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Nautical Knots Pullover – FREE Crochet Pattern

Nautical Knots Pullover – FREE Crochet Pattern

Hello! I’m Sarah, the designer behind the crochet blog, Stitch and Hound. I am excited to share with you my newest pattern, the Nautical Knots Pullover, on the Joy of Motion Crochet blog. This simple and versatile pattern is the perfect introduction to top down garment construction. With interesting colorwork and instructions for sizes XS to 5XL, this pattern will keep makers of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels engaged.

 


 

THE YARN


This pattern uses Knit Picks CotLin DK yarn, which is a blend of 70% tanguis cotton and 30% linen. Cotton lends a lightweight softness to the yarn while the linen has a very low elasticity, ensuring your finished garment will not lose shape with wear. 100% cotton yarns tend to stretch when repeatedly worn, so look for cotton blends when choosing alternative yarns for your pullover.

Among the colors of CotLin yarn available, I chose “swan” and “planetarium” to create a nautical look reminiscent of summer nights spent by the water. However, any color combination will compliment the color work of the pullover. Try using your favorite team or school’s colors for a modern, stylish way to show your support!

 


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EFFORTLESSLY CHIC LAYERING


With spring quickly progressing into summer, the Nautical Knots Pullover is the perfect transition piece. This layering essential is intended to keep you comfortable on those remaining breezy spring nights yet is light weight enough to throw on for a walk on the beach. Wherever your next journey takes you, look effortlessly chic with this timeless wardrobe staple.

 

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

NAUTICAL KNOTS PULLOVER- THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


GRAB THE PDF VERSION ON RAVELRY

 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


This simple pattern is the perfect introduction to top down garment construction. The pattern contains instructions for sizes XS to 5XL and picture tutorials to clarify all finishing techniques. Don’t be misled into thinking crochet garments take a long time to create. While the yolk portion of the pullover takes a little bit of time, once you reach the color changes, the pullover works up quickly.

 

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


EASY

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 4.00 mm / US: G-6

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

KnitPicks – Cotlin DK Yarn in “swan” (color A) and “planetarium” (color B)

Find it here.

 

Yarn amount used: 

  • XS: 650 yds color A, 400 yds color B
  • S: 720 yds color A, 480 yds color B
  • M: 810 yds color A, 540 yds color B
  • L: 900 yds color A, 600 yds color B
  • XL: 990 yds color A, 660 yds color B
  • 2XL: 1080 yds color A, 720 yds color B
  • 3XL: 1170 yds color A, 780 yds color B
  • 4XL: 1260 yds color A, 840 yds color B
  • 5XL: 1350 yds color A, 900 yds color B

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 3 light yarn, DK yarn.
  • 70 % cotton, 30 % linen

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured with single crochet and double crochet worked in alternating rows:

16 stitches & 12 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

  • The pattern is written for a size XS with sizes for S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL listed in parenthesis respectively. TIP: highlight the instructions for your size prior to beginning the pattern
  • Stitch counts are listed in parenthesis at the end of each row or round as follows (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
  • The sc rows are worked on the wrong side (inside the sweater), while the dc rows are worked on the right side (outside of the sweater) – this is important to note when joining the yarn for the sleeves (if the right side of the double crochet rows is not facing you, turn the sweater inside out before joining the yarn to create the sleeves)
  • For simplicity, the pattern does not specify where to place one decrease (dc2tog) in the rounds of the sleeves. The decrease can be placed anywhere in the round, but do not decrease in the same place each round. In other words, disperse your decreases within your rounds.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


SizeBustArmhole DepthLength
XS32-34”6.5”20.25”
S34-36”7”21”
M36-38”7.5”21.75”
L42-44”8.5”22”
XL44-46”9”22.5”
2XL46-48”9.5”23”
3XL52-54”11.5”24”
4XL54-56”12”24.5”
5XL56-58”12.5”25.5”

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


BLO= back loop only

Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

Dc = double crochet

Dc2tog = double crochet 2 together

Rep = repeat

Rnd = round

Sc = single crochet (tutorial)

Sk = skip

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

St = stitch (es)

T-ch = turning chain

Yo = yarn over

** = Repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


DC2TOG (DOUBLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER:

 

