Crochet Off The Shoulder Sweater Dress | Tutorial DIY

Crochet Off The Shoulder Sweater Dress | Tutorial DIY


for this project any category four yarn will work but I used a skein and a half of Caron one pound in lace
as for tools a five millimeter hook scissors stitch
markers and a tape measure we’re using four stitches for this project and they
will be as followed chain slip stitch single crochet double crochet this tutorial is for a size small but
you can adjust it for your size and we explain how in the video so let’s get
started getting this dress started we’re first going to grab our category four a
yarn start off by making a slipknot then we’re gonna grab our five
millimeter hook and we’re going to start off by making a chain that goes from the
top of your chest down to where you want the bottom of the dress to be now that
we have our chain my chain is 30 inches or 76 centimeters by the way we’re going
to go under the row of slip stitches so all we’re going to do is block off that
last chain that we made we’re going to chain up one extra once when we have
that we’re going to insert our hook into that loop that we’ve blocked off or the
second chain from the hook with a slip stitch and all that is is insert into
that loop and we’re going to yarn over pull through everything that’s on the
hook let’s do this a couple more times our slip stitch is inserting into that
next loop we’re gonna yarn over and pull through everything let’s do this one
more time together insert yarn over pull through everything
and you guys got it so go ahead and do this going all the way back down now
that we have slip stitched all the way down our chain what we’re gonna do for
the next row and every other row is going to be back loop slip stitches so
what we’re gonna do is chain up one we’re gonna flip our work and we’re just
gonna do the same thing so slip stitches but going into the back loop so going
into this first loop that we have all we’re gonna do is insert our hook into
that back loop yarn over pull through everything let’s do this a couple more
times together we’re gonna insert our hook into this next loop yarn Oh
yarn over pull through everything’s do this again insert our hook yarn over
pull through everything and that is it this is gonna be the remainder of the
body portion and we’re not going to be doing two separate chunks like how we
typically do this is just going to be one really long piece and then we’re
going to connect with a single crochet row just to get both ends to close up
but while we’re doing this you’re going to want to periodically put this up to
yourself and just make sure that it fits and when you do put it up to yourself
make sure that you stretch it because this dress is going to
typed and it does stretch that’s why we’re using this stitch so I’ll be
meeting up with you guys in a little bit just to show you guys what I have and
also to show you guys how it stretches how much it stretches and what this
stitch actually looks like but go ahead and keep doing this for a little bit and
then I will meet you guys back so this is what I have so far just a tiny tiny
tiny tiny chunk of the work that we have don’t mind this this will be woven and
later just ignore that but this is what the stitch kind of will look like once
when you’re wearing it it’s obviously shrunken up but just to let you guys
know really quickly from one end to the next I have a total of three inches and
this is just to show you guys how much it stretches but I have a total of three
inches or about eight centimeters but once when we pull it this stretches all
the way out to about six inches so this can and will stretch a lot so just make
sure when you guys put it up to yourself that you guys are stretching it just to
make sure that it’s not too bulky once when we actually sew it in together but
this is basically it this is what the entirety of the body portion of the
dress is going to be so go ahead and keep going and then I’ll meet you guys
back once when we have the entire thing done and then we can attach the two ends
together so this is what I have once when I have gotten done doing our entire
back loop slip stitch block and as you guys can see this is what it looks like
but once when it stretches it looks like it’s thick knit which is perfect and
just to let you guys know for mine from one end don’t mind these these will be
woven in but from one end all the way down to the bottom for me I have a total
of 18 inches or 46 centimeters and I didn’t cut and tie up because now we’re
actually just going to fold this in half and then connect everything going all
the way down so since our hook is already connected into one side this is
going to be super easy we’re just gonna fold this over in any way that’s easiest
for us to work into it so I just put my back panel behind where I’m working and
this is what I have and then once when we get here all we’re gonna do is go in
with a row of single crochet going all the way down so from here we’re going to
insert our hook – this first soup that we have in the
back panel once we have that we’re going to yarn over pull through a chain up one
to secure it once we have that guy now we’re going to go into every loop making
sure we going through the front panel and the back panel with a single crochet
so into this first available loop that we have we’re going to insert our hook
and then into the next available loop that we have in the back panel it will
be not that one inserting our hook into there then we’re going to yarn over pull
through yarn over pull through two and that is our first single crochet let’s
do this together one more time we’re going to insert our hook into this next
available loop in the front panel and then insert your hook into the next
available loop in the back panel and single crochet and that is basically it
