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Easy Slip-On Sweater

If you're looking for a classic wardrobe stable, then look no further than this easy crochet sweater pattern!

By: The Designers from Paintbox Yarns
Updated June 15, 2020
Easy Slip-On Sweater
Easy Slip-On Sweater
This image courtesy of lovecrafts.com

This easy crochet sweater pattern is simple, yet classic and will become an instant staple in your wardrobe. This modest piece is the perfect new addition to your clothing collection, and would even make a great gift for another chic lady in your life! Whether you decide to follow along exactly with this understated cream-colored yarn or pick a color of your own, you're sure to adore the result for both its comfort and beauty.

Try out this easy crochet pattern today to make something you’ll love for years to come!

Easy

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge18 stitches and 20 rows measured over 10 cm, 4 in of double crochet (US single crochet)

Materials List

  • 50g balls of Paintbox Yarns Baby DK

    • 12 [13: 13: 14: 15: 15: 16: 17: 18: 19] × A - Champagne White


  • 4mm (UK 8 - US G6) crochet hook
  • 2 Place Markers

Pattern Instructions

Notes:

  • Paintbox Yarns cannot accept responsibility for the finished item if any yarn other than the recommended yarn is used.
  • Yarn quantities are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate.
  • Color reproduction is as close as color accuracy on screens.
  • Instructions are written using UK terminology with changes for US terminology given in italics in round brackets ( ) afterwards.
  • Repeat figures in round brackets ( ) the number of times stated afterwards.
  • Instructions are given for the smallest size, with changes for the larger sizes given in square brackets [ ] afterwards.
  • Where only one figure is given, this relates to all sizes.
  • Where the figure 0 appears, no stitches, times or rows are worked for this size.
Abbreviations:
  • ch = chain
  • cm = centimetres
  • cont = continue
  • dc (sc) = double crochet (single)
  • dc2tog (sc2tog) = double crochet 2 together (single crochet 2 together)
  • mm = millimetres
  • PM = place markers
  • rep = repeat
  • rs = right side
  • ss = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • ws = wrong side
  • yoh = yarn over hook.
Sizes:

To fit bust
81 86 91 97 102 107 112 117 122 127 cm
32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 in

Actual measurement
97 102 107 113 118 123 128 133 138 143 cm
38 40 42 44 ½ 46 ½ 48 ½ 50 ¼ 52 ¼ 54 ¼ 56 ¼ in

Finished length
56 56 57 58 58 59 60 61 61 62 cm
22 22 22 ½ 22 ¾ 22 ¾ 23 ¼ 23 ½ 24 24 24 ¼ in

Sleeve length
32 32 33 33 33 34 34 35 35.5 35.5 cm
12 ½ 12 ½ 13 13 13 13 ¼ 13 ¼ 13 ¾ 14 14 in

Front:

  1. Make 109 [115: 119: 123: 129: 133: 137: 143: 147: 151] ch using a 4mm (UK 8 - US G6) crochet hook and A.

  2. Row 1 1 dc (sc) into second ch from hook and each ch to the end, turn. 108 [114: 118: 122: 128: 132: 136: 142: 146: 150] dc (sc).

  3. Row 2 1 ch (does not count as st throughout), 1 dc (sc) in each st to end, turn.

  4. Rows 3 – 77 [77: 79: 81: 81: 83: 85: 87: 87: 89] as row 2.

  5. Row 78 [78: 80: 82: 82: 84: 86: 88: 88: 90] 1 ch, dc2tog (sc2tog), 1 dc (sc) in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog (sc2tog), turn. 106 [112: 116: 120: 126: 130: 134: 140: 144: 148] sts.

  6. Row 79 [79: 81: 83: 83: 85: 87: 89: 89: 91] 1 ch, dc2tog (sc2tog), 1 dc (sc) in next 25 [26: 27: 28: 30: 31: 32: 33: 34: 35] sts, dc2tog (sc2tog) PM in this st, 1 dc (sc) in the next 48 [52: 54: 56: 58: 60: 62: 66: 68: 70] sts, dc2tog (sc2tog) PM in this st, 1 dc (sc) in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog (sc2tog), turn. 102 [108: 112: 116: 122: 126: 130: 136: 140: 144] sts.

  7. Row 80 [80: 82: 84: 84: 86: 88: 90: 90: 92] 1 ch, dc2tog (sc2tog), 1 dc (sc) into each st to PM, dc2tog (sc2tog) across marked st and next dc (sc), 1 dc (sc) into each st to 1 st before next PM, dc2tog (sc2tog) across next dc (sc) and marked st, 1 dc (sc) into each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog (sc2tog), turn. 98 [104: 108: 112: 118: 122: 126: 132: 136: 140] sts. Move PM up as you work.

  8. Rows 81 [81: 83: 85: 85: 87: 89: 91: 91: 93] – 82 [82: 84: 86: 86: 88: 90: 92: 92: 94] as previous row. 90 [96: 100: 104: 110: 114: 118: 124: 128: 132] sts.

