Author:
Liz Salazar

Liz Salazar is a wife, nurse, mommy and crochet designer. Since her husband Rafael was recently deployed to the middle east, Liz has poured her heart and soul into taking care of her two little boys and crochet designing. Liz loves to design women’s garments and with the help of her beautiful daughter Briana, Liz has realized her dream of starting a website where she can show off her simple, modern and unique crochet designs.

Almost Rosey Crochet Pattern

Patterns/DIY
3/4/2019

Hello crochet friends. I’m Liz and I’m so happy to share the pattern for my Almost Rosey pullover design with you. I’ve been a huge fan of the hook nook for a long time, and I’m so excited to have my work featured on the blog!

I’m very new to this community and genuinely honored to be accepted among such talent. My home is in Tampa bay, Florida where I live with my husband, step-daughter and two boys ages 7 and 8.  Most days I’m crocheting, admiring my yarn stash, and chasing after my rough and tumble little boys. I’m a home health care nurse but since hubby’s deployment, I’ve become a stay at home mom which has afforded my the opportunity to improve my design skills and start my blog!

Crochet design is a challenging yet extremely rewarding craft. I’ve been crocheting for years now and have become captivated with the versatility and beauty of crocheted garments.

The online maker community has been so inspirational to me and I am astonished by the amount of talent and creativity that’s out there. Ladies (and men), keep on doing what you’re doing because there is so much joy and inspiration in this world of fiber arts.  

Only recently have I felt confident enough in my own skills to put myself out there as a designer. Lately, I have been really proud of my designs and I love taking photos of my work. Photography has become something I really enjoy and with the help of my daughter (and model) Briana, I think we’ve captured some pretty stunning images.

Top-down sweaters are my new favorite things. The Almost Rosey pullover is a simple raglan style design that starts out with solid double crochet stitching and ends with a unique diagonal filet mesh design that wraps around to the back of the sweater. If you can double crochet and read a pattern, you can make this sweater.




SUPPLY LIST

4 (5, 6, 7) balls Lion Brand’s Jeans colors yarn in color “jumpsuit.” 100 % acrylic 246 yards/225 meters. 3.5 oz/100 grams. Medium (4) weight

H-8, 5 mm crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)

5 Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Body circumference

S-  33.75 (37.25, 41.75, 45) inches

Sleeves width/length

S- 12.5 inches  at top and 7 inches at cuff  x  17 inches long

M- 14.25  inches at top and 8.25 inches at cuff x  17 inches long

L- 16 inches at top and 9 inches at cuff x  17.75 inches long

XL- 16.75 inches at top and 9.75 inches at cuff x 17.75 inches long


GAUGE

14 dc x 7 rows = 4x4 inches


KEY

Beg - beginning

ch - chain

dc - double crochet

sc - single crochet

Dec- decrease

fdc- foundation double crochet

fsc - foundation single crochet

pm- place marker

sc- single crochet

sk - skip

sl st - slip stitch

St-stitch

dc2tog - double crochet 2 together

Fpdc - front post double crochet

Bpdc - back post double crochet

Yo- yarn over hook

[ ] - work bracketed instructions a specified number of times


STITCH GUIDE

Foundation double crochet- Ch 3, yo, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yarn over an pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, draw through 2 loops, 2 times. (foundation double crochet completed) *yo, insert hook under the 2 loops of the ch at the bottom of the stitch you just made, yo and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo and draw through 2 loops, 2 times. Repeat from * to desired number of foundation double crochet.

Foundation single crochet- Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, draw through 2 loops (foundation single crochet completed) *insert hook under the 2 loops of the ch at bottom of stitch you just made, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Repeat from * to desired number of foundation single crochet.

GENERAL PATTERN NOTES

Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses.

S (M, L, XL) Sizes listed are “true to size” with no positive or negative ease.

Sweater is worked top down then divided for armholes/body.

Sleeves are worked separately in turned rows and seamed on.

When instructed to join, you will sl st to the 3rd ch of beg ch 3 of the round. Or, you will sl st to the beg ch 1 of the round.

When working rounds, place stitch markers in the 2nd (middle) dc of each 3 dc group (corner) of the working round.  Move your markers up as you work each subsequent round. This will ensure increases are worked evenly for each round.

