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The Jessica Sweater – Free Crochet Pattern

The Jessica Sweater
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The Jessica Sweater

The Jessica Sweater is my favorite design to date. I poured my heart into this design after being selected to be a feature maker on The Hook Nook Life Blog. Talk about a dream come true. This was my first sweater design and I knew it had to be something special. You can read all about my maker journey over on The Hook Nook Life blog post. The Jessica Sweater is listed as the Jessica Paz Sweater on their blog.

The Jessica Sweater

The Jessica Sweater style: Comfy, oversized sweaters are one of my favorite things to wear. It’s perfect for those lazy days lounging around the house. Anyway you wear it, I hope you love it as much as I do.

Let’s get started!

Details:

Method: Crochet
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Hook: US K/6.5mm

Other:
Scissors
Stitch Markers
Tape Measure
Tapestry Needle

Yarn: Lion Brand Jeans yarn & Jeans Colors yarn (246 yds per skein)
XS/S: Color A: 1 skein, Color B: 1 skein Color C: 4 skeins 1350 yds
M: Color A: 1 skein, Color B: 1 skein, Color C: 4 skeins 1450 yds
L: Color A: 2 skeins, Color B: 2 skeins, Color C: 4 skeins 1550 yds
Xl/2X: Color A: 2 skeins, Color B: 2 skeins, Color C: 5 skeins 1850 yds
3X: Color A: 2 skeins, Color B: 2 skeins, Color C: 6 skeins 2100 yds

Abbreviations:

Bpdc- back post double crochet
Ch- chain
Dc- double crochet
Fsc- foundation single crochet
Fpdc- front post double crochet
Inc- increase (two dc in same st)
Rep- repeat
Rnd- round
Rs- right side
Sc- single crochet
St(s)- stitch(es)
Ws- wrong side

Gauge:

Sweater Body Gauge
4” x 4”= 13 sts x 11 rows in pattern (sc 4, dc 4)
Sleeve Gauge:
4” x 4”= 12 sts x 7 rows (dc)
Adjust hook size accordingly to meet gauge

Sizing:

‍This sweater is designed to be loose fitting with approx. 4”-6” positive ease, depending on size. Due to the patterning, Size 2X only has 3” positive ease. Size up to 3X if you’d like a looser fitting sweater. If you would like a more fitting sweater you may need to size down. The sleeves are designed with a more classic fit, 2”-4” positive ease.

‍All measurements are based on the Crafty Yarn Councils standard measurements.

XS: Bust: 33″, Length w/ribbing: 24″, Sleeve length: 16.5″, Sleeve width: 11.75″
S: Bust: 37″, Length w/ribbing: 24″, Sleeve length: 17″, Sleeve width: 12.25″
M: Bust: 42″, Length w/ribbing: 25″, Sleeve length: 17″, Sleeve width: 13″
L: Bust: 46″, Length w/ribbing: 25″, Sleeve length: 17.5″, Sleeve width: 14″
Xl/2x: Bust: 51″, Length w/ribbing: 26″, Sleeve length: 17.5″/18″, Sleeve width: 15.50″/17.5″
3x: Bust: 58″, Length w/ribbing: 26″, Sleeve length: 18″, Sleeve width: 19″

‍Notes

Model is 5’ 4”, bust size 39″, and is wearing her true size, large.  

Sweater is worked from the bottom up in 2 separate panels, then seamed together in this order: shoulders, sleeves to body, seam along underside of sleeve and down side of body.

The bottom and neck ribbing are added last.

Sleeves are worked flat, starting with the ribbing, from the bottom up.

Ch 1 and Ch 3 do not count as a st. Always make your first st in the same sp.

Do not carry the yarn changes in the row. This keeps the second color from showing. (see photo tutorial) Always change color in the top of the previous st. When joining a new color at the beginning of a row you’ll carry the previous color the first 4 sts. This is the only time you’ll carry the previous color on a color change.

All rows will end with the same st in which they started. So if it begins with sc 4, dc 4 you’ll end on sc 4 instead of dc 4.

