Tulip Square Sweater

This chunky Granny Square Sweater is made out of squares and triangles slip stitched together creating two big squares for the front and back panel. Sleeves are worked separately and sewn onto sweater. Lastly ribbing is added for a finishing touch.

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About this pattern

After the success of my β€˜Tulips from Hollandβ€˜ square, I decided to turn this popular stitch pattern into a triangle shawlcrop topshrug, poncho, bag, bag with handles, cardigan, and now a sweater!

This granny square sweater pattern is made out 10 ‘Tulips from Holland’ Squares, 8 triangles and 4 triangle corners. The square features chains, double crochet and puff stitches.

This pattern is available in size S-5XL. A video tutorial can be found below.

Granny Square Sweater size S-5XL

About the yarn

For this sweater I’ve used Hue + Me which is bulky weight yarn. This yarn is available in beautiful colors and works up very fast.

Click here to grab the kit which includes all the yarn you need for your size

Tulip Square Sweater
free crochet pattern

Materials

– Lion Brand Hue + Me (weight 5/ Bulky, 125g/4.4oz, 125m/137yd)
6 (7, 8, 8, 10, 10, 13, 13) skeins in Rose Water [617-101]
or 645 (865, 890, 900, 1140, 1160, 1605, 1620) grams of similar yarn

Click here to grab the kit which includes all the yarn you need for your size + a PDF version of this pattern!

– Crochet hook 10mm (US P/15 hook)

– Measuring tape

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors

Measurements

in inchSMLXL2XL3XL4XL5XL
To fit bust34-3638-4042-4446-4850-5254-5658-6062-64
Actual measurement at bust3444444452526666
Length19.524.524.524.528.528.535.535.5
Arm hole77.588.599.51010.5
Sleeve length171717.517.5181818.518.5
in cmSMLXL2XL3XL4XL5XL
To fit bust34-3638-4042-4446-4850-5254-5658-6062-64
Actual measurement at bust86112112112132132168168
Length5062626272729090
Arm hole1819202223242527
Sleeve length4343444446464747

Gauge

Squares: 10 dc x 5 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10cm

Sleeves: 8 sc x 10 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm

Stitches & abbreviations

– r: row or round

– st: stitch

– sl st: slip stitch

– sl st blo: slip stitch back loop only

– ch: chain

– ch-sp: chain space

– sc: single crochet

– dc: double crochet

– puff: puff stitch (yarn over, pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on your hook, chain 1 to secure the stitch)

– v-st: v stitch (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in one st)

* repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed

< > amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– Puff stitches are made by pulling up loops 2 times instead of 3

– If you’re in between sizes, size up

Video tutorial

Below you can find a video tutorial of this sweater.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Written pattern

** An ad-free PDF version is available on Etsy and Ravelry.
It’s designed for printing and this way you can support me **

Squares – make 10

Square notes:
– Squares are worked in rounds with the right side facing you
– Beginning and ends of rounds will take place within same corner
– Sl st does not count as a stitch
– Video tutorial of this square can be found here 

With hook size 10mm, ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic circle.

Round 1:
ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout pattern),
[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2] 3 times,
1 dc, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 2 dc / 1 v-st)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 1
Round 2:
*(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) into corner, ch 1,
[1 puff in next ch-sp, ch 1] repeat across,
repeat from * 3 more times, sl st in 1st puff, sl st into corner (4 sets of 3 puff)
Reminder puff stitches: pull up 5 loops instead of 7.

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 2

Round 3:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, 1 dc in next puff,
*[2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff] repeat across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 11 dc)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 3

Size S: fasten off, weave ends. Square should measure 6.5 x 6.5” / 16.5 x 16.5 cm

Round 4:
ch 5, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner, skip next 2 st,
*[(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip next 2 st] repeat across, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with (1 dc, ch 1) into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 10 dc / 5 v-st)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 4

Size M/L/XL: fasten off, weave ends. Square should measure 8.5 x 8.5” / 21.5 x 21.5 cm

Round 5:
Repeat R2 <4 sets of 7 puff>

Size 2X/3X: fasten off, weave ends. Square should measure 10 x 10” / 25.5 x 25.5 cm

Round 6:
Repeat R3 <4 sets of 23 dc>

Size 4X/5X: fasten off, weave ends. Square should measure 12 x 12” / 30.5 x 30.5 c

Triangles – make 8

Triangle notes:
– Turn your work at the end of each row
– Turning chains do not count as a stitch
– You do not need turning chains for the first puff stitch in row 2, just pull up an extra long loop
– Video tutorial of this triangle can be found here 

Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic ring.

Row 1:
Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in ring, turn <4 dc / 2 v-st>

Row 2:
1 puff in 1st st, 
*ch 1, 1 puff in next ch-1 sp* repeat to center ch-2 sp, ch 1, 
(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) in center ch-2 sp,
ch 1, *1 puff in next ch-1 sp, ch 1* repeat to end,
1 puff in last st, turn <6 puff>

Row 3:
Ch 3, 3 dc in 1st puff,
*2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff* repeat to center ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
*1 dc in next puff, 2 dc in next ch-sp* repeat to end,
3 dc in last puff st, turn <22 dc>

Size S: fasten off, weave ends.

