Pattern of the week

Pattern of the Week: Four Hour Fall Sweater

Hello everyone!  Happy Tuesday!

I’d alluded to this last week, because I’m so excited about this pattern, and now the day has finally come to announce what it is: The Four-Hour Fall Sweater Free Crochet Pattern by Ashlea at Heart Hook Home!

I made this for the first time last week (though I pinned it forever ago!), and I’m in love. It’s warm and cozy, adjustable to your own size, and super cute. Ashlea calls it a “four hour” pattern, as she says, because it takes her four hours to complete it. I think it took me more like five, maybe five and a half hours including weaving in ends and things, but a) I’m not accustomed to using a giant hook, so it took me a bit longer to get the hang of it, and I’m fairly certain future sweaters could easily be done in four hours, and b) Five and a half hours is SO FAST for a sweater! Especially considering that I added several rows to the length. I’m very tall and lanky, and love big long sweaters, so extra length is a must for me. I’m seriously planning to make a half dozen more. Really. I’ve already picked out the colours in my mind.

In terms of the pattern itself, it’s written very clearly and is super easy to follow. Ashlea links out to tutorials on the bits where she has anticipated the crocheter might need a bit of extra help (though honestly she’s written it up so well that most crocheters won’t need it). Easy, simple, comes out beautifully. I can’t think of anything more I could ask of a pattern.

Roughly three million pictures of my beautiful new sweater (done in Caron Chunky Cakes, mystic chip):

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I could live in this sweater. If you’re in the market for a fast and easy free pattern that makes sweater-making incredibly simple and unintimidating, I can’t recommend enough.

’til tomorrow, my friends,

Maddy

 

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