Waw Precious Sweater, a new design, sister of My Precious Sweater that you all loved it so much. 

I decided to make this V Neckline version, because some of you asked for it and I am sure that many of you though about it when you saw or worked the first Precious Sweater.

I didn’t made to many changes of the original pattern, only the V neckline. Also I made shorter sleeves and I think the sweater it self is shorter too, because I wanted to be more a Spring Summer Sweater. The good think is that is a top down sweater and the length can be easily adjusted just by adding few more rounds.

Maybe you think that I misspelled the name of this sweater, but I didn’t.  First I wanted to call it V Precious Sweater, because of the V Neckline. After making some research I found out that letter V comes from a Semitic letter WAW. I liked the confusion with WOW and I thought that it’s perfect.

So, here it is: WAW Precious Sweater!!! Let’s see what is all about and what you will need to make one. I really hope that this one to be as successful as it’s brother is. πŸ™‚

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Materials you will need

  • Category 2, Fine weight yarn (Sport, 5 ply)
  • 4 mm (G) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for wave in ends
  • Scissors
  • 4 stitch markers (optional)

Notes about design

This pattern requires techniques as double crochet, chain stitches, front post and back post double crochet for ribbing

The Sweater is worked top-down.  To make the V neckline we will start with less stitches for front panels and we will increase at the beginning and at the end of the round, until both front panels together have the same number of stitches as the back panel.

Because of the diamond stitch pattern we are using for this sweater, the V neck will have same depth for sizes S and M, but for sizes L, XL and 2XL will be shorter with 1 and 2 rows.

This sweater has an oversized fit with deep yoke depth and wide sleeves.

The pattern is available in 5 sizes, from Small to 2X Large and is written in US terms

  Final Measurements

Final measurements of the sweater are listed below:

Neck Line a: 19 cm (19, 21, 21, 22)

Yoke Depth b: 30 cm (34, 38, 43, 47)

Bust width c: 48 cm (53, 59, 65, 70)

Sleeve length d: 14 cm (14, 14, 14, 14)

Sleeve width e: 41 cm (47, 52, 59, 64)

Length f: 49 cm (54, 60, 66, 71)

This measurements will fit:

To Fit Cm S M L XL 2XL
Bust Circ. 86 96 106 116 126

How much yarn do you need?

For this sweater I used Hobbii Soft Breeze which is a mix of cotton and acrylic. It’s the same type of yarn as Scheepjes Stone Washed. Each skein has 50 grams and approximate 130 m.

For each size you will approximate need:

Hobbi Soft Breeze S M L XL 2XL
50g/130m 8 8 10 10 11

 

Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – double crochet
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • FPDc – front post dc
  • BPDc – back post dc
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Inc – increase ( 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc)
  • Sp – space
  • R| – row, round

Gauge

17 dc = 10 cm (4”)

9 rows = 10 cm (4”)

About the stitch pattern

We are using for this pattern the diamond stitch. This stitch pattern is a 10 rows repeat. It’s all about double crochet and windows (ch 1, skip 1).

Below you will find a stitch chart with the first 15 rows of the yoke. It’s representing all the rows until we join the front panels and finish the V neck line.

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Pattern Notes

The blue row in the stitch chart, represent the first row for sizes L and XL and red row represent the first row for size 2XL.

If you are working the sweater in these sizes, you will have to start with row 2 or 3 from the pattern.

We will work in rows from the start until we will close the V neckline. After this we will start workings in round but turning after each round to have the same appearance of the stitch pattern.

While working in rows, ch 3 at the beginning of the row counts as first dc.

When working in rounds, ch 2 at the beginning of the round doesn’t count as a first dc.

When working in rounds, if the pattern requires the first st to be a window, start the round with a sl st to the left and start the round from there.

The raglan lines, the corners will be always window, Inc, window

Corner = 1 ch, skip next st, 1 Inc in the ch 2 space, 1 ch st, skip 1

After finishing the V neck line, cut the yarn and start the next round somewhere in the back panel. This will avoid having the joining line in front of the sweater.

The numbers for sizes M, L, XL, 2 XL are written between brackets. If not, the pattern applies for all sizes.

Yoke

 Start| Ch 79, (79, 87, 87, 95)

R1| 4 ch sts, in 6th st from the hook 1 inc, 1 ch st, skip next st, 1 dc in next 9 sts, 1 ch st, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next 9 sts, Corner, [1 dc in next 9 sts, 1 ch st, skip 1 st] x 2 times, 1 dc in next 9 sts, Corner, 1 dc in next 9 sts, 1 ch st, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next 9 sts, 1 ch st, skip next st, 1 Inc, 1 ch st, 1 dc in last st.

