The Lakeside Easy Crocheted Pullover Pattern

11K SharesIntroducing the Lakeside Crocheted Pullover. __ I’m loving this sweater for lazy days at home, visits to the lake and just to throw over my leggings! This is the first time I’ve written a crochet pattern for a lightly shaped sweater using? worsted weight yarn.? You might remember a tutorial on how to make a knit-like pullover (here), but there was only slight shaping in the sleeves.? Anyway, I love making crocheted and knit tops but have largely stayed away from shaping. Why? Because it means I have to do more counting and more paying attention. Mama likes to relax with my hobby rather than count all day – hehe. However, to get the look that I wanted for this top there was no doubt shaping was going to happen. And guess what – it’s actually enjoyable! (Not ready to try shaping quite yet? Check out this easy chunky blanket sweater and this black one too!)If you’re going to make a shaped sweater, it really doesn’t get any easier than this! I’ve included the pattern, a diagram and photos as well as helpful links to stitch tutorials throughout this post.? Read on. __? And as usual, the ad-free printable PDF can be found in my Etsy shop HERE, you can see the free pattern below, or you may choose to purchase the kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE. Love the color options!Above: I love how the crossed double crochet rows create the look of pretty eyelets without the burden of counting. Yay!MY LATEST VIDEOSBelow: The ZZ Twist yarn is super silky. You can see all of the colors available hereBecause this sweater is made with worsted weight yarn, it’s warm but not overly hot.? The drape is really nice as the nature of the yarn is silky and it has lovely stitch definition while remaining “relaxed”.? The fabric is bouncy and stretchy. __? While I’d say this is an easy pullover, it’s definitely not for a brand new crocheter. It takes time to make and could get a bit overwhelming for a newbie.? I tried my best to make the pattern user friendly and simple as possible.? It’s a forgiving? pattern in my opinion as adjustments can be made by someone with experience if needed for your specific shape. Small mistakes likely will go unnoticed and it’s written in a minimalist fashion to keep things simple.??Feel free to make this your own by making a smaller neckline or adjusting the sleeves, or even by adding cuffs!

How Do I Crochet This Sweater? (in people words)

scroll down for the patternI’m going to give you a quick summary in people words rather than strict crochet pattern terms on how to make this sweater. Then scroll down to see the specific pattern below!Here’s what you will do to make this simple sweater. You’re going to start with a chain and will crochet from the bottom up. Using alternate single crochet and crossed double crochet stitches, you’ll make the textured fabric. This is the first time alternate single crochet has been used in one of my projects and I’m in love! It’s so easy and makes a great alternative to the look of regular single crochet.? (You can see a tutorial from New Stitch A Day here) Crossed double crochet is simple too as it entails skipping a stitch, making a double crochet, then going back to the skipped stitch to make another double crochet (see a crossed double crochet tutorial here). You’ll be making a basic rectangle at this point using these two stitch patterns. Yay!Next, you will shape the arm openings.? “Shaping”, in this case, means that you will be making a few slip stitches inward on either side. That’s it! Then continue the stitch pattern until you get to the neck. At that point, you will work some simple decreases to shape a lovely neckline. You will crochet two panels just like this as one is for the front and one is for the back.Lastly, you’ll crochet the sleeves. You’ll make a chain that will be the long edge of the sleeve and work the pattern. Decreases happen at certain rows as you follow the pattern.? And finally, seam the panels and sleeves – voila!OH! And one very important part of sweater making is to ensure that you are crocheting with the correct gauge!!! Your sweater can turn out drastically smaller or larger than intended if you crochet tighter or looser than what’s indicated as the gauge for the pattern. Please note that I like to crochet loosely, so if you are a tight crocheter this is especially important to check before you begin. You can always go up or down a hook size to get your gauge just right.?Below: You will crochet two panels in this simple shape.?Below: Crocheted sleeve that will be folded and seamedBelow: The panel is shown with the sleeve as if to be seamed.Below: I made and am wearing the size small. I’m 5’6″ and 105lbs for reference.