The length of the garment is easily adjustable by adding or taking away rows in the 3rd color.

The neck hole is easily adjustable by seaming more or less on the width of the shoulders.

The sleeve length is easily adjustable by adding or taking away rows at the end. Please note the sleeves are already on the longer side.

How to carry the yarn:

‍1:You’ll always change color in the previous st for a clean color change. Leave dropped yarn in the back of you work.

2:The yarn left in the back of your work is now in the front. You’re going to carry it in the next four stitches, then change color.

3:Slip hook under yarn strand and carry it as you go.

4:Change colors by picking up the color in the front, leaving a slightly loose tension.

5:As you work your sts, carry the strand of yarn.

6:When changing colors at the end of a row, pick up the new color, ch, turn, and work your sts, while carrying the strand as you go.

‍Pattern:

‍The last part of each row after the color change says to pattern, which means you’ll keep following pattern sequence. (sc 4, dc 4 or dc 4, sc 4) The rows will end with the same 4 sts in which you started with. Before you begin, see color change photo tutorial on how to avoid carrying your yarn.

XS (make 2 panels)

With Color A
Fsc 52, ch 1, turn
Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn
Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1 , turn
Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn
Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A) (see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)
Row 14: *Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 16: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 18: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 20: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 21: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 22: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 23: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 24: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 25: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn
Rep Rows 26 & 27 until panel measures 21.5” or 59 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends. See sleeve instructions.

‍Small (make 2 panels)

‍With Color A
Fsc 60, ch 1, turn
Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn
Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1 , turn
Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 14: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color A, dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn
Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A) (see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)
Row 16: *Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 18: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 20: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 21: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 22: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 23: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 24: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 25: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 28: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 29: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 30: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 31: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, ch 3, turn
Rep Rows 30 & 31 until panel measures 21.5” or 59 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends. See sleeve instructions.

‍Medium (make 2 panels)

With Color A
Fsc 68, ch 1, turn
Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn
Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the
next 44 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1 , turn
Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 14: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 16: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color A, Dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn
Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A) (see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)
Row 18: *Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 20: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 21: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 22: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 23: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 24: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 25: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 28: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 29: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 30: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 31: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 32: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 33: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 34: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 35: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, ch 3, turn
Rep Rows 34 & 35 until panel measures 22.5” or 61 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends. See sleeve instructions.

‍Large (make 2 panels)

With Color A
Fsc 76, ch 1, turn
Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn
Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1 , turn
Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 14: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 16: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 18: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color A, dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn
Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 76 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A) (see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)
Row 20: Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 21: *Sc4, dc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 22: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 23: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 24: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 25: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 28: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1 , turn
Row 29: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 30: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 31: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 32: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 33: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 34: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 35: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 36: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 37: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 38: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next, (76 sts) ch 1, turn
Row 39: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next, (76 sts) ch 3, turn
Rep Rows 38 & 39 until panel measures 22.5” or 61 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends. See sleeve instructions.

‍XL & 2X (make 2 panels) (see sizing notes about 2X)

With Color A
Fsc 84, ch 1, turn
Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 80 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn
Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 76 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the
next 28 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the
next 52 sts, ch 1 , turn
Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the
next 36 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 14: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 16: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 18: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 76 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 20: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 80 sts change to Color A, dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn
Row 21: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 84 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A) (see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)
Row 22: Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 80 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 23: *Sc4, dc 4 rep * in the next 76 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 24: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the
next 72 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 25: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the
next 16 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the
next 64 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the
next 24 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 28: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 29: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 30: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1 , turn
Row 31: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 32: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 33: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 34: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 35: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 36: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 37: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 38: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 39: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 40: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 76 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 41: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 80 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 42: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 84 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 43: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 84 sts, ch 3, turn
Rep Rows 42 & 43 until the panel measures 23.5” or 64 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends. See sleeve instructions.

