Diamond Double-Crochet Sweater - Free Crochet Pattern


At last this pattern is free! Make something for yourself, make this crochet sweater, perfect for Spring!


This pattern uses a fine gauge yarn to create a dainty pattern using a simple double crochet stitches. The pattern repeat is a simple to get the hang of and can be made to fit by adding stitches to the pattern. Trust me, it looks a lot harder to make than it actually is!





I’ve written the pattern below as a rough guideline for 3 adult women’s sizing but can be easily adjusted to custom fit.





Pattern Notes:

This is a top-down sweater made with a simple raglan. The pattern is worked in a round from the middle of the back panel.


Measurements:

Small: Width across bust: 19”, Length 23”

Medium: Width across bust: 21”, Length 25”

Large: Width across bust: 23”, Length 27”


Materials:

  • 4mm crochet hook (G)

  • Fine yarn #2 in colour of choice - I used an alpaca ombre blend that has now been discontinued so here are some additional options for you!

Alpaca Blends:

SugarBush Fine Yarn

SUGAR BUSH BLISS YARN


Cotton Bends:

RED HEART IT'S A WRAP

  • Small: ~1100yds

  • Medium: ~1300yds

  • Large: ~1500yds





Gauge:

17 DC, 9 rows = 4in


Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

St(s) – stitch(es)

FPDC – front post dc

BPDC – back post dc

Sl st – slip stitch

Inc block –1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc


Pattern:

This pattern is written as S (M, L).

To begin Ch 108 (108, 116), join with a sl st (making sure you haven’t twisted the ch as you worked along)


Collar band:

Round 1: Ch 3, dc around for all sizes, join with a sl st at top of last st in round

Round 2: Ch 3, *FPDC, BPDC* repeat around for all sizes, join with a sl st at top of ch 3 in beginning of round

Repeat round 2 twice more.


Begin Body:

Round 1:

For size Small & Medium only. Size Large start at Round 2

[Starts at the middle of the back panel] Ch 2 (ch 2 at the beginning of each round doesn’t count as a stitch) 1 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next 9 sts, ch 1, skip 1, work inc block (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc).

[Now begin first sleeve] *ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc* 2 times, ch 1, skip 1 work inc block,

[Now work the front]: [ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc] 3 times, ch 1 skip 1, work inc block,

[Now begin 2nd sleeve]: [ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc] 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, work inc block,

[Complete Back]: ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 4 dc, sl st with the first dc.

At the end of round you will have 3 sets of 9 dc on back and front and 2 sets of 9 dc on sleeves.

Round 2

[Back]: Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1,skip 1, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from Round 1 inc block (if size S or M).

[Sleeve]: [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1,skip 1, 7 dc] 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from Round 1 inc block (if size S or M),

[Front]: ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1,skip 1, 7 dc] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from Round 1 inc block (if size S or M),

[Sleeve]: [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1,skip 1, 7 dc] 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from Round 1 inc block (if size S or M),

[Finish back]: ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc. Sl st with 1st dc.

At the end of round 2 you will have 3 sets of 7 dc on back and front and 2 sets of 7 dc on sleeves.




Round 3

[Back]: Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1 skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block.

[Sleeve] [ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc] 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Front]: [ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Sleeve]: [ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc] 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Finish back]: ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 2 dc. Sl st with 1st dc.

Round 4

Ch2, 1 dc in the same st, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, Ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Sleeve]: [ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc] 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Front]: [ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Sleeve]: [ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc] 2 times, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Finish back]: Ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc. Sl st with first dc.



Round 5

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc, ch 1 skip 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Sleeve]: ch 1, skip 1 [7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1] 2 times, 7 dc, ch 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Front]: ch 1, skip 1,[7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1] 3 times, 7 dc, ch 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Sleeve]: ch 1, skip 1, [7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1] 2 times, 7 dc, ch 1, work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Finish back]: ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc, ch 1, skip 1. Sl st with 1 st dc

Round 6 (similar to round 1)

Go back with a sl st, in the last ch 1 space, and start the round from there.

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, [ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc] 2 times, ch 1, skip 1 work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Sleeve]: [ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Front]: [ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Sleeve]: [ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 work inc block in the ch 2 space created from prior round inc block

[Finish back]: Ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 8 dc. Sl st. with the 1 st dc


At this point, the pattern repeats every 5 rounds (with increasing DCs).


Continue rounds 1-5 until you have achieved the desired length to begin blocking off the sleeve. This should be comfortable to gather under the armpit, where the body will begin. I made myself a size small and this was approximately 28 rounds or 12 inches.






To begin the body, continue in rounds in the pattern progression. When you get to the sleeve section, DC 2 together in that and the following ch 2 space made from the inc block in the following round (skipping the entire sleeve section and jumping right to the front panel). Work the front of the pattern and once again dc 2 together in the ch 2 space made from the prior round (skipping the entire second sleeve and jumping to the remaining back panel.


Continue in pattern rounds until you meet your desired length or 21in for small (23, 25).


Work Bottom band:

Round 1: Ch 3, dc around for all sizes, join with a sl st at top of last st in round

Round 2: Ch 3, *FPDC, BPDC* repeat around for all sizes, join with a sl st at top of ch 3 in beginning of round

Repeat round 2 twice more.


Bind off and weave in ends.




Work Sleeves (2x):


Start to work the sleeves at the arm pit. Continue to work the rounds in the pattern sequence for the sleeves only (you will not be increasing any more).

Continue with the stitch pattern for as many rounds as you want until you will get to the desired length of the sleeve.


Work Cuffs:

Round 1: [2dc in next 2 st, DC 2 tog] around

Round 2: Ch 3, dc around for all sizes, join with a sl st at top of last st in round

Round 3: Ch 3, *FPDC, BPDC* repeat around for all sizes, join with a sl st at top of ch 3 in beginning of round

Repeat round 3 twice more.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Enjoy!




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