Like many other people on this site, I often find myself watching movies not only for the plot, but for the costumes as well. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix certainly fit this category, as I found myself taking costume notes on any and all pieces I could find in my purse. I found myself most taken with Evanna Lynch’s wardrobe, and wanted nothing more than to dress like Luna Lovegood. My favorite item of hers had to be the crocheted purple sweater purple (which appeared blue on my movie screen).
So, what’s a girl do when she wants a sweater like the one in the movie? She goes to Wal-Mart at 9:30 at night and buys two skeins of yarn and a crochet hook, then gets to crafting
So, I made this sweater to fit me, and I’m not really good at figuring out sizes, but I’m pretty sure it will fit most people the way it is— it’s not really a fitted shirt. The hem is meant to fall at your natural waist. This is my first pattern, so bear with me.
If you have any questions, comment or message me and I’ll do my best to answer! Here are some helpful links: A Guide to Raglan Sweaters How to crochet button covers My measurements for comparison
Bicep- 12” Finished Garment Measurements-
Shoulder to Hem- 15”
Center back- 13”
Neck to Sleeve Hem- 12 ½”
Sleeve width- 19” Supplies:
2 Skeins of Caron Simply Soft Brites! <100% Acrylic/Worsted Weight/4 Ply/ 315 Yards> In Berry Blue 9606
(You’ll use all of one skein and most of the second)
I/9 /5.50mm Crochet Hook
4 or 5 1 ¼” coverable buttons. Stitches: 90-Degree Increase:
In the corner, make 2dc-ch1-2dc. Make the next set of increase stitches in the ch1-sp. Double Crochet:
Yarn over hook, insert hook in the next stitch to be worked, yarn over hook, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook, yarn over hook,
pull yarn through last 2 loops on hook (one double crochet made) Picot:
Slip Stitch 1, Ch3, dc in 3rd ch from hook, slip stitch Fishnet Mesh:
Ch3, sc in center of ch3 from previous row, ch3, sc in center of ch3 from previous row, etc. Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
I recommend frequent trying-on as you go, to make sure it fits how you want it to! Getting Started:
First decide if you are going to have four buttons or five buttons, because that will dictate how you turn the edges of your sweater. Luna’s has five, but I made mine with 4 because I only had access to four coverable buttons, and I have no concept of patience when it comes to finishing a project
Row 1: Dc In 3rd chain from hook. Dc in every chain to end. Ch6 turn
Row 2: Dc in first 7 stitches. In eighth stitch, make a 90-degree increase. Dc in the next 13 stitches. In 14th stitch, make a 90-degree increase. Dc in the next 12 stitches. In 13th stitch make a 90-degree increase. Dc in the next 13 stitches. In 14th make a 90-degree increase. Dc to end. Ch3
Row3: *Dc to the center chain of your first 90-Degree increase. Make 90-increase in center chain, then continue in dc to next 90-degree increase, where you will make another increase . Work in this fashion to end. Chain 3 and turn
Rows 4-12: Repeat row 3
This is what a 90-Degree increase looks like on an FO:
A NOTE ON BUTTONHOLES: If you chose five buttons, you will chain 6 at the end of your 5th and 11th rows, rather than the standard 3. If you chose 4 buttons, you will chain 6 at the end of your 7th row.
You should now have , when laid out flat, what looks like a large square with a split in one side and a square hole in the center. This is the yoke of your sweater! YAY! Forming the body:
Row 1: dc to the first 90-degree increase. Going through the chain in the center of the increase, join with the chain in the second 90-degree increase, bypassing the sleeve stitches. Dc across the back and repeat this procedure with the other sleeve. Dc to end. Ch 3 and turn
Row 2: Dc to end, ch3 turn (if adding 4 buttons, ch6 here instead of ch3)
Row 3: Dc 32 times, skip 1, dc to end, ch3, turn
Row 4: Dc 32 times, skip1, dc to end, ch3 turn (if adding 5 buttons, ch6 here instead of ch3)
Row 5. Dc 32 times, skip 1, dc 3 times, skip1, dc 3 times, skip 1, dc to end, ch 3, turn
Row 6- 10: Repeat Row 5 (ch6 at end or row 9 instead of ch3)
Row 11: Dc to end.
Now, without turning, slip stitch along the inside of the sweater, along the buttonhole, from the base to the collar. When you reach the collar sc in every loop across the neck. At the end of the collar, slip stitch down the inside of the sweater. Bind off at bottom edge and weave yarn tail in to the sweater. YOU’VE FINISHED THE BODY! PARTY!!!
Time for sleeves!(this is where it gets weird. Ask me, seriously, if you have any questions)
This may be a little confusing, because it was confusing for me to make…
You are going to start off with a total of 54 stitches,
Starting at the underarm, join the first and last stitches of the sleeve.
Chain 3 Dc 27 times, chain three, sc back into the 27th stitch, ch3 then continue dc around the sleeve to beginning. Don’t Join. Ch3 and turn.
Row 2: Dc in first stitch. ch3, skip 1, dc to 1 stitch before ch3 in previous row. Skip one, ch3, sc in center chain of ch3. Ch3 more, sc in center chain of next ch3,
Continue in this fashion for the next 10 rows, Every time you approach the fishnet area, stop one stitch short of the previous row, ch3, and start the mesh across. At the end of the mesh, you will chain three extra and skip a dc, then continue in dc across the piece to the next ½ triangle of mesh.
In the end your piece should look like this:
*stole this from yelley at craftster.org. Thanks, love!*
Every row, your dc area should get smaller, and your mesh area should get bigger.
For your final round, you’ll slip stitch your way across the bottom of the sleeve, making a picot in every loop of the ch3 mesh, rather than in the stitches themselves.
Bind off, then stitch up the back of the sleeve. Weave ends in.
Repeat for other sleeve
*I know this part is more than a little shaky and wonky, but I’m making my self available for all questions you may have—comment me, message me, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll do my best to answer all of the questions you have to the best of my ability).
Now all you have to do is cover your buttons using the instructions at the link I posted at the beginning, and then sew them on, and you’ll be finished!!!
I’ll be posting pictures of my FO soon, I promise!