Free Crochet Pattern: Chic Slider Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern

This slider has always been a fun piece to crochet. It is warm and cozy like a sweater, fits like a poncho and yet it's just 'different'. I designed it years ago as a gift and everyone seemed to just love it...so I released the pattern as a paid pattern...but now for FREE! It's quite simple, but that doesn't mean it's not chic!

I used a medium weight yarn, and since I know you want to be warm but not weighed down I picked up the M/N 9.0mm crochet hook. This will make the stitches looser and not tight--so like I said--and fun slider 'sweater'.

To create this fun piece, it's really just a dc panel, sewn together on one edge and then 'scrunched' to create the fun flair! I hope that you like making this piece for not only yourself, but your friends and family, too.

What you will need:
Hook: N-9.0mm
Yarn: Medium Weight (weight 4)
Used: I Love This Yarn! 100% acrylic (2 skeins)
Color: Charcoal
Large Button
Yarn Needle
Sewing thread and needle

Legend:
Chain (ch)
Stitch (st)
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Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Gauge:  
4” square in sc = 10 rows and 9 stitches
Please check gauge and adjust accordingly
Notes:
  1. This is a slider wrap/sweater. It just slides right over the head and has one ‘sleeve’; worn more like a poncho.
  2. This is created in one panel, and then sewn with a yarn needle 2/3 on one side to create the garment.
  3. You can increase or decrease the chain to alter the width, and increase or decrease to alter the length from top to bottom.

To begin:
Chain 256.
Row 1: Sc in the second chain from hook and in each chain across (255 sc)
Rows 2-21: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in the next stitch and across.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Assembly: Fold the panel in half long ways so that your panel is now 42 inches long on both sides.  (If you changed the beginning chain length, your measurements will not be the same, but the panel will still sew in the same manner.)
Cut a piece of yarn double the length that you will need to sew the side together. Now, thread your yarn needle and knot the ends so that it’s double strength.  
Carefully sew the panel together with the sc side together, starting at the bottom. Only sew 2/3 way to the top. You will have approx. 40 stitches on ONE side of the panel not stitched (75-80 total) for the head opening.
To create the ‘slouch’ in the arm:
Slightly pull the yarn needle up and push the garment/panel down to create a slouchy/cinched look. Fasten the yarn needle off and sew into place. To secure the slouch, take your yarn needle and secure approx. 5 points within the arm to keep it in place.
It just depends on how much ‘slouch’ you would like to have. Make sure you secure it in a few places to keep it from sliding to the hand.

Button Strap: Sew your button on the garment 10 spaces above the arm closure. On the opposite side, ch 10 and then fasten to the same place you joined the yarn. Make sure it will slip over your button, twist and wrap over again just to make sure it’s secure. Weave in ends.
Now, get your yarn and get to stitching!

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