  1. Yo, insert hook into next st, yo pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
  2. Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook)
  3. Yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook)
  4. Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook)
  5. Yo, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook)

 

TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED: 


COLOR CHANGES:

When changing colors, insert hook into the stitch or top of t-ch. Then, yo, and pull through new color to compete the slip stitch

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


BODY:

 

With color A, Ch 88 (88, 88, 94, 94, 94, 100, 100, 100), being careful not to twist, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring

 

Rnd 1 ch 1, sc in each ch around, sl st to 1st sc (88, 88, 88, 94, 94, 94, 100, 100, 100 sts)

Rnd 2 ch 3, turn, dc in next 13 (13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 14 (14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 28 (28, 28, 30, 30, 30, 32, 32, 32), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 14 (14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 14 (14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16), sl st into top of t-ch (96, 96, 96, 102, 102, 102, 108, 108, 108 sts)

Rnd 3 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 15 (15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 16 (16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 30 (30, 30, 32, 32, 32, 34, 34, 34), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 16 (16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 14 (14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16), sl st into 1st sc (104, 104, 104, 110, 110, 110, 116, 116, 116 sts)

Rnd 4 ch 3, turn, dc in next 15 (15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 18 (18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 20), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 32 (32, 32, 32, 34, 34, 34, 36, 36, 36), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 18 (18, 18, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 20), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 16 (16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18), sl st into top of t-ch (112, 112, 112, 118, 118, 118, 124, 124, 124 sts)

Rnd 5 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 17 (17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 20 (20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 34 (34, 34, 34, 36, 36, 36, 38, 38, 38), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 20 (20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 16 (16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18), sl st into 1st sc (120, 120, 120, 126, 126, 126, 132, 132, 132 sts)

Rnd 6 ch 3, turn, dc in next 17 (17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 22 (22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 36 (36, 36, 38, 38, 38, 40, 40, 40), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 22 (22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 18 (18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 20), sl st into top of t-ch (128, 128, 128, 134, 134, 134, 140, 140, 140 sts)

Rnd 7 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 19 (19, 19, 20, 20, 20, 21, 21, 21), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 24 (24, 24, 25, 25, 25, 26, 26, 26), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 38 (38, 38, 40, 40, 40, 42, 42, 42), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 24 (24, 24, 25, 25, 25, 26, 26, 26), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 18 (18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 20), sl st into 1st sc (136, 136, 136, 142, 142, 142, 148, 148, 148 sts)

Rnd 8 ch 3, turn, dc in next 19 (19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 20, 21, 21, 21), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 26 (26, 26, 27, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 40 (40, 40, 42, 42, 42, 44, 44, 44), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 26 (26, 26, 27, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 20 (20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22), sl st into top of t-ch (144, 144, 144, 150, 150, 150, 156, 156, 156 sts)

Rnd 9 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 21 (21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 28 (28, 28, 29, 29, 29, 30, 30, 30), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 42 (42, 42, 44, 44, 44, 46, 46, 46), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 28 (28, 28, 29, 29, 29, 30, 30, 30), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 20 (20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22), sl st into 1st sc (152, 152, 152, 158, 158, 158, 164, 164, 164 sts)

Rnd 10 ch 3, turn, dc in next 21 (21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 30 (30, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 32), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 44 (44, 44, 46, 46, 46, 48, 48, 48), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 30 (30, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 32), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 22 (22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24), sl st into top of t-ch (160, 160, 160, 166, 166, 166, 172, 172, 172 sts)

Rnd 11 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 23 (23, 23, 24, 24, 24, 25, 25, 25), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 32 (32, 32, 33, 33, 33, 34, 34, 34), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 46 (46, 46, 48, 48, 48, 50, 50, 50), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 32 (32, 32, 33, 33, 33, 34, 34, 34), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 22 (22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24), sl st into 1st sc (168, 168, 168, 174, 174, 174, 180, 180, 180 sts)

Rnd 12 ch 3, turn, dc in next 23 (23, 23, 24, 24, 24, 25, 25, 25), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 34 (34, 34, 35, 35, 35, 36, 36, 36), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 48 (48, 48, 50, 50, 50, 52, 52, 52), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 34 (34, 34, 35, 35, 35, 36, 36, 36), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 24 (24, 24, 25, 25, 25, 26, 26, 26), sl st into top of t-ch (176, 176, 176, 182, 182, 182, 188, 188, 188 sts)

