Ahhh, Fall… how I have missed you. With you you bring pumpkins, fire pits and crisp, morning air. Which is also why this new Four-Hour Fall Sweater crochet pattern is perfect for you! ♥
This chunky sweater reminds me of football games and fire pits. It reminds me of friends and laughter, of foggy mornings, and steam rising off of a fresh cup of coffee. Yep, I’m ready!
This is a free crochet pattern. For this pattern we’ll use a super chunky yarn (or chunky, up to you!) and an oversized crochet hook. This helps to keep the chunky sweater chunky without suffocating you at the same time. Bonus! 😉
Each sweater made from this pattern is completely customizable; make it longer to wear with leggings or make it super oversized to wear around the house. Give it a small neck opening or a huge boat neck so it falls off the shoulder. If making for someone else, you’ll find this sizing information helpful.
I named this sweater the Four Hour Fall Sweater because that’s how long it takes me to make. It could take you a shorter amount of time or longer, depending on how quickly you crochet and how much time you can devote to the completion of it. No matter what though, it’s the quickest clothing item I’ve ever completed! So there’s that. 😉
Want to make a not-so-chunky sweater? Then you’ll want the Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy pullover pattern! 😉
The chain at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
This pattern is written using US terms.
Four Hour Fall Sweater Crochet Pattern
To start: Chain until length reaches from hip to hip (or larger if you like) without stretching. Make sure the chain count ends on an even number and is not too tight! If too tight it will balloon out and the sweater will be huge.
Row 1: Ch-1 (in addition to your chain count), sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next * sc in next, dc in next * repeat between * * to end. Turn
Rows 2 – 20: Ch-1, * sc in next, dc in next * repeat between * * to end. Turn
***check width again after row 4 or so***
Row 21: Ch-1, (sc, dc) in each of first two sts, * sc in next, dc in next * repeat between * * to last 2 sts, (sc, dc) in each of last two sts. Turn
Rows 22- 23: repeat row 2
Row 24: repeat row 21
Rows 25 – 31: repeat row 2
Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing shoulder seam.
Lay two sides next to one another and, using the Mattress Stitch, sew front and back together from rows 5 to 24. Leave long tails so that you can adjust/loosen/tighten after completing the rest of the sweater. Note that rows 25 – 31 are your armholes.
Sew the top together also using the Mattress Stitch, leaving as wide or as narrow neck opening as you like. I left about 14 stitches (28 total) unsewn for my neck hole.
Onto the arms!
Join yarn with a slip stitch to the base of either armhole.
Row 1: Ch-1, sc in same * dc in next opening, sc in next opening * repeat between * * to end. (19) DO NOT JOIN, work in a spiral instead. (stitch markers don’t really matter)
*19 stitches isn’t absolutely imperative, just make sure that you aren’t placing too many or too few stitches around the opening and that the end number is an ODD number.
Rows 2 – desired length reached: * dc in next, sc in next * repeat between * * around.
Final Row: sc in each st around.
Fasten off and weave in ends using the Invisible Join. Repeat process for other sleeve.
Almost done! Woohoo!!
Next we will add a few rows of single crochet to the bottom of the sweater.
Attach yarn with slip stitch at either bottom right corner.
Row 1: Ch-1, sc in same st and in each across. Ch-1, turn.
Rows 2 – 3: sc in each st across.
Fasten off first side. When finished with the second side go ahead and single crochet around the ENTIRE sweater hem (including side slits). This will help to clean up the edges and tie it all together. Fasten off and weave in all ends throughout (and tighten base of armhole if needed) and you are finished with your Four Hour Fall Sweater!! Woot!
Let me know how long this takes you!