Have you made anything using the arcade stitch with bobbles? I love the beautiful stitch combinations and want to make everything with this stitch! Little wonder, I have designed this beautiful sweater using the arcade stitch with bobbles.
Inspiration for the arcade crochet sweater design
Last year, I designed 4 different garments and accessories using the beautiful crochet arcade stitch. The Blooming lavender sweater, blooming bobbles beach bag, Blooming bobbles shawl (yet to be published), Off-shoulder bobbles sweater (yet to be released).
I knew I wanted a sweater in this beautiful stitch and went ahead with the sketch. V neck garments are gradually becoming my thing.
Don’t you just love how these tops drape beautifully? I wanted a garment that incorporates the features in these, that was the birth of the BLOOMING BOBBLES CROCHET arcade sweater pattern.
Perfect the arcade stitch by adding bobbles using this detailed tutorial. Learn the stitch tutorial here. I hope you have much fun working and wearing this beauty as I do.
The arcade stitch crochet sweater is available on both Etsy and Ravelry.
Material details for the arcade stitch with bobbles sweater
Yarn – some months ago, Lion brand sent me some squishy yarns. I immediately fell in love with these 2 colors! I used Mushroom and Tutu. You can use any contrasting or even coordinating colors.
900 (1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700) yards in Color A
450 (500, 550, 600, 650, 700, 750, 800, 850) yards in Color B
Hook and other Materials
US size G (4 mm) Crochet Hook.
Stitch Markers – 2 pcs
17 sts over 12 rows = 4”/10 cm Square made in hdc, before blocking.
Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
- Ch 1 and ch 2 does not count as a stitch. Ch 4 counts as dc + ch 1.
- Here is short tutorial on how to crochet the bobbles
Difficulty Level – Intermediate
Terms – US Terminology
ch(s) – Chain(s)
sl st – Slip stitch
hdc – Half Double Crochet
hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet 2 stitches together
tr – Treble crochet
sk – Skip
rep – Repeat
Bobbles = 7trtog – *Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into indicated st, yarn over, draw yarn through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, (yarn over, draw yarn through another 2 loops) repeat from * 6 more times, “you should have 8 loops around your hook”, yarn over, pull through all the loops at once.
Sizes – XS (S, M, L, XL, 2Xl, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Bust Measurement: 30(34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”
Sleeve Length – 12 (12, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14)”
Armhole Depth – 18 (18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20)”
Sweater Length – 23 (23, 24, 24, 25, 26, 26, 26, 26)”
Modeled garment is shown in Medium with 2” of positive ease.
- This sweater is worked in 2 sections.
- Section 1 – Bobbles created from the sleeves to the middle part of the sweater where the neckline is created.
- Section 2 – The other half of the sweater is made from the neckline to the second sleeves.
- Length: increase or decrease the repeat rows for the sleeve and or body.
- For a shorter sleeve – decrease the number of rows.
Schematics – provided in the pattern
I can’t wait to see your beautiful mades from this arcade stitch sweater.