we’re going to keep doing this all the way down until we get to the end but
don’t cut and tie because we have the tiniest tiniest tiniest little border to
do there just so that we can add in a drawstring for a little bit more closure
follow me to guys back once we make our way over to the end you just went all
the way down with our row of single crochet as you guys can see this is our
seam and we didn’t cut and tie because we’re gonna go in this top section with
a single crochet just so that we can clean this up a little bit and this is
going to be not the funnest because there’s not a lot of really great loops
for us to go into but we do have some so we’re just gonna have to take a look and
we’ll do the first couple together but a really quick tip is you’re going to want
to once when you go and your third row of single crochet you’re gonna want to
try to stretch this out as much as you can while you work because this is gonna
need to stretch so that it can fit over your body because if you just put say
for example one single crochet in between each of these little I guess
rows that we have so if you put one here one here one here it might not stretch
enough for us because a single crochet row is tighter than this actual piece so
we’re going to try to go in with two single crochets into each of these
in-between pieces in between these rows so we’ll do the first view together so
in between our seam and then this first row that we have we’re gonna take
a look there’s gonna be some loops that are prettier than others so we’re just
gonna insert our hook into the prettier loops so we’re going to find one here’s
one single crochet and then here is one of those pretty loops I was talking
about we can see it all right here and two and those are our two that’s in
between the seam and the first slip stitch row not single crochets and then
we’re going to take a look at the next one we’re gonna separate it we’re going
to try and find the first one the first one is typically a little bit harder to
go into but find the first loop and then here’s our next pretty loop as you can
see insert into there let’s do this one more time
separate the next two rows so you’ll crochet into one of the loops and then
find the next loop and single crochet again then we’re gonna keep doing this
all the way around once we get to the end we are going to slip stitch it into
the first loop that we made and then we’re gonna go in with the row of double
crochet so that that can tie into our drawstring and then I’ll meet you guys
back so as y’all can see we have made it all
the way around with our top row of single crochet and all we’re gonna do is
take a look at our first loop that we have that we have in between the seam
and the first single crochet in the single crochet row we’re just going to
insert our hook into that loop we’re going to yarn over pull through
everything just like that and now it is all connected and then once we have that
we are going to chain up one two and three this counts as a double crochet
and from here we’re just going to be putting one double crochet into every
loop that we have all the way around our work once when we get to the end we are
going to count up these three loops attach our hook into that third loop
with a slip stitch cut and tie and then we can start working on the sleeves so
this is what we should have once when we are all finished up with our row of
double crochet along the top and as you guys and see I have attached with a slip
stitch and cut and tied and this is all finished up I know that this part looks
a little nuts right now because it’s a little wrinkly but it’ll all work out
once when we have the drawstring in hidden
underneath the flap that we’re gonna have but we just wanted it like this so
that this can actually fit over us but once when we have all of this all done
the next thing we’re gonna do is work on the sleeve but right before we start
working on that we’re just gonna want to figure out how long we want the sleeve
to be and we’re just gonna measure from where this hits on our chest we’re just
going to kind of trace this over to our arm and then from there measure all the
way down to your wrist or however long you guys want your sleeve to be and then
whatever that measurement is we’re going to start off by making a chain of that
so we now know our measurements mine is going to be a measurement of 15 inches
or 38 centimeters so I’m gonna grab my same yarn make a slipknot I’m gonna grab
my five millimeter hook again and go ahead and make a chain that comes out to
that links we now have the length of the chain that we want and what we’re gonna
do from here is actually exactly the same way that we did the body every part
of it so just has a really quick refresher once when we get here we’re
going to block off that last chain we’re gonna chain up one extra and from here
we’re going to insert our hook into that second loop that we’ve blocked off with
our thumb and then from here we’re going to yarn over pull through everything so
our first stitch is a slip stitch so let’s do that again into the next loop
we’re gonna insert our hook yarn over pull through everything next loop insert
our hook yarn over pull through everything and complete complete and
continue doing this all the way down until you guys make it all the way down
the chain and then we’re gonna do more back loop slip stitches but we’ll do
that together just one more time so that we can get the rest going we’ve made it
all the way down our chain doing our slip stitches and now we’re going to do
the same thing we did for the body which is more back loop slip stitches so once
when we get to the end we are going to chain up one flip our work and then into
this first loop that we have we’re going to insert our hook into this back loop
