Paint the Town Sweater


 I've always wanted to make a red sweater.

And just in time for the holidays, this pattern won't take you

 long and it's perfect for beginners.

Hopefully you're taking some time off for Christmas and you'll be snuggled up with your yarn, watching your favourite show....making an easy sweater.


First the yarn....I'm not a big fan of worsted weight, but this is one of the best worsted I've ever worked with.  

Swish from WeCrochet  works up so quickly and guys....it's 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool!

If you need a worsted for any project in the future, THIS is the yarn you need.

On top of all of that, it's super budget friendly at only $5.99(US)/ball!

And it comes in over 45 colours!

Fill your cart with Swish, click HERE


Notes before you begin:

-this sweater is made up of 2 panels, seamed together at the shoulders and at the sides

-the sleeves are then worked right on to the panels

-Diagram below will explain this in more detail. (it's very easy!)

-The starting chain determines how long (length) your panel will be, the amount of rows you complete is the width of your sweater (image for guidance below)

-Chain 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch

-You can make this as a Spring/Summer top, just don't complete the sleeves

-I made a size small

-if you ever need help with sizing, send me 

a note: othcrochetnook [at] gmail DOT [com]

-It's important to do Foundation Double Crochet to start, this will give the true stretch of the panel and make it easier to complete each row


Foundation Double Crochet:

If you need it, here is a video tutorial on Foundation Double Crochet, from CreatiKnit.

Click HERE to watch.


Before you begin:

Grab your measuring tape.

View the diagram below. 

(A) measurement will represent how many FDC you will work up before Row 1.  (I worked up 64 FDC, my panel measurement was 17")

(B) measurement will represent how many rows you will complete.  (I completed 34 rows, my panel width measured 18")


source: sewnorth


OTH Crochet Nook Patter: Paint the Town Sweater

Yarn: Swish in Serrano (I used 6 = 660 yards)

Hook: 5.00mm/H Hook Furls Odyssey

Notions: Scissors, Stitch Markers, Measuring Tape

Gauge: 15 sts x 8 rows = 4"


Abbreviations:

Sts: Stitches

FDC: Foundation Double Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

BLO: Back Loop Only

Sk: Skip

Ch: Chain


FDC 64

Row 1: Ch 2. DC BLO in first 4 sts. *Ch 1, Sk 1. DC BLO in the next 2. Repeat from * leaving the last 5 sts unworked.  Ch 1, Sk 1. DC BLO in the next 4 sts. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2. DC BLO is every stitch until end of the row. Turn.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you've reached the width of your sweater (I completed 34 rows)

Note: your last row should end with Row 2.


Before sleeves, seam panels together:

I whip stitched 4" for each shoulder.

And whip stitched 10" up each side. (My armholes were 7")

Turn inside out.


Sleeves:

*These are wide sleeves with no shaping

*These will NOT be worked in the round, they will be worked back and fourth.

*Continue to work each row leaving the seam under the arm unworked

*See image below for guidance.


Attach yarn to the armpit.

Row 1: Ch 2. DC BLO in first 4 sts. *Ch 1, Sk 1. DC BLO in the next 2. Repeat from * leaving the last 5 sts unworked.  Ch 1, Sk 1. DC BLO in the next 4 sts. TURN (do not sl st together, do not crochet in the round)

Row 2: Ch 2. DC BLO is every stitch until end of the row. Turn.

Repeat Row 1 and 2 until you reach desired sleeve length. (I completed ** rows)

Sl St to fasten off.


Final Seaming:

Whip Stich underneath each sleeve.

Weave all ends in.

Optional: Add 1 row of single crochets to the neck hole, around the arm, and around the bottom


And you're done!

I'd love to see your Paint the Town Sweater.

Tag me @OTHCrochetNook

Thank you for all your support this year.

Happy Holidays and all the best for 2021!

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The Paint The Town Sweater is a FREE crochet pattern part of a collaboration with my friends at WeCrochet. 
 This post contains affiliate links.


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DIY Pom Pom Holiday Tree

 


I love Christmas.

And I love non-traditional colours in Christmas decor.

Pink and Gold.

Oranges.

Rainbow

Source: Pinterest

I wanted to add a colour to my Christmas decor.

I wanted it to feel warm and almost tropical.


I used Mighty Stitch from WeCrochet...you can choose between 32 colours!!!

Your options are endless. 


If you want to make a Pom Pom Tree in the colours I chose, fill your cart with:







If you want to make one in traditional colours, fill your cart with:







This Pom Pom tree is so easy to make!

Just make a ton of pom poms, in all different sizes (or the same size, up to you).

And glue gun them to the cone.

I've added photo and video tutorials on how to use a pom pom maker below.

OTH Crochet Nook DIY Pattern: Pom Pom Holiday Tree

Supplies:

Sharp Scissors

Pom Pom maker (small and large size)

Yarn (I used Mighty Stitch from WeCrochet)

Glue Gun

Foam Cone (I used size: 4.9" x 17.8")

Step 1: Make your poms poms.

Here is what different sizes will look like:

Source: amazon.ca

Here is a photo tutorial on how to use the pom pom maker:

Source: babbledabbledo.com

Here is a video tutorial on how to use the pom pom maker, click HERE to watch

Source: Red Ted Art


Step 2: Glue all your pom poms to your cone.


There is a trick to gluing them to the cone.

You need to flatten one section of each pom pom and press firmly for a few seconds.

I noticed if I didn't flatten a section, it wouldn't stick to the cone very well.

You can add as many pom poms that will fill the cone, in all different sizes, in any colours you'd like.  

I loved making this and will keep it out every holiday season.

I'd love to see yours!

Tag me @OTHCrochetNook

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The DIY Pom Pom Holiday Tree is a FREE DIY Patterns part of a collaboration with my friends at WeCrochet.  This post contains affiliate links.



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