Unisex Crochet Sweater Making


this is I know and I am so glad you are joining me today for another tutorial if you are new to my channel welcome to my crochet family I’m so glad that you decided to join us today and today I am sharing with you a beautiful man’s sweater it was something that was highly requested from me and I looked around the internet and I couldn’t find a lot of crochet sweater for guys so I obliged and here we are today here is the sweater so for my guys sweater there are a few things that I really had to take into account and I asked my husband and
you know the first thing that he told me he wanted in a sweater was comfort so I had to choose a yarn that was supersoft and that’s why I chose two days here and I will put all the information about the yarn I used in the info box down below as usual and I will also put young substitutions for you if you cannot find the exact yarn I know sometimes it’s hard to find so I will give you a few options down beautiful parks go and check it out the color – he wanted something really neutral so the color is great but it has the little specks of color that I really discrete in it and
then the beauty about crochet is that he’s very picky about where the sweater hits you know his hips the length of his sleeve and I could customize all that on him as you will be able to do for your guys sweater and that’s the beauty of crochet the stitch I used today is super super simple but it gives it a little texture it’s really interesting and you only need two no single crochet and double crochet to achieve it so that’s good it’s called the seed stitch I think not sure I never know the names of the stitch I know how to make them but I
don’t know the names so we’ll call it the seed stitch but it’s really easy one single crochet one double crochet and then you alternate in the next round that is throughout the sweater super simple super manly I really like the way it came out and I’m very excited to show you exactly how I created if you are not subscribed to my channel please don’t hesitate to do so it’s totally free hit the subscribe button right there and hit the little bell so if you would like to be notified every time I post something new you can check me on my social media
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time happy crochet love you all for this tutorial you will need three skeins of yarn from the stitch studio by nicole brand in the earth stone and mine is gray I will put a description of everything I used in the infobox down below and I will also give you yarn alternatives in case you cannot find the specific yarn you will also need a six point five millimeter crochet hook some scissors and a tapestry needle so you take your crochet hook Yaron we will be crocheting in the round but I will show you her trick to create a circle without twisting your chain which is something that you have to be
mindful of make a slipknot so you’re going to chain seven with your six and a half millimeter crochet hook once you have seven chains you’re going to drop your stitch go back to the first chain you created making sure not to twist your chain pass your crochet hook through that first chain you created and then pass it to the last chain you just made number seven and just like that you’re going to continue to change the number of chains you want for your sweater we’re creating the bottom edge of your sweater so we’re working from
the bottom up working in the round so my husband is an extra-large that is the size we are going to make today and for that I needed to make 120 chains at the end when you have 120 chains you just slip stitch through the first little chain and that’s it your circle is created and it is not twisted now I’m going to change three and then in each of the chain around I am going to make a double crochet all around the chain you had created and at the end of your chain you will have 120 double crochets and that is your first round when you reach the end of
your first round you’re going to slip stitch with the first chain three you had created at the beginning of your first round and for your second round we’re going to place a stitch marker in the first stitch so you know where your round begins and ends since we are crocheting in the round it helps a lot so the stitch I use for these men sweater I wanted to keep it simple but yet to give it some texture is I think called the seed stitch and it’s super easy it’s one single crochet followed by a double crochet and then a single crochet and a double crochet all around
the round and then under the next round you’re going to do the opposite so on top of this single crochet you will make a double crochet and on top of the double crochet you will make a single crochet let’s do it together so you alternate a single crochet and then a double crochet in the next stitch and in a single crochet in the next stitch and Anam double crochet all around your second round and I will meet you at the end of your second round when you reach the end of your second round I will slip stitch with the single crochet I had me at the beginning of the
first round and I am ending my second round all right so we are at the end of round two and here is where you have to pay attention even though we are working in the round creating a circle we’re going to go back and forth between rounds you’re going to actually chain 1 and turn your work around we’re doing that because we want or stitch to be cohesive and eventually when we meet our chest and our arm holes we will stop working in the round and we will work in rows and if we do that while working in the round at the beginning and then