we’re gonna here an over pull through everything let’s do this just one more
time into this next loop insert our hook yarn over pull through everything and
keep doing this all the way down once we make it to the end
one and do more back with slip stitches until we have a solid block that can
actually fit around our arm and in the next clip I’ll tell you guys the width
that I have but yeah go ahead and keep doing your back loop slip stitches just
like normal nothing fancy to it and then I’ll meet you guys back so believe it or
not this is my sleeve all finished up from one end down to the next I have a
total of four inches or about 12 centimeters and this is exactly the same
way that we did the body so whenever you want to see if it can actually fit you
you’re definitely going to want to make sure that this stretches around your
arms because if you guys don’t do that then it’s going to be too big and it
won’t actually fit but now that we have this all we’re going to do is fold this
in half and then go down to the row of single crochet making sure that our hook
goes in through the front and the back panel so that we can connect it all
together so just one more time we’re going to connect the first few loops
together so now that we’re here as you guys can see we didn’t cut and tie we
left our hook in our work and all we’re gonna do from here is insert our hook in
through the first loop that we have in the back loop or in the back panel we’re
gonna yarn over pull through everything then once we get here we’re going to
insert our hook into that first available loop that we have in the front
panel and also into the first fill the loop that we have in the back panel if I
can if I can once we have that we’re going to single crochet let’s do this
together one more time into the first available loop in the front panel and
then 1st available loop in the back panel single crochet and then go ahead
and keep doing this all the way down once we make it to the end we’re gonna
do another row of single crochet and then another row of double crochet and
then we will connect everything but I’ll meet you guys back once when we make our
way all the way down so that we can do the single and the double crochet rows
together I just made it all the way down with our row single crocheting
connecting both of our sides together so now we have a little tunnel and really
quickly just to show you guys this stretches all
lot for our arm so once when we have all who this done we’re now going to do the
same exact thing that we did for the body so what we’re going to do is take a
look at our seam and then in between this next slip stitch row and there
should be two loops for us to go into two loops ish for us to go into we’re
going to insert our hook into that first loop with a single crochet insert our
hook into that second loop with another single crochet so in between each row of
slip stitches we’re going to be putting two single crochets so here’s the first
one into the next section here’s the second one into the next section now
we’re going to keep doing this yeah there we go and we’re gonna keep doing
this all the way around once we make it to the first loop we’re going to slip
stitch into that first loop and then we’re going to do a chain up of three
and then we’re going to do a row of double crochet but we’ll meet you guys
back so that we can slip stitch it and start off the double crochet together
and once we have that we’re going to do the other sleeve but we’ll get to that
one so we get to that you just center row of single crochet all the way around
and we’re first going to slip stitch it before we start off our next row so into
this one loop that we have in between the seam and our single crochet row
we’re gonna insert if we can there we go yarn over pull through everything and
once we have that we are going to chain up three this counts as our double
crochet we’re going to prepare for a double
crochet and from here we’re just gonna be putting one double crochet into every
loop that we have and once we make it all the way around we’re going to slip
stitch together cut and tie and do all of this all over again and then we’re
going to connect it to the dress right after that now that we have both of ours
oh it’s all finished up what we’re gonna do next is attach them to the body
portion and right before we do that we’re first going to flip this inside
out so that our seams are on the inside but for the body portion you guys are
going to get to pick where you want your seam to be whether if you want the seam
a little bit more hidden and you guys want to put it on the side or if you
guys want to do it like how I did I placed mine directly in the middle in
the back and then once when we have that we’re going to flip the sleeves inside
out as well and and we’re going to need to figure out
where we want to attach our sleeve this is going to be pretty simple though
we’re basically just gonna lay this flat and then we’re going to figure just a
couple inches oh this isn’t attached we’re gonna
figure just a couple of inches so that we can go across the row of single
crochet so that these two guys are now attached and we’re going to do that on
both sides and then once when we have these measurements which my measurements
really quickly are two and a half inches or about 6 centimeters once we have that
we’re going to go across with a row of single crochet on both sides and then we
can start working on the flap detail so connecting the sleeve to the dress is
fairly easy how we’re going to start it off is inserting our hook into where our
stitch marker is we’re going to take this guy out and so our yarn onto our
hook and we’re making sure that our hook is going in through the sleeve and the
body we’re going to pull this through and we’re going to chain up one two
