If you like making your own clothes, without being a slave to fashion, you are going to love crocheting this Spring Petal jumper by Laura Algarra. This designer and crochet teacher has been creating her own patterns for four years. She learnt how to crochet from YouTube videos and “since then has not been able to stop”. She loves designing garments: “My objective is to create my own clothing, which is why my pieces are simple, comfortable and timeless. Therefore, they never go out of fashion”.
Laura finds her inspiration in geometrical forms, architecture and nature. From these start points her simple patterns start to take shape. She makes attractive garments that are quick to make using simple stitches. As a result, her designs are published in international magazines and handicraft blogs like this one. So now, she is sharing the instructions so you can crochet your own Spring Petal Jumper. Moreover, it is made with our new yarn Boheme from Katia Concept, a cotton and hemp blend.
Spring Petal Jumper
Design by @LauraAlgarra
Sizes: a) S b) M c) L d) XL
- Bust: a) 19 5/8” (50 cm) b) 20 1/2″ (52 cm) c) 23 5/8” (60 cm) d) 25 1/4” (64 cm)
- Length: a) 19 5/8” (50 cm) b) 21 5/8” (55 cm) c) 25 1/4″ (64 cm) d) 25 1/4” (64 cm)
- Sleeve length: a) 16 1/2″ (42 cm) b) 16 1/2″ (42 cm) c) 18 1/2″ (47 cm) d) 18 1/2″ (47 cm)
- Sleeve width: a) 5 7/8″ (15 cm) b) 5 7/8” (15 cm) c) 7 7/8” (20 cm) d) 7 7/8” (20 cm)
- Length: armhole to waist: a) 13 3/4″ (35 cm) b) 13 3/4” (35 cm) c) 15 3/4″ (40 cm) d) 15 3/4″ (40 cm)
- KATIA CONCEPT BOHEME: a) 7 b) 8 c) 9 d) 9 balls col. 53
- Crochet hook: size E4 (U.S.)/(3.5 mm)
- Wool sewing needle
- Ch st – chain stitch
- ss – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tc – triple crochet
- FPdc: front post double crochet
- BPdc: back post double crochet
- rep – repeat
- r(s) – row(s)
GAUGE: Using the size E4 hook in triple crochet, 14 sts x 16 rows = 4×4”
The jumper is made in 4 parts:
- Parts 1 & 2: front and back (two equal pieces).
- Parts 3 & 4: the sleeves (two the same).
Work 3 ch sts to raise up the work, except when indicated otherwise. The chain stitches to raise up the work count as the first st of the row and work continues in the following st, leaving the first as a base ch st (in the fifth from the hook).
The body is worked flat in rows going back and forth, turning the work at the end of each row. The sleeves are worked in circular.
Parts 1 & 2: front and back
Chain a) 76 b) 82 c) 90 d) 96 sts.
R1: 1 dc in the fifth ch st from the hook, dc until end of row.
R2-9: 2 FPdc, *1 BPdc, 3 FPdc* rep from * to * until end of row, 4 ch sts.
R10: *skip 2 sts, 5 tc together, skip 2 sts, 1 tc* rep from * to * until end of row, 4 ch sts.
R11: 2 tc in the 4th st from the hook, *skip 2 sts, 1 tc in the third tc of the fan on the previous row, skip 2 sts, 5 tc together in the single tc on the previous row* repeat from * to * until end of row, 4 ch sts.
R12: tc until end of row, 4 ch sts.
R13: repeat R10.
R14-18: tc until end of row, 4 ch sts.
Rep R10 to R18: a) 1, b) 1, c) 2, d) 2 more time/s.
Rep R10 to R16 one more time for all sizes.
R34-36: a) 24 tc, 2 dc, 21 sc, 2 dc, 25 tc, b) 25 tc, 4 dc, 22 sc, 4 dc, 26 tc.
R35-37: c) 29 tc, 4 dc, 22 sc, 4 dc, 25 tc, d) 31 tc, 4 dc, 24 sc, 4 dc, 32 tc.
Work the back the same as the front.
Sew both pieces together with right sides facing. Start at the shoulders and leave the neckline sts unsewn.
Sew the sides leaving an opening of a) 5 7/8” (15 cm) b) 5 7/8” (15 cm) c) 7 7/8” (20 cm) d) 7 7/8” (20 cm) for the sleeves.
Parts 3 & 4: sleeves
Join the yarn to the lower part of the armhole, work 4 ch sts and a row of tc around the opening, join to the ch st at the start of the work with a ss, 4 ch sts.
R2-18: tc until end of row, join with a ss, 4 ch sts.
R19: tc until end of row, join with a ss.
R20: dc until end of row, join with a ss.
R21-29: *1 BPdc, 3 FPdc* rep from * to * until end of row, join with a ss.
Make another sleeve.
Neaten the loose ends and block your Spring Petal Sweater.