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Swagger Sweater: Crochet Sweater for Men

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It has been ages since I crocheted something for the menfolk. The Swagger Sweater is changing that! Available in sizes from small to 3XL, this sweater pattern is sure to be the perfect crocheted garment for the men in your life. Or yourself, if that’s you! 😉

Swagger Sweater Crochet Pattern for men

Swagger Sweater Crochet Pattern

Crocheting for men can sometimes be tricky. There simply aren’t as many crochet patterns for men as there are for women. The other men’s sweater I’ve designed, the Cozy Coed Cardigan, has been remarkably popular. That is a unisex pattern as is this one.

The Swagger Sweater came to be when my brother Forrest asked me to design a men’s sweater pattern and I could not be happier with the way this design turned out!

men's crochet sweater pattern

For this sweater we are using the Alternating Single Crochet Spike Stitch, which is remarkably easy and mindless to crochet. A great project for movie night!

crochet sweater for men

My oldest is wearing the XL size and my youngest is wearing the size small. These are true to size – or so I am told. 😉

We are using Brava Worsted for this pattern. Of course, you could use other worsted weight yarns such as Big Twist Value yarn from Joann, Red Heart Super Saver, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Bernat Value, or any other worsted weight yarn you fancy.

While you are working up this sweater you may feel that the fabric is too dense, which may lead you to assume that the sweater will be too stiff. I want you to know two things…

1.) I did this on purpose, and

2.) it’s going to be okay! 🙌

The first time you wash it, it will soften up to the perfect density for a sweater that will hold its shape well.

The washing makes a HUGE difference! My oldest complained that it was too stiff while trying it on, then after washing he admitted that I knew what I was doing. (I should have gotten that in writing, eh? 🤣)

If you’re still worried I suggest make the gauge swatch as listed in the pattern, then weave in the ends and throw it in your next load of laundry. The difference is almost unbelievable.

swagger sweater crochet pattern

Grab this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home blog shop! Thank you!


Worsted Weight Yarn (Brava Worsted used)
-approx (1500, 1700, 1900, 2150, 2400, 2600) yards

Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm

(4 or 5) 9/16” buttons (no buttonholes necessary)

Sizing: (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) fits chest up to (36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”, 56”)

One reason I chose Brava Worsted for this pattern is because they have these colors available in the huge Brava 500 skeins, which each contain a whopping 1090 yards each!

Grab this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home blog shop! Thank you! I hope that you love this pattern, and the end result! Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to help!

Please be sure to share a photo of your finished Swagger Sweater with me. You can do so by tagging @HeartHookHome on all social media and in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.

how to crochet a sweater for men

More men’s patterns:

Cozy Coed Cardigan Crochet Pattern (Adult Small to 4XL Tall)

Men’s Quarter Zip Sherpa Free Crochet Pattern

Simple Scarf for Men

Cozy Classroom Size 10/12 Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Nitty Gritty Scarf: Free Men’s Scarf Crochet Pattern

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  1. Stumped about how to start the left pec. It kinda looks like there's 4 stitches chained then hook is inserted in the sweater to start??? Wondering if u can help guide me here. Thanks!
    1. Duh, got ahead of myself. Once I got to this part and actually read the row I answered my own question lol.
    2. Can you please tell me how your figured the left pec out? I’m so confused as the paragraph before stated to start with a sSC in the next open space. But then the start of the row states to start with 4 chains. I can’t figure this out
  2. Can this ( new swagger sweater) be made for a 8 year old bold who is barely in a size 8 . I have one of my granddaughter’s a canyon sweater and now working on another for my other granddaughter. I had bought the pattern and used the tutorial videos! It was perfect! I would like to make my grandson something, Thank you
  3. Your new swagger sweater looks great. Please tell me the age of the boys wearing the sweater in the pictures.