North Carolina, USA

October 13, 2018


      The Luxe Off-Shoulder Sweater Pattern










Hey guy's ,  so this is my very 1st blog post EVER in my entire life, and i will admit i am not the best blogger and my grammar is horrible at times so please bare with me lol. Also please excuse my photography skills i am definitely working on my aesthetic. So anyway enough of me explaining myself let's get to the design of the sweater.
DESIGN PROCESS
 So as i was scrolling through instagram and i came across one of my FAVORITE boutiques called @Gia_Monae  and i saw a really cute sweater so i thought why not recreate it in my own way. So that's exactly what i did, this sweater is meant to be off the shoulder so i could layer a really cute bralette under  it. I also wanted it to be over sized with SUPER long sleeves
+ have the ability to wear it cropped ( because i LOVE LOVE LOOOOVEEE high waisted pants )so i added a drawstring... LOL that may seem like a lot for one sweater but it totally worked. 


ABOUT THE YARN 

I used Red Heart "with love" it's a weight 4 yarn and it's SUPER soft, light weight and perfect for a sweater. The recommended hook is a 6.5 K hook each skein is 6 oz/ 170 g and 315 yards/ 288 m.
it's 100% premium acrylic fiber. It is also machine washable and you can put it in the dryer as well 
* however you can also hand wash and dry it to keep your sweater nice looking*



Materials Needed:

at least 3 skeins weight 4 yarn ( for size XS-S) 3-4  skeins  (for sizes M-L) 4-5 skeins ( XL-2XL)

To purchase yarn : where to purchase yarn



6.5 mm & 5 mm crochet hooks
scissors
yarn needle to sew sweater together & to weave in the ends.


Sizes:        

XS-S
M
            
XL-2X

Stitches used:

*ch st - chain stitch
*hdc - half double crochet
*sc - single crochet
*sl st - slip stitch
*sk- skip
*/** - these are to let you know that the pattern is repeating 

stitch gauge 12 sts = 4 inches
                     8 rows = 4 inches

ch 1 after every row ( doesn't count as a stitch)


PATTERN:

Make a slip knot 
                                                     



CH 96(XS-S),108 (M),111(XL),114 (2XL)+ 1 ( for turning ch)                                             



Row 1: hdc into 2nd ch from the hook and across all stitches
repeat for 4 more rows ( 5 rows total ) 

Row 6: ch 1 , hdc into 1st st , ch 1 , *sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. repeat from * to ** until there are 2 sts left ,ch 1,  sk 1 st and hdc in the last st. ( if your st count is off or different just place a mesh stitch across every st)
              
  
                         row 1 pictured                                                            rows 1-6 pictured
XS-S
rows 7-11: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 12: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 13-17:  repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 18: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 19-21 ( only 3 rows hdc )

GO TO NECK SHAPING

M
rows 7-11: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 12: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 13-17: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 18: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 19-23: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 24: repeat row 6 (mesh)

GO TO NECK SHAPINING

EDIT:
YOU CAN DECIDE HOW WIDE YOUR SWEATER WILL BE THIS IS JUST A GUESSTAMATION OF HOW MANY ROWS SHOULD BE DONE

L
rows 7-11: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 12: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 13-17: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 18: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 19-23: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 24: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 25-26: only 2 hdc rows 


XL-2XL
rows 7-11: repeat row 1(hdc)
row 12: repeat row 5 (mesh)
rows 13-17: (hdc)
row 18: (mesh)
rows 19-23: (hdc)
row 24: (mesh)
rows 25-29: (hdc)


This is what you should have by this point the left side of the sweater is complete
now we are going to create the neck hole 


NECK SHAPING

XS-S
row 22: ch 1 , turn hdc across 24 sts , ch 48 , sk 48 sts ,hdc into next st and next 23 sts


this is where the sweater starts to look like a poncho type of thing ... lol 

row 23: ch 1, turn, hdc across every st (96 sts)

                                                            M & L will look different because of the pattern rows

row 24: ch1, hdc across every stitch (hdc)
row 25: repeat row 6 (mesh) 
rows 26-30: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 31: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 32-36: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 37: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 38-42: repeat row 1 (hdc)

MOVE TO SIDE SEAM

M
row 25: turn hdc across 29 sts , ch 48 , sk 48 sts ,hdc into next st and next 28 sts
rows 26-29: ch 1, turn , hdc across every st (105 sts)
row 30: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 31-35: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 36: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 37-41: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 42: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 43-47: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 48: repeat row 6 (mesh)

MOVE TO SIDE SEAM

L
row 27: turn hdc across 30 sts , ch 48 , sk 48 sts ,hdc into next st and next 30 sts
rows 28-29: ch 1, turn, hdc across every st (108 sts)
row 30:  repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 31-35: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 36: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 37-41: repeat row 1 (hdc)
row 42: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 43-47: repeat row 1 ( hdc)
row 48: repeat row 6 (mesh)
rows 49- 51: repeat row 1 (hdc)