  9. Rows 83 [83: 85: 87: 87: 89: 91: 93: 93: 95] – 107 [107: 110: 112: 112: 114: 116: 118: 118: 120] as row 2.

  10. Front left neck shaping
    Continuing from previous row.
    Row 1 1 ch, 1 dc (sc) in next 21 [23: 25: 28: 30: 32: 34: 37: 39: 42] sts, turn.

  11. Row 2 ss into first 2 sts, 1 dc (sc) into each st to end, turn. 19 [21: 23: 26: 28: 30: 32: 35: 37: 40] dc (sc).

  12. Row 3 1 ch, 1 dc (sc) in next 17 [19: 21: 24: 26: 28: 30: 33: 35: 38] sts, turn.

  13. Row 4 ss into first 2 sts, 1 dc (sc) into each st to end, turn. 15 [17: 19: 22: 24: 26: 28: 31: 33: 36] dc (sc).

  14. Fasten off.

  15. Front right neck shaping
    Working along from row 1 of the left neck shaping, miss 48 [50: 50: 48: 50: 50: 50: 50: 50: 48] sts and join A in next st.

  16. Row 1 1 dc (sc) in each st to end, turn. 21 [23: 25: 28: 30: 32: 34: 37: 39: 42] dc (sc).

  17. Row 2 1 ch, 1 dc (sc) in next 19 [21: 23: 26: 28: 30: 32: 35: 37: 40] sts, turn.

  18. Row 3 ss into first 2 sts, 1 dc (sc) into each st to end, turn. 17 [19: 21: 24: 26: 28: 30: 33: 35: 38] dc (sc).

  19. Row 4 1 ch, 1 dc (sc) in next 15 [17: 19: 22: 24: 26: 28: 31: 33: 36] sts, turn.

  20. Fasten off.

Back Panel

  1. Make 92 [96: 101: 106: 111: 115: 119: 124: 129: 134] ch using a 4mm (UK 8 - US G6) crochet hook and A.

  2. Row 1 1 dc (sc) into second ch from hook and each ch to the end, turn. 91 [95: 100: 105: 110: 114: 118: 123: 128: 133] dc (sc).

  3. Row 2 1 ch, 1 dc (sc) in each st to end, turn.

  4. Rows 3 – 78 [78: 80: 82: 82: 84: 86: 88: 88: 90] as row 2.

  5. Row 79 [79: 81: 83: 83: 85: 87: 89: 89: 91] 1 ch, dc2tog (sc2tog), 1 dc (sc) in next 21 [22: 23: 25: 26: 27: 28: 29: 30: 32] sts, dc2tog (sc2tog) PM in this st, 1 dc (sc) in next 41 [43: 46: 47: 50: 52: 54: 57: 60: 61] sts, dc2tog (sc2tog) PM in this st, 1 dc (sc) in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog (sc2tog), turn. 87 [91: 96: 101: 106: 110: 114: 119: 124: 129] sts.

  6. Row 80 [80: 82: 84: 84: 86: 88: 90: 90: 92] 1 ch, dc2tog (sc2tog), 1 dc (sc) into each st to PM, dc2tog (sc2tog) across marked st and next dc (sc), 1 dc (sc) into each st to 1 st before PM, dc2tog (sc2tog) across next dc (sc) and marked st, 1 dc (sc) into each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog (sc2tog), turn. 83 [87: 92: 97: 102: 106: 110: 115: 120: 125] sts.

  7. Rows 81 [81: 83: 85: 85: 87: 89: 91: 91: 93] – 107 [107: 110: 112: 112: 114: 116: 118: 118: 120] as row 2.

  8. Back right neck shaping
    Continuing from previous row.
    Row 1 1 ch, 1 dc (sc) in next 21 [23: 25: 28: 30: 32: 34: 37: 39: 42] sts, turn.

  9. Row 2 ss into first 2 sts, 1 dc (sc) into each st to end, turn. 19 [21: 23: 26: 28: 30: 32: 35: 37: 40] dc (sc).

  10. Row 3 1 ch, 1dc (sc) in next 17 [19: 21: 24: 26: 28: 30: 33: 35: 38] sts, turn.

  11. Row 4 ss into first 2 sts, 1 dc (sc) into each st to end, turn. 15 [17: 19: 22: 24: 26: 28: 31: 33: 36] dc (sc).

  12. Fasten off.

  13. Back left neck shaping
    Working along from row 1 of right neck shaping, miss 41 [41: 42: 41: 42: 42: 42: 41: 42: 41] sts and join A in next st.

