Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Easy Crochet Sweater with Braids

Easy Crochet Sweater with Braids
By: Annoo Crochet Designs


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 Skill level: IntermediateGauge: With the 5mm/H hook, 16dc by 7 rows = 4 inches
Size: Pattern is made with a 4 inch Positive ease, choose your bust size below to find you perfect fit. X Small (28-30) Small (32-34”) Medium (36-38”) Large (40-42”) XL (44-46”) 2XL (48-50”) 3XL (52-54”)
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XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
You will need:
4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeinsLion Brand Mandala (dk/light sport weight, #3) Color: Centaur
Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Ball weight: 590yd/150g/5.3 oz Crochet hooks: 5mm/H, 4.5/7, 4/G Scissors
Tapestry Needle
4 Stitch Markers

Stitches Used:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
BPTC: back post treble crochet FPTC: front post treble crochet Dc: double crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Instructions:
With your yarn and 5mm/H hook make a slip knot and chain 84, making sure not to twist the chain, sl st with the first ch.
Round 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in each ch around. 84 dc
Round 2: ch3 (counts as first dc), in the same sp make a dc,* sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, 2dc in next st* repeat from *to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3. 96 st, you will have 2 dc between braids.
Round 3: ch3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next dc, *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from *to* around ending with FPTC, sl st with the top of the ch3. 108 st, you will have 3 dc between braids.
Round 4: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 st,* sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 3 st* repeat from *to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 5: ch3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next dc, dc in next, *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, dc in next* repeat from *to* around ending with FPTC, sl st with the top of the ch3. 120 st, you will have 4 dc between braids.
Round 6: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 st,* sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 4 st* repeat from *to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3. 132, you will have 5 dc between braids.
Round 7: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next, *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next st, dc in next* repeat from *to* around ending with FPTC, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 8: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 st,* sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st,dc in next 2, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 st* repeat from *to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3. 144st, you will have 8 dc between braids.
Round 9: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 5, *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next 6 st* repeat from *to* around ending with FPTC, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 10: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 st,* sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 3, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 st* repeat from *to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3. 156st, you will have 7 dc between braids.
Round 11: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next, dc in next 3, *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next 3 st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 3 st* repeat from *to* around ending with FPTC, sl st with the top of the ch3. 168 st, you will have 8 dc between braids.
Round 12: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 8 st,,* sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 8 st* repeat from *to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 13: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 st, 2dc in next, dc in next 3, *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next 4 st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 3 st* repeat from *to* around ending with FPTC, sl st with the top of the ch3. 180 st, you will have 9 dc between braids.
Round 14: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 4 st,* sk 3 st, FPTC over the next3st,gobacktothe3skst,FPTCinthefirstst,thenineachofthenext2skippedst, dcinnext4st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 4 st* repeat from *to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3. 192, you will have 10 dc between braids.
For Small Size only Move on to the Body and Sleeve Separation, For all Other sizes continue below.
Round 15: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, 2dc in next, dc in next 4, 2 dc in next 2 st, dc next 2st , *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next, dc in next 4, 2 dc in next 2 st, dc next 2st*
repeat from *to* around ending with FPTC, sl st with the top of the ch3. 216 st, you will have 12 dc between braids.
For Medium Size only Move on to the Body and Sleeve Separation, For all Other sizes continue below.
Round 16: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 11 st,* sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 12 st, * repeat from *to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 17: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, 2 dc in next, dc in next 6, 2 dc in next 2 st, dc next 2st , *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next, dc in next 6, 2 dc in next 2 st, dc next 2st* repeat from *to* around ending with FPTC, sl st with the top of the ch3. 240 st, you will have 14 dc between braids.
For Large Size only Move on to the Body and Sleeve Separation, For all Other sizes continue below.
Round 18: ch3 (counts as first dc),dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next, dc in next 6, 2 dc in next 2 st, dc next 3st,* sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skippedst, dcinnext3st,2dcinnext,dcinnext6,2dcinnext2st,dcnext3st,*repeatfrom*to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3. 264 st, you will have 16 dc between braids.
For 1X Size only Move on to the Body and Sleeve Separation, For all Other sizes continue below.
Round 19: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next, dc in next 6, 2 dc in next 2 st, dc next 4st , *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next 4 st, 2dc in next, dc in next 6, 2 dc in next 2 st, dc next 4st* repeat from *to* around ending with FPTC, sl st with the top of the ch3. 288 st, you will have 18 dc between braids.
Round 20: ch3 (counts as first dc),dc in next 7, 2 dc next st, dc in next 9 st,* sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st,gobacktothe3skst,FPTCinthefirstst,thenineachofthenext2skippedst, dcinnext8st,2dc next st, dc in next 9 st, * repeat from *to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3. 300 st, you will have 19 dc between braids.
For 2X Size only Move on to the Body and Sleeve Separation, For all Other sizes continue below.
Round 21: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 18 st , *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next 19 st* repeat from *to* around ending with FPTC, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 22: ch3 (counts as first dc),dc in next 4, 2dc next st, dc in next 7 st, 2dc next st, dc in next 5 st, * sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 5, 2dc next st, dc in next 7 st, 2dc next st, dc in next 5 st,, * repeat from *to* around, you will end with a cable, sl st with the top of the ch3. 324 st, you will have 21 dc in between braids.
3X Move on to the Body and Sleeve Separation Below.
Sleeve and Body Separation:


