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Home : Patterns : 'Big Easy' Crochet Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern: 'Big Easy' Crochet Sweater

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: chs-bigez
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X
48 x 55 in. [122 x 140 cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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'Big Easy' Crochet Sweater

Lion Brand® Homespun®


5 dc = 2 inches; 7 rows = 5 inches with size K hook When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


To dec 1 dc: (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.
To make Front Post Double Crochet (Fpdc) : Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.
To make Back Post Double Crochet (Bpdc) : Yo and insert hook from the back to the front around the post of the dc on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.


With larger hook, ch 47 (52, 57, 62, 67).
Row 1 : Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across—45 (50, 55, 60, 65) sts. Ch 3, turn. Cont in dc until back meas 23 (24, 25, 26, 27) inches from beg. Fasten off.

Work same as back until front is 3 rows less than back.

Shape shoulders and neck:
Next row
Dc over first 15 (17, 19, 21, 23) sts, skip next 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) sts, attach another ball of yarn, dc across rem 15 (17, 19, 21, 23) sts. Working both shoulders at the same time, dec 1 st at each neck edge on next row.
Next row :
Dc over rem 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) sts on each shoulder. Fasten off.

With larger hook, ch 25.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ech ch across—24 sc. Ch 3, turn.
Inc Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first sc, 2 dc in next sc, * dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc *, rep from * to * across—36 dc. Ch 3, turn. Work in dc; AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at both ends every other row until there are 46 (48, 50, 54, 56) sts. Work even until sleeve meas 17 (17½, 18, 18½) inches from beg or desired length. Fasten off.

Wrist Ribbing: With smaller hook, attach yarn at wrist edge of sleeve with ch 3, work 23 more dc across beg ch edge. Ch 2, turn.

Wrist Ribbing Row: In 2nd st from row below work 1 Bpdc, * 1 Fpdc in next st 1 Bpdc in next st *, rep from * to * across. Ch 2, turn. Work in est post st ribbing as above until there are a total of 5 rows. Fasten off.

Join back to front at shoulders. Mark 9 (9½, 10, 10½, 11) inches down on back and front from shoulder seams. Sew sleeves between markers to form drop shoulders. Sew sleeve and body seams.
Bottom Ribbing:
With smaller hook, attach yarn at side seam with ch 3, work 89 (99, 109, 119, 129) more dc along beg ch edge of front and back. Ch 2, turn. Work Wrist Ribbing Row until there are a total of 5 rows. Fasten off. Sew Bottom Ribbing seam.
Turtleneck: With RS facing, using smaller hook, beg at right back neck, work 17 (18, 19, 20, 21) dc along back neck, 7 dc along left front neck edge, 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) dc along front neck, 7 dc along right front neck. Ch 2, turn. Work as for Wrist Ribbing Row for 8 rows. Change to larger hook. Work 3 more rows of ribbing. Fasten off. Sew turtleneck seam

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approx = approximately beg = begin(s)(ning)
bpdc = Back Post double crochet ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) fpdc = front post double crochet
fpsc = front post single crochet hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) meas = measure(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) tbl = through the back loop
tog = together yo = yarn over

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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'Big Easy' Crochet Sweater Reviewed by Kathy on 2014-11-22 *****
I just finished this sweater - my first attempt at anything but a scarf!! It is GORGEOUS!!! I made mine very heavy with Wool-Ease Thick and Quick. It came exactly as I wanted it to - big, boxy, chunky!! If I can do this, YOU can do this. And I'm IN LOVE with it!!! I'm new at this, so the neck instructions were confusing, but even that came out gorgeous. Do it - you'll be glad you did!!!

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