What could be better than curling up in an extremely cozy crochet sweater? Nothing that comes to mind for me at the moment! This sweater is roomy, cozy, comfy, and super cute! You (or a lucky friend or family member!) will be as snug as a bug in a rug in this crochet sweater. This pattern is EASY and I think any confident beginner could handle making it just fine! I used basic stitches (all listed below) and the instructions walk you through every step!
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Materials You Will Need
Yarn: I used approximately 2.5 skeins of Lion Brand’s Scarfie Yarn in the color cream/teal. I got it on sale at Joann Fabrics plus got 10% cash back using my Ibotta App. It was my first time using this yarn and I loved the way it turned out. The fibers did stick to each other when I had to frog some things while making/testing this pattern, but besides that it was a dream to work with! You can get it here through Amazon.
Crochet Hook: I used a 10mm Clover Brand Hook. It is a larger hook than suggested for this yarn but I felt that it was too stiff using a smaller hook but use whatever works for you!
Tapestry Needle: This is the yarn needle I used to weave in my ends.
Scissors: The scissors below are the ones I use and keep in my crafting bag. They are super sharp and compact enough to carry with me and my projects! 10/10 would recommend these scissors to all makers!
Stitches Used in This Pattern
I will be using abbreviations (beginners check out my printable abbreviation cheat sheet) in this written pattern so here is a list of the names/abbreviations and brief directions for each:
Stitch (ST) – Next chain or stitch you are going to work into
Yarn Over (YO) – wrapping yarn around hook
Chain (CH) – After having an slip knot on your hook, YO and pull through your slip knot. That is a chain 1. YO again and pull through loop on hook. That is your chain 2, and so forth.
Slip Stitch (SS) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and yarn over. Pull through chain/stitch and continue to pull through the loop on your hook.
Half Double Crochet (HDC) – YO and insert hook into next chain/stitch and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC) – This is instead of the normal starting Chain. Then going back through the next row with a HDC. Check out this Tutorial for help!
Half Double Crochet 2 Together (HDC2Tog) – Yarn over hook, insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop, making 3 loops on the hook. YO hook insert in next st, pull up a loop, now leaving 4 loops on hook. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
If you love this pattern, you may want to check out my super simple and quick chunky beginner crochet ear warmer pattern!
Comfy & Cozy Crochet Sweater Pattern
This cardigan can be altered to fit any size and body type. I will tell you in what areas you will want to adjust it to make it larger or smaller. I made mine in a M/L size. For reference I am a size ten pants and size 8 top in general. This sweater is very oversized but thats how I wanted it to fit.
** IMPORTANT SIZING INFORMATION! **
This top measured 24″H X 25″W. If you would like to increase/decrease the Width to make it fit to your preference, the gauge is 1.88 DC per inch. To get the width you want use the following formula: Width in inches that you want X 1.88 = # of ST in foundation row (round to nearest whole number)
For Example: if you wanted to make it 22″ Wide you would do 22*1.88 = 41.36. So you would start with 41 FHDC instead of 47.
** IMPORTANT COLOR MATCHING INFORMATION **
If you want your front and back panels striping to line up then make sure you start both at the same colorway. For example you’ll want to start the front panel right where the yarn goes from blue/white to 100% blue, and then start the back panel from the same colorway in the yarn.
Row 1: FHDC 47 (or you could CH 48 and HDC in the 3rd CH from hook and HDC in each CH across)(47 sts)
Row 2-42: Ch 2 and Turn (counts as first HDC), HDC in each ST across row (47sts)
Increase or decrease the number of rows to alter the length of your cardigan to your own preference.
Repeat the same directions as you did for the front panel. If you altered the number of stitches or rows make sure you do the same number for the back panel as you did for the front.
The picture below should be what your two panels currently look like.
Shaping your Crochet Sweater
- Stack your two panels on top of one another (wrong side facing outwards and right sides inside)
- Choose which end will be your top or bottom.
- Starting from one corner on the top of your sweater use your hook to connect the two panels by tying on and making a SS, in the corner of both panels.
- SS along the next 13 ST and tie off and repeat on the other side making the same amount of SS on that side. This formed your neck hole. Feel free to add more stitches to decrease the neck opening or take out a few stitches to increase the size of the neck opening. Below is a picture of my neck opening.