‍3X (make 2 panels)

With Color A
Fsc 92, ch 1, turn
Row 1: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 88 sts, change to Color B, sc 4, ch 3, turn
Row 2: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 84 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 3: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 80 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 4: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 76 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 5: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 6: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 7: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 1 , turn
Row 9: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 10: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 11: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 12: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 48 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 44 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 13: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 40 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 52 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 14: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 56 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 36 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 15: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 32 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 60 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 16: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 64 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 28 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 17: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 24 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 68 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 18: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 72 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 20 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 19: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 16 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 76 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 20: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 80 sts, change to Color A, pattern in the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 21: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 8 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 84 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 22: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 88 sts, change to Color A, dc 4, change to Color B, ch 1, turn
Row 23: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 92 sts, change to Color C, ch 3, turn (cut Color A) (see photo tutorial on carrying yarn)
Row 24: Dc 4, change to Color B, pattern in the next 88 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 25: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 84 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 26: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 80 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 27: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 76 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 28: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 29: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 30: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 31: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 32: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 1 , turn
Row 33: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 34: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 35: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 44 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 48 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 36: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 52 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 40 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 37: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 36 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 56 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 38: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 60 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 32 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 39: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 28 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 64 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 40: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 68 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 41: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 20 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 72 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 42: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 76 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 16 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 43: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 12 sts, change to Color C, pattern in the next 80 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 44: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 84 sts, change to Color B, pattern in the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 45: *Sc 4, change to Color C, pattern in the next 88 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 46: *Dc 4, sc 4 rep * in the next 92 sts, ch 1, turn
Row 47: *Sc 4, dc 4 rep * in the next 92 ts, ch 3, turn
Rep Rows 46 & 47 until the panel measures 23.5” or 64 rows, fasten off. Weave in ends.

‍Sleeves: (make 2)

‍Sleeve Gauge: 4” x 4”= 12 sts x 7 rows (dc)
Ribbing:
Always dc in the 1st st and last st of the row.
Ch 31(31, 33, 33, 35, 37, 39)
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc 27(27, 29, 29, 31, 33, 35) Total dc: 28(28, 30, 30, 32, 34, 36) ch 3, turn
Rows 2-6: dc, *fpdc, bpdc rep from * across, dc in last st, ch 3, turn
XSmall:
Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 13 rep * once (30 dc) ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 14 rep * once (32 dc) ch 3, turn
Row 9: Dc inc, dc 9, *Dc inc, dc 10 rep * once (35 dc), ch 3, turn
Rows 10-29: Dc 35, ch 3, turn
Row 30: Dc 35, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.
Small:
Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 13 rep * once (30 dc) ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 14 rep * once (32 dc) ch 3, turn
Row 9: Dc inc, dc 9, *Dc inc, dc 10 rep * once (35 dc), ch 3, turn
Row 10: Dc inc, dc 16, Dc inc, dc 17 (37 dc), ch 3, turn
Rows 11-30: Dc 37, ch 3, turn
Row 31: Dc 37, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.
Medium:
Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 9 rep * 2 times (33 dc), ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 10 rep * 2 times (36 dc), ch 3, turn
Row 9: *Dc inc, dc 11 rep * 2 times (39 dc), ch 3, turn
Rows 10- 30: Dc 39, ch 3, turn,
Row 31: Dc 39, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.
Large:
Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 7 rep * 2 times, Dc inc, dc 5 (34 dc) ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 8 rep * 2 times, Dc inc, dc 6 (38 dc) ch 3, turn
Row 9: *Dc inc, dc 10, rep * 2 times, *Dc inc, dc 4 (42 dc), ch 3, turn
Rows 10-31: Dc 42, ch 3, turn
Row 32: Dc 42, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.
Xlarge:
Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 7 rep * 3 times (36 dc) ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 5 rep * 5 times (42 dc) ch 3, turn
Row 9: *Dc inc, dc 9 rep * 2 times, Dc inc, dc 11 (46 dc), ch 3, turn
Rows 10-31: Dc 46, ch 3, turn
Row 32: Dc 46, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.
2Xlarge:
Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 4 rep * once, *Dc inc, dc 5 rep * 3 times (40 dc), ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 5 rep * once, *Dc inc, dc 6 rep * 3 times (46 dc), ch 3, turn
Row 9: *Dc inc, dc 7 rep * 4 times, Dc inc, dc 5 (52 dc), ch 3, turn
Rows 10-32: Dc 52, ch 3, turn,
Row 33: Dc 52, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.
3Xlarge:
Row 7: *Dc inc, dc 4 rep * 5 times, Dc inc, dc 5 (43 dc), ch 3, turn
Row 8: *Dc inc, dc 5 rep * 5 times, Dc inc, dc 6 (50 dc), ch 3, turn
Row 9: *Dc inc, dc 6 rep * 5 times, Dc inc, dc 7 (57 dc), ch 3, turn
Rows 10-32: Dc 57, ch 3, turn,
Row 33: Dc 57, fasten off, leaving a long tail approx 3 times the width of the sleeve.