MOVE TO SIDE SEAM XL-2XL
row 30: turn hdc across 33 sts, ch 48 sts, sk 48 sts, hdc across the next 33 sts
rows 31-35: (hdc)
row 36: (mesh)
rows 37-41: (hdc)
row 42: (mesh)
rows 43-47: (hdc)
row 48: (mesh)
rows 49-53: (hdc)
row 54: (mesh)
rows 55-58 (4 hdc rows)


SIDE SEAM 

XS-S mark of 27 spaces from each edge of your work leaving 42 sts for the armhole
mark of 33 spaces from each edge of your work leaving 39 sts for the armhole
L  mark of 36 spaces from the front edge of your work and mark 36 spaces from the back edge of your work leaving 36
 sts for the armhole        
XL-2XL mark off  39 spaces from each edge of your work leaving 36 sts for the armhole 


thread yarn needle and st both sides of your sweater from the bottom edge to the armhole ( don't stitch the whole side up make sure you leave a armhole)






SLEEVE

ch a chain as long as you want it to be , i chained 45 so my sleeve was about 15 inches long and my sleeve cuff was about 6 inches so my sleeves were pretty long and really wide so i suggest that you adjust your sleeve to the length and width that you want . Remember that your stitch gauge is roughly 3 sts per inch so however long you want your sleeve in inches multiply that number by 3 . * to follow the pattern i did continue below.

PATTERN CONTINUED

CH 45 + 1
hdc into the 2nd ch from the hook , hdc across every st , ch1 , turn
row 1-5: repeat row 1    (hdc)
row 6: repeat row 6      (mesh)
rows 7-11: repeat row 1    (hdc)
row 12: repeat row 6    (mesh)
rows 13-18: repeat row 1    (hdc)
row 19 :repeat row 6     (mesh)
rows 20-24: repeat row 1    (hdc)
row 25: repeat row 6     (mesh)
rows 26-30:  repeat row 1    (hdc)

this is what my sleeve looked like REMEMBER i said i made my sleeve SUPER long and Super wide so if you don't want yours to look that way adjust your sleeve to your desire.

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Next we are going to make the sleeve cuff or whatever you call it ...lol

make a slip knot , chain 18 + 1 ( for turning ch )

sc in the 2nd ch from the hook , and every st across

row 1: ch 1 , turn sc in the back loops of every st across



XS-S 
rows 2-30 (up to 36 rows for a S ) repeat row 1
M
rows 2-33 repeat row 1
L
rows 2-36 repeat row 1


it should look similar to this ....



now we are going to sew the sleeve cuff to the sleeve, i used some yarn to attach the 2 pieces together ... lol i never have stitch markers ... but anyway here's what it should look like and you just sew it together 



 Next we are going to fold the sleeve over and sew the sides together


Once we have completed that part we are almost finished YAY !!!! lol , but we just have to attach the sleeve to the sweater ( in the picture my sleeve wasn't sewed together yet so don't mind that part)  * ALSO WATCH MY YOUTUBE VIDEO SO YOU CAN SEE HOW I SEW THE SLEEVE ON I COULDN'T GET A USABLE PICTURE OF THE PROCESS)


Now we are basically finished except for the neck and shoulder area, so like i said in the beginning i designed this sweater to be SUPER baggy and big plus off the shoulder so the middle needs a little  TLC to make it cute and comfy. 

so attach the yarn at which ever side you want to be the BACK , ch 1 , hdc in the same st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in the next st ** repeat from * to ** all the way around, then slip st





In total i did 4 rows of mesh st around the shoulder and neck hole part of the sweater, you are free to do more or less rows adjust it to your style like i said i wanted mine big. So yeah we are finished you just need to weave your ends in and turn your sweater right side out and BOOM !!!! you have a really cute trendy off the shoulder sweater. Thank you for visiting my blog and i hope to see you next time ... bye !!!


*OPTIONAL* 
I CHAINED ABOUT 200 CHS AND THREADED IT THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF THE SWEATER TO CREATE A DRAWSTRING EFFECT TO MAKE THE SWEATER CROPPED.

here's a quick 10 minute bralette i made just to show how it would look with a bralette 



                                                       you can see the pretty pattern details 




drawstring to make it cropped 

cropped back picture


no crop back picture 




Leave comments down below and let me know what you think, and share your sweater with me if you make it 

here's the link to the video ... enjoy !!!!!

   


















2 comments

  1. I just realllly wanna do this right.....you mentioned 2 different hook sizes but I don't see when to use which size hook???

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  2. Danielle i love your tutorials. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I made the sweater and it came out perfect and its so beautiful. Also thank you for making videos that are easy to follow and writing the different sizes down. It really helps

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