secure and from here we’re going to basically do the same thing that we did
when we were seaming it together so we’re going to insert our hook into this
first available loop into the sleeve or whatever part is closest to you and then
insert your hook into the first available loop in the back panel could
be the body could be the sleeve depending on how you guys are holding it
once we get here we’re going to single crochet to the next one together insert
into the next available loop in the front panel into the next available loop
in the back panel single crochet and we’re going to keep doing this all the
way down until we get to the other I was going to call it a slip stitch other
stitch marker and then take that out cut and tied do all that and then do the
same thing on the other side and this is what we should have so far both of our
sleeves are attached where you can give us a little tug it is not going anywhere
but once when we get here we’re actually just gonna go across at the row of
single crochet just to clean up these edges where the sleeve matches or where
the sleeve meets I’m sorry where the sleeve meets the body portion and then
we’ll be working on the flap but it’s just a regular row of single crochet so
I’ll meet you guys in two seconds just so that we can get it started together
so I know that you guys know how to do single crochets but I just wanted to
meet you guys back for this row just so I can give you a little
it’s up once when we meet this see where we just attached our sleeve to our body
and I’m just gonna show you guys what I did just to make the next row a little
bit easier for myself so you guys can start wherever you guys want I’m just
gonna start somewhere closest seam just so I don’t have to do too much before
showing you guys so I’m gonna insert my hooker right about here I’m gonna take
my yarn insert that onto my hook pull through chain up one yard I do this
but once we get here we’re going to insert our hook into that next loop
single crochet into the next available loop single crochet and then once we get
here as you guys can see the next loop that I have is a little busy because
that’s the one that the C went into and then also into the loop that we have
after that because that is the next one that we have in the body I’m actually
going to do a little decrease right here just so we have one loop holding these
two guys together so that once when we wear it it’s a bit so that once we wear
it we don’t have a gap because if we put one single crochet here one single
crochet here that’d be like a tiny gap which isn’t a big deal but I don’t like
it so we’re gonna do this together really quick once we get here we’re
gonna insert our hook into that next loop the one that has the seam in it
yarn over pull through and then insert our hook into the loop on the other side
that also has the seam in it yarn over pull through we should have three loops
on the hook once we have that we’re going to yarn over pull through
everything and as you guys can see no gap but we’re basically just gonna do
that at every point where the body meets the sleeve sleeve meets the body however
you guys are doing it but everything else is just going to be regular row of
single crochet but once we make it to the end we’re just going to slip stitch
it into that first loop that we made and then we’re going to go straight into the
flap so you guys don’t have to cut and tie I’ll just meet you guys back we’ve
just made our way all the way around with our row of single crochet while
maintaining these little decreases that we had where the sleep at the body and
we’re going to slip stitch this together so this is the first loop that we made
we’re going to insert our hook into that guy yarn over pull through everything
and then once when we have this we’re going to want to figure out and see how
long we want our flip and then once when we have that we’re
going to want to measure out and see how long we want our flap to be I already
went ahead and measure my now and I want mine to be about six and a half inches
or 17 centimeters so from here we’re just gonna start off by making a chain
that is whatever measurement you guys have once we have that chain what we’re
gonna do is block off that last chain that we just made we’re gonna do a chain
up of three on top of that that counts as a double crochet then from here we’re
going to prepare for a double crochet insert our hook into that loop that we
blocked off or the fourth loop from the hook with a double crochet yarn over
pull through two yarn over pull through two let’s do the next one together
prepare for a double crochet insert into that next loop yarn over pull through
yarn over pull through two yarn over pull through two and we’re going to keep
doing this all the way down our chain and we are going to connect into the
base with a slip stitch but we’re gonna be going into the front loops only but
I’ll explain that to you guys once when we get there we just made our
way down with our row of double crochet and now we’re going to connect it with a
slip stitch into the base but like I said it’s going to be into the I guess
we can’t call them front loops we’re going to call them the outside loops so
since our dress is flipped inside out meaning our seam is already on the
inside what we’re gonna do is do these loops that are on the outside right here
that’s facing on the outside of the dress so once when I get here I’m just
going to show you guys we’re going to connect it into the second loop from our
work so we’re going to count up one two then into that second loop we’re
actually just going to be going into this front loop or outside loop with a
slip stitch so we’re going to insert yarn over pull through everything and
