fbpx

Crochet Swancho Pattern

Here’s my crochet swancho pattern! I originally designed this as a CAL, and you can read all of the details about it in the original blog post. It explains what a Swancho is, some options you have for personalizing yours, and more. The free pattern is below or you can get the ad-free pattern here.

MARLY BIRD wearing the crochet swancho crochet along 2022 with the Marly Bird Logo and "free crochet pattern" written on page.

MEASUREMENTS

TO FIT SIZE

S/M (L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X), the sweater is oversized with 5-10” of ease

Sweater shown is 2X/3X with optional cowl. 

Note about size: When picking out your size, make sure you check the finished bust. The sweater is designed to be oversized; just to keep in mind if you are between 2 sizes, you can certainly make it one size smaller to have a tighter fit.

FINISHED BUST MEASUREMENT 

44 (51, 59, 66)” [112, 129.5, 150, 167.5 cm] bust circumference. 

GAUGE

6 dc groups and 8 rows = 5.5” [14 cm] x 4.375” [11 cm]  CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.  See gauge swatch pattern for directions. 

Note about gauge: when working to get gauge, it is better to get stitch gauge vs row gauge as the fabric will stretch with the weight of the swancho (especially the larger sizes).

Also, remember this swancho is oversized and has a lot of wiggle room on the size. Don’t stress yourself out regarding the gauge, if it is off a little either way it will not be the end of the world. You will be able to try on the swancho as you go.

I would say that you should get a fabric you are happy with and is not “sloppy” in an effort to get a larger gauge.

MATERIALS

YARN 

Red Heart Roll With It Melange, (100% Acrylic; 5.29 oz/150 g; 389 yds/356 m; medium size (CYCA 4),  colorway used in sample: Theatre (3, 4, 4, 5) balls

HOOK 

K/10.5 (6.5mm)

NOTIONS 

Stitch markers, tapestry needle

SCHEMATIC

NOTES

  • Sweater is worked from the collar down to the end of the yoke, then split into front/ back/ and sleeves. Front and Back are joined and worked in the round down to the edging.
  • Sweater can be customized with body and sleeve length to your desired amount by crocheting more or less rounds after the split for the front/back/ and sleeves.
  • When moving the marker on turned rounds, you will move the marker to the “new” spot indicated. This spot is always AFTER the post stitches of that round.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Back Post Half Double Crochet (bphdc)

Foundation Single Crochet (foundation sc)
First stitch: Ch 2 (does not count as sc), insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook (this forms a chain, optional note: placing a stitch marker can help see the chain in the next stitch), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (this forms the single crochet)
Next stitch: insert hook into bottom of previous stitch (in the “chain” space), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook (forming a chain), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (forming the next single crochet)

Stacked Double Crochet (stacked dc)
(Do not ch 1 prior to making the first sc) Sc in first stitch, insert hook in between two legs of the base, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook.

Double Crochet Cluster (3 dc-cl)
*Yarn over hook, insert hook into chain space indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * twice more in same space, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Yarn over, insert hook from the front to the back to the front around the post of the stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice

Yarn over, insert hook from the back to the front to the back around the post of the stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook

Stacked Treble Crochet (stacked tr)
(Do not ch 1 prior to making the first sc) Sc in first stitch, [insert hook in between two legs of sc just made, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (mades another sc on top of previous sc)] twice.

GAUGE SWATCH

Note: See stitch diagram for assistance with the gauge swatch. 

Foundation Row (WS): 19 Foundation sc (see special stitches), turn. 

Row 1 (RS): Stacked dc in first sc, *ch 2, skip 2 sc, 3 dc-cl in next sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * to end, turn. (6 ch-2 sps)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, *sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3; repeat from * across to last ch-2 sp, sc in last ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in last st, turn. 

Row 3: (Stacked dc, dc) in first sc, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp across (makes a dc group), 2 dc in last sc, turn. 

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, *sc between sts before next dc group, ch 3, skip 3 dc; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, sc between sts after last dc group, ch 1, sc in last st, turn. 

Repeat Rows 2-5 to desired length for swatch.  

