Trendy Puff Sleeve Crochet Sweater – Free Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in your chosen color (approximately [X] yards)
  • Crochet hook size [Y]mm
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Buttons (optional)

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • inc: increase (2 sc in the same st)
  • dec: decrease (sc2tog)
  • rep: repeat
  • : repeat instructions between asterisks as indicated
  • ( ) indicates the number of stitches at the end of the row

Sizing: This pattern is written for sizes [A] (B) [C] (D) [E], with bust measurements of [F] (G) [H] (I) [J] inches.

Instructions:

Back:

Row 1: Ch [K]. Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across. (K)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st across. (K)
Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in the next [L] sts, ch [M], skip [N] sts. Repeat between until [O] sts remain. Hdc in the last [O] sts. (K)
Row 7: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st and ch space across. (K)
Row 8-12: Repeat Row 2.
Row 13: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st across. (K)

Puff Sleeve:

Row 1: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in the first [P] sts, ch [M], skip [N] sts, hdc in the last [Q] sts. (P+Q)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st and ch space across. (P+Q)
Row 3: Repeat Row 2.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in the next [R] sts, ch [M], skip [N] sts. Repeat between until [S] sts remain. Hdc in the last [S] sts. (P+Q)
Row 5: Repeat Row 2.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st and ch space across. (P+Q)
Row 7-10: Repeat Rows 3-6.
Row 11: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st and ch space across. (P+Q)

Front:

Follow the same instructions as for the back until Row X.

Row X: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in the first [T] sts, ch [M], skip [N] sts, hdc in the next [U] sts, ch [M], skip [N] sts, hdc in the last [V] sts. (T+U+V)
Row X+1: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st and ch space across. (T+U+V)
Row X+2: Repeat Row X+1.
Row X+3: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in the next [W] sts, ch [M], skip [N] sts. Repeat between until [X] sts remain. Hdc in the last [X] sts. (T+U+V)
Row X+4: Repeat Row X+1.
Row X+5: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st and ch space across. (T+U+V)
Row X+6-9: Repeat Rows X+2-X+5.
Row X+10: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st and ch space across. (T+U+V)

Assembly:

  1. Lay the front and back panels together, right sides facing each other.
  2. Join the shoulder seams using slip stitches or your preferred seaming method.
  3. Attach the sleeves: Match the edges of the sleeves to the armholes and sew them in place using a whipstitch or your preferred method.
  4. Sew the side seams from the bottom hem up to the underarms using the same seaming method.
  5. Weave in all loose ends using a yarn needle.
  6. Attach buttons along the front opening if desired.

Congratulations! You’ve crocheted a trendy puff sleeve sweater. Adjust the pattern as needed to fit your size and style preferences. Remember to refer to the abbreviations and sizing guidelines for your specific measurements. Enjoy your cozy and fashionable creation!