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oversize crochet sweater easy for beginner use moss stitch

Hello lovely! I am so excited to share the new knit-look crochet sweater free pattern with a step-by-step video tutorial for you all today.

Let me quickly tell you girls the inspiration behind this easy oversized crochet sweater pattern.

I have always had an eye for beautifully knit sweaters outfit that I have seen on Pinterest and Instagram fashion.

I don’t know how to knit but I was wondering. Is there any crochet stitch that looks like knit? yes, there is, and many of them.

How many crochet stitches that create knit-like fabric?

So, I did a bit of research and found out that. There are so many beginner-friendly crochet stitches that can replicate the knit-like fabric and give a beautiful finished knit look to the sweater.

And you can’t really tell from the look if it is a knit sweater or a crochet sweater! Amazing ha?

Here are some of the easy beginner crochet stitches that look like knitting.

  • Half double crochet stitch in back loop:

This stitch creates the ribbed knit look effect with crochet and is fairly easy.

Just do your normal half double crochet, but instead of inserting your hook through both loops the front and back, you insert your hook through the back loop only.

  • Camel stitch:

This stitch is create ribbing with a bit more stretchy.

It’s a half double crochet stitch in 3rd loop, so just do your normal half double crochet, but insert your hook through the back bar of half double crochet stitch.

  • Linen stitch so-called moss stitch:

Is one of my favorites of all. This stitch is a combination of chain stitch and single crochet alternate.

  • Waistcoat stitch:

This stitch is actually very simple and straightforward, it is a center single crochet stitch.

Easy knit look oversized crochet sweater pattern.

Here we are I did pick linen stitch which is one of my favorite crochet stitches that give a similar look to a knit stitch for making this sweater.

This easy knit look crochet sweater-free pattern had an oversize, relaxed fit and no shaping involved.

If you can make a crochet rectangle then you can make this crochet sweater pattern.

This crochet sweater pattern construction is made from 2 identical rectangles and joins them to create the shoulder.

Then crochet the long sleeves onto it and that is all we’ve done! You can see how simple this sweater pattern is.

The ribbed band of this oversized crochet sweater is made separately and attached to the sweater’s body.

They are easy to mix and match with any jeans or tight pants or you could even wear this as it is like a sweater dress!

knit look oversize crochet sweater moss stitch

The best yarn for this knit-look crochet sweater pattern.

The yarn that will work best for this knit-look crochet sweater is acrylic 100% or wool blend yarn.

For yarn weight, you guy can pick either 4 medium weight or DK weight/3 light.

What is the difference between 4 medium weights and DK weights yarns for this sweater pattern?

The 4 medium weights acrylic yarns:

( I make it in pink color) will give you the chunky look and more weight and warmer for the very cold season.

knit look crochet sweater free pattern
made with 4 medium-weight yarn
The DK weight acrylic yarn:

( I made it in blue color)  will give you a light and lacy look with the big crochet hook that we use in this pattern suitable for tropical weather when in the winter it has a  bit cold.

And blue color is my favorite go-to color I always love to pick up for many projects like blue lagoon cardigan or  a modern crochet top tee  is also blue!

easy crochet knit look sweater dress free pattern.
made with DK weight yarn.

I am using acrylic yarn with a big crochet hook and the combination of moss stitch/ linen stitch they give the crochet sweater texture so much of a soft and squishy feeling to the touch mmmm…

You guys almost want to cuddle yourself while wearing this sweater! Haha, trust me! Or if you want to switch from acrylic yarn to wool blend ahh… how luxurious!

It’s will be the best gift that everyone will love!

Am I convincing you guys enough to make this oversize sweater yet? Let’s get into it!

Material for making this easy crocheted knit-like sweater.

  • I used  100% acrylic yarn weight 4 medium. I use around 1200 yards for sizes small to large.
  • You can switch up to DK weight for more light and lacy feel.
  • 6 mm and 4.25 mm crochet hook
  • Sewing yarn needle
  • stitch marker

Gauge:  2 moss stitch  = 1 inch

Skill and abbreviations

  • (American crochet terms)
  • You will need to know how to make
  • St  which mean stitch
  • sc which mean single crochet
  • hdc which mean half double crochet
  • Blo which mean crochet in back loop only
  • ch, Chain
  • slip knot
  • moss /linen stitch

How to crochet a knit look oversized sweater video tutorial.