Row 5: Stacked dc in first sc, *ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn.

Crochet Swancho Video Tutorials

In addition to the written pattern, I’ve provided you with everything you need to know through these video tutorial. The first video is long but there is a lot of information in there. I highly recommend watching it. Just spend an hour and a half with me. The other videos in this pattern are not nearly this long so don’t worry 🙂

CROCHET SWANCHO CROCHET ALONG PATTERN

The pattern is below or you can get the ad-free version here.

YOKE UPPER HALF

Note: See stitch diagrams for help with the raglan shaping of the yoke (located at the end of this post). 

Foundation Round (WS): 82 (82, 98, 98) Foundation sc (see special stitches), join with sl st to first st, turn. 

Round 1 (RS): (Stacked dc, 3 dc-cl) in first sc, [ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, 3 dc-cl in next sc] 3 (3, 4, 4) times, dc in same st as last dc-cl, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, place marker in ch-1 sp, tr in next 16 (16, 18, 18) sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, place marker in ch-1 sp, (dc, 3 dc-cl) in next sc, [ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, 3 dc-cl in next sc] 3 (3, 4, 4) times, dc in same st as last dc-cl, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, place marker in ch-1 sp, tr in next 16 (16, 18, 18) sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, place marker in ch-1 sp, sl st to top of first dc, turn. (6, 6, 8, 8 ch-2 sps across front and back, 16, 16, 18, 18 tr across each sleeve) 

Round 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 2, move marker, skip 1 tr, [sc between sts before next tr, ch 1, skip 2 tr] repeat across to marker, ch 2, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, 2 sc in next dc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp] across to last dc before marker, ch 3**, 2 sc in next dc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sc in same dc as first sc, sl st to first sc, turn. (7, 7, 9, 9 ch-3 sps across front and back, 8, 8, 9, 9 sc across each sleeve)

Round 3 (RS): (Stacked dc, dc) in first sc, *3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to last sc before marker, 2 dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp to marker, 2 dc in marked ch-2 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, 2 dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (7, 7, 9, 9 dc groups + 4 dc across front and back, 18, 18, 20, 20 dc across each sleeve)

Round 4 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc] repeat across to marker, ch 1, sc in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 1 dc, [sc between sts before next dc group, ch 3, skip dc group] across to last dc before marker**, sc in last dc before marker; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (9, 9, 11, 11 ch-3 sps across front and back, 10, 10, 11, 11 sc across each sleeve)

Round 5 (RS): Stacked dc in first sc, *[ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp] repeat across to last ch-3 sp before marker, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, tr in next ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp to marker, tr in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (10, 10, 12, 12 ch-2 sp across front and back, 20, 20, 22, 22 tr across each sleeve)

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 2, move marker, skip 1 tr, [sc between sts before next tr, ch 1, skip 2 tr] repeat across to marker, ch 2, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, ch 2, [sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3] across to last ch-2 sp before marker, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2**, sc in next dc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (9, 9, 11, 11 ch-3 sps + 2 ch-2 sps across front and back, 10, 10, 11, 11 sc across each sleeve)

Round 7: Stacked dc in first sc, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to last ch-2 sp before marker, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp to marker, 2 dc in marked ch-2 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1**, move marker, dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (11, 11, 13, 13 dc groups, 22, 22, 24, 24 dc across each sleeve)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc] repeat across to marker, ch 1, sc in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, ch 1, [sc between sts  before next dc group, ch 3, skip dc group] across to last dc before marker, sc between sts before next dc, ch 1**, sc in last dc before marker; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (11, 11, 13, 13 ch-3 sps + 2 ch-1 sps across front and back, 12, 12, 13, 13 sc across each sleeve)

Round 9: (Stacked dc, dc) in first sc, *[ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp] repeat across to last ch-3 sp before marker, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, tr in next ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp to marker, tr in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, 2 dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (12, 12, 14, 14 ch-2 sps across front and back, 24, 24, 26, 26 tr across each sleeve)

