A Crochet Sweater: A New Pattern from 2 Crochet Hooks

We’re leaving the sewing machine today to share something a little different. I was very happy to get the opportunity to test a new pattern for the mother/daughter team 2 Crochet Hooks.  This is their first pattern,  and my first venture into the world of testing a crochet pattern.

We are familiar with garment testing with its quick turn around and evaluations due, but crocheting?  They could not possibly expect this within the week, could they?  Well Millie and Kristina were wonderful to work with, and even extended the due date to make it easier to complete the sweater.

shawl sweater front

This is a basic double crochet pattern that is great for the beginner.  There are suggestions for several different types of yarn.  I made mine in a worsted weight because I wanted to get use out of it in the spring and fall.

Here in the midwest those times of year are chilly and it is nice just to have another layer and you don’t always need a heavy outer layer.

It went together quickly and the directions are pretty straightforward.  They do give an option for fringes, which I did not add.  My sweater also turned out a bit shorter than the sample they had pictured.  My gauge did seem to be correct, but be sure that you check yours as you go.  shaw sweater back

I do like how the point falls just at the waistline.  You could always add extra rows to make it longer without making the sweater any wider.

The front is made in one piece as is the back.  The shoulder and side seams are then sewn together at intervals along the seam line.  Sewing the front to the back in this manner will create sleeves.  shawl sleeveThis is a perfect weight to cover with in the cooler weather or make it out of a cotton yarn and wear it as an accent piece.   This pattern is set to release in the middle of July.  Be sure you check back with 2 Crochet Hooks for the final version of this cute sweater.

Do you crochet?

Happy Sewing, Donna

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  • Kristina & Millie June 30, 2014, 8:07 pm

    totally awesome Donna! That sweater does look good on you 🙂 We so appreciate your being such a willing victim I mean tester for us! As soon as the pattern is ready, we will let you know! Thanks again ever so much!!

  • Amy mayen June 30, 2014, 11:55 pm

    Wait, what??!! Congrats to the girls on their first pattern!!! (I love 2CH!) if I could crochet at all I’d make the heck out of it…but mine would have FRINGE!!!

  • Cindy July 1, 2014, 8:18 am

    Donna, The sweater looks great! It looks perfect for layering. I like the sleeves and the points at the waist.

    Cindy

  • Kylie July 3, 2014, 12:12 am

    What a gorgeous design! I love this

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