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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.

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Bat wings Sweater

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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.

Bat wings sweater

 

You can purchase the add free, easy printable, instant download PDF version of this pattern here:

 

Now let see what we will need to make this Bat Wings Sweater.

First, Yarn.

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.

bat wings sweater diagram

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)

Gauge

15 hdc = 10 cm (4″)

11 rows = 10 cm (4″)

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

Elastic Band

Row 1

Ch 3 and starting with the 4th st, make 1 dc in each st to the end of the round. Ch 3 and turn

Row 2

[1 FPDc, 1 BPDc] repeat to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning chain.

Row 3

Repeat the row 2.

Front side of the Bat Wings Sweater

Row 1

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)

bat wings sweater

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.

Bat wings Sweater

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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

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Since I needed a little break from my bigger projects, I came up with this beautiful Jar Candle Holder Pattern.

I have to be honest that I didn’t expect that will be something that I will post on the blog, but they are so beautiful and easyn that I’m sure some of you would love to try.

Jar Candle Holder

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What is amaizing is that you can use it for a lot of things: as a candle holder ( this was what I had in mind when I started doing them), as a vase for your favorite flowers, in the bathroom for make up tools and so on.

Plus, I think is a great gift, if you want to surprise someone you love.

And even more, is just a couple of hours project, so why not to try it.

Ok, now about the pattern.

I am assuming that it will be difficult for you to find a jar with the same dimensions as the ones that I used, so I will give you the pattern for the jars that I used, but also some tips on how to do this Jar Candle Holder no matter what kind of jar you use, what yarn on hook size.

But first, let’s see what do you need:

  • a jar
  • Yarn
  • Appropriate hook size
  • 1 stitch marker
  • a ribbon or something to tie the crocheted cover on the top
  • other accessories if you want

Jar Candle Holder

 

Now, I made these Jar Candle Holder in 2 sizes using different yarn. The good part was, that the pattern worked for both.

I think that is important that the top of the jar to be smaller then the bottom.

The bigger jar has 30 cm (12 “) circumference and 14 cm (5.5”) high.

For this one I used a thicker mercerized cotton thread (the same one that I used for the Summer Crocheted vest) and a 2.5 mm (4/0) hook.

The smaller jar has 24 cm (9.5″) circumference and 11 cm (4.5″).

For this one I used Scheepjes Maxi Thread, which is also mercerized cotton, but much thinner, so the hook size was 1.75 mm (0).

You can use any yarn you want. I recommend to use thread or super fine weight yarn ( everything that is between 1 ply and 3 ply), but you can try with another type of yarn too.

Gauge

I don’t know if this will help since you may not have the same jar size, but after 14 rounds in single crochet my circle had almost 30 cm (12″) circumference ( worked with the thicker yarn) and 24 cm (9.5″) working with the thinner yarn.

Jar Candle Holder

 

 

 

Abbreviations used in this pattern

Ch – chain

St (s) – stitch (es)

Sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

inc – increase (2 sc in the same stitch)

Now we can start to make this beautiful Jar Candle Holder.

We will work in rounds. If you want for the bottom you can work in continuos rounds.

Round 1

Make a magic circle, ch 1 and 6 sc inside the circle. Sl st to join.

Round 2

1 inc (2 sc) in each stitch (12 sts). Sl st to join.

Round 3

[1 inc, 1 sc] repeat 6 times (18 sts) sl st to join

Round 4

[1 inc, 1 sc in the next 2 st] repeat 6 times (24 sts). Sl st to join.

Round 5

[1 inc, 1 sc in next 3 sts] repeat 6 times (30 sts). sl st to join.

And you will have to continue adding with each round 1 sc between increases until you get to the desired circumference.

To be more easy for every one, no matter what jar or yarn you use, just put the jar over the circle and when the edge of your circle is a little bigger then the jar bottom then you have the right size.

Jar Candle Holder

Don’t worry if the circle is a little bigger, at the end when you will tie the crochet cover, it will stretch out and will fit just perfect.

I made 14 rounds in total to get the size of my jar.

After getting to the right size we will stop increasing and working just in rounds.

Now, depending on your jar’s size you can adjust this pattern to have the desired look at the end.

I just measured the high of the jar, before the top starts to be smaller and I approximate the numbers of rounds that I will make. I wanted the mesh middle part to be bigger then the parts in single crochet.

So, I started with rounds in single crochet and I made 1 sc in each stitch, for 8 rounds. After stretching the work to fit the jar’s high this part measured almost 3 cm (1″)

Jar Candle Holder

After these rounds I started the mesh stitch.