Finished Size for example piece Approximately:

 Small to large ( Easy to adjust by adding more chain to the foundation chain for bigger size)

For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall.


  • of one rectangle.
  • 20 inches long
  • 25 inches wide

For the width: If you need to make it wider ( bigger size) simply add more chains in an even number multiple of 2.

For the length:  add more rows.

knit look oversize sweater

Get the free pattern below or this pattern is also available as an inexpensive, ad-free, PDF printable instant download  in my etsy shop. Thank you so much for your love and support. I am really appreciate you.

Knit look oversize crochet sweater pattern instruction.

Pick up a crochet hook size 6 mm and Start off by making a slip knot. (foundation chain multiple of 2 )

If you are using DK weight yarn add more 10 chains in every size for example size S-L 80+10=90 chain

  • size small to large make 80 chains 
  • size XL make 90 chains,
  • size 2XL make 100 chains,
  • size 3xl make 110 chains.
  • size 4xl make 120 chains.

6 mm hook , Row1. sc in the second chain from the hook and each chain across, ch1 turn

6 mm hook, Row2.  sc in the next stitch from hook * ch1, skip 1 st, sc in next st * repeat * to * across until the end of the row. Ch1 turn

6 mm hook, Row3. sc in the first ch space * ch1, skip 1 st, sc in the next ch space * repeat * to * across until the end of the row and make sc on the turning ch. Ch1 turn

Repeat row 3 until your piece measures approximately 20 inches long, Fasten off.

repeat the same process for the second piece.


After you finished 2 pieces of rectangles then lay them in flatted on top of each other.

Add the sleeves.

Join new yarn at any place of the armhole and sc around the armhole for 1 round.

Then start to do moss stitch in the next round.

At the armhole, we will work in a spiral do not join round.

round 1 of moss stitch.  sc in the next stitch from hook * ch1, skip 1 st, sc in next st * repeat * to * across until the end of the round. do not join round

round2. sc in the first ch space * ch1, skip 1 st, sc in the next ch space * repeat * to * across until the end of the round. do not join the round.

Repeat row 2 until your sleeve measures approximately 10 inches long or your desired length, Fasten off. Then repeat for the second sleeve.

Making the ribbed band.

Next, we will be crocheting the ribbed band by making them separate from the body of the sweater.

Pick up your 4.25 mm crochet hook and start by making a slip knot.

And then make 9 chains and crochet row by row the back loop only until you get the length that matches the length of the bottom part of the sweater.

Row1. crochet 1hdc in each of the next 9 chains from hook, ch1 turn (8)

Row2.  crochet 1hdc in each of the next  stitches from hook ( blo only), ch1 turn (8)

Repeat round 2 until you get the length matching the bottom part of the sweater!

Then attached them by sewing using a yarn needle.

Now enjoy your new oversize sweater!

knit look oversize crochet sweater beginner friendly use moss stitch or linen stitch
If you make one I would love to see your creation tag me on Instagram!

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Anita S.

Thursday 30th of September 2021

Hi Jane & Teddy,

I'm waiting to get my new glasses so I can start crocheting again. I ADORE your pattern's ! They are timeless. I can make them for myself, my daughter's & my family ( Aunt's, cousin's etc) Thanks so much. Anita3kids


Monday 4th of October 2021



Sunday 20th of January 2019

Why is it that you sewed one side of the shoulders shorter than the other?


Tuesday 29th of January 2019

HI Mayzee, I sewed one size shorter than other side because it will create the off shoulder effect.


Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

I love your sweater and i want to make this, but can you tell me how much inches do i have to sew for the shoulders?


Sunday 14th of October 2018

HI Dimitra, for sewing the shoulder to make is one off the shoulder I sew one side is shorter than another side for example on the left I sew 6 inch and on the right I sew 10 inch.


Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

I love your sweater and i want to make it, but can you tell how much inches to sew for making the shoulders?


Friday 28th of September 2018

This sweater is adorable. I will try this out!


Friday 28th of September 2018

THanks you Aanya.