Dolman Sleeve Crochet Sweater – Victoria Sweater

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Woman wearing a dark red dolman sleeve crochet sweater, called the Victoria Sweater.

The Victoria Sweater is a simple crochet sweater with dolman style sleeves and a fun trim! It is easily customizable and a great transition piece for fall and spring!

Pattern Inspiration

This pattern was my first top down sweater design! I was still learning a lot about designing crochet patterns, and this sweater was really quite the experiment!

I really like how I constructed this one, because there’s not sleeves to add to it and the sleeves are created just by increasing each round. A great piece if you have a hard time completing the sleeves when making sweaters. No getting stuck on sleeve island with this one!

This sweater has wide dolman sleeves but is fitted around the waist. It is super flattering and looks great with jeans and boots or even a skirt! You could wear this in the fall or spring alone, or in the winter with a long sleeved shirt underneath!

Woman wearing a dark red dolman sleeve crochet sweater, called the Victoria Sweater.

Pattern Details

This dolman sleeve crochet sweater pattern calls for worsted weight (#4) yarn. I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn for my sweater.

I really like this worsted weight yarn for a number of projects, including sweaters! It is soft and cozy! It is made of 100% acrylic and can be machine washed and dried.

However, I recommend laying your crocheted sweaters to dry. Check out my post How to Care for your Crochet Garments for more information.

The Victoria crochet sweater is worked from the top down in one piece. There is a small amount of seaming at the end, under the arms.

You’ll work your sweater from the neckline, increasing each round until you get to the count for the size you are making. From there you will fasten off and rejoin to complete the body of the sweater.

The pattern is rated Easy in pattern difficulty. It consists of very basic crochet stitches like half double crochet and double crochet. You will also need to do know how to do the front and back post stitch for double crochet.

Flat lay photo of an orange colored dolman sleeve crochet sweater, called the Victoria Sweater.

This crochet sweater pattern is also available in children’s sizes! It would make a great Mommy and Me matching set!

Where to Purchase

You can purchase the Victoria Sweater crochet pattern on Ravelry and Etsy!

The children’s sizes are also on Ravelry and Etsy!

Want to try before you buy? Check out my ever growing list of Free Crochet Patterns!

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