Crochet Arcade Sweater Pattern

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

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.

Blooming bobbles sweater on ETSY

Arcade stitch sweater on 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.

Estimated Yardage 

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

Crochet Arcade Sweater Pattern materiaks

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.

Arcade stitch crochet sweater pattern notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
  3. Ch 1 and ch 2 does not count as a stitch. Ch 4 counts as dc + ch 1.
  4. Here is short tutorial on how to crochet the bobbles

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

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

Special Stitch used for the arcade stitch crochet sweater

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.

Finished Measurements

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.

Construction Notes

  1. This sweater is worked in 2 sections.
  2. Section 1 – Bobbles created from the sleeves to the middle part of the sweater where the neckline is created.
  3. Section 2 – The other half of the sweater is made from the neckline to the second sleeves.

Adjusting your arcade crochet sweater for a perfect fit

  1. Length: increase or decrease the repeat rows for the sleeve and or body.
  2. For a shorter sleeve – decrease the number of rows.

Schematics – provided in the pattern

I can’t wait to see your beautiful made from this arcade stitch sweater.

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