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 2, move marker, skip 1 tr, [sc between sts before next tr, ch 1, skip 2 tr] repeat across to marker, ch 2, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, 2 sc in next dc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp] across to last dc before marker, ch 3**, 2 sc in next dc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sc in same dc as first sc, sl st to first sc, turn. (13, 13, 15, 15 ch-3 sps across front and back, 12, 12, 13, 13 sc across each sleeve)

Round 11: (Stacked dc, dc) in first sc, *3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to last sc before marker, 2 dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp to marker, 2 dc in marked ch-2 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, 2 dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (13, 13, 15, 15 dc groups + 4 dc across front and back, 26, 26, 28, 28 dc across each sleeve)

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc] repeat across to marker, ch 1, sc in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 1 dc, [sc between sts before next dc group, ch 3, skip dc group] across to last dc before marker**, sc in last dc before marker; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (15, 15, 17, 17 ch-3 sps across front and back, 14, 14, 15, 15 sc across each sleeve)

Round 13: Stacked dc in first sc, *[ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp] repeat across to last ch-3 sp before marker, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, tr in next ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp to marker, tr in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (16, 16, 18, 18 ch-2 sps across front and back, 28, 28, 30, 30 tr across each sleeve)

Round 14: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 2, move marker, skip 1 tr, [sc between sts before next tr, ch 1, skip 2 tr] repeat across to marker, ch 2, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, ch 2, [sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3] across to last ch-2 sp before marker, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2**, sc in next dc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (15, 15, 17, 17 ch-3 sps + 2 ch-2 sps across front and back, 14, 14, 15, 15 sc across each sleeve)

Round 15: Stacked dc in first sc, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to last ch-2 sp before marker, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp to marker, 2 dc in marked ch-2 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (17, 17, 19, 19 dc groups, 30, 30, 32, 32 dc across each sleeve)

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc] repeat across to marker, ch 1, sc in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, ch 1, [sc between sts  before next dc group, ch 3, skip dc group] across to last dc before marker, sc between sts  before next dc, ch 1, **sc in last dc before marker; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (17, 17, 19, 19 ch-3 sps + 2 ch-1 sps across front and back, 16, 16, 17, 17 sc across each sleeve)

S/M, L/ XL only: Move to Yoke Lower Half Directions

2X/3X and 4X/5X only

Round 17: (Stacked dc, 3 dc-cl) in first sc, *[ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp] repeat across to last ch-3 sp before marker, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (3 dc-cl, dc) in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, tr in next ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp to marker, tr in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, (dc, 3 dc-cl) in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (20, 20 ch-2 sps across front and back, 34, 34 tr across each sleeve)

Repeat Rounds 2-8 once more. (25, 25 ch-3 sps + 2 ch-1 sps across front and back, 21, 21 sc across each sleeve)

crochet swancho crochet along part 1 of 4 crochet diagram of the yoke
Click the image for a larger view of the crochet swancho crochet along yoke part 1 of 4 crochet diagram

YOKE LOWER HALF

Note: See stitch diagrams for help with the raglan shaping of the yoke (located at the end of this post). 

S/M and L/XL

Round 17: (Stacked dc, 3 dc-cl) in first sc, *[ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp] repeat across to last ch-3 sp before marker, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (3 dc-cl, dc) in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, tr in next ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp to marker, tr in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, (dc, 3 dc-cl) in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (18, 18 ch-2 sps across front and back, 32, 32 tr across each sleeve)

Round 18: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 2, move marker, skip 1 tr, [sc between sts before next tr, ch 1, skip 2 tr] repeat across to marker, ch 2, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp] across to last dc before marker, ch 3**, sc in next dc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (19, 19 ch-3 sps across front and back, 16, 16 sc across each sleeve)

Round 19: Stacked dc in first sc, *3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to last sc before marker, dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp to marker, 2 dc in marked ch-2 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (19, 19 dc groups, 34, 34 dc across each sleeve)

Round 20: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc] repeat across to marker, ch 1, sc in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, ch 1, [sc between sts  before next dc group, ch 3, skip dc group] across to last dc before marker, sc between sts  before next dc, ch 1, **sc in last dc before marker; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (19, 19 ch-3 sps + 2 ch-1 sps across front and back, 18,18 sc across each sleeve)

