“Middleton Crochet Sweater”

Spring is just around the corner, but up until the last minute I will always choose a cozy sweater, like this filet crochet turtleneck, the “Middleton”. Heck, who am I kidding, even in to spring when the air is a little crisp, I’ll love putting on a roomy, comfy crochet for lounging or for running errands.

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modern crochet sweater

This Middleton filet crochet turtleneck is an easy sweater using filet to create a strip pattern that helps to elongate your figure and it is so flattering! If you’re not familiar with filet crochet, it is basically a way to create patterns by skipping stitches and chaining, which gives you a lace-like, airy texture to any piece. It really is a simple technique once you get the hang of it.

For this modern crochet sweater, I used Lion Brand’s Pound of Love in Olive, which is a color I absolutely adore, but it really would look stunning in any colorway or in varigated yarns. The yarn I used is a category 4 yarn, but I found it to feel a bit thinner than other ‘s and it behaved more like a 3. As such, I really enjoy the drape it creates. While you can use any category 4 yarn, I recommend using the Pound of Love to keep the true gauge.

I hope you enjoy this sweater, I know I enjoyed designing it and I really love wearing it!

For more sweaters, take a peek at my Meadow Sweater, my Robin Sweater and for kids, the Kara Kid’s Sweater.

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SUPPLY LIST
5.5mm hook
Any Category 4 yarn (Used: Lion Brand Pound of Love in Olive)
Approx yardage:  [[XS: 1100 Y1005 M]]  [[S: 1150 Y/1050 M]]  [[M: 1200 Y/1097 M]]  [[L: 1250 Y/1143 M]]  [[XL: 1300 Y/1188 M]]  [[2XL: 1350 Y/1235 M]]  [[3XL: 1400 Y/1280 M]]  [[3XL: 1450 Y/1325 M]]  [[4XL: 1500 Y/1371 M]]  [[5XL: 1550 Y/1418 M]]
Stitch Markers
Scissors
Tapestry needle
STITCHES / ABBREVIATIONS
**All stitches are in North American terms**
YO – yarn over
CH – chain
ST – stitch
SK ST – skip stitch
BB – back bump (of the foundation chain)
SC – single crochet
SCBLO – single crochet in the back loop only
SCinc – single crochet 2 stitches in On stitch (for an increase)
DC – double crochet
DC2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (for a decrease)
SIZE
Sizes XS to 5XL
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
The measurement for this filet crochet turtleneck is the diameter, or width of the sweater.  For circumference, just double the number.  The sweater has about ½” positive ease in the XS, S & M and 1” in the L, XL & 2XL and about 1.5” in the 3XL, 4XL & 5XL
Diameter (width): XSmall 16”, Small 17”, Medium 19”, Large 22”, XL 25”, 2XL 27”, 3XL 29”, 4XL 31”, 5XL 32.5”
GAUGE
13 ST’s x 7 rows = 4” x 4
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Intermediate
PATTERN AND SIZING NOTES
– This filet crochet turtleneck sweater is made creating the body as On piece (front and back) with a neck hole, creating the sleeves (x2) separately, then adding ribbing on the sleeves, the hem and finally adding the turtleneck ribbing (which you seam shut), then seaming the arms to the body of the sweater at the shoulder and then seaming down the sleeves and sides to finish.
– The filet style is created by skipping stitches and chaining in it’s place – in this instance, the chain is counted as a stitch and holes are created in a vertical striped pattern.
– The CH 1 at the start of each row does NOT count as a stitch. – The instructions for the sizes is broken down separately for this pattern, and assembly instructions for all are given at the end.
– Skills required: how to decrease for the sleeves and how to crochet the ribbing directly on to the sleeves, hem and neck in a perpendicular fashion.  You must also know how to increase for the neck hole and turtleneck ribbing.
– The neck hole opening should be big enough for any of the sizes, but should you feel you need a looser turtleneck hole, you can do more increases than called for in the increase round.  I would suggest increasing in every 2nd ST instead of every 4th ST per the pattern, for a more cowl-like turtleneck.
– The sleeves are a little extra long on this piece to give a cozy feel, but you can customize it by shortening it if you like, or you can simply fold the sleeve ribbing down.
– If you do not know how to crochet the ribbing directly on to the piece, you can create it separately and whip stitch them on afterward, but it creates a bulkier seam.
– Stitch count for each round will be indicated in parentheses ( ) at the end of the row.
NOTE ABOUT THE FILET SET OF STRIPES FOR ALL SIZES
This filet crochet turtleneck sweater uses repeated sets to create the filet stripes in the sweater.  Each set consists of the following where the line represents a DC and the circle represents the SK ST/CH 1 hole: OIIIOIIIO This set will now be referred to as a *SET* in the pattern.

