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Filippa Crochet Sweater Blazer

Nothing quite nails effortless style like a sweater blazer. Create your own with this easy-to-crochet blazer that features a simple stitch pattern, minimal shaping, practical pockets and an optional belt tie. Dress this piece up and down — no matter which style you’re going for, you’ll find yourself grabbing this garment all season long.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy +

Size: Finished Bust Size 37 (41, 45, 49)” to fit bust 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46)”

3” positive ease recommended. Sweater is intentionally oversized. For a more fitted look, size down.

Shown in size 41”

Gauge: 8 suzette sts and 13 rows = 4” [10 cm] in suzette st

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Drops Karisma (100 wool; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): Color Number: 55

Light beige brown (MC, 18 (20, 22, 24 balls),

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: markers, tapestry needle, scissors, blocking supplies

Pattern Notes

This sweater blazer is made in several pieces. There is one rectangular back panel, two rectangular front panels and two lightly shaped sleeves.  Each piece is worked separately and then seamed to finish. The collar, pockets and belt are then each crocheted separately and sewn onto the sweater.

Pattern

Back Panel

Ch 86 (92, 98, 104)

Row 1 (RS): Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across row. (85 (91, 97, 103) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, [sc, dc] in first sc, sk next st, *[sc, dc] in next sc, sk next st; repeat from * to last st, sc in last st.  (42 (45, 48, 51) [sc, dc] repeats + 1 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, [sc, dc] in first sc, sk next dc, *[sc, dc] in next sc, sk next dc, repeat from *to last st, sc in last st.  (42 (45, 48, 51) [sc, dc] repeats + 1 sc)

Repeat Row 3 until work measures 27 (27.5, 28, 28.5)’’ [68.5 (70, 71, 72) cm]. Fasten off and weave in any ends.

Front panel (make 2)

Ch 38 (40, 42, 44)

Repeat pattern rows 1-3 as for back panel.

Row 1 (RS): (37 (39, 41, 43) sts

Row 2-3: (18 (19, 20, 21) [sc, dc] repeats + 1 sc)

Repeat Row 3 until work measures 27 (27.5, 28, 28.5)’’ [68.5 (70, 71, 72) cm]. Fasten off and weave in any ends.

Sleeves (make 2)

Ch 34 (36, 38, 40)

Row 1 (RS): Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across row. (33 (35, 37, 39) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, [sc, dc] in first sc, sk next dc, *[sc, dc] in next sc, sk next dc, repeat from * to last st, sc in last st.  (16 (17, 18, 19) [sc, dc] repeats + 1 sc)

Rows 3-7: Repeat row 2.

Row 8 (increase row): Ch 1, [sc, dc, sc] in 1st sc, sk next st, [dc, sc, dc] in next sc, *sk next st, [sc, dc] in next st, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sk next st, [sc, dc, sc] in last st.  (14 (15, 16, 17) [sc, dc] repeats + 3 suzette increases- adds 4 sts to each row)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, [sc, dc] in 1st sc, sk next dc, *[sc, dc] in next sc, sk next dc, repeat from *to last st, sc in last st.  (18 (19, 20, 21) [sc, dc] repeats + 1 sc)

Rows 10-15: Repeat row 9. (18 (19, 20, 21) [sc, dc] repeats + 1 sc)

Row 16 (increase row): Repeat Row 8 (16 (17, 18, 19) [sc, dc] repeats + 3 suzette increases- adds 4 sts to each row)

Row 17-23: Repeat Row 9 (20 (21, 22, 23) [sc, dc] repeats + 1 sc)

Row 24 (increase row): Rep Row 16. (18 (19, 20, 21) [sc, dc] repeats + 3 suzette increases- adds 4 sts to each row)

Repeat above pattern working increases every 8th row until piece is approximately 17 (17.5, 18, 18.5)″ long or desired length, ending with a row 2 pattern repeat.

Fold sleeve in half and seam with a simple whip stitch seam. Repeat Sleeve Pattern one more time to make a second sleeve.

Collar

All sizes, ch 8

Row 1: Sc in each st across the row (7)

Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc blo in each st across the row (7)

Repeat row 2 until collar measures 56 (58, 62, 66)″ or desired length.

Pockets (make 2)

All sizes, ch 26

Row 1 (RS): Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across row. 25 sts

Repeat pattern rows as for back panel to 5.5” length.

Rows 2-3: (17 [sc, dc] repeats + 1 sc)

Repeat Row 3 until work measures 5.5’’ tall. Fasten off and weave in any ends.

Belt (Optional)

All sizes, ch 8

Row 1 (RS): Starting in 2nd ch from hook, [sc, dc] in sc, sk next st, *[sc, dc] in next sc, sk next st; repeat from * to last st, sc in last st.  (3 [sc, dc] repeats + 1 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, [sc, dc] in first sc, sk next dc, *[sc, dc] in next sc, sk next dc, repeat from *to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st.  (3 [sc, dc] repeats + 1 sc)

Repeat row 2 until piece measures approximately 52 (54, 58, 60)″ or desired length.

Tie off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Place front panels on top of back panel, one on each side.  Using your tapestry needle and a length of yarn, sew front panels to back panel with a simple whip stitch seam working up each side and along the shoulders. Leave arm openings for the sleeves.

Sew sleeves to arm openings with preferred seaming method.

Attach collar to front of sweater by sewing with a simple whip stitch seam.  The collar is placed on the inner edge of each front panels and sewn evenly in place.  See photos of sweater for visual assistance on where to place collar. Sew pockets onto front panels with a simple whip stitch seam.

Block to shape and size as desired.

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