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The K. Sweater


I made this sweater right after my son left for college.  K. is the first letter of his name. Ahhh I miss him so much.

Yarn used: Red Heart Soft, color: mid Blue

Hook Size: 5mm

Here is how the sweater is constructed

construction of the K. sweater

Mid section

Work the mid section using the chart below

If you don’t know how to read a chart, here is a quick written instruction.


ch = chain

sc = single crochet,

bpdc = back post dc

fpdc = front post double crochet

fptr = front post treble

sk = skip

puf st = puff stitch = (yarn over, insert hook on designated stitch, pull up a loop the length of a double crochet) 4 times, yarn over pull trough all loop but 2, yarn over pull thru all 2 remaining loops

ch 33,

Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc on each ch across, ch 3 turn,

Row 2 – 1 fpdc, 1 ch, 1 puf st, 1 dc, 1 fpdc, 4 dc, sk 5 dc, 5 fptr, 5 fptr on previously skipped st, 4 dc, 1 fpdc, 1 dc, 1 puf st, 1 dc, 1 fpdc, ch 3 turn

Row 3 – 1 bpdc on fpdc of previous row, sk 1 dc and 1 puf st, 1 dc on next dc, ch 1, 1 dc on previously skipped dc, bpdc on fpdc, 4 dc, 10 bpdc, 4 dc, 1 bpdc, sk 1 dc and  puf st, 1 dc on next dc, ch 1, 1 dc on previously skipped dc, 1 bpdc, 1 dc, ch 3 turn,

Row 4 – 1 fpdc, 1 dc on dc, 1 dc on ch 1 sp, 1 dc on dc, 1 fpdc, 4 dc, 10 fpdc, 4 dc, 1 fpdc, 3 dc (one dc will be on the ch 1 sp), 1 fpdc, 1 dc, ch 3 turn

Row 5 and Row 7 – as Row 3

Row 6 as Row 4

Repeat Row 2-7 to desired length of sweater

K. sweater mid section stitch design

make it as long as you like. Keep in mind that the bottom ribbing is about 3 inches long

Two Sides

1) – Work one side then the 2nd side of the midsection to make the front panel to your desired width. For mine which is a size medium/large. I worked 20 rows on each side of the mid section (follow the direction of the arrow)

The stitch pattern for this 2 sides are work this way:

to get started on the sides, single crochet on the side of the center panel.

Put 3 single crochet (sc) on the double crochet’s body and 2 sc on the chain 2 space of the turning chain 3 (ch 3).

make sure you end with an even number of single crochet for the next step (add or remove a single crochet if need be).

Note the number of single crochet. You will use the same number for the 2nd side and the same number + 1 for the foundation chain of the sweater back panel

sc on side of mid section to work sides of sweater

2) – After putting single crochet (sc) on the side of the mid section panel,

Row 1– turn, ch 1, 1 sc in same space, *skip one sc, (1sc, 1dc) in next sc, repeat from * to last 2 sc, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in last sc

Row 2 – turn, ch 1, 1 sc in same space (last sc of previous row), *(1sc ,1 dc) in next dc, skip next sc,  repeat from * to last sc, 1 sc in last sc

repeat row 2 to your desire width

Work the 2nd side the same way

Back panel

Refer for the number of chain above. Which is the number of chain that give you the length of the sweater

the mid section is about 20 rows + the 40 rows of the side panels. so for my sweater I work 60 rows of the pattern listed above (front side panels)

Attach back and front panel – for neck opening

sew the front and back panel. leave an opening large enough for the head. for my own i sew each front side panel with 20 rows of the back panel (20 rows)

Armhole openings

starting from the bottom of the sweater sew front and back panel (matching the stitches of the front of the sweater with the stitches of the back of the sweater) . Leave an opening wide enough for your arm.

For mine I wanted a loose sweater so I left 14 sets of (1sc,1dc) for the armholes (about 28 stitches)

work the other armhole the same way


I changed the stitch pattern in here, But if I was to make this sweater again I will use the same stitch as the back and front panels. The stitch pattern that I used in here does not drap well it make the sleeves a bit rigid.

stitch pattern:

Attach yarn to bottom of  armhole, 1sc around armhole, do not join, turn

ch 1, *3 sc, 1 dc, repeat from * all around

repeat until you have the desire length. Keep in mind that you will add a 7 inches long ribbing to the sleeve

I did not want the sleeves to be too wide so I decrease

Work the second sleeve the same way

sew the sleeves

Sleeve ribbing

This is worked directly on the sweater

attach yarn to end of sleeves, ch 25 ,

1 sc in 2nd ch from hook , 1 sc in each of the next 23 ch, {slip stitch (sl. st.) into next stitch of the sleeve} twice, ch 1

Row 1- turn, skip the ch 1, 2 sl st,  work 1 blsc (backloop single crochet) on each of the 24 stitches of the band, turn

Row 2 – ch 1, 1 blsc on 24 stitches, (sl. st. into next sleeve of the stitch) twice, ch 1

repeat row 1 & 2 until you ready to make the thumbhole

For thumb hole:

on row 1 work 6 blsc, ch 4 , skip 4 sc, 1 blsc in next and continue working row 1

on row 2 when you reach the ch 4, put 1 sc in each of the ch, and continue working the row

continue working the ribbing until you work all stitches of the sleeve

sew the band together

work the second sleeve the same

Bottom of sweater ribbing

the ribbing is worked the same as the sleeve but in here you start with a chain of 6

Cowl ribbing

I like the cowl ribbing it looks knitted and it drapes beautifully.

Attach the yarn at the middle of the back of the sweater.

work a row of single crochets all around the neckline, join

ch 34

Row 1- 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 31 ch, ( in next sc on the neckline) twice, ch 1, turn

Row 2- skip to the 1st hdc of the cowl, 1 hdc in the back horizontal bar of the next 32 hdc


Row 3- ch 2,  1 hdc in the back horizontal bar of the next 32 hdc, ( on the next sc of the neckline) twice, ch 1, turn

repeat row 2 & 3 until you work all sc on the neckline.

sew the two sides of the ribbing

weave in all ends

Voila!!! you just made your K. Sweater

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