The Best Boxy Sweater
I love fashion and I’m always looking for inspiration wherever I am. This boxy sweater was inspired by a top I saw a great home decor blogger wearing.
Their top was made with knit material and linen and when I saw it I knew I needed to create a crochet version somehow.
So, after a few sketches and playing around with stitch combinations, the Roxy Top was made!
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Sweater Design Notes:
This piece is simple. Made in 4 pieces, 2 identical front and back panels and 2 identical sleeve panels; you will find it is easy to work up!
You might notice the sleeves are a bit different than what you might normally see on a top like this.
I wanted there to be a nice contrast between the body of the sweater and the sleeve. I created a long ribbing piece which gives a more contoured effect to the top of the arm but then flairs out the farther down the arm you get.
I also knew I wanted to work lace into my designs this year and this to was the perfect option!
Taking a simple, ivory lace I added this to the underside of the top. After finishing the lace I knew it was the right decision. It is a simple detail but allows the sweater to look even more feminine
- 4MM hook (get the ones I use here)
- 1000 – 1500 yards of Natural Yarn Bee Comfy Cozy Yarn (get yours here)
- Simple Lace (get what I used here)
- Scissors (get my favorite Fiskars scissors here)
- Tapestry Needle (get a set of 12 here)
I base my designs on the of the standard body measurement chart provided by the Craft Yarn Council.
Once you determine your bust size, you can choose which size would best fit you!
A little explanation of the fit:
The Roxy Top is a box-shaped sweater. It is great for providing a flattering fit for women of all shapes and sizes. I know we all have a little something we would like to hide and this top helps you accomplish that!
With the added lace detailing you get a wonderful, feminine flair. The lace is also something that takes this top from “handmade” to “oh my!”.
The sleeves are an oversized (length) ribbed cuff and help to break up the textures in the sweater.
The gauge for this sweater is 16sts X 20rows = 4″ squared
The pattern will be written: XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
The Crochet Pattern
body panels (make 2)
CH – 120 ( 134, 152, 168, 184, 200, 216, 232, 248)
Row 1 – SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. Skip the next stitch. *Place 2 SC into the next stitch. Skip the next stitch. Repeat from * across ending with a SC in the last stitch. CH 1. turn.
Row 2 – (CH 1 counts as SC) Skip the next stitch. *Place 2 SC into the next stitch. Skip the next stitch. Repeat from * across ending with a SC in the last stitch. CH 1. Turn.
Rows 3 – 82 (85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 90, 92, 93): Repeat row 2.
Crochet Ribbing Sleeves
ribbed sleeves (make 2)
CH 50 (51, 51, 53, 53, 54, 54, 56, 56)
Row 1 – In the second CH from the hook you will SC. SC all the way across. CH 1. Turn.
Row 2 – (CH 1 counts as SC) In the next stitch, SC in the back loop. Continue with a SC in the back loop of each stitch all the way across. CH 1. Turn.
Rows 3 – 59 (62, 66, 72, 81, 93, 102, 111, 111) – repeat row 2.
Learn How To Seam A Crochet Garment
Assembling The Sweater
In the diagram above you can see how the pieces need to be laid out for assembling.
You start by seaming the shoulder area. You want to leave a head hole 8″ – 12″ long. Starting from the neck out to the shoulders you will SC the pieces together.
***the head hole size is more of a personal choice. Determine for yourself exactly how large you would like it to be
Make sure you line up the sleeves with the center of the shoulder/neck seam. SC the sleeve to the panel on both sides. (Look at the diagram for how to lay the 4 pieces)
Once the panels are all attached, you’re going to fold the sweater with right sides together. Then, you will line everything up and begin seaming the sides closed with a SC row starting at the waist and working your way up to the cuff.
I will warn you to pay close attention as you’re working your way up to the underarm area. This can be where things get off centered sometimes.
Adding Lace Trim
This is my favorite part of the sweater.
Taking the lace you have picked out you are going to sew it to the underside of the sweater. I sewed it on with the garment inside out. It helped me be able to see a bit better.
I also began seaming on ow 2 so there was a little “lip” at the base of the sweater.
***be careful not to pull things too tight as you’re making your way around the base of the top.
Once you are all done adding your lace it is time to style, wear and enjoy your Roxy Top!
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