It’s finally time for the final installment of the Seasonal Selection! The Winter Solstice is about a month overdue, but it’s now ready for release! This textured DK pullover is the perfect winter sweater! With the snowflake collar it’s perfect for seasonal wear, but it’s also non-denominational for after the holidays, too. The snowflake designs are made in the round, and secured at the bottom with a single crochet, so there’s no sewing, and with a simple threading thru technique they lay flat!
You can use any DK (#3) weight yarn. I used Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK in Lake (MC) and White (AC). You’ll need 700-1800 yards MC, and 175-400 yards AC, depending on size
I absolutely love winter. Making snowmen, watching the snow fall with a cup of hot coffee, and sledding! Just about the only thing I don’t like about it is the shoveling! With an almost-4-year-old, I feel like I’m enjoying the wonder of winter for the first time all over again! Another thing about this sweater is the snowflake pattern itself – It was actually rather difficult to come up with a pattern, because it was very important to me that it be six sided, since snowflakes are always hexagonal. So I was especially proud of myself when I came up with this!
Like the others, this top is made without seaming. You start working in continuous rounds for the yoke, including the split for the body and arms. The snowflake pattern is also worked in the round, and connected back to the main body with a single crochet at the base of the snowflake as well as throughout the middle with a simple threading technique.
This lovely sweater comes in sizes Small (32”) to 5XL (60”). You will need a basic understanding of the crochet stitches chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and half-double crochet. Special stitches, like the Star Stitch and Beginner Star and the Snowflake are explained with pictures. Extended single crochet (esc) and Dc2together cluster stitch are also fully explained.
Any DK (#3) weight yarn. I used Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK in Lake (MC) and White (AC).
5.0 mm hook (or size needed to meet gauge)
Pattern written in US terms.
Gauge: 18 sts and 12 rows should be 4” square.
- Ch19. Sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across.
- Ch2. Turn. Star Stitch (see Special Stitches, below) across.
- Ch1. Turn. Esc (see Special Stitches, below) across.
- Ch1. Turn. Sc across.
Repeat Rows 2-4 until you have 12 rows.
S: Fits up to 32” bust (700 yards MC; 175 yards AC)
M: Fits up to 36 bust (850 yards MC; 200 yards AC)
L: Fits up to 40” bust (1000 yards MC; 250 yards AC)
XL: Fits up to 44” bust (1150 yards MC; 275 yards AC)
2XL: Fits up to 48” bust (1300 yards MC; 300 yards AC)
3XL: Fits up to 52” bust (1500 yards MC; 325 yards AC)
4XL: Fits up to 56” bust (1700 yards MC; 350 yards AC)
5XL: Fits up to 60” bust (1800 yards MC; 400 yards AC)
Sweater is fitted with 2” negative ease. It comes in below the bust, and flares again to fit over the hips.
As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern. Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!