How to Crochet Oversized Batwing Sweater


Hi guys welcome to my channel, in today’s
video I will show you how I made this oversized batwing sweater. You can view
the written pattern on my blog and the link to my blog is in the description
box below. This is just a simple design I wanted to create something that looks
like a knitted sweater since I’m not a good knitter and this is the best design I
can come up with so now let’s get to the tutorial. You will need a 6.5mm crochet hook, yarn in worsted weight. Approximately 700 grams,
measuring tape and scissor. Check your gauge first, 7 rows of 10
single crochet equal to 3 x 2 inch. You can use any hook size to obtain the gauge. Start with a slip knot and chain 81 or
as long as you want. Now for Row 1: single crochet in the
second chance from hook, here and in each chain across. You should get a total of 80 single
crochet. Now for Row 2: chain 1 turn your work around and single crochet in the
back loop only, in the back loop of each stitches across. So we are going to repeat the pattern
until row 30. Just chain one turn your work around and single
crochet in the back loop of each stitches across. So just keep on
repeating the pattern until row 30. okay here I already have my 30 rows of
single crochet in the back loop only and next we are going to decrease the number
of stitches on the next 13 rows to shape the neck For row 31 I’m going to single crochet 2
together in the next two stitches, here in the first and in the second stitch. Insert your hook in the back loop of the first stitch yarnover pull through, insert your
hook in the back loop of the second stitch yarnover pull through then yarnover and pull
through all three loops on hook and that is how you make single crochet two
together to decrease the number of stitch. As usual just continue to single
crochet in the back loop of each stitches across. Here we are at the end
of row 31. Chain one turn your work around and just single crochet in the back loop of each stitches across until we only have two
stitches remaining. This is the bottom part of your sweater not going to decrease any stitches here, we’re only going to decrease the stitches on the upper end
for the neck. Okay here we only have two stitches
left, so I’m just going to single crochet 2 together in the back loop of these last
two stitches. Just chain 1 and turn your work around. For Row 33, just going
to repeat the pattern from Row 31 single crochet 2 together in the back
loop of the first two stitches and then just continue to single crochet in the
back loop of each stitches across till the end of row chain 1 and then just
turn your work around. so you’re going to decrease the number of
stitches until Row 43 when you have a total of 13 rows of
decrease for the neck your work should look something like this and your last
row you should get 67 stitches and we will continue on the next 4 rows
without decreasing okay now we are at the end of row
44 and you are not going to single crochet 2 together anymore
just continue without the decrease until row 47 and that is a total of 4
rows without the decrease okay now we are going to increase the
number of stitches on the next 13 rows so we already have 13 rows of decrease, 4 rows without the decrease and now we are at the end of Row 48, I’m going to make two single crochet in the backloop of the last stitch now chain 1 turn your work around and for
Row 49 make 2 single crochet in the back loop of the first stitch 1, 2 single
crochet and just continue to single crochet in the back loop of each
stitches across till the end of row that is how you increase the number of
stitches on the next 13 rows so you’re going to repeat this until rows 60 okay this is how your work should look
like by now I already made my 13 rows of increase and we have 30 rows for the
shoulder, 13 rows of decrease, four rows without the decrease, and 13 rows of increase for the neck and we’re going to continue to make another 30 rows for
the shoulder Chain 1, turn your work around and just single crochet in the back loop of each stitches across and repeat this pattern
until row 90 and you will get a total of 30 rows for the shoulder. Okay this is
how your work should look like by now you have 30 rows for the right shoulder,
13 rows of decrease, 4 rows without the decrease, 13 rows of increase, and
30 rows for the left shoulder and we’re going to continue to single crochet in
each row along the shoulder and neck Okay let’s continue to single crochet in
each row. Just make one single crochet in the first row one single
crochet in the second row then one single crochet in the third row
and just continue to do that in each row make one single crochet along the
shoulder neck and you will get a total of 90 single crochet Okay when you’ve finished just chain 1 and cut off your yarn. Okay now we are done with the front part,
going to put this aside first and continue to make the back part of the
sweater Okay just like the front part going to
start with a slip knot chain 81 and make 30 rows of single crochet in the back
loop only so this is my 30 rows of single crochet in the back loop and now
I’m going to continue with the neck but only going to make three rows of
decrease so let’s compare with the front part For the neck we only going to make 3
rows of decrease, and then 24 rows without the decrease, and 3 rows of
increase, and then 30 rows for the shoulder. So just continue to make the
decrease for 3 rows and then 24 rows without the decrease, and 3 rows of
increase, and continue with 30 rows for the right shoulder. Okay this is how the
back part should look like, you have 30 rows for the left shoulder, 3 rows of
decrease, 24 rows without the decrease, 3 rows of increase, and 30 rows for
the right shoulder. So now we’re going to continue to join the back with the front
part. So what we did for the front part is we
continue to single crochet along the shoulder and neck but for the back part
we’re not going to do that going to align it with the front part with each
other facing the right side and continue to
join the shoulder with single crochet Now let’s continue to join the back and
front shoulder with single crochet. First insert your hook in the first stitch of
the front part pull your yarn to the other side and now insert your hook in
the first row and in the first stitch of the front part
I’m just gonna weave in the tail and make one single crochet next insert your hook and the second row
and in the second stitch and make one single crochet and just continue to make one single
crochet in each row until the end of shoulder. Okay now for the neck we’re not
going to join the back and the front part of course to create the neck hole, so
just make one single crochet in each row along the neck When you’ve finished with the neck just
continue to join the shoulder again. Okay when you’re done just chain one and
cut off your yarn. So this is how your work should look
like by now and I’m just going to try it on first Okay this is how it looks on me now
actually you can just sew the side seam leave a little bit space for the armhole
and you will have a top but I’m just going to add sleeves to complete this
sweater Now let’s continue to make the sleeve.
