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Crocheting a women’s jacket

If you crochet your women’s jacket yourself, you not only have the advantage that you can adjust it exactly to your body measurements. In addition to the perfect fitting vest, you're also creating a unique piece that only you have hanging in your wardrobe. And as if the different crochet patterns don't already offer enough variety and choice to make your crochet jacket completely individual, you can also choose from a wide variety of designs and crochet techniques. After all, you can either crochet your jacket from the top or make a jacket from a rectangle. For the summer you may want to crochet a sleeveless jacket and for the transition period you can crochet a jacket with short sleeves. Additionally, you can use the traditional crochet technique, or you can Tunisian crochet the jacket. So, you see: there are countless alternatives, all of which lead to an extraordinary and unique women’s jacket.

Crocheting a simple jacket for beginners and advanced

If you are not too experienced in crocheting, yet, don't let the great crochet jackets, which you can admire in our preview, intimidate you. You don't have to be a crochet professional to make a stylish vest. Even for beginners we have many beautiful patterns for crocheting women’s jackets available. The best thing to do is to choose a tutorial. In which you have to increase and decrease as little as possible. If you also choose a simple pattern that consists primarily of single (UK: double) crochet stitches or a Tunisian crochet, nothing will stand in the way of your beginner crochet jacket project. Even if you're already a professional crocheter, you'll certainly find some challenges in our manuals where you can put your crochet skills to the test. Demanding patterns or an unusual cut are exactly the right thing for you as an advanced crocheter.

Women’s jacket crochet patterns in English

Anyone who often buys crochet patterns from the internet has certainly had the unpleasant experience that the tutorial for a wonderful project was not available in English. This is annoying, because even with translation help it is not always easy to translate the foreign terms correctly. But on our portal something like that won't happen to you. Because at Crazy Patterns you will find all patterns in English. This means that you won't have any difficulty understanding your chosen manual and you can start crocheting your women’s jacket right after downloading, without using a lexicon or interpreter.

How do you crochet a jacket?

Are you visiting us for the first time and have no experience with purchased crochet patterns? Don't worry, the process is always the same and not difficult at all! First of all, you'll have a general overview of the various crochet patterns for a women’s jacket. As soon as you have spotted your favourite jacket, you can check whether it is a free tutorial or a fee-based one. After the purchase the download is immediately available to you. You can either download the manual once and save it on your computer or download it again whenever you need it at no additional cost. However, saving it on your own PC is recommended, as you will then have the opportunity to read the pattern even if you are offline. In your tutorial it will be explained to you which crocheting techniques you need to crochet your women’s jackets. You will get a recommendation for the crochet yarn and the appropriate needle size. And in many crochet patterns for a women’s jacket you will also be given color suggestions. Once you have all your material and tools together, you're ready to go.

Which materials do you need for crocheting a jacket?

Of course, the type of material you need depends entirely on the crochet pattern for your women’s jacket you have chosen. However, the tools and the basic material are always the same. Of course, the most important things are the crochet yarn and the crochet hook, which have to fit together. But even without scissors and darning needle your project cannot be completed. To ensure that you don't forget anything, we' ve put together a small overview with everything you need to crochet a jacket:

  • Crochet yarn in size and color of your choice.
  • Other materials, such as buttons or zipper for closing.
  • Crochet hook in the size matching the crochet yarn.
  • A wool or darning needle so you can sew the thread ends.
  • Scissors to cut the threads.
  • Other tools, such as a round marker to mark the beginning of your round or a ruler to measure your gauge.

Crocheting a jacket from the top

A jacket with raglan sleeves is great for starting from the top. First you need the size of the neckline, because that's how long your chain has to be at the beginning. In order to get an even raglan line between the sleeves and the back or both front parts, you increase at the same place in each row. The result is a rectangle that is open at the front and that gets bigger and bigger. Once you have reached the width of your back with the long side, you can start with the armhole. To do this, simply bridge the distance between two raglan lines with a chain of chain stitches. In the following row you crochet in each of your air stitches, depending on the pattern, a single (UK: double) stitch or a double (UK: treble) and your armhole will be perfect. The nice thing about crocheting the jacket from the top is that you don't have to sew on any individual parts, because the sleeves are crocheted on, as well.

Crocheting a jacket from a rectangle

Crocheting a jacket from a rectangle is a wonderful entry-level project for crochet beginners. Because with this jacket you don't have to sew on any parts, either. You'll also save yourself the hassle of increasing and decreasing stitches. You simply crochet a rectangular blanket, which is then folded once lengthwise. Now all you have to do is sew the two narrow sides together as far from the bottom as necessary to leave one armhole open at each fold. If you then pull up your finished jacket in the middle, you can already pull it on. If you fold it over a little at the top, you'll get a nice collar this way. Depending on the size of your rectangle, the cuddly jacket can be adapted to any size.