working in rows on the upper part of our party the stitch will not look the same for your third round you’re going to chain one and turn your work around and we will continue in the seed stitch so what you will do for your third round is find out what is your first stitch in your own in our case the previous round was a double crochet so on top of the double crochet you’re going to begin this round with a single crochet and then make a double crochet on top of the single crochet from the previous round and you’re going to continue like that
for your third round I’ll meet you at the end of your third round all right you have slip stitch with the first stitch you had created at the end of your third around and now we’re going to work on your fourth round keep putting the stitch marker at the beginning of each round chain one and turn your work around and again for that first round found which one is the first stitch from the previous round in our case it is a double crochet so you will make a single crochet on top of the double crochet and a double crochet on top of the single crochet and repeat all
around your fourth round so that is basically the pattern in super-easy it goes really fast and we’re creating the body of your sweater right now so we’re going to continue like that back and forth back and forth until you reach round I don’t know if you can call it around or a row but whatever it is around let’s call it around around 44 this is what your work will look like it’s gorgeous super super nice so it’s really a big circle that you just created and that is the front and the back of your sweater alright so we’re
going to move now to row 45 so we are going to create the armhole opening and work on the back part of your sweater and for that now we’re going to work in rows so here is the beginning of your row you have your stitch marker there and that is the 45th row you’re going to continue in pattern single crochet double crochet you are going to count 54 stitches once you have 54 stitches you are going to chain one and you’re going to turn around you can place a stitch marker at the end of your 45th row so you know where it ends and where it begins that
helps and here you go chain 1 and turn your work around and you’re done for with your 45th row which is the first row of your back and you will continue like that working in pattern back and forth working on those 54 stitches and you’re going to do that from row 46 to row 58 and I will meet you at the end of a row 58 when we will begin to create the back color and the shoulders all right let’s create the first shoulder and for your rule 59 you are going to work in pattern but along only 15 on stitches so you do your 15 stitches in seed stitch and then you
will chain and turn your work around and we are going to continue to work like that in pattern over only 15 stitches for a number of four rows so from rule 59 to the end of row 62 back and forth on those 15 stitches and I will meet you at the end of a row 62 fasten off now go to the opposite side of your bag you’re going to join your crochet hook at the right side of your work of your back and you’re going to repeat those four rows you’re going to go back and forth on working only 15 stitches and for four rows so really repeating what you had
done on the other side for the other shoulder and when you are done with your second shoulder you fast enough as well and you are actually done with your back and this is what your work will look like you have the two shoulders and then the opening for the color great job and now we are going to be working on the front of your sweater so we are going to count 12 stitches from our bat and we are going to skip those 12 stitches and place a stitch marker and that is where we are going to begin the front those are skipped twelve stitches will be the opening for the armhole and for
the sleeves so you take your crochet hook pass it through the 13 stitches and take your yarn on the opposite side you’re going to leave the last 12 stitches from your back again counting 12 and putting a second stitch marker and this is the stitches you are going to work on the stitches in between those stitch markers so join your yarn so you are working on the front of your sweater now and you are going to begin at row 45 again we’re going to join your yarn and you are going to be working as for the back on 54 stitches and you’re going to
continue working back and forth on those 54 stitches until you reach the end of a row 56 and now we are going to work on your front part of your body color and on the front part of your body shoulder and it’s exactly the same as for the back except for the fact that you’re going to begin the shoulders and the color two rows before so we had began for the back to create the shoulders at 3:59 and for the front shoulders we’re going to begin to work only on the 15 stitches for six rows this time and we will begin at route 57 so we will go 57 58 59 60 61 and 62 so
the front color will be a little lower than the back color and that is what you’re going to do so work on your right shoulder and you are just going to work on a one shoulder first working fifteen stitches for six rows and then on the second side of your shoulder of your color and that is what it will look like on one side and then on the next once you are done with the front and the back part of your sweater it is time to join the shoulders together and this time I will show you how to assemble it with a tapestry needle and always a little bit of the gray yarn you of course put your
sweater wrong side facing you so the seam will be on the wrong side of your work and you take your tapestry needle and you pass it through a stitch the top of your stitch from one shoulder and through the top of the stitch to the next shoulder of course making sure that you match the stitch from the front to the stitch from the back and just passing it through this stitch and you’re going to do that little stitch with your tapestry needle all along the 15 stitches of one shoulder and then all along the 15 all along the 15 stitches of the other shoulder and voila your
