Diamond in the Rough Sweater

Updated: Nov 16, 2020


For us, Sunday certainly didn't feel much like Easter Sunday and it def doesn't feel like spring. We didn't get to spend it with family because of the shelter in place, we don't have kids to hide eggs for or surprise with Easter baskets and the weather took a nose dive over the last few days! With that said- I'm thankful my friends and family are all safe and healthy! I hope you and yours are too! I'm also thankful for the technology we have that allows us to stay connected even when we're apart!



I'm not going to say I'm happy that the temperature plummeted and its been snowing here in MN after the gorgeous weather we had Saturday but it certainly makes me feel less bad about posting such a cozy sweater pattern! I'm just thankful that where I'm at, we're not getting blasted with snow like some of our family in southern MN.


I've been working on this one pattern since Christmastime... and I've finally finished editing the pattern so I can share with all of you! This was my first time using Lion Brand Jeans yarn and oooh it's buttery smooth and soft! I am in love! It just glides with your hook as you crochet. It's delightful! I'm also in love with this diamond pattern! I am thinking it would make for a beautiful pillow texture, don't you?








Let's get through this quarantine with a new perspective and a pile of finished crochet projects!


Happy Crocheting!

~Dana (and Finley who hates getting roped into photo shoots)











Materials:

  • 6 mm hook

  • Lion Brand Jeans in Top Stitch (weight 4 yarn) *Small used 6*

  • Yarn Needle


Pattern:

Sizes S (M, L, XL)


Body- Front and back (make 2)


Ch 65 (69, 73, 77)


R1: sc in second ch from hook and in each across (64 sc) (68, 72, 76)

R2: ch 2 (counts as dc), sk first sp, dc in each stitch across (64 dc) (68, 72, 76)

R3: ch 1, turn, FPtr around 3rd sc of R1, *sc in next 3 st, FPtr2Tog around last stitch worked, skip 3 sc sts and FPtr around next sc-st. Rep from * to end. SC in next 3 st, FPtr around last FPtr worked, place sc in ch 2 from previous row.


R4: Rep R2


R5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, FPtr2Tog around first and next FPtr, *sc in next 3 sts, FPtr2tog around last FPtr worked and next FPtr. Rep from * to end. Sc in last 3 sts.


R6: Rep R2


R7: Ch 1, turn, FPtr around first FPtr2tog, *sc in next 3 sets, FPtr2tog around last FPtr worked and next FPtr. Repeat from * to end. Sc in next 3 sets, FPtr around last FPtr worked, place sc in turning ch-2.


R8-R43: Repeat Row 4-7





Large/XL only:

R44- 51: Rep Row 4-7


Shoulder Start:


R44: ch 2, (counts as dc) sk first sp, dc in next 16, turn. (18, 20, 22)

R45: ch 1, FPtr around around FPtr2tog, *sc in next 3 sts, FPtr2tog around last FPtr worked and next fptr. Repeat from * to end. Sc in next 3 st.

R46: ch 2, sk first sp, dc in each stitch across, turn.

R47: ch 1, sc in next 2, FPtr2tog around first and next fptr, *sc in next 3 sts, FPtr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr. Rep from * to end. Sc in turning ch.

R48: Rep R 46

R49: Rep R45

R50: Rep R46

R51: Rep R47


Large/XL Only:

R52-55: Rep R48-51


Finish Off


From other side:


R44: *Reattach yarn 17 st in from left side. Ch 2, dc in each across (17 dc) (19, 21, 23)

R45: ch 1, FPtr around around FPtr2tog, *sc in next 3 sts, FPtr2tog around last FPtr worked and next fptr. Repeat from * to end. Sc in next 3 st.

R46: ch 2, sk first sp, dc in each stitch across, turn.

R47: ch 1, sc in next 2, FPtr2tog around first and next fptr, *sc in next 3 sts, FPtr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr. Rep from * to end. Sc in turning ch.

R48: Rep R46

R49: Rep R45

R50: Rep R46

R51: Rep R47


Large/XL Only:

R52-55: Rep R48-51

Finish Off


Seam together on both sides. (Be contingent of lining them up as the half diamonds on both sides should create 1 full)


Collar:


Reattach yarn

R1: SC2tog all the way around (working sides as 2 stitches per row)

R2: Ch 2, FPDC around previous rows SC2tog, BPDC around previous rows sc2tog

R3: Ch 2, FPDC around previous rows FPDC, BPDC around previous rows BPDC, rep around

R4-R6: Rep R3


Hem:


Reattach yarn at bottom of garment


R1: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around

R2: Ch 2, FPDC around sc, BPDC around next sc, rep around

R3: Ch 2, FPDC around previous rows FPDC, BPDC around previous rows BPDC, alternate around

R4-R10 (R14 Large/XL): Rep R3





Sleeve:


Ch 60 for S/M (Large/XL- Ch 68)

R1: sc in second chain from the hook, sc in each st across (59 sc) (67)

R2: ch 2 (counts as dc), sk first sp, dc in each stitch across (59 dc) (67)

R3: ch 1, turn, FPtr around 3rd sc of R1, *sc in next 3 st, FPtr2Tog around last stitch worked, skip 3 sc sts and FPtr around next sc-st. Rep from * to end. SC in next 3 st, FPtr around last FPtr worked, place sc in ch 2 from previous row.


R4: Rep R2


R5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, FPtr2Tog around first and next FPtr, *sc in next 3 sts, FPtr2tog around last FPtr worked and next FPtr. Rep from * to end. Sc in next 3 sts, fptr around post, sl st in prev row turning ch, turn


R6: REp R2 (do not dc in prev. Sl st.)


R7: Ch 1, turn, FPtr around first FPtr2tog, *sc in next 3 sets, FPtr2tog around last FPtr worked and next FPtr. Repeat from * to end. Sc in next 3 sets, FPtr around last FPtr worked, sc in next, place sc in turning ch-2.


R8- R37: Rep R4-R7

Large/XL- R8-45: Rep R4-R7


Finish Off - seam together before doing cuff.


Cuff

Reattach yarn at bottom of sleeve working around.


R1: Ch 1, sc in first St, sc2tog across.

R2: Ch 1, sc in ea st across

R3: Ch 2, fpdc around previous rows sc, bpdc around next sc, rep around.

R4-R21(Small/Medium)Through R26 (Large/XL): ch 2, FPDC around previous rows FPDC, BPDC around previous rows BPDC, rep around. (This will create a ribbing).


Finish Off


Sew in Ends.


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