The Avary Sweater - Free Crochet Pattern

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Hey Guy’s!

For the longest time I have been wanting to design a quick, easy, beginner friendly raglan crochet pattern, so today is that day!

The Avary sweater has been a challenge for me. Which I found to be crazy, I have designed much more complicated pieces and NEVER experienced the confusion that this pattern caused my testers and I. BUT this is why all of my designs go through a testing phase, I am not perfect and there are often a multitude of mistakes found.

The yarn I used for this sweater was found by Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in Teal Stripe (Hobby Lobby’s yarn brand) This yarn is a weight medium (4). The project uses larger crochet hooks than usual for this weight class because I wanted this sweater to have an “Open Stitch” look to it.

I started this sweater design a few months back. I normally make my Youtube Tutorials for my patterns AFTER I have written and had to the pattern tested, but for this sweater I did it vice versa. So you are easily able to watch the video tutorial down below. Keep in mind, some of the stitch counts are different because a few mistakes were found during the testing phase.

Let’s get into the pattern!

Sizing:

Choose your exact bust measurement. This sweater is designed with 3” of positive ease.

      Small - 32–34”

Medium - 36–38”

Large - 40–42”

X- Large - 44-46”

Notes:

Size adjustments are listed as such (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)

I strongly recommend highlighting the row and stitch count for your size before starting the project.

Construction is done from the top down. Sleeves are worked last.  

Mattress stitch tutorial can be found on my Youtube channel through  link: https://youtu.be/B7a1cHUpsXE

Pattern Video Tutorial - https://youtu.be/u7md74WgTcc

Materials:

- 8.00mm Crochet Hook

    - 9.00mm Crochet Hook

-  550-850 yards Medium 4  weight yarn ( I used Yarn Bee’s Soft & Sleek in Teal Stripe)

- Stitch Marker

-  Measuring Tape

-  Scissors

-  Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

SC - Single Crochet

SC BLO - Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only

DC - Double Crochet

PM - Place Marker

Sts - Stitches

Gauge:

In Double Crochet using 9.00mm Crochet Hook

8 Sts = 4”

8 Rows = 4”

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Pattern:

***THE AD FREE Printable PDF for this pattern can be found HERE***

Neckline -

Using 9.00 hook

Ch (48, 48, 48, 48)

Sl St the last chain to the first to make a circle.

Note - We will be setting up our stitch markers in round one. This is optional after round one the “chain two” space can also be considered a stitch marker.

R1 - Ch2, DC into next (8, 8, 8, 8), into next stitch (DC, Ch2, DC), PM around chain space, DC into next (5, 5, 5, 5), into next stitch (DC, Ch2, DC), PM around chain space, DC into next (17, 17, 17, 17), into next stitch (DC, Ch2, DC), PM around chain space, DC into next (5, 5, 5, 5), into next stitch (DC, Ch2, DC), PM around chain space, DC into last (9, 9, 9, 10), Sl St to beginning (52, 52, 52, 52)

R2 - Ch2, *DC into each stitch up to chain space, (DC, Ch2, DC) around chain space, repeat from * 3 more times, DC into last stitches to complete round, Sl St to beginning (60, 60, 60, 60)

Note - Each round should increase by 8 stitches.

Repeat Round 2 for a total of

Small - 10 rounds ending stitch count - End Stitch Count - 124


Medium - 12 rounds ending stitch count - End Stitch Count - 140

Large - 15 rounds ending stitch count - End Stitch Count - 164

X-Large - 17 rounds ending stitch count - End Stitch Count - 180

Separating Sleeves from Body -

R(11, 13, 16, 18) - Ch2, *DC into each stitch up to chain space, Ch3, Sk all stitches up to chain space, DC into stitch after chain space, Repeat from * once more, DC into remaining stitches, Sl St to beginning (80, 90, 100, 108)

Body -

Note: The body will be working in a continual round, each chain in the underarm section count as a stitch.


R(12, 14, 17, 19) -  - PM, DC into each stitch around, Sl St to beginning (80, 90, 100, 108)

Note: Feel free to work and many rows as you want for the length of this sweater. Below is just a recommendation.

Repeat round (12, 14, 17, 19) for a total of

Small - 29 rounds

Medium - 29 rounds

Large - 32 rounds

X-Large - 34 rounds

Do not fasten off, continue to ribbing.


Ribbing -

Remove stitch marker.

Using 8.00mm hook.

SC into next stitch, Ch7

R1 - SC into 2nd Ch from hook and across, Sl St into next 2 Sts (6)

R2 - Turn, SC BLO into single crochet stitches (6)

R3 - Ch1, Turn, SC BLO across, Sl St into next 2 Sts (6)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 around. Flip so you are working on the inside, Slip Stitch the last row to the first row.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sleeves -

Attach yarn to the under arm section.

Note: Remember the each chain in the chain 3 underarm counts as a stitch. The sleeve is worked flat and seamed once finished.

Using 9.00mm hook.

R1 - Ch2, DC into each stitch across (28, 32, 38, 42)

R2-R4 - Ch2, Turn,  DC into each stitch across (28, 32, 38, 42)

R5 - Ch2, Turn,  DC2Tog, DC into each stitch until 2 sts remain, DC2Tog (26, 30, 36, 40)

R6-R10 - Ch2, Turn,  DC into each stitch across (26, 30, 36, 40)

R11 - Ch2, Turn,  DC2Tog, DC into each stitch until 2 sts remain, DC2Tog (24, 28, 34, 38)

R12-R16 - Ch2, Turn,  DC into each stitch across (24, 28, 34, 38)

R17 - Ch2, Turn,  DC2Tog, DC into each stitch until 2 sts remain, DC2Tog (22, 26, 32, 36)

R18-R20 - Ch2, Turn,  DC into each stitch across (22, 26, 32, 36)

Do Not fasten off, continue to ribbing.

Ribbing -

Using 8.00mm hook.

Ch7

R1 - SC into 2nd Ch from hook and across, Sl St into next 2 Sts (6)

R2 - Turn, SC BLO into single crochet stitches (6)

R3 - Ch1, Turn, SC BLO across, Sl St into next 2 Sts (6)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 across.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Seaming -

Using the mattress stitch (video tutorial link above.) seam the sleeves from the ribbing up to the underarm. Weave in all ends once finished.

Repeat “Sleeve Section” on the opposite arm.