This Snowflakes Sweater wasn’t supposed to be the first design published in 2021. All my projects that are still in progress (and were in progress when I started to work on this one) are in DK weight yarn or knitted ones and I needed something with faster results. Not because I was in a hurry or something, but because I was feeling that I am working a lot, but nothing is getting done.

Anyway… I think it was my mood back then….

The pattern for the yoke was actually a failed attempt back in 2018 when I didn’t know that much about crochet stitches, or yoke sweaters, but I saw a dress designed by Vanessa Montoro and I fell in love.

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The yoke is the one that inspired me with the name. These days I was waiting like a child to see some snowflakes and I was checking the weather podcast hourly. Well, the snow was actually a rain, but I decided to name my sweater Snowflakes just to cheer me up a bit.

But enough talking, because it’s a lot to be read with this sweater pattern πŸ˜€

MATERIALS

  • Yarn
    • Category 4 ( Medium Weight Yarn)
  • Crochet Hook
  • You will need a yarn needle for wave in ends
  • Scissors
  • 4 stitch markers

NOTES ABOUT DESIGN

This pattern requires techniques as single crochet, double crochet, single crochet in the back loop only and working in rounds.

The yoke, bottom of the sweater and the end of the sleeves are worked in a combination of stitches like, 3 double crochet cross stitch, shell stitch, or 5 double crochet worked together.

The Snowflakes Sweater is worked top-down, seamless and has a positive ease around bust circumference of about 14 cm.

The pattern is available in 8 sizes, from Small to 5 X Large and is written in US terms

MEASUREMENTS AND SIZES

Final measurements of the Snowflakes Sweater are listed below.

Neck Line a: 27 cm (27, 27, 27, 27, 27, 27, 27)

Yoke depth b: 18 cm (19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27)

Bust Width c: 50 cm (55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85)

Sleeve Length d: 37 cm (37, 39, 39, 40, 40, 41, 41)

Sleeve circ. e: 35 cm (35, 40, 45, 50, 50, 55, 60)

Length f: 52 cm (53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61)

This measurements will fit:

To Fit cm  

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

2XL

 

3XL

 

4XL

 

5XL

Bust 86 96 106 116 126 136 146 156

 

How much yarn do you need?

For the Snowflakes Sweater I used Katia Merino Aran. You can also use 2 strand of Katia Basic Merino (or other dc weight yarn)

Each ball has 100 grams and approximate 155 meters.

Below are the colors I used and how much yarn you will need for each size.

For each size you will approximate need:

Katia Merino Aran S M L XL XXL 3XL 4XL 5XL
100 g/155 m
Light Grey 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Off White 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
lila 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Light purple 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Dark Grey 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Black 5 6 6 7 8 8 9 10

 

STITCH PATTERN AND TECHNIQUES

For the yoke, sleeves and the bottom of the sweater, we will use a combination of stitches. It’s a 5 rows combination and these 5 rows will be repeated 2 or 3 times along the yoke, depending on the size, and ones on sleeves and body.

Below is represented a stitch chart with these 5 rows:

1st Row: single crochet row. This will be an increase round.

2nd Row: ch 3, *skip next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in the skipped stitch, going in front of the previous 2 dc. *Rep. to the end of the row.

For this particular pattern, the round will end with a 2dc cross stitch and then join with a slip stitch with 3rd st of the starting chain.

2dc cross stitch: *skip 1 sts, 1dc in next st, 1dc in the skipped st.

3rd Row: all round double crochet. This will be an increase round.

4th Row: *1sc, skip the next 2 sts, 5dc in next st (5dc shell st), skip next 2 sts. *rep. to the end of the row.

5th Row: ch3, dc2tog in the next 2 sts, ch2, 1sc in next st, ch2, *dc5tog in next 5 sts, ch 2, 1 sc in next st, ch2. Rep to the end of the row. Finish the row with dc2tog and join with a sl st with first dc2tog.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Dc2tog (dc5tog) – *yarn over, insert the hook into the next st, yarn over and pull it through first 2 loop on the hook. *rep 2 (or 5 times for dc5tog) times, yarn over an pull the yarn through all loops on your hook
  • Inc – increase: 2sc or 2dc in the same st
  • R – rounds
  • ** – repeated section.

