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How To Crochet a Bobble Sweater Video Tutorial – Part 1

Follow this step by step how to crochet a sweater video tutorial to make your own cardigan from a simple rectangle.

Follow this step by step how to crochet a sweater video tutorial to make your own cardigan from a simple rectangle. Get the complete free crochet pattern with plus sizes here or purchase the printable PDF with stitch chart here.

Follow this step by step how to crochet a cardigan video tutorial to make your own beginner sweater from a simple rectangle.
This how to crochet a sweater video tutorial is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarns. This post contains affiliate links.

Last month I shared the Haven Cardigan free crochet pattern and today I’m back with Part 1 of a video tutorial that will show you how to make this easy sweater step-by-step.

How To Crochet a Sweater Video Tutorial — For Garment Newbies!

If you’re new to making crochet clothing, this is an excellent pattern to try because it’s nothing more than a large rectangle with some simple accessorizing. There’s no increasing or decreasing and very little seaming, which makes it quite similar to working a large blanket. It’s really so satisfying to watch it come together!

Follow this step by step how to crochet a sweater video tutorial to make your own bobble stitch cardigan from a simple rectangle.

More Simple Crochet Sweater Patterns with Video Tutorials

I’m a big fan of simple geometry, so I’ve designed several crochet sweater patterns that can be made from very basic shapes that you might also enjoy. The best part? Each one of these patterns is free and includes a step-by-step video tutorial!

Free crochet sweater patterns with video tutorials including cardigans, sweaters and jumpers.

1. Up North Cardigan / 2. Dwell Sweater / 3. Day Date Cardigan / 4. Habitat Cardigan

What’s Covered in Part 1 of this Crochet Sweater Video Tutorial?

Because this is a pretty beefy crochet sweater video tutorial, I’ve broken it up into two sections. You can watch Part 2 here.

In Part 1 we’ll cover:
– What supplies you need to crochet your Haven Cardigan.

– Why checking your gauge is important.

– How to crochet the main rectangle using the crossed cluster (bobble) stitch.

– How to seam your rectangle into a shrug so that it’s ready for Part 2 of the tutorial.

An in progress crochet bobble cardigan using Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn in Slate. (Millennial and Basalt also pictured.)

Haven Crochet Sweater Video Tutorial – Part 1

Below you’ll find Part 1 of the Haven Cardigan video tutorial. All the links I mention in the video can be found right below the video player. In Part 2, we’ll cover how to add a collar, sleeves and pockets to finish off your easy crochet cardigan! (Watch Part 2 here.)

Links Mentioned in the Video:
• Haven Cardigan – free pattern in sizes S-3X here.
• Haven Cardigan – ad-free, printable PDF with stitch chart here.
• Save this pattern to your Ravelry here.
• Pin it for later here.
Part 2 of the Haven Cardigan video tutorial.

Supplies Mentioned in the Video:
Purchase a kit with all the yarn you’ll need, plus a printed copy of the pattern here.
• Lion Brand Color Made Easy (Weight: 5/bulky – 247 yds, 7 oz)
– Shade (#195-149) – 7 (8, 10, 11, 12) skeins [approx. 1370 (1580, 1820, 2060, 2270) g]
• Tapestry needle
• Size L (8.0 mm) crochet hook
• Stitch markers or safety pins

More Free Crochet Clothing Patterns

If you’ve enjoyed making your own sweater, here are some more free crochet patterns to help you add to your handmade wardrobe. You can always find all our free crochet garment patterns here.

Modern, free crochet poncho patterns with tutorials from Make & Do Crew. Featuring Lion Brand Cotton Bamboo, Scarfie and Touch of Alpaca yarns.

1. Braided Poncho – free knit-look crochet poncho pattern with stitch video tutorial

2. Saratoga Poncho Top – free crochet summer poncho top pattern

2. Greyscale Poncho – free crochet poncho pattern with a cozy pocket

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8 Comments

  • Debra Bridger
    March 2, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I bought the printed pattern for the Bobble Cardigan and you gave me a follow up that a video would be forthcoming.
    I must be blind, but I cannot find the video for part one or two on these pages. All I find is the printed pattern I already have. Could you help me with a direct link to the video, please?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 14, 2019 at 2:12 pm

      Hey Debra,

      If you’re having trouble viewing it, it might be because you have an ad blocker running? If so, try disabling it and look again. It’s right above this comment area within the blog post. 🙂

      Thanks for your pattern purchase!

      Jess

      Reply
  • GLORIA JEAN WILLIAMS
    March 2, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    I am a visual learner and I really appreciate your videos. Thanks so much

    Reply
  • Sheil
    March 21, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Hi Jess,

    Love your stuff and have made up a few of your lovely patterns.

    I really, really want to make your Haven Bobble Cardigan…..but when I click link for video tutorial it just opens another web page exactly the same???

    Please help 🙂

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 14, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      If you’re having trouble viewing it, it might be because you have an ad blocker running? If so, try disabling it and look again. It’s right above this comment area within the blog post. 🙂

      If that’s not the case, please send me an email and I’ll try to help you trouble shoot. Jess (at) makeanddocrew (dot) com.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Chang, Annie
    March 30, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Can’t find the tutorial video. Where is it?????

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 14, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      Hey Annie,

      If you’re having trouble viewing it, it might be because you have an ad blocker running? If so, try disabling it and look again. It’s right above this comment area within the blog post. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply

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