i made this sweater all in single crochet, its very soft but a bit breezy, so you might want to wear something under it if its cold, or use 2 strands of yarn at once for thickness. this is just a prototype, which of course i then made a gift of :) yay me. i used some 3.5 oz balls of yarn- 4 of the main color (with a lot of the 4th ball left over) and 1 of the contrasting color (also with a lot of the ball left over. and i used a plastic size N hook. this fits a women's size small/medium, but you can change the size easily by chaining more stitches on the beginning foundation and adding more rows to the body for length.
2 colors: MC and CC
Instructions: with MC, ch 121
Row 1) sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across.
Row 2) ch1, turn. sc in each sc across. (make sure u always have 120 sc across)
Rows 3-17) Repeat Row 2.
Row 18) change to CC and Repeat Row 2.
Row 19) (to make neck) ch1, turn. sc in each of 1st 50 sc. ch 20, skip next 20 sts. sc in each of last 50 sc.
Row 20) ch1, turn. sc in each sc and ch across. fasten off CC.
Rows 21-36) change to MC and Repeat Row 2.
At the end of Row 36, turn butdo not ch1. fold piece in half lengthwise so that the last Row worked and the Foundation chain meet.
Making sure that each stitch matches up, sl st (thru both thicknesses) in each of next 40 sts, to join sides and make sleeve. Fasten off, then with same side facing and counting left to right, skip 39 sts and join yarn to 40th st. sl st in each of last 39 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.
You will now be working in Rounds.
Round 1) without turning work, join yarn with sl st to the farthest st to the right (the same st as last joining sl st of first sleeve). sc in each st around, including where 1st and last stitches of joining were made for sleeves. (80 sc around)
Round 2) ch1, turn. sc in same st as joining and in each around. join with sl st to top of first sc. (80 sc)
Rounds 3-4) Repeat Round 2.
Rounds 5-6) change to CC and Repeat Round 2.
Rounds 7-12) change to MC and Repeat Round 2.
Rounds 13-14) change to CC and Repeat Round 2.
Rounds 15-34) change to MC and Repeat Round 2.
Round 35) (dec shaping round so the body doesnt look all ripply) ch1, turn. sc in same st as joining and in each of next 6. dec over next 2 sts. (sc in each of next 7sc, dec over next 2 sts) around. join with sl st to top of 1st sc. (72 sts)
Round 36) ch1, turn. sc in each st around. join with sl st to top of 1st sc.
Work 2 Rounds of sc around neck opening, making sure to sc dec over the 3 sts in both corners of 1st Round. Fasten off and weave in ends.
this is my original pattern. please do not sell this pattern, but you can print a copy for your personal use. if you feel the need to share with friends, please link back to my blog. you may sell the finished product if you wish, but dont forget to give credit where it's due!