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FREE Crochet Pullover Sweater Pattern – Madeline

FREE Crochet Pullover Sweater Pattern

If you have be wondering how to crochet a simple sweater pattern then look no further! This free crochet pullover sweater pattern for Madeline is the perfect beginner crochet pattern! I made this modern women’s crochet sweater with simple crochet stitches that make this project easy! Start making this chic ladies crochet pullover sweater now using the free pattern below!

Free Crochet Pullover Sweater made in Lion Brand Heartland
Free Crochet Pullover Sweater

Design Story and Inspiration for this Woman’s Crochet Sweater

When I first started designing free crochet patterns my goal was to make items I would actually want to wear. All too often I feel like things get made and never worn….I know I am guilty of it! Even now, I don’t wear my handmade crochet items as much as I would like! However, I can happily say it’s mostly because I just live in yoga pants and tank tops, not because I don’t love my designs.

Life and Yarn Designs are meant to be modern crochet patterns that anyone can make and will want to wear! When I began to design this woman’s crochet sweater that was front and center in my mind; make something anyone would pull out of their closet over a store bought sweater. I think I achieved that’s with this free ladies crochet pullover sweater, it’s handmade but it has a store bought vibe!

About the Yarn!

Heartland Yarn from Lion Brand is one of my go-to yarns for a ton or reasons! This machine washable and dryable yarn comes in a plethora of stunning heathered and tweed-like shades while being amazingly soft! You get 251 yards per skein without breaking the bank, yay for high quality affordable yarn!

I have used this yarn in the worsted version and the bulky version for so many projects from personal to professional! Check out my Reverie Ruana that I made using this same color as this ladies crochet pullover sweater!

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Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch / Slip Stitch – Sl St / Single Crochet – sc / Half Double Crochet – hdc / Double Crochet – dc
  • Front Loops Only – FLO – Create the intended stitch in the Front Loop Only of the stitch to be worked.
  • Back Loops Only – BLO – Create the intended stitch in the Back Loop Only of the stitch to be worked.
  • Foundation Double Crochet – Fdc – Chain 4, yarn over, insert hook into 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through all loops (1 foundation double crochet with chain at bottom created) *Yarn over, insert hook to bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over pull though all loops. To do this as an extension, you will skip the CH 4 and repeat from * as needed.

Pattern Notes

  • XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) – Use corresponding number for your size.
  • Stitch pattern is worked in multiples of 3 +1 and turning chains are only counted when noted.
  • * Designates a repeat.
Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.

Materials :

Size 6.50 mm crochet hook
Scissors
#4 Worsted Weight Yarn –
750 (750, 750, 1250, 1250, 1500, 1500) yds
Yarn Needle
2 Stitch Markers

Gauge

Don’t forget how important gauge is! I don’t want you to spend your time malinger this simple crochet sweater pattern and have it not fit properly! The gauge for this woman’s crochet sweater is 6 Rows X 11 sts in all dc stitches is 4” x 4”.

 XSSMLXL2X3X
Cross Back15.5”17.75”20”22”24.25”26.5”28.75”
Arm Opng.6”6.75”6.75”7.25”7.75”7.75”9”
Back -Waist20”23”23”26”26”26”29”
Neck5”6”6”6”8”8”8”
Bust 30”-32”34”-36”38”-40”40”-42”44”-46”48”-50”52”-54”

Back Panel For This Women’s Crochet Sweater

Row 1
Fdc 43 (49, 55, 61, 67, 73, 79) stitches.
Row 2
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn, dc across alternating FLO/BLO to end.
43 (49, 55, 61, 67, 73, 79) total stitches.
Row 3
Ch 1, turn, sc in the first dc, *ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * to end working your last sc in turning ch-3.
Row 4
Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in next ch-3 group, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 group, repeat from * to last ch-3 group, ch 1, hdc in last sc.
Row 5
Ch 1, turn, sc in hdc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 group, repeat from * to last ch-3 group, ch 3, sc in ch-2 of the turning ch.
Row 6
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn, *2 dc in ch-3 group, 1 dc in next sc, repeat from * to end working your last dc in the last sc. 43 (49, 55, 61, 67, 73, 79) total stitches.
Row 7
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn, dc across alternating FLO/BLO to end and working your last dc in turning ch-3.
43 (49, 55, 61, 67, 73, 79) total stitches.
Row 8 – 37 (42, 42, 47, 47, 52, 52)
Rep. Rows 3-7.
Finish off

How to Crochet a Sweater – Stitch Diagram

Stitch Diagram for this  Crochet Pullover Sweater Pattern
FREE Crochet Pullover Sweater Pattern

Front Panel

Repeat Back Panel for a total of 32 (37, 37, 42, 42, 47, 47) rows.

