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Learn to crochet this easy, beginner friendly crochet sweater scarf. Perfect worn over a tee, sweater, dress or even a jacket, this crochet wrap is ideal for cool evenings in the summer or for layering during the colder months ahead.
The sweater scarf is constructed in one entire piece beginning with one of the sleeves, then the main body and finally the second sleeve. It is fully customisable so you can make it wider than what the pattern states or even longer. All notes on how to do so are given throughout the pattern.
I chose very simple stitches for this piece. Given that it’s a pretty long piece I wanted a stitch pattern that took very little thought yet still have some of that texture that I just love seeing in any piece. There’s nothing worse that making a piece that is extremely long and having to watch and count ever single stitch and make sure everything is as the pattern states. No, I wanted a stitch pattern that was repetitive and very easy.
The yarn I chose for this crochet sweater scarf was Lionbrand Heartland in the shade Yosemite. I’ve has this yarn in my stash for months and I always knew I wanted to use it for something coming into the Fall months. Yes I know it’s only July now, but to me I’m already in Fall mode!
I simply love everything about this yarn from this beautiful rusty shade down to the wonderfully soft touch. Even though it is an acrylic yarn, it is extremely soft and lovely to work with.
Yarn – Lionbrand Heartland – shade Yosemite – weight 4/aran/10 ply – 140g/230m/252y
Approximately 3(3, 4) balls
5.5mm crochet hook
6.5mm crochet hook
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
BLO = back loop only
sts = stitches
rep = repeat
SIZING & MEASUREMENTS
To fit S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL)
Sleeve length: 14( 14, 14) inches
Main body length: 58( 64, 70) inches
Total length: 86( 92, 98) inches
Width: 14 ( 15, 16) inches
GAUGE: 14 crossed sc = 4″
CROCHET SWEATER SCARF PATTERN
USING 5.5mm HOOK
Ch 51 (this forms the length of sleeve. Add or subtract chains here for longer/shorter sleeves.
ROW 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Turn
ROW 2: ch 1, sc in BLO in each st across. Turn
Rep row 2 until you have a total of 45( 47, 49) rows completed. DO NOT FASTEN OFF. Add/subtract rows here for a bigger/smaller sleeve. It should go around your forearm and MUST be an odd number of rows.
CHANGE TO 6.5mm HOOK
Working along the short edge:
Ch 1, sc 45( 47, 49) sts across. Turn.
NEXT ROW: ch 1, sc in first st, *skip next st, sc in next, working in front of sc just worked, sc in skipped st, rep from * across to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until piece measures 72( 78, 84) inches from sleeve. DO NOT FASTEN OFF
NEXT ROW: ch 1, sc in each st across.
CHANGE TO 5.5 mm HOOK
At the end of last row ch 51
NEXT ROW: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 49 chains, slst in each of next 2 sc (on the main body), *turn, skip over 2 slsts, sc in BLO in each of next 50 sc, ch 1, turn, sc in BLO in next 50 sc, slst in each of next 2 sc (on main body. Rep from * all the way across.
Fasten off leaving a long tail.
With the wrong side facing, fold the ribbed sleeve section in half lengthwise and using a yarn needle and long tail sew together to form a sleeve. Rep on the other side.
Turn your sweater scarf the right way out and enjoy!
What an ingenious pattern. Love it! Thanks for sharing!
Love this Carrie. I can’t wait to make this. One for me and one for my best friend !!
What a clever pattern! I love a wrap that has sleeves.
Maria Raquel Gomez
Thank you for sharing patterns. I love this pattern I will make it for my grand daughter.
Always wanted to make one of these, but i always have the same question. How much of the sleeve covers the arm? Does it go up to the under arm or above the elbow? just want to know more or less where its suppose to end.?
This is a fabulous pattern, Carrie, I haven’t seen anything quite like it anywhere else, I need it! Yes, for the first time ever, I’m first! If I find a pattern I really like I usually show everyone first, so I have to make everyone else’s: having made 6 or 7 kind of takes the shine off making my own, so I’m sorry, I’m not going to show anyone this gorgeous piece until I’m wearing mine!
Quick question, though I’m not sure you’ll be able to help. Thanks to being on lockdown for a lot longer than all my friends & family, I’ve had a pretty miserable time with my cancer medication, (I also have Fibromyalgia & Rheumatoid Arthritis) so I’m drowning in medications which make my immune system all to cock! One of the symptoms, however, has been to give me a very sore, ulcerated mouth, so I’ve lost 4 & a half stone, (I had to look really hard for a silver lining, but there it is!) My clothes were 20-22, I’ve always been big, but very healthy & sporty before the lurgies got me, & I always ordered tops that covered my fat arse & legs, so, it was what it was. I’m now wearing size 16 jeans, & still working on buying shorter, better fitting tops. Would you stick your neck out for me & advise me on which size I should go for in this fab sweater scarf, please? I’m still big boned, have big shoulders, but a nice décolletage, which shows I have ribs!! The boobs are like spaniels ears, mind, without a good bra. Thank you, & I look forward to working more of your designs.
I love the look of this pattern, but might want to make it wider (from top to bottom, not side to side). In your intro, you say that directions will be in the pattern for making it longer or wider. I must be missing something. Can you help me find those directions? Thanks.
I think the body of the wrap can be made wider by increasing two stitches on the sc row until you’ve achieved the width you want. Be sure to decrease in the same way as you approach the body’s end so your 2nd sleeve fits onto that end.
I just have a question. Where it says to continue until 72 inches from sleeve, is that from beginning of sleeve or not including the sleeve. Thank you
i was going to ask the same thing…..did you ever find out?
Can anyone answer my question above?
Is the 72” from the beginning of the sleeve or where the sleeve ends and the scarf part starts? I am working on this pattern and almost at the part where I need to know.
I’m in the process of making this now.
72 inches is including the first sleeve ,
After the 2nd sleeve it will be the total of inches. I’m making s/m so my total after the 2nd sleeve will be 86″
I am confused on how to wear this? How does the twist come in?
Put one sleeve on and cross it over the boobs up the shoulder and around the back, then over the other shoulder cross the boobs and put other sleeve on
I don’t suppose you could a brief video on how to do it, I’m terrible at following instructions, I’ve made it but can’t work out how to put it on 😂
I am having the same problem with this Kitty. Possibly I have made it too long.
I’m with you Lorna -‘I have no idea how to wear it. Has anyone made this and how do you wear it?
That’s my question, too, Lorna. How do we wear it? 🤣❤️🌹💐🌷
How wide should the sleeves be? I find the sleeves so wide they fall off.
Great pattern. Took me a minute to figure out the body pattern is a criss cross, but once I got it I made two. One small and one large. I blocked the large to suit the wearer, who absolutely loves it. The small, I did one sleeve and half the body in white and the other body half and sleeve in grey. It’s was so easy to adjust the lengths and widths. Kudos to you for this pattern.
I see that other people have asked this question but I am not seeing answers to the question….for the 51 inches at the beginning should this go up your whole arm or only past you elbow,,,,?