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The Easiest Pullover Crochet Sweater You’ll Ever Make!

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***UPDATE: I remade this sweater with an acrylic yarn and I believe it holds up a lot better than the scarfie yarn. It also washes better too.

 

If are new to YarnHookNeedles and you are a knitter, then you will want to check out the simple knit sweater HERE

For those of you who are just crocheters then you will love how simple, easy this pattern is to create and customize! One of my goals when designing is to create luxury patterns which can EASILY be customized even if you have never made garments before.

At the beginning of the summer, I started down the garment design path with my TWIGGY TUNIC PATTERN (HERE)

I then went on to create:

THE LIBERTY CROP TOP

THE ADELINE TOP

As you can tell, simplicity in luxury is my game and I absolutely love creating pieces like these for my readers! With that being said, let’s dive right into the simplest pullover sweater you’ll ever make!

MATERIALS:

Crochet Hook I

Yarn: Worsted Weight (appr. 900-1000 yards depending on your size)

Tapestry Needles

Scissors

PATTERN NOTES:

This pattern is written for a size L. I will place the other sizes as follows in the instructions (S, M, XL) If you are wanting to size down, please measure the bust area and make your foundation chain the length needed while maintaining a multiple of 3. If you have more questions please email me and I will do my best to assist you!

 

GAUGE FOR WRITTEN PATTERN:
10 rows X 6 (SC, CH1, DC) stitch combos = 4 inches

 

CROCHET PATTERN:

(make 2 panels; front & back)

CH 78 (69, 72, 84) ***see patterns notes to learn how to customize even more!

R1 – SC in the 3rd CH from the hook. * Work (SC, CH 1, DC) into the next stitch. Skip next 2 sts. Rep from * all the way across ending with a SC in the last stitch. CH 2. Turn

R2 – Skip the first 2 sts. *Work (SC, CH1, DC) into the CH 1 space of the previous row. Skip next 2 sts. Rep from * all the way across ending with a SC in the last stitch. CH 2. Turn

R3 – 63: repeat row 2 all the way across

***add or subtract as many rows as you would like to make the sweater the length you desire. Make sure to add the same number to both panels.

 

SLEEVES

(make 2 sleeves; left & right)

CH 48 (39, 48, 54) ***You can easily adjust the tightness of your sleeve by adding chains or taking them away. Just be sure to maintain a multiple of 3!

R1 – SC in the 3rd CH from the hook. * Work (SC, CH 1, DC) into the next stitch. Skip next 2 sts. Rep from * all the way across ending with a SC in the last stitch. CH 2. Turn

R2 – Skip the first 2 sts. *Work (SC, CH1, DC) into the CH 1 space of the previous row. Skip next 2 sts. Rep from * all the way across ending with a SC in the last stitch. CH 2. Turn

R3 – 52 : repeat row 2 all the way across

***add or subtract as many rows as you would like to make the sleeves the length you desire. Make sure to add the same number to both panels.

 

SEAMING TOGETHER:

HEAD HOLE: Lay both panels down with right sides together. Starting from the shoulder, you will sew the top closed as many inches as you need to create your first “shoulder” area. Do this on both sides. Be sure to try it on making sure you can easily get your head in and out BEFORE you weave in your ends.

ATTACHING THE TOP OF THE SLEEVES: Lay the sewn together panels out. Then, take one of your sleeves and line up the top of the sleeve with your shoulder seam. You want the sleeve to be as centered with the shoulder seam as possible.

Sew both of your sleeves on.

 

SEAMING UP THE SIDES: You will now fold your garment as though it is inside out. Starting from the cuff of the sleeve you will sew all the way down to the waistband.

 

Weave in all of your ends, turn right side out and wear!

See, that was easy right? Now you can proudly wear your very own handmade sweater with pride! I would LOVE to see all of your finished pieces so if you want, tag me on social media using @yarnhookneedles along with the tag #yhnfashion

Thanks so much for your support and making my designs!

