Sherbet Sweater

I recently acquired the gorgeous Ice Cream Big Scoop yarn by Lion Brand and I gotta say, I’m in love. It’s soft but sturdy. The colors are pastel perfection and the transitions are smooth. The parfait colorway instantly reminded me of rainbow sherbet and I just had to make a sweater with it…because alliteration.

Here are some features of this cute sweater:

works up quick

light and airy

no sewing

flared sleeves

no color changes

beginner friendly

off the shoulder

simple drop sleeve

Let’s get started!

Sizes:

5/6 (7/8, 9/10, 11/12)

Finished Measurements:

Chest: 24″ (27″, 29″, 31″)

Supply List:

Lion Brand Yarns Ice Cream Big Scoop in Parfait – 1 skein

(or any other worsted weight yarn)

Crochet Hook in size H-8, 5 mm

Stitches and Terminology:

ch = chain

st = stitch

sk = skip

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

sl st = slip stitch

v st = dc, ch 1, dc in the top of the v st from the last round (unless otherwise indicated)

v st inc = work two v sts in the top of the same v st

Notes:

Gauge isn’t super important for this sweater. I would just recommend measuring your work after the second or third row to make sure it is roughly half as long as the chest measurement for your chosen size.

The sweater is worked from the bottom up starting on the front side. A hole is left for the neck and then you work down the back side. Then you slip stitch up most of one side and work one sleeve in rounds, increasing a little at the end to add a cute flair. Repeat this slip stitch side and sleeve on the other side and finish off the neckline with a simple single crochet edging. Lastly, a few increasing rounds are worked on the bottom of the sweater to add some shape and length.

The beginning chain 4 and dc of each round counts as a v st. The last v st will always be worked in the very last v of the last round.

Body

Ch 64 (73, 79, 85)

Row 1: dc in 4th st from hook, [ sk 2, v st in next st ] repeat till end of row, ch 4, turn

Rows 2- 22 (28, 31, 34): dc in the top of the first v, v st in the top of each v across, ch 4 turn

Row 23 (29, 32, 35): dc in the middle of the first v, v st 3, ch 39 (48, 54, 58), v st 4, ch 4 turn

Row 24 (30, 33, 36): dc in the top of the first v, v st 3, skip the first ch, [v st, sk 2] x11 (14, 16, 18), v st, sk the last ch, v st 4, ch 4 turn

Rows 25-46 (31-52, 34- 55, 37- 58): dc in the top of the first v, v st in the top of each v across, ch 4 turn

Without breaking the yarn, line up the front and back sides and sl st up one side until there are 8 (8, 11, 11) spaces left.

First Sleeve

Round 1: Ch 4, dc in the same space, v st up the front side and around down the back side in a continuous round, sl st to the top of the first v.

Round 2: ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 3: Sl st to the top of the 2nd v st, ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 4: ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 5: Sl st to the top of the 2nd v st, ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 6: ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 7: Sl st to the top of the 2nd v st, ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 8: ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 9: Sl st to the top of the 2nd v st, ch 4, dc in the top of the same v st, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v

Rounds 10-21: ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 22: ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st in the top of the same v, v st 3 (3, 5, 5) [v st inc, v st 3 (3, 5, 5)] x2, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 23: dc 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 24: ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st in the top of the same v, v st 4 (4, 6, 6), [v st inc, v st 4 (4, 6, 6)] x2, sl st to the top of the first v

Round 25: ch 4, dc in the top of the same v, v st around, cut off yarn and weave in ends.

Second Sleeve:

Starting from the opposite bottom corner, sl st up the side until there are 8 (8, 11, 11) spaces left and then repeat the first sleeve instructions.

Neckline shaping:

Join yarn anywhere on the neckline, ch 1, sc around, sl st to the top of the first sc, cut off yarn and weave in ends.

Flare of hem:

Join yarn in either of the side seams ch 4.

Round 1: dc in the top of the same v, v st in the top of the same v, v st 9 (13, 17, 21), [ v st inc, v st 9 (13, 17, 21)] x2, v st inc, v st 10 (14, 18, 22), sl st to the top of the first v st, ch 4

Round 2: dc in the top of the same v st, v st 4 (8, 12, 16), [v st inc, v st 10 (14, 18, 22)] x3, v st 6 (10, 14, 18), sl st to the top of the first v st, ch 4

Round 3: dc in the top of the same v, v st around, sl st to the top of the first v st, ch 4, cut off yarn and weave in ends.

Round 4: Repeat round 3

*only for sizes 7/8-11/12* Round 5: Repeat round 3

*only for sizes 9/10-11/12* Round 6: Repeat round 3

*only for size 11/12* Round 7: Repeat round 3

You can continue in like fashion for a longer sweater. When you are satisfied with the length, cut the yarn and weave in ends.

Thanks for reading my free pattern! Please do not redistribute this pattern as your own, but feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern as long as you credit Nine Inspired as the designer. ❤

Published by angela inspired

I'm a dreamer and a doer and I never stop learning. I love fiber arts and FOOD! I have a 6 year old daughter named Echo, a wonderful partner named Cam, and a little puppy named Finn. Together we live and explore in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. <3

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