Dapper Dad Pullover Crochet Pattern

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Just in time for Father’s Day we’ve released the Dapper Dad Pullover crochet pattern. The crochet cables add gorgeous texture to this crochet cabled sweater that looks knit! Find the free step-by-step tutorial for Medium size pictured on YouTube and keep scrolling for the free crochet sweater pattern.

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The Dapper Dad Pullover crochet pattern is worked from the bottom up in pieces then seamed together. The collar is worked separately then seamed to the neck opening.

The gorgeous crochet cable stitch works up beautifully in a 2-row repeat.  This masculine cozy crochet design is made in Sugar Bush Yarns Shanty, shown in Sea Glass. Unfortunately, this yarn has been discontinued but I have a list of alternative yarns you’ll love for this cabled crochet sweater pattern.

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Watch the How to crochet a men’s cabled sweater video tutorial on YouTube. Pictured size Medium with finished Chest 44″

For a perfect finish, it’s recommended that you steam your garment. You can purchase the steamer we use HERE in Canada and HERE in the US.

Dapper Dad Pullover Crochet Pattern

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Size Chart:      S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Chest Measurement:

inches                    34-36 (38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54-56, 58-60, 62-64)

Finished Chest:

inches                      40 (44, 49, 53, 57.5, 62, 66, 70)

Yarn Requirements:

Dapper Dad Pullover

Worsted Weight yarn #4 – The original yarn used is discontinued. Suggested alternatives.

City Tweed Aran

Lion Brand Heartland

Brava Worsted

Mary Maxim Starlette

Mary Maxim Woodlands

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice


Yards
1780 (1950, 2180, 2360, 2560, 2760, 2930, 3110)

Crochet Hook Requirements:

US G+/7 (4.5mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

US H/8 (5mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

FURLS crochet hooks HERE

Additional Supplies:

Yarn Needle 

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set Bent Style

Stitch Markers

Locking Stitch Markers

Blocking Mat and Pins

Gauge:

15 sts and 11 rows equal to 4″ in hdc

9 sts and 9 rows equal to 2″ in sc blo

SPECIAL STITCHES

Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet:

Yo (Yarn Over), insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops on your hook.

Fptr – Front Post Treble Crochet:

Yo (Yarn Over) twice, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook twice, yo, pull through remaining two loops on your hook.

Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet:

Yo (Yarn Over), insert your hook from back to front to back around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.

Copyright

This pattern is the sole property of MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. This pattern is copyright protected and cannot be copied or reproduced in any way. You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. I require a reference or link for my design. My photos are copyright protected and are not to be used to sell your items.

Instructions:

The pullover is worked from the bottom up. The Front, back and sleeves are worked separately, then seamed together. The collar is worked separately then seamed to the neck opening. The pattern is written for the smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses ( ). If there is only 1 number, it applies to all sizes. Step by Step Video tutorial is provided on our YouTube channel for size Medium.

Measuring:

Before beginning measure first for accurate fit. The sample size is a medium 44″ chest, on a 6’1″ model. Measure chest circumference to determine the correct size (Model 41″ chest size). Measure underarm to wrist and shoulder to hip. The pattern is written for a 22″ arm and 26.5″ body length. These measurements can easily be altered. Follow notes in each section for alterations.

Back:

S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Band

Row 1: With smaller hook ch 15, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn—14 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—14 sts.

Rows 3-76 (84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132): Rep Row 2. After final Row, turn, ch 1 and work sc sts evenly along the length of band—76 (84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132) sts.

Body

Row 1 (WS): With larger hook, ch 2, work 1 hdc in each st across, turn—76 (84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132) sts.

Row 2 (RS): Rep Row 1 until work measures 25″ (including band) ending on WS. Don’t fasten off. Finished sweater is 26.5″. Reduce or increase body length if a different finished length is desired.

Shoulders:

Mark Neck Opening

Count 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59) sts from left and right side, place marker in next st. The neck opening should be 14 sts all sizes.

Back Right

Row 1 (RS): With working yarn, ch 2, work 1 hdc in first st, work 1 hdc in each st across to marker, turn— 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59) sts.

Rows 2-4: Rep Row 1. Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Back Left

Row 1 (RS): Leave neck opening, join yarn to the left of the marker, ch 2, work 1 hdc in first st, work 1 hdc in each st across, turn— 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in first st, work 1 hdc in each st across, turn— 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59) sts.

Rows 3-4: Rep Row 2. Fasten off with a tail for sewing.

Front:

The front will work up smaller than the back due to the cabling. Blocking will stretch the front out to equal the back measurements or go up a hook size.

S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Band

Work the same as Back.

Body

Notes: The cabling pattern width is written the same for all sizes. Larger sizes will have more hdc sts on either side of the cabling. Add more cables for plus sizes if desired.

Row 1 (WS):

With larger hook, ch 2, work 1 hdc in each st across, turn—76 (84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132) sts.

Row 2 (RS):

Ch 2, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 (9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33) sts, *sk next 2 sts, work 1 fptr in each of the next 2 sts, working in front of sts, work 1 fptr back into first skd st and next st, **work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, work 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from ** [1 more time], work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * [1 more time], sk next 2 sts, work 1 fptr in each of the next 2 sts,

working in front of sts, work 1 fptr back into first skd st and next st, work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, *sk next 2 sts, work 1 fptr in each of the next 2 sts, working in behind of sts, work 1 fptr back into first skd st and next st, **work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, work 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from ** [1 more time], work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * [1 more time], sk next 2 sts, work 1 fptr in each of the next 2 sts, working in behind of sts, work 1 fptr back into first skd st and next st, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 (9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33) sts, turn—76 (84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132) sts.