Just start with a slip knot and chain 56 For Row 1, slip stitch in the second
chain from hook and in the next 14 chain and that is a total of 15 slip stitch When you have 15 slip stitch continue
to single crochet in each chain till the end of row and then continue to chain 2
and turn your work around For Row 2, you’re going to half double crochet in the back loop of the next 10 stitches and then after that continue to
single crochet in the back loop of the next 30 stitches and slip stitch in the
back loop of the last 15 stitches. So that is 10 half double crochet, and then
30 single crochet, and 15 slip stitch in the back loop of the second row okay here I already have my 10 half
double crochet just continue to single crochet in the back loop of the next 30
stitches Now you’re going to slip stitch in the
back loop of the last 15 stitches. You can also use stitch marker if you want to, so will not get confused with your stitch. Now for Row 3, we’re going to repeat
the pattern from Row 1. Slip stitch in the back loop of the next 15 stitches,
and then single crochet in the back loop of each stitches till the end of row,
chain two and turn your work around. Here until 15 when you have 15 slip stitch, single
crochet till the end of row We’re going to repeat the pattern from
row 1 and 2 alternately until row 40. So now on row 4, chain 2 turn your work around half double crochet in the back loop of next 10 stitches, and
then single crochet in the back loop of the next 30 stitches, and slip stitch in
the back loop of the last 15 stitches. Just repeat the pattern until row 40. This is how your work should look
like by now. Chain 1, turn your work around and for row 5, you’re going to slip stitch in the back loop of the next 15 stitches and then single crochet in the back loop
of each stitches till the end of row. Chain 2 and turn your work around. So
just keep on repeating the pattern alternately till row 40. Here we have total of 40 rows for the
sleeve. This is how your work should look like and now I’m going to fold this
sleeve and now you’re facing the wrong side and continue to join the sleeve
with slip stitch. You can sew the sleeve together with
needle but I’m just going to use my hook so I’m going to insert my hook here in
the first stitch I’m gonna grab this yarn and pull it to the other side Chain 1, insert your hook in the next
stitch and in the back loop and join with slip stitch Insert your hook in the next stitch and
in the back loop and join with a slip stitch so just
continue to join with slip stitch till the end of row. When you’ve finished, just chain 1
and cut up your yarn. Facing the wrong side, going to continue
to join the sleeve with the body. Start here around the sleeve and continue to join the side seam together. Now I’m just going to grab my yarn
measure it at the same length with the body and then fold it 4 times. 1, 2, 3, 4
and I’m just going to cut off the yarn. Here we’re going to join the sleeve with
30 stitches, each side the front and the back part of the body This is just how I joined the sleeve to
the body, you can sew with needle or any other method you prefer but this is how
I joined my sleeve. So I’m going to insert my hook here in
the first rib of the sleeve and tie a double knot Next you’re going to insert your hook in
the next row of the sleeve and in the next stitch of the body create a loop, grab your yarn and pull it through the loop insert your hook in the next row and in the next stitch, create a loop, grab
your yarn and pull it through the loop so you can sew the sleeve with needle or
any other method you prefer if you find this method too hard next insert your hook in the rib and in
the next stitch, create a loop, grab your yarn and pull it through the loop. When you reach the middle stitch that
joins the front and back shoulder together, insert you look in the rib
and join it to the middle stitch now insert your hook in the next row and
in the next stitch, create a loop, grab your yarn and pull it through the loop.
Just continue to join the sleeve around. Okay this is how your work should look
like after you join the sleeve to the body and now I’m just going to continue to
join the last row and the next stitch and after that you’re going to continue to
join the side seams together. When you’re done just chain 1, cut
up your yarn and continue to make the second sleeve and join it to the body. Here I already joined the second
sleeve to the body and we are basically done with the sweater but I’m
just going to add edging to the neck and the bottom part of the sweater but if
you don’t want to add the edging it’s okay it’s up to you you can wear the
sweater just like this again now for the edging we are facing
the right side of the sweater and I’m just going to join the yarn here with a knot and then I’m going to chain one and
single crochet in each stitch around join with slip stitch in the first
stitch and next we’re going to do the reverse single crochet so I’m just going
to make single crochet in a backward motion. Chain 1, insert your hook in
the next stitch backward, yarnover and pull through two loops on hook so I’m
just going to continue to do that till the end of round and you want to make
sure your tension is not too tight When you’re done with your reverse
single crochet you’re going to insert your hook in the first chain 1 here,
and just pull your yarn to join okay now you’re going to continue to
insert your hook in the next two loops created by the reverse single crochet
and make one single crochet. So you make one single crochet in each of the next
two loops created by the reverse single crochet. Join with slip stitch in the first
stitch, chain 2, cut off your yarn and just weave in the ends. Next I’m going to continue to make the
edging for the bottom part just like the edging for the neck. Join yarn with a knot, chain 1, skip the next two rows and single
crochet in the middle rib here, skip the next two rows and single crochet in the
next rib. So we’re just going to repeat that around skipping the next two rows
and single crochet in each of the rib around. Join with slip stitch in the first chain 1, and next we’re going to do the reverse single crochet, so just like the
neck edging chain 1, reverse single crochet in the next
stitch backward and continue to do that around and you want to make sure your
tension is not too tight so it’s easier for you to do the reverse single crochet.
When you’ve done just join yarn in the first chain 1 and single
crochet in each of the next two loops created by the reverse single crochet. We almost done now, just join with
slip stitch in the first stitch, chain 2 cut off your yarn and weave in the ends We are finally done with this
sweater, if you have any question or suggestion just comment below and if you
enjoy this tutorial don’t forget to like share and subscribe. Thank you so much
for watching that’s it for today hope to see you in my next video bye bye.

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