Easy crochet yoke sweater, top-down construction, completely seamless.
I have always loved yoke sweaters. You know the ones with beautiful fair isle, and colorwork, and texture, and all these things.
The thing is that I have never knitted colorwork before and if I had to choose color or texture, I would always choose texture.
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So, instead of trying to figure out how to do colorwork with tiny needles, I went and follow my style which is crochet, and chunky, and texture.
The Rockwood sweater was born as an idea when I first laid my eyes on the beautiful yarn Hobium yarns kindly gifted to me a while back. Kartopu Wool Melange Tweed.
It’s soft and fluffy on the touch and just the right amount of chunky. Not too much, not too little. And of course, my favorite part, it’s tweed!
At first, that idea didn’t come through. As I said, I love yoke sweaters but I have no idea how to make them. I tried and tried but the math just wasn’t correct. And if was to grade it in 8 more sizes, the math should work.
So, after lots of attempts, I decided to give up and think of a new design for the yarn. But no, nothing! Nothing worked. No other idea was right for that yarn.
A little over 2 years after the yarn arriving at my home, the pattern for a simple, timeless crochet yoke sweater is ready to be published! That wasn’t too long, was it???
The whole thing is totally seamless and it’s crocheted in a spiral. Absolutely no sewing will be needed to make it. Isn’t that amazing?
The Rockwood sweater is ready for the world in all its glory, thanks to my wonderful testers. Here is what you are going to need to make this crochet yoke sweater:
Bulky yarn (I used Kartopu Wool Melange Tweed)
US L/8.0 mm crochet hook
XS 634 yds (580 m)
S 706 yds (646 m)
M 820 yds (750 m)
L 912 yds (834 m)
XL 1018 yds (931 m)
2X 1100 yds (1006 m)
3X 1213 yds (1110 m)
4X 1315 yds (1210 m)
5X 1404 yds (1284 m)
Finished bust measurements:
XS: 28” (71 cm)
S: 32” (81 cm)
M: 36” (91.5 cm)
L: 40” (101.5 cm)
XL: 44” (111.5 cm)
2X: 48” (122 cm)
3X: 52” (132 cm)
4X: 56” (142 cm)
5X: 60” (152 cm)
The best part about top-down sweaters is that you can try them on any time, even if you have just completed your first few rounds, and see how they fit.
This also makes them super adjustable in length. You can easily customize the body length and the sleeve length to your liking.
The Rockwood yoke sweater is a super easy, seamless, cozy, crochet top-down sweater that can even be attempted by advanced beginners.
If you already know or are willing to learn how to crochet in a spiral in the round, the half double crochet stitch and the back post half double crochet stitch, you are good to go!
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Let me know if you would to try it as your first sweater in the comments below.