How to Seam a Crochet Sweater – Marly Bird
The Xanadu Crochet Pullover by Marly Bird is one of the many wonderful free patterns available at RedHeart.com. I crocheted this sweater for the magazine Crochet Today, and it is now a Red Heart pattern.
Xanadu Crochet Pullover
This retro pullover, inspired by an ’80s sweater, has been redesigned in dreamy yarn and is sure to inspire you to pick up your crochet hook and try the Griddle Stitch!
Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]. Needle: Bent Tip Steel Yarn NeedleStitch Markers Mini Knit Clips for seaming. 12 rows = 4 (10 cm) in Griddle stitch pattern with Red Heart Boutique Treasure: 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls of 1901 Mosaic Susan Bates.
dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es);  = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
Special Stitches Used:
[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] dyndwrig = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] sc2tog = [insert hook in second stitch, knit until you have drawn through all 3 loops on hook] twice
Pattern Stitch Griddle Stitch Pattern (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 2 (does not count as a st) repeats Hdc in first st, *dc in next sc, Sc in next dc; repeat from * across to last st. Row 2 (does not count as a st) repeats Hdc in first st, *dc in next sc, Sc in next dc; repeat from * across to last st.
YouTube Video Notes:
Use the same yarn you used for the shoulders to seam the sleeve. If you have a ball of wool or cotton to play with, the mattress stitch will sew the edges of the sleeve and armscye together invisibly.
Can I crochet knitted squares together?
Crochet is a great way to join knitted strips or squares together, and it’s less stretchy than knitting, which means it’s easier to work with. Find this Pin and more on DIY Crafts by Margie Clemons.
How do you join crochet squares with different counts?
Make a sc into the first 4 st’s of each square (through both layers) using the Single Crochet Join (Right Sides Together) u2013 see Photo 1. *Skip the next st of the larger square and insert your hook into the next st of the smaller square without skipping a stitch.
How do you prevent floppy head in amigurumi?
In amigurumi, how do you avoid a floppy head?
- Fill the head and body with firm stuffing.
- Start sewing the head and body together and finish about 2/3 of the seam.
- Add more stuffing between the head and the body.
- Finish the seam and you’re finished.