Hi there, Lets crochet a multi-colour block sweater shall we?
I have been sitting on this one for a while as it takes patience. Working with 4 yarn balls at the same time can drive you crazy!
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So sd i dsif earlier, thich crochet multi- colour block sweater had been on my mind for a bit, and as you know me, i love to play around withe the colours.
I tend to take my crochet work apart after i am done with thee project to use for another, but so far the Crochet Sunshine Cardigan and this Crochet Multi colour block sweater seem to promising to stay around.
Gauge: 16 stitches in 14 rows 4”X4”
For bust: 34”
Hdslst- Half Double Slip Stitch
Sc- Single crochet
AMOUNT OF YARN NEEDED
Since we are working on a colour block sweater, we will require several balls of yarn in assorted colours. For this crochet colour block sweater, we will be using grey, black, white and peach.
Follow the table below to know the number of yarn balls required for you.
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Note that you may have some yarn left over, since the gauge is different for everyone, it is best to have extra than few.
GOOD TO KNOW
Take note that the pattern is worked in the back loop only throughout.
The sweater is worked using half double slip stitch, a video tutorial is available incase the stitch is new to you.
We will begin by working the collar before we start on the body and then we will attach the body to the collar as we work the crochet sweater.
The chaining of one does not count as a stitch.
I do my level best to limit the use of the crochet needle because i cannot stand sewing pieces together, it takes away my joy LOL. So we eliminate that as much as we can. The only sewing you will do in this crochet sweater pattern is to connect the sides, and close the arms. That is all. Unless you count weaving ends in sewing.
This will be one messy project as we will be using 4 balls of yarn at the same time.
But, nothing too hard for a blessed crochet star like you.
The sizing guide follows size XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL,5XL) E.g. “Ch 41(41, 45, 45, 49, 49, 53, 53,… ) means Ch 41 for XS, Ch 41 for Small, Ch 45 for Medium, Ch 45 for Large, Ch 49 for XL, Ch 49for 2XL, Ch 53 for 3XL, Ch 53 for 4XL… etc
Ch 11, slst into the second ch from hook, slst in all remaining ch. Ch 1 and turn.
Slst in the back loops only. Rep this till you have a total of 60(60,80,80,120,120,140,140,160), close the collar with your yarn needle.
Connect the yarn where you closed the collar and place sc into the side slst rows. Your sc should total the number of your slst rows. Ch1 and cut. Leave the collar aside.
Follow the table below to know the number of ch you need to make for each colour. Note that, to join a new colour to the ch, you must create a slip knot first.
The numbers in the boxes stand for the number of ch needed for each colour
So now that you have the number of ch needed, let’s get started on the body.
But before we do this. You want to divide your collar into 2. So in the case of size small, you want to have 30 st on one side and 30 st on the other side.
Note: The table above is in order of how you will chain.
Add one ch to turn, into the back bumps of the ch, second ch from the hook, place a hdslst, place a hdslst all the way down. till the peach colour. When you reach the black, switch to a 4.5mm crochet hook and work sc.
Be sure to change colours accordingly.
How To change Colours
When you have one more stitch of the current colour to work into, finish the row with the new colour. So in this case since we are doing a half double slip stitch, we will yarn over with the current colour, into the last stitch we will insert the hook, but now hook the new colour to finish the stitch while laying the old colour towards you.
Watch video tutorial on how to do the hdslst in case it is a new stitch.
Ch 1 and turn, sc into the black yarn and switch to the 5.00 hook and the hdslst for the other colours.
Rep this for 8(10,14,18,22,26,30,34,38) rows. The last row should end at te top. This is where we will start to connect to the collar.
Slst to the first sc in the collar to join the row. Slst into the next available sc to start the new row, turn your work and continue with the hdslst as normal. Remember we are only working in the back loops.
Repeat this till you have covered half of the collar.
We are now done connecting to the collar, for the last rows we will be chaining one as normal to turn at the top.
Work 8(10,14,18,22,26,30,34,38) rows to mirror the other side, ch 1 and cut the yarn.
Rep this for the other side of the collar, just as we worked the front.
To close the sides, use a 4.5 mm crochet hook. (See Video on how to close the sides using the crochet hook)
If you would rather use the yarn needle to close the sides, no problem, just be sure to use the same colour when sewing the sides to keep the work neat.
NOTE: Leave 15(15,20,20,25,25,25,30,30) stitches unclosed at the top. That 15(15,20,20,25,25,25,30,30) stitches on the front and back panel.
SLEEVES (MAKE 2)
The sleeve will be worked on the body, we will be joining it to the arm whole with a slip stitch.
Follow the table below to know how many ch you need to make for your sleeves. Note the order of the colours is the order you will chain.
Connect the yarn to the underarm section of the arm opening and ch:
Add one ch to turn. Into the back loops and back bump of the ch, slst for the colour white with the 4.5 mm crochet hook and hdslst the remaining colours.
When you reach the last ch which will black, slst into the available sc or stitch spot on the arm to connect the row, slst into the next sc to turn the work.
Rep this for the whole arm. Close the arm as you closed the body.
Repeat this for the other side too.
Weave in all the ends, turn the sweater other way round and guess what?
Your crochet multi colour block sweater is all complete.