What Yarn Did You Use?This sweater was crocheted with Lion Brand Yarn ZZ Twist worsted weight yarn (here).? This was the first time that I used this yarn and I can’t say enough good things.? It didn’t split, it wasn’t fuzzy, it has amazing drape and just a bit of sheen.? It’s also silky smooth which was necessary for a top that’s going to be worn so close the the skin.Alright, are you ready for the pattern details? Here goes!Remember you can choose to purchase the advertisement free, printable version from my Etsy shop here or see the free pattern below. __

The Lakeside Easy Crocheted Pullover Sweater PatternPattern Description: This beautiful sweater features a lightly textured fabric with incredible drape.? Simple shaping creates a flattering piece, yet its easy enough to crochet even if this is your first sweater project. The silky texture of the yarn feels great against the skin making this a lovely top to enjoy at the lake, the coffee shop, home or office.Skill Level: IntermediateMaterials: US Size J 6.0 mm Crochet Hook(6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Lion Brand Yarn ZZ Twist in Silver 100 g/skein (Pattern uses approximately 530, 602, 686, 782 grams) Kit Available from Lion Brand Yarn HEREScissorsTapestry Needle to weave in endsGauge: Just under 16 stitches & 12 rows of alternate single crochet in 4 X 4? **Gauge must be used to ensure that the sizing will turn out correctly. Adjust hook size as needed to obtain correct gauge. =BDimensions (approximate): Small, Medium, Large, X-LargeBust:? S 35 M 39 L 43 XL 47Width: S 17.5 M 19.5 L 21.5 XL 23.5Length: S 26.5 M 27 L 27.5 XL 28Follow the key for preferred size throughout the pattern (S, M, L, XL)Abbreviations & Skills: ch  chainst – stitchsc  single crochetsc flo _ single crochet through the front loop onlysc blo _ single crochet through the back loop onlydc _ double crochetsk st _ skip stitchFPhdc _ front post half double crochetBPhdc _ back post half double crochetdc2tog _ double crochet two stitches together (decrease)Special Stitch Patterns:Alternate Single Crochet (alt sc) – *single crochet through the back loop (sc blo) in the first stitch, single crochet through the front loop (sc flo) in the next stitch; repeat from * across. See this tutorial here for more helpCrossed Double Crochet – *sk st, work dc, go back to skipped stitch, work dc in skipped stitch; repeat from * across. (see a tutorial from New Stitch A Day for the crossed double crochet stitch here)Notes: This sweater is made in 4 pieces and seamed to finish. Two front panels are crocheted from the bottom up with simple shaping at the arms and neck.? Two sleeves are then crocheted flat starting at the widest end and then decreasing to the other end of the sleeve.? Panels and sleeves are then seamed together to finish! See the diagram and pictures for additional help.

