I’m bringing you another free crochet pattern review. This time I’m sharing the chunky Brooklyn sweater by For the Frills.
If you’re looking for a wearable project that’s warm, cozy, fun, and easy, this is the pattern for you. Thanks to the use of a super chunky yarn, I was able to complete this sweater in just a few days!
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Before finding this pattern, I had been searching for the perfect chunky crochet sweater. I had fallen in love with all the gorgeous chunky knit sweaters I was seeing, and found it a challenge to find crochet sweaters that had a similar look. So, I was beyond excited with I discovered the Brooklyn sweater.
Because this sweater is made from the top down, there is absolutely no sewing involved. I don’t despise sewing, but if I don’t have to, that’s a major plus in my book.
To avoid having an obvious seam on the back of the sweater, Grace recommends doing a no turning chain. I had never heard of a no turning chain, so I was a little nervous about doing a new crochet technique.
Thankfully, I was able to figure it out pretty quickly thanks to a YouTube tutorial. I recommend learning this technique if you haven’t already. It was worth it to have a less visible seam running down the back of the body.
Choosing Your Yarn
This sweater is made using Heartland Thick and Quick Yarn. I chose the color Joshua Tree for my sweater. If you’re thinking about using a different yarn, I recommend using YarnSub to find a good substitute.
This sweater works up to be thick and heavy, so you don’t want to use a yarn that’s thicker than the Heartland Thick and Quick, at least I don’t recommend it.
Changes I Made
As you can see in the photo, I did make a few simple changes to the original pattern. To start, I made the neck smaller for a more fitted look. I didn’t want the wider neckline for my chunky sweater.
I also made the sleeves a bit shorter and did a decrease at the end of the sleeve. For the decrease, I halved the number of stitches in the row before the final double crochet row. Then I did a regular double crochet row (no decreases), then I started the cuff.
In addition to these changes, I also added an additional row to the length of the sweater.
I really love how my sweater turned out. I couldn’t have asked for better results! This sweater really was a blast to make.
If you’re nervous about crocheting from the top down, don’t be. It really is super easy and so convenient. Plus, if you need video assistance, Grace has a helpful video tutorial that guides you through the process.
Get the Free Chunky Crochet Sweater Pattern
I really hope you enjoy making this chunky crochet sweater. It’s just perfect for the colder months, and I find it to be so stylish.
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