Free crochet pattern and chart sweater

Sweater crochet patternClassic two-color, slightly dolman sleeve sweater

Getting Started

Finished Size 34 (38 1/2, 43, 47 1/2, 52, 56 1/2)" bust circumference.

Garment shown measures 38 1/2", modeled with 5" ease.

Yarn Rowan Cotton Glace (distributed by Westminster Fibers) (100% cotton; 125 yd [115 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]; (3)):

#749 sky (A), 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls; #864 greengage (B), 4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls.

Hook Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions St markers (m); yarn needle.

Gauge 14 sts (2 reps) = 3" and 8 rows = 4 1/2" in bubble patt.

Notes

Sweater is worked sideways in one piece, from one sleeve cuff to the other, separating for the neck opening, and rejoining afterward. Change color every 2 rows for stripes.

Stitch Guide

Bubble patt (multiple of 7 sts + 1): Ch 33 for gauge swatch.

Row 1: (RS) 4 dc in 9th ch from hook (8 skipped ch count as 4 foundation ch and dc and ch 1), ch 1, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, *ch 1, sk 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2 throughout), *dc4tog over next 4 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * to last 4-dc group, dc4tog over next 4 dc, ch 3, dc in 7th of 8 skipped ch at beg of prev row, turn.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1 throughout),*4 dc in next dc4tog, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * to last dc4tog, 4 dc in next dc4tog, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 5, *dc4tog over next 4 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * to last 4-dc group, dc4tog over next 4 dc, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Rep Rows 3-4 for patt.

Pattern

SWEATER

Right sleeve:

With A, ch 54 (68, 68, 82, 82, 96).

Rows 1-2: Work Rows 1-2 of bubble patt (see Stitch Guide)—7 (9, 9, 11, 11, 13) reps.

Rows 3-4: Change to B; work Rows 3-4 of bubble patt.

Rows 5-20 (20, 18, 18, 16, 16): Work even in bubble patt, changing color every 2 rows.

Cont to change color every 2 rows as you work rest of sweater.

Shape underarm:

Row 1: (RS) Ch 4, dc in first dc, ch 1, 4 dc in first dc4tog, work in patt to last dc4tog, 4 dc in last dc4tog, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 5, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc4tog over next 4 dc, work in patt to last 4-dc group, dc4tog over next 4 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in first dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, work in patt to last dc4tog, 4 dc in last dc4tog, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, 4 dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 5, dc4tog over first 4 dc, work in patt to last 4 sts, dc4tog over last 4 sts (including top of tch), ch 3, dc in last st worked, turn—9 (11, 11, 13, 13, 15) reps. Rows 5-12: Rep last 4 rows 2 times—13 (15, 15, 17, 17, 19) reps.

Body:

Remove hook from lp on hook and enlarge this lp to keep it from raveling.

Join new yarn with a sl st at other end of last row, and ch 56 for front foundation. Fasten off.

Place hook back into enlarged lp and tug it back down to size. Ch 60 for back foundation.

Next row: (RS) 4 dc in 9th ch from hook, ch 1, sk 2 ch, [dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 ch] 7 times, dc in next dc, work in patt to last dc4tog, 4 dc in last dc4tog, ch 1, dc in 3rd of tch, [ch 1, sk 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch] 8 times, turn—29 (31, 31, 33, 33, 35) reps.

Work 7 (9, 11, 13, 15, 17) rows even in bubble patt.

Divide for neck:

BACK:

Next row: (RS) Ch 4, [4 dc in next dc4tog, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1] 13 (14, 14, 15, 15, 16) times, 4 dc in next dc4tog, ch 1, dc in next dc, mark next dc4tog, turn leaving rem sts unworked—14 (15, 15, 16, 16, 17) reps.

Work 13 rows even across these 14 (15, 15, 16, 16, 17) reps only, then enlarge lp and remove hook. 

FRONT:

With RS facing, sk marked dc4tog of last complete row and join new yarn with a sl st in next dc.

Next row: (RS) Ch 4, *4 dc in next dc4tog, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * to last dc4tog, 4 dc in next dc4tog, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn—14 (15, 15, 16, 16, 17) reps. Work 13 rows even across these 14 (15, 15, 16, 16, 17) reps only; do not turn at end of last row, ch 6, sl st in last dc of back. Fasten off.

Rejoin back and front:

Beg at enlarged lp on back section, place hook back into lp and tug it back down to size.

Joining row: (RS) Work across back in patt as est to center ch-6, ch 1, 4 dc in 4th ch of center ch-6, ch 1, dc in next dc (first dc of front), work in patt across, turn—29 (31, 31, 33, 33, 35) reps.

Work 7 (9, 11, 13, 15, 17) rows even in bubble patt. Fasten off.

Shape underarm:

With RS facing, sk 8 dc4tog and join yarn with a sl st in next dc.

Row 1: (RS) Ch 3, 4 dc in next dc4tog, work in patt to last 9 dc4tog, 4 dc in next dc4tog, dc in next dc, turn leaving rem sts unworked—13 (15, 15, 17, 17, 19) 4-dc groups across.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc4tog over 4 dc in first 4-dc group, work in patt to last 4-dc group, dc4tog over last 4 dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, sk first dc4tog, dc in next dc, work in patt to last dc4tog, ch 1, dc in last dc4tog, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, work in patt to last dc, dc2tog (see Glossary) over last dc and 3rd ch of tch, turn-11 (13, 13, 15, 15, 17) reps.

Row 5: Ch 3, 4 dc in next dc4tog, work in patt to last dc4tog, 4 dc in next dc4tog, dc in last dc, turn. 

Rows 6-12: Rep Rows 2-5, then rep Rows 2-4—7 (9, 9, 11, 11, 13) reps.

Left sleeve:

Work 20 (20, 18, 18, 16, 16) rows even in bubble patt. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Block piece to schematic measurements. Sew side and sleeve seams.

With A, work 1 rnd of sc around neck edge, bottom edge, and each sleeve cuff.

Weave in ends. 

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