INSTRUCTIONS:

SIZE X-SMALL:

Filet Crochet Turtleneck Body:

The entire sweater body is visually represented in this chart line, except the neck hole row:

IIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIII

CH 47 (+ 1 to turn) 

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the BB of each ST across, CH 3 & turn (47)

Row 2: Starting in the 1st ST, DC x 3, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 3, CH 3 & turn (47)

Row 3 to 39: repeat Row 2 (47)

Row 40 (neck hole row):

Mark ST’s 10 & 38 and these will be the ST’s on either side of your neck hole

The neck hole row is visually represented in this chart line:

IIIOIIIOIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIOIIIOIII

Starting in 1st ST, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1 for 27 ST’s, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, CH 3 & turn (47)

Row 41 to 78: repeat row 1 (47)

Row 79: Starting in the 1st ST, SC in each ST across, Do NOT tie off, as we will start the Hem Ribbing (47)

Hem Ribbing:

On both ends of the body of the sweater, Tie on to the right side/right end and CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the body perpendicular to the bottom edges, for each ST across the bottom.  This will give you 47 rows of SCBLO hem on each end.

Sleeves x 2:

CH 39 (+ 3 to turn)

Row 1: Starting in the 4th CH from the hook (all ST go in the BB of the starting CH), DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC 7, *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, CH 3 & turn (39)

Continue for a total of 30 for rows, decreasing by doing DC2tog at the beginning and ending of the following rows: 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29 – in rows where the decrease leads to a filet stripe hole, fill it with a DC instead.

**By the end of Row 30, your ST count should be 25 ST’s**

At the end of Row 30, CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the sleeve perpendicular to the sleeve end, for each ST across the end of the sleeve.  This will give you 25 rows of SCBO for the sleeve cuff.

***For turtleneck ribbing (which is the same for all sizes) and for assembly, see below for instructions for all sizes.***

SIZE SMALL:

Filet Crochet Turtleneck Body:

The entire sweater body is visually represented in this chart line, except the neck hole row:

IIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIII

CH 51 (+ 1 to turn) 

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the BB of each ST across, CH 3 & turn (51)

Row 2: Starting in the 1st ST, DC x 5, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 5, CH 3 & turn (51)

Row 3 to 39: repeat Row 2 (51)

Row 40 (neck hole row):

Mark ST’s 12 & 40 and these will be the ST’s on either side of your neck hole

The neck hole row is visually represented in this chart line:

IIIIIOIIIOIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIOIIIOIIIII

Starting in 1st ST, DC x 5, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1 for 27 ST’s, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 5, CH 3 & turn (51)

Row 41 to 78: repeat row 2 (51)

Row 79: Starting in the 1st ST, SC in each ST across, Do NOT tie off, as we will start the Hem Ribbing (51)

Hem Ribbing:

On both ends of the body of the sweater, Tie on to the right side/right end and CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the body perpendicular to the bottom edges, for each ST across the bottom.  This will give you 51 rows of SCBLO hem on each end.

Sleeves x 2:

CH 39 (+ 3 to turn)

Row 1: Starting in the 4th CH from the hook (all ST go in the BB of the starting CH), DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC 7, *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, CH 3 & turn (39)

Continue for a total of 30 for rows, decreasing by doing DC2tog at the beginning and ending of the following rows: 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29 – in rows where the decrease leads to a filet stripe hole, fill it with a DC instead.

**By the end of Row 30, your ST count should be 25 ST’s**

At the end of Row 30, CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the sleeve perpendicular to the sleeve end, for each ST across the end of the sleeve.  This will give you 25 rows of SCBO for the sleeve cuff.

***For turtleneck ribbing (which is the same for all sizes) and for assembly, see below for instructions for all sizes.***

SIZE MEDIUM:

Filet Crochet Turtleneck Body:

The entire sweater body is visually represented in this chart line, except the neck hole row:

IIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIII

CH 57 (+ 1 to turn) 

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the BB of each ST across, CH 3 & turn (57)

Row 2: Starting in the 1st ST, DC x 8 then *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 8, CH 3 & turn (57)

Row 3 to 45: repeat Row 2 (57)

Row 46 (neck hole row):

Mark ST’s 15 & 43 and these will be the ST’s on either side of your neck hole

The neck hole row is visually represented in this chart line:

IIIIIIIIOIIIOIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIOIIIOIIIIIIII

Starting in 1st ST, DC x 8, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1 for 27 ST’s, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 8, CH 3 & turn (57)

Row 47 to 90: repeat row 2 (57)

Row 91: Starting in the 1st ST, SC in each ST across, Do NOT tie off, as we will start the Hem Ribbing (57)

Hem Ribbing:

On both ends of the body of the sweater, Tie on to the right side/right end and CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the body perpendicular to the bottom edges, for each ST across the bottom.  This will give you 57 rows of SCBLO hem on each end.