Lay your work flat, right side facing you. You will now grab your 4 stitch markers.
Place the first st marker in the first dc of the Round, skip 3 cable and 4 dc sections, right before the 4th cable in the last dc place your 2nd st marker. These stitches between markers 1 and 2 will be the front of your body. 58 (66, 74, 82, 94, 102) st.
 

You will count 3 braids after the 2nd st maker, place your 3rd st marker in the dc after the 3rd braid. These st will be your first sleeve opening 38 (42, 46, 50, 56, 60) st
Skip 3 cable and 4 dc sections, right before the 4th cable in the last dc place your 4th st marker. These stitches between markers 3 and 4 will be the back of your body. 58 (66, 74, 82, 94, 102) st.

The st between 4 and 1 are your second sleeve opening, 38 (42, 46, 50, 56, 60) st

For Sizes Small, Large, 2X, 3X work the next round for your Sleeve openings
Round 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 9 (13, 18, 20) , *FPTC around each of the next 6 st, dc in next 10 (14, 19, 21) st* repeat from *to* until you reach the 2nd st marker, ch 6, in the 3rd st marker dc, dc in the next 9 (13, 18, 20) st, repeat from *to* until you reach the 4th st marker, ch 6, sl st with the top of the ch3. 116 ( 148, 188, 204) st.
Round 2: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 9 (13, 18, 20) st, *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 10 (14, 19, 21) st, * repeat from *to* until you reach the first ch6, dc in each of the 6 ch, dc in next 10 (14, 19, 21) st, repeat from *to* until you reach the next ch6, dc in each of the 6 ch, sl st with the top of the ch 3. 116 ( 148, 188, 204) st.
For these sizes move on now to THE BODY below.
For Sizes Medium and 1X work next round for Sleeve openings
Round 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 11 (15) , *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 12 (16) st* repeat from *to* until you reach the 2nd st marker, ch 6, in the 3rd st marker dc, dc in the next 11 (15) st, repeat from *to* until you reach the 4th st marker, ch 6, sl st with the top of the ch3. 132 (164) st.
Round 2: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 11 (15) st, *FPTC in each of the next 6 st, dc in next 12 (16) st * repeat from *to* until you reach the first ch6, dc in each of the 6 ch, dc in next 12 (16) st, repeat from *to* until you reach the next ch6, dc in each of the 6 ch, sl st with the top of the ch3. 132 (164) st.
Round 3: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 5 (7), 2dc next st, dc in next 5 (7) , *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 6 (8), 2dc next st, dc in next 5 (7) st* repeat from *to* around, you will end with a Braid, sl st with the top of the ch3. 144 (176) st.
Move on to THE BODY below.
THE BODY: 116 ( 148, 188, 204) st.
Round 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in the next 9 (11, 13, 15, 18, 20) increasing 1 (0, 1, 0, 1, 1) st evenly , *sk3st,FPTCineachofthenext6st,dcinthenext10(12,14,16, 19,21)stincreasing1(0,1,0,1,1)st evenly* repeat from *to* around, you will end with a Braid, sl st with the top of the ch3. 128 ( 144, 160, 176, 200, 216) st.
Round 2: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 10 (12, 14, 16, 19, 21) st, *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 11 (13, 15, 17, 20, 22) st * repeat from *to*around, you will end with a Braid, sl st with the top of the ch3. 128 ( 144, 160, 176, 200, 216)
Round 3: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 10 (12, 14, 16, 19, 21) , *sk 3 st, FPTC in each of the next 6 st, dc in next 11 (13, 15, 17, 20, 22) st* repeat from *to* around, you will end with a Braid, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Rounds 4- 42 (-44, -46, -48, -50, -52): Repeat Rounds 2-3 Move on to the Border
THE BORDER:

