Hello beautiful friends! Riri is finally here! Let’s Meet her the simplest color block crochet sweater that I love and adore.
If you are a regular reader of Jennyandteddy crochet blog, you know that I always love a pop of color.
And this is my first ever color block crochet sweater that I create a while back but did not finish writing up the pattern yet.
So I am very excited and over the moon today to share with you guys the final finished sweater-free pattern that comes with a full-step video tutorial yay!
Simplest & beginner-friendly color block sweater top.
This pullover crochet sweater only takes two colors to create a fabulous color-block look. This cute ombre pink sweater had lightweight, airy, and feel cozy at the same time from dk weight yarn.
The simple constructions that had no shaping involve this color block sweater made of basic rectangles.
The long sleeves had a touch of the feminine look created by the open lace crochet stitch which is beginner friendly stitch that you will master in no time.
Plus, you will be having fun picking any of your favorite colors to combine them together and give it a go for crocheting this simple colorblock sweater pattern.
And This beautiful color block crochet sweater will obviously be your statement piece outfit, They are an easy match with any basic jeans, pants, or a plain skirt. The style is endless.
The best yarn for this crochet color block sweater pattern?
In this example piece I use 100 % cotton dk weight yarn/3 light or you girl could use any kind of plant fiber, for example, bamboo yarn, cotton blend yarn, or even hemp yarn they all do just fine.
The natural weight of the plant fiber will give this easy crochet sweater a beautiful drape, lightweight and comfy to wear.
You girl can also use polyester or wool yarn of a DK weight as well for warmer seasons.
Make this easy crochet sweater in any size.
This cute crochet crop sweater pattern you can make in any size they are made by measure.
Moreover, they are easy to adjust the length to be cropped length or full-length sweaters.
If you love this color block crochet sweater top pattern I also have another sweater top that you will like.
- Summer lace sweater top
- Cowl neck sweater
- Bobble stitch oversize sweater
- Knit look oversize sweater
- Bell sleeves crochet sweater.
Let’s get into the free pattern, shall we?
Material for making this pretty color block sweater.
- I used DK weight yarn of around 1000 yards for size example extra small to small from bust size 30-32 inches.
- 4.0 mm crochet hook
- Sewing yarn needle
Skill and abbreviations
you will need to know how to make (American crochet term)
- sc which means single crochet
- dc which means double crochet
- ch Chain
- slip knot
- sk mean skip stitch
Finished Size Approximately:
This example pullover 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 of 32 inches.
How to crochet a colorblock sweater pattern step-by-step video tutorial.
Finished Size Approximately:
This sweater top is made in sizes XS to S.
The other sizes are easy to adjust by just adding more chains to the foundation chain to make it bigger. see the 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 measuring your bust size.
- The two crochet rectangle front and the back are made the same
- The rectangle is made from the bottom section first then follow by the top part and then add long sleeves.
Color block crochet sweater pattern instruction.
Sweater Top body part makes 2 pieces.
Top make 2 identical pieces front and back panel.
The measurement of one rectangle.
- 7 inches long for a crop size length. The full-length top is 10 inches.
- 16 inches wide fit bust size 30-32 inches.
- First, let’s measure your bust size and then divide by 2, for example, my bust size is 32/2 so I will get 16 inches for my size.
- Feel free to add more inches for a loose-fitting or perfect fit, for example, if I will add 2 more inches for loose fitting for my sweater.
If you girl wants your sweater to be loose fitting just add 2 more inches for your bust after diving by 2 or if you want an oversize sweater add 4 more inches.
See the video tutorial for how to make them into your size.
Start with the bottom section first for the sweater top. (dark pink)
Pick up a crochet hook size 4.0 mm and Start off by making a slip knot Then make 54 chains for size extra small and small fit from bust size 30-32
( For the other size start the foundation chain in multiples of 2 that match your bust size calculation)
Row1. sc in the second chain from the hook and each chain across, ch1 turn
Row2. sc in the next stitch from hook * ch1, skip 1 st, sc in next st * repeat * to * across until the end of the row. Ch1 turn
Row3. sc in the first ch space * ch1, skip 1 st, sc in the next ch space * repeat * to * across until the end of the row and make sc on the turning ch. Ch1 turn
Repeat row2- 3 until your piece measures approximately 7-8 inches long, Fasten off.
Add a top section for the sweater top. ( light pink)
Continue from the bottom section. After we fasten off and then we will join the new yarn of the light pink make sc in each stitch across until the end of the row. Chain 3 and turn to the pretty stitch part.
Pretty stitch for the top part of the sweater.
Start row 1 of the pretty stitch.
Row1: make 1dc in the same stitch * skip 2 stitches, then work 1dc,ch2,1dc in next stitch* repeat * to * across until end of the row until you will have 3,2 or 1 stitch remain, skip them all and make, 2dc in the last stitch, ch3 turn.
Row2. Make 1 dc in the same stitch, now you will work 3dc in each chain 2 spaces ( from the previous row ) across until the end of the row, then 2dc in the last stitch or the turning chain, ch3, and turn.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you get your 5 inches for the top section for size xs too small for he armhole or longer for a bigger armhole. Finish off and leave the long tail for sewing.
Repeat the same process for the second piece.
Now you have 2 pieces then we will be ready to assemble the sweater top.
Lay 2 pieces of rectangles flat on top of each other.
And sew as in the photo above.
Add long sleeves to the sweater.
Join new yarn at any place then make sc in each stitch or in each space around the armhole for 1 round.
In this round, we need to count how many stitches of sc we make so we can repeat the same for the second armhole. chain 3 and turn. ( I got about 44 stitches of sc on this round)
Now we will continue to work in a spiral do not join round.
Round1: make 1dc in the same stitch * skip 2 stitches, then work 1dc,ch2,1dc in the next stitch* repeat * to * across until the end of the row until you will have 3,2 or 1 stitch remain, skip them all and make, 2dc in the last stitch, and continue to round2 do not join round.
Rouund2. now you will work 3dc in each chain 2 spaces ( from the previous row ) across until the end of the row, then 2dc in the last stitch or the turning chain.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you get your 15-inch for the sleeves. Finish off and leave the long tail for sewing.
Repeat the same process for the second sleeve.
Tuesday 5th of July 2022
I am a youthful senior citizen and I am disabled , also I live alone my daughter lives an hour an away. She works and has two young children with special needs. She shops for me once every two-three months, drops off my groceries. She has no time to measure me for anything.
Saturday 12th of February 2022
What a fun top. Thank you for the pattern. I'm almost done with the sleeves. I keep my sleeves short.
Monday 7th of February 2022
Hi Jane, I absolutely love your patterns!! I'm a little confused about the starting chain number tho. You stated 54 chains from xs to small. How many should I use for a bust size of 34 inches? Thank you so much!
Tuesday 8th of February 2022
Hi Michele, u just chain in multiple of 2 until u got to your bust size 34/2= 17 inch if u need more help please dm me on instagram.