Pattern InstructionsFront & Back PanelCh (70, 78, 86, 94)Row 1 Sc in each st across the row (69, 77, 85, 93)Row 2 Ch 1, turn, alt sc across the row ending with sc blo (69, 77, 85, 93)Row 3 Repeat row 2 (69, 77, 85, 93)Row 4 Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in 2nd st of row, *sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. Repeat from * across the row (69, 77, 85, 93) (note: you are working crossed double crochet in this row)Row 5  7 Repeat row 2 (69, 77, 85, 93) (sc into ch 3 of previous row on the final stitch of row 5)Row 8 Repeat row 4 (69, 77, 85, 93)Repeat rows 5  8 until piece measures approximately (18, 18.5, 19, 19.5) longNext, you will shape the armholes and continue working the same repeating stitch pattern from rows 5  8.Shape ArmholesRow 1 Ch1, turn, sl st in first 8 stitches, work stitch pattern (starting from where you left off in the repeat of rows 5-8) across to last 8 stitches; leave last 8 sts unworked. (53, 61, 69, 77)Next, continue stitch pattern repeat from rows 5-8 for approximately 6. (53, 61, 69, 77 stitches in each row)You will then move onto the neckline shaping.Neckline ShapingRow 1 Ch 1, turn, work alt sc across in the first 15 stitches; leave remaining stitches unworked for neck (15)Row 2 Ch 1, turn, work alt sc across the row (15)Row 3 Ch 1, turn, work alt sc to last 4 sts; sc2tog twice (13)Row 4 Ch 1, turn, work alt sc across the row (13)Row 5 Ch 1, turn, work alt sc across the row to the last 4 sts; sc2tog twice (11)Row 6 Ch 1, turn, work alt sc across the row (11)Tie off, weave in ends.Turn your panel, attach yarn to upper opposite side of panel.? Repeat above pattern for Neckline Shaping to create neckline for opposite side.Repeat entire panel pattern to make a second panel. (You make one panel for the front and one for the back)SleeveCh ( S/M 74, L/XL 80)Row 1 Sc in each st across the row (73, 79)Row 2 Ch 1, turn, alt sc across the row (73, 79)Row 3 Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, alt sc across the row to last 2 sts; sc2tog (71, 77)Row 4 Ch 1, turn, alt sc across the row (71, 77)Row 5 Ch 1, turn, alt sc across the row (71, 77)Row 6 Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, (dc2tog) over next two sts (2nd and 3rd st of row), work crossed dc across the row to last two sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts.Row 7-12 Repeat rows 1-6, 1 more timeNext, you will work only the alt sc stitch pattern, making decreases when indicated, for the remainder of the sleeve.Alternate Single Crochet (alt sc) Portion of SleeveRow 1 Ch 1, turn, work alt sc across the rowRow 2 Ch 1, turn, work alt sc across the rowRow 3 Ch 1, sc2tog, work alt sc across to last two sts, sc2togRepeat rows 1 _ 3 until the sleeve measures (10??, 10??, 11??, 11.5??) wideNext, work alt sc across each row until the length of the sleeve is approximately 19.5?? longTie off and weave in ends.Repeat sleeve pattern to make second sleeve.Assembly:Place panels together; sew up side seams, leaving 4 _ 5 inches open at the bottom, and then sew shoulder seams. Next, fold sleeves appropriately and seam. Finally, sew sleeves into arm openings with a whip stitch seam or preferred method. (See photos)Final Neck Detail:Attach yarn to necklineRound 1 Ch 2, hdc evenly around neck openingRound 2 Ch 2, FPhdc in first st, BPhdc in next st, repeat from * in each hdc around, slip stitch to attach at end of round. Tie off and weave in ends. (Note: You may make the neck cuff as many or few rows as you??d like to make neck opening wider or smaller.)That’s all there is to it!Now wear it, gift it or show it off to your friends. Lol!What do you think? Please let me know if you have any questions about this pullover! I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did. __XOJessicaThank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post! All opinions are 100% my own.SharePinTweetShare

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How To Crochet An Easy Mesh Stitch

129K Shareseasy-crochet-cardigan-patternWhen I made my Mod Mesh Honey Crocheted Blanket Sweater, I wanted to use a very?easy mesh pattern. ?I found the crocheted diamond mesh stitch online, but I was going for something a little different and simple as can be. If anyone knows if there is a name for this particular mesh that I’m sharing with you today, I’d love to know! ?I played around with simply chaining and slip stitching to make this pattern.?If you know how to chain, slip stitch and single crochet, this will be a breeze. ?I love the modern look of it?and how easy and quickly the stitch works up!Please check out the pattern as well as the video below to get started on the mesh stitch. __MY LATEST VIDEOSCrochet Mesh Stitches Patterns:Small Crochet Mesh Pattern:(this pattern will lay flat)Chain an odd number of stitchesRow 1: Sc across, ch 2, turnRow 2: skip the first stitch in your foundation row and slip stitch in the next stitch, *ch 2, sk st, slip stitch into next stitch; repeat from * across to last stitch. Ch 2, turn.Row 3 sl st into 1st group of ch 2 stitches below, *ch 2, sl st into next group of ch 2 stitches below. Repeat from * acrossI used the small mesh stitch for the “Driftwood Oversized Hooded Poncho Pattern” HEREWide Crochet Mesh Stitch Pattern:** This pattern will require blocking so that it doesn’t pucker. You will get this wide mesh with a simple stitch multiple, but it must be blocked. The small crochet pattern above doesn’t require blocking.Chain an odd number of stitchesRow 1: Sc across, ch 3, turn.Row 2: skip the first stitch in your foundation row and slip stitch in the next stitch, *ch 3, sk st, slip stitch into next stitch; repeat from * across to last stitch. Ch 3, turn.Row 3 sl st into 1st group of ch 3 stitches below, *ch 3, sl st into next group of ch 3 stitches below. Repeat from * acrosseasy-crochet-cardigan-patterndsc_5966I’ve knit a similar looking mesh when I made the Traveler Knit Infinicowl. It’s really cool to see a mesh pattern look so beautiful in crochet as well! ?This stitch would work beautifully on scarves, shawls or even summer wraps. What would you use this stitch for? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!how-to-crochet-mesh-stitch-beginner-pattern-tutorialHappiest crocheting to you!JessicaSharePinTweetShare
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Easy Knit Waschloth Pattern – Sunshine Washcloth