Round 21: (Stacked dc, dc) in first sc, *[ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp] repeat across to last ch-3 sp before marker, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, tr in next ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp to marker, tr in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, 2 dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (20, 20 ch-2 sps across front and back, 36, 36 tr across each sleeve)

Round 22: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 2, move marker, skip 1 tr, [sc between sts before next tr, ch 1, skip 2 tr] repeat across to marker, ch 2, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp] across to last dc before marker, ch 3**, sc in next dc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (21, 21 ch-3 sps across front and back, 18, 18 sc across each sleeve)

Round 23: Stacked dc in first sc, *3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to last sc before marker, dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp to marker, 2 dc in marked ch-2 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (21, 21 dc groups, 38, 38 dc across each sleeve)

S/M Move to Body directions

L/XL only

Round 24: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc] repeat across to marker, ch 1, sc in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, [sc between sts  before next dc group, ch 3, skip dc group] across to last dc before marker, sc between sts  before next dc group, ch 1**, sc in last dc before marker; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (21 ch-3 sps + 2 ch-1 sps across front and back, 20 sc across each sleeve)

Repeat Rounds 17-19 of Yoke Lower Half  (23 dc groups, 42 dc across each sleeve)

L/XL Move to Body directions

2X/3X and 4X/5X 

Round 25: (Stacked dc, dc) in first sc, *[ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp] repeat across to last ch-3 sp before marker, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, tr in next ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp to marker, tr in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, 2 dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (26, 26 ch-2 sps across front and back, 42, 42 tr across each sleeve)

Round 26: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 2, move marker, skip 1 tr, [sc between sts before next tr, ch 1, skip 2 tr] repeat across to marker, ch 2, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp] across to last dc before marker, ch 3**, sc in next dc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (27, 27 ch-3 sps across front and back, 21, 21 sc across each sleeve)

Round 27: Stacked dc in first sc, *3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to last sc before marker, dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp to marker, 2 dc in marked ch-2 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (27, 27 dc groups, 44, 44 dc across each sleeve)

2X/3X Move to Body directions

4X/5X only

Round 28: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc] repeat across to marker, ch 1, sc in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, [sc between sts  before next dc group, ch 3, skip dc group] across to last dc before marker, sc between sts  before next dc group, ch 1**, sc in last dc before marker; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (27 ch-3 sps + 2 ch-1 sps across front and back, 23 sc across each sleeve)

Round 29: (Stacked dc, 3 dc-cl) in first sc, *[ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp] repeat across to last ch-3 sp before marker, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (3 dc-cl, dc) in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, tr in next ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp to marker, tr in marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, (dc, 3 dc-cl) in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (28 ch-2 sps across front and back, 46 tr across each sleeve)

Round 30: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 2, move marker, skip 1 tr, [sc between sts before next tr, ch 1, skip 2 tr] repeat across to marker, ch 2, bphdc in next 2 dc, ch 1, move marker, sc in next dc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp] across to last dc before marker, ch 3**, sc in next dc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, turn. (29 ch-3 sps across front and back, 23 sc across each sleeve)

Round 31: Stacked dc in first sc, *3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to last sc before marker, dc in last sc before marker, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp to marker, 2 dc in marked ch-2 sp, ch 1, fpdc in next 2 hdc, ch 1, move marker**, dc in next sc; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first dc, turn. (29 dc groups, 48 dc across each sleeve)

4X/5X Move to Body Directions

Crochet Swancho Diagram Yoke Lower Half

Click on Image for Print View

BODY

Note about body: To create the body, we will work across the back panel. Make some foundation sc for the underarm and then continue to the front panel. Make more foundation sc for the opposite underarm, and join to create a complete round. 

