Tutorial for the creation of a Capri style crochet sweater

Today's crochet project can be summarized in one word: timeless. We're talking about a long-sleeved sweater made with granny squares and daisy squares, interspersed with perforated inserts adorned with shells. A gorgeous garment in Capri style that one's wardrobe can't afford to be without. Furthermore, this sweater we have combined cotton and linen yarns, Cleopatra, which gives this piece a highly refreshing appearance.

How to make a long crochet openwork sweater

MATERIALS
Cleopatra yarn col. Citron 300 g / 10.5 oz
Crochet hook n° 3.5 EU / E-4 US

Cleopatra - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Sand
1 pc. € 12,17
Cleopatra - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Citron
1 pc. € 12,17
Cleopatra - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Orchid
1 pc. € 12,17
Cleopatra - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Twilight
1 pc. € 12,17

GAUGE
10 cm x 10 cm / 4" x 4" 
25 stitches and 9 rows

CROCHET STITCHES USED
Double crochet 
Single crochet 
Chain stitch
Granny 
squares:
cast on 4 chains and  bind off in a circle with a slip stitch.
Round 1: in the circle chain 
3 (that always replace the first double crochet), chain 2, double crochet 3, chain 2, double crochet 3chain 2, double crochet 3chain 2, double crochet 2. Bind of the round with a slip stitch in the third chain of the initial round. In this way, 4 spaces of 2 chains and 4 groups of 3 double crochets were formed
round 2chain 3 + 2 and double crochet 3 in the first space of 2 chains; *chain 1, double crochet 3, chain 2 and double crochet 3 (In the space of 2 chains to form the corner)*. Repeat from * to * for the entire round and bind off with 2 double crochets in the first space and slip stitch 1 to bind of
round 3chain 3 + 2 and double crochet 3 in the first space, then crochet *1 chain and double crochet 3, chain 1 and in the corner: double crochet 3chain 2 and double crochet 3*. Repeat from * to * for the entire round and bind off as always, with 2 double stitches in the first space and 1 slip stitch in the third chain cast on.
C
ontinue like this for 4 rounds.
Daisy squares:
cast on 4 chains and  bind off in a circle with a slip stitch.
Round 1in the circle chain 3 (that always replace the first double crochet), chain 1, *double crochet 1, chain 1*, repeat from * to * for a total of 12 double crochets. Bind of the round with a slip stitch in the third chain of the initial round
round 2: *in the arc work 3 double crochets closed together, chain 3*, repeat from * to * for the entire round and bind off with a slip stitch
round 3: slip stitch 1 on the first chain, *1 single crochet in the arc, chain 6 *, repeat from * to * for the entire round and bind off with a slip stitch on a single crochet
round 4: 2 slip stitches on 2 chains, *1 single crochet in the arcchain 1, in the next arc crochet 5 double crochets, chain 3, double crochet 5 (this is how the corners formed), chain 1, single crochet 1 in the next arc, chain 5*, repeat from * to * for the entire round and bind off with a slip stitch on the single crochet
round 5: slip stitch 3 on the 3 chains, *half double crochet 1 in the arc, chain 3, single crochet 1 in the next arc, chain 5, in the arc between the double crochets: single crochet 1chain 3single crochet 1chain 5single crochet 1 in the arc, chain 3*,  repeat from * to * for the entire round and bind off with a slip stitch on the half double crochet.
Fan stitch:
row 1: double crochet the entire row
row 2: chain 5 (chain 3 always replacing double crochet 1 + 2 chains), single crochet 2, chain 2, miss 3 double crochets, double crochet 1 chain 3 double crochet 1 on the same double crochet, chain 2, miss 3 double crochets, single crochet 3, chain 3, miss 3 double crochets, double crochet 1 chain 3 double crochet 1 on the same double crochet, chain 2, miss 3 single crochets, single crochet 2, chain 2, miss 2 double crochets, double crochet 1
row 3: chain 5, single crochet 1 on the first single crochet, chain 2, double crochet 7 in the arc of chain 3 of the previous row, chain 2, single crochet 1 on the central single crochet , chain 2, double crochet 7 in the arc of chain 3 of the previous row, chain 2, single crochet 1 on the single crochet of the previous row, chain 2, double crochet 1
row 4: chain 4, *double crochet 1, chain 1*, repeat from * a * on 7 double crochets of 2 fans, double crochet 1
row 5: chain 2, single crochet 1 in the arc, chain 1, repeat for the entire row.