Rnd 13 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 25 (25, 25, 26, 26, 26, 27, 27, 27), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 36 (36, 36, 37, 37, 37, 38, 38, 38), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 50 (50, 50, 52, 52, 52, 54, 54, 54), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 36 (36, 36, 37, 37, 37, 38, 38, 38), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 24 (24, 24, 25, 25, 25, 26, 26, 26), sl st into 1st sc (184, 184, 184, 190, 190, 190, 196, 196, 196 sts)

Rnd 14 ch 3, turn, dc in next 25 (25, 25, 26, 26, 26, 27, 27, 27), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 38 (38, 38, 39, 39, 39, 40, 40, 40), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 52 (52, 52, 54, 54, 54, 56, 56, 56), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 38 (38, 38, 39, 39, 39, 40, 40, 40), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 26 (26, 26, 27, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28), sl st into top of t-ch (192, 192, 192, 198, 198, 198, 204, 204, 204 sts)

Rnd 15 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 27 (27, 27, 28, 28, 28, 29, 29, 29), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 40(40, 40, 41, 41, 41, 42, 42, 42), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 54 (54, 54, 56, 56, 56, 58, 58, 58), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 40(40, 40, 41, 41, 41, 42, 42, 42), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 26 (26, 26, 27, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28), sl st into 1st sc (200, 200, 200, 206, 206, 206, 212, 212, 212 sts)

Rnd 16 ch 3, turn, dc in next 27 (27, 27, 28, 28, 28, 29, 29, 29), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 42 (42, 42, 43, 43, 43, 44, 44, 44), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 56 (56, 56, 58, 58, 58, 60, 60, 60), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 42 (42, 42, 43, 43, 43, 44, 44, 44), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 28 (28, 28, 29, 29, 29, 30, 30, 30), sl st into top of t-ch (208, 208, 208, 214, 214, 214, 220, 220, 220 sts)

Rnd 17 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 29 (29, 29, 30, 30, 30, 31, 31, 31), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 44 (44, 44, 45, 45, 45, 46, 46, 46) 3 sc in same st, sc in next 58 (58, 58, 60, 60, 60, 62, 62, 62), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 44 (44, 44, 45, 45, 45, 46, 46, 46), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 28 (28, 28, 29, 29, 29, 30, 30, 30), sl st into 1st sc (216, 216, 216, 222, 222, 222, 228, 228, 228 sts)

Rnd 18 ch 3, turn, dc in next 29 (29, 29, 29, 30, 30, 30, 31, 31, 31), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 46 (46, 46, 47, 47, 47, 48, 48, 48), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 60 (60, 60, 62, 62, 62, 64, 64, 64), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 46 (46, 46, 47, 47, 47, 48, 48, 48), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 30 (30, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 32), sl st into top of t-ch (224, 224, 224, 230, 230, 230, 236, 236, 236 sts)

Rnd 19 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 31 (31, 31, 32, 32, 32, 33, 33, 33), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 48 (48, 48, 49, 49, 49, 50, 50, 50) 3 sc in same st, sc in next 62 (62, 62, 64, 64, 64, 66, 66, 66), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 48 (48, 48, 49, 49, 49, 50, 50, 50), 3 sc in same st, sc in next 30 (30, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 32), sl st into 1st sc (232, 232, 232, 238, 238, 238, 244, 244, 244 sts)

Rnd 20 ch 3, turn, dc in next 31 (31, 31, 32, 32, 32, 33, 33, 33), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 50 (50, 50, 51, 51, 51, 52, 52, 52), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 64 (64, 64, 66, 66, 66, 68, 68, 68), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 50 (50, 50, 51, 51, 51, 52, 52, 52), 3 dc in same st, dc in next 32 (32, 32, 33, 33, 33, 34, 34, 34), sl st into top of t-ch (240, 240, 240, 246, 246, 246, 252, 252, 252 sts)

 

XS

Rnd 21 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 34, sk next 52, sc in next 68, sk next 52, sc in next 33, sl st to 1st sc (136 sts)

Skip to “All Sizes Cont.”

