Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater

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The Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater is worked in one piece in simple double crochet stitches, making it a great beginner crochet sweater pattern. The pullover can easily be modified to any length, and the crochet pattern works up quickly with no seaming. This cozy and modern sweater is made in Knit Picks/WeCrochet Palette fingering weight yarn and includes a step-by-step tutorial for size small on YouTube. Keep scrolling for the free crochet sweater pattern for beginners.

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Fall 2022 Collection

The Rocky Mountain Colourblock crochet sweater is part of my Rocky Mountain Fall 2022 collection. These crochet patterns are inspired by nature and the beauty of the great Canadian Rocky Mountains.

It was an adventure to travel with my family this summer to photograph this collection. Each of my children contributed to making these designs extra special, and it was incredible to photograph each piece in the places that inspired them.

The Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater pictures are taken at Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. This has become a favourite spot for us to visit and one of the most beautiful lakes in the Rocky Mountains. You can read more about Emerald Lake on the Banff blog HERE

My husband and I fell in love with Emerald Lake when we visited in December 2021, we knew we had to come back to see this Lake in its full glory. There are beautiful hiking trails around the Lake and canoe rentals. You can stay at Emerald Lake Lodge and enjoy cozy cabins nestled in the trees along the waterfront.

The colour block in this design represents the layers to be found in the mountains. When looking at a mountain, I’m first drawn to the peak, the majestic rocky summit, so I’ve started this pullover in the lightest shade to draw your eye to the top. But as you admire this natural wonder, there is so much more to it than just the peak, the lush forest below, and then the valley, often with a beautiful lake as pictured here. I’ve never seen waters so beautiful.

Colour Inspiration

The colours I chose for the Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater have a natural and earthy feel. The warm tones remind me of Fall with a creamy cup of coffee or a pumpkin spiced Latte, just like nature I find these colours to be soft and calming.

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I designed the Rocky Mountain crochet sweater in Palette fingering weight yarn in Oyster Heather, Brindle Heather and Asphalt Heather. I know fingering weight yarn might be intimidating, but give it a try! You’ll be surprised at how quickly this crochet sweater works up. I chose to use double crochet stitches to keep the pattern beginner-friendly, plus it was enjoyable to breeze through the pattern so fast. It’s worked all in one piece with no seaming involved!

Palette Fingering Weight– 100% Peruvian Highland Wool (231 yds/50g Shown in Oyster heather, Brindle and Asphalt Heather

Yarn Substitutes:

Stroll Fingering

Comfy Fingering

Chroma Fingering

Capretta Superwash

Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater

Crochet Hooks Needed

The Rocky Mountain Colourblock crochet sweater pattern calls for a US 6/G (4mm and a US 7/G+ (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

The Furls Odyssey crochet hook has a large handle so that it makes working with fingering weight yarn a breeze. You can purchase them HERE with code MJS15. Hook case available HERE

Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater Pattern

Purchase the Beautifully designed AD-FREE PDF on RAVELRY, or ETSY  or the Digital interactive pattern on Ribblr in Spanish and English. The pattern also includes Colourblock worksheets in sizes XS-5X!

Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater

Yarn Requirements Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater:

Palette Fingering Weight– 100% Peruvian Highland Wool (231 yds/50g Shown in Oyster heather, Brindle and Asphalt Heather

Size Chart

Crochet Hook Requirements:

US 6/G (4mm)

US 7/G+ (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

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Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater

Additional Supplies:

Tapestry Needle

Stitch Markers

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Steamer

Woolwash

Gauge:

20 sts and 10 rows equal to 4″ in dc with 4.5mm hook

7 sts and 3 rows equal to 1″ in ribbed pattern with 4mm hook

Video:

Watch how to crochet The Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater on YouTube

Schematic

Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater

Construction

The Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater is worked in the round, in one piece from the top down. Once the yoke is completed, mark off the sleeves and continue working the body in the round. Join back to the underarm and work each sleeve in the round, finishing with a join-as-you-go cuff. The pattern is written for the smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses ( ). If there is only 1 number, it applies to all sizes. Step by step video tutorial is provided on our YouTube channel for size small.

Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater

Special Stitches

Reverse Sl St: Go through the stitch back to front, Keep working yarn to the front, YU (Yarn Under) pulling through the loop on the hook.

