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#1 amydepew

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 11:28 AM

Copied directly from my blog:

So, I saw this amazing circle sweater, but alas, it's knitted. Although I've recently learned to knit, I am nowhere near ready for that sweater, or the amount of time it would take to complete said sweater! So, why not make one for myself. I mean, really, it's just a giant circle. Anyway, thought I would share with you all how I made it. Therefore, this isn't really a pattern so much as it is a tutorial. And because of the nature of this pattern, it can be altered to fit a child too.

Pinwheel Sweater


I used about 7 skeins of Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Garden in Gems colorway. The package says it's a fine weight yarn, other sources list it as sport weight. I think it's somewhere in between.

H hook

Fdc (foundation double crochet) - here is a link to an excellent video tutorial.
Body

Note: All stitches are made in dc, so always sk ch 1 sp, unless otherwise noted. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join each round.

Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch fr hk (12 dc)
Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc, ch 1 in next dc*. Repeat from * to * to end. (12 dc, 12 ch 1)
Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, *2dc, ch 1 in next dc.* Repeat from * to * to end. (24 dc, 12 ch 1)
Ch 3, dc in same st, dc, ch 1, *2dc, dc, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * to end. (36 dc, 12 ch 1)
Ch 3, dc in same st, dc, dc, ch 1, *2dc, dc, dc, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * to end. (48 dc, 12 ch 1)
Ch 3, dc in same st, dc, dc, dc ch 1, *2dc, dc, dc, dc, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * to end. (60 dc, 12 ch 1)

Continue increasing as in pattern above until circle reaches diameter of the distance between your shoulders. For example, mine was 17". Now you are going to make the holes for the sleeves.

Continue in pattern until first ch 1. Fdc number of stitches required and reattach at next set of increases by dcing into the first of the two dcs. To make that a bit simpler, let me give you my example. When I made my sleeves, I had 19 st between ch 1 spaces. So, I fdc 19 st and reattached with 2 dc in the next set. Continue as before for the next 7 sets. Fdc number required again and reattach as before. Continue pattern and sl st to join the round.

At this point, lay the circle out flat. The distinct pinwheel pattern has 12 sets or sections. There should be 3 sections between the armholes at the top, and there should be 7 sections between the armholes at the bottom. Also at this time, you should try it on to make sure there is enough room between the shoulders and to make sure the armholes are large enough.

Continue in pattern until you can put on the sweater and the fronts easily overlap each other, or until you like it. You may find a point where it gets too long in the back for your liking. Just stop there! No rhyme or reason, just make it until you are satisfied.

Attached is a pic of what it should look like before attaching the sleeves.


Arms


Notes:
There will be no increases made in the sleeves or they will be way too big! Also, you will not be joining the rounds. Count the number of stitches around and divide by 2; this will be your halfway number.

At the point where the fdc joins the sweater, join the yarn and ch 3. Dc next stitch. Continue dc until you reach your halfway number, ch 1, sk 1. Continue with your second half, dcing in each st as you go, until the end. Ch 1, sk 1. Dc in second dc (skipping ch 3 from previous round) and across until you reach ch 1 sp. Dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk 1. *Dc around until ch 1 sp, dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk 1* Repeat from * until you reach the desired length. Try on regularly to make sure of fit.

Now, the very nature of this sweater means that it will just fall right off without some sort of closure device. I use a hairpin as a shawl pin, but any shawl pin will do.

There is also a pic of the front where you can kinda see my hair pin closure.

I hope I made this clear enough! Enjoy!

PS - I can't add the pic of the sweater before the sleeves. I guess it's too big. If you need to see it, just click on the link to my blog and the picture will be there.

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Edited by amydepew, 09 September 2011 - 09:27 AM.

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#2 happi hooker

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:34 PM

Very nice. Believe it or not I was looking for something just like this earlier this morning! :lol

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern with us. I always have something on my hook for someone else and never make something for me. This is perfect!! :yay

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:00 PM

This is SO awesome! I saw the knitted one a long time ago and loved that too. Thank you for taking the time to convert this into crochet and sharing it with everyone!

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:35 PM

That is awesome!! Thank you for sharing the pattern!!

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:51 PM

That's really cool :hook
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:48 AM

Very nice!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:53 AM

So pretty!!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:36 AM

Fabulous. Thank you for sharing.


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:16 AM

I love this pattern! I must make one for myself. I just have to find some cool yarn. This is one that definitely looks best with varigated yarn, IMHO.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:18 AM

Fabulous Pattern! I have to make one!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:28 AM

That is fabulous! So, is this sweater not sewn together? I am confused on that part. I would love to make one but with my size, I can't wear something that doesn't close securely.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:36 AM

Ok, never mind my question. I looked at your blog and the Link and I understand now.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 11:52 AM

WOW! That's gorgeous! TYFS your talent with us all!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:33 PM

Thank you for sharing! :hug

I was drooling over some yarn at Hobby Lobby today, and I may have to go back and get it for this! :drool

I could use a sweater this winter! :wbrr
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:06 AM

Awesome! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I definetly want to make this when I finish all the other projects I have to do. This is definetely on the must to do list.


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 02:49 PM

Thanks all for the compliments! I had fun making it. The pattern is simple; the yarn does all the work! :)


Edited by amydepew, 09 September 2011 - 09:27 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:39 PM

This is an awesome sweater, I love the tie dye look that the yarn gives it.......very cool. Awesome job! Thank you for sharing the pattern.
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:45 PM

Wow..............thats COOL!
Thanks so much for sharing!!!




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Posted 01 October 2010 - 01:43 AM

Beautiful, you did a fantastic job!
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Posted 01 October 2010 - 09:07 AM

Thanks for sharing your talent. If I can find a yarn that I like, I hope to try this pattern.





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