shoulders are joined assembled and by joining your shoulders you created at the same time the armhole opening which will host your sleeves when you are done assembling your shoulders it is time to sew in all the loose tails of your work at the back of your sweater and here is what we have now we have the sweater without the sleeves and without the collar there you go so this is the back of your word time to put it right side back facing you so we won’t see the shoulder seams and you see now in mid sense why we went back and forth back and forth for the body instead of just
crocheting in the round so we could have the cohesive pattern also at the top of your work and here is the opening for the sleeve and that is what we are going to work on next creating the sleeves and I am going to show you how to do that so here is the opening of your sleeve your work is a right side facing you and you’re going to put a stitch marker in the middle bottom of your sleeve should have about the same amount of stitches on one side of the stitch marker and on the other going from the bottom to the right in to the left you’re going to
take your crochet hook and you’re going to join with your yarn right there at the stitch marker and you’re going to begin to pick up stitches at the bottom of your sleeve always staying in pattern so we begin with a single crochet and then a double crochet and a single crochet so the first part is really easy because you’re picking up the single crochet as they come which is the bottom part of your sleeve and then when you go up the sides it’s a little more tricky because it’s less obvious to pick up the stitches the most important part is to pick the same
amount of stitches going up your sleeve until you reach your shoulder seam then picking the stitches on the other side going down from the seam towards the bottom of your sleeve so your sleeves will be symmetrical it is important to have the same amount of stitches picked up there then on the other side of your sleeve and here you see clearly how I picked up the stitches at the bottom and then going up until I reach two seam and then picking up the same amount of stitches on the other side until I reach my stitch marker now I am at my stitch marker and I am going to slip stitch waste of first
stitch we had created the beginning of our first round of our sleeve we are crocheting in the round but doing the same thing as we did before turning our work around from one round to the next just to keep that pattern cohesive again and making a single crochet on top of the double crochet double crochet on top of the single crochet so continuing in pattern really and we are at the second round of our sleeve the second round of our sleeve is going to be a decrease round and we were going to do that is we’re going to go in pattern for the first eight stitches once you reach the ninth
stitch which is a single crochet I’ll show you how to decrease exactly while keeping in pattern that’s key again to keep the cohesion of your stitch alright so you’re going to pass your crochet hook through the stitch yarn over and right back through that stitch you have two loops on your crochet hook I’m going to repeat in the next stitch pass your crochet hook through the stitch yarn over and back through the stitch you have three loops on your crochet hook and yarn over through the three loops on your crochet hook and that was a single
crochet decrease and now in the next two stitches we’re going to do a double crochet decrease yarn over through the stitch yarn over and back and you have three loops on your crochet hook yarn over through two of the loops and you have two loops on your crochet hook now you go to the next stitch yarn over through that stitch yarn over and back now you’re going to have four loops on your crochet hook you’re going to yarn over through two of the loops and then you’re going to yarn over and through all of the three loops on your crochet
hook and just like that you did a double crochet decrease so whenever you decrease to keep the pattern the way you want it to be you need to do two decreases one single crochet decrease and one double crochet decrease are right next to each other and we’re going to do that every eight stitches around your second round and now you’re just going to continue in pattern from round three to the end of round six I will meet you at the end of round six just don’t forget to turn your work around in between rounds and this is what your work will look like your
beautiful sleep and for round seven you’re going to crochet sixteen stitches in pattern so single crochet double crochet single crochet double crochet and then once you are done with your 16 stitches you’re going to decrease over the four next stitches single two together single crochet 2 together and then double crochet two together and then repeat one more time and I will meet you at the end of your round 7 enough around 8 to 26 you are just going to continue to work in pattern then I will meet you at the end of around 26 I still put my stitch marker to help me
figure out where the rounds begin and end that really helps alright so end of round 26 we are still narrowing the sleeve but gently and for around 27 you are going to do a round of decrease and this time you’re going to begin with the decrease and you’re going to do a double crochet decrease over the two first stitches and then you’re going to do a single crochet decrease over the two next stitches single two together then you’re going to continue in pattern for 16 stitches whatever brings you to about the middle of your sleep the opposite side of the
