Author:
Shannon Eckler

Shannon Eckler is a crochet designer and fiber artist in Syracuse, NY. Crochet started as a hobby for Shannon, but has now become a passion. Shannon’s inspiration comes from texture, beautiful fiber, and earth toned colors. Shannon loves to design cool crochet garments that are simple to make, inspired by her own personal style, and are oh so cozy & cute! Shannon has found an artist outlet in crochet, creating Yarn Bombs in her city that express her imagination and spirit, and continues to pursue her artistic talents.

Roxanne Sweater Pattern

Maker
3/26/2020

Hi everyone! It’s me, Shannon, also known as @shannoncreates_! I'm back again on the blog sharing another pattern using The Hook Nook’s AMAZING yarn in one of my favorite colors! If you follow me on Instagram or have seen one of my previous patterns, then you know I always talk about my love for texture and how I love incorporating my style into my work. To me, if you are going to use your hands to make something then it should feel perfect and customized to you, and that every time you wear it, it gives you a special feeling.

Recently, I have found a new love in DK or light weight yarn… I used to be a worsted weight queen and being a crocheter, I feel like for garments we sometimes lean toward worsted weight yarn (or maybe it’s just me?). When I got my hands on “Green Thumb” from The Hook Nook’s Small Stuff line, I knew I had to make a garment or something wearable out of it. It's so soft and the color felt perfect to me. Green is one of my favorite colors, and “Green Thumb” reminded me of hiking and nature, seeing the moss that covers the bark on the trees and stone.

Meet Roxanne! Roxanne was a pattern I began this past fall. I wanted a simple piece that was cozy, fun, and a bit flirty! Using the moss stitch, Roxanne has this sweet texture that isn’t bulky or overbearing, and makes you want to rub your hands all over her. The pattern is writing so that you can make a shorter or longer version depending on what style you are looking for. You can make a cropped, or even a dress version! It is all about you!

For my “Foxy Roxy” I wanted her to feel a bit more high fashion or like a shorter dress! I wanted to feel fun and flirty while wearing her. Big thanks to Antonio who captured all the final shots of Roxanne, and was able to capture my perfect Roxanne aesthetic. Be sure to check out his page, and be sure to tag me in photos of your own Roxy!

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

SUPPLIES & TOOLS

All supplies can be found in The Hook Nook Shop

The Hook Nook H/5mm Crochet Hook

The Hook Nook “Small Stuff” Yarn: Green Thumb, 4-7 skeins depending on size.

Yarn Needle

Measuring Tape

Scissors

Stitch Markers

SIZE

*Note: This pattern is written for a loose fit, longer sweater, and has positive ease (+1-3”) when it comes to the standard sizes. (Small size photographed.)

GAUGE

Please create a 4x4” square swatch using the special stitch (it should be 12 stitches by 12 rows) with your 5mm hook, and adjust accordingly if needed.

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch: Chain

DC: Double Crochet

DC2Tog: Double Crochet 2 Together

SC: Single Crochet

SC2Tog: Single Crochet 2 Together

MS: Moss Stitch

SS: Slip Stitch

STITCH EXPLANATIONS

Throughout this pattern you will be using the Moss Stitch. The Moss Stitch is a combination of two stitches on repeat throughout the row. To do the Moss Stitch: DC then SC, on repeat.

Please follow instructions according to your size. There will be spots in the pattern as indicated [FOR “SIZE”]. Therefore, skip to sections that are according to your size.

All increases/decreases may not come out perfectly even (and that’s okay!)

PATTERN

BODY

Body XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL:

Ch 112, 126, 140, 154, 168, 182, 196. SS to attach to make a continuous round.

(Do NOT Ch) Begin to Moss Stitch, starting with DC, and repeat.

[FOR XS] Repeat step #2 for 18.5”

[FOR SMALL] Repeat step #2 for 19”

[FOR MEDIUM] Repeat step #2 for 20”

[FOR LARGE] Repeat step #2 for 21”

[FOR XL] Repeat step #2 for 22”

[FOR 2XL] Repeat step #2 for 22.5”

[FOR 3XL] Repeat step #2 for 23”

NOTE: FOR ALL SIZES length can be adjusted to make a shorter sweater or to create a sweater dress.

[FOR ALL SIZES] Once at desired length, do not finish off yarn. Keep attached as we will be coming back to this place!

Sleeves XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Ch 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54. SS to attach to make a continuous round.

(Do NOT Ch) Begin to Moss Stitch, starting with DC, and repeat.

[FOR XS] Repeat step #2 for 15”

[FOR SMALL] Repeat step #2 for 15.5”

[FOR MEDIUM] Repeat step #2 for 15.5”

[FOR LARGE] Repeat step #2 for 16”

[FOR XL] Repeat step #2 for 16”

[FOR 2XL] Repeat step #2 for 16.5”

[FOR 3XL] Repeat step #2 for 16.5”

[FOR ALL Sizes] Finish off leaving a long tail…. You will use this to attach to the body!

(Cuffs)

[FOR ALL Sizes] SC 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54 around bottom of sleeve, placing marker when back at beginning of row.

(Do NOT Chain) SC then SC2Tog. Repeat until back at marker.

Repeat step #6

8.-12.    SC around for five rows. Finish off. Repeat all steps to create second sleeve.

Attaching the Sleeves XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Turn both sleeves and body inside out so that the Moss Stitch side (right side) is now showing.

Starting at your tail on the body, count 24, 27, 31, 35, 38, 42, 45 to the right and place marker. (If left handed crocheter, you will be going the left.)

Insert hook on the inside of body into marked stitch and through sleeve, begin to SS 8 to attach sleeve with tail from sleeve.

Go back to your tail on the body, count 32, 36, 39, 42, 46, 49, 53 to the left and place marker. (If left handed crocheter, you will be going to the right)

Repeat step #3

Neckline XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Turn body and sleeves back inside out.

Return to the tail of your body, placing marker on first stitch, and begin to MS across, until you reach where sleeve meets body, then DC2Tog or SC2Tog (If DC is next=DC2Tog, if SC is next=SC2Tog). MS around the outer edge of sleeve, then DC2Tog or SC2Tog where sleeve meets body. Continue with pattern until you hit your marker.  (You will be placing 4 total decreases in this round; putting 2 in “front armpits” and 2 in “back armpits.”)

3.-12.  Repeat step #2 for a total of 10 rows.

NOTE: You will want to move your marker evenly up your garment to track the center, as it will shift throughout

the neckline.

MS in 10 stitches, decrease (DC2Tog or SC2Tog), and repeat til the end of the row.

MS around.

Repeat step #13

MS around.

Repeat step #13

MS around

Repeat step #13

MS around.

[FOR  ALL SIZES] SC in the next 20 stitches, SC2Tog, Repeat until the end of the row.

[FOR  SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE] SC around and finish off.

[FOR XL, 2XL, 3XL] SC in the next 15 stitches, SC2Tog, Repeat until the end of the row.

[FOR XL, 2XL, 3XL] SC around… (and finish off for XL).

[FOR 2XL, 3XL] SC in the next 10 stitches, SC2Tog, Repeat until the end of the row.

[FOR XL, 2XL, 3XL] SC around.

[FOR 2XL, 3XL] SC in the next 10 stitches, SC2Tog, Repeat until the end of the row.

[FOR XL, 2XL, 3XL] SC around and finish off.

FINISHING

FOR ALL SIZES: Flip right side out, sew in ends, and voila! You are finished with Roxy!

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