 

S

Rnd 21 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 33, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 52, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 66, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 52, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 32, sl st into 1st sc (248 sts)

Rnd 22 ch 3, turn, dc in next 33, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 54, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 68, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 54, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 34, sl st into top of t-ch (256 sts)

Rnd 23 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 36, sk next 56, sc in next 72, sk next 56, sc in next 35, sl st to 1st sc (144 sts)

Skip to “All Sizes Cont.”

 

M

Rnds 2122 follow Rnds 21-22 for size S

Rnd 23 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 35, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 56, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 70, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 56, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 34, sl st into 1st sc (264 sts)

Rnd 24 ch 3, turn, dc in next 35, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 58, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 72, 3 dc in same st, dc in 58, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 36, sl st into top of t-ch (272 sts)

Rnd 25 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 38, sk next 60, sc in next 76, sk next 60, sc in next 37, sl st to 1st sc (152 sts)

Skip to “All Sizes Cont.”

 

L

Rnd 21 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 34, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 53, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 68, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 53, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 33, sl st into 1st sc (254 sts)

Rnd 22 ch 3, turn, dc in next 34, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 55, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 70, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 56, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 35, sl st into top of t-ch (262 sts)

Rnd 23 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 36, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 57, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 72, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 57, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 35, sl st into 1st sc (270 sts)

Rnd 24 ch 3, turn, dc in next 36, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 59, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 74, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 59, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 37, sl st into top of t-ch (278 sts)

Rnd 25 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 38, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 61, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 76, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 61, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 37, sl st into 1st sc (286 sts)

Rnd 26 ch 3, turn, dc in next 38, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 63, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 78, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 63, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 39, sl st into top of t-ch (294 sts)

Rnd 27 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 40, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 65, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 80, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 65, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 39, sl st into 1st sc (302 sts)

Rnd 28 ch 3, turn, dc in next 40, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 67, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 82, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 67, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 41, sl st into top of t-ch (310 sts)

Rnd 29 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 43, sk next 69, sc in next 86, sk next 69, sc in next 42, sl st to 1st sc (172 sts)

Skip to “All Sizes Cont.”

 

XL

Rnds 21–28 follow Rnds 21-28 for size L

Rnd 29 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 42, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 69, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 84, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 69, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 41, sl st into 1st sc (318 sts)

Rnd 30 ch 3, turn, dc in next 42, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 71, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 86, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 71, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 43, sl st into top of t-ch (326 sts)

Rnd 31 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 45, sk next 73, sc in next 90, sk next 73, sc in next 44, sl st to 1st sc (180 sts)

Skip to “All Sizes Cont.”

 

2XL

Rnds 21-30 follow Rnds 21-30 for size XL

Rnd 31 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 44, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 73, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 88, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 73, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 43, sl st into 1st sc (334 sts)

Rnd 32 ch 3, turn, dc in next 44, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 75, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 90, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 75, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 45, sl st into top of t-ch (342 sts)

Rnd 33 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 47, sk next 77, sc in next 94, sk next 77, sc in next 46, sl st to 1st sc (188 sts)

Skip to “All Sizes Cont.”

 

3XL

Rnd 21 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 35, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 54, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 70, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 54, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 34, sl st into 1st sc (260 sts)

Rnd 22 ch 3, turn, dc in next 35, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 56, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 72, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 56, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 36, sl st into top of t-ch (268 sts)

Rnd 23 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 37, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 58, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 74, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 58, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 36, sl st into 1st sc (276 sts)

Rnd 24 ch 3, turn, dc in next 37, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 60, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 76, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 60, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 38, sl st into top of t-ch (284 sts)

Rnd 25 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 39, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 62, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 78, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 62, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 38, sl st into 1st sc (292 sts)

Rnd 26 ch 3, turn, dc in next 39, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 64, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 80, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 64, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 40, sl st into top of t-ch (300 sts)

Rnd 27 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 41, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 66, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 82, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 66, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 40, sl st into 1st sc (308 sts)

Rnd 28 ch 3, turn, dc in next 41, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 68, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 84, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 68, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 42, sl st into top of t-ch (316 sts)

Rnd 29 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 43, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 70, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 86, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 70, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 42, sl st into 1st sc (324 sts)