Round 1: make a front post sl st, it’s like making a FPDC but you will be doing a slip stitch instead, this moves the ch to the front to make your first FPDC, ch3 (counts as first FPDC), FPDC in next st, BPDC in next 2 st *FPDC in next 2 st, BPDC in next 2 st * repeat from *to* around, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Switch to the 4.5mm hook Round 2: Repeat Round 1
Switch to 4mm hook
Rounds 3-5: Repeat Round 1, at the end of Round 5 Fasten off and hide loose tails in the back of your work.

THE SLEEVES:
You will join you yarn using the 5mm hook to the st right after the ch6 opening.
FOR Sizes Small (Large, 2X, 3X) Scroll down for Sizes Medium (1x)
 
Round 1: ch3 (counts as dc), *FPTC around next 6 st, over the next 10 ( 14, 19, 21) you will decrease 3 st evenly you will have 7 ( 11, 16, 18) dc* repeat from *to* once more, FPTC around the next 6 st, after thatlastbraidyouwillwanttopickup6(10,15,17)dc,slstwiththetopofthech3. Youwillhave7( 11, 16, 18) dc between braids.
Rounds 2: ch3 (counts as first dc), *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 7 (11, 16, 18) st * repeat from *to*around, ending with 6 (10, 15, 17) dc , sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 3: ch3 (counts as dc), *FPTC around next 6 st, dc in next 7 ( 11, 16, 18)* repeat from *to* around, ending with 6 (10, 15, 17) dc ,sl st with the top of the ch3.
Rounds 4-19: Repeat Rounds 2-3The next round will add a flare sleeve, if you want you can continue working Rounds 2-3 without a
flare until the end of the sleeve.
Round 20: ch3 (counts as first dc), *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 7 (11, 16, 18) st increasing 1 st you will have 8 (12, 17, 19) st* repeat from *to*around, ending with 6 (10, 15, 17) dc increasing 1 st evenly , sl st with the top of the ch3. You will have 8 (12, 17, 19) st between each braid.
Round 21: ch3 (counts as dc), *FPTC around next 6 st, dc in next 8 (12, 17, 19)* repeat from *to* around, ending with 7 (11, 16, 18) dc ,sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 22: ch3 (counts as first dc), *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 8 (12, 17, 19) st increasing 1 st you will have 9 (13, 18, 20) st* repeat from *to*around, ending with 7 (11, 16, 18) dc increasing 1 st evenly , sl st with the top of the ch3. You will have 9 (13, 18, 20) st between each braid.
Round 23: ch3 (counts as dc), *FPTC around next 6 st, dc in next 9 (13, 18, 20)* repeat from *to* around, ending with 8 (12, 17, 19) dc ,sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 24: ch3 (counts as first dc), *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 9 (13, 18, 20) st* repeat from *to*around, ending with 8 (12, 17, 19) dc, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 25: ch3 (counts as dc), *FPTC around next 6 st, dc in next 9 (13, 18, 20)* repeat from *to* around, ending with 8 (12, 17, 19) dc ,sl st with the top of the ch3.
Rounds 26-31: Repeat Rounds 24-25, Length from underarm to cuff should measure 18 inches, try on your sweater, if the sleeve is too long or not long enough add or subtract rounds.
Fasten off, hide all loose tails. Repeat for second sleeve.
For Medium (1X)
