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Turtleneck Dickie Sweater, Free Crochet Pattern!
This Turtleneck Dickie Makes Layered Dressing Easy... And A Lot Cooler!
Do I dare use the phrase, "hot flash," in talking about a crocheted clothing item? Yes, I do! If you are trying to survive hot flashes, a dickie is the perfect way to dress fashionably... and survivably! You can't rip off a whole turtleneck sweater in 10 seconds (although I have personally tried), but you can remove a dickie that quickly and still be decent about it, without disturbing your jacket or other clothing!
Dickies are also an awesome way to extend your wardrobe of fashion looks without spending a lot of money! You can crochet this item for around $10 depending on the sale price of yarn, which is less than you'd usually pay for a really nice sweater.
I designed this Dickie for myself because while I love the layered look, I never can stand wearing a sweater under a jacket. Just too bulky for me. This is my perfect solution and maybe it will be yours, too!
As in all my patterns, this one is created with customizable size instructions so that you can create this item in any size with any yarn... or even thread!
Just a personal note, after making this Dickie, I was so glad I chose this yarn and that I made my neckline just a bit looser. It folds down just beautifully and feels soooo soft! And when I got too warm after wearing it around for the morning, it popped right over my head without disturbing my hair.
Happy crocheting, have fun making up your own rainbow of dickies!
Get The Hooks I Use! - You Will LOVE Them!
What You Will Need
Crochet hook size I or your preferred
Sensations "Beautiful" yarn, 3 skeins, choice of color (mine is turquoise) (Sold at JoAnn)
Purchased 1.25" Button
How To Make The Magic...
SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (11 SC). Ch 1, turn.
SC in back loop only of each SC across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece is long enough to fit comfortably around your neck, allowing a bit of slack. Slip neck seam closed. Flip work to side where seam is less visible.
Continuing Dickie, Row 1
Ch 1, work a round of SC evenly around edge. Join with sl st to first SC. Ch 1, do not turn.
*SC in next SC, DC in next SC. Repeat from * around. Make sure you end with a DC. Join with sl st to first SC. Ch 1, do not turn.
*DC in next SC, SC in next DC. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first stitch. CH 1, do not turn.
Work in pattern (SC in each DC, DC in each SC) around. CH 1, do not turn.
Repeat Row 4 until your piece reaches your shoulder line. Join with sl st and fasten off.
CH 12 (or desired amount to reach to the inside edge of your shoulder). SC in 2nd chain and in each chain across. Slip stitch to collar piece in place so that the stitch line will be even on the next new row. This requires stitching it slightly below where you normally would. Then chain 1, slip stitch bottom edge of shoulder piece where it falls, just behind the front side edge. (See photo!) Fasten off. Pull yarn ends to inside.
Attach yarn to righthand first stitch of shoulder piece with right side of work facing. Ch 1, SC in back loop of each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.
SC in back loop of each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.
ROWS 3 & 4
Repeat row 2.
*SC in next SC, DC in next SC. Repeat from * across, Ch 1, turn.
*DC in next SC, SC in next DC. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.
*SC in next DC, DC in next SC. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 8 and 9
Repeat Rows 6 and 7.
Row 10 - On
Repeat Rows 2-9 in pattern until piece reaches 4" shorter than the length you want your dickie to be. Fasten off.
SC in 2nd chain and in each chain across. Ch 1, turn.
SC in back loop only of each SC across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until piece is your waist measurement. At this point...
SC in first 2 SC. Chain 6, skip 6 SC, SC in next SC and then in back loop only of remaining SC. Ch 1, turn.
SC in back loop only of first 2 SC. Work 6 SC in ch 6 space. SC in back loop only of remaining SC. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row B until piece measures 2 inches. Fasten off.
Attach large button to other end of belt. Place belt in position on the dickie where you want the button to be for easy access. (i.e., at the side or back). Slip stitch top edge of belt to dickie. Fasten off, weave in all ends.
The nice thing about this design is that if you gain or lose inches, you can always adjust the position of the button.
Dickie In Progress, Vanna's Glamour Yarn - With Size H Hook, Will Have Color Stripes Of Red, Black, Brown & White Vanna's Glamour Yarn!
Would You Believe I Ran Out Of Yarn? - Mine will end up being about a foot longer!
I admit it... I thought two would do, but I actually need three skeins to finish my Dickie! So for the moment, my main photo above is a UFO! Soon as I can run out and get more yarn, I'll make mine about another 10-12" longer and add the belt.
Meanwhile it was long enough to tuck under my sweater this morning, and I thought it looked kind of nice!
If you want a shorter Dickie just to tuck under a closed sweater like I did, go ahead and make it shorter and without the belt. The belt is designed to hold the dickie in place at your sides so that the side edges will not be visible under an open jacket.
What Do You Think Of This Pattern? - Come On, You Can Tell Me!
Do you think you would like making this pattern?
A Word About Yarn Selection...
Use whatever yarns you like as long as they are very similar weight and thickness. Also, the fabric care should be the same.
C R O C H E T !