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How to Crochet a Sweater

In this super special post, you will follow us as we bring you our favorite ten sweater patterns. Each of these patterns has a video tutorial that will teach you all you need to know to complete the pattern and what you will need to make your own crochet sweater. Most of these patterns assume that you already know how to crochet, so they may not be suitable for beginners. Follow along, and let us know in the comments below which one out of our top ten list is your favorite crochet sweater pattern.

1. Valentine Sweater

In this How to Crochet a Sweater, you will learn how to make this pretty sweater that has a draped effect. This looks like the perfect comfy sweater to wear on a snowy day while you stay indoors. To make this sweater, you will make half double crochet stitches into the extra loop on the front of the stitch in the previous row. You will need to decrease at the sides of the rows after you have made the sleeves. You will complete two panels in this manner and then sew them together as the pattern specifies. You can find the written pattern here.

2. Striped Dog Sweater

In this next How to Crochet a Sweater pick, you will learn how to make a striped dog sweater for any size dog. The pattern is demonstrated in a small lapdog size, but directions are given to adjust the size to fit a smaller or larger dog. The stitches are easy to follow. You could make this very unique by adding in your own striping sequence. Begin by crocheting the collar. Then work your way down the body. You can find the written pattern for this cute striped dog sweater here.

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3. Men’s Sweater Vest

In this How to Crochet a Sweater top ten pick, we have a men’s crochet sweater vest. Follow along with this pattern to complete a nice vest for a man to wear over a dress shirt or thermal shirt. This pattern is a great crochet piece to test your skills or to learn your cable stitches. The cables work up to look like a braid. You could add stripes to this or use a variegated yarn to add some visual break. You can find the written pattern here.

4. Any Size Sweater

We love this pattern because you can use it for any size. Using a long sleeved shirt to get your measurements, you will form a chain that reaches from one wrist to the other and then work your way down the garment with a simple pattern. You’ll make two panels in this fashion and then sew them together as specified. This is a great first crochet sweater project to work on once you have learned your basic stitches. You can make this pattern suitable for warm or cold weather, depending on the fiber you choose. You can find the written pattern here.

5. Short Sleeve Sweater

Not every sweater has to have long sleeves. In this video tutorial, you will learn how to make a short sleeved sweater with a pretty shell pattern. These stitches are simple and easy enough for a beginner to attempt. You have to know all of the basic stitches and be able to know where to skip certain stitches from the previous row. This sweater would be great in a lightweight cotton to wear as a cover up for the beach. You can find the written pattern here.

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6. Three Way Baby Sweater

This next pattern is great because you can complete it in three different styles. This baby sweater would make a great baby shower gift or be a great addition to a layette set. You can make this sweater with a hood, a collar, or a regular neck. The stitch pattern is repetitive and easy to follow. You could add in a stripe pattern or change up the stitches to make this sweater unique. Finish it off with pretty decorative buttons. You can find the written pattern here.

7. Go Team Go

In this video tutorial you will learn how to crochet a sweater for a baby with a automatically striping yarn. Read Heart Team yarn is made in many color combinations suitable for middle school, high school, college, or any other teams to show your spirit. The pattern is made in a front and back panel that is sewn together, and the sleeves are made separately and sewn on at the end. Any level of crochet experience is suitable for this pattern. This is an easy gift to make up for the sports lover in your life. You can find the written pattern for free here.

8. Circular Jacket

If you like to crochet in the round then this sweater pattern is for you. To make this lovely jacket, you follow the pattern for this big circle. If you need a larger or smaller size, you could easily modify this pattern to achieve the fit you are looking for. Depending on the placement of your sleeves, you can change the way the jacket buttons and sits on your neck. This pattern utilizes the butterfly stitch, so it may be challenging to some. We would consider this project an intermediate crochet skill level. You can find the written pattern here.

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9. Doll Sweater

This pattern comes from Red Heart, and includes a whole outfit for your 18 inch doll. In the video tutorial, you will learn how to make this cute sweater from the pattern set. This is a quick afternoon project or an easy pattern to work with on the go. There is very little sewing to complete. You could easily adjust this pattern to make a matching sweater for doll’s owner. You can find the downloadable PDF of the written pattern here.

10. Unisex Sweater

This sweater makes a great pattern to use for anyone. This could be a gift for a baby girl or boy or modified to fit a man or woman. Work up the back panel and the front panel as directed. You can then create your sleeves in this easy method. After you’ve finished, you simply sew everything together as shown. You could add some striping or a different stitch pattern to give this design a unique look if you choose. You can purchase the pattern here or follow the free written directions in the video description.

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