Rnd 30 ch 3, turn, dc in next 43, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 72, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 88, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 72, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 44, sl st into top of t-ch (332 sts)

Rnd 31 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 45, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 74, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 90, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 74, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 44, sl st into 1st sc (340 sts)

Rnd 32 ch 3, turn, dc in next 45, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 76, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 92, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 76, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 46, sl st into top of t-ch (348 sts)

Rnd 33 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 47, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 78, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 94, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 78, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 45, sl st into 1st sc (356 sts)

Rnd 34 ch 3, turn, dc in next 47, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 80, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 96, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 80, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 48, sl st into top of t-ch (364 sts)

Rnd 35 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 49, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 82, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 98, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 82, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 48, sl st into 1st sc (372 sts)

Rnd 36 ch 3, turn, dc in next 49, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 84, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 100, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 84, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 50, sl st into top of t-ch (380 sts)

Rnd 37 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 51, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 86, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 102, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 86, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 50, sl st into 1st sc (388 sts)

Rnd 38 ch 3, turn, dc in next 51, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 88, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 104, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 88, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 52, sl st into top of t-ch (396 sts)

Rnd 39 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 54, sk next 90, sc in next 108, sk next 90, sc in next 53, sl st to 1st sc (216 sts)

Skip to “All Sizes Cont.”

 

4XL

Rnds 21-38 follow Rnds 21-38 for size 3XL

Rnd 39 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 53, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 90, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 106, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 90, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 52, sl st into 1st sc (404 sts)

Rnd 40 ch 3, turn, dc in next 53, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 92, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 108, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 92, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 54, sl st into top of t-ch (412 sts)

Rnd 41 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 56, sk next 94, sc in next 112, sk next 94, sc in next 55, sl st to 1st sc (224 sts)

Skip to “All Sizes Cont.”

 

5XL

Rnds 21-40 follow Rnds 21-40 for size 4XL

Rnd 41 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 55, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 94, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 110, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 94, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 54, sl st into 1st sc (420 sts)

Rnd 42 ch 3, turn, dc in next 55, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 96, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 112, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 96, 3 dc in same st, dc in next 56, sl st into top of t-ch (428 sts)

Rnd 43 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 59, sk next 98, sc in next 116, sk next 98, sc in next 57, sl st to 1st sc (232 sts)

Skip to “All Sizes Cont.”

 

All Sizes Cont.

 

Rnd 22 (24, 26, 30, 32, 34, 40, 42, 44) ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, sl st to t-ch

Rnd 23 (25, 27, 31, 33, 35, 41, 43, 45) ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc

Rnd 24 (26, 28, 32, 34, 36, 42, 44, 46) ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, sl st to t-ch

Sizes 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL skip to “Colorwork – ALL SIZES”

 

Rnd 25 (27, 29, 33, 35, 37) ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc

Rnd 26 (28, 30, 34, 36, 38) ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, sl st to t-ch

Sizes L, XL, and 2XL, skip to “Colorwork – ALL SIZES”

 

Rnd 27 (29, 31) ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc

Rnd 28 (30, 32) ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, sl st to t-ch

Sizes XS, S, and M, skip to “Colorwork – ALL SIZES”

 

Colorwork – ALL SIZES

 

With color B

Rnd 1 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc

Rnd 2 ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, sl st to t-ch

With color A

See Also

Rnd 3-4 rep rnds 1 & 2

With color B

Rnds 5-8 rep rnds 1 – 2, ending with rnd 2

With color A

Rnd 9-10 rep rnds 1 & 2

With color B

Rnd 11-16 rep rnds 1 – 2, ending with rnd 2

With color A

Rnd 17-18 rep rnds 1 & 2

With color B

Rnds 19-26 rep rnds 1 – 2, ending with rnd 2

With color A

Rnds 27-28 rep rnds 1 & 2

With color B

Rnds 29-39 rep rnds 1 – 2, ending with rnd 1

 

Do not fasten off, continue with instructions for “BOTTOM EDGE RIBBING” in FINISHING

 

SLEEVES:

 

With color A, join yarn anywhere on the back (seam side) of the armhole. The first round of the sleeve is a single crochet round, make sure you are working on the wrong side (inside) of the pullover

 

