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Grenoble, Vercors, France


I'm Sylvie Damey, french designer living in the french Alps.
I learned to knit as a child, but taught myself to crochet a few years after my first daughter was born and I had started ...

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Mini Roselette - My 1st crochet sweater

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Mini Roselette - My 1st crochet sweater
Mini Roselette - My 1st crochet sweater
Mini Roselette - My 1st crochet sweater
Mini Roselette - My 1st crochet sweater
Mini Roselette - My 1st crochet sweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You'll need to know the basic crochet stitches: how to chain, single-crochet and double-crochet.
  • Any other special stitch will be explained (or link given to tutorial) in pattern

Pattern Description:

Learn to crochet your very first sweater with this easy-to-follow detailed step-by-step tutorial.

Ready to take your crocheting skills to the next level? Search no more!

With this very detailed visual tutorial, you will learn how to crochet a seamless sweater derived from uber-popular Roselette and Violaine tops.

If you want to branch out from making scarves and dishclothes and already know how to chain, make a single crochet and a double crochet (US terms, UK equivalents given in pattern), you can do this!! In a few hours with the help of this step-by-step tutorial, you will make your first ever crocheted sweater.

This tutorial includes 20 step-by-step photos to complement the detailed plain-english instructions. Meant to be used by people with no previous experience in crocheting with a pattern, there are no abbreviations at all to start with. Then a couple very obvious abbreviations (such as ch = chain, sc = single crochet) will be introduced in the course of the tutorial so you can progressively gain confidence in your pattern-reading skills.
Furthermore, a 2nd version of the exact same pattern is provided using all the commonly used abbreviations and lingo so you can see it's not so difficult after a little practise.
Once you've finished your miniature sweater, you'll be completely ready to tackle the full-size version of the same design, Roselette for babies and girls up to 10yo or Violaine for ladies in size XS to XL: one of my students had finished her very first Roselette baby sweaterone week only after completing this workshop !

And you can do it too!

Pattern is written with a focus on detailed very EASY TO FOLLOW instructions, even for advanced beginner crocheters. Close-up and step by step pictures help you visualize what you are meant to do for each step.

* Detailed written instructions + step by step photos
* Crocheted top-down in one piece. No seaming.
* Gauge is not crucial. Using worsted weight yarn should produce a sweater fit for Barbie doll
* Also included: compact version including all the commonly used abbreviations to get used to the crochet lingo
* Standard US crochet abbreviations used, with a list of UK equivalents.
* Permission to sell your items made with this pattern, please mention my name & pattern.


Gauge is not crucial for this project.

OR approx 20 sts / 10 cm (4 in) for Barbie sized sweater.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • fits a Barbie doll


  • 5 mm (H) hook for a Barbie sized sweater, or hook to match yarn used
  • Remnants of yarn in 2 colors, in dk weight (for Barbie sized sweater) or yarn of your choice

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle, 1 small button