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Minnie Mouse Colorblock Sweater Crochet Pattern


| Original: February 16, 2018

Please note that this is the crochet pattern for the Minnie Mouse Sweater. The step-by-step tutorial on assembling the sweater and notes on sizing changes can be found here.

Are you a Disney fan looking for a cute and cozy sweater to wear during the chilly seasons? Look no further than this crochet Minnie Mouse sweater pattern! 

This is an adorable sweater design with an easy-to-follow crochet pattern for you to create your own unique Minnie Mouse sweater and show off your love for all things Disney.


Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

I posted a photo of BB and me wearing our Minnie Mouse sweaters on a few different Facebook groups a few weeks ago and collected more than 1500+ likes and comments!

Is this what going viral feels like?! Many people were asking me for the crochet pattern and I wish I could have shared it right at that instant, but I needed some time to put it all together.

Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

Now before I go any further, I want to clarify that I only created the one that *I* am wearing. The one that BB is wearing is actually from GAP Kids.

Many people thought I made both of them, but I only made the adult size. Sorry. For those interested, I wrote about the inspiration behind this sweater here when I gave my readers a "sneak peek".

Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

I'll be honest, this was my first time crocheting a sweater. So essentially I had no idea what I was doing.

However, I could not be more proud of myself and the end result. Before I took the photos in this post, I had already worn my sweater out in public a few times.

I did a lot of research and examined other crochet designers' sweater crochet patterns before deciding to create my own because I couldn't really find what I was looking for. I wanted a defined silhouette of Minnie Mouse on the sweater, but I have yet to come by a crochet sweater pattern that has an image on it without using appliques.

Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

I know I can create graphs/images using single crochet, but I was unsure whether single crochet stitches would make the fabric too stiff. Not to mention that it would take me forever to finish.

I have a short attention span, so I wanted the sweater to be worked up quickly. I just know that I might lose interest and focus on a project if it takes me too long to finish.

So for this Minnie Mouse crochet sweater, I decided to use half double crochet (HDC) stitches for this sweater, but there's something about HDC stitches that bothers me. When crocheting HDC in rows the conventional way, it leaves a horizontal ridge, which I wanted to avoid.

Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

The traditional way of working an HDC would also result in slightly taller stitches compared to single crochet stitches. This would end up stretching the image and making it taller than it is wide, which was also something I want to avoid.

So guess what?! I found a new way to work HDCs to avoid both of these problems for this sweater. Most of the stitches on this sweater are HDC stitches that are worked BETWEEN THE POST (i.e. in the space between the stitches).

Now I wouldn't use this to replace the conventional way of working HDCs, but it worked fantastically well for this project.

Half Double Crochet Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

I like how I was able to use the same stitch for the entire sweater without needing to change it up just for the image/silhouette section. 

Please note that I am not in any way affiliated with the Walt Disney Company. I am simply a huge fan of their work.

Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

For more photographs of the work in progress and/or notes on how to change the sizing of the sweater, please click here.


Minnie Mouse Sweater Free Crochet Pattern


Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

What You Need / Materials


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Stitches & Abbreviations


  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • BLO - back loops only
  • hdc - half double crochet
    • Most of the hdc stitches in this crochet pattern are worked into the space between each stitch. I will state in the crochet pattern when we need to work the hdc into the spaces, otherwise, work the hdc the conventional way. Please see above for a pictorial for this stitch.
  • hdc2tog - half double crochet decrease


Notes


  • This sweater is worked from the bottom up. 
  • The turning chain does not count as a stitch.
  • Gauge: 10 cm x 10 cm (4" x 4") = 12 hdc sts worked in spaces between stitches x 12 rows using a 6.0 mm crochet hook, or the use hook size needed to obtain gauge


Crochet Instructions


Front Panel


Ribbing


Using a 6.0 mm crochet hook and black yarn...
Ch 16
Row 1: Sc into the second ch from the hook, and then in each st across (15 sts)
Row 2-61: Ch 1, turn, sc BLO in each st across (15 sts)

At the end of the final row, do not turn. The next row is worked without a turning chain into the side edge of the ribbing we just created, one stitch into each row.


Sweater Body


Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the same st as the last rib row 61, and then in each st across (61 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (61 sts)

Starting from here on, work the rest of the front panel using hdc in the space between the stitches
Row 3-24: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (61sts)

Change to light grey yarn...
Rows 25-56: Continue the pattern above, changing the color yarn by following the graph below. For example, each hdc is a "pixel". Keep in mind that you are working the sweater from the bottom up, so start on the last row first. Click here to download the graph below.