Sleeves x 2:

CH 43 (+ 3 to turn)

Row 1: Starting in the 4th CH from the hook (all ST go in the BB of the starting CH), DC x 1, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 1, CH 3 & turn (43)

Continue for a total of 30 for rows, decreasing by doing DC2tog at the beginning and ending of the following rows: 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29 – in rows where the decrease leads to a filet stripe hole, fill it with a DC instead.

**By the end of Row 30, your ST count should be 29 ST’s**

At the end of Row 30, CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the sleeve perpendicular to the sleeve end, for each ST across the end of the sleeve.  This will give you 29 rows of SCBO for the sleeve cuff.

***For turtleneck ribbing (which is the same for all sizes) and for assembly, see below for instructions for all sizes.***

SIZE LARGE:

Filet Crochet Turtleneck Body:

The entire sweater body is visually represented in this chart line, except the neck hole row:

IOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOI

CH 67 (+ 1 to turn) 

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the BB of each ST across, CH 3 & turn (67)

Row 2: Starting in the 1st ST, DC x 1, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 1, CH 3 & turn (67)

Row 3 to 45: repeat Row 2 (67)

Row 46 (neck hole row):

Mark ST’s 20 & 48 and these will be the ST’s on either side of your neck hole

The neck hole row is visually represented in this chart line:

IOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOI

Starting in 1st ST, DC x 1, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1 for 27 ST’s, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 1, CH 3 & turn (67)

Row 47 to 90: repeat row 2 (67)

Row 91: Starting in the 1st ST, SC in each ST across, Do NOT tie off, as we will start the Hem Ribbing (67)

Hem Ribbing:

On both ends of the body of the sweater, Tie on to the right side/right end and CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the body perpendicular to the bottom edges, for each ST across the bottom.  This will give you 67 rows of SCBLO hem on each end.

Sleeves x 2:

CH 47 (+ 3 to turn)

Row 1: Starting in the 4th CH from the hook (all ST go in the BB of the starting CH), DC x 3, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 3, CH 3 & turn (47)

Continue for a total of 34 for rows, decreasing by doing DC2tog at the beginning and ending of the following rows: 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32 – in rows where the decrease leads to a filet stripe hole, fill it with a DC instead.

**By the end of Row 34, your ST count should be 31 ST’s**

At the end of Row 34, CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the sleeve perpendicular to the sleeve end, for each ST across the end of the sleeve.  This will give you 31 rows of SCBO for the sleeve cuff.

***For turtleneck ribbing (which is the same for all sizes) and for assembly, see below for instructions for all sizes.***

SIZE X-LARGE:

Filet Crochet Turtleneck Body:

The entire sweater body is visually represented in this chart line, except the neck hole row:

IIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOII

CH 77 (+ 1 to turn) 

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the BB of each ST across, CH 3 & turn (77)

Row 2: Starting in the 1st ST, DC x 2 then *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 2, CH 3 & turn (77)

Row 3 to 45: repeat Row 2 (77)

Row 46 (neck hole row):

Mark ST’s 25 & 53 and these will be the ST’s on either side of your neck hole

The neck hole row is visually represented in this chart line:

IIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOII

Starting in 1st ST, DC x 2 then *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1 for 27 ST’s, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 2, CH 3 & turn (77)

Row 47 to 90: repeat row 2 (77)

Row 91: Starting in the 1st ST, SC in each ST across, Do NOT tie off, as we will start the Hem Ribbing (77)

Hem Ribbing:

On both ends of the body of the sweater, Tie on to the right side/right end and CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the body perpendicular to the bottom edges, for each ST across the bottom.  This will give you 77 rows of SCBLO hem on each end.

Sleeves x 2:

CH 47 (+ 3 to turn)

Row 1: Starting in the 4th CH from the hook (all ST go in the BB of the starting CH), DC x 3, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 3, CH 3 & turn (47)

Continue for a total of 34 for rows, decreasing by doing DC2tog at the beginning and ending of the following rows: 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32 – in rows where the decrease leads to a filet stripe hole, fill it with a DC instead.

**By the end of Row 34, your ST count should be 31 ST’s**

At the end of Row 34, CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the sleeve perpendicular to the sleeve end, for each ST across the end of the sleeve.  This will give you 31 rows of SCBO for the sleeve cuff.

