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Mt Rainier Tweed Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

I named this Mt Rainier Tweed Sweater Free Crochet Pattern after the color of yarn I used. Am I allowed to do that? It just fit too perfectly. And since the majestic Mt Rainier is just on the other side of this beautiful Washington State from me, I just went with it. Let me know if I’m going to get in trouble and I’ll change it.

The Mt Rainier Tweed Sweater Free Crochet Pattern is written for sizes XS through 5XL and is easily adjusted if you want it more cropped, less cropped, longer sleeves, shorter sleeves, totally short sleeves, whatever you fancy. Super easy, super approachable. Absolutely ready for the beginner too!

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My vision for this sweater had the following requirements:

  1. No seaming
  2. No turning rounds – only continuous rounds
  3. Puffed sleeves
  4. Slightly cropped

NAILED IT!

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The most beautiful thing about a yoke sweater is how versatile and easy it is to customize it to your perfect size because you can try it on as you go! I highly encourage you to do that with this pattern. This sweater is designed with several inches of positive ease which means it’s roomy and bubbly. With this sweater you can choose how roomy and bubbly you want it to be as you go along! I give you tips in the pattern at the right times to try on and see how it’s fitting.

The other great thing about this sweater is that it is crocheted in CONTINUOUS rounds which means you do NOT join rounds as you complete them… you just keep on going! There is absolutely no seaming on this sweater. You crochet it from the neck down to the hemline and then go back and crochet the sleeves directly on, all the way down to the cuffs. Again, feel free to customize the length of the sleeves as you go along, trying it on now and again to make it just how you envision it!

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Materials you will need:

  • Lion Brand Yarns Heartland Tweed
    • Mt Rainier Tweed – x6(6, 7, 7, 8)(8, 9, 9, 9) 1200(1200, 1400, 1400, 1600)(1600, 1800, 1800, 1800) yards
  • Crochet Hook Size: 6.00 mm / US J
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

Abbreviations used in the Mt Rainier Tweed Sweater free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
st mk – stitch marker
sl st – slip stitch
hk – hook
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
BLO – back loop only
hdc inc – half double crochet increase
hdc dec – half double crochet decrease
[…] – number of stitches in row/round
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, resold, distributed, published, altered, translated, posted or shared without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer using this verbiage, “This pattern was designed by Lindsey Roe and Off the Beaten Hook. http://www.offthebeatenhook.com” Thank you for your respectfulness!

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Gauge:

4”x4” = 14 stitches x 10 rows of HDC

I encourage you to make a square swatch to be sure your gauge is correct. It’s also a good idea to measure now and again and try on the sweater as you go along. This will ensure it will fit right when it’s done!

Sizing:

This pattern is written in size XS with size (S, M, L, XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) following in parenthesis. The size can be easily modified by taking your measurements and adjusting the number of chains or rows. Use this sizing grid or the gauge above to determine your custom measurements. The model pictured is wearing size XS with a bust of 33″.

Measurements in inches: BUST / LENGTH (shoulder to hem) / SLEEVE LENGTH (armpit to cuff) / SLEEVE CIRCUMFERENCE / NECK OPENING

XS: 37″ / 20″ / 16″ / 13.5″ / 8″
S: 41″ / 21″ / 16″ / 13.5″ / 8″
M: 45″ / 23″ / 16.75″ / 14.5″ / 8″
L: 49″ / 23″ / 16.75″ / 14.5″ / 9.5″
XL: 53″ / 24″ / 17.5″ / 15.5″ / 9.5″
2XL: 57″ / 25″ / 17.5″ / 15.5″ / 9.5″
3XL: 61″ / 25″ / 18.25″ / 16.5″ / 11″
4XL: 65″ / 26″ / 18.25″ / 16.5″ / 11″
5XL: 69″ / 27″ / 19″ / 17″ / 11″

I also include a detailed sizing chart for the Mt Rainier Tweed Sweater Free Crochet Pattern in the ad-free and fully printable 10-page PDF pattern here.

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The Pattern

COLLAR:

  • The ribbed collar is worked in rows, chaining 1 and turning at the end of each row
  • There is no right or wrong side
  • The ribbing is made by crocheting in the back loop only (BLO)

Start by chaining 7

Row 1-48(48, 48, 52, 52)(52, 56, 56, 56): BLO sc in 2nd ch from hk and next 5 ch’s [6]

To close circular collar, sl st in 1st st of row 1, and ch 1. Make sure collar is not twisted, then, holding the first and last row together, sl st through both loops of last row to both loops of first row, along each of the 6 stitches of the rows. Do not fasten as you will continue straight away with the body of the sweater.

