Spiral Sweater Pattern

During the winter I often turn to comforting, simple stitch patterns that don’t require a ton of mental fortitude (something I frequently lack during the semester). When I decided I wanted to crochet a pattern with a simple spiral design, I quickly settled on the subtle, hypnotizing rings of a continuous round worked through only the back loop. So meditative! Much Om!

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The rest of the design elements of this pattern seemed to fall into place, leaving just the math for me to figure out. Well, math, and how to get pictures of it in the middle of an alternately sloppy and freezing month. Luckily we had one or two days that weren’t too cold!

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I hope you find this pattern as soothing to make as I did (and as fun to wear afterward). This PDF pattern is exclusively available for 5.50 USD in my Ravelry Store or Etsy shop – Read on for more info!

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The Spiral Sweater is all about the simple, elegant details – a pretty picot trim at the cuffs, some fringe for drape and movement, and an optional set of sweet half-moon pockets compliment this round-and-round circular wrap cardigan.

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The circular body of the sweater is capped by shawl collar and straight sleeves, with chain cords that thread through the stitches of the fabric for a figure-flattering wrap at the waist. Simple construction makes this project suitable for Easy level crocheters, but it also features a few fun techniques including the double chain and the linked double crochet, both offered as free tutorials on my blog!

Linked Double Crochet
Double Chain

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The Spiral Sweater is written for four sizes – X-small (shown in Soft & Sleek “Brownie), Small (Not pictured), Medium (Soft & Sleek “Navy”), and Large (Rustic Romantic “Window Ivy”, below). And, as usual, lots of tutorial picture references and detailed, step by step instructions are included in the PDF!

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Materials

6.00 mm hk

Yarn Bee Rustic Romantic (#4, 3.5 oz / 228 yds) – 5 (6, 7, 8) skeins
-OR-
Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek (#4, 5 oz / 257 yds) – 4 (5, 6, -) skeins (Soft & Sleek not recommended for size LG)
3 stitch markers (at least 2 locking)

Tapestry needle & Scissors
6″ width cardboard or book for making fringe

Finished Measurements (Approx.):
XS: Cross Back 14”, Bust 34”, Sleeve Length 18”, Sleeve Circumference 11″
SM: Cross Back 15”, Bust 36”, Sleeve Length 19”, Sleeve Circumference 12″
MD: Cross Back 16.5”, Bust 38”, Sleeve Length 20”, Sleeve Circumference 13″
LG: Cross Back 17.5”, Bust 40”, Sleeve Length 21”, Sleeve Circumference 14″

Total Length (excluding fringe): 25” (29”, 34”, 38”)

Pattern Written in US terminology.

Congratulations, you have reached the end of the text portion of this post… how about some more pictures? 😀

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-MF

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15 thoughts on “Spiral Sweater Pattern

  1. ~ ♡ Omgoodness, Regina I’m in love,love!
    You’re so beautiful, I so want this pattern! You did an Ahhmmzzzzinly Awesome Job! I love your blog & that you’re on Ravelry.Com! I’m always cold this will be perfect for meeeee! I cannot wait to I can get this, hopefully the hubby will have a job in a few weeks and I’m going to get this one for me! Thank you for your Beautiful Creations ♡♡♡♡♡

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  4. Wow! As soon as I figure my two sweater WIP’s I will be buying the pattern. Absolutely gorgeous! Love that I’ve discovered your blog through the Hookin’ On Hump Day Link Party!

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  5. Hi I decided not to make the freewheelin poncho with my yarn but make this instead. It’s looking great but I really think it needs a hood! Do you have any suggestions for how to add one possibly?

    Thanks in advance and great pattern

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    • I would love to make this with a hood too, great idea! I would make a regular hood and then seam it on to the center of the back collar. Pointed hoods are nice and easy, of course, making just a big rectangle and folding it over, but you could do any style. I would try to stop crocheting just a few rounds before the end, then attach the hood with a seam, then crochet the last few rounds over the hood as well, keeping the 1/1 stitch ratio on the top half of the sweater (but ending up with more stitches on that half due to the hood of course). Hope that helps!

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      • I understand how to make a rectangle good but I’m unsure what you mean by crocheting the last few rounds over the hood as well keeping the 1/1 stitch ratio?? I’ve not actually crocheted clothing before!

        Thanks for your help

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      • So, the last few rounds of the main body of the sweater would be crocheted over the exposed edge of the hood after seaming it to the main part, creating one stitch in each stitch. Of course, you can definitely just finish the sweater, make a hood, then seam it on – that is what I would recommend if you are new to garment making! 🙂

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