The Free Crochet Cropped Turtle Neck Sweater Pattern is an easy-to-follow pattern that allows you to fashion your very own cozy and chic garment. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just getting started, this project is sure to delight your creative spirit.
In the world of fashion, trends come and go, but some classics stand the test of time. One such timeless piece is the beloved turtle neck sweater. Now, imagine combining the warmth and style of a turtle neck with the trendy appeal of a super-cropped design – that’s the recipe for crochet perfection!
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Hook: 5mm H
Yarn: Worsted (weight 4)
Other Materials Needed: Yarn Needle, 2 Stitch Markers, Tape Measure & Scissors
Stitches Used (US Terms)
SL ST- Slip Stitch
SC- Single Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
WS- Wrong Side
RS- Right Side
HDC3L- Half Double Crochet in 3rd Loop (camel stitch)
SC BLO- Single Crochet Back Loop Only
DC BLO- Double Crochet Back Loop Only
13 HDC X10 HDC BLO Rows = 4 X 4 inches
This shrug is worked length first and each row will create the width.
It is created in one piece for the sleeves and the body.
A turtleneck section will be added at the end once the sleeves and neck opening are made.
Sizes are written: XS/S/M (L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X)
Crochet Cropped Turtle Neck Sweater Pattern
Row 1 (WS): Ch 191 (205, 213, 237) SC in 2nd ch from hook. SC in next 11 sts (Place Stitch marker) HDC in next 166 (180,188, 212) sts. (Place stitch marker) SC in last 12 sts. [Stitch markers will mark the start/end of cuff ribbing. Keep moving them each row to keep track]
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, SC in first st, SC BLO of next 11 sts. HDC3L in next 166 (180,188, 212). SC BLO next 11. SC in last st.
Row 3: Ch 1, SC in first st. SC BLO in next 11 sts. HDC in next 166 (180,188, 212). SC BLO in next 11. SC in last.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until Row 14 (16, 20, 24).
Row 15 (17, 21, 25) (NECK OPENING ROW): Ch 1, SC in first st, SC BLO in next 11 sts, HDC in next 61 (63, 64, 74) sts. Ch 20 (30, 36, 40). Sk 20 (30, 36, 40). HDC in next 61 (63, 64, 74) sts. SC BLO in next 11 sts. SC in last.
Row 16 (18, 22, 26): Ch 1, SC in first st, SC BLO in next 11 sts. HDC3L in next 61 (63, 64, 74) sts, HDC 20 (30, 36, 40) into Ch. HDC3L in next 61 (63, 64, 74) sts. SC BLO next 11 sts. SC in last st.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until Row 28 (32, 40, 48). Tie off.
Lay your shrug flat with the RS facing down. Fold your piece in half (hot dog style)
Use a tape measure to measure from the bottom of the cuff upward toward the neck opening. Place stitch marker 21 (21, 22, 25) inches up.
Starting from the cuff of the sleeve SL ST both sides together, working upward towards the neck opening. Stop once the stitch marker is reached.
Repeat for second sleeve.
Attach yarn to a stitch in the neck opening area. (Red dot in photo indicates where the yarn should be attached, toward the back “corner”)
Round 1: Ch 1, place a SC in each ST around the neck opening as evenly as possible. Sl ST to beginning SC. Make sure the final stitch count is divisible by 3 plus 1.
Suggested final count for round 1- 40 (61, 73, 82).
Row 1: Ch 20 (24, 26, 28) DC in the 3rd Ch from hook. DC in each Ch across. (18, 22, 24, 26 DC)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. DC in first st, DC BLO in each st across. [You will now be at the base of the neck opening] Count 3 SC from starting Ch from Row 1. (Black dot in photo) Sl St in st. (Red Dot in photo) Sl St in next 2 SC sts. (Green dot in photo) (18, 22, 24, 26 DC)
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. DC BLO in each st across. DC in last st. (18, 22, 24, 26 DC)
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. DC in first st. DC BLO in each st across. [You will now be at the base of the neck opening] Sk 2 SC, Sl St in next 3 SC sts. (18, 22, 24, 26 DC)
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you reach the end of your neck opening.
Sl st your first and last Rows together. Tie off. Fold over turtle neck.
Weave in all loose ends & you are done!
That’s it, friends! I hope you enjoyed this Cropped Turtle Neck Sweater pattern!
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