Round 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, *5 (11, 11, 17) fsc, skip sleeve section, sc in next dc on front panel, ch 1, [sc between sts  before next dc group, ch 3, skip dc group] across to last dc before marker, sc between sts before next dc, ch 1**, sc in last dc before marker; repeat from * once more ending at **, sl st to first sc, DO NOT TURN. (42, 46, 54, 58 ch-3 sps +10, 22, 22, 34 fsc) 

(S/M and 2X/3X)

Round 2 (RS): Sl st in next 2 sc, turn, stacked dc in first sl st, ch 2, skip 2 sl sts, *3 dc-cl in next sc, [ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp] repeat across to last ch-3 sp before next ch-1 sp, ch 2, dc in last ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip ch-1 sp, 3 dc-cl in next sc**, ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, (2X/3X only: 3 dc-cl in next sc**, ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2, skip 2 dc); repeat from * across ending at **, ch 1, sc to top of first dc (counts as a ch-2 sp), turn. (48, 64 ch-2 sps)

(L/XL and 4X/5X)

Round 2 (RS): Turn, stacked dc in first sc, *[ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp] repeat across to last ch-3 sp before next ch-1 sp, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in last ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip ch-1 sp, dc in next sc**, [ch 2, skip 2 sc, 3 dc-cl in next sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc] twice (3 times); repeat from * across ending at **, [ch 2, skip 2 sc, 3 dc-cl in next sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc] once (twice), ch 2, skip 2 sc, 3 dc-cl in next sc, ch 1, sc to top of first dc (counts as a ch-2 sp), turn. (56, 72 ch-2 sps)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first ch-sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around to last ch-2 sp, ch 3, sl st to first sc, turn. 

Round 4: (Stacked dc, 2 dc) in first ch-3 sp, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp around, sl st to first dc, turn. 

Round 5: Ch 1, *sc between sts before next dc group, ch 3, skip dc group; repeat from * around, sl st to first sc, turn.

Round 6: Stacked dc in first ch-3 sp, *ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc to top of first dc (counts as a ch-2 sp), turn. 

Repeat Rounds 3-6 once (once, twice, twice).  

Note about length: if you would like a longer body, you can add as many extra rounds 3-6 here as you wish before continuing with body edging. Edging is about 3” long. 

Repeat Rounds 3-4 once more. Do not turn at end of last Round 4. Do not fasten off. 

Move to Edging.

Click On Image To Print

BODY EDGING

Row 1 (RS): Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch across, sl st twice to the edge of the body (first sl st joins row to body, second sl st counts as turning ch), turn.  (10 sc)

Row 2: Skip both sl sts, sc in backloop of each st across, turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in backloop of each sc across, sl st to body twice, turn. 

Rows 4-6: Repeat Rows 2-3 once and Repeat Row 2 once more.

Row 7: Stacked dc in backloop of first sc, dc in backloop of each sc across, skip next st on body, sl st to body twice (first sl st joins row to body, next sl st count as turning ch), turn. 

Repeat Rows 2-7 around body.  Fasten off long tail for seaming. 

Sew last row and first row together. 

SLEEVES

Round 1 (WS): Join yarn on WS to first fsc of underarm, ch 1, sc in same sc, [ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc] across underarm, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp (before post sts), ch 1, skip post sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc; repeat from * across to next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip last 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip post sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sl st to first sc, turn.  (25, 30, 31, 36 ch-1 sps)

Round 2: Stacked tr in first ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp around to last 3 (5, 5, 7) ch-1 sps, tr in last 3 (5, 5, 7) ch-1 sps, sl st to top of first tr, turn. (46, 54, 56, 64 tr)

Round 3: Sl st in next st, ch 1, sc between sts before next tr, *ch 1, skip 2 tr, sc between sts before next tr; repeat from * around, ch 1, sl st to first sc, turn. (23, 27, 28, 32 ch-1 sps)

Round 4: Stacked dc in first ch-1 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp around to last 3 ch-1 sps, dc in last 3 ch-1 sps, sl st to top of first dc, turn. (42, 50, 52, 60 dc)

Round 5: Sl st in next st, ch 1, sc between sts before next dc, *ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc; repeat from * around, ch 1, sl st to first sc, turn. (21, 25, 26, 30 ch-1 sps)

Round 6: Stacked tr in first ch-1 sp, tr in next ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp around to last 2 ch-1 sps, tr in last 2 ch-1 sps, sl st to top of first tr, turn. (38, 46, 48, 56 tr)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc between sts before next tr, *ch 1, skip 2 tr, sc between sts before next tr; repeat from * around, ch 1, sl st to first sc, turn. (19, 23, 24, 28 ch-1 sps)

Round 8: Stacked dc in first ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp around to last 2 ch-1 sps, dc in last 2 ch-1 sps, sl st to top of first dc, turn. (34, 42, 44, 52 dc)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc between sts before next dc, *ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc; repeat from * around, ch 1, sl st to first sc, turn. (17, 21, 22, 26  ch-1 sps)

Round 10: (Stacked tr, tr) in first ch-1 sp, 2 tr in each ch-1 sp around, sl st to top of first tr, turn. 