- I used a tape measure and started from the top of my crochet sweater and measured out 8 inches and marked with a stitch marker. This will be the size of your arm holes. If you want them to be exactly even on both sides you can count the number of rows after measuring one side and then mark at the same number of rows on the other side but it is not completely necessary. (For plus size add a few more inches, and for smaller sizes reduce by 1-2 inches. The arm hole should be very loose around your arm at this point.)
- Starting from the bottom, SS with your hook, or use your yarn needle to whip stitch the edges together, all the way up the sides stopping when you reach your stitch marker.
- Repeat this on both sides and now you have the basic shape of your crochet sweater!
Finishing the Sleeves
I suggest using a stitch counter to help you keep track of what row you are on because I know that really helped me keep track of where I was in the pattern to ensure that my sleeves would be the same length. I got two in this super awesome crochet toolkit for like $10.
Now you will tie onto the seam of your sleeve of your crochet sweater but make sure the yarn is at a blended colorway meaning that the strand has both blue and white twisted together. This makes the sleeves blend more seamlessly,
Round 1: CH 2. then make 44 HDC (CH 2 does not count as first HDC) as evenly spaced around your arm hole. (For plus size feel free to increase the the number of HDC around by 2 for every inch larger you made your arm hole, and for smaller sizes decrease by 2 HDC per decreased inch of the armhole size) Then SS to the first HDC you made.
Round 2-5: CH 2, then HDC in each ST around again SS to the first HDC of the row (44sts).
Round 6: CH 2. HDC in next ST, HDC2tog the next two stitches. Repeat *HDC, HDC2tog* all the way around and then SS to the first HDC of the row. (30 sts)
** for plus size you may find it works best to do *2 HDC, hdc2tog* to make the decrease less significant, and do the same for row 13 when you get there**
Round 7-12: CH 2, then HDC in each ST around again SS to the first HDC of the row. (30 sts)
Round 13: Repeat row 6 but this time you will end with 20 sts by the end of the row. (20 sts)
Round 14-15: CH 2, then HDC in each ST around again SS to the first HDC of the row. (20 sts)
Round 16: Repeat row 6/13, but this time you will end with 14 sts by the end of the row. (14 sts)
Round 17-27 (next ten rows): CH 2, then HDC in each ST around again SS to the first HDC of the row. (14 sts) Tie off.
** Feel free to increase or decrease the number or rounds for the last section to make the length of the sleeves fit your preference just making sure that you do the exact same for the other sleeve **
— Repeat on other sleeve insuring that you use the same number of rounds on both sides.—
Weave in your ends!
The Comfiest, Coziest Crochet Sweater Ever!
I don’t know about you, but I know when the snow hits hard here in Michigan, this is the first sweater I am going to look for to wear. It is so warm and comfortable that I may find myself falling asleep at work when I wear it. It is as cute as it is comfortable. Not only will you feel like you’re wearing a soft blanket around all day, but you’ll look fashionable doing it *snaps for emphasis*. I hope you guys get many many wears of out this crochet sweater. Stay warm! If you have ANY QUESTIONS about this crochet sweater pattern, or about anything other crochet topics, please please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP!
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Est ce que l’on peux avoir les patrons en français? Merci,cela serait très apprécié.
I don’t know exactly what you are asking but hopefully someone else who speaks French can hopefully help!
Les patrons could mean a lot of things ( I’m not a native speaker ), but I think she’s asking about sponsors! 🙂
Carmen Asselin is asking if you have the pattern in french.
I do not have the pattern in French. Thank you for clarifying!
Tell her go to Google Translation.
And Thank you for this pattern. Love it. Have a Merry Christmas.
You are welcome! Happy holidays ?
SHE SAID: “Is what we can have bosses in French? Thank you, it would be much appreciated.”
Lovely sweater! It looks so cosy and snug 🙂
Carmen Asselin is requesting the pattern instructions in French. Any French speakers?
How many stitches would you recommend for a person who wears a size small shirt? I’m thinking 18 or 20? So excited to make this in scarfie Oxford 🙂
I think 18 will work perfectly for a small, and 20 if they want a more oversized fit! You can always do 18 for the first row and see how wide it is and if you like it!
Carmen is asking if you can post your pattern in French. Thank you, and showing her appreciation. However, I can’t translate for her. I just understand what she’s saying!
I love this! Do you think it would be hard to do it with the stripes going vertical? Or would that not work with the sleeves?
It would work for the body of the sweater but the sleeves stripes would be the same way direction as in my pattern, but if you don’t mind the sleeves being a different stripped direction then go for it!