TENSION (GAUGE)

  • 12 dc = 10 cm
  • 5 rows = 10 cm
  • 5 rows in the repeated st pattern = 8 cm

NOTES

Each round is joined with a ss.

When changing color, ss to finish the round with the next color to be use.

Ch3 st the beginning of the round counts as 1st dc unless otherwise is indicated.

Ch1 at the beginning of a sc round or if the round start with sc, doesn’t count as 1st sc.

On the yoke the increases are made on sc and dc rounds.

The yoke pattern is written by grouping sizes that have similar increase pattern.

YOKE (SIZE S, M, L, XL)

Using Black

Start: ch 66 and join the ends to make a circle

R1: ch1, 1sc in same st, 1 sc in next 9 sts, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in next st. * Rep. until the end of the round. (72 sts). Change to light grey.

R2: ch3, *skip the next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in the skipped st, crossing over the previous 2dc. *Rep until the end of the round. Finish the round with: skip next st, 1dc in next st, 1dc in the skipped st, crossing over the previous dc. Hon with 3rd st of the starting ch. Change to Off White.

R3: rep. R2. Change to dark grey.

R4: ch3, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st. * Rep. until the end of the round. Change with Lila. (108 sts)

R5: *1sc, skip the next 2 sts, 5dc in next st, skip the next 2 sts. *Rep. until the end of the round. Change with Light purple.

R6: ch3, dc2tog, ch2, 1sc in next st, ch2, *dc5tog, ch2, 1sc in next st, ch2. * Repeat until the end of the round. Finish the round with dc2tog and join with the dc2tog at the beginning of the round. Change to black.

R7: *1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st. *Rep.until the end of the round. Change to Light Grey (144 sts)

R8: Rep.R2. Change to Off White.

R9: Rep R2. Change to Dark Grey.

R10: ch3, 1dc in next 6 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st. *Rep. until the end of the round. Change to Lila (162 sts)

R11: Rep. R5. Change to Light Purple.

R12: Rep. R6. Change to Black.

R13: *1sc in next 8 sts, 2sc in next st. *Repeat to the end of the round. (180 sts)

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Only for size S

R14: 1dc in each stitch to the end of the round.

The Yoke is done and you can move to the Torso (Body) Section.

 

Sizes M, L, XL

Continue working in Black

 R14: ch2 (does not count as first dc; work the first dc into the 1st st) *1dc in next 14 sts, 2dc in next st. *Rep. until the end of the round. (192 sts)

Only for size M

R15: 1dc in each st around.

The Yoke is done and you can move to the Torso (Body) Section.

Sizes L, XL

R15: Ch2, *1dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st. *Rep. until the end of the row (216 sts)

Only for size L

R16: 1dc in each st around.

The Yoke is done and you can move to the Torso (Body) Section.

Size XL

R16: ch2, *1dc in next 8 sts, 2dc in next st. *Rep. until the end of the round. (240 sts).

R16: 1dc in each st around.

The Yoke is done and you can move to the Torso (Body) Section.

YOKE (SIZES XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Start: ch 66 and join the ends to make a circle

R1: ch1, 1sc in same st, 1 sc in next 9 sts, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in next st. * Rep. until the end of the round. (72 sts). Change to light grey.

R2: ch3, *skip the next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in the skipped st, crossing over the previous 2dc. *Rep until the end of the round. Finish the round with: skip next st, 1dc in next st, 1dc in the skipped st, crossing over the previous dc. Hon with 3rd st of the starting ch. Change to Off White.

R3: rep. R2. Change to dark grey.

R4: ch3, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st. * Rep. until the end of the round. Change with Lila. (108 sts)

R5: *1sc, skip the next 2 sts, 5dc in next st, skip the next 2 sts. *Rep. until the end of the round. Change with Light purple.

R6: ch3, dc2tog, ch2, 1sc in next st, ch2, *dc5tog, ch2, 1sc in next st, ch2. * Repeat until the end of the round. Finish the round with dc2tog and join with the dc2tog at the beginning of the round. Change to black.