Round 11: Ch 1, sc between sts before next tr, *ch 1, skip 2 tr, sc between sts before next tr; repeat from * around, ch 1, sl st to first sc, turn. 

Round 12: (Stacked dc, dc) in first ch-1 sp, 2 dc in each ch-1 sp around, sl st to top of first dc, turn. 

Round 13: Ch 1, sc between sts before next dc, *ch 1, skip 2 dc, sc between sts before next dc; repeat from * around, ch 1, sl st to first sc, turn. 

Repeat Rounds 10-12 once

Note about length: if you would like a longer sleeves you can add as many extra rounds 10-13 here as you wish before continuing with the cuffs. Cuffs are about 6” long. 

CUFF

Row 1 (RS): Ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch across, sl st twice to the edge of the sleeve (first sl st joins row to body, second sl st counts as turning ch), turn.  (20 sc)

Row 2: Skip both sl sts, sc in backloop of each st across, turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in backloop of each sc across, sl st to sleeve twice, turn. 

Rows 4-6: Repeat Rows 2-3 once and Repeat Row 2 once more.

Row 7: Stacked dc in backloop of first sc, dc in backloop of each sc across, skip next st on sleeve, sl st to sleeve twice (first sl st joins row to sleeve, next sl st count as turning ch), turn. 

Repeat Rows 2-7 around sleeve.  Fasten off long tail for seaming. 

Sew last row and first row together. 

FINISHING

Weave in all ends. 

Pin sweater to schematic size, lightly spray with water and allow to dry. 

OPTION 1: COLLAR

Join yarn to RS st any st on back of neck with sl st, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off weave in ends. 

OPTION 2: COWL

Join yarn to RS at any st on back of neck with sl st.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, (sc, sc, 2 sc, 2 sc) in first sc, sc in next (19, 19, 23, 23) sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next (20, 20, 24, 24), (sc, sc, 2 sc, 2 sc) in next sc, sc in next (19, 19, 23, 23) sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc, turn. (84, 84, 102, 102 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around to last 2 sc, ch 3, sl st to first sc, turn. (28, 28, 34, 34 ch-3 sps)

Round 3: Stacked dc in first ch-3 sp, *ch 2, 3 dc-cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, 3 dc-cl in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc to top of first dc (counts as a ch-2 sp), turn. 

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first ch-sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around to last ch-2 sp, ch 3, sl st to first sc, turn. 

Round 5: (Stacked dc, 2 dc) in first ch-3 sp, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp around, sl st to first dc, turn. 

Round 6: Ch 1, *sc between sts before next dc group, ch 3, skip dc group; repeat from * around, sl st to first sc, turn.

Repeat Rounds 3-6 3 times (or to desired length).

Repeat Rounds 3-5 once, fasten off, weave in ends. 

✨Share Your Work✨

Don’t forget to share your progress in the Marly’s Minions Facebook Group or on Instagram ( @TheMarlyBird ). Use these hashtags and we can find your work to smash your like button: #marlybirdCAL #MMMDI #MarlyBirdYouTubeChannel

Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

Meet Marly

knitting-crochet-projects
mood-netflix-chill

Netflix & Chill

Simple projects for when you want to relax and zone out

mood-social-butterfly

Social Butterfly

Frustration-free projects that you can easily work on in public areas

mood-smooth-jazz

Smooth Jazz

Projects that require a bit more intense focus (but music is nice!)

mood-shh-be-quiet

Shhh Be Quiet!

Advanced projects requiring deep focus (but a big payoff, too!)