Round 1

Start the round with ch 1 and 1 sc in the same st. [Ch 5, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in the next] repeat this section to the end of the round. Finish the round with ch 5 and sl st with the 1st sc.

Round 2

2 sl st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [Ch 5, 1 sc in the 3rd st of the next 5 sts chain] repeat this section to the end of the round, ending with ch 5 and sl st with the 1st sc.

Now repeat this round as meny times as you want until you have the desired length with this stitch.

Have in mind that at the end you will have to stretch the work to fit the jar, so when you are trying your work on the jar make sure tu pull and stretch it.

Jar Candle Holder

 

I made 5 rounds with this stitch and the 6th round I made it to make the top edge straight and instead of ch 5, I chained 3.

The mash part was measuring after stretching 5.5 mm (2″).

After this round I started again with sc and made 4 rounds. (1.5 cm, 1″).

Next round

Ch 4, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next] and repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round.

We made this round to have some holes to insert the ribbon and tie the crocheted cover of the Jar Candle Holder.

The final round or rounds if you want to make more then one round, we will do a shell st, just to add a beautiful edge to our piece.

Start the round with 1 sc in the 1st ch 1 space, [ in the next one make 1 shell (7 dc in the same ch 1 space),  skip the next space and 1 sc in the next one].

Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round.

Jar Candle Holder

Now all you have to do is to insert a ribbon trough the filet stitch round’s holes and tie. Stretch the work, pulling up until you notice that the cover fits well the jar.

And done. You now have a beautiful piece to put somwhere in your home.

I hope you love this Jar Candle Holder as I do and make one.

Jar Candle Holder

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Enjoy crochet!

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Jar Candle Holder. Free Pattern and tutorial

Is been a while since I wanted to make 1 big square cardigan and here is the Sunny Cardi.

It will be the perfect garment for the late summer and the early autumn.

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Sunny Cardi. Free Pattern, Video Tutorial & charts

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

About the design

This Sunny Cardi is worked like a big square with arm holes left and with the front panels made wider.

The sleeves are worked joining the yarn at the bottom of the arm hole and then working them in rounds.

This Sunny Cardi is a single piece so no assembling necessary.  

It’s designed for a closer cross back fit.

 

Bellow you will find the Sunny Cardi diagram with the final measurements and an overview over the shape.

 

 

The pattern is available for sizes from S to XXXL

Yardage

For this cardigan you will approximate need:

  • S – 1120 m / 1225 yds
  • S – 1120 m / 1225 yds
  • M – 1200 m / 1320 yds
  • L – 1280 m / 1400 yds
  • XL – 1360 m / 1500 yds
  • XXL – 1420 m / 1550 yds
  • XXXL – 1510 m / 1650 yds

 

The recommended yarn weight is 12 ply, Sport Yarn or 14 ply fingering.

Hook size : 4mm ( G )

Gauge

16 dc = 10 cm (4″)

9 rows = 10 cm (4″)

Let’s talk about the yarn a little bit more. I used Cotton Kings Twirl and for the purple and black stripes, fingering cotton.

At first I thought that one Twirl will be enough for my size, but I realize that it won’t, so I came up with the purple and black stripes which I love. 

 

The Twirl that I used is with no colors change, only one color with gradient shades. I choose to use  only one twirl and other colors.

Above you have the total amount of yarn that you will need for this cardigan.

One Twirl has approximate 800 m / 875 yds. Is up to you if you choose to work with 2 twirls or with a single one and choose another yarn for the rest. 

 

 

You may also like one of the most appreciated 3 patterns of this summer

most wanted summer patterns

1. Sea Breeze Cover Up 2. Summer Crocheted vest 3. Basic T-shirt

 

Now let’s go back to the pattern. 

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

St (s) – Stitch (es)

dc2tog – 2 double crochet worked together

sl st – slip stitch

The stitch pattern is easy to follow. 2 solid rounds worked in double crochet and 2 rounds worked in filet stitch. 

Filet stitch 

1dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc

Here is the chart with the stitch pattern and how it’s worked in a square.

sunny cardi chart

One more thing: 

If you are choosing another yarn weight or you can not get to the gauge, make your own gauge and according with the measurement in the diagram you can adjust this pattern to your gauge.

See here how.

Sunny Cardi. Free Pattern, Charts and video tutorial

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Let’s start.

Round 1

Make a magic circle, ch 3 and 11 dc inside the circle. Join with sl st with the 3rd stitch of the starting chain. This is counting as a first solid round.

