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Crisscross Stitch Crochet Sweater Pattern

The time has finally come! The most requested pattern on all of our social media: This crisscross stitch crochet sweater pattern.

If you’re unfamiliar, let me back up and catch you up to speed. I made myself a really cute Lacy Knitted sweater awhile back.

It was supposed to be an exercise in just making something for me, without stressing myself out about making a pattern or a video tutorial. I need those once in a while, or my passion for crochet dwindles.

BUT, I couldn’t help myself, and I made a free written pattern for the Lacy Knitted sweater. I was just wearing it a lot on social media and what not, not thinking much of it.

I’ve just really started enjoying wearing my creations more and more.

The reaction to the knitted sweater was crazy! Everyone wanted a tutorial, but most of all, people kept asking for a crochet sweater pattern version.

Let me say, converting a crochet pattern from a knitted one was tough! It isn’t exactly the same, but it was as close as I could get.

Either way, there’s finally a written pattern and video tutorial for this crisscross stitch crochet sweater pattern. Yay!

Obviously, I used the crisscross stitch. It had the closest look to the stitch I used on the knitted sweater.

the finished crisscross crochet sweater pattern

It’s another four panel project, simple and easy and best of all FREE. Women’s XS-XXL.

If you want to learn how to crochet this sweater, there’s also a follow along video tutorial at the bottom of this page.

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I hope everyone loves this crochet sweater pattern, I know I do. I definitely poured my heart and soul into making it because so many people requested it. So, thanks for everyone’s support and enthusiastic encouragement to make the pattern.

Enough blabbing, onto the crisscross crochet sweater pattern!

Materials

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Stitches Used & Code (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • bl = back loop
  • fl = front loop
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • REP = repeat
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side
  • ” = inches

Skill: Easy

Notes:

  • The pattern is written in English US terminology
  • The pattern is made as US women’s sizes XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • This sweater is worked flat in 4 separate pieces from the bottom up and then sewn together (Front and back panels are made the same)
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size Small

Yarn needed: 890( 980, 1070, 1160, 1250, 1340 ) Yards

Gauge blocked: 15 st X 9.5 rows = 4″ (in stitch pattern)

Measurements (After blocked)

  • XS = 18.13″ Body width across X 17.07″ Length
  • S = 20.26″ Body width across X 17.92″ Length
  • M = 22.40″ Body width across X 18.76″ Length
  • L = 24.53″ Body width across X 19.60″ Length
  • XL = 26.66″ Body width across X 20.44″ Length
  • XXL = 28.80″ Body width across X 21.28″ Length

Crisscross Crochet Sweater Pattern

BODY PANEL (MAKE 2)

RIBBING

Row 1: ch 7( 7, 7, 7, 7, 7 ), 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 6( 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 ) sc

Row 2: Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sc into the bl of each st across but for the last st I insert the hook into both loops. Total of 6( 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 ) sc

Row 3 – Row 68( 76, 84, 92, 100, 108 ): REP Row 2

*The end of row 68( 76, 84, 92, 100, 108 ) do not cut the yarn, we’ll continue using the same yarn to crochet the body

BODY

Note: After the ribbing is finished, we’ll be using the same yarn to crochet the body. Turn the ribbing sideways and crochet into the end of each row of the ribbing (sp for reference)

Row 1 (RS): ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sc into each sp across. Total of 68( 76, 84, 92, 100, 108 ) st. Check picture below

how to crochet making a crochet sweater pattern beginning the ribbing

Row 2 (WS): Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sl st into the fl of each st across. Total of 68( 76, 84, 92, 100, 108 ) st

Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *sk next st, 1 dc into the fl of next st, 1 dc into the fl of skipped st just work over the previous dc* REP from *TO* until you have 1 st left, 1 dc into the fl of last st. Total of 68( 76, 84, 92, 100, 108 ) st

REP Row 2 and Row 3: 16( 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 ) more times. You’ll have a total of 35( 37, 39, 41, 43, 45 ) rows

Row 36( 38, 40, 42, 44, 46 ): REP Row 2

Row 37( 39, 41, 43, 45, 47 ): Turn, ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *sk next st, 1 dc into the fl of next st, 1 dc into the fl of skipped st just work over the previous dc* REP from *TO* 8( 10, 12, 13, 15, 17 ) more times, 1 dc into the fl of next st then cut the yarn. Total of 20( 24, 28, 30, 34, 38 ) st, sk 28( 28, 28, 32, 32, 32 ) st for the neckline, add new yarn into the fl of next st then, ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *sk next st, 1 dc into the fl of next st, 1 dc into the fl of skipped st just work over the previous dc* REP from *TO* until you have 1 st left, 1 dc into the fl of last st then cut the yarn and leave 16-18″ long tail. Total of 20( 24, 28, 30, 34, 38 ) st

SLEEVE PANEL (MAKE 2)

RIBBING

Row 1: ch 7( 7, 7, 7, 7, 7 ), 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 6( 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 ) sc

Row 2: Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sc into the bl of each st across but for the last st I insert the hook into both loops. Total of 6( 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 ) sc

Row 3 – Row 48( 50, 54, 56, 60, 62 ): REP Row 2

*The end of row 48( 50, 54, 56, 60, 62 ) do not cut the yarn, we’ll continue using the same yarn to crochet the sleeve

SLEEVE

Note: After the ribbing is finished, we’ll be using the same yarn to crochet the sleeve. Turn the ribbing sideways and crochet into the end of each row of the ribbing (sp for reference)

Row 1 (RS): ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sc into each sp across. Total of 48( 50, 54, 56, 60, 62 ) sc

Row 2 (WS): Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sl st into the fl of each st across. Total of 48( 50, 54, 56, 60, 62 ) st

Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *sk next st, 1 dc into the fl of next st, 1 dc into the fl of skipped st just work over the previous dc* REP from *TO* until you have 1 st left, 1 dc into the fl of last st. Total of 48( 50, 54, 56, 60, 62 ) st

REP Row 2 and Row 3: 18( 18, 18, 18, 18, 18 ) more times. You’ll have a total of 39( 39, 39, 39, 39, 39 ) rows, cut the yarn and leave about 30-40″ long tail

*All the sizes are the same length. If you want a shorter sleeve, just rep row 2 and row 3 less times. If you want a longer sleeve, just keep repeating row 2 and row 3 more to the desired length.  

JOINING THE PIECES TOGETHER

Sew the back and front panels together

Take the back and front panels, place them with the correct side facing down, we’ll sew in the wrong side. Using the tail that we left earlier, sew along the top of the shoulder area together using method of choice. ( Check picture below )

Sew the sleeves to the main panel

With your main panel correct side facing down. Place your sleeves correct side facing down and start sewing on the wrong side with your tail again. The shoulder seam of the main panel should be in the middle of the sleeves panel and even on both sides. ( Check picture below )

sewing the panels and sleeves

Sew the sweater together

Fold your sweater in half at the shoulder seam with the correct sides facing each other. Cut a new strand of yarn 60-70″ long, enough to sew the side and the sleeve. Start sewing from the bottom up to the side seam until you reach the armpit and continue sewing the sleeve side seam until you reach the end of the sleeve and then weave all the ends ( Check picture below )

how to sew the side seams for the crochet sweater pattern

HERE’S THE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THIS CROCHET SWEATER

That’s it, you’re finished! Congratulations on your finished crisscross crochet sweater pattern.

I really want to see everyone’s finished work on this one, so don’t forget to tag me on IG.

Until next time my fine fiber friends! Happy crocheting!

✌💖🧶

Wan