Row 4:
Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in 1st st, skip next st,
*(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip 2 st* repeat to center ch-2 sp, 
(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
*skip 2 st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st* repeat to end, 
skip next st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last st, turn <20 dc / 10 v-st> 

Size M/L/XL: fasten off, weave ends.

Row 5:
Repeat row 2 <14 puff>

Size 2X/3X: fasten off, weave ends.

Row 6:
Repeat row 3 <46 dc>

Size 4X/5X: fasten off, weave ends.

Triangle corners – make 8

Triangle corner notes:
– Turn your work at the end of each row
– Turning chains do not count as a stitch

Triangle corner pattern – make 8

Row 1:
ch 4, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in first ch, turn <2 dc>

Row 2:
ch 3, 1 puff in 1st st, ch 1, 1 puff in next ch-sp, ch 1, 1 puff in last st, turn <3 puff>

Row 3:
ch 3, 3 dc in 1st puff,
*2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff* repeat across,
2 dc in last ch-sp, 3 dc in last puff, turn <11 dc>

Size S: fasten off, weave ends.

Row 4:
ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in first st, skip next st,
*(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip 2 st* repeat 2 more times,
skip last st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last st, turn <10 dc / 5 v-st>

Size M/L/XL: fasten off, weave ends.

Row 5:
ch 3, 1 puff in 1st st, ch 1,
*1 puff in next ch-sp, ch 1* repeat 4 more times,
1 puff in last st, turn <7 puff>

Size 2X/3X: fasten off, weave ends.

Row 6:
repeat row 3 <23 dc>

Size 4X/5X: fasten off, weave ends.

Assembly

Arrange 5 squares, 4 triangles and 4 corner triangles with the good sides facing upwards.

Slip stitch everything together following the direction as indicated by diagram below.

Tip: when slip stitching, insert your hook in the front loop of the square on top, and in the back loop of the square below.

Sleeves – make 2 

With hook size 10mm, ch 8

Row 1:
sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <7 sl st>

Note: use a loose tension.

7 sl st should measure about 2.5” / 6.35 cm

Row 2:
ch 1, sl st in blo in each st across, turn <7 sl st>

Repeat row 2 until row 35 (39, 43, 45, 49, 53, 57, 59)
or until ribbing measures 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)” / 25.5 (28, 30.5, 33, 35.5, 38, 40.5, 43) cm. 

Now continue to work sideways.

Row 1:
ch 1, 1 sc in every 2nd row across, turn <17 (19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29) sc>
You’ll notice your sleeve cuff now measures about an inch / 2.5 cm less, that’s completely normal. 

Row 2:
ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st across, 2 sc in last st, turn <19 (21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31) sc>

Row 3-5:
ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn <19 (21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31) sc>

Repeat row 2, 3, 4 and 5 consecutively 4 more times until row 21 <27 (29, 31, 32, 34, 36, 38, 39) sc>

Sleeve length should be 11” / 28 cm including cuff

Row 22:
ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn <27 (29, 31, 32, 34, 36, 38, 39) sc>
Repeat row 22 until row 33 (33, 34, 34, 35, 35, 36, 36) which is 12 (12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15) more rows.

Total sleeve length should be 17 (17, 17.5, 17.5, 18, 18, 18.5, 18.5)” / 43 (43, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5, 45.5, 47, 47) cm.

Fasten off, weave ends.

Assembly

With the right side facing up, place body panels side by side. Sew the front and back together: sew 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 8, 8)” / 10 (12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 15, 15, 20, 20) cm on both sides for the shoulders.

Line up your sleeves with the seam of the front and back panels. Sew sleeves to the body.

Fold sweater in half and sew bottom-up along the sides, continuing underneath the sleeves.

Ribbing

With hook size 10mm, ch 8

Row 1:
sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <7 sl st>

Note: use a loose tension.

7 sl st should measure about 2.5” / 6.35 cm

Row 2:
ch 1, sl st in blo in each st across, turn <7 sl st>

Repeat row 2 until row 120 (155, 155, 155, 184, 184, 233, 233) or until ribbing measures 34 (44, 44, 44, 52, 52, 66, 66)” / 86 (111.5, 111.5, 111.5, 132, 132, 168, 168) cm.

Work ends of ribbing together with slip stitches. Insert your hook through beginning chain and back loop of the sl st.

Assembly

Sew ribbing to body. Weave in all ends.

Neckline ribbing

With hook size 10mm, ch 5

Row 1:
sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <4 sl st>

Note: use a loose tension.

Row 2:
ch 1, sl st in blo in each st across, turn <4 sl st>

Repeat row 2 until row 56 (77, 77, 77, 91, 91, 112, 112).

Work ends of ribbing together with slip stitches. Insert your hook through beginning chain and back loop of the sl st.

Neckline ribbing should now measure approx. 9 (12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 17, 17)” / 23 (30.5, 30.5, 30.5, 35.5, 35.5, 43, 43) cm.

Assembly

Sew ribbing to neckline. Weave in all ends.

End of pattern.

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