Detour Sweater: Crochet Pattern


You gave birth to a baby and you want her to be in best hands before she starts her independent life…

And that is how I feel about my new crochet sweater pattern – I would like to give “an early bird price” (44 % off the price) to active crocheters who cherish my patterns, love them, start crocheting them right away and don’t let them lay months and years in their online library (or forget them on an older computer). I want to see this baby grow, and that’s my way of showing love to these crocheters.

People buy hundreds of patterns because they look lovely, and they don’t finish them because they see other lovely patterns :)). Some crocheters like to support designers this way, but I don’t live from selling patterns. The early bird price minus all Paypal and Etsy fees does not cover one cup of cappuccino in my local café (and probably in yours too :)), so prices for crochet patterns are really peanuts. I really enjoy seeing your completed projects, that is why I offer motivating CAL processes.

The best way of supporting pattern designers is crocheting their patterns and not buying them in tonnes :).

That is also the reason of why I don’t give discounts on multiple patterns – I want to save your money and not lengthen your never-ending queue of patterns :).

I offer two price options:

$4.75 – early bird price for those who start crocheting right away and share photos of their WIP (price for CAL in September-October 2019)

$8.50 – normal price for those who collect crochet patterns in their library and never share their WIP photos (price from October 2019)

Prices are subject to VAT in some countries.

Design elements:

This project will be worked in the round without seams. The raised back and bust darts create a better fit, while the stretchy fabric will feel like a second skin. This sweater is designed without a humpback that is so common in circular yoke sweaters.

Link on Ravelry:

Available sizes:

XS-S with bust circumference 80-85 cm = 31.5-33.5’’;
M with bust circumference 90-95 cm = 35.5-37.5’’;
L with bust circumference 100-106 cm = 39.5-41.7’’;
XL-2XL with bust circumference 111-117 cm = 43.7-46’’.

Larger sizes can be calculated upon request in October 2019.


Levelintermediate (project using a variety of techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing)


Yarn: Fingering / 4 ply / 350 m in 100 gr / 383 yards in 3.5 oz / category by is 1 : Super Fine


Hook size: 3.5 mm (E) or hook to obtain gauge.

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

Gauge: 17 dc by 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4″ x 4’’); you might achieve this gauge either with Sport-weight or Finger-weight 100 % merino.

Check yarn weight here:


The whole CAL process is divided into FOUR parts and scheduled for September-October 2019.

PART 1: rows from neckline to shoulders (5-15 hours, depending on your speed and size). This part is offered as instant download from my Etsy shop till October 1st.

YOU WILL RECEIVE the Part 1 with written interpretation of all rows, schematic with measurements, diagram, and photos of the tricky places; see screen shots of 7 pages that belong to Part 1:

Other parts will be sent to your email upon completion of previous parts:

PART 2: rows from shoulders to bust (10-30 hours, depending on your speed and size). This part will be sent to you till October, 10th.

PART 3: rows from bust to bottom of the body (15-40 hours, depending on your speed, size and desired length). This part will be sent to you till October, 20th.

PART 4: sleeves (15-40 hours, depending on your speed, size and desired length). This part will be sent to you till October, 30th.


The completed sweater pattern with all FOUR parts will be offered on Ravelry for the price of $8.50 starting from October, 2nd, 2019.

No further parts will be sent to you if you have not posted photo(s) of your completed part(s) on Ravelry with the link to this pattern or on Instagram with the hashtag #detoursweater. You may post either on Raverly, or Instagram, or both. All participants, who have finished their projects during this Crochet Along will receive this pattern as one printable PDF. All participants, who have NOT finished their projects during this Crochet ALong will not receive any further parts – the only possibility to finish your sweater anytime will be purchasing the whole version for $8.50.

 Happy crocheting!