***For turtleneck ribbing (which is the same for all sizes) and for assembly, see below for instructions for all sizes.***

SIZE 2X-LARGE:

Filet Crochet Turtleneck Body:

The entire sweater body is visually represented in this chart line, except the neck hole row:

IIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIII

CH 83 (+ 1 to turn) 

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the BB of each ST across, CH 3 & turn (83)

Row 2: Starting in the 1st ST, DC x 5 then *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 5, CH 3 & turn (83)

Row 3 to 45: repeat Row 2 (83)

Row 46 (neck hole row):

Mark ST’s 28 & 56 and these will be the ST’s on either side of your neck hole

The neck hole row is visually represented in this chart line:

IIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIII

Starting in 1st ST, DC x 5 then *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1 for 27 ST’s, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 5, CH 3 & turn (83)

Row 47 to 90: repeat row 2 (83)

Row 91: Starting in the 1st ST, SC in each ST across, Do NOT tie off, as we will start the Hem Ribbing (83)

Hem Ribbing:

On both ends of the body of the sweater, Tie on to the right side/right end and CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the body perpendicular to the bottom edges, for each ST across the bottom.  This will give you 83 rows of SCBLO hem on each end.

Sleeves x 2:

CH 47 (+ 3 to turn)

Row 1: Starting in the 4th CH from the hook (all ST go in the BB of the starting CH), DC x 3, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 3, CH 3 & turn (47)

Continue for a total of 34 for rows, decreasing by doing DC2tog at the beginning and ending of the following rows: 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32 – in rows where the decrease leads to a filet stripe hole, fill it with a DC instead.

**By the end of Row 34, your ST count should be 31 ST’s**

At the end of Row 34, CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the sleeve perpendicular to the sleeve end, for each ST across the end of the sleeve.  This will give you 31 rows of SCBO for the sleeve cuff.

***For turtleneck ribbing (which is the same for all sizes) and for assembly, see below for instructions for all sizes.***

SIZE 3X-LARGE:

Filet Crochet Turtleneck Body:

The entire sweater body is visually represented in this chart line, except the neck hole row:

IIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIII

CH 89 (+ 1 to turn) 

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the BB of each ST across, CH 3 & turn (89)

Row 2: Starting in the 1st ST, DC x 8 then *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 8, CH 3 & turn (89)

Row 3 to 45: repeat Row 2 (89)

Row 46 (neck hole row):

Mark ST’s 31 & 59 and these will be the ST’s on either side of your neck hole

The neck hole row is visually represented in this chart line:

IIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIII

Starting in 1st ST, DC x 8 then *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1 for 27 ST’s, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 8, CH 3 & turn (89)

Row 47 to 90: repeat row 2 (89)

Row 91: Starting in the 1st ST, SC in each ST across, Do NOT tie off, as we will start the Hem Ribbing (89)

Hem Ribbing:

On both ends of the body of the sweater, Tie on to the right side/right end and CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the body perpendicular to the bottom edges, for each ST across the bottom.  This will give you 89 rows of SCBLO hem on each end.

Sleeves x 2:

CH 47 (+ 3 to turn)

Row 1: Starting in the 4th CH from the hook (all ST go in the BB of the starting CH), DC x 3, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 3, CH 3 & turn (47)

Continue for a total of 34 for rows, decreasing by doing DC2tog at the beginning and ending of the following rows: 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32 – in rows where the decrease leads to a filet stripe hole, fill it with a DC instead.

**By the end of Row 34, your ST count should be 31 ST’s**

At the end of Row 34, CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the sleeve perpendicular to the sleeve end, for each ST across the end of the sleeve.  This will give you 31 rows of SCBO for the sleeve cuff.

***For turtleneck ribbing (which is the same for all sizes) and for assembly, see below for instructions for all sizes.***

SIZE 4X-LARGE:

Filet Crochet Turtleneck Body:

The entire sweater body is visually represented in this chart line, except the neck hole row:

IIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOII

CH 93 (+ 1 to turn) 

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the BB of each ST across, CH 3 & turn (93)

Row 2: Starting in the 1st ST, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 2, CH 3 & turn (93)

Row 3 to 45: repeat Row 2 (93)

Row 46 (neck hole row):

Mark ST’s 33 & 61 and these will be the ST’s on either side of your neck hole

The neck hole row is visually represented in this chart line:

IIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOII

Starting in 1st ST, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1 for 27 ST’s, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC 2, CH 3 & turn (93)

Row 47 to 90: repeat row 2 (93)

Row 91: Starting in the 1st ST, SC in each ST across, Do NOT tie off, as we will start the Hem Ribbing (93)

Hem Ribbing:

On both ends of the body of the sweater, Tie on to the right side/right end and CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the body perpendicular to the bottom edges, for each ST across the bottom.  This will give you 93 rows of SCBLO hem on each end.

