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Crochet Hoodie Free Pattern(US Women’s XS-XXL)

Omg, I so happy with how this crochet hoodie pattern turned out everyone! I wasn’t sure it was gonna work out but the crochet goddess has smiled on us today 🤣

My husband made a sketch for this design at least a year ago and I’ve been ducking and dodging it ever since. I loved the design, but it just looked so intimidating. Not to design it or even make it, but to EXPLAIN how to make it.

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating the finished project

It’s still a massive undertaking sometimes to explain how I make things in English, and this crochet hoodie was no exception. Explaining it so beginners can make it…..now that’s where the real challenge was.

I love hoodies in the fall, so of course I have to have a crochet hoodie in my free pattern library. Now I do! I mean, I have another crochet hoodie, but this pullover is another level. I love it, love it, love it.

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating the finished project

I used Ice Yarn Organic Baby Cotton, even though they never answered my email about sponsoring my 100k subscriber give away 🤣 I just love their yarn, so it’s hard to be mad at them.

I used a 5mm hook for this project as well, if you need. to pick up hooks etc, you can check out what I recommend here.

It’s time for you to enjoy the fruits of my labor and make your own crochet hoodie. I definitely want to see peoples projects. We are gonna be looking so cute and crafty this fall. We all owe my husband Joe a thank you or we’d be cold, shivering and have no style saved up for winter. Thanks Husband!

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating the finished project

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Materials

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Stitches Used & Code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • bl = back loop
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • REP = repeat
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side
  • ” = inches

Notes :

  • This pattern uses English (US) Terminology
  • This crochet hoodie pattern made as us women’s sizes XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • This crochet hoodie pattern is made in 4 separate pieces and then sewn together ( The hood is added after )
  • This crochet hoodie pattern is work from the bottom up
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size Small

Yarn needed :

  • Color A : 710( 750, 810, 870, 930, 970 ) Yards
  • Color B : 125( 150, 175, 200, 225, 250 ) Yards

Gauge blocked : 13 hdc X 10 rows =- 4″

Measurements after blocked 

  • XS = 17.84″ Width across back X 16.40″ Length
  • S = 19.69″ Width across back X 16.40″ Length
  • M = 22.15″ Width across back X 17.20″ Length
  • L = 24″ Width across back X 18″ Length
  • XL = 26.46″ Width across back X 18.80″ Length
  • XXL = 28.30″ Width across back X 18.80″ Length

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating crocheting the finished dimensions and look

Scroll down for the hoodie pattern

Crochet Hoodie Written Pattern

Back Panel

NOTE : For the back panel we’re going to use color A

Row 1 ( RS ) : ch 59( 65, 73, 79, 87, 93 ), 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 58( 64, 72, 78, 86, 92 ) st

Row 2 ( WS ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 58( 64, 72, 78, 86, 92 ) st

Row 3 – Row 41( 41, 43, 45, 47, 47 ) : REP Row 2. If you’d like a shorter or longer sweater, just make less or more rows by REP row 2 (Make sure to end on the right side *odd number row)

The end of row 41( 41, 43, 45, 47, 47 ) cut the yarn and leave about a 16-20 inch long tail. Check picture below

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating crocheting the back panel

Front panel

NOTE : For the front panel we’re going to use color A

Row 1 ( RS ) : ch 59( 65, 73, 79, 87, 93 ), 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 58( 64, 72, 78, 86, 92 ) st

Row 2 ( WS ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 58( 64, 72, 78, 86, 92 ) st

Row 3 – Row 24( 24, 26, 26, 28, 28 ) : REP Row 2

*However many rows you add to the back panel, you have to add the same number of rows to the front panel before you start the v-neck line (upper left & upper right)

Upper Left ( When you’re wearing it )

Row 25( 25, 27, 27, 29, 29 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each of next 29( 32, 36, 39, 43, 46 ) st. Total of 29( 32, 36, 39, 43, 46 ) st

Row 26( 26, 28, 28, 30, 30 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), hdc2tog, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 28( 31, 35, 38, 42, 45 ) st

Row 27( 27, 29, 29, 31, 31 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 28( 31, 35, 38, 42, 45 ) st

  • XS : REP Row 26 and 27 seven more times. You’ll have a total of 41 rows
  • S : REP Row 26 and 27 seven more times. You’ll have a total of 41 rows
  • M : REP Row 28 and 29 seven more times. You’ll have a total of 43 rows
  • L : REP Row 28 and 29 eight more times. You’ll have a total of 45 rows
  • XL : REP Row 30 and 31 eight more times. You’ll have a total of 47 rows
  • XXL : REP Row 30 and 31 eight more times. You’ll have a total of 47 rows

*The row that you REP row 26( 26, 28, 28, 30, 30 ) you will decrease by 1 st (you’re going to decrease every other row)

The end of row 41( 41, 43, 45, 47, 47 ) you’ll have a total of 21( 24, 28, 30, 34, 37 ) st. Cut the yarn DO NOT leave a long tail. Check picture below

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating crocheting the front panel

Upper Right ( When you’re wearing it )

Row 25( 25, 27, 27, 29, 29 ) : With the RS facing up. Add new yarn into the st next to the last st at row 25( 25, 27, 27, 29, 29 ) on the upper left ( At the middle part ), ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into same st that you just added a new yarn, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 29( 32, 36, 39, 43, 46 ) st. Check picture below

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating crocheting the front panel

Row 26( 26, 28, 28, 30, 30 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st until you have 2 st left, hdc2tog. Total of 28( 31, 35, 38, 42, 45 ) st

Row 27( 27, 29, 29, 31, 31 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 28( 31, 35, 38, 42, 45 ) st