R2| (first row for size L and XL)

St Patt. : *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1,skip 1, 7 dc

4 ch sts, 1 dc in the 1st 1 ch sp (or the 6th st from the hook if you are working size L and XL and it’s your first row), 1 ch st, skip 1, Inc,  St. Patt x2, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, St Patt x3, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, St. Patt x2, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in last 1 ch- sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd st of the turing ch.

R3| (first row for size 2 XL)

St. Patt: ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc

4 ch sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts, 1 ch st, skip 1 st, Inc, St. Patt x2, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, St. Patt. X3, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, inc, St. Patt x2, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd st of turning ch.

R4| St.Patt: ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc

4 ch sts, 1 dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, St. Patt x2, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 skip 1, inc, St. Patt x 3, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 skip 1, Inc, St. Patt x2, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 skip 1, inc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd st of turning ch.

R5| St.Patt: 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1

 Ch 4, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 2, 7 dc, ch 1,  skip 1, inc,  ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt. X 3, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 2, 7 dc, ch 1,  skip 1, inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning ch.

R6| St. Patt: ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc

Ch 4, 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, St.Patt x 3, ch 1, skip 1 Inc, St. Patt x 4,  ch 1, skip 1 Inc, St.Patt x 3, ch 1, skip 1 Inc, ch 1, St. Patt, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd st of the turning ch.

R7| St.Patt: ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1,skip 1, 7 dc

Ch 4, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, St. Patt x3, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, inc, St. Patt x 4, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, inc, St. Patt x3, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, inc,St. Patt, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd st of the turning ch.

R8| St.Patt: 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1

Ch 4, St. Patt, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 3, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 4, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, St. Patt, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt, 3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd st of the 3rd st of the turning ch.

R9| St. patt: 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1

Ch 4, St. Patt,  5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt X 3, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt X 4,  5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt X 3, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt, 5 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd st of the turning ch.

R10| St. Patt: 1 dc in next 7, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next, ch 1, skip 1

Ch 4, St. Patt, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt X 3, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt X 4, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt X 3, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt, 7 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning chain.

R11| St. Patt: 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1

Ch 4, St. Patt x2, inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 4, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 5, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 4, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 2, 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning ch.

R12| St. Patt: 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1

Ch 4, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt X 2, Inc, ch 1, skip1, 1 dc, ch 1 skip 1, St.Patt x 4, Inc, ch 1, skip1, 1 dc, ch 1 skip 1, St.Patt x 5, Inc, ch 1, skip1, 1 dc, ch 1 skip 1, St.Patt x 4, Inc, ch 1, skip1, 1 dc, ch 1 skip 1, St.Patt x 2, 1 dc in 3rd st of the turning ch.

R13| St. Patt:  3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1

Ch 4, St. Patt X 2,  3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 4,  3 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 5,  3 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 4,  3 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 2,  3 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd st of the turning ch.

 R14| St. Patt:  5 dc, ch 1, skip1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1

Ch 4, St. Patt X 2,  5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 4,  5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 5,  5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 4,  5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 2,  5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd st of the turning ch.

R15| St. Patt: 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1

Ch 4, St. Patt X 2,  7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 4,  7 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 5,  7 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 4,  7 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St.Patt x 2,  7 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd st of the turning ch, join with sl st with 3rd st of the starting ch.

Row 15 was the last row of the V neckline. After joining, cut the yarn and start the next round from the back.

I joined the yarn in the 3 motif counting from the right corner in st 4.

The next round will be on the wrong side and you will have to turn after each round.

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R16| St Patt:  9 dc, ch 1, skip 1

Ch 2, 1 dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt X 3, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 5, Inc,   ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 6, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1,  St. patt x 5,  Inc,  ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt x 2,  1 dc in last 4 sts, join with a sl st. Ch 2 and turn.

R17| St. Patt: 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1

1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 2, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  ST. Patt x 5, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt x 6, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  ST. Patt x 5, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt x 3,  1 dc in last 4 sts, sl st with 1 st dc. Ch 2 and turn

R18| St. Patt: 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1

1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 3, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  ST. Patt x 5, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt x 6, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  ST. Patt x 5, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 3dc, ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt x 2,  1 dc in last 2 sts, sl st with 1 st dc. Ch 2 and turn

R19| St. Patt: 3 dc, ch1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1

1 dc in next  st, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 2, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  ST. Patt x 5, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt x 6, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  ST. Patt x 5, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt x 3,  1 dc in last  2 sts, sl st with 1 st dc. Ch 2 and turn

 R20| St. Patt: 7dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1 skip 1

1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 3,  7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 5, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1,  St. Patt x 6, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 5, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, ,  St. Patt x 2,  7 dc, ch 1, sl st with 1st dc.

