The No Slip Stitch Given Sweater

Effortless like you don't give a slip stitch!

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Detailed PDF pattern

🖤 Step-by-step instructions and tutorial photos

🖤 Tutorial photos to guide you along the way, video tutorial for the main stitch pattern

Difficulty level

🖤 Intermediate

Size-inclusive

🖤 Pattern written for 9 sizes with instructions on customization

🖤 Fits busts from 29″ to 65″

What you'll need

🖤 Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted yarn or any worsted weight yarn you can meet gauge with, in the amounts shown below.

🖤 Your 6 mm hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. I used my Furls Alpha Series Bocote Handmade Wood Crochet Hook.

🖤 Tape measure, scissors, darning needle, 10 stitch markers.

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The design

Meet your next favorite autumn sweater! The No Slip Stitch Given Sweater features a timeless knit-look texture, and the stitch pattern lives up to its name – it involves almost no slip stitch work! With a generous amount of positive ease around the bust for the ultimate cozy fit, this is the ideal garment to style down and lounge at home, or style up for a fancy night out. Featuring details such as a turtleneck, a high low hem, bubble sleeves and ribbed finishings, this sweater is comfy and cozy, like a wearable blanket yet incredibly stylish.

Photo credit: Crochet Foundry

The construction

The No Slip Stitch Given Sweater uses the half double crochet in third loop only (HDC in TLO) as its main stitch pattern. This provides the gorgeous, knit-like texture and fabulous drape, but without the need to slip stitch your life away.

The sweater has a dolman construction worked from side to side. I chose this construction type because I didn’t want any pesky seams disrupting the flow of the texture around the shoulders. You’ll work 2 flat panels, turning your work every row. You then seam them together, and add the finishing touches: the ribbed turtleneck, hem, and cuffs.

This makes it the perfect Netflix & chill crochet project, but it also means you have to sit down for a bit at the beginning and check the finished measurements table provided in the pattern, to see if you’ll need or want any adjustments. Do you want longer sleeves? A shorter body length? A deeper yoke? These decisions are made before you start crocheting, and the pattern guides you through them in a neat section all about customizations.

The details

What makes this sweater even more special are the details. The ribbed high-low hem, the bubble sleeves, the turtleneck – they all come together to create the coziest fit. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of turtlenecks – this element is added last, and you can easily replace it with a crew neck. The cherry on top is the decorative seam – by seaming the two dolman panels together, you’ll create a beautiful decorative seam along the upper part of the shoulders and sleeves. I first used this seam in my best-selling Cosmopolitan Sweater, which is also a variation of the dolman construction – a sub-type called the batwing sweater.

Like most CrochetHighway patterns, the No Slip Stitch Given Sweater comes with step-by-step instructions and tutorial photos.

The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, and my testers used a variety of yarns and colors to show off this design. Check out the tester photo gallery below to find all the details on yarns and yardages from my testers!

Learn more about the inspiration behind the NSG Sweater, some challenges I’ve faced designing it, and a little bit about myself in my interview published on the Crochet Foundry blog post!

HDC in TLO: a Stitch tutorial

Designer sample

My sample uses Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted yarn in colorway Dove.

The yarn is a bouncy, squishy, and soft worsted weight yarn with great stitch definition. The subtle sheen adds that extra something to the finished piece, and the acrylic ensures an easy care process for your sweater!

The WPI of this yarn is 9. Learn how to measure the WPI of your yarn.

No slip Stitch Given Beanie

Pair your new sweater with its sister pattern, the No Slip Stitch Given Beanie! The same effortless look free of slip stitch work, in a timeless beanie design.

Tester highlights

Scroll down for the complete tester lookbook, where you can find photos, yarn & yardage info from all my testers, as well as certain modifications they made to their sweaters for the perfect, customized fit.

Materials and yardage

Hooks: Your 6 mm hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. I used my Furls Alpha Series Bocote Handmade Wood Crochet Hook. I’m a tight crocheter, so you may have to go down in hook sizes.

Notions: Tape measure, scissors, darning needle, 10 stitch markers.

Yarn: Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted colorway Dove, Worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Anti-Pilling Acrylic; 180 yds/165 m per 100 g skein, or any worsted weight yarn you can meet gauge with, in the following amounts:

8 (8, 10, 10, 11) (11, 11, 12, 12) balls or 1415 (1325, 1655, 1715, 1805) (1885, 1950, 2065, 2155) yards

Sizing

All my garment patterns are #sizeinclusive up to at least a 60” bust circumference.