PATTERN

Notes

The pullover is worked from the top down in the round. The collar is completed first by working in rows. It is then slip-stitched together, and the pullover begins by working around the collar’s edge.

All sizes have the same size collar and neck opening. Work pullover in rounds until the required size is reached. When changing colours, work the last yarn over the last stitch with the next colour. The underarm chain stitches are added to increase bust and arm width.

The pattern is written for the smallest size with the larger sizes in parentheses ( ). If there is only 1 number, it applies to all sizes—a step-by-step video tutorial is provided on YouTube for size small.

The Colour pattern may be altered as desired. For plus sizes, you may want to change to colour B before the final round of the yoke for a more proportionate look. Or increase the length of the pullover by adding additional rounds of colours B and C.

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Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater

Collar

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

Row 1 (WS): With smaller hook and colour A, ch 12, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across, turn—10 sts.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1 (not included as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in the blo of each st across, turn—10 sts.

Rows 3-80: Rep Row 2. After the final Row, ch 1, fold collar rs facing and sl st together.

Flip the collar so that the seam is to the inside.

Yoke

Setup Round: Ch 1, work sc sts evenly around the collar ( 3 sts/2 rows), sl st in the first sc to join—120 sts. Change to the larger hook.

Round 1: With larger hook, ch 2 (not included as a st here and throughout), work 1 dc in each st around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—120 sts.

Increase pattern begins – Continue increasing the yoke for the size you are working on.

Round 2:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 9 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—132 sts.

Round 3:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 10 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—144 sts.

Round 4:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 11 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—156 sts.

Round 5:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 12 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 12 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—168 sts.

Round 6:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 13 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 13 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—180 sts.

Round 7:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 14 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 14 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—192 sts.

Round 8:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 15 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 15 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—204 sts.

Round 9:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 16 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 16 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—216 sts.

Round 10:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 17 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 17 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—228 sts.

Round 11:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 18 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 18 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—240 sts.

Round 12:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 19 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 19 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—252 sts.

Round 13:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 20 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 20 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—264 sts.

Round 14:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 21 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 21 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—276 sts.

Round 15:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 22 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 22 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—288 sts. XS STOP and proceed to the last increase round.

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

Round 16: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 23 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 23 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—300 sts.

Round 17: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 24 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 24 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—312 sts. S STOP and proceed to the last increase round.

M (L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Round 18: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 25 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 25 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—324 sts.

Round 19: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 26 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 26 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—336 sts. M STOP and proceed to the last increase round.

L (XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Round 20: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 27 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 27 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—348 sts.

Round 21: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 28 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 28 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—360 sts. L STOP and proceed to the last increase round.

XL (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Round 22: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 29 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 29 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—372 sts.

Round 23: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 30 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 30 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—384 sts. XL STOP and proceed to the last increase round.

2X (3X, 4X, 5X)

Round 24: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 31 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 31 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—396 sts.

Round 25: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 32 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 32 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—408 sts. 2X STOP and proceed to the last increase round.

3X (4X, 5X)

Round 26: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 33 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 33 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—420 sts.

Round 27: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 34 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 34 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—432 sts. 3X STOP and proceed to the last increase round.

4X (5X)

Round 28: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 35 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 35 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—444 sts.

Round 29: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 36 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 36 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—456 sts. 4X STOP and proceed to the last increase round.

5X

Round 30: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 37 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 37 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—468 sts.

Round 31: Ch 2, work 1 dc in first 38 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 38 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—480 sts.

Last Increase Round:

With Colour B, ch 2, work in the established increase pattern finishing with—300 (324, 348, 372, 396, 420, 444, 468, 492) sts. Steam block before proceeding to the next step. This helps prevent curling.

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Separate Body and Sleeves

Customization tip: If you would like more stitches around the chest, work fewer sts on the back body and more to the front body. The arm stitch count and chains remain the same.

With stitch markers, mark off the sleeve and body sections. From sl st join count over 65 (69, 73, 77, 81, 85, 89, 93, 97) pm in the last st (this marks the sleeve), count over 85 (93, 101, 109, 117, 125, 133, 141, 149) pm in the last st (this marks the front), count over 65 (69, 73, 77, 81, 85, 89, 93, 97) pm in the last st (this marks the 2nd sleeve), sts remaining to the join should be 85 (93, 101, 109, 117, 125, 133, 141, 149) sts (this marks the back).

