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

Help Make Turtles for Mental Health Awareness

Help Make Turtles for Mental Health Awareness

Recently, one of our followers reached out asking for some assistance for an important cause. She is a mental health advocate and public speaker. She asked me for help to make small crocheted turtles.

MHATs or Mental Health Awareness Turtles, will be distributed to patients who are dealing with traumatic experiences that led to their ongoing struggles with mental health. This individual is working to help others who, like herself, have endured horrific experiences and SURVIVED.

In the aftermath, they are now left with lifelong battles. We can HELP! These little turtles have provided big benefits to patients dealing with these traumas. The goal of the MHATs is to provide comfort and start conversations. A reminder for people to come out of their “shells” and discuss mental health openly without fear of stigma.

Patients who are living with ACE or Adverse Childhood Experiences, Agoraphobia, cPTSD or complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Severe Dissociative Disorders and many others both inpatient and out-patient will benefit from this project. She needs to meet her goal of 100 turtles by October 1st,2018. All the turtles we make and send to her will be 100% donated to this cause and help patients. If anyone would like to help, please read and follow the pattern below.

 

THIS IS NOT MY PATTERN AND THERE IS NO VIDEO TUTORIAL. I have provided photos of my own turtle which I made using this pattern to show you the end result. You can find the address to ship your turtles to at the bottom of this page.

I have made it big and bold so you cannot miss it! DON’T forget the deadline is OCTOBER 1st, 2018. She will be speaking at an event on OCTOBER 11th, 2018 and will need to have the turtles well in advance. MHATs Pattern is property of Erika Reva Memering.

 

Address to send your turtles to:

Erika Reva Memering
MHATs Project
2956 Allen Street
Lake Station, IN 46405

 

 

Pattern:

Body and Head: You can use any colors you want. Scraps of yarn even work, since this doesn’t take too much yarn to make this project.
Color I used photographed above: Red Heart Super Saver Freshmint

Shell: You can use any color you want. Scraps of yarn even work, since this doesn’t take too much yarn to make this project.
Color I used photographed above: Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Polo Stripe

Materials You will need:
Yarn (Any colors you want)
Crochet Hook Size G-4.25mm or H-5.00mm
Stuffing
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side

Body:
Using Your Main Color, work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
Put Stitch Marker at the beginning of each round to mark your rounds if needed.

Ch 2
Rnd 1: 7SC in 2nd CH from hook. (7)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (14)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 7 times. (21)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 5: *Ch 7, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 3 Chs, HDC in next ch, DC in next ch, Sl st into next st on body and next 6 sts, repeat from * around. (4 legs made)
Fasten off weave in ends.

Head:
Using Your Main Color, work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
Put Stitch Marker at the beginning of each round to mark your rounds if needed.
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (5)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (10)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 5 times. (15)
Rnds 4-5: SC in each st around. (15)
Embroider eyes on turtle (optional)
Rnd 6: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 5 times. (10)
Stuff the head
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG] 5 times. (5)
Stuff head a little more if needed.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to body between 2 legs.

Shell:
Using Your Accent Color, work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
Put Stitch Marker at the beginning of each round to mark your rounds if needed.
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 7 SC in 2nd CH from hook. (7)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (14)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 7 times. (21)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnds 5-7: SC in each st around. (28)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Be sure to have the Right Side facing out and sew shell to the body. Once you have it 3/4 of the way sewn closed, be sure to stuff the shell, but do not stuff too firmly.

Weave in all ends.
Enjoy!

Please send your finished turtles to:

Erika Reva Memering
MHATs Project
2956 Allen Street
Lake Station, IN 46405

 

 

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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.

 

Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia