Finding suitable crochet patterns for men is always a challenge. I’ve been surfing for some lately – and searching my stash of books and magazines. I keep remembering the words of my cyberbuddy Ken Jones when he stated that he ‘didn’t know any men who would actually wear most of the men’s crocheted garments.’ LOL. Well, then who are these things made for? I think many of the men’s crochet sweaters are garments particular women have created or adapted to fit the man (or men) in their lives. For me, that would mean making something that would flatter a short man with a barrel chest – my husband – as opposed to making something for my 6’3″ skinny son with the torso that just never seems to end. You know what I mean? My husband and I both have short arms and need items that fall into the ‘petite’ category in terms of length – but not necessarily for the width. LOL.
So, here are a few I found online that I particularly like:
here’s the link for the above site.
Lion Brand only has a couple of men’s crochet sweater patterns! Here’s the best IMO:
Here’s my favorite men’s sweater pattern. It’s not a freebie, but well worth the small cost. The use of color and the front panel on this would really flatter a shorter, smaller man.
And that, folks, is the limit of the men’s crochet pullovers I could find online. If I find some great patterns in my stash of books and magazines, I’ll let you know. Likewise, if any reader can point us to anymore men’s pullover sweater patterns online, free or not, please let us know.
Thanks to Amy in TX who reminded me of another choice from Kim Guzman. How could I have overlooked this one??
Scroll down a bit on Kim’s page to see the picture and her suggestions for making this sweater.
By jd wolfe