I made my first Bat Wings Sweater three years ago, and I wanted to make another one and give this pattern an update for so long. I am glad that I managed to make it finally.

At first, I thought it would be easier because I would need to follow my old pattern and update it with more sizes and maybe some more missing information in the first one.

But the reality was different. Many things changed in three years, including my tension. Even if I decided to use a smaller hook than the first sample, knowing that my tension is a bit looser, I realized that I am getting the gauge for stitches but not for rows.

So basically, I had to write this pattern from scratch, to do the math again and everything. But I am happy that I can share with you a new version.

You can Purchase the easily printable PDF pattern here:

And because you asked for it, I included how to adjust the length and calculate side increases in this pattern! So I hope you will find this pattern exciting and make a Bat Wings Sweater because it is beginner-friendly and the result is beautiful. You will love it.

MATERIALS

• Yarn: DK weight yarn (Size 3, light)
• Crochet Hook:
o 4.5 mm crochet hook
• yarn needle for weave in ends
• Stitch markers
• Scissors

NOTES ABOUT DESIGN

The Batwings Sweater is versatile and can be worn with almost everything. It has an oversized fit with shorter sleeves, and it’s perfect to wear when the weather is not that cold and you need a light sweater to put on.

The design is simple. It is worked in one single piece; the back panel is worked continuing the front panel. Easy to assemble; fold the piece in half and stitch the sides.

MEASUREMENTS AND SIZES

The Bat Wings Sweater Pattern is available in 8 sizes, from small to 5X Large.
The model is 168 cm tall and wears size Small.

Neckline a: 24 cm (24, 24, 24, 24, 26, 26, 26)
Sleeve length b: 41 cm (45, 47, 49,51, 53, 53, 54)
Cuff to cuff c: 107 cm (113, 117, 123, 125, 131, 131, 133)

Bust width d: 50 cm (55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85)

Sleeve width e: 10 cm (13, 13, 16, 16, 19, 19, 19)

*Length to the armhole f: 30 cm (30, 30, 30, 30, 30, 27, 26)
**Length g: 43 cm (46, 46, 49, 49, 52, 52, 52)

*Length to the armhole is smaller for sizes 4XL and 5XL because of the bigger width but smaller length.
** you will find in the pattern instructions on how to make the sweater longer.

How much yarn do you need?

I used:
*Scheepjes Stardust in color Orion (660)
Each ball has 100 grams and approximately 540 meters
This yarn is listed as a DK weight because of the Mohair in composition. But according to the length is more a fingering weight yarn

For each size, you will need:
3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) balls or
1350 (1570, 1620, 1790, 1840, 2000, 2000, 2030) meters

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
Fdc – front post double crochet
Bdc – back post double crochet
St(s) – stitch(es)
R – rows
** – repeated section.

You can Purchase the easily printable PDF pattern here:

TENSION

Using a 4.5 mm crochet hook in the hdc stitch pattern
15 sts = 10 cm
14 rows = 10cm

STITCH PATTERN

The main stitch pattern used in this design is the half double crochet, except the bottom ribbing, which is worked in Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet.

PATTERN NOTES

Work the piece flat; turn after each row.
Work 2ch before starting a row 2ch does not count as first st.
Work the increases and decreases after the first st and before the last one.

*How to adjust the length:

There are 2 ways to adjust the length of the Batwings Sweater and make it longer.

1. work the extra rows you will need to add in length after the ribbing band and before increasing.

2. This method involves a bit of math but will help you have approximately the same shape for the sweater and not the straight section at the beginning as the first one.
Step 1: check below in the pattern the total number of added stitches (with increases) and the number of increasing rows (rows up to the armhole), according to your size.
Step 2: Calculate how many rows you will need to add to increase the length as desired. Sum up those rows to the number of rows up to the armhole that you find in the pattern.

Step 3: having the number of rows you will need up to the armhole and the number of sts that need to be added, you can calculate how to make the increases.