Sleeves x 2:

CH 51 (+ 3 to turn)

Row 1: Starting in the 4th CH from the hook (all ST go in the BB of the starting CH), DC x 5, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 5, CH 3 & turn (51)

Continue for a total of 34 for rows, decreasing by doing DC2tog at the beginning and ending of the following rows: 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32 – in rows where the decrease leads to a filet stripe hole, fill it with a DC instead.

**By the end of Row 34, your ST count should be 35 ST’s**

At the end of Row 34, CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the sleeve perpendicular to the sleeve end, for each ST across the end of the sleeve.  This will give you 35 rows of SCBO for the sleeve cuff.

***For turtleneck ribbing (which is the same for all sizes) and for assembly, see below for instructions for all sizes.***

SIZE 5X-LARGE:

Filet Crochet Turtleneck Body:

The entire sweater body is visually represented in this chart line, except the neck hole row:

IIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIII

CH 97 (+ 1 to turn) 

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in the BB of each ST across, CH 3 & turn (97)

Row 2: Starting in the 1st ST, DC x 4, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 4, CH 3 & turn (97)

Row 3 to 45: repeat Row 2 (97)

Row 46 (neck hole row):

Mark ST’s 35 & 63 and these will be the ST’s on either side of your neck hole

The neck hole row is visually represented in this chart line:

IIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIIOIIIOIIIIIIIOIIII

Starting in 1st ST, DC x 4, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1 for 27 ST’s, DC x 2, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 3, SK ST/CH 1, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, SK ST/CH 1, DC 4, CH 3 & turn (97)

Row 47 to 90: repeat row 2 (97)

Row 91: Starting in the 1st ST, SC in each ST across, Do NOT tie off, as we will start the Hem Ribbing (97)

Hem Ribbing:

On both ends of the body of the sweater, Tie on to the right side/right end and CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the body perpendicular to the bottom edges, for each ST across the bottom.  This will give you 97 rows of SCBLO hem on each end.

Sleeves x 2:

CH 51 (+ 3 to turn)

Row 1: Starting in the 4th CH from the hook (all ST go in the BB of the starting CH), DC x 5, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 7, *SET*, DC x 5, CH 3 & turn (51)

Continue for a total of 34 for rows, decreasing by doing DC2tog at the beginning and ending of the following rows: 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32 – in rows where the decrease leads to a filet stripe hole, fill it with a DC instead.

**By the end of Row 34, your ST count should be 35 ST’s**

At the end of Row 34, CH 8 (+ 1 to turn) and work SCBLO ribbing in to the sleeve perpendicular to the sleeve end, for each ST across the end of the sleeve.  This will give you 35 rows of SCBO for the sleeve cuff.

***For turtleneck ribbing (which is the same for all sizes) and for assembly, see below for instructions for all sizes.***

TURTLENECK RIBBING FOR ALL SIZES:

To give the turtleneck a roomier fit that isn’t so tight to the neck, we will need to do an increase row of SC around the neck hole.  With the 27 SK ST’s on each side, plus the each ‘corner’ of the shoulder where we added the neck row DC’s, we have a total of 56 ST around the neck hole. On the back side of the sweater, find a center stitch where you feel comfortable starting and SC in each ST around, placing an increase in every 4th ST for a total of 70 by the end of the round.

When you place the last ST in the increased neck round, CH 30 (+ 1 to turn) and SCBLO in each ST around the neck hole until you’re back to the start.  YO and tie off leaving a tail long enough to seam the back of the turtleneck together. 

SWEATER ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL SIZES:

At the time you reach assembly, you will have a complete sweater body with ribbed hems and turtleneck attached and seamed shut.  You will also have 2 separate sleeves with ribbed cuffs.  Follow these instructions for assembly:

– Lay your sweater body and sleeve wrong side up.

– Find the centre hole in the middle set of your sleeve shoulder and line it up with the neck hole row of your sweater.

– Whip stitch on the sleeves, at the shoulder, on either side of the sweater body.

– With the wrong side still facing out, begin at the sleeve cuff and whip stitch down the sleeve and down the side of the sweater body to the bottom of the hem, and then you’re dOn!  Weave in all ends and VOILA, a comfy, cozy modern Filet Crochet Turtleneck sweater that will be a staple in your winter wardrobe!

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