 

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47 thoughts on “The Easiest Pullover Crochet Sweater You’ll Ever Make!

    1. Good for you!! I get very inspired to read comments like yours and wish to be more brave myself!! Thank you for the encouragement!!!

  1. Hi!
    I’ve got about 1/3 or more of one of the body pieces done. Is there any reason why I shouldn’t keep going & do the body in one piece excepting leaving an area for the neck? I’m ok either way – just wondered. I’m using a self-striping yarn, so this would also let me control color matches better (just thought of that!) – Any suggestions welcome! 🙂

    1. You are incredible!!! I’d say that would totally work! In fact, that’s the way I did my other Tunic I made over the summer. I think that’s a great option 🙂

  2. Hi – one other thing. I just see you made yours in Scarfie Yarn which is a 5 weight. Did you use an I hook with that yarn or is I the recommended size for using 4 wt. ? This is about the 5th sweater I’ve tried & I want this one to work!!! Thanks very much!

    1. It should work still. Just periodically try it on to make sure everything is fitting correctly. if you need more help let me know and I’ll do whatever I can to assist!

      1. I based it on my own size. Im 5’4″ with a 38C bust. Please feel free to adjust as necessary to fit it exactly to yourself. All you need to do is maintain your multiple and you shouldn’t have a problem! Hope this helps! 🙂
        PS I’ve also added the gauge to my pattern.

  3. I’ve always made the body first then crochet sleeves when the body was done but I think this method might help me make full sleeves instead of short ones LOL! I get halfway then give up ;/

    1. ¡Gracias por sus amables palabras! No estoy seguro de a qué te refieres cuando preguntaste qué llevaba puesto? ¿Puedes aclararme? Gracias de nuevo por comentar! 🙂

  4. Is the measurement centimeters or inches? What size would I need for a 43 inch bust and 39 inch waist, allowing for the ease?

    1. They are in inches. I have added the gauge to the pattern. If you take your bust size and round up to 44in. Create a foundation CH (maintaining your multiple) the length of 22in. You will then create your panels with as many rows as you want so as to make your top as long or short as you desire. You will create 2 identical panels for this piece. I hope this helps!

  5. It’s beautiful. I have a bunch of red heart yarn. How does that compare to what you made your sweater in? … and mine is 4 ply. What size hook would you suggest?

    1. I’m currently working this up in big twist acrylic yarn which I believe is comparable to red heart acrylic yarn. I’m using the size in the pattern but maybe for you do the suggested hook size with the yarn. I’d also try working a small swatch with the pattern hook and the yarn recommended hook. If you need more help, just send me an email and I will do my best to assist!

  6. Do you have a chart? I just can’t get the texture right, my ex’s are not coming forward the way it looks like yours do.

  7. I see the pattern is written for ‘L’ but I cannot find any reference for size L. Can you provide some measurement of L to help gauge the right size I need. Thanks

    1. I’ve added the gauge to the pattern. I’ve based the design on my size. I’m 5’4″ with a 38C bust. My torso is a bit longer than most. In order to get it to fit exactly how you want, take your gauge into consideration as well as your multiple and you shouldn’t have a problem!

  8. Could I ask is this written in US terms or UK? Im thinking its US but I can’t find it anywhere and would love to try it

    Kind regards
    Lorraine hind x

  9. Beautiful sweater! I’ve been crocheting for about 3 yrs now (self taught) & am tiring of making hats, scarves & dishcloths. I would love to make an article of clothing! I would like to use the same yarn as you did. How many skeins will I need for an XL? I need some color in my winter wardrobe. Thank you!

    1. I’m a 38 bust and I structured the design around my own size. I have added the gauge into the pattern. Hopefully, this will help with getting it to fit exactly how you want!

  10. I love, love, love your pattern. I am using Red Heart Super Saver Aaron speckled yarn and I hope it turns out as nicely as your pictures. I have difficulty counting the road I have done. What are the measurements from top neckline to bottom? I am also 5 ‘ 4″ .

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