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The Ugly Christmas Sweater (2022) Free Crochet Pattern

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Hello Crafties, Merry Christmas! I hope y'all are doing well.


This year I went down memory lane, deciding to then redesign my Christmas sweater from 2019. I wanted to bring y'all along on this creative journey so, I also published a 3 part design along series that I'll leave here later in the post.


I really enjoyed this process because this is my


favorite time of year. This sweater is so warm, squishy and happy, I just had to share. You can of course read this crochet pattern here from the blog or, if you want to support the work that I do, consider purchasing the PDF from this website's shop.


Not only will you get an ad-free experience but, you'll get tons of reference and the full length video tutorial!


Either way, thanks so much for making my pattern. Please tag me in your w.i.p.s @infiniticraftingco on Instagram so I can see them. ♥



Materials


6.00mm crochet hook


Big Twist Value Yarn


3 Color A (Green)

3 - 4 Color B (Red)

3 Color C (White)


Yarn needle


Scissors


Abbreviations


ch - chain


sc - single crochet


dc - double crochet


sl st - slip stitch


st(s) - stitch(es)


fpdc - front post double crochet


bpdc - back post double crochet



Pattern:


Sweater Panels (Make 2)


In color A


Ch in increments of 10 + 3


Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and into each ch along


Row 2: Ch 2, dc into 2ns st and into each st along


Row 3: Ch 2, fpdc around the next st, bpdc around the next. Repeat this to the end of the row. Dc into the top of the ch 2 from the previous row.


Row 4 - 7: Repeat Row 3



Row 8: Ch 1, sc into each st along


Change to Color B


Row 9: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1 and into each st along.


Row 10: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. *Dc into the next st, sc into the next st]. End on a dc.


Change to Color C


Row 11: Ch 1. * sc into the top of the dc from the previous row, dc into the sc from the previous row.]


Rows 12 - 48 : Repeat Rows 10 & 11 alternating between color B & C


If you desire a longer garment, continue repeating Rows 10 & 11 until you reach the desired measurement.



Shoulder straps

Place stitch markers a third of the way in from the edge of your work on either side.


Then place another stitch marker 12 stitches inward on either side.


Working on the front side of your work, insert your hook into the right most stitch marker. If the stitch is a sc, ch 2 (counts as a dc). If the st is a dc, ch 1 and sc into the base of that ch 1.


Continue the houndstooth pattern for 16 rows and fasten off.


Repeat this for the other strap.


Once all straps are completed, turn the work wrong side out, and seam the front and back panels together with a slip stitch. Be sure to go down a couple of rows to create a seam allowance for your garment. This will create better durability over time.



Now, line up the sides of the work and seam them together in a similar fashion.


Sleeves



In Color A (green)


Ch 36 and join the ends together with a sl st


Round 1: Ch 2, dc into each ch around.


Round 2: Ch 2, *make a fpdc around the next st, make a bpdc around the next st] close round with a sl st to the 1st st of the round.


Rounds 3 - 7: Repeat Round 2



Round 8: Ch 2, make 1 fpdc around the next st, 1 bpdc around the next st, make 7 dc IN the next st.* Make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around the next st, make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 7 dc IN the next st] end round on a bpdc and close round with a sl st.


Round 9: Ch 2. Make 1 fpdc around the next


st, make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around each of the next 7 sts. * make 1 bpdc around the next st, 1 fpdc around the next st, 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around each of the next 7 sts] end round on a bpdc and close round with a sl st.


Round 10: Repeat Round 9


Round 11: Ch 2, make 1 fpdc around the next st, make 1 bpdc around the next st, 7fpdctog, ch 1. *Make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around the next st, make 1 bpdc around the next st, 7fpdctog, ch 1.] end round on a bpdc and close round with a sl st.


Round 12: Ch 2, make 1 fpdc around the next st, make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around the 7fpdctog from the previous round.

Make 4 dc in the last st of the round, join with a sl st.


Round 13: Ch 2. In the fisrt st, make 7 dc, *make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around the next st, make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 7 dc IN the next st] until the last 4 sts. Around the next st make 1 bpdc, in the next st make 7 dc, make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc dc around the next st. Close round with a sl st to the first stitch.


