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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Crocheted Sweater

The Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Crocheted Sweater

Perfect for taking you into Spring and Summer!

This crocheted sweater is a lighter weight sweater that is easy to make and easy to wear, the front and back are identical and have no shaping as the pattern and the yarns selected give you plenty of drape and flexibility without looking shapeless, and it also means that it is super easy for you to make it longer should you wish, the sleeves are shaped so you don’t get over-wide baggy sleeves.

As you can see from the photos above, I have made the same sweater in 2 different yarns to show you how versatile this pattern is!
I used King Cole Beaches double knit for the variegated version – I used Pearl Beach, this yarn produces a super-soft sweater ideal for popping on everyday with jeans, shorts and shorts.

The second version is a single colour sweater made using the fabulous Stylecraft
Bamboo & Cotton dk yarn sample is made in Seafoam, this produces a completely different look, ideal for when you need to look a little smarter but still be comfortable and stylish, perfect for summer with linen trousers, skirts and tailored trousers.

We also stock some colours of the NEW King Cole Island Beaches, which is the same beautifully soft yarn as the variegated Beaches yarn, but in tonal colours.   This is also perfect to use for this sweater, and will use the same quantities as the Beaches, as the meterage is the same.

The simple pattern produces a sweater that has natural ‘give’ so you have ease of movement.
The cut is loose but not oversized and this will soon be a perfect ‘go to’ wardrobe addition.

Sizes of finished garment:

Small 42“ / 106cm chest,      Medium 48“ / 122cm chest,     Large  54“ / 137cm chest
Materials: The yarn quantities are the same for both of the yarns used,

Small 5 balls (1,275m),   Medium 6 balls (1,530m),     Large 7 balls (1,785m),   6mm crochet hook of choice (yes, that is correct, you need a
6mm hook for this pattern),    sewing up needle.

To make this in Stylecraft Recreate dk, you will need 4 ( 5, 6) balls, but……..

due to customer request, we now have a smaller version that comes out at 38” chest, and we have created this in 4 fabulous colours of ReCreate – Teal, Avocado, Ecru & Cherry – photos in the gallery!

The new, smaller size needs just 1 ball of each of those colours, the other sizes will need 2 balls of each

This is available as a pdf download or as a printed paper pattern.

Pdf patterns are available instantly, either from clicking the box which will be on screen,

or under ‘Downloads’ in My Account.


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