Round 2

Solid round

The ch2 at the beginning of each solid round doesn’t count as a first stitch.

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next st, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next, 1 dc in the next 2 sts].

Repeat the section in [ ] to the end of the round. Sl st with the 1st dc.

Round 3

Filet round

Ch 4, skip 1, 1 dc in the next, ch 1, skip the next, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc ) in the ch 3 space, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next] – 3 times, ch 1, (1dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the next ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in the next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next] – 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 3, 1dc) in the next ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next] – 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the next 3 ch space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, ch 1 and join with a sl st with the 3rd stitch of the starting ch.

At the end of this round make sure that you have the same number of little opened squares on each side. You should have 4.

Round 4

Filet round

Ch 4, skip the ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next, [ch 1, skip the next ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next].

Repeat the section in the [ ] until you get to the corner, the first ch 3 space. 

Before and after the corner, always ch 1 when you work on filet round.

[( 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in next, [ch 1, skip the next ch 1 space, 1 dc in the next] – repeat this section to the next ch 3 space.]

Repeat the section between [ ] until you get to the end of the round. Sl st with the 3rd st of the starting ch. 

At this round, and starting from now, on each rounds in filet, you just have to make 1 dc in each dc of the previous round with ch 1 between. In the corners always we will do on filet round, ch 1 before, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the ch 3 space, ch 1 after.

Round 5

solid rounds

ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, [1 dc in each st to the corner, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc)  in the ch 3 space]. 

 

Repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round.

Round 6

Repeat round 5.

From now on we will alternate 2 filet rounds and 2 solid rounds until we get to the width of the cross back.

 

sunny cardi tabel

On the next round we will make the arm holes.

Lay your square flat. Count from the up corner (not counting the stitches in the corner) the number of sts that you need for the arm hole depth and put a stitch marker. Proceed the same on the other side.

  • S – 32 sts
  • M – 34
  • L – 36
  • XL – 38
  • XXL – 40
  • XXXL – 40

sunny cardi marking the sleeves holes

Start the round as usual, and work the round to the first corner. Make the stitches in the ch 3 space on the corner and then chain the same number of sts that you left for the arm hole depth.

Skip the sts for the arm hole and make 1 dc in the marked st. Continue the round as usual until you get to the next stitch marker.

Make a dc here, then ch the number of sts for the arm hole depth. Skip the stitches and move to the corner. Make the sts in the corner and continue your round to the end.

sunny cardi

Starting with the next round we will continue to alternate 2 filet round with 2 solid rounds, until we get to the length of our Sunny Cardi.

 

  • S – 16 rounds
  • M – 19 rounds
  • L – 20 rounds
  • XL – 20 rounds
  • XXL – 21 rounds
  • XXXL – 22 rounds

At the end of these rounds the main square is done and we have only to work the sleeves and to make the front panels wider.

Sunny Cardigan. Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

Extending the front panels

Working on the wrong side, insert the hook in the corner.

This extension I calculated to start with a filet round, but if not just start with the row that you have and continue to alternate 2 rounds in filet and 2 solid rounds until you have 16 in total, working only on the side of the front panel of the Sunny Cardi.

On my Sunny Cardi, I made these rows 8 with purple, and 8 with black.

Proceed the same on the other side.

Sleeves

The sleeves are worked in rounds starting from the armpit.

They have the same length for all sizes but you can add more rounds if you want longer sleeves.

Round 1

Insert the hook and yarn to the armpit, at the bottom of arm hole.

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st and continue with 1 dc in each st to the end of the round. Sl st with the 1st dc.

Round 2 and 3

These 2 rounds are made in filet. 

Round 4 and 5

Ch 2, dc2tog, continue with 1 dc in each st until you have 2 sts left. In these 2 sts make dc2 tog and join.

Continue alternating 2 rounds in filet and 2 solid rounds with a decrease at the beginning and at the end of the round until you have 25 rounds in total. 

Continue with 8 more rounds, without decreasing. If you consider that the sleeve is too large after 25 rounds you can continue decreasing on the solid rounds.

Proceed the same with the other sleeve.

After finishing the sleeves, the Sunny Cardi is done. You can add o border if you want on the top and on the bottom.

sunny cardi

What do you think? Hope you liked this pattern and you will give it a try.

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

Bellow you will find the video tutorial.

PS I am working now on the children version of this Sunny Cardi, so keep an eye on my blog.

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Sunny Cardi. Free pattern with charts and video tutorial