I’m doing vertical stripes. I plan to do the sleeves separately, then sew them on. Thanks for this awesome sweater! (For Carmen, there are online translators she could try, to translate from English to French!)
I think thats a great plan! I did try the google translate for her comment but it still didn’t make sense to me unfortunately. :/
This is on my to-do list just need to decide which color I want to use. Have you washed this sweater? I’ve never washed any of my crocheted items so I wasn’t sure how this would hold up. Thanks!
I have not washed his specific sweater but I did recently put s lot of my crochet crop tops through the wash. I put them in a little laundry bag. Washed on cold in the hand wash/delicate cycle and then some of them I laid flat on my drying rack to drive and some others I left in the laundry bag and put in the dry on air dry. All of them were fine afterwards but maybe with scarfie I’d be sure just to lay flat to dry
Approximately what size is the sweater as you have written?
Thank you for this pattern. I have been looking and have made/frogged two sweaters already! My daughter loves the look of this one! I will post when done! So excited.
So happy to hear that! Can’t wait to see it!
My sleeves came out funky. Like the measurements are wrong it looks disproportionate. And froging it screws up the yarn so bad. I’m sad.
I’m sorry to hear that! Are they different lengths? Maybe add another row? Or is it something else? If you send me an email with a picture I will do my best to help you fix it!
Would using a 9mm hook make a huge difference while making this sweater? I don’t have a 10mm :/
Just keep making rounds until your granny square reaches 39-40 inches and follow the rest of the patternexact. Should be fine!
I’d like to make this with a medium weight cOtton yarn, but when I chain 48 stitches, it’s nowhere near 25 in wide. If I adapt the original chain to get the 25 in width, should the rest fall into place ok?
If you could do a half double crochet foundation chain (there are tons of youtube tutorials if you don’t know how) that would give you the closest measurement instead of chaining. Depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet, the measurements could be bigger or smaller after a row or two than the chain originally was.
Do you think this sweater would look odd if I added a collar? I love the pattern and I have to have a collar or turtleneck for work. TIA!!
I’ve never made a sweater witha collar before but I definitely think you could adapt this one and it would look great! I’d love to see a picture of your end product if you’d decide to add one!
Thanks!! I absolutely love this pattern, I will let you know how it goes!!
Do you know what size this sweater is
I’d say its a size M/L. It is an “Oversized” fit. If you want a more snug fit I’d size down and begin with 5 less FHDC to start.
I like my tops to be baggy a little that’s why I asked about sizes
Im about a size 8 top and this was very loose on me.
I love the sweater. Making it in a very soft yarn hooksize 5mm. So tweaking a i go. One sleeve and part of of sleeve left to do. This wil be my new favorite sweater
What do you think about making this in a cotton like peaches and cream or I love this cotton. I’m in South Carolina … was just thinking of a lighter feel. Thanks for your thoughts !
I think that could be super cute! I’d love to see how it turns out if you decide to try it out!
I don’t understand what you mean by “Now you will tie onto the seam of your sleeve”. Are you start g at the stitch market and creating tuebskeeve or starting the sleeve separate and sewing on? It’s really hard without a visual. Woukd you have a link to a video demo to help me understand? Its my first sweater and I just cant picture what this means lol. Thanks! Really love your sweater
You will tie onto the arm hole at the seam where you stopped to leave a hole for your arm to go through. You are making the sleeve right on the sweater, not as a separate piece. I hope that helps!
Adorable patterns! I love to wear croched sweaters and I am so excited to try these patterns. Thanks and keep sharing.
Thank you for this beautiful free pattern. I have 3 daughters that all want one and so do i . Gonna be really crocheting my bum off and yes it will be awesome for our cold Michigan fall and winters. i hope i can use it before, on one of those chilly summer nights after a thunderstorm with a cup of tea and a god book!!! By winter i hope to have them in many colors.Thank you again this is just what i was looking for!!!!
Hi, really like the jumper and would like to order the wool on amazon but how many balls been used for that size sweater? Sorry dont really know skein and been trying to work it out but too hard :(.
Around 780 yds
Hi, how many balls of wool is needed for the sweater? I dont know skein sorry 🙁
around 780 yds
I just got 3 skeins of the magenta / charcoal colorway for $3.50/ea!! Going to make this with them. Thanks for the pattern 🙂
When i start the sleeves do i leave ws facing out ? Or do i flip it do right side is facing out ty !
