The Acacia Cropped Sweater - Free Crochet Pattern

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Hey Guy’s!

If you’re anything like me, crop tops make up most of my wardrobe. I just love them! They go perfect with my favorite fashion statement; High rise. I have an obsession with wearing high waisted shorts, skirts, pants, you name it. If it’s high-waisted then I want it.

Winter is making it’s way west which makes my heart filled with so much joy (Hello cozy blankets, cocoa, and campfires!) but that also means I’ll have to say good-bye to most of my cropped tops until summer. BUT then it hit me, I could make a cropped SWEATER. That makes it weather appropriate right?

So, here I have the Acacia cropped sweater pattern for you all. This design is worked in 4 separate panels and seamed together at the end. This is the perfect beginners crochet garment and works up rather quickly.

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Let’s get into the pattern.

Materials:

5.50mm Crochet Hook

Approx. 850-1,300 yards medium weight (4) yarn

Scissors

Yarn Needle

Notes:


Sweater is worked in 4 separate panels. Neck ribbing is done last.

Size adjustments are listed as such (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Gauge:

Using a 5.50mm Crochet Hook

16  Half Double Crochet Stitches = 4”

12 Half Double Crochet Rows = 4”



Abbreviations:

Ch - Chain

SC - Single Crochet

SC BLO - Single Crochet

HDC - Half Double Crochet

HDC INC - 2 HDC into One Stitch (Increase)

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Pattern:

The Ad Free Printable PDF for this pattern can be found HERE.

Front & Back Panel (Make Two):

Band -

Ch9

R1 - Turn, SC into the 2nd Ch from the hook and across (8)

R2 - Ch1, Turn, SC BLO across (8)

Repeat Row 2 for a total of (62, 70, 78, 86, 94, 102) Rows

Continue to body.

Body -

Note: We will now be working along the top of the band.

R1 - Ch1, Turn, SC into each row across the band (62, 70, 78, 86, 94, 102)

R2 - Ch1, Turn, HDC across (62, 70, 78, 86, 94, 102)

Repeat Row 2 for a total of (36, 36, 40, 42, 48, 52) Rows.

Continue to shoulders.


Shoulders -

R(37, 37, 41, 43, 49, 53) - Ch1, Turn, HDC into the next (18, 22, 26, 29, 31, 35) Stitches.

R(38, 38, 42, 44, 50, 54) - Ch1, Turn, HDC back across (18, 22, 26, 29, 31, 35)

Repeat row (38, 38, 42, 44, 50, 54) two more times.

Fasten off.

Attach yarn on the other end of your work, without the shoulder portion, (18, 22, 26, 29, 31, 35) Stitches in from the edge.

Note: The first row will be worked from the attached stitch to the edge.

R(37, 37, 41, 43, 49, 53) - Ch1, Turn, HDC into the next (18, 22, 26, 29, 31, 35) Stitches.

R(38, 38, 42, 44, 50, 54) - Ch1, Turn, HDC back across (18, 22, 26, 29, 31, 35)

Repeat row (38, 38, 42, 44, 50, 54) two more times.

Fasten off.

Sleeves (Make Two) -

Note: Sleeves are worked from the cuff up to the widest point.

Cuff Band -

Ch9

R1 - Turn, SC into the 2nd Ch from the hook and across (8)

R2 - Ch1, Turn, SC BLO across (8)

Repeat Row 2 for a total of (32, 32, 32, 32, 36, 36) Rows

Continue to Sleeve.

Sleeve -

Note: We will now be working along the top of the band.

R1 - Ch1, Turn, SC into each row across the band (32, 32, 32, 32, 36, 36)

R2 - Ch1, Turn, HDC across (32, 32, 32, 32, 36, 36)

R3 - Ch1, Turn, HDC INC, HDC across until one stitch remains, HDC INC (34, 34, 34, 34, 38, 38)

Notes:

  1. Between increases repeated Row 2.

  2. Each increase row should increase by 2 Stitches)

Repeat row 3 (The Increasing Row) -

XS - Every 7th Row ending with 4 HDC rows for a total of 42 Rows.

S - Every 5th Row ending with 4 Rows HDC for a total of 42 Rows.

M - Every 3rd Row ending with 6 Rows HDC for a total of 42 Rows.

L - Every 3rd Row ending with 3 Rows HDC for a total of 42 Rows.

XL - Every 3rd Row for a total of 42 Rows.

2XL - Every 2nd Row ending with 5 Rows HDC for a total of 42 Rows.

Fasten off.

Seaming -

Notes -

  1. Use any seaming method you prefer. I will be using the mattress stitch.

  2. Blocking is recommended but not necessary before seaming.

Step 1 - Seam shoulder portions of each panel together.

Step 2 - Seam Sleeves perpendicular to each shoulder.


Step 3 - Seam from the band up to the cuff.

Neckline -

Attach yarn stitch along the back of the neckline.

Ribbing:

Ch5

R1 - SC into 2nd Ch from hook and across, Sl St into next 2 Sts (4)

R2 - Turn, SC BLO into single crochet stitches (4)

R3 - Ch1, Turn, SC BLO across, SL St into next 2 Sts (4)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 all the way around the neckline. Slip Stitch last row to the first row.

Fasten off, weave in ends.