Author:
Jessica Paz

Jessica is the one woman show behind Jessica Paz Creates. She's married to her best friend, a stay at home mom of 3 girls, a coffee lover, and loves anything yarn related. She recently started a blog to share free knitting and crochet patterns, tutorials, and reviews.

The Jessica Paz Sweater Crochet Pattern

Maker
2/10/2020

Hi, I'm Jessica! I’m beyond excited to be featured on the Hook Nook Blog. I’d like to share a bit about myself. When I first taught myself to crochet in 2012 it was just a hobby, then knitting came along a few years later. That’s when I really started focusing on the business side of my craft. I also began to realize that my craft wasn’t just a craft, it was therapy to me. I’ve struggled with depression for most of my adult life. I spent 9 years on antidepressants, they worked well for me for a time but I didn't like the numbing effect they had on me. While I was on them, I realized I’d have spurts where I’d crochet nonstop, then not pick up my hook for months.

After the birth of my second daughter, I became a stay at home mom. Suddenly I had so much more time to focus on my craft. That’s when I decided to quit my antidepressants. At the same time, I began to notice that whenever I felt like I was starting to feel down, I would reach for my hook. That's when I started designing original patterns and selling the finished items in my Etsy shop. After a few years, I finally worked up the courage to release my first pattern to the public.

All the while I had been struggling behind the scenes. It wasn’t the depression this time. My craft helped keep that at bay. Right around the time I released my first pattern, I found out I was pregnant again. I had suffered five miscarriages over the last two years. During the darkest of days over those few years, I found that my craft was the one thing that I could focus on. It helped pull me through. We were excited about the news but scared. Neither one of us could deal with another loss. Because of this my anxiety began to get worse. I knew I could ease my mind and calm my anxiety by diving into my work. All the while, my pregnancy progressed without any major issues. Then, on Valentine's Day 2019, our daughter Scarlett was born.

The inspiration behind my sweater.

After Scarlett was born I felt like a weight had been lifted off me. But at the same time, I struggled with postpartum depression for the first few months and quickly realized that my craft, once again, helped get me through. During that time, I released several more patterns. As my postpartum depression subsided, I began focusing on myself, my business, and where I wanted to take it. This past fall I changed my business name, started a blog, attended the Maker’s Retreat, and designed a garment that was all about me. Things I had been wanting to do for quite some time. I decided it was time for big changes. It was time to get myself back.That's how the Jessica Paz Sweater was born. I stepped out of my comfort zone on this design, something that I had been needing to do.

The style: Comfy, oversized sweaters are one of my favorite things to wear. It’s perfect for those lazy days lounging around the house. Either way you wear it, I hope you love it as much as I do.

Supply List

Hook: US K/6.5mm

Scissors

Stitch Markers

Tape Measure

Tapestry Needle

Yarn: Lion Brand Jeans yarn (246 yds per skein)

XS/S: Color A: 1 skein, Color B: 1 skein Color C: 4 skeins 1350 yds

M: Color A: 1 skein, Color B: 1 skein, Color C: 4 skeins 1450 yds

L: Color A: 2 skeins, Color B: 2 skeins, Color C: 4 skeins 1550 yds

Xl/2X: Color A: 2 skeins, Color B: 2 skeins, Color C: 5 skeins 1850 yds

3X: Color A: 2 skeins, Color B: 2 skeins, Color C: 6 skeins 2100 yds

Key

Bpdc- back post double crochet

Ch- chain

Dc- double crochet

Fsc- foundation single crochet

Fpdc- front post double crochet

Inc- increase

Rep- repeat

Rnd- round

Rs- right side

Sc- single crochet

St(s)- stitch(es)

Ws- wrong side

Gauge

Sweater Body Gauge:

4” x 4”= 13 sts x 11 rows in pattern (sc 4, dc 4)

Sleeve Gauge:

4” x 4”= 12 sts x 7 rows (dc)

Adjust hook size accordingly to meet gauge

Sizing

This sweater is designed to be loose fitting with approx. 4”-6” positive ease, depending on size. Due to the patterning, Size 2X only has 3” positive ease. Size up to 3X if you’d like a looser fitting sweater. If you would like a more fitting sweater you may need to size down. The sleeves are designed with a more classic fit, 2”-4” positive ease.

