Make your fall and winter bright and cheerful with this classic and timeless crochet pullover sweater pattern.
This cozy sweater will keep you warm in this cold season.
It’s easy to mix and match with any outfit, and it is made in a size that fits perfectly just for you. Do you wanna how?
Follow along with this easy crochet sweater-free pattern with the full-step video tutorial below.
I am a beginner. Can I crochet this sweater pattern?
Yes, you can, Absolutely! This crochet pullover sweater had no shaping involved and was made from two identical basic rectangles for the front panel and the back panel.
And the sleeves for this easy pullover pattern are crocheted onto the armhole, so there will be less seaming to do.
Moreover, this simple crochet pullover uses basic stitches. All you need is a one-row repeat.
How to spot on crochet sweater patterns that are perfect for beginners?
First look for the basic sweater crochet pattern construction:
Actually, many of the easy crochet patterns for sweaters, they mostly made from a basic rectangle from 2 to 4 rectangles.
Depending on how the designer of each pattern wants to tweak the design from the basic crochet rectangle and turn them into something glamorous, yay!
For example, two rectangles are mostly for the main body part front, and the back panel and the sleeves are something different.
The four rectangles are mostly 2 for the body part of the sweater, and then the sleeves are another two rectangle and seam them together.
Second look for basic stitch use in that pattern:
Easy crochet pullover sweater patterns that are great for beginner crocheters mostly use basic crochet stitches like single crochet and double crochet.
And if you are looking for a bit more fancy crochet stitch but still beginner-friendly, go for a one-row repeat in that pattern girl!
How long does it take to crochet a sweater for beginners?
For novice beginner crocheters, roughly, I would say a good two weekends with lots of breaks in between to finish up this simple pullover.
If you are a crochet ninja like me, by that, I mean if you are a fast crocheted, I would say probably one weekend.
If you need to know how many hours it took to crochet this sweater, I probably said I did 2.5 hours with a break, so one day I did 9 hours.
So two days on the weekend it took me about 18 to 20 hr to finish this sweater.
So If you are a beginner, I would say maybe 30 to 35 hr or less because this sweater pattern is really simple and quick to whip up.
How to choose the perfect yarn to make this pullover sweater.
For this colorful crochet sweater, I use shiny happy cotton from woolandthegang.
I use around 600g or 930 yards to fit sizes small to medium for this example size.
Actually, you guys can use any four medium-weight yarns in any fiber content.
For example, you can use polyester, acrylic or wool, cotton blend, or wool blend that will work fine for this pattern.
Make this cute crochet sweater in any size.
This pullover is perfect for everyone because they are made to measure, so you can make them in any size by just measuring your bust size, and we will work it out from there.
For the model example, size Small to medium.
(other sizes to make it bigger by adding more chains to the foundation chain, detail in the pattern below)
For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall.
If you love this pullover, I also have another free crochet sweater patterns that you will like.
- color block crochet sweater
- Knit look oversize sweater
- easy v neck sweater
- Bell sleeve crochet sweater.
- chunky crochet sweater.
Let’s get into the pattern, shall we?
Material & supplies for crocheting this sweater.
- I used 4 medium weight yarns of around 930 yards for sizes example, small to medium from bust size 30-38 inches.
- The yarn I use in this example is shiny happy cotton from woolandthegang just 6 skeins for size s-m.
- 5.0 mm crochet hook
- Sewing yarn needle
Skill and abbreviations
you will need to know how to make (American crochet term)
- sc which means single crochet
- hdc, which means half double crochet
- dc, which means double crochet
- ch Chain
- slip knot
- sk mean skip stitch
- Herringbone double crochet stitch video tutorial.
- hbdc – herringbone double crochet: yarn over, insert hook into next chain, yarn over and pull through the chain and the first loop on the hook, yarn over and draw through 1 more loop on the hook, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook
Finished Size Approximately:
This example crochet pullover sweater is made to fit size small to medium 30-38 inch bust size, and the length is 17 inches long(full-length sweater).
For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall, bust of 32 inches.
- This sweater can make in any size they are made by measuring your bust size.
- The rectangle front and the back are made the same
how to crochet a pullover sweater for beginners video tutorial.
Easy crochet pullover sweater free pattern instruction.
Make two identical pieces of front and back panels.
- The measurement of one rectangle.
- 15 inches long for a crop size length. For full length is 16-17 inches.
- 18 inches wide fit bust size 30-38 inches for loose fitting.
First step measuring your bust:
Let’s measure your bust size and divide by 2; for example, my bust size is 32/2.
So I will get 16 inches for my size. Feel free to add more inches for a loose-fitting or perfect fit.
For example, If I want to make them into an oversized sweater, I will add two or 4 inches for a loose-fitting.
It is the same for you. If you girl wants your sweater to be loose fitting or oversized, just add 2 more inches for your bust after diving by 2, or if you want an oversize sweater add 4 more inches.
Pick up a crochet hook size 5.0 mm and Start off by making a slip knot. Then make 50 chains for sizes small and medium fit from bust size 30-38.
( For the other size start the foundation chain in any number that matches your bust size calculation)
Row 1: in the first chain, make Hbdc, then make Hbdc in the next chain and in each chain across until the end of the row, ch 2, and turn.
Row 2-3: * in the first stitch, make Hbdc, then in the next st, make Hbdc, and in each st across until the end of the row, ch2 and turn.
Row4. dc in the same st, *skip one stitch, dc in next stitch, go backward to make dc in skipped stitch* repeat from * to end of the row, in the last stitch make dc, ch2 and turn
Repeat row 1-4 until you get around 17 inches long.
Now you have 2 pieces then, we will be ready to assemble the sweater top.
Lay 2 pieces of rectangles flat on top of each other.
And sew, as in the photo above.
Now we have finished assembling the pullover sweater, we will move on to make the long sleeves by Joining the new yarn.
Join new yarn at any point in the armhole. In the sleeve, we will work in a spiral; don’t join round.
Now we will make sc in each stitch around the armhole for 1 round. ( we will need to count stitches in this round for the same size of the sleeve)
After we finished, make sc around the circle for 1 round, then chain2.
In the next round, we will make.
Now, we will make the same stitch on the sweater’s body part.
Round 1: in the first chain, make Hbdc, then make Hbdc in the next chain and in each chain across until the end of the row, ch 2, and turn.
Round 2-3: * in the first stitch, make Hbdc, then in the next st, make Hbdc, and in each st across until the end of the row, ch2 and turn.
Round 4. dc in the same st, *skip one stitch, dc in next stitch, go backward to make dc in skipped stitch* repeat from * to end of the row, in the last stitch make dc, ch2 and turn
Repeat rounds 1-4 until the sleeves are around 13 inches long.
Repeat the same for the second sleeve.
Thursday 11th of May 2023
Thank you so much for going into more details than other places I have searched. I'm not a beginner crocheter; however, I isually follow a pre-designed pattern & have NEVER tried to reproduce a pattern by looking at a picture on TV, lol. My older son wanted a Hoodie that CHANCE the RAPPER wore on several of The Voice episodes. ITS MADE BY A DESIGNER COMPANY AND SELLS FOR $1000!!!! No way, I thought, I know I can do this! TY for how to sew the rectangles together PROPERLY. Now I just need to figure out the hood & front pocket!!