Crochet Oversized Batwing Sweater

October 27, 2017



Hello everyone, it's been a while since I posted my last design and finally as requested, I made a crocheted sweater and this is the outcome. 

I wanted to make a sweater that looks like a knitted sweater and this is the best design that I came up with. Honestly, I am not a good knitter but I really love the stitches created by knitting and the closest stitch we can use in crochet to create the knit-like stitch are single crochet and slip stitch. I know it feels like forever to finish a project using single crochet or slip stitch but trust me it will worth all your hard work^^



~If you don’t understand any part of this pattern, please refer to the  video tutorial on my YouTube channel~

Size: (S/M, L/XL).

Yarn: Cotton acrylic worsted weight yarn. You can use any type of yarn you prefer. 
Approximately (700, 900) grams~.

Hook: 6.5 mm or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Hook I used for this project.
Yarn I used for this project.

Gauge: 7 rows of 10 sc = 3” x 2” inch

Stitches used: Chain stitch (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), reverse single crochet (rsc), half double crochet (hdc), sc2tog (single crochet two together).

Abbreviation: Wrong side (WS), right side (RS), back loop only (BLO), stitches (sts), space (sp), next (nxt), yarn over (yo).

Instructions:
Direction in parentheses are for (S/M, L/XL).


Size
Length
Bust
Shoulder
Sleeve
S/M
22/24.5 in
48 in
9.5 in
14.5 in
L/XL
27/29.5 in
55 in
10.5 in
14.5 in

Size
Length
Right shoulder
Neck
( dec, mid, inc)
Left shoulder
 Sleeve
S/M
Ch (80/90)+1
30 rows
(13, 4, 13)= 30 rows
30 rows
40 rows
L/XL
Ch (100/110)+1
34 rows
(15, 4, 15)= 34 rows
34 rows
60 rows

Body
Part 1: Front

Foundation chain:
Make a slip knot and ch (80/90, 100/110) + 1, or as long as you want your sweater to be. Multiples of 10 + 1 turning chain.

Row 1(RS):
Sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across. Total (80/90, 100/110) sc.

Row 2-(30, 34): 
Sc in the back loop only (BLO) of each stitches across, ch 1, turn.

Total (30, 34) rows.

You can simply adjust how big you want your sweater by making less or more rows.

Now we are going to decrease the number of sts to shape the neck on the nxt (13, 15) rows.

Row (31, 35): 
Sc2tog in BLO of nxt 2 sts, sc in the BLO across, ch 1, turn. Total (79/89, 99/109) sts.

Row (32, 36): 
Sc in the BLO of the nxt (77, 97) sts across, sc2tog in the BLO of last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. Total (78/88, 98/108) sts.

Row (33, 37)-(43, 49): 
Repeat row (31, 35)- row (32,36) alternately. Last row you should get (67/77, 85/95) sts.

Total (13, 15) rows of decrease.

Continue on the next (4, 4) rows without decreasing.

Row (44, 50)-(47, 53): 
Sc in the BLO across, ch 1, turn. Total (67/77, 85/95) sts.

Now we are going to increase the number of sts on the nxt (13, 15) rows.

Row (48, 54): 
Sc in the BLO across until 1 st left, 2 sc in the BLO of last st, ch 1, turn.

Row (49, 55): 
2 sc in the BLO of first st, sc in the BLO across, ch 1, turn.

Row (50, 56)-(60, 68):
Repeat row (48, 54)- row (49, 55) alternately. Last row you should get (80/90, 100/110) sts.

Total (13, 15) rows of increase.

Continue on the nxt (30, 34) rows without increase.

Row (61, 69)-(90, 102): 
Sc in the BLO across, ch 1, turn. Total (80/90, 100/110) sts.

Continue to make 1 sc in each row along the shoulder and neck.
Ch 1, fasten off.

Part 2: Back

Now continue to make the back exactly like the front part except for the neck, make (3, 5) rows of decrease, (24, 24) even rows, and (3, 5) rows of increase.

With both parts facing each other on the right side, join left shoulder with sc, sc in each row along the neck, and continue to join the right shoulder with sc.

Sleeves (Make 2)

Foundation chain:
Make a slip knot and ch (56,56).

Row 1(RS): 
Sl st in the second ch from hook and in the nxt 14 ch, sc in each ch across, ch 2, turn. Total (15, 15) sl st, (45, 45) sc.

Row 2(WS): 
Hdc in the BLO of nxt (10, 10) sts, sc in the BLO of nxt (30, 30) sts, sl st in the BLO of nxt (15, 15) sts, ch 1,  turn. 
Total (10, 10) hdc, (30, 30) sc, (15, 15) sl st.

Row 3: 
Sl st in the BLO of nxt 15 sts, sc in the BLO across, ch 2, turn. Total (15, 15) sl st, (45, 45) sc.

Row 4-(40, 60): 
Repeat row 2-3 alternately.

Total (40, 60) rows.

Now facing the RS, fold the sleeve into the WS and continue to join with sl st. Ch 1, fasten off.

You can also sew with tapestry needle or any other method you prefer.

Continue to join the sleeve with the body.

Join the sleeve around with (30, 45) sts each side on the front and back side seam and one st in the middle that joins the front and back shoulder.

Please refer to the video tutorial on how to join the sleeve with the body.

After joining the sleeve, continue to join the side seam together.

Make another sleeve and join like the first sleeve.

Neck edging:

Join yarn with a knot, ch 1, sc in each sts around, join with sl st in the first st.

Ch 1, rsc in each of the sts around, join yarn in the first ch 1.

Sc in each of the nxt 2 loops created by rsc around, join with sl st in the first st. Ch 2, Fasten off.

Bottom edging:

Join yarn with a knot, ch 1, *skip 2 rows and sc in the ribbed*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st in the first st.

Ch 1, rsc in each of the sts around, join yarn in the first ch 1.

Sc in each of the 2 loops created by rsc around, join with sl st in the first st. Ch 2, fasten off. Weave in ends.

And you’re done. 

Yippie :)




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9 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing. I was very impressed with your video, and the style of the Oversized Batwing Sweater. This is my next project......I can hardly wait to get started. Again, Thank you!

    -Kecia

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    1. You're welcome :) I hope your sweater turns out well ❤

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  2. Great video. Inspired me to try crocheting a sweater. Thank You

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    1. You're welcome. I'm happy to know that my work has inspired you :)

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  3. Love the video. Clear and somehow very relaxing to watch. Working on my sweater now.. it will be my first crochet sweater! Will you put the pattern as a page on Ravelry?

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    1. Thank you :) I don't have Ravelry account but I'll create one and put my patterns there.

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    2. Yay! Then even more people will be able to find your awesome design :D

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  4. Have never crocheted before but might just have a go! Is worsted yarn the same as Aran weight yarn?

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    1. Yes! you should give crochet a chance :) Aran supposed to be a bit thicker than worsted yarn but I think the difference is not that obvious.

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