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Welcome to Part 1 of the “Crazy Sweater” Crochet Recipe Pattern.
AKA Zig Zag Crochet Sweater or Short Row Crochet Sweater
Join this Crocher Along to make an interesting looking sweater that will fit YOU perfectly.
This is a recipe pattern, I teach you how to customize this sweater at every stage of construction. With a recipe pattern you choose the sizing as you go along. There are no multiples to worry about. This is slightly freeform. No one will have one exactly like yours. Everything about it will be unique. You can’t do it wrong because it’s all up to you. But don’t worry. I will guide you through the process.And you can use any type of yarn!
DIAGRAMS AND CHARTS
If you are interested in a PDF of the charts and diagrams in this series, I have some rough draft diagrams and charts available now on my Crochet Club on Patreon. It does cost a minimum of $2 to join, but you’ll get a free pattern and you can leave right away if you don’t want to stay in the club. Here is the link to where you can find the PDF https://www.patreon.com/posts/57167662
Best Way to Use These Diagrams & Charts
I strongly encourage you to draw out the circular/spiral diagram for yourself. Draw it several times and draw it Large on a big sheet of paper. This will help you cement the understanding of this pattern. Believe me, I drew this many times and still am drawing it on the one I’m making now.
Let me know if you have questions but keep in mind to try to see what makes sense. Again draw it out and you may answer your own question.
When choosing yarn you can use any type of yarn, any weight, any texture or colors. The pattern is designed for long (preferably gradual) color changing yarn. Lightweight, medium, or bulky, any weight will work.Or you could choose a single color and let the texture be the star of your sweater!Or you could use multiple colors changing a color in each row.Some color changing yarns that could be nice:
Ferris Wheel **
Roll with It Melange (the ones that have the longest color striping like the green and the orange ones) **
Bulky Yarn Options
If you want a bulky yarn but can’t find a good color changing one (there’s not a lot of great bulky gradual color changing yarns), you could work two strands together. I am currently making one (see photo) using Premier Puzzle yarn and Yarn Bee Feeling Gradient in Denim Days. (discontinued at Hobby Lobby, but there is plenty at ebay or etsy)
This pattern is for crocheters with some experience and who like to try something a little interesting/challenging.It’s not that it’s that hard, but because it is a recipe, you need to make some decisions along the way. But don’t worry, I’m here to guide you.It uses easy stitches: single crochet, half double crochet, alternate double crochet and slip stitches.
OVERVIEW OF PART 1
In Part 1 we review the overall sweater and start the yoke of this top down sweater.
OTHER PARTS of the CRAZY SWEATER Series:
PART 2: https://youtu.be/J5vWOTPrRnQ
Overview of the sweater and begin the the yoke of the sweater.
PART 3: COMING SOON
PART 4: COMING SOON
Tell Me Your Thoughts!
Let me know what you think and place your comments and questions below!I can’t wait to see your version!
PS The written pattern will possibly be available in the future. Let me know if you are interested in the written version.
CRAZY SWEATER CROCHET PATTERN VIDEO TUTORIAL
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