Note: I added the white polka dots to Minnie Mouse's bow after as the color changes were driving me a little crazy and the yarn was getting tangled. However, if you are a pro at graphgans, by all means, give it a try!

Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern Graph

Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

Change to dark grey yarn...
Row 57-72: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (61 sts)

Shaping the collar, right side
Row 73: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st for the next 24 sts, leave the rest of the 37 sts unworked (24 sts)
Row 74: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, then hdc in each st across (23 sts)
Row 75: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across for the next 21 sts, then hdc2tog (22 sts)
Row 76: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, then hdc in each st across (21 sts)
Row 77: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across for the next 19 sts, then hdc 2tog (20 sts)
Row 78-80: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (20 sts)

Shaping the collar, left side
Starting at row 72 again. Skip the center 13 sts and rejoin yarn into the next st.
Row 73: Ch 2, turn, hdc in the same st and then in each st across (24 sts)
Row 74: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across for the next 22 sts, then hdc2tog (23 sts)
Row 75: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, then hdc in each st across (22 sts)
Row 76: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across for the next 20 sts, then hdc2tog (21 sts)
Row 77: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, then hdc in each st across (20 sts)
Row 78-80: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (20 sts)


Back Panel


Ribbing


Using a 6.0 mm crochet hook and black yarn... 
Ch 16
Row 1: Sc into the second ch from the hook, and then in each st across (15 sts)
Row 2-61: Ch 1, turn, sc BLO in each st across (15 sts)

At the end of the final row, do not turn. The next row is worked without a turning chain into the side edge of the ribbing we just created, one stitch into each row.


Sweater Body


Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the same st as the last ribbed row 61, and then in each st across (61 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (61 sts)

Starting from here on, work the rest of the back panel using hdc in the space between the stitches
Row 3-24: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (61sts)

Change to light grey yarn...
Row 25-57: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (61 sts)

Change to dark grey yarn...
Row 58-82: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (61sts)


Sleeves (x2)


Ribbed Cuffs


Using a 6.0 mm crochet hook and dark grey yarn...
Ch 13
Row 1: Sc into the second ch from the hook, and then in each st across (12 sts)
Row 2-30: Ch 1, turn, sc BLO in each st across (12 sts)

At the end of the final row, do not turn. The next row is worked without a turning chain into the side edge of the ribbing we just created, one stitch into each row.


Sleeves


Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the same st as the last ribbed row 30, and then in each st across (30 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (30 sts)

Starting from here on, work the rest of the sleeve using hdc in the space between the stitches
Row 3-8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (30 sts)
Row 9: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 28 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (32 sts)
Row 10-12: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (32 sts)
Row 13: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 30 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (34 sts)
Row 14-16: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (34 sts)
Row 17: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 32 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (36 sts)
Row 18-20: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (36 sts)
Row 21: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 34 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (38 sts)
Row 22-24: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (38 sts)
Row 25: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 36 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (40 sts)
Row 26-28: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (40 sts)
Row 29: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 38 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (42 sts)
Row 30-32: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (42 sts)
Row 33: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 40 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (44 sts)
Row 34-36: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (44 sts)
Row 37: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 42 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (46 sts)
Row 38-40: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (46 sts)
Row 41: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 44 sts, 2 hdc in the last st (48 sts)
Row 42-52: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (48 sts)


Collar


Using a 6.0 mm crochet hook and red yarn...
Ch 6
Row 1: Sc in the second chain from the hook, and then in each st across (5 sts)
Row 2-60: Ch 1, turn, sc BLO in each st across (5 sts)

Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

White Dots


Using a 6.0 mm crochet hook and white yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring, Ch 2, make 10 hdc inside the magic ring, join to the first hdc. (10 sts).

Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern

Did you make your own Minnie Mouse Sweater? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.

Minnie Mouse Sweater FREE Crochet Pattern





This is an original crochet pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this crochet pattern as your own. If you wish to share this crochet pattern, you may link to this blog post but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for personal use but please DO NOT sell or distribute the crochet pattern.

Disclaimer: We are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Enterprises, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. Minnie Mouse is a trademarked character owned by Disney. Please reserve this crochet pattern and the finished product for personal use ONLY.

2 comments :

  1. This looks fantastic, and I can't wait to make it. I am unable to find the yardage of yarn used. Did you use only one skein of caron simply soft in each color?

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    1. This is one of my earlier patterns. I used a mix of different brands (all in worsted weight) and mill end yarn to crochet. With that said, I'm didn't keep track of the yardage :( Sorry!

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