we’re going into the outside loops instead of just going in through both
because otherwise it’ll kind of give this dress a weird curve whereas this
one it helps the flap lay a little bit flatter on the chest but once when we
get here we’re going to be going into the next two outside loops with one slip
stitch each so here is one outside loop
two outside loops once we have that you’re going to flip our work and then
we’re going to prepare for a double crochet then into this first double
crochet loop we’re going to be going in with a back loop double crochet so
insert into that back loop yarn over pull through yarn over pull through two
yarn over pull through two let’s do that again prepare for a double crochet into
that back loop yarn over pull through two pull through two and pull through
two and we’re going to keep doing that all the way down once we make it to the
end we’re going to chain up three flip our work and then continue going back
down with back loop double crochets and then connecting into the outside loops
once when we get to the bass but we’ll do that together just one more time just
as a refresher we made it all the way back down back to our base and we’re
going to connect to the slip stitch again just to show you guys just one
last time so we’re going to count up the next two loops we’re going to count up
yep count off one count up two and we’re
gonna insert our hook into this outside loop and then from here we’re going to
yarn over pull through everything with a slip stitch and then in order to work
our way up to the next row slip stitch up one slip stitch up to making sure
that we’re going into the outside loops flip our work prepare for a double
crochet and put back loop double crochets into every loop and keep doing
this all the way around and then I’ll meet you guys back so that we can
connect it together so we’ve just made it all the way around doing our flat
portion and as you guys can see we don’t have any more loops to go into so all
we’re gonna do now is just sandwich these two ends together and then go in
with a row of single crochet but we want this seam to be on the inside so that we
don’t see it so all we’re gonna do is actually just flip this upwards and then
we’re gonna be working along this end so that once when we flip it back down the
seam will be on the inside and everything’s gonna look nice and clean
so this next part is just connecting it with a row of single crochet making sure
that we go in through the front and the back panel and it’s going to be exactly
the same way that we have connected everything else so far so we’re just
going to do a couple of them and then we’ll
go from there but since we’re in here what we’re going to do is insert our
hook into the first available loop that we have in the front panel and then into
the next available loop that we have in the back panel from here we’re going to
single crochet so yarn over pull through yarn over pull through two let’s do this
again insert our hook into the next available loop in the front panel and
then next available loop in the back panel yarn over pull through yarn over
pull through two and that’s basically it we’re gonna keep doing this all the way
down and then once we make it to the end we will cut and tie and then I will show
you guys what to do next this is what we should have once we have made it all the
way down with our seam and this is the outside as you can see or may not see
this is it but once when we flip it inside out this is the seam along the
inside which is perfect that’s exactly what we want and once we have this done
our last thing that we’re going to do is actually just make a chain and this is
just for technical purposes not exactly for decoration this is just so that we
can ensure that this dress stays up on our shoulders since we did this single
crochet row along the edge of the dress since this is a little bit wider than
what we need it to be so how we’re gonna do that is we’re just gonna flip this up
so that we can see this double crochet row that we have along the inside and
you guys are just gonna make a chain making sure that it’s not too long
so that it doesn’t show underneath this flap that we have once when it’s back
down but I just went ahead and made a chain of 52 inches or 132 centimeters
and all this is is inserting it into this double crochet row and this doesn’t
need to be crazy we’re just going to AH figure out where this middle part is
pull this through and we’re gonna pull it all the way through but leaving a
couple inches of the chain out so that we can tie it once when we get through
and I’m just gonna be weaving it in and out of every third double crochet so
just do one really quickly I’m gonna count out since I’m using my hook I’m
actually going to count out one two three four five six
insert my hook behind this six and then I’m gonna count back the
way that I came and this is only because I hook it was only because our chain is
outwards facing us so I’m gonna count back one two three insert my hook
through that loop and then pull this all the way through if possible yeah there
we go and just pull this all the way through making sure that it’s taut and
keep doing this all the way around including in through the arm holes all
the way around and then I’ll meet you guys back just to show you guys what it
ends up looking like this is our dress once when we’re all done with our
drawstring and we’re basically all done just the last thing that we have to do
is weave in all of our ends I have finished weaving in all those pesky ends
and this is our finished off-the-shoulder sweater dress but we
miss the turtleneck bodycon dress and some other dresses I got in the works I
have got y’all covered for autumn and winter date nights and that actually
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34 Comments

