I just love my new Bat Wings Sweater. Is so confy and exactly my style.
Can be worn with everything, from skirts to jeans and this sounds great for me.
You have to give it a try because it’s looking so nice and can’t imagine how easy is to make.
Bat wings sweater might sound as a creapy name, but lately I made a passion in finding unusual names for my designs.
For this piece, the name Bat Wings Sweater is perfect. Even the color takes you there, so I liked it and this is how I make this sweater known ??
About the design
This sweater is so simple. Only one piece to make and done.
All you have to know is how to increase and decrease and how to make a half double crochet. And if you don’t know how, you still can try, because this pattern come with a video tutorial that might help you out.
So, we will start from the bottom of one side of the sweater. We will make an elastic band at the beginning and then we will work only in half double crochet, increasing, until we get almoast to the neck line.
Then we will stop increasing and working some rows without increasing. Let a hole for the neck and then continue working in the mirror the first side.
Fold the piece in half and sew the edges.
Now let see what we will need to make this Bat Wings Sweater.
I uses Katia Saigon, which is a 5 ply, sport weight yarn. The recommended hook size for this yarn is 2 mm – 2.5 mm ( B – C).
I can say that I found it easier to work with a bigger hook, so for the Bat Wings Sweater I used a 5 mm (H) hook size and it worked very well.
For each size you will approximate need:
S – 300 g/ 900 m / 980 yds
M – 330 g, 970 m / 1060 yds
L – 350 g, /1040 m / 1140 yds
XL – 370 g / 1100 m / 1200 yds
XXL – 400 g / 1200 m / 1310 yds
Like you noticed, this pattern is available for sizes from S to XXL and is wrote in US terms.
Now, let’s see the final measurements for the Bat Wings Sweater. They are listed in the diagram bellow. The diagram is facing just one side of the sweater.
Between brackets are the measurements for size M, L, X Large and 2X Large.
Abbreviations used in this pattern
- Ch – chain
- Sc – single crochet
- Hdc – half double crochet
- Dc – double crochet
- FPDc – Front post double crochet
- BPDc – Back Post double crochet
- St (s) – stitch (es)
- Inc – increase ( 2 hdc in the same st)
- Dec – decrease ( sc2tog – 2 single crochet worked together)
15 hdc = 10 cm (4″)
11 rows = 10 cm (4″)
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Let’s start the Bat Wings Sweater
Make the foundation chain (you can also start with a foundation double crochet if you want)
- S – 76 sts
- M – 90
- L – 105
- XL – 120
- XXL – 135
Ch 3 and starting with the 4th st, make 1 dc in each st to the end of the round. Ch 3 and turn
[1 FPDc, 1 BPDc] repeat to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning chain.
Repeat the row 2.
Front side of the Bat Wings Sweater
1 Hdc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.
For size M repeat this row 2 more times (3 rows)
For sizes L, XL, XXL repeat row 1, 3 more times ( 4 rows)
The row number for sizes M, L, XL, XXL are from now between brackets.
Row 2 (4, 5, 5, 5)
1 inc in the first st (2 hdc in the first st), 1 hdc in each stitch to the last one, 1 inc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn.
Rows 3 – 40 (5 – 40, 6 – 40, 6 – 40, 6 – 40)
Repeat row 2 (4, 5, 5, 5)
After 40 rows you will have:
S – 154 sts
M – 164
L – 177
XL – 192
XXL – 207
Starting with the next row we will continue working straight without increasing:
- S – 11 rows
- M – 13
- L – 14
- XL – 15
- XXL – 16
Now it’s time to let a space for the neck. On this step you will need 2 stitch marckers or 2 strand of a different color yarn.
For the neck we will mark in the middle:
- S – 36 sts ( 59 sts left on each side)
- M – 38 sts ( 63 sts left on each side)
- L – 41 sts ( 68 sts left on each side)
- XL – 44 sts (74 sts left on each side)
- XXL – 47 sts ( 80 sts left on each side)
Row 52 (52, 54, 55, 56)
1 hdc in each sts to the first stitch marker ( make 1 hdc in the stitch marked too), ch 36 (38, 41, 44, 47), 1 hdc in the second marked stitch and 1 hdc in each stitch to the end of the row.
After this row we will start to work the back side of the Bat wings sweater. Basically we will repeat the pattern for the front side but in mirror.
So, we will continue to work the same number of straight rows as we did for the front side, before the neck opening.
S – 11 rows
M – 13 rows
L – 14 rows
XL – 15 rows
XXL – 16 rows.
Now to obtain the same shape as for the front side we will start, beginning with the next row, decreasing with 1 st at every beginning and end of the row.
We will do the decrease by making sc2tog in the first 2 sts and in the last 2.
We will work like this:
S – 39 rows
M – 37
L – 36
XL – 36
XXL – 36
Now we have the same width as we started and of course the same number of stitches.
We will continue with straight rows, without decreasing:
S – 1 row
M – 3 rows
L – 4 rows
XL – 4 rows
XXL 4 rows.
And the back side is done. We only have to add the elastic band. To make this, just repeat the first 3 rows that we make on the elastic band at the beginning of the front side.
After finishing the elastic band all you have to do is to fold the piece in half and sew the edges.
And done. The Bat Wings Sweater is ready to be add in your wardrobe.
After sewing you can add an elastic band at the end of the sleeves if you want.
So, I hope you like it. Even if might look that is a lot of words to follow to make this sweater you will see that after reading the pattern once, you can make it.
Bellow you can find the video tutorial.
Enjoy Crochet! xoxoxo