Crochet Uncut and a Mini Sweater Ornament

A few years ago, I designed several patterns for the webzine Crochet Uncut. This week I received a message through Ravelry about one of the patterns, claiming that the link was broken. Unfortunately, it seems that the site is now having some difficulty and all of the patterns are currently unavailable. I’ve thought for a while about transferring the patterns to one of my sites so they don’t become lost, and now seems like the time.

Here’s the first of several pattern reposts: the Miniature Sweater Ornament

Miniature Sweater Ornament by Melissa Mall

Of all the things I can make with yarn and a hook, my favorites are the things that serve no purpose but look adorable. That’s the explanation behind this tiny sweater, which is the perfect size to use as a Christmas ornament. As a bonus, it’s also a great way to get acquainted with top-down raglan construction!

Size: Small sweater is 4.75″ from cuff to cuff, Large sweater is 7.25″ from cuff to cuff

Hooks: C/2 (2.75mm) for Small sweater, G/6 (4.25mm) for Large sweater

Yarn: Lion Brand Magic Stripes [75% wool, 25% nylon, 330 yds/100 g skein] for small sweater (25 yds); Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Holidays Stripes [100% cotton, 138 yds/80 g skein] for large sweater (35 yds).


  • Yarn Needle
  • Pipe Cleaner for hanger
  • 4 stitch markers, to mark increases

Gauge: Gauge is unimportant in this project, as long as a close fabric is produced. Different hook and yarn combinations can be used to produce sweaters of different sizes.


Rnd 1: Ch 12, join in a circle with a sl st. Ch 1 (does not count as sc). Working in back bump of chain to leave attractive edge, sc in each ch around and join with sl st. (12 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in next sc, rep from * around to first sc. Join with sl st. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1. Working in front loops only, sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sc; (3 sc in next st, placing marker in 2nd sc, sc in next st , 3 sc in next st, placing maker in 2nd sc) twice, join with sl st to first sc. (20 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1. Working through both loops again, sc in 1st st and in next 3 st to marker, (3 sc in marked st, replacing marker in 2nd sc, sc to marker) 3 times, 3 sc in marked st, placing marker in 2nd sc, sc in last st, join with sl st to first sc. (28 sc)
Rnd 5: Rep row 4. (36 sts)
Rnd 6:Rep row 4 (44 sts)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in first sc and in next sc to marker. (Sc in marked st, skip sts between markers, sc in next marked st, sc to next marker) twice, sc to beginning of rnd. (26 sts) Do not join.
Note: Place marker in first st of each round to assist in keeping count of rounds.
Rnds 8-15: Sc around. Do not join at end of each round. At end of round 16, sl st in next st, fasten off. (26 sts per round)
Rnd 16: Sc around, sl st in 1st (marked) next st, finish off.

Rnd 1: Join in armhole at underarm. Ch 1, sc around. (11 sc) Do not join rounds while making sleeve.
Rnd 2: *2 sc, sc dec, rep from * around. (8 sc)
Rnds 3-5: Sc around (8 sc)
Rnd 6: 2 Sc, sc dec, rep from * around. (5 sc)
Rnd 7: Sc around (5 sc) Sl st in 1st st of rd 6, next st, finish off.
Repeat sleeve on other side.

Miniature Sweater Ornament by Melissa Mall

Finishing: Using needle, weave in ends. If desired, make hanger from pipe cleaner, following images below.

Miniature Sweater Ornament by Melissa Mall


  1. Nancy says:

    How sweet is this! I’ve always loved the little knit sweater ornaments but would much rather crochet :-). So now I can! Thanks so much for reposting this!

  2. Hope Corrigan says:


    Thanks for your Mini Sweater Ornament pattern. I have been making these as holiday gifts and testing the pattern in different types of yarn weights. I even made a tiny Star Trek Shirt (Next Generation) with this pattern.

    I posted a picture of three finished ornaments on your facebook page.

    Happy Holidays,

    Hope Corrigan
    Ellicott City, Maryland

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