- Worsted weight yarn (color of your choice)
- Crochet hook suitable for the yarn
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
Note: The following pattern assumes you have basic knowledge of crochet stitches such as chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), and front post double crochet (fpdc).
Size: This pattern is written for a standard adult size small. Adjustments can be made to fit other sizes.
Front and Back Panels:
- Chain the desired length for the front panel. (This will vary depending on your size and desired fit. For example, you can start with a chain of 70-80 stitches for an adult small size.)
- Work in double crochet (dc) stitches for the desired height of the sweater. Repeat the same steps for the back panel.
Sleeves (Make two):
- Chain the desired length for the sleeve. (For example, start with a chain of 40-45 stitches.)
- Work in double crochet (dc) stitches for the desired sleeve length. You can adjust the length based on your preference.
- Mark the stitches where you want to create the cables on the front panel. You can use stitch markers to indicate the cable sections.
- In the designated cable section, skip a certain number of stitches (depending on the width of the cable you want) and start working the following cable pattern:
- Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): Yarn over, insert your hook from the front to the back around the post of the stitch in the row below, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook.
- Repeat the fpdc stitch as many times as needed to complete the cable.
- Resume working regular double crochet stitches in the remaining stitches of the row.
- Place the front and back panels together, with the right sides facing each other.
- Seam the sides using your preferred method (e.g., slip stitch or whip stitch) leaving openings for the armholes.
- Attach the sleeves to the armholes using the same seaming technique.
- Add ribbing to the cuffs, bottom hem, and neckline if desired. You can use single crochet (sc) or any other suitable stitch to create the ribbing.
- Weave in all loose ends using a yarn needle.
- Block your finished sweater to shape it nicely.