Are you a fan of crochet sweater and a bell sleeve? You girl will love how easy and beginner friendly of this free crochet pattern for bell sleeves sweater top and they perfect for summer. With full step by step video tutorial.
One thing That I want to make this crochet sweater top and turn them into bell sleeves that, I want to try my hand on crochet granny stitch in round if they would make it more stylish and cute to the crochet summer sweater.
Simple and Beginner friendly bell sleeve sweater.
You will be surprise how easy they are, we will make this crochet sweater top in the middle section first by measure your bust size and we will work it up from there.
And the crochet stitch in this sweater pattern is a mixed of variety of simple stitch and easy lace crochet stitch which some granny stitch and simple lace, you girl will be surprise how easy they are.
What yarn you need for this sweater top with easy bell sleeves.
A cotton yarn will give a good weight and beautiful drape, in this tutorial I use 100% cotton yarn dk weight. You could get any kind of plant fiber blend like bamboo yarn, cotton blend, hemp yarn and more.
Or you could use just any DK weight yarn will work just fine.
Make them in any size.
This free crochet bell sleeve sweater top is made to measure, basically we will measure your bust size then dive by2 and that is your foundation chain, you can see how I show you guys to calculate the foundation chain in video tutorial Easy.
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Let get into the pattern shall we?
– I used DK weight yarn around 1000 yard for size example small to medium from bust size 30-36 inch.
– 4.0 mm crochet hook
– Sewing yarn needle
Skill and abbreviations
you will need to know how to make (American crochet term)
-sc which mean single crochet
-dc which mean double crochet
-hdc which mean half double crochet
-1dec which mean crochet decrease = crochet 2 stitch together to become 1 stitch
-sk mean skip stitch
Finished Size Approximately:
This example crochet sweater is made to fit size small to medium 30-36 inch bust size
For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall, bust 32 inch.
Finished Size Approximately:
This bell sleeve sweater top is made in size small to medium. the other sizes are easy to adjust by just add more chain to the foundation chain to make it bigger. see pattern below.
For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall.
-This sweater can make in any size they are made by measure your bust size.
-the rectangle front and the back are made the same
-the rectangle is made from the middle section first then follow by bottom part and then add top part.
Easy crochet bell sleeve sweater pattern instruction.
Top make 2 pieces.
Top make 2 identical pieces front and back panel.
The measurement of one rectangle.
-15 inches long for a crop size length. For full length top is 16-17 inch.
-16 inches wide fit bust size 30-36 inch.
First let’s measure your bust size then divide by 2 for example my bust size is 32/2 so I will get 16 inch for my size. Feel free to add more inch for loose fitting or perfect fit , for example if I will add 2 more inch for loose fitting for my sweater.
If you girl want your sweater to be loose fitting just add 2 more inch for your bust after dive by 2 or if you want any oversize sweater add 4 more inch.
See video tutorial for how to make them into your size.
Start with middle section first.
Pick up crochet hook size 4.0 mm and Start of by making a slip knot Then make 56 chains for size small and medium fit from bust size 30-36 ( For the other size start foundation chain in any number that match your bust size calculation)
Row 1: * in the first chain make Sc then make dc in next chain * repeat this * to * across until the end of the row, ch 1, and turn.
Row 2: * in the first stitch make dc if the previous row is sc then in the next make sc if you see the previous is dc* repeat this * to * across until the end of the row
Repeat row 2 until you get around 5 inches long. chain1 and turn to bottom section of the rectangle.
After we finished the middle section of the rectangle then we are going to add granny stitch to the bottom part.
Add bottom section for the sweater.
Continue from the middle section. After we chain1 and turn then we will make hdc in each stitch across until the end of row. Chain 2 and turn to granny stitch part.
Granny stitch for the bottom part.
Start row1 of granny stitch.
Row1: make 1dc in the same stitch * skip 2 stitches, then work 3dc in next stitch* repeat * to * across until end of the row until you will have 3 stitch remain, skip 2 st, 2dc in the last stitch, ch2 turn.
Row2. now you will work 3dc in each space ( between double crochet group ) across until end of the row, then dc in the last stitch, ch2 and turn.
Repeat row 1 and 2 until you get the your 5 inch for the bottom section or longer for full length. Finish off and leave long tail for sewing.
Now we are going to add top section for this rectangle.
Join new yarn at the end or the corner of the rectangle and chain 1 then make hdc in each stitch across until the end of row. then chain2 and turn.
row1. made dc in the same st, * chain1, skip1 st and dc in next st* repeat this * to * until the end of the row. ch1 and turn.
row2. dc in the same st * ch1 then skip 1 st then dc in the next chain space* repeat this * to * until the end of row. ch2 and turn.
Repeat row 2 until you get the your 5 inch for the top section or longer for full length. Finish off and leave long tail for sewing.
Repeat the same process for the second pieces.
Now you have 2 pieces then we will ready to assembly the sweater top.
Lay 2 pieces of rectangles in flatted on top of each other.
And sew as photo above.
Add bell sleeves.
Now we finished assembly the sweater, we will move on to make the long sleeves by Join new yarn.
Join new yarn at any point of the arm hole. in the bell sleeve we will work in spiral don’t join round.
Now we will make sc in each stitch around the armhole for 1 round. ( we will need to count stitch in this round for the same size of the sleeve)
After we finished of make sc around the circle for 1 round then chain2.
On the next round we make.
Now, we are going to make granny stitch.
Round1. making 1dc in the same st then skip the 2 stitch and make 3dc in the next stitch , then* skip 2 and make 3dc in next stitch* repeat * to * around until end of the round ( don’t join round), then at the end of round if you have 2 stitch left sk1 and make 2dc in last stitch. Or if you have 3 stitch left make 2dc in that st. ( don’t join round and continue to next round)
Round2. now you will work 3dc in each space ( between double crochet group ) across until end of the round.
Repeat round 2 until you get your desire length of the long sleeves. My length is about 10-11 inches.
Now in the last 2 round of bell sleeve we will add different simple lace stitch.
After we got your bell sleeve length then we will add the last 2 round for the bell sleeve.
round1. continue from granny stitch round by make dc in the next stitch then *ch1 and dc in the next stitch* repeat this * to * until the end of round.
round2. continue from round1 make *1dc , ch1, skip1 st then make 1dc in next stitch* repeat this * to * until the end of round then, Fasten off. And repeat the same for the other sleeve.