If you’re looking for an easy and free crochet sweater pattern, you’re going to love this sweater!
The Everygirl crochet sweater pattern by Hooked on Handmade Happiness is one of my favorite handmade sweaters. I’ve actually made this sweater three times using different yarn colors and alterations, and I plan on making more.
Below I’m sharing my experience making this fun and cozy sweater and how you can make your very own Everygirl Sweater.
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What I love about this pattern is that it can easily be adjusted to fit your body. Additionally, there are so many fun yarn colors to choose from when making this sweater.
The original version of this pattern had cropped sleeves. However, Breann has revamped the pattern to feature trendy balloon-style sleeves. I loved the pattern before, and I love it even more with the new sleeves.
Choosing My Yarn
This project calls for Caron Cakes yarn; however, this pattern is so flexible I’ve found that you can go with any yarn of your choice as long as you do a gauge swatch. You could also choose to ignore the stitch count and make your sweater based on the provided measurements.
I made my sweater using two balls of Caron Big Cakes in the color Toffee Brickle. I wasn’t sure about the colors at first, but now that the sweater is complete, I think it looks fantastic!
Changes I Made
I only made a couple of changes to the original pattern. I decided not to make the sleeves as long as the pattern calls for. I did 21 rounds (instead of 28) before I began the decrease rounds.
Additionally, once the sweater was complete, I went ahead and added two rows of half double crochet (hdc) stitches to the neckline. After every 5 half double crochet stitches, I did one half double crochet decrease to create a simple collar.
I prefer to follow written patterns; however, video tutorials can be super helpful too. If you enjoy following crochet video tutorials, Breann has generously provided a full video pattern tutorial on YouTube.
I actually found this helpful when it was time to make the cuff ribbing. This was the first time I had done a cuff ribbing this way, so it was good to know that I was doing it correctly.
Get the Free Everygirl Crochet Sweater Pattern
I hope you enjoy making this sweater as much as I do. It was so enjoyable working on this while watching my favorite TV shows and movies.
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