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Even Moss Stitch Sweater (Free Pattern & Video)

Hello everyone, I’m sooo excited about this weeks project :)! It’s one of those special times when what I picture in my mind actually works out in real life. This Even Moss Stitch Sweater is beyond comfortable, warm, and the pockets are super practical.

Better yet, it looks amazing!

The even moss stitch sweater is a little more intermediate to advanced than some of my projects, but I’m confident that with the video and pattern, any one can make it with enough time and patience.

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If you’re looking for more FREE crochet patterns, check out these patterns below.

  1. Crochet Lacy Summer Top / 2. Crochet 3D flower Skirt / 3. Crochet Lace Shell Shrug / 4. Everyday Crochet Pullover Top

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • rep = repeat
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sp = space
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side
  • ” = inches

Notes:

  • This pattern made as US women’s sizes XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • This sweater is made from the bottom up
  • This sweater is made in 7 separate pieces and then sewn together
  • This pattern is a 1 row repeat
  • This pattern is in multiples of 2 + 1

Yarn needed: 980( 1,030, 1,090, 1,140, 1,200, 1,250 ) yards

Gauge blocked: 10 st X 10.5 rows = 4″

Measurements ( After blocked )

  • XS = 16 ” Width X 25.52″ Length
  • S = 17.6″ Width X 25.52″ Length
  • M = 20″ Length X 26.28″ Length
  • L = 21.6″ Width X 26.28″ Length
  • XL = 24″ Width X 27.04″ Length
  • XXL = 25.6″ Width X 27.04″ Length

The Even Moss Stitch Sweater Pattern

Back panel ( Make 1 )

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 41( 45, 51, 55, 61, 65 ), sl st into second ch from hook, 1 hdc into next ch, *sl st into next ch, 1 hdc into next ch* rep from *TO* across. Total of 40( 44, 50, 54, 60, 64 ) st

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), sl st into first st, 1 hdc into next st, *sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st* rep from *TO* across. Total of 40( 44, 50, 54, 60, 64 ) st

Row 3 – 67( 67, 69, 69, 71, 71 ) rep row 2

The end of row 67( 67, 69, 69, 71, 71 ) cut the yarn

Front panel ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 17( 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 ), sl st into second ch from hook, 1 hdc into next ch, *sl st into next ch, 1 hdc into next ch* rep from *TO* cross. Total of 16( 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 ) st

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), sl st into first st, 1 hdc into next st, *sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st* rep from *TO* across. Total of 16( 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 ) st

Row 3 – 21( 21, 23, 23, 25, 25 ) rep row 2

Row 22 ( Size XS only ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), sl st into first st, 1 hdc into next st, ch 12, sk 12 st for the pocket, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into last st. Total of 16 st including the ch

Row 22 ( Size S only ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), sl st into first st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, ch 12, sk 12 st for the pocket, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into last st. Total of 18 st including the ch

Row 24 ( Size M only ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), sl st into first st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st, ch 12, sk 12 st for the pocket, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into last st. Total of 20 st including the ch

Row 24 ( Size L only ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), sl st into first st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st, ch 14, sk 14 st for the pocket, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into last st. Total of 22 st including the ch

Row 26 ( Size XL only ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), sl st into first st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, ch 14, sk 14 st for the pocket, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into last st. Total of 24 st including the ch

Row 26 ( Size XXL only ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), sl st into first st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc onto next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st, ch 14, sk 14 st for the pocket, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st, sl st into next st, 1 hdc into last st. Total of 26 st including the ch

Row 23( 23, 25, 25, 27, 27 ) : rep row 2 Treat the ch as a normal st. Total of 16( 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 ) st ( Check picture below )

Row 24( 24, 26, 26, 28, 28 ) – Row 67( 67, 69, 69, 71, 71 ) rep row 2

The end of row 67( 67, 69, 69, 71, 71 ) cut the yarn and leave about 16-24″ lang tail.

Sleeves ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 31( 33, 35, 37, 39, 41 ), sl st into second ch from hook, 1 hdc into next ch, *sl st into next ch, 1 hdc into next ch* rep from *TO* across. Total of 30( 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 ) st

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ) , sl st into first st, 1 hdc into next st, *sl st into next st, 1 hdc into next st* rep from *TO* across. Total of 30( 32, 34, 36, 38 40 ) st

Row 3 – 47 rep row 2 ( All the sizes are the same length, if you want longer sleeves just keep repeating row 2 more times )

The end of row 47 cut the yarn and leave about 40-60″ long tail.

