Oversized Crochet Sweater

So far we have had a pretty mild Winter here in North Carolina. We had one snow fall back in December that slowed the city down for a day and that's it. Our average temperatures for January have been in the 50's. However, we have had a lot of rain. I think it has rained almost every day since August with only a few peeks of sunshine. The grounds here are saturated and cars are dirty. I’m beginning to feel like I live in a mud hole.

Though it has been rather warm around here for now, I believe Winter will finally hit us in February. Looking back, February is the month we have always had our biggest snows. I do not like being out in temperatures lower than my age. I also do not like wearing layers of clothes and I am not a fan of coats. I’d rather wear light sweaters. Speaking of sweaters, with a cold spell in mind, I’m sucking it up and decided to take a shot at making my own crochet sweater.


I limited my crocheting to only an hour a night since this project was for me and there was no rush. It was more enjoyable not having a deadline and just work on it a little each night while watching. Six skeins of yarn and a few nights later, I had made my very first sweater. Something I can actually wear. 



It was crocheted using a double crochet stitch in five sections with added crocheted ribbing to each; two front half panels, one back panel and two sleeves. 
Then sewn all together. There were times I thought I was creating a monster because it just seemed so big! I’m used to crocheting little things.

At first I thought it was too heavy and bulky, but after a regular cold wash in the washing machine and tumbled dry, It turned out soft and comfy. 
This sweater can be worn alone or as a pull over with a shirt underneath. I love the tunic length and the puffy sleeves. 


If there was anything I could go back and change (which actually I could but I’m too lazy) is to make the neck a little bigger so it would hang off the shoulders. This sweater will be perfect for the cold weather that could possibly arrive next month. 

There is no printed pattern for this sweater. I actually found a video tutorial online and wrote the instructions down. If you would like to make this sweater, you can find the tutorial video HERE

Yarn- Acrylic
Color- Silver Mist
Brand- I love this Yarn
Mug- Gift from Nutrisystem
Nail Color- Strawberry Latte (gel)

20 comments

  1. How pretty! I'm very jealous of your talent. My poor grandma tried to teach me to knit. She tried to teach me to crochet. Then she tried to teach me to make rag rugs thinking that was just braiding and tying fabric. Total fail at them all. Love the sweater and the mug!

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  2. It's beautiful! I give you credit - I don't have patience to create something like this.

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  3. Oh Lisa, you are just so talented! I love it so much and the color is so pretty!

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  4. Oh your sweater turned out great. Like it a lot.

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  5. Great sweater - you are very talented! Also, love your mug! Have a great day!

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  6. Lisa you did an amazing job with your sweater! It's beautiful! I love crocheting, but I haven't tried making a sweater yet. Very inspiring!

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  7. You chose a 'sweet' color, and I like the neck. Of course that is an opinion. Youalso make a good model for your creations, we always enjoy your talent and ability. From a beautiful day in Florida;
    Sherry & jack

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  8. You do great work; I love the sweater!!

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  9. Hi Lisa, wow you did a great job making this beautiful sweater! I have made baby sweaters but never one for a grown up. I will have to try and challenge myself and make one sometime. I love the pretty color of the yarn you chose for the sweater too.
    Julie

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  10. Wow that is such a cute sweater! Nicely done!

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  11. Oh my goodness!!! Am I reading this right you made that beautiful cozy sweater without a pattern. Girl you have skills. I love the color on you, of course you would look great in anything but how impressive is that sweater!!! Well done you did a fantastic job!!! I absolutely LOVE it!

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  12. you look beautiful with beautiful sweater.
    greeting- evi erlinda

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  13. Omg! You did such a wonderful job. I love it!
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  14. Your crocheted sweater looks really nice. You did a great job, and it looks fantastic on you! Love the color too! I have always thought it was such a talent to knit or crochet. These are cute pictures. I really like that coffee cup, especially cause we are getting so much rain here.

    ~Sheri

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  15. Wow, that is your first sweater! Impressive! I love the purple/blue shade, it is so pretty and I bet it is rewarding to be able to wear something you made, t looks lovely on you! Fngers crossed for not a harsh Feb!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  16. I love your sweater! Awesome job. Be proud.

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  17. Ooo, it's lovely. I've knitted jumpers before but never crocheted one, like you I thought they would be heavy . I'm going to pin this right now with a plan that I might actually try it one day!!

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