The yoke section of sweater will increase by 8 stitches per round.


PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Body of sweater pattern is divided into 2 steps. Step 1- the yoke top and Step 2- from the armhole opening to bottom edge.

Step 1- yoke

Fsc 72 (72,78,78) then join to form a ring, creating round 1. (proceed to round 2)

Alternatively,

Round 1: Ch 73 (73, 79, 79), sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, join to form a ring. 72 (72, 78, 78) sc.

Rounds 2-3: Ch 1 (counts as a sc when working in the round), sc in each st around, join.  72 (72, 78, 78) sc.

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc when working in the round), 3 dc in next st, (pm, see note), dc in next 9 (9, 10, 10) sts, 3 dc in next st (pm), dc in next 25 (25, 27, 27) sts, 3 dc in next st (pm), dc in next 9 (9, 10, 10) sts, 3 dc in next st (pm), dc in next 24 (24, 26, 26) sts, join.  80 (80, 86, 86) dc

Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, 3 dc in next marked st, dc in next 11 (11, 12, 12) sts, 3 dc in next marked st, dc in next 27 (27, 29, 29) sts, 3 dc in next marked st, dc in next 11 (11, 12, 12) sts, 3 dc in next marked st, dc in next 25 (25, 27, 27) sts, join.  88 (88, 94, 94) dc.

Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc,in marked st (always work the 3 dc in the marked st and move marker up from here to end of yoke), dc in next 13 (13, 14, 14) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 29 (29, 31, 31) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 13 (13, 14, 14) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 26 (26, 28, 28) sts, join. 96 (96, 102, 102) dc.

Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 15 (15, 16, 16) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 31 (31, 33, 33) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 15 (15, 16, 16) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 27 (27, 29, 29) sts, join. 104 (104, 110, 110) dc.

Round 8: Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 17 (17, 18, 18) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 33 (33, 35, 35) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 17 (17, 18, 18) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 28 (28, 30, 30) sts, join.  112 (112, 118, 118) dc.

Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 19 (19, 20, 20) sts, 3 dc, dc in next  35 (35, 37, 37) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 19 (19, 20, 20) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 29 (29, 31, 31) sts, join. 120 (120, 126, 126) dc.

Round 10: Ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 21 (21, 22, 22) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 37 (37, 39, 39) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 21 (21, 22, 22) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 30 (30, 32, 32) sts, join. 128 (128, 134, 134) dc.

Round 11: Ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 23 (23, 24, 24) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 39 (39, 41, 41) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 23 (23, 24, 24) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 31 (31, 33, 33) sts, join. 136 (136, 142, 142) dc.

Round 12: Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 25 (25, 26, 26) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 41 (41, 43, 43) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 25 (25, 26, 26) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 32 (32, 34, 34) sts, join. 144 (144, 150, 150) dc.

Round 13: Ch 3, dc in next 9 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 27 (27, 28, 28) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 43 (43, 45, 45) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 27 (27, 28, 28) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 33 (33, 35, 35) sts, join. 152 (152, 158, 158) dc.

Round 14: Ch 3, dc in next 10 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 29 (29, 30, 30) sts, 3 dc, dc in next

45 (45, 47, 47) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 29 (29, 30, 30) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 34 (34, 36, 36) sts, join. 160 (160, 166, 166) dc.

Round 15: Ch 3, dc in next 11 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 31 (31, 32, 32) sts, 3 dc, dc in next

47 (47, 49, 49) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 31 (31, 32, 32) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 35 (35, 37, 37) sts, join. 168 (168, 174, 174) dc.

Round 16: Ch 3, dc in next 12 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 33 (33, 34, 34) sts, 3 dc, dc in next

49 (49, 51, 51) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 33 (33, 34, 34) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 36 (36, 38, 38) sts, join. 176 (176, 182, 182) dc.

Round 17: Ch 3, dc in next 13 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 35 (35, 36, 36) sts, 3 dc, dc in next

51 (51, 53, 53) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 35 (35, 36, 36) sts, 3 dc, dc in next 37 (37, 39, 39) sts, join. 184 (184, 190, 190) dc.

