I am so excited to share this Chunky Oversized Sweater pattern with you! This sweater is probably the easiest garment I have ever crocheted. It is created using only the single crochet and half double crochet. Yep, that’s it.
So if you are new to crochet and are looking for a perfect beginner sweater pattern, this is it!
The yarn I used for this pattern is Lion Brand Thick and Quick Homespun. It is a soft and cozy yarn that makes for a perfect sweater. This yarn is super bulky and comes in solids, heathers, and self striping options. The construction for this sweater is super easy as well. There is very little sewing..yay! Keep in mind that the sizing and dimensions for this pattern are bigger that a typical sweater. I wanted this sweater to have an oversized look and feel to it.
Chunky Oversized Sweater Pattern
~ Like I mentioned above, this sweater is meant to fit big. For reference I am 5’6 and typically wear a Small. Look at pictures for reference.
~ Sizing in the pattern is written for a Small. Sizes M, L, XL, 2X and 3X will be written in parenthesis such as S (M,L,XL,2X,3X).
~ The Sweater is constructed in 2 pieces, a back and front. The armholes are crocheted in the round and are joined after every round.
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Lion Brand Thick and Quick Homespun yarn. The color in the pictures is Dove. Small – 5 skeins, Medium – 5 1/2 skeins, Large – 6 skeins, Extra Large – 6 1/2 Skeins, 2X – 7 skeins, and 3x – 7 1/2 skeins.
Fabric Measuring Tape
Stitch Marker (recommended)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
CHUNKY OVERSIZED SWEATER PATTERN
PANELS (make 2 )
Ch. 37 (41, 45, 49, 53, 57)
Row 1 – Hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, hdc in the first st and each st across. 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)
Rows 3 thru 38 – Repeat row 2
Your panels should measure Approximately 24″ x 25″
If you would like to make your sweater longer just simply add more rows.
Next, place your panels on top of each other with wrong sides facing out. Follow the diagram below for instruction on where to sew.
Turn work right side out.
I would recommend using a stitch marker to place at the first stitch of your round. With this particular yarn it may be a little difficult to locate.
Attach yarn to opening of one of the armholes. Preferably underneath where armpit will be.
Ch.1 and complete 25 sc around the opening of the armhole. Join with a slip stitch to first sc.
Round 1 – Ch.1, hdc in the same st and each st around. Join with a ss. (25)
Rounds 2 thru 30 – Repeat Round 1
Complete rounds 1 thru 30 for both sleeves.
Weave in any loose ends!
Thanks so much for following along with this fun and easy sweater pattern. I really hope you enjoy it. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and Facebook with all your creations.
Can I make this more slouch off the shoulder by sewing less of the neck part?
Yes, absolutely! Just leave a wider head opening. You will do this by sewing less shoulder length at the top 🙂
What is the measurement at the bottom ( the hip area) of the jumper.
Hello, you said you made this sweater in a size small, so I’m guessing the measurements you give are for a size small. I’m looking at making this in a larger size and thought to scale up those measurements by using the gauge. But, then I realized you don’t include a gauge. Since I tend to crochet tighter than some people, I’m not sure what size hook to use to get the gauge right. Also, since you called it a sweater, I’m guessing you’re American. But since one of the comments asked about a jumper, I’m just wanting to make sure: the stitch names are American, not British, right? Thanks!