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Free Granny Square Crochet Sweater Pattern – Nain

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I am so thrilled to have Bernadine from Me N My Hook as a guest designer on the blog, sharing her Nain Sweater crochet pattern!

About the Pattern

I love loose sweaters.  I am a sweaty Betty in all weathers so I like layers and clothes that are multi-purpose or multi-season so I can get more mileage out of them.  When I accepted the opportunity to feature on Two Brothers Blanket Blog I was working on the Nain Scarf and jumped at the chance to make another corner to corner pattern.  

The Nain Sweater is an alternative take on the corner to corner technique using the granny stitch.  Finished with ribbed sleeve cuffs and waistband, this easy corner to corner crochet sweater pattern works up quickly and is easy to adapt.  Taking its name from the Welsh word for Granny, this design is a great introduction to corner to corner designs with a familiar stitch pattern.

Woman wearing a blue crochet sweater pattern, called the Nain Sweater.

About the Designer

Bernadine is a shoe and bag loving, armchair sports fan and working mum of 2 “boys” (23 & 7 going on 70!).  Originally taught to knit by her mum, Bernadine was immediately hooked by crochet 8 – 9 years ago.  Today, crochet is her “Me time” and thinking space and you will mostly find her on her bed with a hook, yarn cake, stitch book and notepad not far away.  Her favourite things to make are shawls, bags, blankets and wearables, most of which are gifts(ed).   You can usually find her hanging out in her facebook group Me n My Hookers.

Blog: www.menmyhook.com

Etsy: www.etsy.com/menmyhook

Flat lay image of the yarn and supplies used to create the Nain crochet sweater.

Nain Sweater Crochet Pattern

You can purchase the ad-free, printable pdf on Etsy or Ravelry! The pattern is 30% off through 3/27/22!

For pattern support please contact Bernadine: [email protected]

Items needed:

Yarn:

Valley Yarns Haydenville DK

For alternative yarns, I would suggest Paintbox Simply Dk from Lovecrafts or Loops & Threads Cosy Wool Merino in similar amounts and go wild with your colour choices!

Yardage: 

1496 – 2040  yds of any dk or 3 weight yarn

Other:

5.5mm & 4.5mm Hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Tape measure

Stitch markers

Abbreviations:

Chain – ch

Single Crochet – sc

Double Crochet – dc

Half Double Crochet – hdc

Double Crochet two together – dc2tog*see special stitches

Granny Stitch – gs* see special stitches

Special Stitches & Techniques

Double Crochet Two Together (dc2tog) – yarn over and insert your hook into the specified st or sp, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over pull through 2 loops, then insert your hook into the next st or sp, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on the hook.

Granny Stitch (gs) – 3dc in the specified st/sp

Sizes:

XS – 5X

Notes:

Ch1 does not count as a st

Ch3 does count as a st

Woman wearing a blue crochet sweater, called the Nain Sweater.

Sweater Pattern:

Panels

To make your body please make the size that corresponds with your bust measurements.  For a looser fit, make the next size up, for a more snug fit, go down one size.

Make 2

With 5.5mm hook

Start:

Ch3, join with a sl-st into the 3rd chain from the hook to make a ring.

Row 1

Ch3, insert your hook into the 3rd ch from the hook, and sl-st to make a ring.  

Row 2

Ch3, 4dc into the ring.  Turn

Row 3

Ch3, gs into the space between the 1st and 2nd dc below, sk 3dc and gs into the space between the 3rd and 4th dc.  Dc into the 2nd ch of the tch.