12K SharesI made this knit washcloth pattern last year and thought this would be a good time to share it since I recently shared a crocheted “Farmhouse Washcloth” pattern. During the warmer months of the year, it??s nice to have easy, small projects to throw in your bag to take the pool or on vacation. This is a super simple pattern that results in a pretty washcloth that you could be used to brighten up a bathroom or kitchen.? While I??ve used shades of yellow here, you can certainly use whatever colors that you prefer.? Feel free to use colors that match your kitchen.? These also make great hostess gifts, so get ready to get knitting!Isn??t the texture wonderful? This is why I love the seed stitch. It??s so simple, yet gives you a beautiful looking fabric.? The little nubs from this stitch are also great to scrub dishes with.MY LATEST VIDEOSYou only need to be comfortable with knitting and purling. If you haven’t learned these two stitches, you can find my tutorials for knitting here and for purling here. Once you’ve got it down, come back and make this washcloth!Notes:This dishcloth is made with the seed stitch (Alternate the knit and purl stitches across the row. You will be knitting the purl stitches, and purling the knit stitches.)I use cotton yarn for dishcloths and washcloths because of it??s ability to absorb.? It also feels nice on the skin!Gauge isn??t important here, which makes this project even easier!**If you find that you??d like to make the washcloth larger or smaller, simply cast on more stitches or less stitches while keeping an odd stitch count.Abbreviations & Skills:k _ knitp – purlYou will need:One skein of Drops Paris 100% Cotton in Strong Yellow or comparable worsted weight cotton yarn (Main color)Small amount of Drops Paris 100% Cotton in Light Yellow or comparable worsted weight yarn (Contrast color)US Size 7, 4.5 mm Knitting NeedlesTapestry Needle to weave in endsThis cotton is so incredibly soft. Perfect for a nice dishcloth!Pattern:Cast on 37 stitches with main colorRow 1: K1, p1 across rowRepeat row 1 until piece measures 6??Change color to contrast color (light yellow)Repeat row 1 for 1?? inchChange color to main colorRepeat row 1 for 2?? inchesCast offWeave in endsThe dishcloth/washcloth should measure approximately 9??X9?? but may be slightly different depending on how tight or loosely you knitHave you tried the seed stitch before?? Such a wonderful stitch that doesn??t take much thinking. Perfect for easy summer knits!I hope you enjoy knitting your ??Sunshine Dishcloth??!You ?might also like the Oversized Crochet Farmhouse Washcloths Pattern?Farmhouse WashclothsSharePinTweetShare
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Everyday Kimono Crochet Pattern

12K SharesHi friends! I’m pretty thrilled that kimonos are still hot as ever because they are so simple to knit or crochet.? Because there is little to no shaping, they are perfect for beginners or for anyone who enjoys a mindless project. I also love how comfortable and practical they are to throw over any top and make a cute outfit.? This easy crocheted kimono pattern that I’m sharing today is really nice for fall and winter as the stitch creates a warm fabric. I also chose to use an alpaca blend yarn so it’s double cozy! This top is also cool because it’s what I’d consider a “basic”. It can go with just and is classic enough to use for years to come.? You might remember a couple of kimonos from my blog (Barcelona Kimono & Drop Stitch Knit Kimono), but they were made with warmer weather in mind.? This one is totally fall inspired. __? You will find the free crochet pattern below!Love me some Touch of Alpaca YarnMY LATEST VIDEOSIn this pattern you will be using the half double crochet stitch (find a tutorial HERE).? This stitch creates a really cool texture that almost appears to be knit and leaves very few holes in the fabric which you often see with crochet.? The ribbed bottom cuff is created by simply making half double crochet stitch through the back loop.? The cuff is then seamed to the kimono and voila! I’m currently working on a shaped sweater (can’t wait to share that one with you!) but this kimono has no shaping and is simply two rectangles seamed at the back and sides.So shall we get started?Size:?One Size? 44″ bust circumference X 24″ Long (you can adjust and make panels as long as you’d like by crocheting more rows, make each panel wider as desired by starting with longer chain keeping even stitch count)Pictured on yours truly – me – 5’6″ 100lbsYou Will Need:US Size 6.0 mm crochet hook5 skeins Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca Yarn HERE (100 grams/skein) in Taupe (Pattern uses approximately 465 grams)ScissorsTapestry needle to weave in ends and seamSkills & Abbreviationsch – chainhdc-half double crochethdc blo – half double crochet through the back loop onlycrossed half double crochet – skip a stitch, work half double crochet, go back to skipped stitch and work half double crochet (See Crossed Half Double Crochet Tutorial HERE)st – stitchNotesAs I mentioned above, this kimono is created by crocheting two rectangular panels, folding them down and seaming at the back and sides.? The ribbed cuff is then whip stitch seamed along the bottom at the end. Enjoy!