Row 33 (38, 38, 43, 43, 48, 48)
Repeat Row 3 in the next 16 (16, 19, 22, 22, 25, 28)
Rows 34 (39, 39, 44, 44, 49, 49
Repeat Row 4
Rows 35 (40, 40, 45, 45, 50, 50)
Repeat Row 5
Row 36 (41, 41, 46, 46, 51, 51)
Repeat Row 6
16 (16, 19, 22, 22, 25, 28) total stitches.
Row 37 (42, 42, 47, 47, 52, 52)
Repeat of Row 7
Finish off.
Other Side
Reattach your yarn to the opposite side of your front panel and repeat
Rows 33 (38, 38, 43, 43, 48, 48) – 37 (42, 42, 47, 47, 52, 52) and finish off.

Front Panel Diagram

Front Panel Diagram

Arms – Make 2

Row 1
Fdc 31 (34, 34, 37, 43, 43, 49) total stitches.
Row 2
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn, dc across alternating FLO/BLO to end.
31 (34, 34, 37, 43, 43, 49) total stitches.
Row 3
Ch 1, turn, sc in the first dc, *ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * to end working your last sc in turning ch-3.
Row 4
Ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in next ch-3 group, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 group, repeat from * to last ch-3 group, ch 1, hdc in last sc.
Row 5
Ch 1, turn, sc in hdc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 group, repeat from * to last ch-3 group, ch 3, sc in ch-2 of the turning ch.
Row 6
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn, *2 dc in ch-3 group, 1 dc in next sc, repeat from * to end working your last dc in the last sc. 31 (34, 34, 37, 43, 43, 49) total stitches.
Row 7
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn, dc across alternating FLO/BLO to end and working your last dc in turning ch-3.
31 (34, 34, 37, 43, 43, 49) total stitches.
Row 8 – 27 (32, 32, 32, 37, 37, 37)
Rep. Rows 3-7.
Finish off.

Assembly

Arms

  1. Fold your arms in half and being careful to match the rows on either side, seam up the entire length with your chosen seaming method and finish off. Do not seam too tight or you sleeves on your crochet sweater may be too tight!

Body

  1. Lay your front panel on your back panel.
  2. Seam across only attaching the two extensions you made on the front panel (A to B and D to C). Be sure to align your stitches properly.
    Now take your arms that you previously assembled and align them with the shoulder of the sweater. Add a stitch marker for the proper armpit location.
  3. Now seam up from the bottom portion of the body of the sweater to where you noted the arm pit location. (F to E and H to H)
    When you reach the arm pit you may now seam the sleeve around to attach it to the body of the sweater.
  4. Finish off.
  5. Repeat to attach the second sleeve.
  6. Weave in your ends and turn your sweater right side out, now referred to as the Right Side.
Assembly Diagram

Trimming

Neck

  1. With the right side facing you, place one round of sc around the neck of the sweater.
  2. Finish off and weave in your ends.

I hope you enjoyed making this women’s crochet sweater as much as I did! I love creating beginner modern crochet projects like this ladies crochet pullover sweater, so be sure to sign up for the Life and Yarn Newsletter to know as soon as more modern free crochet patterns are available!

FREE Crochet Pullover Sweater Pattern
FREE Crochet Pullover Sweater Pattern
This pattern and its photographs are property of Life and Yarn. This pattern and the design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only with the exception of items made from it. You may sell your finished items, but please give credit to the designer and creator, Brianna Iaropoli of Life and Yarn.
Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.

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Natalie Smith

Friday 21st of February 2020

Im not understanding row 7 on back panel. You have 55 stitches at end of row 6... if the beginning chain 3 for row 7 counts as a stitch and you dont skip and stitches then you end up with 56 and you are supposed to still be at 55 end of row 7?

briannaiaropoli

Saturday 22nd of February 2020

Yes....if you have the correct number of stitches in row 6 you will have the same in row 7...that is the total stitch count including the ch 3, since it counts as a stitch you don’t work the stitch...make sure you didn’t accidentally work your first dc into the base of the ch 3.

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Wednesday 29th of January 2020

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M-R

Thursday 9th of January 2020

"Front Panel Repeat Back Panel for a total of 32 (37, 37, 42, 42, 47, 47) rows.

Row 33 (38, 38, 43, 43, 48, 48) Repeat Row 3 in the next 16 (16, 19, 22, 22, 25, 28)

I'm probably showing the senility of my years, but what does that last line mean, please, Brianna ?

Susan

Sunday 24th of November 2019

What color is this? I would like to order the kit.

briannaiaropoli

Sunday 24th of November 2019

I made mine in Grand Canyon!

Susan

Sunday 24th of November 2019

What color is this? I’d like to purchase.

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