Rnd 1 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc (52, 56, 60, 69, 73, 77, 90, 94, 98 sts)

Rnd 2 ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, sl st to t-ch (52, 56, 60, 69, 73, 77, 90, 94, 98 sts)

Rnd 3 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st 1st sc (52, 56, 60, 69, 73, 77, 90, 94, 98 sts)

Rnd 4 ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, dc2tog once during rnd, sl st to t-ch (51, 55, 59, 68, 72, 76, 89, 93, 97 sts)

Sizes 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL skip to “Colorwork for Sleeves – ALL SIZES”

 

Rnd 5 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc (51, 55, 59, 68, 72, 76, n/a, n/a, n/a sts)

Rnd 6 ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, dc2tog once during rnd, sl st to t-ch (50, 54, 58, 67, 71, 75, n/a, n/a, n/a sts)

Sizes L, XL, and 2XL skip to “Colorwork for Sleeves – ALL SIZES”

 

Rnd 7 ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc (50, 54, 58, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a sts)

Rnd 8 ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, dc2tog once during rnd, sl st to t-ch (49, 53, 57, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a sts)

Sizes XS, S, and M skip to “Colorwork for Sleeves – ALL SIZES”

 

Colorwork for Sleeves – ALL SIZES

 

With color B

Rnd 1 ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc

Rnd 2 ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, dc2tog once during rnd, sl st to t-ch

With color A

Rnd 3-4 rep rnds 1 & 2

With color B

Rnds 5-8 rep rnds 1 – 2, ending with rnd 2

With color A

Rnd 9-10 rep rnds 1 & 2

With color B

Rnd 11-16 rep rnds 1 – 2, ending with rnd 2

With color A

Rnd 17-18 rep rnds 1 & 2

With color B

Rnds 19-26 rep rnds 1 – 2, ending with rnd 2

With color A

Rnds 27-28 rep rnds 1 & 2

With color B

Rnds 29-39 rep rnds 1 – 2, ending with rnd 1

 

Do not fasten off, continue with instructions for “SLEEVE RIBBING” in FINISHING

 

The crochet ribbing will add 2.5” to your sleeve length, if you want your sleeves to be longer, add rows at this point with color B. To add rows, continue to alternate Rnd 1 & Rnd 2, without decreasing any further. End with Rnd 1.

 

Repeat sleeve instructions for opposite side.

 

FINISHING:


SLEEVE RIBBING:

 

  1. ch 13
  2. sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each remaining ch (12 sts)
  3. sl st into the next available sc st on the edge of the sleeve cuff, sl st into the 2nd available sc st
  4. Turn your work so that you are ready to work back up the row of sc sts that was just created. Sk the sl sts you just created, and BLO sc into the 1st sc st, BLO sc into next 10 sts, sc through both loops of the last sc st (12 sts)
  5. ch 1, turn so you are working back down the row of sc sts, sc through both loops of the 1st sc st, BLO sc in next 11 sts (12 sts)
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 around the cuff of the sleeve
  7. When no further stitches remain to work into around the cuff of the sleeve, sl st into the 1st sc st worked through and fasten off.
  8. Use a tapestry needle to whip stitch the edges of the crochet ribbing closed. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

BOTTOM EDGE RIBBING:

 

Attach a new strand of yarn anywhere along the bottom of the sweater with a sl st. Follow the steps for “SLEEVE RIBBING,” beginning step 1 with ch 9 (instead of ch 13.) The stitch count for steps 2-6 should be 8 sts (instead of 12.)

 

COLLAR:

 

Attach a new strand of yarn in color B anywhere on the back neck of the sweater

 

With color B

Rnd 1 ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc

With color A

Rnd 2 ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc

With color B

Rnd 3 ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc

 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

BY GUEST DESIGNER SARAH TRUESDELL OF STITCHANDHOUND.COM!


Sarah Truesdell is a Craft Yarn Council certified crochet instructor and pattern designer. She created the blog, Stitch and Hound, to share patterns and tutorials with the hope of assisting others in discovering their own passion for making. When not teaching crochet, Sarah can be found teaching SCUBA diving. As a commercial diver and SCUBA instructor, she strives to educate the public about underwater ecosystems with the hope of inspiring a sense of urgency for conservation. Sarah currently lives in Florida with her husband, new baby, and dog.

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