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Universal Sweater

from Elsie's Custom Creations
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Universal Sweater
Universal Sweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You will need to know how to do a Chain, Slip, Single Crochet, Standard Double Crochet, and Front and Back Post Double Crochet stitches.
  • You will also need to know how to do a Single Crochet Decrease, instructions are provided on how to do the needed Double Crochet Decreases needed.

Pattern Description:

This pattern is so easily adaptable it can be made for children up to adults, men or women! Simply change the yarn color(s) to suit the person who will wear this gorgeous sweater pattern!

Anyone with an intermediate grasp of crochet can make this sweater easily. We've made it as easy as possible, and as always fully written out, for anyone to understand.

Detailed instructions for how to measure to obtain your measurements needed are provided. All you need to get your measurements are a comfy fitting long sleeve shirt or sweater from the wardrobe and a cloth measuring tape and you've got ready made measurements! You only need to follow the instructions on where to measure, easy peesy!

We also have provided information on gauge so that you can easily determine where to increase and or decrease while crocheting. We can't say enough how easy we've tried to make this pattern for anyone to work from!

Our sample shown is a woman's standard size small and only used approximately 31 ounces of yarn. A men's XXL will more likely take up to 3.5 pounds of yarn. You can figure out how much yarn you will probably need based on these numbers, and obviously much less for a baby or child sweater as well.

We also have matching coordinating patterns, "Ribbed Lace Scarf" and "Ribbed Winter Hat" also available for purchase!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Babies-Adults, Boys and Girls, Men and Women


  • You will need sizes 4 MM and 5.5 MM crochet hooks, a row counter is helpful but optional as well as a yarn needle. If you choose to sew your panels together a yarn needle will be needed, otherwise you may choose to crochet your panels together. You will also need a cloth measuring tape as well as stitch markers.

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 4 Medium Worsted Weight Acrylic is suggested, we do not suggest wool! Approximately 2 pounds or less will give you anything smaller and up to a woman's standard size small. Approximately 3.5 pounds for up to a men's XXL