Turtley Awesome Sweater




 Turtley Awesome Sweater

I was so excited when I got my hands on the new Sugar Bush Dawson Yarn.
And I knew exactly what I wanted to make when I felt how cozy it was...
it's 50% llama soft and 50% merino wool.
I've designed a few sweaters to date...and I decided to make this one just a little bit different.


A turtleneck!
I'm so happy how it turned out.
It's definitely beginner friendly and can be made by knowing basic stitches.
Can't wait to see what colour you choose, happy making your Turtley Awesome Sweater!

VIDEO:
Before I get into the pattern, I made a quick video of how you can easily go from Yarn Hank to Yarn Ball.  Just have patience, don't go too fast, and mind all the tangles. If you go slow (especially in the beginning) you will end up with very few tangles and a perfect ball to throw in a yarn bowl and get making! Click HERE to watch!

Notes before you begin:
-this pattern consists of 4 panels (front panel, back panel, sleeves x 2, and collar, all are seamed together)
-the collar is made separately and seamed around neckline
-this pattern can be easily adjusted to size (the initial ribbing for each panel can be measured to the desired width required)
-once you start the ribbing/cuff on each panel you can measure it to the width you need (to your waist or around your wrist)
-the size indicated in this pattern will fit Small
-I used approx. 5 hanks/skeins to make mine


OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: Turtley Awesome Sweater

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Color (Mossy Meadow)

Size U.S. M/13 [9 mm] crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge:
7 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in griddle st.

Abbreviations:
Ch = Chain(s)
Rep = Repeat
Sts = stitches
Sc = Single Crochet
Sctbl = Single crochet through back loop
Dc = Double Crochet

How to do the Griddle Stitch (source @DaisyFarm.Stitches) :
Start with an odd number of chains. In the second chain from hook, work a single crochet. In the next stitch, work a double crochet. Alternate across the whole row sc and dc. The last stitch you make should be a dc. Chain one and turn. Single crochet into the dc you just made from the previous row. Then, double crochet into the sc. alternate again across the whole row. Always dc into sc. Always sc into dc



Instructions:
The instructions are written for size S.  If changes are necessary to make a larger size, add the desired amount of ribbing/cuff rows before each panel.

BACK and FRONT (make alike):
Ribbing: Ch 7.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 6 sts
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sctbl in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until ribbing reaches desired width. (for XS/S = 36 rows)
Do not fasten off

Next row: Ch 1. Work Sc evenly across long edge of ribbing. Turn. (for XS/S = 37 sc)
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in  first sc. *1 Dc in next sc. Sc in next sc.  Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. 1 dc in last sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1.  *1 sc in every dc. 1 dc in every sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. 1 dc in last sc. Turn.
Rep last row until panel reached desired length. (for S = 20 rows)





SLEEVES (make 2):
CUFF: Ch 7.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 6 sts
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sctbl in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until cuff reaches desired width. (for XS/S = 19 rows)
Do not fasten off

Next row: Ch 1. Work Sc evenly across long edge of ribbing. Turn. (for XS/S = 20 sc)
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in  first sc. *1 Dc in next sc. Sc in next sc.  Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. 1 dc in last sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1.  *1 sc in every dc. 1 dc in every sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. 1 dc in last sc. Turn.
*once you've reached half way up your arm (at your elbow) you can add 1 extra dc at the beginning and end of each row - so you have more room for the upper part of your arm (this will create an increase)
Rep last row until panel reached desired length. (for S = 20 rows)

Finishing:
(WS) Lay front panel, back panel, and sleeves as shown in Diagram 1.
(WS) Fold sweater in half and seam under sleeves and along sides as shown in Diagram 2.




Collar (made separately and seamed around neckline):
*the number of chains may be different depending on how wide/narrow you have made the neckline
Ch 20 - 25? (this will be determined on the size of neck edge you have left/will vary)
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sctbl in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep 2nd row until work measures length to fit around neck edge.
Fasten off.

Now seam collar around neck edge.
Fasten off.

Diagram 1:




Diagram 2:


Can't wait to see your Turtley Awesome Sweater!
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3 comments

  1. Wow! I really like this pattern! Brilliant thank you.🙌

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  2. Hi! Beautiful sweater- how many skeins of Dawson did it take? I’d love to teach this in my yarn shop but need to be able to tell my crocheters how much to get. Did I miss that on the post? Thanks.

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  3. Sun Dragon, early in the post she said approximately 5 Hanks. �� Hope this helps! I love it too, but I am not sure I am smart enough about patterns to make it bigger. I need an XL.

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