The Florence textured crochet sweater pattern is the perfect transitional crochet pullover to add to your wardrobe. With just a few simple options you can customise it completely to make sure it suits your style and taste.
In nine sizes from XS to 5X and with three neckline options – boat neck, crew neck or turtle neck, and adjustable sleeves you can be assured that yours will be the perfect fit and style for you.
Great fun to make and so easy and cosy to wear too. An intermediate crochet pattern but with a simple construction and full video tutorial making it accessible for beginners to crochet this jumper too!
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About the Florence Textured Crochet Sweater Pattern
If you’re like me and absolutely love making crochet garments for your wardrobe (or someone else’s!) then you’ll love this textured crochet sweater pattern.
I always struggle to decide on a neckline that I like best and so for this design I figured I’d add three options for you to choose from!
The crochet jumper is worked by making two matching panels in the textured stitch pattern – it’s similar to the stitch I used for my Oyster Shell Blanket pattern and I’ve always wanted to use it for a garment!
The two panels are then seamed at the shoulders and rotated 90 degrees to work the Side Panels along the sides of the rows.
This creates extra width to the sweater and sets the stitches for the sleeves. It’s also a sneaky way of making the sides seams much neater and much easier to work!
Once the Side Panels are complete on both sides, work the sleeves in rows into the stitches indicated on the Side Panels.
Leave a tail long enough to seam the sleeve and then the side of the sweater in one go.
Choose which neckline you would like to have and finish by adding it to the sweater to complete.
You can choose from a boat neck that skims across the shoulders and sits nice and open, a crew neck which is rounded and brings it to the nape of the neck or a turtle neck that creates a kind of cowl to roll over and reaches your chin.
If you don’t have time to make this right now then pin it for later using this image –
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To make the Florence sweater I used Brava Sport yarn by WeCrochet which is 100% acrylic, 250m/273yds/100g in the shade Coral
It’s a dream to work with, really budget friendly and comes in such a great range of colours!
If you’re looking for something really luxurious then I also made another sample (the grey one in the images) using Andean Treasure Sport yarn by WeCrochet which is 100% Baby Alpaca, 110yds/50g and is absolutely beautiful!
You will approximately need the following amounts of yarn for each size:
|Size||Balls of yarn (Brava Sport)||Approx metres of yarn|
Choosing yarn is so important (and fun!) but I know it’s great to have options depending on your budget, here are some great alternatives I’ve found.
Whatever yarn you choose, just make sure to check your gauge before starting your project as they will all be slightly different.
£££ – I’d go with Andean Treasure that I mentioned above – it’s fabulous!
££ – Another option is Wool of the Andes Sport by WeCrochet, 100% Peruvian Highland wool, 125m/50g, a great wool that has great texture.
£ – lovely budget option is Deramores Studio DK yarn which is 100% acrylic, 125m/50g, a soft, anti-pilling acrylic yarn in a wide range of shades.
Tension and Sizing
The crochet cardigan pattern comes in sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) to fit bust measurements of 76, (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117) (127, 137.5, 147, 157.5) cm.
As boring as they are to make, gauge swatches will be the difference between an ill-fitting garment and a stunning one that makes you look and feel amazing!
The tension for this sweater is 5 rows and 13.5 sts over main set pattern = 10cm by 10cm.
Work a gauge swatch as given in the pattern and then block it lightly before measuring to make sure you meet the gauge.
If you have more stitches in your swatch than the tension states, try changing to a bigger hook.
If you have less stitches in your swatch than the tension states, try changing to a smaller hook.
Along with your yarn, you will need the following:
|5mm (US 8/H) crochet hook – my favourites are Furls Streamline Swirl crochet hooks or Clover Amour crochet hooks.|
|Stitch markers if desired|
Glossary and Abbreviations
ch(s) – chain(s)
sp – space
ss – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat
tog – together
blo – back loop only
flo – front loop only
The textured crochet sweater uses the following crochet stitches:
|Standard UK Crochet Term||Standard US Crochet Term|
|dc – double crochet||sc – single crochet|
|htr – half treble||hdc – half double crochet|
|tr – treble||dc – double crochet|
|dtr – double treble crochet||tr – treble crochet|
You’ll also need to work the following special stitches:
4dtr cluster stitch (4dtr-Cl)/ US 4tr cluster stitch (4tr-Cl):
Begin as if to double treble crochet/treble crochet in next stitch, but don’t complete the stitch and leave two loops on the hook. Repeat this again, crocheting as if to make a double treble crochet/treble crochet but don’t complete the stitch and leave three loops on the hook. Continue to do this, working into the same stitch, until there are 5 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on the hook.
2tr cluster stitch (2tr-Cl)/ US 2dc cluster stitch (2dc-Cl):
Begin as if to treble crochet/double crochet in next stitch, but don’t complete the stitch and leave two loops on the hook. Repeat this again, crocheting as if to make a treble crochet/double crochet but don’t complete the stitch and leave three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
Stacked UK tr/ US dc – Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. *Insert your hook into the vertical bar below (of the stitch you just made), yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook; rep from * once more
Stacked UK dtr/ US tr- as above but repeat twice more instead of once more.
Don’t let the list put you off though! I’ve filmed an entire video tutorial of the whole crochet project to walk you through every step of the way. You can watch it here:
Sweater pattern notes
A ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
Turn your work after each row.
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