Sure, here’s a description of a crochet bat wing sweater along with a basic pattern. Keep in mind that crochet patterns can vary greatly in complexity, so this is a relatively simple version to get you started. You can always customize it to your liking with different stitches, colors, and embellishments.

Crochet Bat Wing Sweater


  • Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color (approximately 600-800 yards, depending on your size and desired length).
  • Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn (usually around H/5mm).
  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
  • Scissors.

Size: This pattern is for a one-size-fits-most adult sweater. The batwing design allows for flexibility in sizing.


  • Ch: Chain
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch
  • St: Stitch
  • FDC: Foundation Double Crochet


Front and Back Panels (make 2):

  1. Foundation: FDC 100 (or any multiple of 4 for your desired width). Alternatively, you can make a chain of 100 and then work a row of DC in the third chain from the hook and in each chain across.
  2. Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first DC here and throughout), DC in the same st, skip 2 sts, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the next st (creates a shell), skip 3 sts – repeat until the last 3 sts, skip 2 sts, 2 DC in the last st, turn.
  3. Row 2: Ch 3, DC in the same ch-1 space, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the next ch-1 space – repeat across, ending with 2 DC in the last ch-1 space, turn.
  4. Repeat Row 2 until your panel measures the desired length for your sweater. Typically, this is about 18-20 inches for a batwing style.
  5. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.


  1. Lay one front panel and one back panel together with the wrong sides facing each other.
  2. Join yarn at the top of one shoulder (either the left or right, your choice) with a slip stitch.
  3. Shoulder Seam: Ch 3, DC evenly across the top of the shoulder, matching stitches from the front and back panels. This creates the shoulder seam.
  4. Repeat the same process for the other shoulder.
  5. Side Seams: Fold your sweater in half lengthwise, lining up the edges. Starting from the bottom, sew the side seams together, leaving space for armholes that are about 8-10 inches wide, depending on your preference.
  6. Fasten off and weave in any remaining loose ends.
  7. To finish the edges, you can add ribbing or a decorative border around the cuffs, neckline, and bottom hem if you like.

That’s it! You’ve now completed your crochet batwing sweater. Feel free to customize it with different yarn colors, stitch patterns, or even add some fringe for a boho look. Enjoy wearing your cozy and stylish creation!