stitch marker and once you reach that you are going to decrease again over four stitches again you look double crochet decrease two double crochets together and then single crochet decrease two single crochets together and then you’re going to continue in pattern until you reach your stitch marker and then from around 28 to around 33 you are going to continue in pattern and I will meet you at the end of you around 33 and for your around 34 you’re going to repeat the same decrease you’re going to double crochet two together then single
crochet two together then do 16 stitches in pattern and then decrease again two double crochets two single crochets and continue in pattern until you reach your stitch marker and I will meet you at the end of around 34 and for around 35 to 40 one you’re going to be crocheting in pattern around and around don’t forget to turn in between your around and here we are at the forty second round and for this forty second round we’re going to really decrease to begin to create the cuff for your sleeve and what you’re going to do for the forty second round
you’re going to begin by doing a single crochet decrease so two single crochets together and then you’re going to make a double crochet decrease so two double crochets together and then you’re going to crochet in pattern in the next two stitches and then you’re going to decrease the two next stitches actually into four next stitches doing again two single crochets together and then two double crochets together and again two stitches in pattern and then decrease again and that is what you’re going to do around your forty seconds around
all around that round crochet two stitches in pattern and then do the decrease over the next four stitches and you will do that until the end of the forty second round and I will meet you at the end of your round time for the cuffs and for the cuffs what we’re going to do on your 43rd round you’re going to chain three and that will count as your first double crochet then you’re going to make two double crochets and then you are going to make two double crochets together and then for the rest of your round what you’re going to do is three double crochets two
double crochets together three double crochets two double crochets together and I will meet you at the end of your forty third round here you go slip stitch in the first chain three you had made at the beginning of your round and you’re done with your forty third round now we’re going to switch to a smaller crochet hook it’s optional you don’t have to but I switch from my six and a half millimeter to a five millimeter and then for your 44th round you’re going to change three and that will count as your first double crochet and
then you will double crochet all around and I will meet you at the end of your 44th round where you will fasten off and sew in all the loose tails and just like that you are done or with your sleeve and you will repeat exactly the same thing for the other sleeve and now it’s time for us to make the color alright so for the color take your sweater and you’re going to pass your crochet hook through the left side of your back right there join with your yarn and the color we’re going to make it in a single crochet so what you’re going to do is be
crocheting in the round and picking up single crochets all around your color and again the only thing you want to pay attention is to have the same amount of stitches on one side of the color going up and down the seam the shoulder seam and then having the same amount of stitches on the other side of the color so the opposite side so you’re going to take a certain amount of stitch going up to the seam and that should be the same amount of that seam on the other side and then you’re going to go down the seam and that also should be the same amount then the other the opposite side
going down the opposite side of the seam and except for that Ridge is going to pick up your single crochets leisurely going around for the first round of your color and pick up your stitches your single crochets on until you reach the first single crochet you had made put a stitch marker that helps again to figure out where your round begins and end and for your second round of single crochet we are going to make a round of decrease to decrease that wide opening it’s too wide for the color so what we’re going to do is chain one at the beginning of
the year round and single crochet in the next six stitches and then through the next two stitches into one and then make 6 single crochets again and turn the two stitches into one by making a single crochet decrease single crochet two together and you’re going to continue like that all around your second round and that is it what you’re going to do now for the next two to three rows depending on how wide you want your color is just going around and around single crocheting and once you have reached the size of your color you want for me it was five rounds once I had
five rounds of single crochet I fast enough and that is it my friends you just created this beautiful men’s Cystic sweater that I think looks fabulous my husband actually really liked it and he’s really picky if it’s the least Ichi you will not worry it if it doesn’t fit exactly the way he wants he will not worried so that’s the beauty of it I could really personalize it and customize it to his body and that is a size extra large of course as I said and as usual other sizes will be in a few days on my blog which is www.iowadnr.gov
reading pattern and many more written patterns that you can find there and that’s it I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I have enjoyed creating it for you I am looking forward to many more I really like crocheting for guys I think it’s really cool I don’t think there are enough guys patterns on the on the web so that felt good I am looking forward to many more and in the meantime happy crochet and love you see you next time bye