The Malala Cross Collar Sweater

(20 customer reviews)


The Malala Cross Collar Sweater PDF sewing pattern is for the trendy sewist! This boutique style sweater will have heads turning and everyone stunned at your professional sewing skills. Not only will you be looking good, but the swingy fit will keep you comfortable all day long!

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Pattern #WK-82773

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Your PDF pattern purchase includes the following:

  • Print-at-home PDF pattern files in both women’s misses and plus sizes (sizes 00-36)
  • US Letter, A4 and A0 Copy Shop formats
  • No trim pages
  • Size layers so you can print only the sizes you need
  • Complete sewing instruction ebook with our Perfect Fit custom fit adjustment tutorials

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  • Length: Shirt // Banded Shirt // Tunic // Banded Tunic // Dress
  • Sleeves: Elbow // 3/4 Sleeve // Long Sleeve // Cuffed Long Sleeve


  • Experienced beginner sewists and beyond
  • Knits with 2-way stretch

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20 reviews for The Malala Cross Collar Sweater

  1. mgpurple (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! Clear instructions made it easy to size to my body type and put together. After I made a sweater, I made a minor adjustment to the neckline due to my small bust. Then I made a dress which is my favorite dress in my closet. Every time I wear the dress, people ask where I bought it.

  2. Shareesa (verified owner)

    I absolutely adore this sweater. I made mine out of a super soft minky fabric, tunic length and it’s like being wrapped in a yummy blanket. I wasn’t sure about the neckline, but the instructions made it very straightforward and easy to assemble. The downside is that my kids pet me all day when I wear this yumminess. I want a dress next and another tunic!

  3. mooshie_ (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! It’s now one of my favorites! I’ve made 2, with plans for several more! The collar isn’t as tricky as it seems, but you can follow along with the video if you need help. And once the collar is done it’s so straight forward and easy that it’s super fast! This is a great pattern!

  4. becky.a.petty (verified owner)

    This pattern is top notch! I love the unique collar and the ease around the hips is exactly what I’ve been searching for. Great instructions and terrific personal fit advice details. You can’t go wrong with DIBY <3

  5. Heather Claver (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic pattern. I was intimidated by the crossover collar but there’s a video that makes it super doable! Thanks.

  6. heartsallaroundquilting (verified owner)

    This is a great pattern. The video is a must-watch for the collar. Highly recommend this one; I will be making more.

  7. kristinaservin (verified owner)

    I used this pattern to make pajamas! All you get at the stores are sleezy or granny and I wanted something fashionable and comfortable. I love them and can’t wait to make another pair with different fabric. I like collar as it keeps my neck warm while snuggling on the couch. I did a short sleeve with a rolled up cuff. When I adjusted the hips it came out too boxy so next time I will just use the the pattern without the adjustment. Otherwise, the sleeves, the neck, around the chest all fit perfectly.

  8. nanravindra (verified owner)

    Love this pattern! I especially like the collar and buttons. I am going to make another one in thicker fabric so I can wear it during colder days.

  9. yvettechilcott (verified owner)

    This pattern is a hit! I love the cross collar, not too high and not too low. There is just the right amount of ease and it’s comfortable to wear. This is my first garment using one of your patterns and I’m impressed with all the information included in the instructions. Thank you, and I’ll be making more.

  10. sdiby (verified owner)

    I enjoyed making this sweater and I like wearing it even more! It was an interesting but quick make. I love the asymmetrical collar.

  11. marie_m.b (verified owner)

    This is a lovely pattern and the instructions are so easy to follow. It’s such a snuggly jumper

  12. jenicagirl (verified owner)

    I used the included instructions for a FBA. I love that you include this in every pattern. It was very easy to follow. Also, the video for the collar made that come together very easily. The details on instructions & fit adjustments that come in the DIBY patterns are always the best.

    I’m happy with my sweater and will be making more. Thank you!

  13. pammylbear (verified owner)

    This was the first time I did a full bust adjustment. You would think I would’ve chosen the ABB Tshirt, but I’m a glutton for punishment. But with the clear instructions, it was a relative breeze! I did mess up the collar the first time through, but thank goodness for basting for fit before actually construction. even with taking my measurements, printing and taping pattern pieces, watching the accompanying video tutorials (they are helpful!! use them!!), making the height adjustment and grading, doing a FBA, basting for fit, and then actually completing construction, it only took me three days of off-again-on-again time. And the garment is definitely wearbable. I choose the wrong fabric to do a test garment which will affect how it fits and drapes with the heavier sweater knit I want to do the next one in. Overall, this was a great introduction to DIBY patterns and a FBA as well. Thanks for holding my hand through the whole process.

  14. Beverly Day (verified owner)

    I just finished my first version of this sweater. Watching the video for the collar is definitely recommended. It made it much easier. I don’t like bottom bands so I left that off. I would taper the hips a bit on my next version.

    All in all I would recommend this pattern and encourage others not to be intimidated by the collar.

  15. jrootsrochon (verified owner)

    I love the pattern. The finished sweater is so comfy to wear. I made it in the plus size 5x, and it is so pretty even in the large sizes. I will be making this again. The pattern was easy to follow however I do suggest watching the video on making the collar. Wish I could post a picture to show how lovely this looks in a plus size

  16. jrootsrochon (verified owner)

    I love how this turned out. I used a plum sweater knit ant it was the perfect top to wear to a Change of Command ceremony.

  17. Joy Greenway (verified owner)

    Love the pattern, youtube of collar construction was fantastic and easy to follow. I needed to undo and take width out of the back and although I lengthen the back and front equally there was still a 3 inch difference in hem line. I will definitely make it again but have learnt a few thingds

  18. Cathie Schopp (verified owner)

    Love the pattern. Had a little trouble adjusting for full bust….just me!!

  19. Naomi Markley (verified owner)

    This was my first DIBY pattern. Love It! Very clear, specific directions and a great fit.

  20. Bethany Scott (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! DIBY makes adjusting the pattern so easy with great instructions and lots of markings on the pattern. They even walk you through a full bust adjustment if needed. I got a perfect fit the first time! I also really love the style, and the video instruction for the collar made putting it together a snap. I wish more pattern companies made sewing and adjusting their patterns this easy!

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