No Slip Stitch Given Sweater bust sizing:

Finished bust in inches:  36.75 (40, 44.75, 48, 52.75) (56, 60.75, 64, 68.75)”

Finished bust in cm: 93 (102, 114, 122, 134) (142, 154, 163, 175) cm

This sweater is designed to be worn with 4-8″ (10-20 cm) of positive ease around the bust. When choosing a size, find the bust measurement in this table that is closest to 4-8″ (10-20 cm) bigger than your actual bust measurement and make this size.

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Tester lookbook

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Size 5
Yardage: 1800 yds of Stylecraft Special Aran With Wool (77% Premium Acrylic, 20% Wool, 3% Viscose)
Hook sizes used: 6 mm
Blocking method: Steam blocking
Pre-blocking gauge per 4″: 14.5 stitches and 13 rows
Post-blocking gauge per 4″: 15 stitches and 10 rows
Mods: I blocked a little longer just to get 1inch extra length.

Size 2
Yardage: 1468 yds of 4 Seasons Half ‘n’ half USA Style (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic)
Hook sizes used: 5 mm; 6 mm
Blocking method: Wet blocking. I used pins to bring the sweater to dimensions
Pre-blocking gauge per 4″: 17 stitches and 11 rows
Post-blocking gauge per 4″: 15 stitches and 10 rows
Mods: I added an extra 4 SC to the chain for each cuff.

Size 1
Yardage: 1380 yds of Scheepjes Terrazzo (70% recycled mulesing free wool and 30% recycled viscose)
Hook sizes used: 6 mm; 5mm for cuff
Blocking method: Wet blocking
Pre-blocking gauge per 4″: 15 stitches and 10 rows
Post-blocking gauge per 4″: 15 stitches and 10 rows
Mods: I decreased more at the cuff (round 1: 5 yoslst, 1 dec).

Size 2
Yardage: 1452 yds of West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft Aran (100% Shetland wool)
Hook sizes used: 6 mm
Blocking method: Wet blocking. I used pins to bring the sweater to dimensions
Pre-blocking gauge per 4″: 18 stitches and 11 rows
Post-blocking gauge per 4″: 15 stitches and 10 rows
Mods: I added two stitches per row to the cuffs.

Size 5
Yardage: 1900 yds of Malabrigo Washted (Merino wool)
Hook sizes used: 5.5 mm
Blocking method: Wet blocking
Pre-blocking gauge per 4″: 18 stitches and 14 rows
Post-blocking gauge per 4″: 15 stitches and 10 rows
Mods:

Size 2
Yardage: 1685 yds of Nundle Woollen Mills undyed Undyed held together with & Wooland Works Suri Silk Merino Lace (Undyed base: 100% Merino, lace weight yarn: 50% Baby Suri Alpaca, 30% Extra Fine Merino, 20% Silk)
Hook sizes used: 5 mm
Blocking method: Wet blocking
Pre-blocking gauge per 4″: 17 stitches and 12 rows
Post-blocking gauge per 4″: 15 stitches and 10 rows
Mods: None.

Size 4
Yardage: 1795 yds of Deramores Studio Anti-Pilling Aran (100% Acrylic)
Hook sizes used: 5 mm
Blocking method: Wet blocking
Pre-blocking gauge per 4″: 17 stitches and 12 rows
Post-blocking gauge per 4″: 15 stitches and 10 rows
Mods: The turtleneck was a bit too tight, so I omitted the 3 slip-stitches at the base and worked a little looser.

Size 2
Yardage: 1365 yds of 4 Seasons USA Spot Saver (Acrylic)
Hook sizes used: 5 mm for body, 6 mm for sl st edging, 5.5 mm for turtleneck
Blocking method: Wet blocking and steam blocking. Because it’s acrylic, I wet blocked and then killed it with steam to soften it.
Pre-blocking gauge per 4″: 17 stitches and 12 rows
Post-blocking gauge per 4″: 15 stitches and 10 rows
Mods: No mods, but I did notice the turtleneck was very tight so I sized up to 5.5 mm and relaxed my tension and only worked into 2 sl st, and it was fine. The cuffs were also quite wide, so I followed 5 and 1 decrease in the first to sl st row with a 6 mm hook, then used my 5 mm and quite tight tension to finish the cuffs.

Size 3
Yardage: 1449 yds of Malabrigo Worsted (Merino wool)
Hook sizes used: 6 mm
Blocking method: Wet blocking
Pre-blocking gauge per 4″: 17 stitches and 11 rows
Post-blocking gauge per 4″: 15 stitches and 10 rows
Mods: I didn’t do decreases for the neck ribbing. I did nine less rows for the cuffs. I also did 12 stitches instead of 8 for the cuff.

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