Pocket /Backing ( Make 2 )

Row 1 : ch 15( 15, 15, 17, 17, 17 ) 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 14( 14, 14, 16, 16, 16 ) st

Row 2 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into each st across. Total of 14( 14, 14, 16, 16, 16 )st

Row 3 – 16( 16, 16, 18, 18, 18 ) rep row 2

The end of row 16( 16, 16, 18, 18, 18 ) cut the yarn and leave about 30-40″ long tail enough to sew around the pocket.

Joining the pieces together

Sew the back and 2 front panel

Take the back and 2 front panel, place them with 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.

Sew the sleeves to the main panel

Lay 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

Sew the sweater together

Fold your sweater in half at the shoulder seam. 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 )

Sew the pocket

With your sweater still wrong side out, place your pocket backing square over the pocket with the top about half an inch above the pocket opening.

Sew all the way around the pocket backing using any method you prefer: Make sure you DON’T sew through the outside, just pick up your stitches from the wrong side. (Check out the video if it sounds confusing).

Crochet around the pocket edges

Turn your sweater right side out, we’ll crochet on the right side. Add new yarn into the corner of the pocket opening and then make a sl st into each st around, cut the yarn and weave the ends.

Crochet around the collar

With your sweater right side out. Start the collar working from the bottom right corner. Work all the way up and around the neck , back down to the left corner. We’ll turn back the other direction and keep repeating.

Row 1 : Add new yarn into the right front corner, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into each st across to the left front corner. Total of 146( 146, 152, 152, 158, 158 ) sc *If you have a few more or less st it’s ok. ( Check picture below )

Row 2 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into each st across. Total of 146( 146, 152, 152, 158, 158 ) sc

Row 3 : rep row 2, cut the yarn and all the ends

Congratulations, on your new Even Moss Stitch Sweater!

I’d love to see everyone’s work. If you want to share with me, just tag me on FB or IG. Can’t wait to see them. Happy crocheting:)

Tracy mainwaring

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

Can you do this pattern with chunky?? Not super chunky??

Knitcroaddict

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

Hi Tracy, if you're wanting to follow the pattern without a lot of headaches, then no. It's possible to go up a size and use chunky but I can't guarantee it will be the size you want.

Nancy

Wednesday 19th of January 2022

You are so generous sharing your patterns with us. Your garments are all so pretty and look easy enough to make with all of your directions.

Knitcroaddict

Friday 21st of January 2022

Thanks Nancy, that's what I'm aiming for. So glad you're enjoying them.

Miri

Sunday 31st of October 2021

Hello…just curious if there’s a way to add a collar or detachable hood to the sweater

Knitcroaddict

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

Hi Miri, I wish it was that easy, but patterns like this aren't that modular. If you're fairly adept at altering patterns etc, you could certainly make it happen, but there's no quick and easy way to add a hood to this pattern like that. It would be AWESOME if it where.

Audrone

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Hi, can you help me? What kind of stiches you used in your gauge? Is it a hdc or sc?

Knitcroaddict

Sunday 14th of March 2021

You would use the main stitch for any gauge swatch. I used the even moss stitch for this one. You can chain a multiple of 2+1 chain and you can look at the pattern row 1 and row 2. For this stitch pattern it's a 1 row repeat, which is row 2. So just keep repeating row 2 until you have your gauge swatch.

Patsy Powell

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

I would love to make this with a double stand of 4 ply instead of 6. How much do you think it would change the finished size? Would it be bigger or smaller?

Knitcroaddict

Thursday 10th of December 2020

I would make a gauge swatch first using the double ply and compare it to mine. Mine is 10 st X 10.5 rows = 4 inches, if you have less stitches or rows than mine, you could try and go up a size from your usual size. If you have more stitches and rows, then you need to try and go down a size. Another method you could use is to make the chains in multiples of 2+1 chain. You can make it as big as you like with this method as long as it's in multiples of 2+1 chains. Hope that helps. Good luck!