All measurements are based on the Crafty Yarn Councils standard measurements.

XS: Bust: 33", Length w/ribbing: 24", Sleeve length: 16.5", Sleeve width: 11.75"

S: Bust: 37", Length w/ribbing: 24", Sleeve length: 17", Sleeve width: 12.25"

M: Bust: 42", Length w/ribbing: 25", Sleeve length: 17", Sleeve width: 13"

L: Bust: 46", Length w/ribbing: 25", Sleeve length: 17.5", Sleeve width: 14"

Xl/2x: Bust: 51", Length w/ribbing: 26", Sleeve length: 17.5"/18", Sleeve width: 15.50"/17.5"

3x: Bust: 58", Length w/ribbing: 26", Sleeve length: 18", Sleeve width: 19"

Notes

Model is 5’ 4”, bust size 39", and is wearing her true size, large.  

Sweater is worked from the bottom up in 2 separate panels, then seamed together in this order: shoulders, sleeves to body, seam along underside of sleeve and down side of body.

The bottom and neck ribbing are added last.

Sleeves are worked flat, starting with the ribbing, from the bottom up.

Ch 1 and Ch 3 do not count as a st. Always make your first st in the same sp.

Do not carry the yarn changes in the row. This keeps the second color from showing. (see photo tutorial) Always change color in the top of the previous st. When joining a new color at the beginning of a row you’ll carry the previous color the first 4 sts. This is the only time you’ll carry the previous color on a color change.

All rows will end with the same st in which they started. So if it begins with sc 4, dc 4 you’ll end on sc 4 instead of dc 4.

The length of the garment is easily adjustable by adding or taking away rows in the 3rd color.

The neck hole is easily adjustable by seaming more or less on the width of the shoulders.

The sleeve length is easily adjustable by adding or taking away rows at the end. Please note the sleeves are already on the longer side.

How to carry your yarn

You’ll always change color in the previous st for a clean color change. Leave dropped yarn in the back of you work.

The yarn left in the back of your work is now in the front. You’re going to carry it in the next four stitches, then change color.

Slip hook under yarn strand and carry it as you go.

Change colors by picking up the color in the front, leaving a slightly loose tension.

As you work your sts, carry the strand of yarn.

When changing colors at the end of a row, pick up the new color, ch, turn, and work your sts, while carrying the strand as you go.

Pattern

The last part of each row after the color change says to pattern, which means you’ll keep following pattern sequence. (sc 4, dc 4 or dc 4, sc 4) The rows will end with the same 4 sts in which you started with. Before you begin, see color change photo tutorial on how to avoid carrying your yarn.

XS (make 2 panels)

With Color A

Fsc 52, ch 1, turn

Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn

Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1 , turn

Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn

Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A)

(see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)

Row 14: *Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 16: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 18: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 20: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 21: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 22: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 23: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 24: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 25: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn

Rep Rows 26 & 27 until panel measures 21.5” or 59 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends. See sleeve instruction.

Small (make 2 panels)

With Color A

Fsc 60, ch 1, turn

Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn

Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1 , turn

Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 14: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color A, dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn

Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A)

(see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)

Row 16: *Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 18: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 20: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 21: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 22: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 23: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 24: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 25: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 28: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 29: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 30: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 31: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, ch 3, turn

Rep Rows 30 & 31 until panel measures 21.5” or 59 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends. See sleeve instruc.

Medium (make 2 panels)

With Color A

Fsc 68, ch 1, turn

Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn

Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1 , turn

Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 14: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 16: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color A, Dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn

Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A)

(see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)

Row 18: *Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 20: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 21: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 22: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 23: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 24: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 25: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 28: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 29: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 30: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 31: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 32: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 33: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 34: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 35: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, ch 3, turn

Rep Rows 34 & 35 until panel measures 22.5” or 61 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends. See sleeve instruc.

