Modern Crochet Color Block Sweater Pattern For Fall – Ada Sweater

Free Crochet Color Block Sweater Pattern

Stunning crochet color block sweater for women designed in nine different sizes. Easy to make yet stylish addition to your fall wardrobe.


I am so excited to bring you this crochet color block sweater! I loved working on this sweater and can not wait to finally share the crochet pattern with you!

This is an easy to make crochet sweater for women which is also a super stylish addition to your fall wardrobe.

It uses top down method of construction in raglan style. The yoke is rectangular shape and increased at four different points.

The addition of open lacy spaces at the raglan increases add a touch of class to this otherwise simple raglan crochet sweater.

The color combinations on this crochet color block sweater are endless too. You can choose colors to match your wardrobe or any other seasonal combination of colors.

crochet color block sweater for women

About This Crochet Color Block Sweater

Crochet sweaters are such a great projects to work on. Just imagine the satisfaction you get when someone compliments your handmade sweater.

What is even better about this color block sweater that you do not have to just select one favorite color. You can combine all your favorites into one sweater and wear it proud.

The raglan style construction also allows you to try your sweater as you go. This ensures that you will end up with a perfect fitting sweater.

It will also give you a chance to adjust your fit should you wish to do so.

The pattern has been written in nine different sizes from XS to 5 XL which covers chest circumference from 73 cm to 153 cm.

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Yarn I used For This Crochet Color Block Sweater

I have used the fabulous Capra DK yarn that has been kindly gifted to me for free by We Crochet. Here is what they say about their fabulous yarn on their website:

Capra, elegant Merino and cashmere wool yarn, is as pleasurable to crochet with as it is to wear. Available in a DK weight, Capra is a perfect weight for garments intended to be worn next to the skin, or special cold weather accessories. If you think this yarn feels soft in the skein, wait until you hand wash your project! After the yarn blooms, you won’t be able to keep your hands off of Capra!”

I have used 3 (4, 4, 4,  5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls each in White (27656), Blush (27657), Tansy Heather (27661).

I often get asked about alternative yarns to use. Understandably, some yarns are a little pricy and people look for more affordable options.

Here are a few of my top picks:

  1. Scheepjes Merino Soft
  2. Swish DK
  3. Gloss DK
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MATERIALS FOR CROCHET COLOR BLOCK SWEATER

FINISHED SIZE

XS, (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Designed with no ease to standard body measurements. For best fit measure your chest circumference and choose a size according to your desired fit.

Model’s chest is UK 10-12 size and she is wearing size M.

Finished Chest Circumference: 73 (82, 92, 101, 115, 125, 134, 143.5, 153) cm

Finished length: 68 (69, 69, 70, 70, 71, 71, 72, 72) cm

TENSION

17 sts x 8 rnds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inch measures across dc in round

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch = chain

hdc = half double crochet

hdc tlo = half double crochet through the third loop only

sc = single crochet

sc blo = single crochet through back loop only

sc2tog = single crochet the following 2 stitches together, decrease

sl st = slip stitch

ch-sp = chain space

dc = double crochet

dc blo = double crochet worked through back loop only

sp(s) = space(s)

beg = beginning

prev = previous

The pattern has been reviewed by technical editor Lynne Rowe https://www.knitcrochetcreate.com

CROCHET COLOR BLOCK SWEATER PATTERN NOTES

  • the sweater is worked using top down technique raglan style
  • the pattern starts with working the hem around the neckline which uses hdc tlo
  • the hem is then sewn or crocheted together to form the round neckline band
  • you will continue working around the long edge of the band, working around the end hdc st of each row
  • the first round places 2 dc sts around each end hdc st, you will continue working in joined rounds throughout
  • from the second round of the main body, there are 4 increase points
  • the joining of the round happens in the middle of the sleeve panel so the joint sits on top of your shoulder when the jumper is finished avoiding the seam being too visible.
  • after the rectangle yoke is finished, it is then split into 2 sleeves and front and back
  • the front and back panels are worked together in joined rounds at the same time
  • both panels are then finished off with a hem in sc blo, the back hem being 5 stitches wider than the front leaving split on either side of the hem
  • the sleeves are then worked onto the main yoke across the skipped stitched when the yoke was split
  • the sleeves are not tapered, they are worked in simple rounds
  • the last round is worked in sc2tog which reduces the stitches by half
  • the sleeves are finished off with a sc blo sleeve cuff.

COLOUR CHANGES FOR YOUR CROCHET SWEATER

  • the sweater uses three colours to create block colour sweater
  • the colour changes are not written out in the pattern itself as each size changes colours at different rounds
  • I have included colour changes table below, please refer to the table throughout the pattern to know when to change colours
  • first follow the number of rounds you need to work in each colour for the main body
  • then follow the colour changes for the sleeves.
color block changes

Crochet Color Block Sweater Main Pattern

NECKLINE BAND

With White and smaller hook chain 9.

Row 1: starting in 3rd ch from hook (first 2 ch count as first hdc), 1 hdc across, turn. [8 hdc]

Row 2: 2 ch (counts as first hdc here and throughout), 1 hdc tlo across until last st, 1 hdc into top of beg 2 ch from prev rnd, turn. [8 hdc]

Repeat Row 2 until you have 58 (62, 62, 74, 76, 76, 78, 83, 86) rows in total.

Fold in half and sew or crochet the last row with the underside of the foundation chain together. Do not fasten off (or join yarn around end hdc of the last row). Change to bigger hook. You will be working around each end hdc st around the long edge of the neckband.


