Ever crocheted a sweater? In chunky yarn?
Allow me to introduce Pryor Creek Sweater. This sweater is made with Kraemer Yarns Perfection Chunky in color #7133 Raggedy Andy. It’s written in a six sizes from Small to 3X! I really wanted a range of people to be able to wear this sweater. You’ll need between 8 and 14 skeins of the yarn, depending on the sweater size you choose to make. You can buy the pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, and LoveCrochet!
The front of the sweater is made with post stitch ribbing (unfamiliar with post stitches? See my tutorial). In a solid yarn, this texture would be a lot easier to see, but in this marled colorway the texture is subtle, and I like that. The sleeves and back are smooth, stitched in half-double crochet. The body and sleeves are stitched in the round, and attached as you go with raglan seams. The sweater is *almost* seamless. You’ll just need to sew up a small gap in each underarm. Fortunately it won’t be visible unless you raise your arms, so if you are a little less than proficient at seaming, chances are, no one will know.
The raglan seams decrease up to a boat neck. The pattern is pretty simple and straight forward. The most challenging part will be the first ten rounds of the yoke, where the instructions get a little complicated because the different sizes decrease at different rates. However, you CAN do this, and this video may be helpful for figuring out how to get started on the yoke. If you need more help than that, don’t hesitate to contact me!
I’m looking forward to seeing lots of pretty finished sweaters on Ravelry, so be sure to share yours! Also, please find me on your favorite social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram.