Oversized turtlenecks are a hot trend on the runway this fall, and luckily for those of us who prefer to make our own, there are lots of patterns available! Choose just one or make a few — for yourself or as gifts. Whether you knit or crochet, you’ll find just the perfect turtleneck for you right here! If you’re always cold in winter like me, then it’s time to embrace the "extreme" trend! Check out these knitting patterns and crochet patterns to make your own turtleneck. Aren't you feeling warmer already?
Extreme Turtlenecks — Oversized and Chunky Sweaters to Knit or Crochet
Here’s a fantastic sleeveless oversized pullover sweater. The slouchy turtle neck doubles as a hood. It knits up from the bottom in the round, and requires knowledge of long-tail cast on, increasing, decreasing, working in the round, and knit-purl combinations.
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This chunky vest is for those of us who both knit and crochet! Apart from loving the chunkiness and texture, I am intrigued by the pattern that combines both knit and crochet stitches. A bonus if you don’t knit: the pattern also comes with a crochet-only version. We also have a free version of this knitting pattern in hour how-to section.
You’ll need to register at Rowan to access this free pattern, but it will be worth it. It combines a relaxed fit with a fitted waist, plus a slouchy cowl. I think I would make this one in red. The pattern has small to x-large sizing, and you’ll need to know double and treble crochet. A great one for beginners!
If you want a bit more of a challenge, this hybrid between a poncho and a sweater is for you! As opposed to sleeves, it has cuffs that join the bottom front and back hems. The pattern includes variable sizing and both row by row instructions and a knitting chart.
Casual elegance is what you’ll get with this turtleneck cape. Use your favorite bulky yarn to knit in the round. Sizing from x-small to large in this free PDF pattern. I think it would look lovely in cream or ecru!
This modern style turtleneck gives a classic look with modern styling and accents. I love the option of the chevrons in the front, it gives the option for a splash of color.I also love the detail on the back of the sweater. This is an intermediate pattern and you will need to know the knitting technique of intarsia. This pattern is by Luara Chau of CosmicPluto, she offer many classic knitting patterns with a modern twist. I highly recommend checking out her shop!
I tend to prefer cardigans to pullovers, since they are easier to ditch when I need less layers, so I had to include this jacket from Knitting Fever. I love the different textures too! They are created using a combination of stocking stitch, seed stitch and cables ... all in a free downloadable PDF pattern.
Here's an easy pullover crochet pattern made with soft boucle yarn and sized from x-small to large. This soft and cozy sweater could become the staple in your winter wardrobe! The free pattern includes all the details for finishing and seaming.
Make this classic ribbed sweater and wear it without a belt for the oversized look. The free PDF pattern comes with small, medium and large sizing, so you can go up a size for extra slouchiness! Since it’s a classic, it can adapt well to neutral or even brighter colors.
This cropped overlay turtleneck sweater from Knitting Daily TV is worked flat and has lots of character! It’s made with chunky yarn, and sized from x-small to x-large. A free PDF pattern is available for download after registering on the site.