Christmas Sweater Crochet Ornament
20 yards of 2 colors of Sport Fine Weight Yarn (Fine 2);
Crochet hooks 2,5 mm and 3,5 mm;
Size: approx. 10 cm.
Half Double Crochet Two Together (Hdc2Tog): (Yo and insert your hook into the next st, yo, and pull up a loop) twice. Yo and draw yarn through all the loops on your hook.
V-Stitch (V-St): 1st row: Yo, go into the indicated st and pull up a loop;
2nd row: Yo and draw yarn through two loops on your hook;
3rd row: Yo and insert your hook into the next indicated st. Pull up a loop;
4th row: Yo and draw yarn through two loops (3 loops on your hook);
5th row: Yo and pull through all 3 loops at once;
6th row: Ch 1 (this is the center of your V-st), yo, and insert your hook into the same st as in step 3. Yo and draw through 2 loops on your hook.
Repeat 3rd-6th rows.
With your first color (C1) and your 2.5 mm crochet hook, ch 4.
Row 1. 1 sc in the back bump of the second ch from your hook, sc in the back bumps of the next 2 ch. (3 sts)
Row 2-10. Ch 1 and turn your work. Sc 3 in the BLO. (3 sts)
Next, using your 3.5 mm crochet hook, join the yarn in your second color (C2) on the side of the first row of the collar (photo 2).
Round 1: Ch 2. Crochet 1 V-st into the next st. Make 2 V-sts into the next st. Place a st marker in between the 2 V-sts of the inc, i.e. the 2 dc closed together. Make 1 V-st into each of the next 4 sts (marked by a st marker). Make 2 V-sts into the next st. Place a st marker in between the 2 V-sts of the inc. Make 1 V-st into each of the next 2 sts. Fold your work so that you can easily yo and insert your hook back into the very first st where you joined C2. Yo and pull up a loop, yo, and draw yarn through all three loops on your hook. Ch 1 and close the round with a sl st into the first dc. (12 V-sts). Fasten off and weave in your ends. Using the C1 tails, seam the short sides of the collar together. Weave in your ends. Join C1 on the back of the sweater (the side where you joined your previous round) in the third V-st from the second st marker you placed. Ch 2 (counts as the first half of a dc).
Round 2: Starting from the next V-st compared to where you join C1, make 1 V-st in each of the next 3 ch-1 spaces of the V-sts from the previous round. At the st marker, make one extra V-st and place the st marker in the V-st you just made. Make 6 V-sts, 1 extra V-st at the next st marker placing the st marker in the V-st you just made, 2 V-sts. Make one dc in the first V-st where you joined your yarn, ch 1 and join the round with a sl st on top of the first dc. (14 V-sts). Join C1 on the back of the sweater in the second V-st from the second st marker you placed. Ch 2 (counts as the first half of a dc).
Round 3: In the next V-st, make 2 V-sts, closing the last dc of the second V-st on its own. Ch 1. Sk the next 3 V-sts and make 4 V-sts closing the last dc of the third V-st as a regular dc. Ch 1. Sk the next 3 V-sts and make 1 V-st into the next. To complete the first V-st of the round, yo and make the first half of a dc in the V-st where you joined C1. Close the two dc on your hook together. Ch 1 and join the round with a sl st on top of the first dc. (4 V-sts and 1 ch twice). Join C1 in any V-st from the previous round, preferably, on the back of the sweater.
Round 4: Ch 2 and make 1 V-st in each of the V-sts and each of the ch-1 from the previous round. (10 V-sts) Join C2 yarn in any V-st from the previous round.
Round 5: V-st in each V-st from the previous round. (10 V-sts). Switch to your 2.5 mm hook and join C1 in any of the sts from the previous round. Be careful that this time, you have to join on a st and not in the middle of a V-sts.
Round 6: Ch 1, 20 sc. Join with a sl st into the first st. (20 sts)
Tie off and weave in your ends.
Hold your sweater with the back side facing you. With your 3.5-mm hook, join C2 in the second st of the 3 skipped V-sts from round 2.
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and in the rest of the sleeve), 5 hdc, hdc2tog by making your sts into the seventh st from round 2 and on the side of the dc post from round 3. Hdc2tog by making your sts on the sides of the V-st from round 4. Hdc2tog by making your sts on the post of the next dc and into the first of the 7 sts from round 2. Join with a sl st into the first hdc. (8 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, 8 hdc. Join with a sl st. (8 sts);
Round 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc, hdc2tog, 4 hdc. Join with a sl st. (7 sts);
Round 4: Ch 1, 7 hdc. Join with a sl st. (7 sts);
Tie off and weave in all your ends.
Make the second sleeve in the same way.
Finally, attach a hanging loop or a short piece of cord to the back of the collar.