Big turtleneck sweaters are a hot trend this fall - time to make one!
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?
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.
Chunky Hunter Vest
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
This sweater is a classic chunky style knit with a fairly substantial turtleneck. This knitting pattern is fairly simple and could be completed by beginners that feel comfortable with clothing construction. This pattern is designed by Janukke who lives over in Germany, so you know it's warm! The turtleneck pattern
is available in her shop.
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
Easy Crochet Pullover Sweater
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.
Classic Ribbed Sweater
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.