For example (size Small)
Added sts: 84
Rows to the armhole: 42
If I want to add 10 cm in length, this will mean 14 rows.
Total number of rows up to armhole: 42 + 14 =56
Sts to increase / row: 84 : 56 = 1.5
so we have 1 row – 1.5 sts, which means 2 rows – 3 sts.
We add 2sts/row in the regular pattern, one at the beginning and one at the end.
Because we need 3 sts at every 2 rows, you can make the pattern like this:
R1: 1Inc at the beginning, 1Inc at the end
R2: 1Inc at the beginning only
R3: 1Inc at the beginning (to increase on the other side)
and repeat these 3 rows.

Another pattern that will work (in this particular case)

3sts at every 2rows equals 6sts at every 4 rows.
R1 – R3: inc on both sides
R4: don’t increase at all

INSTRUCTIONS

The pattern is written in sections, but you will have to work in one single piece.

Numbers are written between brackets for sizes M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL.

RIBBING

Start: Ch 76 (86, 92, 100, 104, 112, 120, 128) sts
R1: 3ch, 1dc in the second st, 1dc in each st until the end of the row. 3ch and turn.
R2: *1Fdc in next st, 1Bdc in next. *rep. until the end of the row
R3 – R4: Rep. R2 (following the stitch post of the previous row)

Only for sizes 4XL and 5XL.
Work after the ribbing, 4 (6) rows in hdc without increasing.
After these rows, follow the pattern below.

FRONT PANEL

R1:ch2, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in each of the next sts, except the last 2sts, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in last st.
Total sts: 78 (88, 94, 102, 106, 114, 122, 130)
Rep. R1 until you have in total 42 *rows
*on sizes 4XL and 5XL, you will have 42 rows counting the 4 (6) rows made after ribbing as well.
Total number of sts: 160 (170, 176, 184, 188, 196, 196, 200)
Number of added sts: 84 (84, 84, 84, 84, 84, 76, 72)

ARMHOLE

R43: ch2, 1hdc in each st until the end of the row.
Rep. R43 until you have in total 56 (60, 60, 64, 64, 69, 69, 69) rows, meaning 14 (18, 18, 22, 22, 27, 27, 27) rows for the armhole.

NECKLINE

Next row: 2ch, 1hdc in next 62 (67, 70, 74, 76, 79, 79, 81) sts, ch 36 (36, 36, 36, 36, 38, 38, 38) sts, skip 36 (36, 36, 36, 36, 38, 38, 38) sts, 1hdc in last 62 (67, 70, 74, 76, 79, 79, 81) sts

BACK PANEL

Back Panel is worked, continuing the front panel, reverse.

R1: 2ch, 1hdc in each st until the end of the row.
Rep, R1 until you have 14 (18, 18, 22, 22, 27, 27, 27) rows.

Next row: 2ch, 1hdc in first st, hdc2tog in next 2sts, 1hdc in next sts, except the last 3sts, hdc2tog, 1hdc in last st.
Total number of sts: 158 (168, 174, 182, 186, 194, 194, 198)
Rep. previous row until you have in total for the back panel only 56 (60, 60, 64, 64, 69, 65, 63) rows.
Total sts: 76 (86, 92, 100, 104, 112, 120, 128)

Only for sizes 4XL and 5XL
Work 4 (6) more rows without decreasing.

RIBBING

Rep. the ribbing pattern of the Front Panel

Fasten off.
You can let a long tail (1 – 1.5 meters) for stitching.

ASSEMBLING

Step 1: Fold the piece in half, front panel over the back panel
Step 2: stitch the side edges (from the cuff to the bottom or reverse)

TO FINISH

Weave in all loose ends and block to measurements

And done! Enjoy your new sweater 😉

You can Purchase the easily printable PDF pattern here:

 

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  1. This sweater is stunning but I LOVE your hair too just beautiful
    Kay

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