  1. Love this so far so want to make this, is there row and stitch counts for this dress somewhere going by cmโ€™s and inโ€s are not easy to figure. Ty

  2. Girl, you make the cutest stuff!! I'm sooooo excited to have found you!! Keep up the wonderful job!! Could you please do a v neck sweater?? Tyiaโ˜ฎโค๐Ÿ™‚ โ˜ฎโค๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅโœŠ๐Ÿฟ

  5. Yay new video from you ๐Ÿ˜€ ,, we are lucky wooopy :DDDDDD
    Btw, What does the T in TCD stand for? I've been curious and not sure if I did miss the part if you ever mentioned it :3

  6. I am so glad I found you! I love everything! Thank you for sharing and you're videos are easy peasy to follow! Keep up the good hooking! love this dress due to the fact I can easily nurse my little one and look fly in the yarn I love perfection!

  7. Yass you always have the BEST crochet designs!! Im gonna convert this pattern to a knitted dress with ribbed stitching ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you

  8. So being small breasted was it hard to keep up? Like, did you have to keep tension in your arms so the dress would stay? I asks because crochet usually doesnโ€™t stretch so much and with this style dress it would normally stretch.. just curious about the fit of the dress to sum all that up ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’— thank you so much for your crochet videos and designs

  9. TCD, another beautiful beautiful creation.Thanks for sharing. I like too see you make a " Cow boy hat with side ear-muffs with tie strings, too with my winter coat. That will a wonder project to add to your wardrobe!.

  10. I've never clicked on a video so fast!!! Love your creations and so appreciated of your craft and creativity! I'm still making bralettes and will be doing this dress asap!! <3

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