Rows 4 – 32 (36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64):

Ch3, gs into the sp between the 1st and 2nd dc below, sk 3dc, gs into the sp, [sk gs, gs into the next sp] repeat across until 1 sp remains, gs, into the sp, dc into the 2nd ch of the tch.  Turn

Rectangle Row 1:

Ch3, sk sp and gs, gs into the next sp, [sk sp, gs into the next sp] repeat across until 1 sp remains, gs into the sp, dc into the 2nd ch of the tch.  Turn

Rectangle Row 2:

Ch3, gs into the sp between the 1st and 2nd dc below, sk3 dc, gs into the sp, [sk gs, gs into the sp] repeat across until 1 sp remains, sk gs, dc into the 2nd ch of the tch.  Turn

Rectangle Rows 3 – 8:

Repeat rectangle rows 1 and 2 until you have achieved the length required for your size on the increase side.  

Decrease Rows 1 – 31 (35,39,43,47,51,55,59,63)

Ch3, sk sp and gs, gs into the next sp, [sk gs, gs into the next sp] repeat across until 1 sp remains, dc into the 2nd ch of the tch.  Turn

Final Row:

Ch3, sk sp and gs, dc into the 2nd ch of the tch.  Tie off and secure your ends

Join

Lay your work out flat with the wrong sides facing, and pin the pieces together using stitch markers or pins.

Mark spots 9 ins ( sizes XS – M) 10 ins (L – 2X)  11 ins (3X – 5X)  in along each side from the bottom edge.

Sides 

With the wrong sides facing, join with a whip stitch from the outer edge to the marked spot – this is the bottom of the sleeve opening.  Repeat on both sides.

Neckline 

Measure a spot 12 – 14 in wide in the centre of your top, and mark each side.  This will be your neck opening.  Join with a whip stitch from the outer edge, to the marked spot.  Repeat on both sides 

Secure all your ends and turn your work so that it is right side facing.

Sleeves

Round 1:

Join with a sl-st in the base of the armhole, ch3, [gs into the next sp, dc in the next sp] repeat until you reach the shoulder join, dc in the sp before the join, dc2tog over the same sp, the space on the other side of the join, dc in the same sp, [gs in the next sp, dc in the next sp], repeat till the last sp.  Join with a sl-st to the top of the beg ch3.  Turn

Round 2:

Ch3, sk gs, gs in the sp, dc in the next sp, [gs in the next sp, dc in the next sp] repeat round till 1 sp remains, sk sp and the gs, dc in the dc.  Join with a sl-st to the top of the beg ch3.  Turn

Round 3:

Ch3, sk sp and the dc, gs in the sp, [dc in the sp, gs in the next sp] repeat round till 1 sp remains, sk gs and the sp, dc in the dc.  Join with a sl-st to the top of the beg ch3. Turn

Round 4 – end:

Repeat rounds 2 – 3 until your sleeve is 9 – 11 in long

Sleeve ribbing

Using the 4.5mm hook

Join in any sp with a sl-st, ch 11

Round 1:

Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc in each ch along. (10) [sl-st into the next sp] twice, turn.

Round 2:

Sk the sl-sts, blhdc in the hdc, blhdc in the next 8 sts, hdc in the last st.  Turn

Round 3:

Ch1, hdc in the same st, blhdc in the next 9 sts, [sl-st into the next sp], twice.  Turn.

Rounds 4 – to end: 

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you have returned to the beginning. 

Sew the two edges together.

Repeat on both sides.

Waist Ribbing

Using the 4.5mm hook

With the right side facing, join with a sl-st into any sp, ch41

Round 1:

Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc in each ch along. (40) [sl-st into the next sp] twice, turn.

Round 2:

Sk the sl-sts, blhdc in the hdc, blhdc in the next 38 sts, hdc in the last st.  Turn

Round 3:

Ch1, hdc in the same st, blhdc in the next 39 sts, [sl-st into the next sp], twice.  Turn.

Rounds 4 – to end: 

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 around. 

Sew the two edges of ribbing together using the mattress or whip stitch.

Tie off and secure your remaining ends.

Woman wearing a blue crochet sweater, called the Nain Sweater.

Like the Granny Stitch?  Check out the free Granny Merge Market Bag or the Granny Merge Cocoon on my blog.

I hope you enjoyed the post and the pattern and look forward to seeing your Nain Sweaters.

B x

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