Large (make 2 panels)

With Color A

Fsc 76, ch 1, turn

Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn

Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1 , turn

Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 14: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 16: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 18: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color A, dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn

Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 76 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A)

(see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)

Row 20: Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 21: *Sc4, dc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 22: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 23: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 24: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 25: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 28: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1 , turn

Row 29: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 30: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 31: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 32: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 33: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 34: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 35: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 36: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 37: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 38: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next, (76 sts) ch 1, turn

Row 39: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next, (76 sts) ch 3, turn

Rep Rows 38 & 39 until panel measures 22.5” or 61 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends. See sleeve instruc.

XL & 2X (make 2 panels) (see sizing notes about 2X)

With Color A

Fsc 84, ch 1, turn

Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 80 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn

Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 76 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 1 , turn

Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 14: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 16: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 18: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 76 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 20: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 80 sts change to Color A, dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn

Row 21: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 84 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A)

(see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)

Row 22: Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 80 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 23: *Sc4, dc 4 rep * in the next 76 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 24: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 25: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 28: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 29: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 30: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1 , turn

Row 31: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 32: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 33: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 34: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 35: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 36: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 37: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 38: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 39: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 40: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 76 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 41: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 80 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 42: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 84 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 43: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 84 sts, ch 3, turn

Rep Rows 42 & 43 until the panel measures 23.5” or 64 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends. See sleeve instruc

3X (make 2 panels)

With Color A

Fsc 92, ch 1, turn

Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 88 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn

Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 84 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 80 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 76 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 1 , turn

Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 14: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 16: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 18: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 76 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 20: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 80 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 21: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 84 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 22: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 88 sts, change to Color A, dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn

Row 23: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 92 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A)

(see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)

Row 24: Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 88 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 25: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 84 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 80 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 76 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 28: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 29: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 30: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 31: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 32: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 1 , turn

Row 33: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 34: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 35: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 36: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 37: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 38: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 39: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 40: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 41: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 42: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 76 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 43: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 80 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 44: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 84 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 45: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 88 sts, ch 3, turn

Row 46: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 92 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 47: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 92 ts, ch 3, turn

Rep Rows 46 & 47 until the panel measures 23.5” or 64 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sleeves: (make 2)

Sleeve Gauge: 4” x 4”= 12 sts x 7 rows (dc)

Ribbing:

Always dc in the 1st st and last st of the row.

Ch 31(31, 33, 33, 35, 37, 39)

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc 27(27, 29, 29, 31, 33, 35) Total dc: 28(28, 30, 30, 32, 34, 36) ch 3, turn

Rows 2-6: dc, *fpdc, bpdc rep from * across, dc in last st, ch 3, turn

XS:

Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 13 rep * once (30 dc) ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 14 rep * once (32 dc) ch 3, turn

Row 9: Dc inc, dc 9, *Dc inc, dc 10 rep * once (35 dc), ch 3, turn

Rows 10-29: Dc 35, ch 3, turn

Row 30: Dc 35, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.

S:

Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 13 rep * once (30 dc) ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 14 rep * once (32 dc) ch 3, turn

Row 9: Dc inc, dc 9, *Dc inc, dc 10 rep * once (35 dc), ch 3, turn

Row 10: Dc inc, dc 16, Dc inc, dc 17 (37 dc), ch 3, turn

Rows 11-30: Dc 37, ch 3, turn

Row 31: Dc 37, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.

M:

Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 9 rep * 2 times (33 dc), ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 10 rep * 2 times (36 dc), ch 3, turn

Row 9: *Dc inc, dc 11 rep * 2 times (39 dc), ch 3, turn

Rows 10- 30: Dc 39, ch 3, turn,

Row 31: Dc 39, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.

L:

Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 7 rep * 2 times, Dc inc, dc 5 (34 dc) ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 8 rep * 2 times, Dc inc, dc 6 (38 dc) ch 3, turn

Row 9: *Dc inc, dc 10, rep * 2 times, *Dc inc, dc 4 (42 dc), ch 3, turn

Rows 10-31: Dc 42, ch 3, turn

Row 32: Dc 42, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.

