 1, DO NOT TURN.

Rnd 22: Working in BLO, SC2TOG in each st around, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, Do not turn. (18 sts)

Rnds 23-32: working in BLO, SC in each st around, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1, do not turn.

Fasten off main color, attach Sunshine in any st around. Work in BOTH LOOPS
Rnd 33: SC in each st around.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of WeCrochet

12 Days of Christmas: Lace Shell Bookmark – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

12 Days of Christmas: Lace Shell Bookmark – FREE Written Crochet Pattern
We are launching our 12 Days of Christmas crafts with a beautiful handmade bookmark. Do you know someone who loves to read? For all the book lovers in your life, you can make this beautiful Shell Stitch Lace Bookmarker. Pair this with a best seller book and you will be sure to awe the most distinguished book enthusiast on your list!

 

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread
-1.00mm crochet hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of this pattern as you want to make it as long as you want.

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Shell: [DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC] in same stitch

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

With Thread and 1mm crochet hook

Ch 35

Row 1: HDC in 3rd Ch from hook, * Sk 3 chs, [DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC] in next Ch (Shell made), Sk 3 Chs, HDC in next Ch, Repeat From * across, ending with HDC in last Ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, [DC, Ch 1, DC] in first st, *HDC in Center Ch of next Shell, Shell in next HDC, Repeat from * across, ending with [DC, Ch 1, 2 DC] in last St. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, HDC in first st, *Shell in next HDC , HDC in center of next Shell, Repeat from * ending with HDC in last st. Turn.

Rows 4-29: Repeat Rows 2 and 3

Row 30: Ch 3, *SC in center of next shell, Ch 3, HDC in next HDC, Repeat from * across, ending with HDC in last st.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach many strands of yarn in the top center of your bookmark and make a braid. Tie off and cut the tassel to make it neat.

Enjoy!!

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

 

 

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #13: Shell Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #13: Shell Stitch

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Shell Stitch:

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Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

Shell Stitch

US Terms

Chain any multiple of 6+2

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, *Sk 2 Chs, 5 DC in next ch, Sk 2 Chs, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last chain. Turn.
Row 2: Ch up 3, 2 DC in same stitch, *SC in middle DC of next Shell, 5 DC in next SC, repeat from * across, ending with 3 DC in last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch up 1, SC in same stitch, *5 DC in next SC, SC in middle DC of next Shell, repeat from * across ending with SC in last turning chain.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until your piece is long enough.

 

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Under the Sea Mermaid Blanket

‘Under the sea,’ this is the type of mermaid I would be!

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Mermaid Blanket

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Baby Blanket using a Shell Stitch

In this video I share how to make a wavy baby blanket using the shell stitch (5dc in same stitch). Watch this video to learn how you can make one too!
Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Email: nadiafdeane@yahoo.com put “Shell Stitch Baby Blanket” in subject line
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and blog (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Sensations Rainbow Classics in light pink (1-one pound Skein Approx. 615 Yards)
Red Heart With Love in White (2-half pound skeins–Approx. 365 Yards Each Skein)
Size K hook—6.50MM (you may use a J-6.00mm hook for a tighter stitch)
Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
YO: Yarn over
Sl st: slip stitch
DC: double crochet
Sk: skip
St: Stich
Sc: single crochet
Shell: 5 dc in same st
Notes:
-This baby blanket will be 36 inchees x 40 inches
-Ch 3 at the beginning of rows counts as a stitch.
Pattern:
With Pink
Ch 110 (Or chain any amount in groups of 6 until you get the width you like)
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with a sc. Ch 3, turn,
Row 2: 2dc in first st (same spot where you chained up 3), *sk 2 sts, sc in next st (middle dc of group of 5 dc from prev. row), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st (sc from prev. row), repeat from * across. Ending with 3 dc in last st, change color to white in last st. ch 1 with new color, turn (See video for guidance)
Row 3: sc in first st, *sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from *across. Ending with sc. Ch 3, turn
Rows 4-68: Repeat rows 2 and 3 for the rest of the pattern. Make sure you change color every 2 rows if you are copying my exact pattern. (You will end your work on a row 2 repeat)
Do not fasten off if you are using the same color as the last row for the border. If you are using a different color for the border, fasten off.
Border: (I highly recommend watching the video to learn this portion)
Round 1 of border:
Connect yarn in corner if you fastened off.
Working along the side of the blanket:
Ch 3, 2dc in same space, ch 1, *work 3 dc around dc row along edge, ch 1, repeat from * when you come to the corner, put [3dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in the starting chain in the corner. Ch 1 turn your work to look at the bottom side of your blanket
Along the bottom edge of your blanket:
*3dc in st where 5 dc group is in, ch 1, repeat from * across. In corner, put [3dc ch 2, 3dc] in the last ch in corner, ch 1, turn your work to look at the side of the blanket.
Working up the side of the blanket:
*work 3 dc around dc row along edge, ch 1, repeat from *. When you come to the corner, put [3dc, ch 2, 3dc] in the last ch 3 (or “double crochet”) of row, ch 1 turn your work to look at the top side of your blanket
Working on top side of the blanket:
Work *3 dc in sc from prev row, ch 1, 3 dc in middle dc of shell, ch 1, repeat from *when you come to the corner, put 3 dc in same st as the first 3dc group, ch 2, sl st to first ch up 3.
Round 2 of border:
Turn work to look at the WS of work.
Ch 1, sc in corner sp, ch 5, sc in same corner sp, **[ch 3, sc in next ch 1 sp] repeat across until you hit the next corner. sc in corner sp, ch 5, sc in same corner sp, Repeat from ** all the way around. Ending with ch 3, sl st to beginning sc.
Round 3 of border:
Sl st into ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc 6 in same corner sp, *sc into sc from prev. row, Shell in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around. When you hit the corners, put 7 dc instead of 5.  Ending the round with sc and sl st to first ch 3 of the round.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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