YOKE:

NOTES:

  • The yoke is worked in continuous rounds – do not turn at the end of each round
  • Multiple increases will be made as you work your way around. ALWAYS MARK THE FIRST STITCH OF EACH INCREASE WITH A STITCH MARKER. Each time you come around, an increase will be made where the stitch marker is. SEE PHOTO With each increase, always move the stitch marker to the first stitch made for each increase. This way, you will not have to count your stitches in each round if you don’t want to!
  • EXTRA IMPORTANT: Before proceeding, slip the collar over your head and make sure you are happy with the size. If not, adjust up or down a size and then carry on.
  • EXTRA IMPORTANT REMINDER: Although you may have already decided what size you’re making, all our beautiful body types are so different. Therefore, I highly encourage you to try the sweater on as you go and stop the yoke when you can comfortably pinch the front and back together under the armpit with 2-3 inches of ease, then continue as that size and easily adjust the length as desired during the “body” section.

Starting straight away from where you left off on the collar, ch 2 (counts as your first hdc)

Rnd 1: hdc in each st around [48](48, 48, 52, 52)(52, 56, 56, 56)

Rnd 2: (hdc 3, hdc inc) around [60](60, 60, 65, 65)(65, 70, 70, 70)

Rnd 3: (hdc 4, hdc inc) around [72](72, 72, 78, 78)(78, 84, 84, 84)

Rnd 4: (hdc 5, hdc inc) around [84](84, 84, 91, 91)(91, 98, 98, 98)

Rnd 5: (hdc 6, hdc inc) around [96](96, 96, 104, 104)(104, 112, 112, 112)

Rnd 6: (hdc 7, hdc inc) around [108](108, 108, 117, 117)(117, 126, 126, 126)

Rnd 7: (hdc 8, hdc inc) around [120](120, 120, 130, 130)(130, 140, 140, 140)

Rnd 8: (hdc 9, hdc inc) around [132](132, 132, 143, 143)(143, 154, 154, 154)

Rnd 9: hdc around [st count as rnd 8]

Rnd 10: (hdc 10, hdc inc) around [144](144, 144, 156, 156)(156, 168, 168, 168)

Rnd 11: hdc around [st count as rnd 10]

Rnd 12: (hdc 11, hdc inc) around [156](156, 156, 169, 169)(169, 182, 182, 182)

Rnd 13: hdc around [st count as rnd 12]

Rnd 14: (hdc 12, hdc inc) around [168](168, 168, 182, 182)(182, 196, 196, 196)

Rnd 15: hdc around [st count as rnd 14]

Rnd 16: (hdc 13, hdc inc) around [180](180, 180, 195, 195)(195, 210, 210, 210)

Rnd 17: hdc around [st count as rnd 16]

Rnd 18: (hdc 14, hdc inc) around [192](192, 192, 208, 208)(208, 224, 224, 224)

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Rnd 19: hdc around [st count as rnd 18]

Rnd 20: (hdc 15, hdc inc) around [204](204, 204, 221, 221)(221, 238, 238, 238)

Rnd 21: hdc around [st count as rnd 20]

Rnd 22: (hdc 16, hdc inc) around [216](216, 216, 234, 234)(234, 252, 252, 252)

Rnd 23: hdc around [st count as rnd 22] PHOTOS 05 & 06

Rnd 24: (hdc 17, hdc inc) around [228](228, 228, 247, 247)(247, 266, 266, 266)

SIZE XS CONTINUE TO “SPLITTING FOR SLEEVES” SECTION

Rnd 25: hdc around [st count as rnd 24]

Rnd 26: (hdc 18, hdc inc) around [X](240, 240, 260, 260)(260, 280, 280, 280)

SIZE S CONTINUE TO “SPLITTING FOR SLEEVES” SECTION

Rnd 27: hdc around [st count as rnd 26]

Rnd 28: (hdc 19, hdc inc) around [X](X, 252, 273, 273)(273, 294, 294, 294)

Rnd 29: hdc around [st count as rnd 28]

Rnd 30: (hdc 20, hdc inc) around [X](X, 264, 286, 286)(286, 308, 308, 308)

SIZE M & L CONTINUE TO “SPLITTING FOR SLEEVES” SECTION

Rnd 31: hdc around [st count as rnd 30]

Rnd 32: (hdc 21, hdc inc) around [X](X, X, X, 299)(299, 322, 322, 322)

SIZE XL CONTINUE TO “SPLITTING FOR SLEEVES” SECTION

Rnd 33: hdc around [st count as rnd 32]

Rnd 34: (hdc 22, hdc inc) around [X](X, X, X, X)(312, 336, 336, 336)

SIZE 2XL & 3XL CONTINUE TO “SPLITTING FOR SLEEVES” SECTION

Rnd 35: hdc around [st count as rnd 34]

Rnd 36: (hdc 23, hdc inc) around [X](X, X, X, X)(X, X, 350, 350)

SIZE 4XL CONTINUE TO “SPLITTING FOR SLEEVES” SECTION

Rnd 37: hdc around [st count as rnd 36]

Rnd 38: (hdc 24, hdc inc) around [X](X, X, X, X)(X, X, X, 364)

SIZE 5XL CONTINUE TO “SPLITTING FOR SLEEVES” SECTION

SPLITTING FOR SLEEVES:

You will now split the yoke into the body and the sleeves. You will no longer increase in any stitches. However, because I like to play it safe, I used several small pieces of brightly colored yarn to mark where the stitch markers were in case I needed to back up and adjust the size.

