Author:
Brianna Iaropoli

Brianna has a unique and modern, yet classic design style that is sure to stand out. Her goal is to create designs that span across age groups and are easy enough for a beginner but satisfying to a seasoned maker. With her love of texture, unique shapes and stitch combinations, you will not be disappointed with your Life and Yarn Makes!

Ellie Sweater Crochet Pattern

Maker
2/23/2020

Hi Friends! If we haven’t met yet, I am Brianna the designer behind Life and Yarn! I have a serious love of texture, fun stitch combinations and basically everything fiber related! The goal and mission of Life and Yarn is to create modern and chic designs that span across age groups. A Life and Yarn design will be easy enough for a new maker but satisfying to someone seasoned in the craft! You can always reach out to me if you need help!

***Note: Grab all of the materials for this project in THNLife Shop! Click here.

Are you ready to make your new favorite sweater? Flowy, oversized and cozy, the Ellie Sweater is a perfect make for anyone! It will hang wonderfully on any frame and can easily be adjusted! Using THN Small Stuff, an amazing DK weight yarn, and simple hdc you can really get into the zone with this project!

Supply List

All supplies can be found at The Hook Nook

Size 5.50 mm crochet hook                                                

#3 DK Wt. Yarn –  The Hook Nook Small Stuff - Shown in Blue Steel        

6 (7, 7, 7) skeins or 1638 (1768, 1898, 1911)yds

Gauge

12 sts x 9 rows in hdc is 4” x 4”

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

-        Chain Stitch - ch / Slip Stitch - Sl St / Single Crochet - sc / Half Double Crochet – hdc / Stitch(es) – st(s)

-        Foundation Half Double Crochet – Fhdc – Chain 3, yarn over, insert hook into 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops, (1 foundation double crochet with chain at bottom) *Yarn over, insert hook to bottom of the stitch you just made. It will look like the top or “V” of a stitch. Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops.

-        Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook) yarn over, draw through 1 loop, (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops (1 loop on hook, 1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom) *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops repeat from * to * for desired amount of stitches.

-        Back Loops Only – BLO – When working the stitch, use only the back loop of the top of the stitch.

Pattern Notes

-        XS/S (M/L, XL/2X, 3X/4X) – Use corresponding number for your size.

-        * Designates a repeat.  

-        Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.

-        Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.

Back Panel

Row 1

Fhdc 130 (140, 150, 156) stitches, ch 2, turn.

Row 2

Hdc across ch 2, turn.

Rows 3 - 48 (50, 52, 54)

Repeat Row 2, finish off

Front Panel

Row 1

Fhdc 130 (140, 150, 156) stitches, ch 2, turn.

Row 2

Hdc across ch 2, turn.

Rows 3 - 38 (40, 42, 44)

Repeat Row 2.

Row 39 (41, 43, 45)

Hdc 64 (69, 74, 77) sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 40 (42, 44, 46)

Hdc 62 (67, 72, 75) sts, sc in next 6 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 41 (43, 45, 47)

Hdc 61 (66, 71, 74) sts, sc in next 8 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 42 (44, 46, 48)

Hdc 59 (64, 69, 72) sts, sc in next 12 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 43 (45, 47, 49)

Hdc 58 (63, 68, 71) sts, sc in next 14 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 44 (46, 48, 50)

Hdc 56 (61, 66, 69) sts, sc in next 18 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 45 (47, 49, 51)

Hdc 55 (60, 65, 68) sts, sc in next 20 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 46 (48, 50, 52)

Hdc 53 (58, 63, 66) sts, sc in next 24 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 47 (49, 51, 53)

Hdc 52 (57, 62, 65) sts, sc in next 26 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 48 (50, 52, 54)

Hdc 50 (55, 60, 63) sts, sc in next 30 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

Assembly

Lay your front panels on your back panels making sure the rows are going in the same direction with rows running horizontally.

NOTE: You will be seaming along the the last row you completed on each panel. This will put the sc section of the front panel at the top  to create a crew neck.

Starting from the farthest corners on each side (to create the shoulder seams), seam in 50 (55, 60, 63) sts using a mattress stitch. Make sure to align your stitches, finish off and weave in your ends.

Neck Trim – optional

Sc in each stitch around the neck, sl st to the beginning and weave in your end.

Cuffs – Make 2

Row 1

Fsc 25 sts.

Row 2

Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc in BLO in next 23 sts, sc in last st.

Row 3- 30

Repeat Row 2, fold in half and sl st your last row to your first row, finish off.

Final Assembly

With your right sides still facing, start 11 rows down from the seam you already created, reattach your yarn leaving a 5” wide opening and seam down to the bottom hem of your sweater. Be mindful of your rows, keeping them aligned. Repeat on the other side, weave in your ends.

Now, take a cuff and attach it at the opening you just created. Make sure to stretch out the cuff so that’s it is evenly aligned with the opening.

Be sure to seam loosely so that you I don’t create any pinching. Repeat on the other side. Finish off and weave in your ends.

I hope you loved making your new favorite sweater as much as I did!  Be sure to share on social media and tag me on Instagram @life.and.yarn or Facebook as Life and Yarn Designs! Now go and enjoy your new Ellie Sweater!

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