Row 3:

Ch 2, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 (9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33) sts, *work 1 bpdc in each of next 4 sts, **work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, work 1 bpdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from ** [1 more time], work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * [1 more time], work 1 bpdc in each of next 4 sts, work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, *work 1 bpdc in each of next 4 sts,

**work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, work 1 bpdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from ** [1 more time], work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * [1 more time], work 1 bpdc in each of next 4 sts, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 (9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33) sts, turn—76 (84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132) sts.

Rep Row 2 & 3

until work measures 21.5 (21.5, 21.5, 21.5, 20.5, 20.5, 20.5, 20.5)” (including band) ending on WS. Alter length only if the back was altered.

Shoulders:

Notes: Collar depth is 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6)”.

Mark Neck Opening

Count 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59) sts from left and right side, place marker in next st. The neck opening should be 14 sts all sizes.

Front Right

Row 1 (RS):

With working yarn, ch 2, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 (9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33) sts, *sk next 2 sts, work 1 fptr in each of the next 2 sts, working in front of sts, work 1 fptr back into first skd st and next st, **work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, work 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from ** [1 more time], work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * [1 more time], ending at marker with hdc in top of fpdc, turn— 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) sts.

Row 2:

Ch 2, *work 1 bpdc, in each of next 2 sts, work 1 hdc in next 2 sts, work 1 bpdc, in each of next 2 sts, work 1 hdc in next 2 sts, work 1 bpdc in next 4 sts, work 1 hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, work 1 hdc in each remaining st across, turn—31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59) sts.

Repeat Row 1 & 2

until work measures 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6)” ending on WS. Row 1 ends with 1 hdc in turning ch.

Front Left

Row 1 (RS):

Leave neck opening, join yarn to the left of the marker in fpdc, ch 2, *work 1 fpdc in next 2 sts, work 1 hdc in next 2 sts, work 1 fpdc in next 2 sts, work 1 hdc in next 2 sts, sk next 2 sts, work 1 fptr in each of the next 2 sts, working in behind of sts, work 1 fptr back into first skd st and next st, work 1 hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, work 1 hdc in each remaining sts across, turn—31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59) sts.

Row 2:

Ch 2, work 1 hdc in each of the next 5 (9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33) sts, *work 1 bpdc in each of next 4 sts, **work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, work 1 bpdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from ** [1 more time], work 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * [1 more time], end with 1 hdc in turning ch, turn— 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) sts.

Rep Row 1 & 2

until work measures 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6)” ending on WS.

Sleeves: Make 2

S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Band

Row 1: With smaller hook, ch 15, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn—14 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—14 sts.

Rows 3-32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60): Rep Row 2. After final row ch 1 and sc evenly along length of band—32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) sts.

Body:

Row 1 (WS): With larger hook, ch 2, work 1 hdc in each st across, turn—32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) sts.

Row 2: Rep Row 1

Increase

Row 3 (Inc.): Ch 2, work 2 hdc in first st, work 1 hdc in each st across until 1 st remains, work 2 hdc in last st, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Rows 4-5: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in each st across, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Rep Rows 3-5 [11 more times] ending with—56 (60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84) sts.

Rep Rows 4-5 until work measures 22″ (including band) or desired arm length, ending on WS. *22″ is long fit. Increase pattern will stop at 17″. Measure from underarm to desired cuff length. Work Rows until the desired length is reached. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Blocking:

Block all pieces to measurements per schematics on Pg 6. Wet and pin to blocking mat. Allow to fully dry.

Schematic:

A: 20 (22, 24.5, 26.5, 28.75, 31, 33, 35)”

B: 26.5″

C: 3″

D: 8 (9, 10.25, 11.25, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5, 15.5)”

E: 4″

F: Back 1.5″ Front 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6)”

G: 15 (16, 17, 18, 19.25, 20.25, 21.25, 22.5)”

H: 22″

I: 7 (8, 9, 9.75, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5, 13.25)”

Collar ribbing width 3″ Length 25.75 (25.75, 25.75, 25.75, 28.5, 28.5, 28.5, 28.5)”

Seaming:

Shoulders

With RS facing whip stitch front and left shoulder to back.

Sleeves

With removable stitch marker, pm in the centre of the sleeve, line up to the centre of the shoulder. With RS facing use the long tail attached to the sleeve and whip stitch sleeve to pullover.

Sides and Sleeves

Lay pieces flat with RS facing. Line up front, back and sleeves. Seam sides and sleeves together.

Neck Edging:

Round 1: RS facing with smaller hook join yarn to back right corner of neck opening with a sl st. Ch 1, work sc sts evenly across back 14 sts, work 22 (22, 22, 22, 25, 25, 25, 25) sts evenly up the side, work 14 sts across front, work 22 (22, 22, 22, 25, 25, 25, 25) sts up the side, sl st in first sc to join—72 (72, 72, 72, 78, 78, 78, 78) sts.

Collar:

Notes: Collar is worked separately then seamed to the neck edge. Work 2 Rows ribbing for every stitch along each side and back of neck edging.

Row 1: With smaller hook, ch 15, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn—14 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—14 sts.

Rows 3-116 (116, 116, 116, 128, 128, 128, 128): Rep Row 2. After the final Row fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Seaming Collar:

RS facing line up 14 stitches on the collar to the front neck opening 14 sts. Whip stitch together. Seam every second row of the collar to 1 st neck edging, complete around. Seam 14 sts edge of collar to front 14 sts underneath collar edge already seamed. Watch the video for a demonstration.

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