Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Manly Man Easy Crochet sweater

Manly Man’s Sweater

 By: Annoo Crochet Designs


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Skill level: Intermediate
Size: Medium (Large, Extra Large, 2X)

You will need: 3 (3, 3, 4) Skeins of Stitches Studio by Nicole in Earthtone (#4, Aran weight)
 Color: Gray
Fiber: 95% Acrylic, 5% Viscose
Ball weight: 9.8oz/612yds/250g
Crochet hook 6.5mm/K
Tapestry needle Scissors Stitch markers

 Stitches Used:
 Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Seed Stitch:
R1:ch1, sc in next st, dc in the next st, across R2: ch1, sc in the dc from previous row dc on the sc from previous row, You will alternate these 2 rows to make the seed stitch pattern.

Decrease: for this pattern when ever you decrease it will be over 2 stitches twice. You will want to make your decreases in pattern, to determine your decrease you will first need to know what the next stitch in your pattern will be, if it is a dc then you will DC2TOG, then SC2TOG, to keep in pattern. Though if your next stitch is a sc then it would be the opposite, SC2TOG, then DC2TOG. Gauge: 11st x 9 rows in seed st= 4 inches

Instructions:

With your hook and yarn make a slip knot and chain 116(128,132,138) slip stitch with the first chain, making sure not to twist your chain.
Round 1: ch3, dc in each of the chains around, sl st in the ch3. You will have 116(128,132,138) dc in total
Round 2: ch1, sc in the first st, dc in the next, *sc in next st, dc in next st* repeat from *to* around your work, sl st with the ch1. You will turn you work. 116(128,132,138) st in total. Even though we are working in the round you will turn your work at the end of each round to make the stitch pattern that is needed for this sweater.
Round 3: ch1, *sc in the dc from previous round, dc in the sc from previous round* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch 1. Turn you work, you will have 132 st in total. Make sure that you are alternating you stitches per row, so if there is a sc from the previous round you will dc in it and vice versa.
Repeat Round 3 for 18 ½” (19”, 20”, 21”) This length is from the hip to your underarm, if you need more or less, just make more or less rounds of Round 3.
Continue to the sleeve opening.

 Sleeve Opening and Back:

 Repeating Round 3 over the next 49(54,54, 57) st, you will turn your work.
Continue in pattern over the 49 (54,54, 57) st, turning your work at the end of every row for 5 ½” (6”, 6”, 7”).
You will have 49(54,54,57)st in total

Back Shoulder:

Continue working in pattern but over the first 13 (15, 15, 16) st for 4 rows (for all sizes).
Make sure that you are alternating you stitches per row, so if there is a sc from the previous round you will dc in it and vice versa. Fasten off your work.

You will now count in 13 (15, 15, 16) st from the other shoulder and join your yarn.
Continue working in pattern but over those 13 (15, 15, 16) st for 4 rows (for all sizes) on the second half of the shoulder.

Sleeve Opening and Front: Counting 9 (10, 12, 12) st from the back and place a stitch marker.


On the opposite side count 9 (10, 12, 12) st towards the front from the back and place a stitch maker, these stitches will be used later for the sleeves.

Join your yarn in the stitch after the first stitch marker, Repeating Round 3 over the next 49(54,54, 57) st, you will turn your work. Continue in pattern over the 49 (54,54, 57) st, turning your work at the end of every row. Work for 4.5” (5”, 5”, 6”). You will have 49(54,54, 57)st in total.


Front Shoulder: Continue working in pattern but over the first 13 (15, 15, 16) st for 6 rows (for all sizes).

Make sure that you are alternating you stitches per row, so if there is a sc from the previous round you will dc in it and vice versa. Fasten off your work.
You will now count in 13 (15, 15, 16) st from the other shoulder and join your yarn. Continue working in pattern but over those 13 (15, 15, 16) st for 6 rows (for all sizes) on the second half of the shoulder.


Seaming the Shoulder Seams: You can either sew with your tapestry needle or use your hook and slip stich the front and back shoulder seams together. Place your work wrong side facing you and match up the front and the back shoulders, you will now match stitch for stitch as you assemble them together.
 Repeat for the other shoulder seam.

When you are done place your work back right side facing you.

Sleeves:

Put your stitch marker in the middle st of the 9 (10, 12, 12) skipped st. Join your yarn in the same st as the marker.

It is important to keep with the seed stitch pattern as you begin

Round 1. Round 1: ch1, work in pattern if the st below you is a sc, you will begin with a dc, and vice versa, until you reach the side of your rows, you will pick up a stitch evenly as you go until you reach the shoulder seam, making sure to remember how many stitches you have and picking up the same amount of stitches on the other side,
Remember to keep in pattern as you work this round, sl st with the first st you made and turn your work.

Round 2: (decrease round) ch1, *work in pattern for 8st, You will decrease over the next 4 st, to keep in pattern you will need to make a decrease of 2 stitches twice, one being a dc2tog and the other being a sc2tog, which one you do first all depends on what your next stitch would be in the pattern* Repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch1 and turn your work.

Round 3-6: ch1 and continue in pattern, sl st with the ch1 and turn your work.

Round 7: (decrease round) ch1, *work in pattern for 16st, you will decrease over the next 4 st, to keep in pattern you will need to make a decrease of 2 stitches twice, one being a dc2tog and the other being a sc2tog, which one you do first all depends on what your next stitch would be in the pattern* Repeat from *to* around sl st with the ch1 and turn your work.

Round 8-26: Ch1, work in pattern around, sl st with the ch1 and turn your work. Round 27: (decrease round) ch1, you will begin your round with a decrease, make 2 decreases over the next 4 st, fold your sleeve in half and place another stitch marker, you will work in pattern up to the 2 st before and work a decrease over those and then another decrease in the next 2 stitches after the stitch maker, work in pattern until you reach the ch1, sl st and turn your work.

Round 28-33: ch1, work in pattern and sl st with the ch1, turn your work.

Round 34: Repeat Round 27.

Continue to work in pattern until your piece measures from the underarm either 1 ½ inches less than your desired arm length or 18 ½” (19 ½ “, 20”, 20 ½”).

Next Round: ch1, *decrease twice over the next 4 st like you have done before, work the next 2 st in pattern* Repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch and turn your work.

Cuff:
Round 1: ch3, dc in the next 2 st, dc2tog over the next 2 st, *dc in the next 3st, dc2tog over the next 2st* repeat from *to* sl st with the ch3. Do Not turn your work.
Round 2: ch3, dc in each st around, sl st with the ch3 and fasten off.
You will repeat this for the other sleeve.

Collar (for all sizes):

You will join your yarn in the back of your neck, joining it at the left hand side of your collar,
Round 1: ch1, sc along the shoulder edge (remember how many stitches you will have for the other side), then sc along the front neck st, sc along the other shoulder edge and along the back neck edge until you reach the first sc you made sl st with the first st.
 Round 2: ch1, *sc in next 6st, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around your collar, sl st with the first st. Round 3-5: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st with the first st. You can make less or more rounds for your collar depending how wide you want it. Once you are done fasten off and hide all loose tails. You are all done!!!


Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 







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