Finished sleeve

I recommend blocking the body and sleeves before seaming.

‍Seaming:

‍The sweater is seamed wrong side facing out. There really is no rs/ws of the sweater. You decide which way you like the striping and go from there.

Shoulder Seaming:

Lay your panels out so the shoulder seams are lined up and they mirror each other.

The panel on the left will have the ws facing up and the panel on the right will have the rs facing up. (when you flip them on top of each other, the design will line up)

The neck hole is designed to be over-sized, with enough room to slightly hang off the shoulder.

If you would like a smaller neck hole, seam up more on each side until you have the desired width.

Instructions:
Using st markers, pin the 2 corners together on one end. Measure 4.25”(4.75”, 5.5”, 6”, 6.5”, 6.25”, 7.5”), place another st marker. Now rep the same on the side. You should now have a 8”(9”, 10”,11”,12”,13”,14”) neck hole opening. To get a good idea of how the neck hole will fit, with st markers still in place, place the garment over your head. At this point, adjust the width of the neck hole, as desired.

Once you have your desired neck hole measurement, whip st each shoulder together between st markers. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Step by step photos for seaming the shoulder and sleeves.

‍Sleeve attachment:

‍Lay one sleeve down, ws facing up. Align the center of the sleeve with the shoulder seam. Use the st markers to hold the sleeve in place. Now whip st the sleeve to the body with the long tail you left on the sleeve, making sure to not pull the sts too tight as you seam. Fasten off, weave in ends. Rep for the second sleeve.

‍Body Seaming:

‍Fold your sweater in half so the ws is facing out. Using a strand of yarn, in color C, approx 2 times the length of the sleeve and body. Start at the ribbing on the sleeve, seam down the sleeve, making a few extra passes in the under arm, then down the side of the body. Fasten off, weave in ends. Rep on the other side. Fold sweater rs out before you move onto ribbing.

Seam sleeve and body

Bottom Ribbing

‍With Color A, attach yarn to 1st st on the bottom edge, ch 3.
Row 1: Dc 52(60,68,76, 84,84,92) ch 3, turn
Rows 2-5: Dc in 1st st, *bpdc. fpdc rep * across, dc in last st, ch 3, turn
Row 6: Dc in 1st st, *bpdc. fpdc rep * across, dc in last st. Fasten off, leaving approx. an 8” tail. Rep ribbing on the other side of the sweater.
Seam up the sides of the ribbing with the long tail. Weave in ends.

Optional: If you would like a slit in the side of the ribbing, do not leave a long tail for seaming. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Neckline Ribbing:

With Color C, attach yarn to corner of neckline( at the shoulder seam), ch 3.
Rnd 1: Dc evenly across edge of neckline and across the other edge, sl st, ch 3
Rnd 2: *bpdc, fpdc rep * around, fasten off, weave in ends.Optional: If you would like a thicker neckline add more rows for desired length.

I hope you love making The Jessica Sweater as much as I do.

Happy Making
Jessica ❤

This is an original pattern by Jessica Paz Creates. Please do not sell, reprint, or repost any parts of this pattern. You are welcome to sell your finished items but please link back to my shop. If you’re sharing on social media, please tag me so that I can see your finished items!

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