Hey friends, I am excited to share with you my newest crochet-sleeved sweater pattern, not only appropriate for spring but perfect for all weathers as you can layer this up or down. The texture of this sweater is the reason why it is named blackberry sweater.
The beautiful texture in this sweater is so soothing and can be made into either a sleeveless, above or below the elbow, or a full-sleeved sweater according to your preference.
A textured yet stylish poncho with a slit turtle neck made to fit different occasions as it can be buttoned up or left unbuttoned and paired with another shirt.
Have you noticed the variations this sweater offers? Have a look at the image below! Can you spot the multiple ways of styling? You can customize your blackberry sweater pattern to have a sleeve that speaks to you. The pattern includes instructions as to how to make this happen. Which of the sleeve options are you going for?
Another great thing about this pattern is the fact that you can remove the front pocket if you are not a fan. I generally love pockets and try as much as possible to add them to my designs. Are you a pocket kind of girl?
Materials for the beautiful Blackberry Sweater pattern
Stylecraft Special DK (#3), 100% Acrylic, 295 m/323 yds per 100g Ball
Coral (color A) = 3(4, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9)Balls
Cream (color B) = 1(2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4)Ball(s)
1292(1938, 2584, 3000, 3230, 3479, 3553, 3609, 3876) yards
Hook and other Materials
4.5mm crochet hook
Buttons (4) – ¾”
18 dc and 9 rows =4”/ 10 cm square before blocking.
Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.
Skill Level – Intermediate
XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Bust Measurement: 30(34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”
Length – 17(18, 19, 19, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22)”
Sleeve Opening – 18(18, 18, 18.5, 19, 19, 19.5, 19.5, 20)”
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet: (yarn over) yo, insert hook from the front to the back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below. And draw the yarn around the post of the stitch (you now have 3 loops on the hook). Yo and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice
BPdc – back post double crochet – yo, insert hook from the back to the front between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below. And draw the yarn around the post of the stitch (you now have 3 loops on the hook). Yo and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.
sc2tog- single crochet 2 together
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
This pattern uses lemon peel crochet stitch which gives it its unique texture and feels.
1. This pattern is written in 4 sections: the front and back panels are first made, joined together, the turtle neck is then made and the front pocket.
2. Any Double Knit (#3) yarn can be substituted.
3. The beginning chains do not count as a stitch unless stated.
4. Progress pictures are from 2 different yarn colors but the same sweater.
1. This pattern is worked in 4 sections
– Section 1 – Front and Back Panels are made separately.
– Section 2 – The shoulder is seamed together and the Neck cowl is made.
– Section 3 – The front pocket is made and sewn to the body.
– Section 4 – The Sleeves are then made and the sides of the panels are joined together.
Length – You can reduce or increase the length of your sweater by reducing the number of repeats in either the Ribbed band or when crocheting the body.
Note that you would need to replicate this when working on the back panel.
Frequently asked questions about this pattern -Blooming Lavender Sweater pattern.
- Can I substitute any other type of yarn with the same weight? YES, I have only used Lion Brand yarn as that is the yarn available to me. You are welcome to use any other brand of yarn at your disposal. You can totally go stash-busting when making this crochet sweater.
- Can I use another weight of yarn? It is not advisable to use another weight of yarn as this easy sweater pattern measurement, gauge was based on #3 Double Knit (DK) weight yarn and also tested using a similar weight. However, for the experienced crocheters, you might want to measure as you crochet. Do bear in mind that if you use any other weight of yarn, you might need to adjust your starting chains and the number of repeats. Please, do use a similar weight of yarn when making your sweater (main color and contrasting colors) should be of a similar weight in order to have a beautifully finished sweater.
- I have never made a crochet sweater before, how easy is this pattern? This pattern is graded as an intermediate level in terms of the stitches used and where they are placed. It is however an easy-to-follow pattern with repeats of basic rounds/rows. I am confident you can make yours also. I have also provided information on how to make your own version with a video tutorial showing how to make the bobbles.
- Can I use more colors than suggested in the pattern? Sure, you are welcome to make your own versions of this sweater in colors of your choice. No matter the color(s) you decide on using, this top would come out so beautiful.
- How long does it take to crochet this? As much as we all crochet at a different speed, I would suggest budgeting between 2 – 4 weeks. The time it would take you to complete your sweater depends on so many things like – the size you are making, the speed at which you crochet, and the amount of time at your disposal.
- Can I customize the length of this sweater? Absolutely! You can make this sleeveless, above the elbow, below the elbow, and even at wrist level.
I hope you have much fun working and wearing this beautiful, spring blackberry sweater as I did.