Is it finally starting to feel like spring where you are? We are having spells of spring weather followed by more cold and I am so ready for true spring. Here in the South we have been known to skip spring temperatures altogether and go from cold to really hot without much in-between and I’m hoping this year is not like that! But, even if it is I know I can still wear this sweater even into the warmer months!
I designed this sweater with one of my favorite yarns – Malabrigo Worsted. I adore the color changes in this yarn and every shade I have ever used of any Malabrigo yarn has been incredible, making them one of my all-time favorite yarn companies. This design is very simple so it is great for someone pretty new to crochet. If you know how to dc and ch then you are all set! The only seaming is at the sides and top. You could easily stitch the entire sleeve open but I like the open look of the split sleeve.
This is a size small sweater that I am wearing and on me it has negative ease. This really looks better with more ease and if I had made it for myself I would have made it larger. You can see how the sleeve hangs on the model here:
Much better than on me but I don’t have anyone to model for me. I felt pretty self-conscious modeling a sweater after 4 kids and the youngest not even 5 months old but I really, really wanted to share this pattern with you guys. You can see more of the original photos by clicking here. This pattern originally appeared in I Like Crochet magazine.
Split Sleeve Tee
What You’ll Need
Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 210 yards [192 meters]/100 grams): MM098 Tuareg, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
Hooks: US size J/10 (6.0 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Finished Bust Size 37 (41, 46, 50, 55)” to fit bust 34 (38, 43, 47, 52)”
3” positive ease recommended
Shown in size 37”
Gauge: 4 V-sts = 3”; 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stitch Pattern after blocking
V-st: dc, ch 1, dc in same st or space
Ch 79 (88, 97, 106, 115).
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, (ch 1, dc) in same ch, *sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch, turn – 25 (28, 31, 34, 37) V-sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk first dc, *V-st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across row, ending with dc in top of t-ch, turn.
Rep Row 2 until piece meas 12” from beginning.
Row 1: Ch 3, V-st in first dc, V-st in ch-1 sp, V-st in last dc, turn – 27 (30, 33, 36, 39) V-sts.
Row 2: Rep Row 1 – 29 (32, 35, 38, 41) V-sts.
Row 3: Rep Row 1 – 31 (34, 37, 40, 43) V-sts.
Row 4: Rep Row 1 – 33 (36, 39, 42, 45) V-sts.
Row 5: Ch 19, dc in 5th ch from hook, (ch 1, dc) in same ch, *sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, sk last 2 ch, V-st in each V-st, turn – 38 (41, 44, 47, 50) V-sts.
Row 6: Rep Row 5 – 43 (46, 49, 52, 55) V-sts.
Row 7: Ch 3, sk first dc, *V-st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with dc in top of t-ch, turn.
Rep Row 7 until piece meas 7 (7, 8, 8, 9)” from Sleeve Row 5.
Work same as Back.
Block Front and Back.
Sew Front to Back at shoulders in 1½” seams using schematic as guide. **See below
Sew underarm and side seams.
With RS facing, join yarn at Sleeve edge at bottom seam.
Ch 1, sc evenly around Sleeve Edge. Fasten off.
Rep for second sleeve.
With RS facing, join yarn at side seam.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same st, V-st in each ch-2 sp, join to 3rd ch of t-ch with sl st.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch-1), dc in same ch-1 sp, V-st in each ch-1 sp, join to 3rd ch of t-ch with sl st.
Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc evenly around.
Weave in all ends.
I really hope you enjoy this free pattern! I can’t wait to share more patterns with you 😀