Round 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, over the next 12 (16) you will decrease 3 st evenly you will have 9 (13) dc * repeat from *to*once more,sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the
first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, after that last braid you will want to pick up 8( 12) dc, sl st with the top of the ch3. You will have 9 (13) dc in between braids.
Round 2: ch3 (counts as dc), *FPTC around next 6 st, dc in next 9 ( 13)* repeat from *to* around, ending with 8 (12) dc ,sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 3: ch3 (counts as first dc), *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 9 (13) st * repeat from *to*around, ending with 8 (12) dc , sl st with the top of the ch3.
Rounds 4-19: Repeat Rounds 2-3The next round will add a flare sleeve, if you want you can continue working Rounds 2-3 without a
flare until the end of the sleeve.
Round 20: ch3 (counts as dc), *FPTC around next 6 st, dc in next 9 ( 13) increasing 1 st evenly* repeat from *to* around, ending with 8 (12) dc increasing 1 st evenly, sl st with the top of the ch3.​ ​You will have 10 (14) dc in between braids.
Round 21: ch3 (counts as first dc), *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 10 (14) st * repeat from *to*around, ending with 9 (13) dc , sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 22: ch3 (counts as dc), *FPTC around next 6 st, dc in next 10 ( 14) increasing 1 st evenly* repeat from *to* around, ending with 9 (13) dc increasing 1 st evenly, sl st with the top of the ch3.​ ​You will have 11 (15) dc in between braids.
Round 23: ch3 (counts as first dc), *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 11 (15) st * repeat from *to*around, ending with 10 (14) dc , sl st with the top of the ch3.
Rounds 24: ch3 (counts as dc), *FPTC around next 6 st, dc in next 10 ( 14) st* repeat from *to* around, ending with 9 (13) dc, sl st with the top of the ch3.​ ​You will have 11 (15) dc in between braids.
Round 25: ch3 (counts as first dc), *sk 3 st, FPTC over the next 3 st, go back to the 3 sk st, FPTC in the first st, then in each of the next 2 skipped st, dc in next 11 (15) st * repeat from *to*around, ending with 10 (14) dc , sl st with the top of the ch3.
Rounds 26-31: Repeat Rounds 24-25, Length from underarm to cuff should measure 18 inches, try on your sweater, if the sleeve is too long or not long enough add or subtract rounds.
Fasten off, hide all loose tails. Repeat for second sleeve.
THE COLLAR:

With your 4.5 mm hook join to any of the st from the neck edge,
Round 1: 
ch3 (counts as FPDC), BPDC in next 2, *FPDC in next 2, BPDC in next 2* repeat from *to*
around, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Round 2: make a front post sl st, it’s like making a FPDC but you will be doing a slip stitch instead, this moves the ch to the front to make your first FPDC, ch3 (counts as first FPDC), FPDC in next st, BPDC in next 2 st *FPDC in next 2 st, BPDC in next 2 st * repeat from *to* around, sl st with the top of the ch3.
Switch to 4mm hook
Round 3-8: Repeat Round 2, at the end of Round 8, fasten off and hide all loose tails to the back of your work.
Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 
















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