Red Heart® Boutique™ Unforgettable™ Square Deal Sweater (Crochet)
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Red Heart® Boutique™ Unforgettable™ Square Deal Sweater (Crochet)

Use two shades of this wonderful shaded yarn to crochet echoing squares for the front of this stand-out sweater. Back and sleeves are crocheted with just one color.

Designed by Tammy Hildebrand.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Boutique Unforgettable™

 

Material List

  • Red Heart® Boutique™ Unforgettable™ Yarn – Petunia [A; 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) Balls] and Echo [B; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) Ball(s)]
  • Crochet Hook, Size 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Stitch Markers
  • Yarn Needle
 

Project Instructions

Special Stitch
sc2tog = [Draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

 

FRONT
Front Square

With A, ch 12.

Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), dc in each remaining ch across; change to Bin last st, turn—10 dc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st; working down side edge, sc in end of Row 1; working across opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in next 8 ch, 3 sc in last ch; working down side edge, sc in end of Row 1; join with slip st in first sc, turn—30 sc. Place a marker in the center sc of each 3-sc corner.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), [dc in each st to next marker, 3 dc in marked st, move marker to center dc of 3-dc just made] 4 times, change to A in last st; join with slip st in top of beginning ch, turn—38 dc.

Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in each st to next marker, 3 sc in marked st, move marker to center sc of 3-sc just made] 4 times, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc, turn—46 sc.

Round 5: Ch 3, [dc in each st to next marker, 3 dc in marked st, move marker to center dc of 3-dc just made] 4 times, dc in each st a round; change to B in last st; join with slip st in top of beginning ch, turn—54 dc.

Round 6: With B, repeat Round 4—62 sc.

Round 7: Repeat Round 5; change to A in last st—70 dc.

Rounds 8–23: (23, 27, 27, 31): Repeat last 4 rounds 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times—198 (198, 230, 230,262) dc.

Small (Large, XX-Large) only:

Round 24 (28, 32): Repeat Round 4 once more—206 (238, 270) sc. Fasten off.

Medium (X-Large) only:

Rounds 24 (28)–26 (30): Repeat Rounds 4–6 once more—222 (254) sc. Fasten off.

Top of Front

Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, join A with slip st in a marked st to work across a short edge, ch 3, dc in each st across to next marked st, dc in marked st and change to B, turn—49 (53, 57, 61, 65) sts.

Remove all st markers.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each st across; change to A in last st, turn.

Continue to change color every other row, throughout remainder of front.

Rows 4 and 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Shape Front Neck

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next 11 (13, 15, 17, 19) sts, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, dc in each remaining st across; change to A in last st, turn.

Row 8: With A, repeat Row 2.

Medium (Large, X-Large, XX-Large) only:

Rows 9–10 (10, 12, 12): Repeat Rows 3–4 (4, 6, 6).

Shape First Shoulder

Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 3, dc in next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) sts, turn; leave remaining sts unworked for neck and second shoulder—15 (17, 19, 21, 23) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across, turn—14 (16, 18, 20, 22) sts.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Rows 4–7: Repeat last 2 rows twice—12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts.

Row 8: Repeat Row 2—11 (13, 15, 17, 19) sts. Fasten off.

Shape Second Shoulder

Row 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, skip next 19 unworked sts following first shoulder (for front neck), join yarn with slip st in next st, ch 3, dc in each remaining st across, turn—15 (17, 19, 21, 23) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn—14 (16, 18, 20, 22) sts.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Rows 4–7: Repeat last 2 rows twice—12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts.

Row 8: Repeat Row 2—11 (13, 15, 17, 19) sts. Fasten off.

BACK

Using A throughout (do not change color), work same as front.

Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams, beginning at lower edge and sewing to just below top corner of front square.

SLEEVE (make 2)

With Right Side facing, join A with slip st at underarm.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 48 (54, 54, 60, 60) sc evenly spaced around armhole edge; join with slip st in first sc—48 (54, 54, 60, 60) sts.

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each st around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same st as join (first V-st made), skip next st, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next st (V-st made), skip next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—24 (27, 27, 30, 30) V-sts.

Round 4: (Slip st, ch 3, dc) in first ch-1 space, 2 dc in each remaining ch-1 space around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.

Rounds 6–37: Repeat last 4 rounds 8 more times (or until sleeve is desired length).

Fasten off. Repeat for second sleeve.

FINISHING

Neckband

Round 1 (Right Side): With Right Side, join A with sc in unworked st at center back neck, sc evenly spaced around neck edge; join with slip st in first sc.

Rounds 2–5: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.

Round 6: Ch 1, slip st in each st around.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

A, and B = Color A, and color B
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
() = work directions in parentheses into same st
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Tips

1. Body of sweater is worked in two pieces; front and back.

2. Front square is worked in joined rounds, changing color every other round. After the front square is complete, the top of front is worked across one short edge up to the neck and shoulders, continuing to change color every other row.

3. The back is worked same as front, without changing color.

4. Sleeves are worked directly into the armholes, down to the wrist edge.

5. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Fasten off old color. Proceed with new color.

6. Lower edge of body and sleeves will relax and flare slightly when sweater is worn.

Craft Notes

GAUGE: 11 sts = 4"; 9 rows/rounds = 4" in sweater body pattern; 12 sts = 4"; 7 rounds = 4" in sleeve pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large are in parentheses.
Finished Bust: 36 (39, 42, 45, 48)"
Finished Length: 26½ (29, 30½, 33, 34½)"