Either or! There won’t be a seam so it’s up to you!
How would you adjust for different sizes please? I didn’t see that mentioned in the comments. Thanks!
If you look under the heading “Comfy & Cozy Crochet Sweater Pattern” the sizing information is there for you! Let me know if you have any more questions!
I’m currently making this sweater now to prepare for winter and i was wondering 2 things….i was considering of making the back panel a few inches longer than the front. Would that work for this sweater and this yarn? If i was to add an edging at the end, what would you recommend? A plain sc or just hdc or a ribbing form? I was considering this but i know sometimes edging makes it look tighter around the edges and i don’t want that. I still want it to look like how it does in the image with the free space and warmth rather than hugging the body. Just some advice would be nice.
I think that would for sure work! And I’d go with the Sc border. Hope that helps!
Is the pattern the same if we wanted to use 4 yarn weight instead of the recommendation of 5?
It probably would work fine! I would just measure the width and adjust the number of stitches accordingly for the best fit! But the rest of the pattern will work perfectly!
Would you use the same 10mm hook size for a 4 weight yarn?
Yes that should work!
Do you not post your patterns on Ravelry as well?
I have a few on there, but I am working on slowly adding them one by one!
I love this sweater. Thank you for the pattern. Will be making this soon.
Taylor, I just wanted to tell you what a positive impact you have had on my life. I will make it short I promise. I was in a DV relationship an he constantly belittled me, made me feel small insignificant and very very insecure. I happened across your site and LOVED every pattern soooo much. Your sasha top sweater round up im absolutely mad for your bikini tops and crop tops. But I NEVER in a million years thought i could be one of the women to wear one of your beautiful creations. When you’re told daily that you’re fat, unwanted, baggage, ugly, and laughed at by someone who supposedly loves you it only makes you %100 sure a stranger would. I had used your sasha Pattern and made me one, I was sooooo excited felt accomplished and sexy in it. When he got home I excitedly showed him and he literally laughed out loud
…….. like belly splitting laughter you know the kind that brings tears to your eyes. He told me I was crazy and wasted my time and money because i looked like sh!t and nothing was sexy or cute about it or me in it. More horrible things were said, but i ended up cutting the entire thing up and for over a year now i have come to your site and just marveled at all your beautiful creations wishing hoping that maybe one day.
About 6 months ago I decided he put his hands on me for the last time, made me feel small for the last time, ugly…. last time, insignificant….. last time. I was DONE, he physically hurt me pretty bad. But a month after i got some yarn that i absolutely loved and knew what i wanted to use it for I just wasn’t ready, and hadn’t been ready till now! I have been seeing a therapist working on my insecurities and all the lies about myself he made/ got me to believe. Everyday getting closer to loving the skin I’m in…….. my own! And showing my daughter (i had a daughter with this man) that you’re beautiful no matter what!
Last night I once again started the sasha pattern…………. and im soooo excited to get it done put it on get in front of that mirror and tell myself how beautiful I look in something i made! That im not fat or any of those hateful things he said. And if I have to put it on everyday and stand in front of the mirror and remind myself to love me and the skin im in until it sticks……… so be it i will!! Because this summer i want to wear miss sasha to the pool the beach the river any type of water lol.
I just wanted to let you know how much you really have helped me through this healing process………….. and with me starting the pattern again, I just said to myself maybe she won’t care maybe she will, either way I feel i need to let her know how much she is helping me heal from such a horrendous time in my life. A time that has left both physical and mental scars. But that her patterns are helping me heal and gain my power back once again.
So Thank you Taylor!! From every bit of my heart and soul Thank you. You have had an amazing impact on my life and you have given my kiddos their mommy back!!!! Fun loving creative happy mommy.
Im sorry it’s so long, but I have been on your site so many times and have thanked you out loud and I just felt it was time to do so in writing.
I have made this Sweater 9 times! This will be my 10th. The design, structure, fit, and comfort of this sweater is A+.
I am so happy that you are finally free of that relationship. My ex constantly pushed me to diet and work out and told me he wouldn’t continue to date me if I gained weight. Luckily now I have Trevor to constantly tell me how perfect I am and a few pounds never hurt anyone.
You’re showing your daughter what a strong healthy beautiful woman looks like and I’m so excited that you’re making and wearing the Sasha top a part of that. Sending you all the positive and healing vibes ❤️