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YOKE

XS, S, M, L sizes only

Rnd 1: 3 ch (does not count as a st throughout), work 2 dc in each end hdc around the Neckline Band, sl st to first dc. [116 (124, 124, 148) dc]

XL size only

Rnd 1: 3 ch (does not count as a st throughout), work 3 dc in first 2 hdc, (2 dc in next, 2 dc in next, 3 dc in next) 24 times, 3 dc in next 2 hdc, sl st to  first dc. [180 dc]

2XL size only

Rnd 1: 3 ch (does not count as a st throughout), work 2 dc in first 2 hdc, (2 dc in next, 3 dc in next) 36 times, 2 dc in next 2 hdc, sl st to first dc. [188 dc]

3XL size only

Rnd 1: 3 ch (does not count as a st throughout), work 3 dc in first 2 hdc, (2 dc in next, 3 dc in next) 38 times, sl st to first dc. [196 dc]

4XL size only

Rnd 1: 3 ch (does not count as a st throughout), work 2 dc in first 2 hdc, (3 dc in next, 3 dc in next, 2 dc in next) 27 times, sl st to first dc. [220 dc]

5XL size only

Rnd 1: 3 ch (does not count as a st throughout), work 2 dc in first 2 hdc, (3 dc in next, 3 dc in next, 2 dc in next) 28 times, sl st to first dc. [228 dc]

After completing Rnd 1 you should have 116 (124, 124, 148, 180, 188, 196, 220, 228) dc.

Rnd 2: 3 ch, work 12 (12, 12, 14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18) dc blo, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in next st, work 32 (36, 36, 44, 56, 60, 64, 72, 76) dc blo, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in next st, work 24 (24, 24, 28, 32, 32, 32, 36, 36) dc blo, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in next st, work 32 (36, 36, 44, 56, 60, 64, 72, 76)) dc blo, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in next st, work 12 (12, 12, 14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18) dc blo to end, sl st to top of first dc. [120 (128, 128, 152, 184, 192, 200, 224, 232) dc + 4 x 2 ch-sps]

women crochet sweater in three colors

Pattern continues…

Rnd 3: 3 ch, * 1 dc blo in each st across until last 2 sts before next 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc blo in next dc, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) into next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc blo in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc; repeat from * around, dc blo to end, sl st to top of first dc. [120 (128, 128, 152, 184, 192, 200, 224, 232) dc, 4 x 2 ch-sps, 8 x 1 ch-sp]

Rnd 4: 3 ch, * 1 dc blo in each st and 1 ch-sp across until next 2 ch-sp, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) into next 2 ch-sp; repeat from * around, sl st to top of first dc. [136 (144, 144, 168, 200, 208, 216, 240, 248) dc, 4 x 2 ch-sps]

Repeat Rnds 3 – 4 another 5 (6, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) times. [216 (240, 272, 296, 328, 352, 376, 400, 424) dc, 4 x 2 ch-sps]

Fasten off. Join yarn in next 2 ch-sp.

SPLITTING THE YOKE

Rnd 1: 3 ch, 1 dc in same 2 ch-sp, 1 dc blo in each st across to next 2 ch-sp, 2 dc in 2 ch-sp, miss next 50 (54, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86) sts, 2 dc in next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc blo across to next 2 ch-sp, 2 dc in 2 ch-sp, miss next 50 (54, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86) sts, 1 dc blo into first 2 ch-sp, sl st to top of first dc. [124 (140, 156, 172, 196, 212,  228, 244, 260) dc]

Rnd 2: 3 ch, 1 dc blo around, sl st to top of first dc. [124 (140, 156, 172, 196, 212, 228, 244, 260) dc]

Repeat Rnd 2 another 29 (28, 24, 25, 25, 24, 22, 23, 21) times noting the colour changes in the table on page 5. Fasten off.

Lay the sweater flat on the floor and split the stitches for front and back panel, mark out 62 (70, 78, 86, 98, 106, 114, 122, 130) sts for each.

Join yarn in first st and continue working the bottom hem.

crochet color block sweater on a hanger

BOTTOM HEM

FRONT

Chain 11.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc across the chain just made, sl st to same st on main body, sl st into next st on main body, turn. [10 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), 1 sc blo in each st until last, 1 sc in last, turn. [10 sc]

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 9 sc blo, (sl st into next st on main body) twice, turn. [10 sc]

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 across the stitches of front panel. Fasten off.

BACK

Join yarn in first st of the back panel. Chain 16.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc across the chain just made, sl st to same st on main body, sl st into next st on main body, turn. [15 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), 1 sc blo in each st until last, 1 sc in last, turn. [15 sc]

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 14 sc blo, (sl st into next st on main body) twice, turn. [15 sc]

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 across the stitches of back panel. Fasten off.

SLEEVES

Join Pink yarn in first missed st of the armhole opening.

Rnd 1: 3 ch, 1 dc blo in each st around, sl st to top of first dc. [50 (54, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86) dc]

Repeat Rnd 1 another 22 (23, 23, 24, 24, 25, 25, 26, 26) times or until you reach desired length following the colour changes in the table on page 5.

Last Rnd: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc2tog around, sl st to first st.[25 (27, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43) sc]

Do not fasten off, continue with sleeve cuffs.

SLEEVE CUFFS

Chain 11.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc across the chain just made, sl st to same st on sleeve, sl st into next st on sleeve, turn. [10 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), 1 sc blo in each st until last, 1 sc in last, turn. [10 sc]

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 9 sc blo, (sl st into next st on sleeve) twice, turn. [10 sc]

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 across the stitches of the sleeve. Line up last row with the underside of the foundation chain and sew or crochet together. Fasten off.


Final thoughts…

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One thought on “Modern Crochet Color Block Sweater Pattern For Fall – Ada Sweater

  1. Lovely pattern! I’m looking forward to making this – I know there are several people who would like this sweater. Although Arizona doesn’t get really “cold” there are those days we get to a place where a light sweater would be nice and I know people who are “always” cold…

    Thank you!

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