Oversized Crochet Sweater Pattern

Ellie Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

Are you ready to make an oversized crochet sweater? Ellie is a flowy, oversized and cozy crochet sweater for beginners! Bonus, it is a fast crochet sweater that you can make in a weekend! I promise this is an easy make, plus it is a free crochet pattern, so you cant go wrong! It will hang wonderfully on any frame and can easily be adjusted! Using THN Small Stuff, an amazing DK weight yarn, and simple hdc you can really get into the zone with this free crochet pattern!

Oversized Crochet Sweater Pattern

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Materials

Size 5.00 mm crochet hook
#3 DK Wt. Yarn –  The Hook Nook Small Stuff
6 (7, 7, 7) skeins or 1638 (1768, 1898, 1911) yds

 

Gauge

12 sts x 9 rows in hdc is 4” x 4”

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

Chain Stitch – ch / Slip Stitch – Sl St / Single Crochet – sc / Half Double Crochet – hdc / Stitch(es) – st(s)
Foundation Half Double Crochet – Fhdc – Chain 3, yarn over, insert hook into 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops, (1 foundation double crochet with chain at bottom) *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 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops.
Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook) yarn over, draw through 1 loop, (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops (1 loop on hook, 1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom) *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops repeat from * to * for desired amount of stitches.
Back Loops Only – BLO – When working the stitch, use only the back loop of the top of the stitch.

Pattern Notes

XS/S (M/L, XL/2X, 3X/4X) – Use corresponding number for your size.
* Designates a repeat.
Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.

  XS/S M/L XL/2X 3X/4X
Cuff to Cuff 53” 57” 60” 62”
Cuff Length – each 5” 5” 5” 5”
Back -Waist 17” 17.5” 18” 18.5”
Body Width 43” 47” 50” 52”

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Fast Crochet Sweater

Back Panel

Row 1
Fhdc 130 (140, 150, 156) stitches, ch 2, turn.
Row 2
Hdc across ch 2, turn.
Rows 3 – 48 (50, 52, 54)
Repeat Row 2, finish off

Front Panel

Row 1
Fhdc 130 (140, 150, 156) stitches, ch 2, turn.
Row 2
Hdc across ch 2, turn.
Rows 3 – 38 (40, 42, 44)
Repeat Row 2.
Row 39 (41, 43, 45)
Hdc 64 (69, 74, 77) sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 40 (42, 44, 46)
Hdc 62 (67, 72, 75) sts, sc in next 6 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 41 (43, 45, 47)
Hdc 61 (66, 71, 74) sts, sc in next 8 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 42 (44, 46, 48)
Hdc 59 (64, 69, 72) sts, sc in next 12 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 43 (45, 47, 49)
Hdc 58 (63, 68, 71) sts, sc in next 14 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 44 (46, 48, 50)
Hdc 56 (61, 66, 69) sts, sc in next 18 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 45 (47, 49, 51)
Hdc 55 (60, 65, 68) sts, sc in next 20 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 46 (48, 50, 52)
Hdc 53 (58, 63, 66) sts, sc in next 24 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 47 (49, 51, 53)
Hdc 52 (57, 62, 65) sts, sc in next 26 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 48 (50, 52, 54)
Hdc 50 (55, 60, 63) sts, sc in next 30 sts, hdc in remaining sts, ch 2, turn.

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Assembly

Lay your front panels on your back panels making sure the rows are going in the same direction with rows running horizontally.
NOTE: You will be seaming along the the last row you completed on each panel. This will put the sc section of the front panel at the top  to create a crew neck.
Starting from the farthest corners on each side (to create the shoulder seams), seam in 50 (55, 60, 63) sts using a mattress stitch. Make sure to align your stitches, finish off and weave in your ends.

Neck Trim – optional

Sc in each stitch around the neck, sl st to the beginning and weave in your end.

Cuffs – Make 2

Row 1
Fsc 25 sts.
Row 2
Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc in BLO in next 23 sts, sc in last st.
Row 3- 30
Repeat Row 2, fold in half and sl st your last row to your first row, finish off.

Final Assembly

With your right sides still facing, start 11 rows down from the seam you already created, reattach your yarn leaving a 5” wide opening and seam down to the bottom hem of your sweater. Be mindful of your rows, keeping them aligned. Repeat on the other side, weave in your ends.
Now, take a cuff and attach it at the opening you just created. Make sure to stretch out the cuff so that’s it is evenly aligned with the opening.
Be sure to seam loosely so that you I don’t create any pinching. Repeat on the other side. Finish off and weave in your ends.

I hope you loved making this oversized crochet pullover pattern as much as I did!  Be sure to share on social media and tag me on Instagram @life.and.yarn or Facebook as Life and Yarn Designs! Now go and enjoy your new Ellie Sweater!

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