I'm excited to share with you my latest crochet pattern! The Béatrice sweater is a chunky cropped crochet sweater with a shell border v-neck. The scalloped border adds a feminine touch to this modern crochet pattern. This crochet pattern is also accompanied by a YouTube tutorial 🙂
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I love how to scalloped border creates a unique and feminine touch to the chunky sweater. The cropped length and ribbed cuffs keep the crochet design modern and fresh. Although I decided to have a crop length sweater, the written pattern offers alteration instructions so you can customise your sweater to any length!
This crochet pattern is best suited for advanced beginners or intermediate crocheters. It helps if you already know basic stitches such as double crochet, double crochet 2 together and front and back post double crochet (US terms).
Scroll down to watch the YouTube video or a printable written PDF pattern here.
For this project I used Drops Andes which is a 65% wool and 35% alpaca blend. I love the weight of this wool because its so thick and cosy it definitely keeps you warm! (I found mine at www.woolwarehouse.co.uk). For a wool super chunky/bulky yarn you get a good amount in each skein. I used to colour Gray Lilac which I think looks even more lovely in person! It is definitely a grey with a distinct muted lilac tone to it which turns up more pink on camera (It was a mission to take photos!).
Crochet Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Sizes: XS/S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Yarn - Super Chunky/Super Bulky/14 ply yarn
9mm (M/N-13) Crochet Hook
This pattern is in English and uses US crochet terms.
Slip stich = Sl st
Double crochet = DC
Double crochet 2 together = DC2tog
Single crochet = SC
Etsy Printable PDF pattern HERE
Let me know what other garments you'd like to see with a super chunky yarn!
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Can I ask where the pattern went? I just saw it in here yesterday afternoon
Hi Trinity, This design is available as a video tutorial or if you'd like the written pattern you can purchase the pdf off Etsy https://etsy.me/2IIff08 🙂 The written pattern has never been available on my blog but I have lots of other free sweater patterns - The Brooklyn Sweater is also a chunky crochet jumper https://forthefrills.com/crochet-brooklyn-chunky-cropped-sweater-free-pattern
Nathalie Luna says
I'm a fellow crocheter, and I would love to make this cute sweater! I don't see how many yards I need for this project, could you give an estimate?
For this pattern all of the yarn amount info is int he written pattern which is a purchasable pdf - https://etsy.me/2IIff08
I don't see what you have for a swatch as I tend to need to go down several sizes to meet the swatch.
Hi Maureen, I'm not quite sure what you mean? As long as you meet gauge your sweater should turn out the right size (regardless of hook size).
Hey, I made this sweater and I love it 🙂 but now I'm not sure how to wash it. Do you have any advice?
Normally, I just follow the washing instructions on the yarn labels. If the yarn needs to be hand washed, hand wash it but if the yarn can be machine washed I always use the gentle cycle and place the garment in a delicates bag. Also always make sure to let your garment dry flat - never hand it or it'll stretch out!
Wow! How many yarns did you use and for what size?
Hi! I was not able to find a 14 ply yarn, so I used a 12 ply yarn with a 6 mm hook. For XS/S, do you think the sizing still be the same? I tried to make half of the top portion, but it seemed a little tight compared to how it looks on you (referencing your photo). I'm not sure about the size difference of 14 ply yarn double crochets to 12 ply yarn double crochets(for me 2 double crochets with 12 ply is 1 inch). Do you also know how many double crochets make 1 inch for 14 ply?
The most important thing is to meet the gauge (how many stitches and rows per 10cm/4" square) that's listed in the pattern. If you choose a different yarn thickness you'll probably have to adjust your gauge and choose either a larger or smaller hook. There are heaps of tutorials on youtube, so I'd suggest searching 'crochet gauge tutorials' and you'll learn how to get the right gauge so that your sweater is the correct size 🙂
I hope this helps,
I’m making this top, and was wondering how you transitioned over to the left side. It kinda got me confused.
I was wondering what the stitching is for medium? I can’t get the pattern to open.