How to crochet a Tie Front Lace Sweater
A tie-front lace sweater
is a chic and versatile garment that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Crocheting
your own sweater
allows you to customize the fit and style to your preferences, and is a fun and rewarding project for any intermediate crocheter
. Here's how to get started:
- 4-5 skeins of worsted weight yarn
- Size I/5.5mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Gauge Swatch
Before beginning any project, it's important to make a gauge swatch to ensure your finished garment will be the correct size. Crochet
a 4x4 inch square with your chosen yarn and hook, then measure the number of stitches and rows per inch. If your gauge is off, adjust your hook size as needed.
Step 2: Back Panel
Begin with the back panel of the sweater. Chain the desired number of stitches for your size, then work double crochet stitches across the row. Repeat this pattern
for the desired length of the back panel, then fasten off.
Step 3: Front Panels
Next, create the two front panels of the sweater. Chain the desired number of stitches for your size, then work double crochet stitches across the row. Repeat this pattern
for the desired length of the front panel, then fasten off.
Step 4: Sleeves
For the sleeves, chain the desired number of stitches for your size, then work double crochet stitches across the row. Increase the number of stitches every few rows to create a tapered sleeve shape. Continue this pattern until the sleeve reaches your desired length, then fasten off.
Step 5: Assembly
Using your tapestry needle, sew the front panels to the back panel at the shoulders. Then, attach the sleeves to the body of the sweater. Finally, create a border around the edges of the sweater
with a shell stitch or other decorative border.
Step 6: Tie Front
To create the tie front, leave a gap between the two front panels of the sweater. Chain a long strand of yarn, then thread it through the gaps in the front panels. Tie the ends of the yarn together in a knot or bow to secure the tie front.
Step 7: Finishing
Weave in any loose ends of yarn and trim them off with your scissors. Then, gently block your finished sweater to give it a professional and polished look.Crocheting a tie-front lace sweater may take some time and effort, but the end result is a beautiful and unique garment that you can wear with pride. So grab your materials and get ready to create a stylish addition to your wardrobe!