Welcome to part 3 of the Flower Sweater Crochet Along (CAL) this lesson will show you how make the shoulders, neckline, arm holes and the bottom of the sweater. If you missed any part of this CAL you can go to the main CAL page here.
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ch = Chain
sl st = Slip Stitch
st = Stitch
sk = Skip
dec = decrease
YO = Yarn Over
sc = Single Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
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Creating the shoulders, neck and arm holes
Mark 19 sts over and place a stitch marker. Do this for both sides. If you are trying to make a different size, then mark over 1 / 3rd of the way over, count your stitches and make it even for the other side too.
Attach your yarn using the sc method and sc down to your marker. Then ch 1 and cut your yarn leaving a tail to be sewn in later.
Repeat for the other side and as you can see, as you made your neck hole, you also made your arm hole too.
Make sure your sweater is NOT inside out, and attach your yarn on the first stitch of the shoulder on the back flap side
and do 2 more rows of single crochets.
Then ch 1 and sc dec down the side stitches and then sc dec using the stitches where you sewed on your shoulders.
Now continue on the front side and Sc down the front flap row and repeat your sc dec sts on the other side flap.
Sl st in all sts, ch 1 and cut your yarn leaving a long tail because we will use it to do a bit of sewing.
There is a bit of a hole on the sides so I like to use my tail here to sew the hole shut where we just did the 2 sc dec’s.
Then cut another piece of yarn to sew the hole side on the other side of the collar as well.
Then hide your tails.
Bottom border of sweater
Attach the yarn to your flowers like you did before and place a marker. DC and SC just as before to attach your flowers. See picture below to help if needed.
front post single crochet on the first sc, then back post single crochet on the next sc. Repeat alternating front and back single crochets.
Rounds 3 & 4 will be done continuously
front post single crochet on the first front post single crochet, then back post single crochet on the next back post single crochet. Repeat for row
Then sl st in next 2 sts, ch 1 and cut your yarn.
Next part of the CAL will show you how to make the sleeves.
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