Day 3 – Flower Meadow crochet sweater

Hi everyone! Back to some crafting today and I’m excited to share with you a pattern written my a 17 yr old (!!!) crocheter in Germany. This lacy summer sweater is especially clever because you size as you go, creating a garment perfectly fitted to you!

At the moment there are no yarn quantities given as more yarn would of course be needed for larger sweater. However, I’m starting mine this evening and will let you know how much yarn it took me to create mine (I’m a UK size 8-10, bust 34″ so hopefully that will be a good starting point for others to estimate yarn needed).

Thanks Evelyn for your great pattern!

Flower Meadow

by Evelyn Beer

Pictured in small size but instructions are written to allow for adjustments. This fishnet pattern is also extremely stretchy so fit as you are making it for the best results.

Materials:

  • 4.5mm hook
  • 8 ply/DK yarn in main colour for pullover (pictured here in black)
  • 8ply/DK yarn in various colours for optional flowers.
  • Yarn needle for ends
  • Needle and thread for sewing on flowers.

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc =  half double crochet
  • slst = slip stitch

THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN USING AMERICAN CROCHET TERMS.

Instructions:

Ch 16

Row 1: hdc in third ch from hook (first 2 ch count as first hdc), hdc in each of the following ch, ch2, turn.

Row 2: hdc in each hdc (in back loop only!), ch2, turn.

Repeat row 2 until the band fits around your hips.

Then connect the last row with the first one through slst. Alternatively, you can sew together the two ends. Do not cut yarn. You now have a ring that sits around your waist.

Row 1 of the fishnet pattern: Ch1, work sc around the whole ring, join with a slst. Do not turn.

Row 2: *Ch5, skip next 3 sc, sc in following sc* all around, sc in last sc.

Row 3: *Ch5, sc in middle of ch5-arch of previous row* all around.

Row 4-6: repeat row 3.

Row 7: repeat row 3, but work just ch4 instead of ch5.

Repeat row 7 until it stretches to your armpit. TURN.

Back part:

Row 1: *Ch5, sc in middle of ch5-arch of previous row* in following 12 ch5-arches, turn.

Repeat row 1 of the back part until it stretches to your back of the neck (ca. 12 rows).

First opening for sleeve:

Row 1: *Ch5, sc in middle of ch5-arch of previous row* in following 3 ch5-arches, turn.

Repeat row 1 until the part stretches over your shoulder to the front (ca. 12 rows). Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to sew the front and the opening for sleeve together. Sew together.

Second opening for sleeve:

Attach yarn in last row of back part on the opposite side of the first opening for sleeve.

Work like the first opening for sleeve. Fasten off and sew together.

First sleeve:

Ch9

Row 1: hdc in third ch from hook, hdc in each of the following ch,

ch2, turn.

Row 2: hdc in each hdc of previous row (in back loop only!), ch2, turn.

Repeat row 2 until the band fits around your wrist.

Then connect the last row with the first one through slst. Alternatively, you can sew together the two ends. Do not cut yarn. You have a ring now.

Row 1 of the fishnet pattern: Ch1, work sc around the whole ring, join with a slst. Do not turn.

Row 2: *Ch4, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc* all around, sc in last sc.

Row 3: *Ch4, sc in middle of ch4-arch of previous row* all around.

Row 4-17: Repeat row 3.

Row 18-28: Repeat row 3 with ch5.

Row 29-35: Repeat row 3 with ch6.

Row 36-37: Repeat row 3 with ch7.

Row 38: Repeat row 3 with ch8.

Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to sew. Sew sleeve to opening for sleeve. Work the second sleeve the same way.

Neck shaping:

Attach yarn somewhere on the neck shaping.

Row 1: Ch1, sc all around, join with a slst to first sc. Do not turn.

Row 2-3: Repeat row 1.

Row 4-5: Ch2, hdc in each sc of previous row, join with a slst to second of the ch from the beginning of the row.

Row 6: Ch1, sc in every hdc of previous row, join with a slst to first sc. Fasten off.

For your personal flower meadow, crochet some flowers and stick them on. Voilà, and the world is happier! :)

Hope you enjoy your new pullover!

Cheers, Evelyn

© 2010 by Evelyn Beer This pattern is for personal use only. If you want to sell any pullovers you made from my pattern, please contact me before.

Evelyn Beer is a 17 years old secondary school student from a little village in Bavaria, Germany. Her grandma taught her to crochet in elementary school and 2 years ago she picked it up again with enthusiasm. Her favourite projects are fingerless gloves and when she’s not crocheting up a storm she’s busy studying for her A-Levels or daydreaming about beautiful things to make! You can keep up with Evelyn on her Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/people/GoldenHamster

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One response to “Day 3 – Flower Meadow crochet sweater

  1. My goodness, that’s lovely! Congratulations to the designer and thanks for sharing.

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