Size SMALL- proceed to yoke finish round

Sizes (M, L, XL)- continue to round 18

Round 18: Ch 3, dc in next 14 sts, 3 dc, dc in next (37, 38, 38) sts, 3 dc, dc in next

(53, 55, 55) sts, 3 dc, dc in next (37, 38, 38) sts, 3 dc, dc in next (38, 40, 40) sts, join. (192, 198, 198) dc.

Round 19: Ch 3, dc in next 15 sts, 3 dc, dc in next (39, 40, 40) sts, 3 dc, dc in next  (55, 57, 57) sts, 3 dc, dc in next (39, 40, 40) sts, 3 dc, dc in next (39, 41, 41) sts,  join. (200, 206, 206) dc.

Round 20: Ch 3, dc in next 16 sts, 3 dc, dc in next (41, 42, 42) sts, 3 dc, dc in next

(57, 59, 59 ) sts, 3 dc, dc in next (41, 42, 42) sts, 3 dc, dc in next (40, 42, 42) sts, join. (208, 214, 214) dc.

Size MEDIUM- proceed to yoke finish round

Sizes L, XL- continue to round 21

Round 21: Ch 3, dc in next 17 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 44 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 61 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 44 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 43 sts, join. 222 dc.

Round 22: Ch 3, dc in next 18 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 46 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 63 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 46 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 44 sts, join. 230 dc.

Round 23: Ch 3, dc in next 19 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 48 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 65 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 48 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 45 sts, join.  238 dc.

Size LARGE- proceed to yoke finish round

Size XL- continue to round 24

Round 24: Ch 3, dc in next 20 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 50 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 67 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 50 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 46 sts, join. 246 dc.

Round 25: Ch 3, dc in next 21 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 52 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 69 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 52 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 47 sts, join. 254 dc.

Round 26: Ch 3, dc in next 22 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 54 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 71 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 54 sts, 3 dc, dc in next 48 sts, join. 262 dc.

ALL SIZES - Step 2, yoke finish round and body

Yoke finish round: Ch 3, dc in next 15 (18, 21, 24) sts  including marked st, ch 4, (skip armhole sts) dc in next marked st, dc in next 54 (60, 68, 74) sts, including marked st, ch 4, (skip armhole sts) dc in next marked st, dc in next 38 (41, 46, 49 ) sts, join.

Note:The stitch count as established in yoke finish round will remain the same in the proceeding rounds with ch-1’s counting as a stitch. The “window” pattern begins on round 1 under the left armhole as shown in photo. Ch-1 spaces count as stitches when instructed to “sk 1 st”

Round 1: Ch 3, dc in next 15 (18, 21, 24) sts, 1 dc in each of 4 ch’s, dc in next  52 (58, 66 72) sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of 4 ch’s, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 36 (39, 44,47) sts, join. 118 (130, 146, 158) dc.  (2 windows made)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next 68 (77, 88, 97) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2]

6 times, dc in next 31 (34, 39, 42) sts, join. (6 windows made)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in next 65 (74, 85, 94) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2]

8 times, dc in next 28 (31, 36, 39) sts, join. (8 windows made)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next 62 (71, 82, 91) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2]

10 times, dc in next 25 (28, 33, 36) sts, join. (10 windows made)

Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 59 (68, 79, 88) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2]

12 times, dc in next 22 (25, 30, 33) sts, join. (12 windows made)

Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 56 (65, 76, 85) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2]

14 times, dc in next 19 (22, 27, 30) sts, join. (14 windows made)

Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next 53 (62, 73, 82) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2]

16 times, dc in next 16 (19, 24, 27) sts, join. (16 windows made)

Round 8: Ch 3, dc in next 50 (59, 70, 79) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2]

18 times, dc in next 13 (16, 21, 24) sts, join. (18 windows made )

Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next 47 (56, 67, 76) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2]  20 times,

dc in next 10 (13, 18, 21) sts, join. (20  windows made)

Round 10: Ch 3, dc in next 44 (53, 64, 73) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 22 times,

dc in next 7 (10, 15, 18) sts, join. (22 windows made)

Round 11: Ch 3, dc in next 41 (50, 61, 70) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 24 times,

dc in next 4 (7, 12, 15) sts, join. (24 windows made)

Round 12: Ch 3, dc in next 38 (47, 58, 67) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 26 times,

dc in next 1 (4, 9, 12) sts, join. (26 windows made)

Round 13:

SMALL- Ch 3, dc in next 35 sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 27 times, ch 1, sk last st, join.  (118) sts and 28 windows

MED-XL- Ch 3, dc in next (44, 55, 64) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 28 times, dc in next  (1, 6, 9) sts, join. (130, 146, 158) sts and 28 windows.