SIZE
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SIZE OF FINISHED PIECE
Total length 60 cm / 23.6"
Width 50 cm / 19.7"

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Intermediate


How to make the front and back of a perforated crochet sweater

Make 5 granny squares and 5 daisy squares and sew them alternately, 5 for the front and 5 for the back.

Using crochet hook n° 3.5 EU / E-4 US cast on 128 chains.

Row 1: chain 5 from the hook, make a double crochet each chain for the whole row
row 2chain 5double crochet 1 to crochet on the 4 double crochets below, *chain 2, miss 2 double crochetsdouble crochet 1*, repeat from * a * until you have 41 mesh arches
row 3: chain 4, double crochet 1 in the space of the first arc, *chain 2double crochet 1*, in the space of the second arc, repeat from * to *.

From row 4 to row 14: repeat rows 2 and 3  to obtain a mesh.

Row 15: chain 3double crochet 2 each space, double crochet 1 above each double crochet for the whole row
row 16: chain 4, miss double crochet , *double crochet 1chain 1*, repeat from * to * 11 times (working mesh), begin crocheting the fans starting from the second row, repeat from * to * 11 times (working mesh), begin corcheting the second group of fans, repeat from * to * 11 times (working mesh)
row 19: crochet all the stitches like row 5 of fans
row 20: crocheting the mesh *double crochet 1chain 1*, repeat from * to * 23 times, begin crocheting the fans starting from the second row, *double crochet 1chain 1*, repeat from * to * 23 times
row 23: repeat row 19
row 24: chain 4, *double crochet 1 above the single crochet, chain 1*, repeat from * to*
row 25: chain 3double crochet 1 in the arc, double crochet 1on the double crochet for the whole row.

Sew the squares using crochet.


At this time, above the squares, work as follows:
row 26chain 3, 25 double crochets for each square, until you have a total of 125 double crochets.

From row 27 to row 35repeat rows 2 and 3  to obtain a mesh.

Row 36chain 3, *double crochet 2 in the arc, double crochet 1*, repeat from * to *
row 37: crocheting the mesh *double crochet 1chain 1*, repeat from * to * 23 times, begin crocheting the fans starting from the second row, *double crochet 1chain 1*, repeat from * to * 23 times
row 41: chain 4, *double crochet 1 on the single crochet, double crochet 1 on each chain*, repeat from * to *.

From row 42 to row 46repeat rows 2 and 3  to obtain a mesh.

Row 47chain 3double crochet 2 in the arcdouble crochet 1 on the double crochet, for 8 arcs, single crochet 2 in the arc, single crochet 1 on the double crochet, for 25 central arcs, double crochet 2 in the arcdouble crochet 1 on the double crochet, for 8 arcs.

Sew the shoulders.


How to make the sleaves of a perforated long crochet sweater

Work the sleeve beginning from the top.

Beginning from the seam of the shoulder count 15 arcs on the right and 15 on the left for a total of 30 arcs and from here we begin the sleeves.

Row 1: *double crochet 1 on the double crochet, chain 2*, repeat from * to * until you attain 30 arcs the same size as the sleeve
row 2: chain 5, *double crochet 1chain 2*, repeat from * to *
row 3 and 4: repeat row 2
row 5chain 3double crochet 1 on the double crochet, *chain 2double crochet 1*, repeat from * to * 28 times, double crochet 1.

Crochet the sleeve mesh for 36 rows.

Make rows 7, 10, 13 and 16 like row 5.

From row 6 to row 36: repeat row 2 and decrease 2 arcs on rows 7, 10, 13 and 16 like for row 5.

Row 37chain 3, *2 double crochets in the arc, double crochet 1repeat from * to *.

All that's left to do is to sew the sides and the underside of the sleeve.


If you liked making this long openwork crochet sweater and want to find an accessory that you can combine with it for a perfect outfit, we recommend making the Casablanca pocket crochet clutch.

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