Make This Cozy Calico Sweater With This Pattern!

Crochet Sweater

If you are looking for the perfect sweater pattern, then you are going to love the crochet calico sweater!

I have been loving all of the trending balloon sleeves I have been seeing on Pinterest and also on the runways. That being said, I knew I wanted to create something featuring sleeves like this!

Be sure you head below for the free pattern.

Or, you can hop over to Ravelry and buy the pattern PDF!

Calico Sweater Pattern

MATERIALS:

  • (color A) 2 skeins of Lion Brand JEANS yarn in the color STOVEPIPE
  • (color B) 6 skeins of Lion Brand JEANS yarn in the color TOP STITCH
  • (this yarn count is for the size medium) appr. 1900 yrds
  • 5MM hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

PATTERN NOTES:

This pattern features the extended crochet stitch. Below are the instructions for the extended single crochet (ESC)

***Extended Single Crochet (ESC)

Insert hook, YO, draw up a loop. .(you will now have 2 loops on the hook)

YO draw through one loop. YO draw through the last loop.

ESC completed

Please keep in mind when choosing your size, this sweater is designed to be oversized. If you would like the sweater to be more fitted, please size down from your normal size.

The sweater is made from the bottom up. You will begin by creating your ribbing on the bottom and you will create an identical front and back panel. The sleeves are made in a similar way, from the bottom to the top.

There is an added feature of a ribbed collar. It is an added detail I used for this piece but you can choose to leave it off if you so desire!

SIZES:

The sizes will be written as follows – XS (S, X, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

THE PATTERN: THE CALICO SWEATER

BODY PANELS (make 2)

Ribbing at the bottom:

Row 1– CH 21 ( 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21)

Row 2 – In the second CH from the hook you will place a SC. Continue all the way across with a SC in each stitch. CH 1. Turn.

Row 3 – (CH 1 counts as SC) SC into the back loop of each stitch all the way across. CH 1. Turn.

Rows 4 – 60 ( 68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124) – repeat row 2

*** turn the ribbing to lay horizontal and from here you are going to begin working the body of the pattern

 

Body Of The Sweater:

Row 1 – CH 1 (counts as SC) place a SC all the way across for a total of 60 ( 68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124) all the way across. CH 1. Turn.

Rows 2 – 10 ( 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 13, 14) – (CH 1 counts as SC) ESC into each stitch all the way across. CH 1. Turn. In color B

 

Stripe Section

 

COLOR A: Rows 11( 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 14 ,15) – Rows 15( 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 19)

COLOR B: Rows 16( 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 20) – Rows 20( 21, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 24)

COLOR A: Rows 21( 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 24, 25) – Rows 25( 26, 26, 26, 27, 27, 27, 28, 29)

COLOR B: Rows 26 (27, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28, 29, 30) – Rows 30( 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 32, 33, 34)

COLOR A: Rows 31( 32, 32, 32, 33, 33, 33, 34, 35) – Rows 35( 36, 36, 36, 37, 37, 37, 38, 39)

 

 

 

Body Of The Sweater:

 

Rows 36( 37, 37, 37, 38, 38, 38, 39, 40)  – Rows 46 ( 47, 47, 47, 48, 48, 48, 49, 50) – (CH 1 counts as SC) ESC into each stitch all the way across. CH 1. Turn. In color B

 

 

SLEEVES OF THE PATTERN: (make 2)

 

Ribbing at the bottom:

Row 1– CH 21 ( 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21)

Row 2 – In the second CH from the hook you will place a SC. Continue all the way across with a SC in each stitch. CH 1. Turn.

Row 3 – (CH 1 counts as SC) SC into the back loop of each stitch all the way across. CH 1. Turn.

Rows 4 – 28 (30, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37) – repeat row 2

*** turn the ribbing to lay horizontal and from here you are going to begin working the body of the pattern

 

Body Of The Sleeve:

Row 1 – CH 1 (counts as SC) place 2 SC into each stitch all the way across for a total of 56 ( 60, 60, 62, 64, 66, 70, 72, 74) all the way across. CH 1. Turn.

Rows 2 – 10 ( 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 13, 14) – (CH 1 counts as SC) ESC into each stitch all the way across. CH 1. Turn. In color B

 

Stripe Section

 

COLOR A: Rows 11( 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 14 ,15) – Rows 15( 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 19)

COLOR B: Rows 16( 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 20) – Rows 20( 21, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 24)

COLOR A: Rows 21( 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 24, 25) – Rows 25( 26, 26, 26, 27, 27, 27, 28, 29)

COLOR B: Rows 26 (27, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28, 29, 30) – Rows 30( 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 32, 33, 34)

COLOR A: Rows 31( 32, 32, 32, 33, 33, 33, 34, 35) – Rows 35( 36, 36, 36, 37, 37, 37, 38, 39)

 

Body Of The Sleeve:

 

Rows 36( 37, 37, 37, 38, 38, 38, 39, 40)  – Rows 46 ( 47, 47, 47, 48, 48, 48, 49, 50) – (CH 1 counts as SC) ESC into each stitch all the way across. CH 1. Turn. In color B

 

SEAMING YOUR SWEATER TOGETHER:

 

You’re going to begin assembling your sweater by first creating the shoulder seams. You will lay your body panels out with the head pieces touching. You will want to decide how large you want your head hole. Typically the head holes ae between 8” – 12”

You will be attaching a ribbed collar so keep that in mind when you are seaming the shoulders.

The way I seam is by attaching the pieces with a simple SC row.

Once you have your shoulders seamed, you will then seam your sleeves. Taking one of your sleeves you will center it with the shoulder seam. Then you will do another SC row. ***Make sure when you are attaching your sleeves you will want to line them up evenly.

 

Take your sweater and fold it in half with right sides together. Then, beginning at the cuff you will SC the sides closed. Be sure you go slow and keep an eye on the stripes so they are all lined up.

 

 

RIBBED COLLAR:

 

After you have seamed everything you will need to count how many stitches there are in your head hole.

Then you will CH 14 and do another ribbed band for the count you got. For example, if there are 70 stitches in your head area, create a ribbed band with a total of 70 rows.

After you have made your collar you will attach it to your sweater with a SC row while your sweater is turned inside out.

 

After that, you will weave in your ends and enjoy!

 

Please be sure you tag me on social media if you make a Calico Sweater. I’d love to see your finished piece and share it with all the wonderful people in our community! @yarnhookneedles

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