Round 14:

SMALL-  Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 30 sts,

[ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 28 times, ch 1, sk last st, join. (30 windows made)

MED- Ch 3, dc in next 41 sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 29 times, ch 1, sk last st, join.  (30 windows made)

LG (XL) - Ch 3, dc in next 52 (61) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 30 times, dc in next  3(6) sts, join. (30 windows made)

Round 15:

SMALL- Ch 3, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 2 times, dc in next 22,

[ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 29 times, ch 1, sk last st, join. (32 windows made)

MED- Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 35 sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 30 times, ch 1, sk last st, join.  (32 windows made)

LG (XL)- Ch 3, dc in next 49 (58) sts, [ch 1, sk next st, dc 2] 32 times,

dc in next 0 (3) sts, join. (32 windows made)


ALL SIZES

Round 16: Ch 3, work 1 dc in each dc st and in each ch-1 sp around, join.

118 (130, 146, 158) dc

Round 17-19: Ch 3, FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st, repeat from * around, join.

Fasten off.


SLEEVES

Note

To create a balloon sleeve look, crochet in turned rows with no increases or decreases until you reach the cuff.

Sleeves are NOT worked identically


Left Sleeve

Fdc 44 (50, 56, 59) to create row 1 then proceed to row 2.

Alternatively,

Ch 46 (52, 58, 57), dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across. 44 (50, 56, 59) dc

Row 1: Ch 2, (does not count as a st on sleeves) turn, dc across row. 44 (50, 56, 59) dc.

Rows 2-24 (24, 25, 25): Ch 2, turn, dc in same st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc 2, repeat from * across row.

Row 25 (25, 26, 26): (dec row) Ch 2, turn, *dc in each of next 2 sts, sk ch-1 sp, repeat from * across. 30 (34, 38, 40) dc.

Row 26 (26, 27, 27): dec every 5th st. Ch 2, turn, *dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * to last 0 (4, 2, 4) sts, dc in last 0 (4, 2, 4) sts. 25 (29, 32, 34) dc.

Rows 27 (27, 28, 28) - 30 (30, 31, 31): Ch 2, turn, dc in same st, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st, repeat from * to last st, dc in last st.

Fasten off.


Right Sleeve

Foundation double crochet 44 (50, 56, 59) to create row 1 then proceed to row 2.

Alternatively,

Ch 46 (52, 58, 57), dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across. 44 (50, 56, 59) dc.

Rows 1- 24 (24, 25, 25): Ch 2, turn, dc across row. 44 (50, 56, 59) dc

Row 25 (25, 26, 26): (dec every other st) Ch 2, turn, *dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2 sts,  repeat from * to last 2 sts, dc in each of last 2 sts. 30 (34, 38, 40) dc.

Row 26 (26, 27, 27): dec every 5th st. Ch 2, turn, *dc in next 4 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * to last 0 (4, 2, 4) sts, dc in last 0 (4, 2, 4) sts. 25 (29, 32, 34) dc.

Rows 27 (27, 28, 28) - 30 (30, 31, 31): Ch 2, turn, dc in same st, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st, repeat from * to last st, dc in last st. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Lay your sweater flat with front facing up.  Pin the bottom corner of the sleeve to the sweater at the back panel (underarm.)  Using the mattress stitch, seam your sleeve on to the body of your sweater. Begin seaming from back and continue seaming over the shoulder to reach the front. Check sleeve placement frequently to ensure your are seaming it on evenly.  Continue seaming under the arm until you reach the cuff. Fasten off.  Repeat on other sleeve.

Weave in ends.

This was such a fun project to design, crochet and photograph. If you decide to make one for yourself I would love to see your photos. If you want to see more free patterns and pretty photos check out my website.  Follow me on instagram and keep sharing those amazing projects! I love to see everyone's photos and ideas, you guys are all an inspiration to me. My goal is to add a little sprinkle of fun and fresh to the fiber arts community and I hope other makers find a little inspiration in what I do. Until next time, grab your hook and some yarn and keep on creating and inspiring!

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