Autumn Chill Sweater by Mary Onorati

Autumn Chill Sweater

Crochet
October 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
1400 - 3200 yards (1280 - 2926 m)
Women's XS - Men's 5X
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Happy August! This month’s free pattern is the Autumn Chill Sweater by Mary Onorati of Kickin Crochet! This simple, unisex Tunisian sweater utilizes a stitch with a great texture - the Tunisian Full Stitch. It’s a great project to start on now to prep for autumn and perfect your Tunisian skills! Yarn:

Whims Merino Worsted (100g/120y) in Charcoal, 1400-3200 yards, 12-27 balls (see chart) or similar worsted yarnHook:
Tunisian Crochet Hook Size J 6.00mm. For sizes above large (40-44”), you will need a hook with an extender cable.
Scissors
Tapestry Needle Skill Level
Intermediate

Gauge
19 rows and 15 stitches = 4” worked in tfs.

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations

ch - Chain
ss - Slip Stitch
sc - Single Crochet
sc blo - Single Crochet Back Loop Only
sk - Skip
tfs - Tunisian Full StitchNotes

This sweater features a simple drop shoulder design and uses one of my favorite stitches - the Tunisian Full Stitch. You can see a video tutorial of this stitch here: https://youtu.be/-2YMk8NXpNs
The sweater is worked in panels, then seamed. This video shows how to seam the pieces together: https://youtu.be/8kuw6MIxac4
Finally, ribbing is added around the cuffs, bottom edge, and collar. For a video tutorial showing how to add ribbing, see this link: https://youtu.be/ZNNnMEABtXY
The chart under “yarn” shows how the measurements in this pattern compare to typical garment sizes for men and women, plus the approximate amount of yarn needed for each size. If you are between sizes, I recommend going up a size since Tunisian crochet does not have a lot of horizontal stretch and drop shoulder designs tend to fit better with a little extra ease.
As written, the sweater has 2-5” of positive ease (the amount of ease increases with size to stay proportional). Measurements in the chart show the bust/chest circumference, not the finished sweater circumference.
The pattern is based on chest/bust circumference and is suitable for any gender. I have also provided two arm length options for each size - longer (based on average men’s measurements), and shorter (based on average women’s measurements). The shorter arms also have slightly smaller wrists. Feel free to choose whichever version you’d like.
The cuffs for this sweater are intentionally loose - if you prefer a tighter cuff, you can decrease the arms more drastically toward the cuff, decrease stitches when you work the ribbing to make the cuff tighter, or go down a hook size when working the cuff ribbing.
The length of the pattern is based on average men’s measurements, so for women the length may be closer to tunic-length. Adjusting for length is very easy, though! Simply add or remove rows to the front and back body panel before you begin shaping for the neck. Make sure you adjust by the same number of rows for the front and back panels.
Alternatively, when working the front panel, you can work regular tfs rows until your front panel is 4-5” shorter than your desired finished length. Note how many rows of tfs you did, then do the front panel collar shaping normally. The back panel will have four more rows of regular tfs before the collar shaping, since the collar is shallower in the back than in the front.
Return passes are always worked as normal Tunisian return passes. To do this, ch1, then yo and pull through two loops, repeat from across. This is also shown in the tunisian full stitch video linked above.
To make it easier to read, I’ve written instructions for each size separately. For assembly and ribbing, instructions are found at the end and are the same for all sizes. Clicking the size in the chart will take you to that pattern size. Enjoy!