Round 14: Ch 2, make 1 fpdc around the next 7 sts *make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around the next st, make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around each of the next 7 sts] make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around the next st. Close the round with a sl st to the first st.


Round 15: Repeat Round 14



Round 16:Ch 2, 7dctog, *make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around the next st, make 1 bpdc around the next st, 7dctog] make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around the next st. Close round with a sl st to the first st.


Round 17: Ch 2, make 1 fpdc around the 7dctog from previous round.* Make 1 bpdc



around the next st, make 1 fpdc around the next st, make 1 bpdc around the next st, 1 fpdc around the 7dctog from previous round] make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc around the last st. Make 4 dc in the last st of the round, join with a sl st.


Round 18: ch 2, fpdc around the next st, make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 7 dc IN the next st. *Make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1fpdc around the next st, make 1 bpdcaround the next st, make 7 dc IN the next st] until the last 4 sts. Around the next st make 1 bpdc, in the next st make 7 dc, make 1 bpdc around the next st, make 1 fpdc dc around the next st. Close round with a sl st to the first stitch.


Round 19 - 30 : Continue working rows similar rounds 2 - 18 until you have " on your sleeves.


Round 31 or, after creating the 5th round of bobbles: Change to color B (red) and continue the pattern.


Repeat these rows until you have 9 rounds of bobbles.


To finish the sleeve, ch 3 and follow the fpdc, bpdc repeat all the way around. Ch 1 to fasten off and cut the yarn. There should be 58 sts around.

Fasten off, leaving at least 2 ft of tail to do sewing with later.


Prepping the arm hole


In Color C (white)

There are 88 "sts" around my arm hole, which is way too large.


To begin shrinking the arm holes, insert your hook into the "stitch" directly under the arm pit. Ch 1 to secure and sc into the same st.


Proceed to sc until you are 1 st from the corner where the strap meets the body. Now, 3sctog in the next st, into the corner st and the next space going into the strap.


Continue making 1 sc per color row until you reach the next corner and make another 3sctog. Make 1 sc into each st along until you get back tot he first sc of the row and close with a sl st. (82 sts)


Round 2: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. Sc into each st around and finish the round with a sl st to the first sc.


Round 3: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. Sc 1 into each of the next 3 sts. Make a sc decrease (2sctog). *Sc 1 into each of the next 4 sts. Make a sc decrease (2sctog). (69 sts)


Round 4: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. Sc into each st around and finish the round with a sl st to the first sc.


Round 5: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. Sc 1 into each of the next two sts. Make a sc decrease (2sctog).] x 11. Sc in the remaining sts of the round and join to the first st with a sl st. (58 sts)




Round 6: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. Sc into each st around and finish the round with a sl st to the first sc.


Fasten off.



Now, using the long tail from the sleeve, begin to whip stitch the pieces together, weaving the tail into the back legs of the sc on the arm hole (see video for clarity).



The Neckline


(In least dominant color)


Determine which side is the back of your garment and connect yarn in the center st of that panel.


Round 1: Sc into each st and stop 1 st before reaching the corner, now make 3sctog in the next st, the corner, and the first vertical st. Continue by placing 1 sc into the sides of each row (st) going up the arm straps until you reach 1 st before the corner. Now make 3sctog in the next st, the corner, and the first horizontal st.


Sc across the row until you reach one st before the 3rd corner. Now make 3sctog in the next st, the corner, and the first vertical st. Continue by placing 1 sc into the sides of each row (st) going up the arm straps until you reach 1 st before the final corner. Now make 3sctog in the next st, the corner, and the first horizontal st going across the back.



Sc into each st until the end of the round and sl st into the first st of the round.


Round 2 (In dominant color): Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1 and into each st around. Join round with a sl st.


Round 3 (In least dominant color): Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. Sc into each of the next 7 sts, then make a sc decrease (2sctog). *Make 1 sc into each of the next 8 sts, 2sctog].



Rounds 4 - 10 (in alternating colors): Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1 and into each st around. Join round with a sl st.




Round 11 (in green): Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1 and into each st around. Join round with a sl st.


Round 12: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join round with a sl st.


Round 13: Ch 2, *fpdc,bpdc] to the end of


the round. Join round with a sl st.


Rounds 14 & 15: Repeat Round 13.


Fasten off and weave in all ends.










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