Crochet Pattern: Allyson’s Sweater

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A Guest Post by Allyson Elliot.

Crochet a simple, easy sweater for the winter weather. This sweater is a classic V-neck and made primarily with double crochet stitches. What makes this sweater special, is that it’s designed by Allyson, a 13-year-old crocheter!

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 35″ (89 cm) bust, 16″ (40.5 cm) length

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 826 yards)
Crochet Hook J (6.00 mm)
Yarn Needle
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: 10 dc and 7 rows = 4″

Crochet Pattern: Sweater

Front (Make 2)
Row 1: ch 13, dc in forth ch from hook and in each ch across: 10 dc
Row 2 – 8: ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across: 10 dc
Row 9: ch 3, turn, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across: 15 dc
Row 10: ch 3, turn, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across, ending with dc in last dc: 22 dc
Row 11: ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * across: 29 dc
Row 12: sc evenly around piece, finish off.

Front (second piece)
Row 1: ch 63, dc in forth ch from hook and in each ch across: 60 dc
Row 2 – 24: ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across: 60 dc
Finish off.

Take first 2 pieces made and lay them on second piece (front sides facing). Sew pieces together.

Row 1: ch 63, dc in forth ch from hook and in each ch across: 60 dc
Row 2 – 24: ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across: 60 dc
Finish off.

Back (second piece)
Row 1: ch 43, dc in forth ch from hook and in each ch across: 40 dc
Row 2 – 7: ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across: 40 dc
Row 8: ch 3, turn, * dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across, ending with 2 dc in last dc: 54 dc
Row 9: ch 3, turn, * dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across: 72 dc
Row 10: sc evenly around armhole and across top.
Finish off.

Sew both back pieces together.

With insides facing each other sew front and back pieces together leaving neck hole, armholes, and bottom open.

Sleeves (make 2)
Row 1: ch 76, dc in forth ch from hook and in each ch across: 73 dc
Row 2 – 14: ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across: 73 dc
Finish off.

Sew long sides of sleeves together.

Sew sleeves onto armholes from the inside of the sweater.

Allyson is a 13-year-old who began crocheting when she was five. When she isn’t crocheting, you can find her reading, sewing, playing with young children, cooking, singing, and playing piano. She blogs at: Hooks and Yarn.

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  1. chiibug says:

    Great job, Allyson! You are very talented. Women who have been crocheting for 30 years would be proud of this design.

  2. Angie says:

    Love the sweater Allyson!

  3. Jackie says:

    Wow great job Allyson…Looks nice on you too…Thanks for the pattern!!

  4. Alli says:

    Way to go, Allyson! It’s a great pattern, and you did a great job on the finished product – I hope you rock it all winter long. 🙂

  5. Tennyemaye says:

    Nice job, Allyson! You are so talented! Keep up the good work! 😛

  6. Meg says:

    That is so beautiful Allyson! What talent you have been blessed with!

  7. You have a great talent, Allyson! Keep those hooks going!!

  8. Heidi says:

    Well Done!! Now I can show my 13 yo she can do more than scarves and Ami!

  9. Erin says:

    Easy sweater patterns are my favorite thing to crochet! I will definitely try this one.
    Is it stretchy enough for a 37″ bust, or should I add some increases in the is area?
    Thanks for the great pattern, Allyson!

  10. Allyson says:

    Erin, I think it would work, it’s more of a bulky sweater so…

  11. Glynis says:

    Hi i started the pattern but on the row 9 i only ended up with 14 dc instead of 15 ive tried several times dunno what im doing wrong

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Glynis, make sure row 8 has a total of 10 dc. On row 9 you will do “dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc” until you reach the end of the row, so you will actually be repeating those instructions 5 times and each time you repeat it you will be making 3 dc – for a total of 5×3 = 15 dc.

  12. Glynis says:

    Hi Rachel i still cant do it, do i do the first dc in the same st as the chain 3 at beginning if i do that i end up with 16 stand if i do it the way it reads i have 14 cos its only repeating 4 times and im doing it exactly how it says helpppp

    • Rachel says:

      The chain 3’s doesn’t count as a dc in this pattern. So you should have 10 dc stitches on the previous row, not counting the ch stitches. When you make your stitches on this row you are going to work into each of the dc on the previous row without skipping any stitches. The “dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc” uses 2 stitches on the previous row each time your do it. So if you have 10 stitches on the previous row, then you will repeat “dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc” 5 times, since 10/2 = 5. Make sure you actually have 10 dc on the previous row and you’re not actually skipping a stitch on this row.

  13. Glynis says:

    ok thanks will try again

  14. Olivia says:

    That is so cool. How long have you been crocheting Allyson? I have been crocheting for two years but I don’t think I could make a sweater that good. Its awsome, keep it up.

  15. jodie :) says:

    hi , love yur sweateer but the first 2 bits you make only come out at around 13 inches ? how am i supposed to make a sweater with these , is this right consdiering your main front piece comes out at 60 stitches ? and if so how am were do i sew these smaller parts onto ? .
    thanks on making this so advice wud b appreicated.

  16. jodie :) says:

    13 cm sorry …. approx 5 inches …

  17. QuietStorm says:

    Allison, where and how do you sew the first two pieces to the front piece? Picture of the steps somewhere would be nice. So excited to make it work, though!

  18. QuietStorm says:

    *Allyson, sorry, auto-correct was taking another turn at mind reading, lol…

  19. liz says:

    yeah, i’ve got the first two small pieces and the front piece finished, and i’m also at a loss as to where to sew them. looking at the picture sorta-kinda helps, it looks like you sew them in the middle, so they meet? but i’d rather not fudge it, thanks.

  20. Bea says:

    Was there any update to this pattern? I would really love to make it but I’m a little worried since everyone was asking about where you need to sew it together. Please help!

  21. ellie says:

    I dont understand how its supposed to be, first front, Rowe one, Chain 13 and Then make 10 dc in eaach ch Across. It becomes like a flower to Me.

    • Meg says:

      You chain 13 and dc in the fourth chain from the hook, then dc in each chain to the end, resulting in a total of 10 dc’s

  22. Lindsey says:

    I’m also confused about the first two pieces….where do they fit in?

  23. Allyson says:

    Must try this since it’s named for me!!

  24. Chris says:

    Hi Allyson.
    Great job on the sweater. I’ve noticed that a few people have asked the same question here. I have currently made the Front (Make 2) and the Front (2nd piece), but have no idea how to sew them together. Can you tell me exactly where they need to be placed? I know your instructions say “Take 1st 2 pieces made and lay them on 2nd piece (front sides facing). Sew pieces together.” Where do I place the 1st 2 pieces on the 2nd piece? Help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  25. Rachel Choi says:

    Hi Everyone! I’m not sure if Allyson saw your questions, but I think you’re suppose to sew the first 2 pieces on top of the “front (second piece)”, which is a large rectangle. The first 2 front pieces are triangular and help to shape the neck. So you would sew the bottom of those 2 pieces onto the top of the large rectangular piece.

    If you look in the pic, you can see the 2 front pieces at the top of the sweater near the neck (it’s a little bit covered by hair).

    I hope that helps some!

  26. Anjanette says:

    I love this pattern! As a beginner crocheter, how do I increase to fit a 40″ bust? Thank you!

  27. Karissa says:

    I’m wondering about the back piece, how is it supposed to be sewn together?

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