R21| St. patt: 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1

Sl 1 st, to the left, ch 2, St. Patt X 3, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 6, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 7, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 6, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 4, join with sl st with 1st dc.

R22| St. patt: 7 dc, ch 1, skip1, 1 dc, c 1, skip 1

sl 1 st to the 1st ch 1 sp, ch 2, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt X 4, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 6, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 7, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 6, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 2, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, join with a sl st with 1st dc, ch 2 and turn.

R23| St. Patt: 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1

2 dc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 3, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 6, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc in, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 7, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 6, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 3, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, join with sl st with 1st dc. Ch 2 and turn.

R24| St. Patt: 3 dc, ch 1, skip1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1

1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 4, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 6, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc in, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 7, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 6, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, St. Patt x 2, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 2 dc, join with sl st with 1st dc. Ch 2 and turn.

R25| St. Patt: ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc

1 dc in next 4 sts, St. Patt x 3, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc, St. Patt x 6, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc, St. Patt x 7, ch 1, skip 1, Inc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc, St. Patt x 6, ch 1, skip 1, Inc,  ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc, St. Patt x 3, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in last 3 sts. Join with a sl st with 1st dc. Ch 2 and turn

Starting with R26|, repeat from R16 until you will finish the yoke.

You will have to follow the same pattern, but there will be with 2 more pattern repeats on each section. (for example on R16 6 repeats on the front section, on R26 there will be 8 pattern repeats)

Continue working in rounds until you have in total for the yoke:

S – 26 rounds

M – 30 rounds

L – 34 rounds

X Large – 39 rounds

2X Large – 43 rounds

After finishing the yoke is time for the separating round. We will separate the sleeves from the body.

Because with every size, the last round of the yoke might be a different one, the separating round won’t be the same. All you have to be careful at, is to make the stitch pattern to continue.

For example on size small, the last round of the yoke is with sets of 9 dc and 1 window, so the next one has to be with sets of 7 and 2 windows.

What you will have to do, is to start the round as normal.

Before corner, make the last set of 7 dc. Now is time to join with the front side and skip the sleeves sts.

The next sts that you will have to make is the 2 windows between 7 dc sets (ch 1, skip, 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1)

So, we chain 1, make 1 partial dc in the next ch 1 space, skip the sleeve sts and make 1 partial dc in the ch 1 space that is after the next corner. Yarn over, and pull it through the loops of the hook. Ch 1, skip 1 and continue with the pattern to the next corner where you will repeat the same.

The 2 dc worked together will count as 1 dc between the ch 1 spaces.

So, you have to make the pattern to continue when you make the join.

For size M, for example, the last yoke round is with sets of 7 dc and 2 windows and the next one has to be with sets of 9 and 1 window.

When you get to the corner you will need to ch1 skip 1 when making the join to complete the pattern. So, ch 1, skip the sleeve’s sts and make 1 dc in the ch 1 space after the corner.

After the separating round, continue with the stitch pattern:

S – 14 more rounds

M – 14 more rounds

L – 17 more rounds

X Large – 17 more rounds

2X Large – 17 more rounds

Or you can make as many rounds as you wish to get to the desired length.

After finishing the length of the sweater repeat the ribbed band made at the beginning.

Sleeves

Start to work the sleeves at the arm pit. The same as at the separating round, you will have to start with the sts that you need to complete the stitch pattern.

Continue with the stitch pattern for as many rounds as you want until you will get to the desired length of the sleeve.

I made the same number 10 rounds in total.

Ribbed Edging

Notes

Make the ribbed edging at the bottom of the sweater, the sleeves and on the neckline.

On all sections, the ribbed band is worked in rounds only on right side of the work.

For the neck line:

  • Start the round in the back; on front panel sides edges make 2 dc in each dc side row.
  • The 3 sts, in the middle of V, the valley are worked together on each of the 3 rounds
  • On round 2 and 3, the middle st of the 3 is the 3dc cluster from previous round

Ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as first dc.

R1| ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next sts to the end of the round. Join with a sl st.

R2| ch 3, *1 FPdc, 1 BPdc. *Repeat to the end of the round.

R3| Repeat R2

To finish

Wave in all ends and block to measurements.

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