6 Crochet Patterns for Oversized Sweaters

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Oversized Sweaters includes 6 crochet patterns for comfortable sweaters, ranging in size from small to 2XL. These pretty designs are easy to crochet and perfect for Autumn.

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Oversized Sweaters by Melissa Leapman at Leisure Arts. Review by Rhondda Mol at Oombawka Design Crochet

Title: Oversized Sweaters
Author: Melissa Leapman
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., March 1, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-4647-7620-5

Oversized Sweaters Crochet Book Review

There is something about being cozy in an over-sized sweater that makes me think of Autumn.

In Oversized Sweaters, Melissa Leapman has designed 6 easy-level patterns for oversized hoodies, tunics, pullovers, ponchos, and jackets.

Four of the designs are crocheted in Medium Weight Yarn [4] and 2 of the designs are crocheted in Bulky Weight Yarn [5].

Four of the designs are available in sizes small to 2XL and the 2 other designs are ‘one size fits most’.

These sweaters are crocheted using simple stitches and assembled using easy techniques.

The stitches used:

  • V-Stitch
  • Single Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Front Post Double Crochet
  • Back Post Double Crochet

Oversized Crochet Sweater Patterns Included

  • Striped Tunic – EASY – Bulky Weight Yarn [5] – 8 mm (L) hook – Sizes: S, M, L, 1X, 2X
  • Misty Hoodie – EASY – Medium Weight Yarn [4] – 6.5 mm (K) hook – Sizes: S, M, L, 1X, 2X
  • Black & Strappy – EASY – Bulky Weight Yarn [5] – 8 mm (L) hook – Sizes: S, M, L, 1X, 2X
  • Slouchy Pullover – EASY – Medium Weight Yarn [4] – 6 mm (J) hook – Sizes: S, M, L, 1X, 2X
  • Playful Poncho – EASY – Medium Weight Yarn [4] – 6 mm (J) hook – Sizes: One Size Fits Most
  • Unconstructed Jacket – EASY -Medium Weight Yarn [4] – 8 mm (L) hook – Sizes: One Size Fits Most

More images are available here.

Each pattern is in American Crochet Terms.  The instructions are written out in full and the stitch counts are provided for all sizes. The instructions for each size are included in a different color to make it easier to locate the information for the size you are crocheting.

• size Small in Blue
• size Medium in Pink
• size Large in Green
• size 1X in Red
• size 2X in Navy

Instructions that apply to all sizes will be in black.

If a special stitch is being used in the pattern (i.e. V-Stitch), the written instructions for it will be included in the individual Pattern’s Stitch Guide after the Gauge information.

Each pattern also includes a schematic with specific measurements for each size.

The Yarn Used to Create these Projects

  • Red Heart® Dreamy™ (STRIPED TUNIC)
  • Red Heart® Unforgettable™ (MISTY HOODIE)
  • Lion’s Pride® Woolspun® (BLACK & STRAPPY)
  • Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® (UNCONSTRUCTED JACKET)

General Instructions

Abbreviations, symbols and terms are included on page 40. Information has been included about gauge, zeros and how to whipstitch (including diagrams).

I love oversized sweaters and the designs in this book are classic and beautiful. My favorites are the Playful Poncho and the Unconstructed Jacket.

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  1. Love the review. I think I would want to do the unconstructed sweater it is very pretty and looks so comfy.

  2. I’m still not the best with patterns, so having a review like this is helpful in knowing if I can handle it or not. Thank you!

  3. I love oversize sweaters and there are so many neat chunky yarns available to make them with.

  4. I so enjoy reading your book reviews as it lets me know if its a pattern I wish to purchase or not.

  5. I love oversized sweaters and this book offers lots of varieties. I’m going to check it out.

  6. Intriguing patterns and oversized patterns are great. Just might need to buy. Thanks for your review. They all seem simple enough to make, if I can keep the gauge close enough!

  7. I have always loved oversized sweaters and ponchos, they are just right for fall weather.

  8. Wow, I would like to get this ebook! And I just might! Your review gives me enough information to know whether these would be something I could or would do. (The more pictures here link didn’t want to work on my iPad, however.)

  9. Nice patterns! These sweaters look so cute and comfy. I love to wear crochet sweater and want to try these patterns. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  10. I love oversized sweaters because they’re so comfy. This e-book contains patterns I would especially like to make.

  11. I love the way you review, I totally want to run out and buy, I have no idea why as no-one to crochet them for. but after your review I somehow need this book

  12. I love the look of these! Being a plus sized gal myself, I appreciate patterns that have extended sizes. Thanks for the detailed review!

  13. Love these sweaters and love the fact they are oversized. When I make a sweater they come out too small so I believe this book would be great!

  14. Love your review Rhondda, This book is now on the Tippy-top of my Wishlist!

  15. i would love to win this give away I am looking to make my first crocheted sweater

  16. I would like to see a review of the Thread Christmas Ornaments SKU# 7194C

  17. I really enjoy all Leisure Arts books. I have quit a few that I have bought in the past years I have not bought any in a few years do to health and financial reasons. This really looks like an Amazing book I will have to check it out. Thank you! You are an Amazing teacher creator and so much more. Thank you for all your wonderful patterns and more. Amanda

  18. I would really like a review done on “Hooked on Quilted Crochet”.

  19. I love your review. You give the information necessary and seem to be unbiased. I appreciate that.