Crochet Overcast sweater

Crochet Overcast sweater

This one is the sleeved version of the Overcast vest. I made it for this holiday and you can see it by the festive-shimmery yarn type.

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Materials: ( I used )
4mm crochet hook
Light weight/ DK yarn: shimmery burgundy color ( about 500 gr for the sample – size M/ 100 gr or 328 yds per skein )
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Buttons
Yarn needle
Scissors

If you don’t crochet, you can buy this sweater on my Etsy shop 🙂

Abbreviations

Note: I used chainless starting dc for every first dc of each row/ round instead of ch 3. There’s another good crochet technique to use is ch 2, dc into same stitch ( counted as 1st dc). In the pattern below you’ll see I simply state dc into 1st stitch for every first dc of each row/round, so just choose your best technique 🙂

Special stitch used:

3dc-shell stitch ( 3 double crochet stitches into same stitch or space )

3dc – cluster stitch:

Yarn over, insert your hook into next stitch. Yarn over, pull up a loop ( now you have 3 loops on hook ). Yarn over, pull through 2 loops ( now you have 2 loops on hook ).

Yarn over, insert your hook into next stitch. Yarn over, pull up a loop ( now you have 4 loops on hook ). Yarn over, pull through 2 loops ( now you have 3 loops on hook ).

Yarn over, insert your hook into next stitch. Yarn over, pull up a loop ( now you have 5 loops on hook ). Yarn over, pull through 2 loops ( now you have 4 loops on hook ).

Yarn over, pull through 4 loops on hook.

This crochet Overcast sweater pattern fits size L ( chest size:  to 36 to 38 inches )

Skill level: Intermediate

Gauge: 9 double crochet stitches x 5 rows = approximately 2 inches ( with materials indicated )

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Back part: work in rows

R1: Ch87, dc into 3rd chain from hook ( first 2 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc ), 84 dc across, total 85 sts, turn.

R2: 12 dc across, ( fpdc around next st, skip 1 st, 3dc- shell stitch into next st, skip 1 st ) x 15 times across, fpdc around next st, 12 dc across, turn.

R3: 12 dc across, ( bpdc around next st, ch1, 3dc-cluster stitch across next 3dc-shell stitch, ch1 ) x 15 times across, bpdc around next st, 12 dc across, turn.

R4: 12 dc across, ( fpdc around next st, skip ch1-space, 3dc- shell stitch into next st, skip ch1-space ) x 15 times across, fpdc around next st, 12 dc across, turn.

Repeat (R3 and R4) alternately untill you reach R62 ( fasten off )

 

Front part: work in rows

#1

R1: Ch45, dc into 3rd chain from hook ( first 2 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc ), 42 dc across, total 43 sts, turn.

R2: 12 dc across, ( fpdc around next st, skip 1 st, 3dc- shell stitch into next st, skip 1 st ) x 6 times across, fpdc around next st, 6 dc across, turn.

R3: 6 dc across, ( bpdc around next st, ch1, 3dc-cluster stitch across next 3dc-shell stitch, ch1 ) x 6 times across, bpdc around next st, 12 dc across, turn.

R4: 12 dc across, ( fpdc around next st, skip ch1-space, 3dc- shell stitch into next st, skip ch1-space ) x 6 times across, fpdc around next st, 6 dc across, turn.

Repeat (R3 and R4) alternately untill you reach R62. ( fasten off )

#2

R1: Ch45, dc into 3rd chain from hook ( first 2 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc ), 42 dc across, total 43 sts, turn.

R2: 6 dc across, ( fpdc around next st, skip 1 st, 3dc- shell stitch into next st, skip 1 st ) x 6 times across, fpdc around next st, 12 dc across, turn.

R3: 12 dc across, ( bpdc around next st, ch1, 3dc-cluster stitch across next 3dc-shell stitch, ch1 ) x 6 times across, bpdc around next st, 6 dc across, turn.

R4: 6 dc across, ( fpdc around next st, skip ch1-space, 3dc- shell stitch into next st, skip ch1-space ) x 6 times across, fpdc around next st, 12 dc across, turn.

Repeat (R3 and R4) alternately untill you reach R62. ( fasten off )

  • From the wrong side:

Seam shoulder lines with sc ( 18 sts )

Seam body lines ( from R1 to R46 ) with sc (2 sc into every dc-space)

 

Sleeves: ( make 2 ), work in rounds

After seaming body lines with sc ( 46 rows from the bottom up )

Join yarn and insert hook into the place where you made the last sc of seaming body line.

R1: sc around ( 2 sc into each dc space ), total 64 sts, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R2: 64 dc around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R3 to R40: same as R2

R41: ( 2 dc across, dec dc ) x 16 times around, total 48 sts, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R42: ( dc, dec dc ) x 16 times around, total 32 sts, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R43: 32 dc around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R44: ( fpdc, skip 1 st, 3dc- shell stitch into next st, skip 1 st ) x 8 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R45: ( fpdc, ch1, 3dc-cluster stitch across next 3dc-shell stitch, ch1 ) x 8 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R46: ( fpdc, skip ch1-space, 3dc- shell stitch into next st, skip ch1-space ) x 8 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

Repeat R45 and R46 one more time untill you reach R48.

R49: 32 hdc around ( fasten off, weave in ends )

Repeat at other side to get the other sleeve.

 

Hood:

R1: Join yarn and insert hook into 1 side of the neckline, dc across, turn.

R2: dc across, turn.

R3 to R30: same as R2

From the wrong side, fold in half and seam the top with sc. ( fasten off, weave in ends )

  • Sc across hood line and button line, choose your best positions for the buttons, make chain as button loops (it depends on the size of buttons you chose, bigger buttons bigger loops). When you reach the end of other side, turn. Ch1 and sc across again, this time sc into the chains you made (button loops), sc across (fasten off)

how to crochet button loops

  • Sc around armholes and hemline as borders (fasten off, weave in ends)
  • Sew buttons on.

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14 comments

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Hi there,
      The pattern is for size L ( please see the Note section ). Size XL bust size is: 40 to 42 inches.

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      They are horn-like toggle buttons. Just search for horn toggle buttons on Amazon or Ebay… You’ll see load of them 🙂

  1. Kimberly says:

    I need clarification on the working up of the back and sides. The instructions say to repeat rows 3 & 4 until you reach row 60. Does that mean complete row 60 or stop after completing row 59? Thank you for your help. I am making this for my daughter she fell in love with the sweater as soon as she saw it.

  2. Cindy says:

    I just love all of your patterns!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I wish you and yours a very happy and healthy New Year!!! May your good times of 2015 be your down times in 2016!!

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