Crochet Pattern: Mini Sweater

The Mini Sweater was inspired by a crochet sweater ornament pattern I made years ago. The Mini Sweater is a tiny sweater that you can use as an appliqué, pin, or ornament. I’ve linked to a tutorial for making an easy, no-sew felt-backed ornament version that does double duty as a gift tag!

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Mini Sweater

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This tiny sweater can be used as an appliqué, pin, or ornament.Use this tutorial to turn the Mini Sweater into a felt-backed ornament gift tag with VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics Ovals!

Finished Size

  • Approximately 2.5” (8 cm) tall x 4.5” ( cm) across from arm to arm.


  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g, 364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein each in 319 Cherry Red (CA) and 368 Paddy Green (CB), or approximately 30 yd (27.5 m) in CA and 15 yd (14 m) in CB in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set.
  • Yarn needle.


  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that ornament backing doesn’t show through.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in front loop only of each of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Planet June has helpful photo and video tutorials for this decrease here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Mini Sweater

  • Starting at neck, ch 17.
  • Set Up Row: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 16 ch, place stitch marker in last sc and move up each Rnd to mark position. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 1: Being careful not to twist, begin crocheting in the round in unjoined spirals, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 4 times. (20 sts)
  • Rnd 2: [Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 4 times. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: [Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] 4 times. (28 sts)
  • Rnd 4: [Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st] 4 times. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Sc in next 4 sts, skip 8 sts for armhole, sc in next 8 sts, skip 8 sts for armhole, sc in next 4 sts. (16 sts + 2 armholes)
  • Rnd 6: Sc in next 4 sts, skip armhole, sc in next 8 sts, skip armhole, sc in next 4 sts. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 7: [Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 4 times. (20 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnds 9-11: Rep Rnd 8, 3 times.
  • Rnd 12: [Sc in next 3 sts, invdec] 4 times. Fasten off yarn. (16 sts)

First Sleeve

  • Sleeve Rnd 1: Join with sl st to any st skipped for armhole, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, place stitch marker in last sc and move up each Rnd to mark position, continue crocheting in the round in unjoined spirals. (8 sts)
  • Sleeve Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.
  • Sleeve Rnds 3-5: Rep Sleeve Rnd 2, 3 times. Fasten off.

Second Sleeve

  • Repeat as for First Sleeve in other armhole.


  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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