Xl:

Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 7 rep * 3 times (36 dc) ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 5 rep * 5 times (42 dc) ch 3, turn

Row 9: *Dc inc, dc 9 rep * 2 times, Dc inc, dc 11 (46 dc), ch 3, turn

Rows 10-31: Dc 46, ch 3, turn

Row 32: Dc 46, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.

2X:

Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 4 rep * once, *Dc inc, dc 5 rep * 3 times (40 dc), ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 5 rep * once, *Dc inc, dc 6 rep * 3 times (46 dc), ch 3, turn

Row 9: *Dc inc, dc 7 rep * 4 times, Dc inc, dc 5 (52 dc), ch 3, turn

Rows 10- 32: Dc 52, ch 3, turn,

Row 33: Dc 52, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.

3X:

Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 4 rep * 5 times, Dc inc, dc 5 (43 dc), ch 3, turn

Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 5 rep * 5 times, Dc inc, dc 6 (50 dc), ch 3, turn

Row 9: *Dc inc, dc 6 rep * 5 times, Dc inc, dc 7 (57 dc), ch 3, turn

Rows 10- 32: Dc 57, ch 3, turn,

Row 33: Dc 57, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.

I recommend blocking the body and sleeves before seaming.

Seaming

The sweater is seamed wrong side facing out. There really is no rs/ws of the sweater. You decide which way you like the striping and go from there.

Shoulder Seaming:

Lay your panels out so the shoulder seams are lined up and they mirror each other.

The panel on the left will have the ws facing up and the panel on the right will have the rs facing up. (when you flip them on top of each other, the design will line up)

The neck hole is designed to be over-sized, with enough room to slightly hang off the shoulder.

If you would like a smaller neck hole, seam up more on each side until you have the desired width.

Using st markers, pin the 2 corners together on one end. Measure 4.25”(4.75”, 5.5”, 6”, 6.5”, 6.25”, 7.5”), place another st marker. Now rep the same on the side. You should now have a 8”(9”, 10”,11”,12”,13”,14”) neck hole opening. To get a good idea of how the neck hole will fit, with st markers still in place, place the garment over your head. At this point, adjust the width of the neck hole, as desired.

Once you have your desired neck hole measurement, whip st each shoulder together between st markers. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sleeve attachment

Lay one sleeve down, rs facing up. Align the center of the sleeve with the shoulder seam. Use the st markers to hold the sleeve in place. Now whip st the sleeve to the body with the long tail you left on the sleeve, making sure to not pull the sts too tight as you seam. Fasten off, weave in ends. Rep for the second sleeve.

Body Seaming

Fold your sweater in half so the ws is facing out. Using a strand of yarn, in color C, approx 2 times the length of the sleeve and body. Start at the ribbing on the sleeve, seam down the sleeve, making a few extra passes in the under arm, then down the side of the body. Fasten off, weave in ends. Rep on the other side. Fold sweater rs out before you move onto ribbing.

Bottom Ribbing

With Color A, attach yarn to 1st st on the bottom edge, ch 3.

Row 1: Dc 52(60,68,76, 84,84,92) ch 3, turn

Rows 2-5: Dc in 1st st, *bpdc. fpdc rep * across, dc in last st, ch 3, turn

Row 6: Dc in 1st st, *bpdc. fpdc rep * across, dc in last st. Fasten off, leaving approx. an 8” tail. Rep ribbing on the other side of the sweater.

Seam up the sides of the ribbing with the long tail. Weave in ends.

Optional: If you would like a slit in the side of the ribbing, do not leave a long tail for seaming. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Neckline Ribbing

With Color C, attach yarn to corner of neckline( at the shoulder seam), ch 3.

Rnd 1: Dc evenly across edge of neckline and across the other edge, sl st, ch 3

Rnd 2: *bpdc, fpdc rep * around, fasten off, weave in ends.

Optional: If you would like a thicker neckline add more rows for desired length.  

I hope you love making The Jessica Sweater as much as I do. You can follow me on Instagram  and in all my other social platforms listed in here the sidebar! Be sure to tag me or use #jessicapazcreates #thejessicasweater so that I can see your Jessica Paz Sweater!

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