Tunisian crochet jacket

In Tunisian crocheting, in contrast to the traditional crochet practice, you always have all the stitches on the needle in the forward row, which you then crochet off on the back row. This results in different patterns than those you are familiar with from crocheting the single (UK: double) stitches or double (UK: treble) stitches. The Tunisian crochet jacket therefore looks almost as if it were knitted. You can also make it in one piece or sew it together from several crochet pieces. For the Tunisian crochet you need a special needle, in which you can also insert a string for crocheting the jacket. Because you will have a lot of stitches on the needle. If individual parts of your jacket have to be crocheted in rounds, you will need a double needle with a hook on both sides.

Crocheting sleeves on a jacket

If you want to add long sleeves to a sleeveless vest, you first have to make a gauge. Then you measure the required arm length and can calculate how many rows your sleeve has to have. In addition, you measure the circumference of your wrist so that you know immediately what width your sleeve has at the lower end. The width at the upper end is already given to you by the armhole. With the help of your gauge you can now also determine how many stitches you need for the upper or lower sleeve width. You decrease the difference evenly over the sleeve length.

Crocheting a sleeveless jacket

If you choose a straight cut, crocheting a sleeveless vest is quite easy. You don't have to increase or decrease stitches for either the front or back parts. Simply crochet all three pieces straight up and sew or crochet them together afterwards. Leave the side seams open at the top so that you can slip through with your arms. How wide you make the armhole is up to you. However, if you do want to add sleeves to your sleeveless jacket later, it is a good idea not to make the armhole too big.

Crocheting a jacket with short sleeves

With a short-sleeved, self-crocheted women’s jacket you have to decide whether you prefer wide sleeves or close-fitting ones. For wide sleeves you can simply make two rectangles that correspond in length to the width of the armhole. The height depends on the length of your sleeves. If the sleeves are long enough, sew the narrow sides together and crochet the finished sleeves into the vest. If you want your short sleeves to fit your arm, you must measure your arm circumference where the sleeve should end. Then use a gauge to calculate how many stitches you will need at the end. The number of chain stitches for the start is determined by the width of the armhole.

Crochet techniques for jackets

Even if you are a complete beginner, you can crochet the warming garment yourself with a simple pattern for crocheting a women’s jacket. However, you should teach yourself a few basics before you start. A little help can be found in our free crochet lexicon. There, different techniques as well as the increasing and decreasing of stitches will be explained to you in a simple way. The following techniques are necessary to crochet a women’s jacket:

  • Chain stitches
  • Single (UK: double) stitches
  • Slip stitches
  • Double (UK: treble) and/or half double or treble (UK: double treble) stitches
  • Increase stitches
  • Decreasing crochet stitches
  • Sew thread
  • Attaching individual parts

Crocheting women’s jackets – find help in the community!

Even if Crazy Patterns guides you step by step through the crochet patterns for women's jackets in a simple way, a problem may occur and you won't know what to do. Then we won't leave you alone on our portal. If you have a rather general question, you may find the right answer on our help page. There we have collected and answered many frequently asked questions for you. If your problem with crocheting a women's jacket is of a specific nature, you can count on a large community in our forum. Among the many enthusiastic crochet fans there is always someone ready to give you good advice. For great tricks and interesting tips on patterns for crocheting a jacket, be sure to check out the videos on our YouTube channel. They are updated regularly and will therefore always be exciting. And if you'd like to make your own creative contribution to the crochet jackets, you're very welcome to post on our Facebook page.

Selling crochet patterns for jackets

If you have already designed your own crochet jacket, you can turn your project into real money on our portal. All you have to do is write down each step leading to the completion of your crochet jacket in a short, easy-to-understand text. Then you summarize your small texts into a pattern for crocheting a women's jacket and provide them with descriptive photos. Now your tutorial is ready and you can post it with us. How the upload works and what you have to pay attention to, you can read in our guide to selling patterns.

By the way, if you're not only interested in crocheting, you'll also be in good hands with other handicraft hobbies. We offer the passionate tailor a large category with great sewing patterns. We have many interesting DIY ideas for the hobby DIYer. And if you are a passionate knitter, you should definitely check out our wonderful knitting tutorials. Have a look around at Crazy Patterns! It's worth it!