R7: *1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st. *Rep.until the end of the round. Change to Light Grey (144 sts)

R8: Rep.R2. Change to Off White.

R9: Rep R2. Change to Dark Grey.

R10:ch3, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st. *Rep. until the end of the round. Change to Lila (180 sts)

R11: Rep. R5. Change to Light Purple.

R12: Rep. R6. Change to Black.

R13: *1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st. *Repeat to the end of the round. (216 sts). Change to light grey

R14: Rep.R2. Change to Off White.

R15: Rep R2. Change to Dark Grey.

R16: ch3, 1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st. *Rep. until the end of the round. Change to Lila (252 sts)

R17: Rep. R5. Change to Light Purple.

R18: Rep. R6. Change to Black.

R19: *1sc in next 20 sts, 2sc in next st. Repeat to the end of the round. (264 sts)

R19 was the last round of the YOKE for size XXL. Move to the Torso (Body) Section.

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Sizes 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

Work just in black

R20: ch2, *1dc in next 21 (10, 10) sts, 2dc in next . *Rep until the end of the round. (276 (288, 288) sts)

The Yoke is done for size 3XL and you can move to the Torso (Body) Section.

R21: ch2, *1dc in next 23 (7) sts, 2dc in next . *Rep until the end of the round. (300 (324) sts)

R22: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around.

The Yoke is done for size 4XL and you can move to the Torso (Body) Section.

Size 5XL R23: Rep. R22

The Yoke is done for size 5XL and you can move to the Torso (Body) Section.

 TORSO (BODY)

Using stitch markers, mark the 4 sections of the sweater: front. Back, and 2 sleeves.

The first st of the round will count as the first st of the back.

Mark the sections as following. The numbers for sizes M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL and 5XL are written between brackets.

Back and front: 54 (60, 66, 72, 78, 84, 90, 98, 102)

Sleeves: 36 (36, 42, 48, 54, 54, 60, 66)

 Using color Black

R1 Separating round: ch2, 1dc in next 54 (60, 66, 72, 78, 84, 90, 98, 102) sts, ch6, skip 36 (36, 42, 48, 54, 54, 60, 66) sts, 1dc in next 54 (60, 66, 72, 78, 84, 90, 98, 102) sts, ch 6 and join with 1st dc.

R2: ch2, 1 dc in each st around.

R3 to R13: rep. R2. Change to Light Grey.

R14: Rep R2 YOKE. Change to off white.

R15: Rep. R2 YOKE. Change to Dark Grey.

R16: Rep R2. Change to Lila.

R17: Rep. R5 YOKE. Change to Light Purple

R18: Rep R6 YOKE. Change to Black

R19: 1sc in each st around.

The TORSO is finished with a bottom hem ribbing. Go to the RIBBING section.

SLEEVES

Before start working the sleeves, pay attention that the pattern at the end require a multiple of 6 sts.

When working the sleeves, the sts in corners, before and after the 6 sts armpit chain will be worked together with the next sts, to avoid increasing the total number of sts.

Using color Black

Rejoin yarn in one of the armpit sts.

R1: ch2, 1dc in each st around (pay attention to the note above).

R2 to R15 (15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18): Rep. R1. Chane to light Grey

Next, rep. the last 6 rounds of the BODY section.

 RIBBING

Add the ribbing on bottom hem and cuffs.

The ribbing is worked right after finishing the last row in the same color as the last row.

Start: ch 11 and turn

R1: Starting with the second st, 1sc in each of the next 10 sts, 1ss in the next 2 sts of the Body/sleeves, turn

R2: 1scblo in each of the next 10 sts, ch 1 and turn.

R3: 1scblo in each of the next 10 sts, 1ss in the next 2 sts of the Body/sleeves, turn.

Repeat R2 and R3 until you finish the entire circumference of the Body/sleeves.

Join the ends using slip stitches.

TO FINSIH

Weave in all ends and block to measurements.

And done! I really hope you like this one and can’t wait to see your color combinations.

You can Purchase the easy printable PDF version of this pattern here:

Here you can find a step by step video tutorial, for size Small to guide you through the making process.

 

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