Everyday Kimono Crochet PatternPanel PatternCh 46? (Chain more stitches to make wider for larger size keeping an even stitch count)Row 1 Hdc in 3rd st from hook & in each st across row, turnRow 2 Ch 2, work crossed half double crochet in each st across the row, turnRepeat row 2 until piece is approximately 42″ long (you can certainly choose to make yours longer – the length when worn will be approximately half of the length of one panel plus a few inches for the ribbed cuff)Tie off and weave in endsRepeat above pattern to make second panelRibbed Bottom Edging PatternCh 14Row 1 Hdc in 3rd st from hook & each st across, turnRow 2 Ch 2, hdc blo in each st across, turnRepeat row 2 until piece equals the length of the bottom of the kimono (which is also the length of 4 X width of one panel)Tie off and weave in endsSeaming To FinishStep 1Place panels vertically side by side. With a length of yarn and your tapestry needle, seam up the center back until you reach 2″ from center point. Tie off and weave in ends. Fold down each panel so there is a front and back as pictured.Step 2Seam up each side, leaving openings for the arms (I seamed about 7″ up each side because I wanted wide openings)Step 3Attach ribbed cuff to bottom of kimono by whip stitch seaming along the edgeI think this would be a pleasure to wear on cool fall days, walking or taking a light hike. Picture below taken on our hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.So excited for fall walks and hiking through the hills. __ (Photo credit my hubby)Hopefully you’ll find this to be an easy project that you can wear all fall and winter long!I’d love to hear if you make one!XOJessicaIf you liked this you might also like:Simple Go-To Blanket Crochet PatternMod Heirloom Crochet Blanket PatternSharePinTweetShare

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Barcelona Summer Crocheted Kimono Cardigan Pattern

12K SharesSpring is in the air and it’s time to enjoy some summer projects, no? On a recent trip to visit my parents in Arizona, I was in the mood to work on a warm weather pattern with some fun colors.? This easy summer crocheted kimono will be perfect as the weather heats up. It was a fairly quick, mindless project to work on next to the pool so hopefully you’ll enjoy it.It’s a rarity for me to play with light weight yarns, but this Mandala Yarn is so super soft and the colors are right up my alley.? The kimono itself is made with an airy, open mesh stitch pattern that’s easy enough for advanced beginners and it creates a drapey fabric.? It doesn’t get easier than crocheting two rectangles and seaming them together, does it?? If you follow my blog, you know a lot of my patterns entail making simple shapes and putting them together. __? No hard work for this brain of mine. Hehe…MY LATEST VIDEOSAbove: This is my favorite of all the Mandala yarns, but you can see all of the bright and beautiful colors that are available HEREI’m just loving these colors together! There is a vibrant yellow that is part of the skein which I actually omitted for my kimono.? It was a bit bright for my taste, but my mom loved it and thought I should use it.? Feel free to do as you wish with the colors.? You can see how I just wound up the yellow section in order to save it for a future project.Above: Working on this kimono by the pool and oh look! The cactus planter matches perfectly.? __This kimono is made up of mostly double crochet stitches.? If you know how to double crochet and make chain stitches, you should be good to go! I also did a section of crossed double crochet stitches along the bottom that could be a little tricky if you’ve never done it. However, you can simply double crochet across those rows if you’d prefer and it won’t make much of a difference at all.So, are you ready to get started? Here we gooooo…..