Lay the yoke out flat. You will now count stitches to split for the sleeves. Make sure where you left off on the yoke is at the armpit of one of the sleeves. For each sleeve, count 48(48, 52, 52, 56)(56, 60, 60, 62) stitches around for each sleeve opening and mark with a stitch marker.

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BODY:

NOTES:

  • The body is worked in continuous rounds – there is no increasing from this point forward
  • There is no specific front or back side
  • Feel free to adjust the length of the body section if you want the sweater longer or more cropped by adding or removing rows. Keep in mind the hem will add 2” to the length.

Join the body at the armpits: pick up where you left off on the yoke which should now be located at one of the armpits, join the front to back where you placed your stitch marker for the sleeve opening, making a hdc. Continue around to the opposite armpit where you placed your stitch marker for the other sleeve opening and join front and back, making a hdc. Continue on…

Rnd 1-16: hdc around [132](144, 160, 182, 187)(200, 216, 230, 240)

Before you continue, try on the sweater and decide if you want to add or remove rows for the length. For the last several rows you will be decreasing, so now is your last chance to get the length just right! For rounds 17-22, take special note of the number of hdc between decreases for your size as they’re a bit wonky compared to each other. You’ll be decreasing during this section to taper the sweater prior to putting on the hem.

Rnd 17: {hdc dec, hdc in next 10(10, 14, 12, 15)(18, 16, 21, 18) st} around [121](132, 150, 169, 176)(190, 204, 220, 228)

Rnd 18: hdc in each st around [st count as rnd 17]

Rnd 19: {hdc dec, hdc in next 9(9, 13, 11, 14)(17, 15, 20, 19) st} around [110](120, 140, 156, 165)(180, 192, 210, 216)

Rnd 20: hdc in each st around [st count as rnd 19]

Rnd 21: {hdc dec, hdc in next 8(8, 12, 10, 13)(16, 14, 19, 18) st} around [99](108, 130, 143, 154)(170, 180, 200, 204)

Rnd 22: hdc in each st around [st count as rnd 21]

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HEM:

  • The hem is made in the same manner as the collar, except it is a few stitches taller
  • You will pick up right where you left off on the body, without fastening off

Start the hem by chaining 10

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and next 8 st [9]

Row 2: sl st in next 2 st on hem from last round of body, ch 1, turn, sc BLO in next 9 st back to the bottom edge of the hem [9]

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc BLO in next 9 st back to last round of body

Row 4+: repeat rows 2 & 3 all the way around hem PHOTO 08, 09 & 10

Join first and last row of hem in same manner as joining collar. Fasten off. Weave in end.

SLEEVES:

  • The sleeves are made in continuous rounds – do not turn at the end of each round.
  • To adjust the length of the sleeve, add or remove rows prior to decreasing before the cuff is made

Rejoin yarn at the armpit of one of the arm holes. Secure with a slip stitch.

Rnd 1-40(40, 42, 42, 44)(44, 46, 46, 48): hdc in each st around [48](48, 52, 52, 56)(56, 60, 60, 62)

Rnd 41(41, 43, 43, 45)(45, 47, 47, 49): hdc dec around [24](24, 26, 26, 28)(28, 30, 30, 31)

Do not fasten off – you’ll continue straight away to finish the cuffs…

CUFFS:

  • The cuffs are constructed in the exact same way as the hem – crocheting it directly onto the last round of the sleeve

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hk and next 8 st, sl st in next 2 st on last rnd of sleeve, ch 1, turn [9]

Row 2: BLO sc in next 9 st, ch 1, turn [9]

Row 3: BLO sc in next 9 st, sl st in the next 2 st on last rnd of sleeve, ch 1, turn [9]

Row 4+: repeat rows 2 & 3 all the way around cuff

Join first and last row of cuff in same manner as joining hem. Fasten off. Weave in end.

Congratulations! You’re about to slip into what might end up being your new favorite go-to sweater! I highly recommend steam blocking your sweater but it’s certainly not required. Because of the “bubbly” nature of this sweater, blocking goes a long way towards creating a nice drape to the fabric.

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