Body

Round 1:

Ch 6 (underarm ch) fold the yoke in half, sk over the next 65 (69, 73, 77, 81, 85, 89, 93, 97) sl st in the next st from marker, dc in the same st, dc across to the next marker, 85 (93, 101, 109, 117, 125, 133, 141, 149) sts, ch 6 (underarm ch), sk over the next 65 (69, 73, 77, 81, 85, 89, 93, 97) sl st in the next st from marker, dc in the same st, dc in the remaining sts across, sl st in the first ch to join, fasten off and weave in tails—182 (198, 214, 230, 246, 262, 278, 294, 310) sts (incl chs).

Round 2:

Sk over the first 3 chs, join yarn in the 4th ch, ch 2, work 1 dc in the same ch and next 2 chs, work 1 dc in each st across, work 1 dc in each of the next 6 chs, work 1 dc in each st across, work 1 dc in the last 3 chs, rev sl st in the first dc to join—182 (198, 214, 230, 246, 262, 278, 294, 310) sts.

Round 3:

Ch 2, work 1 dc in each st around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—182 (198, 214, 230, 246, 262, 278, 294, 310) sts.

Rounds 4-15: Rep Round 3 in colour B.

Rounds 16-23: Rep Round 3 in colour C, ending with —182 (198, 214, 230, 246, 262, 278, 294, 310) sts.

*As desired, increase rounds of colours B and C for a longer pullover. To change the number of rows per colour, see the colour worksheets at the end of the pattern.

Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater

Band

The band is joined as you go to the body edge.

Row 1:

With C and smaller hook, ch 12, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, sk first st at the body edge, sl st in next 3 sts (body edge), turn—10 sts.

Row 2:

Sk sl sts, 1 hdc in the BLO of each st across, turn—10 sts.

Row 3:

Ch 1, work 1 hdc in the BLO of each st across, sl st in next 3 sts (body edge), turn—10 sts.

Rows 4- 122 (132, 142, 154, 164, 174, 186, 196, 206): Rep Row 2 & 3 ending on Row 2. The last Row ch 1, with RS facing sl st band together, fasten off and weave in ends.

Sleeves

Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater

To alter the sleeve length, reduce or increase rounds of colour C. The sleeve length is 16.5″. Work the same number of rounds of colour B as worked for the body.

Round 1: With colour B and larger hook, sk over the first 3 chs, join yarn in the 4th ch, ch 2, work 1 dc in the same ch and next 2 chs, work 1 dc in each st around, work 1 dc in the last 3 chs, rev sl st in the first dc to join—71 (75, 79, 83, 87, 91, 95, 99, 103) sts.

Round 2: Ch 2, work 1 dc in each st around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—71 (75, 79, 83, 87, 91, 95, 99, 103) sts.

Rounds 3-15: Rep Round 2 in colour B.

Rounds 16-27: Rep Round 2 in colour C, ending with —71 (75, 79, 83, 87, 91, 95, 99, 103) sts.

Round 28: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the first st, *sk st, work 1 sc in the next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first sc to join—35 (37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51) sts.

Rocky Mountain Colourblock Crochet Sweater

Cuff

The band is joined as you go to the sleeve edge.

Row 1:

With C and smaller hook, ch 12, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, sk first st at the body edge, sl st in next 3 sts (sleeve edge), turn—10 sts.

Row 2:

Sk sl sts, 1 hdc in the BLO of each st across, turn—10 sts.

Row 3:

Ch 1, work 1 hdc in the BLO of each st across, sl st in next 3 sts (sleeve edge), turn—10 sts.

Rows 4- 24 (24, 26, 28, 28, 30, 32, 32, 34): Rep Row 2 & 3 ending on Row 2. The last Row ch 1, with RS facing sl st band together, fasten off and weave in ends.

Blocking:

Steam block to measurements, or if you prefer, wet the entire garment in lukewarm water with a small amount of dish soap or woolwash. Allow soaking for around 30 min. Squeeze out as much water as possible. Wrap the garment in a towel to press out the excess water. Lay the garment out on blocking mats and pin it to measurements. Allow the garment to dry thoroughly.

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