Berry Sleeveless Sweater

This sleeveless sweater features an elegant off-the-shoulder design and an added button for a vintage touch. Available in five sizes and crocheted using the ever-versatile shell stitch, this sweater is perfect for any wardrobe.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Small (Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge) to fit chest size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”, waist size 31 (35, 39, 43, 47)”, hip size 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)”, armhole size 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)” 

Gauge: 4” x 4” swatch as follows:

Ch 26.
Row 1: Sc into the 2nd chain from the hook, skip 2 spaces, 5 dc into the next space, skip 2 spaces, [Shell st] 3 times, sc into the last space. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same st, skip 2 sts, [Shell st] 3 times, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, 3 dc into the last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, [Shell st] 4 times, sc into the last st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same st, skip 2 sts, [Shell st] 3 times, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, 3 dc into the last st. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, [Shell st] 4 times, sc into the last st. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same st, skip 2 sts, [Shell st] 3 times, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, 3 dc into the last st. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, [Shell st] 4 times, sc into the last st. Turn. 

Materials

Yarn: Bernat Vickie Howell Sheep-ish (70% acrylic, 30% wool; 167 yards [152 meters]/85 grams): Raspberryish (3 (3, 4, 4, 5) balls)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, ruler, button

Special Stitches

Shell St: Sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc into the next st, skip 2 sts.

Pattern

Chain 94 (106, 118, 130).

All Sizes
Rnd 1: Join with a sl st. Ch 2, hdc into each chain. Join with a sl st into the chain 2.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc into the next 13 (15, 17, 19, 21) sts, 2 hdc into the next st, hdc into the next 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) sts, 2 hdc into the next st, hdc into the next 28 (32,  36, 40, 44) sts, 2 hdc into the next st, hdc into the next 17 (19,  21, 23, 25) sts, 2 hdc into the next st, hdc into the next 14 (16,  18, 20, 22) sts. Join with a sl st into the chain 2.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc into the next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) sts, 2 hdc into the next st, hdc into the next 18 (20, 22,  24, 26) sts, 2 hdc into the next st, hdc into the next 29 (33, 37, 41, 45) sts, 2 hdc into the next st, hdc into the next 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts, 2 hdc into the next st, hdc into the next 14 (16, 18  20, 22) sts. Join with a sl st into the chain 2.
Rnds 4-5: Ch 2, hdc into each st.  Join with a sl st into the chain 2.
Even Rnds 6-18: Ch 1, *Shell st* Repeat * to * to the end. Join with a sl st into the sc from the beginning of the round.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same space, skip 2 sts, *Shell st* Repeat * to * to the end. Place 2 dc into the same space as the chain 3 from the beginning of the round. Join with a sl st into the chain 3. 

Size S
Rnd 9: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same space, skip 2 sts, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st, skip 24 sts, chain 18, 3 dc into the next st, skip 2 sts, [Shell st] 4 times, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st, skip 24 sts, chain 18, 3 dc into the next st,  skip 2 sts, [Shell st] twice, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, place 2 dc into the same space as the chain 3 from the beginning of the round. Join with a sl st into the chain 3. 

Size M and L
Rnd 9: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same space, skip 2 sts, Shell st, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st, skip 24 (30) sts, chain 18 (24), 3 dc into the next st, skip 2 sts, [Shell st] 5 times, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st, skip 24 sts, chain 18, 3 dc into the next st, skip 2 sts, [Shell st] twice, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, place 2 dc into the same space as the chain 3 from the beginning of the round. Join with a sl st into the chain 3. 

Size XL, XXL
Rnd 9: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same space, skip 2 sts, *Shell st* Repeat * to * to the end. Place 2 dc into the same space as the chain 3 from the beginning of the round. Join with a sl st into the chain 3.

All Sizes
Odd Rnds 11-17: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same space, skip 2 sts, *Shell st* Repeat * to * to the end. Place 2 dc into the same space as the chain 3 from the beginning of the round. Join with a sl st into the chain 3.
Rnds 19 and 21: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same space, skip 2 sts, *[Shell st] twice, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, dc into the next st, skip 2 sts* Repeat * to * to the end. Place 2 dc into the same space as the chain 3 from the beginning of the round. Join with a sl st into the chain 3.
Rnd 20: Ch 1, *Shell st, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, 4 dc into the next st, skip 2 sts, sc into the next st, skip 2 sts, 4 dc into the next st, skip 2 sts* Repeat * to * to the end. Join with a sl st into the sc from the beginning of the round.
Even Rnds 22-38: Ch 1, *Shell st* Repeat * to * to the end. Join with a sl st into the sc from the beginning of the round.
Odd Rnds 23-39: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same space, skip 2 sts, *Shell st* Repeat * to * to the end. Place 2 dc into the same space as the chain 3 from the beginning of the round. Join with a sl st into the chain 3.
Rnd 40: Ch 2, hdc into each st. Join with a sl st into the chain 2.
Rnds 41-45: Ch 2, *fphdc around next st, bphdc around the next st* Repeat* to * to the end.  Join with a sl st into the chain 2. Tie off yarn and cut.

Join at the Back of Neckline

Rnds 1-2: Ch 2, hdc into each st.  Join with a sl st into the chain 2.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *hdc into the next 7 sts, 2 hdc into the next st* Repeat* to * to the end. Join with a sl st into the chain 2.
Rnds 4-8: Ch 2, hdc into each st.  Join with a sl st into the chain 2. Tie off yarn and cut.

Strap for Button Embellishment

Row 1: Ch 6, sc into the 2nd chain from the hook, sc into the next 4 chain spaces. Turn.
Rows 2-13: Ch 1, sc into each st. Turn. Tie off leaving a tail and cut the yarn.
Choose the side that you would like the button. Sew the embellishment to the inside of the shirt. Sew the other end to the outside of the shirt. Sew the button onto the embellishment.
Weave in ends and enjoy. yarn ball

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Comments
  • cherylj2

    HI, just noticed that the number of beginning chains for XXL size is missing. However, I see that there is a difference of 12 chains between the other sizes and totaling up stitches on round 2 confirms that the starting chain for XXL size is 142.

    Reply

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