Hey guys and dolls! This crochet chunky sweater is very easy to make, perfect for even the beginner crocheter. Once you how how to do basic crochet stitches such as the slip stitch and half double crochet you will fly through this project.
Weight 4 yarn of your choice.
7.5mm crochet hook. This size hook is pretty easy to come by here in Ireland but I realize elsewhere some people have had difficulties finding one, so you can use and 8mm crochet hook. There will be no big difference in sizing.
5mm crochet hook.
Front/Back panels (both the same):
Using your 7.5mm or 8mm crochet hook
Ch 52 for a small/medium or 56 for a medium/large.
Row 1: *Slip stitch into the 2nd ch from hook, hdc into next st. Repeat from * to end of row. You will end this row with a slip stitch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch1 (not counted as a stitch). *Hdc into next stitch, slip st into the next stitch. Repeat from * to end. You will end this row with a hdc.
Repeat these last two rows over and over again until the piece measures from your collar bone to your hip. I did about 50 rows.
Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in all ends. Put to one side.
Change to your 5mm crochet hook.
Ch 12. Hdc into 2nd ch from hook. Hdc to end of row. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in the back loops only to end of row. Turn. Repeat this row until the piece is big enough to go around your wrist. This will be the cuff of your sleeve. I did 18 rows.
Next row: Ch 1 and make 45 single crochets along the long edge of the ribbing.
Next row: Change back to your 7.5mm/8mm hook. Ch 1, *slip stitch into next st, hdc into the next st. Repeat from * to end of row. You will end this row with a slip stitch.
Next row: Ch 1, * hdc into next st, slip stitch into the next st. Repeat from * to end of row. You will end this row with a hdc.
Repeat last 2 rows until your sleeves is long enough to reach from your shoulder to your wrist. Then fold the sleeve lengthwise and sew/ slip st/ single crochet the side of sleeve closed. Repeat all these sleeps again for your second sleeve.
Place front panel on top of the back panel. Arrange the sleeve to the top of the sweater where the shoulders will be. Make sure sleeve seams are facing downwards. Attach yarn to the bottom right hand corner of your sweater and sew the front and back panels together. Continue sewing until you reach the sleeves and then sew the sleeves to the top.
Then attach yarn to top corner of sweater and sew in about 5 inches. This will be your shoulder area/neck line. Repeat on the other shoulder.
Now turn your sweater inside out.
Attach yarn to corner of neckline and hdc around the neckline. Slip stitch to first hdc to close round. Then ch 1 and hdc in back loops only all the way around. Repeat this for another 10 rows.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
I also have a YouTube channel with this tutorial if you want to check it out.