Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Premium Crochet Pattern-- Norma Jean Sweater



The Norma Jean Sweater is a very relaxed boyfriend style pullover which is great for any casual outing. This crocheted sweater utilizes the blueberry stitch. It was the first time I ever used it and it was quite fun. There's a lot of movement involved and crocheting this stitch didn't bore me like how some stitches do. The Norma Jean Sweater calls for Lion Brand's Jeans and I have to say that I really love this yarn. It is so soft and when it's crocheted, it is heavenly to wear.

If you have been following me from the start of my crochet/knit designing journey, then you probably know that this one took me ages to design. There was a lot of frogging involved in the designing process. I started off with the granite stitch but it was not working out for me. After the 3rd time frogging, I called it quits and moved onto the blueberry stitch. I'm happy with how this sweater turned out despite all the struggles I had with designing it. Doesn't it look great?

I hope that the Norma Jean Sweater will be a pattern that you end up crocheting, enjoying and wearing.

Pattern


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Materials

5 (5) Lion Brand Jeans in Stone Wash
3 (3) Lion Brand Jeans in Faded
5.0 and 5.5mm hook
stitch markers
tape measure


Measurements

Measurements are rough estimates as they can vary depending on how you lay your work (try not to stretch your piece into position as this can give you a false reading).  As long as you are within a half-inch from the suggested measurements, you should be okay.
S/M : 28” length, 26” width, 15” widest part of the arm
L/XL : 30” length, 28” wide, 16.5” widest part of the arm

Gauge

Every 16 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches


Notes

-Please check your gauge. I recommend doing a swatch before beginning. Adjust your tension or hook size to achieve the gauge.
-If you are finding your panels turning out smaller than anticipated, simply crochet more rows.
-Sizing available in S/M and L/XL. The pattern is written as follows with L/XL in parentheses: S/M (L/XL).
-Beginning chain counts as a stitch unless otherwise noted.
-Front and back panels are worked from the bottom up.
-Sleeves are worked from cuff to the widest part of your arm.
-If you’d like to customize your size, start your FDC in multiples of 6 + 3.








Happy crocheting!


XO,

Laura





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