Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern - This Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern is perfect for your Holiday celebrations! It a lightweight sweater and could easily be dressed up or down. 
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Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern

November 19, 2018

This Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern is perfect for your Holiday celebrations! It a lightweight sweater and could easily be dressed up or down. This design is an intermediate level (but an ambitious beginner could definitely pull it off!). I love the simple details added to the sweater. There is a pretty cable running down the middle of the sweater that is surprisingly easy to create. And then the cute bell sleeves.

Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern - This Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern is perfect for your Holiday celebrations! It a lightweight sweater and could easily be dressed up or down. 

Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern - This Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern is perfect for your Holiday celebrations! It a lightweight sweater and could easily be dressed up or down. 

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Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern - This Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern is perfect for your Holiday celebrations! It a lightweight sweater and could easily be dressed up or down. 

Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern

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Materials
Paintbox Simply DK in red wine (4 skeins for S/M, 5 skeins for L/XL) – any DK weight yarn will work
4.5 mm hook
4.0 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors 

Level
Intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Fptr – front post treble crochet
Sc3tog – single crochet 3 together
Dc3tog – double crochet 3 together
Sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

Written in US terms

Beginning ch does not count as stitch

Approximate Finished Size (S pictured on 5’0” model):
Bust: S (36”) M (40”) L (44”) XL (48”)
Width across the back: S (18”) M (20”) L (22”) XL (24”)
Length: S (17”) M (19”) L (21”) XL (22”)
Armhole Width: S (8.5”) M (9”) L (9.5”) XL (10”)
Sleeve Length: S (14”) M (15.5”) L (17”) XL (18.5”)

Gauge:
14 dc x 9 rows = 4”

HOLLY SWEATER

FRONT

Pattern written in S, M noted in( ), L noted in [ ], XL noted in { }

Using the 4.5 mm hook, ch 66 (74) [82] {90} (leave a long end for sewing)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across (65, (73), [81], {89})

Row 2 – 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (65, (73), [81], {89})

Row 5: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (65, (73), [81], {89})

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (65, (73), [81], {89})

Row 7: ch 2, turn, dc in first 30 (34) [38] {42} stitches, fptr around the dc from the dc row below,

Skip one stitch, fptr in the next 2 dc, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr in skipped dc

fptr in next, dc in remaining stitches (65, (73) [81], {89})

Row 8: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (65, (73) [81], {89})

Row 9: ch 2, turn, dc in first 30 (34) [38] {42} stitches, fptr in next fptr

Skip one stitch, fptr in the next 2 fptr, working in front of the last 2 stitches, fptr in skipped fptr

fptr in next, dc in remaining stitches (65, (73), [81], {89})

Repeat rows 8 & 9 to row 39 (41) [43] {45}

Begin the neckline in the next row. The row ends with 1 sc3tog

Row 40 (42) [44] {46}: ch 1, turn, sc in 27 (31) [35] {39} stitches, sc3tog (28, (32), [36], {40})

Row 41 (43) [45] {47}: ch 2, turn, dc3tog, dc in remaining stitches across (26, (30), [34], {38})

Row 42 (44) [45] {47}: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch to the last 3, sc3tog (24, (28), [32], {36})

Repeat last 2 rows to row 47 (49) [51] {53}

Row 48 (50) [52] {54}: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (14, (18), [22], {24})

Row 49 (51) [53] {55}: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (14, (18), [22], {24})

Repeat last 2 rows to row 53 (59) [65] {71}

Fasten off, leave a long end for sewing.

Join yarn in row 40 (42) [44] {46} in the dc to the left of the cable

Row 40 (42) [44] {46}: Ch 1, sc3tog

Sc in each remaining stitches across (28, (32), [36], {40})

Row 41 (43) [45] {47}: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch to the last 3, dc3tog (26, (30), [34], {38})

Row 42 (44) [45] {47}: ch 1, turn, sc3tog, sc in each remaining stitch across (24, (28), [32], {36})

Repeat last 2 rows to row 47 (49) [51] {53}

Row 48 (50) [52] {54}: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (14, (18), [22], {24})

Row 49 (51) [53] {55}: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (14, (18), [22], {24})

Repeat last 2 rows to row 53 (59) [65] {71}

Do not fasten off

NECKLINE

Ch 1, turn sc evenly around the scoop neck to the opposite corner

Fasten off leave a long end for sewing

BACK

Ch 66 (74) [82] {90} (leave a long end for sewing)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across (65, (73), [81], {89})

Row 2 – 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (65, (73), [81], {89})

Row 5: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across ((65, (73), [81], {89})

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (65, (73), [81], {89})

Repeat rows 5 & 6 to row 53 (59) [65] {71}

Fasten off, leave a long end for sewing

SEWING

Lay the front on top of the back, wrong side out.

Use the long ends to sew the shoulders closed.

Use the long ends to sew the sides closed to approximately row 30 (34) [38] {42}

Or wherever you’d like the sleeve 🙂

Fasten off, weave in the ends

Turn right side out

SLEEVES

Join yarn to the bottom of an arm hole

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around the armhole, join to first sc with sl st

Round 2: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

Round 3: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Repeat rounds 2 & 3 to round 37 (41) [45] {49}

Round 38 (42) [46] {50}: ch 1, sc2tog around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 39 (41) [47] {50}: ch 1, *sc in 2 stitches, sc2tog* repeat from * to &* around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 40 (42) [48] {52}: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Repeat previous round 2 more times

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Repeat for other sleeve.

BOTTOM EDGING

This is to make the bottom a little tighter around the waist to give that bell-like shape.

Using a 4.0 mm hook join yarn to bottom corner to crochet around the bottom of the sweater.

Round 1: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 2: ch 1, *sc in 3 stitches, sc2tog* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 3: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

And you’re done!! I hope you love this sweater!

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Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern - This Holly Sweater Crochet Pattern is perfect for your Holiday celebrations! It a lightweight sweater and could easily be dressed up or down. 

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  1. Breann, this is absolutely beautiful! Do you think it could be made longer? If so, what’s the best way to do that? I love everything about this sweater, but I just need a little more length for a more slimming effect. It’s been a few years since I wore something short and cute! Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you. And thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern.

    1. Hi! Thank you so much 🙂 In the pattern it’s noted when the neckline starts. The neckline should by just above the bust. I would continue doing the repeat (before the neckline) until it’s the length you want and then move on to the neckline part of the pattern. I hope this helps!

  2. About how many yards of yarn did you use and what size? I want to make sure I order enough yarn from the same lot before I start.

  3. This is gorgeous, Breann! I adore the sleeves most of all but the whole thing is adorable. As a designer myself, this lovely sweater has definitely caused me to reconsider my horizons. (Now I’m trying to decide if I can fit making this sweater into my crammed holiday making, lol!)

    Best wishes,
    Amy Yarbrough
    Ginger Peachy Store

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