The Rowan Sweater Dress - Free Crochet Pattern

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Today I have a totally fund and different project for you all, a sweater dress!

For the longest times I have wanted to design a dress. I would always start and never finish because it either didn’t fit right or I couldn’t get the math to add up for every size. Well, I am proud to announce to you all that I FINALLY did it. This dress is everything that describes my fashion sense in one.

If you’re anything like me, I love everything oversized and cozy. This dress is both.

Completely seamless (Yes, you read that right) and totally adjustable, you can make your own oversized sweater, cropped, hip-length, or dress! It’s seriously that easy. Don’t let the look of this project fool you, it’s a lot simpler than it seams!

Wear this dress as is, with leggings and boots, wedges, anything! The Rowan Sweater dress is revolutionizing the handmade fashion scene (Lol!)

Materials:

5.50mm Crochet Hook

Color A - Approx. 1,000-2,500 Yards Medium 4 weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Heartland in Kings Canyon)

Color B - Approx. 100-350 Yards Medium 4 weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Heartland in Black Canyon)

5 Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Notes:

  • Dress is worked from the neckline down to the body. Sleeves are worked last.

  • This dress is completely seamless.

Gauge:

In Double Crochet in the round Using 5.50mm Crochet Hook

16 Sts = 4”

8 Rows = 4”

Abbreviations:

Ch - Chain

PM - Place Marker

PMRM - Place Marker back into the stitch removed from

SL ST - Slip Stitch

DC - Double Crochet

SC - Single Crochet

SC BLO - Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only

DC2Tog - Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together (Decrease)

Sts - Stitches

Sizing:

Choose your exact bust measurement.

XS - 28-30”

S - 32-34”

M - 36-38”

L - 40-42”

XL - 44-46”

2XL - 48-50”

Pattern:

Neckline:

Color A

Chain -

XS - 88

S - 104

M - 120

L - 136

XL - 152

2XL - 168

Begin by slip stitching the last chain to the first chain to create a circle, making sure your chain is not twisted.

R1 - Ch2, DC into each stitch around, Sl St to beginning (88, 104, 120, 136, 152, 168)

Marker Set Up -

From beginning count (11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21) Sts, PM, count (22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42) Sts, PM, Repeat from 2 more times.

R2 - PM(This marker will mark the beginning of the round), *work up to one stitch before marker, 2DC, RMPM, 2DC, repeat from * 3 More times, DC into remaining sts, Sl st to beginning (96, 112, 128, 144, 160, 176)

Repeat round 2 for a total of (11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21) rounds.

Note - Each round will increase by 8 Sts.

End Stitch Count -

XS - 168

S - 200

M - 232

L - 264

XL - 296

2XL - 328

Dividing For Sleeves -

XS - DC into next 21 Sts, Sk next 42 Sts, Ch8, DC into next 42 Sts, Sk next 42 Sts, Ch8, DC into last 21 Sts, Sl St to beginning (100)

S - DC into next 25 Sts, Sk next 50 Sts, Ch8, DC into next 50 Sts, Sk next 50 Sts, Ch8, DC into last 25 Sts, Sl St to beginning (116)

M -DC into next 29 Sts, Sk next 58 Sts, Ch8, DC into next 58 Sts, Sk next 58 Sts, Ch8, DC into last 29 Sts, Sl St to beginning (132)

L - DC into next 33 Sts, Sk next 66 Sts, Ch8, DC into next 66 Sts, Sk next 66 Sts, Ch8, DC into last 33 Sts, Sl St to beginning (148)

XL - DC into next 37 Sts, Sk next 74 Sts, Ch8, DC into next 74 Sts, Sk next 74 Sts, Ch8, DC into last 37 Sts, Sl St to beginning (164)

2XL - DC into next 41 Sts, Sk next 82 Sts, Ch8, DC into next 82 Sts, Sk next 82 Sts, Ch8, DC into last 41 Sts, Sl St to beginning (180)

Body -

Color A

This section is adjustable to make any length of garment you want. You will be working any number of double crochet rounds to your desired length. You can work up to the length of a crop top, sweater, or dress. Make sure to try on your work, taking into account that approx 2” will be ribbing along the bottom.

Rounds for Dress -

Note - Counting from the very first round.

XS - 48
S - 50

M - 54
L - 58

XL - 62

2XL - 64

R(49, 51, 55, 59, 63, 65) - SC into each stitch around, Sl St to beginning.

Fasten off.

Ribbing -

Color B

Ch9

R1 - SC into 2nd Ch from hook and across, Sl St into next 2 Sts (8)

R2 - Turn, SC BLO into half double crochet stitches (8)

R3 - Ch1, Turn, SC BLO across, Sl St into next 2 Sts (8)

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

Fasten off, weave in ends.


Sleeves :

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Color A

Note - Attach yarn to the underarm section of the sleeve.

R1 - PM (this marker will mark where the round begins), DC into each stitch around (50, 58, 66, 74, 82, 90)

R2 - DC, DC2Tog, DC into each stitch around until 3 Sts remain, DC2Tog, DC into last stitch (48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88)

XS - Repeat round 2 every other round for 24 rounds, DC for 7 more rounds (26)

S - Repeat round 2 every other round for 30 rounds, DC 1 more round (28)

M - Repeat round 2 every other round for 25 rounds, Repeat round 2 every round for 6 more rounds (28)

L - Repeat round 2 every other round for 16 rounds, Repeat round 2 every round for 14 more rounds, DC one last round (28)

XL - Repeat round 2 every other round for 10 rounds, Repeat round 2 every round for 21 more rounds (28)

2XL - Repeat round 2 every other round for 31 rounds (30)

Fasten off.

Cuff (Ribbing) -

Color B

Ch9

R1 - SC into 2nd Ch from hook and across, Sl St into next 2 Sts (8)

R2 - Turn, SC BLO into half double crochet stitches (8)

R3 - Ch1, Turn, SC BLO across, Sl St into next 2 Sts (8)

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

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Neckline (Ribbing) -

Note - Attach yarn to any stitch along the back section of the neckline.

Color B

Ch5

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

R2 - Turn, SC BLO into half double 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 last round. Slip Stitch last row to the first row.

Fasten off, weave in ends.