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Best Friend Sweaters - free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

Best Friend Sweaters
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

These sweaters were created for a friend’s daughter and her friend. They are made from the top down, and are totally seamless. The lacy stitch and stripes add fun details and make them very unique. Wear them over your swimsuit or a tank top in the summer, and over a long sleeve top in the winter and they are useful year round! This pattern is written in one size, I do not have plans to add more sizes at this time.

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Size:
Child 12/14 or Adult S
Measures: Chest 32″, Underarm to Wrist: 17″

Yarn:
Lion Brand 24/7
Color A: 156 Mint OR Sky 107 – 6 skeins
Color B: 157 Lemon OR Purple 147 – 1 skein

Hook/Needles:
US-7, 4.5mm

Gauge:
19 sts x 6 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern ALSO 4 stitch pattern repeats = 7″

Other supplies:
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
bpdc – back post double crochet
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
fsc – foundation single crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

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Getting Started:
To make the sleeves longer, repeat round 23 more times. To make body longer, repeat last round more times. Keep in mind this will take more yarn.

Pattern:
Rnd 1: Fsc 72, join with a sl st to top of first st, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), skip 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st, skip 2, *dc in next st, skip 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st, skip 2; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, *3 dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 3; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 st, *skip 3, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 1, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 1, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 1, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 1, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 2, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 2, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 8: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, 3 dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, *dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, 3 dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 3; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, dc in next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 st, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 10: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, dc in next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 1, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, dc in next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 1, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 11: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 1, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 1, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 12: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 2, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip 2, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 13: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 14: (separate body from arms) Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * 8 more times, skip 3, dc in next st,  ch 5, skip 8 ch-2 sps, **skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from ** 9 more times, skip 3, dc in next st,  ch 5, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Stripes:
For Two Stripes make rnds 15-17, 21-23 in second color
For One Stripe make rnds 15-20 in second color

Rnd 15: (body) Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * 8 more times, skip 3, dc in next st, skip 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch, skip 2 ch, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, **skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from ** 8 more times, skip 3, dc in next st, skip 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnds 16-32: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Sleeves:
Rnd 1: Join new yarn to the top of the last dc before the arm opening from rnd 14, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * 6 more times, sl st to top of next dc from rnd 14.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, skip 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in remaining loop of next ch (there will already be stitches worked in to this ch), skip 2 ch, dc in sl st from previous round, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st ch-2 sp, skip 2, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st ch-2 sp, skip 1, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc2tog, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnds 9-23: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp, *skip 3, dc in next st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 24: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), sl st to ch 2 sp, ch 2, *skip 3, dc in next st, ch 2, sl st to ch 2 sp, ch 2; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5.
Rnd 25: Ch 3, dc in ch-2 sp, dc in sl st, dc in ch-2 sp, *dc in dc, dc in ch-2 sp, dc in sl st, dc in ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch.
Rnds 26-27: Ch 2 (does not count as a st) fpdc in fist st, bpdc in next st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st; repeat from * to end, sl st to top of first fpdc.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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4 Comments

4 Comments on Best Friend Sweaters – free crochet pattern!

  1. Aracelis (Chelin)
    August 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm (12 months ago)

    Wow Jessie! I love it. Ok, now we need it in plus size…:-) Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  2. Teri Palmer
    August 24, 2016 at 5:42 am (11 months ago)

    I agree with the comment I see, you need women & plus sizes.

    Reply
    • Jessie
      August 24, 2016 at 7:51 am (11 months ago)

      I have woman and plus sizes on many of my patterns. This one was for a friend’s daughter and I only made it in her size.

      Reply
  3. Hillary
    November 13, 2016 at 1:25 am (8 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing, Jessie!
    I love it… it’s cute

    Reply

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