Barcelona Summer Kimono Cardigan Crochet PatternPattern Description: An easy, breezy kimono thats perfect for the warm days of spring and summer. A beautiful way to cover up on the beach or simply wear around town with a tank!Skill Level: Easy +Materials: Size J 6.0mm crochet hook(2, 3) Skeins Lion Brand Yarn Mandala (HERE) in Serpent (150 g/skein ) Pattern uses approximately (236 g, 319 g of yarn) note: the yellow color was removed from the skein for the kimono picturedScissorsTapestry Needle to weave in ends and seamGauge: Approximately 14 stitches & 6 rows in 4Dimensions (approximate): Follow this key throughout the pattern for your size(XS/S, M/L)The fit and drape of this garment fits various sizesXS/S? NOTE: I am pictured wearing the kimono in a size XS/S. I’m about 5’6″ and 105lbs. Please note that it’s simple to add more length if needed by crocheting for more rows on each rectangle.Length: 22Bust Circumference: 56M/LLength: 26Bust Circumference: 64Abbreviations: ch  chaindc  double crochetsk st  skip stitchch sp  chain spaceSpecial Stitch:crossed dc (crossed double crochet)  *skip stitch, work dc in next st, work dc in skipped stitch. Repeat from * across.Notes:This kimono is made by crocheting two rectangles and then seaming up the center back and up the sides.? Each of the two rectangles should measure approximately (XS/S 14 X 44, M/L 16 X 52).? See assembly instructions on how to seam the rectangles together.? The bottom of the kimono features rows of crossed double crochet stitches. If you find this to be too difficult, you can simple double crochet across the rows in this portion of the pattern.Important! You may make this piece longer by simply repeating the stitch pattern and adding more rows and length to each rectangle.? Measure yourself to ensure proper sizing.Barcelona Summer Kimono Pattern InstructionsCh (52, 66)Cross Double Crochet Edging:Row 1 Dc in 4th ch from hook.? Next, work crossed dc stitches (see special stitch instructions above) to the end of the row. (50, 64 stitches)Row 2 Ch 3 (counts as 1st st throughout pattern), turn. Dc in each st across the row. (50, 64 stitches)Row 3 Ch 3, turn. Dc in next st (this is also the second stitch of the foundation row).? Next, work crossed dc stitches across the row. (50, 64)Row 4 Ch 3, turn. Dc in each st across the row. (50, 64 stitches)Single Mesh Rows Bottom Portion:Row 5 Ch 4 (counts as stitch and ch 1), turn, sk st, dc in next st (this is also the 3rd stitch inward of the foundation row), *ch 1, sk st below, dc in next st. Repeat from * across to end making final dc into turn ch of previous row. (51,65) NOTE: You will add a stitch to this row by making your final ch1, and dc stitch into the turning ch of previous rowRow 6 Ch 3, turn. *Dc in ch sp below, dc in next dc. Repeat from * across the row (51, 65 stitches)Row 7 _ 18 Repeat rows 5 & 6, 6 timesDouble Mesh Rows Bottom Portion:Row 19 Ch 4 (counts as stitch and ch 1), turn, sk st, dc in next st (this is also the 3rd stitch inward of the foundation row), *ch 1, sk st below, dc in next st. Repeat from * across to end making final dc into turn ch of previous row. Row 20 Repeat row 19Row 21 Ch 3, dc in each st across row. (51, 65 stitches)Repeat rows 19-21 until piece measures approximately (44??, 52??) Tie off and weave in ends.? NOTE: PLEASE CHECK THAT LENGTH, WHEN FOLDED IN HALF WILL WORK FOR THE SIZE THAT YOU WANT. SIMPLY REPEAT THE STITCH PATTERN FOR AS LONG AS YOU’D LIKE TO REACH DESIRED LENGTH.Repeat pattern above to make second rectangle.Assembly:Place both rectangles side by side, long sides together.? With your tapestry needle and length of yarn, seam from the bottom up with a simple whip stitch seam until you reach the center.? Tie off and weave in ends.Fold rectangles in half and seam up each side, leaving approximately 9-10?? for the arm openings. Tie off and weave in ends. ??What color would you make yours?I hope you enjoyed this pattern my friends!XO,JessicaIf you like light weight patterns, you might also like:Azul V Mesh PonchoSharePinTweetShare

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