  • XS : REP Row 26 and 27 seven more times. You’ll have a total of 41 rows
  • S : REP Row 26 and 27 seven more times. You’ll have a total of 41 rows
  • M : REP Row 28 and 29 seven more times. You’ll have a total of 43 rows
  • L : REP Row 28 and 29 eight more times. You’ll have a total of 45 rows
  • XL : REP Row 30 and 31 eight more times. You’ll have a total of 47 rows
  • XXL : REP Row 30 and 31 eight more times. You’ll have a total of 47 rows

*The row that you REP row 26( 26, 28, 28, 30, 30 ) you will decrease by 1 st (you’re going to decrease every other row)

The end of row 41( 41, 43, 45, 47, 47 ) you’ll have a total of 21( 24, 28, 30, 34, 37 ) st. Cut the yarn and leave about 16-20″ long tail. Check picture below

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating crocheting the front panel

Sleeve Panel ( Make 2 )

NOTE : For the sleeve we’re going to use color A and color B

Cuff

Row 1 Color B : Leave a tail about 14-16″ long for sewing up the sleeve of the color B section later, ch 11( 11, 11, 11, 11, 11 ), 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 10( 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 ) st

Row 2 Color B : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into the bl of each st across. Total of 10( 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 ) st

Row 3 – Row 28( 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 ) : REP Row 2

The end of row 28( 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 ) do not cut the yarn, we’ll continue using the same yarn to crochet the sleeve. Check picture below

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating crocheting the sleeve cuffs

Sleeve

NOTE : After the cuff is finished, we’ll use the same yarn to crochet the sleeve, turn your cuff sideways and we’ll crochet into the end of each row of the cuff ( sp for reference )

Row 1 ( RS ) Color B : ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into first sp, 2 hdc into next sp, *1 hdc into next sp, 2 hdc into next sp* REP from *TO* across. Total of 42( 45, 48, 51, 54, 57 ) st. Check picture below

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating crocheting the sleeve cuffs

Row 2 ( WS ) Color B : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 42( 45, 48, 51, 54, 57 ) st

Row 3 – Row 12( 12, 12, 12, 12, 12 ) : REP Row 2 with color B

Row 13( 13, 13, 13, 13, 13 ) and Row 14( 14, 14, 14, 14, 14 ) : REP Row 2 with color A

Row 15( 15, 15, 15, 15, 15 ) and Row 16( 16, 16, 16, 16, 16 ) : REP Row 2 with color B

Row 17( 17, 17, 17, 17, 17 ) – Row 36( 36, 36, 36, 36, 36 ) : REP Row 2 with color A

*For the sleeve, all the sizes are the same length. If you’d like a shorter or longer sleeve, just make less or more rows by REP row 2

The end of row Row 36( 36, 36, 36, 36, 36 ) cut the yarn and leave about 40-60″ long tail. Check picture below

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating crocheting the sleeves.

Joining the Pieces Together

Sew the front and back panel together

Take the back and front panel, place them with the correct side facing down, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Sew the front and back panel from outside corner to inside 13( 16, 20, 22, 26, 29 ) st together in each shoulder. Using the tail that we left earlier, sew along the top of the shoulder seam area together using method of choice ( Check picture below )

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating how to sew the back and front panel together.

Sew the sleeves to the main panel

With the main panel correct side facing down. Place your sleeves correct side facing down and start sewing on the wrong side with your tail again. The shoulder seam of the main panel should be in the middle of the sleeves panel and even on both sides. ( Check picture below )

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating how to sew the sleeves to the body panels and sew the shoulder seams

Sew the sweater together

Fold your sweater in half at the shoulder seam with the correct side facing each other. Cut a new strand of yarn 60-70″ long, enough to sew the side and the sleeve. Start sewing from the bottom up to the side seam until you reach the armpit and continue sewing the sleeve side seam until you reach the Color B section then use the Color B tail that we left earlier to sew up the rest of the sleeve and weave all the ends ( Check picture below )

simple crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating how to sew the side seams

Crochet the Hood

Notes :

  • For the hood we’re going to use color A
  • Turn your sweater right side out, We will start crocheting the hood starting with the top corner of the right front panel and continue around the neck to the left front panel corner. We will turn back the other direction and keep repeating.

Row 1 : Add new yarn into the top right corner then, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into the same st that you just added a new yarn, 1 hdc into next st and each st around until you reach the top left corner ( When you reach the shoulder seam make 2 hdc into each of the shoulder seam ). Total of 52( 52, 52, 54, 54, 45 ) st. Check picture below

crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating how to begin crocheting the hood

Row 2 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 52( 52, 52, 54, 54, 45 ) st

Row 3 – Row 34( 34, 34, 34, 34, 34 ) : REP Row 2

The end of row 34( 34, 34, 34, 34, 34 ) cut the yarn and leave about 12-16″ long tail. Check picture below

Simple crochet hoodie free pattern and photo tutorial demonstrating crocheting the hood

After you’re done with the hood, we’re going to sew the top of the hood by using the tail that we left earlier and make sure to sew on the inside. Check picture below

Simple crochet hoodie pattern photo tutorial sewing the hood seam

Drawstring for the hood

Note : For the drawstring we’re going to use color B

Make the ch until it reaches about 60-70″ long (or as long as you like), then sl st into second ch from hook and each ch across, cut the yarn and weave all the ends. Next, you just need to thread the drawstring to the hood and you’re all done! YAY

Simple crochet hoodie design by knitcroaddict finished project on display

Congratulations on your finished crochet hoodie!

I hope you’re as in love with yours as I am mine. I’ve been dying to make a hooded pullover style, and I’m so proud to be able to finally share it with you. Be sure to share your photos of your finished work, tag me n FB or IG and I’ll share your talent with everyone. Till next time, happy crocheting!

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