  14. Row 1 1 dc (sc) in each st to end, turn. 21 [23: 25: 28: 30: 32: 34: 37: 39: 42] dc (sc).

  15. Row 2 1 ch, 1 dc (sc) in next 19 [21: 23: 26: 28: 30: 32: 35: 37: 40] sts, turn.

  16. Row 3 ss into first 2 sts, 1 dc (sc) into each st to end, turn. 17 [19: 21: 24: 26: 28: 30: 33: 35: 38] dc (sc).

  17. Row 4 1 ch, 1 dc (sc) in next 15 [17: 19: 22: 24: 26: 28: 31: 33: 36] sts, turn.

  18. Fasten off.

Sleeves:

Make 2 both the same

  1. Make 46 [46: 49: 52: 52: 58: 58: 61: 64: 67] ch using a 4mm (UK 8 - US G6) crochet hook and A.

  2. Row 1 1 dc (sc) into second ch from hook and each ch to end, turn. 45 [45: 48: 51: 51: 57: 57: 60: 63: 66] dc (sc).

  3. Row 2 1 ch, 1 dc (sc) in each st to end, turn.

  4. Row 3 1 ch, *2 dc (sc) in next st, 1 dc (sc) in next 14 [14: 15: 16: 16: 18: 18: 19: 20: 21] sts; rep from * to end, turn. 48 [48: 51: 54: 54: 60: 60: 63: 66: 69] dc (sc).

  5. Row 4 1 ch, *2 dc (sc) in next st, 1 dc (sc) in next 15 [15: 16: 17: 17: 19: 19: 20: 21: 22] sts; rep from * to end, turn. 51 [51: 54: 57: 57: 63: 63: 66: 69: 72] dc (sc).

  6. Row 5 1 ch, *2 dc (sc) in next st, 1 dc (sc) in next 16 [16: 17: 18: 18: 20: 20: 21: 22: 23] sts; rep from * to end, turn. 54 [54: 57: 60: 60: 66: 66: 69: 72: 75] dc (sc).

  7. Row 6 1 ch, *2 dc (sc) in next st, 1 dc (sc) in next 17 [17: 18: 19: 19: 21: 21: 22: 23: 24] sts; rep from * to end, turn. 57 [57: 60: 63: 63: 69: 69: 72: 75: 78] dc (sc).

  8. Row 7 1 ch, *2 dc (sc) in next st, 1 dc (sc) in next 1 8 [18: 19: 20: 20: 22: 22: 23: 24: 25] sts; rep from * to end, turn. 60 [60: 63: 66: 66: 72: 72: 75: 78: 81] dc (sc).

  9. Row 8 1 ch, *2 dc (sc) in next st, 1 dc (sc) in next 19 [19: 20: 21: 21: 23: 23: 24: 25: 26] sts; rep from * to end, turn. 63 [63: 66: 69: 69: 75: 75: 78: 81: 84] dc (sc).

  10. Row 9 1 ch, *2 dc (sc) in next st, 1 dc (sc) in next 20 [20: 21: 22: 22: 24: 24: 25: 26: 27] sts; rep from * to end, turn. 66 [66: 69: 72: 72: 78: 78: 81: 84: 87] dc (sc).

  11. Row 10 1 ch, *2 dc (sc) in next st, 1 dc (sc) in next 21 [21: 22: 23: 23: 25: 25: 26: 27: 28] sts; rep from * to end, turn. 69 [69: 72: 75: 75: 81 81: 84: 87: 90] dc (sc).

  12. Row 11 1 ch, *2 dc (sc) in next st, 1 dc (sc) in next 22 [22: 23: 24: 24: 26: 26: 27: 28: 29] sts; rep from * to end, turn. 72 [72: 75: 78: 78: 84: 84: 87: 90: 93] dc (sc).

  13. Rows 12 – 17 as row 2.

  14. Row 18 1 ch, dc2tog (sc2tog), 1 dc (sc) in each st to end, turn. 71 [71: 74: 77: 77: 83: 83: 86: 89: 92] dc (sc).

  15. Rows 19 – 20 as row 2.

  16. Rows 21 – 35 rep rows 18 - 20. 66 [66: 69: 72: 72: 78: 78: 81: 84: 87] dc (sc).

  17. Rows 36 – 60 [60: 62: 62: 62: 64: 64: 66: 67: 67] as row 2.

  18. Fasten off.

Assembly

  1. Once you start seaming your sweater will have a rs and a ws.

  2. Seam with the ws facing you using a whip or mattress stitch.

  3. Join the shoulder seams along the tops of the front and back shaping matching stitch to stitch.

  4. Sew together the front and back side seams working from the bottom up 76 rows, leaving 36 [36: 28: 40: 40: 42: 44: 46: 46: 48] rows unworked for the arm holes.

  5. Sew the sleeves into the arm holes and seam together along the under arm working from body to cuff, matching row ends.

  6. Editor's Note: Click image to enlarge.

Neck Trim

Join A at the side of the shoulder seam, work 5 rounds of dc (sc) around the neck line, starting each round with 1 ch and ending it by joining to the top of the first st with a ss. Fasten off.

Cuff

Repeat on both sides.

  1. Joining your yarn at the cuff end of the underarm seam, work 4 rounds of dc (sc) around the cuff, starting each round with 1 ch and ending it by joining to the top of the first st with a ss.

  2. Fasten off.

  3. Sew in any remaining ends.

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