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Crochet Pullover Sweater Pattern for Beginners

free crochet pattern crochet pullover sweater sizes xs-xxl

Hello again my crochet family, I’m back today with this crochet pullover sweater pattern. It’s a great crochet project for beginners and experienced crafters alike.

It’s a pretty simple two panel crochet pullover sweater pattern, with the two panels nearly identical except for the last two rows.

I used ICE yarn organic baby cotton in a #3 DK weight, but you can use any DK weight you like, just make sure to check the gauge. This organic baby cotton has been a pleasure to work with this summer, and I’m pretty sad that I won’t be making any more summer projects for a good long while :(. Winter is coming fast!

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Materials

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Stitches Used & Code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • REP = repeat
  • RS= right side
  • WS = wrong side
  • ” = inches

Notes :

  • This crochet pullover sweater pattern is made as US women’s XS( S,. M, L, XL, XXL )
  • This crochet pullover sweater pattern is made in 2 separate pieces and then sewn together
  • Both panels are made almost identically except for the last two rows, just follow the instructions below
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size Small

Yarn needed : 690( 740, 810, 880, 930, 1,000 ) Yards

Gauge blocked : 13 hdc X 10 rows = 4″

Measurements after blocked

  • XS = 18.76″ Body, 49.53″ Cuff to cuff width X 14.80″ Length
  • S = 20.61″ Body, 51.38″ Cuff to cuff width X 14.80″ Length
  • M = 22.46″ Body, 53.23″ Cuff to cuff width X 15.60″ Length
  • L = 24.30″ Body, 55.07″ Cuff to cuff width X 16.40″ Length
  • XL = 26.15″ Body, 56.92″ Cuff to cuff width X 16.40″ Length
  • XXL = 28″ Body, 58.76″ Cuff to cuff width X 17.20″ Length

Crochet Pullover Sweater Pattern

FRONT PANEL

Row 1 ( RS ) : ch 62( 68, 74, 80, 86, 92 ), 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 61( 67, 73, 79, 85, 91 ) hdc

Row 2 ( WS ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 61( 67, 73, 79, 85, 91 ) hdc

Row 3 – Row 20( 20, 20, 22, 22, 22 ) : REP Row 2

*If you’d like a longer pullover sweater,  just keep repeating row 2 more times before making the sleeves.

SET UP ROW FOR THE SLEEVES

After you reach the end of row 20( 20, 20, 22, 22, 22 ), make 50 ch for all the sizes and then cut the yarn. Add a new yarn into the last st on the other side and make 50 ch for all the sizes and then cut the yarn. ( Check picture below )

*If you want shorter or longer sleeves, just make less or add more ch ( Make sure both are even )

Row 21( 21, 21, 23, 23, 23 ) : Turn the RS facing up, add a new yarn into first ch then, make 1 hdc into every ch and every st across. Total of 161( 167, 173, 179, 185, 191 ) hdc

Row 22( 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 161( 167, 173, 179, 185, 191 ) hdc

Row 23( 23, 23, 25, 25, 25 ) – Row 35( 35, 37, 39, 39, 41 ) : REP Row 22( 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 )

UPPER LEFT ( When you’re wearing it )

Row 36( 36, 38, 40, 40, 42 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each of next 66( 69, 71, 74, 76, 79 ) st. Total of 66( 69, 71, 74, 76, 79 ) hdc

Row 37( 37, 39, 41, 41, 43 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( dc not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 66( 69, 71, 74, 76, 79 ) hdc, cut the yarn and leave 50-70 long tail

UPPER RIGHT ( When you’re wearing it )

Row 36( 36, 38, 40, 40, 42 ) : Turn the WS facing up then, sk 29( 29, 31, 31, 33, 33 ) st at the middle part( start counting from the st next to the last st at row 36( 36, 38, 40, 40, 42 ) on the upper left ),then add new yarn into next st and make, 1 hdc into the same st that you just added a new yarn, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 66( 69, 71, 74, 76, 79 ) hdc

Row 37( 37, 39, 41, 41, 43 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( dc not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 66( 69, 71, 74, 76, 79 ) hdc, cut the yarn and leave 50-70 long tail. Check picture below

BACK PANEL

Row 1 ( RS ) : ch 62( 68, 74, 80, 86, 92 ), 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 61( 67, 73, 79, 85, 91 ) hdc

Row 2 ( WS ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 61( 67, 73, 79, 85, 91 ) hdc

Row 3 – Row 20( 20, 20, 22, 22, 22 ) : REP Row 2

*If you’d like a longer pullover sweater,  just keep repeating row 2 more times before making the sleeves ( Make sure the front and back panels are the same length )

SET UP ROW FOR THE SLEEVES

After you reach the end of row 20( 20, 20, 22, 22, 22 ), make 50 ch for all the sizes and then cut the yarn. Add a new yarn into the last st on the other side and make 50 ch for all the sizes and then cut the yarn.

*If you want shorter or longer sleeves, just make less or add more ch ( Make sure both are even )

Row 21( 21, 21, 23, 23, 23 ) : Turn the RS facing up, add a new yarn into first ch then, make 1 hdc into every ch and every st across. Total of 161( 167, 173, 179, 185, 191 ) hdc

Row 22( 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 161( 167, 173, 179, 185, 191 ) hdc

Row 23( 23, 23, 25, 25, 25 ) – Row 37( 37, 39, 41, 41, 43 ) : REP Row 22( 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 )

The end of row 37( 37, 39, 41, 41, 43 ), cut the yarn. Check picture below

SEW THE FRONT AND BACK PANEL TOGETHER

Sew the shoulders and tops of the sleeves together

Place your panels right side facing down. We’ll sew on the wrong side, using the tails that we left earlier. Sew 66( 69, 71, 74, 76, 79 ) hdc of the front and back panel together at the shoulder seam and the top of the sleeve. Use which ever method you prefer to sew ( Both sides are sewn the same ). Check picture below

Sew the side seams and the bottom of the sleeves together

Fold your pullover sweater in half at the shoulder seam right side facing each other, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Cut a new strand of yarn 60-80 inches 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 end of the sleeve, cut the yarn and weave the end. ( Check picture below )

Crochet around the neck hole edge ( Optional )

Turn your work right side out, we’ll crochet on the right side. Add a new yarn at the corner, ch 1, 1 sc into each st around when you reach the shoulder seam and the hdc rows just continue to make a sc, treat them like a normal st, cut the yarn and weave the end. ( check picture below )

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You’re done, congratulations on finishing this crochet pull over sweater pattern!

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