This Tunisian Crochet Sweater is perfect even if you’re just getting started with tunisian crochet. It only uses the tunisian simple stitch (tss) and easy shapes to create this comfy sweater. The TSS results in a tight-knit sweater that will keep you nice and warm. I think the colours are what makes this sweater really stand out, and – as with most crochet projects – picking out a colour combination you love and seeing it take shape is the greatest part.
I hope you enjoy making this sweater and that it’ll keep you just as cosy as mine has.
If you’re new to Tunisian Crochet, I can highly recommend Kim Guzman’s right and left-handed instruction videos on YouTube.
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Yarn: Acrylic DK / Light Worsted, 4 colours: white, yellow, coral and blue. (or any other colours you like)
Tunisian Crochet Hook : 5mm (metric)
Crochet Hook: 4 mm (metric) / size G (US) / size 8 (UK / Canada)
Yarn needle to weave in ends
- My sweater has the following dimensions, which is about a size M.
- length (top to bottom) 64 cm / 25″m
- width 43 cm / 17″
- sleeve length 56 cm / 22″”
- wrist width 12cm / 4.75″
- Gauge : 4″ x 4″ = 14 sts x 15 rows
- I wanted to make this sweater as simple as possible, so I went for a closer neckline rather than a U or V-neck. Feel free to adapt this, if you’d rather have a bit of a looser neckline.
- To make my sweater more comfortable my sleeves have quite a loose fit. If you want them more fitted, you will need to make the armholes and beginning row of the sleeves smaller and recalculate the decrease.
- If you’re like me you’ll find images easier to understand than words, so here’s a (hopefully) handy diagram:
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- fpdc- front post double crochet
- bpdc- back post double crochet
- fbsc- front post single crochet
- bpdc – back post single crochet
- tss – tunisian simple stitch
- dc2 – decrease 2 stitches, one at the beginning and one at the end of the row
Tunisian Crochet Sweater Pattern
- [Blue] – chain 70. crochet 14 rows of tss
- [Coral] – 24 rows tss
- [Yellow] – 24 rows tss
- [White] – 24 rows tss
- fasten off
- make 2
Follow the pattern *3 rows + 1 decrease row* across colour lines, so that you get an even decrease.
Leave long tails when you change colour which you’ll use to slip stitch the sleeve together.
- [White] – chain 66. crochet 9 rows of tss
- [White] – start dc2 every 4th row for 12 rows
- [Yellow] – continue dc2 every 4th row for 21 rows
- [Coral] – continue dc2 every 4th row for 21 rows
- [Blue] – continue dc2 every 4th row for 12 rows
- fasten off
- make 2
Make sure you assemble your sweater inside out so that seems will be on the inside. I used slip stitches to attach pieces together.
- Sides: starting from the bottom (blue) sl st the sides of the two squares together. Sl st along the blue and the coral stripes, and 15 rows of the yellow stripe, thereby creating an armhole for the remaining 9 yellow rows and the white. do both sides
- Shoulders: attaching the two sides at the top (white) slip stitch 20 on each side from the outside in, leaving the neckline free in the middle.
- Sleeves :
- use the long tails to sl st both sides together, turning your flat piece into a tube
- align the seem to the bottom of your armhole and slip stitch all the way around to attach the sleeves to the body.
- Turn your sweater right side out.
Cuffs (Sleeves and Bottom)
- Attach the blue yarn to the bottom row of the sleeves/bottom of sweater with a sl st and ch2
- 1 row of dc all the way around. attach with sl st to top of chain 2
- 4 rows of ch 2, *fpdc, bpdc* all the way around
- fasten off.
- Attach the white yarn to the side of the neckline at the seem with a sl st and ch1
- 1 row of sc all the way around. attach with sl st to top of ch1
- 2 rows of *fpsc, bpsc* all the way around
- fasten off.
Weave in all the ends.
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